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  • Dick’s Sporting Goods suspends sales of modern rifles, takes guns off display at Conn. store

    12/18/2012 8:33:29 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 50 replies
    wapo ^ | 12-17-12 | ap
    <p>PITTSBURGH — A sporting goods chain says it’s suspending sales of modern rifles nationwide because of the school shooting in Connecticut. Dick’s Sporting Goods also says it’s removing all guns from display at its store closest to Newtown, where the massacre took place.</p>
  • Why Planned Parenthood Won’t Provide Mammograms

    10/25/2012 2:42:12 PM PDT · by rhema · 10 replies
    First Things ^ | October 24, 2012 | Keith Riler
    President Barack Obama, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards, and countless supporters have claimed again and again that Planned Parenthood provides mammograms. President Obama did so in the second presidential debate, describing the “millions of women all across the country who rely on Planned Parenthood for . . . mammograms.” The problem is the mammogram claim is untrue, as was just cleverly highlighted by “Schedule Your Imaginary Mammogram Day,” a phone campaign that found no Planned Parenthood clinics capable of breast cancer screening. Planned Parenthood has neither the license nor the machines. The most the abortion giant has ever done is...
  • Mick Jagger: Two cheers for an aging frontman

    05/18/2012 7:15:39 AM PDT · by Oratam · 40 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 17, 2012 | Scott Galupo
    Mick Jagger will close out this season of NBC's "Saturday Night Live" as both host and, along with Foo Fighters and Arcade Fire, musical guest. He does so at a moment when his professional reputation is not exactly at its high water mark.[snip] I will take the admixture of flops and gems that Late Jagger yields over what I'm getting from Late Richards — which is not much of anything.
  • When a Pirate Is the Voice of Chivalry

    10/27/2010 6:46:03 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 26, 2010 | Maureen Dowd
    It’s the Year of the Woman, all right. In a bad way. Some of the women running in high-profile races are not my cup of Tea. And some of the male candidates could be part of the Little Rascals’ He-Man, Woman-Haters Club. The misogyny reached its zenith outside a Rand Paul debate in Lexington, Ky., on Monday night when a group of Tea Party toughs roughed up a woman from MoveOn.org because she wouldn’t move on. In a campaign season when many men — and women — are taking harsh stances that could hurt women, a chivalrous voice has at...
  • A Funeral For Heroes

    12/08/2009 11:25:28 AM PST · by Stoutcat · 2 replies · 365+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 12-08-09 | Gerry Ashley
    know this will infuriate some, but perhaps we would be able to grasp the enormity of some tragedies like this if we had more information. But only if we process that information and absorb the scope and full impact. I’m beginning to wonder if we’ve lost that ability from our collective souls as a society. But I believe it’s important to know, on this day when the four slain members of the Lakewood, Washington Police department are laid to rest, that even during the final moments of their lives, the final acts of these four souls was to think of...
  • Soros-linked group hit with huge fine [$775,000 for using unregulated cash]

    08/29/2007 11:09:38 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 52 replies · 1,383+ views
    <p>The Federal Election Commission has fined one of the biggest liberal political action committees $775,000 for using unregulated cash to boost Democratic candidates during the 2004 elections.</p> <p>America Coming Together (ACT) raised $137 million for its get-out-the-vote effort in 17 states in the 2004 elections, but the FEC found most of that cash came through contributions that violated federal limits or were otherwise barred by campaign rules.</p>
  • Keith Richards: 'I DID snort my dad's ashes'

    08/07/2007 8:53:19 AM PDT · by Bladerunnuh · 4 replies · 232+ views
    NME ^ | 08-07-07
    Richards originally claimed he was misquoted, after his publicists attempted to quash the story. Richards, who last weekend claimed he would live to the age of 150, revealed that although he did snort his father, he did not mix his ashes with cocaine, as his previous NME.COM quote implied. "The cocaine bit was rubbish," he said. "I said I chopped him up like cocaine, not with. "I pulled the lid off [my father's urn] and out comes a bit of dad on the dining room table," Richards continued. "I'm going, 'I can't use the brush and dustpan for this'. "What...
  • Keith Richards Wants to Play Shrek's Father Next

    05/18/2007 1:14:46 PM PDT · by bedolido · 8 replies · 438+ views
    pugbus ^ | 5-18-2007 | Chip Hilton
    HOLLYWOOD - Fresh from his appearance as Captain Jack Sparrow's father in the latest Pirates of the Caribbean, Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards says he wants to play Shrek's father in Shrek Four: The Donkey's Revenge because he doesn't want to wind up being typecast. "Papa's got a brand new bag," snorted Mr. Richards in the library of his neo-Victorian Connecticut house, "but let's face it, who wants to play a spaced-out, ragamuffin drunk all the time?" Such is Mr. Richards' fear of being typecast that he has informed Pirates star, Johnny Depp, that he doesn't want to be included...
  • Pelosi has a Sheehan of Her Own

    04/18/2007 12:35:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies · 615+ views
    American Thinker ^ | April 18, 2007 | Ray Robison
    It was in the summer of 2005 that the Bush Administration began to lose the support of the American public for the war in Iraq. A principal catalyst of this momentous transformation was the mother of a soldier killed in Iraq. Casey Sheehan's mother Cindy Sheehan famously camped outside the President's ranch in Texas and demanded a meeting with him. (In fact, she demanded a second meeting, since they had met before.) President Bush's refusal to meet with her again in such a public fashion was the opening that Democratic leaders like Nancy Pelosi had been waiting for -- a...
  • Marine's mom arrested at Pelosi's office

    04/16/2007 2:50:53 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 32 replies · 2,064+ views
    Marine's mom arrested at Pelosi's office By FREDERIC J. FROMMER, Associated Press Writer 53 minutes ago The mother of a Marine who tried to kill himself after two tours of duty in Iraq was arrested Monday while protesting the war outside the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (news, bio, voting record). Tina Richards of Salem, Ore., was charged with disorderly conduct, said Sgt. Kimberly Schneider, a U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman. Schneider said Richards would be issued a citation and released. Drew Hammill, a spokesman for Pelosi, D-Calif., said Richards was with a group of 15 to 20 protesters when...
  • Comic 'Thinks' He's A Jew (Kramer simply “feels Jewish”)

    12/01/2006 9:39:32 AM PST · by dead · 22 replies · 471+ views
    December 1, 2006
    MICHAEL Richards was mistaken when he told his recently hired publicist, Howard Rubenstein, he was Jewish. Rubenstein, an expert in crisis management, said last week that Richards was Jewish after The Post reported the former "Seinfeld" star had spewed anti-Semitic insults at hecklers earlier this year, long before he screamed racial epithets at black audience members at an L.A. comedy club. But it turns out neither of Richards' parents is Jewish, and he never converted. But Richards wasn't lying, Rubenstein said: "He thinks he's Jewish. There were two mentors in his life who raised him and had a big influence...
  • A Genetics Lesson For Michael Irvin

    12/01/2006 8:57:34 AM PST · by Miami Vice · 42 replies · 2,078+ views
    The Evening Bulletin ^ | 12/1/06 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    Rush Limbaugh was vilified and damn near lynched in 2003 for saying that sportswriters do not harshly criticize Donovan McNabb because they want a black quarterback to succeed. Now in 2006, we have Michael Irvin saying that the only explanation that Dallas Cowboys quarterback phenom Tony Romo is as good a football player as he is must be because he has some African ancestry somewhere in his family history. While appearing on a radio show on Nov. 20, ESPN analyst Irvin said, "He (Romo) doesn't look like he's that type of an athlete, but he is. He is, man. I...
  • 'SEINFELD' SOARS ON RACIST RANT

    11/30/2006 7:48:31 AM PST · by Nachum · 179 replies · 4,676+ views
    NY Post ^ | November 30, 2006 | DON KAPLAN
    November 30, 2006 -- THE K-K-Kramer scandal murdered Michael Richards' career - but it's doing wonders for sales of the latest "Seinfeld" DVD. Season 7 of the popular sitcom is outselling the Season 6 set (released on the same day last year) by more than 75 percent, and more than 90 percent over season 5 at some online DVD retailers, according to TMZ.com.
  • Michael Richards: Still Not a Jew

    11/29/2006 11:16:53 PM PST · by ChicagoHebrew · 24 replies · 1,641+ views
    The Jewish Journal ^ | 11/27/2006 | Staff
    Michael Richards is not a Jew. As Cosmo Kramer in "Seinfeld," Richards played one on TV. But he himself is not Jewish -- not that there's anything wrong with that. Richards lashed out a heckler at the Laugh Factory last Friday, spitting out the "N" word without humor and with abandon. Audience members booed, several walked out, then Richards himself walked off stage. The incident was caught on a cellphone camera and posted at the TMZ.com Web site, where it ignited a firestorm of criticism against Richards. Richards apologized on "The Late Show With David Letterman" Monday night. "I was...
  • Mel Gibson Feels Michael Richards' Pain

    11/29/2006 6:36:05 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 17 replies · 523+ views
    KTIV.com ^ | 11/29/06
    NEW YORK - Though he's lost many fans after being captured on video hurling racist epithets at a comedy club audience, Michael Richards has an ally: Mel Gibson. "I felt like sending Michael Richards a note," Gibson says in an interview in Entertainment Weekly's Dec. 8 issue. "I feel really badly for the guy. He was obviously in a state of stress. You don't need to be inebriated to be bent out of shape. But my heart went out to the guy." The 50-year-old actor-director added: "They'll probably torture him for a while and then let him go. I like...
  • National Lampoon "Lampoons" Seinfeld Star Michael Richards

    11/29/2006 1:09:16 PM PST · by BillyJack · 27 replies · 2,002+ views
    National Lampoon ^ | 11-29-06 | National Lampoon
    The National Lampoon created a video of Seinfeld clips as they relate to Michael Richards' meltdown at the Laugh Factory. Link to view videoIf you're at work, it would be a good idea to put on your headphones or turn down the volume on your computer speakers.
  • The Crucifixion of Kramer

    11/28/2006 3:53:47 PM PST · by Luis Gonzalez · 94 replies · 2,608+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 11/24/06 | Bob Weir
    I’ve never been a fan of Seinfeld, and I’m not very familiar with the characters. When the show went into syndication a few years ago, I began to come across it whenever I did any channel surfing. I don’t know anything about Michael Richards, the guy who played Kramer on the show. When I read about his onstage rant at a comedy club in Hollywood last week, I figured the guy has some serious anger management problems. Anyone who has performed in front of a live audience knows of the danger posed by hecklers; it comes with the territory. Hence, when Mr....
  • Jesse Jackson Wants Seinfeld Boycott for 'Kramer' Tirade

    11/28/2006 8:56:45 AM PST · by meg88 · 173 replies · 3,860+ views
    The National Ledger ^ | November 28, 2006 | Jim Roberts
    Jesse Jackson Wants a Seinfeld Boycott for Kramer Tirade -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- By Jim Roberts Nov 28, 2006 That didn't take long. Jesse Jackson is now heavily involved in the racist rant put forth by Michael Richards aka 'Kramer' from the popular '90's hit television sitcom Seinfeld. Richards went on Jesse Jackson's nationally syndicated radio program, "Keep Hope Alive," as a part of a series of apologies for the incident over the weekend. Jesse Jackson Wants a Seinfeld Boycott for Kramer Tirade Jackson, has called Richards' words "hateful," "sick," and "deep-seated, and for once in his life jess Jackson is right. ***...
  • "Kramer" Apologizes on Rev. Jackson's Radio Show

    11/26/2006 10:16:51 AM PST · by LdSentinal · 50 replies · 1,250+ views
    WKRC.com ^ | 11/26/06
    The actor best known as "Kramer" from the show Seinfeld has apologized on Reverand Jesse Jackson's syndicated radio show for a racist outburst he made at a comedy club ten days ago. Michael Richards says it wasn't bigotry, but anger which fueled the swear loaded shoutfest. Richards told Jackson that he never before has used racially charged language, and that the comments he made came through him "like a freight train." Rev. Jackson reacted to the apology by calling the outburst "hateful", but claimed the show was an opportunity for discussions on the entertainment industry's "cultural isolation."
  • Richards, (Jesse) Jackson to discuss racist rant (starts psychiatric counseling)

    11/26/2006 6:30:29 AM PST · by Mr. Brightside · 54 replies · 1,575+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 11/26/06
    Richards, Jackson to discuss racist rant By MEGAN REICHGOTT, Associated Press Writer Sun Nov 26, 1:28 AM ET CHICAGO - Michael Richards will appear on the Rev. Jesse Jackson's nationally syndicated radio program to discuss his racist rant at a Los Angeles comedy club, the civil rights leader said Saturday. Richards' participation in the "Keep Hope Alive" program is a chance to reach out and apologize to the black community, Jackson said. "He is embarrassed," said Jackson, who spoke to Richards by telephone this week after being contacted by the actor's publicist. "I think he wants to recover from the...
  • Jesse Jackson: Richards' comedy club tirade was "hate speech"

    11/25/2006 3:39:07 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 78 replies · 2,480+ views
    ABC7Chicago ^ | 11/25/06
    November 25, 2006 - The Reverend Jesse Jackson says actor Michael Richards' racial tirade during a standup comedy routine amounts to -- quote -- "hate speech." Jackson said this morning that Richards called and apologized for his rant against two black hecklers in a Los Angeles comedy club. Jackson says he advised Richards to see a psychiatrist to discover why he's angry and hostile toward black people, and also to undergo race sensitivity training. He says Richards' point of view wasn't just a slip of the tongue, and is a symbol of deep-seeded feelings in the culture and in Hollywood....
  • (Michael) Richards Hires "Crisis Management" Expert

    11/22/2006 9:18:13 PM PST · by Turbopilot · 101 replies · 2,744+ views
    AP via MSNBC.com ^ | 11-23-2006 | AP
    LOS ANGELES - Michael Richards is doing damage control. In the aftermath of his racist tirade against two black hecklers during a standup comedy routine, Richards on Wednesday hired a publicist with strong ties to the black community who set up calls to the Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. New York publicist Howard Rubenstein took on Richards as a client, then arranged for the actor to call the black leaders. --SNIP-- “Clearly he needs some race sensibility training, and some psychiatric help. His anger is volatile and dangerous to himself and others,” Jackson said. --SNIP-- “I’ve been very involved...
  • Attorney: Comedian Michael Richards should pay for racial rant

    11/22/2006 11:14:56 AM PST · by philsfan24 · 141 replies · 4,451+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 11/22/2006 | MSNBC.com and Today
    Los Angeles attorney Gloria Allred, who is representing Doss and McBride, said she wants a retired judge to sit down with Richards and the two men to determine if the three-time Emmy winner should pay them for "the pain that he has inflicted on them as a result of his racist words." "If our children took a rock and threw it through the window of a next-door neighbor, we would say to that child, ‘Go to the neighbor, apologize directly to the neighbor and pay the cost of that window that you broke,'" Allred said. "We think it’s important that...
  • Racist Richards Blames Bush, Liberals Forgive (Rush)

    11/21/2006 5:41:37 PM PST · by NotchJohnson · 64 replies · 3,571+ views
    Rush Limbuagh ^ | 11/23/06 | Rush Limbuagh
    RUSH: This Michael Richards thing. What was his name? Kramer on Seinfeld, which was "a show about nothing." You know, it is fascinating. (Actually it's not fascinating. I've got to stop saying that.) I have read a bunch of reviews of Michael Richards and what he did at the comedy club in LA and his "apology" last night on Letterman. While there is a slew of outrage out there, in the entertainment community there is, "Well, we have to understand comedians," and, "You know, comedians can get away with anything if it's funny, and I suspect that what Michael was...
  • Howie Carr live thread 11/21/06

    11/21/2006 11:14:02 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 26 replies · 556+ views
    howiecarr.com ^ | 11/21/06 | raccoonradio
    The phone lines might be back to normal.
  • Tearful Clinton Shares Richards Memories

    09/17/2006 5:27:24 AM PDT · by urroner · 69 replies · 1,929+ views
    ABC News ^ | APRIL CASTRO
    Former President Clinton tearfully escorted a flag-draped casket Saturday carrying former Gov. Ann Richards into the state Capitol, where she will spend the next two days lying in state before her funeral and burial.
  • Keith Richards undergoes brain surgery: media

    05/07/2006 8:39:13 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 60 replies · 1,633+ views
    WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards had surgery to relieve a blood clot on his brain caused by an accident while holidaying in Fiji, local media reported on Monday. The 62-year-old rocker was recovering in New Zealand after "brain surgery", Australian and New Zealand media reported. A spokeswoman for the band said last week that Richards only suffered a mild concussion from an accident in Fiji in late April and would not require surgery.
  • Richards: 'I will recover'

    04/11/2006 7:53:24 PM PDT · by txroadkill · 16 replies · 978+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | April 11, 2006 | WAYNE SLATER
    AUSTIN – Former Gov. Ann Richards said Tuesday that she is undergoing chemotherapy that periodically saps her energy but is optimistic about recovery and confident she will conquer cancer of the esophagus. "There is no doubt in my mind I will recover from this," she said. "I feel really positive about it." In her first detailed public discussion about last month's cancer diagnosis, Ms. Richards, 72, said doctors would review her condition after three more weeks of chemotherapy before deciding the next step, which could include radiation or surgery. She looked strong and upbeat as she talked with reporters. Ms....
  • From Liz Smith's gossip column - new head of Planned Parenthood

    02/19/2006 9:05:08 PM PST · by STARWISE · 21 replies · 503+ views
    NYPostOnline Gossip ^ | 2-19-06 | LizSmith
    "Diane Sawyer dropped by for a kiss and a hello. She was fresh from her chores filling in on ABC’s “World News Tonight” and said her stint on air with Elizabeth Vargas had been “refreshing and very exciting.” Another hit of the night was Cecile Richards, tall, blond and handsome, now moved to Manhattan to oversee Planned Parenthood. We had a reunion as we are pals via her famous mother, former Texas Gov. Ann Richards. Cecile and her wonderful family are going to be a great addition to New York. Documentary maker Alexandra Pelosi, the daughter of Nancy Pelosi, the...
  • NEW STONES ALBUM A BOMB? ("Sweet NeoCon" not attracting record buyers)

    10/14/2005 7:25:26 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 126 replies · 2,396+ views
    Federal Review ^ | 10/14/05
    Fox News is reporting that the latest album by the Rolling Stones, "A Bigger Bang," is "less than a month old, [and] already out of the Top 50.""A Bigger Bang" is the album that features "Sweet Neo-Con," a rare poltical song from the band, and one that attacks President Bush and Condoleezza Rice as "full of sh-t."Fox also reports that the latest album by frequent Bush critic Barbra Streisand, "Guilty Pleasures," "has caused little excitement even among her rabid fans."Both the Stones and Streisand are acts that appeal to the adult segment of the music buying public. Approximately half that...
  • Stones raise voices against war

    08/21/2005 7:36:10 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 51 replies · 1,282+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | August 21, 2005 | Larry Katz
    ``George Bush doesn't listen to us,'' Keith Richards said. But that's not the only reason the Rolling Stones, who open their world tour at Fenway Park today, won't be getting an invitation to the White House anytime soon. The Brit rockers' new CD, ``A Bigger Bang,'' comes out Sept. 6, but Matt Drudge and other right-wing media types are already foaming at the mouth after discovering the lyrics to one of its songs, ``Sweet Neo Con,'' a scarcely disguised savaging of the commander in chief.
  • Border Control Key to National Security

    05/13/2005 8:59:03 PM PDT · by Founding Father · 17 replies · 614+ views
    The National Ledger ^ | May 13, 2005 | Paul Wyrich
    Border Control Key to National Security By Paul Weyrich May 13, 2005 We must control our country’s borders. Former Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Admiral James M. Loy appeared before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence in February to counsel the Committee about improving immigration control at our nation’s borders. He delivered a message that was not given wide media coverage but one that many Americans already knew. Admiral Loy said: Recent information from ongoing investigations, detentions, and emerging threat streams strongly suggests that al-Qaeda has considered using the Southwest Border to infiltrate the United States. Several al-Qaeda leaders believe...
  • Ex-Computer Associates top boss indicted

    09/22/2004 9:17:55 PM PDT · by F15Eagle · 19 replies · 531+ views
    MSNBC.News - Business with CNBC - Corporate Scandals ^ | Updated: 3:30 p.m. ET Sept. 22, 2004 | The Associated Press
    Sanjay Kumar charged with fraud, conspiracy, obstructing justice NEW YORK - Former Computer Associates International Inc. chairman and chief executive Sanjay Kumar has been charged with securities fraud, conspiracy and obstruction of justice in connection with a multibillion dollar accounting scandal at the software company. advertisement The charges were unsealed Wednesday, after the company itself agreed to pay $225 million to shareholders as part of a settlement that allows it to defer criminal prosecution. That agreement also settles securities fraud charges brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission. A 10-count grand jury indictment returned last Friday also charges Kumar with...
  • Richards Applauds New Efforts to Remove Lakefront Smell

    04/28/2004 10:24:29 AM PDT · by Chummy · 9 replies · 201+ views
    The Wheeler Report ^ | April 26, 2004 | State Rep Jon Richards (D - Milwaukee)
    RICHARDS APPLAUDS NEW EFFORTS TO REMOVE LAKEFRONT SMELL MILWAUKEE - Today Rep. Jon Richards (D-Milwaukee) hailed the approval of a $138,000 State Coastal Management grant for the UWM WATER Institute to study and manage the source of the smell along Milwaukee's beaches. The smell is caused by Cladophora, which is an algae that grows on the lake bottom, breaks off and washes up on beaches and rocks causing a sewage-like smell when it decays. "The smell is disgusting an can be overpowering," Richards said. "The WATER Institute researchers are doing pioneering work in understanding Cladophora. With the Coastal Management grant,...
  • (Ma)Richards: Marching isn't just for the young

    02/20/2004 6:20:30 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 10 replies · 125+ views
    Former Texas Gov. Ann Richards, who was retired from the mansion almost a decade ago by now-President George W. Bush, remains not just a state but a national figure. And she's lending her support to the effort to try to keep the clock from being turned back on women's right to choose when and whether to have children. Richards, a divorced mother of four, recently wrote to friends calling for participation in an April 25 march in Washington, D.C., aimed at underlining the necessity to keep fighting for choice. "I was reluctant to go," wrote Richards, who helped Roe v....
  • "Ma" Richards on CNN's Larry King slurring her words

    01/15/2004 6:04:44 PM PST · by Az Joe · 117 replies · 217+ views
    1/15/04 | Self
    Alcohol does preserve well.
  • {Former TX Gov. Ann} Richards Delivers Dynamic Talk at TAMIU

    11/12/2003 7:29:07 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 39 replies · 228+ views
    Laredo, TX, Morning Times ^ | 11-12-03 | Cortez, Tricia
    Richards delivers dynamite talk at TAMIU BY TRICIA CORTEZ Times staff writer Former Texas Governor Ann Richards delivered a scathing indictment of the Texas public education system Tuesday night, focusing on its accountability and high-stakes testing system that is now being implemented nationally under the No Child Left Behind Act. "The current No Child Left Behind is a lie. It is a total lie. We are leaving children behind right and left," Richards told a packed house of the Fine and Performing Arts Center at Texas A&M International University. "Do you know what the current education system is in the...
  • Molly Beth Malcolm to Step Down: "Democrats Are Lining up for Hot Seat" in TX

    09/19/2003 5:29:58 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 18 replies · 316+ views
    Austin, TX, American-Statesman ^ | 09-18-03 | McNeely, Dave
    Democrats are lining up for hot seat Thursday, September 18, 2003 One might question why anyone wants to be the chair of the Texas Democratic Party In The Time Of George Bush. But several folks apparently do. Molly Beth Malcolm announced Tuesday she'll resign Oct. 25. On that day, the State Democratic Executive Committee will choose a replacement to serve until the party's 2004 convention. Malcolm has held the office for 5 1/2 years. Given the Democrats' miserable fortunes recently, some observers would compare the chairmanship to being captain of the Titanic. With the Democrats completely out of power, it's...
  • Kentucky Democrats Make Bus Tours to Solicit Voters

    05/05/2003 7:58:45 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 168+ views
    Louisville, KY, Courier-Journal ^ | 05-05-03 | Staff Report
    <p>The Campaign Trail is a weekly update on this year's election.</p> <p>Voters who want to compare Democratic candidates for governor in the flesh will get plenty of chances in the last two weeks of the primary race, and it will be especially easy for folks in Prestonsburg today.</p>
  • Abortion foes back Fletcher, Richards: Right to Life committee makes primary choices

    04/25/2003 11:55:40 AM PDT · by JohnnyZ · 2 replies · 886+ views
    The Courier-Journal ^ | April 25, 2003 | AL CROSS
    <p>The political arm of the Kentucky Right to Life Association, the state's leading anti-abortion group, has endorsed Republican Ernie Fletcher and Democrat Jody Richards for governor in the May 20 primary election.</p> <p>The endorsement could be a greater boost for Richards, who has trailed in fund-raising and polls in his Democratic race with Attorney General Ben Chandler and businessman Bruce Lunsford.</p>
  • Ethics a Key Theme of Kentucky Governor's Race This Year

    04/20/2003 6:44:41 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 141+ views
    Louisville, KY, Courier-Journal ^ | 04-20-03 | Cross, Al
    <p>In a race to succeed a governor tainted by scandal, Democrats and Republicans alike are pushing for change and promising to clean up how things work at the Capitol.</p> <p>Questions about ethics and public duty vs. personal interest are drawing much of the candidates' attention, with Gov. Paul Patton facing a joint federalstate criminal investigation related to his affair with businesswoman Tina Conner and civil charges of violating the state ethics code.</p>
  • Chandler, Fletcher lead primary races (Kentucky)

    02/18/2003 9:48:24 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 2 replies · 220+ views
    The Courier-Journal ^ | 2/18/03 | Al Cross
    <p>Democrat Ben Chandler and Republican Ernie Fletcher have the early leads in the primary elections for governor, but few voters have made up their minds, according to The Courier-Journal's latest Bluegrass Poll.</p> <p>Chandler, the state attorney general, has the backing of 37 percent of the likely voters in the Democratic primary. That was much more than the 9 percent for House Speaker Jody Richards, 5 percent for Louisville businessman Bruce Lunsford and 1 percent for Harlan contractor Otis Hensley Jr.</p>
  • LA Senate Donations Report: Richards, EMK Give to Landrieu, GOP Committees to Terrell

    12/06/2002 5:49:17 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 1 replies · 310+ views
    The Shreveport (LA) Times ^ | 12-06=02 | Camire, Dennis
    GOP has edge in donations for U.S. Senate campaign Dennis Camire / Times Washington Bureau Posted on December 6, 2002 WASHINGTON - Trying to score one more political victory, Republican lawmakers and party committees have donated at least $311,000 to help Suzanne Haik Terrell unseat incumbent Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu in the Senate race in Louisiana. At least 19 Republican senators, 15 GOP House members and 13 state Republican committees have chipped in to help Terrell during the past six weeks. Meanwhile, fewer Democrats have shipped less money to the Bayou State to aid Landrieu, who is in a contest...
  • Ann Richards Comes to Laredo to Promote Hometown Gubernatorial Nominee Sanchez

    11/05/2002 5:34:31 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 12 replies · 259+ views
    The Laredo Morning Times | 11-05-02 | Cortez, Tricia
    Richards, others turn out for Tony Sanchez BY TRICIA CORTEZ Times staff writer Appearing tense, quiet and preoccupied, Democrat gubernatorial candidate Tony Sanchez went to noon Mass on Monday at San Agustin Cathedral before heading to La Posada for a last Get Out the Vote rally with former Gov. Ann Richards. "I asked God for his help with this election, and if it his will that I become governor, to please help me," Sanchez said afterward. During the low-key mass, Father Carlos Zulcar gave no blessing or intention for Sanchez and his family as they face the final hours of...