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  • Election 2008: Iowa Senate Election (Reed vs Harkin)

    10/27/2008 8:24:57 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 18 replies · 882+ views ^ | October 25, 2008 |
    Incumbent Democrat Tom Harkin continues to hold a solid lead over Republican challenger Chris Reed in Iowa's U.S. Senate race. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the state finds Harkin leading 57% to 41%. Harkin has expanded his lead somewhat from late September,, when he led by 14 points. The senator has been well ahead since tracking of the race began in June. Harkin is seeking his fifth term in the Senate. In his last re-election bid, Harkin beat his Republican opponent, Greg Ganske, 54% to 44%. Reed is a Navy veteran and businessman. The race is noticeably close...
  • Axis of Evil

    10/21/2008 12:06:17 PM PDT · by txroadkill · 1 replies · 136+ views ^ | 10/21/08 | Jim Michell
    In his State of the Union Speech in 2002, President Bush, speaking to a joint session of Congress, announced his warning shot to America and the world that there was an axis of evil.  This evil threat to the U.S. comprised of Iraq, Iran and North Korea.  Systematically, Pres. Bush began to dismantle the threats.  Leading a regime change in Iraq and bringing N. Korea to the negotiation table, this axis has been slowly but surely been reduced.  He concluded with the warning that this would not be a quick fix but take maybe a decade or two; the American...
  • Finance world big backer of Senator Reed

    WASHINGTON –– Sen. Jack Reed, a key supporting player in this month’s launch of a $700-billion rescue of the financial system, has taken a large fraction of his multimillion-dollar reelection fund from people in banking, securities, real estate and insurance — the industries with the biggest direct stake in the historic federal intervention. The financial sector accounts for more than $1 million of the $4.45 million that Reed has amassed for his campaign for a third six-year term in the Senate, according to compilations by independent watchdog groups. At a moment when the financial markets have triggered a crisis for...
  • Senator Reed reaps campaign cash from financial sector

    <p>PROVIDENCE, R.I.—Nearly a quarter of all contributions to Sen. Jack Reed's re-election campaign have been coming from donors in the banking, securities, real estate and insurance sectors.</p> <p>According to independent watchdog groups, the financial sector accounted for more than $1 million of the $4.45 million that Reed has raised as he campaigns for a third six-year term in the Senate.</p>
  • Christopher Reed gets the anti-Harkin vote (Reed at 40%, Harkin low 50s%)

    10/07/2008 3:58:00 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 21 replies · 662+ views ^ | 10/2/0 | By John Deeth
    Something’s missing on Iowa’s political landscape this year: Tom Harkin’s always red-hot race for reelection. Yet despite the low-to-invisible profile of Harkin’s Republican opponent, Christopher “Who?” Reed, Wednesday’s KCCI poll showed the businessman and first-time candidate with 39 percent of the vote. That might not sound like much, but with near-universal name ID, John McCain got the same 39 percent in that same poll. Christopher Reed in Postville, IA.A Research 2000 poll shows Reed at 40 percent, and the Des Moines Register poll had him at 34 percent two weeks ago, with Harkin in the low 50s in each. So...
  • Pressured to Take More Risk, Fannie Hit a Tipping Point (Senator Reed Pressured Fannie/Freddie)

    10/05/2008 4:25:46 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 1 replies · 534+ views ^ | Oct 5th, 2008 |
    “When homes are doubling in price in every six years and incomes are increasing by a mere one percent per year, Fannie’s mission is of paramount importance,” Senator Jack Reed, a Rhode Island Democrat, lectured Mr. Mudd at a Congressional hearing in 2006. “In fact, Fannie and Freddie can do more, a lot more.”
  • Activist Young challenges Reed in Democratic primary (Accuses Reed of "Dummy legislation")

    09/08/2008 11:47:39 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 2 replies · 145+ views ^ | September 5, 2008 | By Edward Fitzpatrick
    Young — the unpaid director of a group he formed, the National Civil Rights Coalition — ran for both mayor of Providence and U.S. Senate in 2006, losing with 26 percent of the Democratic mayoral primary vote and 11 percent of the Senate primary vote. Young makes his case for replacing Reed, saying, “Mr. Reed has been in Congress over 20 years. That’s not a democracy. That’s a monarchy. We don’t keep someone in 20 years, do we? Do you think Mr. Reed has had time to accomplish all of his goals in 20 years?” Reed has a campaign war...
  • Musician, actor Jerry Reed dies at 71

    09/02/2008 10:14:41 AM PDT · by lunarbicep · 106 replies · 1,565+ views
    Sept. 2, 2008
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  • Kristol: A Vice Presidential Clue

    08/21/2008 11:09:29 AM PDT · by moose2004 · 53 replies · 194+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 8/21/08 | moose2004
    Here’s what Barack Obama told Time’s Karen Tumulty and David Von Drehle earlier this week, when asked what we would learn about him from his vice presidential pick:
  • Freedom Journal Iraq, 22Jul[Obama, Hagel, Reed, Iraqi's Ignor Rhetoric, Build Two Rivers Hotel]

    07/26/2008 4:13:23 AM PDT · by Son House · 2 replies · 205+ views
    American Forces Network ^ | Tuesday, 22 July 2008 | American Forces Network
    This edition features the visit from senators Obama, Hagel and Reed, and a five-star hotel in Baghdad's International Zone.
  • Obama in Afghanistan

    07/19/2008 10:25:45 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 66 replies · 260+ views
    Politico ^ | 7-19-08 | Mike Allen
    Brack Obama launched his week-long world tour with a brief stop in Kuwait and then began a longer visit to Afghanistan, ahead of planned stops in Iraq, Jordan, Israel, Germany, France and England. The highly anticipated trip was launched in secrecy, with Obama’s campaign refusing to confirm that he had left the country, citing security reasons. The campaign announced early Saturday morning that Obama was on the ground in Kabul, Afghanistan. The U.S. military later said Obama was greeting U.S. troops at Jalalabad airfield in eastern Afghanistan. Obama made a secret stop in Kuwait and visited U.S. service members, then...
  • Impeach Pelosi and Reed

    07/17/2008 10:36:47 AM PDT · by dbacks · 40 replies · 517+ views
    Self | 7/17/08 | dbacks
    I am calling for the immediate removal of Nancy Pelosi, D-CA and Harry Reed, D-NV from their positions in the House and Senate, respectively. The reason is treason by High Crimes and Misdemeanors. Specifically Domestic Terrorism, misfeasance and malfeasance in office detrimental to the security of the nation. Following removal, they should be tried, and if found guilty, punished in accordance with the laws of the land. The reason for this is the recent actions by both leaders with respect to not allowing valid legislation to be properly argued in congress. Further, they have lied to their constituents and fellow...
  • Reed’s war chest continues to expand

    07/16/2008 12:40:40 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 4 replies · 174+ views ^ | July 16, 2008 | By Scott MacKay
    Reed’s war chest continues to expand PROVIDENCE — While the national media swirls with speculation concerning Sen. Jack Reed’s chances of being Barack Obama’s running mate, Reed continues to pile up the campaign contributions for his reelection run against Republican Bob Tingle.Federal campaign reports for the 90-day period ending June 30 show that Reed harvested another $450,000 in campaign cash to bring his total war chest to $3.8 million.Reed, running for his third term in the Senate, faces a rematch with Republican Bob Tingle of Westerly. Reed crushed Tingle in 2002. Reed is considered by Washington, D.C.-based campaign experts...
  • King tells convention McCain win needed to protect Constitution

    07/15/2008 6:09:50 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 11 replies · 148+ views ^ | 7/12/2008 | By Chris Dorsey
    DES MOINES -- Republican Congressman Steve King carries a copy of the Constitution with him everywhere he goes. He said it reminds him of the oath he took when first elected in 2002 to Congress. King stressed at Saturday's GOP state convention that Constitution could come under fire if Sen. Barack Obama is elected in November. "If we don't exercise our rights, we will lose them," said King, noting he has defended the Constitution even when it wasn't popular, cheap or easy. "Even when we have a Constitution (we think) is a guarantee that doesn't mean it is a guarantee...
  • Tingle talks tough about politics, conservatism

    07/14/2008 9:07:03 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 4 replies · 118+ views
    Tingle talks tough about politics, conservatism Challeges Jack Reed for U.S. Senate seat   By Ellyn Moran Santiago/The Sun Staff U.S. Senate candidate Republican Robert Tingle   WESTERLY — “I definitely have a chance. It’s race, so I have a chance (to win). Someone has to win. It could be me.” But Robert Tingle, a casino pit boss, isn’t naďve. “Trust me; I know the odds are against me. But it’s not a game. It’s democracy.” The 50-year-old Westerly husband and father of two daughters declared his candidacy against incumbent and long-time Rhode Island Democrat in the U. S....
  • New Orders for Congress to Come From Crawford (Ultra Hurl Alert)

    03/10/2008 10:21:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies · 810+ views
    North Texas Indie Media Center ^ | March 8, 2008 | "Rainshadow"
    Does Congress want to take an Easter break? The American People have used many different tactics to try to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. They have camped outside the Bush Ranch in an attempt to get a conference with the president. He refused to meet with them.The people have petitioned Congress and even changed its balance of power. Still, Congress votes to continue funding the wars, and on the fifth anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq War which has killed almost 4,000 Americans and over a million Iraqis, Congress plans to be on vacation. Except that a...
  • Priest Blasts 'Usual Suspects' For Votes Against Pro-Life Policy [Gang of 16]

    09/24/2007 7:40:12 PM PDT · by topher · 3 replies · 555+ views
      Home | Previous Page | Source URL: Monday September 24, 2007 Priest Blasts 'Usual Suspects' For Votes Against Pro-Life Policy FRONT ROYAL, VA, September 24, 2007 ( - The Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer, STL, president of Human Life International, (HLI) today blasted a gang of 16 Catholic senators for their votes on an amendment to HR 2764 to overturn the Mexico City Policy instituted by President Reagan to prevent U.S. taxpayer dollars from funding overseas abortions. "For the most part it's the usual suspects who claim to be Catholic while their consistent pro-abortion votes amount to...
  • Another South(The Which There Mostly Ain't No More)

    09/02/2007 6:32:33 PM PDT · by chasio649 · 95 replies · 2,102+ views ^ | September 1, 2007 | Fred Reed
    The South is today, for so many people, a symbol of lynch law, slavery, benightedness, and masked riders in the night. Like the American West, it has become a Hollywood fable bearing little resemblance to the place it was and barely, in spots, still is. The other night I was listening to Ode to Billy Joe, Bobby Gentry’s song of bleak rural poverty near Tupelo not all that long ago. To many, such ballads make no sense or seem whiney and self-pitying. No. It’s how things were. I saw the tag end of it. The rural South, like the West...
  • Oh, Oh, It's the Confederate flag! (Vanity)

    04/30/2007 11:06:27 AM PDT · by PanzerKardinal · 34 replies · 2,669+ views
    Saw this photo and thought - and thought - Hey that sign looks familiar It's the Confederate Flag! Wonder if the Dem's realize it?
  • Contract Flap Led to Shortages at Walter Reed

    03/18/2007 11:17:50 PM PDT · by ArmstedFragg · 9 replies · 860+ views
    AP ^ | 03/18/2007 | Donna Borak
    An Army contract to privatize maintenance at Walter Reed Medical Center was delayed more than three years amid bureaucratic bickering and legal squabbles that led to staff shortages and a hospital in disarray
  • Deficit-wary Reed targets employee pay, benefits ( San Jose government money problems )

    03/14/2007 7:46:28 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies · 321+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 03/10/2007 | John Woolfolk
    Diving into politically perilous waters, San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed on Friday said the city must explore ways to rein in swelling salary and benefit costs to eliminate its persistent deficits. Reed's call for a study of the issue comes days after a Mercury News report found the city's employee compensation costs have risen 45 percent since 2000, more than twice the national average. "The simple reality is that we have a structural budget deficit, where ongoing expenses exceed revenues," Reed said in his first major statement on the budget since he was elected mayor in November. "The deficit has...
  • Did Privatization Undo Walter Reed?

    03/10/2007 8:32:41 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 32 replies · 1,716+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | 10 March 2007 | Ed Morrisey
    The focus of blame for the deplorable conditions of a portion of Walter Reed Army Medical Center has now fallen on the Army's decision to privatize its maintenance workforce. After the canning the Secretary of the Army and the commander in charge of Walter Reed, critics blame a contract with a KBR subsidiary -- and a sister of Halliburton -- for the poor state of the facility: The scandal over treatment of outpatients at Walter Reed Army Medical Center has focused attention on the Army's decision to privatize the facilities support workforce at the hospital, a move commanders say left...
  • More than 176,000 names removed from rolls under new database(Washington State)

    02/20/2007 1:19:39 PM PST · by mdittmar · 40 replies · 1,083+ views
    KNDO ^ | 2/20/07 | ap
    OLYMPIA, Wash. Secretary of Sam Reed announced today that more than 176-thousand names were removed from the state's voting rolls last year under a new statewide voter database. The purge of illegal registrations is the result of the new system that has consolidated all 39 separate county systems into one database in January 2006. Reed said the database has helped officials find duplicate registrations and dead voters. Most of the names removed were duplicate voter registrations. Reed said these often happen when a voter moves across county lines, forgets to notify the local election office and then reregisters somewhere else....
  • US judge rejects Iraq war veteran's lawsuit over 'Fahrenheit 9/11'

    12/20/2006 2:56:20 PM PST · by Hadean · 15 replies · 968+ views
    Heald Tribune ^ | December 20, 2006
    BOSTON: A U.S. judge on Wednesday threw out a lawsuit filed by an Iraq war veteran who claimed filmmaker Michael Moore used a clip from a television interview without his permission to falsely portray him as anti-war in the documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11." Sgt. Peter Damon, a National Guardsman from Middleborough, had filed a $85 million (€64 million) lawsuit claiming "loss of reputation, emotional distress, embarrassment, and personal humiliation" due to his appearance in Moore's scathing 2004 documentary criticizing the Bush administration and the war in Iraq. Damon, 34, who lost his arms when a tire on a Black Hawk helicopter...
  • Preaching the Gospel of Small Government

    11/17/2006 5:21:41 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 7 replies · 423+ views
    New York Times ^ | 17 November 2006 | Jason Deparle
    Lawrence W. Reed is one of those people with so much passion for an unusual line of work that he invented a new occupation, and it has helped shape the conservative movement from here to the Himalayas. Mr. Reed runs a conservative think tank school. Twice a year, ideological allies from across the globe travel to his program at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in Midland, Mich., to study the tricks of the idea-peddling trade. Policy institutes have been central to a national organizing strategy that has long won the right a reputation for savvy, and state-level versions are...
  • Rumsfeld reaches out to Democrats

    09/03/2006 8:13:56 PM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 35 replies · 990+ views ^ | September 2, 2006 | AP
    Senate Democrats were expected to meet Wednesday to discuss several issues, including whether they will try to force a vote of no confidence on Rumsfeld. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., has vowed to push legislation next week calling for Rumsfeld to resign. "Nothing can change the fact that Secretary Rumsfeld insulted the patriotism of the American people, and he needs to be held accountable for it," Boxer said Friday.
  • Weekend Show *Preview* for 8/19 - 8/20/06 (not the live thread)

    08/19/2006 7:46:50 AM PDT · by Phsstpok · 39 replies · 2,294+ views
    Network and Cable News Networks | 8/19/06 | Network and Cable News
    Weekend Talk Show Preview - Analysis for August 19th and 20thA quick note about the show web sites.  MTP's web site has excellent resources and links to provide background on the guests and they're tending to get it posted earlier on Fridays than they used to.  I want to commend Fox for the new Coming Up on FOX News Sunday feature on their web site.  It gives a good overview and intro to the show.  Maybe they've been reading our stuff?  ABC is doing a good job of posting on their site, including a semi informative intro beyond just the...
  • Program helps wounded warriors heal through sports

    08/15/2006 5:32:52 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 338+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Michael E. Dukes
    KENT ISLAND, Md. (Army News Service, Aug. 14, 2006) – About a dozen wounded warriors paddled outrigger canoes with military precision Aug. 13 on the Chesapeake Bay at Kent Island, Md., as a supplement to the ongoing medical care they receive at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. The outing was sponsored by the Wounded Warrior Disabled Sports Project and the Kent Island Outrigger Canoe Club. “Outrigger canoeing sets itself apart as a therapeutic sport because it lends itself particularly to those who are physically challenged and it’s easily adaptable,” said Julia Ray, Wounded Warrior Disabled Sports Project manager. Volunteers from...
  • Weekend Show *Preview* for 8/12 - 8/13/06 (not the live thread)

    08/11/2006 7:12:13 PM PDT · by Phsstpok · 22 replies · 1,491+ views
    Network and Cable News Networks | 8/11/06 | Network and Cable News
    Weekend Talk Show Preview - Analysis for August 12th and 13th, 2006On the shows this weekend I'm most interested by Vali Nasr, on CNN, and Ken Mehlman, on Meet The Press.  I think we'll learn more about the events in the Middle East from Nasr and more about the coming campaign from Mehlman than all of the other guests, combined.  Nasr is an expert, from Iran, on the issues of conflict between Sunni and Shiite Muslims.  I actually view this as our best hope of winning the coming world war.  Just as Communists and Nazis joined forces to start World...
  • Reed concedes defeat - GA Lt. Gov. Primary

    07/18/2006 7:33:28 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 15 replies · 1,119+ views
    AP/Yahoo News ^ | 7/18/06
    ATLANTA - Former Christian Coalition leader Ralph Reed, unable to overcome his ties to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, conceded defeat Tuesday in Georgia's Republican race for lieutenant governor. It was a stunning turnaround for Reed, who was making his first bid for elective office after working for years as a behind-the-scenes campaign strategist and leading the Christian Coalition and the state Republican Party
  • Georgia Primary Results (Live thread)

    07/18/2006 4:27:46 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 340 replies · 8,937+ views
  • GOP Primary Issues Concert & BBQ

    06/14/2006 8:55:00 PM PDT · by GPBurdell · 1 replies · 618+ views
    GOP Capital PAC ^ | 6/14/06 | Buzz Brockway
    CONFIRMED STATEWIDE & FEDERAL ELECTED OFFICIALS & CANDIDATES: GOVERNOR SONNY PERDUE Ralph Reed - Candidate, Lt. Governor Karen Handel - Candidate, Sec. of State Eric Martin - Candidate, Sec. of State Bill Stephens - Candidate, Sec. of State Perry McGuire - Candidate, Attorney General Kathy Cox - Candidate, State School Superintendent John Oxendine - Candidate, Insurance Commissioner Brent Brown - Candidate, Labor Commissioner Gary Black - Candidate, Agriculture Commissioner Bob Greer - Candidate, Agriculture Commissioner Brian Kemp - Candidate, Agriculture Commissioner Deanna Strickland - Candidate, Agriculture Commissioner Chuck Eaton - Candidate, Public Service Commissioner Catherine Davis - Candidate, Congress District...
  • Walter Reed to Continue Legacy at New Location, General Says

    05/02/2006 6:12:47 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 443+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 2, 2006 – When the premier medical centers from the Army and Navy merge into one joint facility in Bethesda, Md., in 2011, the rich heritage and world-class treatment reputation of Walter Reed Army Medical Center will continue under the same name at a different location, the hospital's commander said here April 30. The Base Realignment and Closure Commission announced the Defense Department initiative to close Walter Reed on May 13, 2005. The famed military medical facility, which is a monument to a long tradition of patient care, medical research and educational development, will continue its legacy...
  • Wounded Troops, Disabled Vets Conquer Mountains at Sports Clinic

    04/05/2006 5:36:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 418+ views
    SNOWMASS VILLAGE, Colo., April 5, 2006 – More than 350 severely wounded troops and disabled veterans are conquering emotional as well as physical mountains at the 20th National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic here. Participants in the 20th National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic prepare their gear at the base of Snowmass Mountain. Photo by Donna Miles  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The participants, who range in age from 19 to 83 and served in every conflict since World War II, are joining together and showing the world they're not going to let an amputation or a spinal...
  • 'Milkshake Man' Inspires Fellow Disabled Vets, Wounded Troops

    04/05/2006 5:06:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 868+ views
    SNOWMASS VILLAGE, Colo., April 5, 2006 – When he was undergoing treatment 16 years ago following a near-fatal accident in Germany, Paul Miosek asked Red Cross volunteer Jim Mayer for just two things: a poster of Madonna and a milkshake. Disabled Army veteran Paul Miosek (left) reunites with Jim Mayer, a Department of Veterans Affairs employee and long-time volunteer at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, at the 20th Annual Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic, in Snowmass Village, Colo. Miosek credits Mayer with opening his eyes to new possibilities while living with a disability. Photo by Donna Miles  (Click photo for...
  • Cagle raises $100,000 in one day

    04/05/2006 12:58:10 PM PDT · by NapkinUser · 4 replies · 298+ views
    TheWeeklyOnline ^ | 04/03/2006
    The Casey Cagle for Lt. Governor campaign announced today that it raised over $100,000 on Friday, March 31st despite having only a single day to raise funds. The $100,000 Cagle raised came solely in response to phone calls and emails during the day on Friday. Friday was the last day of the upcoming reporting period, and the only day in that period where Cagle was allowed to raise money following the conclusion of the legislative session. By contrast, Cagle's opponent - Ralph Reed -- is a lobbyist who is not elected to any office and has therefore been allowed to...
  • French Journalist: Danish Imams are Extremists

    04/01/2006 5:51:20 AM PST · by Leisler · 10 replies · 384+ views
    Agora ^ | March 28, 2006 | Thomas Lauritzen
    The man behind the controversial French documentary thinks that Abu Laban and Ahmed Akkari are extremists disguised as moderates. He is rather reluctant to say the words because he has the greatest respect for the Danes - but Mohammed Sifaoui feels that it is necessary to tell us that we are “naive”. “All you good and well-meaning people at Politiken, in the rest of Denmark and Europe, you hurt your and moderate Moslems’ cause when you let extremists call the tune,” he says. “They’re not bombers - they’re worse” And for Sifaoui there’s no doubt the Danish Imams such as...
  • Former White House Adviser Arrested (Claude Allen)

    03/10/2006 4:49:36 PM PST · by iPod Shuffle · 101 replies · 3,963+ views
    AP ^ | 3/10/06
    Former White House Adviser Arrested Maryland Man Faces Theft Charges POSTED: 7:10 pm EST March 10, 2006 COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- A former White House adviser and Bush administration nominee to the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has been arrested and charged with theft for receiving phony refunds at department stores. Montgomery County police arrested Claude Alexander Allen, 45, of Gaithersburg, on Thursday for allegedly returning more than $5,000 worth of merchandise he did not buy, according to county law enforcement officials and a federal law enforcement official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the charges are state,...
  • Reed, Cagle jab at each other

    03/08/2006 8:27:19 PM PST · by NapkinUser · 8 replies · 419+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 03/05/2006 | Jim Galloway
    ST. SIMONS ISLAND — Because the Saturday meeting between Ralph Reed and Casey Cagle was being broadcast on local radio, the leader of the local GOP begged the audience to play nice. "Please don't ask candidates if they beat their mothers," urged Kevin Gough, chairman of the Glynn County Republican Party. He needn't have worried about the audience. Most of the mud was slung from center stage. The two men seeking to become Georgia' first Republican lieutenant governor needled each other on the issues of trust and experience. They fleshed out their positions on immigration and eminent domain. Reed drew...
  • Ralph Reed's questionable coalition

    02/20/2006 5:29:44 AM PST · by NapkinUser · 10 replies · 786+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | 02/12/2006 | Bill Sizemore
    ATLANTA — For once, Ralph Reed’s timing is off. So often in his 44 years, he has been in the right place at the right time. In 1989, when Pat Robertson was looking for a sharp, telegenic young operative to build a powerful national political organization for Christian conservatives, Reed was there – and the Christian Coalition of America was born. In 1997, with the coalition in the cross hairs of multiple federal investigations and beginning a long decline toward insolvency, Reed was out the door. In 2002, as chairman of the Georgia Republican Party, he got credit for a...
  • Reed condemns Cagle's property-rights voting

    02/08/2006 3:04:21 PM PST · by NapkinUser · 1 replies · 216+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 02/08/2006 | Jim Galloway
    Ralph Reed took the Republican fight for lieutenant governor to his rival's home ground, accusing state Sen. Casey Cagle of neglecting a vote to rein in the use of eminent domain by local governments. "Casey Cagle claims he is a strong supporter of private property rights, but his record shows the opposite," said Reed campaign manager Jared Thomas in a Monday news release. Cagle defended his record on property rights and called the accusation — which centers on a vote last March — a distortion based on ignorance of the legislative process. The Reed assault came on the heels of...
  • Reed loses supporters to Cagle

    01/24/2006 1:24:20 AM PST · by NapkinUser · 1 replies · 679+ views
    The Gwinnett Daily Post ^ | 01/22/2006 | Dave Williams
    LAWRENCEVILLE — A half dozen Gwinnett County political and business leaders have jumped Ralph Reed’s ship to hop on Casey Cagle’s bandwagon. In a letter to Reed, the former members of the statewide steering committee in the Duluth Republican’s bid for lieutenant governor said they’ve decided that Cagle, a state senator from Gainesville, is the better candidate for the GOP nomination. “Please know that our decision to support Senator Casey Cagle’s campaign is in no way an attempt to undermine or criticize you,’’ said the letter, released by the Cagle campaign on Friday. “Rather, we believe that Casey’s combination of...
  • Perdue draws high ratings in poll (Georgia)

    01/05/2006 8:37:48 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 12 replies · 426+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 1/6/06 | James Salzer
    Gov. Sonny Perdue heads into this re-election season and next week's legislative session riding some of the highest approval ratings of his three-year tenure, according to a new Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll. The Zogby International poll of 501 likely voters gave Perdue a nearly 61 percent job approval rating, and about 70 percent had a favorable opinion of the Republican governor. Perdue will stand for re-election in November. In head-to-head matchups with two Democratic candidates, Perdue holds a 53-37 percent lead over Secretary of State Cathy Cox, and a 56-31 percent advantage over Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor, according to the poll....
  • Harry Reid: 'Bush Says Were Winning in Iraq, He Has Struck Out'

    12/14/2005 9:35:24 AM PST · by Coastal · 55 replies · 2,246+ views
    The National Ledger ^ | 12-14-05 | CK Rairden
    Harry Reid, Carl Levin and Jack Reed were propped up on Wednesday morning to try to stop the gaining momentum of President Bush rallying the country behind the troops and the mission in Iraq. If you witnessed the mess, you already know they failed. It was depressing to watch, and resembled a funeral. If this is the Democratic leadership that is set to fight the message of victory, they are in a lot of trouble. Who would line up to follow these three and their absolute depression and defeat?
  • Reed: Bush Fails to Outline Iraq Strategy

    12/10/2005 12:14:25 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 44 replies · 1,033+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 10, 2005
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush has failed to outline an effective strategy for winning the war in Iraq, Sen. Jack Reed said Saturday in the Democratic Party's weekly radio address. ''The American people are eager to hear the president's plan for success in Iraq, rebuilding the country and bringing our troops home,'' Reed said. ''Instead, the president continues to offer vague generalities and rhetoric with no specifics about what needs to be done.'' The Rhode Island senator, saying the current course in Iraq is a mistake, called on Bush to offer a more candid appraisal of how the war-ravaged nation...
  • Chafee, Reed on the Bush implosion (3 idiots on a park bench)

    10/23/2005 11:31:38 AM PDT · by got_moab? · 11 replies · 840+ views
    Providence Journal ^ | 10/23/2005 | M. Charles Bakst
    George Bush plunges in the polls. His presidency is a tragic mix of hard-line ideology, incompetence and indifference. After discussing the situation at length last week with Republican Sen. Lincoln Chafee and Democratic Sen. Jack Reed, I am more troubled than ever. Reed, of course, is a partisan. But he also has a good grasp of history and an ability to size people up. Sure, President Bush's policies long ago turned him off, but so did something else: the president seemed "remarkably detached" and "insulated." Reed says, "You've got to raise questions constantly. You've got to challenge your advisers. I...
  • Swazi king picks young new wife

    09/26/2005 3:13:06 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 32 replies · 1,686+ views
    BBC ^ | 9-26-05 | news bbc
    Phindile Nkambule, 17, was revealed to the public when she took part in a traditional Reed Dance ceremony, in which girls perform before the king. The announcement comes just weeks after Mswati III ended an official ban on sex for women under 18. The ban was aimed at curbing the spread of HIV/Aids. According to custom, King Mswati, 37, will marry Phindile Nkambule once she becomes pregnant. She is reported to have caught the king's eye during the main annual Reed Dance in late August, when tens of thousands of bare-breasted girls took part in a traditional rite of Spring.
  • Hecht running against Ralph Reed

    08/27/2005 9:09:38 PM PDT · by WJHII · 6 replies · 738+ views
    Hecht running against Reed By William John Hagan Houston Home Journal 08/27/2005 A potential Democratic nominee in the upcoming Lieutenant Governor’s race, Greg Hecht, visited Warner Robins as part of his campaign to challenge the likely Republican nominee Ralph Reed, the former executive director of the Christian Coalition. Hecht, a former State Senator, Representative, and Assistant District Attorney was in Warner Robins to speak with the members of the Houston County Democratic Committee. Prior to his campaign stop at Ted Wright Park in Warner Robins, Hecht granted an exclusive interview to the Houston Home Journal regarding two issues which he...
  • America Supports You: Americans Donate Sky Miles to Wounded Troops (BLURRY SCREEN ALERT)

    08/08/2005 5:59:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 810+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Aug 8, 2005 | Teri Lukach
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2005 – Through partnerships with most major U.S. carriers, the Fisher House Foundation is making it possible for Americans to donate unused airline miles to troops wounded in the war on terror and their families. The program, "Operation Hero Miles," was created in 2004, when nearly 500 soldiers per day were returning to the U.S. from Iraq for rest and recuperation. "At that time, the military would only fly service personnel to a gateway city," said Pamela Lea-Maida, administrator of Operation Hero Miles at the Fisher House Foundation. "From there, personnel had to pay the rest of...
  • Reed makes first run for office in Ga.

    06/18/2005 12:56:23 PM PDT · by byteback · 12 replies · 486+ views
    AP ^ | June 18, 2005 | Dick Pettys
    ATLANTA (AP) — For two decades, Ralph Reed made his mark as a squeaky-clean political operator and a driving force behind the Christian right. Now he's trying to get himself into elected office amid allegations he raked in money from the same gambling interests he once called "a cancer on the American body politic." The former organizer for the Christian Coalition and adviser to presidential campaigns is seeking to become Georgia's first Republican lieutenant governor since Reconstruction, a largely powerless post that could serve as a stepping stone to higher office. The election is still more than a year away,...