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  • Dan Rather Scandal Movie 'Truth' Gets Greenlight

    09/04/2014 7:46:43 PM PDT · by SueRae · 59 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 9/4/14 | Pamela McClintock
    RatPac, Echo Lake and FilmNation have boarded the Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett project James Vanderbilt's Truth, the high-profile movie chronicling the scandal that derailed Dan Rather's career, has gotten the greenlight to begin shooting this fall. Brett Ratner's RatPac Entertainment and Echo Lake Entertainment will finance the movie, starring Robert Redford as the iconic news anchor and Cate Blanchett as Mary Mapes, Rather's producer. At the same time, FilmNation has come aboard to represent international rights and will pre-sell the project to foreign buyers at the Toronto Film Festival, which kicks off Thursday night (based on the cast, it's...
  • Report: White House Aides Accusing Bergdahl’s Unit Comrades Of ‘Swift Boating’ Him

    06/04/2014 9:07:41 AM PDT · by mojito · 70 replies
    CBS News ^ | 6/4/2014 | Unattributed
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — White House aides are accusing soldiers who served with Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl are “swift boating” him following his release over the weekend after five years in captivity. NBC News’ Chuck Todd reported Monday that the White House did not expect this sort of vitriolic backlash exchanging five high-level Taliban members held at Guantanamo Bay for Bergdahl, who left his Army post in 2009 in Afghanistan and was subsequently taken captive. “They did not expect this backlash on Bergdahl himself,” Todd reported on NBC’s “Today.” I’ve had a few aides describe it to me as we didn’t...
  • Ex-Clinton Aide Stephanopoulos Wonders How Edwards Thought He Could Cheat and Run for Office

    01/21/2010 12:11:35 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 26 replies · 765+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 1-21-10
    With a complete lack of irony, Good Morning America’s George Stephanopoulos on Thursday commented on the revelation that John Edwards had fathered a love child. The former top aide to Bill Clinton marveled, "How did he ever think he was going to get through a presidential campaign sitting on all this?" Stephanopoulos, perhaps not thinking of his old boss and the Gennifer Flowers scandal during the 1992 campaign, chided Edwards: "It is just unbelievable." In a second story on the subject, correspondent Bianna Golodryga introduced the story by explaining, "Former presidential candidate John Edwards, now admits that he did father...
  • Countering Kerry's Orwellian History: FReeper Review of To Set the Record Straight

    01/16/2008 11:34:59 AM PST · by Fedora · 77 replies · 3,434+ views
    Original FReeper review | 01/16/2008 | Fedora
    Countering Kerry’s Orwellian HistoryFReeper Review of Swett and Ziegler, To Set the Record StraightBy Fedora I recently had the pleasure of reading Scott Swett and Tim Ziegler’s new book To Set the Record Straight: How Swift Boat Veterans, POWs and the New Media Defeated John Kerry (Foreword by John O’Neill, New American Media Publishing, 2008, 389pp, hardcover $29.95, ToSetTheRecordStraight.com). As someone whose research is given an acknowledgment by the authors, I would like here to share some of my reactions to this important book. The first chapter begins with a review of John Kerry’s role in promoting Vietnam Veterans Against...
  • Leaked Bush memo 'aimed at Kerry' (British civil servant leaked Oval Office talks)

    04/30/2007 5:09:32 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 36 replies · 2,831+ views
    BBC News ^ | 4/30/07 | BBC
    A civil servant who leaked a secret memo about George W. Bush wanted it to be seen by US presidential candidate John Kerry, the Old Bailey heard. David Keogh, 50, from Northampton, is said to have passed a highly sensitive document detailing talks between Mr. Bush and Tony Blair to Leo O'Connor. Mr. Keogh told jurors the contents of the memo had preyed on his mind. Mr. Keogh and Mr. O'Connor, 44, also of Northampton, deny three charges under the Official Secrets Act. Mr. Keogh had been asked to copy out the memo for distribution to high-ranking UK officials. The...
  • Romney Worth $500 Million Plus, Times Says

    03/11/2007 11:00:12 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 81 replies · 1,529+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 3/11/07 | NewsMax
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is the richest man in the presidential race.Presidential candidates are not required to disclose their net worth, and Romney has not. But analysts who track compensation in Romney’s business field said it was likely to exceed $500 million, according to a report in Saturday's New York Times.Romney built his fortune with the Boston-based Bain Capital, a venture and buyout firm. In 1984, Romney began investing Bain’s $40 million venture fund that eventually grew to billions. Romney’s fund was the first investor in Staples, the office supplies store. The Times also suggests that Romney has...
  • Kerry/Edwards officially are now part of the Ohio Recount. Papers Filed.

    11/30/2004 7:28:20 PM PST · by Next_Time_NJ · 200 replies · 13,828+ views
    Ohio — Today, attorneys representing the Kerry-Edwards campaign filed papers in Delaware County, Ohio to intervene in legal proceedings in defense of Green Party presidential candidate David Cobb, Libertarian Michael Badnarik and their legal counsel, the National Voting Rights Institute, who are seeking a recount of all votes cast for president in the Ohio 2004 general election.
  • Anglosphere's leadership is singing in tune

    11/25/2004 8:35:51 PM PST · by Dundee · 7 replies · 1,069+ views
    The Australian ^ | November 26, 2004
    Editorial: Anglosphere's leadership is singing in tune IN an analysis of George W. Bush's election victory in the current issue of The Economist, the magazine's acerbic US commentator, "Lexington", warns the Democrats against the self-serving view that the US President won by appealing to base instincts such as fear and hatred. The Republicans "clobbered them on hope". Mr Bush was better than John Kerry at "exuding optimism" and "addressing the aspirations of an aspirational people". This is always the winning strategy in a pro-growth culture such as the US, and shows the Republicans have turned themselves into the "party of...
  • Security Elected Bush

    11/23/2004 8:00:03 PM PST · by quidnunc · 3 replies · 601+ views
    The Hill ^ | November 24, 2004 | David Hill
    Thank goodness for pollster Brad Coker and his Mason-Dixon research organization. Their late polls may rescue us from a wrong-headed interpretation of the 2004 election results. Coker offers an alternative to Warren Mitofsky’s flawed exit-poll-driven conclusion that moral values were the driving force behind this election. Yes, the fact that moral values were more frequently mentioned in this year’s exit poll is significant, but it’s not as significant as it’s being touted to be. Although morality was a plurality winner in the exit poll’s “most important issue” sweepstakes, barely one in five voters (22 percent) said values were the top...
  • Sad leftovers in a suddenly more righteous world (why US and Aus left are left behind in our world)

    11/23/2004 1:04:10 PM PST · by NZerFromHK · 73 replies · 4,467+ views
    The Australian ^ | November 19, 2004 | FRANK DEVINE
    "THEY are like mules," a particularly cool bishop remarked the other day of progressives in the Catholic church. "They have no heirs." Might this also be true of the deconstructionist Left in politics, with its conceivably sui generis progenitors traceable only back to the counter-cultural sixties and seventies? There's an argument to be made. The re-election of George Bush, an unequivocally combative conservative, and the return of John Howard for a fourth term, suggests climate change in American and Australian politics rather than seasonal variation. After fighting Bush with dedicated unscrupulousness throughout the presidential campaign, The New York Times tacitly...
  • FBI Files, John Kerry, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, read it here, over 40 links.

    10/26/2004 5:18:15 AM PDT · by stockpirate · 30 replies · 2,238+ views
    FBI Files on Vietnam Veterans Against the War VVAW and John Kerry | Late 1971 - early 1972- November 1971 | FBI files concerning VVAW and John Kerry
    VVAW, FBI files and John Kerry, What I have found 1. “On September 30, 1971, Robert Malone, Chief of Police, University of Nevada, advised Kerry’s speech at the University was sponsored by the Associated Students of the University of Nevada, and that he was paid $1,200.00, including expenses for his appearance.” Kerry is paid for VVAW speeches, pg 25 2. VVAW pickets restaurant because owner refuses to serve long haired, barefoot and dirty veterans in his place of business. It is also noted that the organization encourages the use of narcotics. VVAW pickets restaurant, pg 28-29 3. VVAW distributes literature...
  • John Kerry's Brazen Advocacy For North Vietnam

    07/23/2004 6:09:45 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 24 replies · 1,517+ views
    Insight ^ | July 23, 2004
    Even the stomach of the liberal-left Village Voice has turned at John Kerry's role as chairman of the Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs in covering up the substantial body of evidence that captured American servicemen were held back by the North Vietnamese to assure U.S. performance on peace agreements. On Sept. 21, 1992, former CIA director and secretary of defense James Schlesinger told the Kerry committee flatly that Americans were left behind in Vietnam. The precise numbers were a matter of record. Sworn affidavits say that Kerry gave orders on or before April 9, 1992, to shred intelligence...
  • NEWSWEEK: Democrat Donor received $22 million in "Oil for Food" Scandal

    10/10/2004 2:53:15 AM PDT · by dandelion · 283 replies · 19,101+ views
    The Kerry Fairy ^ | 10/10/04 | Becki Snow
    If the name of a "Big Money" Political Party Donor with ties to Enron were discovered on the Saddam's Coalition of the Bribed, what do you think would happen to the Candidate of that party? What if that Candidate of that Party was John Kerry? Newsweek drops a bombshell on the Kerry Campaign: Texas Oil Baron and Big-Time Democrat Donor Oscar Wyatt has received perhaps as much a $22 million dollars in profits through oil allocations bought illicity from Saddam Hussein. From MSNBC: United Nations: Oil-for-Food Fiasco?"Law-enforcement sources say Americans who participated in alleged oil-for-food scams also may face further...
  • Iran Would Welcome Kerry Camp Proposal-Official

    10/09/2004 11:31:16 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 30 replies · 583+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sat Oct 9, 2004 | Parisa Hafezi
    TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran would welcome a proposal by U.S. presidential candidate Senator John Kerry's running mate for a "great bargain" to solve the dispute over Tehran's nuclear program, a senior Iranian official said on Saturday. Vice presidential candidate Senator John Edwards has said that Kerry, a Democrat, would be willing to supply Iran with nuclear fuel for power generation if Tehran abandons its own fuel-making capability - if Iran did not accept this offer, it would confirm Iran wanted to make an atom bomb. Iran earlier rejected the proposal, saying it would be "irrational" for Iran to jeopardize what...
  • JOHN F. KERRY - THE REAL MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE

    10/04/2004 5:54:46 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 9 replies · 1,357+ views
    WINTER SOLDIER.COM ^ | OCTOBER 4, 2004 | LT. RICH WEBSTER
    There are many similarities between the fictional Manchurian Candidate, Sergeant Raymond Shaw, who returns to America after the Korean War with a Medal of Honor, and John F Kerry. In the original 1962 movie-THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, starring Frank Sinatra and Laurence Harvey, not the recent politically correct version of the movie, the communists in the Korean War capture an American infantry platoon and subject them to intense brainwashing techniques. One of the patrol members, Sergeant Shaw, played by Harvey, is a carefully programmed sleeper agent, brainwashed to go back to America to kill the future President of the United States....
  • "Walking U.N." (Kerry descended from the Muslim "prophet" Muhammad.)

    10/01/2004 11:44:14 AM PDT · by The Loan Arranger · 12 replies · 709+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | October 1, 2004 | John McCaslin
    Perhaps Sen. John Kerry does have an advantage after all over President Bush in understanding the complex political issues of the Middle East. New research by Burke's Peerage reveals that Mr. Kerry is the only presidential candidate in U.S. history who has genealogical descent from Muslims, Jews and Christians. "Senator Kerry ... is a virtual walking United Nations," says Harold Brooks-Baker, publishing director of Burke's. Mr. Kerry is kinsman of the Shi'ite shahs of Persia (the most famous was Shah Abbas I, who reigned from 1587 to 1629), as well as the Muslim kings of Tunisia, all of whom —...
  • The Kerry campaign: Definition of insanity. Doug Powers tells why news for Dem gets worse

    09/21/2004 1:20:25 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 7 replies · 967+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | September 20, 2004 | Doug Powers
    Monday, September 20, 2004 The Kerry campaign: Definition of insanity Posted: September 20, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern By Doug Powers © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com John Kerry is down in the polls, and his campaign is now the political equivalent of a hooved animal on a frozen pond. The news for Kerry keeps getting worse. Why? For the Democrats, the textbook definition of "insanity" comes to mind: Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. Months ago, it all seemed so promising for Kerry. He came back from a distant third to win in Iowa, he had the best hair of...
  • Bay staties (Mass. State Police) for Bush: Union led by White House pal eyes endorsement

    09/03/2004 9:02:01 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 6 replies · 653+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | September 3, 2004 | Ann E. Donlan
    The state troopers' union is seriously considering an endorsement of President Bush, a vote that would be an embarrassment for Sen. John F. Kerry and a risky move for the union, according to government and law enforcement sources. ``It would be embarrassing for the senator that the state police in his own state aren't supporting him,'' said one law enforcement source. Members of the executive board for the State Police Association of Massachusetts met earlier this week but took no action on an endorsement - despite intense speculation the leadership was poised to reach a decision, according to state police...
  • Do the FBI Files concerning the VVAW (Kerry's antiwar group) indicate a plot against Pres. Nixon?

    08/26/2004 2:47:43 PM PDT · by stockpirate · 139 replies · 7,936+ views
    There appears to be concern here about the safty of President Nixon while he is visiting his compound in Fla. The FBI report is from the Miami office of the FBI. Start on page 10 read until bottom of page 13 http://ice.he.net/~freepnet/fbifiles/100-HQ-448092/Section%2013/Section%2013.pdf
  • ***The Complete John F. Kerry TIMELINE - A Work in Progress***

    08/27/2004 1:12:08 PM PDT · by christie · 124 replies · 8,155+ views
    John Forbes Kerry Timeline ^ | August 27, 2004 | christie/Two Step
    Several days I ago I realized that all the dates of John Kerry's activities were totally jumbled in my head. I sat down to make a little timeline. It grew into a massive timeline - and covers his entire life. I know several other FReepers had the same confusion. So here is the result. It is still a work in progress, and any additions, corrections, etc. will be most appreciated.The entire timeline along with pictures will be archived at my web site: http://www.archive-news.net/Kerry/JK_timeline.html. I will be making the additions there, so you might want to bookmark that site. John...
  • Flashback: 1996 - The Boston Globe: The making of the candidates: JOHN FORBES KERRY

    08/27/2004 10:07:25 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 71 replies · 1,987+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | October 6, 1996 | By Charles Sennott, Globe Staff
    <p>BODY: Vietnam. The Mekong Delta. February 1969.</p> <p>US Navy boats glide through rays of sunlight glinting off cobalt waters. Lush green palms and mangroves sway on river banks, and just under them dozens of Viet Cong snipers are dug in deep. John Forbes Kerry, then a 25-year-old skipper of the six-man crew on Patrol Craft Fast 93, is about to be ambushed.</p>
  • Can President Bush even legally ask the Swift Vets to stand down?

    08/21/2004 8:38:46 AM PDT · by Sabertooth · 62 replies · 2,005+ views
    August 21st, 2004 | Sabertooth
    Not a flame, just a thought. If McCain-Feingold prohibits coordination between independent 527 organizations, like Swift Boat Veterans for the Truth, and candidates and campaigns, then how can John Kerry expect President Bush to ask that the Swift Vets stop running their ads? If President Bush affects a 527 organizations's activity in any way, isn't that "coordination?" Doesn't CFR, as things currently stand, legally prohibit President Bush from doing anything but stand on the sidelines, with regard to the Swift Vets?
  • Kerry "Corrects Record," "Seared" Memory of Christmas in Cambodia Now "Mistaken Recollection"

    08/11/2004 6:41:38 AM PDT · by kristinn · 356 replies · 13,239+ views
    Wednesday, August 11, 2004 | Kristinn
    In an interview this morning on Fox and Friends, Kerry spokeman Jeh Johnson backed off of Democrat presidential nominee Senator John Kerry's repeated statements that he had spent Christmas 1968 on a secret mission in Cambodia.Fox's Brian Kilmead asked Mr. Johnson whether Sen. Kerry would release the action report from January 20, 1969 regarding purported action in Cambodia.Mr. Johnson said, "I believe you're referring to an incident that happened near Cambodia. Okay, well John Kerry has said on the record that he had a mistaken recollection earlier. He talked about a combat situation on Christmas Eve, 1968, which at one...
  • The Swifties Fire Back

    08/07/2004 10:20:44 PM PDT · by Merry · 314 replies · 10,286+ views
    Captain's Quarters Blog ^ | August 7, 2004 | Captain Ed
    The Swift Boat Veterans for Truth have hired their own lawyers in response to the Kerry/Edwards campaign's threat of ruinous lawsuits for anyone who allows the independent 527 to purchase ad time at their media outlet. For some reason, the Democrats seem to have a problem with the actual practice of free speech, even after having their party chairman, Terry McAuliffe, call George Bush a deserter and John Kerry question the quality of his National Guard service. When the shoe moves to the other foot, suddenly the Democrats switch from "Bring It On" to "We'll Sue You Into Silence," quite...
  • Outsider label first on Keyes' agenda

    08/08/2004 9:16:44 AM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 7 replies · 392+ views
    Daily Herald ^ | August 08, 2004 | Eric Krol
    When conservative Alan Keyes of Maryland accepts the Illinois Republican U.S. Senate nomination today in Arlington Heights, he'll be joining the ranks of some very liberal company: Hillary Clinton, Robert F. Kennedy and even John Kerry All three of those prominent Democrats had to battle the carpetbagger tag when running for federal office after jumping into a race outside their home bases. Expect the out-of-state issue to be one of the first Keyes addresses when he is scheduled to officially get into the Senate contest at a 2 p.m. rally today at The Wellington restaurant, 2121 S. Arlington Heights Road,...
  • Kerry in Missouri: Fatherly advice gets tour on track (Talks about his farming experience)

    08/07/2004 6:30:00 AM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 54 replies · 1,183+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | August 7, 2004 | Noelle Straub
    7 p.m. CDT Thursday - cw-3At the capitol building in Jefferson City, Mo., the state where Mark Twain lived, Sen. John F. Kerry jokes that Huck Finn never wanted to grow up - just like some guys his daughters have dated. He laughs and hugs daughter Alex. 10:30 p.m. - The whistlestop tour halts in Sedalia, Mo., where some Bush fans heckle. Kerry tells his supporters to let them chant because they have only three more months to do so. Sen. John Edwards says his children are aboard and to please show some good Missouri manners. Teresa Heinz Kerry tells...
  • Ex-POWs: North Vietnamese Jailers Used Kerry's 'War Crimes' Speech

    08/04/2004 12:53:43 PM PDT · by kattracks · 72 replies · 1,691+ views
    NewsMax .com ^ | 8/04/04 | Carl Limbacher
    Three Vietnam veterans who were held captive for years in the prison known as the "Hanoi Hilton" revealed Tuesday that their Communist jailers repeatedly cited John Kerry's 1971 Senate testimony branding them as war criminals to justify threatening them with execution and drive down their morale. "These statements [by Kerry] ... were proof I deserved to be punished," former POW Air Force pilot Jim Warner told United Press International. During every interrogation session, said Warner, his Vietnamese jailers echoed Kerry's charges that he was a war criminal. "The memory of that was still pretty fresh in my mind, and I...
  • Swift Boat Quotes about John Kerry

    08/01/2004 12:51:18 PM PDT · by Right-Headed · 11 replies · 601+ views
    "We resent very deeply the false war crimes charges he made coming back from Vietnam in 1971 and repeated in the book "Tour of Duty." We think those cast an aspersion on all those living and dead, from our unit and other units in Vietnam. We think that he knew he was lying when he made the charges, and we think that they're unsupportable. We intend to bring the truth about that to the American people. We believe, based on our experience with him, that he is totally unfit to be the Commander-in-Chief." -- John O'Neill, spokesman, Swift Boat Veterans...
  • Why John Kerry Opposed Funding Our Troops

    03/17/2004 1:34:46 PM PST · by PhiKapMom · 56 replies · 641+ views
    Republican National Committee ^ | March 17, 2004 | RNC Research
    Wednesday, March 17, 2004 Why John Kerry Opposed Funding Our Troops  WHY JOHN KERRY OPPOSED FUNDING OUR TROOPSOne Question, Five Months, Many Answers, Including One Really Confusing One_______________________________________________________________Sen. Kerry, You Voted Against $87 Billion To Provide Body Armor For Troops In Combat, Higher Combat Pay, And Better Health Care For Reservists And Their Families.  Why?March 16, 2004 “I actually did vote for the $87 billion before I voted against it.” (Richard W. Stevenson and Adam Nagourney, “Bush’s Campaign Emphasizes Role Of Leader In War,” The New York Times, 3/17/04)March 6, 2004“‘That $87 billion has nothing to do with the preparatory money’...
  • Kerry is a FRAUD!!!

    08/01/2004 7:23:20 AM PDT · by MVV · 72 replies · 2,629+ views
    Swiftvets.com ^ | 8/1/2004 | MVV
    . John Kerry's service in Vietnam lasted 4 months and 12 days, beginning in November 1968 when he reported to Cam Rahn Bay for a month of training. His abbreviated combat tour ended shortly after he requested a transfer out of Vietnam on March 17, 1969, citing Navy instruction 1300.39 permitting personnel with three Purple Hearts to request reassignment. So far as we are able to determine, Kerry was the only Swift sailor ever to leave Vietnam without completing the standard one-year tour of duty, other than those who were seriously wounded or killed. It is clear that at...
  • Bank scam con may rattle Kerry closet

    07/30/2004 6:15:08 AM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 66 replies · 4,583+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Friday, July 30, 2004 | David R. Guarino
    As John F. Kerry tries to bounce out of Boston and into a decisive fall campaign lead, a skeleton from the past will slink out of jail - possibly looking to score headlines and undercut the new nominee. David Paul, a central figure in a 1980s savings and loan scandal, is set to be sprung from a halfway house in Miami Sunday - a decade after his conviction on 97 counts of banking fraud. TV news outlets are scrambling to line up the first interview, hopeful the long-silent Paul might spill some beans about his close fund-raising ties to Kerry...
  • DRUDGE: CONTROVERSY SURROUNDS KERRY CONVENTION FILM: WAR SCENES REENACTED

    07/28/2004 9:59:03 AM PDT · by amordei · 381 replies · 17,177+ views
    Drudge report ^ | 7/28/04 | Matt drudge
    A bombshell new book written by the man who took over John Kerry's Swift Boat charges: Kerry reenacted combat scenes for film while in Vietnam! The footage is at the center of a growing controversy in Boston... MORE...
  • Key Aide to Kerry Amends Testimony Given Under Oath [Rand Beers]

    07/27/2004 2:55:27 AM PDT · by syriacus · 17 replies · 802+ views
    NY Sun | July 27, 2004 | Eli Lake
    Senator Kerry's national security adviser had to take back comments he made under oath in 2002 to a federal court that members of a Colombian paramilitary group received training from Al Qaeda in Afghanistant The disclosure of Rand Beers's amended deposition in Arias v. Dyncorp, may weaken a central claim of the Democratic campaign for the White House that the Bush administration knowingly lied about pre-war Iraq intelligence.
  • Doctors getting out of baby business because of high insurance

    07/25/2004 5:06:05 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 31 replies · 1,030+ views
    CBS 2 Chicago ^ | July 25, 2004 | AP
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Many Indiana obstetricians say medical malpractice insurance costs are becoming too high to stay in business, even though Indiana has among the lowest rates in the nation. Dr. Lynda Smirz stopped delivering babies this month because she could not afford the increase in medical malpractice insurance costs. A state fund created to keep malpractice rates low was almost depleted before the state Department of Insurance ordered a 73 percent increase for all physicians. Jim McIntire, an attorney for the state medical association, says some doctors were on such tight budgets that the increase pushed them over the edge.
  • Kerry's Brother Plays Role in Campaign

    07/24/2004 5:48:24 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 4 replies · 505+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | July 24, 2004 | JENNIFER PETER
    BOSTON - When a young John Kerry launched his first election campaign in 1972, he tapped his 21-year-old brother, Cameron, to serve as his political director. More than three decades later, the soon-to-be Democratic presidential nominee — now surrounded by a cadre of high-paid, high-powered political professionals — still relies heavily upon his little brother as a top adviser, fund-raiser, sounding board and confidant. Over the past two years, the Massachusetts senator has consulted with Cameron before making the most monumental decisions of his presidential quest: how to vote on the Iraq war resolution, whether to fire the manager of...
  • Kerry Fitness Reports in Vietnam Show Him Unfit for Command (Explodes Central Kerry Campaign Lie)

    07/24/2004 10:41:13 AM PDT · by USMCVIETVET · 153 replies · 19,671+ views
    Swift Boat Veterans For Truth ^ | 7/20/04 | SwiftVets
    KERRY UNFIT FOR COMMAND IN VIETNAM = PROVEN Analysis of John Kerry's Fitness Reports . Context John Kerry's campaign representatives quote a few words from one of his best Navy fitness reports to support their misleading claim that Kerry's military evaluations were those of a top-flight officer. They carefully ignore the existence of several other reports that range from mediocre to substandard, thereby presenting an inaccurate picture of Kerry's service record. There are also gaps in the documentations made public to date by the Kerry campaign, where no fitness reports are provided at all. Here we present an analysis of...
  • Kerry learns to walk the walk in his journey toward the Jews

    07/23/2004 7:46:37 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 11 replies · 503+ views
    JTA News ^ | July 19, 2004 | Ron Kampeas
    WASHINGTON, July 19 (JTA) — Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) has learned in the last year to walk the walk on Israel and Jewish issues. The nagging worry for Israel’s government is that he might break into a run. Political insiders see the single substantive difference between the Middle East policies of President Bush and the presumptive Democratic nominee is not in their content, but in their pace. On his official Web site, Kerry says peace will “only be viable if U.S. engagement in this process is active, constant, and at the highest levels.” That’s a clear shot at Bush: Except...
  • Hanoi Kerry flew Viet Cong flag while US troops died in Viet Nam

    07/23/2004 2:18:59 PM PDT · by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub · 90 replies · 12,526+ views
    68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
    Who wants a self confessed war criminal and traitor who flew the Viet Cong flag while US troops where still in Viet Nam as Commander in Chief? Hanoi Kerry confessed his war crimes in 1971 These are in his own words in 1971 It is not a "right wing conspiracy" This is not a political issue. Bet he's got the flag of Al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein ready to fly! Hanoi Kerry Confesses to his War CrimesListen to this audio clipDocuments, Film Clips, Audio about Treason by Hanoi Kerry Click HereHanoi Kerry Home Movies from the 70's Click Here "It...
  • CAMPAIGN CONFIDENTIAL: Jewish Dems Offer to Debate GOP Jews, Cameron Kerry, Bush a Schlemiel?

    07/22/2004 6:38:39 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 11 replies · 830+ views
    Forward ^ | July 23, 2004 | E.J. KESSLER
    Ready to Rumble: More than 20 Jewish Democratic lawmakers are volunteering to debate President Bush's Jewish Republican partisans on any aspect of John Kerry's record. "The Bush-Cheney campaign thought they could get away with mischaracterizing Kerry's record. Let's do Israel. Let's do domestic policy. Bring it on," said the executive director of the National Jewish Democratic Council, Ira Forman, who extended the invitation to debate in a letter to Bush's campaign manager, Ken Mehlman, and the Republican Jewish Coalition. "I can't tell you how easy it was to get them," Forman said of the Democratic lawmakers who volunteered. "We're not...
  • Kerry's socialist theme song

    07/21/2004 12:26:25 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 11 replies · 1,862+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | Wednesday, July 20, 2004 | by Terence Jeffrey
    I grew up in a family of 11 children in the days before SUVs. So we took our road trips in two-car caravans led by a steamy station wagon with crank-handle windows and hot vinyl upholstery. That wagon was always packed with obstreperous kids singing obnoxious songs. But one song we were emphatically discouraged from singing has now emerged as a theme song for John Kerry's presidential campaign. My father loved popular music and never ceased being interested in it. In the 1960s, he happily escorted my older sisters to see the Beatles. A decade later, he bought me tickets...
  • Derry (New Hampshire) historian traces Kerry’s lineage to Ireland

    07/20/2004 8:23:33 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 33 replies · 972+ views
    Nashua Telegraph ^ | Jully 18, 2004 | AP
    DERRY (AP) - John Kerry’s family tree includes the Irish immigrant believed to have introduced the potato to America, according to research by a local historian. Numerous publications have stated over the years that Kerry is Irish-American, considered a political advantage in Massachusetts, the nation’s most Irish state. But Kerry says he never indicated he was Irish and corrected the misstatements whenever possible. The senator’s family took its name from a county in Ireland, but it was an adopted name. His grandfather, Frederick Kerry, a Czech Jew, changed his name from Fritz Kohn when he came to America. But Derry...
  • Kerry's Jewish brother stumps for John

    07/20/2004 7:23:03 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 7 replies · 680+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | July 20, 2004 | John Murawski
    South Florida's Jewish retirees may not live to see the day the country elects its first Jewish president, but they could settle for the next best thing: a president with a Jewish brother. Presidential candidate John Kerry's younger brother, Cameron Kerry, brought that message to town Monday when he campaigned as a Jewish convert in Palm Beach County Democratic Jewish strongholds west of Boca Raton and in Boynton Beach. It was the first time that many of the politically active retirees in Century Village and Westchester Country Club had heard about Cameron Kerry's unorthodox credentials. Reared Catholic like his older...
  • Kerry Gives 'Black Power' Salute to NAACP

    07/16/2004 6:03:40 AM PDT · by kattracks · 105 replies · 5,390+ views
    NewsMax .com ^ | 7/16/04 | Carl Limbacher
    Presidential candidate John Kerry clenched his fist and thrust it into the air at yesterday's NAACP convention in Philadelphia - in what appeared to be a "Black Power" salute reminiscent of some of the race-based separatist movements of the 1960s. The Kerry campaign refused to confirm that their candidate "intended" to offer the controversial gesture, the New York Post said. But photographs of the moment left little room for any other interpretation. Kerry's "Black Power" salute was delivered from the podium while standing side-by-side with NAACP president Kweisi Mfume. The top Democrat engaged in the divisive symbolism despite telling...
  • Kerry Is No War Hero, Say Vietnam Comrades

    07/14/2004 2:50:14 AM PDT · by kattracks · 106 replies · 5,196+ views
    CNSNEWS.com ^ | 7/14/04 | Robert B. Bluey
    CNSNews.com) - Some of John Kerry's former swift boat crewmates will have a high-profile role at the Democratic National Convention later this month, as they attempt to portray Kerry as a decorated Vietnam War hero. But an even larger number of veterans say that's not the case. As news spread Tuesday of the convention's framework, members of a group called Swift Boat Veterans for Truth dismissed the Democrats' plans. On the last night of the convention, an undisclosed number of Vietnam veterans plan to endorse Kerry. "Preceding John Kerry and playing an important role will be his swift boat crewmates,...
  • John Edwards — Bulldog Grip on ‘Underdog’ Israeli Nation Sarah Whalen, Arab News

    07/08/2004 8:25:35 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 10 replies · 475+ views
    Arab News ^ | July 9, 2004 | Sarah Whalen
    John Edwards would have liked to be US President in 2004. But he’s an extraordinarily talented plaintiffs’ trial lawyer. If he can’t win, he’ll settle. Being John Kerry’s vice president would be enough. For now. Why should Muslims care? Because Edwards voted for the Patriot Act, voted for giving President Bush authority to use military force in Iraq, and is obsessed with militarily defending Israel through war in the Middle East. Plaintiffs’ lawyers defend underdogs to the death, and Edwards sees Israel, a nuclear-armed munitions factory, as the underdog. And Edwards will fight to the death for Israel. And like...
  • Candidates Court Illegal Immigrants

    07/08/2004 12:17:27 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies · 465+ views
    foxnews.com ^ | July 08, 2004 | Matt Hayes
    On June 30, John Kerry went to Phoenix and spoke before the national conference of the race identity group La Raza. By now most Americans know that “La Raza” is Spanish for “The Race,” and also that the media accept that groups such as La Raza are conspicuously race conscious while being intolerant of others for being so. This may be why Kerry, a presidential candidate of a mainstream political party, didn’t see much of a downside in speaking before such an organization. In Kerry’s appearance, Americans can see just how far behind its politicians have left the truth. They...
  • 'Vast Left Wing Conspiracy' Happy Hour Takes Off

    07/03/2004 3:53:00 AM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 23 replies · 596+ views
    US Newswire via Yahoo! ^ | July 2, 2004 | US Newswire
    WASHINGTON, July 2 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Hundreds of young professionals, organizers and activists packed the roof deck and spilled inside a local Washington, D.C., club this week to mingle with each other and learn about the efforts of a group of wildly creative, progressive organizations. The event was hosted by the "Vast Left Wing Conspiracy,"(http://www.VastLeftWingConspiracy.org ) a group organized in May to introduce young professionals to each other and to a variety of innovative progressive groups. The group includes veterans of the campaigns of Wesley Clark, Howard Dean , Dennis Kucinich, and many others. "The creative efforts of these groups...
  • Joggers run to defeat, elect Bush

    07/02/2004 8:15:39 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 6 replies · 318+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | June 30, 2004 | STACY FORSTER
    Madison - Joe Wiesner is literally taking it to the streets to try to defeat President Bush this fall. The 35-year-old freelance computer consultant is a longtime competitive runner, but this summer he'll be running with a campaign message on his back. A group called Run Against Bush meets for a lunch-hour workout at Lake Park in Milwaukee. From left are Shannon Allen of Whitefish Bay, Joe Wiesner of Whitefish Bay, Matt O'Neill of Milwaukee, Chris Meuler of Wauwatosa, Sara Dill of Milwaukee, Rob Thielke of Wauwatosa and Brian Spahn of Madison. The group wears T-shirts bearing the organization's name...
  • Thousands line up to buy Clinton book, get autograph (Chicago)

    07/01/2004 6:25:21 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 24 replies · 329+ views
    ABC 7 Chicago ^ | July 1, 2004 | Andy Shaw
    By Andy Shaw July 1, 2004 — Thousands of people lined up on the streets outside Barbara's Books to meet former President Bill Clinton-and buy his book. Clinton signed more than 1,000 copies before leaving for fundraisers. Congressman Danny Davis reminisced with Bill Clinton about their boyhoods in rural Arkansas at the former president's book signing in Chicago. "Hope was a big town. We lived in the suburbs," said U.S. Rep. Danny Davis, (D) Chicago. "I tell you, it's great. I think the response that people are continuing to have all over America just simply represents how much he has...
  • Kerry Wants Expanded Cuba Links

    06/06/2004 1:23:15 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 28 replies · 216+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 6/7/04 | NewsMax
    Bush's new hard-line policy restricting travelers to a single visit every three years “punishes and isolates the Cuban people and harms the Cuban Americans with relatives on the island while leaving Castro unharmed,” Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., has told the Miami Herald. According to the report, Kerry would encourage "principled travel" to the island and lift the cap on gifts to its people. Although embracing the U.S. trade embargo against Cuba and support for dissidents, Kerry was critical of Bush's restriction of travel and cash gifts to Cubans on the island as a “cynical and misguided ploy for a few...