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  • Massachusetts now forced into border spat (Criminal illegals flown in secretly)

    07/13/2014 4:34:25 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 73 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | July 13, 2014 | Adriana Cohen
    Massachusetts now forced into border spat It’s finally been confirmed what was suspected all along — Massachusetts is feeling the pain of the chaotic border crisis. Forget the denials. Secret flights of illegal immigrants have made their way to Bedford and Boston. .... We’ve learned from immigration officials that four planes filled with detainees ... as the U.S. scrambles to cap the immigration crisis. .... This should alarm everybody in the Bay State, because we don’t know how many illegals are passing through or hanging around; what communicable diseases they may carry; if any are sex offenders, drug-runners, gang members...
  • Celebs Beg Obama to Keep Promise on Nuclear Disarmament

    06/15/2013 5:28:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | June 13, 2013 | Christian Toto
    Several A-listers are banding together to beg President Barack Obama to keep his word about seeking a world [free] of nuclear weapons. Apparently, they've been cycling through the Superman movies to ready themselves for Man of Steel and stumbled upon Superman IV: The Quest for Peace. Actors Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Naomi Watts, Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro, Martin Sheen and Alec Baldwin, among others, appear in a new video for Global Zero urging the president to address the issue at next week’s G-8 summit.... Freeman and Sheen conclude, “For if we believe that the spread of nuclear weapons is...
  • FAU student to police: Allen West making me ‘feel danger at school’

    04/18/2013 2:56:41 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 41 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 4-18-2013 | Laura Byrne
    April 18, 2013 FAU student to police: Allen West making me ‘feel danger at school’ Laura Byrne A student at Florida Atlantic University filed a complaint with the local police, alleging that former Florida Congressman Allen West made her “feel in danger at school” after he pleaded with students to stop bothering his wife when she’s on campus.“As students, we deserve to feel safe exercising our First Amendment rights to peacefully assemble and express our grievances with the University,” Stephanie Rosendorf of the Florida College Democrats wrote in the complaint obtained by The Raw Story. “These days you never know...
  • ‘I Don’t Trust the Government’: Ted Nugent Tells CNN What He Thinks of Senate’s Gun Bill..

    04/12/2013 5:46:31 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 9 replies
    ...(and Recommends Eric Holder Be Arrested) Sporting a graying beard and his signature camouflage hat, rocker and gun rights advocate Ted Nugent on Thursday dismissed the Senate’s gun control bill as a “feel-good measure” that won’t stop any shootings. Towards the end of his interview on CNN, Nugent recommended that Attorney General Eric Holder be arrested for gun trafficking.
  • Lincoln and the Copperheads

    02/02/2013 5:07:52 AM PST · by iowamark · 27 replies
    NY Times Disunion ^ | January 28, 2013 | JENNIFER L. WEBER
    In January 1863, Abraham Lincoln made a remarkable confession. He was, he told a senator, more worried about “the fire in the rear” than he was about the Confederates to his front... Disgusted Republicans termed them “Copperheads,” after the poisonous snake... By January 1863, their assaults on Lincoln, combined with the poor performance of the armies, were taking a toll on civilian morale. Midwesterners spoke openly about seceding and establishing another new country or aligning with the Confederate States of America. Lincoln’s critics were harsh, uncompromising and relentless. They said Lincoln was a tyrant, bent on amassing power and ruining...
  • Murder in the Mountains

    01/21/2013 12:36:06 AM PST · by iowamark · 50 replies
    NY Times Disunion ^ | January 19, 2013 | RICK BEARD
    On Jan. 18, 1863, troops from the 64th North Carolina Infantry under the command of Lt. Col. James Keith lined up 13 men and boys, ranging in age from 13 to 60, made them kneel and shot them at point-blank range. Then the soldiers tossed the bodies into a shallow grave, from where they were later reclaimed by family members for burial. This incident in Madison County, N.C., known to history as the Shelton Laurel massacre, was hardly the worst example of violence visited on civilian populations during the Civil War. On Aug. 21, 1863, scarcely a month after the...
  • NEW ARMY HANDBOOK: 'IGNORANCE' AND 'LACK OF EMPATHY' CAUSE OF U.S. DEATHS

    12/31/2012 11:32:38 AM PST · by LSUfan · 36 replies
    BreitBart ^ | 31 Dec 12 | Wynton Hall
    A new draft of a 75-page Army handbook for troops heading to Afghanistan says that American cultural insensitivity is to blame for the 63 attacks this year by Afghan soldiers against the U.S.-led coalition forces who are training them. According to the Wall Street Journal, who obtained an advance copy of the controversial document, the draft manual states that: "Many of the confrontations occur because of [coalition] ignorance of, or lack of empathy for, Muslim and/or Afghan cultural norms, resulting in a violent reaction from the [Afghan security force] member," according to the draft handbook prepared by Army researchers. In...
  • Panetta: We didn’t defend consulate under attack because of a lack of intel

    10/26/2012 9:53:11 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 56 replies
    One of the unanswered questions about the terrorist attack on our consulate in Benghazi is why the US military didn’t intervene. Rumors had swirled that the US asked the Libyan government in Tripoli for permission to fly into Benghazi to break up the attack but had been refused, although no one has claimed that on the record. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta put that rumor to rest yesterday by telling reporters that the US never planned to intervene at all, thanks to a lack of intel on the ground: US military leaders ruled out sending in forces during the attack on...
  • Jane Fonda: Obama Funder Jodie Evans Met With Taliban; Code Pink Gives Terrorists Direct Line to O

    11/17/2009 5:27:13 PM PST · by kristinn · 169 replies · 8,787+ views
    Big Government ^ | Tuesday, Noveber 17, 2009 | Kristinn Taylor and Andrea Shea King
    Top Obama donor and fundraiser Jodie Evans met with the Taliban in Afghanistan on a recent trip there, according to a report by Jane Fonda of a discussion she had with Evans last month. The meeting with the Taliban took place just weeks before Evans was videotaped directly handing to President Barack Obama a package of information about her trip to Afghanistan at a high dollar fundraiser in San Francisco.The meeting with the Taliban was kept secret by Evans and her group Code Pink in reports she and the group posted from Kabul and in interviews with the media and...
  • Media Matters Covers Up Obama Ties to Hamas Ally Jodie Evans

    06/06/2010 2:22:31 PM PDT · by kristinn · 11 replies · 462+ views
    Big Government ^ | Thursday, June 3, 2010 | Kristinn Taylor and Andrea Shea King
    Hamas ally Jodie Evans and President Barack Obama, October 15, 2009.Democrat party front group Media Matters for America has released several statements in recent days seeking to throw reporters off the trail of the strong ties between President Barack Obama and Jodie Evans, co-founder of the terrorist support group Code Pink. Media Matters attempts to influence public opinion by getting their politically-slanted, factually-challenged reports in the hands of sympathetic liberal reporters who then either regurgitate Media Matters’ propaganda to the public as news or use it as guidance to bury news. In this case, Media Matters was responding to a...
  • Obama Leaks Risk National Security For Political Gain

    06/04/2012 6:46:59 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 10 replies
    Security: From leaks about Osama bin Laden to those detailing cyberattacks on Iran, a disturbing pattern of publicly disclosing classified material to give Barack Obama a political boost is emerging. Under this president, our enemies don't need spies. The fact that the Allies in World War II had the ability to intercept and decode German and Japanese military transmissions, leading to critical military victories at Midway and elsewhere, remained a secret until long after World War II was over, and it didn't matter who knew it. "Loose lips sink ships" was then more than a clever wartime slogan. The pattern...
  • Senate Democrats blast national security leak on Iran cyberattack

    06/05/2012 6:38:48 PM PDT · by jakerobins · 8 replies
    Senate Democrats on Tuesday blasted leaks to the press about a cyberattack against Iran and warned the disclosure of President Obama’s order could put the United States at risk of a retaliatory strike. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), chairwoman of the Intelligence Committee, said the leak about the attack on Iran’s nuclear program could “to some extent” provide justification for copycat attacks against the United States. “This is like an avalanche. It is very detrimental and, candidly, I found it very concerning,” Feinstein said. “There’s no question that this kind of thing hurts our country.”
  • Democrats Invite Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood Leader to Congress

    04/12/2007 6:26:26 PM PDT · by DallasGOPMan · 56 replies · 748+ views
    The Egyptian opposition daily Al-Masryoon reported that high-level diplomatic sources said that Muslim Brotherhood General Guide Muhammad Mahdi 'Akef, several members of his office, and Muslim Brotherhood MPs had been invited by U.S. Democrat congressmen to visit the U.S. next month and to speak to Congress. Source: Al-Masryoon, Egypt, April 12, 2007http://www.thememriblog.org/blog_personal/en/1181.htm I'm new at this please forgive me if I didn't do this correctly.
  • Grave found of man who bankrolled Confederates in American civil war

    08/26/2009 8:21:14 AM PDT · by Nikas777 · 116 replies · 8,319+ views
    guardian.co.uk ^ | Monday 10 August 2009 10.16 BST | Maev Kennedy
    Academic uncovers lost London resting place of Charles Kuhn Prioleau, and the forgotten story of Confederate support in Britain Maev Kennedy guardian.co.uk, Monday 10 August 2009 10.16 BST The grave of a man who bankrolled the Confederate side in the American civil war, and ended up costing the British government Ł3.3m in compensation to the victorious north, has been tracked down in a patch of brambles in a London cemetery. Charles Kuhn Prioleau, a cotton merchant born in Charleston, South Carolina, was based in Liverpool during the war, from 1861 to 1865. He disappeared from history in a bonfire of...
  • Breyer: Founding Fathers Would Have Allowed Restrictions on Guns

    12/12/2010 11:33:59 AM PST · by driftdiver · 217 replies · 1+ views
    Foxnews ^ | Dec 12, 2010 | Foxnews
    If you look at the values and the historical record, you will see that the Founding Fathers never intended guns to go unregulated, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer contended Sunday. Appearing on "Fox News Sunday," Breyer said history stands with the dissenters in the court's decision to overturn a Washington, D.C., handgun ban in the 2008 case "D.C. v. Heller." Breyer wrote the dissent and was joined by Justices John Paul Stevens, David H. Souter and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. He said historians would side with him in the case because they have concluded that Founding Father James Madison was more...
  • Monday Quotes: Last Man Standing

    03/01/2010 2:41:20 PM PST · by Evil Slayer · 7 replies · 729+ views
    rushlimbaugh.com ^ | 3/1/2010 | Rush Limbaugh
    "Mullah Nancy bin Pelosi is convincing Democrats to blow themselves up for health care. The only thing she can't do is promise them 72 virgins." "Pelosi just said that the bill can be bipartisan even though the votes might not be bipartisan. Are we live? Are we actually on the air, or am I dreaming?" "Algore had a piece in the New York Times yesterday which I might dissect, but I don't know… It really is painful to expose one's self to such psychological frailty." "Did you guys hear what Obama said after the Chile earthquake? He said we can't...
  • 100 Yr Old Tombstone: Short and Worth the View!

    01/08/2010 1:51:54 PM PST · by RolandTignor · 91 replies · 6,976+ views
    me ^ | 1-8-09 | me
    This is incredible, scroll down through the three pictures... the last one is amazing.
  • MELANIE MORGAN: Follow The Money: Towards Treason (Dems Junket on Saddam's Dime Undermines USA)

    03/27/2008 12:33:34 PM PDT · by Syncro · 15 replies · 1,284+ views
    MelanieMorgan.Com ^ | March 26, 2008 | Melanie Morgan
    Follow the Money: Towards Treason Written by Melanie Morgan    Wednesday, 26 March 2008 And now for our trip in today's Way Back Time Machine.Let's visit Iraq, shall we? That's where three United States Congressmen traveled in 2002, in the days before the Bush administration launched a war to depose Saddam Hussein, sparking a huge controversy.  Following Ben Bradlee's excellent advice to Woodward and Bernstein during the Watergate era to 'follow the money', the Associated Press has learned that Saddam Hussein's secret agents financed the trip towards treason.          "An indictment unsealed in Detroit accuses Muthanna Al-Hanooti, a member of a...
  • A Big Problem For Democrats (Joseph Farah On Democrats' Defeatism Alert)

    08/05/2007 10:17:24 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 25 replies · 1,255+ views
    Worldnetdaily.com ^ | 08/06/2007 | Joseph Farah
    I don't know if this is a precipice from which there is any return for the party of Pelosi and Reid. These are turncoats in the truest form of the word. These are people who are secretly – and, now, not so secretly – praying for, hoping for and acting in the best interests of victory for Osama bin Laden and his cohorts who would chop off their heads just as fast as they would chop off yours and mine. Imagine political power meaning so much to you that you would sell out your own country – perhaps even the...
  • America Responds To Tragedy (Melanie Morgan Mentions Free Republic Alert)

    08/02/2007 10:44:26 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 57 replies · 1,159+ views
    Worldnetdaily.com ^ | 08/03/2007 | Melanie Morgan
    The grand finale of this effort will be a giant pro-troop rally in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007. A coalition of pro-troop organizations will team up to amass a giant crowd of proud, patriotic Americans who will send a message that the American people support our troops and their missions, and we won't stand for surrender to the terrorists. Here's a list of just some of the participating organizations that have pledged their support of this effort: # Move America Forward # Gathering of Eagles # Eagles Up # FreeRepublic.com # Protest Warriors # Victory Caucus # OpposeReid.com...
  • Reid: Pull Troops or We Won’t Pay Them

    07/21/2007 7:57:46 AM PDT · by txradioguy · 263 replies · 4,702+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | 20 July 2007 | Amanda Carpenter
    If Majority Leader Harry Reid can’t start pulling troops out of Iraq, he doesn’t want to start paying them any more either. After an amendment to begin withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq within 120 days failed to receive the 60 votes needed to proceed, Reid set the entire defense authorization bill aside. By doing so, he shelved a 3.5 percent pay raise for all uniformed service personnel, $4 billion in equipment upgrades and a new program to treat traumatic brain injuries. To increase pressure on Republicans to support the measure, sponsored by Sen. Carl Levin (D.-Mich.) and Sen. Jack Reed...
  • SURRENDER BY ANY OTHER NAME ...(Ann Coulter)

    12/20/2006 4:21:11 PM PST · by perfect stranger · 127 replies · 3,344+ views
    AnnCoulter.com ^ | December 13, 2006 | Ann Coulter
    How did we go from winning the war in Iraq to losing overnight? Was this decided by the same committee that changed "Peking" to "Beijing"? These word changes are a fortiori evidence that liberals are part of a conspiracy. On what date did "horrible" and "actress" vanish from the English language to be replaced with "horrific" and "actor"? Who decided that? (Meanwhile, I'm still writing "Puff Daddy" in my nightly dream journal when everybody else has started calling him "Diddy.") When did "B.C." (before Christ) and "A.D." (anno Domini, "in the year of the Lord") get replaced with "BCE" (before...
  • [Treasonous] Incoming Chairmen Ready to Investigate

    12/16/2006 8:42:10 PM PST · by pinkpanther111 · 113 replies · 6,569+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 12-16-06 | Charles Babington
    <p>The emerging plans to grill administration officials on the conduct of the war are part of a pledge for more aggressive congressional oversight on issues such as prewar intelligence, prisoner treatment at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay, and the government's use of warrantless wiretaps.</p>
  • To Democrats, It’s Still “The President’s Stupid,” Stupid

    12/09/2006 12:47:54 PM PST · by outofstyle · 19 replies · 1,062+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | December 09, 2006 | Seth Swirsky
    The Democrats must be feeling pretty good about things right now. They have waged a one-note campaign about the stupidity of George W. Bush since he won the 2000 election and their victory in the 2006 midterms finally, to them, validated their most passionate “position.” To the victors go the spoils so let’s see what the Democrats have reaped: Donald Rumsfeld is gone and Robert Gates has replaced him. This will result in not an iota of change in policy, as the secretary of defense is there to carry out the president’s vision, and the president is in no mood--thank...
  • Will you take my hand, or spit on it? ZOT it!

    11/08/2006 2:53:58 PM PST · by landeraepi · 139 replies · 3,110+ views
    11/8/06 | Joshua Lander
    Full disclosure, I'm a democrat, so get over it. I'm not here to insult you, and I'm certainly not here to gloat. I'm not here to trade barbs, undermine Free Republic, or infiltrate your ranks. I'll be honest ? I disagree with most FReepers on almost every issue. So, why am I posting a new thread? Because I ? we ? need you. We at Democratic Underground and Daily Kos, and all of the lefty blogs you love to hate, and who love to hate you. We need you to acknowledge that if there's one thing we're learning about our...
  • Don't Tread On Our Military (David Limbaugh: Hey Rats, Our Country's Motto Is "Don't Tread On Me")

    11/03/2006 1:08:38 AM PST · by goldstategop · 6 replies · 696+ views
    Worldnetdaily.com ^ | 11/03/2006 | David Limbaugh
    I honestly don't believe Kerry was joking when he warned students they better stay in school lest they wind up in Iraq, nor do I believe, based on his initial reaction of indignation, that he was sincere in the apology that he was browbeaten into giving. Those questions aside, the more important point is that Kerry's statement has had the effect of placing the Democrats' approach toward defense, the war on terror and the military under a microscope, and nothing could be worse for them – politically. That Kerry doesn't share a high opinion of our military is born out...
  • Democrats Want America To Fail (Melanie Morgan On Teaching Republicans A Lesson Is Stupid Alert)

    11/03/2006 12:56:39 AM PST · by goldstategop · 16 replies · 797+ views
    Worldnetdaily.com ^ | 11/03/2006 | Melanie Morgan
    The comments made by Sen. John Kerry this week, disparaging the intelligence and abilities of U.S. troops serving in Iraq, were revolting. But they hardly were surprising. The latest remarks by Kerry follow those by his colleague, Democrat Sen. Dick Durbin in June 2005 when he compared American troops to "Nazis, Soviets in their gulags or some mad regime – Pol Pot or others – that had no concern for human beings." There are two motivations for cut-and-run Democrats to make outrageous comments like these. One is that they are so unprincipled in their quest for power that they will...
  • Its Official: Terrorists Are For The Democrats (The Jihad Wants You To Vote For Pelosi&Reid Alert)

    11/03/2006 12:45:53 AM PST · by goldstategop · 15 replies · 887+ views
    Worldnetdaily.com ^ | 11/03/2006 | Joseph Farah
    There's been a lot of speculation this campaign season about who our terrorist enemies might actually want to see win the elections next Tuesday. Thanks to the courageous and enterprising work of WND's Jerusalem bureau chief, Aaron Klein, we don't have to speculate anymore. Some of the senior leaders of terrorist organizations in the Middle East have spoken out – given their endorsements, if you will – on the record. And the winners of their support are … the Democrats. Why isn't this surprising? Because deep in our hearts, we knew it all the time. It makes perfect sense, doesn't...
  • Thank You, John Kerry ( Joseph Farah Urges Americans To Vote To Defeat Democrats Alert)

    11/01/2006 1:36:17 AM PST · by goldstategop · 41 replies · 1,257+ views
    Worldnetdaily.com ^ | 11/01/2006 | Joseph Farah
    Thank you, John Kerry, for reminding me and the rest of America what an evil alternative you and your party represent for this country. I take a backseat to no one in my disgust for the failure of this president and the Republican Party in addressing some of the critical issues facing America – border security, controlled immigration, government spending, etc. So disenchanted was I – and I'm sure I speak for millions of other Americans – that I have been less than enthusiastic about next Tuesday's election. I asked myself: Does it really make a difference which party governs?...
  • Party of the Rich: Limousine liberals are upgrading to Lear jets

    10/30/2006 6:49:46 AM PST · by redstateone · 22 replies · 1,011+ views
    National Review Online ^ | October 30, 2006 | Peter Schweizer
    The GOP has historically been the party of both Main Street and Wall Street. But over the past decade, the plutocrats have increasingly become Democrats. Billionaires for Bush are increasingly outnumbered by billionaires who hate Bush. And Republicans in limousines are being outpaced by Democrats in...
  • What Osama Wants

    10/26/2006 11:01:59 AM PDT · by Enchante · 5 replies · 725+ views
    New York Times ^ | 10/26/06 | Peter Bergen
    A total withdrawal from Iraq would play into the hands of the jihadist terrorists. As Osama bin Laden’s deputy, Ayman al-Zawahri, made clear shortly after 9/11 in his book “Knights Under the Prophet’s Banner,” Al Qaeda’s most important short-term strategic goal is to seize control of a state, or part of a state, somewhere in the Muslim world. “Confronting the enemies of Islam and launching jihad against them require a Muslim authority, established on a Muslim land,” he wrote. “Without achieving this goal our actions will mean nothing.” Such a jihadist state would be the ideal launching pad for future...
  • Woodward: Laura Wanted Rumsfeld Out (barf alert)

    09/30/2006 11:30:15 AM PDT · by notes2005 · 65 replies · 2,126+ views
    CBS ^ | Sept. 29, 2006
    (CBS) Veteran Washington reporter Bob Woodward writes in his new book of fierce efforts inside the White House to get rid of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, a revelation that has caused a tremendous amount of concern at the White House. In Mike Wallace’s interview with Woodward, to be broadcast on 60 Minutes this Sunday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. ET/PT, the reporter also claims that Henry Kissinger is among those advising Mr. Bush. Woodward writes that several people inside the White House have pushed to oust Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. The ranks of those calling for Rumsfeld’s resignation included the...
  • Vote for Your Favorite Dem Leader!

    09/09/2006 2:54:14 PM PDT · by Tim Long · 58 replies · 1,194+ views
    Vote for Your Favorite Dem Leader!
  • War protestors assemble outside the Municipal Auditorium(2 dozen)

    09/09/2006 12:32:33 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 21 replies · 460+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 09/09/2006 | Zeke MacCormack
    Horn honks and catcalls were heard but, to their chagrin, war protestors assembled outside Municipal Auditorium Saturday generated limited public interest or participation. “I don't know how we do it, but we need to get more people involved,” John Stanford, 81, told about two dozen fellow war opponents on hand. The fiery WWII vet has attended weekly protests on Main Plaza since just after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Five years later, turnout has dwindled from dozens to just a few each Thursday at 4 p.m., but Stanford's anger over the war shows no sign of subsiding. “All of us have...
  • John Kerry Speech - Real Security for America

    09/09/2006 11:02:23 AM PDT · by DakotaRed · 62 replies · 869+ views
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    Real Security for All Americans As prepared for delivery. September 9, 2006 Faneuil Hall, Boston The war on terror that was brought home to the Casey family on a sunny autumn morning that suddenly turned into midnight five years ago, also brought home for all of humanity the stark reality that we are in a fateful contest between forces of evil and hate and the defenders of progress and hope. The outcome will determine whether our children live in freedom or fear. This is a clash between humanity's best ideals and the darkness of superstition and oppression. And this is...
  • Americans must confront their axis of idiots and the media

    09/04/2006 9:01:59 AM PDT · by Brian Allen · 72 replies · 4,002+ views
    BrookesNews.com ^ | Monday September 4 2006 | Sgt. Major J.D. Pendry (Ret)
    Jimmy Carter, you’re the father of the Islamic Nazi movement. You threw the Shah under the bus, welcomed the Ayatollah home and then lacked the spine to confront the terrorists when they took our embassy and our people hostage. You’re the Runner-in-Chief. Bill Clinton, you played “ring around the Lewinsky” while the terrorists were at war with us. You got us into a fight with them in Somalia, and then you ran from it. Your weak-willed responses embolden the killers. Each time you failed to respond adequately they grew bolder, until 9/11. John Kerry, dishonesty is your most prominent attribute....
  • History favors Democrats in Congress races

    09/05/2006 8:23:01 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 37 replies · 974+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 09/05/2006 | Donald Lambro
    History favors Democrats in Congress races By Donald Lambro THE WASHINGTON TIMES The race for Congress and the nation's governorships bolted from the Labor Day starting gate yesterday, with voter-preference polls tightening between the parties in an election that both sides said will be even closer by November. Historically, the party that holds the White House usually loses seats in Congress in a second term, and campaign strategists in both parties expected Democrats to make gains in the House and Senate -- while two top election forecasters predicted they will win 15 or more seats that will give them majority...
  • Not God's Party (Barf alert)

    09/04/2006 11:26:43 AM PDT · by stm · 6 replies · 177+ views
    Slate ^ | 31 Aug 06 | Amy Sullivan
    When Democratic Party leaders "found God in the 2004 exit polls," as Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne Jr. likes to say, no one expected instant results. Many of the party's early efforts to attract religious voters, after all, were scattershot and not a little awkward. No one knew quite what the "faith staffer"—a new breed of legislative aide—was supposed to do, and random-seeming insertions of Bible verses into floor speeches came off as Tourette's syndrome for Democrats. In the longer run, though, the new focus on forming relationships with religious communities and voters has been the right move for a...
  • Democrats thinking ahead to possible victory this fall (hahahaha)

    08/30/2006 3:12:15 PM PDT · by pissant · 42 replies · 1,097+ views
    MontereyHerald ^ | 8/30/06 | Margie Talev
    WASHINGTON - If Democrats win one or both houses of Congress in November's elections, as polls suggest is increasingly likely, President Bush's Washington will change dramatically. Democrats will press to get out of Iraq. They'll mount investigations into the Bush administration's record that could rival those of Presidents Nixon in Watergate and Clinton in the Monica Lewinsky affair. They'll push a boatload of social-welfare legislation, such as raising the minimum wage, that reflects their pent-up priorities, while blocking the Republican agenda on social issues such as gay marriage, abortion and religion. Those are some of the top plans that Democrats...
  • Democrats take fire at Rumsfeld

    08/30/2006 3:05:59 PM PDT · by pissant · 93 replies · 1,212+ views
    AP ^ | 8/30/06 | Annie Flaherty
    WASHINGTON - Democrats chastised Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld for questioning the historical grasp of those who criticize the Bush administration's handling of war, accusing him Wednesday of engaging in "dangerous business." Several members of Congress had been urging Rumsfeld's to resign long before he asserted to the American Legion on Tuesday that war opponents displayed the kind of thinking that delayed military action against Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany. Rumsfeld said the world faces "a new type of fascism." And he warned against repeating the pre-World War II mistake of appeasement. His speech in Salt Lake City, in which he...
  • Sen. Clinton Gets Face-Off With Rumsfeld

    08/03/2006 8:35:13 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 57 replies · 3,735+ views
    AP ^ | August 3, 2006
    New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton was headed for a public showdown Thursday with Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld after he reversed course at the last minute and said he would testify before a Senate committee. Clinton, D-N.Y., had criticized Rumsfeld in a letter and at a hearing Wednesday for choosing not to appear at a public hearing before the Armed Services Committee on Thursday. Clinton is a member of the committee. The senator, who has not called for Rumsfeld's resignation, as have other Democrats, was strikingly critical of his track record Wednesday. Before he reversed course, she wrote to...
  • The Real Agenda [NY Slimes Barf Alert]

    07/16/2006 4:03:32 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 43 replies · 1,112+ views
    NY Times ^ | 7/16/06 | NYT Editorial Board
    It is only now, nearly five years after Sept. 11, that the full picture of the Bush administration’s response to the terror attacks is becoming clear. Much of it, we can see now, had far less to do with fighting Osama bin Laden than with expanding presidential power. Over and over again, the same pattern emerges: Given a choice between following the rules or carving out some unprecedented executive power, the White House always shrugged off the legal constraints. Even when the only challenge was to get required approval from an ever-cooperative Congress, the president and his staff preferred to...
  • EDITORIAL: 'An act of war'

    07/13/2006 8:00:29 AM PDT · by SmithL · 42 replies · 1,766+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 7/13/6 | Editor
    MADNESS begat more madness in the Middle East on Wednesday. With tensions already running high from the June 25 capture of a 19-year-old Israeli corporal by Palestinian militants, Hezbollah militants crossed into Israel on Wednesday to seize two Israeli soldiers. In an instant, Israel was unleashing its military fury on two fronts in an effort to force the militants holding its soldiers to relent. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert called the Hezbollah move "an act of war" -- and vowed to hold the Lebanese government accountable for the safety of the two soldiers. He also promised the Israeli response would...
  • al Qaeda Changed Their Tactics And Here's Why

    07/12/2006 2:28:54 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 20 replies · 1,460+ views
    Chron Watch ^ | 12 July 06 | Jim Kouri
    According to one NYPD intelligence officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity, the terrorists believe if they can hurt the American economy that more people -- with the help of many Democrats and some Republicans in collusion with the mainstream news media -- will turn against the Commander-in-Chief and his plan of taking the fight to the enemy. New York cops love President Bush. They endorsed him and they support him. So perhaps that detective's analysis is a bit biased. But I wholeheartedly agree with that detective. The terrorists know that the Democrat Party leadership -- either as willing accomplices...
  • Support Bush’s war policy and send him to rule Iraq

    07/09/2006 12:47:45 PM PDT · by rface · 60 replies · 1,612+ views
    The Columbia (Missouri) Daily Tribune ^ | Sunday, July 9, 2006 | Shelby Burkett
    Editor, the Tribune: I do like things to be done fair. It is a joke that Bush won in 2000. He bought the election. In 2004, there were precincts in Ohio that had 10,000 more votes for Bush than they had residents, and that was complements of the company who put in the voting machines. Arreya Bond didn’t compare all of our presidents to Osama bin Laden, just the criminal George W. Bush, and she didn’t say anything about bringing down our country or wanting to leave it. You conservatives get things mixed up. Such as, if you are against...
  • Knaves: Rep. John Murtha, who tried to back away from anti-American comments he made last month

    07/09/2006 11:16:51 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 71 replies · 2,031+ views
    On June 24, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported that Mr. Murtha told a townhall meeting in Miami that the "American presence in Iraq is more dangerous to world peace than nuclear threats from North Korea or Iran." Newspapers across the country, including this one, as well as columnists, bloggers and pundits criticized Mr. Murtha based on the Sun-Sentinel's article. Mr. Murtha, however, said he was misquoted and succeeded in soliciting a retraction from the Sun-Sentinel's editors. But despite the Sun-Sentinel's backtracking, the initial characterization of Mr. Murtha's comments was correct, as a video of the town hall meeting makes clear....
  • GOP rips Ford for missed votes (TN Senate race)

    07/07/2006 4:29:32 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 30 replies · 1,056+ views
    The Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | July 6, 2006 | Richard Locker
    The state Republican Party attacked U.S. Rep. Harold Ford Jr. on Wednesday for missing more votes in the current Congress than any other Tennessee congressman: 144 missed votes so far, or 14 percent. "No respected employer would hire someone like Ford, who has a history of not showing up for work," state GOP chairman Bob Davis said. "I predict Tennessee voters will follow suit." Ford, D-Memphis, is running for the U.S. Senate.
  • Pinch–Your name is Quisling

    07/03/2006 7:37:02 AM PDT · by veronica · 28 replies · 1,378+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | July 2, 2006 | John Burtis
    New York Times, Pinch Sulzberger, Rumsfield With the publication of the location, security details, and the local topography surrounding Mr. Rumsfeld’s home in Maryland in its June 30th Escape section on second homes, as well as similar information on that of Mr. Cheney, in the thinly held guise of public interest, a vaporous veil if there ever was one, the New York Times has seemingly retaliated for being called to task for its incessant hobbling of the war on terror through its repeated release of classified programs over the objections of the Bush administration. This information, which includes color photos...
  • Fight the 'Rove Machine's Traitor Talk,' Murtha Says

    06/23/2006 11:04:19 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 66 replies · 1,624+ views
    Fight the 'Rove Machine's Traitor Talk,' Murtha Says By Susan Jones CNSNews.com Senior Editor June 23, 2006 (CNSNews.com) - Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.) complains that Republicans are labeling Democrats as traitors "if you stand up and question them" on the Iraq War. "Enough," Murtha said in a Friday email message written on behalf of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee -- a group that aims to shift control of the House from Republicans to Democrats. "To all the Republicans who sit in their air-conditioned offices and talk of the courage it takes for them to keep young kids in harm's way...
  • How They Voted ( John F'ns View of the matter.)

    06/22/2006 11:34:59 AM PDT · by Little Bill · 44 replies · 1,486+ views
    John F'n Kerry ^ | 6/22/06 | John F'n Kerry
    From: "John Kerry" Add to Address Book Add Mobile Alert To: Little Bill Subject: Here's How They Voted Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2006 13:22:11 -0500 Dear Friend, Just hours ago, the Senate voted on the Kerry-Feingold proposal to redeploy American combat troops out of Iraq by July 1, 2007. Thirteen Senators voted for it. It was an important step towards ending the administration's aimless, open-ended course in Iraq and having Iraqis stand up for Iraq. When Jack Murtha stepped up to the challenge of leadership in the House on Iraq, he was alone. Last week, 140 House members voted to...