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  • Lanny Davis: Hillary Clinton Made a Bad Mistake

    07/06/2016 1:14:23 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 57 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 07/06/2016 | Julia Limitone
    FBI Director James Comey’s bombshell decision to excuse presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton from indictment over her use of private e-mails might come as a surprise to many, but to Lanny Davis, who served as special counsel to former President Clinton, it’s a relief. During an interview on Cavuto: Coast to Coast, he defended Hillary Clinton and explained why she is more trustworthy than Donald Trump. “We are relieved and ready to move on. Secretary Clinton has said she made a mistake and has owned up to that mistake
  • Lanny Davis' e-mail Letter to Hillary Is D.C.'s Most Cringe-Inducing Document Ever

    09/02/2015 2:07:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 09/02/2015 | BY MICHAEL WARREN
    The latest stash of emails from Hillary Clinton's private server released by the State Department has (once again!) revealed Washington to be a particularly unbearable place, employing particularly insufferable people. From Clinton's email correspondence with her senior staff we can observe how those with proximity to power engage in rare forms of backstabbing, obsequiousness, pettiness, bad humor, and self-obsession. There was the revelation that Huma Abedin, Clinton's aide-de-camp who held down multiple six-figure salaries at outside consulting firms while making $135,000 at State, apparently complains about not getting "paid enough." Another top Clinton aide, Philippe Reines, was seen tattling on...
  • Lanny Davis FUMES After Columnist Insults Hillary Clinton

    08/14/2015 12:51:05 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Betsy Rothstein
    Loooongtime Clinton devotee Lanny Davis came unglued this week after columnist Windsor Mann wrote that Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton has a personality deficit disorder. It’s not as if Clinton hasn’t been accused of being “likable enough” before. But somehow Windsor’s words got under Lanny’s skin and he reasoned that Windsor has an “irrelevance” problem. Davis is the former White House Special Counsel to President Bill Clinton. He first met Hillary Clinton in the late sixties at Yale Law School. He supported her presidential candidacy in 2008 and has often appeared on TV as a campaign surrogate. Mann’s op-ed column...
  • Hillary Emails: 2009 Iran Hostage Case Got Special Attention After Push from Clinton Confidante

    07/02/2015 8:10:17 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7-2-15 | Bridget Johnson
    As the families of U.S. hostages currently held in Iran have struggled for years to rally the determination to bring their loved ones home, newly released emails from the former secretary of State reveal the infuriating truth that those with connections get their case raised to the top. In 2009, Iason Athanasiadis was covering the protests of the disputed election win of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad over Mir-Hossein Mousavi for the Washington Times. The Greek citizen was detained by Iranian authorities on June 17, 2009, as he tried to fly out of the country. Athanasiadis was thrown in Evin prison and released...
  • The Clinton War Room Jumps the Shark

    05/12/2015 7:22:10 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 5-12-15 | Jonathon S. Tobin
    By the end of last week, the Hillary Clinton camp was acting as if they had weathered the worst of the Clinton Cash scandal and emerged unscathed. While polls showed that trust in Hillary and belief in her truthfulness was heading south, support from the overwhelming majority of Democrats remained strong. She also maintained leads in head-to-head matchups against possible Republican opponents. But in spite of these reasons for confidence that the Clinton brand can survive — as it has before — virtually anything, their bold talk about no one believing the book isn’t convincing anyone. The drip, drip, drip...
  • How Can Lanny Davis Look at Himself in the Mirror?

    03/15/2015 11:05:57 AM PDT · by Signalman · 28 replies
    BernieGodberg ^ | 3/10/2015 | John Daly
    I’ve come to realize over the years that in the world of politics, there will always be a steady supply of partisan hacks ready and willing to throw themselves on the proverbial sword for the party and the candidates they support. I’m not talking about ideologues who are reflexively defensive of their beliefs, or even campaign workers paid to put a positive face on whoever they work for. I’m talking about the “strategists” on cable news, newspaper op-ed writers, and Internet bloggers who shamelessly spin, distract, and outright lie—all at the expense of their personal credibility and character—to run cover...
  • Chris Wallace To Lanny Davis: ‘Don’t You Ever Get Tired Of Cleaning Up After The Clintons?’

    03/12/2015 8:42:20 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/07/2015 | staff
    Now we want to bring in former White House special counsel Lanny Davis, who handled legal troubles in the Clinton White House, including campaign finance, and impeachment. Lanny, you said repeatedly Friday, and this was your quote, “Hillary Clinton did nothing wrong.” I can understand saying she didn't break the law. But do you really believe she did nothing wrong?
  • Hillary Clinton’s Trained Seals and Their Tiresome Act

    03/09/2015 5:17:00 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 3-9-15 | Peter Wehner
    Good grief. Over the last few days we’ve seen one former Clinton aide and acolyte after another come out of the woodwork to defend yet another Clinton from yet another series of scandals. It’s like a tired, awful syndicated series that’s been cancelled but just won’t go away. In one corner, it was Lanny Davis being methodically taken apart by Fox News’s Chris Wallace. In another corner was the Ragin’ Cajun, James Carville, whining about “cockamamie right wing talking points” being responsible for this story. (The New York Times is well known, of course, for writing its stories based on...
  • Clinton Adviser Lanny Davis: Time for Independent Counsel to Investigate IRS Scandal

    06/27/2014 6:38:51 AM PDT · by don-o · 54 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 27, 2014 | Larry O'Connor
    A former White House counsel during the Clinton administration said Thursday that it’s time for an independent counsel to look into the growing IRS email scandal. Lanny Davis, a close adviser to Hillary Clinton and a frequent defender of the Obama Administration, appeared on my morning talk show in Washington, D.C., on WMAL. I asked him to comment on the latest hearings on the lost IRS emails conducted earlier this week in Congress: If this were a Republican administration I’d be saying when hard drives have been obliterated and this recent Lois Lerner—I think very inappropriate, maybe innocent but completely...
  • Two reasons why Democrats should fear a Jeb Bush 2016 presidential run

    06/22/2014 10:59:44 AM PDT · by WilliamIII · 95 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 20, 2014 | Lanny Davis
    ... Jeb Bush’s positions on two issues, in my view, make him formidable against a Democratic presidential candidate in 2016: education reform and immigration policy. ...
  • Former Clinton aide to Pelosi: Apologize

    02/01/2014 7:18:56 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/01/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    “We’ve got to take ownership that we messed up,” former White House adviser Lanny Davis told Megyn Kelly last night, “and Nancy Pelosi should say that — we messed up.” Bill Clinton’s former aide and counsel in the impeachment fight joked at the beginning of this clip that he’d hoped for a fun segment with Kelly, but that Pelosi’s refusal to take responsibility for the consequences of the bill she shoved down the throats of Americans “is painful.” Was it ever: “Nancy Pelosi should say that — we messed up…We have to take ownership,” Davis said, indicating that admitting fault...
  • You know how bad Obamacaregate is, when Lanny Davis - Clinton damage control guru - is trotted out.

    11/07/2013 4:31:12 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    November 7, 2013
    It's all about HILLARYCARE!I think Hillary is behind Lanny Davis' Obamacare damage control media bitz. But his appearance had to wait until after McAulliffe was elected Virginia's governor - what will be the Clinton's base of operations near DC for Hillary's 2016 presidential run. Davis came forward as soon as possible after Cuccinelli was dispatched - not sooner because Cuccinelli was making a strong move due to Obamacare fallout and Davis' didn't want to add fuel to that surge. Hillarycare aka Obamacare is teetering on the brink. She needs it in place for her 2016-2024 rule, when she intends to...
  • There Was No Surge In Tax-Exempt Applications In 2010 (IRS Defenders Still Using Bogus Talking Pts

    05/20/2013 6:55:42 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 8 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 5/17/2013 | Garance Franke-Ruta
    Fewer groups sught recognition as 501 (c)(4) social welfare organizations that year than in 2009, according to the Treasury Department. ...
  • Clinton WH Counsel Calls For Obama Counsel To Resign

    05/17/2013 11:44:34 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 93 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/17/2013 | Larry O'Connor
    Former White House Counsel during the Clinton Administration, Lanny Davis, is calling for the resignation of Obama White House Counsel, Kathryn Ruemmler. ... the White House counsel's office reportedly knew about the Inspector General's investigation into harassment ofdconservative groups, since April. Davis contends that if this is true and Ms. Ruemmler chose not to inform President Obama of the investigation and the possible legal and political ramifications, she should step down. ...
  • Breaking: Over 200 news articles now: Lanny Davis joins Woodward in claiming White House threat

    02/28/2013 11:33:08 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 35 replies
    2/28/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Go to Google News and enter "Lanny Davis Threats" in the search bar. Wow. This is incredible. Anyone here can have a field day in posting these articles here at FR. Just thought I would give a heads-up!
  • Former Clinton aide: Obama WH threatened my paper, too (Lanny Davis tells his experience)

    02/28/2013 11:16:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/28/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    If Bob Woodward's experience wasn't quite as harrowing as he first let on, Lanny Davis' anecdote sounds more like the real deal. Bill Clinton's former special counsel told Larry O’Connor and Brian Wilson on WMAL that his columns at The Washington Times got the Obama administration so angry, they threatened Davis' editor with removing the paper's accreditation to cover the White House:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE AUSIO Lanny Davis, formerly a special counsel to President Bill Clinton, told WMAL’s Brian Wilson and Larry O’Connor that a White House official once threatened to have The Washington Times’ White House credentials revoked...
  • WMAL EXCLUSIVE: Fmr. Clinton Aide Davis Says He Received White House Threat (audio at link)

    02/28/2013 6:25:09 AM PST · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 73 replies
    630 WMAL, Washington, DC ^ | 2/28/13 | WMAL Staff
    WASHINGTON -- Bob Woodward isn't the only person who's received threats for airing the Obama administration's dirty laundry. It seems anyone is a potential target of the White House these days - even former senior members of the Clinton administration. A day after Woodward's claim that a senior White House official had told him he would "regret" writing a column criticizing President Obama's stance on the sequester, Lanny Davis, a longtime close advisor to President Bill Clinton, told WMAL's Mornings on the Mall Thursday he had received similar threats for newspaper columns he had written about Obama in the Washington...
  • Top Democrat: Obama Must 'Repudiate' 'Disgusting' Ad

    08/10/2012 11:01:49 AM PDT · by bigbob · 10 replies ^ | 8-9-12 | John Nolte
    The evidence connecting the Obama campaign to Priorities USA, a super PAC that launched an appalling and blatantly false attack ad blaming a woman's death on Mitt Romney, is starting to pile up. Bill Burton runs Priorities USA and was Obama's deputy press secretary under Robert Gibbs. You can also add in the fact that the man in the ad telling the undeniably tragic tale of his wife's passing, Joe Soptic, has also appeared in ads for the Obama campaign. Finally, just yesterday, senior Obama campaign advisor Stephanie Cutter was caught red-handed lying about her knowledge of the ad. The...
  • ‘Disgusting’ Pro-Obama Ad Criticized by Democrat (Lanny Davis condemns Mitt is murderer)

    08/09/2012 2:54:29 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 16 replies
    kvor ^ | aug 2012
    Priorities USA Action(WASHINGTON) -- Lanny Davis, a former top adviser to President Bill Clinton, today issued a scathing rebuke to a controversial new Democratic super PAC ad that ties Mitt Romney to a woman’s death from cancer. “I’m pretty sad for our country that we have presidential candidates engaging in sophomoric — and that’s a compliment — sophomoric name calling,” Davis said in an interview on WMAL radio in Washington. Davis says both Romney and Obama, and their supporters, have sponsored ads “that make us all want to take a shower.” But when it comes to the cancer ad, he...
  • Lanny Davis Goes Off On Obama Aides: “You Have Vicious People Who Are Working For The President!

    06/08/2012 3:32:34 PM PDT · by MindBender26 · 66 replies
    "Former Clinton aide takes Obama officials to task for saying Cory Booker is “dead to us.” “It may be meltdown unless they come to their senses. Why would they want to create enemies, or depict people as enemies; who are their friends?”
  • 3M files amended complaint against Lanny Davis

    12/28/2011 4:06:23 AM PST · by Miami Vice · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Legal News Line ^ | 12-27-11 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    The ongoing litigation between 3M Company and former adviser to President Bill Clinton, political pundit and attorney Lanny Davis, continues. 3M filed an amended complaint Dec. 9 in its lawsuit against Davis and other defendants in which the company added newly discovered ...
  • 3M claims former Clinton adviser attempted coercion

    09/09/2011 5:15:14 PM PDT · by Miami Vice · 12 replies
    Legal News Line ^ | 9-9-11 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    A lawsuit filed against Washington D.C. lawyer Lanny Davis accuses the former Clinton Administration adviser and others of conspiring to unlawfully coerce 3M into paying tens of millions of dollars in a United Kingdom breach of contract case. The action against Davis was filed Aug. 24 in the U.S. District Court for Washington D.C. Besides Davis, the defendants are his firm Lanny Davis & Associates; as well as an affiliated public relations firm, Davis & Block; Harvey Boulter of London, England, the CEO of Porton Capital; Porton Capital of England and Porton Capital Technologies, a subsidiary based in the Cayman...
  • Liberal Lanny Davis: Rep. Connie Mack’s 'Penny Plan' Can Balance the Budget! (I just saw a Pig Fly!)

    08/07/2011 8:13:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 08/04/2011 | Lanny Davis
    Now that the national debt-ceiling deal is done — and liberals like me are unhappy and conservatives deservedly have more to cheer about — Thanksgiving 2011 will be more than about good turkeys. This is the deadline for the so-called “super” congressional committee of six Democrats and six Republicans from the House and Senate to cut at least $1.2 trillion in the projected budget deficit for the next 10 years. I favor at least one-half of this $1.2 trillion to be funded by a combination of tax reform — closing tax loopholes — and increases in marginal tax rates of...
  • Ivory Coast asks lobbyist for $200,000 back (Lanny Davis)

    01/01/2011 1:16:20 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | January 01, 2011 | Laura Rozen
    The government of Ivory Coast ex-president Laurent Gbagbo wants $200,000 back out of the $300,000 it paid lobbyist Lanny Davis before he resigned the contract last week, but Davis is negotiating, Mike Allen reports in Playbook. "Lanny says he got $300,000 upfront and spent much of it staffing up for the job, including retaining a French speaker, with his team going 'round the clock' for seven to 10 days," Allen writes. "Davis said the fee is not unusual for him to charge a foreign government, and not unusual when he has to hire a bunch of people for the account."...
  • Ivory Coast president refuses phone call from Barack Obama

    12/30/2010 2:11:22 PM PST · by ColdOne · 32 replies · 76+ views ^ | 30 December 2010 | Aislinn Laing
    Lanny J Davis, a lawyer who used to work for Bill Clinton, has resigned from his job advising Mr Gbagbo, claiming that the president had stopped taking his calls, and refused one from the US president
  • Ivory Coast president refuses phone call from Barack Obama

    12/31/2010 12:49:16 PM PST · by PhilosopherStone1000 · 20 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/31/2010 | Aislinn Laing
    /snip Lanny J Davis, a lawyer who used to work for Bill Clinton, has resigned from his job advising Mr Gbagbo, claiming that the president had stopped taking his calls, and refused one from the US president. Mr Davis said he had repeatedly tried to set up a phone conversation between Mr Gbagbo and Mr Obama which would have given the Ivorian "options for a peaceful resolution, that would avoid further bloodshed and be in the best interests of his country". "Unfortunately, the decision was made in Abidjan not to allow President Obama's call to be put through to Mr...
  • Former Clinton Aide 'Flacking' for Outvoted Ivory Coast Leader (Lanny Davis)

    12/27/2010 7:23:46 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Black Voice News ^ | Monday, 27 December 2010 07:02
    Online newspaper Salon has learned that former special counsel to Bill Clinton, Lanny Davis, has joined the payroll of Laurent Gbagbo, the defeated leader of the Ivory Coast. Davis, who represents a number of controversial corporate and foreign clients, told reporters at a press conference that the West African leader has “renounced violence” and that he “calls on Mr. Ouattara to join him in putting the arms down and sitting down to talk.” In addition to the outvoted leader Gbagbo, Davis was on a million dollar per year retainer for Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, the longtime repressive oligarch of oil-rich...
  • Rangel Used PAC Money for Legal Defense

    11/14/2010 8:29:06 PM PST · by Racehorse · 27 replies
    New York Post via Fox News ^ | 14 November 2010
    Congressman Charles Rangel, whose ethics trial starts tomorrow, appears to have improperly used political-action committee money to pay for his defense. Rangel tapped his National Leadership PAC for $293,000 to pay his main legal-defense team this year. He took another $100,000 from the PAC in 2009 to pay lawyer Lanny Davis. Two legal experts told The Post such spending is against House rules. "It's a breach of congressional ethics," one campaign-finance lawyer said. Washington, DC, political lawyer Cleta Mitchell said there is "no authority for a member to use leadership PAC funds as a slush fund to pay for personal...
  • Rangel Used Leadership PAC Funds for Legal Fees

    11/14/2010 9:47:59 AM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | November 14, 2010 | Ken Boehm
    Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY), whose House ethics trial is scheduled to begin tomorrow, used almost $400,000 in funds from his National Leadership PAC to pay legal bills to fend off corruption allegations. Rangel's ability to retain high-powered lawyers helped him delay the Ethics Committee action for more than two years, and push his trial past the election.Rangel appears to have violated House rules. Members of Congress may use funds from their personal re-election committees for legal expenses related to their official actions. The National Leadership PAC is not Rangel's re-election committee but what is classified as a "leadership PAC,"...
  • Clinton counsel: Thomas an anti-Semite (Lanny Davis unloads on Helen)

    06/06/2010 1:15:37 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 57 replies · 1,739+ views
    NY Post ^ | 6/6/10 | Newscore
    Lanny Davis, the former White House Counsel for President Bill Clinton, weighed in on the Helen Thomas controversy today, calling her an “an anti-Semitic bigot.”
  • Blame the Left for Massachusetts

    01/19/2010 8:00:03 PM PST · by GOP_Lady · 23 replies · 1,154+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 01-19-10 | LANNY J. DAVIS
    Democrats should be willing to seek common-ground reforms.Liberal Democrats might attempt to spin the shocking victory of Republican Scott Brown in Massachusetts by claiming that the loss was a result of a poor campaign by Martha Coakley. Would that it were so. This was a defeat not of the messenger, but of the message—and the sooner progressive Democrats face up to that fact, the better. It's the substance, stupid! According to polls, fears about the Democrats' health-care proposal played a prominent role in Mr. Brown's victory yesterday. In the last several months, the minority congressional Republicans have dominated the message...
  • GOP Lawmakers Reach Out to Isolated Honduran Government

    10/08/2009 2:42:10 PM PDT · by don-o · 11 replies · 474+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | October 10, 2009 | Mary Beth Sheridan
    In the three months since soldiers expelled Honduras's leftist president, the Obama administration and the rest of the world have shunned the Central American country, cutting off aid and travel visas. But the isolated Honduran leadership has found one lifeline: Republicans on Capitol Hill. Within days of President Manuel Zelaya's ouster June 28, powerful Hondurans launched a lobbying campaign in Washington, arguing that the leftist leader had been a menace to their country. The Honduran government and its allies have spent at least half a million dollars on public-relations experts and lobbyists from both parties -- including Lanny Davis, a...
  • Lobbying Effort on Honduras Getting Results [Honduras]

    10/07/2009 7:15:22 PM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 18 replies · 885+ views
    New York Times ^ | 10/07/09 | GINGER THOMPSON and RON NIXON
    But Congressional aides said that less than 10 days after Mr. Zelaya was ousted, Mr. Noriega and Lanny J. Davis, a confidant of Mrs. Clinton and a lobbyist for a Honduran business council, organized a meeting for supporters of the de facto government with members of the Senate. Mr. Fisk, who attended the meeting, said he was stunned by the turnout. “I had never seen eight senators in one room to talk about Latin America in my entire career,” he said. As President Obama imposed increasingly tougher sanctions on Honduras, the lobbying intensified. The Cormac Group, run by a former...
  • Lanny Davis wants you photographed and investigated

    08/05/2009 4:25:10 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 140 replies · 3,841+ views ^ | August 5, 2009 | Michelle Malkin
    The consigliere to the Clinton thugocracy decries the taxpayer counterinsurgency — and calls on left-wing hitmen to photograph and investigate Obamacare protesters to prove that they are being “paid” by the “Republican right” to express their opinions and demand accountability from their congressional representatives (never mind that so many of these protests have been aimed at Republicans who have betrayed their principles).
  • DAVIS: Second thoughts on indicting Cheney. Pardon him . . . and others, too

    05/25/2009 2:39:43 AM PDT · by Scanian · 49 replies · 2,066+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 25, 2009 | Lanny Davis
    I began having second thoughts about last week's column urging the indictment of former Vice President Dick Cheney for approving the use of waterboarding and other forms of illegal torture, shortly after it was published and posted last Monday morning - days before the Obama-Cheney back-to-back speeches Thursday. Just to repeat briefly why I wrote that Mr. Cheney should be indicted: It cannot seriously be disputed that waterboarding is "torture," as that word was defined by Congress in the 1994 federal criminal prohibition against torture: conduct "specifically intended to inflict severe physical or mental pain or suffering." No one seriously...
  • Vindictive Former Clinton Lewinski Lawyer Out for Cheney's Head

    05/19/2009 4:52:10 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 19 replies · 915+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 05/19/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    Lanny Davis Wants it both ways: truth commissions without the truth commissions In a recent Washington Times editorial, former Clinton Special Council Lanny Davis has decided that former vp Dick Cheney should be brought up on charges even though he has formerly spoken against such prosecutions. Why the sudden flip flop? Apparently his only reason is that Cheney has had the audacity to appear on a few TV talk shows to defend himself. It is somewhat ironic that Davis, with Clinton a man that appeared all over TV during the Lewinski scandal to defend themselves, is upset that Cheney is...
  • Lanny Davis: Indict Cheney

    05/18/2009 5:04:09 AM PDT · by Captain Jack Aubrey · 81 replies · 2,997+ views
    Newsmax ^ | May 17, 2009 | Lanny Davis
    I have written many times in this space that I oppose any criminal prosecution of prior-administration officials on torture or other issues relating to the Iraq War and the war on terrorism, especially those CIA interrogators who relied in good faith on the instructions of policymakers and the legal opinions issued by Justice Department senior officials. I have agreed with President Obama on the need to look forward, not backward. But I have changed my mind about the need to indict former Vice President Dick Cheney for complicity in illegal torture. [Editor’s Note: Read Lanny J. Davis' columns in The...
  • PARISI: Democrats' call for civility 8 years late (Dems whine about being on the recieving end)

    02/04/2009 10:06:00 PM PST · by Syncro · 59 replies · 2,943+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, February 4, 2009 | Peter J. Parisi
    PARISI: Democrats' call for civility 8 years late Peter J. Parisi THE WASHINGTON TIMES February 4, 2009 ANALYSIS/OPINION:The day before Barack Obama's inauguration as president, "Purple Nation" columnist Lanny Davis pleaded on this page for a return to civility in our nation's politics. Mr. Davis, a proudly self-professed liberal Democrat, announced his co-founding of what he is calling the Civility Project in a bid "to change the polarizing, attack-oriented political culture that has become all too common in recent years and, instead, to bring civility back as the staple of American politics and life." Sorry, Lanny, as worthy as your...
  • Rangel to Remain as Committee Chief

    09/16/2008 11:25:11 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies · 361+ views
    Rangel to Remain as Committee Chief By DAVID KOCIENIEWSKI and RAYMOND HERNANDEZ Representative Charles B. Rangel will not step down from the chairmanship of the House Ways and Means Committee, despite pressure from Republicans and others who say his leadership is being undermined by his swirling ethical problems. Mr. Rangel’s lawyer, Lanny Davis, told reporters during a conference call on Tuesday that the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, supports his decision to remain in the chairmanship. The announcement came after Mr. Rangel, the 78-year-old Harlem Democrat, met behind closed doors on Monday with the speaker and other party leaders. Mr. Davis...
  • Rangel Says He Won't Leave Key Ways and Means Post

    09/16/2008 6:03:39 PM PDT · by Brilliant · 34 replies · 248+ views
    WSJ ^ | 9/16/08 | SARAH LUECK
    Rep. Charles Rangel won't step down from his chairmanship at the House's tax-writing committee, his lawyer said Tuesday. "Mr. Rangel has not considered, nor has it ever been on the table, that he would step aside from his current position as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee," said Lanny Davis, the attorney for Rep. Rangel, a New York Democrat. Mr. Davis said Rep. Rangel is going to hire a forensic accountant to examine the last 20 years of his financial records, which will be forwarded directly to the House Ethics Committee. Speculation has grown in recent days that...
  • Rangel Failed to Report $75,000 in Income

    09/05/2008 7:12:08 AM PDT · by syriacus · 82 replies · 360+ views
    New York tTmes ^ | September 5, 2008 | DAVID KOCIENIEWSKI
    Representative Charles B. Rangel has earned more than $75,000 in rental income from a villa he has owned in the Dominican Republic since 1988, but never reported it on his federal or state tax returns, according to a lawyer for the congressman and documents from the resort.
  • Clinton Supporter Angered By 'Other Women' Obama VP Talk

    07/31/2008 10:23:26 AM PDT · by LittleSpotBlog · 29 replies · 80+ views
    ABC News ^ | 7/31/08 | Matt Jaffe
    Clinton Supporter Angered By 'Other Women' Obama VP Talk July 31, 2008 9:52 AM ABC News' Jennifer Parker reports: A longtime friend of Sen. Hillary Clinton said it's "incomprehensible" that Sen. Barack Obama would choose another woman to be his vice-presidential candidate over Sen. Hillary Clinton.
  • DAVIS: Confessions of an anti-Iraq War Democrat

    07/21/2008 11:38:39 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies · 281+ views ^ | July 21, 2008 | Lanny Davis
    I remember the exact moment I had my first serious doubts about whether I was 100 percent right that the U.S. pre-emptive invasion of Iraq and the take-out of Saddam Hussein was a serious mistake. I had been strongly opposed to the U.S. intervention from the start. I felt this way even though I believed (as did most everyone, including the intelligence community) that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction and even though I thought that he was a murderous, genocidal thug and the world would be better off - and the U.S. safer - with him dead. However, I...
  • Lanny Davis-Confessions of an Anti-Iraq War Democrat: Memories of a Purple Finger

    07/21/2008 10:22:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies · 154+ views
    Fox News ^ | July 21, 2008 | Lanny Davis
    I remember the exact moment I had my first serious doubts about whether I was 100 percent right that the U.S. preemptive invasion of Iraq and the take-out of Saddam Hussein was a serious mistake. I had been strongly opposed to the U.S. intervention from the start. I felt this way even though I believed (as did most everyone, including the intelligence community) that Hussein had weapons of mass destruction and even though I thought that Saddam was a murderous, genocidal thug and the world would be better off — and the U.S. safer — with him dead. However, I...
  • Confessions of an anti-Iraq War Democrat (Lanny Davis)

    07/20/2008 8:27:48 PM PDT · by fkabuckeyesrule · 48 replies · 135+ views
    Washington Times ^ | July 21, 2008 | Lanny Davis
    I remember the exact moment I had my first serious doubts about whether I was 100 percent right that the U.S. pre-emptive invasion of Iraq and the take-out of Saddam Hussein was a serious mistake. I saw on TV in early 2005, in their first preliminary democratic elections, long lines of Iraqis waiting to vote under the hot desert sun with bombs and shrapnel exploding around them. Waiting to vote! And then in early 2007 came the surge...
  • Video: Press Ignores Clinton Campaign's Lanny Davis

    05/31/2008 7:20:50 PM PDT · by paltz · 25 replies · 171+ views ^ | 5/31/08 |
    At the DNC's Rules And Bylaws Committee meeting in Washngton, DC, Hillary Clinton surrogate Lanny Davis is brushed off by a throng of reporters. Video
  • The Argument for Nominating Hillary

    05/31/2008 10:47:10 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 40 replies · 83+ views
    WSJ ^ | May 31st, 2008 | LANNY J. DAVIS
    After the votes are in from Puerto Rico tomorrow and South Dakota and Montana on Tuesday, neither Barack Obama nor Hillary Clinton will be able to make a facts-based case that they represent a significant majority of grass-roots Democrats. Chances are Sens. Obama and Clinton will virtually split the more than 4,400 delegates – including Florida and Michigan – elected by more than 34 million people over the past five months. Sen. Clinton has already won the most votes, but there is controversy over including the over 300,000 votes from Michigan, since Sen. Obama was not on the ballot (by...
  • 'Mika, I Know In Your Heart You're For Barack Obama'

    05/29/2008 8:18:08 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 7 replies · 131+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Lanny Davis let one of the world's worst-kept secrets out of the bag this morning: Mika Brzezinski's a Barack backer. But the Morning Joe host [in Joe Scarborough's absence] insisted on issuing a non-denial denial, and yet again cited her family's political diversity as a would-be shield against Davis's assertion. Davis, former special counsel to Bill Clinton and die-hard defender of the Clinton clan, made his observation of the incontrovertible on Morning Joe at about 7:50 AM EDT today. It arose in the course of a discussion of Hillary's strategy for winning the nomination. View video here.
  • Hardball's Haggard Hillary Promo Pic

    05/27/2008 3:57:52 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 39 replies · 128+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If NewsBusters were ever to use in its promotional material a photo this unflattering of Hillary Clinton, we'd be accused of the worst kind of sexism, of unfairly attacking a candidate based on her looks rather than her views. Check out the image of Hillary that MSNBC used in its promo of tonight's Hardball with Chris Matthews that aired at 5:59 AM EDT today just before Morning Joe came on the air. Hillary in full wattle, lit like something in a horror flick about to emerge from a closet wielding an ax. If there's a less-becoming snap of Hillary in...
  • Lanny Davis: McGovernesque Obama On Track to Lose 49 States

    04/24/2008 10:35:14 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 58 replies · 141+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When you're a Clintonite, you're a Clintonite all the way. From your first Monicagate defense, To Hil's last primary day.—with apologies to Leonard Bernstein Look next to the definition of "Clinton loyalist" in the dictionary, and you're likely to find a photo of Lanny Davis. The man who would have put Baghdad Bob to shame for his unflinching flackery during Bill's Monica mess is back on the beat for Hillary. Yesterday, Davis wrote a HuffPo column purporting to set forth 10 Undisputed Facts showing Obama's weakness as a general election candidate against John Mccain. As Jake Tapper has observed, some...