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  • Powell maybe not told early about CIA techniques

    07/30/2014 3:24:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 7/30/14 | Ken Dilanian and Eileen Sullivan - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks concludes that the agency initially kept the secretary of state and some U.S. ambassadors in the dark about harsh techniques and secret prisons, according to a document circulating among White House staff. The still-classified report also says some ambassadors who were informed about interrogations of al-Qaida detainees at so-called black sites in their countries were instructed not to tell their superiors at the State Department, the document says. The 6,300-page Senate report on the CIA's interrogation program has been years in the making....
  • New Photos Show Lake Powell Half Full

    05/25/2014 9:58:25 AM PDT · by ckilmer · 49 replies
    livescience.com ^ | May 23, 2014 09:37am ET | Stephanie Pappas
    The mud-choked Colorado River flows through the dry lakebed of northern Lake Powell in a new satellite image released yesterday (May 22). Western drought has left this reservoir on the border of Utah and Arizona less than half full, the satellite image captured on May 13 reveals. As of May 21, the lake was at 42 percent of capacity, according to U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) data.
  • Colin Powell: ‘Certain elements’ in Republican Party ‘demonize’ minorities, women

    02/07/2014 10:15:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 7, 2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell doubled down on comments last year describing a “dark vein of intolerance” in the Republican Party, attacking voter ID laws and claiming there are “certain elements in the party that seem to go out of their way to demonize people who don’t look like the way they’d like them to look like.” Powell made the comments during a wide-ranging interview with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell marking the beginning of Black History Month. “You said that there’s a dark vein of intolerance in your Republican Party,” Mitchell told Powell. “I will repeat that now,” he responded....
  • Colin Powell: ‘Elements’ in GOP ‘Demonize People Who Don’t Look Like the Way They’d Like’

    02/07/2014 12:27:07 PM PST · by TexasCajun · 81 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | Noah Rothman | February 7th, 2014
    Appearing on MSNBC, former Secretary of State Colin Powell savaged the Republican Party of which he says he is still a member for catering to “elements” that are overtly hostile to people of other races or nationalities. Powell told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell that there are groups within the GOP who “demonize people who don’t look like the way they’d like them to look.” He added that, for this reason, he believes the GOP needs him more than the Democratic Party needs him. He said that even senior-level Republicans continue to make “statements about women” and “minorities” that make the party...
  • Colin Powell, Once GOP Dream President, Is Socialist (Good article)

    12/11/2013 4:23:40 PM PST · by jazusamo · 52 replies
    Investors.com ^ | December 11, 2013 | IBD Editorial
    Revelation: Colin Powell, George W. Bush's secretary of state, has confirmed the suspicion that derailed his plan to run for president: He's not just a liberal, but a socialist. It's been a long time ago now, but Powell was once the dream Republican presidential candidate for a lot of pundits, campaign experts and ordinary Americans who appreciated his outstanding military service and pull-yourself-up-by-the-bootstraps success story. Now we find that Powell is with the extreme left of the Democratic Party on health care, supporting European-style single-payer socialized medicine. "I don't see why we can't do what Europe is doing, what Canada...
  • Colin Powell sprinkles gasoline on racial fires of resentment

    08/26/2013 9:18:30 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 30 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | 8/26/2013 | Thomas Lifson
    For reasons known only to himself, Colin Powell chose to heighten racial tensions with an ignorant comment. Evan McMurray of Mediaite reports: On CBS' Face the Nation, former Secretary of State Colin Powell called the George Zimmerman verdict into question, alleging "questionable judgment on the part of the judicial system," but doubting the case would serve as a generative example for judicial reforms. "I think that it will be seen as a questionable judgment on the part of the judicial system down there, but I don't know if it will have staying power," Powell said. "These cases come along, and...
  • Powell calls Martin verdict 'questionable'

    08/25/2013 7:48:40 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 68 replies
    politico ^ | 8/25/2013 | By REID J. EPSTEIN
    The Trayvon Martin verdict showed “questionable judgment” on the part of Florida’s judicial system, Colin Powell said in an interview airing Sunday. The former secretary of state and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said the acquittal of George Zimmerman, the white Florida man who shot and killed Martin, an unarmed black teenager, won’t be something with much lasting impact on the nation’s politics. “I think that it will be seen as a questionable judgment on the part of the judicial system down there, but I don't know if it will have staying power,” Powell said on CBS's "Face...
  • The Dependably Unfaithful Colin Powell

    08/05/2013 5:08:45 AM PDT · by Cincinatus · 46 replies
    The American Thnker ^ | August 5, 2013 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    In 2008 and then again in 2012, after retired four-star General Colin Powell endorsed and then voted for Barack Obama, the former Secretary of State's sanity was already in question. At least now, after having his email account hacked by high-level security-breacher Guccifer, Colin Powell's besmirching of the Republican Party's "shift to the right" and "identity crisis" finally makes sense. It seems that for years the mannerly and always professional Colin Powell has been cyber-comporting with a 46-year-old Romanian European Parliament member, Social Democrat, and past spokesperson for Romanian president Ion Iliescu named Corina Creţu. So it's safe to say...
  • A Rhodes-style China scholarship - ($300 Million)

    04/21/2013 8:00:05 PM PDT · by haffast · 4 replies
    The Hindu ^ | April 22, 2013 | Keith Bradsher
    The private-equity tycoon Stephen A. Schwarzman, backed by an array of mostly western blue-chip companies with interests in China, is creating a $300 million scholarship for study in China that he hopes will rival the Rhodes scholarship in prestige and influence. The programme, whose endowment represents one of the largest single gifts to education in the world and one of the largest philanthropic gifts ever in China, was announced by Mr. Schwarzman in Beijing on Sunday. The Schwarzman Scholars programme will pay all expenses for 200 students each year from around the world for a one-year master’s programme at Tsinghua...
  • Laura Bush: Take me out of pro-gay marriage ad

    02/22/2013 12:28:10 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 2/22/13 | Kevin Bohn and Kevin Liptak
    Former first lady Laura Bush, who is one of three prominent Republicans featured in a new ad supporting same-sex marriage, has asked the spot's creator to remove a clip of her espousing support for equal marriage rights. "Mrs. Bush did not approve of her inclusion in this advertisement nor is she associated in any way with the group that made the ad," Anne MacDonald, a spokeswoman for the former first lady, wrote in a statement Thursday. "When she became aware of the advertisement Tuesday night, we requested that the group remove her from it." The ad, from the Respect for...
  • Powell: GOP Should Back Off Attempts to Lower Voter Participation

    01/24/2013 5:57:21 PM PST · by massmike · 32 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 01/24/2013 | Dan Weil
    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says the Republican Party should abandon its efforts to curb voter participation through voter ID laws. “Should we really have gone after reducing the turnout of voters in those places where we thought it would make a difference?” he told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program, referring to November’s election. “You have to appeal with policies and programs to these people who are going to be the leaders of our country in a generation,” Powell says.
  • NBC's Williams Invites Colin Powell to Slam GOP 'Hatred' and 'Nastiness'

    01/22/2013 5:10:35 PM PST · by lowbridge · 50 replies
    mrc.org ^ | January 21, 2013 | Kyle Drennen
    In an exchange with former Secretary of State and prominent Obama supporter Colin Powell during NBC's live inauguration coverage on Monday, NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams urged Powell to go after Republicans: "General, there's just flat-out hatred out there, too. There's nastiness out there in the land. There's nastiness between these two parties....Let's especially go to the Republican Party....What do they do to widen, if it is in their interest, widen their doorway to membership, to entry?" Powell seized the opportunity to double down on his recent smear of the GOP having a "dark vein of intolerance": "I've been...
  • Powell: GOP Should Back Off Attempts to Lower Voter Participation

    01/21/2013 2:08:06 PM PST · by bestintxas · 65 replies
    newmax ^ | 1/21/13 | d well
    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says the Republican Party should abandon its efforts to curb voter participation through voter ID laws and restrictions on hours for early voting. “Should we really have gone after reducing the turnout of voters in those places where we thought it would make a difference?” he told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program, referring to November’s election, Politico reports. “The Republican Party should be a party that says, ‘We want everybody to vote,’ and make it easier to vote and give them a reason to vote for the party, not to find ways to keep them...
  • The Powell Tragedy

    01/18/2013 10:55:26 AM PST · by pabianice · 41 replies
    NRO The Corner ^ | 1/18/13 | Hanson
    Like many, I was confused not by General Colin Powell’s endorsements of Barack Obama, but rather his recent remarks alleging Republican extremism and racism. His barrage was internally inconsistent and ultimately made little sense at all. Such unfounded charges are out of character with his distinguished record and career. In 2008 and 2012 Republicans nominated candidates from the more moderate wing of the party. Mitt Romney had been a centrist Massachusetts governor, and fellow Republican senator John McCain, for example, whom Powell also did not endorse, in the 2000 primaries had run to the left of Powell’s own employer, George...
  • What is Colin Powell's problem?

    01/15/2013 6:11:19 AM PST · by Former MSM Viewer · 41 replies
    He has accused the Republicans of lack of diversity and yet he was part of an Administration that picked the most talented people available.
  • Obama and Moderate Republicans See Conservatives as Common Enemy (You need to read this.)

    01/14/2013 1:20:59 PM PST · by servo1969 · 18 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | 1-14-2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Let me tell you what I think, and I'm gonna tell you this in a balanced way -- a balanced and fair way. What I think is really going on here is our president, Barack Obama, if you'll note, really never talks about plans and proposals to solve problems. What he does is position his political opponents as the enemy. Everything he did today in the debt limit Q&A in his press conference, and even in the setup, was about the enemy. The Republicans are the enemy. He's not proposing solutions to anything. He's not interested in...
  • The Increasingly Execrable Colin Powell

    01/14/2013 10:33:26 AM PST · by Lakeshark · 40 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 1/14/13 | Quin Hillyer
    Jennifer Rubin does a nice take-down here of the increasingly despicable Colin Powell, who smeared his former party on Meet the Press by accusing Republicans of a “dark vein of intolerance.” Thus says the first black Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff, the first black Secretary of State, the sometime mentor of the first black woman to serve as Secretary of State… all under Republican sponsorship. Thus says the back-stabbing lout who deliberately let the innocent Scooter Libby twist in the wind, and then get convicted, when one word from Powell would have ended the investigation. Thus says the...
  • Colin Powell: Hagel ‘Knows What War Is’ This comes from a man without credibility

    01/13/2013 9:35:49 AM PST · by bestintxas · 19 replies
    newsmax ^ | 1/13/13 | a woods
    Insisting that he is still a Republican, former Secretary of State Colin Powell said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that Chuck Hagel is “superbly qualified” to be the next secretary of state and he is confident that the former Nebraska senator “will do a great job.” “I think he gets confirmed,” Powell asserted. “He’s superbly qualified based on his overall record, based on his service to the country, based on how he feels about troops and veterans and their families.” Powell, who supported President Barack Obama in each of his election bids, spoke at length about Hagel’s accomplishments, going...
  • Doug Thompson, founder of Capital Hill Blue, in critical condition

    11/11/2012 5:00:35 PM PST · by AppyPappy · 28 replies
    Doug Thompson, who many of us old-timers remember from the Clinton years, is in critical condition after hitting a cow while Doug was riding his motorcycle. Doug was a player in the anti-Clinton campaign with his website Capital Hill Blue. CHB was frequently cited on FreeRepublic during those years. He has since become a big broken-glass Democrat and retired to Floyd County to pursue photography.
  • What could be worse than Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense?

    11/08/2012 7:40:09 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 11/8/12 | Carl in Jerusalem
    What could be worse than Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense? Another post-racial RINO (Republican in name only) with an antipathy for Israel: Yiddish speaking former Shabbos goy Colin Powell. One new name that has become a topic of speculation on military listservs and among Democratic national security hands in recent days is that of retired four-star Gen. Colin Powell. The moderate Republican former Secretary of State, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and National Security Adviser to Ronald Reagan post-Iran Contra famously endorsed Barack Obama for president in 2008. Powell has consulted with Obama on Iraq and Afghanistan...
  • Obama’s new foreign and security team: Could Colin Powell be on it?

    11/08/2012 10:36:50 AM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 11/8/12 | Howard LaFranchi
    Washington Barack Obama’s reelection was barely sealed before some international voices began trumpeting how the president’s victory would mean a renewed American focus on foreign policy issues that languished during the campaign. President Obama could now revive the search for a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, international Middle East envoy Tony Blair said. The US will be bolder now in pressing for a resolution of Syria’s deadly and dangerous civil war, some US allies, including Turkish officials, predicted. Have these foreign friends heard of the “fiscal cliff”? (Snip) Mr. Obama will no doubt be looking broadly to
  • Toomey: 'I think Gov. Romney's going to carry Pennsylvania'

    11/05/2012 1:00:46 PM PST · by Anti-Hillary · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11-5-12 | Justin Sink
    Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) predicted Monday that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney would carry the state of Pennsylvania, pushing back against Obama campaign adviser David Plouffe's suggestion that GOP efforts in the state were a "desperate ploy" to find an alternative path to 270 electoral votes. But Toomey noted that in 2010, Republicans swept statewide offices in Pennsylvania, and he predicted a similar electorate for Tuesday's presidential vote. "If you take a look at what happened the last time Pennsylvanians went to the polls, which is 2010, Republicans swept," Toomey told CNN on "Starting Point." "I won a statewide office....
  • Obama saved the OIL industry! Colin Powell commercial

    11/03/2012 5:11:29 AM PDT · by finnsheep · 36 replies
    Vanity
    Yesterday - not sure if it ran on CBS NY or CNN, a commercial ran with Colin Powell endorsing Obama - - like this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZG9Q0sdzfw Only in this one Powell claims Obama saved the Oil industry instead of the auto industry. I couldn't believe it the first time so paid very close attention the second time. Oil industry!! Tooo bizarre. I was so shocked I didn't notice who sponsored the commercial.
  • Subject: Election2012 Presidential endorsements by military

    11/02/2012 12:51:39 PM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 13 replies
    email | 11/2/12
    The New York Times just announced that Retired General Colin Powell had endorsed Obama for President. Here is a more complete list of endorsements by general officers. Obama's Military Endorsements: General Wesley Clark, USA, (Ret) General Colin Powell, USA (Ret) Major General Paul Eaton, USA (Ret) Admiral Donald Gutter, USN, former JAG of the Navy, (Ret) Admiral John Nathman, USN, (Ret) Mitt Romney's Military Endorsements: Admiral James B. Busey, USN, (Ret.) General James T. Conway, USMC, (Ret.) General Terrence R. Dake, USMC, (Ret) Admiral James O. Ellis, USN, (Ret.) Admiral Mark Fitzgerald, USM, (Ret.) General Ronald R. Fogleman, USAF, (Ret)...
  • Colin Powell Outed As A Friend Of Farrakhan Photographic Proof

    10/31/2012 8:35:38 PM PDT · by OneVike · 37 replies
    GATE ^ | 10/31/12 | Chuck Wolk
    While these photos of Powell and Farrakhan were taken at an event celebrating the 50th anniversary of Jamaica's independence, I cannot help but wonder what the left would do if these photos where of Rush Limbaugh and David Duke while they attended Missouri's celebration of statehood. I know what the MSM and those on the left who hate conservatives would say. They would have the picture on most newspapers and if there was video you know that MSNBC, CNN, CNBC, and the alphabet networks would all begin their nightly news with it. The storyline would be how they always...
  • Colin Powell stars in new Obama ad

    10/31/2012 2:26:42 PM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 40 replies
    CBS News ^ | 10/31/12 | Lucy Madison
    In an effort to maximize the benefit of Colin Powell's recent endorsement, the Obama campaign is out with a new radio ad today touting the Republican former Secretary of State's support for the president, highlighting remarks he made in a recent interview with CBS News' Charlie Rose. The minute-long ad, which according to the campaign will air in Florida, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Virginia, New Hampshire, Ohio, Iowa, Nevada, and Colorado, replays a clip of Powell's October 25 endorsement, which he announced on "CBS This Morning."
  • Look Who Colin Powell is Hanging With: Farrakhan

    10/30/2012 6:50:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 59 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10/30/12 | Maxicat
    Now his support of Obama makes a little more sense. Picture at link.
  • 'My party is full of racists': Former Colin Powell aide blasts GOP after . . . .

    10/26/2012 11:25:38 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 63 replies
    UK Dailymail ^ | 27 October 2012 | Sam Adams and Snejana Farberov
    'My party is full of racists': Former Colin Powell aide blasts GOP after Romney adviser says ex-Secretary of State is only supporting Obama because he's black -Retired Colonel John Wilkerson is a Republican who served as General Colin Powell's chief of staff -John Sununu claims Mr Powell is supporting the President's election campaign because of their shared race -Says the former US Secretary of State - who is African American - did not make decision based on policy -Poll show race for White House is racially divided with Obama supported by 80% of black and Hispanic voters but just 37%...
  • Top Romney aide Sununu suggests Powell endorsed Obama because he’s black

    10/25/2012 8:54:55 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 44 replies
    John Sununu, a top adviser to Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, suggested Thursday that Colin Powell endorsed President Obama because both men are African-American. Asked Thursday on CNN about Powell’s endorsement, Sununu said the endorsement might be for reasons other than policy. “Frankly, when you take a look at Colin Powell, you have to wonder whether that’s an endorsement based on issues or whether he’s got a slightly different reason for preferring President Obama,” Sununu said. Asked what those might be, Sununu pointed to race. “Well, I think when you have somebody of your own race that you’re proud of being...
  • The Dishonorable Colin Powell

    10/25/2012 11:42:55 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 55 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 25 Oct 2012 | Quinn Hillyer
    So.... Colin Powell, fulminating about the economy (as if he is an expert on that!) and avoiding all discussion of the incompetence and dishonesty of the Obama administration's handling of Libya, has endorsed Barack Obama again. Gee, what a surprise. This is a man still playing out his personal picque at some imagined sleights during the administration of Bush 43. But this is a man without honor.... Nobody should give a fig about today's endorsement. Nobody.
  • Republican Colin Powell Endorses Obama

    10/25/2012 7:57:02 AM PDT · by blam · 47 replies
    TBI ^ | 10-25-2012 | Agence France Presse
    Republican Colin Powell Endorses Obama Agence France PresseOctober 25, 2012Former US secretary of state Colin Powell Thursday endorsed President Barack Obama's bid for re-election. The Republican who used to be chairman of the joint chiefs of staff said, "I voted for him in 2008, and I plan to stick with him in 2012." He spoke in an interview on the CBS program "This Morning." Powell said that in 2008, the Democrat Obama inherited an economy that was close to depression, with Wall Street in chaos and the housing sector starting to collapse. Under Obama's leadership, stability has come back to...
  • Powell standing by Obama in 2012 presidential race

    10/25/2012 7:26:37 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 28 replies
    Boston.com ^ | October 25, 2012 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, a longtime Republican, is sticking with President Barack Obama in this year’s election. He tells ‘‘CBS This Morning’’ he respects Mitt Romney but thinks he’s been vague on many issues. Speaking of Obama, Powell said the president got the United States out of Iraq and has laid out a plan for leaving Afghanistan ‘‘and didn’t get us into any new wars.’’
  • Former Secretary of State Colin Powell Endorses Obama (See what happens with AA?)

    10/25/2012 6:14:35 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 43 replies
    newsmax ^ | 10/25/12
    Former Republican Secretary of State Colin Powell endorsed President Barack Obama for a second term Thursday, telling “CBS This Morning” that he voted for Obama in 2008 but this time was going further and publicly backing him. “We’ve come out of the dive and we’re starting to gain altitude,” Powell said. “The unemployment rate is too high, people are still hurting in housing, but I see that we’re starting to rise up.” Powell said that when Obama took over “the country was in very, very difficult straits. We were in the one of the worst recessions we had seen in...
  • Colin Powell Endorses Obama.. Again

    10/25/2012 4:51:42 AM PDT · by JoshuaLawrenceChamberlain · 71 replies
    The AP Wire
    Colin Powell will endorse Barack Obama for president again today. Just came across the AP Wire. No link just yet hut it is fact... And of course, no surprise.
  • 'Onion Field' Killer Dies in California Prison

    08/14/2012 5:58:59 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 20 replies
    ABC News ^ | 13 Aug 2012 | LINDA DEUTSCH
    Gregory Powell, who was convicted of killing a Los Angeles police officer during an infamous kidnapping that inspired the true crime book and movie "The Onion Field," has died in prison at age 79, authorities said Monday. Powell died late Sunday in a hospice at the California Medical Facility, a men's prison in the Northern California city of Vacaville, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Powell spent nearly 50 years behind bars and was denied release several times, including last year when he told a parole board he was dying and wanted to spend his last days...
  • From politics to pop star…and other dangerous moves from Washington (Colin Powell EPIC FAIL Barf)

    06/15/2012 8:08:09 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 4 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 6/15/2012 | By Amy Walter
    Politics: it's not a game, exactly. But there are rules, and when you break them you are running….Politically Foul! Colin Powell: retired 4-star General, Secretary of State, suggested Presidential Candidate and....future pop star? Appearing on CBS This Morning with Gayle King, the former Cabinet Secretary used a commercial break to drop his rendition of Carly Rae Jepsen's hit "Call Me Maybe." Powell even went so far as to break out some signature dance moves showing that while the Retired General may have given up the march, he will never lose his need to boogie. Speaking of kicking it old school,...
  • Colin Powell Endorses Same-Sex Marriage

    05/25/2012 5:50:52 AM PDT · by AmonAmarth · 20 replies
    BET ^ | May 24th 2012 | Joyce Jones
    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell isn’t yet ready to endorse a presidential candidate, but on Wednesday evening, he endorsed same-sex marriage. Powell, who was chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in 1993 when “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was implemented, said in an interview on CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer that he has “no problem” with marriage equality and speculated that most Americans are prepared to adapt to changing times. “As I've thought about gay marriage, I know a lot of friends who are individually gay but are in partnerships with loved ones. And they are stable...
  • Colin Powell expresses support for gay marriage

    05/23/2012 2:47:50 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 61 replies
    The Ticket ^ | May 23 , 2012 | Laura E. Davis
    Two weeks after President Barack Obama declared his support for gay marriage, former Secretary of State Colin Powell told CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Wednesday that he has "no problem with it." [snip] "But, as I've thought about gay marriage, I know a lot of friends who are individually gay but are in partnerships with loved ones," the retired Army general said. "And they are as stable a family as my family is. And they raise children. And so I don't see any reason not to say that they should be able to get married."
  • Powell not ready to endorse Obama for re-election

    05/22/2012 7:33:21 AM PDT · by GOPsterinMA · 51 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, May 22, 2012 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Secretary of State Colin Powell is declining to renew the endorsement he gave Barack Obama four years ago, when he called Mr. Obama “a transformational figure.” ... Mr. Powell called presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney a viable candidate and said he’s “still listening” to Republican proposals. Mr. Powell, who served under President George W. Bush, also said, “I don’t want to throw my weight behind someone” at this point in the campaign.
  • Colin Powell undecided on Obama or Romney endorsement [VIDEO]

    05/01/2012 11:34:43 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 59 replies
    http://dailycaller.com ^ | April 30, 2012 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, who endorsed Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election, told The Daily Caller that he will be “listening” to both GOP presidential front-runner Mitt Romney and President Obama before making any “judgments” on their foreign policies. “I’m not going to do politics tonight, and I will be watching both Mr. Romney and President Obama and see what judgments I come to as a result of listening to them, but that’s not tonight,” he told TheDC at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. “Tonight is entertainment and fun.” In September 2010 Powell said he thought...
  • Cops buy plots to prevent Josh Powell from being buried next to sons he killed

    02/16/2012 5:16:40 AM PST · by servo1969 · 19 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | February 15, 2012 | NewsCore
    Two Washington state cops have purchased plots next to Josh Powell's young sons to prevent family members from burying him next to the boys he killed. "The bottom line is, Josh Powell will not be near those two boys," Pierce County Sheriff's Sgt. Ed Troyer told Seattle-based radio station KIRO-FM on Wednesday. Troyer and Sheriff Paul Pastor used their own money and dipped into funds from Crime Stoppers Tacoma-Pierce County to pay for plots two and four at Woodbine Cemetery in Puyallup, Wash. Troyer is executive director of the Crime Stoppers branch. Charlie, seven, and Braden, five, are buried together...
  • Police buy cemetery plots to block Josh Powell from being buried next to his boys.

    02/15/2012 5:42:41 PM PST · by willamedwardwallace · 19 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 2-15-2012 | AP
    A sheriff and his sergeant in Washington state have bought burial plots next to Josh Powell's boys in order to block family members from burying him next to them, according to a media report Wednesday.
  • 911 operator: 'I wish I recognized the urgency' at Powell house

    02/11/2012 3:10:44 PM PST · by ColdOne · 66 replies
    msnbc.com ^ | 2/10/12 | King 5 news
    In an NBC Dateline interview, one of the 911 operators who took the call from the social worker outside Josh Powell's house, breaks his silence. In an exclusive interview with NBC's Keith Morrison, David Lovrak, who's been taking heat for his questions when Elizabeth Griffin-Hall called him, says he, like so many others in this case, didn't recognize the kind of man they were dealing with. "Especially for somebody who has done this for as long as I have, to relisten to the call and hear how clumsy and faltering I sounded," Lovrak said, "It was horrible. This has been...
  • Westboro Baptist to Picket Funeral of the Powell children (WA)

    02/09/2012 10:11:25 AM PST · by hoagy62 · 57 replies · 1+ views
    SeattleP-I.com ^ | 2/9/12 | Scott Sunde, SeattleP-I
    The Westboro Baptist Church, which has gained infamy for protesting at the funerals of men and women killed in combat, will have a new target on Saturday: the services for two little boys slain by their father. The church, whose "God hates fags" signs and messages have been seen across the country, intends to be at the funeral of Charlie Powell, 7, and his brother, Braden, 5. Saturday at the Life Center Church in Tacoma. The boys died Sunday after their father , Josh Powell, blew up their Pierce County home.
  • 911 log shows time lapse in Powell emergency call

    02/09/2012 10:04:54 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 34 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/9/2012 | GENE JOHNSON and MIKE BAKER
    Nearly eight minutes elapsed between when a social worker called 911 to report that Josh Powell's children were in danger and when sheriff's deputies were dispatched, emergency call logs show. The home was a gas-fueled inferno - with Powell and his two young boys inside - by the time officers were on their way. Several minutes of response time was lost when the priority of the dispatch Sunday was listed as "routine" instead of "emergency." There was nothing deputies could do when they arrived 14 minutes later. >>SNIP<< After getting it straight, the dispatcher told her someone would come, though...
  • Washington father attacked sons with hatchet before setting blaze: Report

    02/07/2012 11:44:32 AM PST · by servo1969 · 18 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | February 07, 2012 | AP
    The monster who killed himself and his two young sons in a Washington house fire two years after his wife vanished reportedly attacked the boys with a hatchet before setting the blaze. The sons of Josh Powell, who were just 7 and 5, suffered what police described as "chop wounds" to their heads and necks before the Graham, Wash., home went up in flames as a helpless social worker looked on Sunday. The cause of death for all three is believed to be smoke inhalation. The grisly new details emerged as investigators combed through the charred rubble of the home...
  • House explosion kills Josh Powell, husband of vanished Utah woman

    02/05/2012 8:02:31 PM PST · by Lady Lucky · 39 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 02/05/12 | Erin Durkin
    The husband of a missing Utah mom blew up his home Sunday —apparently intentionally — killing himself and the couple’s two young sons, authorities said. Josh Powell’s house in Graham, Wash., exploded and burst into flames moments after a social worker brought the two boys Charlie, 7, and Braden, 5, for a visit with their dad. Powell was under investigation in the disappearance of his wife, Susan, from their West Valley City, Utah, home in December 2009.
  • As World Faces Economic Disaster, Powell Shows up on Sunday to Play Games

    11/28/2011 11:19:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 28, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Let's go to the audio sound bites. General Powell, who is a titular head of the Republican Party, it's amazing how this guy surfaces on the Sunday shows. But he does. He surfaces on the Sunday shows at the most coincidental times, when the Republicans are looking to get strong and when the conservative side of the Republican Party is asserting itself, guess who happens to show up and put it down? Guess who just happens to answer the phone when the Sunday morning shows call, it would be General Powell. It's amazing how this happens. I'm...
  • Colin Powell: Tea Party POTUS candidate “can’t win” (Watch VIDEO )

    11/28/2011 7:37:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/28/2011 | Jazz Shaw
    Colin Powell isn’t done with his involvement in American politics and policy, a point he made clear once again on the Sunday morning talk circuit this week. Fresh off the Thanksgiving holiday, he sat down with Christiane Amanpour on ABC’s This Week to discuss, among other things, the upcoming election and where we stand with the GOP slate of candidates. (I will, at this time, defer my repeated requests that Jake Tapper be brought back to host the show.) His comments were not exactly those of someone seeking the nomination.video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Former Bush administration Secretary of State...
  • Utah Tribes: “Myself in the Water” -

    11/16/2011 1:18:10 PM PST · by Utah Binger · 72 replies
    Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts ^ | 10/15/2011 | Nelson Wadsworth
    Photographs by John K. Hillers from the John Wesley Powell Expedition of 1872 Mt. Carmel, UTAH – October 12, 2011 - From October 15, 2011 through December 31, 2011, the Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts will present Utah Tribes: “Myself in the Water” – Photographs by John K. Hillers from the John Wesley Powell Expedition of 1872. This is only the second large-scale exhibition of these rare, original prints since the Foundation obtained them in 1999. Photographer John (Jack) K. Hillers (1843-1925) made the 116 images of the Utah Tribes Exhibit while he was working with the legendary U.S. explorer...