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  • Guess Which Texas Billionaire Just Donated $1 Million to Planned Parenthood

    08/31/2013 1:41:56 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 49 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 31st, 2013 | Evan McMurry
    Plutocrat and former third party presidential candidate Ross Perot donated $1 million to Planned Parenthood of Texas, to help fill the gap left by the state’s defunding of the Women’s Health Program. “For nearly 100 years Planned Parenthood has helped to educate men and women regarding family planning and general family health,” said Margot Perot, speaking for the Perot Foundation of Dallas. “Our family has supported this nonprofit for many years because we are impressed with the work they do—providing birth control; scientifically based education; breast health exams; and basic, life-saving healthcare for women who cannot afford services otherwise.” In...
  • Ross Perot Steps Up for Beleaguered Texas Planned Parenthood [Donates $1 million[

    08/30/2013 9:10:43 PM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 52 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | 30 August 2013 | Kat Stoeffel
    Billionaire and former presidential candidate Ross Perot’s foundation announced yesterday that it will donate $1 million to Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas, the Huffington Post reports. Governor Rick Perry cut off the women’s health network’s state and federal funding last year — including funds that went to its preventative and basic health-care programs for uninsured women — citing the overarching pro-abortion stance. (He called this a “win for women.”) The abortion restrictions signed into law in June have already closed three Planned Parenthood clinics. Perot’s wife Margot said in a written statement that the foundation recognized “the need to further...
  • Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas receives $1M gift from the Perot Foundation

    08/29/2013 8:46:41 AM PDT · by Ironfocus · 40 replies
    North Dallas Gazette ^ | 8/29/2013 | NDG Staff
    DALLAS – The Perot Foundation of Dallas Texas today announced a $1 million gift to Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas to support the nonprofit’s essential health care and education services for low-income and uninsured Texans. More than 95% of Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas’ services are basic, preventive health care, including lifesaving breast and cervical cancer screenings, birth control, and testing and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases. “For nearly 100 years Planned Parenthood has helped to educate men and women regarding family planning and general family health,” said Margot Perot. “Our family has supported this nonprofit for many years because...
  • Ross Perot Sr. will help move historic house to start $1B residential community

    11/19/2012 11:46:21 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Dallas Business Journal ^ | November 12, 2012 | Candace Carlisle
    Ross Perot Sr., along with Hillwood Communities and Realty Capital, plans to move a historic house Wednesday at the venture's $1 billion residential community project in North Texas. The 1882 Faught Farm House will be moved several feet and will position the home, that is expected to receive historical designation, as the project's community amenity center. Perot will drive the truck moving the house at the groundbreaking ceremony at FM 407 and Prairie Mound Cemetery Road in Argyle. The project will be in Argyle and Northlake. Earlier this year, Hillwood Communities and Realty Capital announced its partnership plans for the...
  • Ross Perot endorses Romney: “He has my absolute support”

    10/16/2012 10:24:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | October 16, 2012 | Brendan James
    Tuesday morning, in an op-ed in the Des Moines Register, businessman and former presidential candidate Ross Perot declared his unequivocal support for Republican candidate Mitt Romney. "President Obama promised a great deal. He has had his chance," Perot wrote. "The results are visible for all to see. It is time for a new beginning. It is time for Mitt Romney." Complaining of Obama's policy writ large, Perot echoed the GOP challenger's campaign slogan, writing that America "can't afford four more years in which debt mushrooms out of control, our government grows and our military is weakened." Going on to praise...
  • Perot backs Romney, says US ‘can’t afford’ another Obama term

    10/16/2012 4:01:15 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/16/2012
    Billionaire businessman and one-time presidential candidate H. Ross Perot on Tuesday endorsed GOP candidate Mitt Romney. Perot, whose 1992 independent bid for the presidency captured close to 19 percent of the vote, praised Romney in an op-ed in the Des Moines Register, saying the GOP nominee would restrain the growth of government and “keep it from acting as a brake on economic growth.” The national debt has been a signature issue for the 82-year old Perot and his endorsement comes after an interview earlier this month where he declined to back a presidential candidate, accusing both candidates of doing little...
  • Ross Perot: No 2012 endorsement

    10/01/2012 8:01:44 AM PDT · by GraceG · 43 replies
    Politico ^ | October 1st | PATRICK GAVIN
    Ross Perot, the billionaire who shook up the 1992 presidential campaign, has largely remained silent since his emergence on the nation’s political stage nearly two decades ago and as he emerges from the shadows (in part to drum up interest in his forthcoming autobiography) he’s remaining silent about one more thing: The current top candidates running for office.
  • Whatever Happened to H. Ross Perot?

    08/24/2012 6:36:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/24/2012 | Jim Geraghty
    <p>When the Tea Parties appeared on the scene in 2009, some argued that they seemed to be the second coming of the supporters of H. Ross Perot --- right-leaning but wary of the traditional leadership of the Republican party, deeply concerned about budgetary and debt issues, and generally disgusted with Washington and incumbents.</p>
  • Gingrich Denies Splitting GOP Votes

    03/13/2012 9:03:29 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 141 replies · 1+ views
    Obama's SuperPac ABC News ^ | March 13th, 2012 | Newt Video
    Newt Gingrich says, "Between us, Santorum and I are stopping Romney."
  • The Americans Elect Threat

    12/14/2011 10:21:10 AM PST · by Fred · 8 replies
    National Journal ^ | 121311 | Reid Wilson
    President Obama's re-election team is keeping a wary eye on a group pledging to put an independent ticket on the ballot in next year's elections, top Democratic strategists hinted Tuesday. In a meeting with reporters, Obama campaign manager Jim Messina and top strategist David Axelrod said they expected the group, Americans Elect, to be on the ballot in most states next year. And though the group says it will use the most open, democratic process possible to select a nominee, Obama's campaign is questioning both their means and motives. Americans Elect will allow any registered voter to cast a ballot...
  • Could Trump Pull A Perot?

    06/01/2011 6:33:41 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 41 replies ^ | Capitol Confidential
    Trump has been telling friends that he would not rule out launching an Independent big for President as late as June of next year if the economy is still sour and no Republican has demonstrated the ability to defeat Obama. (snip) A full blown candidacy by Sarah Palin would make a Trump bid improbable if she wins the GOP nod. If Palin were to run for the nomination and lose to a Romney or Pawlenty, a Trump candidacy would be likely. Trump is known to have a high regard for Palin and said so yesterday.

    04/25/2011 10:50:39 AM PDT · by Will88 · 70 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 11, 1992 | New York Times
    "In the telephone poll of 815 registered voters nationwide, conducted June 4 to 8, Mr. Perot was supported by 39 percent, Mr. Bush by 31 percent, and Mr. Clinton by 25 percent. The poll had a margin of sampling error of plus or minus four percentage points."
  • Enter the Donald, Take Two: How will Trump 2012 explain Trump 2000?

    04/15/2011 9:02:09 PM PDT · by RightOnTheLeftCoast · 78 replies
    Salon ^ | 15 April 2011 | David Weigel
    Enter the Donald, Take Two How will the Trump 2012 presidential campaign explain the Trump 2000 presidential campaign? ...[T]he Republican Party's nomination looked ungettable, sure to be captured by George W. Bush. So Trump left the party... ...The goal of health care reform, wrote Trump, should be a system that looks a lot like Canada....
  • Looks Like Ross Perot Was Right About The “Giant Sucking Sound”

    02/11/2011 7:50:25 PM PST · by FromLori · 105 replies · 1+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 2/11/2011 | Global Economic Intersection
    Perot is famous (among other things) for his statement during the 1992 presidential campaign that if NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) was not a two way street would create a “giant sucking sound” of jobs going south to the cheap labor markets of Mexico. Both of Perot’s opponents (George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton) argued that NAFTA would create jobs in the U.S. because of business expansion. However, the goods balance of trade for the U.S. with Mexico has been negative and steadily growing over the years. In 2010 it amounted to $61.6 billion, which was 9.5% of the...
  • The Election of 1992: Recession and the Perot Factor

    09/04/2010 9:16:09 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 10 replies
    he election of George H.W. Bush in 1988 guaranteed some stability in dealing with major foreign policy issues on the horizon. The Reagan administration’s attempts to drown the communist world with big ideas and a massive defense spending increase set the table for the fall of Soviet Russia in the early 1990s. The Bush administration oversaw the defeat of communism and ushered the new Russian state, led by Mikhael Gorbachev, into a capitalist era. This was the major global change that occurred at this point but Bush and his advisors were more integral to other conflicts throughout the world.
  • Freepers please help a true conservative (FL, Paul McKain [I])

    06/05/2010 10:59:03 AM PDT · by Gen.Blather · 15 replies · 378+ views
    Self ^ | 6/5/2010 | Bern Pearson
    I'm trying to help Independent Paul McKain ( who is running for Allan Boyd's seat. Paul is a true conservative running as an independent because a study we conducted said that a Republican was unlikely to take this gerrymandered district. Paul needs talking points at the national level for the coming debates and for his advertisements. I recall seeing several articles on FR as Obama made the World Apology Tour. One of them talked about agreements he'd suggested and world leaders signed that would prevent any future Ronald Reagan from doing what the original did to get us out of...
  • Ex-owners allege (NBA) Mavs on brink of insolvency in lawsuit

    05/11/2010 11:00:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies · 522+ views
    AP ^ | May 11, 2010 | Staff
    company run by former Dallas Mavericks owner Ross Perot Jr. filed suit Monday against the club and Mark Cuban's company that holds majority ownership in it, alleging that it's insolvent or verging on insolvency. In the 13-page petition filed in a state district court in Dallas, Hillwood Investment Properties III Ltd. asked that a judge place Dallas Basketball Ltd., the team's business management, in receivership and order an independent audit of its operations. Hillwood also is seeking actual and punitive damages.
  • The Perot Option [Left's Strategy to Divide Us and Keep Power]

    01/30/2010 4:54:48 AM PST · by cmj328 · 37 replies · 933+ views
    NYT ^ | January 28, 2010 | David Brooks
    There is a specter haunting America: the specter of a saner, updated version of Ross Perot. He is lurking out there, ready to ride the free-floating anger and distrust of Washington. He is out there now in one of his homes or private jets, getting madder by the day. He is large of ego, full of money and cranky in mien. When he enters the arena, he’ll say that Washingtonians, all of them, are a bunch of failures. Over the past five years, Washington has tried to reform Social Security, immigration, health care and energy policy. All of these efforts...
  • OPERATION HOTFOOT (STFU, Jimmy Carter; here's what Perot/Green Beret Simons did about Iran hostages)

    11/18/2009 8:52:26 AM PST · by doug from upland · 25 replies · 1,469+ views
    Operation HOTFOOT EDS was founded not only with the spirit of heroism but also with integral components to its business philosophy—teamwork, performance, and commitment. This year EDS celebrates the 25th anniversary of the singular event that defines this philosophy: the daring rescue of two of EDS' own employees imprisoned in Iran. On March 26, 2004, a panel discussion moderated by former TV newsman Murphy Martin marked the anniversary with laughter and much emotion. Taking part in the moderated session were Jeff Heller, EDS' president and chief operating officer; former hostages Paul Chiapparone and Bill Gaylord; company founder Ross Perot; and...
  • Perotistas on the March - The return of “raging moderates” and “angry centrists.”

    10/21/2009 10:30:45 PM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies · 909+ views
    National Review Online ^ | October 21, 2009 | Jonah Goldberg
    October 21, 2009, 0:00 a.m. Perotistas on the March The return of “raging moderates” and “angry centrists.” By Jonah Goldberg One of the most macabre images I’ve ever heard described came in the aftermath of the Asian tsunami in 2004. Before the tidal wave crashed on shore, beachgoers stood around and idly gaped as the water drastically receded. Bewildered, they didn’t realize they were looking at the prelude to a calamity. The Democratic party looks more and more like those beachgoers every day, watching popular support recede, oblivious to the Perot tsunami coming our way. In 1992, the incumbent...
  • Divide and conquer

    10/20/2009 10:37:39 PM PDT · by neverdem · 27 replies · 905+ views
    American Thinker ^ | October 21, 2009 | Steve McCann
    The 2010 will be the most important midterm election in the history of our nation.   The coalition necessary to vote out of office those members of Congress who are supporting President Obama's effort to turn the country into a socialist utopia is still fractured and pursuing individual agendas. It is part of the Democratic Party strategy to keep the electorate divided and at odds with each other. In today's world of sound bites and miniscule attention spans, a simple sentence -- "There isn't a bit of difference between Republicans and Democrats" -- has become embedded in the nation's lexicon and...
  • Dell buys Perot Systems for $3.9 billion

    09/21/2009 9:01:03 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 628+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 9/21/09 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – Computer giant Dell announced on Monday it has acquired computer services firm Perot Systems, founded by Texas billionaire Ross Perot, for 3.9 billion dollars. "Dell and Perot Systems have entered a definitive agreement for Dell to acquire Perot Systems in a transaction valued at approximately 3.9 billion dollars," Dell said in a statement. Terms of the agreement were approved on Sunday by the boards of directors of both companies, it said. Dell, which is seeking to buy all ordinary shares of Perot Systems at 30 dollars a share, hopes to complete the deal by the end of...
  • Dell agrees to buy Perot Systems for about $3.9B

    09/21/2009 7:16:46 AM PDT · by deport · 29 replies · 1,068+ views
    AP via Houston Chronicle ^ | 9-21-2009 | ANDREW VANACORE
    NEW YORK — Dell Inc. plans to buy the technology services company Perot Systems Corp. for about $3.9 billion as it tries to expand beyond the PC business and compete more aggressively with Hewlett-Packard Co. — which also recently bought a tech-services company founded by H. Ross Perot. Dell said it will offer $30 per share in cash for Perot Systems_ a 68 percent premium over its closing price Friday. Perot Systems' shares rose $11.73, or 65 percent, to $29.64 in morning trading. Dell shares fell 80 cents, or 4.8 percent, to $15.89. Former presidential candidate H. Ross Perot...
  • Could Sarah Palin be A Zombie Ross Perot?

    08/11/2009 4:46:11 PM PDT · by marcbold · 56 replies · 1,381+ views
    Creative Minority Report ^ | Archbold | Matt
    Just when you thought it was safe to get back into politics, dead movements arise carrying pie charts and speaking in homespun analogies about complex fiscal matters. Rich Lowry of National Review writes "If you watch this video of a man confronting Arlen Specter and his "damn cronies," what you're seeing is the return a Ross Perot-style revolt against all of Washington." Except this time the Perotistas likely won't harm Republican electoral chances but actually help them. Recall that in 1992 Bill Clinton won the presidency with 43% of the vote due to Ross Perot winning about 19%. Whether the...
  • Colin Powell: The Black Ross Perot

    06/12/2009 7:44:14 AM PDT · by LS · 15 replies · 388+ views
    Twittering nabobs of the drive-by media are salivating to front Colin Powell as some sort of "spokesman" for Republicans (though certainly not conservatives). The publicity-hungry Powell has taken the bait, jumping on every talk show or media outlet he can to blast conservatives such as Rush Limbaugh. He, not they, he suggests, should be the "voice of the Party." I might actually go along with the old general if, in fact, he were the general of old. Consider Colin Powell at the 1996 Republican Convention: "President Reagan will always be the president who restored the fighting strength and spirit of...
  • Al Gore is no Ross Perot

    06/08/2009 8:49:23 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 12 replies · 857+ views
    here and there ^ | 6/8/09 | rebelbase
    Two of Algore's employees are rotting in a North Korean prison. It was 30 years ago that two of Ross Perot's employees were rotting in an Iranian prison. The outcome for those two men was that their boss cared. Not a word out of Algore on the current matter. From Wiki: "Just prior to the 1979 Iranian Revolution, the government of Iran imprisoned two EDS employees in a contract dispute. Perot organized and sponsored a successful rescue. The rescue team was led by retired U.S. Army Special Forces Colonel Arthur D. ('Bull') Simons. When the team couldn't find a way...
  • General Motors ... Troubled Past, Troubled Future

    06/01/2009 4:02:30 AM PDT · by Corky Boyd · 6 replies · 603+ views
    Island Turtle ^ | June 1, 2009 | Corky Boyd
    Today we will see a different General Motors. It is a sad ending to a state of affairs that should never have happened. There are many reasons for what occurred, some like union issues were truly beyond GM’s ability to resolve. But most were of GM’s own making. I’ll touch on a few. The seeds of GM’s downfall came from a management culture that was bureaucratic and averse to self criticism. But it was Roger Smith, a clueless yet arrogant Chairman and CEO, who did the most damage. Smith was an accountant who saw his role as reorganizer and a...
  • Now Is the Time to Put Aside Childish Things

    04/05/2009 11:12:35 PM PDT · by neverdem · 87 replies · 1,779+ views
    American Thinker ^ | April 06, 2009 | Steve McCann
    "Divide et impera" (divide and rule) is an ancient maxim that became the basis of Machiavelli's approach to power and political theory.  It is the same modus operandi used by the left in this country over the past 16 years that has given us the most radical government in our history. In today's world of sound bites and miniscule attention spans a simple sentence: "There isn't a bit of difference between Republicans and Democrats."  has become imbedded in the nation's lexicon and the foundation of the strategy to split what is a majority right of center country into many factions. ...
  • Fund managing Ross Perot's money closes - report

    11/26/2008 6:00:07 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies · 683+ views
    FXStreet ^ | 11/26/08
    Fund managing Ross Perot's money closes - report Wed, Nov 26 2008, 07:13 GMT Nov 26 (Reuters) - Parkcentral Capital Management, an investment firm that manages money for the family of Ross Perot, is liquidating a fixed-income hedge fund because it is "no longer viable," Bloomberg reported. This year through October, Parkcentral Global Hub's assets fell as much as 40 percent, to $1.5 billion, the news agency said. The Plano, Texas-based fund is selling its remaining holdings to pay creditors, Eddie Reeves, a spokesman, told Bloomberg. Perot, who ran unsuccessfully for U.S. president in 1992, and members of his...
  • Bob Barr Implodes (Russ Verney mismanaged campaign)

    10/01/2008 10:58:03 PM PDT · by Kurt Evans · 33 replies · 1,976+ views
    The American Conservative ^ | September 22, 2008 | Daniel McCarthy
    Bob Barr Implodes: Two weeks ago the Libertarian nominee pulled out of a press conference Ron Paul had called with the four leading third-party candidates (Barr, Baldwin, Nader, McKinney) to highlight their common ground. Barr decided to hold a press conference of his own down the hall. He also sent Paul a snide note — transmitted to Barr's e-mail list as well — suggesting that Paul ought to replace the hapless Wayne Allyn Root as Barr's running mate. This ploy could hardly have been more ham-handed: If Barr wanted to appear generous, he should have offered Paul, obviously by far...
  • Perot blasts McCain, endorses Romney (He says senator is 'classic opportunist,' hungry for glory)

    01/17/2008 9:42:07 PM PST · by Romneyfor President2008 · 48 replies · 378+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | January 17, 2008 | GROMER JEFFERS JR.
    Dallas billionaire H. Ross Perot has weighed into the GOP presidential contest with a stinging rebuke of John McCain and an endorsement of Mitt Romney. Mr. Perot told Newsweek magazine that Mr. McCain "is the classic opportunist" who is always reaching for "attention and glory." "Other POWs won't even sit at the same table with him," the article quoted Mr. Perot as saying. Mr. McCain could not be reached for comment Thursday, and his campaign didn't return telephone calls. But the Arizona senator for years has denied the claims Mr. Perot made in the Newsweek story. Mr. Perot and Mr....
  • Bloomberg, key moderates to brainstorm on third-party Presidential bid

    12/31/2007 8:22:52 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 89 replies · 224+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 12/31/07 | ADAM LISBERG
    Mayor Bloomberg will join a group of fed-up bipartisan bigwigs in Oklahoma next week to urge that our next President rise above partisan gridlock - giving Bloomberg a potential launching pad for a presidential bid. The two former senators who started the group told the Daily News that America needs a President to bring the country together - and if the Republicans or Democrats can't do it, they're prepared to back Bloomberg. "He's shown the ability to bring people together," said one of the hosts, former Sen. David Boren (D-Okla.), now president of the University of Oklahoma. "He brings to...
  • The Battle for Independents (Bloomberg Prepares for Presidential Run)

    12/31/2007 8:16:28 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 50 replies · 148+ views
    New York Post ^ | 12/31/07 | DAVID SEIFMAN in New York and DAPHNE RETTER in Washington
    He's frustrated with Washington gridlock and has money to burn - and next week, Mayor Bloomberg will meet with well-connected Democrats and Republicans who could help launch him as an independent presidential candidate. The Jan. 7 meeting at the University of Oklahoma will include an array of current and former politicians who aren't considering a run on their own but who just might get behind someone with the clout and cash to join the fray at this late date.
  • Magna Carta copy sold for Ł10.6m[$21.3M]

    12/19/2007 5:55:13 AM PST · by BGHater · 24 replies · 87+ views
    BBC ^ | 19 Dec 2007 | BBC
    The 1297 copy of the Magna Carta is the only one in private ownership A rare copy of the Magna Carta has been sold for Ł10.6m ($21.3m) in an auction at Sotheby's in New York.The copy dating from 1297, one of only 17 still in existence, was bought by US businessman David Rubenstein. The auction item had been owned by American billionaire Ross Perot's Perot Foundation since 1984 and was on view at the National Archives in Washington. The original Magna Carta was sealed by King John of England in 1215 and enshrined civil rights in English law. 'Temporary...
  • Perot voters still looking for a candidate

    11/24/2007 3:21:05 PM PST · by Signalman · 120 replies · 75+ views ^ | November 24, 2007 | Ben Smith
    Last week, CNN’s Lou Dobbs stirred speculation that he might be the next Ross Perot — and reminded the political world that Perot’s potent constituency is still looking for a presidential candidate to back. “I believe the person elected a year from now will be an independent populist, a man or woman who understands the genius of this country lies in the hearts and minds of its people and not in the prerogatives and power of its elites,” he wrote in an online column, neatly encapsulating what appears to be his view of himself. He also added that this person...
  • The Incredibile Cowardness of the Christian Right. (ZOT!!! Who's a pinhead now?)

    11/03/2007 5:16:05 PM PDT · by dannygirl · 219 replies · 214+ views
    November 3, 2007 | Dannygirl
    I'm angry when I see the unfair united effort to shut out true conservatives like Duncan Hunter. Many Christian Conservatives are acting like cowards. They fear men rather choosing the very best person. Even if that person is not well know with a lot of money behind them. They ignore Duncan Hunter's stand on the issues.The people are not listening to him. He has a definite plan and vision for America. All the Rinos are starting copying him. He makes them look bad. The Rinos only see money. For themselves. They are more afraid of Hillary Clinton and the believe...
  • Would you advocate third party or stay home if Huckabee is the candidate?

    10/28/2007 3:34:26 AM PDT · by ebmiller · 145 replies · 190+ views
    October 28,2007 | Ebmiller
    There is great hostility to Govenor Huckabee by many freepers. Since Rasmussen is including Huckabee in the daily tracking poll, it seems he is gaining some traction. I am curious since many on this site have grave doubts about a Huckabee presidency, how many would go to a third party or would just stay home?
  • Copy of Magna Carta to be sold

    09/26/2007 5:49:54 AM PDT · by newzjunkey · 10 replies · 82+ views
    AP (via Yahoo) ^ | Tue Sep 25, 8:31 PM ET | Associated Press
    A 13th-century copy of the Magna Carta, a milestone of English freedom, will be offered for sale in New York in December, Sotheby's auction house said Tuesday. The vellum manuscript owned by the Perot Foundation is estimated to sell for $20 million to $30 million, Sotheby's said. The document was on display at the National Archives in Washington for more than 20 years until last Thursday. King John was forced by barons to agree to the charter in 1215. It guaranteed that freemen would not be imprisoned or deprived of property without due process, including a right to a speedy...
  • Letter from Washington: Why Bloomberg can't win

    07/09/2007 3:34:31 AM PDT · by gridlock · 4 replies · 410+ views
    International Herald Tribune | 7/8/07 | Albert R. Hunt - Bloomberg News Service
    There are two pretty safe bets about Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York: He will be a forceful presence in America for a long time, and he will not be president of the United States. (snip) "We have a pretty active two-party system now that will produce two candidates with real differences," said Jeffrey Bell, a longtime Republican activist. "There is no big need for an alternative." Bill Carrick, a Democratic political strategist in California, said, "Independent presidential candidates are just spoilers." (snip) Independent voters now make up almost 30 percent of the electorate, and what this survey also showed...
  • Perot Jets to Erma to Bolster Scouts

    05/23/2007 8:14:50 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 9 replies · 465+ views
    Cape May County Herald ^ | May 23, 2007 | Jack Fichter
    Perot Jets to Erma to Bolster Scouts By Jack Fichter May 23, 2007 ERMA — Ross Perot, former presidential candidate, billionaire businessman, and Eagle Scout, thrilled a crowd of veterans, Boy Scouts, and politicians May 18 at Naval Air Station Wildwood at the county airport. He was on time for his speaking engagement, as his private jet arrived 20 minutes ahead of scheduled. Perot was dressed in a dark suit and was courteous to all he came in contact with, including a number of audience members who received handshakes and autographs. The event coincided with a scouting weekend...
  • Bloomberg's secret White House bid

    05/11/2007 4:32:16 PM PDT · by Stoat · 74 replies · 1,632+ views
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | May 11, 2007 | Toby Harnden
    Bloomberg's secret White House bid By Toby Harnden, US Editor, in Washington  Last Updated: 9:25pm BST 11/05/2007 Toby Harnden's blog: President Bloomberg's plan Profile: Michael BloombergMichael Bloomberg, the billionaire businessman and mayor of New York, is secretly building the financial and organisational foundations of an audacious third-party presidential candidacy that would transform the 2008 race for the White House.   A recent poll gave Mr Bloomberg a 73 per cent approval rating among New Yorkers “He wants to do this, he thinks he could win it and he thinks he could be a great president,” said a source closely connected...
  • Conservatives Must Rally

    04/22/2007 6:53:32 PM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 5 replies · 291+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 4/22/07 | Purple Mountains
    One of the worst decisions I ever made was after Bush 41 broke his "read my lips, no new taxes" pledge. Like millions of other outraged conservatives, I sat on my hands, gave Bush no money, and offered no help whatsoever in his campaign for reelection. Although he only got a minority of the votes cast, because of this and because of the entry of Perot, we got Clinton, a debased White House and 9/11. Again in 2006, many conservatives stayed home or voted to send a message to Washington because of the failures of the Republican majority in Congress...
  • Partisanship is a Mental Disorder

    06/29/2006 8:25:07 AM PDT · by tang0r · 6 replies · 270+ views
    The Prometheus Institute ^ | 6/29/2006 | Justin Hartfield
    There are so many bullheaded and stubborn people holding political office in the United States it's distressing. But in reality, being bullheaded is exactly the type of mindset one needs in order to succeed in such a business where competition is savage and one's reviews (elections) determine not whether one receives a raise, but rather whether one keeps his job.

    06/18/2006 5:28:38 PM PDT · by Mia T · 262 replies · 8,928+ views ^ | 6.18.06 | Jon Christian Ryter
    THE THIRD PARTY HILLARY NEEDS... TO WINFLIM FLAM SCAM42% WILL VOTE FOR HILLARY. 40% WON'T. SHE NEEDS TO MAKE SURE THE OTHER 18% WON'T VOTE REPUBLICAN... JUST LIKE THE DNC MANAGED TO DO IN BOTH 1992 AND 1996 n 1991 when Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton decided to challenge President George H.W. Bush for the White House, all of the honest in-house polls the Clinton Campaign and the Democratic National Committee took indicated that Clinton would lose to Bush by a margin of 16 points. The polls taken by Bush and the Republican National Committee said the same thing. Bush...
  • Scary Movie 5, just in time for fall!

    05/11/2006 5:04:25 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 4 replies · 755+ views
    Laura Ingraham E-Blast | May 10, 2006 | Laura Ingraham
    SCARY MOVIE 5, JUST IN TIME FOR FALL! When I was a kid I loved watching those cheesy horror movies like Friday the 13th or Halloween. My friends and I would sit around and invent ludicrous story lines for the mother of all horror films. Well, I have an idea for a film that could roll out in the fall of 2006. Here's the plot--Imagine a Congress that: (1) seriously considers impeaching the President; (2) launches countless investigations into the "bungled" war on terror; (3) votes against any judicial nominee who believes in originalism; (4) raises the estate tax; (5)...
  • Conservative vs. Republican

    04/26/2006 10:08:14 AM PDT · by conserv371 · 329 replies · 3,422+ views
    4/26/06 | conserv 371
    It appears Rush is starting to validate what may already may be happening in the country that three political parties. Republican Democrat Conservative Maybe the time has come for a new political party. I would interested to what others think. Where I am at in Illinois, it appears that the party focus is on having a liberal agenda. When Rush Limbaugh mention at the end of the first hour Republican, Democrat, and Conservative. I could not be more in agreement.
  • Mihos Will Run as an Independent

    03/01/2006 6:42:17 PM PST · by JAWs · 12 replies · 529+ views
    Patriot Ledger ^ | 3/1/06 | Tom Benner
    Mihos will run for governor as independentBy Tom Benner Patriot Ledger State House BureauBOSTON - Brockton native and convenience store magnate Christy Mihos will announce on Thursday that he is bolting the Republican Party to run for governor as an independent candidate, a campaign aide said.The decision by Mihos, a multi-millionaire and longtime underwriter of Republican office-seekers, comes as a major blow to Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey, whose own campaign for governor stands to suffer now that there's a three-way race for the corner office.Mihos will make his formal announcement at a 5:15 p.m. press conference Thursday outside the State...
  • James Stockdale, Perot Running Mate, Dead at 81

    07/05/2005 5:14:55 PM PDT · by TheOtherOne · 118 replies · 2,520+ views
    AP ^ | AP-ES-07-05-05 2002EDT
    James Stockdale, Perot Running Mate, Dead at 81 The Associated Press Published: Jul 5, 2005 WASHINGTON (AP) - Retired Vice Adm. James Stockdale, a former prisoner of war and Ross Perot's running mate in 1992, has died, the Navy announced Tuesday. He was 81. The Navy did not provide a cause of death but said he was suffering from Alzheimer's disease. He died at his home in Coronado, Calif. In the 1992 presidential election, Stockdale became independent candidate Perot's vice presidential running mate, initially as a stand-in on the ticket but later as the candidate. Stockdale gave a stumbling performance...
  • Ross Perot fined for speeding in his boat

    07/01/2005 3:57:50 PM PDT · by WoofDog123 · 86 replies · 1,607+ views
    Bermuda Sun ^ | 7/1/05 | Coggie Gibbons
    Ross Perot fined for speeding in his boat By Coggie Gibbons (News from 2005-07-01 Edition) American billionaire and sometime Bermuda resident Ross Perot was fined in Magistrates’ Court this week for two marine offences. Former U.S. presidential candidate Mr. Perot, 75, of Tucker’s Town, pleaded guilty to operating a power craft without reasonable consideration on July 24 last year in western waters and speeding in a restricted area where the limit was five knots. Inspector Philip Taylor, prosecuting, told the court that a member of the public in a boat in waters off Watford Island, Somerset saw Mr. Perot’s 38-foot...
  • Bands to Play Operation Homecoming Show [Long Overdue for Vietnam Vets]

    05/31/2005 11:32:56 AM PDT · by Coop · 44 replies · 923+ views
    AP ^ | 5/30/05 | Unknown
    MISSOULA, Mont. -- A song honoring veterans will open the Operation Homecoming USA concert in Branson, Mo., next month. ...Carlson said the inspiration for her song was her brother, Gary, a Vietnam veteran now suffering a debilitating illness contracted during his tour of duty. Operation Homecoming USA, which will be held June 13-19, also plans to feature performances by the Beach Boys, the Fifth Dimension, the Supremes and the Oak Ridge Boys. The Doobie Brothers, Creedence Clearwater Revisited and Tony Orlando also are to perform, Carlson said. "It's the national homecoming we never gave our Vietnam vets," she said.