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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 naïve. “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