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  • Pat Roberts, 2014's Richard Lugar?

    02/09/2014 2:53:20 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 24 replies ^ | 2/8/14 | midwestconservative
    Recently the New York Times reported on the Senior Senator of Kansas, Pat Roberts, who has been in Washington for 47 years in both the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. The article in question alleged that Senator Roberts does not live in Kansas, the Senator released a statement that did not contend that point but mentioned how he had visited every county in Kansas and during that time lived with friends and donor while paying them for the use of their homes. In other words he doesn’t live in Kansas. Richard Lugar the recently retired Senior Senator of...
  • With Senate at Stake, Two Ex-GOP Senators Endorse Democrats

    01/29/2014 5:48:03 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 28, 2014 | John Fund
    With control of the U.S. Senate up for grabs this November, a single seat may determine who has the majority. That’s why Republicans should find it disconcerting that two of their establishment lions have broken ranks and are backing Democratic candidates in competitive races. The latest apostate is former senator John Warner of Virginia, who announced this week he is backing incumbent Democratic senator Mark Warner for reelection. He is thus giving the back of his hand to former RNC chairman Ed Gillespie, a former George W. Bush adviser, who has a decent shot at winning and is no wild-eyed...
  • The House's octogenarian incumbents

    05/24/2012 8:39:12 AM PDT · by SmithL · 12 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/24/12 | Debra J. Saunders
    When Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., lost the GOP primary to challenger Richard Mourdock this month, Beltway types saw the voters' verdict as a victory for the Tea Party and a defeat for the kind of Republican who could work across the aisle. I think Lugar, 80, lost because he was out of touch with Indiana. He started the primary registered to vote at an Indiana home he had sold in 1977. The Lugars have resided in Virginia ever since. Lugar had been working in Washington for so long that he didn't realize he needed to keep up at least the...
  • Defeat Law of the Sea Treaty -- Again

    05/16/2012 6:28:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | May 16, 2012 | Phyllis Schlafly
    The stunning repudiation of Sen. Richard Lugar's, R-Ind., bid for a seventh term has sent shock waves through Washington's internationalist lobby. A former Rhodes Scholar, Lugar has spent his career promoting a globalist agenda, since he succeeded the late Jesse Helms as the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. One day after Indiana Republicans handed Lugar his walking papers, an outfit called the Atlantic Council held a forum to promote the discredited Law of the Sea Treaty. As former Republican U.S. Sens. Chuck Hagel and John Warner beamed their approval, Obama's Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta declared that...
  • Statement from Chris W. Cox on Richard Mourdock's Significant Win in the Indiana U.S. Senate...

    05/09/2012 3:57:59 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | May 8, 2012 | Chris W. Cox
    Statement from Chris W. Cox on Richard Mourdock's Significant Win in the Indiana U.S. Senate Primary Election Thanks to your votes, Richard Mourdock has won the Republican primary election for U.S. Senate in Indiana defeating 36-year incumbent, Sen. Richard Lugar. Since the 1990s, Sen. Lugar has become notorious for his zealous support of gun control schemes and his fervent anti-gun positions. Your NRA was fully vested in this race with a comprehensive campaign that encompassed thousands of radio and television ads in the months before the today's primary election. This effort also included 600,000 web ads. The media campaign was...
  • Lugar Defeated by Mourdock in Republican Primary

    05/08/2012 4:39:42 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 95 replies ^ | March 8, 2012 | Sean Sullivan
    Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., one of the longest-serving members of the Senate, lost the Republican primary to state Treasurer Richard Mourdock on Tuesday. With 14 percent of the vote counted according to the AP tally, NBC News has called the race for Mourdock, who leads Lugar 61 percent to 39 percent. Facing a headwind of tea party anger and hamstrung by a lingering story about his out-of-state residency, Lugar's campaign struggled badly in the final weeks of the campaign to make a forceful case for his re-election. Mourdock's bid was boosted by national conservative support from groups like the anti-tax...
  • Mourdock Defeats Lugar in GOP Indiana Senate Primary

    05/08/2012 7:35:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    ABC News ^ | 05/08/2012 | Tom William
    Sen. Richard Lugar, the third longest-serving member of the Senate, went down to a primary defeat tonight to his Tea Party-backed opponent in the Republican primary. State Treasurer Richard Mourdock, backed by tea partiers and conservative campaign groups outside the state, ousted Lugar in Indiana’s GOP primary, the Associated Press projected. Mourdock will face Democratic Rep. Joe Donnelly in November. In Lugar, the Senate would lose one of its few remaining members with a habit of bipartisanship. In Mourdock, Lugar has been unseated by a mild-mannered, twice-elected statewide official who wants to eliminate five federal departments and cut more spending...
  • There are no winners in war against moderates

    05/05/2012 3:57:17 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 54 replies ^ | May 5, 2012 | Cokie and Steven Roberts
    Former Republican Rep. Tom Davis told The Hill newspaper: “The middle is getting squeezed,” but his comment vastly understates the crisis in the capital. Activists in both parties have declared war on moderates. The ideological gap between the two parties is widening rapidly. Paralysis is pervasive. Political scientist Keith Poole of the University of Georgia, who studies voting patterns, told the National Journal: “We are clearly as conflicted as we’ve been since 1905. The parties are, I think, completely dysfunctional and incapable of acting on major policy.” The National Journal reports that as recently as 1999, more than half of...
  • In Indiana, tea party rattles a career of political pragmatism

    05/05/2012 9:00:46 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 16 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 5, 2012 | Lisa Mascaro, Washington Bureau
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. — The tea party upstart who is trying to dislodge one of the U.S. Senate's most respected Republicans is about to cry.Minutes into his stump speech at the annual Lincoln Day Dinner here, as hundreds of Republicans poke at chicken and mini-potatoes, Richard Mourdock chokes up, his voice cracking over the sound system, all the way to the bar at the back of the room."Honestly, as I look at our nation's capital, I feel more frustrated with Republicans than Democrats," says Mourdock, the Indiana state treasurer. But "bipartisanship has taken us to the brink of bankruptcy. It...
  • Rick Santorum Backs Richard Mourdock in Indiana Senate Race [Lugar Endorsed by McCain & Daniels]

    05/05/2012 10:11:50 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 27 replies
    YahooNews ^ | May 05, 2012 | Shushannah Walshe
    Rick Santorum Backs Richard Mourdock in Indiana Senate Race By Shushannah Walshe | ABC OTUS News Rick Santorum has weighed in on the fierce primary battle in the Indiana senate race. The former presidential candidate tweeted his support of State Treasurer Richard Mourdock over longtime Sen. Dick Lugar. @RickSantorum: I encourage Hoosiers to help GOTV for @RichardMourdock. If I lived in Indiana he'd have my vote in Tuesday's #INSen race. Lugar has held the seat since 1976, but Tea Party favorite Richard Mourdock is waging a serious challenge and is leading in state polls. Mourdock also has the backing of...
  • Grover Norquist to endorse Mourdock after Lugar rejects no-tax pledge

    05/01/2012 2:53:05 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 11 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | May 1, 2012 | Chris Moody
    Grover Norquist, the influential conservative activist who is the president of Americans for Tax Reform, will endorse Richard Mourdock over Dick Lugar before next week's Republican Senate primary in Indiana, Yahoo News has learned. Lugar, who has represented Indiana in the U.S. Senate since 1977, has never signed Norquist's "Taxpayer Protection Pledge" never to raise taxes. A majority of Republican lawmakers—and some Democrats in conservative districts—have signed the Americans for Tax Reform pledge. Norquist will join a handful of high-profile conservatives and organizations—including Sarah Palin and the American Conservative Union—who have backed Mourdock, Indiana's state treasurer who is running to...
  • We are within 1 point - Mourdock surging!--Indiana Senate Race (TPX) [Sarah Palin Endorses]

    04/28/2012 5:09:15 AM PDT · by Syncro · 29 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | 04/27/2012 | Sal Russo
    Dear Tea Party Supporters,We have received word from the Richard Mourdock for Indiana U.S. Senate campaign that they are within 1 POINT of RINO Sen. Dick Lugar!   Just 3 weeks ago, we were 6 points down in the race so we are surging at just the right time.  . There are only 12 days left until Tea Party Express-endorsed State Treasurer Richard Mourdock faces Obama’s “Favorite” Republican, Senator Dick Lugar, in the Indiana U.S. Senate Primary.  We need your support to make sure that Mourdock continues his surge in the polls.  . Here is our new TV ad that...
  • Poll: Lugar Trailing Mourdock By Five Points (Whoo Hoooooo)

    04/28/2012 5:27:22 AM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 62 replies ^ | APRIL 26, 2012 | PHILLIP M. BAILEY
    Longtime Indiana Senator Dick Lugar is trailing state Treasurer Richard Mourdock by five points in the closely watched Republican primary, according to a new poll on behalf of Citizens United. The survey shows Mourdock leading with 44 percent and Lugar at 39 percent, with nearly 17 percent of voters still undecided. Lugar supporters point out that Citizens United is backing Mourdock in the May 8 primary, however. Both candidates have seen their favorable numbers plummet and the nastiness is expected to increase with less than two weeks left. From Politico: The Club for Growth has just reserved another $421,000 of...
  • RINO Orrin Hatch forced into first ever primary; Lugar's situation worsening

    04/24/2012 11:31:15 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 29 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/24/2012 | Doug Book
    After 6 terms in the United States senate, long time RINO Orrin Hatch will face his first primary battle after failing to attain the necessary 60% of delegate votes at Saturday’s Utah Republican convention. After falling 32 votes short of the required total on the final ballot, Hatch will take on conservative Republican Dan Liljenquist on June 26th. In 2010 Hatch watched nervously as Utah colleague Robert Bennett was removed from the Senate in his own primary contest, a victim of having too often sold-out the conservative Republican base. Concerned with mounting criticism of his own predilection for confirming Marxists...
  • Lugar’s struggles increase as Tea Party’s other targets fall

    04/10/2012 7:26:23 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 10, 2012 | Cameron Joseph
    The Tea Party has lost a number of its top election targets this year, leaving Sen. Dick Lugar (R-Ind.) to emerge as public enemy No. 1 for national conservative groups — and poll numbers suggest they could get their man. Groups including the fiscally conservative Club for Growth, Tea Party-affiliated FreedomWorks and the National Rifle Association have increasingly prioritized defeating Lugar, and social-conservative groups like Gary Bauer’s Campaign for Working Families and the Eagle Forum have endorsed Indiana state Treasurer Richard Mourdock (R), Lugar’s primary opponent. Mourdock remains largely unknown to voters, but in a recent poll he trailed Lugar...
  • Lugar used nearly $15K in taxpayer money for hotel stays

    04/02/2012 5:21:24 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 29 replies
    The Indianapolis Star ^ | April 2, 2012 | Heather MacWilliams
    After looking at their records, Lugar’s staff found that he erroneously billed taxpayers $4,500 in hotel stays. However, a US Senate investigation, initiated by Lugar, found the number to be three times higher. “He’s paid that back with a personal check and resolved it,” said Fisher. Or is it resolved? Raju said this, coupled with the fact that Lugar has not maintained a residence in Indiana since 1977, could damage his political future. “This is the first time it’s really come to hit him this hard," said Raju.
  • Mourdock picks up NRA endorsement in GOP primary (Indiana)

    03/11/2012 12:51:32 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 24 replies · 1+ views
    WTHR Channel 13 ^ | March 6, 2012
    The National Rifle Association is supporting tea-party favorite Richard Mourdock in his GOP primary race against veteran U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar. National NRA lobbyist Chris Cox is scheduled Wednesday to announce his group's support for Mourdock, the Indiana state treasurer running against Lugar in the May primary. The Mourdock campaign confirmed the endorsement Tuesday. A handful of high-profile conservative groups have lined up behind Mourdock in his bid to oust Lugar. The anti-tax Club for Growth threw its support behind Mourdock last month. Lugar's supporters have opened a pair of Super PACs recently to raise unlimited funds to support his...
  • Indiana Tea Party Targets Centrist Republican (RINO Lugar)

    04/01/2011 1:39:57 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 25 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 2011-03-28 | Danny Yadron
    REYNOLDS, Ind.—Two meetings in recent days in this Midwestern state showed the predicament facing Sen. Richard Lugar, a six-term Republican with a centrist profile, as he runs for re-election next year. When Mr. Lugar came to this farming town of 500 people Saturday to build bridges with a local tea-party group, he found mostly skepticism. "You seem to feel you're somehow indispensable in Washington," Bob Callahan, 65, a retired salesman from Monticello, told the senator at meeting in an elementary-school gym. He compared Mr. Lugar to the professional football quarterback Brett Favre, saying: "There's nothing sadder than an athlete that...
  • Odds Are Against Lugar in Bid for Seventh Term

    04/01/2011 4:23:59 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 25 replies
    Roll Call ^ | April 1, 2011 | Stuart Rothenberg
    Unfortunately for Lugar, things have changed in Indiana as they have elsewhere. The fact that he lives in Virginia surely will become an issue in his bid for re-election, while the fact that he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2000 or was a Rhodes scholar probably means little now. In fact, Lugar’s emphasis on crafting legislation to attract broad support, his efforts to solve problems in ways that go beyond knee-jerk left-right approaches and his disinclination toward sharp, polarizing rhetoric leave him increasingly vulnerable in this day and age. Moreover, instead of ingratiating himself with conservatives and...
  • LUGAR: Sweet deal for Big Sugar

    04/01/2011 7:44:21 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 29, 2011 | Sen. Richard Lugar
    The collapse of communism brought an end to many of the world’s command-and-control economic systems and central planning by government bureaucrats. But a notable exception is the United States government’s sugar program. A complicated system of marketing allotments, price supports, purchase guarantees, quotas and tariffs that only a Soviet apparatchik could love, the U.S. sugar program has actually lasted longer than the Soviet Union itself. It imposes a hidden tax of billions of dollars annually on consumers and businesses and has destroyed thousands of U.S. manufacturing jobs. It substitutes the federal government for the private sector in basic decisions about...
  • At War In Libya: How Long Will It Last? Will Qaddafi Be Gone? [Who Knows..]

    03/20/2011 2:21:10 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 29 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | March 20, 2011 | Brad Knickerbocker, Staff Writer
    Libyan rebels drive past a burning tank and other military vehicles of Muammar Qaddafi’s army that were hit by coalition forces on the road from Benghazi to Ajdabiyah on Sunday, March 20.-Newscom With US bombs and missiles hitting Libyan targets, lawmakers and other observers want to know how long the fighting will continue and whether Muammar Qaddafi will be forced from power.
  • Republican Sen. Lugar to oppose House GOP's $61B spending cuts

    03/08/2011 12:04:36 PM PST · by george76 · 100 replies
    Hill ^ | 03/08/11 | Alexander Bolton -
    Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.), the most senior member of the Senate Republican Conference, said Tuesday he will oppose the House-passed proposal to make drastic cuts to the federal budget. He is the first Senate Republican to publicly state his opposition to a plan that Democrats have blasted as “reckless.” Lugar, who is facing a Tea Party-backed challenge in the 2012 Indiana Republican primary, is taking a political risk. But he and other centrist Republicans have concerns about steep spending cuts that will eliminate funding for some federal programs in mid-year.
  • Indiana GOP lines up behind Richard Lugar's primary challenger

    02/21/2011 3:39:55 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 02/21/2011 | Aaron Blake
    Indiana State Treasurer, Richard Mourdock will launch his primary challenge to Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) on Tuesday with the support of a majority of both the state's 92 Republican county chairmen and its state party executive committee, he told the Fix in a recent interview. "I feel bad that he's going to be humiliated by this list," Mourdock said. Mourdock added that he believes Gov. Mitch Daniels (R) and Rep. Mike Pence (R), the party's two leading figures in the Hoosier State, are going to stay neutral in the primary -- though Daniels, who was Lugar's campaign manager three different...
  • Two vulnerable senators, two opposite paths on tea party

    02/09/2011 5:25:37 PM PST · by Mozilla · 22 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 02/09/2011 | Linda Feldmann
    This is a tale of two senior senators, both Republican, both up for reelection in 2012, both eager to win. And their approaches to the tea party couldn’t be more different. Six-term Sen. Orrin Hatch (R) of Utah is wooing the populist conservative movement. At a Tea Party Express town hall Tuesday night at the National Press Club, Senator Hatch said that he’s “very impressed” by the role the tea party is playing in helping “America to take back America.” Sen. Richard Lugar (R) of Indiana, also in his sixth term, is pushing back hard, telling the tea party: “get...
  • Gun Control Emotions vs. Gun Control Facts

    01/20/2011 10:52:40 AM PST · by JohnRLott · 23 replies
    AOL News ^ | Jan 20, 2011 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Just 24 hours after the shooting in Tucson, politicians were calling for more gun control. And the drumbeat has continued. On Sunday, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., called for using the information supplied on people's applications to join the military to determine whether they will be banned from buying guns. Sens.Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Richard Lugar, R-Ind., promised a new push for renewing at least part of the federal assault weapons ban. The previous week had been filled with calls for everything from gun show regulations to a thousand-foot gun-free zone around politicians. But while the emotional reaction to a mass...
  • Lugar pushes to renew assault weapons ban

    01/17/2011 9:52:12 PM PST · by WilliamHouston · 41 replies
    Politico ^ | January 17, 2011 | Shira Toeplitz
    Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) this weekend called on Congress to reinstate the assault weapons ban that expired in 2004. Lugar is the first GOP senator to call for increased gun control following the Tucson tragedy that killed six people and wounded 13 others, including Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. But Lugar, who supported the initial 10-year-long assault weapons ban when it passed in 1994, said he's not optimistic about the chances for passing gun control legislation this Congress. “I believe it should be, but I recognize the fact that the politics domestically in our country with regard to this are on...
  • Tea Party leaders not swayed by Dick Lugar meeting (his bid for 7th term will have opposition)

    01/05/2011 2:07:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    CNN Political Ticker ^ | 01/05/2011 | Peter Hamby
    Washington (CNN) - Hoping to head off a primary challenge from the right, Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Indiana, sat down with Tea Party leaders last month but did little to persuade them of his conservative credentials. The two-hour meeting, which took place over breakfast on Dec. 13th at a Marriott hotel in downtown Indianapolis, was described by participants on both sides as "cordial," but the Tea Party activists left vowing to oppose Lugar's bid for a seventh term. "The Senator said he hoped he could earn the support of the Tea Party, and that he is conservative," said Greg Fettig, the...
  • Democrats hypocrisy on Bolton exposed

    05/04/2005 11:58:52 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 19 replies · 789+ views ^ | 05/05/05 | Joel Mowbray
    Democrats' hypocrisy on Bolton exposed Joel Mowbray May 5, 2005 Call it the tale of two confirmation hearings. Two of the four men most recently nominated to be the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations found their candidacies challenged, though they could not have faced more different receptions.  Both men were supremely qualified, but the similarities end there. The divergent paths for each reveal Democrats' rabid partisanship and belies their claims that they oppose John Bolton on the grounds that character matters. Six years ago, Foreign Service veteran Richard Holbrooke was awaiting Senate confirmation.  As former a ambassador to Germany,...
  • Lugar and Graham must go (They worn out their welcome for public service in Washington)

    07/27/2010 11:56:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies · 3+ views
    Worldnetdaily ^ | 07/27/2010 | Joseph Farrah
    I know all the election excitement is focused on Nov. 2. Rightfully so. But I just want to make a quick note for Americans to remember two other names of entrenched politicians who long ago should have worn out their welcome for public service in Washington. They are Republican Sens. Richard Lugar of Indiana and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. Time and again these two dilettantes in Republican garb have given the Democratic Party the cover of bipartisanship in ways that should make any moral, decent, right-thinking respecter of the American principle of the rule of law shudder in revulsion....
  • US-Russia nuclear pact could face US Senate fight

    04/08/2010 6:53:32 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 26 replies · 743+ views
    AFP ^ | 4/8/2010 | AFP
    Top Democratic allies of President Barack Obama called Thursday for quick Senate ratification of a US-Russia treaty committing the former Cold War foes to major nuclear arms cuts. "This is too important to delay," said Democratic Senator John Kerry, who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee tasked with taking up the pact before a full vote by the entire chamber. Kerry said he would work with the panel's top Republican, Richard Lugar, after the Obama administration submits the full treaty "in early May" to hold hearings and "see that this historic treaty is ratified this year." Obama has called on...
  • Lugar will back Johnsen (RINO ALERT)

    04/28/2009 6:06:39 PM PDT · by WaterBoard · 9 replies · 448+ views
    Journal Gazette of Indiana ^ | 28 April 2009 | Sylvia A Smith
    Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., said Tuesday he will support the nomination of an Indiana University law professor to head the Obama administration’s internal law office. He is the first Republican to publicly declare his backing for Dawn Johnsen, whose selection to head the Office of Legal Counsel has grown into a fight about abortion rights and counterterrorism practices. Some Republicans have promised to try to block Johnsen’s confirmation either because of her support for abortion rights or because she criticized the legal justification used by the Bush administration for the torture of detainees. Lugar’s support does not guarantee the Senate...
  • Obama Pushing a "Radical's Radical" to the Federal Bench

    11/13/2009 11:12:05 AM PST · by neverdem · 19 replies · 1,753+ views
    Gun Owners of America ^ | November 12, 2009 | NA
    -- Vote could come as early as MondayHe has been called "extreme" by some. But to others, he's beyond extreme... he's a "Radical's Radical."  Whatever he is, he could become President Obama's next choice for the federal judiciary. This radical is Judge David Hamilton, and he's been nominated for a position on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Hamilton has made many political enemies on the right, seeing that his politics are to the far left of the political spectrum.  Oh yes, judges aren't supposed to be political, but this one has engaged in quite a bit of leftist activism....
  • This is the Kind of Republicans We Have in the Senate! (Richard Lugar

    07/17/2009 10:54:59 PM PDT · by John Leland 1789 · 35 replies · 1,264+ views
    Richard Lugar Home Page ^ | Current | Richard Lugar
    Lugar statement on Judge Sotomayor Senator Dick Lugar released the following statement on the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to be Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court: “I have listened to the testimony of Judge Sonia Sotomayor before the Senate Judiciary Committee, carefully reviewed her public service record, and reviewed recommendations from Indiana constituents and colleagues here in the Senate. Judge Sotomayor is clearly qualified to serve on the Supreme Court and she has demonstrated a judicial temperament during her week-long nomination hearing. Judge Sotomayor has had a distinguished career of public service. She is well regarded in the...
  • Mistake That Is Fake

    06/24/2008 10:48:22 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 7 replies · 337+ views
    Campus Report ^ | Cliff Kincaid
    Mistake That is Fake by: Cliff Kincaid, June 24, 2008 If Barack Obama wanted to dispel doubts about his national security credentials, he hasn’t done so with the announcement of a new “Senior Working Group on National Security” that includes Dr. Tony Lake, a former national security adviser to Bill Clinton. Lake became a laughingstock for expressing doubts as to whether Alger Hiss, the founder of the United Nations and a top State Department official, was a communist spy. Lake’s doubts led to a controversy that caused him to withdraw his nomination as Clinton’s CIA director. Interestingly, Lake had expressed...
  • Shocking revelations about Biden in Soviet-era documents

    10/09/2008 12:34:33 PM PDT · by syriacus · 12 replies · 1,371+ views
    American Thinker ^ | October 09, 2008 | Rick Moran
    At a time when Democrats were insisting that Human Rights be a primary issue in the Salt II negotiations, Biden throws the dissidents and refuseniks under the bus, not to mention downplaying our security relationship with Europe - almost inviting the Soviets to invade.
  • A Navy LOST?

    10/10/2007 6:52:57 AM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies · 718+ views
    Washington Times | Frontpagemagazine ^ | October 10, 2007 | Frank J. Gaffney Jr.
    Irony of ironies: The principal champion of the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST) is the United States Navy. Yet predictably few organizations would suffer more than America's naval forces from a supranational government of the oceans empowered by U.S. accession to that treaty. The absurdity of this situation was on display last week as the Navy's former senior officer, retired Chief of Naval Operations Vernon Clark, testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Adm. Clark waxed on about LOST as "a Magna Carta for the oceans that guarantees navigation freedoms throughout the world's largest maneuver space." The committee's ranking...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 27 August 2006

    08/27/2006 5:08:54 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 485 replies · 9,036+ views
    Various big media television networks ^ | 27 August 2006 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sunday, August 27th, 2006 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Donald Powell, federal coordinator for Gulf Coast rebuilding and New Orleans City Council President Oliver Thomas; Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del.; Steve Case, chairman and CEO of Revolution. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and FEMA Director David Paulison. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Gov. Haley Barbour, R-Miss., and FEMA Director David Paulison. THIS WEEK (ABC): Former Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Mike Brown; Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., and Donald Powell, federal coordinator for Gulf Coast rebuilding;...
  • Weekend Show *Preview* for 8/26 - 8/27/06 (not the live thread)

    08/25/2006 5:58:12 PM PDT · by Phsstpok · 31 replies · 1,515+ views
    Network and Cable News Networks | 8/25/06 | Network and Cable News
    Abbreviated analysis this week.  I'm trying to be good (honest) and not use my eyes much in the lead up to seeing my surgeon next weekend. My bet is 80-20 that the corneal transplant surgery (this will make number 4 in 26 years) is before the end of October.  We'll soon see (no pun intended... at least intentionally). Bottom line for this week, everything in the universe that is not perfect is the fault of George W. Bush.  As if we didn't know that already. The big theme this week is "all Katrina, all the time."  The DBM pulls out...
  • Weekend Talk Show *Preview* for 7/22 and 7/23/2006 (not the live thread)

    07/22/2006 6:27:06 AM PDT · by Phsstpok · 46 replies · 1,069+ views
    Network and Cable News Networks | 7/22/06 | Network and Cable News
    I'm once again breaking out the shows into their own separate posts and including the background/info links with the guests' listing in those posts.  I will not be posting an entry for ABC This Week because:ABC This Week (George Stephanopoulos) 'This Week' will not air on Sunday, July 23, due to ABC's coverage of the British Open; we will return with all the latest in politics on Sunday, July 30.ABC This Week comment web page John Bolton does a twofer this week, covering both FNS and CNN.  Coming just after news that Voinovich will now vote for confirmation followed by...
  • Weekend Talk Show *Preview* for 7/8 and 7/9/2006 (not the live thread)

    07/07/2006 7:36:53 PM PDT · by Phsstpok · 27 replies · 920+ views
    Network and Cable News Networks | 7/7/06 | Network and Cable News
    Weekend Talk Show *Preview* for 7/8 and 7/9/06 (not the live thread)The main message is the Sunday Shows and message 1 will be the Saturday Shows,  then I'll post the ping list.  I've changed the format as a test this week and put the links to articles and background on the guests in with their listing in the shows.  It struck me that it might have been getting less helpful to have to jump back and forth.  Let me know which format works better.ABC This Week (George Stephanopoulos) Meme: Bush is all wrong about (Korea/Iraq/Immigration) and even Republicans think soNo...
  • Weekend Talk Show *Preview* for 6/24 and 6/25/06 (not the live thread)

    06/23/2006 7:42:56 PM PDT · by Phsstpok · 34 replies · 944+ views
    Network and Cable News Networks | 6/23/06 | Network and Cable News
    Weekend Talk Show *Preview* for 6/24 and 6/25/06 (not the live thread)The main message is the Sunday Shows.  Message 1 will be the Saturday Shows and message 2 will be the show guest links post.  Then I'll post the ping list.Sunday Shows for 6-25-06 ABC This Week (George Stephanopoulos) Meme: What is wrong with these Democrats?  We hand them the election on a silver platter and they just screw it up!Bush has had two good weeks - it's time to bring out the big guns and knock that fool down a peg Topics: Iraq Withdrawal?: In a pair of exclusive...
  • Senators Back Direct Talks With Iran

    04/16/2006 2:45:10 PM PDT · by Flavius · 26 replies · 535+ views
    star tribune ^ | April 16, 2006 | HOPE YEN
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. must aggressively pursue diplomacy with Iran about its disputed nuclear program, including direct talks, before considering a military option, lawmakers from both parties said Sunday. "I think that would be useful,'' said GOP Sen. Richard Lugar, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, when asked on ABC's "This Week'' about having direct talks. "The Iranians are a part of the energy picture,'' Lugar said. "We need to talk about that.'' Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., agreed, saying the U.S. has ceded too much diplomacy to Europe. "I happen to believe you need direct talks,'' Dodd said...
  • Time: America's 10 Best Senators (and 5 worst) BARF alert!

    04/16/2006 11:41:46 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 57 replies · 5,562+ views
    Time ^ | April 16, 2006 | Massimo Calabresi and Perry Bacon Jr.
    ...Time spoke to dozens of academics, political scientists and current and former Senators...
  • Weekend Talk Show *Preview* for 4/15-4/16/06 (not the live thread)

    04/14/2006 6:13:34 PM PDT · by Phsstpok · 37 replies · 963+ views
    Network and Cable News Networks | 4/14/06 | Network and Cable News
    Weekend Talk Show *Preview* for 4/15-4/16/06 (not the live thread) I'm going to try a little different formatting this week.  The listings were growing too long to let us look at and organize the show contents after I started adding the Saturday shows.  So what I'm going to do is add 3 message posts on this thread, in this order the Sunday show contents in message 1 the Saturday show contents in message 2 the guests for all shows in message 3 Then I'll send out the ping to everyone.  I hope this will help make the thread easier to...
  • Weekend Show *Preview* for 3/18 - 3/19 (not the live thread)

    03/17/2006 7:12:26 PM PST · by Phsstpok · 44 replies · 1,082+ views
    Network and Cable News Networks | 3/17/06 | Network and Cable News
    Journal Editorial Report (Paul Gigot) - FNC show page Meme: Fissures in the GOP - immigration Topics: "Are Republicans headed for a political meltdown over immigration?" (as per Opinion Journal web site)"Immigration reform controversy: We'll examine policies under consideration" (as per FNC show page)"Plus, what a hard line on immigration means for this year's midterm elections" (as per FNC show page) Guests Colorado Governor Bill Owens I have a plan, just like the plan that's failing the President Ramesh Ponnuru, National Review illegal immigration isn't really a problem, really Stephen Moore, Walls Street JournalJason Riley, Walls Street JournalPaul Gigot, Walls...
  • Weekend Talk Show *Preview* for 3/2/06 - 3/3/06 (not the live thread)

    03/04/2006 10:12:22 AM PST · by Phsstpok · 61 replies · 2,066+ views
    Network and Cable News Networks | Network and Cable News
    Journal Editorial Report (Paul Gigot) - FNC show page Meme: Iran is the real problem and we can't win in Iraq because we haven't "taken care" of themBush made a very important foreign policy trip - did anyone notice? Topics: Is Iran outsmarting the U.S. in the fight for the hearts and minds of the Iraqi people? (per FNC web page)Is Iran waging war against Americans in Iraq? (per Opinion Journal web page)President Bush makes history abroad, but is dogged by controversy at home (per FNC web page)A debate over President Bush's South Asia trip and his nuclear deal with...
  • Shield Law Sponsor Lugar: Bloggers 'Probably Not' Considered Journos

    10/10/2005 2:09:59 PM PDT · by blogblogginaway · 81 replies · 1,322+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | Oct. 10, 2005 | Mark Fitzgerald
    INDIANAPOLIS Bloggers would "probably not" be considered journalists under the proposed federal shield law, the bill's co-sponsor, U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar (R.-Ind.), told the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) Monday afternoon. Lugar emphasized, however, that debate is not yet closed on how to define a journalists under the proposed law. "As to who is a reporter, this will be a subject of debate as this bill goes farther along," he said in response to a question from Washington Post Deputy Managing Editor Milton Coleman. "Are bloggers journalists or some of the commercial businesses that you here would probably not consider...
  • US Congress mulls press shield law as reporter wallows in jail

    07/20/2005 9:54:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 669+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 7/20/05 | AFP - Washington
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - US senators wrestle with a plan to shield journalists who protect anonymous sources, as a top reporter languishes in jail, still defying the courts in a politically charged leak probe. Judith Miller of the New York Times will mark two weeks of time served for refusing to divulge her source in a legal showdown which has mushroomed into a bona fide scandal, centering on White House political guru Karl Rove. She went to jail rather than tell a special prosecutor who outed CIA agent Valerie Plame, supposedly as an act of revenge after her husband alleged President...
  • Former Mexican Foreign Minister Demands Open Border In Exchange for Cooperation on Security

    07/13/2005 5:05:34 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 53 replies · 924+ views ^ | 07/13/05 17:43:04 |
    FAIR Press Release: Former Mexican Foreign Minister Demands Open Border for Migrants In Exchange for Cooperation on Security at Congressional Hearing Members of U.S. Congress Offer No Reaction to Blackmail On Tuesday, four days after the bombings on the London transit system refocused Congress and the American public on the threat of global terrorism, former Mexican Foreign Minister Jorge Castaneda told a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing that "No border security is possible without Mexican cooperation" and that "there can be no cooperation [from the Mexican government] without some sort of immigration reform package." Castaneda, now a professor at New...
  • Ex-Rep. Tim Roemer (D-IN) Won't Run For Senate Next Year

    07/08/2005 6:22:05 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 9 replies · 1,299+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | July 7, 2005
    Roemer, who represented a northern Indiana district from 1991 to 2002, said in a statement that he wants instead to spend more time with his wife and four children. Roemer now leads the Center for National Policy, a Washington, D.C., think tank.