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  • A deal with the Democrats: Bernie Sanders ignites passion, controversy ( Barf Alert )

    01/30/2006 9:08:15 AM PST · by george76 · 7 replies · 615+ views
    Vermont Guardian ^ | January 27, 2006 | Shay Totten
    After months of tacit approval, Vermont Democrats made it official: Bernie Sanders is one of them, at least for this election season. Despite the endorsement — and the campaign cash is likely to follow — Sanders still keeps the Democratic Party at arm’s length. “Congressman Sanders put it best when he said the Democrat Party is ‘ideologically bankrupt.’ Their endorsement of him proves it,” ... Attracting national Democratic support...Howard Dean, ...Harry Reid...Sen. Russ Feingold have backed Sanders’ Senate bid. Feingold...was in Vermont earlier this month to stump for Sanders. “Bernie is a true progressive,” said Feingold. While a top Sanders...
  • Paul Wellstone's plane crashes [8 on board, no survivors, Wellstone, wife, daughter deceased]

    10/25/2002 10:29:16 AM PDT · by aomagrat · 332 replies · 3,362+ views
    CNN | 25 October 2002 | CNN
    CNN reporting Senator Wellstone's plane has crashed in Minnesota. Not known if he is on board.
  • BLATANT RE-POST -- Democratic operatives planned, engineered Wellstone political rally

    11/01/2002 10:44:43 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies · 539+ views
    Capital Hill Blue ^ | 10-31-02 | By DOUG THOMPSON
    Political operatives at the Democratic National Committee in Washington developed the plan to turn the memorial service for Minnesota Senator Paul Wellstone into a political rally, top party sources tell Capitol Hill Blue. The party also urged the Wellstone family to ask Vice President Dick Cheney to not attend the service and concocted the excuse that security for the VP would disrupt the event even though Secret Service security was required for former president Bill Clinton, who was invited and who did attend. Rick Kahn, the Wellstone campaign worker and friend, worked the highly partisan crowd into a frenzy with...
  • PRODUCTION VALUE (DNC paid $150 thou for Wellstone rally including x42's travel)

    12/02/2002 3:15:15 AM PST · by Liz · 32 replies · 295+ views
    American Prowler ^ | 12/2/02 | The Prowler
    Apparently a picture is worth about a thousand words and $150,000. That's what it cost the Democrats to throw their memorial rally for the late Sen. Paul Wellstone at the University of Minnesota on the eve of the November elections. The next morning, a picture of Bill Clinton laughing with former Vice President Walter Mondale at the event ran in newspapers across the country and helped set off what many consider to be a turning point in the Republican drive to take back the Senate. In the end, Republican Norm Coleman defeated Mondale. The tab, which included tens of thousands...
  • Wellstone Campaign Manager Apologizes for Memorial Service

    10/30/2002 2:08:00 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 97 replies · 346+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 10-30-02 | By JODI WILGOREN
    [snip]  The manager of Mr. Wellstone's Senate campaign, Jeff Blodgett, apologized that one of the speakers at the memorial service, Rick Kahn, had turned his eulogy into a rousing call for Democratic votes."I deeply regret if anyone took offense or was taken by surprise at some of the content," Mr. Blodgett said outside the Wellstone headquarters, where a memorial shrine continues to grow and draw visitors. "I was as surprised as everyone else."Mr. Blodgett said the service was not "orchestrated or scripted" and that the family of each victim had asked individuals to "speak from the heart.""It would probably have...
  • Wellstone's pilot a convicted felon; lied about his flying experience

    11/10/2002 7:37:01 AM PST · by Arkie2 · 86 replies · 704+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | 10 Nov. 02 | Tony Kennedy and Paul McEnroe
    <p>The pilot-in-command of the plane that carried Sen. Paul Wellstone to his death exaggerated his flying experience by telling managers at Executive Aviation that he had 400 to 500 hours of prime experience at a major commuter airline, American Eagle.</p>
  • Senators Satisfied With Their 'No' Vote On Iraq

    07/27/2004 3:03:58 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 1 replies · 804+ views
    The Hill | July 27, 2004 | Lauren Shepherd
    July 27, 2004 Pg. 1 Senators Satisfied With Their 'No' Vote On Iraq ‘We were all firmly convinced we’d done the right thing’ By Lauren Shepherd By 1 a.m. that Friday morning, almost every senator had left the Capitol for home. Three Democrats, though, were still on the Senate floor, waiting for the final vote count on a resolution that would allow President Bush to launch a pre-emptive strike on Saddam Hussein and Iraq. Sens. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Paul Wellstone (D-Minn.) — had voted against the resolution along with 18 other Democrats, one independent and one...
  • GOP Official: Senators Land in Mobile After Reporting Landing Gear Problems

    10/29/2002 12:51:08 AM PST · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 41 replies · 2,074+ views
    AP Breaking ^ | Oct. 29, 2002 | AP
    MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A plane carrying three U.S. senators bound for a campaign event in Missouri landed in Alabama after pilots reported problems with the landing gear, a Republican official said. Ann Wagner, co-chairwoman of the Republican National Committee and the Missouri Republican chairwoman, said late Monday that a plane carrying Senate Minority Leader Trent Lott, R-Miss., and Sens. Peter Fitzgerald, R-Ill., and Rick Santorum, R-Pa., reported problems with its landing gear and landed at Mobile. A police report at Mobile Regional Airport indicated that a Challenger 250 landed safely Monday at 3:28 p.m. CST after reporting its landing...

    10/15/2004 2:37:14 PM PDT · by olde north church · 78 replies · 2,676+ views
    drudge report ^ | 10 15 2004 | olde north church
    SCARE: EDWARDS PLANE ABORTS TAKEOFF John Edwards almost followed in the footsteps of Paul Wellstone and Mel Carnahan when his plane aborted take-off. An old favorite of the Democrats trying to eliminate weak candidates from their ticket ... Let's see how the conspiracy theorists try to link this one to President Bush...
  • Chaos theory [considering terrorist attack on presidential candidates]

    05/10/2004 10:58:29 AM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 36 replies · 480+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | May 9, 2004 | Charlie Savage
    A terrorist attack on presidential candidates could throw the US into unprecedented political turmoil. So why do so few people want to talk about it? WORST-CASE SCENARIO number one: It's the night before Election Day. Across America, voters turn on their televisions hoping to catch the final hours of the presidential campaign and instead hear the awful news. In coordinated attacks, terrorists have killed their favored candidates for both president and vice president. Now what?The answer in both cases -- and several equally unpleasant variants: Nobody knows.
  • Laramie Democrat Running for Congress, Claims Bush Is a suspect Behind 9-11 Attacks

    03/27/2004 8:19:55 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 32 replies · 226+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 03-27-04 | Lowell, Jessica
    Laramie Democrat running for House John Hanks said he thinks Bush is a suspect behind the Sept. 11 attacks. By Jessica Lowell rep5@wyomingnews.com Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - For John Hanks, his bid to run for Congress is David v. Goliath. He's David, and he's pretty sure Goliath is going to win. "Sometimes," he said, "you have to do the impractical." Hanks, a Laramie Democrat, identifies himself as both a thought criminal and a conspiracy theorist. "The main reason I am running is that I want the Democrats to take a stand on 9-11 and look for an...
  • Officials: New Federal Tests Hurt Students

    02/25/2004 8:24:00 PM PST · by Theodore R. · 9 replies · 258+ views
    Laredo, TX, Morning Times ^ | 02-25-04 | Holland, Judy, Hearst Newspapers
    Officials: New federal tests hurt students BY JUDY HOLLAND Hearst Newspapers WASHINGTON - Teachers, lawmakers and celebrities on Tuesday unveiled a book of letters that criticize the Bush administration's efforts to improve public schools by imposing federal testing. Critics of President Bush's centerpiece education program - known as "No Child Left Behind" - say it forces teachers to abandon more valuable academics in favor of preparing for federal tests. The program requires standardized testing for third through eighth grades in math and reading and identifies schools that don't pass muster as under-performing. The book, "Letters to the Next President: What...
  • Questions Remain After Wellstone's Accident Report [Killed by CIA Gamma Ray]

    12/31/2003 7:01:01 AM PST · by 11th Earl of Mar · 185 replies · 3,421+ views
    Liberal Slant ^ | 12/31/03 | Jackson Thereau
    By: Jackson Thoreau - 12/30/03 Shortly before he died in a mysterious airplane crash 11 days prior to the 2002 elections, Minnesota Sen. Paul Wellstone met with Vice President Dick Cheney, probably the Bush administration's most evil public face. Cheney was rounding up Senate support for the October 2002 vote on giving the administration carte blanche to invade Iraq, with or without blessing from the United Nations. Cheney strong-armed opposing politicians like the most vindictive of mafioso leaders, and opponents usually gave in. But not Wellstone. Whatever you thought of his progressive brand of politics, he wasn't a wimp. And...
  • Wellstone's pilots blamed

    11/18/2003 9:43:50 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 4 replies · 144+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, November 19, 2003
    <p>Pilot error caused the plane crash that killed Sen. Paul Wellstone of Minnesota and seven others, investigators said yesterday.</p> <p>Investigators told the National Transportation Safety Board that the twin-propeller King Air A100 stalled when it slowed down too quickly while approaching Eveleth-Virginia Municipal Airport in northern Minnesota on Oct. 25, 2002. The plane lost altitude, veered sharply, sheared off treetops and crashed 2˝ miles short of the runway.</p>
  • NTSB: Pilot Error Caused Wellstone Crash

    WASHINGTON - Pilot error caused the plane crash that killed Sen. Paul Wellstone, D-Minn., and seven others, investigators said Tuesday. Investigators told the National Transportation Safety Board (news - web sites ) that the twin-propeller King Air A100 stalled when it slowed down too quickly while approaching Eveleth-Virginia Municipal Airport in northern Minnesota on Oct. 25, 2002. The plane lost altitude, veered sharply, sheared off treetops and crashed 2 1/2 miles short of the runway. "The flight crew did not monitor and maintain minimum speed," NTSB (news - web sites) Aircraft Performance Group Chairman Charlie Pereira told the board, which...
  • Shock of crash lingers -- Sen. Paul Wellstone

    10/25/2003 5:24:17 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies · 1,125+ views
    Pioneer Press - Minnesota ^ | 10-25-03 | BY JIM RAGSDALE
    A makeshift memorial of fresh flowers and flickering candles lined a chain-link fence on University Avenue for days. A public service meant to heal instead ripped people apart. A beloved elder statesman, a vigorous up-and-comer, an ever-aggrieved governor and a president worried about weapons of mass destruction all played their parts. One year ago today, Minnesotans began an extraordinary chapter in the state's history, when the chartered plane carrying U.S. Sen. Paul Wellstone, his wife and daughter, three campaign aides and two pilots crashed into a pine forest near Eveleth. By the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 6, Minnesota and the...
  • A Wellstone Tribute

    10/24/2003 5:19:14 PM PDT · by sharpink · 11 replies · 493+ views
    Sharp Ink ^ | 10-24-03 | E. Andrew Eccleston
    Politics Page: A Wellstone Tribute -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- By E. Andrew Eccleston 10-24-03 As we come up on the one year anniversary of the death of Senator Paul Wellstone, I have reflected on his life and this passing year. To begin with it is only fair to point out that I never voted for Wellstone. His leftist ideology and populist rhetoric never appealed to me. The only thing I liked about the Senator was his energy and principled if misguided stands on the issues. Throughout the state of Minnesota where I hail from memorials for the fallen Senator are still everywhere. It...
  • Wellstone still draws a crowd (give it a rest, Alert)

    07/30/2003 6:46:39 AM PDT · by Valin · 21 replies · 180+ views
    Mpls (red)Star Tribune ^ | 7/30/03 | Nolan Zavoral
    It was supposed to be an open house, but it turned into something more because the Wellstone name was attached. For four hours Tuesday, a flood of people -- an estimated 1,000 or more -- filled the lawn of a corner office building on Raymond Av. in St. Paul. There were lines everywhere. There was a line to file up the two flights in the brick building to see the Wellstone Action offices, named in honor of U.S. Sen. Paul Wellstone and his wife, Sheila, who died in a plane crash in northern Minnesota on Oct. 25, along with their...
  • What happened to 'changing the tone' in politics?(Crying Baby Alert)

    07/29/2003 8:11:38 AM PDT · by Valin · 4 replies · 233+ views
    St Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 7/29/03 | Laura Billings
    Nine months ago, having a green "Wellstone!" bumper sticker on your car was like wearing a black band on your arm. For a few days at least, before the ill-fated memorial service made people crazy with partisan feuding, people walked a respectful distance around your grief. Now, nine months after that plane crash, a friend of mine finds that her bright green bumper sticker and lawn sign have a rather different effect. Regularly, she finds the words "commie," "socialist" and others I can't print here scratched into the dust that coats her car. Twice she's been flipped off, for no...
  • BIGTIME BARFER: What happened to 'changing the tone' in politics? (Dim's Wellstone fallout)

    07/29/2003 7:10:22 AM PDT · by Liz · 40 replies · 163+ views
    Nine months ago, having a green "Wellstone!" bumper sticker on your car was like wearing a black band on your arm. For a few days at least, before the ill-fated memorial service made people crazy with partisan feuding, people walked a respectful distance around your grief. Now, nine months after that plane crash, a friend of mine finds that her bright green bumper sticker and lawn sign have a rather different effect. Regularly, she finds the words "commie," "socialist" and others I can't print here scratched into the dust that coats her car. Twice she's been flipped off, for no...
  • Wellstone bumper stickers stir debate

    07/26/2003 6:40:54 AM PDT · by Valin · 31 replies · 350+ views
    Nine months after Sen. Paul Wellstone's fatal plane crash, some DFLers are outraged by what they consider disrespectful bumper sticker messages printed in Wellstone's green and white. One spotted on a car parked near the State Capitol reads: "It's time to park the bus," a reference to Wellstone's campaign vehicle. Another spotted around town said, "He's dead, get over it."
  • SCOTUS strikes down Texas sodomy ban

    06/26/2003 7:08:23 AM PDT · by Thane_Banquo · 1,733 replies · 3,191+ views
    SCOTUS sided with the perverts.
  • Conspiracy theories thrive after Wellstone plane crash

    06/03/2003 6:25:37 AM PDT · by Valin · 56 replies · 280+ views
    Mpls (red)Star Tribune ^ | 6/3/03 | Kevin Diaz
    <p>WASHINGTON, D.C. -- When federal investigators released a report last month about the plane crash that killed Sen. Paul Wellstone, some members of Congress hoped it would dispel talk that his plane was sabotaged.</p> <p>It didn't.</p> <p>In Internet chat groups, political Web sites and the published reports of several leftist academics, conspiracy theories about Wellstone's death last October maintain a life of their own, particularly in northern Minnesota.</p>
  • Report: Wellstone pilot worried about icing

    02/21/2003 2:15:32 PM PST · by GeneD · 3 replies · 270+ views
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — A pilot who died in the crash that killed Sen. Paul Wellstone near a Minnesota airfield last year had considered canceling the flight because of the weather, according to information made public Friday by the National Transportation Safety Board.</p>
  • Rally may have soured voters - Wellstone memorial turned into political event, analysts say

    11/27/2002 6:05:20 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 28 replies · 365+ views
    Associated Press ^ | November 27, 2002 | Associated Press Staff
    Rally may have soured voters Wellstone memorial turned into political event, analysts say 11/27/2002 Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. - In hindsight, the first mistake might have been holding a memorial service in a big basketball arena. Then there was the bank of Jumbotron screens, live on C-SPAN. The Oct. 29 service for Sen. Paul Wellstone after he was killed in a plane crash turned into a political pep rally that turned off many voters. Analysts say it not only led to the defeat of Mr. Wellstone's stand-in, Walter Mondale, but also might have contributed to the Democrats' setbacks...
  • What it means to be a Wellstone Democrat (BARF Alert)

    11/25/2002 11:01:25 AM PST · by ppaul · 27 replies · 390+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | 11/25/02 | Matt Zemek
    With the Democratic Party still trying to find an identity and direction in the wake of the humiliating midterm elections, it's amazing and bewildering that a clear course of action — a resonant and resounding theme — has not yet been vocalized by party leaders in Washington, D.C., or Washington state: Become Paul Wellstone Democrats. Wellstone — though passionately liberal — was noted for his civility. The Minnesota senator, who died in a plane crash Oct. 25, did not attack or disparage opponents or their ideas; he advanced his beliefs, and would put forth compelling reasons why you should...
  • New Prime Time Show About Liberal Senator, “The Left Chamber”?

    11/11/2002 10:44:03 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 40 replies · 331+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | November 11, 2002 | Brent Baker
    NBC has a prime time drama about the White House titled The West Wing, though it’s affectionately dubbed “The Left Wing” because of its liberal crusading. Will we soon be referring to a new prime time drama about a U.S. Senator and his staff as “The Left Hill” or “The Left Chamber”?     Quite possibly yes, judging by a glimpse at the upcoming show offered by CNN’s Bill Schneider on Friday’s Inside Politics in which the actor playing the Senator told him Paul Wellstone is the model for his character and the actress playing his Press Secretary cited Nancy Pelosi as...
  • Caption this photo (Minnesota)

    11/05/2002 8:00:29 PM PST · by corsair · 6 replies · 1,213+ views
    Reuters ^ | Nov. 4, 2002 | Eric Miller
    "I ain't got time to bleed"; or "Barking Seal". Mon Nov 4, 2002, 3:40 PM ET In the above photo; Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura speaks to the media after appointing Independent Dean Barkley as the senatorial replacement for Paul Wellstone at the governor's office in the state capitol in St. Paul, Minnesota, November 4, 2002. Barkley ran for U.S. senate as an Independent Party candidate in 1994 and 1996. Wellstone was killed in a plane crash October 25. Ventura expressed anger at the press for ignoring the Independence Party. REUTERS/Eric Miller
  • Caption this photo (Minnesota)

    11/05/2002 7:47:43 PM PST · by corsair · 849+ views
    REUTERS ^ | Nov. 4, 2002 | Eric Miller
    "I ain't got time to bleed"; or "Barking Seal". Mon Nov 4, 2002, 3:40 PM ET In the above photo; Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura speaks to the media after appointing Independent Dean Barkley as the senatorial replacement for Paul Wellstone at the governor's office in the state capitol in St. Paul, Minnesota, November 4, 2002. Barkley ran for U.S. senate as an Independent Party candidate in 1994 and 1996. Wellstone was killed in a plane crash October 25. Ventura expressed anger at the press for ignoring the Independence Party. REUTERS/Eric Miller
  • Still in Doubt, Fight for Senate Grows Feverish

    11/02/2002 11:33:30 AM PST · by GeneD · 2 replies · 510+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 11/2/2002 (for editions of 11/3/2002) | Carl Hulse
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 — State polls showing that more than half a dozen Senate seats were still within either party's grasp prompted Republicans and Democrats today to intensify their feverish campaigns for control of the chamber. Seeking to influence the truly undecided voters — and to make sure those who have made up their minds go to the polls — both parties marshaled volunteers to ring doorbells and hand out leaflets. They also paraded big-name politicians and star-quality supporters before the cameras and drowned out commercials for consumer goods with advertisements extolling their candidates and assailing their opponents. Politicians and...
  • Wellstone "Memorial": See Rick Kahn Ask Republicans To Commit Suicide (Video)

    10/31/2002 5:46:58 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 28 replies · 413+ views
    MNPolitics.Com ^ | October 31, 2002
    Click HERE to see Rick Kahn call upon Republicans to remove themselves from existence in order to honor the memory of Paul Wellstone. You can see him speaking 2 hrs 13 minutes into this video.
  • Text of Mondale's acceptance of nomination for U.S. Senate

    10/31/2002 5:20:37 PM PST · by GeneD · 7 replies · 199+ views
    StarTribune.com ^ | 10/31/2002 | Walter Mondale
    <p>I don't believe there's ever been a moment in our history quite like this.</p> <p>Minnesotans are raw with grief. Yet we still find ourselves, still grieving, only five days from an election that Paul was going to win. The public calendar, with unseemly cruelty, is forcing us to move forward.</p>
  • CNN’s Brown Calls Dems and Repubs “Equally Shameful” (Wellstone "Memorial)

    10/31/2002 4:56:41 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 27 replies · 218+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | October 31, 2002 | Brent Baker
    Aaron Brown thinks a lot of himself and sees the world through the e-mail he receives. On Wednesday night he decided that he’s “annoyed at both political parties,” adopting the FNC slogan as he boasted that “you can’t be more fair and balanced than that.” The reasons for his ire: One party misused the memorial service for the late Senator Wellstone while the other was responsible for Brown having to endure a dozen identical e-mails complaining about it.      Brown began his “Page Two” commentary, at the start of the October 30 NewsNight on CNN, by saying that “calling it...
  • Bush, Cheney to Stump for Coleman in Minnesota

    10/31/2002 3:34:58 PM PST · by GeneD · 3 replies · 194+ views
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney will make campaign stops in Minnesota in the coming days, as a political mourning period for Democratic Sen. Paul Wellstone gives way to an all-out push for Republican Senate candidate Norm Coleman. The White House announced the trips on Thursday in routine campaign schedule updates. Cheney is to appear at a Republican rally in Hermantown, Minnesota, on Friday and Bush is to visit Minneapolis on Sunday, two days before Tuesday's election. First lady Laura Bush will also travel to Minnesota to make a campaign stop on Saturday for Coleman, the...
  • Rall: The (Possible) Assassination of Paul Wellstone

    10/31/2002 8:29:20 AM PST · by jern · 37 replies · 386+ views
    CREATORS SYNDICATE, INC. ^ | Oct 30, 2002 | Ted Rall
    THE (POSSIBLE) ASSASSINATION OF PAUL WELLSTONE Wed Oct 30,10:03 PM ET By Ted Rall George W. Bush's Legacy of Cynicism and Contempt George W. Bush and his henchmen stole the presidency. They threw thousands of innocent people into prison without even charging them with a crime. They're gearing up to invade Iraq without bothering to come up with a substantial justification. Now some Democrats and progressive Americans are asking the unthinkable about an administration they increasingly believe to be ruled by thugs and renegades. Did government gangsters murder the United States' most liberal legislator? Talk of foul play began...
  • Media thrown for a loop by [Wellstone] memorial

    10/31/2002 3:29:28 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 29 replies · 320+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | October 31, 2002 | Neal Justin
    <p>Journalists usually relish a juicy surprise twist in the humdrum world of politics, but the news media weren't thrilled when the tone unexpectedly shifted during Tuesday night's Paul Wellstone memorial.</p> <p>Switchboards lit up when Rick Kahn, a Wellstone friend and campaign treasurer, and Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, gave speeches that sounded less like eulogies and more like barnstorming.</p>
  • ABC, CBS, & NBC Nightly News Coverage of Wellstone "Memorial Service"---ALL NEGATIVE!!!

    10/30/2002 3:47:07 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 151 replies · 491+ views
    Self | October 30, 2002 | PJ-Comix
    I quickly channeled surfed all three of these Networks a few minutes ago and they ALL had negative stories about the Wellstone "Memorial Service." This looks to be a backfiring PR disaster for the Demmycrats if even the liberal networks have no choice but to report negatively on this. BTW, CBS led into the story about that "Memorial Service" with a silly negative story about how Norm Coleman was somehow besmirching the memory of Paul Wellstone because he flew around Minnesota today in the same kind of jet that Wellstone used when he crashed. That's the worst they can say...
  • If Wellstone kept his promise he'd still be alive today.

    10/30/2002 3:24:56 PM PST · by Vetnet · 14 replies · 154+ views
    Common Sense Article #317 ^ | March 12, 2001 | Paul Jacob
    .....Minnesota is also the home state of U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone, currently serving his second term. Like Ventura, Wellstone promised to serve no more than two terms in his office. Except, guess what, he has just announced that he will indeed run for a third term as Senator. I just hope the Senator one day finds his way back into the light.That may be sooner than he plans. A recent statewide poll shows that most Minnesotans, 55 percent, feel that Wellstone is morally obligated to step down in 2002
  • Using tragedy for political gain [Hugh Hewitt on the Wellstone Memorial Service]

    10/30/2002 2:10:46 PM PST · by RonDog · 39 replies · 367+ views
    www.WorldNetDaily.com ^ | October 30, 2002 | Hugh Hewitt
    Using tragedy for political gain Posted: October 30, 20022:17 p.m. Eastern© 2002 WorldNetDaily.com The wind has changed, and Democrats across the country are worried. The crowds greeting the president on his campaign stops have been large and enthusiastic, and GOP determination not to get out-hustled by union muscle is evident in busloads of volunteers driving off to various tight races around the country. Add to the volunteer energy the large hard-money edge and the location of the tight Senate races in largely Bush 2000 states like Georgia, South Dakota and New Hampshire, and Republican leaders are optimistic about retaining the House and...
  • Year of the Democrat Dinosaur

    10/30/2002 12:31:20 PM PST · by ddodd3329 · 1 replies · 196+ views
    Radiofree West Hartford ^ | October 29, 2002 | Tim Siggia
    Ordinarily, Minnesota and New Jersey have little in common other than a mutual penchant for liberal politics. This year, however, it seems they share a mutual problem: the hasty departure of incumbent Democrat candidates for the Senate, necessitating replacements with name recognition with known political positions. To be fair, nobody could have predicted the untimely death of Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-Minn.), and in this case the need for a quick replacement is readily understood. But the Jersey Democrats should have seen it coming with regard to Sen. Robert Torricelli (D-N.J.). Toward the end, The Torch was carrying so much baggage...
  • The campaign resumes / But politics as usual should not (HYPOCRITICAL MN Editorial)

    10/30/2002 3:22:47 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies · 243+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | October 30, 2002
    <p>The sad days since Paul and Sheila Wellstone's deaths have stirred the best of the Minnesota character. With only a few exceptions, Minnesotans have responded to the unprecedented demise of a major candidate 11 days before an election with grace, fortitude and a willingness to serve the common good.</p>
  • Walter Mondale, foreign agent

    10/28/2002 11:41:12 AM PST · by corsair · 3 replies · 768+ views
    Nitze School of Advanced International Studies ^ | 1994 | Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies
    Signed by 1.65 million Japanese citizens, the petition was presented to President Clinton on November 22, 1993 by the parents of Yoshihiro Hattori, who had just finished a year-long gun control campaign throughout the United States. The Brady Bill, which mandates a five-day waiting period and background check for those who want to buy a handgun, was enacted by the U.S. Congress just days later. At a December 3, 1993 meeting in Nagoya, Ambassador Mondale thanked the Hattoris for their efforts in America which he said had contributed to the bill's passage. The ambassador gave them a copy of the...
  • Ventura to meet with lawyers about Wellstone vacancy

    10/26/2002 10:09:22 AM PDT · by GeneD · 22 replies · 246+ views
    <p>Gov. Ventura will meet with his staff and lawyers this afternoon about how to handle the vacancy created by the death of Sen. Paul Wellstone.</p> <p>Ventura's spokesman, John Wodele, says the governor hopes to decide by Monday morning -- if not sooner -- how he'll proceed.</p>
  • Sen. Wellstone of Minnesota dies in plane crash - Democrat’s wife, daughter victims

    10/25/2002 12:33:53 PM PDT · by ppaul · 68 replies · 533+ views
    MSNBC News Alert ^ | 10/25/02 | staff
    EVELETH, Minn., Oct. 25 — Sen. Paul Wellstone, D-Minn., was killed along with seven other people, including his wife and daughter, in the crash of a small plane Friday. With the election just 11 days away, the death of one of the leading liberals in Congress stirred even greater uncertainty into the already tight battle for control of the Senate. WELLSTONE, FIRST elected to the Senate in 1990, his wife, Sheila, and his adult daughter, Marcia, were passengers on a twin-engine turboprop that crashed east of the Eveleth-Virginia Municipal Airport, said Lisa Pattni, an aide who was at the crash...
  • Anti-War Web Site Boosts Democrats

    10/18/2002 3:11:15 PM PDT · by GeneD · 3 replies · 272+ views
    Filed at 5:50 p.m. ET WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats who cast what some considered a politically risky vote -- opposing the resolution authorizing use of force against Iraq -- are getting a financial reward for their troubles. MoveOnPAC.org, an Internet site, raised more than $1 million this week for four members of Congress that the group calls ``heroes.'' The biggest recipient is Sen. Paul Wellstone, D-Minn., who hauled in nearly $600,000 after the MoveOn Web site started soliciting donations on Monday, said Wes Boyd, who co-founded the San Francisco-based site and serves as treasurer of its political action committee. Democratic...
  • Socialists Sending People to MN to illegally vote for Wellstone...

    10/16/2002 8:25:08 AM PDT · by gubamyster · 23 replies · 278+ views
    Send A Student To Minnesota!DSA’s national electoral project this year is the Minnesota Senate Election. Together with YDS, DSA’s Youth Section, we are mobilizing to bring young people to Minnesota. Minnesota is one of the few states that allow same day voter registration. We will therefore focus our energy on registering young Minnesotans. Wellstone will need a high percentage of young people to register and vote for him if he is to stave off the campaign that Bush, the Republicans and the Greens are waging against him. He is the Right’s Number One electoral target. Because we are focusing...
  • GOP Hopes Brighten in Fierce Fight For Senate: Democrats Face Battle To Recapture House

    09/29/2002 8:20:14 PM PDT · by GeneD · 20 replies · 369+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 9/29/02 (for editions of 9/30/02) | Helen Dewar and Juliet Eilperin
    Democrats face an uphill battle to recapture control of the House in November's midterm elections, while Republicans have marginally improved their position in what remains a tense and wide-open fight for control of the Senate, according to party strategists, independent analysts and current polls. September has seen Republican prospects brighten, particularly in New Jersey, where ethics problems have called into question what once seemed solid reelection prospects for Sen. Robert G. Torricelli, the most vulnerable Democrat in the nation. Republicans also have increased their chances of retaining the Senate seat in New Hampshire. And because of a controversy over a...
  • Winds of war stirring U.S. Senate races - Candidates have difficulty gauging Iraq affect on election

    09/28/2002 4:20:28 AM PDT · by MeekOneGOP · 7 replies · 369+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | September 28, 2002 | By DAVID JACKSON / The Dallas Morning News
    Winds of war stirring U.S. Senate races Candidates have difficulty gauging how Iraq will affect election 09/28/2002 By DAVID JACKSON / The Dallas Morning News INDIANOLA, Iowa As 2,000 of U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin's best Democratic friends swayed to the beat of a country band and munched on Iowa beef, the prospect of war with Saddam Hussein seemed as far away as Iraq itself. Certainly Mr. Harkin hopes so. Hosting his annual steak fry at a farm country fairground, the Democrat seeking his fourth Senate term said voters know that both parties will do whatever they can to protect...
  • Teddy Roosevelt's mistake, and Wellstone's

    09/17/2002 5:25:10 AM PDT · by Valin · 16 replies · 316+ views
    Mpls (red)star Tribune ^ | 9/17/02 | Chuck Chalberg
    <p>Teddy Roosevelt and Paul Wellstone. A strange pairing, it would seem. The New York patrician vs. the Minnesota populist, the haughty Harvard boy vs. the lowly college prof, the prowar progressive vs. the antiwar protester, the Rough Rider vs. the Pentagon derider, the feisty insider who became a third party outsider vs. the even feistier outsider-turned-senatorial insider, the boxer-Republican vs. the wrestler-Democrat.</p>
  • A political gesture instead of a movement (Demmycrats Angry At Greens)

    08/01/2002 7:19:30 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 5 replies · 155+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | July 28, 2002 | Liza Featherstone
    <p>The Minnesota Green Party has decided to take on that symbol of Washington power and bipartisan consensus, incumbent Democratic Sen. Paul Wellstone.</p> <p>Paul Wellstone? Currently in the fight of his political life against his Republican challenger, former St. Paul Mayor Norm Coleman, Wellstone is the Senate's most left-wing member. In the past year, he's fought hard to prevent drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and he's pushed for fuel efficiency, safe drinking water and clean, renewable energy. It's hard to imagine any environmentalist regarding him as Public Enemy No. 1.</p>