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  • Elder Bush takes on son's Arab critics

    11/22/2006 7:20:52 AM PST · by STARWISE · 47 replies · 1,160+ views
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 11-21-06 | Jim Krane
    Former President George H.W. Bush took on Arab critics of his son Tuesday during a testy exchange at a leadership conference in the capital of this U.S. ally. "My son is an honest man," Bush told members of the audience harshly criticized the current U.S. leader's foreign policy. The oil-rich Persian Gulf used to be safe territory for former President Bush, who brought Arab leaders together in a coalition that drove Saddam Hussein's troops from Kuwait in 1991. But gratitude for the elder Bush, who served as president from 1989-93, was overshadowed at the conference by hostility toward his son,...
  • Virginia's bombastic Congressman Jim Moran: "I like to hit people"

    03/12/2003 7:43:36 PM PST · by pttttt · 13 replies · 739+ views
    Capitol Hill Blue ^ | 1999 | Jack Sharp
    Congress: America's Criminal Class - Part II Virginia's bombastic Congressman Jim Moran: "I like to hit people" By the staff of Capitol Hill Blue August 17, 1999 Neighbors in the prosperous Del Rey residential area of Alexandria weren't surprised earlier this year when police cars showed up at the home of Democratic Congressman James Moran and his wife of 11 years. It wasn't the first time the cops had shown up. "There was always a lot of screaming going on there," said one neighbor. "They fought like cats and dogs." Mary Moran called the Alexandria police that June night and...