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  • Dems say Palin is 'risky,' could be a disaster (Yes a, Disaster for the dRats)

    08/29/2008 9:41:48 AM PDT · by onlylewis · 185 replies · 559+ views
    CNN ^ | 8/29/08 | CNN
    (CNN) – A leading House Democrat said Thursday John McCain's choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is a "risky" move that could ultimately prove disastrous to the Republican prospects in November. Meanwhile, a top Senate Democrat said the pick is a "Hail Mary pass" and a "roll of the dice," in what is the initial reactions from McCain's rival party.
  • Dems say Palin is 'risky,' could be a disaster

    08/29/2008 1:43:04 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 198 replies · 665+ views
    CNN ^ | August 29, 2008 | Alexander Mooney
    A leading House Democrat said Friday John McCain's choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is a "risky" move that could ultimately prove disastrous to the Republican prospects in November. Meanwhile, a top Senate Democrat said the pick is a "Hail Mary pass" and a "roll of the dice," in what is the initial reactions from McCain's rival party. Speaking to South Carolina ETV Radio, House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn likened the choice of Palin to Walter Mondale's choice of Geraldine Ferraro in 1984 and George H.W. Bush's pick of Dan Quayle in 1988. Both picks — relatively unknown political figures...
  • Most Whites say Obama a 'risky' choice

    06/22/2008 5:03:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 195 replies · 246+ views
    The Times of India ^ | June 23, 2008
    Over half of the American Whites consider presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama as a "risky" choice for the White House, whereas two-thirds believe McCain as a "safe" pick, a new survey has revealed. The survey by the Washington Post/ABC News also opens up apprehensions of the race factor being whipped up by white supremist groups as a way to stop the Illinois Senator and the first African American from entering the White House. The survey has shown that over half of Whites called 46-year-old Obama a "risky" choice for the top post, while two-thirds said McCain is a "safe"...
  • Clinton Donor Wanted By FBI In Scheme To Funnel Money

    03/03/2007 5:29:11 AM PST · by ml/nj · 29 replies · 790+ views
    LA Times ^ | March 3, 2007 | Robin Fields and Chuck Neubauer
    The businessman, influential in Pakistani circles, also aided Boxer. WASHINGTON — A Pakistani immigrant who hosted fundraisers in Southern California for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is being sought by the FBI on charges that he funneled illegal contributions to Clinton's political action committee and Sen. Barbara Boxer's 2004 reelection campaign. Authorities say Northridge businessman Abdul Rehman Jinnah, 56, fled the country after an indictment accused him of engineering more than $50,000 in illegal donations to the Democratic committees. A business associate charged as a co-conspirator has entered a guilty plea and is scheduled to be sentenced in Los Angeles next...
  • FBI Warned Military Over Gitmo Tactics

    02/23/2006 11:44:22 AM PST · by Greg o the Navy · 61 replies · 872+ views
    Associated Press via NY Slimes ^ | 23 Feb 2006 | no byline
    FBI agents repeatedly warned military interrogators at the U.S. prison camp at Guantanamo Bay that their aggressive methods were legally risky and also likely to be ineffective, according to FBI memos made public Thursday.
  • Gore: No Plans to Run for President Again

    10/12/2005 6:35:24 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 44 replies · 846+ views
    Former Vice President Al Gore said Wednesday he had no intention of ever running for president again. "I have absolutely no plans and no expectations of ever being a candidate again," said Gore, who lost the 2000 election to President Bush.
  • Gore TV Lands In Central Park (Can you “sell out” a free event?)

    10/05/2005 7:29:32 AM PDT · by dead · 25 replies · 850+ views
    NY Post ^ | 10/5/5 | Adam Buckman
    October 5, 2005 -- A pep rally to be held tomorrow in Central Park for Al Gore's new cable channel for young people, Current TV, is sold out, according to the event's Web site. Tickets were free... Instructions on the site indicate that there might be some tickets at the entrance available to those who register online for a waiting list. The event, called "Take Back TV," is scheduled to run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Central Park's Rumsey Playfield, best known as the site of SummerStage. Besides promoting the fledgling cable channel, Take Back TV is aimed...
  • If That Don't Beat Al (Algore Alert!)

    09/22/2005 5:19:46 AM PDT · by TheForceOfOne · 69 replies · 2,009+ views
    The New York Post ^ | September 22, 2005 | Deborah Orin
    AS SEN. Hillary Clinton ratchets up her attacks on Presi dent Bush, some Democrats think they smell an explanation: the threat of a 2008 Al Gore presidential bid that could come at her from the left on Iraq. The former vice president is suddenly re-emerging as a vocal and visible Bush-basher — he's slated to star at a Democratic National Committee fund-raiser for big donors in Washington next Tuesday. "He's keeping a very strong public profile. He was the first major Democrat to oppose the Iraq war. He's keeping in touch around the country and doing a lot of speeches....
  • Al Gore blasts Bush; personally airlifted Katrina victims

    09/09/2005 2:21:53 PM PDT · by WestTexasWend · 124 replies · 4,089+ views
    Associated Press ^ | September 09. 2005 5:06PM | TERENCE CHEA
    Former Vice President Al Gore urged Americans on Friday to hold the Bush administration accountable for failing to adequately prepare for and respond to Hurricane Katrina. "When the corpses of American citizens are floating in toxic flood waters five days after a hurricane struck, it is time not only to respond directly to the victims of the catastrophe, but to hold ... the leaders of our nation accountable," Gore told environmentalists at the Sierra Club's national convention. Gore had been scheduled to give a speech to state insurance commissioners in New Orleans this weekend about the likelihood that global warming...
  • Islamist fundamentalists doubt reports on bin Laden’s involvement in Afghan fighting

    08/27/2005 2:02:01 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 14 replies · 549+ views
    Asharq Alawsat ^ | Aug. 26, 2005 | Mohammed Al Shafey
    Asharq al-Awsat, London- An extremist Islamist internet site has claimed Osama bin Laden was recently injured in fighting around a Spanish military base in Afghanistan. Al Hasba, which has featured statements by al Qaeda’s leader and Abu Musab al Zarqawi, said bin Laden took part in the al Kholoud attack (the eternal attack) and was lightly injured in his left thigh. Islamists in London cast doubt on these reports and indicated that Saudi-born bin Laden has not appeared in any video or audio tape since 27th December 2004, when al Jazeera news channel broadcasted a tape allegedly announcing the appointment...
  • THE BOOB TUBE, INDEED -- Al Gore's Latest Flop!

    08/19/2005 7:20:47 AM PDT · by clintonbaiter · 69 replies · 3,320+ views
    Iconoclast ^ | by Marni Soupcoff
    It's a wonder you're even reading this piece. I mean, it's a compliment of course -- for which I'm grateful. But it's a surprise. I was certain that most of you would be spending the day glued to your television sets. August first was, after all, the debut of Al Gore's new television network, Current TV. Are you still with me? Or have I already lost you to your TV rooms and TiVos? It's okay. I'd understand. The prospect of an entertainment vehicle as fresh and lively as the former vice president is awfully hard to resist. That's why I'm...
  • The mind-blowing and clueless Current TV (Al Gore's venture)

    08/07/2005 2:04:13 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 50 replies · 2,123+ views
    Chicago Tribune via S. ^ | Aug. 5, 2005 | Maureen Ryan
    Ever have a teacher who tried way too hard to be "down" with the kids? Who never knew that he was using out-of-date lingo or patronizing the intelligence of the people he wanted to befriend? If you have a masochistic desire to spend hours with that kind of person, you could tune into Current TV, a new cable channel that debuted in 20 million homes nationwide Monday. (In South Florida, Current is available on DirecTV.) For a channel that is supposed to be aimed squarely at 18- to 34-year-olds and reflect their views and concerns, Current (whose chairman is Al...
  • Soldier Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Arms

    08/02/2005 9:56:23 AM PDT · by robowombat · 15 replies · 659+ views
    AP ^ | Aug 2, 2005
    PADUCAH, Ky. - A soldier pleaded guilty Monday to federal charges that he smuggled machine guns out of Iraq and tried to sell them in the U.S. Sgt. Beau Uran, 24, based at Fort Campbell, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to unlawfully import the weapons. He is the third person to plead guilty in the case. Sgt. Nigel Brown, 31, and his uncle, Guy Brown, 46, of Hopkinsville, pleaded guilty in July to the same charges. They face up to 10 years in prison and $250,000 fines when they are sentenced Oct. 25. Uran could get a lighter sentence because of...
  • For Gore, a Reincarnation on the Other Side of the Camera

    07/25/2005 4:27:52 AM PDT · by nj26 · 12 replies · 598+ views
    NY Times ^ | 7/25/05 | JACQUES STEINBERG
    The day after President Bush announced his first Supreme Court nominee, his opponent in the hotly disputed 2000 election was a continent away from the White House, sitting in a darkened conference room in a converted coffee warehouse here. Surrounded by more than a dozen people in their 20's and 30's, Al Gore was screening prospective videos for a cable and satellite channel that he, along with several investors, is scheduled to introduce next Monday. It is called Current, and he is not only its co-founder and its chairman, he is also one of the people who has an occasional...
  • There Ought To Be A Law!

    05/05/2005 5:57:02 AM PDT · by Dr.Syn · 4 replies · 538+ views ^ | May 5, 2005 | Dan Sargis
      There Ought To Be A Law!May 5, 2005 With the Beltway- Boobs in a frolic making new laws and regulations that handcuff the average citizen to governmental power (abuse?) seems that the fox is guarding the henhouse.  In a recent study, The Top 10 Examples of Government Waste, the Heritage Foundation’s Brian M. Riedl barely scratched the surface of the “riskiest scheme” ever foisted upon the American public...trusting the U.S. government with your money! In a recent “press release” discrediting the President’s Social Security reform effort, Tweedle-Dum-Pelosi and Tweedle-Dee-Reid accuse Mr. Bush of creating a “risky scheme” that “place(s) retirees at...
  • Study: Abstinence May Lead to Risky Acts

    03/18/2005 1:45:07 PM PST · by Crackingham · 37 replies · 1,034+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 18, 2005 | Matt Apuzzo
    Teens who pledge to remain virgins until marriage are more likely to take chances with other kinds of sex that increase the risk of sexually transmitted diseases, a study of 12,000 adolescents suggests. The report by Yale and Columbia University researchers could help explain their earlier findings that teens who pledged abstinence are just as likely to have STDs as their peers. The latest study, published in the April issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health, found that teens pledging virginity until marriage are more likely to have oral and anal sex than other teens who have not had intercourse....
  • Social INSecurity: Social Security to Social Insecurity [Schumer's SS 'Calculator']

    02/18/2005 6:33:37 AM PST · by ericthecurdog · 30 replies · 853+ views
    Senator Schumer's Website ^ | Charles 'Chucky' Schumer
    "See how much you will LOSE under Bush's Privatization Plan."
  • Al Gore goes into fund management [or, Where Not to Invest Your Hard-Earned Cash]

    12/03/2004 11:17:54 AM PST · by mountaineer · 30 replies · 696+ views
    Lafferty ^ | Dec. 3, 2004 | Funds International
    If politics does not work all that well for you, go into mutual fund management. At least that’s what many of Al Gore’s detractors may be thinking of the announcement in November that the former US vice-president under Bill Clinton and loser in the 2000 presidential race, has co-founded a private partnership asset management firm, Generation Investment Management (GIM). GIM, headquartered in London, has named Gore as chairman and another co-founder, David Blood, a past chief executive at Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM), as its managing partner. Also in the line-up of founders are Mark Ferguson, a former GASM co-head...
  • Kent (WA) Man Killed By Exploding Lava Lamp

    11/30/2004 4:57:24 AM PST · by scooter2 · 158 replies · 6,372+ views
    KOMO TV News (Seattle, WA) ^ | 11/30/04 | Kevin Reese
    KENT - "Philip has been a kid who tinkers with things ever since he was little," a grieving Claudia Quinn told KOMO 4 News Monday night after her son's bizarre and tragic death. Sunday, 24-year-old Philip Quinn was tinkering with a lava lamp at his home in Kent. His girlfriend and his parents became worried when they couldn't find him and couldn't get him to answer his phone. Claudia and Bill Quinn drove from their home in Auburn to check on their youngest son. They thought maybe he'd just overslept. They were devastated by what they found. "I looked around...
  • Massachusetts: Gay State Senator Weds Longtime Partner

    11/22/2004 11:29:50 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 66 replies · 2,493+ views
    BOSTON -- State Sen. Jarrett Barrios, who made an impassioned personal plea for gay marriage during last spring's legislative debate, has exchanged vows with his longtime partner, Doug Hattaway, a former spokesman for Vice President Al Gore. The couple of 10 years married Saturday at First Parish Church in Cambridge, in a wedding attended by an array of state and city officials. Gay marriage became legal in Massachusetts May 17 under a court decision issued last November. In February, during a marathon legislative debate about whether to seek a ban on gay marriage in Massachusetts, Barrios spoke of the barriers...