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  • AP source: Edwards could be indicted within days

    05/25/2011 10:16:00 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 25, 2011 | MIKE BAKER and GARY D. ROBERTSON
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Federal prosecutors have completed a wide-ranging investigation into John Edwards' political dealings and could indict the two-time presidential candidate within days, a person familiar with the matter said Wednesday. Edwards could still strike a plea deal to avoid an indictment, said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the case's sensitivity.
  • Fighting words (Kerry's non reponse, response to Rush)

    11/12/2007 5:04:22 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 73 replies · 164+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Nov. 12, 2007 | John McCaslin
    Fighting words There's nothing Rush Limbaugh relishes more than getting into the middle of a good verbal brawl, and he's found one with Sen. John Kerry's spokesman, David Wade. It all began when Mr. Limbaugh announced last week on his radio show that the Swift Boat Veterans for President Bush who challenged the Vietnam-era recollections of the Massachusetts Democrat in the 2004 presidential campaign "were right on the money, and nobody has disproven anything they claimed in any of their ads, statements, written commentaries or anything of the sort." Mr. Wade? "At first I thought, that's not Rush, that's just...
  • Kerry Says He’s Finally Ready to Refute Swift Boat Veterans

    11/12/2007 10:10:19 AM PST · by John Semmens · 13 replies · 127+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 10 Nov 2007 | John Semmens
    Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.) whose bid for the presidency in 2004 was damaged by attacks on his vaunted Vietnam War record by a group called “Swift Boat Veterans for Truth,” says he is now ready to refute their allegations. “We have put together a powerful and irrefutable rebuttal to the scurrilous charges made against me by these right wing fanatics,” Kerry asserted. Kerry declined to disclose any of his reputedly irrefutable proof at this time saying that “the American people have not yet shown a sufficient measure of regret and contrition for voting against me. They disrespected me—a decorated veteran—and...
  • WEB EXTRA / Kerry says he’ll be ready next time

    11/06/2007 5:30:01 PM PST · by CGblue · 51 replies · 175+ views
    Patriot Ledger State House Bureau ^ | November 6, 2007 | By TOM BENNER
    RANDOLPH -- John Kerry said Monday there might be a next time for his presidential aspirations, and if there is, the 63-year-old U.S. senator from Massachusetts says he’ll be ready for the political torpedoes that helped sink his 2004 White House bid. Kerry, whose service as a U.S. Navy Swift boat skipper during the Vietnam War came under attack in his race against President Bush, said he has compiled a dossier on his war record critics that he wishes he had as the Democratic presidential nominee. ``We have put together a documented portfolio that frankly puts their lies in such...
  • John Kerry: I'm Now Prepared to Fight Off Swift Boat Veterans

    11/06/2007 11:38:53 AM PST · by ConorMacNessa · 228 replies · 1,224+ views
    Fox News ^ | Tuesday, November 06, 2007
    Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, perhaps preparing to get back into the presidential ring one day, claims he's now armed with materials that will make war record critics from his 2004 presidential campaign go running tail between legs. The 63-year-old Democratic senator told The Patriot-Ledger on Tuesday that the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, a group of Navy servicemen who served with Kerry and criticized his record in Vietnam, will be revealed as liars. "We have put together a documented portfolio that frankly puts their lies in such a total light of absurdity and indecency, that should they ever rear their...
  • Kerry says he’ll be ready next time

    11/05/2007 12:28:53 PM PST · by johnny7 · 139 replies · 790+ views
    The Patriot Ledger  ^ | 11-05-2007 | By TOM BENNER
    John Kerry said Monday there might be a next time for his presidential aspirations, and if there is, the 63-year-old U.S. senator from Massachusetts says he’ll be ready for the political torpedoes that helped sink his 2004 White House bid. Kerry, whose service as a U.S. Navy Swift boat skipper during the Vietnam War came under attack in his race against President Bush, said he has compiled a dossier on his war record critics that he wishes he had as the Democratic presidential nominee.
  • Kerry Email - "Still Fighting"

    01/24/2007 6:29:57 PM PST · by DakotaRed · 12 replies · 586+ views
    email | January 24, 2007 | John Kerry
    This loser just won't go away. I just received the following from the Kerry Camp in my disposable email; From: "John Kerry" {info@johnkerry.com}To: lewwaters@i’llnevertell.comSubject: Still fightingDate: Wed, 24 Jan 2007 17:04:48 -0500 Dear Lew, I wanted to start by just saying thank you -- thank you to each and every one of you who has come together in the johnkerry.com community. Thanks to you, we have a new Democratic Congress that is fighting to stop the administration's disastrous course in Iraq, thanks to you we can be a Congress that addresses issues like climate change and health care, and thanks...
  • Kerry 'Pretty Much Feeling' What it Takes to Run Again (tells C-SPAN Class)

    09/27/2006 9:02:51 AM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 39 replies · 901+ views
    ABC News ^ | September 27, 2006 8:23 AM | Teddy Davis
    KERRY: "PRETTY MUCH FEELING" WHAT IT TAKES TO RUN AGAIN September 27, 2006 8:23 AM ABC's Teddy Davis reports: During a learning class held at C-SPAN's studios on Tuesday, Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) said he's "pretty much feeling" what you need to feel to run for President. Since losing the 2004 presidential election, Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) has been actively laying the groundwork to run again. These comments put him rhetorically one step closer. KERRY: ". . . You just gotta make the judgment. You also have to make the judgment, which I’m pretty much feeling, I'm saying that I...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 09-15-06 ("Kerry: I'm prepared to kick Swift Boat's ass")

    09/15/2006 5:54:30 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 122 replies · 2,511+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | September 15, 2006 | John Kerry, DUmmies, and PJ-Comix
    When faced with the Swift Boat Vets commercials during his 2004 campaign, John Kerry basically assumed the fetal position and just hoped they would go away. Instead, that series of commercials turned out to be perhaps the most effective ads in political history. Kerry's strong lead early in August of that year quickly dissipated as a result of those commercials. However, Kerry how has had a change of heart. Now he is ANGRY and as indicated by this DUmmie THREAD, "Kerry: I'm prepared to kick Swift Boat's ass." Unfortunately for Kerry, even most of the DUmmies aren't buying into...
  • Dems Wanna Be Prez (John Kerry Fundraising for 2008 WH Bid)

    09/05/2006 10:46:35 AM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 30 replies · 632+ views
    NY Post ^ | Sept. 5, 2006 | Richard Johnson
    September 5, 2006 -- NOT all Democrats fear Hillary Clinton, and several of them are invading her turf to scope out potential donors for their own runs for the presidency in 2008. Page Six hears that former North Carolina senator and VP candidate JohnEd wards, ex-Virginia Gov. Mark Warner, Delaware Sen. Joseph Biden and Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh are expected to have low-key meetings this month with donors in New York. Even Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry - defeated in the last election by President Bush - wants another shot at the White House and is seeking New York money, we've...
  • Cleland Treated for Trauma Disorder

    08/29/2006 4:04:25 AM PDT · by gr8eman · 107 replies · 1,943+ views
    Breitbart & AP ^ | August 28, 2006 | BEN EVANS
    Former Sen. Max Cleland, who has battled bouts of depression since losing an arm and both legs in Vietnam, is being treated for post- traumatic stress disorder. Cleland, who represented Georgia in the Senate from 1997 to 2003, said he believes the condition _ cases of which are increasing rapidly among Vietnam war veterans _ was in part triggered by the ongoing violence in Iraq. "I realize my symptoms are avoidance, not wanting to connect with anything dealing with the (Iraq) war, tremendous sadness over the casualties that are taken, a real identification with that. ... I've tried to disconnect...
  • Get ready for more 'pro-gun' bunk in '08 (Kerry

    08/17/2006 9:24:26 PM PDT · by bitt · 55 replies · 1,617+ views
    azdailysun.com ^ | August 17, 2006 | David Wolf
    The mid-tern elections are fast approaching, and already anti-gun forces are attempting another John Kerry-like charade. If hunters and shooters had not noticed,liberals have recognized that you are a formidable voting block they need to fool in order to succeed at the polls on a regular basis - despite the fact that their true philosophy is counter to much of what hunters and shooters believe in terms of animal rights and firearm ownership. This is why, during the 2004 presidential election, John Kerry professed to be pro-gun ownership and pro-hunting. The problem for Kerry was as soon as he talked...
  • Kerry calls for universal health insurance by 2012

    08/01/2006 7:26:22 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 72 replies · 1,314+ views
    Reuters ^ | July 31, 2006 | Reuters
    Democratic Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts on Monday proposed that all Americans be required to have health insurance by 2012, and that the government should take steps to make sure anyone uninsured at that point receives coverage. But if we're not there by 2012, we will require that all Americans have health insurance, with the federal government guaranteeing they have the means to pay for it," Kerry said. He said his plan could be financed by repealing the Bush administration's tax cuts for people earning more than $200,000 a year. He did not say how he would enforce the proposal...
  • McCain, Clinton Top Choices For 2008 In New Poll (Arizona Rocky Mountain Poll)

    08/01/2006 1:23:11 PM PDT · by areafiftyone · 63 replies · 753+ views
    Related Links Arizona Politics Neither of the frontrunners has publicly committed to running. McCain repeatedly has said he will not decide until after the mid-term elections in November. Clinton also has been vague. Among Republicans, McCain was the top choice among more than 40 percent of those surveyed in the Rocky Mountain Poll. McCain unsuccessfully sought the party’s nomination in 2000. He was followed in the survey by former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Next were former Rep. Newt Gingrich of Georgia, Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Sen. Bill Frist of Tennessee and Sen. George Allen of Virginia. “Seeing McCain...
  • Summer 2006: Few Show Up for Kerry in Iowa (Take a Look at This Pathetic Picture)

    08/01/2006 8:20:35 AM PDT · by MikeA · 127 replies · 4,727+ views
    Drudge ^ | 08/01/06
    Even his former running mate John Edwards pulls more of a crowd than this. And none of them appear to be under 80 years old. Poor John F'in Kerry. Guess he's not destined to be the next JFK afterall. Don't people realize he served in Vietnam???!!
  • Caption John Kerry in Iowa, talking at the little people in flyover country

    08/01/2006 7:23:05 AM PDT · by redstates4ever · 74 replies · 2,593+ views
    Yahoo! News Photos ^ | 7/31/06 | n/a
  • Kerry proposes universal coverage by 2012 [pay for the program by repealing tax cuts.....]

    07/31/2006 6:11:23 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 69 replies · 1,042+ views
    Kerry proposes universal coverage by 2012 By GLEN JOHNSON, AP Political Writer 10 minutes ago Sen. John Kerry on Monday will propose requiring all Americans to have health insurance by 2012, "with the federal government guaranteeing they have the means to afford it." The Massachusetts Democrat, whose name is figuring prominently in 2008 White House speculation, will repeat his 2004 presidential campaign call for expanding the federal Medicaid program to cover children. In a speech scheduled for midday Monday at Faneuil Hall in Boston, he will advocate creating a program to cover catastrophic cases so an employer providing insurance doesn't...
  • Kerry on Rush and Israel

    07/22/2006 11:07:56 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 68 replies · 4,193+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 7/21/06
    Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., got a little hot under the collar about Rush Limbaugh's analysis today suggesting Republicans are better friends for Israel than Democrats. "Rush Limbaugh s ignorance and willingness to divide Americans knows no bounds," Kerry said in a formal statement on his website just hours after the show ended. "His latest statement about Israel is beyond offensive to all of us who have fought to protect Israel in the face of enemies committed to its destruction." What did Limbaugh say that got Kerry so bent out of shape? Limbaugh said the most frequent guest in the Clinton...
  • Democratic disarray on Iraq

    07/05/2006 2:35:48 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 40 replies · 1,202+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 7/5/06 | WT Editorial board
    Senate Democrats are an angry and frustrated bunch these days: While the American people are uncomfortable over the direction of the war in Iraq, they aren't exactly clamoring for arbitrary timetables for an American pullout. Senate Minority Leader Reid and senior Armed Services Committee members like Sens. Levin and Jack Reed have tried to be on the best behavior -- determined to convince the American people they're not 21st-century McGovernites looking to cut and run in the face of terrorism. So, instead of talking about troop withdrawals, the focus groups and strategists at think tanks like the Center for American...
  • Kerry faces hard road in presidential bid

    07/01/2006 10:01:49 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 129 replies · 1,795+ views
    FortWayne.com ^ | 7/1/06 | MIKE GLOVER
    DES MOINES, Iowa - Seeking the presidency is harder the second time around. As the race for 2008 builds, Democratic Sen. John Kerry has left little doubt about his intentions to try again after his narrow loss to President Bush in 2004. He isn't the only also-ran considering another marathon. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has the look of a White House hopeful. Three Democrats - 2004 vice presidential nominee John Edwards, retired Army Gen. Wesley Clark and Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware - sound a lot like presidential candidates; Al Gore, the Democrats' nominee in 2000, says he has all...
  • "Flip Flop" Kerry give Dem Party Woes!

    On Iraq, Kerry Again Leaves Democrats Fuming WASHINGTON, June 20 — When Senator John Kerry was their presidential nominee in 2004, Democrats fervently wished he would express himself firmly about the Iraq war. Skip to next paragraph Kevin Lamarque/Reuters Democrats who wished Senator John Kerry would take a firm stand in 2004 now oppose his call for a fixed date for the withdrawal of troops. Reach of War Go to Complete Coverage » Readers’ Opinions Forum: The Transition in Iraq Mr. Kerry has found his resolve. But it has not made his fellow Democrats any happier. They fear the latest...
  • John Kerry still has not signed his Form 180; removes Navy records from web

    06/21/2006 12:05:44 PM PDT · by pabianice · 39 replies · 3,935+ views
    one vet's opinion | 6/21/06
    It is now 17 months since John Kerry "promised" to sign his Form 180, allowing the Navy to release to the public his Navy record. He lied. Not only has he not signed his 180, he has removed from the web what few, edited records he had released prior to the 2004 presidential election. This is the man who is again running form president in 2008. The man who garnered the support of only five other senators in demanding we do a "kerry" and run from Iraq with our tails between our legs, a la his disservice in Vietnam.
  • Kerry repositions himself on Iraq

    06/20/2006 6:45:58 PM PDT · by bitt · 74 replies · 1,590+ views
    Seattle PI.com ^ | June 18, 2006 | JOAN VENNOCHI
    Why is it so hard to believe John Kerry? The Massachusetts senator is finally taking the anti-war position that people who know him well expected him to embrace long ago. The position is welcome, if long overdue; unfortunately, it doesn't dispel doubts about the thinking that got him to this place. Kerry now labels his 2002 vote to authorize the Iraq invasion a mistake and is calling for U.S. troop withdrawal by the end of the year. His position -- for now -- is as crisp today as it was meandering during the last presidential campaign. Had he taken such...
  • On Iraq, Kerry Again Leaves Democrats Fuming

    06/20/2006 7:53:50 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 45 replies · 1,918+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 21, 2006 | KATE ZERNIKE
    When Senator John Kerry was their presidential nominee in 2004, Democrats fervently wished he would express himself firmly about the Iraq war. Mr. Kerry has found his resolve. But it has not made his fellow Democrats any happier. They fear the latest evolution of Mr. Kerry's views on Iraq may now complicate their hopes of taking back a majority in Congress in 2006. As the Senate prepared for what promises to be a sharp debate starting on Wednesday about whether to begin pulling troops from Iraq, the Democratic leadership wants its members to rally behind a proposal that calls for...
  • And they're off! (Editorial on the first Iowa poll of the D's)

    06/18/2006 7:56:20 AM PDT · by NorthEasterner · 9 replies · 640+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | June 18, 2006 | salena zito
    And they're off! By Salena Zito TRIBUNE-REVIEW Sunday, June 18, 2006 Sometimes you are a hit. Sometimes you take a hit. One of the golden rules of campaigning is that every poll on the calendar is not a slam-dunk. The Des Moines Register conducted the first poll of the 2008 presidential race last week. It was based on interviews with registered Iowa voters who are likely to participate in the Democratic caucuses two years from now. Much ado has been made about John Edwards' robust first-place showing, Hillary Clinton's second place, John Kerry's distant third, and Iowa homeboy Gov. Tom...
  • Kerry: the 'Un-Gore,' 'Un-Hillary'

    06/04/2006 5:29:44 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 75 replies · 1,782+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 5 June 2006 | Susan Estrich
    While Al Gore is commanding all the attention of those searching for the "un-Hillary," there's another candidate who is quietly doing the work it actually takes to run for president. While Al Gore continues to protest that he isn't running, there's another candidate who is privately making no bones about his future prospects. While Al Gore has yet to acknowledge that he lost, there's another candidate who is belatedly addressing the mistakes that caused his defeat. The "un-Gore," "un-Hillary" is John Kerry. He is doing everything Gore isn't doing to prepare for a presidential run in 2008. He is running...
  • John Kerry Supports, Opposes Border Fence

    05/21/2006 5:27:10 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 48 replies · 1,437+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 22 May 2006
    Sen. John Kerry joined most of his Democratic colleagues last week in voting to build a wall along 370 miles of the U.S.-Mexican border. But he now says that after the wall is built it should be taken down as soon as possible. "I voted for it," Kerry acknowledged Friday while speaking to the New England Council breakfast. But in quotes picked up by the Boston Herald, the Massachusetts Democrat added: "If I were making the long-term decision, I’d announce, you know, hopefully it’s a temporary measure, and we can take it down as soon as we have enough people"...
  • Sen. John Kerry on the fence . . .

    Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), fresh from the ongoing Senate debate over an immigration bill, offered the following explanation of his vote in favor of 370 miles of fence at the U.S.-Mexican border (estimated cost $3 million a mile) at yesterday’s New England Council breakfast: “I voted for it because, first of all, a lot of it is the repair of the existing fence. A lot of it is just in the Arizona area, where we have the worst problem, the most numbers of people coming over. “And if you go down, and you look at the numbers of border [patrol]...
  • John Kerry Heads To Iowa

    05/04/2006 5:38:50 AM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 46 replies · 723+ views
    KCCI8.com ^ | May 3, 2006
    DES MOINES, Iowa -- A potential presidential candidate is paying a visit to Iowa. Sen. John Kerry plans to speak at Grinnell College at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Kerry said he plans to talk about the war in Iraq and what he calls the attack on dissenters at home. Kerry was the Democratic presidential candidate in the 2004 election. He lost Iowa by a close vote to President George W. Bush
  • John Kerry on CNBC Donny Deutsch show tonight talking about how to get troops out of iraq)

    05/02/2006 5:57:01 PM PDT · by Proud_USA_Republican · 31 replies · 903+ views
    CNBC | 5/2/2006 | Proud_USA_Republican
    I just heard John Kerry is going to be on CNBC's show, THe big idea with Donny Deutch, tonight discussing his plans on how to get the troops out of Iraq.
  • Mark Steyn: Where's the dissent about source of quote?

    04/30/2006 3:54:54 AM PDT · by Pokey78 · 93 replies · 4,047+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 04/30/06 | Mark Steyn
    John Kerry announced this week's John Kerry Iraq Policy of the Week the other day: "Iraqi politicians should be told that they have until May 15 to deal with these intransigent issues and at last put together an effective unity government or we will immediately withdraw our military." With a sulky pout perhaps? With hands on hips and a full flip of the hair? Did he get that from Churchill? "We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 04-24-06 ("Thoughts on John Kerry")

    04/24/2006 7:20:12 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 101 replies · 1,468+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | April 24, 2006 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    The FUnniest thing about John Kerry's attempts in the last few days to put himself front and center in the news as a prelude to his Presidential rerun in 2008 is that he simultaneously SUNK his own campaign with words that will come back to haunt him. I am referring to his defense of CIA traitor (and Kerry campaign contributor), Mary McCarthy. HERE is what Kerry said about traitor McCarthy: “So I’m glad she told the truth but she’s going to obviously suffer the consequences of breaking the law.” Of course, Kerry will say we didn't understand his "nuances"...
  • KERRY: 'IF YOU'RE LEAKING TO TELL THE TRUTH...'(On CIA leak/firing)

    04/23/2006 7:07:47 AM PDT · by blogblogginaway · 156 replies · 3,471+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | april 23, 2006 | drudge
    KERRY: 'IF YOU'RE LEAKING TO TELL THE TRUTH...' Sun Apr 23 2006 09:58:06 ET Former presidential candidate John Kerry has come to the defense of a fired CIA officer accused of disclosing classified information to the press. "I'm glad she told the truth but she's going to obviously -- if she did it, if she did it, suffer the consequences of breaking the law,' Kerry explained to ABC THIS WEEK. MORE ABC 'THIS WEEK' HOST GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: On another -- on another front, excuse me, CIA official Mary McCarthy lost her job this week for disclosing classified information according to...
  • Kerry calls for Rumsfeld's resignation after new 'Bin Laden' tape

    04/23/2006 6:08:49 PM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 79 replies · 2,018+ views
    Kerry calls for Rumsfeld's resignation after new 'Bin Laden' tape Washington - US Senator John Kerry on Sunday called on Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to resign following the airing of a new recording attributed to fugitive al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. Bin Laden slipped past US troops from his hideout in the Tora Bora area of Afghanistan in late 2001 because Rumsfeld had not committed enough troops to finding him, Kerry, the Democratic Party candidate in the 2004 presidential election, told ABC television. The failure to catch the al-Qaeda head on that occasion was one of the biggest catastrophes...
  • Kerry Dismisses Idea Whites Run Nomination

    04/23/2006 9:04:04 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 45 replies · 1,067+ views
    Kerry Dismisses Idea Whites Run Nomination By DOUGLASS K. DANIEL, Associated Press Writer 25 minutes ago Sen. John Kerry dismisses as "absolutely ridiculous" the notion that his support for Iowa and New Hampshire's prominent roles in the presidential nomination process means he thinks only the votes of white people count. Many Democrats complain that the two early nomination elections winnow out candidates based on votes from small states with overwhelmingly white populations. The party is considering adding, during those early weeks, one or two states in other regions to draw diverse electorates into the process. Kerry, the 2004 Democratic nominee...
  • Kerry defends Iowa primary

    04/23/2006 1:18:23 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 6 replies · 281+ views
    Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | April 23, 2006 | A.P.
    WASHINGTON, DC - Sen. John Kerry dismisses as ''absolutely ridiculous'' the notion that his support for Iowa and New Hampshire's prominent roles in the presidential nomination process means he thinks only the votes of white people count. Many Democrats complain that the two early nomination elections winnow out candidates based on votes from small states with overwhelmingly white populations. The party is considering adding, during those early weeks, one or two states in other regions to draw diverse electorates into the process. Kerry, the 2004 Democratic nominee for president and a possible candidate in 2008, wrote a column for the...
  • Listen up, presidential bidder -- second time rarely a charm

    04/23/2006 6:55:27 AM PDT · by ncountylee · 27 replies · 509+ views
    ContraCostaTimes ^ | Apr. 23, 2006 | Margaret Talev
    CONCORD, N.H. - While Democratic strategists debate which new face they should rally around to try to retake the White House in 2008 -- Sen. Hillary Clinton or perhaps a less controversial man with experience as a governor -- at least two Democrats who had their shot and lost are laying the groundwork for another try. Sen. John Kerry and his former running mate, John Edwards, both have said they are seriously considering another run. Former Vice President Al Gore, who lost to President Bush in the contested 2000 race, has discouraged the notion he will run again. Gore isn't...
  • John Kerry Thinking "Hard" About Hillary Challenge

    04/23/2006 4:21:04 AM PDT · by no dems · 32 replies · 726+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | April 21, 2006 | Staff: NewsMax.com
    Sen. John Kerry said Thursday that he's thinking "hard" about making a second run for the White House, a move that would pit him against presumptive Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton. "I will make that decision toward the end of the year, but I'm thinking about it hard," Kerry told the Latin Economic Forum at the United Nations, joking that if he can pick up the 60,000 votes in Ohio that cost him the 2004 election, he'd have the race sewn up. Most observers say the Massachusetts Democrat doesn't have a chance at stealing the nomination away from Mrs. Clinton -...
  • Kerry accuses Bush of stifling dissent

    04/22/2006 1:29:53 PM PDT · by Panerai · 146 replies · 2,416+ views
    Boston.com ^ | 04/22/2006 | Mark Pratt
    Those who disagree with the Bush administration's policies in Iraq face the same scornful charges that they are unpatriotic as Sen. John Kerry did 35 years ago when he spoke out against the Vietnam War, the Massachusetts Democrat said Saturday. "I have come here today to reaffirm that it was right to dissent in 1971 from a war that was wrong. And to affirm that it is both a right and an obligation for Americans today to disagree with a President who is wrong, a policy that is wrong, and a war in Iraq that weakens the nation," Kerry said...
  • Wartime Dissent Is Part Of Patriotism, Kerry Says

    04/22/2006 3:21:09 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 81 replies · 2,739+ views
    Washington Post ^ | April 23, 2006 | Chris Cillizza
    Thirty-five years after Massachusetts Sen. John F. Kerry (D) appeared before a Senate committee to call for an end to the war in Vietnam, he defended that decision yesterday in a speech in his home town and linked it to his current insistence on an early drawdown of troops from Iraq. Kerry, in remarks delivered in Boston's Faneuil Hall Marketplace, cast dissent in wartime as a patriotic act -- a response to Republican critics who insist that questioning the conduct of the war in Iraq emboldens America's enemies. "I believed then, just as I believe now, that it is profoundly...
  • Kerry: Opposing Iraq War Is Patriotic

    04/22/2006 7:09:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 118 replies · 1,818+ views
    NewsMax ^ | April 22, 2006 | Carl Limbacher
    Those who disagree with the Bush administration's policies in Iraq face the same scornful charges that they are unpatriotic as Sen. John Kerry did 35 years ago when he spoke out against the Vietnam War, the Massachusetts Democrat said Saturday. "I have come here today to reaffirm that it was right to dissent in 1971 from a war that was wrong. And to affirm that it is both a right and an obligation for Americans today to disagree with a president who is wrong, a policy that is wrong, and a war in Iraq that weakens the nation," Kerry said...
  • Kerry Accuses Bush of Stifling Dissent [labeling dissenters as unpatriotic....]

    04/22/2006 4:50:55 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies · 836+ views
    Kerry Accuses Bush of Stifling Dissent By ANDREW MIGA, Associated Press Writer2 hours, 35 minutes ago Invoking bitter memories of the public tumult over the Vietnam War three decades ago, Sen. John Kerry is accusing the Bush administration of stifling dissent about its failed Iraq policies by branding critics as unpatriotic. "The spirit of intolerance for dissent has risen steadily, and the habit of labeling dissenters as unpatriotic has become the common currency of the politicians currently running our country," Kerry, D-Mass., said in remarks prepared for delivery Saturday at Boston's Faneuil Hall. "We have even heard accusations that this...
  • Kerry will mount defense of Iraq war criticism

    04/22/2006 1:27:57 AM PDT · by jmc1969 · 58 replies · 1,156+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | April 22 2006 | Raja Mishra
    In a symbolically charged speech, US Senator John F. Kerry plans to declare today that Iraq war critics are patriots unfairly tarred by the Bush administration as disloyal. The speech comes on the 35th anniversary of Kerry's antiwar testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, in which he famously asked, ''How do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake?" Kerry's 11 a.m. speech at Faneuil Hall is billed by his aides as a major address on patriotism, dissent, and Iraq. In an op-ed piece in today's Globe, which aides say mirrors the themes...
  • Kerry ‘thinking hard’ about 2008 run for president (OMG?)

    04/21/2006 6:10:57 PM PDT · by voletti · 45 replies · 850+ views
    daily times ^ | 4/21/06 | reuters
    UNITED NATIONS: Former Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry said on Thursday he was seriously thinking about another White House bid in 2008 and will decide before the year is out. “I will make that decision toward the end of the year, but I’m thinking about it hard,” Kerry said in response to a question at the Latin Economic Forum at the United Nations. “If you can get help me find 60,000 votes in Ohio ...,” he joked, referring to the close race in that state on which his 2004 loss to US President George W Bush hinged. Kerry, a US...
  • Kerry 'thinking hard' about 2008 run for president

    04/20/2006 3:59:50 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 190 replies · 5,126+ views
    Reuters ^ | April 20, 2006
    Former Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry said on Thursday he was seriously thinking about another White House bid in 2008 and will decide before the year is out. "I will make that decision toward the end of the year, but I'm thinking about it hard," Kerry said in response to a question at the Latin Economic Forum at the United Nations. "If you can get help me find 60,000 votes in Ohio ...," he joked, referring to the close race in that state on which his 2004 loss to President Bush hinged. Kerry, a U.S. senator from Massachusetts, has criticized...
  • Ted Kennedy: The Country Hasn't Moved Right

    04/18/2006 6:02:55 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 96 replies · 1,974+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 19 April 2006 | Carl Limbacher
    Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy says the conventional wisdom that America has turned conservative in recent years is just plain wrong - so much so that the country may finally be ready to make Sen. John Kerry president. Kennedy tells the Boston Globe that he detects no rightward drift despite a string of national Republican victories. "People haven't lost their sense of compassion, they haven't lost their sense of decency, they haven't lost their sense of fairness," he argues. And he offers President Bush as the best example that conservatives aren't really in control. "Anybody that would say that this is...
  • Kerry, the anti-war candidate?

    04/10/2006 3:39:35 PM PDT · by duckln · 7 replies · 361+ views
    WND ^ | April 7,2006 | Pat Buchanan
    Kerry, the anti-war candidate? Snip But meddling in the internal affairs of ex-Soviet republics has enraged Moscow, pushed Russia closer to China and converted Vladimir Putin from a friend of the United States into a bitter adversary. As Andrew Bacevich writes in The American Conservative, the just-released Bush National Security Strategy "comes chockfull of declarations, exhortations and gaseous generalities ... [but] never bothers to consider how we got into our current mess ... or how we're going to pay for the 'Long War' that the president has contrived as the best way to get us out." As for our goal...
  • Kerry: Taking Federal Money a Mistake

    04/09/2006 11:37:16 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 51 replies · 1,709+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 9 April 06 | DOUGLASS K. DANIEL
    Was it his campaign's slow response to the swift boat advertisements or the remark that he voted for Iraq war money before he voted against it that John Kerry regrets most from his failed bid for the White House? Neither, according to Kerry's reflection Sunday on what he considered his biggest mistake when trying to wrest the presidency from George W. Bush in 2004. "I think the biggest mistake was probably not going outside the federal financing so we could have controlled our own message," the Massachusetts senator said on NBC's "Meet the Press." The Kerry campaign opted to accept...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 9 April 2006

    04/09/2006 4:49:32 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 1,168 replies · 16,895+ views
    Various big media television networks ^ | 9 April 2006 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sunday, April 9th, 2006 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa.; Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y.; U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Zalmay Khalilzad. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass.; Reps. Henry Bonilla, R-Texas, Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., and J.D. Hayworth, R-Ariz. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Reps. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., and Xavier Becerra, D-Calif.; General Motors Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard Wagoner. THIS WEEK (ABC): House Majority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio; former U.S. Ambassador Joseph Wilson; actress and animal activist Bernadette Peters. LATE EDITION (CNN) :...
  • Kerry Lashes Out At Bush (calling them "the Katrina Administration" and "the most incompetent..)

    04/07/2006 2:10:31 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 74 replies · 1,985+ views
    Kerry Lashes Out At Bush (AP) NEW YORK A defiant Sen. John Kerry on Friday lashed out sharply against President Bush and his team of advisers, calling them "the Katrina Administration" and "the most incompetent people I've ever seen." The Massachusetts Democrat and 2004 presidential nominee also suggested Republicans hope to scuttle comprehensive immigration legislation pending in the U.S. Senate in order to prevent immigrants from becoming voters. Kerry made the remarks via teleconference at a breakfast gathering of the National Action Network, an advocacy group founded by the Rev. Al Sharpton, who competed against Kerry in the 2004 Democratic...