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  • Hell hath no fury like a political party scorned [WA gov race]

    12/24/2004 4:08:32 PM PST · by sionnsar · 74 replies · 2,516+ views
    Seattle PI ^ | 12/24/2004 | ROBERT L. JAMIESON Jr.
    All Washington state wants for Christmas is a new governor.Just when it seems as if Indecision 2004 could not get more serpentine, surreal or saddled with conspiracy theories, some monstrosity, like a fanged beast from an old black-and-white movie, jumps out. The latest twist involves bloodsuckers with briefcases: lawyers. Attorneys and political consultants are now scrambling after the results of a second recount yesterday gave Democrat Christine Gregoire a 130-vote edge. That margin appears to give her a decisive victory over Republican Dino Rossi in the closest and most bizarre governor's race in American history.Legal shrieks and cries of electoral...
  • NYT: Democrats Weigh De-emphasizing Abortion as an Issue - Reassessing touchstone election issues

    12/24/2004 7:08:45 AM PST · by OESY · 50 replies · 1,596+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 24, 2004 | ADAM NAGOURNEY
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 - Democratic leaders say their party needs to de-emphasize the issue of abortion rights, concerned that Republicans have hurt the Democratic Party by portraying it as an uncompromising champion of abortion. In interviews and public appearances since Election Day, Democratic officials have said that the party should open its doors to abortion opponents and that candidates should make abortion a less central focus of future campaigns. Party leaders said they were not abandoning their fundamental support for abortion rights, but said Democrats should consider accepting some restrictions that enjoy popular support - like parental notification when teenagers...
  • Mississippi leads the nation in charitable giving (Good Red/Blue State Comparison-See Comment #1

    11/10/2004 3:31:03 PM PST · by pookie18 · 100 replies · 5,439+ views
    Sun Herald ^ | 11/10/04 | LAURA WALSH (AP)
    HARTFORD, Conn. - New England states making more, giving less Mississippi retains its title as the most giving state for the eighth consecutive year, according to the 2004 Generosity Index created by Catalogue for Philanthropy. Following right behind are Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Alabama and Tennessee. New England residents continue to earn more and give back less, according to the annual index of charitable giving. Connecticut ranks first when it comes to making money, but joins New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island in falling to the very bottom of the 2004 Index. The survey is based on the average adjusted income...
  • Former CT Governor Rowland will plead GUILTY, may do JAIL TIME for corruption

    12/23/2004 5:59:17 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 50 replies · 3,114+ views
    Hartford Courant ^ | 12/23/04 | RaceBannon
    Rowland Plea Deal Expected 8:26 AM EST,December 23, 2004 By JON LENDER, The Hartford Courant Former Gov. John G. Rowland, who resigned July 1 amid a scandal over his acceptance of gifts and favors from state contractors and others, is expected to appear today in U.S. District Court in New Haven to enter a guilty plea under an agreement that would send him to jail, the Courant has learned. The potential plea is the result of sensitive plea negotiations between Rowland and federal prosecutors who were gearing up to seek an indictment of the Republican former governor early next year...
  • Kerry Jumps Into Ohio Recount

    12/23/2004 9:55:38 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 235 replies · 10,114+ views
    Unnamed Sources | 12/23/2004
    John F. Kerry has indicated through sources close to the Democrat party that he intends file papers supporting the Green Party/Libertarian Party recount effort in Ohio. Kerry's filings will consist of a request for expedited discovery as it pertains to a voting machine system known as Triad Systems, and secondly, a motion for a preservation order to preserve evidence in the same matter. These filings are to be made in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. Rep. John Conyer of Michigan and the ranking minority member of the House Judiciary Committee, has plans to ask...
  • Bush to Renominate 20 Judges Whom Democrats Have Resisted

    12/23/2004 2:28:48 PM PST · by neverdem · 143 replies · 4,010+ views
    NY Times ^ | December 23, 2004 | DAVID STOUT
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 - President Bush plans to renominate 20 candidates for federal judgeships who have been unable to win confirmation in the Senate, the White House said today, in a signal that the president is ready for a showdown early next year. "An effective and efficient judicial system is vital to ensuring justice for all Americans," the White House said. "The president nominated highly qualified individuals to the federal courts during his first term, but the Senate failed to vote on many nominations." Senate Democrats have maintained for months that they have routinely confirmed nominees who are not right-wing...
  • **Wilson's Armor Question Unfounded! 800 of the 830 Vehicles were Armored!**

    12/22/2004 7:53:02 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 46 replies · 3,590+ views
    Special Report with Brit Hume - The Grapevine ^ | 12/21/04 | Brit Hume/Michael Levine
    It now appears that the premise of the question that caused an uproar around Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld was off base. In Kuwait two weeks ago, Army Specialist Thomas Wilson (search) told Rumsfeld, "our vehicles are not armored ... We do not have proper armament vehicles to carry with us north [into Iraq]." But, according to senior Army officers, about 800 of the 830 vehicles in Wilson's army regiment — the 278th Cavalry — had already been up-armored when he asked the question. What's more, 20 vehicles remaining to be modified were in the process of being up-armored — and...
  • Woman pleads guilty to threatening the president

    12/20/2004 9:25:56 PM PST · by SmithL · 50 replies · 3,393+ views
    AP ^ | 12/20/4
    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) -- A woman pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of threatening President Bush. A grand jury indicted Catherine M. Guertin, 24, in August and she was arrested the next month. Her guilty plea was entered as part of an agreement with federal prosecutors, according to court documents. The threats were made in May while Guertin was living in Independence, the indictment says. The woman allegedly threatened Bush by saying, "I want him gone" and "If I ever have a gun, I will shoot him between the eyes."
  • ABC Deceivingly Paints Bush Haters as Average Military Families

    12/20/2004 6:21:25 PM PST · by lowbridge · 17 replies · 943+ views
    ABC Deceivingly Paints Bush Haters as Average Military Families In a Sunday night ABC story, the brother and mother of soldiers killed in Iraq denounced Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld for having an auto-pen machine sign his letters of condolence. But while World News Tonight/Sunday anchor Terry Moran portrayed the two as representative of how "some military families" are "upset" with Rumsfeld, the two are dedicated Bush and Rumsfeld haters with a political axe to grind. Ivan Medina spoke in June at a pro-Fahrenheit 9/11 publicity event and in May took part in an anti-Rumsfeld protest where he charged: "This...
  • Which Conservative/ Republican/ Fascist Website Is Stupid?? [FReep This Poll!!!]

    12/19/2004 7:34:01 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 15 replies · 707+ views
    Best and Worst ^ | February 2004 | Tabucky
    Choose which conservative website is imbecilic, idiotic, and created and visited by cretins. ALL OF THEM!, None of them, newsmax.com, lucianne.com, gopusa.com, foxnews.com, drudgereport.com, freerepublic.com, michaelsavage.com, rushlimbaugh.com Ballot #19581: has 24 total votes.
  • Group takes aim at full state ban on hunting

    12/08/2004 9:02:24 PM PST · by Calpernia · 27 replies · 699+ views
    Breederville.com ^ | December 08, 2004 | Terrence Dopp
    Buoyed by the defeat of a planned black bear hunt this year, one animal rights group has announced it has a statewide hunting ban in its sights. The newly formed Animal Protection Political Action Committee hopes to craft a network of more than 50,000 voters to oppose pro-hunting legislation and candidates. It's creation comes less than one week after the state Supreme Court halted the six-day bruin season, ruling Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bradley Campbell had the authority to stop it. "The (National Rifle Association) and all these other groups pull together all of these people who are 100...
  • Wa Gov. Race: Rossi Counter-Demonstration vs. Gregoire Demonstration

    12/18/2004 8:30:31 PM PST · by Publius · 31 replies · 2,013+ views
    Washington State Republican Party | 18 December 2004 | Chris Vance
    Red Alert to all Dino Rossi supporters!!!Rally for Dino this Sunday the 19th in Bellevue at 2:30 PM!!!330 112th Ave. NE, at the corner of 112th Ave. NE & NE 4th St.Christine Gregoire's allies in the Democratic Party are planning a protest in front of Rossi headquarters in Bellevue tomorrow, Sunday, Dec. 19. Please help us send the message that we must only count legal votes, and that the rules can't be changed midway through the recount! The Gregoire people are showing up to protest at 3 PM, so please be at Rossi HQ by 2:30 PM. Feel free to...
  • A.C.L.U.'s Search for Data on Donors Stirs Privacy Fears

    12/17/2004 8:57:47 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 89 replies · 6,351+ views
    NY Times ^ | Dec 18, 2004 | STEPHANIE STROM
    The American Civil Liberties Union is using sophisticated technology to collect a wide variety of information about its members and donors in a fund-raising effort that has ignited a bitter debate over its leaders' commitment to privacy rights. Some board members say the extensive data collection makes a mockery of the organization's frequent criticism of banks, corporations and government agencies for their practice of accumulating data on people for marketing and other purposes. Daniel S. Lowman, vice president for analytical services at Grenzebach Glier & Associates, the data firm hired by the A.C.L.U., said the software the organization is using,...
  • Corrupt? Absolutely. Tom DeLay unites the critics of the Republican Congress.

    12/03/2004 6:24:52 AM PST · by buddyholly · 17 replies · 739+ views
    Slate.com ^ | 12/03/2004 | Chris Sullentrop
    Earlier this year, Tom DeLay correctly diagnosed the disease that infects his congressional majority. "If 1994 was the year we stopped thinking like a permanent minority," DeLay told Republicans gathered for a February party retreat in Philadelphia, "2004 is the year we start thinking like a permanent majority: unified, aggressive, rightfully confident of victory." DeLay, of course, thought permanent-majority status would be a good thing for the GOP, but nine months later he's become the symbol of a party corrupted by its lock on power. When House Republicans voted last month to allow members who have been indicted to keep...
  • The passionate side of DeLay

    12/07/2004 6:50:57 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 11 replies · 583+ views
    The Inquirer ^ | Dec. 07, 2004 | Mona Charen
    The first thing that crossed my mind when ethics charges were lodged against Rep. Tom DeLay (R., Texas) was: "I wish Mary McGrory were still alive." McGrory, the pungent liberal columnist who died last April at the age of 85, was, improbably enough, a Tom DeLay fan. Why did this scourge of Nixon and Reagan appreciate "the Hammer" from Texas? She liked him because she was able to put aside partisan and philosophical differences in the name of a greater good. That greater good was a love of children. McGrory volunteered at St. Anne's Infant and Maternity Home and was...
  • 100,000 Dead—or 8,000 - How many Iraqi civilians have died as a result of the war?

    12/18/2004 11:57:50 PM PST · by sigarms · 47 replies · 2,511+ views
    Slate ^ | Oct. 29, 2004 | Fred Kaplan
    <p>There is one group out there counting civilian casualties in a way that's tangible, specific, and very useful—a team of mainly British researchers, led by Hamit Dardagan and John Sloboda, called Iraq Body Count. They have kept a running total of civilian deaths, derived entirely from press reports. Their count is triple fact-checked; their database is itemized and fastidiously sourced; and they take great pains to separate civilian from combatant casualties (for instance, last Tuesday, the group released a report estimating that, of the 800 Iraqis killed in last April's siege of Fallujah, 572 to 616 of them were civilians, at least 308 of them women and children).</p>
  • Will The Real Michael Moore Ever Re-Emerge? (Nader-Moore catfight!)

    12/16/2004 12:21:50 PM PST · by gopwinsin04 · 23 replies · 1,231+ views
    Nader/Camejo '04 ^ | Week of 12/15/04 | Ralph Nader
    Dear Michael, Will the real Michael Moore ever re-emerge and shut the door on the theatre of the absurd? Weeks of standing before large college audiences mixing a portion of book and movie promotions with a message that was more laughable than producing laughter.Now that you no longer have to pose as a 'least worster' with no more tatical excuses, what is your post election confession? So far your website has dodged this question, unless that is you have no reflections on the merit of abandoning your principals and your authentically progressive friends for candidates--US Sens. John Kerry & John...
  • Petition to Recall Christine Gregoire should she steal the election

    12/17/2004 1:32:56 PM PST · by connectthedots · 38 replies · 7,924+ views
    connectthedots | 12/17/2004 | Don Railsback
    The following documents will form the vasis for the filing of a petition to recall Christine Gregoire should she steal the election for governor for the state of Washington. Many people at Free republic have been aware of my fight against corruptyion with the government and courts of the state of Washington, including racketeering by Gov. Locke, AG Gregoire and even the Chief Justice of the state supreme court. Unfortunately the FBI and US Attorney, even though they have admitted to me in telephone conversations that the Chief Justice of the Washington state supreme court has been obstructing justice in...
  • Judge Blocks Count Of Newly-Found King Co. Ballots

    12/17/2004 3:13:20 PM PST · by fidelio · 118 replies · 4,388+ views
    AP ^ | 17 Dec 04 | AP
    <p>BC-APNewsAlert,0039 TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A judge has granted a Republican request to block elections officials from counting hundreds of recently discovered King County ballots in the Washington governor's race.</p>
  • WA Gov. Race: Republicans to Sue King County Over 573 Ballots

    12/16/2004 11:59:33 AM PST · by Publius · 256 replies · 7,034+ views
    KOMO-TV ^ | 16 December 2004
    Republicans announced plans Thursday morning to sue King County over 573 newly discovered ballots that could change the outcome of the closest governor's race in Washington state history. The county's Canvassing Board voted Wednesday to prepare the 573 absentee ballots for inclusion in the hand recount, over the objections of Republicans who urged the county to investigate the ballots first. State GOP Chairman Chris Vance said Thursday the party would seek a court order Thursday afternoon in Pierce County, aimed at slowing down the processing of the previously rejected ballots to allow them to be better tracked and verified. Specifically,...