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  • EXCLUSIVE: 'Hillary must NEVER become President', says Linda Tripp!

    07/28/2015 12:05:13 PM PDT · by safetysign · 43 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 07/28/2015 | Laura Collins
    EXCLUSIVE: 'Hillary must NEVER become President', says the woman who exposed Bill's affair with Monica. Former Clinton West Wing assistant Linda Tripp says Democratic contender is a liar who treats the public with contempt Linda Tripp, now 65, was a civil servant who had a ringside seat during Clinton's administration with office directly adjacent to Hillary's She exposed President Clinton affair with Monica because it was the culmination of years of so much corruption Although she was vilified for her role in the scandal, she breaks years of silence to tell Daily Mail Online she would do it again During...
  • Should Hillary Clinton Call for Debt-Free College for All Americans?

    06/08/2015 1:18:10 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 8, 2015 | by Perry Bacon Jr.
    An aggressive push for what's being billed as "debt-free college" has galvanized progressive activists, putting Hillary Clinton in the position of either endorsing an idea that will be controversial or being criticized by liberals as too timid if she does not. The proposal, which is also energizing Democrats on Capitol Hill, attempts to enshrine a promise that all Americans can attend a public college and get a four-year degree with little tuition cost and while incurring no student debt. One of Clinton's Democratic rivals, ex-Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, has endorsed the idea. Another Democratic candidate, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, has...
  • Clinton the inauthentic

    06/05/2015 3:48:59 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 5, 2015 | By Dana Milbank
    ... There doesn’t have to be smoke to give the appearance of fire at the Clinton Foundation. The sprawling charity has sucked in so much cash from so many sources that, with some creativity, it can be tied to virtually any skulduggery. Alleged wrongdoing at FIFA? There’s a Clinton tie. International arms dealers? The Kremlin? Uranium production? Human rights violators? Known felons? All can be connected to the Clintons. At a time when Democrats need to draw contrasts with Republicans by sticking up for the little guy, Clinton’s solicitation of — and favors for — the powerful make her an...
  • The CEO of This $2 Billion Startup Is Hosting a Big Hillary Fundraiser

    06/04/2015 10:42:24 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    TIME ^ | June 4, 2015 | by Laura Lorenzetti
    Box CEO Aaron Levie has thrown his support behind presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as the 2016 race kicks into gear. Levie, the 30-year-old founder of the recently-public company, has agreed to host a fundraiser for the Democratic frontrunner. Levie, who was busy building his “cloud” data storage business back in 2008 the last time Clinton ran, told Reuters that this year’s election is a big one for the tech sector. The stakes are high given that issues such as improving the patent system, securing visas, and protecting privacy rights directly affect his business and others in and around Silicon Valley....
  • Archives officials worried about preserving Hillary’s records

    05/21/2015 4:18:55 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | May 21, 2015 | By JOSH GERSTEIN
    Before Hillary Clinton stepped down as secretary of state in early 2013, National Archives officials were warned that her official records might wind up outside the control of the State Department and pledged to take steps to address the issue, newly released records reveal. “We need to discuss what we know, and how we should delicately go about learning more about, regarding the transition plans for Secretary Clinton’s departure from State,” Paul Wester, chief records officer for the U.S. Government wrote to National Archives colleagues in a Dec. 11, 2012, email message obtained by POLITICO. Wester said an individual —...
  • Lawyer linked to Hillary Clinton takes aim at Ohio's election rules

    05/12/2015 8:08:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | May 12, 2015 | By Henry J. Gomez
    Have we just witnessed Hillary Clinton's first Ohio move? "A new lawsuit filed Monday in federal court seeks to restore Golden Week in Ohio and takes aim at other voting changes that the suit claims will disproportionately burden black, Latino and young voters," Robert Higgs of the Northeast Ohio Media Group reports. "The action, which names Secretary of State Jon Husted and Attorney General Mike DeWine as defendants, was filed by a group called Ohio Organizing Collaborative and three individuals. Their lawyers have links to Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party."
  • The Soft Corruption of Clinton, Inc. -- And How It Could Cost Democrats the Presidency

    05/05/2015 12:16:00 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | May 5, 2015 | by Miles Mogulescu
    If you're someone who wants to lessen the dominance of concentrated wealth over our political system, end the revolving door between Wall Street and Washington, significantly reduce income inequality and avoid foolish wars, do not be deceived that Hillary Clinton is your ally. Moreover, if the Democrats anoint Hillary as their nominee, there is a significant danger that public disgust at her soft corruption, and lack of trust in the veracity of her campaign pledges, could lead to a Republican becoming the next President. For their entire political careers, the Clintons have been servants of the oligarchy. Since President Clinton...
  • Hillary bloodied Bill Clinton...after learning of Monica Lewinsky affair

    04/07/2015 11:45:32 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 60 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 4-6-15 | Dave Boyer
    Just as Hillary Rodham Clinton is preparing to launch her presidential campaign, a new behind-the-scenes book about life at the White House is providing a fresh look at her bitter fights with husband-President Bill Clinton over the Monica Lewinsky affair, including a bloody clash in the first couple’s bedroom. “There was blood all over the president and first lady’s bed,” writes former White House reporter Kate Anderson Brower. “A member of the residence staff got a frantic call from the maid who found the mess. Someone needed to come quickly and inspect the damage. The blood was Bill Clinton‘s. The...
  • Bill Clinton's Portrait Includes A Nod To Monica Lewinsky, Painter Says

    03/02/2015 6:34:20 PM PST · by woofie · 18 replies
    Huffington ^ | 3/2/15 | Paige Lavender
    Nelson Shanks, who painted a portrait of former President Bill Clinton in 2006, revealed in an interview published Sunday that there's more to the image than meets the eye, including a reference to the Monica Lewinsky scandal. "The reality is he's probably the most famous liar of all time," Shanks told the Philadelphia Daily News. "He and his administration did some very good things, of course, but I could never get this Monica thing completely out of my mind and it is subtly incorporated in the painting." Shanks explained that a shadow covering the Oval Office mantel in the painting...
  • Bill Clinton portrait in National Portrait Gallery has shadowy reference to Monica Lewinsky

    03/01/2015 6:39:09 AM PST · by Libloather · 36 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 2/28/15 | Nicole Hensley
    **SNIP** The country’s 42nd president was “terrified” to be painted by Shanks, who has done portraits of Princess Diana and Pope John Paul II. But he hid all fears with a relaxed smirk and bold stance. The work now hangs in the National Portrait Gallery. When Clinton was not in the room, Shanks says he set up a mannequin sporting a blue dress he likened to Lewinsky.
  • Monica Lewinsky emerges at HBO Golden Globes after party arm-in-arm with best friend Alan Cumming

    01/12/2015 3:23:42 PM PST · by Libloather · 66 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/12/15
    In what may be the most unlikely duo to show up at any Golden Globes after party, The Good Wife Star Alan Cumming attended HBO's Sunday night soiree arm-in-arm with none other than Monica Lewinsky. The odd couple looked to be having a great time, with the one-time political hopeful all in black and the Broadway performer in an all nude-colored suit. It was a rare, and high profile, glimpse at the duo who've been the best of friends since not long after Lewinsky became the country's most infamous intern.
  • The Internet Didn't Bully You, Ms. Lewinsky -- Bill Clinton and the Democrat Party Did That

    10/21/2014 7:33:03 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 27 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | October 21, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Monica Lewinsky, speaking of rejection, let me tell you something. It's about time that somebody -- well, this is gonna be hard, because, look, there's a plausible explanation for her being messed up. You know that long, detailed monologue I did on the day we had that blockbuster story that WMD's were found in Iraq and that Karl Rove and people in the White House had made an active political decision to cover up the discovery ... So, in a certain sense, Monica Lewinsky has been a victim of similar things with what the Democrat Party and the willing...
  • Monica Lewinsky: Drudge Ruined My Life

    10/21/2014 10:33:17 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 143 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 10/21/14 | Jeff Dunetz
    me is Monica Lewinsky. Though I have often been advised to change it, or asked why on earth I haven’t. But, there we are. I haven’t." Monica Lewinsky spoke at the Forbes Magazine 30 Under 30 Summit and spoke about the affair that almost brought down the Bill Clinton administration. In her 2,500 word speech she blamed her humiliation on the Drudge Report, Internet, Ken Starr, the NY Post's Page Six, everybody except for the married President with whom she had sexual relations. From the transcript: But back then, in 1995, we started an affair that lasted, on and off,...
  • Monica Lewinsky gives speech, joins Twitter

    10/20/2014 12:02:15 PM PDT · by McGruff · 91 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/20/2014
    Monica Lewinsky, the former White House intern whose affair with Bill Clinton led to his impeachment, returned to public life on Monday, giving her first speech in 13 years and joining Twitter...
  • Top Bill Clinton White House officials were told to find Monica Lewinsky a job

    10/10/2014 12:54:43 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife
    The Daily Mail ^ | October 10, 2014
    At Linton Hall Military School, a boarding school for boys ages 6 to 16, nuns supervised showers, humiliated children who accidentally wet the bed, and beat children. Fortunately, the school ceased being a military boarding school many years ago, and the principal of the school is not a nun.
  • Monica Lewinsky E-Mail Omitted From Latest Batch of Clinton Documents

    04/18/2014 2:44:21 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 18, 2014 | by Chris Good
    An email from Monica Lewinsky was omitted from the Clinton library’s latest document dump for privacy reasons. Every two weeks this spring, the National Archives has been releasing documents from Clinton’s presidency through The William J Clinton Presidential Library & Museum in Little Rock, Ark. Included in a list of withdrawn/redacted documents, midway through a batch of documents concerning Gen. Wesley Clark, is an email from Monica Lewinsky’s Pentagon email address. Vaguely referenced as concerning a “medical record,” the omitted email is listed as four pages long.
  • Michael Isikoff Exits NBC News

    04/15/2014 9:26:06 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Apr 2014 | John Nolte
    Michael Isikoff, the left-wing journalist most famous for getting scooped on The Story of the Decade by Matt Drudge, is exiting NBC News ... It was during his time with Newsweek that Isikoff became yet-another icon of a mainstream media more interested in protecting power than holding power accountable. In 1998, Isikoff had uncovered the affair between then-President Bill Clinton and a young intern named Monica Lewinski. Newsweek, however, refused to publish the story. So Drudge did -- not the story but the news that Newsweek was refusing to explode its own bombshell... -- and an era in New Media...
  • Hillary Clinton Book to Be Released June 10

    04/09/2014 10:08:20 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 9, 2014 | By KEN THOMAS and HILLEL ITALIE
    Hillary Rodham Clinton's new book on her time as President Barack Obama's secretary of state will be released on June 10, her publisher says. Publisher Simon & Schuster said Wednesday that Clinton would share "candid reflections about key moments during her time as Secretary of State as well as her thoughts about how to navigate the challenges of the 21st century." Clinton's book has been widely anticipated as she considers another presidential campaign in 2016. The former first lady and New York senator is already a best-selling author: Her 2003 memoir, "Living History," sold more than 1 million copies.
  • Bill Clinton rewrote his speeches to praise Hillary as he begun affair with Monica Lewinsky

    03/29/2014 11:47:55 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 26 replies
    Bill Clinton rewrote his speeches to praise Hillary as he begun affair with Monica Lewinsky Bill Clinton upgraded his wife Hillary from the love of his life to "the love and light of my life" in his speech to the Democratic National Convention - months after he began his affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky By Joanna Walters, New York 6:02PM GMT 29 Mar 2014 President Bill Clinton's guilty conscience over his affair with Monica Lewinsky – and a desire to repair his shattered reputation by using the State of the Union address – set his speechwriters an unenviable...
  • Washington Post Columnist: Monica Kinda Asked For It

    01/27/2014 11:35:03 AM PST · by Nachum · 66 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 1/27/14 | staff
    Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus suggested former President Bill Clinton was not entirely culpable for his affair with Monica Lewinsky Monday on MSNBC. The comment came in the context of a discussion about Sen. Rand Paul’s (R., Ky.) comments yesterday where he accused President Clinton of “predatory behavior” toward his former White House intern. Marcus said Republicans seem to address female sexuality only in the contexts of victimization or promiscuity. To evidence her point, Marcus added she did not believe Monica Lewinsky was an entirely “innocent victim” in the scandal. “I recall some thong flashing there,” she said. Full exchange:...
  • Bill Clinton’s ex-lover: Hillary is bisexual (Barf alert - don't drink or eat while reading this)

    09/19/2013 11:13:57 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 36 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9-19-2013 | Taylor Bigler
    One of former President Bill Clinton’s ex-mistresses, Gennifer Flowers, claims that Bill told her Hillary Clinton was bisexual. Flowers, who hasn’t been relevant since 1992, came out during Clinton’s first presidential campaign and said that the two had had a 12-year affair while he was the governor of Arkansas. Clinton has long maintained that he only had one sexual encounter with Flowers. But in an interview with The Daily Mail published Thursday, Flowers, now 63 and definitely not desperate for fame, claims that she would still be with Clinton — “the love of [her] life” — had it not been...

    09/10/2013 6:22:13 PM PDT · by jobim · 129 replies
    vanity | 9/10/1998 | jobim
    10 September 1998 I became the virtual man I have become (ie jobim). That was an eventful year - Paula Jones, Monica, Ken Starr report, impeachment - but more importantly, it was the crescendo of scandals that revealed the flaw that even the towering genius of the Founding Fathers could not circumvent in crafting our blessed Constitution. That flaw was, and oh so woefully is, bad men with their hands on the reins. George Will said that Clinton was not necessarily the worst president, but the worst man ever to be president. But we can wax nostalgic about those days...
  • Suspect named in Santa Monica rampage that left four dead, one gravely injured

    06/09/2013 12:09:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 58 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 06/08/13 | Alexis Levinson
    A suspect has been identified in the shooting rampage that left four people dead and one gravely injured Friday in various locations around Santa Monica, California and culminated on Santa Monica College Campus. One of those dead was the alleged shooter, whom the Los Angeles Times has identified as John Zawahri, citing five law enforcement sources in Los Angeles and Washington. Santa Monica Police Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks said at a press conference Saturday that the shooter was 23-years-old on Friday, and would have turned 24 on Saturday. She declined to identify him at this point, saying the family had not...
  • Nearly 40, never married and living with her mother: The sad life of Monica Lewinsky

    10/09/2012 8:33:45 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 165 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | October 10, 2012 | Sara Nathan
    <p>Monica Lewinsky - Single, living with her mother and still struggling with her weight - but 'set to make $12m with a tell-all book about her affair with Clinton'</p> <p>Stepping into the pouring rain, her thick hair swept up underneath a cap and rather bizarrely wearing sunglasses despite the gloomy New York weather, the woman went about her business without attracting a single gaze from passers-by.</p>
  • Lewinsky 'to publish secret love letters to Clinton revealing his insatiable desire for threesomes

    09/19/2012 1:36:53 PM PDT · by Fred
    Daily Mail ^ | 091912 | Lydia Warren
    Monica Lewinsky is reportedly set to write a tell-all book about her affair with Bill Clinton - including her intimate love letters to the ex-president and how he had an insatiable desire for threesomes. The former White House intern, 39, reportedly wants revenge on Clinton, who she believes escaped unscathed while she has never been able to shake the disgrace of their Oval Office trysts. Friends claim publishers are scrambling to get their hands on the book, and after holding meetings, she has learned she could get as much a $12 million if she recounts every tawdry detail. While she...
  • Monica's revenge: Lewinsky 'to publish secret love letters to Clinton revealing his insatiable

    09/19/2012 10:07:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/19/12 | Daily Mail
    Monica Lewinsky is reportedly set to write a tell-all book about her affair with Bill Clinton - including her intimate love letters to the ex-President and how he had an insatiable desire for threesomes. The former White House intern, 39, reportedly wants revenge on Clinton, who she believes escaped unscathed while she has never been able to shake the disgrace of their Oval Office trysts. Publishers are reportedly scrambling to get their hands on the book, and after holding meetings, she has learned she could get as much a $12 million if she recounts every tawdry detail, friends said.
  • Restless Heart: Confessions of Augustine

    08/22/2012 10:16:36 AM PDT · by topher · 7 replies
    Link to Facebook page (with discussion and news): Restless Heart on Filmed in Europe, RESTLESS HEART is the first full-length feature movie on St. Augustine. Born in North Africa, Augustine studied in Carthage, becoming an accomplished but dissolute orator. After converting to Manichaeism, a guilt-free religion, he was called to the imperial court in Milan to serve as an opponent to the Christian Bishop Ambrose. But when the Empress Justina sent imperial guards to clear out a basilica where Augustine's mother, Monica, was worshipping, her constant prayers and the witness of Ambrose won him over to Christianity. Serving in...
  • Egyptians pelt Clinton motorcade with tomatoes

    07/16/2012 4:57:24 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 50 replies
    Reuters ^ | 16 July 2012 | Arshad Mohammed
    CAIRO (Reuters) - Protesters threw tomatoes and shoes at U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's motorcade on Sunday during her first visit to Egypt since the election of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi. A tomato struck an Egyptian official in the face, and shoes and a water bottle landed near the armoured cars carrying Clinton's delegation in the port city of Alexandria. A senior state department official said that neither Clinton nor her vehicle, which were around the corner from the incident, were struck by any of the projectiles. Protesters chanted: "Monica, Monica", a reference to Former President Bill Clinton's extra-marital...
  • Little Rock Airport to be renamed for Bill and Hillary Clinton

    03/17/2012 8:43:27 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 59 replies · 2+ views
    Arkansas Times ^ | 16 MAR 2012 | Max Brantley
    The Little Rock Airport Commission has scheduled a discussion at its meeting Tuesday to rename the airport the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport. The idea has kicked around for years, with varying amounts of cheering and jeering. Hillary Clinton served for a time as legal counsel to the airport. I'm guessing the votes are in hand now to honor Arkansas's native son president and his wife, the secretary of state. It's better than a guess. Our FOI request early today produced 1) renderings of various proposed sign treatments including the one above; 2) the resolution the commission has up...
  • Bill Clinton Struggled to Deal With Lewinsky Affair, Film Says

    02/14/2012 3:19:51 PM PST · by JimWayne · 53 replies
    ABC News via Yahoo ^ | 2/14/2012 | Huma Khan
    "He said, 'Ever since I got here to the White House I've had to shut my body down sexually I mean, but I screwed up with this girl. I didn't do what they said I did, but I may have done so much that I can't prove my innocence,'" Morris recalls in the film "Clinton," which was written and directed by Barak Goodman.
  • Conyers wants Obama’s backing (criminal so-called wife still behind bars)

    09/12/2011 8:10:51 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/08/11 | Debbie Siegelbaum
    Conyers wants Obama’s backingBy Debbie Siegelbaum - 09/08/11 05:15 AM ET Rep. John Conyers Jr. wants President Obama to back his reelection bid as the Michigan Democrat faces what could be his most competitive race in decades. Conyers, the second-longest-serving current House member behind fellow Michigan Democratic Rep. John Dingell, was the first Congressional Black Caucus member to endorse Obama in the 2008 Democratic primary. “I strongly support the president’s reelection efforts and would hope he supports mine as well,” Conyers wrote in an email to The Hill when asked if he was seeking Obama’s endorsement in 2012. Backing from...
  • 'A social pariah'

    09/07/2011 7:14:55 PM PDT · by Outlaw Woman · 78 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 09/07/2011 | Mike O'brien
    She was the White House intern who found fame for all the wrong reasons. Now, 17 years later, Monica Lewinsky is still trying to play down her scandalous affair with then-President Bill Clinton. She is single, her line of handbags failed to catch on and, according to the National Enquirer, is living the life of a near recluse. Monica, 38, flits between homes in Los Angeles owned by her mother, her father and brother and an apartment in New York that is also owned by the Lewinsky family. But her life is far from a social whirl of a-list parties...
  • St. Monica: Patron Saint of Married Women and Model for Christian Mothers [Cath/Orthodox Caucus]

    08/27/2011 10:37:28 AM PDT · by Salvation · 10 replies ^ | not given | Lives of the Saints published by John J. Crawley & Co
    St. Monica  Patron Saint of Married Women and Model for Christian Mothers   Born: 333                           Died: 387   Children: Augustine, Navigius, Perpetua Feast Days: May 4, August 27 Patroness of Married Women        Our knowledge of Monica comes almost entirely from the writings of her much-loved son, the great Doctor of the Church, St. Augustine of Hippo. His relationship with his mother was a close one, especially during Monica's last years. In Book IX of St. Augustine's Confessions he gives us many details of...
  • Explosion near Santa Monica synagogue due to mechanical failure

    04/07/2011 11:42:50 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    ABC News Los Angeles ^ | 6/7/11 | KABC
    SANTA MONICA (KABC) -- Police say an explosion near Santa Monica aynagogue was caused by some type of mechanical failure and not any type of bomb. Authorities from the Santa Monica and LAPD bomb squad remain at the scene. The blast was reported about 6:45 a.m. in the 1400 block of 18th Street, according to the Santa Monica Police Department.
  • 'I'm still in love with Bill': Friends say why Monica Lewinsky has never got married or had kids

    03/10/2011 6:53:23 PM PST · by traumer · 78 replies
    The scandal almost destroyed his career and left his presidency permanently tainted. But 15 years on, Bill Clinton’s former intern Monica Lewinsky has not got married or had children because she is reportedly still in love with him and 'always will be'. Miss Lewinsky, 37, has run a successful business, hosted a reality television show and moved overseas - but has never found love, according to friends. Monica still hasn’t got over Bill and would take him back in a second,’ a friend said. ‘She told me: “There will never be another man in my life that could make me...
  • Conyers to go for 24th term in 2012 (wife behind bars, $27K worth of tickets go unexplained)

    01/31/2011 7:53:59 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    UPI ^ | 1/31/11
    Conyers to go for 24th term in 2012Published: Jan. 31, 2011 at 10:41 AM DETROIT, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Saying he's not ready to retire, U.S. Rep. John Conyers Jr., who has been in Congress since 1965, announced plans to run for re-election in 2012. The 81-year-old Michigan Democrat has had an easy time retaining his seat, but political analysts say the 2012 contest could be challenging because of his age and a redistricting exercise that could expand his district, The Detroit News reported Monday. "It's understood that I'm going to be running again," Conyers told the News. "I mean,...
  • Political Aide Gets 37 Months For Bribery (Sam Riddle more than 'bag man' for felon Monica Conyers)

    10/12/2010 7:32:53 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Officialwire ^ | 10/08/10
    Political Aide Gets 37 Months For BriberyPublished on October 08, 2010 by NewsDesk - iWireNews ™ (iWireNews ™ and OfficialWire) DETROIT, MI Detroit political consultant Sam Riddle, sentenced to 37 months in prison for bribery and extortion, vowed to return to politics when he is released. "You can shackle my arms, you can shackle my feet, but you can't shackle my soul," Riddle, 64, said in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. He vowed to teach the next generation of politicians and aides to avoid his mistakes. "I learned this the hard way: If you sniff it...
  • House icon Conyers steers clear of his wife's troubles (Felon gets September prison date)

    07/24/2010 9:33:35 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Link only - House icon Conyers steers clear of his wife's troubles
  • Federal Judge Says No Alcohol for Monica Conyers (convicted felon asks for prison delay)

    06/23/2010 5:42:20 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Federal Judge Says No Alcohol for Monica ConyersUpdated: Friday, 11 Jun 2010, 9:01 PM EDT DETROIT (AP) - A judge has ordered former Detroit councilwoman Monica Conyers to abstain from alcohol after she said the stress of her corruption case has pushed her to drink. Federal Judge Avern Cohn also ordered Conyers to undergo testing and participate in treatment as directed by the court's Pretrial Services agency. The order was signed Thursday after Pretrial Services officer Demetrius Hardy told the judge that Conyers requested treatment. Hardy says she reported an "increase in alcohol consumption" since her guilty plea to a...
  • Kenneth Starr's wife may have to start stripping again

    06/10/2010 12:09:13 PM PDT · by kbennkc · 47 replies · 1,883+ views
    New York Post ^ | 17 JUN 10 | BRUCE GOLDING
    Jailed money manager Kenneth Starr's wife may be forced back to working the pole. An SEC lawyer said this morning that federal regulators will oppose any attempt to unfreeze Starr's crooked assets to cover living expenses for his ex-stripper wife, Diane Passage, and her 12-year-old son Jordan. Read more:
  • Rep. Conyers' wife can't afford a lawyer for sentencing appeal (she gets public defender)

    03/17/2010 12:26:11 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 20 replies · 927+ views
    The National Law Journal ^ | March 17, 2010 | By Tresa Baldas
    When it comes to qualifying for a court-appointed lawyer, it doesn't necessarily matter to whom you're married. That's what Monica Conyers, wife of Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.), demonstrated this week when a federal judge declared her indigent and assigned her a tax-funded public defender to appeal a three-year prison sentence for bribery conspiracy. Monica Conyers, a former Detroit City Council member, pleaded guilty this past June to accepting cash bribes in exchange for her vote on a $1.2 billion sewage sludge contract with a Houston company. Now she wants to undo that deal, but says she can't afford a...
  • Monica's back – says Clinton lied

    12/17/2009 11:56:42 AM PST · by OldDeckHand · 64 replies · 5,342+ views ^ | 12/17/09 | JOSH GERSTEIN & JOHN F. HARRIS
    In the years since their bitter battle, both former President Bill Clinton and independent counsel Ken Starr have predicted they’d be vindicated in the history books. Now the first definitive history of the Clinton scandal is about to arrive – and neither man can be completely happy about his portrayal in its pages. “The Death of American Virtue,” due out in February, asserts that Clinton had yet another extramarital affair, with Susan McDougal of Whitewater fame. Also in the book, Monica Lewinsky tells author Ken Gormley that she believes the president lied under oath when he described their encounters. At...
  • Anyone get video or pictures of Clinton impersonator at Lauderdale Tea Party?

    09/12/2009 7:54:40 PM PDT · by Frantzie · 3 replies · 1,006+ views
    Vanity | 9-12-2009 | Frantzie
    Sorry to post a vanity but this guy was supposedly hilarious dress up as Bill.
  • Pope Benedict points to St. Monica as example of 'holy parent'

    08/30/2009 9:43:51 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies · 577+ views
    cna ^ | August 30, 2009
    Castel Gandolfo, Italy, Aug 30, 2009 / 11:14 am (CNA).- At Sunday’s Angelus prayer in the courtyard of Castel Gandolfo’s apostolic palace, Pope Benedict XVI recalled the previous week’s liturgical memorial of St. Monica, mother of St. Augustine of Hippo and model and patron of Christian mothers. “Much is recounted about her in her son’s autobiography ‘The Confessions,’ a masterpiece among the most read works of all time,” Pope Benedict said. “There, we understand that St. Augustine imbibed the name of Jesus with maternal milk and was educated in the Christian religion by his mother, the principles of which...
  • HELEN THOMAS: Show some spine, Mr. President

    08/26/2009 10:57:25 PM PDT · by SmithL · 36 replies · 1,566+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/26/9 | Helen Thomas
    President Obama should stop trying to win bipartisan support for national health care reform legislation.Obama seems loath to put pressure on fellow Democrats to embrace a government-run health insurance program as part of his reform plan.Instead, the president has waffled on this key point, most recently saying that it's "only a sliver" of his health care reform goals.This mushy approach is designed to win Republican votes in Congress. But Obama should recognize that hard-line Republicans are never going to support his health reform program because, for them, the Obama health proposals are a sideshow. Their real goal is to limit...
  • Detroit political mess reaching governor? (RAT Granholm/RAT party paid $50k in hush money?)

    07/04/2009 1:54:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies · 1,134+ views
    UPI ^ | 7/01/09
    Detroit political mess reaching governor?Published: July 1, 2009 at 3:44 PM DETROIT, July 1 (UPI) -- A high-profile Detroit political consultant says the FBI is looking into payments he says he received to not criticize Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm. Sam Riddle told the Detroit News that the $50,000 he received from the Michigan Democratic Party in 2006 was election-year "hush money" to bolster Granholm's campaign against Republican Dick DeVoss. The newspaper said Wednesday that party officials called the payment a business contract for media consulting, and added that the FBI has not contacted them. Riddle also said agents also wanted...
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    06/28/2009 4:15:38 AM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies · 2,064+ views
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  • Bill Clinton sees less divisive politics under Obama

    01/19/2009 11:52:51 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies · 758+ views
    Reuters ^ | January 19, 2009 | By Andy Sullivan
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