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  • The GOP's Sudden Praise of Clinton Makes Me Want to Puke

    09/06/2012 10:07:57 AM PDT · by fourth and three · 20 replies
    Yeah, I know why they do it, and I don't care. Clinton is not worthy of any praise. Clinton came into Office on an economic upturn and left on an economic downturn. He was lucky in that he was able to ride an economic plateau and take credit for it. He left Bush with a dot com bust mess. And you had Sandy Berger stuffing papers in his undedrwear to hide the Clinton screw ups on National security. Clinton did not balance the budget. He was President when it happened and that's about all you can give him credit for....
  • Clinton Finally Expresses ‘Support’ for Saudi Women Drivers

    06/22/2011 7:56:18 AM PDT · by CNSNews · 11 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 6/22/11 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – Although Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has championed women’s rights from Azerbaijan to Zambia, it took her weeks to respond to an appeal to publicly support a campaign by Saudi women to be permitted to drive. Even then, her comments on Tuesday came not of her own initiative, but in response to a question at a press availability – and after Saudi women activists and journalists had questioned her public silence on the subject. In her answer, Clinton signaled once again the Obama administration’s sensitivity about the U.S. being seen to be preaching change to a non-Western culture...
  • Clinton Takes on North Korean Military

    08/04/2009 12:32:37 PM PDT · by Mike Darancette · 15 replies · 610+ views
    The Daily Week ^ | Duncan McKenzie
    President Clinton has arrived in Pyongyang to rescue jailed US journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee using "maximum force". He has vowed to pay "a little visit" to North Korean leader Kim Jong-il. Clinton will also attempt to "solve problems" caused by North Korea's nuclear program. Clinton leaped into the sea from his unmarked, low-flying transport plane, seconds before it crashed into a cliff. He swam to shore in the early hours of the morning, silently killing a Korean guard, who, seconds before, had been scoffing at the "decadent" United States, then stealthily crept his way into the heart of...
  • Democratic Fundraiser Norman Hsu Sentenced to 3 Years

    11/19/2008 5:48:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies · 793+ views
    NBC11 ^ | Wed, Nov 19, 2008
    A state appeals court in San Francisco has upheld a San Mateo County Superior Court sentence of three years in prison for a former political fundraiser who was a fugitive for 15 years. Norman Hsu, 57, was sentenced in January for a 1992 no-contest plea to a charge of grand theft in an investment scheme. County prosecutors said Hsu operated a so-called Ponzi scheme, by soliciting investments in a purported latex glove company and paying returns to early investors with funds from later investors. Prosecutors said he defrauded about 20 victims of nearly $1 million. After pleading no contest to...
  • Magazine attacks Democrats for racist past (Klintons need the Klan)

    05/11/2008 1:50:56 PM PDT · by red flanker · 11 replies · 132+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | May 10, 2008 | Marc Caputo
    TALLAHASSEE -- For a sign of Florida Republicans' all-out effort to attract black voters, look no farther than the glossy full-colored The Black Republican magazine that launches broadsides like these: The KKK was the ''terrorist arm of the Democratic Party.'' Democrats, in addition to waging ''war on God,'' are still mired in sex and financial scandals. That's all tucked in the back of the Sarasota-based National Black Republican Association's 60-page mag, the first half of which touts Republican Gov. Charlie Crist's civil rights record and the Republican Party of Florida's minority outreach efforts that the association has helped coordinate. The...
  • Clinton May Be Hopeful, but Obama Rolls On

    05/01/2008 9:27:37 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 3 replies · 89+ views
    NYT ^ | May 1st, 2008 | ADAM NAGOURNEY and CARL HULSE
    Have Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s chances of winning the Democratic presidential nomination improved as Senator Barack Obama has struggled through his toughest month of this campaign? After weeks in which her candidacy was seen by many party leaders as a long shot at best, Mrs. Clinton’s advisers argued strenuously on Thursday that the answer was most assuredly yes, that the outlook was turning in her favor in a way that gave her a real chance. Still, despite a series of trials that have put Mr. Obama on the defensive and illustrated the burdens he might carry in a fall campaign,...
  • Clinton, Obama and the Narcissist's Tale

    04/28/2008 9:32:33 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 4 replies · 92+ views
    Washington Post ^ | April 29th, 2008 | Shankar Vedantam
    Put yourself in the shoes of Sen. Barack Obama or Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton. You are widely seen by Democratic voters as a transformational presidential candidate. Democrats are nearly evenly divided between you and your competitor, and you think you are the best candidate for your party -- and the one more likely to beat Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) in November. Your supporters passionately believe you ought to win the race. The longer the race goes on, however, the more bitter it becomes. Increasing numbers of your supporters say they will never support your competitor. And growing numbers of Democrats,...
  • Clinton's Endearing Fictions

    04/27/2008 1:16:42 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 4 replies · 76+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 27th, 2008 | Steve Chapman
    During the Pennsylvania primary campaign, Barack Obama made a rather charitable gesture not only toward his Democratic rival but toward the presumptive Republican nominee as well. "You have real choice in this election," he told a crowd in Reading. "You know, either Democrat would be better than John McCain, but ... all three of us would be better than George Bush." That was all it took to set off Hillary Clinton. She rattled off a list of McCain's misguided positions, asking her audience over and over, "Is that better than George Bush?" She concluded, "We need a nominee who will...
  • Hillary Clinton risks rift in Democrats by ‘cheating’ black voters

    04/27/2008 12:06:28 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 24 replies · 91+ views
    Timesonline.com ^ | April 27th, 2008 | Sarah Baxter
    The most senior black congressman in America had a tough warning for Hillary Clinton this weekend as she fought to wrest the Democratic presidential nomination from Barack Obama. “We’ll be playing with fire if we interfere with the voters’ choice,” James Clyburn, the party’s chief whip in the House of Representatives, told The Sunday Times. “African-Americans will feel cheated.” Clinton is hoping to win by persuading superdelegates – the party officials with a free vote and the power to tip the nomination at the Democratic convention in August – to back her, even if Obama is in the lead once...
  • Three Reasons To Believe - The best cases for why Clinton and Obama are electable

    04/26/2008 11:03:21 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 8 replies · 131+ views
    Slate.com ^ | April 26th, 2008 | John Dickerson
    A conversation among Democrats about whether Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton is better positioned to win the general election can get very slippery very fast. The starting point is fixed: the upcoming race against John McCain. But the polls aren't helpful in showing which candidate has the edge. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama perform the same, statistically, against John McCain. In the latest Gallup poll, Clinton is running two points ahead of McCain, 47 percent to 45 percent, while Obama is running one point behind, 45 percent to 46 percent. Without clarity in the numbers, the terrain quickly shifts to...
  • Black Leader in the House Sharply Criticizes Bill Clinton [Clyburn]

    04/25/2008 10:14:58 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 8 replies · 96+ views
    NYT ^ | April 25th, 2008 | MARK LEIBOVICH
    One of the nation’s most influential African-American political leaders sharply criticized former President Bill Clinton on Thursday afternoon for what he called his “bizarre” conduct during the Democratic primary campaign. The black leader, Representative James E. Clyburn, an undeclared superdelegate from South Carolina and the third-ranking Democrat in the House, said “black people are incensed over all of this,” referring to statements Mr. Clinton has made in the course of the heated race between Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama. Black leaders widely criticized Mr. Clinton after he equated the eventual victory of Mr. Obama in the South Carolina...
  • How to Manufacture a Popular-Vote Victory

    04/25/2008 9:12:20 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 6 replies · 90+ views
    Observer.com ^ | April 25th, 2008 | Steve Kornacki
    The Clinton campaign, which is losing the pledged delegate race, is now talking up a different metric: the cumulative popular vote. "I'm very proud that as of today, I have received more votes by the people who have voted than anyone else," Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday, a day after she won the Pennsylvania primary by more than 200,000 votes. Her characterization is true only in a highly technical way: If you count the votes she received in Michigan (where hers was the only name on the ballot) and Florida (where an outlaw primary was held in January), and if...
  • Hillary’s Political Purgatory

    04/24/2008 2:34:07 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 11 replies · 136+ views
    Nationa Journal ^ | April 24th, 2008 | Charlie Cook
    The good news for Hillary Rodham Clinton is that she’s winning a lot of battles. The bad news is that the war is pretty much lost. Sure, she won Pennsylvania’s April 22 primary by a strong 9 points in the face of being outspent on television ads by Barack Obama 2-to-1. She also won Ohio, Rhode Island, and at least the primary part of the bizarre “Texas two-step” primary-and-caucus combination on March 4. But today, she is 133 delegates behind Obama, 1,728 to 1,595, according to NBC News. At this point last week, she trailed by 136 delegates. Since then...
  • Clinton on Pace For $10 Million in 24 Hours

    04/23/2008 2:10:13 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 10 replies · 33+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | April 23rd, 2008 | TOM BEVAN
    The Clinton campaign just blasted out the following email: Hillary Clinton's campaign is on track to raise $10 million online in the 24 hours since she was declared the winner of the Pennsylvania primary last night. "Senator Clinton's game-changing victory last night has turned the tide and resulted in an historic outpouring of grassroots support," said Campaign Chairman Terry McAuliffe. "Just like Hillary, our supporters have met every challenge and come through each time. Thanks to them, we will have the resources needed to compete and win as we move ahead to the next contests." In addition, the campaign has...
  • Stuck Down The Democrats' Rabbit Hole

    04/23/2008 12:41:37 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 4 replies · 50+ views
    Nationa Journal ^ | April 23rd, 2008 | Amy Walter
    So much has happened since the March 4 primaries: Bittergate and Bosnia-gate, bowling and Crown Royal shots, Osama bin Laden and the Weather Underground, untold hours of TV coverage and millions of dollars spent on voter persuasion. And guess what? The race. Hasn't. Moved. One. Bit. Hillary Rodham Clinton's 10-point Pennsylvania win was basically a carbon copy of her 10-point Ohio victory. This "Alice in Wonderland"-like primary continues with both candidates still trapped by their structural shortcomings. Clinton's victory in Pennsylvania was thanks to the same groups of voters who have been with her all along: women, seniors, people without...
  • Hillary Builds Her Case - Trying to prove Obama can't win.

    04/23/2008 9:20:32 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 20 replies · 98+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | April 23rd, 2008 | Fred Banes
    FORGET DELEGATES AND the popular vote for the Democratic presidential nomination. The most important thing Hillary Clinton gained by winning the Pennsylvania primary yesterday was a better argument--indeed, a much better argument. Chances are, Clinton will trail Obama in the delegate count when the primaries end on June 3, as she does now. And while she may cut into his lead in the popular vote in the Democratic contests, she's not likely to exceed his vote total. So the only way she can capture the nomination is by convincing roughly 300 uncommitted super-delegates that Obama cannot defeat Republican John McCain...
  • Clinton in the Wilderness

    04/22/2008 9:41:59 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 16 replies · 86+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | April 22nd, 2008 | Richard Cohen
    But she has gone too far -- too much disturbing stuff, some of it shocking in its coarseness. For instance, she added the coy "As far as I know" to her "60 Minutes" statement that Obama is not a Muslim. More important, she offered a weak and disingenuous defense of her Senate vote in support of going to war in Iraq. But more recently came her stunning Moses Moment, that polygraph buster about being under sniper fire in Bosnia. It was a defining time in her campaign, not because she exaggerated or lied -- call it what you want --...
  • Clinton and Obama Escalate Attacks in Pennsylvania

    04/20/2008 10:55:20 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 9 replies · 98+ views
    NYT ^ | April 21st, 2008 | JEFF ZELENY and JULIE BOSMAN
    Capping a frenzied final weekend of campaigning in Pennsylvania, the Democratic presidential candidates escalated their attacks on each other in speeches and in a last-minute barrage of advertisements on Sunday, aiming at voters who are still undecided just two days before the state’s marathon primary battle culminates. The Clinton campaign released an ad accused Senator Barack Obama of taking money from lobbyists over the last 10 years, while the Obama campaign fired back in its own commercial, describing the Clinton ad as misleading and complaining of “11th-hour smears.” The back and forth came as Mr. Obama on Saturday called Senator...
  • Clinton Wins, but Barely

    04/17/2008 9:36:38 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 12 replies · 143+ views
    Slate.com ^ | April 17th, 2008 | John Dickerson
    Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama certainly did their homework before the 21st Democratic debate. Hillary Clinton knew what had been printed in the bulletin at Obama's church, and Obama knew the details of Bill Clinton's pardons. As Sen. Obama defended himself against elitism charges, he was clever enough to sneak in a reference to Hillary Clinton's famous 1992 line about how she didn't much bake cookies. This to prove that Yale-educated lawyers have just as much out-of-touch snob baggage as Harvard-educated lawyers do. Neither candidate had read up on the D.C. gun ban before the Supreme Court—because that way, they...
  • Obama takes a hit but hasn't lost any ground - Mixed Up Confusion

    04/16/2008 7:17:31 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 9 replies · 52+ views
    Guardian ^ | Apr 16th, 2008 | Michael Tomasky
    I would imagine that you'd agree with me that Barack Obama has had a pretty rough last few weeks. Jeremiah Wright, bittergate, the steady stream punches from two Clintons and so on. You'd think he'd be losing a lot of ground. And yet out comes this Washington Post poll today that shows him just getting stronger and stronger - and Hillary Clinton weaker and weaker. The results, to me, are surprising to the point of being confusing: I can't quite figure it out or know what conclusions to draw from it. But I bet there's one group of people who...
  • The Clinton-Colombia Connection: It Goes Back a Long Way

    04/10/2008 2:58:29 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 6 replies · 291+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | April 10th, 2008 | Arianna Huffington
    First came chief strategist Mark Penn's "reassignment" following the embarrassing revelation of his side job advising the Colombian government on how to promote a trade agreement loudly decried by the candidate whose campaign has so far paid him and his firm $10,800,000 for his input. Then came word that Clinton campaign spokesman Howard Wolfson also has financial ties to Colombia via his involvement the Glover Park Group, company founded by Clinton administration alum Joe Lockhart that has also been advising the Colombian government. And, of course, there is the Whitman sampler of Colombian goodies gobbled up by Bill Clinton, including:...
  • The Penn Central

    04/07/2008 10:14:07 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 5 replies · 88+ views
    NY SUN ^ | April 7th, 2008 | Editorial
    What Mr. Penn reportedly did — meet with Colombia's ambassador about the Colombia Free Trade Agreement — doesn't come close to warranting being fired as chief strategist. If Mrs. Clinton is such a committed protectionist, following the logic of losing Mr. Penn, she'd have to get rid of her husband, who championed, and signed into law, the North American Free Trade Agreement that was a predecessor to the Columbia pact. Or if it's not the trade that is the issue but the mere appearance of being on the payroll, or giving advice to, a foreign entity, she'd also have to...
  • Superdelegate Math

    04/03/2008 2:03:31 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 8 replies · 102+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | April 3rd, 2008 | Alan Abramowitz
    Table 1. Current and Projected Delegate Support for Democratic Candidates Hillary Clinton Barack Obama Current Pledged Delegates 1247 1414 Current Superdelegates 246 200 Total Current Delegates 1493 1614 Projected Additional Pledged Delegates 303 289 Projected Total Delegates 1796 1903 Additional Superdelegates Needed to Win 229 122 How likely is it that Hillary Clinton would be able to win the support of 66 percent of the remaining uncommitted superdelegates? This would require a substantial improvement on the 55 percent support level that she currently enjoys among superdelegates who have made an endorsement. Moreover, the data in Table 2 shows that 53...
  • The Commies are coming!

    10/06/2007 7:25:03 AM PDT · by kindred · 58 replies · 1,042+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | October 6, 2007 | Henry Lamb
    It is getting increasingly difficult to distinguish between the agenda of the Democratic Party and the agenda of the Communist Party. Joelle Fishman, chairwoman of the Political Action Committee, CPUSA, says: Our party has an important role to play in keeping the focus on the fight for a new direction in our country for jobs, health care and an end to the war. That is how the 2008 elections will be won. She tells her members: We should get involved in voter control of Congress. The change was bigger than most anyone anticipated. We are now building on the victory....
  • ATF Raid Nets Militia Man, Weapons Rap

    11/11/2006 7:29:21 AM PST · by Firefigher NC · 143 replies · 2,842+ views
    Times Record ^ | 11/10/06 | Trish Mehaffey
    FAYETTEVILLE — A Fayetteville militia member was arrested Wednesday by teams of special agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and other federal and state agencies and local police in connection with illegal firearms. Fayetteville police Lt. Mike Reynolds said 14 search warrants were executed Wednesday in Fort Smith and Fayetteville and one of the warrants was for a lieutenant commander of the Militia of Washington County, Hollis “Wayne” Fincher, of 16085 East Black Oak Road. “We assisted ATF and several other agencies in arresting Fincher. I don’t believe he has a criminal history with us. That’s...
  • Clinton says GOP strategy is ‘weak’

    07/11/2006 8:06:20 AM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 55 replies · 1,021+ views
    Vail Daily News ^ | 7/10/06 | Joel Stonington
    ASPEN — Democrats should perform well in November if they focus on issues like climate change, former president Bill Clinton told an Aspen Ideas Festival audience Friday. “Historically, we should win,” Clinton said. “We might well win one or more houses.” In a wide-ranging, hour-long interview, Clinton discussed AIDS, Sudan, limits to executive power, climate change, Rwanda, oil, Iraq, Democratic Party strategies and GOP mastermind Karl Rove. The Republican strategy is weak, he said.
  • The End of the World Is Near Bill Clinton Says So

    02/04/2006 2:47:45 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 47 replies · 1,987+ views
    Center for Individual Freedom ^ | February 3, 2006 | CFIF
    In our urgency to deal with really urgent stuff over the past few weeks, we have been piling up news articles regarding what some regard as a universal urgency. That would be global warming or Global Warming or GLOBAL WARMING, depending on one's perspective, provided that one has a perspective. Bill Clinton, speaking last week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, that mother of all junkets for rich folks who take themselves very seriously, said that GLOBAL WARMING bothered him a bunch. "It's the only thing that I believe has the power to fundamentally end the march of...
  • Serbian FM, "Albanian for president of Serbia, if they accept broad authonomy plan"

    01/12/2006 8:40:39 AM PST · by kronos77 · 5 replies · 333+ views
    Serbia-Montenegro foreighn minister said in his statement to Kurir newspapers. "Offer is that if agreed to compromise, Albanians will gain proportional number of parlament members, places in all ministerys, including proportional number of command structure in police and in the army, judiciary and legislative bodies of Serbia." said Draskovic. Asked if thet means that Albanian can be president of Serbis, Draskovic said "If they accept broad authonomy in Serbia _ yes."
  • Navy's Newest Carrier:USS William Jefferson Clinton CVS1

    12/20/2005 11:07:43 AM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 70 replies · 6,007+ views
    me ^ | 12-20-05 | Rakkasan1
    The US Navy welcomed the latest member of its fleet today. Pictured above: the USS William Jefferson Clinton CVS1 set sail today from its home port of Vancouver, BC. The ship is the first of its kind in the Navy and is a standing legacy to President Clinton and his foresight in military budget cuts. The ship is constructed nearly entirely from recycled aluminum, and is completely solar powered with a top speed of 5 knots. It boasts an arsenal comprised of one F14 Tomcat or F18 Hornet aircraft which, although they cannot be launched or land on the 100...
  • Star-Spangled Pandering [Hillary]

    12/14/2005 9:02:27 PM PST · by ncountylee · 15 replies · 970+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | December 15, 2005 | Richard Cohen
    Last month Justice Antonin Scalia was politely quizzed by Norman Pearlstine, the outgoing Time Inc. editor in chief. The event, held in Time Warner's New York headquarters, was supposedly off the record, but so much of it has already been reported that it will not hurt to add Scalia's views on flag burning. He explained why it was constitutionally protected speech. It's a pity Hillary Clinton was not there to hear him. The argument that this famously conservative member of the Supreme Court advanced -- actually, reiterated -- was that while he may or may not approve of flag burning,...
  • Rescued from the Memory Hole: Background of Serb/Albanian Conflict

    12/05/2005 12:11:56 PM PST · by kronos77 · 8 replies · 557+ views
    NYT ^ | November 1, 1987 | By DAVID BINDER
    BELGRADE, Yugoslavia Portions of southern Yugoslavia have reached such a state of ethnic friction that Yugoslavs have begun to talk of the horrifying possibility of ''civil war'' in a land that lost one-tenth of its population, or 1.7 million people, in World War II. The current hostilities pit separatist-minded ethnic Albanians against the various Slavic populations of Yugoslavia and occur at all levels of society, from the highest officials to the humblest peasants. A young Army conscript of ethnic Albanian origin shot up his barracks, killing four sleeping Slavic bunkmates and wounding six others. The army says it has uncovered...
  • Bill Clinton: Saddam's Aides Mostly 'Good, Decent'

    11/17/2005 8:15:29 AM PST · by Ben Mugged · 134 replies · 2,679+ views
    News Max ^ | Nov. 17, 2005 | Carl Limbacher
    Former president Bill Clinton praised Saddam Hussein's lieutenants and their underlings on Tuesday, saying they were mostly "good" and "decent" people." "When [the U.S.] kicked out Saddam, they decided to dismantle the whole authority structure," Clinton told an audience at American University in Dubai. "Most of the people who were part of that structure were good, decent people who were making the best out of a very bad situation," he added. While Clinton didn't name, names, Saddam's authority structure was dominated by his two murderous sons, Uday and Qusay, as well as notorious characters like Ali Hassan al-Majid, [aka Chemical...
  • Ready for Jihad

    10/21/2005 9:10:04 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 11 replies · 707+ views
    Evning News (Vecernje Novosti) ^ | October 21st 2005. | Milovan Drecun
    As from 1992 Al-Khaida has ith branches in Bosnia and from 1999 on Kosovo. On Kosovo, there are intensive terrorist training, new idea is to attack targets in Serbia and Europe. British ibstructors payed by Albanian mafia are training Albanian Jihadists on kosovo, speciali suicide womens bombers, whom relatives and family members were killed in 1999 war. Emir Mussa Ayzi, recruiter formed in 2003 groud called "White divills" suicide bombers to act in Serbia, Israel and Europe. Other instructors are Jihadists from Bosnia, former fighters in anti-Serb war. Training camps are also in Northern Albania, supported by present Albanian presidend.
  • Bush Beats LBJ on Spending [a report from Cato Institute]

    10/09/2005 7:59:30 AM PDT · by alessandrofiaschi · 145 replies · 5,754+ views
    In the latest Cato Tax and Budget Bulletin, Stephen Slivinski uses revised data released during the summer by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to make side-by-side comparisons of the spending habits of each president during the last 40 years. While the data show that all presidents presided over net increases in spending, George W. Bush is shown to be one of the biggest spenders of them all, even outpacing Lyndon B. Johnson in terms of discretionary spending. An excerpt from the report: "The increase in discretionary spending - that is, all nonentitlement programs - in Bush's first term was 48.5...
  • Bill Clinton: U.S. Likely to Lose in Iraq (GRRRRRRRRR!)

    10/06/2005 10:30:31 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 160 replies · 4,112+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 10/6/05
    Ex-president Bill Clinton is predicting that the U.S. will lose the war in Iraq, saying "the odds are not great of our prevailing there." In an interview with the Ladies Home Journal due out next month, Clinton calls the Iraq war "a quagmire" and warns "it could go wrong." He reminded: "Since the end of World War II, the only major foreign power that succeeded in putting down an insurgency was the British putting down the Malay insurgency, but the British stayed 15 years." "So you can say for historical reasons, the odds are not great of our prevailing there,"...
  • He's Not the retiring kind. Bill Clinton is building on Jimmy Carter's example...

    09/24/2005 11:56:03 PM PDT · by alessandrofiaschi · 25 replies · 1,110+ views
    US News & World Report ^ | 9/19/05 | Kenneth T. Walsh
    Bill Clinton is building on Jimmy Carter's example and creating a new paradigm for ex-presidents. They're ba-aack. Bill Clinton and George H. W. Bush, America's political odd couple, are teaming up for another big roadshow, this time to raise money for victims of Hurricane Katrina. Last week, they stood shoulder to shoulder with President George W. Bush in the Oval Office, the 59-year-old Clinton now completely gray and looking a bit fragile, and the 81-year-old Bush looking stooped and a bit weary. Later the pair appeared together in Houston, chatting with evacuees at the Astrodome and the Reliant Center Arena....
  • "Clinton" and "Lewinsky" become condom brand names in China

    09/21/2005 11:20:52 AM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 11 replies · 592+ views
    AFP ^ | 09-20-05
    BEIJING (AFP) - A condom maker in southern China's Guangdong province is marketing its products under "Clinton" and "Lewinsky" brands and has registered the names as trademarks, state press said. The Guangzhou Haojian Bio-science Co is selling its wares under the Chinese spelling of the names that read "Kelintun" and "Laiwensiji," the New Express reported. The names in China are easily recognizable as former US president Bill Clinton and his one time lover, Monica Lewinsky. The Clinton brand is set to be the company's top product selling for some 30 yuan (3.7 dollars) for a pack of 12, while the...
  • China Names Condom for Bill Clinton

    09/21/2005 3:38:25 AM PDT · by MrPiper · 28 replies · 1,431+ views
    True legacy?? A Chinese company is honoring ex-president Bill Clinton by naming a new line of condoms after him - along with a companion line of condoms that will be named after his ex-girlfriend, Monica Lewinsky........
  • Bill Clinton says Hillary Clinton should not pledge to fulfill Senate term

    09/18/2005 10:58:32 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 67 replies · 1,879+ views
    Newsday & Associated Press ^ | September 18, 2005
    <p>ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Former President Bill Clinton on Sunday morning said his wife, Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York, should not pledge to serve another full six-year term in her campaign for re-election.</p> <p>Clinton made the comments during an interview on Tim Russert's MSNBC show, "Meet the Press.''</p>
  • Clinton launches withering attack on Bush on Iraq, Katrina, budget

    09/18/2005 2:48:44 PM PDT · by wallcrawlr · 378 replies · 8,789+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 09.18.05
    Former US president Bill Clinton sharply criticised George W. Bush for the Iraq War and the handling of Hurricane Katrina, and voiced alarm at the swelling US budget deficit. Breaking with tradition under which US presidents mute criticisms of their successors, Clinton said the Bush administration had decided to invade Iraq "virtually alone and before UN inspections were completed, with no real urgency, no evidence that there were weapons of mass destruction." The Iraq war diverted US attention from the war on terrorism "and undermined the support that we might have had," Bush said in an interview with an ABC's...
  • Filibuster flap shows GOP hypocrisy (Here, kitty kitty! Blackened fish!)

    05/21/2005 9:06:37 AM PDT · by gutted catfish · 105 replies · 3,011+ views
    Letter to Editor | Angela Berger
    Regarding "Filibuster's traditional use is ignored" (Letters, Wednesday): The writer said the filibuster has never been used before to block a judicial nominee. The truth is that during the Clinton administration, 60 judicial nominees were blocked by Republicans, using means including the filibuster. In fact, Bill Frist even joined in the filibuster of 9th Circuit nominee Richard Paez. Also, Democrats have approved more than 200 of President Bush's judicial nominees while only 10 have been blocked. For Republicans to make such a big deal over those 10 nominations while they blocked 60 of Clinton's nominees is extremely misleading and hypocritical....
  • Hillary Postage Stamp

    02/25/2005 9:24:09 AM PST · by I'm ALL Right! · 15 replies · 1,745+ views
    my e-mail ^ | 2/24/05 | E-MAIL
    Hillary Postage Stamp(joke)The U.S. Postal Service created a stamp with a picture of Senator Hillary Clinton to honor her achievements as the First Lady of our nation. In daily use it was shown that the stamp was not sticking to envelopes. This enraged Senator Clinton, who demanded a full investigation. After a month of testing, a special presidential commission made the following findings: *The stamp was in perfect order. *There was nothing wrong with the applied adhesive. *People were spitting on the wrong side.
  • Bill Clinton Gets a Taste of His Own Medicine

    12/08/2004 4:58:39 AM PST · by Voice in your head · 16 replies · 1,375+ views
    techcentralstation.com ^ | 12/08/04 | Collin Levey
    It's never nice to wish someone a taste of his own medicine, but since it has already happened to Bill Clinton, here's hoping some good will come of it. The subject is his runaway hit memoir, "My Life," which according to reports in the New York Times has recently become the latest victim of copyright infringement in overseas markets. Despite official distribution of the work in Asia, many of the copies on the street are hastily pirated versions -- sold for a fraction of the price and without any of the royalties due its rightful author. And the chronic misspellings,...
  • Federal judge says Michigan must count provisional ballots in wrong precincts (Klinton hack)

    10/19/2004 4:36:31 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 73 replies · 2,403+ views
    AP ^ | 10-19-04 | David Eggert
    Federal judge says Michigan must count provisional ballots in wrong precincts 10/19/2004, 6:15 p.m. ET By DAVID EGGERT The Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan voters who cast ballots in the wrong polling precinct but are in the right city, township or village on Nov. 2 must have their votes for president and Congress counted, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. U.S. District Judge David Lawson nullified the state's decision to not count provisional ballots unless voters show up in the correct precinct — despite objections from Republican Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land and the U.S. Justice Department. Provisional,...
  • NRA: ONE MORE PUSH TO END THE CLINTON GUN BAN

    09/08/2004 6:23:59 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 24 replies · 911+ views
    NRA Email
    AN URGENT MESSAGE TO NRA MEMBERS: ONE MORE PUSH TO END THE CLINTON GUN BAN With only five days to go before the September 13th expiration of the 1994 Clinton gun ban, anti-gun activists across the nation are making a last stand to re-enact this ineffective legislation. But now time is running out. Congress is only in session three more days before the sunset, and because time is short, anti-gunners will be redoubling their efforts to extend the ban. Originally enacted in 1994, the Clinton crime bill banned gun ownership by law-abiding citizens as the solution to violent crime. But...
  • Here comes Hillary!

    08/19/2004 8:12:50 PM PDT · by bobono · 119 replies · 3,226+ views
    8/19/04 | Self
    Kerry is being revealed as unelectable. Even the liberal press covers the swift boat issue, instead of significant developments in Iraq, Iran, etc. The press is preparing Kerry for early exit, and will indirectly promote Hillary as the only remaining electable dem candidate - they know it is absolutely imperative for her to get through the "campaign" WITHOUT debate, questions, etc. She knows there will not be enough time for her to answer to the public or engage in debates if she achieves the nomination in late September. She needs to be elected in an unconventional manner, or she will...
  • Gallup: Clinton’s Book Preaching to the Choir

    06/30/2004 8:30:13 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 23 replies · 200+ views
    Gallup News Service ^ | June 30, 2004 | Frank Newport
    Democrats most interested in reading “My Life”PRINCETON, NJ -- It doesn't appear that former president Bill Clinton will be creating many new fans with his newly published memoir, "My Life,"at least not directly. A June 21-23 CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll, conducted just as the 957-page tome was arriving at bookstores, suggests that most readers of the book will be the same Americans who have traditionally supported Clinton. Public opinion of Clinton remains polarized, as on a variety of measures Americans are closely split in their views of him. The majority of Americans say they have gotten over the Monica Lewinsky scandal,...
  • Bill Clinton Was Right (There was a Saddam-Osama connection and we're learning more every day)

    06/25/2004 6:20:29 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 11 replies · 4,134+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | July 5 / July 12, 2004 | Stephen F. Hayes
    NEARLY TWO YEARS AGO, in the introduction to an hour-long PBS documentary called Saddam's Ultimate Solution, former Clinton State Department spokesman James P. Rubin said:"Tonight, we examine the nature of the threat posed by Saddam Hussein. Ten years after the Gulf War and Saddam is still there and still continues to stockpile weapons of mass destruction. Now there are suggestions he is working with al Qaeda, which means the very terrorists who attacked the United States last September may now have access to chemical and biological weapons."The documentary, broadcast on July 11, 2002, laid out in exhaustive detail alleged Iraqi...
  • Reform Gone Awry (Bill Clinton has one thing right: The independent counsel statute was a bad idea)

    06/23/2004 11:37:09 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 3 replies · 220+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | June 23, 2004 | Terry Eastland
    BILL CLINTON'S book release is giving him more chances to take shots at the man who spent five years investigating him, Kenneth Starr. Starr resigned in 1999. That same year the independent counsel law, under whose authority he worked, was allowed to expire. Whatever you may think about the charges that Starr was asked to probe, or about the investigations themselves, the demise of the independent counsel law was a welcome event. The law had proved a classic case of reform gone awry, and when the time came to legislate its extension in 1999, few in Congress were willing to...
  • Text of Remarks by the President at Ceremony for the Unveiling of the Clinton Portraits

    06/14/2004 9:06:05 AM PDT · by hispanarepublicana · 69 replies · 350+ views
    The White House ^ | June 14, 2004
    For Immediate Release Office of the Press Secretary June 14, 2004 Remarks by the President at Ceremony for the Unveiling of the Clinton Portraits The East Room 10:35 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. Thank you, Henry. Laura and I appreciate you all coming. President Clinton and Senator Clinton, welcome home. (Applause.) All who live here are temporary residents; the portraits that are presented today will be held permanently in the White House collection for all the ages. And so beginning today, the likenesses of President William Jefferson Clinton and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton will take their place...