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  • Markey: BP oil spill is 'criminal'; BP: Oil leak may continue until August; Powell on 'don't ask'...

    05/30/2010 1:33:17 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 35 replies · 3,348+ views
    Washington Post BLog ^ | 30 May 2010 | Felicia Sonmez and Matt DeLong
    BP managing director Bob Dudley said on NBC's Meet the Press that after the failure of the "top kill" operation to stem the flow of oil in the Gulf, the aim of the next maneuver is to contain the majority of the flow.He said the operation will take four to seven days, and has a better probability of success than the top kill. The outcome should be clear by the end of this week, Dudley said. White House energy and climate change adviser Carol Browner said the administration is "prepared for the worst," which includes oil continuing to wash up...
  • Bush Official: We Knew Gitmo Inmates Were Innocent

    04/09/2010 6:01:07 AM PDT · by autumnraine · 64 replies · 1,497+ views
    Newser ^ | 04/09/2010 | Caroline Miller
    The Bush White House knew that hundreds of early Gitmo detainees were innocent, but refused to release them because the admission would weaken support for the war in Iraq, according to a new document obtained by the Times of London. The charge, by Lawrence Wilkerson, chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, was made in a declaration in support of a lawsuit for a Gitmo detainee. Wilkerson claims that Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld knew that the majority of the initial 742 detainees had been picked up, not by the US military, but by Afghans and Pakistanis for...
  • Adam Clayton Powell IV To Announce Rangel Primary Challenge

    04/06/2010 3:04:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies · 718+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | April 6, 2010 | Elizabeth Benjamin
    Assemblyman Adam Clayton Powell IV confirmed this afternoon that he will formally announce a primary challenge against embattled Rep. Charlie Rangel at 10 a.m. Monday morning at the corner of Lexington Avenue and 116th Street.That's known as the "lucky corner" where Mayor Fiorella LaGuardia traditionally ended his campaigns. Powell said he announced his first-ever run for public office - a bid for City Council - on that spot this month in 1989. ("Actually, I lost," he laughed. "I wasn't so lucky at the time"). Powell has been exploring a possible run against Rangel since last October. He first ran...
  • Powell will use grant to reduce energy costs

    04/03/2010 2:06:24 PM PDT · by mlocher · 3 replies · 325+ views
    ThisWeek ^ | March 31, 2010 | BONNIE BUTCHER
    Powell will use an $821,861 grant to light up city facilities. The money comes from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act's Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Awards for Local Governments. The bulk of the money will be spent on a 77-kilowatt solar electric system. Installed on the roof of the municipal building, it is expected to produce half the electricity used in the building. The grant also will fund energy-saving upgrades including the installation of LED and light sensors on city property, plus energy-efficient improvements on the parks and rec facility in Adventure Park, a city press release of...
  • Powell: "No Regrets" About Backing Obama

    02/21/2010 10:33:45 AM PST · by lowbridge · 108 replies · 1,941+ views ^ | Feb. 21, 2010 | Michelle Levy
    Former Secretary of State General Colin Powell said Sunday he had no regrets about endorsing Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign, but that the president "put too much on the plate for the American people to absorb at this time." "I think he was the right choice when the nation voted for him," he told "Face the Nation" moderator Bob Schieffer, adding that "he has done some things that help the country a great deal." Powell noted that "our financial situation is secure now," considering the country was in a recession when the president took office. "Slowly but surely...
  • Colin Powell Now Says Gays Should Serve Openly

    02/04/2010 3:58:16 AM PST · by libstripper · 111 replies · 1,252+ views
    AOL News ^ | February 3, 2010 | Andrea Stone
    WASHINGTON (Feb. 3) -- Colin Powell, who as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the 1990s led the opposition to letting gays serve openly in the military, said today he had changed his mind.
  • True Crime-Confessions of the Innocent; Scott Ritter; Cat Gets Called to Jury Duty

    01/20/2010 3:31:47 PM PST · by Fishtalk · 270+ views
    Fish True Crime Blog ^ | 1/20/10 | Pat Fish
    It’s a True Crime Post. Remember Scott Ritter? He was a pervert then and he’s a pervert now. Also, Governor Paterson’s son arrested for stolen credit cards? I pay a visit to crimes and those who confess to crimes. Does anyone really ever confess to a crime they did not commit? I re-visit Texas’ infamous “yogurt shop murders” and a few other crimes that had confessions from folks who later swear their confessions were fake. Perverted Pediatricians? Folks, don’t leave your kids alone with anyone, not even beloved doctors you’ve always trusted. A cat gets called to jury duty and...
  • Former Anti-Violence Activist Indicted for Murder

    12/21/2009 6:29:32 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 13 replies · 666+ views
    Orleans Co., N.Y. - A former anti-violence activist in the Rochester area has now been indicted on murder charges in Orleans County. Joyce Powell, 47, is charged in a killing that took place in 1992. She, and Shaliq Reed, 35, are accused of fatally shooting John Rutledge. Powell is currently serving a 16-year prison sentence in state prison on unrelated charges.
  • Colin Powell’s Hotel Gripes: Clock Radio Requires ‘Astronaut Training’

    11/12/2009 11:13:06 AM PST · by george76 · 51 replies · 1,732+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | November 12, 2009 | Kris Hudson
    As Secretary of State Gen. Colin Powell, a self-professed man of simple tastes, often stayed at Holiday Inns while traveling the globe to confab with world leaders. As such, he has a personal list of gripes and suggestions for Holiday Inn owners. Gen. Powell rattled off that list ...when he was at State he had professed his affinity for cheeseburgers and the Holiday Inn. His points elicited chuckles and nods of agreement: “I don’t want to go to astronaut training to figure out how to set a clock radio,” Gen. Powell said, adding later, “I’m only there for the night....
  • Cheney FBI interview: 72 instances of can't recall (Lame Stream Media still beating the dead horse)

    11/02/2009 3:09:29 PM PST · by tobyhill · 40 replies · 1,580+ views
    yahoo ^ | 11/2/2009 | Pete Yost/AP
    Federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald famously declared in the Valerie Plame affair that "there is a cloud over the vice president." Last week's release of an FBI interview summary of Dick Cheney's answers in the criminal investigation underscores why Fitzgerald felt that way. On 72 occasions, according to the 28-page FBI summary, Cheney equivocated to the FBI during his lengthy May 2004 interview, saying he could not be certain in his answers to questions about matters large and small in the Plame controversy. The Cheney interview reflects a team of prosecutors and FBI agents trying to find out whether the leaks...
  • Colin Powell, Republican Strategist?

    07/29/2009 10:08:00 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies · 833+ views
    American Thinker ^ | July 29, 2009 | Henry P. Wickham, Jr
    Colin Powell appeared on CNN's Larry King Show on Tuesday evening. In the wake of his endorsement of Barack Obama, some conservatives have suggested that he leave the Republican Party. Powell's response to King was defiant, "I decide what party I am going to be in." He then offered advice to the Republican Party for improving its electoral prospects. When one takes to the national airwaves and asserts his allegiance and offers his wisdom to the Party, this assumes both political and moral standing. There must be a perception in the audience of good faith that has been earned and...
  • Colin Powell: I’ve Been Victim of Racial Profiling ‘Many Times’ (video)

    07/28/2009 6:32:03 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 67 replies · 1,564+ views
    CNN ^ | July 28, 2009
    "I got mad when I, as a national security adviser to the president of the United States, I went down to meet somebody at Reagan National Airport and nobody recognized -- nobody thought I could possibly be the national security adviser to the president. I was just a black guy at Reagan National Airport. And it was only when I went up to the counter and said, 'Is my guest here who's waiting for me?' did somebody say, 'Oh, you're General Powell.' It was inconceivable to him that a black guy could be the national security adviser."
  • Colin Powell to Skip Gates: “You don’t argue with a police officer”

    07/28/2009 2:58:31 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 43 replies · 1,761+ views
    Hot Air ^ | July 28, 2009 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via Mediaite, something to start the conversational ball rolling at that not-all-awkward White House drink-up on Thursday. Mediaite has obtained a transcript from former Sec. of State Colin Powell’s interview on CNN’s Larry King Live tonight, in which Powell comments on the Professor Gates story, as well as Sarah Palin and more… “I would say, the first teaching point is when you’re faced with an officer trying to do his job and get to the bottom of something. This is not the time to get in an argument with him. I was taught that as a child. You don’t argue...
  • Powell partly faults Gates (He's back!!!)

    07/28/2009 5:31:20 PM PDT · by GOPsterinMA · 25 replies · 772+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | July 28, 2009 06:35 PM | Foon Rhee
    General Colin Powell, one of the nation's most prominent African-American leaders, put some of the blame on Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. for the confrontation that has become a raging controversy. Asked in an interview airing on CNN's "Larry King Live" tonight whether Gates was wrong to confront Cambridge police Sergeant James Crowley before being arrested in his own home, Powell replied, "I'm saying that Skip, perhaps in this instance, might have waited a while, come outside, talked to the officer, and that might have been the end of it. "I think he should have reflected on whether or...
  • Poll to Freep: Should Colin Powell - The Republican Party Head Honcho Return to Public Office?

    07/28/2009 6:18:53 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 35 replies · 1,045+ views
    Larry King Alive ^ | July 28, 2009 | Steelers6
    The poll is running 2-1 in favor of Colin with about 3,000 votes, so your vote can affect the outcome.
  • Time For Some Political Knee Capping

    07/16/2009 6:45:38 AM PDT · by redstate50 · 31 replies · 757+ views
    ChronWatch-America ^ | 7/14/09 | Vincent Fiore
    Does anyone with a few brain cells to rub together believe that the likes of Christopher Buckley, David Frum, Peggy Noonan, or that paragon of Republicanism, Colin Powell, represent anything other than the elitist (read as: liberal) northeast establishment that spawned them? These are the people who will lead the “New Republican” Party? The very people who voted for Barack Obama? I guess I’m just one of those out-of-touch conservative throwbacks that haven’t gotten the news that the age of Reaganism is dead.
  • Powell '12: Can the former secretary of state lead the GOP to victory?

    07/14/2009 3:33:55 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 90 replies · 1,971+ views ^ | July 13, 2009 | Reihan Salam
    Could Colin Powell run against Barack Obama as a Republican and win? The idea is more than a little fanciful. Alma Powell, Colin Powell's wife, has long opposed her husband's political forays. And of course a presidential campaign would be an ordeal for a man Powell's age, his robust health notwithstanding. It doesn't help that there is no clamor for a Powell presidential campaign. Back in 1996, he was seen as an Eisenhower-like figure who could unite Republicans and independents to defeat Bill Clinton. Since then, Powell has alienated Republicans with his sharp criticisms of social conservatives and his support...
  • Colin Powell's Concern

    07/08/2009 7:50:30 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 9 replies · 625+ views
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 7/8/09 | alaphiah
    He coulda been a contenda! He coulda been the first Black President instead Colin Powell is a discredited Republican armchair political pundit whose opinion is just as valuable as the “Obama-sexual” Chris Matthews. Listening to Chris Matthews talk about Barack Obama is like listening to your father talk about having sex with your mother, Yuk! And listening to Colin Powell speaking for Republicans is like listening to Benedict Arnold speaking for America (yeah… that’s just not working Mr. Powell!). So after his much ballyhooed endorsement of Barack Hussein Obama it seems that Powell is showing buyers remorse...
  • Video: Powell Slams Obama Spending Programs

    07/06/2009 8:00:49 AM PDT · by careyb · 20 replies · 981+ views
    CNN ^ | 7/5/09 | Colin Powell
  • Powell says Iraq surge should have come earlier

    07/05/2009 8:27:45 PM PDT · by trumandogz · 35 replies · 1,051+ views
    WASHINGTON – Colin Powell says the U.S. took too long to strengthen its forces in Iraq after Baghdad fell early in the war. Powell, the nation's top military officer under President George H.W. Bush and secretary of state for President George W. Bush, said the decision to use a lighter force to defeat the Iraqi army was correct. But he said in a television interview broadcast Sunday that the younger Bush's administration should have realized the initial success in 2003 was only the start of a longer fight.
  • Colin Powell Calls Rush Limbaugh A "Non Elected Official" Of "Our" Party (Video)

    07/05/2009 7:22:53 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 69 replies · 1,748+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 7/5/09 | talkradio03
    From CNN's State of the Union with John King, the topic turns to Rush Limbaugh...Clearly Rush is getting to Powell...
  • Colin Powell 'concerned' Obama's agenda may be too ambitious, too costly

    07/05/2009 10:05:54 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 26 replies · 637+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 7/5/2009 | Michael Saul
    ormer Secretary of State Colin Powell says President Obama's agenda may be too ambitious, and costly. "One of the challenges that President Obama has now is that he's got so many things on the table, and these are issues that the American people find important, health care and so many other issues," said Powell in an interview slated to air Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union with John King." "But I think one of the cautions that has to be given to the president -- and I've talked to some of his people about this -- is that you...
  • Powell Defends Sotomayor Ruling Against White Firefighters (Powell thinks racism OK)

    07/05/2009 9:39:04 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 46 replies · 1,193+ views
    fox news ^ | 7/5/2009 | ap
    Colin Powell, one of the nation's most prominent African-Americans, is going after people who attacked Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor because of her stand in favor of affirmative action. Powell, who's from the same Bronx neighborhood in New York as Sotomayor, said she should face "a spirited set of hearings" in the Senate. But he said the federal appeals court judge, who would be the first Hispanic justice, shouldn't be condemned for ruling against white firefighters who contended they suffered reverse discrimination. "What we can't continue to have is to have somebody like a Judge Sotomayor ... called a racist,...
  • Powell warns Obama to slow down on issues

    07/05/2009 8:04:33 AM PDT · by raybbr · 54 replies · 1,072+ views
    The New Haven Register ^ | July 5, 2009 | N/A
    Snip"And I (Powell) never would have believed that we would have budgets that are running into the multi-trillions of dollars, and we are amassing a huge, huge national debt that, if we don’t pay for in our lifetime, our kids and grandkids and great grandchildren will have to pay for it.”WASHINGTON — Colin Powell worries that President Barack Obama is trying to tackle too many big issues at one time and he offers this advice: Take a hard look at costs and consider the additional red tape that will be created. “The right answer is, ‘Give me a government that...
  • [RINO] Colin Powell cautions Obama on big government [whines about debt] [BARF]

    07/04/2009 7:03:18 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 40 replies · 1,432+ views
    AP ^ | 2009-07-04
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Colin Powell worries that President Barack Obama is trying to tackle too many big issues at one time. In an interview to be aired Sunday on CNN, the former secretary of state says he's worried about the huge national debt that's piling-up. Powell says that while the needs of the people must be met, the size of the government, and the tax burden, need to be kept as small as possible. He says the president has to start taking a "very, very hard look" at the cost of all he wants to do and at whether the...
  • Colin Powell Jumping Ship? (now openly voicing reservations about Obama's policies)

    07/04/2009 6:32:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 126 replies · 3,277+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 7/3/2009 | George Joyce
    Add Colin Powell to the ranks of Americans waking up from the Obama induced stupor. The Washington Times is reporting that Mr. Powell has voiced serious reservations in a CNN interview about Obama’s big government agenda and its consequences for our nation and our children. In the CNN interview to be aired Sunday on “State of the Union with John King” Powell cautioned Mr. Obama about "budgets that are running into the multi-trillions of dollars" and "a huge, huge national debt that, if we don't pay for in our lifetime, our kids and grandkids and great-grandchildren will have to pay...
  • Obama's spending blitz worries Powell: 'We can't pay for it all,' he says

    07/04/2009 3:15:28 AM PDT · by Scanian · 68 replies · 2,007+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | July 4, 2009 | Jon Ward
    Colin Powell, one of President Obama's most prominent Republican supporters, expressed concern publicly for the first time Friday that the president's ambitious blitz of costly initiatives may be enlarging the size of government and the federal debt too much. "I'm concerned at the number of programs that are being presented, the bills associated with these programs and the additional government that will be needed to execute them," Mr. Powell said in an interview with CNN's John King. It was released by the network Friday. Mr. Powell, a retired U.S. Army general who rose to political prominence after a long and...
  • State of the Union: Powell 'concerned' about Obama's agenda

    07/03/2009 8:44:49 PM PDT · by FromLori · 74 replies · 1,996+ views
    CNN ^ | 7/3/09
    n a wide-ranging interview set to air Sunday on CNN's State of the Union, one of President Barack Obama's most prominent Republican supporters says he is 'concerned' about the new president's ambitious agenda and the high price tags accompanying many of Obama's initiatives. "I'm a little concerned," former Secretary of State Colin Powell says. "I'm concerned at the number of programs that are being presented, the bills associated with these programs and the additional government that will be needed to execute them." Powell also seems to sound a note of warning to the young president. "I think one of the...
  • 7/03/09 News Stories Conservatives Should Digg

    07/03/2009 10:23:06 PM PDT · by Seth_Stuck · 14 replies · 427+ views
    Conservative Diggs & Buries ^ | July 3, 2009 | Conservative Diggs & Buries
    Because I posted the news diggs so late for yesterday, tonight's list is going to be relatively short. And we're going to take a holiday for the 4th of July weekend, so this will be your last digg list until Monday. Happy independence day, and God bless those who fight to keep this country safe and free!
  • Video: Colin Powell suddenly “concerned” about government spending

    07/03/2009 8:58:48 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 41 replies · 1,035+ views
    Hot Air ^ | July 03, 2009 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Correction: He’s a “little concerned.” This from a guy who, not two months ago, declared that “Americans are looking for more government in their life, not less” and who even here responds to a clip of him speaking at the 1996 GOP convention by announcing, “I don’t like slogans anymore like ‘limited government’” — before proceeding to voice his worries about “additional government.” Exit question: How seriously should we take someone who makes Mark Sanford sound coherent?
  • Powell airs doubts on Obama agenda

    07/03/2009 10:10:52 AM PDT · by Onerom99 · 78 replies · 3,634+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 7/3/09 | Jon Ward
    Colin Powell, one of President Obama's most prominent Republican supporters, expressed concern Friday that the president's ambitious blitz of costly initiatives may be enlarging the size of government and the federal debt too much. "I'm concerned at the number of programs that are being presented, the bills associated with these programs and the additional government that will be needed to execute them," Mr. Powell said in an excerpt of an interview with CNN's John King, released by the network Friday morning. Mr. Powell, a retired U.S. army general who rose to political prominence after a long and accomplished military career,...
  • Tom Ridge Throws Down Gauntlet On Rush Limbaugh

    06/26/2009 1:43:15 PM PDT · by writer33 · 100 replies · 4,764+ views
    Elective Decisions ^ | 06/26/09 | Chris Davis
    Washington—Having had enough of Limbaugh’s criticism of Colin Powell, Tom Ridge laid down the gauntlet on Rush Limbaugh, and evicting him from the Republican Party. The event took place after the interview on CSPAN’s Washington Journal where Ridge took a strong stance, supporting Colin Powell and blaming Limbaugh and Dick Cheney for having “a mindset,” that doesn’t foster unity.
  • Be shrill: It's not bad to be divisive for good purpose

    06/19/2009 7:02:27 AM PDT · by rhema · 6 replies · 367+ views
    WORLD ^ | July 04, 2009 | Andrée Seu
    I hate the word shrill. I mean I have a visceral reaction to it. I'm sure there is a legitimate use for the adjective that denotes a "high-pitched or piercing tone or sound"—like dog training. But I never hear that use of it. Since my radio is more often turned to political than canine news, I get to hear shrill as an ad -hominem, and it makes my skin crawl. "Ridge Calls Limbaugh 'Shrill'" is the silliest headline I have read in ages. It crystallizes all the reasons I find better things to do than follow politics. I picture 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...
  • Powell wore a wire in judges meetings, feds say (Kids For Cash/felon ex-judges)

    06/12/2009 5:52:31 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 5 replies · 422+ views
    The Times-Tribune (Scranton PA) ^ | 6/11/09 | Dave Janoski
    WILKES-BARRE - Attorney Robert J. Powell came wired to his meetings with two judges who demanded kickbacks for helping his juvenile detention centers flourish, recording "incriminating conversations" that were "instrumental" in bringing the judges to justice, federal prosecutors say in a legal document obtained Wednesday by Times-Shamrock Newspapers. That cooperation could earn Mr. Powell, who has agreed to plead guilty to acting as an accessory to the Luzerne County judges, a shorter prison sentence than the 21 to 27 months he would normally face under federal sentencing guidelines. The legal document, prepared by federal prosecutors with input from Mr. Powell's...
  • Fed document backs Powell’s claim (corrupt felon judges/Kids for Cash)

    06/11/2009 4:52:50 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 4 replies · 701+ views
    Times Leader (Wilkes Barre, PA) ^ | 6/11/2009 | Terrie Morgan-Besecker
    SCRANTON – Attorney Robert Powell thought he had a great business idea when he approached two Luzerne County judges in 2001 about building a new juvenile detention center. The county-run facility was deteriorating, and judges Michael Conahan and Mark Ciavarella quickly agreed to support Powell’s plan for the Pa. Child Care juvenile center in Pittston Township. What Powell didn’t know, federal prosecutors now say, was that Ciavarella and Conahan would demand to be paid for that assistance. They would collect more than $2.6 million over five years before the scheme was uncovered. The depth of the judges’ involvement and the...
  • Gingrich Calls For Inclusive GOP ["I am also happy that Colin Powell is a Republican"]

    06/09/2009 7:46:32 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 79 replies · 3,689+ views
    AP / CBS ^ | 2009-06-09
    Former House Speaker And Potential 2012 GOP Candidate Rallies Party Loyalists At Fundraiser In Washington. (AP) Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Monday urged some 2,000 Republican party loyalists to stand up for GOP principles but to be inclusive as the party tries to retake the majority. “I am happy that Dick Cheney is a Republican,” Gingrich said at the annual Senate-House fundraising dinner. “I am also happy that Colin Powell is a Republican.” Cheney, the former vice president under President George W. Bush, and Powell, who was Bush's secretary of state, have feuded recently over the approach of the...
  • Flashback: Powell would have "difficulty" with more conservatives on Supreme Court(MTP 10/19/08)

    06/03/2009 10:18:17 PM PDT · by jeltz25 · 10 replies · 584+ views
    Now, I understand what politics is all about. I know how you can go after one another, and that's good. But I think this goes too far. And I think it has made the McCain campaign look a little narrow. It's not what the American people are looking for. And I look at these kinds of approaches to the campaign and they trouble me. And the party has moved even further to the right, and Governor Palin has indicated a further rightward shift. I would have difficulty with two more conservative appointments to the Supreme Court, but that's what we'd...
  • Zogby and McLaughlin surveys show Powell is wrong: GOP contrasting Dems can win back the house

    05/28/2009 6:06:48 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 15 replies · 716+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | May 28, 2009 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The latest polling data released from Zogby and McLaughlin polls suggest Americans want Obama to keep his promise to raise taxes only on those earning more than $250,000 and govern under a system of checks and balances from the Congress. Zogby’s sample of almost 4000 people, who voted last November, was apportioned to reflect Obama’s 53/46 victory over McCain. When he asked for a reaction if Obama dropped his promise not to raise taxes on those earning less than $250,000, 20% said it would make them less likely to vote for him. Since Obama drew 69.5 million votes this is...
  • THOMAS: Powell party doctrine: Prescription for continued political decline

    05/28/2009 3:09:39 AM PDT · by Scanian · 14 replies · 753+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 27, 2009 | Cal Thomas
    The Republican Party of late has been on a listening tour, asking people for recommendations about what the party should do to revive itself after the last two disastrous election cycles. Former Secretary of State Colin L. Powell has offered his opinions and in the process may have done more to further divide the party he claims to support. Appearing Sunday on CBS' "Face the Nation," Mr. Powell said if Republicans "don't reach out more, the party is going to be sitting on a very, very narrow base." Mr. Powell said his "model" for this outreach effort is the late...
  • Video: Colin Powell: “I’m still a Republican”

    05/25/2009 2:10:54 PM PDT · by Justaham · 39 replies · 1,062+ views
    “I’m still a Republican” says guy who voted for a pro-infanticide, Marxist radical for President.
  • NY Times Wants Two Liberal Parties

    05/26/2009 11:46:21 AM PDT · by AIM Freeper · 25 replies · 886+ views
    Boycott The New York Times ^ | May 26, 2009 | Don Feder
    In reporting on the contretemps between former Vice President Dick Cheney and Colin Powell, The New York Times continues its longstanding agenda to get the Republican Party to move to the left. In yesterday’s paper, The Times reported on Powell’s Sunday appearance on “Face The Nation,” where the former Secretary of State boldly declared “I am still a Republican” (despite having endorsed Barack Obama) and called for an “after-action review” of GOP losses in the last election. “Mr. Powell’s appearance underlined an extraordinary public struggle among Republicans over the future of the party,” The Times informed us in the hushed...
  • Poll FREEP - Cheney vs Powell

    05/26/2009 5:12:41 AM PDT · by Logic n' Reason · 20 replies · 1,107+ views ^ | May 26 2009 | Logic n Reason
    I don't think we can "win" this (after all, it's on the clintoon news network), but maybe we can level the playing field a bit? Look for the poll down the right away!
  • Gingrich: Powell Still Welcome in GOP

    05/25/2009 7:49:50 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 117 replies · 2,743+ views
    NewsMax | May 24, 2009 | Phil Brennan
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich backed Dick Cheney’s critique of the Obama administration’s anti-terror policy Sunday, calling it one of several ‘big mistakes’ being made in national security by the Democrats. But he broke ranks with the former vice president over Colin Powell, saying that the former Secretary of State belonged in the party and that Republicans should be the party of the ‘big tent’ even if fights broke out in that tent from time to time. “I don't want to pick a fight with Dick Cheney, but I think, the fact is the Republican Party has to be a...
  • Powell Jousts With Cheney on Path of Republican Party (which politician is most believable?)

    05/25/2009 4:26:08 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 40 replies · 1,107+ views
    ny times ^ | may 24, 2009 | ADAM NAGOURNEY
    Colin L. Powell challenged Dick Cheney on the legacy of the Bush administration and the future of the Republican Party on Sunday, declaring that Republicans should not bow to “diktats that come from the right wing.” Skip to next paragraph Blog The Caucus The latest political news from around the nation. Join the discussion. More Politics NewsReaders' Comments Readers shared their thoughts on this article. Read All Comments (131) »The remarks by Mr. Powell, a former secretary of state, amounted to a public rebuttal of Mr. Cheney, the former vice president, and Rush Limbaugh, the conservative radio commentator, who have...
  • Vichy Republicans

    05/25/2009 12:54:14 PM PDT · by Bratch · 19 replies · 1,239+ views
    Red State ^ | May 25, 2007 | Erick Erickson
    The year is 2003. Tom Ridge is chatting, explaining what’s going on with Homeland Security, having a seemingly good time. His good natured counterpart in the conversation lets Ridge run with the conversation. The other party in the conversation is Rush Limbaugh. Ridge had called into Rush’s show. Over the past twenty years Rush has been on the air, people like Powell, Ridge, and others have had no problem using Rush to air their policy views, defend themselves, and chat. And in those twenty years, as anyone who has regularly listened to Rush can tell you, the substantive coverage of...
  • Armchaired by the distance of history

    05/25/2009 10:59:06 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 11 replies · 647+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-25-09 | Wordsmith
    Colin Powell is a Republican. It doesn't bother me as much as it grates on the nerves of a number of movement activists who feel a sense of betrayal. I certainly don't want Republicans like Powell as a leader of the GOP since moderates of his caliber do not embody the best of conservative ideology. But I do believe in not shrinking the party by purging it of RINO/CINO "infiltrators". The real story, however, is not the media sensationalism that wishes to egg on the Powell-Cheney-Rush bickering and GOP uncivil war. NewsBusters points out the real scoop from Powell's Face...
  • Colin Powell fires back at Rush Limbaugh, Dick Cheney

    05/25/2009 6:56:50 AM PDT · by NoPrisoners · 129 replies · 4,912+ views
    Politico ^ | 5/24/09 9:03 PM EDT | By JONATHAN MARTIN
    In the latest round of the increasingly heated intra-GOP feud, former Secretary of State Colin Powell Sunday defended his Republican credentials and fired back at radio host Rush Limbaugh and former Vice President Dick Cheney, saying the party had to expand beyond its conservative base. “Rush will not get his wish and Mr. Cheney was misinformed – I am still a Republican,” Powell said in a much-anticipated interview on CBS’s “Face the Nation” two weeks after Cheney suggested on the same show that the retired general had left the party by endorsing Barack Obama last fall. Powell outlined his party...
  • Bonehead Of The Day

    05/25/2009 6:25:32 AM PDT · by bocopar · 44 replies · 1,518+ views
    Bob Parks: Black & Right ^ | 5/25/09 | Bob Parks
    New York Daily News columnist Mike Lupica has decided, in white liberal-guilt fashion, to defend a former Army general against the savage attacks by two partisan Republicans who dare criticize a black so-called Republican. Lupica asserts that since neither Rush Limbaugh nor Dick Cheney has served in the military (and military issues aren't even the topic here), they have no right to challenge Colin Powell on anything, let alone what it is to be a Republican.
  • GOP led by toy soldiers - Dick Cheney and Rush Limbaugh - insulting heroes like Powell

    05/25/2009 6:03:43 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 210 replies · 5,136+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | May 25, 2009 | Mike Lupicia
    This was at 166th St. and Boston Road in the Bronx Sunday morning, in front of the amazing old building that was still called Morris High School when Gen. Colin Powell graduated from there more than 50 years ago and began a life of service to his country. This was an hour before Powell would appear on "Face the Nation" to discuss comments made about him by former Vice President Dick Cheney, whose most famous moment carrying a gun came when shooting a lawyer once instead of quail. [Snip] A week ago Cheney - whose idea of a foxhole is...