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  • Buddy Roemer blasts both parties as 'joined at the billfold,' launches independent bid

    02/23/2012 4:46:43 PM PST · by Impy · 28 replies ^ | 2-23-12 | Jonathan Tilove
    WASHINGTON -- Blasting the two major parties as "joined at the billfold," former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer announced Thursday that he is abandoning his bid for the Republican nomination for an independent candidacy for president. "Last night the Republicans held their 23rd television debate. I have not been invited to a single one," said Roemer. "I am the only candidate who has been shut out by the Republican Party. Well, we're on a mission to take this country back from the powerful special interests. We are prepared to challenge both parties. Both parties are joined at the bill fold, they...

    09/05/2011 7:25:15 AM PDT · by Syncro · 29 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | Sept 5, 2011 | Levi Russell
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 5, 2011CONTACT: Levi Russell at, or (509) 979-6615 NATIONAL TEA PARTY EXPRESS CONTINUES WITH STAR-STUDDED RALLIES IN NEW HAMPSHIRE! Sarah Palin, Gary Johnson, & Buddy Roemer to attend events TODAY Tea Party Express,, will hold rallies in Manchester and Nashua today as part of the 30-city tour themed "Reclaiming America," featuring conservative speakers, singers, and entertainment! The full tour schedule is available here.  The Tea Party Express rallies have been described as a "rolling 4th of July show", and will feature Tea Party Express Chair Amy Kremer, Nevada Republican Senate Nominee Sharron Angle, Comedian...
  • Long-shot Buddy Roemer decides his best chance is to threaten China from in front of its embassy

    09/01/2011 1:27:41 PM PDT · by martosko · 5 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/01/2011 | Jamie Weinstein
    On Thursday, former Louisiana governor and long-shot Republican presidential contender Buddy Roemer warned about the economic threat to America from China — while standing in front of the Chinese Embassy in Washington, D.C. “China is the bear in the room eating jobs and no one pays attention,” Roemer claimed during a nearly hour-long address attended by just over a dozen members of the press and no other spectators. “I will get the bear out of the room,” he promised. “Why am I the only presidential candidate to see the bear?” Roemer pondered later in the speech, after giving a history...
  • The Press Should Stop Ignoring Buddy Roemer's 2012 GOP Bid for President

    07/21/2011 11:34:16 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 54 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 7/21/2011 | Mark Mckinnon
    Among the 2012 candidates labeled by media pundits and opinionators as improbable, long-shot, third-tier comic-book characters are former Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer, former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson and Rep. Thad McCotter of Michigan. Read more:
  • Buddy Roemer officially kicks off W.H. campaign

    07/21/2011 11:24:53 AM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | 07-21-11 | JUANA SUMMERS
    Buddy Roemer formally launched his presidential campaign on Thursday, trying to cast himself as a viable reform candidate instead of the quintessential long shot. The former Louisiana governor detailed his “Free to Lead” campaign theme: he’s promising to limit contributions he accepts to $100 per person, swear off PAC dollars and target the influence of Big Money on politics.
  • Former Gov. Roemer says if he runs for president, he won't take PAC money

    04/17/2011 5:05:23 PM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 9 replies
    C-Span ^ | 4-11 | C-Span 2
    Roemer will only take contributions of up to $100 from individuals. No PAC money, because the politicians have to worry about the impact of those decisions on their big donors. Buddy plans to get government spending down to 18.5% of GDP in 5 years. He plans for energy to come exclusively from North America in 10 Years.
  • 4 Republican hopefuls in New Hampshire find tepid Tea Party turnout

    04/16/2011 5:08:26 PM PDT · by balls · 43 replies
    Reuters ^ | Apr 15, 2011 17:28 EDT
    Four potential Republican presidential hopefuls showed up, but the turnout for the New Hampshire Tea Party tax day rally was rather tepid. On a brilliant spring day in Concord, perfect for a rally, only about 300 came to protest taxes and the Obama Administration, a far cry from the robust rallies held ahead of the 2010 elections. Tim Pawlenty and Rick Santorum — who have declared they are exploring a run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012 — and Herman Cain and Buddy Roemer — who are considered potential hopefuls — joined state politicians in an attempt to get...
  • Hot Air April primary survey: Polls are now open

    04/03/2011 7:08:03 PM PDT · by unseen1 · 25 replies (greenroom) ^ | 04/03/2011 | Patrick Ishmael
    As promised last month, I’ve removed Chris Christie and Paul Ryan from the Presidential line due to their stated disinterest in running. I’ve removed Jim Demint, since he’s removed himself from running, as well. Because he has indicated an interest in running, I have added Rand Paul; if Paul supporters try to cheat as they notoriously do for his father Ron, I will remove Rand from subsequent polls.... ....Please vote only once. Your ballot should take less than a minute to complete. We'll announce the results after voting has concluded. NOTE: It is easy to detect double voters, and every...
  • Last night in Iowa

    03/08/2011 6:25:49 AM PST · by Kartographer · 21 replies
    ThePolitico ^ | 3/8/10 | Ben Smith
    The Republican presidential campaign seems to have sputtered to a kind of a start in Iowa last night. The undercard candidates, Buddy Roemer and Herman Cain, threatened to steal the show, but Tim Pawlenty in particular sought to show that he's got the heat and the personality size to be his party's nominee.
  • AP: Ex-La Gov. Roemer to make GOP presidential bid

    03/02/2011 6:33:23 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 2, 2011 | MELINDA DESLATTE
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- A person familiar with the decision says former Louisiana Gov. Charles "Buddy" Roemer plans to announce that he is creating an exploratory committee for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. The 67-year-old Roemer on Wednesday wouldn't talk about the creation of the committee.
  • CNN Day of Barf: Dem hack Tim Roemer grandstands on the graves of 2,986 Americans(Barf Alert)

    09/11/2006 3:16:31 PM PDT · by StAnDeliver · 7 replies · 1,229+ views
    CNN | September 11, 2006 | CNN
    Of all the 9/11 anniversary coverage this morning, FNC was absolutely the best, letting the unadulterated tape tell the story of that savage September day.Of course, there were others, and as you might have guessed in advance, CNN's was easily the worst. Most notably, not once was Flight 175's actual impact into the South Tower ever shown. But one particularly ugly moment immediately floated to the top of the CNN bowl. Former Dem Congressman (he didn't last long) and former 'd-list' DLC hack Tim Roemer was given 5 minutes by CNN to make a free, but utterly tasteless & depraved...
  • Bill Clinton Personally Attempts to Get ABC's Path to 9/11 Mini-Series Recut

    09/01/2006 8:24:53 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 130 replies · 6,946+ views ^ | 9-1-06 | RushLimbaugh
    I told you people yesterday and the day before of a movie, a mini-series running on ABC on September 10th and 11th, called The Path to 9/11 and I told you that I have the DVDs. I also told you because I am in touch -- I am poor when I'm in New York -- I do not have a DVD player. I don't. My apartment's got an old media room in it, it's got a laser disk player in it, but it doesn't have a DVD. Well, actually it has a DVD player in it, but the TV doesn't...
  • Hoosier Democrats won't field candidate against Lugar

    06/30/2006 7:45:01 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 24 replies · 610+ views ^ | 6/30/06 | David MacAnally
    Indianapolis - In "War of the Worlds" the underdog puts up a fight, but in the war for an Indiana U.S. Senate seat this fall, Democrats gave up without firing a shot. Richard Lugar is seeking a sixth term, and won't have a Democrat running agains him. Indiana Democrat Party Chairman Dan Parker explains, "You really don't recruit someone to run for the U.S. Senate. Somebody either wants to do it or they don't." Parker says no one did. "This is a statement about Senator Lugar," Parker said, "and his status with Hoosiers. He's very well respected by Hoosiers. He's...
  • Kerry Considering Biden, Armitage for Possible Cabinet

    10/22/2004 9:57:49 AM PDT · by thegreatbeast · 31 replies · 1,311+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Friday, Oct. 22, 2004 | NA
    If John Kerry becomes President he will find himself on the horns of a dilemma - which close friend to ditch when he chooses a new Secretary of State. According to today's Washington Post, Kerry would pick his national security team within a few weeks after winning the White House and two of his closest friends, Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-Del.) or Richard Holbrooke reportedly want the job of running the State Department.
  • Buddy Roemer

    12/06/2005 7:21:48 AM PST · by thebiggestdog · 166+ views ^ | 12-6-05 |
    Former Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer is the first person in a long time to stand up and tell it like it is. He quipped that current gov Kathleen Blanco had plenty of news conferences but hasn't done much else. Buddy is "waiting to see action," from Blanco. So are a lot of other people. I haven't kept up with every movement of Kathleen, but it does seem that once again she is waiting for somebody else to clean up the mess. She blamed Bush, and then went to Washington crying for money and help.
  • 9/11 Panel: U.S. Failing on Security Reform (now operating as the 9/11 Public Discourse Project)

    12/02/2005 2:38:55 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 613+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/2/05 | Lara Jakes Jordan - ap
    WASHINGTON - The government is still failing to enact many swift and strong security changes to prevent terror attacks, the former Sept. 11 Commission has concluded. More than four years after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, the government has not done enough to stop nuclear proliferation, give emergency first responders adequate communications systems and ensure that homeland security grants are going to the most high-risk communities, former commissioners said Friday. "We're taking small steps when we need a giant leap," said former Democratic commissioner Timothy Roemer, who is now president of the Center for National Policy at George Mason University...
  • Freeh, Able Danger, Gorton, Roemer

    11/24/2005 1:06:01 PM PST · by johnny7 · 23 replies · 1,152+ views
    REDSTATE.ORG ^ | Nov 24th, 2005 | By: John Batchelor
    Former FBI Director Louis Freeh did not learn of Able Danger until the summer of 2005.  Commenting on the Wall Street Journal op-ed that he published Wednesday November 17, Louis Freeh told me tonight that he and his commanders had no knowledge of the facts of the Special Operations Command's data-mining program, code-named Able Danger, before the remarks by Shaffer and Phillpot in the media and eventually before Senators Specter's Judiciary Committee.More, Louis Freeh, now a private attorney for MBNA, said that since the Able Danger revelation no one at the 9-11 Commission has called him to update the record...
  • 9-11 Commission : Like the Energizer Bunny? (The show goes on, Part Deux)

    08/18/2005 4:25:01 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 49 replies · 751+ views
    The 9-11 Commission: gone but not, the commissioners hope, forgotten. Not content to rest on their laurels, after the Commission "disbanded as a government entity" last year, the 10 commissioners believed so strongly in the need for continued public discussion about terrorism that it formed the 9/11 Discourse Project. So the commissioners keep on ticking, like the Energizer Bunny, although without an official charter. This week, the group started a series of eight public hearings this week called "The Unfinished Agenda" which are designed to assess government progress in implementing Commission recommendations. Why? In the words of Vice Chairman Lee...
  • 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.
  • Former Rep. Tim Roemer Won't Run Vs. Lugar

    07/08/2005 8:14:04 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 37 replies · 599+ views
    Washington Post ^ | July 8, 2005
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Former Democratic Rep. Tim Roemer announced Thursday that he won't challenge Republican Sen. Dick Lugar, who will seek a sixth term next year. 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. Roemer was a member of the commission that investigated the 2001 terrorist attacks, and was the only remaining opponent to Howard Dean to become chairman of the National Democratic Committee before Dean was...
  • Tim Roemer Close To Announcing Decision On Challenge To Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN)

    07/02/2005 11:01:53 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 7 replies · 1,184+ views
    The South Bend Tribune ^ | July 1, 2005 | James Winsits
    Former U.S. Rep. Tim Roemer, D-South Bend, says he will announce his decision on whether to run for the U.S. Senate "late next week."
  • Breaking the grip of secular fundamentalists

    02/18/2005 2:53:17 PM PST · by madprof98 · 8 replies · 309+ views
    Decatur Daily Democrat ^ | 2/18/05 | Cokie and Steve Roberts
    Democrat Tim Roemer won a Congressional seat in a Republican state, Indiana. As a member of the 9/11 Commission, he had strong credentials on fighting terrorism. Yet his bid for the chairmanship of the Democratic National Committee went nowhere, and for one reason: as a practicing Catholic, he opposes abortion in most cases. "It was a very difficult mountain to climb from the beginning, and people tried to hang a radioactive anvil around my neck on abortion," says Roemer. "They threw a couple of kitchen sinks and then some at us, with phone banks and mailings and efforts to derail...
  • "Dean Quixote... leading the way?" CARTOON featuring Howard 'Quixote' Dean

    02/08/2005 5:51:53 AM PST · by IPWGOP · 27 replies · 1,112+ views ^ | 2/8/2005 | IPWGOP
    Former U.S. Rep. Tim Roemer has dropped out of the 'race' for DNC Chair, leaving only Howard Dean...   click here for really large version This is an email-able, copyright-ready graphic you can use in emails, on blogs, in flyers, on posters... anything that's noncommercial.
  • Dean Opponent (Roemer) Bows Out of Chairman's Race (YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!! (There was a race?)

    02/07/2005 10:37:17 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 24 replies · 727+ views
    WASHINGTON - Tim Roemer, the only remaining opponent of Howard Dean (news - web sites) in the race to be chairman of the Democratic National Committee (news - web sites), said Monday he's bowing out of the race — but he offered a warning to Democrats. Dean, the former presidential candidate and governor of Vermont, is expected to win the DNC chairmanship at the election Feb. 12. Roemer, a former congressman from Indiana and a member of the Sept. 11 commission, said Democrats must be more inclusive in their outreach to fast-growing parts of the country. "I got into this...
  • Democrats need Southern strategy

    01/16/2005 2:47:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 50 replies · 1,370+ views
    The State (South Carolina) ^ | Sun, Jan. 16, 2005 | LEE BANDY
    South Carolinian Donnie Fowler put it simply: “A Democratic Party without the South is a little bit like greens without the cornbread.” He made the comment at a meeting of party officials who gathered last weekend in Atlanta to grill candidates for the party’s highest position — chairman of the Democratic National Committee. Fowler, 37, a political consultant and son of a prominent South Carolina Democrat, is one of seven candidates seeking the job. “I did this out of frustration,” he said, after seeing the party commit the same mistakes of past defeats. Divided and battered by the second bitter...
  • Roemer Lashes Out In DNC Chairman Race

    01/16/2005 2:38:13 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 27 replies · 1,209+ views
    CNN ^ | Sunday, January 16, 2005
    ST. LOUIS, Missouri (CNN) -- The campaign for Democratic chairman turned contentious over the weekend when Tim Roemer lashed out at criticism of his views on abortion and accused opponents of negative campaigning. The candidate told a gathering in St. Louis that he wanted to have "a conversation" on issues but that he is "having trouble doing this because of negative campaigning and litmus tests." His voice rising, Roemer added, "I like a good fight. But don't put my arms behind me. Give me a chance to talk about my values. And don't litmus-test me." Roemer's comments came at the...
  • Ideology, Sure, but the Democrats Want a Winner, Too

    01/15/2005 2:15:02 AM PST · by advance_copy · 18 replies · 708+ views
    New York Times ^ | 1/15/04 | A. Nagourney
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 - Howard Dean announced his candidacy for Democratic National Committee chairman declaring that the Democratic Party need not embrace Republican ideas to win back power. And when Timothy J. Roemer, the former Indiana congressman, joined the race, he said that Democrats had become too identified with abortion rights and had to strengthen their reputation on national security issues to appeal to moderate voters. But for all the talk about ideas and issues by symbols of two sides of the Democratic spectrum, the fight to lead the Democratic National Committee is increasingly being viewed by Democrats less as...

    01/13/2005 2:54:00 PM PST · by swilhelm73 · 7 replies · 570+ views
    NRO ^ | 01/12/2005 | jim geraghty
    Tim Roemer was ABC News’ This Week with George Stephanopoulos this weekend. An interesting exchange: GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: Finally the issue of abortion. You’ve said you’re pro-life and a lot of choice activists say that your record is against their interests and it’s been a record anti-choice and one final blogger, Kevin Drum of says, “You either believe in a right to choose or you don’t. I don't see how you can tap dance around a core principle like that.” Your response? TIM ROEMER: My response is when I was in Atlanta the past couple days and would talk about...
  • Are Dems Ready to Elect Pro-Life Party Chairman?

    01/12/2005 3:23:54 AM PST · by kattracks · 28 replies · 658+ views ^ | 1/12/05 | Kathleen Rhodes
    ( - Having lost the last two presidential contests as well as important congressional seats in 2002, Democrats may be ready to seek a new national party leader with more appeal to the political center, a chairman with a decidedly pro-life voting record. But the decision by former U.S. Rep. Tim Roemer of Indiana to enter the race to succeed Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe could motivate one of the most pro-abortion candidates in the DNC's history - former NARAL Pro-Choice America President Kate Michelman -- to join the race. Roemer, who is Catholic and whose voting record...
  • Massachusetts Dem Opposes Roemer DNC Bid

    01/11/2005 2:37:03 AM PST · by paudio · 19 replies · 562+ views
    Fox News ^ | January 10, 2005
    The chairman of the Massachusetts Democratic Party said Monday that it would be "extremely foolish" for Democrats to chose someone who opposes abortion rights to lead the party. Phil Johnston (search), who heads the Democrats in losing presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry's home state, spoke out amid news of former Rep. Tim Roemer's (search) decision to seek the national party's chairmanship. "The fact that we lost the 2004 presidential race by a narrow margin should not result in the abandonment of our party's core principles," Johnston said.
  • Roemer Makes DNC Bid Official

    01/09/2005 8:06:18 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 19 replies · 446+ views ^ | 10 January 2005 | Aussie Dasher
    WASHINGTON — Former Rep. Tim Roemer said Sunday that he's joining the race to lead the Democratic National Committee — a move certain to spark a heated debate about the abortion issue. Roemer, a Catholic from Indiana who opposes abortion, said said he respects the position of Democrats who favor abortion choice and have written it into their party platform. "I'm not asking to rewrite the platform," he said on ABC's "This Week." "We have a majority of our party, an overwhelming majority of our party, that is pro-choice, and I respect that. But I think we should not only...
  • Pro-life Democrat view for DNC chairmanship

    01/09/2005 5:03:58 PM PST · by sassbox · 15 replies · 722+ views ^ | 1/9/05
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Rep. Tim Roemer said Sunday that he's joining the race to lead the Democratic National Committee -- a move certain to spark a heated debate about the abortion issue
  • Dean, Other DNC Chair Candidates Campaign for South's Endorsement

    01/08/2005 4:03:15 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 39 replies · 732+ views
    Associated Press ^ | January 8, 2005 | Harry R. Weber
    COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) - Seven candidates for chairman of the Democratic National Committee promised Saturday to address the concerns of Southern voters, saying they had learned the lessons of the past two elections. "You want to know my Southern strategy, show up," said Howard Dean, the former Vermont governor who dropped out of the presidential race during last year's Democratic primaries. Dean and the other candidates seeking to replace Terry McAuliffe as the face of the Democratic Party spoke before a Southern audience at the first of several regional caucuses to give Democratic Party officials a chance to hear...
  • NYT: Democrats Weigh De-emphasizing Abortion as an Issue - Reassessing touchstone election issues

    12/24/2004 7:08:45 AM PST · by OESY · 50 replies · 1,596+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 24, 2004 | ADAM NAGOURNEY
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 - Democratic leaders say their party needs to de-emphasize the issue of abortion rights, concerned that Republicans have hurt the Democratic Party by portraying it as an uncompromising champion of abortion. In interviews and public appearances since Election Day, Democratic officials have said that the party should open its doors to abortion opponents and that candidates should make abortion a less central focus of future campaigns. Party leaders said they were not abandoning their fundamental support for abortion rights, but said Democrats should consider accepting some restrictions that enjoy popular support - like parental notification when teenagers...
  • Pro-Life Democrat Seriously Considering Party Chair Bid, Talks Abortion

    12/22/2004 2:02:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies · 942+ views ^ | December 22, 2004 | Steven Ertelt
    South Bend, IN ( -- Former Indiana Congressman Tim Roemer is pro-life in a party that is overwhelmingly pro-abortion in its upper echelons. But with loses in the last two presidential elections that polls attribute in part to the issue of abortion, party leaders may be ready for someone different. Earlier this month, it came as a shock to many that the top two Democrats, incoming Senate Democratic chief Harry Reid and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, are actively encouraging Roemer to run for the DNC chairmanship. For his part, Roemer acknowledges the gap between his view and most Democrats....
  • The Dems’ Pro-Life Gambit (Nicer to pro-lifers, if only out of desperation. Should the GOP worry?)

    12/19/2004 10:49:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 32 replies · 660+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 12/20/2004 | Sean Higgins
    Journalists in Washington have been buzzing for days over reports that House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi is backing former Indiana Rep. Tim Roemer for Democratic National Committee chairman. Why? Because Roemer is pro-life. Could the staunchly pro-choice San Francisco Democrat really be putting her support behind this guy? Yes. While Pelosi hasn't officially endorsed Roemer, she did urge him to run. "Brendan Daly, spokesman for Pelosi, said the congresswoman ... would not oppose an antiabortion leader (for) the party," reported to the Boston Globe. That's only the latest is a series of signals suggesting that the Democratic Party is starting...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
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  • Shake-Up In the Louisiana U.S. Senate Race [David Duke May Run; Roemer Reconsidering?]

    06/03/2004 3:43:50 PM PDT · by BlackRazor · 75 replies · 730+ views ^ | 6/3/04 | Jim Brown
    SHAKE-UP IN THE LOUISIANA U.S. SENATE RACE by Jim Brown columnist posted June 3, 2004 The conventional wisdom of political watchers throughout Louisiana is that the field running for the open senate seat of retiring incumbent John Breaux is pretty well set. And some newspapers have already awarded a runoff spot to Congressman David Vitter. A column in the state's largest paper last week declared Vitter a "cinch" to lead the field after the first primary. Don't count on it. A new candidate could well be in the hunt. David Duke is back home after a year-long "vacation" at...
  • Republican Hardball [Close the Senate until the elections]

    04/24/2004 3:22:57 PM PDT · by The Raven · 23 replies · 246+ views ^ | Apr 24, 2004 | Robert Novak
    April 24, 2004 WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist is being urged by colleagues to threaten to close down the Senate for the rest of the year unless Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle ends his disruptive tactics. In addition to menacing all judicial nominations, Daschle is now preventing legislation from being sent to Senate-House conferences to resolve differences in bills passed by both Houses unless the outcome is guaranteed. Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona, chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee, and other conservatives want Frist to counter Daschle by bringing the business of the Senate to a halt....
  • Louisiana Log Jam {Novak Assess Buddy Roemer's Potential Political Comeback}

    04/24/2004 12:46:42 PM PDT · by Theodore R. · 26 replies · 257+ views
    Robert D.S. Novak ^ | 04-24-04 | Novak, Robert D.S.
    LOUISIANA LOG JAM The sudden interest in a political comeback by Republican former Gov. Buddy Roemer is threatening to deflate high GOP hopes for winning a U.S. Senate seat from Louisiana for the first time since Reconstruction. Polls show Republican Rep. David Vitter leading Democratic Rep. Chris John, retiring Sen. John Breaux's handpicked successor, and Democratic State Treasurer John Kennedy. Roemer, an ex-Democrat who served a controversial hitch for governor (1988-1992), could change all that if he enters the race with better name identification than any other candidate. In Louisiana's non-party free-for-all election, Roemer and Vitter could divide up the...
  • Political News From Louisiana

    04/16/2004 1:21:09 PM PDT · by Amish · 8 replies · 208+ views ^ | 16 Apr 04 | Various
    Inside Political Track Roemer Is Serious...In the seven days since The Louisiana Weekly revealed that former Governor Buddy Roemer might run for the U.S. Senate, evidence has mounted that Roemer is serious. He has contacted many of the contributors who backed his candidacies for Congress and the Executive Mansion, and has gained one prominent supporter. Shaw Group CEO Jim Bernhardt, a Democrat, has said that he will support Roemer. commentary by Christopher Tidmore Key Fundraising Tallies So Far... U.S. Senate Race: David Vitter...$2.6 million on hand--$1.145 million raised in 1st Quarter. Chris John...$2 million on hand (April 1)--$1 million+...
  • Powell: Clinton Failed to Act on Clarke's 9/11 Warning

    03/23/2004 11:01:16 AM PST · by BushisTheMan · 44 replies · 195+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 03/23/2004 | Newsmax
    Under fire on Tuesday from 9/11 Commission Democrat Timothy Roemer for failing to act on a December 20, 2000 briefing from Clinton administration terrorism czar Richard Clarke, Secretary of State Colin Powell turned the tables - demanding to know why the Clinton White House failed to act on its own intelligence. Powell acknowledged that Clarke had warned him that al Qaeda operatives had already entered the U.S., but reminded Roemer, "At the time [Clarke] gave me the briefing, I was not the secretary of state - this administration was not in office." "If they were aware that al Qaeda representatives...

    11/16/2003 7:46:26 AM PST · by OESY · 2 replies · 151+ views
    New York Post ^ | November 16, 2003 | Editorial
    <p>After several months of negotiations, plus a few unseemly public threats, the federal commission investigating the events of 9/11 has reached agreeement with the White House for access to some of the nation's most classified intelligence briefings. This is a dramatic concession by the Bush administration: For the first time, outsiders be will be allowed to read daily briefing material meant for only the president and a tiny handful of top officials.</p>
  • 9/11 Panel Issues Subpoena to Pentagon

    11/08/2003 6:44:30 AM PST · by OESY · 21 replies · 229+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 8, 2003 | PHILIP SHENON
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 — The federal commission investigating the Sept. 11 attacks stepped up pressure on the Bush administration to cooperate by issuing a subpoena on Friday to the Pentagon. Members said they were still weighing a subpoena to the administration for Oval Office documents President Bush received in the days before Sept. 11, 2001, although the panel chose not to issue one today. The 10-member panel said in a statement that it had encountered "serious delays" in obtaining information from the Defense Department. It voted to subpoena the Pentagon for documents, tapes and transcripts involving the actions of the...
  • Rep. William Jefferson, D-LA, Endorses Leach for Governor

    09/23/2003 6:14:39 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 2 replies · 237+ views
    Shreveport, LA, Times ^ | 09-23-03 | Hill, John
    <p>Jefferson endorses Leach Congressman's support is a blow to Ewing campaign. John Hill Posted on September 23, 2003 BATON ROUGE - U. S. Rep. Bill Jefferson of New Orleans on Monday endorsed Democrat Claude "Buddy" Leach in the gubernatorial race, a blow to former state Sen. Randy Ewing, who had sought the endorsement.</p>
  • Poll: Blanco, Jindal tied at 18 percent in Louisiana Gubernatorial Primary

    09/20/2003 8:22:01 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 7 replies · 215+ views
    Alexandria, LA, Daily Town Talk ^ | 09-20-03 | Hill, John
    <p>BATON ROUGE -- Voters do not appear to be very excited about any candidate as Louisiana's gubernatorial campaigns head into the final two weeks, a pollster says.</p> <p>One possible reason: When Verne Kennedy of Pensacola, Fla., asked 600 voters in a poll Sept. 3-6 about their feelings about Louisiana, 45 percent said the state is on the wrong track and things are getting worse. And fewer -- 38 percent -- believe Louisiana is moving in the right direction and things are getting better.</p>