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  • Kohl confesses to euro’s undemocratic beginnings

    04/08/2013 10:54:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai
    EU Observer ^ | 08.04.13 @ 21:56 (April 8) | Valentina Pop
    Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl—the architect of German reunification—admitted he would never have won a referendum on the adoption of the euro in his country and said he acted “like a dictator” to see the common currency introduced. … Germany’s chancellor between 1982 and 1998, Kohl said it took him “years” to build the trust and negotiation skills to convince other European leaders of his ideas and push them through. … In addition, the freshly reunified East Germans, happy to finally have their Deutsche Mark back, would never have voted in favor of abandoning it again for a new European...
  • Pope Benedict meets Helmut Kohl and lay Catholics [text of address]

    09/24/2011 3:39:08 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | September 24, 2011
    On the third day of his pastoral journey to his native Germany, Pope Benedict's packed programme included an ecumenical encounter, a meeting with seminarians, private talks with one of the nation's best known statesmen and a very public greeting for the people of Freiburg. Veronica Scarisbrick is in Germany and sent this report on the events of Saturday afternoon......A change of gear is always demanding and when you're 84 it must prove even more so. Just think six engagements and four speeches in less than three hours. But why don't I attempt to tell you about Benedict XVI's Saturday afternoon...
  • Ryan telling GOPers he's unlikely to run (WI)

    05/16/2011 7:24:02 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | May 16, 2011 | David Catanese
    Rep. Paul Ryan is reaching out to potential Senate candidates in Wisconsin, informing them he's unlikely to run for Herb Kohl's seat next year, according to two sources familiar with the conversations. The House Budget Committee chairman, who was in Chicago Monday defending his polarizing debt reduction plan in front of the city's Economic Club, told one prospective candidate he was "leaning heavily against a run," an adviser confirmed to POLITICO. Another consultant said that the congressman conveyed he was "95 percent sure" he would not enter the race for the open seat. That percentage, of course, leaves him a...
  • Some Wisconsin Fun

    05/16/2011 11:11:23 AM PDT · by chickadee · 3 replies
    5/16/2011 | Self
    The news of Herb Kohl's retirement plans immediately had the Democrats in Wisconsin thrilling all over to the idea that they could get their beloved Rusty (Feingold) back in office. I have decided to have a little fun with those wascally Democrats - seeing as how they have made our lives so miserable since February. I invite fellow Wisconsinites to do the same. All it takes is an old yard sign and a home printer. Just type these big letters (in your favorite word processing software): Kloppenburg for Senate Print, apply to yard sign and install sign in your front...
  • Kohl will not seek re-election for WI senate Seat

    05/13/2011 7:49:55 AM PDT · by MNlurker · 76 replies
    A Democratic source said Friday that U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.) has decided not to run for re-election after serving in the U.S. Senate since 1989...

    05/09/2011 6:57:48 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 17 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 9, 2011
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Within hours of the stunning announcement that Osama bin Laden had been killed by U.S. commandos, a lobbying firm representing Pakistan’s government began contacting members of Congress and their staffs to counter claims Islamabad protected the al-Qaida chief for nearly six years. The push by Locke Lord Strategies to turn the tide against criticism of Pakistan — and preserve the country’s billions of dollars in U.S. aid — illustrates one of Washington’s enduring realities: No matter the issue or the crisis, lobbyists are working behind the scenes to shape opinions on Capitol Hill. At stake is the...
  • Democratic Sen. Herb Kohl declines visable role in Wisconsin protests

    02/22/2011 2:58:10 PM PST · by Sybeck1 · 21 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/21/2011 | Will Rahn
    As Wisconsin’s public union protesters make national headlines, Herb Kohl, the Badger State’s long-serving Democratic senator, has kept a low profile. Prominent Wisconsin Democrats such as former Sen. Russ Feingold have been vocal in their support of the protests, while Kohl, who is up for re-election in 2012, shied away from taking a visible role. “Public workers deserve fair treatment and their interests should be taken into consideration as these issues are resolved,” Kohl said in a short, non-committal statement released by his office on Thursday. “I’m concerned about the well-being of their families and hope these matters can be...
  • Poll shows Sen. Kohl (D-WI) in 'solid position,' but GOP points out same was said of Sen. Feingold

    12/17/2010 12:38:21 PM PST · by Qbert · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/14/2010 | Sean J. Miller
    Republicans happily pointed out an ominous parallel in Democratic polling of Wisconsin Senate races Tuesday. The Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling released a survey showing Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.) in a "pretty solid position" with a 50 percent approval rating. Moreover, the Dec. 10-12 survey shows him with leads over potential GOP rivals Rep. Paul Ryan, former Gov. Tommy Thompson and state Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen ranging from 6 to 13 points. And if Kohl decides not to run for reelection in 2012, as some have speculated, and Russ Feingold opts to make a bid, the defeated senator has a...
  • Sen. Herb Kohl is working hard for us (yawn!)

    12/22/2009 2:19:56 PM PST · by From The Deer Stand · 24 replies · 629+ views
    Senator Herb Kohl (D-Wisconsin) | December 22, 2009 | From The Deer Stand
    Here's the babble that Senator Herb Kohl (D-Wisconsin) puts out in response to tough questions about his support of the monstrosity of a Health Care Bill:One of the most important functions of Congress is to oversee and balance the Executive branch and its agencies and I can understand your frustration with the American government. Our democracy is not perfect, and it does not always produce the results we want with the speed and effectiveness we would desire. But our government does strive to balance the many interests and concerns of our diverse nation in a manner that is representative and...
  • Senator John Kerry out million$

    12/05/2009 12:59:53 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 43 replies · 2,211+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 12/05/09 | Dave Wedge
    The nation’s richest senator - the Bay State’s own John Forbes Kerry - has been knocked down a few notches after seeing his fortune sliced by one-third by the fiscal meltdown that ripped down Wall Street. Kerry’s personal net worth plunged from an estimated $336 million in 2007 to $208 million in 2008, according to a study by the Washington-based Center for Responsive Politics. The Boston Democrat’s staggering losses dropped him from first to third among the wealthiest senators, trailing Herb Kohl (D-Wis.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) “So does this mean Senator Kerry is now arriving in Nantucket by ferry...
  • Report: 237 millionaires in Congress

    11/06/2009 8:11:20 PM PST · by guitarplayer1953 · 34 replies · 1,379+ views
    Politico ^ | 11/06/09 | Erika Lovley
    Talk about bad timing. As Washington reels from the news of 10.2 percent unemployment, the Center for Responsive Politics is out with a new report describing the wealth of members of Congress. Among the highlights: Two-hundred-and-thirty-seven members of Congress are millionaires. That’s 44 percent of the body – compared to about 1 percent of Americans overall. CRP says California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa is the richest lawmaker on Capitol Hill, with a net worth estimated at about $251 million. Next in line: Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.), worth about $244.7 million; Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.), worth about $214.5 million; Sen....
  • Bush, Gorbachev, Kohl mark Berlin Wall's fall

    10/31/2009 8:31:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 1,125+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 10/31/09 | Erik Kirschbaum
    BERLIN (Reuters) – George Bush, Mikhail Gorbachev and Helmut Kohl paid their respects to the ordinary people who were behind the peaceful revolution of 1989 that brought down the Berlin Wall at an emotional ceremony in Berlin on Saturday. The three statesmen from the United States, Soviet Union and West Germany -- whose steady-handed leadership paved the way for the Wall's opening on November 9, 1989 -- recalled the heady events that led to the end of the Cold War at a ceremony attended by 1,800 people. "We Germans don't have very much in our history to be proud of,"...
  • Sen. Herb Kohl video on health care

    08/07/2009 7:00:30 PM PDT · by From The Deer Stand · 2 replies · 390+ views
    Senator Herb Kohl (D-Wisconsin) ^ | August 7, 2009 | From The Deer Stand
    Wisconsin Senator Kohl gives a 6-minute talk on health care reform, not mentioning tort reform, but noting that rumors about health reform aren't necessarily true.Sen. Herb Kohl video
  • Senator Kohl (D, WI) Warns of Credit Card Dangers (Speaks to 18 Students!)

    04/07/2009 4:53:36 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 9 replies · 538+ views
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | April 7, 2009 | Todd Richmond
    MADISON, WI - U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl warned college students Tuesday to be wary of credit card marketing ploys involving free T-shirts, blankets and food, saying they can lead to mountains of debt. Kohl spoke to about two dozen students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, touting a bill that would place new limits on credit cards for college students. He complained about direct-mail offers sent to students and kiosks on some campuses where companies offer freebies to students for signing up. "Be very cautious," said Kohl, a Democrat. "Don't be enticed by a free sandwich or something. A lot of...
  • Senator Herb Kohl's (WI) Response to Obama Eligibility Question

    12/03/2008 4:51:02 PM PST · by mikelike · 29 replies · 2,095+ views
    Office of Herb Kohl | 12/3/08 | Senater Herb Kohl, WI
    December 3, 2008 Mr. Herman Munster 1313 Mockingbird Lane Hartland, Wisconsin 53067 Dear Mr. Munster: Thank you for contacting me. I appreciate hearing from you and welcome this opportunity to respond. As you may know, Hawaii became a state on August 21st, 1959. President-elect Barack Obama was born in Hawaii in 1961, making him a United States citizen at birth under the first section of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution. President-elect Obama's birth certificate has been made public, and is widely available online. This document has been authenticated by a variety of sources, including the Hawaii Department of Health...
  • China exports lead poisoning

    06/12/2007 10:13:26 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies · 1,222+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | June 7, 2007 | WorldNetDaily
    WASHINGTON – In the wake of scandals involving tainted food and toothpaste from China comes word of a new concern from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission as well as the Food and Drug Administration – toys, makeup, glazed pottery and other products that contain significant amounts of lead. While lead poisoning among children was once mainly caused by old paint, U.S. manufacturers long ago banned the ingredient. Today, a new rash of high lead levels in the bloodstreams of American kids is being caused by foreign products – mainly from China. So serious is the resurgence of lead poisoning...
  • Weedstock Organizer Attempts To Unseat Kohl

    09/09/2006 3:52:13 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 5 replies · 575+ views
    WFRV.COM ^ | 09 SEPTEMBER 2006 | AP
    (AP) MILWAUKEE -- Ben Masel says his top interests include "good hash" and "getting acquitted" -- not exactly what you'd expect from a candidate for U.S. Senate. But the 51-year-old liberal activist from Madison has made a career of doing things his own way. In high school in 1969 he participated in a strike in which he says protesting students demanded and received the principal's resignation. He was arrested for his prominent role in Vietnam War protests, which he says led to his being "indefinitely suspended" from the University of Wisconsin-Madison after his freshman year in 1971. He ran for...
  • Kohl, Feingold (D, WI) to Vote Against Minimum Wage, Estate Tax Bill

    08/03/2006 6:06:29 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 12 replies · 624+ views
    JSOnline via AP ^ | August 3, 2006 | Frederic Frommer
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Wisconsin Sens. Herb Kohl and Russ Feingold say they will vote against legislation this week that would increase the minimum wage and reduce the estate tax, arguing the country cannot afford the lost tax revenue. "I believe we will get estate tax reform, I support estate tax reform," Kohl, a Democrat, said in a telephone interview Thursday. "But this particular language would be very costly." Feingold, a Democrat, was unavailable for an interview Thursday, but in a statement, said he supports the minimum wage increase and estate tax reform. "But I will not vote for this cynical...
  • Thompson Won't Challenge Kohl For U.S. Senate

    06/20/2006 8:27:10 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 21 replies · 613+ views
    WFRV.COM ^ | 20 JUNE 2006 | AP
    (AP) WASHINGTON -- Former Gov. Tommy Thompson said Monday he will not run for U.S. Senate this year, leaving Republicans with no clear major challenger to Sen. Herb Kohl, D-Wis. "Governor Thompson will not run for the United States Senate in 2006," Thompson's office said in a brief statement Monday. "He is enjoying his work in the private sector and decided against a return to public office at this time." Thompson, 64, who served as governor from 1987 until 2001, had toyed recently with a run for governor or for senator. Last month, he announced he would not run for...
  • Anti-war (Anti-American) activists storm Kohl campaign event

    02/23/2006 9:35:20 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 21 replies · 622+ views
    The Capital Times ^ | 2/23/06 | Samara Kalk Derby
    A small group of activists disrupted a campaign event for U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl and challenged him to sign a pledge against the War in Iraq. Calling themselves members of the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance, seven anti-war protesters interrupted Kohl as he was about to speak to supporters at the Orpheum Theatre Wednesday evening. "We all now know that the war in Iraq was based on lies," protester Jim Murphy, a Catholic priest from Portage, read from a script. "Too many innocent lives have been lost and too many dollars have been spent. We are here tonight to appeal...

    02/07/2006 8:15:53 AM PST · by CyberAnt · 106 replies · 2,138+ views
    RNC Research Department ^ | February 7, 2006 | RNC Research E-Mail
    Democrats Praise President Bush's Terrorist Surveillance Program One Minute; Outraged The Next Dems Try To Have It Every Way On President Bush's Terrorist Surveillance Program: "[Democrats] Could Pay A Large Price - Though A Political One - If They Do Not Strike The Right Tone In The Debate Over The National Security Agency's Domestic Eavesdropping Program." (Sheryl Gay Stolberg, "Balancing Act By Democrats At Hearing," The New York Times, 2/7/06) "As They Head Into The 2006 Midterm Elections, Democrats, Eager To Pick Up Congressional Seats, Know They Must Look Tough On National Security Issues." (Sheryl Gay Stolberg, "Balancing Act By...
  • Kohl's Krazy Kommentary: We Don't Want "Neutral" Judges "Just Applying the Law"

    01/20/2006 10:11:12 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 31 replies · 1,002+ views ^ | Sen. Herb Kohl
    Kennedy, Schumer and Biden made bigger splashes at the Alito hearings for their overheated rhetoric. In contrast, Wisconsin Dem Sen. Herb Kohl was polite, even diffident, in the tone of his questioning. Even so, he said something that should send chills down the spine not only of Republicans and conservatives, but of anyone concerned with the survival of our constitutional form of government. Here's what Kohl said: "The neutral approach, that of the judge just applying the law, is very often inadequate to ensure social progress." There it is in black-and-white. Democrats do not want judges to be neutral. They...
  • "Heads Need to Roll"

    01/18/2006 4:22:17 AM PST · by saveliberty · 52 replies · 1,914+ views
    PoliPundit ^ | 1/17/2006 | Lorie Byrd
    “Heads Need To Roll”   Some on the left are a tad upset that the Democrats have not been able to stop the President’s Supreme Court nominees.   This is just that much more evidence of why there needs to be a major blood-letting in the Democratic party, and soon. Heads need to roll. ROLL. People need to lose their jobs, en masse. After 2000, no one took responsibility. After 2004, no one took responsibility. And now it’s happening again. Our wonderful party leaders are sitting back and scratching their heads wondering why the country isn’t simply running into...
  • Why do the Democrats always place jerks on the Judiciary Committee (VANITY - kind of like)

    01/11/2006 7:11:37 AM PST · by Tarkin · 25 replies · 849+ views
    I guess we all know that the Democrats, and especially the Democrats from the Judiciary Committee are a bunch of %#&*@!, I mean really, the Democrats that sit there are the essence of crazy lunacy. But that's not the point of this post. Recently I was doing a little research on the history of judicial nominations and I found a little information about senator James O. Eastland from Mississippi (of course a Democrat). Of course you could easily suspect that a Southern Democratic senator in the 50s, 60s and 70s would be a racist, but HE was really something: (from...
  • Ex-Gov. Tommy Thompson (R-WI) Edges Sen. Herb Kohl In Latest Poll

    11/17/2005 5:01:55 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 23 replies · 821+ views
    Strategic Vision ^ | November 16, 2005
    If the election for United States Senate was held today, and the choices were Herb Kohl, the Democrat or Tommy Thompson, the Republican, whom would you vote for? Herb Kohl 42% Tommy Thompson 44% Undecided 14%
  • Thatcher's foot stamping fury, by Kohl {Kohl's comback for Thatcher's memoir's snub?]

    11/03/2005 4:24:03 AM PST · by Mike Fieschko · 4 replies · 614+ views
    The Dayly Telegraph ^ | November 3, 2005 | Kate Connolly
    The prospect of Germany reunifying made Lady Thatcher stamp her feet and scream with rage at Helmut Kohl, the former chancellor claims in a new volume of memoirs.The then British prime minister gave Mr Kohl a "great headache" over many issues but none more so than Germany's future after the fall of the Berlin Wall, he writes. Theirs, he says with masterful understatement, was a "relationship which became ever more difficult" until it reached an explosive climax as communism collapsed.   Margaret Thatcher with Helmut Kohl, the West German chancellor "The feared 'Iron Lady'... played an unfriendly, indeed a...
  • Supreme Court More Diverse than 8 Dems on Senate Judicary Committee [4 Catholics & 4 Jews]

    10/31/2005 2:44:19 PM PST · by Diago · 31 replies · 1,130+ views
    The current eight democratic memebers of the Senate Judiciary Committee include 4 "Catholics" (Biden, Kennedy, Leahy and Durbin) and 4 Jews (Schumer, Feinstein, Feingold, and Kohl). Only one democratic member is a woman. Not very diverse. The Supreme court on the other hand (assuming Alito is confirmed) will have 5 Catholics, 2 Jews, an Episcopalian, and a nonsectarian Protestant. It will also have one woman.
  • Kohl: Miers downplays abortion answer

    10/20/2005 7:05:19 PM PDT · by jdhljc169 · 6 replies · 367+ views
    AP via Gazette Extra ^ | 10/20/05 | Frederic J. Frommer
    WASHINGTON - Sen. Herb Kohl said Thursday that Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers downplayed a 1989 questionnaire in which she backed a constitutional amendment to ban abortion in most cases. "She made the point that it was at a different time for a different purpose," Kohl, D-Wis., said after meeting with Miers for about 45 minutes. "And (she said) we should not read too much into that in terms of where she might be on the issue of privacy, and a woman's right to choose."
  • Feingold puzzled by president's Supreme Court nomination

    10/07/2005 9:29:21 AM PDT · by Kryptonite · 34 replies · 983+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 10/07/05 | CRAIG GILBERT
    Washington - Wisconsin Democrat Russ Feingold, who supported the nomination of John Roberts to the Supreme Court, voiced serious questions Thursday about the qualifications and independence of President Bush's latest nominee, White House counsel Harriet Miers. A member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Feingold said in an interview that he was "puzzled" by the choice. He said the selection of Miers raised at least two issues that were not present in the confirmation of Roberts, now chief justice of the United States. "The president has chosen someone here about whom objectivity and independence is a very real question. He's selling...
  • NYP: BEATING CHUCK - W's next court pick, by John Podhoretz

    09/23/2005 6:26:09 AM PDT · by OESY · 30 replies · 2,162+ views
    New York Post ^ | September 23, 2005 | John Podhoretz
    ...Schumer argued yesterday "being brilliant and accomplished" didn't make Roberts qualified. Why? Because "there are many who would use their considerable talents and legal acumen to set America back. So, while legal brilliance is to be considered, it is never dispositive.... Roberts is clearly brilliant and his demeanor suggests he well might not be an ideologue. But he did not make the case strongly enough to bet the whole house." This is what a bad argument looks like — pressing an ideological assault against someone by claiming that person could be an "ideologue." The refusal of Schumer and four other...
  • Roberts nominated 13-5 vote

    09/22/2005 9:52:02 AM PDT · by edcoil · 186 replies · 9,742+ views
    C-span 3 | 21 Sept 2005 | EDCOIL
    I am watching a Cspan 3 of the vote. Hard to read the screen but it looks like a 12 to 5 vote for Roberts to be Chief Justice.
  • German right vows improved U.S. relations

    06/04/2005 6:10:27 AM PDT · by StoneGiant · 38 replies · 1,243+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 6/4/2005 | Nicholas Kralev and Tom Goeller
    Bad News for Putin and Chirac: German right vows improved U.S. relationsTo France: 'Don't make us choose between you and the United States, because we probably won't choose you' By Nicholas Kralev and Tom Goeller THE WASHINGTON TIMES June 4, 2005 German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder BERLIN -- The conservative Christian Democrats and their Free Democratic partners will restore Germany's alliance with the United States and downgrade Berlin's ties with Russia if they win elections in September, leaders from both parties say. In a series of interviews, they also said that they would review their alliance with France, which they intend...
  • Al Qaeda`s Neo-Nazi Connections

    03/02/2004 5:42:05 AM PST · by SJackson · 27 replies · 13,200+ views
    Jewish Press ^ | 2/25/2004 | William Grim
    On the surface there would seem to be little to unite the Aryan racialists of the neo-Nazi movement with the terrorists of radical Islam. To the neo-Nazis, Muslims are almost all members of ``inferior`` races; and to the Islamic terrorists, the neo-Nazis are almost without exception either atheists or members of fringe quasi-Christian sects. But the reality is that there has been close cooperation between Muslim extremists and Fascists ever since the founding of the Nazi movement in the 1920`s. For all of their differences, Muslim extremists and Nazis have always been united by a common group of beliefs and...
  • Helmut Kohl, Former German Chancellor, Accuses German Government of Foolish Anti-Americanism

    03/09/2005 11:33:51 AM PST · by longjack · 17 replies · 1,158+ views
    "Spiegel-Online" ^ | March 9, 2005 | Björn Hengst
    09. März 2005 Printer Version Verbal AttackKohl Accuses Government of Foolish Anti-AmericanismVon Björn Hengst, Köln Former Chancellor Kohl has attacked his successor Schröder and the coalition in an unusually sharp manner. In an anniversary celebration of the CDU in Cologne he described the ministers of the red-green government as "foolish figures". Secretary of State Joschka Fischer has "lied his way through history". DPA Kohl (l.) und Rüttgers: "What would the union be without Kohl?" Cologne - During the celebration of the 60-year existence of the CDU Helmut Kohl criticized the Red-Green Federal Government with drastic words on Tuesday evening....
  • Kohl gearing up for 2006 re-election campaign (Wisconsin Democrat)

    02/08/2005 6:14:21 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 16 replies · 657+ views
    CBS 2 Chicago ^ | February 08, 2005 | AP
    MILWAUKEE (AP) U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl has hired a Democratic organizer to begin coordinating his run for re-election in 2006. The Wisconsin Democrat said Tuesday that he hired Michael Teter to start putting the campaign together. Kohl, who turned 70 Monday, announced over the weekend that he is seeking a fourth six-year term in the Senate. The millionaire owner of the Milwaukee Bucks was first elected in 1988 and won re-election in 1994 and 2000. Teter was Wisconsin field director for the Democratic Party's campaign last year.

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • CSPAN flashes M-rated game material at Sens. Lieberman Kohl!

    11/30/2004 7:26:18 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 11 replies · 1,150+ views
    Media critics were up in arms over Janet Jackson's exposed breast at the Super Bowl and the locker-room towel-dropping on last week's “Monday Night Football,” but don't expect to hear from them about the latest breast-baring on prime time TV this week. No, it wasn't on the latest episode of “Desperate Housewives," or some reality show wardrobe malfunction. It was on CSPAN — the 24-hour political channel — during a broadcast of the National Institute on Media and the Family's annual video game report card. With Senators Joe Lieberman and Herb Kohl looking on, CSPAN aired an unedited, uncensored compilation...
  • ELECTION 2006

    11/03/2004 1:50:12 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 45 replies · 1,588+ views
    Election 2006 Of the 15 senators up for reelection this fall who voted to acquit Clinton in 1999, only one was defeated, but it was a big one - prince of obstruction Tom Daschle of South Dakota. Now we turn our attention to 2006. The following 14 senators who will then be up for reelection also voted to acquit Clinton and therefore disqualified themselves for public office. Moreover, all of them voted for the Harkin amendment to the bill banning partial-birth abortion. All but two of them (Byrd and Conrad) also voted on 21 Oct. 2003 against the bill to...
  • Anti-Abortion Ads Will Be Illegal (What First Amendment?)

    08/12/2004 12:45:07 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies · 1,295+ views
    Fox News ^ | Wednesday, August 11, 2004
    CHICAGO — The anti-abortion group Wisconsin Right to Life) is airing a TV spot and radio ads about blocked judicial nominees aimed at Wisconsin Democratic Sens. Russ Feingold and Herbert Kohl. But come this weekend, the ad campaign will be illegal because of whom it's targeting.
  • Kohl Praises Reagan As Friend of Germany

    06/06/2004 10:53:53 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 2 replies · 197+ views
    The Las Vegas Sun ^ | June 06, 2004 at 5:41:51 PDT | TONY CZUCZKA
    BERLIN (AP) - Former Chancellor Helmut Kohl praised Ronald Reagan on Sunday as "a great friend of the Germans" for his role in bringing down communism and ending Europe's Cold War division. Kohl said he would never forget standing next to the U.S. president in 1987 when Reagan challenged Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to "tear down this wall," the last high point of Cold War rhetoric in West Berlin. "Ronald Reagan was a man who achieved great things for his country," Kohl said in a statement. "He was a stroke of luck for the world, especially for Europe." Reagan stood...

    02/27/2004 6:40:09 AM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 36 replies · 149+ views
    thomas ^ | 2-27-03 | Barbara Boxer and Herb Kohl
    SA 2620. Mrs. BOXER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by her to the bill S. 1805, to prohibit civil liability actions from being brought or continued against manufacturers, distributors, dealers, or importers of firearms or ammunition for damages resulting from the misuse of their products by others; as follows: On page 11, after line 19, add the following: SEC. 5. REQUIREMENT OF CHILD HANDGUN SAFETY DEVICES. (a) SHORT TITLE.--This section may be cited as the ``Child Safety Device Act of 2004''. (b) DEFINITIONS.--Section 921(a) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the...
  • Kohl Loses Battle To Keep Stasi Files Secret

    09/17/2003 6:23:18 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 356+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-18-2003 | Kate Connolly
    Kohl loses battle to keep Stasi files secret By Kate Connolly in Berlin (Filed: 18/09/2003) The former German chancellor Helmut Kohl yesterday lost a legal attempt to prevent the publication of thousands of pages of potentially explosive records compiled about him by the East German secret police, the Stasi. A court in Berlin decided that, as a public figure, Mr Kohl's files should be made accessible to researchers. The ruling, which overturns an earlier decision, is in line with a new law passed by parliament last year. Lawyers for Mr Kohl, who did not appear in court, said they would...
  • Kohl vs. Estrada

    05/20/2003 2:21:44 PM PDT · by rj45mis · 8 replies · 210+ views
    I appreciate knowing your thoughts about the nomination of Miguel Estrada to serve on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. Like you, I believe it is imperative that federal judges meet the highest standards, both personally and professionally. When a vacancy occurs on the federal bench senators from that state or region often make recommendations to the President on potential nominees. Once a recommendation reaches President Bush, the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation conduct extensive background investigations of any potential nominee before the President submits his or her name to the Senate. Upon nomination, a candidate...
  • Elf Trial Offers Soap Opera of French Elite

    04/29/2003 12:50:23 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 19 replies · 914+ views
    Deutche Welle ^ | April 29 2003
    With a cast of characters including a former prime minister, some of the richest executives in France and Germany, Paris' biggest-ever corporate crime trial continued this week with 37 defendants in the dock. France's largest-ever corporate corruption trial resumed in Paris this week with more drama than your average Mexican soap opera. The case offered further tales of illicit backroom dealing, a €5 million divorce settlement tab picked up by French taxpayers and allegations that a former French prime minister accepted bribes in connection with a string of acquisitions made by the state-owned French oil conglomerate Elf Aquitane in the...
  • Ex-Chancellor Kohl criticizes rift between Europe and America, blames both sides

    04/03/2003 3:53:15 AM PST · by Michael81Dus · 9 replies · 198+ views
    Q: Many of your fellow-party members fear for the US-German-friendship, you too? Kohl: The government cannot destroy the US-German-friendship, because the foundation is too deep. Even if the relations to the US are horribly damaged: The damage is not irreparable. It will take more time than one election term to heal the damage. One cannot order trust, it can only grow - that is valid for the political as well as the private life. The whole debate in Germany is full of emotions by a havoc wreaking anti-americanism of the political left. Many of those, who today sit between the...
  • Kohl warns U.S. against ruling world "like Romans"

    04/03/2003 3:25:11 AM PST · by kattracks · 347 replies · 326+ views
    Reuters | 4/03/03
    Kohl warns U.S. against ruling world "like Romans" BERLIN, March 4 (Reuters) - Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl criticised U.S. leaders on Thursday for dreaming of ruling the world like Roman emperors, but laid blame on both sides of the Atlantic for the deep rifts over Iraq. Kohl, chancellor for 16 years and long a staunch ally of successive presidents from Ronald Reagan to Bill Clinton, said U.S. government officials had made a series of serious blunders in their dealings with European leaders during the Iraq crisis. "Those in Washington who dream about themselves being the new Rome and that...
  • Former German Leader Criticizes Schroeder

    12/27/2002 2:51:54 PM PST · by knighthawk · 22 replies · 185+ views
    German Times ^ | December 27 2002 | AP
    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Former Chancellor Helmut Kohl accused his successor, Gerhard Schroeder, of "miserable politics" that have jeopardized Germany's position in the world. He said Schroeder especially damaged relations with Washington by campaigning on promises that German soldiers would not participate in a U.S.-led attack on Iraq. "In a short time this government has jeopardized an enormous amount of regard and respect in the world," said Kohl, whom Schroeder ousted in 1998 after 16 years as chancellor. Kohl made the comments in an interview published Friday in the right-leaning mass circulation Bild. He said he did not think Schroeder's...