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    08/02/2016 3:34:44 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    Marine Gen. John Allen, a 1976 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, served this country admirably for more than 36 years. Now he has announced he wants to retire. The 59 year-old former top officer in Afghanistan cited his wife's "chronic" illness and said he wants to devote more time to helping his beloved Kathy cope with serious health problems, including an undisclosed "auto-immune disorder." We join the vast majority of Americans who pray the general's wife will get better, and thank him for his service to this country. But one would have to be pathetically naive not to realize...
  • Judge [Lester]: Pam Bondi does not have to answer Internet gambling casino questions

    08/06/2013 9:27:34 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 10 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | August 6, 2013 | Rene Stutzman
    A Sanford judge today ruled that Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi does not have to answer defense attorneys' questions under oath in a mammoth Internet casino gambling case pending in Seminole County. Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester Jr. made that ruling this morning.The case involves more than 50 defendants, accused of violating the state's gambling, racketeering and money laundering laws by operating Internet cafes that prosecutors say served as storefront gambling parlors. Each had ties to the non-profit Allied Veterans of the World, a group that provided charity to military veterans but, according to authorities, donated just two percent of its...
  • Former US ambassador to Syria: I couldn’t defend US policy any longer

    06/03/2014 12:56:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/03/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    US Ambassador Robert Ford resigned from his State Department post a month ago, after a long and difficult time as the envoy to Syria. Ford showed great personal courage in his service while Bashar al-Assad instigated attacks on Western embassies and eventually provoked a massive civil war which has turned into a regional threat, thanks to the collapse of his power in large regions of Syria. The collapse of American policy in Syria over the past year was presumed to have prompted Ford’s departure, which he confirms with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in an interview today.This is interesting for more...
  • Pentagon chief Ashton Carter just fired his top military aide over ‘misconduct’

    11/13/2015 12:16:39 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 48 replies ^ | November 12, 2015 | Missy Ryan and Craig Whitlock
    Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter has fired his top military aide for allegations of “misconduct,” a highly unusual move prior to a formal investigation into possible misbehavior by the Army general. In a statement, Carter said that he had removed Lt. Gen. Ron Lewis from his position as senior military assistant. As his top military aide, Lewis was a right-hand advisor to Carter, providing him analysis on military issues, joining him at high-level meetings, and traveling with him on overseas missions. Carter said the Pentagon’s Inspector General would investigate the allegations against Lewis and, if necessary, the Army would take...
  • Chaos on campus: Students protest, call for heads to roll at schools around country

    11/13/2015 9:47:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/13/2015
    Chaos swept over college campuses around the nation Thursday, as the ousters of the embattled University of Missouri system's president and chancellor earlier this week were followed by dozens of other student protests calling for more faculty and staff heads to roll. A popular professor at Missouri said he resigned Wednesday after students lashed out at him for pledging to give a scheduled exam amid spiraling protests, but the university said Thursday it rejected his resignation. The Dean of Students at Claremont McKenna College in California, Mary Spellman, resigned in a letter to the community Thursday, after some at the...
  • Robert Malley, diplomat who met with Hamas, named White House’s Mideast coordinator

    03/09/2015 10:09:43 AM PDT · by mojito · 5 replies
    JNS ^ | 3/9/2015 | Unattributed
    Senior director at the National Security Council (NSC) Robert Malley, who was dismissed from President Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign team when it was revealed that he met with the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas, has been named Special Assistant to the President and White House Coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa and the Gulf Region. A former Middle East advisor for President Bill Clinton, Malley has a history of controversial statements that have criticized Israel.
  • David Brock resigns from Hillary Clinton PAC

    02/09/2015 7:54:02 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/9/2015 | KENNETH P. VOGEL
    David Brock on Monday abruptly resigned from the board of the super PAC Priorities USA Action, revealing rifts that threaten the big-money juggernaut being built to support Hillary Clinton’s expected presidential campaign. In a resignation letter obtained by POLITICO, Brock, a close Clinton ally, accused Priorities officials of planting “an orchestrated political hit job” against his own pro-Clinton groups, American Bridge and Media Matters. Those groups — along with another pro-Clinton group, the super PAC Ready for Hillary — had their fundraising practices called into question last week by a New York Times report. It pointed out that veteran Democratic...
  • Khobar Towers (as told by Louis Freeh - WOW!)

    06/23/2006 5:43:30 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 64 replies · 3,556+ views
    WSJ ^ | June 23, 2006 | Louis J. Freeh
    Khobar Towers June 23, 2006 The Wall Street Journal Louis J. Freeh Ten years ago this Sunday, acting under direct orders from senior Iranian government leaders, the Saudi Hezbollah detonated a 25,000-pound TNT bomb that killed 19 U.S. airmen in their dormitory at Khobar Towers in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. The blast wave destroyed Building 131 and grievously wounded hundreds of additional Air Force personnel. It also killed an unknown number of Saudi civilians in a nearby park. The 19 Americans murdered were members of the 4404th Wing, who were risking their lives to enforce the no-fly zone over southern Iraq....
  • 19 Facts On IRS Targeting President Obama Can't Blame On Republicans

    07/23/2015 9:41:43 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 13 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 23, 2015 | By Robert W. Wood
    On The Daily Show, President Obama blamed Republicans for the IRS scandal: “You’ve got this back office, and they’re going after the Tea Party. Well, it turned out, no, Congress had passed a crummy law that didn’t give people guidance in terms of what it was they were trying to do. They did it poorly and stupidly. The truth of the matter is that there was not some big conspiracy there. They were trying to sort out these conflicting demands. You don’t want all this money pouring through non-for- profits, but you also want to make sure everybody is being...
  • Officers, city officials resign after new mayor elected (Parma MO; female black mayor)

    04/21/2015 3:23:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    KFVS, CBS 12, Cape Girardeau MO ^ | Apr 21, 2015 1:10 PM EDT | Allison Twaits
    Voters in Parma, Missouri voted in their first African-American female mayor. Tyus Byrd will be sworn in as mayor on Tuesday evening, April 14, at the Parma Community Building. According to Mayor Randall Ramsey, five out of six police officers resigned this week, effectively immediately. Mayor Ramsey said the clerk and the waste water treatment plant supervisor also turned in resignation letters citing “safety concerns.” …
  • Under pressure from Congress, Secret Service deputy director resigns

    02/09/2015 5:23:32 PM PST · by John W · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 9, 2015 | Carol D. Leonnig
    The Secret Service said Monday that its second-ranking official was resigning his post, a departure under pressure of one of the last remaining senior managers who had presided over a string of embarrassing security lapses in recent years. The ouster of Deputy Director Alvin “A.T.” Smith, which followed pressure from lawmakers who have called for fresh leadership at the troubled agency, came three days before he was scheduled to testify before a House oversight committee. He was considered one of the few people with a deep understanding of the Secret Service’s highly specialized mission.
  • Webster Will Quit U.S. Accounting Oversight Board, Person Says

    11/06/2002 10:47:02 AM PST · by GeneD · 194+ views ^ | 11/06/2002 | Laura Smitherman
    <p>Washington, Nov. 6 (Bloomberg) -- William Webster, picked less than two weeks ago to head the newly created accounting oversight board, may resign within days, a person familiar with the situation said.</p> <p>SEC Chairman Harvey Pitt quit yesterday amid four federal investigations into how he chose Webster to lead the oversight board even though he knew the former FBI chief had been chairman of the audit committee of an Internet company accused of fraud.</p>
  • [Retiring A.G. Eric ] Holder aims vulgarity at critics in email

    11/07/2014 11:24:49 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | November 7, 2014 | Eric Tucker
    ".................In one email from March 2011, after being sent a news story about the Fast and Furious investigation, Holder told staff, "I hope there is another side to the story." Later, after the ATF deputy director assured Holder aides that "we did not allow guns to walk," Holder responded to staff with, "Do they really, really know?" That August, Holder was told by staff that about 25 U.S. attorneys was upset that the resignation of Dennis Burke, then the U.S. attorney in Arizona, was announced simultaneously with the reassignment of ATF Acting Director Ken Melson. Holder wondered "why wouldn't we...
  • Report: Obama lied about firing anti-Israel advisor

    11/10/2008 12:06:44 PM PST · by pissant · 21 replies · 93+ views
    Israel Today ^ | 11/10/08 | staff
    Robert Malley, a top Middle East advisor that US President-elect Barack Obama promised months ago would play no role in his administration due to ties to Hamas, has reportedly been sent out on the next administration's first diplomatic mission. According to a report in Middle East Newsline, Obama dispatched Malley to Egypt and Syria late last week with a message that the he intends to mend and bolster relations with both nations, and to give greater weight to their concerns regarding regional conflicts than did President George W. Bush. During the Democratic Party primaries, Obama was lashed by critics for...
  • Acting IRS commissioner resigns in wake of agency scandal

    05/15/2013 3:42:10 PM PDT · by freedumb2003 · 154 replies ^ | 5/15/2013 | Fox News
    <p>President Obama says Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has requested and received the resignation of acting IRS commissioner Steven Miller, after critical report on targeting of conservative groups.</p>
  • Three Top State Department Officials Resign Over Benghazi

    12/19/2012 3:41:35 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 86 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/12/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Three top officials in the State Department resigned Wednesday in the wake of a scathing report which slammed "systemic failures" and "management deficiencies" in the attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, which resulted in the murder of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. Assistant Secretary Eric Boswell, head of the bureau of diplomatic security, and Charlene Lamb, deputy assistant secretary for international programs, have stepped down, CNN and CBS television said, citing unnamed department officials. Lamb, who was Boswell’s deputy in charge of international programs, denied requests from the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli for an extension of temporary security...
  • Benghazi Report: Al Qaida is Alive and Well

    12/21/2012 11:04:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | December 21, 2012 | Nightwatch
    Republic of Korea: For the record. Pak Ku'n-hye (Park Geun-hye) of the New Frontier Party won South Korea's presidential election on 19 December, media reported. She is the daughter of Park Chung-hee and the first woman elected to be president of the Republic of Korea. That should confound the North! North Korea-Iran: According to a Japanese news service, an Iranian lawmaker told the service that North Korea informed Iran in October of its plan to launch a satellite. The head of an Iranian parliamentary delegation to North Korea, Hamid Reza Taraghi, revealed talks took place mid-October with the North's delegates...
  • Hoekstra: Resignation of Director of National Intelligence 'Is The Result of the Obama Adm...

    05/20/2010 6:24:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies · 1,004+ views
    CNSNews ^ | May 20, 2010 | Staff
    ( - Rep. Pete Hoekstra of Michigan, the ranking Republican on the House intelligence committee, says the resignation of Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair “is the result of the Obama administration’s rampant politicization of national security and outright disregard for congressional intelligence oversight.” ABC News reported today that President Barack Obama would be accepting Blair’s resignation tomorrow, and the Associated Press reported that the administration has already interviewed several candidates to replace him. Hoekstra, who formerly served as chairman of the intelligence committee, issued a written statement saying that Blair’s readiness to step down, considering his record of service...
  • The Job Nobody Wants (DNI Blair Bails on Obama; Panetta, Hagel Reject Obama)

    05/26/2010 7:15:08 PM PDT · by kristinn · 18 replies · 935+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Wednesday, May 26, 2010 | Siohban Gorman
    On paper, it was a promotion. But Central Intelligence Agency Director Leon Panetta turned down a White House offer to become the next director of national intelligence anyway. President Barack Obama last week fired his intelligence chief, Dennis Blair, without an immediate successor teed up. People familiar with the matter said the White House had expected Mr. Blair would stick around until a replacement was found. Mr Blair declined. The struggle to find a successor has highlighted the challenges of filling an ill-defined job fraught with political tripwires. Mr. Panetta is one of a number of people who have turned...
  • News Anchors Stun Audience & Resign Live On-Air: Told to Do ‘Unbalanced News, Politically’

    11/21/2012 2:17:38 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Blaze ^ | November 21, 2012 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Two Maine news anchors resigned together at the end of Tuesday’s broadcast after “a longstanding battle with upper management over journalistic practices” including being expected to do politically unbalanced news, the Bangor Daily News reported. Cindy Michaels and Tony Consiglio announced at the end of WVII-TV’s 6 p.m. newscast that it would be their final broadcast together. “And finally tonight, this will be Tony and my final show together here on ABC 7,” Michaels said. “The last six years have been an interesting and enjoyable time for both of us as we have been the longest running news team in...
  • Barclays CEO Diamond quits over rate rigging

    07/03/2012 7:53:23 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 1 replies
    Barclays Plc Chief Executive Bob Diamond quit on Tuesday under fire from politicians and regulators, the highest-profile casualty of an interest rate-rigging scandal spanning more than a dozen big banks across the world. "The external pressure placed on Barclays has reached a level that risks damaging the franchise - I cannot let that happen," said Diamond, 61. The terms of his severance were not announced.
  • Tainted official brought back to raise money for EU bailouts

    01/24/2012 9:03:32 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 24.01.12 @ 13:00 | Honor Mahony
    Jacques Santer—a ghost from the most ignominious time in the European Commission's history—was on Monday (23 January) evening appointed to head fund-raising for the EU's new bailout fund. A former Luxembourg prime minister, Jacques Santer gained notoriety for presiding over a weak commission, which resigned en masse in 1999 amid allegations of corruption. An independent panel at the time noted that "it is difficult to find anyone who has even the slightest sense of responsibility" in his institution. … Santer's job will be to head up a Special Purpose Investment Vehicle (SPIV), designed to boost the firepower of the EU...
  • Trouble in Turkey? Military Elite Resigns

    07/30/2011 3:49:56 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/7/11 | Elad Benari
    Turkey’s entire top military command resigned Friday in a row with the government over generals jailed for an alleged coup plot, AFP reported. According to the report, Turkey’s Chief of Staff, General Isik Kosaner, stepped down after several meetings with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in recent days, ahead of a meeting scheduled for early August of the army’s high command, which decides on promotions for senior officers. Local media reports blamed Kosaner’s resignation on tensions between the military and Erdogan over army demands for the promotion of dozens of officers who are being held on suspicion of involvement in...
  • Rep. David Wu apologizes for tiger photos, behavior

    02/22/2011 6:22:29 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | February 22, 2011 | Jennifer Epstein
    Oregon Rep. David Wu apologized Tuesday for sending photos of himself dressed in a tiger costume to aides, calling that and other behavior last fall “unprofessional” and “inappropriate” as his mental health suffered. “You shouldn’t ever send photographs of yourself in a Halloween costume, something you intend to wear to a private party a couple of nights later,” the Democrat said on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” It’s just not professional, even when you’re joshing around with your kids a couple of nights before Halloween. I did send those photographs. It was unprofessional, inappropriate.” Half a dozen Wu staffers have quit...
  • The Health Care Bill's Prospects

    03/06/2010 3:32:07 AM PST · by Scanian · 14 replies · 697+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | March 06, 2010 | Richard Baehr
    Will the health care reform bill pass? Nate Silver, the expert number-cruncher at, thinks it is a 50-50 proposition. The real test will be in the House, and not the Senate, where 51 votes are likely there for a reconciliation package (though so far, only 47 Senators have committed to supporting it). The House passed its version of health care reform by 220-215 in late 2009. Since that date, Congressman John Murtha has died, and two other Democrats -- Neil Abercrombie and Robert Wexler -- have resigned. All three voted for the bill. Democratic Congressman Bart Stupak says he...
  • Is the Holder DoJ imploding?

    12/08/2009 3:46:18 AM PST · by Scanian · 22 replies · 1,653+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | December 08, 2009 | Clarice Feldman
    The Washington Times suggests in an editorial that the fallout from the Department's refusal to proceed with the New Black Panther party's criminal prosecution for voter intimidation is causing an implosion in the Holder Department of Justice. DOJ has already lost three top officials ; Gregory Craig,Cassandra Butts, and now David Ogden: "[T]he Justice Department has, for now, ordered two key career attorneys not to comply with a subpoena about the case issued by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. The commission, by law, has explicit power to issue subpoenas, and the law mandates that 'all federal agencies shall cooperate...
  • Yosi Sergant submits resignation, new WH policy guidelines on outreach established

    09/24/2009 2:59:16 PM PDT · by paltz · 22 replies · 1,224+ views
    The Washington Times-Water Cooler ^ | 9/24/09 | Kerry Picket
    In the midst of the National Endowment for the Arts controversy, their former communications director Yosi Sergant has submitted his resignation. The NEA's Sally Gifford sent the Washington Times the following release.:
  • Glenn Beck statement on resignation of Van Jones

    09/06/2009 1:23:27 PM PDT · by BAW · 215 replies · 8,935+ views ^ | September 6, 2009 - 3:00 ET | Glenn Beck
    The American people stood up and demanded answers. Instead of providing them, the Administration had Jones resign under cover of darkness. I continue to be amazed by the power of everyday Americans to initiate change in our government through honest questioning, and judging by the other radicals in the administration, I expect that questioning to continue for the foreseeable future.
  • Buckley resigns from National Review [endorses Obama]

    10/17/2008 11:08:54 AM PDT · by XR7 · 62 replies · 1,670+ views
    Yale Daily News ^ | 10/17/08 | Eric Randall and Vivian Yee
    Christopher Buckley ’75, co-founder of the Yale Daily News magazine and son of conservative icon William F. Buckley Jr. ’50, resigned Saturday from his position as a columnist at National Review, the influential magazine his father founded five years after graduating from Yale. The younger Buckley offered up his post to National Review editor Rich Lowry after Buckley’s Thursday endorsement of Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama in an online news magazine elicited a wave of outrage from National Review readers. “By Friday, I was Judas,” said Buckley in a telephone interview with the News on Tuesday night. “I thought...
  • CNN International: 'Bush resigns'(Cheney next in line, they should be careful what they wish.)

    05/13/2007 4:46:41 PM PDT · by kellynla · 11 replies · 1,282+ views ^ | May 11, 2007 | staff
    Two seconds after an image of President George Bush appeared last night on CNN International's "CNN Today" program, someone in the control booth placed a chyron on the screen that read, "Bush resigns." A chyron is the name for text graphics displayed on television screens by broadcasters. The message, displayed during news coverage of UK Prime Minister Tony Blair's pending resignation, was caught by an alert reader of the website, "Did anyone see this?" asked a poster named Brian. "CNN International's CNN Today program, airing at midnight Eastern, led with the graphic 'Bush resigns.' Of course, they meant 'Blair...
  • Deputy Secretary of State Armitage Quits -Official

    11/16/2004 10:23:38 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 24 replies · 3,294+ views
    Reuters ^ | November 16, 2004
    U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage has resigned as expected a day after his boss and close friend, Colin Powell, announced he was stepping down, a State Department official said on Tuesday. Armitage, a barrel-chested former Navy officer who closely managed the day-to-day operations of the State Department's worldwide bureaucracy, tendered his resignation to Powell on Monday, the official said. "He came in with the secretary and is leaving with him," said the official, who asked not to be identified. Armitage was respected among diplomats and lawmakers for his candor. He was always expected to leave at the same...
  • Flashback: The Clinton Resignations

    04/20/2006 12:36:45 PM PDT · by areafiftyone · 14 replies · 457+ views
    NeanderNews ^ | 4/20/06 | Neanderman
    Just in case anyone forgot: Secretary of State: Warren Christopher [reason: tired, ineffective]Secretary of the Treasury: Lloyd Bentsen [old], Robert RubinSecretary of Defense: Les Aspin [disgraced. see ‘Blackhawk Down’], William PerrySecretary of Agriculture: Mike Espy [scandal]Secretary of Commerce: Ronald H. Brown, Mickey Kantor, William M. DaleySecretary of Labor: Robert Reich [disagreed with his boss]Secretary of Housing and urban Development: Henry G. Cisneros [scandal]Secretary of Transportation: Federico F. PenaSecretary of Energy: Hazel R. O’Leary [scandal], Frederico F. PenaSecretary of Veterans’ Affairs: Jesse Brown (hat tip: Expose The Left)
  • CIA counter-terrorism chief steps down ~

    02/07/2006 9:47:00 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 32 replies · 891+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, February 7, 2006; 6:20 PM | David Morgan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the CIA's counter-terrorism center has been forced to step down as part of efforts by the spy agency to bolster its pursuit of al Qaeda, current and former intelligence officials said on Tuesday.Robert Grenier, 51, told colleagues in an e-mail on Monday that he had been asked to move on from the helm of the unit that plans and executes CIA counter-terrorism operations and provides analysis on terrorism issues. It was not clear whether Grenier planned to leave the spy agency and there was no immediate word on who would succeed him in the...
  • National Review Online: Cheney Resigning Tomorrow?

    01/31/2006 12:36:24 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 45 replies · 1,244+ views
    National Review Online ^ | January 31, 2006 | John Podhoretz
    PSYCHO RUMOR GOING AROUND... ...that Cheney is resigning tomorrow. Remember: I said psycho.
  • WMD panel used threats as ploy

    04/19/2005 12:42:24 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 205+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, April 19, 2005 | By Shaun Waterman
    UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL Members of the presidential commission that examined U.S. intelligence failures told White House officials that they would resign en masse if President Bush did not ensure the nation's spy agencies cooperated with their inquiry -- and had to repeat the threat more than once. Laurence H. Silberman, the federal judge who was co-chairman of the inquiry, said he told officials, "If we did not get support from the White House at any time we ran into any difficulties, I and others would resign." Click to learn more... "I did occasionally have to remind the White House of...
  • Journalist (Seymour Hersh): U.S. planning for possible attack on Iran.

    01/16/2005 8:17:42 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 71 replies · 3,078+ views
    CNN ^ | Jan. 16, 2005 | CNN
    The Bush administration has been carrying out secret reconnaissance missions to learn about nuclear, chemical and missile sites in Iran in preparation for possible airstrikes there, journalist Seymour Hersh said Sunday. The effort has been under way at least since last summer, Hersh said on CNN's "Late Edition." In an interview on the same program, White House Communications Director Dan Bartlett said the story was "riddled with inaccuracies." "I don't believe that some of the conclusions he's drawing are based on fact," Bartlett said. He said his information on Iran came from "inside" sources who divulged it in the hope...

    01/10/2005 5:24:25 PM PST · by Swanks · 108 replies · 3,500+ views
    DRUDGEREPORT ^ | 1/10/99 | DRUDGE
    RATHER STAYS HOME; EXECUTIVES SPLIT; MOONVES LOOKS TOWARDS FUTURE *Exclusive** CBSNEWS veteran Don Hewitt called Dan Rather's disappearance from Monday's Evening News "really stupid" during a damage control meeting on Monday, sources tell the DRUDGE REPORT. One top source inside the CBS Broadcast Center claimed Rather was told to stay off the air on Monday, as a form of punishment! Chief Washington Correspondent Bob Schieffer was called in to anchor the damaged ship. CBS staffers were shocked Monday when CBS president Les Moonves suddenly tied Rather's upcoming resignation to the phony document flap, a departure from CBS's official storyline. Moonves...
  • As Nuclear Secrets Emerge in Khan Inquiry, More Are Suspected

    12/26/2004 5:27:25 AM PST · by Arjun · 17 replies · 1,471+ views
    When experts from the US and the IAEA came upon blueprints for a 10-kiloton atomic bomb in the files of the Libyan weapons program earlier this year, they found themselves caught between gravity and pettiness. The discovery gave the experts a new appreciation of the audacity of the rogue nuclear network led by A. Q. Khan, a chief architect of Pakistan's bomb. Intelligence officials had watched Dr. Khan for years and suspected that he was trafficking in machinery for enriching uranium to make fuel for warheads. But the detailed design represented a new level of danger, particularly since the Libyans...
  • Ousted Army Chief Blasts Bush Iraq Policy

    09/02/2003 8:53:08 PM PDT · by CoolGuyVic · 42 replies · 3,138+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 09/02/03 | ROBERT BURNS, AP Military Writer
    Ousted Army Chief Blasts Bush Iraq Policy Tue Sep 2, 4:49 PM ET By ROBERT BURNS, AP Military Writer WASHINGTON - Thomas E. White, forced to resign as Army secretary in May, has fired back in a book that describes the Bush administration's postwar effort in Iraq (news - web sites) as "anemic" and "totally inadequate." The book, which presents a blueprint for revitalizing Iraq, asserts that the administration underestimated the difficulty of putting that country back on its feet after the fall of Saddam Hussein (news - web sites). "Clearly the view that the war to `liberate' Iraq would...
  • OAS Chief Resigns Under Cloud (French Bribes Alert)

    10/09/2004 1:06:18 PM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 4 replies · 406+ views
    The new secretary general of the Organization of American States resigned yesterday because of accusations that he took a bribe in 2001 while president of Costa Rica. In a letter to the 34-nation organization, Miguel Angel Rodriguez denied he did anything wrong. "With humility, pain and anguish, I ask you and your countries for forgiveness for making you endure this difficult period," Rodriguez said in his letter, which was read to OAS members here yesterday by Costa Rica's ambassador to the OAS, Luis Guardia. Rodriguez wrote that he was leaving because he did not want to expose the OAS to...
  • US Kerry Fund-Raisers Met With South Korean Intelligence Agent

    09/21/2004 12:03:59 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 8 replies · 676+ views
    Associated Press | September 21, 2004
    WASHINGTON (AP)--A South Korean man who met with John Kerry's fund-raisers to discuss creating a new political group for Korean-Americans was an intelligence agent for his country, raising concerns among some U.S. officials that either he or his government may have tried to influence this fall's election. South Korean officials and U.S. officials told The Associated Press that Chung Byung-Man, a consular officer in Los Angeles, actually worked for South Korea's National Intelligence Service. A spokesman for the South Korean consulate office said Chung was sent home in May amid "speculation" he became involved with the Kerry campaign and...
  • Vets take swipe at bridge flag thieves

    09/03/2004 2:09:03 AM PDT · by kattracks · 22 replies · 767+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 9/03/04 | PETE DONOHUE and GREG GITTRICH
    Bring back the Brooklyn Bridge flag! That was the cry yesterday from veterans alarmed by the apparent theft of a U.S. flag from high atop the bridge by anti-Bush protesters. The battle-tested veterans took aim at the suspected thieves and held out hope that the Stars and Stripes had not been destroyed. "It's disgraceful," Vietnam veteran Tom Shannon, 54, said from VFW Post 107 in Marine Park, Brooklyn. "They should be prosecuted. I believe that 100%." In order to hold someone accountable, cops first must determine what happened to the missing 12-by-18 foot banner. NYPD officials said they were investigating...
  • Former Aide Takes Aim at War on Terror

    06/16/2003 5:02:31 PM PDT · by Solson · 21 replies · 287+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 6/16/03 | By Laura Blumenfeld
    Five days before the war began in Iraq, as President Bush prepared to raise the terrorism threat level to orange, a top White House counterterrorism adviser unlocked the steel door to his office, an intelligence vault secured by an electronic keypad, a combination lock and an alarm. He sat down and turned to his inbox. "Things were dicey," said Rand Beers, recalling the stack of classified reports about plots to shoot, bomb, burn and poison Americans. He stared at the color-coded threats for five minutes. Then he called his wife: I'm quitting.
  • "Al Gore: Wackadoo Wing" CARTOON

    05/29/2004 12:22:58 PM PDT · by IPWGOP · 47 replies · 283+ views ^ | 5/29/2004 | IPWGOP
    "Al Gore: Wackadoo Wing"  May 29, 2004... Al Gore continued his vitriolic rhetoric against President Bush during an hour-long speech this week at New York University... a speech sponsored by PAC. During his speech, Gore called for the resignations of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice and CIA Director George Tenet. Also targeted by Gore for resignation were three of Mr. Rumsfeld's top civilian deputies - the deputy defense secretary, Paul D. Wolfowitz; Douglas J. Feith, the under secretary for policy; and Stephen A. Cambone, the under secretary for intelligence. By many news accounts,...
  • Bush savaged by former Treasury chief

    01/09/2004 8:52:46 PM PST · by John Jorsett · 31 replies · 120+ views
    Financial Times ^ | Jan 9, 204 | Alan Beattie
    President George W. Bush's performance at cabinet meetings resembled that of "a blind man in a room full of deaf people", according to Paul O'Neill (pictured), who was fired as Treasury secretary in 2002. The remarkable personal attack is made by Mr O'Neill in a forthcoming book, according to excerpts from a television interview to be broadcast on Sunday. In the CBS Sixty Minutes interview Mr O'Neill, the former chief executive of the aluminium company Alcoa, says there was little constructive dialogue between officials and the president. Speaking about his first meeting with Mr Bush, which lasted about an hour,...
  • Newspaper Daze, Part 4

    06/08/2003 6:41:13 AM PDT · by Davis · 5 replies · 205+ views
    The Conning Tower ^ | June 8, 2003 | Trentino
    Newspaper Daze, Part 4 It's unlikely that the account in the NYTimes of the resignation of Howell Raines and Gerald Boyd will win a Pulitzer. It's overlong, tendentious, flat, delicate where it might have been bold, not sufficiently analytical, and it totally omits a number of important facts. The author of this account is Jacques Steinberg, the Times's media editor who had earlier demonstrated pluck, ingenuity, and a stoic public countenance in the teeth of absurdity: although he was barred as a member of the press from attending the staff meeting held three weeks ago to quell the Times's newsroom...
  • Congressman Billybob Sez: Incision Decision in the Senate

    01/02/2003 1:45:54 PM PST · by Congressman Billybob · 39 replies · 552+ views
    United Press International ^ | 2 January 2003 | Congressman Billybob (J. Armor, Esq.)
    From the Washington Politics & Policy Desk Published 1/2/2003 12:12 PM HIGHLANDS, N.C., Jan. 2 (UPI) This here's the 331st Report ta the Folks Back Home from the (More er Less) Honorable Billybob, cyberCongressman from Western Carolina. The “silly season” is upon us. Entirely too many folks r runnin fer president. But thas a story fer another day. Today the subjeck izza las major political change ov 2002, ta become official this week, the choice ov Bill Frist as Majority Leader inna U.S. Senate. Ma able assistant, J. Armor, Esq., has known a buncha doctors, some ov em fer 50...
  • Daschle: Economy going the wrong direction

    12/07/2002 6:04:18 AM PST · by nicmarlo · 72 replies · 717+ views ^ | 12/6/02 | Associated Press
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The members of President Bush's economic team might not matter because the game plan is bad, Sen. Tom Daschle, D-S.D., said Friday. "If they don't have a good plan, it doesn't matter which team they've got," the outgoing Senate majority leader said in a conference telephone call with South Dakota reporters. Friday's resignation of Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill is a recognition of failure, Daschle said, calling it overdue. Daschle, who will be minority leader in the next session of Congress, said he hopes the administration will make changes in its economic plan. "We're going in the...