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  • Liberal group plots to catch GOP state pols being racist and sexist

    12/13/2014 2:44:47 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 45 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 12, 2014 | Jason Russell
    The leader of a group hoping to improve liberals' fortunes at the state level revealed on Friday plans to start tracking conservative state legislators based on the assumption that "someone’s going to say something about black people" or women. The comments came at the first ever conference of the State Innovation Exchange (SiX), the Left’s attempt to counter conservative policy successes that have followed Republican victories at the state level. “We’re working with David Brock and Media Matters and American Bridge who have trackers that we can send out to monitor the debate on some bills that you all might...
  • Estrada Pleads Guilty in Gov. Martinez's Hacked Email Case

    06/16/2014 5:56:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    KOB4 ^ | 6/16 | Kristen Garcia
    Jamie Estrada, 41, of Los Lunas, N.M., pleaded guilty Monday to the unlawful interception of electronic communications and false statement charges arising out of the unlawful interception of wire communications intended for others, including New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez and members of her staff. Estrada briefly served as campaign manager in 2009, as Martinez was beginning her bid for governor. The Republican won election in 2010 and took office in January 2011. “Each and every one of us has a right and an expectation of privacy in our electronic communications, including our emails, and those who violate the law by...
  • GOP rising: The oppo battle is joined

    03/24/2013 12:39:26 PM PDT · by white trash redneck · 23 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 24 March 2013 | Jennifer Rubin
    Last week former Mitt Romney campaign manager Matt Rhoades and two young Republican sharpshooters, Tim Miller and Joe Pounder, announced they would set up a new organization, America Rising, devoted to the collection, dissemination and deployment of opposition research against Democrats and a counterpart to the hugely successful American Bridge on the left. [snip]
  • Secret Democratic Oppo Research Files for Twelve 2012 Match-Ups Found via Google

    07/13/2012 6:30:30 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 6 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | July 12, 2012 | Media Trackers
    It could be one of the biggest political intelligence coups of the 2012 battle to control Congress. Media Trackers, a conservative investigative watchdog group, discovered nearly three-dozen Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee opposition research notebooks – extensive secretive manuals outlining anything that could be used against a political opponent. Several news outlets have reported that some of the files have been quietly published on the DCCC’s website to facilitate their use by independent expenditure groups. On Thursday, however, Media Trackers published a dozen opposition research books that Democrats have so far managed to keep secret.
  • Secret Democratic Political Research Files for Twelve 2012 Match-Ups Found via Google

    07/12/2012 10:47:01 AM PDT · by sunmars · 38 replies
    It could be one of the biggest political intelligence coups of the 2012 battle to control Congress. Media Trackers, a conservative investigative watchdog group, discovered nearly three-dozen Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee opposition research notebooks – extensive secretive manuals outlining anything that could be used against a political opponent. Several news outlets have reported that some of the files have been quietly published on the DCCC’s website to facilitate their use by independent expenditure groups. On Thursday, however, Media Trackers published a dozen opposition research books that Democrats have so far managed to keep secret. The twelve unpublished manuals range in...
  • Virginia Middle School Teacher Now Forcing Students To Do Opposition Research In Class On GOP

    03/23/2012 3:24:50 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 5 replies · 1+ views ^ | 3/22/12 |
    Welcome to Amerika. Obama has press secretaries in the media. He also has his brown shirts in the unions, especially teachers unions. Indoctrinating kids has been a staple of the Obama regine of terror. The latest craze in Obama indoctrination is forcing eight grade students at Liberty Middle School in Fairfax County, to seek out the vulnerabilities of Republican presidential hopefuls and forward them to the Obama campaign. No, this is not Nazi Germany, this is not Mao’s China, this is not North Korea. It’s whatever is left of America. “This assignment was just creepy beyond belief — like something...
  • Which Republica Presidential Candidate Supported Sotomayor?

    02/15/2012 4:48:57 PM PST · by katiedidit1 · 86 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2/11/2012 | Jonathan Karl
    Pop quiz: Which Republican presidential candidate supported the confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor? Hint: It’s the same one who endorsed a pro-abortion-rights presidential candidate in an earlier campaign. Give up? The answer is Rick Santorum. Santorum was rightly known as a conservative firebrand during his 12 years in the Senate, but the 1998 confirmation vote for Sonia Sotomayor to the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals was a notable exception, and so was his endorsement of Arlen Specter’s bid for the 1996 Republican presidential nomination
  • Opposition Dossier on Romney Hits Internet

    01/17/2012 9:16:00 PM PST · by Josh Painter · 60 replies · 1+ views
    National Journal ^ | January 17, 2012 | Alex Roarty
    Think Mitt Romney has been hit hard this Republican primary campaign? Try reading through what John McCain had in store for the former Massachusetts governor in 2008. Two hundred pages of what appears to be the McCain campaign’s old opposition research book against Romney was published on Tuesday by BuzzFeed, offering in great detail a litany of potential vulnerabilities in his record. Many of the issues – like Romney’s past support of gay rights and abortion rights – are familiar to GOP voters, but at minimum, the book serves as a vivid reminder of why many conservatives are wary of...
  • Did Gingrich bend campaign laws with his 'independent' committee?

    12/21/2011 4:21:24 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 18 replies
    Kansas City Red Star ^ | December 20th | Greg Gordon
    Newt Gingrich helped bankroll his resurrection from a has-been to a Republican presidential front-runner by exploiting a gap in federal campaign finance laws to create a political money machine that raised $54 million over five years. The former House speaker appears to have made unprecedented use of a supposedly independent political committee that collected unlimited donations, financing a coast-to-coast shadow campaign that raised his profile and provided a launch pad for his presidential run. Gingrich's American Solutions for Winning the Future, which he shuttered in July, shelled out at least $8 million for the chartered jets in which he hop-scotched...
  • Herman Cain goes on offense; seeks to discredit 4th accuser

    11/08/2011 10:11:35 AM PST · by martosko · 41 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/08/2011 | Matt Lewis
    Perhaps taking a page out of the James Carville strategy of handling “bimbo eruptions,” Herman Cain’s campaign is asking: “Who is Sharon Bialek?” From a release/email: … In stark contrast to Mr. Cain’s four decades spent climbing the corporate ladder rising to the level of CEO at multiple successful business enterprises, Ms. Bialek has taken a far different path. The fact is that Ms. Bialek has had a long and troubled history, from the courts to personal finances – which may help explain why she has come forward 14 years after an alleged incident with Mr. Cain, powered by celebrity...
  • PICKET: Source - Rahm Emanuel involved in Cain sexual harassment accuser attacks

    11/02/2011 5:30:45 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 123 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 2, 2011 | staff
    <p>Herman Cain's campaign is revealing suspicions about who is behind the story regarding the former unidentified employees who accused Mr. Cain of sexual harassment in the late 1990's.</p>
  • COOPER EGGED THEM ON (Journalist setup Attack on Cain)

    10/19/2011 5:59:01 AM PDT · by sr4402 · 104 replies
    Drudgereport ^ | 10/19/2011
    COOPER EGGED THEM ON was the title on the Drudge Report this morning. Cooper framed an attack on Herman Cain and setup the others to join in on a Psychological Lynching of Herman Cain. Cooper set it up framing that Herman's 999 plan would not work and then had each of the Candidates fire on Herman Cain. Despite the withering attach Herman stood fast.
  • Rick Perry: The Strange Reason Hollywood Is Disappointed in Him

    10/13/2011 1:36:55 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | October 12, 2011 | Tina Daunt
    .....For weeks industry activists have been quietly rooting behind the scenes for a Perry victory in the Republican primary -- simply because they think he would be easy for President Obama to beat. ....."What if it's a Romney/Christie ticket?" said one insider. "(New Jersey Gov. Chris) Christie could be wrongly seen by some as the Bill Clinton of the Republican Party." Los Angeles veteran political consultant Bill Carrick had a bit of advice today for his fellow Democrats: "Everyone has to get over their complaining and suck it up and go to work." What does that mean for Hollywood? "People...
  • Weir: Can Rick Perry Survive the Smear Merchants?

    08/27/2011 1:34:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 115 replies · 1+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | August 27, 2011 | Bob Weir
    ...Campaign managers know that most of the population will not take the time to do their own independent research on the candidates, preferring to make up their minds after absorbing a myriad of sound bites that they can regurgitate to others.... How many times are we going to hear that Perry wants to secede from the Union? Democrat bomb-throwers think they have him corralled on that one. The fact is, during a rally in Austin, Texas, some attendees were yelling for secession. The governor's response was that he appreciated their frustration with the current administration, but essentially assured them that...
  • Have You Been Screwed by Rick Perry?

    08/25/2011 2:19:38 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 156 replies
    The Austin Chronicle ^ | August 26, 2011 | Michael King, Point Austin
    I'm sure most of you have been checking your old date books to determine whether you've ever had sex with Rick Perry. Of course, you might not remember, since Perry's talents as a paramour likely mirror his narcissistic approach to public policy. That sort of foolishness is brought to you courtesy of Robert Morrow, the Austinite who garnered national coverage last week with his full-page Chronicle ad requesting leads on the new presidential candidate's sex life. For the record, Morrow placed his ad (and alerted other publications) on his own; this news desk read it when our readers did. Morrow's...
  • Obama team scouts for anti-Perry Texans

    08/24/2011 10:59:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 91 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | August 21, 2011 | Todd J. Gillman/Reporter
    The Obama campaign team is asking Texans to share complaints about Gov. Rick Perry, and compiling the critiques for possible use in Perry-bashing ads and other material - a sure sign the president's advisers are taking no chances. "Your feedback will help hold him accountable on the campaign trail, inspire fellow Texans to get involved, and introduce his record -- his actual record -- to voters across the country," Hector Nieto, the campaign's Texas director, told Texas supporters by email blast today. "Your words will remind him that even as he runs, he won't be able to hide -- a...
  • NYT Asks Readers to Help Dig Up 'Interesting and Newsworthy' Palin Emails (AKA Anti-Palin Dirt)

    06/09/2011 2:32:24 PM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 88 replies
    Times Watch ^ | A.D. 09 June 2011 | Clay Waters
    Early Thursday afternoon, Derek Willis posted on the paper’s "Caucus" blog a request surely enticing to the paper’s online liberal readership: "Help Us Investigate the Sarah Palin E-Mail Records." Ken Shepherd at NewsBusters says enlisting newspaper readers to pore through the email trove "indirectly amounts to free oppo research for the 2012 Obama campaign." On Friday, the State of Alaska will release more than 24,000 of Sarah Palin’s e-mails covering much of her tenure as governor of Alaska. Times reporters will be in Juneau, the state capital, to begin the process of reviewing the e-mails, which we will be posting...
  • Help Investigate the Palin Emails (Washington Post Recruits Palin-haters)

    06/09/2011 10:01:42 AM PDT · by kristinn · 116 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Thursday, June 9, 2011 | Ryan Kellett
    More than 24,000 e-mail messages sent to and from Sarah Palin during her tenure as Alaska's governor will be released Friday. Join The Post in digging through them. We are looking for 100 organized and dilligent readers who will work alongside Post reporters to analyze, contextualize, and research the emails. Think of it as spending some time in our newsroom. Our hope is that working together, we can efficiently find interesting information and extract new stories that will lead to further investigation. We don’t know what we’ll find, but we want you to be ready and open for the challenge....
  • L.A. Times to post database of Palin emails

    06/09/2011 5:28:33 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 149 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 9, 2011 | Deirdre Edgar
    <p>As Washington bureau reporter Matea Gold reported, the state of Alaska is scheduled to release more than 24,000 pages of Sarah Palin's emails Friday from her time as governor.</p> <p>The emails will span the beginning of Palin's term, in December 2006, through Sept. 30, 2008, which is when media outlets requested them. It has taken since that time to fulfill the records request.</p>
  • Obama Re-Election Team Reportedly Starts Digging in on Christie

    05/23/2011 1:25:10 PM PDT · by greatplains · 9 replies
    Fox ^ | May 23, 2011 | unk
    An insider with President Obama's re-election campaign says it is not digging into Chris Christie's past to find dirt on the New Jersey governor but did not deny that somebody loyal to the president may be. An Obama 2012 campaign source told Fox News that the campaign is not involved in efforts described in a New York Post story published Monday that says Obama operatives are "compiling a dossier" of material that could be used to damage Christie if he does a 180-degree shift and decides to run for president. (snip) An Obama 2008 insider told Fox News that such...

    02/25/2011 10:49:40 AM PST · by Dr. Eckleburg · 16 replies
    "Wisconsin State Journal" ^ | October 24, 2010 | Clay Barbour
    To understand Scott Walker’s rise from state representative to county executive to front-runner for the office of Wisconsin governor, one must first know the meaning of a simple two-letter acronym: P.K. The Milwaukee County executive and Republican nominee has reached the precipice of the state’s highest office with a message and approach that has roots in a rural Wisconsin church and the man who ministered there. That’s because Walker was — and is — a preacher’s kid. It’s a label that carries the burden of expectations, especially in a small town. More than a few have wilted under it or...
  • Exclusive: Democrats Ask Pentagon for Info on Potential Obama Challengers

    10/28/2010 8:37:53 AM PDT · by Rational Thought · 18 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | 10/27/2010 | RICK KLEIN
    The Democratic National Committee formally has asked the Pentagon for reams of correspondence between military agencies and nine potential Republican presidential candidates, a clear indication that Democrats are building opposition-research files on specific 2012 contenders even before the midterm elections. An internal Army e-mail obtained by ABC News indicates that the DNC has filed Freedom of Information Act requests for "any and all records of communication" between Army departments and agencies and each of the nine Republicans -- all of whom are widely mentioned as possible challengers to President Obama. The agencies are asked to respond to the request by...
  • Exclusive: Democrats Ask Pentagon for Info on Potential Obama Challengers (The 4th Reich!)

    10/27/2010 2:36:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 153 replies · 2+ views
    ABC News ^ | October 27, 2010 | Rick Klein and Luis Martinez
    DNC Requests Records Related to Palin, Romney, Seven Other Possible 2012 Contenders. The Democratic National Committee formally has asked the Pentagon for reams of correspondence between military agencies and nine potential Republican presidential candidates, a clear indication that Democrats are building opposition-research files on specific 2012 contenders even before the midterm elections. An internal Army e-mail obtained by ABC News indicates that the DNC has filed Freedom of Information Act requests for "any and all records of communication" between Army departments and agencies and each of the nine Republicans -- all of whom are widely mentioned as possible challengers to...
  • Haley's path to Christianity leaves some evangelicals uneasy

    06/15/2010 7:02:29 AM PDT · by redk · 69 replies · 2,119+ views
    CNN ^ | 6/15/10 | Peter Hamby
    (CNN) - Whispers about Nikki Haley's Sikh heritage burst into public view in the final days of South Carolina's Republican gubernatorial primary when state Sen. Jake Knotts called the Indian-American legislator a "raghead." Knotts offered a pseudo-apology and was roundly condemned for the remark. Haley went on to win the primary in dominant fashion, capturing nearly 50 percent of the vote in a four-way race. She now faces Rep. Gresham Barrett in the June 22 runoff election. But while Haley's commanding win last Tuesday proved her electoral viability - she won 42 of the state's 46 counties in the primary,...
  • Emerald Cities 'Goals' (CCX connections -- Beck is discussing)

    04/29/2010 7:33:32 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 92 replies · 3,106+ views
    Emerald Cities Web site ^ | Various | Various
    Emerald Goals Green Our Cities Our goal is to achieve significant reductions in the carbon footprint and energy consumption and increased energy savings and efficiencies. To this end, we encourage cities to: Substantially increase the energy efficiency of citywide building stock over ten years while prioritizing poor communities. Buildings are the largest national source of energy consumption, costing $400 billion annually in energy bills and comprising 80 percent of local carbon emissions in some cities. Yet, efficiency gains between 30 and 50 percent are possible using existing, cost-effective technology. Reducing energy consumption requires a comprehensive retrofit of building stock. The...
  • Alexander vs. F.B.I., Memorandum Opinion (Filegate Cases)

    03/09/2010 11:56:30 AM PST · by SvenMagnussen · 10 replies · 158+ views
    USDC District of Columbia ^ | March 9, 2010 | Chief Judge Royce Lamberth
    Filegate, Consolidated Cases, DISMISSED While this Court seriously entertained the plaintiffs' allegations that their privacy had been violated--and indeed it was, even if not in the sense contemplated by the Privacy Act--after ample opportunity, they have not produced any evidence of the far-reaching conspiracy that sought to use intimate details from FBI files for political assassinations that they alleged. The only thing that they have demonstrated is that this unfortunate episode--about which they do have cause to complain--was exactly what the defendants claimed: a bureaucratic snafu. Chief Judge Royce Lamberth USDC District of Columbia
  • Active DUer announces candidacy for Texas Railroad Commissioner - Jeff Weems

    09/16/2009 2:21:46 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 16 replies · 518+ views
    Wed Sep-16-09 | Annonymous
    Someone sent me the link and it seemed to be relevant for a Texas politics thread. DU content is unwelcome at FR, but there is DUFunnies so maybe this thread will survive.
  • Pelosi turns camera on McCain supporters

    02/16/2009 7:47:28 PM PST · by Lorianne · 28 replies · 1,591+ views
    Yahoo News/AP ^ | Feb 15, 2009 | David Bauder
    NEW YORK – Imagine going to work each day and hearing people call your mother a Nazi. Nazi Pelosi. Alexandra Pelosi, the filmmaker daughter of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, heard it frequently last fall in speeches meant to fire up the crowds at McCain-Palin campaign rallies. She attended many such events to make a film about the people who attended, those who fought against a Barack Obama presidency. "Right America, Feeling Wronged," debuts Monday at 8 p.m. EST on HBO. The work wasn't easy. Pelosi was spat upon at the Iowa State Fair, leading her to enlist her husband as...
  • Phone Ambush: Trolling for Obama friends, Need ideas on what to Ask them in taped conversations

    10/24/2008 7:32:01 PM PDT · by steve0 · 26 replies · 646+ views
    Just for fun and potential political ammo, I have decided to engage in a phone ambush of some Obama supporters. So I need some ideas on what to ask them in taped conversations. Of course I will only do what is legal and I will be abiding by the spirit and letter of the law. I can't help but think the RNC Opposition Research team has missed a heap of stuff out there. Anyways if Joe the Plumber's background is fair game ya would think the candidates' background is also fair game.
  • Did John McCain Say He Didn't Really Love America?

    06/20/2008 9:58:18 AM PDT · by mngran2 · 112 replies · 143+ views
    Yes he did. On his show tonight, Dan Abrams drew attention to a quote from John McCain in an interview with Sean Hannity that flew under the radar for the past 3 months: HANNITY: -- and then I understand you didn't get any medical help for nine days. You spent two years of this five-and-a-half-year period in solitary confinement. What does that do to a person, to spend that much time in solitary confinement? MCCAIN: I think it makes you a better person. Obviously, it makes you love America. I really didn't love America until I was deprived of her...
  • Presidential candidates appear to be lying with impunity

    12/30/2007 6:29:13 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies · 124+ views
    Washington Post News Service via North ^ | December 30, 2007 | Michael Dobbs
    <p>Mitt Romney says he "saw" his father "march" with Martin Luther King Jr. Rudolph Giuliani claims he is one of the "five best known Americans" in the world. According to John McCain, the Constitution established the United States as a "Christian nation."</p>
  • Hillary's Secret Police Returns

    11/19/2007 6:07:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies · 220+ views
    NewsMax ^ | November 19, 2007 | Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
    Are the Clinton secret police back on patrol? It looks like they may be making a late campaign comeback. In a week-end column, Robert Novak alleged that “agents” of Hillary Clinton are “spreading the word that she has scandalous information” about Barack Obama, but decided not to use it. (How considerate of her!) Obama has come out swinging, accusing the Clinton campaign of trying to swift-boat him and demanding that Clinton either release the information or admit that there is none. The Clinton camp is shocked that anyone would ever think that it would use such tactics! Clinton campaign Communications...
  • DNC: Fred Brings His Follies to the Lone Star State

    09/19/2007 7:30:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies · 564+ views
    PR Newswire ^ | September 19, 2007 | Democratic National Committee Staff
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former Washington lobbyist turned GOP Presidential candidate Fred Thompson is bringing his campaign follies to Texas today in an effort to woo southern voters. Thompson was supposed to add enthusiasm to the GOP race, filling the void of a true conservative, but his performance has been disappointing as he continues to make major gaffes across the country. The latest example took place Monday when Thompson announced that he would attend a debate in New Hampshire that had been canceled months ago. [Boston Globe, 9/18/07] And this past weekend in Florida, Thompson was caught completely off...
  • Some in favor, some(dems)not fans of a Fred Thompson candidacy

    09/08/2007 12:44:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies · 1,020+ views
    The Mountain Press ^ | September 8, 2007 | Derek Hodges
    He may have entered the race at a late date compared to his rivals, but it seems certain former Sen. Fred Thompson, R-Tenn., will have little trouble locally finding support in his race for the White House. Several national polls showed the Law & Order actor in first or second place in the competition for the Republican presidential nomination, even before he entered the race. With Sevier County's strong ties to the Republican Party and Thompson's ties to Tennessee, folks have been quick to jump on the Thompson bandwagon. "I think Fred Thompson is our best chance to get a...
  • The Rise Of Jeri Thompson: Ex-Senator's Wife Is Helping to Shape His Probable Bid

    08/05/2007 12:42:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies · 2,509+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | August 5, 2007 | Alec MacGillis and John Solomon
    On a hot Saturday in June 2002, Fred D. Thompson married his second wife, Jeri Kehn, in an unventilated Congregational church in her home town of Naperville, Ill. Kehn, in a Valentino gown, was a 35-year-old media consultant for a Washington law firm; Thompson, a 59-year-old U.S. senator from Tennessee. "I think he will be a calming influence, and she will be good for him," Kehn's mother, Vicki Keller, said at the time. It was a triumphal return for Kehn, who had left Naperville for college and spent much of her 20s biding her time in Nashville without a clear...
  • The Plan to Take Down Fred Thompson (Drudge Title)

    06/13/2007 6:09:12 AM PDT · by RDTF · 287 replies · 4,769+ views
    The politico via Drudge Report ^ | June 13, 2007 | Kenneth P. Vogel
    Fred Thompson has had a relatively easy ride as he has flirted with a bid for the Republican presidential nomination. His strategists have found traction promoting him as the heir to Ronald Reagan -- and a conservative alternative to the top tier of the GOP field. But the ride is starting to get a bit bumpy. Opponents and their researchers have begun working -- mostly behind the scenes -- to highlight perceived soft spots in his conservative bona fides. And Thompson will have to neutralize questions on the campaign trail and in the media about his centrist votes in the...
  • In Depth GOP Candidate Report

    05/03/2007 3:09:00 PM PDT · by FastCoyote · 25 replies · 2,424+ views ^ | May 3,2007 | DNC Research Department
    Download the Democrat opposition research paper on GOP candidates to see what they are up to. 40 pages worth. I put this in Breaking News cause I'm not sure how long it will last.
  • Senators going ballistic on CSPAN2 now!

    11/20/2004 2:46:10 PM PST · by ejdrapes · 435 replies · 14,606+ views ^ | November 20, 2004
    Apparently one of the appropriations bills the Senate is about to vote on contained a provision that allowed congressional staffers access to individuals and corporations tax returns to which they could do whatever they wish with (e.g., share with the press, post on the internet). And it appears not one Senator was aware of this. LOL! It's just fun watching McCain, ect. go balistic over this.
  • A Stronger America? The Case Against John Kerry (Vanity Review)

    10/23/2004 1:21:13 PM PDT · by Fedora · 9 replies · 432+ views
    Conrad Publishing Company ^ | August 2004 | John Risvold
    Publisher's description: In this poignant depiction of the Presidential hopeful, Risvold shows a side of John Kerry rarely shown by the media. Exposing an area of Kerry's policies that have remained hidden throughout his campaign, Risvold takes the truth head on. Exposing Kerry's economic plans, national security policies, foreign policy tactics, health care ideas and education vison for what they really are. This is a must read for anyone unsure how to vote or dedicated to defeating John Kerry. This witty and useful guide to the candidacy of John Kerry is a must read for Democrats and Republicans alike.
  • DESERTER LINES (Clark considering op-research into W's Guard service)

    01/27/2004 9:11:46 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 41 replies · 208+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | 01/28/04 | Prowler
    Apparently tired of being challenged on supporter Michael Moore's assertion that President Bush was a "deserter," Wesley Clark's campaign is considering hiring a private investigator to look into Bush's activities in Texas and Alabama during his National Guard service way back when. At least one other campaign is said to be considering sending opposition researchers down south to look into Bush's record. In the past, campaign staffers for both Clinton and Gore had tried to make hay of the rumors that Bush had somehow taken advantage of his family name during that period. Despite of months of effort, they failed...
  • Rivals Mine Kerry Senate Years For Material to Slow Him Down

    01/24/2004 12:45:11 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 24 replies · 178+ views
    NY Times ^ | 1/24/04 | Todd Purdum
    The moment John Kerry began to seem like the candidate to watch in the Iowa caucuses, the campaigns of his Democratic rivals Howard Dean and Richard A. Gephardt swiftly used a handful of Mr. Kerry's decade-old Senate votes and statements against ethanol and agricultural subsidies to attack him as not supportive of Iowa's essential industry. Now that his opponents are moving even more aggressively to slow Mr. Kerry's rise, his 19-year voting record as the junior senator from Massachusetts could loom as his greatest political vulnerability, among Democrats and Republicans alike. The sheer length of Mr. Kerry's service means that...
  • Grins and Grenades

    01/19/2004 4:01:37 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 1 replies · 155+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 1/26/04 | Howard Fineman and Michael Isikoff
    To be a successful "oppo guy"—an opposition researcher for a presidential candidate—you need to know how to play defense as well as offense. In the Democrats' increasingly vicious race, Chris Lehane, Wesley Clark's oppo guy, is state of the art, a Harvard Law School alum with a sharp mind and tongue. He knows how to play it both ways. He's spent months in attack mode, serving as a one-man tip sheet for reporters examining the shortcomings of Howard Dean, especially the former Vermont governor's refusal to release all of his official records. But last week Lehane hunkered down. Preparing for...
  • Morris: Lehane Behind Dean's 'Political Assassination'

    01/16/2004 10:17:39 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 79 replies · 497+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 1/17/04 | Limbacher
    Acting at the behest of Bill and Hillary Clinton, a senior campaign aide to Gen. Wesley Clark has carried out the "political assassination" of Democratic presidential front-runner Howard Dean, former top Clinton advisor Dick Morris contended late Friday. "I believe we have witnessed a political assassination of Howard Dean by the Clintons," Morris told Fox News Channel's "Hannity & Colmes" - hours after polls showed that Dean's once formidable lead in Iowa had evaporated. Morris named Clark communications director Chris Lehane, a former Gore campaign spokesman who cut his teeth as a key operative in the Clinton White House's attack...
  • All's Fair? Clark Rivals Irked by an Aide's Tactics

    01/15/2004 8:07:06 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 19 replies · 162+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 01/16/04 | SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
    MANCHESTER, N.H., Jan. 12 — The documents — those nasty tidbits that campaigns euphemistically call "opposition research" — are flying in the scrappy final days of the Democratic contests here and in Iowa. At the center of the maelstrom, Democrats say, is a 36-year-old aide to Gen. Wesley K. Clark, a frenetic, colorful and, some contend, devious communications strategist named Chris Lehane. Every campaign has people who work behind the scenes, feeding unflattering facts about opponents to the news media. But Mr. Lehane — a veteran of Al Gore's 2000 campaign and the Clinton White House, where his specialty was...

    01/15/2004 6:16:54 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 21 replies · 153+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | January 15, 2004
    The "political black arts" -- those nasty tidbits that campaigns euphemistically call "opposition research" -- is at the center of an intense debate among Democrats this year, the NEW YORK TIMES is planning to report in Page Ones on Friday, newsroom sources tell DRUDGE. How much of the research should be used? And are inter-party candidates inflicting too much damage on each other, leaving an eventual nominee wounded and weakened in a fall showdown with President Bush? At the center of the maelstrom, Democrats say, is a 36-year-old aide to Gen. Wesley Clark, "a frenetic, colorful and, some contend, devious"...

    01/14/2004 8:13:40 PM PST · by Leroy S. Mort · 22 replies · 198+ views
    drudge report ^ | Jan 14, 2004 | Drudge
    **Exclusive** With the clock ticking it's a wild scramble to find dirt on Dean as primaries near. A woman named "Robin" from John Kerry's New Hampshire campaign has been rummaging through files at Vermont's Secretary of State’s Office in recent days, sources tell the DRUDGE REPORT. The first thing "Robin" asked for this morning was Dean's state campaign finance records, including those from this year, a well-placed source tells the DRUDGE REPORT. Robin was told how the information from this year was federal. She then abruptly asked where she could get it. One archive employee -- who called Robin overly...
  • America Haters Lament: "This is...a really ugly day!"

    04/09/2003 8:16:57 AM PDT · by The FRugitive · 441 replies · 1,064+ views
    <p>I know we're not supposed to post DU stuff, but I think this thread is VERY telling and exposes their true agenda.</p> <p>"it's staged!"</p> <p>"this is about to be a really ugly day!!"</p> <p>And lots of anger, sadness, fear and loathing.</p> <p>Their chracter is further exposed: the America haters don't give half a **** about the Iraqis, they're just about hateing America.</p>