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  • OAKLAND: Ron Dellums, facing IRS lien, explores early exit

    11/17/2010 8:20:04 AM PST · by SmithL · 14 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 11/17/10 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross
    Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums' wife, Cynthia, has been talking with city officials about the possibility that her husband will depart before his term ends Jan. 3, perhaps to take a lobbying job in Washington, D.C. Adding fuel to the gossip fire: This week the mayor canceled his farewell State of the City address, which had been scheduled for today, and decided to post it on the city's website instead.If Dellums were to step down, Mayor-elect Jean Quan would automatically replace him in her capacity as vice mayor on the City Council. Then she would be sworn in to her full...
  • Prickly, profane, principled, John Burton wants to lead California's Democrats

    04/20/2009 7:58:28 AM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies · 225+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 4/20/9 | Peter Hecht
    In an age of Obama and Internet-savvy politics, former California Senate president pro tem John Burton doesn't own a computer. He can recall fundraising "when you knocked on people's doors and asked them for a dollar for the Democrats." But at 76, Burton, a passionate liberal, defender of the poor and disabled, and a famously profane and prickly political sage, is about to become the new face of the California Democratic Party. After two other top contenders dropped election bids for state party chair, the post was all but ceded to Burton, a University of San Francisco law school graduate...
  • Howard Dean to Jon Stewart: We Won't Impeach Bush

    11/10/2006 6:23:24 AM PST · by seanmerc · 41 replies · 1,321+ views
    Editor and Publisher ^ | November 8, 2006 | E & P staff
    Appearing on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" tonight, Democratic Party chief Howard Dean told host Jon Stewart, "I know half your audience wants us to impeach the president"-- this drew wide cheers -- "but it's not going to happen." Stewart apologized to Dean, and admitted he was wrong, for telling him on a previous appearance that the Democrats could not possibly win unless they staked out a clear policy on Iraq and other issues. He also noted the two key breakups announced Wednesday: Britney and KFed and Bush and "DFeld," as Stewart called Donald Rumsfeld. Stewart also said that President...
  • Schumer Stranded At Heathrow Airport ["It's a nightmare, everyone's stuck,......]

    08/10/2006 11:09:54 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 169 replies · 4,100+ views
    Schumer Stranded At Heathrow Airport (AP) LONDON Among the thousands of frustrated flyers stuck at London's Heathrow Airport today is U.S. Senator Charles Schumer -- a jet-lagged casualty of worldwide delays and cancellations that grounded his family vacation. Schumer said, "It's a nightmare, everyone's stuck, and our flight is apparently delayed until Sunday." The New York Democrat and his family arrived at Heathrow Airport at 9 a.m. London time today, but the plane was forced to sit on the runway for two hours before disembarking. When they finally got off the plane, they were greeted with the chaos caused by...
  • Dem uses Pearl Harbor to slam GOP

    12/07/2004 11:47:14 AM PST · by kattracks · 69 replies · 2,341+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 12/07/04 | UPI
    Washington, DC, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- The remembrance of Japan's 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor took on partisan political spin Tuesday with a Democrat leader using it to attack House Republicans. Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe, in a special Pearl Harbor Day statement, said national unity 63 years ago enabled Americans to go forward and defeat the country's enemies, but the same kind of unity needed now was being undermined by Republican disagreements over provisions of the yet-to-be-voted on intelligence reform bill. "While we as a nation are united in this fight, there are clearly deep divisions within...
  • DNC chairman urges voters to ignore alleged voting scams

    11/01/2004 12:07:13 PM PST · by NewMediaFan · 9 replies · 394+ views
    WNEP News ^ | November 1, 2004 | (AP)
    PITTSBURGH - Democratic National Committee chairman Terry McAuliffe urged voters to ignore alleged voting scams and turn out to the polls, promising victory for John Kerry a day before Election Day. Following President Bush from Ohio to Pennsylvania as the president made a six-state, 19-hour day of final campaigning, McAuliffe spoke at a Democratic district headquarters in a traditionally black neighborhood as phones rang in the background and volunteers solidified Election Day plans. McAuliffe trumpeted recent polls showing Kerry leading against Bush in the battleground states of Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania and assured voters of a Democratic victory. Despite claims...
  • McAuliffe to College Dems: Bush Will Reinstitute Draft [trying not to be controversial]

    10/09/2004 1:22:27 PM PDT · by Mike Fieschko · 56 replies · 1,688+ views
    CNS News ^ | Oct 8, 2004 | Robert B. Bluey
    St. Louis (CNSNews.com) - Republicans had no sooner shot down rumors of a military draft when Democratic Party Chairman Terry McAuliffe warned a group of College Democrats on Friday that President Bush would call them up for duty if re-elected. "I know it's controversial to say it, but don't think for one second that if George Bush gets re-elected and we have another conflict in some other theater of the world, we're going to have to reinstitute the draft," McAuliffe said. "It is very controversial to say it, but it is what it is." McAuliffe spoke to about a hundred...
  • Interview with Terry McAuliffe

    09/01/2004 10:02:26 PM PDT · by crushelits · 20 replies · 1,090+ views
    hughhewitt.com ^ | 08-31-2004 | Hugh Hewitt
    HEWITT: Sitting across from me Terry McAuliffe. Strike me dead. It’s so good to see you here Mr. Chairman. It’s good to have you at the Democratic National Convention and at the Republican National Convention MCAULIFFE: Who would have thought that I’d be going around with a credential at the Republican Convention. HEWITT: Can you stay for a couple of hours? MCAULIFFE: Love to. Love it here. Everybody is being hospitable to me. HEWITT: I want to start with some very easy questions. MCAULIFFE: Yeah. HEWITT: Do you believe that John Kerry took a CIA man into Cambodia and kept...
  • Bandages with purple hearts a swipe at Kerry

    08/31/2004 3:37:19 AM PDT · by kattracks · 41 replies · 1,259+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 8/31/04 | AP
    NEW YORK - A GOP delegate handed out more than 200 bandages with purple hearts on them Monday night at the Republican National Convention in a swipe at Democratic nominee John Kerry's war record, but national GOP officials have asked him to stop. The bandages were handed out by Morton Blackwell, a longtime GOP activist from Virginia, with the message: "It was just a self-inflicted scratch, but you see I got a Purple Heart for it." Kerry won three Purple Hearts, a Silver Star and a bronze star for his service in the Vietnam War. Democratic Chairman Terry McAuliffe said...
  • Nader: Kerry Has 'Watergate'-style Dirty Tricks Operation

    07/06/2004 5:17:51 PM PDT · by jmstein7 · 26 replies · 1,553+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 7-06-04
    Maverick presidential candidate Ralph Nader is accusing the Kerry campaign of launching a "Watergate"-style dirty tricks operation in a bid to keep him off the ballot in November. Nader personally leveled the allegation in a conversation with John Kerry Tuesday morning, and detailed the exchange later in the day for national radio host Sean Hannity. "I said, 'You better look and see what your Democrats are doing here because they can get in trouble'. . . . I told him, 'This could be a kind of Watergate.'" Nader said that Kerry has "got these rambunctious, aggressive underlings of his" who...
  • VERY IMPORTANT CONSUMER BULLETIN FROM NATIONAL AUTOMOBILE DEALERS ASSOCIATION ABOUT USED CARS

    02/29/2004 9:04:18 AM PST · by doug from upland · 13 replies · 286+ views
    DFU | 2-29-04 | DFU
    The National Automobile Dealers Association has issued a consumer warning. Bulletins have been posted at tens of thousands of new and used car dealerships across the nation. Because of his dishonest dealings, ripping off money in a phony stock deal, lies, violating federal finance laws, and other sham deals in all 50 states, a certain used car salesman has sullied the reputations of used car salesmen everywhere. Please pass on this message to everyone you know so they will not be victimized: NEVER BUY A USED CAR FROM THIS MANTERRENCE McAWFUL
  • DNC won't heed Kerry's call to end 'AWOL' attacks (And Kerry won't press the issue..wink)

    02/16/2004 10:03:23 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 37 replies · 210+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, February 17, 2004 | By James G. Lakely
    <p>Sen. John Kerry, the Democratic presidential front-runner, has asked supporters to stop suggesting that President Bush shirked his duty during the Vietnam War, but a spokesman for the Democratic National Committee says his group will not back off.</p> <p>At Sunday night's Democratic debate in Milwaukee, Mr. Kerry dismissed the charge by DNC Chairman Terry McAuliffe that Mr. Bush was AWOL -- absent without leave -- when he was required to report to the Alabama Air National Guard in 1972.</p>
  • Seeking revenge for Al Gore

    02/12/2004 11:26:15 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 1 replies · 147+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Friday, February 13, 2004 | Hal Lindsey
    Seeking revenge for Al Gore Posted: February 12, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com One doesn't have to be a supporter of George Bush to be able to tell that he is getting a raw deal. Some of the charges being leveled against him are so thin as to be nearly transparent, yet somehow, they find legs in the court of public opinion. Recently, DNC Chairman Terry McAuliffe charged that Bush was AWOL from his military service with the Texas National Guard. (For the record, Terry McAuliffe never served in the military in any capacity.) John Kerry ran with that theme, suggesting...
  • McAuliffe Says Democrats Are In The Best Shape They've Ever Been..

    01/20/2004 1:18:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 78 replies · 321+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | January 20, 2004 | Drudge
    McAuliffe Says Democrats Are In The Best Shape They've Ever Been Tue Jan 20 2004 10:39:37 ET DNC Chairman Terry McAuliffe asked on CNN if the direction of the Democratic Party will determine the direction of the party. McAuliffe said: "Clearly, whoever the nominee of the Democratic Party will -- and I am -- no one in America wants a nominee more than I do. We're in the best shape we've ever been in. Millions in the bank, new headquarters, new voter files. I need a nominee, no question about it. But that nominee will then have one message. He...
  • Terry McAullife Calls Hitler Ad Deplorable And Despicable

    01/14/2004 5:20:37 PM PST · by Doctor Raoul · 28 replies · 251+ views
    Terry McAullife is a guest right now on the Laura Ingraham radio show out of NYC on WABC 770 AM. Asked if the MoveOn.org ads are too much, McAullife called the Hilter ads "deplorable" and "despicable". Looks like the Clinton DNC wants a trial separation from MoveOn.
  • DNC Chairman McAuliffe Statement on Marriage Protection Week (BARF)

    01/06/2004 9:01:43 AM PST · by sr4402 · 10 replies · 143+ views
    Demoratic National Committee ^ | Oct 6, 2003 | Terry McAuliffe
    "On October 3, 2003, President Bush, facing the reality that increasingly fewer Americans think he should be re-elected, and at the direction of ultra-conservative organizations, declared the week of October 12-18 'Marriage Protection Week.' In a desperate move to attract the right-wing base of his party, Bush has again aligned himself with the Rev. Jerry Falwell and right-wing organizations such as the Concerned Women for America and the Family Research Council. These groups, who have formed 'The Coalition to Protect Marriage,' last week declared that with Bush's support they would begin lobbying all members of Congress for the passage of...
  • DNC chairman’s school visit sparks anger among Portsmouth city officials

    12/17/2003 12:11:34 PM PST · by HapaxLegamenon · 56 replies · 342+ views
    Foster's Online ^ | 12-17-2003 | PAT McGOWAN
    DNC chairman’s school visit sparks anger among Portsmouth city officials By PAT McGOWAN Democrat Staff Writer PORTSMOUTH — Several city officials are furious over the Democratic National Committee chairman’s recent visit to Portsmouth High School, who they feel turned a social studies lesson into a one-sided bashing of President Bush. After requesting to visit the school, Terry McAuliffe was allowed by Principal Forrest Ransdell to come to teach what the principal believed to be social studies classes on democracy and the political process. However, several city officials are livid over what they say turned into a biased Democratic view of...
  • Terry McAuliffe on Fox News: I'm out of here in February 2005

    12/10/2003 2:20:10 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 85 replies · 287+ views
    fox news ^ | 12/10/03
    Terry McAuliffe, head of the DNC, just said he was going to quit his job as of February 2005. He's given 25 years of public service to the Party of Dependence on Government, and he's outta here.Judge Napolitano was asking McPunk some good questions.To my horror, Terry said he had five kids. Those poor children.
  • McAuliffe: Bush Dodged Nat'l Guard Service

    11/09/2003 12:13:49 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 124 replies · 340+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 11/9/03 | Limbacher
    Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe complained on Sunday that President Bush shouldn't have worn a flightsuit on the deck of the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln earlier this year because of allegations he didn't fulfill a commitment to serve in the Alabama National Guard 30-years ago. Complaining about the president's May 1 appearance on the Lincoln's flight deck, McAuliffe told CNN's "Late Edition" that Bush "didn't wear [a flightsuit] when he should have worn one when he was supposedly in the Alabama National Guard." The insinuation that Bush dodged military service stunned fellow "Late Edition" guest, Republican National Committee...
  • What are Al Gore and Terry McAuliffe doing in Taiwan? Or Caption these pics

    10/15/2003 9:32:39 AM PDT · by tallhappy · 65 replies · 360+ views
    10-15-03
    Al Gore just made a "whirlwind" visit to Taiwan to give a talk at a security and technology conference. Here he is arriving: ...... He was able to hobnob with the President, Chen Shui-bian, and Vice- President, Annette Lu, of Taiwan at the conference. ..... Amazingly coincidentally, DNC Chair Terry McAuliffe was in Taiwan at the same time!!! Here is McAuliffe meeting with Taiwan's President. ..... Links to articles about their visits. Gore and McAuliffe.
  • Look at What The Desparate, DNC Official Web Site is Spinning Now (Judicial Nominations)

    06/19/2003 11:10:06 AM PDT · by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday! · 79 replies · 667+ views
    With Hillary at the helm the full-attack of desparation of losers, has begun. Look what the Official DNC Web Site is Spinning now! Also Click Here And, this is their main graphic.
  • DNC says minorities' firing was a mistake

    05/30/2003 12:11:33 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 33 replies · 203+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, May 30, 2003 | By Steve Miller
    <p>The termination of 10 minority employees at the Democratic National Committee this week was a mistake that never received formal approval, a party official said yesterday.</p> <p>But some Democratic leaders are still seeking an explanation from committee chairman Terry McAuliffe for an episode that sent staffers into meetings all day yesterday.</p>
  • DNC Chairman Accuses Bush of 'new McCarthyism' by Questioning Rivals' Patriotism

    05/17/2003 12:19:28 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 59 replies · 365+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 17, 2003 | Nedra Pickler
    WASHINGTON (AP) - National Democratic chairman Terry McAuliffe accused President Bush on Saturday of unleashing a "new McCarthyism" by vilifying people who oppose his policies. Speaking in Ohio, McAuliffe also defended that state's Republican senator, George Voinovich, who wavered in his support for the president's tax-cut package because he feared it would drive up the federal budget deficit. The Senate version would cut taxes by nearly $350 billion over 10 years, with additional cuts paid for by new revenue driving its cost to almost $420 billion. After Voinovich criticized the plan, a pro-tax cut group ran television ads criticizing his...
  • Know Your Enemy: Letter from Terry McAuliffe

    05/14/2003 6:04:29 AM PDT · by TommyDale · 14 replies · 210+ views
    Democrat Party ^ | May 14, 2003 | Tery McAuliffe
    WEDNESDAY, MAY 14: CALL AND EMAIL YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS Dear XXXXXXXXXX, Last week, I told you how the Democratic Party is partnering with MoveOn.org, People for the American Way, Campaign for America's Future, and dozens of other groups representing millions of Americans to organize a massive public mobilization opposing the irresponsible Bush tax scheme. ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, I'm asking you to join hundreds of thousands of activists across the nation as we call our members of Congress to stand up in opposition to the Bush plan to give billions in new tax breaks to the wealthiest sliver of...
  • First Arkansas class begins that will study Bill Clinton

    01/17/2003 4:12:40 AM PST · by kattracks · 55 replies · 377+ views
    AP | 1/17/03 | BRIAN SKOLOFF
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Slick Willie doesn't fit. Bill Clinton was more like Velcro, a president who couldn't escape controversy, said Margaret Scranton, a University of Arkansas at Little Rock political science professor teaching the state's first college course devoted to Clinton. The class began Thursday evening at the university's administrative offices. "When we thought of Reagan, we often thought of Teflon," Scranton told the class of 25 students. "But I have often used the term Velcro to describe what happens to Bill Clinton," she said. "All of us know that Clinton is a controversial president. ... People have...