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  • ‘Have It By Next Week…Do You Hear Me?’: Judge Has Absolutely Had It With the State(T)

    07/22/2015 8:53:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies ^ | 7/21/2015 | Jason Howerton
    A federal judge scolded State Department attorneys during a tense hearing last week, ordering officials to produce Hillary Clinton-related records that The Associated Press has been requesting for years. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon said he wants to “find out what’s been going on” at the State Department,” or rather, “what’s not been going on over there” that the AP’s records requests have been ignored for four years, Politico reported. The news publication is reportedly seeking records about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s schedules and her former top staffers.
  • Sean Hannity said, Barbara Olson (Wife of Ted Olson) Was On One Of Those Hijacked Airplanes

    09/11/2001 12:14:32 PM PDT · by KLT · 125 replies · 10,351+ views
    Fox News Channel ^ | 9-11-01 | KLT
    OMG, the airplane that went into the Pentagon, had Barbara Olsen on board....I think I'm going to be sick...
  • Lest We Forget: Barbara K. Olson (bko) and John Moran (BCM) Sept. 11, 2001.

    09/11/2013 7:06:32 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 26 replies
    one man's opinion...
    We all have our memories, and thoughts, of 9/11. It's another anniversary, and yes, the 12th isn't somehow as memorable as the 10th, or the 15th. On 9/11, FR lost two wonderful people, Barbara K. Olson, and John Moran. While the date, and those events, fades into history, as do all seminal events, it's important that we never forget the people involved. Free Republic is many things... but above all it is a community of those who cherish and hold dear a set of core beliefs, values, and principles. And it is thus right and proper that we remember and...
  • Ryan’s Debate Strategy

    10/15/2012 6:47:49 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 57 replies
    National Review ^ | 10-15-12 | Bob Costa
    Did Paul Ryan prepare for Biden’s bluster? You bet, his aides say, and they credit Ted Olson, a former United States solicitor general, for coaching the Republican veep candidate. For weeks, the 72-year-old Olson played Biden during mock debates. During intense 90-minute sessions, Olson mimicked every mannerism of the vice president, from his hand gestures to his sneer.
  • Paul Ryan taps Ted Olson to play Biden in debate prep

    09/15/2012 5:34:21 PM PDT · by Libloather · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/15/12 | Felicia Sonmez
    Paul Ryan taps Ted Olson to play Biden in debate prepBy Felicia Sonmez, Saturday, September 15, 10:31 AM The Washington Post Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan has tapped former U.S. solicitor general Ted Olson to play the role of Vice President Biden in preparations for next month’s debate. Olson is best known as the top Republican attorney who, along with New York attorney David Boies, led the legal battle against California’s Proposition 8, banning same-sex marriage. His first mock debate session with Ryan, a congressman from Wisconsin, came this past week. Ryan spokesman Brendan Buck called Olson “one of...
  • Bush Solicitor General Ted Olson Hails Obama Gay Marriage Shift

    05/10/2012 12:38:27 PM PDT · by torchy · 102 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 9 2012 | John Avlon
    ..."I am gratified that the president has thrown his personal support and the authority of the presidency behind the goal of justice, equality, and decency for all citizens," said Ted Olson, founder of the Federalist Society and former Bush administration solicitor general.. I called Olson on Wednesday to get the conservative legal leader's take on the North Carolina gay-marriage ban at the ballot and the way it sets up a Supreme Court showdown, possibly as early as 2013--no matter who is president. Olson has stern words for his fellow conservatives who flooded the polls on Tuesday, making North Carolina the...
  • LightSquared hires all-star lawyers in bid to save company

    03/13/2012 5:38:29 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 13, 2012 | Brendan Sasso
    Former Bush administration solicitor general Ted Olson and Eugene Scalia, Justice Scalia's son, will represent LightSquared. Wireless startup LightSquared has hired prominent conservative lawyers Ted Olson, a former U.S. solicitor general, and Eugene Scalia, a son of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, as it tries to save its multibillion-dollar plan to build a nationwide 4G wireless network, the company confirmed Tuesday. Although the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) granted LightSquared a conditional waiver to move forward last year, the commission is now moving to block the company's network over concerns that it would interfere with GPS devices. The hiring of two...
  • AP reporter: Most important "day-to-day" aspect of covering religion "is social media and blogs"

    10/01/2011 3:24:33 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    Insight Scoop ^ | October 1, 2011 | Carl Olson
    From a very interesting interview, conducted by Sarah Pulliam Bailey, with Associated Press reporter Tom Breen:In your role at the AP, how do you boil down everything into a brief story and still maintain nuance, balance, complexities, etc.? The AP’s very talented religion editor once described the faith beat as “intimidating,” and I think that’s absolutely right, for precisely this reason. There is no government, economic philosophy or baseball team on the planet with a back story as rich, detailed and complex as, say, Judaism. Or Christianity. Or Islam. Or Hinduism. You get the idea. What we strive to...
  • This is how protected beliefs become prosecuted "bigotry"

    09/25/2011 3:59:09 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Insight Scoop ^ | September 25, 2011 | Carl Olson
    Sister Mary Ann Walsh, director of media relations for the USCCB, wonders if "late night comics who mock the church ... have set the tone of the government's current salvos against religious freedom", and then warns:In the effort to redefine marriage, we see the government threatening religious discrimination in the name of--you guessed it--preventing discrimination. The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), passed by Congress and signed by President Clinton, declares that marriage is between one man and one woman. But the Department of Justice, which is charged with defending Acts of Congress like DOMA against constitutional challenge, declared in March...
  • Olson: Prop 8 Supporters Lack "Rational Basis"

    12/13/2010 9:58:10 AM PST · by tricksy · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Frum Forum ^ | 12/6/10
    Famed attorney Ted Olson told a 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel Monday that the reason proponents of Proposition 8 have proffered to justify their ban on same-sex marriage is "nonsense." That reason, said Olson, reading from a page in the argument brief filed by attorneys for the Yes on 8 coalition which promoted passage of California's ban on same-sex marriage, was that same-sex marriage "will make children prematurely preoccupied with issues of sexuality." "If believed," said Olson, "that would justify the banning of comic books, television, video games, and even conversations between children."... "Protecting our children," said Olson,...
  • 9/11 ZOT facts

    09/12/2010 1:01:02 PM PDT · by PeacefulWarrior · 103 replies
    I believe that there is a large body of factual information available, such that, if any reasonable person were to be made aware of just those facts alone, they would conclude several things: 1. The 9/11 terrorists were aided and protected by corrupt elements within this country. 2. It is far more likely, than commonly thought, that Sadaam Hussein had an active role in the 9/11 attack. I would like find a web page which already assembles those facts in a concise, and readable format. I would like to find a book which does the same. A movie should be...
  • Cancellation at NASA puts Olson to the test (Battle to save moon program from Obama)

    02/16/2010 12:02:34 AM PST · by Names Ash Housewares · 36 replies · 587+ views ^ | Feb. 15, 2010 | STEWART M. POWELL
    Olson says he welcomes the challenge, the most serious test of his political skills since entering Congress in January 2009. The former staffer for former Sen. Phil Gramm and Sen. John Cornyn insists he's optimistic that he and other lawmakers can forge a bipartisan coalition in Congress powerful enough to reverse Obama's decision to end the moon program. Houston-area leaders are counting on the untested Washington warrior. Cindy Harreld, head of the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, says she believes that Olson and other Texas lawmakers “can work with others in Congress to stop this.” If the former Navy...
  • The Conservative Case for Gay Marriage

    01/11/2010 6:23:41 PM PST · by steve-b · 136 replies · 4,112+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 1/9/10 | Theodore B. Olson
    Together with my good friend and occasional courtroom adversary David Boies, I am attempting to persuade a federal court to invalidate California's Proposition 8—the voter-approved measure that overturned California's constitutional right to marry a person of the same sex.... Many of my fellow conservatives have an almost knee-jerk hostility toward gay marriage. This does not make sense, because same-sex unions promote the values conservatives prize. Marriage is one of the basic building blocks of our neighborhoods and our nation. At its best, it is a stable bond between two individuals who work to create a loving household and a social...
  • Tribute to FReepers who lost their lives on 9/11.

    09/11/2009 8:26:16 AM PDT · by mnehring · 44 replies · 2,967+ views
    BKOBarbara K. Olson1955 - 2001Member since 11/5/1999 Tributes                                Homepage   BCMJohn Moran1959 - 2001Member since 9/28/1998 Tributes                                Homepage  
  • BOOK: Perfect Enemy

    08/29/2009 7:22:45 PM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies · 879+ views
    CHARLES THOMAS PUBLISHERS, LTD ^ | Available October 2009 | Dean T. Olson
    Description - snippet - quote: "Perfect Enemy provides unbiased and accurate information to acquaint our law enforcement officers and Homeland Security officials with the Islamist mindset and threat. Knowing our adversaries is a fundamental first step in defeating their violent intentions and ensuring our survival, peace, and safety."
  • Bush Solicitor General Ted Olson Supporting Same Sex Marriage

    05/27/2009 7:02:18 AM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 43 replies · 2,334+ views
    abc ^ | 5/27/09 | Jake Tapper
    President George W. Bush's first Solicitor General, Ted Olson, filed a lawsuit in US district court on May 22 to protest Prop 8, the California law banning same sex marriage. Joining with his former opponent in Bush v Gore, David Boies, Olson is suing on behalf of two same-sex couples in California, The Advocate reports: Kristin Perry and Sandra Stier of Berkeley, who have been together for nine years and are the parents of four children, and Paul Katami and Jeffrey Zarrillo of Burbank, who have been together for eight years.
  • Tucson doctor gets restraining order against Lute Olson's ex-wife (left bullet-riddled target)

    11/09/2008 5:27:49 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies · 825+ views
    AZ Daily Sun ^ | 11/07/08 | PATRICK FINLEY
    Tucson doctor gets restraining order against Olson's ex-wifeBy PATRICK FINLEY Arizona Daily Star Friday, November 07, 2008 The day UA coach Lute Olson announced his retirement, his ex-wife threatened the coach's doctor by placing a bullet-riddled target sheet in his office, according to a restraining order issued against Christine Olson on Tuesday. The order was obtained by Dr. Steven D. Knope and signed by Pima County Justice of the Peace Susan Bacal, saying Christine Olson was to have no contact of "any sort" with Knope. The court papers list her as Christine Toretti, her name before she married Olson. According...
  • GOP's Olson Blasts Democrat Lampson's Record

    10/21/2008 1:30:29 AM PDT · by anymouse · 2 replies · 490+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Oct. 20, 2008 | ALAN BERNSTEIN
    Accusations traded during only debate for 22nd District race Democratic U.S. Rep. Nick Lampson pleaded for bipartisanship and compromise, and Republican challenger Pete Olson delivered a withering criticism of Lampson's legislative votes Monday night in their only debate over a seat that has drawn the national spotlight. (snip) Monday night's campaign match-up was the only one Lampson agreed to attend with Olson before the Nov. 4 election.
  • Historic Libertarian Congressional Primary

    08/18/2008 11:13:17 AM PDT · by mukraker · 6 replies · 373+ views ^ | August 18, 2008 | Kerry Thomas
    History will be made September 9 in Wisconsin’s 3rd Congressional District, as two Libertarian candidates square off in the first Libertarian Congressional primary in the party’s history. Ben Olson III and Kevin Barrett are vying to become the Libertarian Party of Wisconsin’s candidate in this Congressional race. The winner will face Democrat incumbent Congressman Ron Kind and Republican challenger Paul Stark in November. Olson, from Wisconsin Dells, works as a builder, sawyer and bartender. He is running on the limited government and personal responsibility platform endorsed by the national Libertarian Party. Barrett, from Lone Rock, is a leader in the...
  • Man jailed for broken gun getting defense fund help

    07/23/2008 8:00:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies · 161+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 21 July, 2008 | Bob Unruh
    The Gun Owners of America have launched a campaign to help support the family of a man sentenced to 30 months in jail for a rifle that misfired. Officials with GOA today announced they will be working to generate support for the wife and three children of David Olofson, on whom WND has reported in the past, while a GOA-orchestrated appeal of his conviction proceeds. "Not only is Gun Owners of American representing Olofson during his appeal, we have set up an Olofson relief fund so that his wife and mother of their three young children will be able to...
  • Bush Coming to Houston for GOP Fundraiser

    07/02/2008 10:43:16 AM PDT · by anymouse · 52 replies · 95+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 1, 2008
    President Bush is scheduled to stop in Houston to help raise money for Democratic U.S. Rep. Nick Lampson's opponent and the Republican Party's statewide campaign for the Nov. 4 election. Bush will be the featured guest at a July 18 fundraising luncheon at the River Oaks home of former energy pipeline executive Dan Tutcher, according to an invitation sent to potential donors.
  • Cheney to Raise Funds in Houston for (Pete) Olson (TX CD 22), State GOP

    06/05/2008 8:36:11 PM PDT · by anymouse · 6 replies · 110+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 5, 2008 | ALAN BERNSTEIN
    Build a Republican campaign for Tom DeLay's old congressional seat and Dick Cheney will come. The vice president is scheduled to visit Houston billionaire Dan Duncan's home in River Oaks on Friday for a private, campaign fundraising event for congressional candidate Pete Olson of Sugar Land and the Texas Republican Party. Olson is running for the 22nd Congressional District seat held by Democrat Nick Lampson of Stafford. Cheney is no stranger to the local political turf. When DeLay was entangled in campaign ethics charges in late 2005, Cheney was the main attraction at a fundraising event in Houston for the...
  • Sara Jane Olson: 'Snatched ... in the dark of night'

    03/26/2008 4:50:10 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 34 replies · 1,430+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 3/26/08 | Curt Brown
    Sara Jane Olson's release from prison and sudden return to custody may have caused lasting psychological damage and she should be released at once because her right to due process was denied, her lawyers contend in a petition filed Tuesday in Sacramento, Calif. Olson's attorneys said the California Board of Parole Hearings acted illegally last week because it never revoked or suspended Olson's parole -- steps that would require a hearing. California corrections officials blame her early release on a calculation error caused by a failure to read an entire transcript. They say she legally has another year left to...
  • The Outrageous Outrage of Sara Jane Olson’s Supporters

    03/24/2008 6:17:37 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 6 replies · 297+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 3/24/08 | Katherine Kersten
    A flood of tears were shed last week for Sara Jane Olson, the former St. Paul resident who is serving time in a California prison for the attempted murder of police officers and participation in a fatal bank robbery. Olson recently obtained early release after serving six years of her sentence, but was re-arrested and returned to prison only days later, after authorities determined that they had miscalculated her parole date. Olson must now serve one additional year. The complaints that led to her re-arrest, according to the Star Tribune, may have come from individuals affected by her crimes—the Los...
  • Sara Jane Olson back in custody

    03/22/2008 2:35:20 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 129 replies · 4,913+ views
    KFI LA ^ | 3/22/08 | KFI
    Just heard the tail end of report, she was attempting to get on an aircraft to head home I believe.
  • Sara Jane Olson [Kathleen Soliah] will return to St. Paul

    03/22/2008 5:24:48 AM PDT · by rhema · 13 replies · 785+ views
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | March 21, 2008 | RANDY FURST
    Nearly nine years after she was arrested and six years after she went to prison, Sara Jane Olson will once again call St. Paul home. Olson, who pleaded guilty to a failed plot to kill Los Angeles police officers and to her role in a deadly bank robbery, was released from the Central California Women's Facility in Chowchilla on Monday and is expected to arrive in the Twin Cities by today. A young man who answered the phone at the family home in St. Paul early Friday evening said the family would have no comment. Olson is scheduled to report...
  • TURN ABOUT (Carl Olson, former Evangelical and Monday's guest on EWTN's Journey Home)

    03/02/2008 2:56:57 PM PST · by NYer · 33 replies · 404+ views
    On This Rock ^ | Carl Olson
    "My fears have been confirmed-I am convinced that you are not saved and never were." It was late afternoon on a beautiful spring day last year. I was sitting in my living room facing Richard, a retired Fundamentalist pastor whom I had known for ten years. Two weeks earlier my wife, Heather, and I had entered the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil service held at St. Paul's parish in Eugene, Oregon. Richard had driven two hours from Portland to talk to us about our decision and perhaps to talk us out of it. His comment brought our conversation back...
  • After Giuliani, Lawyers Shift Their Allegiances

    02/04/2008 10:54:23 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 7 replies · 51+ views
    Legal Times ^ | 02-04-2008 | Attila Berry
    Theodore Olson has been a hard-core supporter of Rudolph Giuliani -- but last week he wasted little time. Just 36 hours after Giuliani announced he was dropping out of the race, Olson, the chairman of Giuliani's justice advisory committee, had already jumped to John McCain. "I am disappointed that Rudy's campaign was not more successful, but I am proud to join him in endorsing, in the strongest possible way, the McCain candidacy," Olson says. Giuliani's campaign lined up the top players in GOP legal circles. Despite his relatively liberal New York credentials, Giuliani was feted by the Federalist Society and...
  • Legal Warrior

    11/24/2007 4:44:25 AM PST · by libstripper · 2 replies · 95+ views
    The Opinion Journal ^ | November 24, 2007 | JAMES TARANTO
    WASHINGTON--Rudy Giuliani doesn't always follow Ted Olson's advice. "I remember conversations with Rudy before he became mayor when he was thinking about running," Mr. Olson says. "I was asking him, 'Why in the world would you want to do this? A, you can't get elected. You're a Republican; it's New York City. And B, there's nothing that can be done about New York City. It's too big; the problems are too deeply engrafted onto the city; the city's in the grip of labor unions, crime, high taxes, heavy burdens. The city's a terrible place, and it's too big to govern.'...
  • Nominate Olson - Then Stand Up and Fight

    09/14/2007 4:39:46 AM PDT · by libstripper · 19 replies · 531+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | September 14, 2007 | Marc Sheppard
    To Harry Reid and Chuck Schumer, Ted Olson is an unrepentant Republican, uniquely unqualified to succeed outgoing Alberto Gonzalez as U.S Attorney General. To Lanny Davis, he's an independent thinker perfect for the job. And to George Bush, he just might be a one-way ticket out of lame-duck Palookaville. In Wednesday's pre-emptive attack on the man who has yet to be nominated, let alone voice his acceptance, Nevada Democrat Reid told Reuters that, "[Olson]'s a partisan, and the last thing we need as an attorney general is a partisan." What a remarkable statement, even from the oft-erratic Senate majority leader,...
  • Reid: We’ll defeat Olson

    09/12/2007 4:47:59 PM PDT · by Jean S · 91 replies · 2,402+ views
    The Hill ^ | 8/13/07 | Elana Schor
    Senate Republicans on Wednesday fired a warning shot at Democrats on the White House’s still-unnamed attorney general pick as Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) declared that front-runner Ted Olson would not be confirmed. The early sparring over the successor to Alberto Gonzales, who cedes power at the Justice Department on Friday, foreshadows a brutal confirmation battle to come. Minutes after Reid declared former solicitor general Olson was too partisan for the job, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) fired a salvo at Democrats who would delay Gonzales’s replacement. “If they were serious when they cried out for new leadership at the...
  • Top Democrat vows to block possible Bush nominee [Reid on Solicitor General Theodore Olson....]

    09/12/2007 12:29:42 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 72 replies · 2,059+ views
    Top Democrat vows to block possible Bush nominee 41 minutes ago Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid vowed on Wednesday to block former Solicitor General Theodore Olson from becoming attorney general if President George W. Bush nominates him to replace Alberto Gonzales. Congressional and administration officials have described Olson as a leading contender for the job as the nation's chief U.S. law enforcement officer, but Reid declared: "Ted Olson will not be confirmed" by the Senate. "He's a partisan, and the last thing we need as an attorney general is a partisan," Reid told Reuters in a brief hallway interview on...
  • Why Bush Is Eyeing Theodore Olson

    09/12/2007 8:22:42 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 26 replies · 1,281+ views
    NY Sun ^ | Septemter 12, 2007 | NICHOLAS WAPSHOTT
    If the buzz around Washington is correct, and Theodore Olson is nominated to be the new attorney general, Democrats may rue that they do not have Alberto Gonzales to kick around anymore. The appointment of Mr. Olson would send a clear signal to Congress that President Bush is not about to go soft during his last 15 months in office. He may have lost a loyal Texan friend in Mr. Gonzales, but the return of Mr. Olson to government would show that the president is determined to maintain his ideological equilibrium.-SNIP- The speculation making the rounds on Capitol Hill suggests...
  • Bush Expected to Nominate Attorney General Next Week [Ted Olson?]

    09/08/2007 10:24:08 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 7 replies · 546+ views
    Washington Post ^ | September 8, 2007 | Dan Eggen
    President Bush is expected to choose a replacement for Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales by the middle of next week, and former solicitor general Theodore B. Olson has emerged as one of the leading contenders for the job, according to sources inside and outside the government who are familiar with White House deliberations. Other candidates still in the running include former deputy attorney general George J. Terwilliger III and D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Laurence H. Silberman, according to the sources, who declined to be identified because of the sensitivity of the discussions. Others whose names continue to be...
  • Olson Picked To Lead U.S. Special Operations Command

    05/11/2007 9:10:36 AM PDT · by RDTF · 32 replies · 1,075+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | May 11, 2007 | Ann Scott Tyson
    President Bush today nominated Navy Vice Adm. Eric T. Olson to lead U.S. Special Operations Command, replacing Army Gen. Bryan "Doug" Brown, according to a Pentagon release. Olson would be the first Navy officer to head Socom. The command is responsible for about 48,000 elite troops, such as Army Green Berets, Rangers, Delta Force operatives, Navy SEALs and Air Force rescue teams. Olson is now Socom's deputy commander. Socom's influence and budget -- projected at more than $6 billion for 2008 -- have grown since Sept. 11, 2001. In 2004, Bush designated Socom as the lead military organization for combating...
  • Orange County Woman: Ex-Husband Is Terrorist

    12/24/2004 9:25:12 PM PST · by Susannah · 63 replies · 3,052+ views
    ABC-7news ^ | 12/24/04
    SANTA ANA — An Orange County woman said in an expose that aired last night that her ex-husband is a Muslim extremist who helped set up an al Qaeda sleeper cell in their Anaheim apartment complex in the 1990s. Saraah Olson told ABC-TV's "Primetime Live" that her ex-husband, Hisham Diab, beat her, turned a local teenager into a terrorist fanatic, and brought other terrorists into their home. Authorities say the couple's former neighbor, Khalil Deek, is considered a major al Qaeda figure, and is believed to have run the Orange County cell -- one of the first al Qaeda sleeper...
  • How can anyone be a bystander while someone is stabbed? Mark Steyn

    09/12/2003 7:26:42 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 98 replies · 490+ views
    Steyn Online ^ | 12 Sep 2003 | Mark Steyn
    How can anyone be a bystander while someone is stabbed? By Mark Steyn (Filed: 13/09/2003) On September 11, 2001, the first individual to be named among the dead was the wife of the US Solicitor-General, Barbara Olson, whom I'd sat next to at dinner a couple of months earlier. On September 11, 2003, I woke to the news of the death of the Swedish foreign minister, Anna Lindh, whom I also sat next to a couple of months ago, at a conference. I can't claim anything other than the most casual acquaintance with either lady, but even an accidental proximity...
  • Teen creates nuclear fusion in basement (Michigan high school student, 'The Fusor')

    11/22/2006 3:05:23 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 68 replies · 5,930+ views
    The Barre Montpelier Times Argus ^ | Sunday November 19th, 2006
    DETROIT — On the surface, Thiago Olson is like any typical teenager. He's on the cross country and track teams at Stoney Creek High School in Rochester Hills, Mich. He's a good-looking, clean-cut 17-year-old with a 3.75 grade point average, and he has his eyes fixed on the next big step: college. But to his friends, Thiago is known as "the mad scientist." In the basement of his parents' Oakland Township, Mich., home, tucked away in an area most aren't privy to see, Thiago is exhausting his love of physics on a project that has taken him more than two...
  • Napa Nuptials for [Ted] Olson and His Lady

    10/22/2006 3:19:49 AM PDT · by aculeus · 90 replies · 6,114+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | October 22, 2006 | by Amy Argetsinger and Roxanne Roberts
    Top Washington lawyer Ted Olson and his fiancee, Lady Booth, tied the knot yesterday in Napa Valley, Calif., starting a happy new chapter in Olson's personal life. "She's a Southern girl," he told us. "She's just a marvelous person." Olson shot to national fame when he successfully argued the 2000 election case for George W. Bush in the Supreme Court, and was named solicitor general by the grateful president. On Sept. 11, 2001 -- his 61st birthday -- his wife, conservative commentator Barbara Olson, was killed when American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon. His personal loss became part...
  • Rep Harman reportedly under investigation

    10/21/2006 2:14:49 AM PDT · by YaYa123 · 97 replies · 3,219+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 20 October 2006 | NA
    The U.S. Justice Department is trying to determine whether Rep. Jane Harman, D-Calif., got improper help from an Israeli lobbying group. Harman of California is the senior Democrat on the House intelligence committee. Time Magazine reports she may have received a boost from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee when Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi wanted to remove her from the committee. Harman left a voice mail for the magazine calling any suggestions of improper conduct "irresponsible, laughable and scurrilous." She has retained Ted Olson, the lawyer who formerly served as President George W. Bush's solicitor general.
  • Barbara Olson, Fox News Correspondent confirmed dead

    09/11/2001 12:15:58 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 99 replies · 830+ views
    Fox ^ | 11 Sep 01 (DEC 7 Part 2) | self
    Nothing follows
  • Jerrold Nadler's Two Faces on Terror

    06/13/2005 5:29:37 AM PDT · by SJackson · 18 replies · 1,257+ views ^ | June 13, 2005 | Jacob Laksin
    Jerrold Nadler's Two Faces on Terror By Jacob | June 13, 2005Last Friday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing on the Patriot Act had already been adjourned, but Jerrold Nadler, the Democratic blimpish congressman from New York and one of the leftmost members of the House Judiciary Committee, was too wound up to care: “We are not besmirching the honor of the United States, we are trying to uphold it,” bellowed the hefty Nadler. By this, Nadler meant to defend his attacks on the alleged abuses of the (in fact) privileged  prisoners in Guantanamo Bay. Thanks to the efforts of the...
  • White House Researching Potential Justices

    05/29/2005 8:24:51 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 18 replies · 709+ views
    AP ^ | 5-29-05 | Deb Riechmann
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House has laid the groundwork to place more conservatives on the Supreme Court, scrutinizing the backgrounds and legal views of a shrinking list of candidates amid speculation that ailing Chief Justice William Rehnquist soon will step down. (snip) Court experts expect that Rehnquist, who is battling thyroid cancer, will leave by the end of June when the current court session concludes. (snip) "They have been winnowing the list down for some time now. I imagine they're down to maybe three or five - a handful anyway - who are their first choices," he said. (snip)...
  • Former Top Government Lawyer Predicts Tough Going for Next Justice

    11/11/2004 4:24:34 PM PST · by anniegetyourgun · 4 replies · 325+ views
    AP | 11/11/04 | Gina Holland
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Despite Republican gains, President Bush's picks for potential vacancies on the Supreme Court will face "political firestorm" in the Senate, the Bush administration's former chief lawyer at the high court said Thursday. Theodore Olson, who resigned in July as solicitor general, predicted that Bush will get to name as many as three justices during his second term. Olson also said he expected that those choices will come under attack by interest groups and Senate Democrats who have already blocked 10 Bush nominees to other courts. Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist is seriously ill with thyroid cancer. Olson...

    11/09/2004 7:45:54 PM PST · by Captain Peter Blood · 94 replies · 2,723+ views
    SELF | 11-09-2004 | Captain Peter Blood
    Was watching hardball tonight with Chris Mattews and one of his guests was Washington Attorney Joe DeGenova and someone else discussing what happened to the Democrats and the upcoming Judicial nominations. While discussing who might be the next Chief Justice Mr. DeGenova suggested the name of our Solictor General Ted Olson. I for one think Mr. Olson would be a great choice on many levels but I also think that Mr. Olson to a degree is "Bullett Proof". I think it would be very hard for the Left Wing Liberals to attack him, although we know they will, given his...
  • This convention has really made me miss Barbara Olson (Weepy VANITY)

    09/02/2004 2:05:25 PM PDT · by hispanarepublicana · 32 replies · 758+ views
    Hispanarepublicana | 9/2/04 | Hispanarepublicana
    Forgive for the vanity, but this morning I really started thinking about what Barbara Olson's reaction would have been to Zell Miller's speech last night as well as the speeches of Rudy Giuliani and Gov. Schwarzenneger. Boy, do I miss her!It reminded me just how horrible the events on September 11 were and how we must continue to fight this war on terror. I think it would do her memory a proper honor for all of us to pause and think of her for a moment.
  • Sept. 7 hearing set in Olson case (Sara Jane, the SLA terrorist)

    07/20/2004 5:21:30 PM PDT · by jwalburg · 17 replies · 596+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Tuesday, July 20, 2004 | Sam Stanton -- Bee Staff Writer
    The state Board of Prison Terms has scheduled a Sept. 7 hearing to determine whether the 14-year prison sentence Sara Jane Olson received nearly two years ago should be changed. Olson, a former Symbionese Liberation Army follower once known as Kathleen Soliah, had been sentenced to 14 years after plea deals in Los Angeles for attempting to bomb two Los Angeles police cars and for her participation in a Carmichael bank robbery that killed Myrna Opsahl. Those cases had remained dormant for more than two decades while she was a fugitive living in St. Paul, Minn. After her 1999 capture...
  • Olson Out (Ted Olson resigns as Solicitor General)

    06/24/2004 2:23:11 PM PDT · by Agrippa · 29 replies · 300+ views
    The Fourteenth Circuit ^ | June 24, 2004 | Fourteenth Circuit
    Our sources are telling us that Theodore Olson resigned today as Solicitor General of the United States. Olson's wife Barabara was a passenger on American Airlines flight 77 when Muslin extremists crashed the plane into the Pentagon during the September 11 terrorist attacks. Olson has been an able and effective advocate before the Supreme Court since President Bush appointed him as Solicitor General in 2001. We thank him for his service to the country and the rule of law, and wish him well in his future endeavors.
  • Gorelick Licked

    04/13/2004 9:25:14 PM PDT · by hope · 134 replies · 678+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 4.14.04 | Wlady Pleszczynski
    Print Article         Close Window     Gorelick Licked By Published 4/14/2004 12:05:12 AM His testimony is likely to be overshadowed by the president's news conference, but Attorney General John Ashcroft served notice yesterday that he is one administration player not afraid at all to go on offense against the Democratic louts on the so-called 9/11 commission. The full effect of the bombshell he dropped yesterday afternoon will take some time to settle. "The single greatest structural cause for September 11 was the wall that segregated criminal investigators and intelligence agents," he said in his stirring and air-clearing opening remarks....
  • Treasury Tax Policy Official to Leave

    12/10/2003 7:24:43 PM PST · by lainie · 1 replies · 141+ views
    AP/Newsday ^ | December 10, 2003 | AP
    WASHINGTON -- The Treasury Department's point person on tax policy, Pam Olson, notified President Bush on Wednesday that she intends to leave the agency early next year. Olson joined the department in February 2001 and was promoted to her current post as assistant secretary for tax policy on Sept. 26, 2002. At Treasury, Olson worked on policies to cut taxes, simplify the tax code and crack down on companies and people who use dubious shelters to avoid paying federal taxes. In a letter to Bush, Olson said her resignation would be effective after the 2005 budget is completed, which Treasury...