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  • Officials identify cause in deaths of 2 US SEALs

    02/25/2014 6:04:58 PM PST · by M Kehoe · 46 replies
    AOL ^ | 2/25/14 |
    AIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Police on the island nation of Seychelles say that two former U.S. Navy SEALs found dead aboard the ship Maersk Alabama died of respiratory failure and were suspected to have had heart attacks, possibly from drug use.
  • Drugs on Maersk Ship Where 2 Ex-SEALs Died

    02/21/2014 6:32:40 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 16 replies
    AP ^ | 2/20/14 | Brook Verkakis
    Drugs were in the room where two former Navy SEALs were found dead aboard the Maersk Alabama, a ship that was the focus of a 2009 hijacking dramatized in the movie "Captain Phillips," a company spokesman said Thursday. Police from the African island nation of Seychelles have given no cause of death for Mark Daniel Kennedy, 43, and Jeffrey Keith Reynolds, 44. The Americans were security contractors who were found dead Tuesday in a cabin on the ship while berthed in Port Victoria in the Indian Ocean. "We are saddened by the tragedy and our thoughts are with the family...
  • Dems Pull Chief Justice Candidate

    08/17/2012 2:52:35 PM PDT · by RobertoinAL · 30 replies
    The Dems in Alabama have pulled Harry Lyons as their Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. "The hearing generated colorful commentary from Lyon, who represented himself. At one point, Democratic Party Chairman Mark Kennedy asked Lyon if he believes gays and lesbians are abominations. Lyon replied, "God made Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve."
  • Video: Mark Kennedy’s Iraq campaign ad

    10/24/2006 8:49:12 PM PDT · by bnelson44 · 5 replies · 645+ views
    HotAir ^ | 10/26/06
    It’s getting plenty of buzz. As it should: it’s not every day you watch an ad that ends with the words, “I know it may not be what you want to hear.” He might as well toss it out there — his campaign’s doing about as well as Iraq is. Click the image to watch.
  • From 'dull' accountant to determined candidate (Mark Kennedy Profile)

    10/02/2006 6:08:33 AM PDT · by MplsSteve · 12 replies · 390+ views
    Minneapolis StarTribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 10/01/06 | Jay Weiner - Staff Reporter
    Over dinner, on their first date, Mark Kennedy, the insurance salesman's son from Pequot Lakes, gazed into the eyes of Debbie Miller, the farm girl from Hawley. Both of them have forgotten his exact words. But she remembers that he stated his intentions clearly: "One day I'm going to run for office." She believed him. History shows she had reason to. It was the summer of 1979. He was 22, a young Republican sporting a bushy hairdo and bursting with ambition.
  • Klobuchar aide loses her job for viewing leaked Kennedy ad

    09/20/2006 7:08:35 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 17 replies · 934+ views
    A high-level staffer on Amy Klobuchar’s U.S. Senate campaign lost her job and the DFLer’s race against Republican Mark Kennedy has veered into intrigue and controversy over the leak of an unreleased Kennedy TV ad. In a prepared statement, Klobuchar campaign manager Ben Goldfarb said that communications director Tara McGuinness last Saturday was contacted by a local blogger who sent her a link to the Kennedy ad.
  • Klobuchar keeps big lead over Kennedy (Mn US Senate Race)

    09/18/2006 6:21:25 AM PDT · by MplsSteve · 41 replies · 1,043+ views
    DFL U.S. Senate candidate Amy Klobuchar continues to hold a dominant lead over GOP rival Mark Kennedy, 56 to 32 percent, in the latest Minnesota Poll, a margin similar to the one she had in July. Independence Party candidate Robert Fitzgerald remains at 3 percent; other candidates garnered less than 1 percent. A sense by many that the nation is on the wrong track, mounting disapproval of President Bush and an energized DFL base all appear to be factors in the gap between Klobuchar and Kennedy. Klobuchar is ahead of Kennedy in virtually every demographic category that the poll measured...
  • Minnesota Senate: In Competitive Race, Klobuchar Still Leads (Rasmussen, 47-40)

    09/01/2006 7:44:40 AM PDT · by okstate · 13 replies · 551+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 1 September 2006 | Scott Rasmussen
    Though the Kennedy campaign has been throwing everything they've got at the DFL candidate, county attorney Amy Klobuchar is maintaining her edge in the race for U.S. Senate, now besting Republican Mark Kennedy 47% to 40% (see crosstabs). Independent candidate Robert Fitzgerald attracts 8% of the vote. Klobuchar's advantage has narrowed since our earlier August poll, but her current seven-point lead remains significant. For most of 2006, there have been only two or three points separating the major-party candidates. Based upon this poll, we are shifting the race from “Democrat” to “Leans Democrat” in our Senate Balance of Power summary....
  • Now is not the time to give up and go home

    08/07/2006 5:38:03 PM PDT · by ChessExpert · 5 replies · 295+ views ^ | August 4, 2006 | Jonathan Garthwaite
    ...Rightroots has picked fourteen conservative House candidates and four conservative Senate candidates according to the belief that “properly funded, these candidates represent our best chance to retain control of Congress and to enact a conservative agenda.” The candidates are as follows: U.S. House of Representatives Michele Bachmann (MN-06) Chuck Blasdel (OH-6) Max Burns (GA-12) John Gard (WI-08) Diana Irey (PA-12) Jeff Lamberti (IA-03) Ray Meier (NY-24) David McSweeney (IL-08) Rick O'Donnell (CO-07) Peter Roskam (IL-06) Scott Tipton (CO-3) Van Taylor (TX-17) Chris Wakim (WV-01) Mike Whalen (IA-01) U.S. Senate Thomas Kean (New Jersey) Michael Steele (Maryland) Mark Kennedy (Minnesota) Mike...
  • Klobuchar's Numbers Continue to Climb (Klobuchar 50%, Kennedy 38%)

    08/07/2006 11:28:48 AM PDT · by DallasJ7 · 19 replies · 1,077+ views
    Amy Klobuchar (DFL) has opened her biggest lead of the season over Republican Mark Kennedy in the race for Minnesota’s open Senate seat. The latest Rasmussen Reports election survey shows Klobuchar ahead 50% to 38% (see crosstabs). Independence candidate Robert Fitzgerald draws support from 5% of respondents. That’s a big improvement for the Hennepin County Attorney. Klobuchar held a seven-point advantage last December when the DFL field was still crowded (The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party or DFL is the state's equivalent of the Democratic Party.) In all of our polls since, her lead has been smaller, typically 2-3 points. She led...
  • Minnesota Senate: Klobuchar (D) 45% Kennedy (43%)

    05/10/2006 12:18:23 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 38 replies · 915+ views
    May 10, 2006--DFL county attorney Amy Klobuchar now leads Kennedy 45% to 43%, which is comparable to the toss-ups we've seen all year when the two are matched (see crosstabs). (The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party or DFL is the state's equivalent of the Democratic Party.) The single-term Democratic incumbent, Mark Dayton, is stepping down. Klobuchar led Kennedy 45% to 42% in our previous Minnesota election poll. The other Democrat in the competition, Ford Bell, now trails Kennedy by eleven percentage points, 44% to 33%. Bell has trailed in three of the four election polls we've conducted in the state. In February,...
  • Minnesota Senate: Mark Kennedy (R) Narrowly Trailing Democrat Opponents

    03/01/2006 4:52:50 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 17 replies · 464+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | February 28, 2006
    Since last month, support for Democrat Ford Bell has jumped 7 points in a match-up with Republican Mark Kennedy. He now leads Kennedy 43% to 40%. In the Rasmussen Reports January poll, Kennedy led Bell 41% to 36%. Democrat Amy Klobuchar also gained ground, but only a couple points. She now leads Kennedy 45% to 42%. Last month the two were neck-and-neck
  • Minnesota Senate: Toss-Up

    01/28/2006 1:45:37 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 23 replies · 565+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | January 28, 2006
    In the scramble to take over the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Democratic Senator Mark Dayton, likely Republican nominee Representative Mark Kennedy is neck-and-neck with DFL county attorney Amy Klobuchar. (The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party or DFL is the state's equivalent of the Democratic Party.) The latest Rasmussen Reports election poll shows Klobuchar at 43% and Kennedy at 42%.
  • kennedy Catches up in Minnesota

    01/28/2006 11:06:56 AM PST · by Patriot814 · 4 replies · 369+ views
    January 28, 2006--In the scramble to take over the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Democratic Senator Mark Dayton, likely Republican nominee Representative Mark Kennedy is neck-and-neck with DFL county attorney Amy Klobuchar. (The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party or DFL is the state's equivalent of the Democratic Party.) The latest Rasmussen Reports election poll shows Klobuchar at 43% and Kennedy at 42%. Kennedy leads DFL philanthropist and veterinarian Ford Bell by 41% to 36% ( In our previous Minnesota survey, Klobuchar was ahead of Kennedy by 7 percentage points and Kennedy led Bell by 10.
  • Top 10 Senate Races of 2006

    01/23/2006 8:03:28 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 37 replies · 1,423+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 24 January 2006 | John Gizzi
    10. Rhode Island Lincoln Chafee, easily one of the most liberal Republicans in the Senate, faces a determined primary challenge from Cranston Mayor Steven Laffey, who is more conservative. The Democratic nominee is likely to be former State Attorney General Sheldon Whitehouse. 9. Michigan Arch-liberal Debbie Stabenow was the closest winner among new Democratic senators elected in 2000. At a time when Michigan GOPers are on a political roll under State Chairman Saul Anuzis, she will face a strong challenge from either of the potential Republican candidates—Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard or former Detroit City Councilman Keith Butler, an articulate...
  • GOP Looks to Increase Senate Majority

    01/23/2006 7:45:02 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 65 replies · 1,709+ views ^ | 24 January 2006
    WASHINGTON — Republicans say open races in states where a Democrat is retiring offer them the best chance to increase their Senate majority. Sen. Elizabeth Dole, R-N.C., head of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, offered an upbeat perspective on the 2006 races Monday. The GOP holds a 55-44 advantage in the chamber, with one Democratic-leaning independent. Dole cited Minnesota, where the party has a single candidate, Rep. Mark Kennedy, running against a number of Democrats hoping to replace retiring Democratic Sen. Mark Dayton. The same is true in Maryland, where the GOP is backing Lt. Gov. Michael Steele, while several...
  • Wetterling drops from (Minnesota) Senate race; backs Klobuchar

    01/20/2006 1:44:57 PM PST · by MplsSteve · 4 replies · 335+ views
    Minneapolis StarTribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 1/20/06 | Brian Bakst - Staff Reporter
    Amy Klobuchar's top rival for the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination stepped aside Friday, giving the Hennepin County prosecutor a big endorsement and a smoother path to the November ballot. Patty Wetterling's withdrawal leaves Klobuchar and veterinarian Ford Bell as the last announced DFL competitors for the open Senate seat. On the Republican side, U.S. Rep. Mark Kennedy has a virtual lock on the nomination.
  • Is Wetterling about to leave (Minnesota's) Senate race?

    01/20/2006 8:44:43 AM PST · by MplsSteve · 5 replies · 406+ views
    Minneapolis StarTribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 1/20/06 | Patricia Lopez - Staff Reporter
    Patty Wetterling ran for Congress against U.S. Rep. Mark Kennedy in 2004. He’s now running for Senate. Politics High court will take smoker-fee case Independent counsel alleges coverup, exits Democrats Leahy, Salazar to oppose Alito; they backed Roberts New state sex-crime laws in the works Bar owner, smoking-ban critic is planning to run for governor DFL U.S. Senate candidate Patty Wetterling has called a news conference for today, and may drop out of the race. Such a move could alter the landscape for as many as three high-profile 2006 campaigns. Ron Teicher, campaign spokesman for the nationally known children's advocate,...
  • Kennedy proposing lobbying restriction (not Fat Teddy)

    01/16/2006 11:35:36 AM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 14 replies · 445+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 1-14-06 | FREDERIC J. FROMMER
    WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Mark Kennedy this week ramped up the effort to curtail the influence of lobbyists by proposing a lifetime ban on members from serving as lobbyists after they leave Congress. Currently, members are banned from lobbying for one year. "I think part of the temptations are whatever your possible future life might be," Kennedy, R-Minn., said. "We need to be attracting folks to Congress with real-life experience, with real-life experience to go back to."
  • Kennedy(R) trails 2 DFLers, leads 2 in MN Senate race poll

    12/22/2005 8:49:22 PM PST · by AZRepublican · 7 replies · 441+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | 12/22/05 | Star Tribune
    U.S. Rep. Mark Kennedy, the lone Republican candidate for Minnesota's open U.S. Senate seat next year, trails two DFL candidates and leads two others in a new poll from Rasmussen Reports. In the poll conducted Dec. 14, 500 likely Minnesota voters were asked to state their preferences between Kennedy and each of the four DFLers. Hennepin County Attorney Amy Klobuchar and children's safety advocate Patty Wetterling narrowly topped Kennedy within the poll's 4.5 percentage-point margin of sampling error. Meanwhile, Kennedy beat veterinarian Ford Bell by 10 points and attorney Mike Ciresi by three. Ciresi, who unsuccessfully sought the seat won...
  • Survey bodes ill for some Minnesota politicos (Attn: Mn GOP'ers - Give It Up - You're No Good

    12/08/2005 6:37:07 PM PST · by MplsSteve · 17 replies · 510+ views
    Minneapolis Star/Tribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 12/08/05 | Dane Smith - Staff Reporter
    Worrisome signs for incumbents and particularly for Republicans were sprinkled throughout a statewide annual opinion poll released Wednesday by St. Cloud State University... Close association with Bush might not be too helpful. Bush finished dead last among elected officials and candidates on a "feeling thermometer" and those rating his job performance "excellent" or "pretty good" dropped to 33 percent. On the poll's distinctive thermometer reading, a perennial feature, respondents are asked to think about a thermometer and gauge their "feelings" about elected officials or candidates by citing a temperature between 0 and 100 degrees, with 100 being most positive...
  • Congressman Kennedy Reports (Trip to Iraq)

    11/23/2005 6:42:09 AM PST · by yoe · 81 replies · 7,631+ views
    Power Line ^ | November 23, 2005 | John Hinderaker
    My Congressman, Col. John Kline, has just led a delegation to Iraq that included Minnesota Congressman Mark Kennedy. I think we'll be hearing from John soon, but in the meantime, Mark has sent us his impressions of the trip, recorded contemporaneously: The Right Headline The headline on Sunday, Nov. 20 edition of the military newspaper “Stars and Stripes," Mid-East Edition, was: “Amid debate, Bush vows ‘complete victory’ in Iraq. House overwhelmingly rejects immediate troop pullout.” That is exactly what our troops needed to and wanted to hear. I spent the day reinforcing the message with our troops that America stands...
  • Moderate RINOS Undermine the GOP

    11/11/2005 5:49:45 PM PST · by Yosemitest · 54 replies · 1,549+ views
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | November 11, 2005 | Rush Limbaugh
    Moderate RINOS Undermine the GOP November 11, 2005 Download Windows Media PlayerListen to Rush Conduct Broadcast Excellence BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Well, now the White House has fought back. Will the congressional Republicans get their acts in gear? It looks like they're falling part. This gang of moderates under the tutelage of George Soros that killed the ANWR drilling project-- (interruption) You are unaware that the Republican mainstream partnership is funded by George Soros? I kid you not. It's on Michelle Malkin's website. I pulled it down last night. Here we go. She writes, "Many of you were asking for...
  • Kennedy tops Klobuchar in Minnesota US Senate money race

    10/06/2005 7:02:14 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 10 replies · 373+ views
    .--Republican Rep. Mark Kennedy raised $800,000 in the third quarter of the year and took a slight edge in the torrid early fundraising scramble among Minnesota's four candidates for the U.S. Senate in 2006, his campaign said Thursday. In the three-way battle for the Democratic nomination, Hennepin County Attorney Amy Klobuchar amassed more than $500,000 during the quarter that ended Sept. 30, her campaign said. The DFL campaign of child-safety crusader Patty Wetterling, who plans to formally announce her candidacy on Sunday, has yet to release its latest fundraising estimate. Kennedy benefited from Vice President Dick Cheney's appearance at a...
  • Pawlenty, Kennedy lag in poll about 2006 election (Early Polling Numbers from Minnesota)

    10/05/2005 8:43:55 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 12 replies · 663+ views
    Gov. Tim Pawlenty and U.S. Senate candidate Mark Kennedy, the presumed Republican nominees for two major statewide races in 2006, are vulnerable to DFLers more than a year from Election Day, according to a recent Zogby/Wall Street Journal Poll. The poll claims to show that if the election were held now, Pawlenty would finish slightly behind two prominent DFLers, Attorney General Mike Hatch and trial attorney Mike Ciresi. Ciresi actually has expressed interest in a U.S. Senate race, not the gubernatorial contest; he was an unsuccessful Senate candidate in the 2000 DFL primary election
  • Rod Grams Drops Out Of U.S. Senate Race In MN

    04/24/2005 10:00:08 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 32 replies · 805+ views
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | April 24, 2004 | Chris Serres
    Rod Grams gave up his bid for a U.S. Senate seat on Saturday, according to an official in the state party, a move that would virtually ensure that U.S. Rep. Mark Kennedy will walk away with the Republican nomination in 2006.
  • Mark Kennedy Announces 2006 Campaign For Senate (It's Official!)

    02/11/2005 2:23:26 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 29 replies · 1,125+ views
    The Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | February 10, 2005 | Eric Black
    ''I believe that if we trust people and make sure government helps them and doesn't hinder them in achieving their aims, that great things can happen,'' he said.
  • Mark Kennedy (R) officially announces U.S. Senate campaign (Minnesota)

    02/11/2005 10:12:58 AM PST · by LdSentinal · 34 replies · 966+ views
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 2/11/05 | RACHEL E. STASSEN-BERGER
    WATERTOWN — In a city park in his hometown, U.S. Rep. Mark Kennedy today declared he is officially in the race for U.S. Senate in 2006. "I'm here to announce my candidacy for the United States Senate…I know the great things that can happen if we trust the people and make sure government helps rather than hinders them as they pursue their dreams,'' Kennedy said, making it official one of the worst-kept secrets in Minnesota politics. Voicing many of the same messages he has in his three congressional races, Kennedy said, "I'm the kind of guy who was taught that...
  • Kennedy's deft win may hint at an '06 Senate run

    11/04/2004 7:38:35 AM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 8 replies · 658+ views
    MPLS Star & Sickle ^ | 11-04-04 | Kevin Duchschere
    When Mark Kennedy looks back on 2004, he will have to admit that it wasn't dull. The Republican congressman from Watertown played a bit part (albeit unwillingly) in what was perhaps the year's most controversial motion picture, Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11." He skillfully turned back an electoral challenge by one of Minnesota's most admired citizens, Patty Wetterling. And in the process, he cleared a major hurdle toward becoming the Republicans' odds-on favorite to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton in 2006.
  • MN-6: Kennedy 52%, Wetterling 34%

    10/24/2004 8:12:05 PM PDT · by Gunder · 16 replies · 594+ views
    KSTP (ABC affiliate) has a new poll out for Minnesota's 6th District Congressional race. As much as the media would like us to think this race is close, apparently it's not. Mark Kennedy (R, Incumbent) has 52% Patty Wetterling (D, Challenger) has 34% Undecided 14%
  • FNC Reveals How Moore Distorted Scene with Bush at Golf Course

    07/01/2004 9:27:32 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 118 replies · 1,031+ views
    MRC ^ | 7/1/04 | Brent Baker
    The TV ads for Michael Moore's "documentary" Fahrenheit 9/11 feature a mocking clip of President Bush on a golf course. Bush declares, "I call upon all nations to do everything they can to stop these terrorists killers," and then Moore jumps to Bush adding, as he prepares to swing at a golf ball, "now watch this drive." Tuesday night on FNC's Special Report with Brit Hume, Brian Wilson noted how "the viewer is left with the misleading impression Mr. Bush is talking about al-Qaeda terrorists." But Wilson disclosed that "a check of the raw tape reveals the President is talking...
  • Rep. Kennedy no fan of Michael Moore film ad

    06/23/2004 4:22:56 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 9 replies · 228+ views
    Duluth News Tribune ^ | Jun. 04, 2004 | N/A
    Rep. Mark Kennedy, a Republican, is a little annoyed at leftist film maker Michael Moore after an edited version of an interview between the two appeared in the trailer for Moore's upcoming U.S. release of the film "Fahrenheit 9/11." "I was walking back to my office after casting a vote, and all of a sudden some oversized guy puts a mike in my face and a camera in my face," Kennedy said. "He starts asking if I can help him recruit more people from families of members of Congress to participate in the war on terror." Kennedy said he told...
  • Campaign finance reports show Dayton playing catch-up

    02/13/2004 11:12:27 AM PST · by JohnnyZ · 4 replies · 1,062+ views
    (Red) Star Tribune ^ | February 3, 2004 | Greg Gordon
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Minnesota Sen. Mark Dayton's campaign committee spent most of the $440,000 it raised last year, and the freshman Democrat reached the midpoint of his term with $111,832 in cash, his latest campaign finance report showed. Rep. Mark Kennedy, R-Minn., a possible challenger to Dayton in a 2006 Senate campaign, raised $657,718 in 2003 and ended the year with $458,610 in cash.Lawrence Jacobs, a University of Minnesota political scientist, said Dayton's year-end report to the Federal Election Commission "raises a question . . . about how well equipped he is to run for reelection." "This is the time...
  • Bush sends debt-relief message to Europe

    12/12/2003 7:17:38 AM PST · by seamus · 10 replies · 111+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Dec. 12, 2003 | James G. Lakely
    <p>President Bush yesterday said forgiving Iraqi debt would be "a significant contribution" to postwar reconstruction efforts and suggested that such a move by France, Germany and Russia might be enough to permit those countries' companies to compete for prime contracts to rebuild Iraq's infrastructure.</p>