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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.