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  • Gaza flotilla: 2 dead, dozens injured in navy boarding

    05/30/2010 9:42:20 PM PDT · by Cindy · 170 replies · 4,470+ views
    JPOST.com - JERUSALEM POST ^ | 05/31/2010 07:00 | By JPOST.COM STAFF AND YAAKOV KATZ
    "Gaza flotilla: 2 dead, dozens injured in navy boarding." By JPOST.COM STAFF AND YAAKOV KATZ 05/31/2010 07:00 SNIPPET: "Passengers tried to wrest weapons from soldiers, Army Radio reports; Turkish leadership in emergency meeting to discuss response to attack at sea. Passengers tried to grab weapons away from soldiers boarding the Gaza protest flotilla, starting the violence, Army Radio reported Tuesday morning, responding to accusations that Israeli commandos assaulted the ships guns blazing."
  • Nader still fighting over alleged '04 conspiracy

    01/09/2010 11:18:30 AM PST · by SmithL · 3 replies · 308+ views
    Machias, Maine (AP) -- Ralph Nader didn't have any luck in Washington, D.C., with a lawsuit alleging a conspiracy to keep him off the 2004 presidential ballot. So he's taking his case to Washington County, a sparsely populated locale at the nation's easternmost tip. The lawsuit five years after President George W. Bush beat Democrat John Kerry contends the Kerry campaign and Democratic leaders conspired to keep Nader off the ballot in Maine and more than a dozen other states. . . . There's no love lost between Nader and Democrats. Nader is loathed by many Democrats who believe his...
  • Ralph Nader tells us: Health care reform "weak"; ...

    01/05/2010 1:02:37 PM PST · by SmithL · 1 replies · 287+ views
    SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 1/5/10 | Joe Garofoli
    Ralph Nader tells us: Health care reform "weak"; Tea Partiers "nothing"; Obama a "corporatist"...and he hasn't ruled out a 2012 prez run Just returned a vmail that "Ralph Nader would like to speak with you." (Oh, go ahead, the taunt is too easy: "Man, he MUST be bored.") Truth is, Nader was pushing a book by a local dude, but more on that some other time. We were itching to ask the first question on your mind. Ralph, with four prez runs under your belt, are you done running for public office? "It's too early to say," Nader told The...
  • Ralph Nader Urged To Run For Senate

    11/27/2009 8:53:57 PM PST · by MitchellC · 21 replies · 1,122+ views
    WFSB ^ | November 27, 2009
    WEST HARTFORD, Conn. -- The state Green Party is hoping to enlist a new candidate to run against Sen. Chris Dodd in 2010. Friday, the party urged Winsted-native Ralph Nader, the 76-year-old frequent presidential candidate, to jump into the race. Nader has experience running in national elections, having run for president three times. Nader was in West Hartford on Friday for a book signing. At the same time, supporters are urging him to get into what they called one of the hottest political races in the country. “If enough people, hundreds and hundreds of people urge Ralph Nader to run,...
  • Nader: Obama 'A Serious Disappointment'

    10/14/2009 6:16:57 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies · 970+ views
    newsmax.com ^ | Oct. 14, 2009 | Julie Crawshaw
    Consumer advocate and former Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader says President Barack Obama is “a serious disappointment.” “He’s a frightened man,” Nader told Yahoo Tech Ticker. “He doesn’t like to take on corporate power, that’s quite clear in the first nine months… he’s a harmony-ideology type, which is not what you want for a strong president.” One of Nader’s primary complaints is that Obama, unlike most of his recent predecessors, has not taken a strong stand on consumer protection. “Let’s face it, consumers pay the final bill,” Nader says. “You’d think the president would give some attention to it....
  • Nader in Clinton, SC tomorrow (Tues. Oct. 6) to push Single Payer Healthcare

    10/05/2009 2:48:05 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 3 replies · 336+ views
    Ralph Nader will be in South Carolina this Tuesday, October 6, 2009. He will be speaking on health care reform and single payer. When: Tuesday October 6, 2009 11 a.m. Where: Presbyterian College Belk Auditorium 503 South Broad St. Clinton, South Carolina 29325 For more information contact: Matthew Zawiksy at 716.479.2351 E-mail: zawisky@gmail.com
  • Ralph Nader, Fiction Writer (Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!)

    09/23/2009 3:46:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies · 682+ views
    Time ^ | 9/23/09 | Tim Morrison
    Ralph Nader has been many things: lawyer, consumer-rights bulldog, political activist and perennial third-party presidential candidate. He has now added a new title to his business card: fiction writer. His latest book, Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!, is a 700-page populist fantasy in which a small group of billionaires and media moguls — led by Warren Buffett and including Ted Turner, George Soros, Bill Cosby, Yoko Ono and Phil Donahue — pool their massive resources to reform the U.S. With the help of a $15 billion war chest and a p.r. campaign starring a talking parrot, the group successfully...
  • Hear Ralph Nader on Health Care

    08/31/2009 12:15:47 PM PDT · by docbnj · 251+ views
    FDU Wedsite ^ | 27 Aug 2009 | Fairleigh Dickinson University
    Becton College [of Fairleigh Dickinson University] and the SGA [Student Gov't Assn.] proudly present a Special Hot Topics Event Ralph Nader on “Health Insurance and Health Care: The Battle in Washington” When: Tuesday, September 15, 7:00 p.m. Where: Lenfell Hall, the Mansion, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison (NJ) campus. RSVP required: By Thursday, September 10 to mmcmahon@fdu.edu [You could also try telephoning direct to 973-443-8750.] Important Note: Doors close promptly at 6:50. No admission after that time.
  • THE GOOD DOCTOR? (DEAN-MAINE GOVERNOR(D)SNEAKS AWAY FROM FANCY DEMOCRATIC SHINDIG)

    08/10/2003 6:08:19 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 17 replies · 1,078+ views
    Portland Phoenix ^ | August 10, 2003 | LANCE TAPLEY
    Dr. Howard Dean’s fans come out for the big Democratic summer shindig As Tom Andrews, the director of the leading national antiwar coalition, began his speech at the Maine Democrats’ big outdoor summer shindig in Falmouth, John Baldacci signaled his bodyguard/driver to move the large, dark SUV up the driveway. The vehicle soon hid in the trees, its engine quietly humming. At first, the governor seemed to be paying attention as Andrews, the former First District congressman, launched into rousing tales of how the country, under President George W. Bush, had gone "from peace and prosperity to war and recession."...
  • Ralph Nader Accuses Terry McAuliffe of Attempted Bribery

    06/05/2009 5:14:52 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 21 replies · 698+ views
    Politics Daily ^ | 05/29/09 | David Knowles
    Yesterday, perennial presidential candidate Ralph Nader made a rather explosive claim about Terry McAuliffe, the former head of the DNC who is now running for Governor in Virginia. His charge? That in 2004-- just four years after Nader had played the spoiler role in the contest between Al Gore and George W. Bush by drawing tens of thousands of Florida votes away from the Democratic candidate--McAuliffe approached Nader with a proposition as to how to avoid a repeat: He said McAuliffe, who was the Democratic National Committee chairman at the time, had offered Nader's campaign an unspecified amount of money,...
  • (Ralph) Nader Blasts Ex-DNC Chairman (Terry McAuliffe, Crook)

    05/29/2009 11:11:12 AM PDT · by lilylangtree · 13 replies · 630+ views
    The Spokesman-Review ^ | 5-29-2009 | Wire Reports
    Former presidential candidate Ralph Nader went public Thursday with an allegation that Virginia gubernatorial hopeful Terry McAuliffe offered him campaign money to stay off the ballot in key states during the 2004 elections. “Terry McAuliffe is slipperier than an eel in olive oil,” Nader said in an interview. He said McAuliffe, who was the Democratic National Committee chairman at the time, had offered Nader’s campaign an unspecified amount of money, believed to be party funds, to spend in 31 states in exchange for an agreement to withdraw from 19 battleground states where he could potentially hurt Democrat John Kerry. The...
  • Obama's GM Plan Looks Like a Raw Deal--Congress, not a secret task force,...

    05/28/2009 10:15:29 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 5 replies · 681+ views
    WSJournal ^ | MAY 29, 2009 | RALPH NADER and ROBERT WEISSMAN
    What public purposes animate the government's planned rescue of General Motors Corp?Millions of people in communities across the country depend on the government getting the GM rescue right. That's why it is startling -- and mistaken -- for the future of GM to rest with a small, largely unaccountable, ad hoc task force made up of a handful of Wall Street expats. A congressional abdication of authority of historic proportions has left the executive branch with nearly complete discretion over how to handle GM and Chrysler's restructuring. President Barack Obama has further delegated authority, giving effective control to this task...
  • Ralph Nader: Disruption of Congress? (8 Activists: Put On The Table Single Payer, Arrested)

    05/06/2009 8:12:59 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 12 replies · 1,086+ views
    e-mail | 5/6/2009 9:53:47 AM | Ralph Nader
    Yesterday morning, eight doctors, lawyers and other activists stood up to Senator Max Baucus. And the private health insurance industry. And the corporate liberals in Congress. The eight activists demanded that single payer - everybody in, nobody out, free choice of doctor and hospital - be put on the table. And as a result they were arrested. And charged with a so-called "disruption of Congress." The Associated Press, Wall Street Journal, Politico, Democracy Now and National Public Radio all carried stories about the protest. C-Span carried it live. And it was widely disseminated on the Internet. Baucus crafted a hearing...
  • Obama Taps Ralph Nader to Run GM, Nader Joins UAW

    03/30/2009 11:07:04 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 13 replies · 1,161+ views
    Scrappleface ^ | Scott Ott
    Obama Taps Ralph Nader to Run GM, Nader Joins UAW by Scott Ott for ScrappleFace · 2 Comments (2009-03-30) — President Barack Obama today tapped consumer advocate and career presidential candidate Ralph Nader to replace fired General Motors CEO Rick Wagoner. Mr. Nader immediately announced he would join the United Autoworkers Union (UAW). “The federal government has no intention of running a car company,” Mr. Obama said. “That’s why I’m bringing in Ralph Nader, who had a major influence on GM during the final years of its heyday.” Other than replacing the CEO and much of the board, and personally...
  • Nader Vs. Limbaugh: Reimburse America for your salary, Ralph tells Rush.

    02/03/2009 7:30:49 AM PST · by lakeprincess · 72 replies · 2,000+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 2/3/09 | Jennifer Harper
    See link for Nader's demand that Limbaugh "rent" the airwaves.
  • Open Letter to Rush Limbaugh From Ralph Nader [You, Rush Limbaugh, are on welfare........]

    01/30/2009 12:25:15 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 163 replies · 5,034+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is an open letter to Rush Limbaugh from Ralph Nader: Rush Limbaugh The Rush Limbaugh Show 2 Penn Plaza New York, NY 10121 Dear Mr. Limbaugh, The Associated Press reports your new contract with Premiere Radio Networks will enrich you with at least $38 million a year over the next eight years. You are making this money on the public property of the American people for which you pay no rent. You, Rush Limbaugh, are on welfare. As you know, the public airwaves belong to the American people. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC)...
  • Bush-Cheney deserve censure for declaring war against the Constitution

    01/05/2009 9:54:00 AM PST · by SmithL · 29 replies · 1,112+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/5/9 | Bruce Fein, Ralph Nader
    Before Inauguration Day, the 111th Congress should pass a forward-looking resolution censuring President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney for executive aggrandizements or abuses that have reduced Congress to vassalage and shredded the rule of law. The resolution should express a congressional intent to prevent repetitions by the President-elect Barack Obama or his successors. The objective is not Bush-Cheney bashing, but to restore a republican form of government in which "We the People" are sovereign, and the president is checked and publicly scrutinized by Congress and the courts. The Bush-Cheney duumvirate won an undeclared war against the Constitution. Most troublesome,...
  • Nader on Fox - Is Obama Uncle Sam or Uncle Tom?

    11/10/2008 4:51:17 PM PST · by gondramB · 14 replies · 146+ views
    Fox News (video) ^ | November 4 2008
    I don't know how I missed this - it looks like it was election night and Nader was given chance after chance to back off and say he should not have used the phrase "Uncle Tom"
  • Nader Apologizes for “Uncle Tom” Crack

    11/08/2008 11:38:16 PM PST · by John Semmens · 17 replies · 420+ views
    Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader apologized for using the phrase “Uncle Tom” in reference to president-elect Barack Obama. “It was totally inappropriate,” Nader admitted. “The Uncle Tom of literary fame was a noble, hard-working man. Obama is nothing like that.”
  • Ralph Nader: Open Letter to Sen. Obama

    11/06/2008 12:30:32 PM PST · by weegee · 21 replies · 3,214+ views
    Vote Nader ^ | Monday, November 3, 2008 at 12:00:00 AM | Ralph Nader
    November 3, 2008 Open letter to Senator Barack Obama Dear Senator Obama: In your nearly two-year presidential campaign, the words "hope and change," "change and hope" have been your trademark declarations. Yet there is an asymmetry between those objectives and your political character that succumbs to contrary centers of power that want not "hope and change" but the continuation of the power-entrenched status quo. Far more than Senator McCain, you have received enormous, unprecedented contributions from corporate interests, Wall Street interests and, most interestingly, big corporate law firm attorneys. Never before has a Democratic nominee for President achieved this supremacy...