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  • Foxnews Sunday Bill Sammon Blasts Myth That Eric Holder Is Independent Of President Obama (Video)

    08/30/2009 5:40:38 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 10 replies · 935+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 8/30/09 | talkradio03
    "Give me a break," "This is Obama's decision plain and simple"-Bill Sammon, hitting Obama for playing this phony game of Holder is independent from him..
  • Rove Calls Biden 'Liar' After VP Boasts of Scolding Bush

    04/10/2009 7:49:57 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 22 replies · 849+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 04/09/09 | Bill Sammon
    Republican strategist Karl Rove called Vice President Biden a "liar" on Thursday, dramatically escalating a feud between Biden and aides to former President George W. Bush over Biden's claims to have rebuked Bush in private meetings. "I hate to say this, but he's a serial exaggerator," Rove told FOX News. "If I was being unkind I would say liar. But it is a habit he ought to drop." Rove added: "You should not exaggerate and lie like this when you are the Vice President of the United States." Biden's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment, although...
  • Bush Aides Challenge Biden's Boasts of Oval Office Slapdowns

    04/09/2009 4:31:53 AM PDT · by Doogle · 62 replies · 3,055+ views
    FOX ^ | 04/09/09 | Bill Sammon
    Aides to former President George W. Bush are challenging the veracity of Vice President Joe Biden's claim this week of having privately castigated Bush, who does not remember the incident or an earlier episode in which Biden claims to have similarly rebuked Bush.
  • When Will Obama Go to Church?(He can't find another Rev. G__D__ Wright in D.C.)

    04/08/2009 7:36:50 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 38 replies · 1,312+ views
    foxnews ^ | 4/8/2009 | bill sammon
    President Obama has not attended church services on any of the 11 Sundays since he took office, despite his pledge to find a new church after quitting Trinity United nearly a year ago because of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s incendiary rhetoric. “We probably won’t make any firm decision on this until January, when we know what our lives our going to be like,” Obama told reporters last May at a press conference that he called to announce his break with Trinity. By this point in former President George W. Bush’s tenure, the president had spent several Sunday mornings attending services...
  • When Will Obama Go to Church?

    04/08/2009 5:08:23 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 64 replies · 1,140+ views
    Fox News ^ | April 7th, 2009 | Bill Sammon
    President Obama has not attended church services on any of the 11 Sundays since he took office, despite his pledge to find a new church after quitting Trinity United nearly a year ago because of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s incendiary rhetoric. “We probably won’t make any firm decision on this until January, when we know what our lives our going to be like,” Obama told reporters last May at a press conference that he called to announce his break with Trinity. But the president made no decision in January, February or March. And now, with Easter just days away, Obama...
  • BILL SAMMON: When Will Obama Go to Church?

    04/08/2009 6:55:06 AM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 55 replies · 1,885+ views
    Fox Nation ^ | 04/08/09 | Bill Sammon
    President Obama has not attended church services on any of the 11 Sundays since he took office, despite his pledge to find a new church after quitting Trinity United nearly a year ago because of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s incendiary rhetoric.
  • Gates: U.S. Not Prepared to Respond to North Korea Missile Launch

    03/29/2009 1:54:42 PM PDT · by nomoremods · 42 replies · 4,150+ views
    Fox News ^ | 3-29-09 | Bill Sammon
    The United States can do nothing to stop North Korea from breaking international law in the next 10 days by firing a missile that is unlikely to be shot down by the U.S. or its allies, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Sunday. Appearing on "FOX News Sunday," Gates said North Korea "probably will" fire the missile, prompting host Chris Wallace to ask: "And there's nothing we can do about it?" "No," Gates answered, adding, "I would say we're not prepared to do anything about it."
  • Flashback: Carville Wanted Bush to Fail

    03/11/2009 9:57:28 AM PDT · by Notwithstanding · 66 replies · 10,594+ views
    Fox News ^ | 3/11/2009 | Bill Sammon
    The press never reported that Democratic strategist James Carville said he wanted President Bush to fail before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. But a feeding frenzy ensued when radio host Rush Limbaugh recently said he wanted President Obama to fail.
  • Pelosi Open to Prosecution of Bush Administration Officials

    01/18/2009 6:57:19 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 116 replies · 3,016+ views
    Pelosi Open to Prosecution of Bush Administration Officials The House speaker suggests to "FOX News Sunday" that the law might compel Democrats to press forth on some prosecutions of Bush administration officials, saying they may not "have a right to ignore" them. By Bill Sammon FOXNews.com Sunday, January 18, 2009 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is receptive to the idea of prosecuting some Bush administration officials, while letting others who are accused of misdeeds leave office without prosecution, she told Chris Wallace in an interview on "FOX News Sunday." "I think you look at each item and see what is a...
  • Pelosi Open to Prosecution of Bush Administration Officials

    01/18/2009 10:24:07 AM PST · by bergmeid · 65 replies · 2,375+ views
    Fox News ^ | Sun Jan. 19 | Bill Sammon
    The House speaker suggests to "FOX News Sunday" that the law might compel Democrats to press forth on some prosecutions of Bush administration officials, saying they may not "have a right to ignore" them......
  • First Bush-Obama Meeting: Hard Feelings and Hand Sanitizer

    11/09/2008 10:40:08 AM PST · by RepublitarianRoger2 · 77 replies · 1,605+ views
    Fox News ^ | 11-08-08 | Bill Sammon
    President Bush and President-elect Barack Obama are probably hoping their meeting Monday goes better than their first get-together, which left a bad taste in the mouths of both men. Four years ago, Obama and other newly elected members of the Senate were invited to the White House for a breakfast meeting with Bush, who pulled the young Chicagoan aside. "Obama!" Bush exclaimed, according to Obama's account of the meeting in his second memoir, "The Audacity of Hope." "Come here and meet Laura. Laura, you remember Obama. We saw him on TV during election night. Beautiful family. And that wife of...
  • Lawmaker Accused of Fannie Mae Conflict of Interest (Franks Fannie Love)

    10/03/2008 2:15:18 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 15 replies · 1,175+ views
    Fox News ^ | Friday, October 03, 2008 | By Bill Sammon
    WASHINGTON — Unqualified home buyers were not the only ones who benefitted from Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank’s efforts to deregulate Fannie Mae throughout the 1990s. So did Frank’s gay partner, a Fannie Mae executive at the forefront of the agency’s push to relax lending restrictions. Now that Fannie Mae is at the epicenter of a financial meltdown that threatens the U.S. economy, some are raising new questions about Frank's relationship with Herb Moses, who was Fannie’s assistant director for product initiatives. Moses worked at the government-sponsored enterprise from 1991 to 1998, while Frank was on the House Banking Committee, which...
  • Obama Laments Debt, But Promises Billions for Anti-Poverty Program (Does it Add Up??)

    09/19/2008 1:44:47 PM PDT · by onlylewis · 7 replies · 122+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 9/19/08 | Bill Sammon
    Barack Obama, who lamented Friday that “we have not managed our federal budget with any kind of discipline,” is nonetheless promising to spend $50 billion on a United Nations anti-poverty program that critics say will drive up American debt. “The short-term weakness in the capital market is a reflection of long-term problems that we have in our economy,” Obama told reporters in Florida. “We have been loading up enormous amounts of debt.”
  • Palin’s Definition of ‘Bush Doctrine’ Hits the Gibson Mark

    09/12/2008 2:13:54 PM PDT · by fightinJAG · 28 replies · 213+ views
    Fox News ^ | Sept 12, 2008 | Bill Sammon
    ABC News’ Charles Gibson, who is being credited with stumping Sarah Palin on the definition of the “Bush Doctrine,” has himself defined the nebulous phrase in a variety of ways, including one that mirrored Palin’s disputed explanation. Gibson and his colleagues have been all over the map in defining the Bush Doctrine over the last seven years. In 2001, Gibson himself defined it as “a promise that all terrorists organizations with global reach will be found, stopped and defeated.” But when Palin tried to give a similar definition on Thursday, Gibson corrected her.
  • Obama campaign drops seal on podium

    06/23/2008 3:56:20 PM PDT · by DesScorp · 69 replies · 728+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | June 23, 2008 | Bill Sammon
    After days of media mockery, Barack Obama has decided to stop using a presidential-looking seal that his campaign designed and affixed to his podium on Friday. Journalists said the seal, which features an eagle clutching arrows and an olive branch, smacks of arrogance. John McCain's camp had a field day, calling the seal “laughable, ridiculous, preposterous and revealing - all at the same time.” The seal was conspicuously missing from Obama's lectern when he spoke to a group of women in Albuquerque on Monday. Not surprising, given how much grief Obama took from a normally laudatory press corps after unveiling...
  • Obama advisers say bin Laden can appeal to U.S. courts: YOU HAVE TO BE KIDDING!?!

    06/18/2008 6:21:12 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 176 replies · 331+ views
    Examiner ^ | 2008-06-18 07:00:00.0 | Bill Sammon, The Examiner
    Obama advisers say bin Laden can appeal to U.S. civilian courts Barack Obama has expressed support for the Supreme Court’s decision in favor of civilian prosecution of terrorism suspects, and his advisers said Tuesday that if Osama bin Laden were captured, he too should face civilian prosecution. – AP Bill Sammon, The Examiner 2008-06-18 07:00:00.0 Current rank: # 13 of 6,452 WASHINGTON - Barack Obama’s foreign policy advisers said Tuesday that Osama bin Laden, if captured, should be allowed to appeal his case to U.S. civilian courts, a privilege opposed by John McCain. Responding to questions from The Examiner, Sen....
  • Obama advisers say bin Laden can appeal to U.S. courts

    06/17/2008 1:39:36 PM PDT · by WesA · 63 replies · 136+ views
    The Examiner ^ | 06/17/2008 | Bill Sammon
    WASHINGTON (Map, News) - Barack Obama's foreign policy advisers said Tuesday that Osama bin Laden, if captured, should be allowed to appeal his case to U.S. civilian courts, a privilege opposed by John McCain. Responding to questions from The Examiner, Sen. John Kerry and former White House counterterrorism czar Richard Clarke said bin Laden would benefit from last week's Supreme Court decision giving terrorism suspects habeas corpus, the right to appeal their military detention to civilian courts. “If he were to be brought back,” Clarke said of bin Laden, “the Supreme Court ruling holds on the right of habeas corpus.”...
  • Clinton hits Obama over friendship with 60’s radical (Is Hussein too young to understand terrorism?)

    04/20/2008 6:51:18 PM PDT · by Libloather · 49 replies · 154+ views
    Examiner ^ | 4/18/08 | Bill Sammon
    Clinton hits Obama over friendship with 60’s radicalby Bill Sammon, The Examiner Apr 18, 2008 3:00 AM WASHINGTON - Encouraged by the fallout over Barack Obama’s ex-pastor, Hillary Clinton’s campaign on Thursday attacked Obama for befriending a radical who once bragged of bombing the Pentagon. Clinton seemed to be trying to turn William Ayers, a former member of the Weather Underground, into the next Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Obama’s controversial spiritual mentor. In a New York Times article published on Sept. 11, 2001, Ayers boasted of bombing the Pentagon and other government buildings, adding: “I don’t regret setting bombs. I feel...
  • Abortion Position of Condoleezza Rice – US Secretary of State (Pro-Choice)

    04/06/2008 6:51:19 PM PDT · by TitansAFC · 106 replies · 595+ views
    Life Site News ^ | 3-14-2005 | JHW - LifeSiteNews.com
    WASHINGTON, March 14, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) - US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in a candid interview with The Washington Times Friday expressed her position on abortion as “mildly pro-choice.” Asked, “Are you pro-life? Are you pro-choice? What is your thought on abortion?”, Rice responded: “I believe if you go back to 2000, when I helped the president in the campaign, I said that I was, in effect, kind of Libertarian on this issue, and meaning by that that I have been concerned about a government role in this issue. I'm a strong proponent of parental choice, of parental notification. I'm...
  • Nazi reference by Clinton supporter repudiated by her campaign

    02/02/2008 9:03:41 AM PST · by jdm · 23 replies · 33+ views
    Examiner ^ | Feb. 02, 2008 | by Bill Sammon
    LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Just hours after Hillary Clinton adopted a respectful, almost friendly tone with Barack Obama in a Democratic debate, her campaign orchestrated a conference call in which a health-care specialist referred to a Nazi march in denouncing an Obama flyer. Clinton aides convened pro-Clinton health care analysts on Friday to respond to a new Obama flyer that says: "Hillary's health care plan forces everyone to buy insurance, even if you can't afford it." The flyer features a photo of a worried-looking married couple sitting at a kitchen table. Len Nichols of the New American Foundation, which is...
  • Fred Thompson quits; MAY POSITION HIMSELF FOR VP BID

    01/22/2008 12:08:14 PM PST · by enough_idiocy · 143 replies · 891+ views
    The Examiner ^ | Jan 22, 2008 2:49 PM | Bill Sammon
    Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson dropped out of the race Tuesday and, according to a top adviser, can now position himself as a vice presidential candidate.
  • He’s back: Sandy Berger now advising Hillary Clinton

    10/08/2007 5:19:46 PM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 8 replies · 843+ views
    The Examiner ^ | October 8, 2007 | Bill Sammon
    WASHINGTON - Sandy Berger, who stole highly classified terrorism documents from the National Archives, destroyed them and lied to investigators, is now an adviser to presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton. Berger, who was fired from John Kerry’s presidential campaign when the scandal broke in 2004, has assumed a similar role in Clinton’s campaign, even though his security clearance has been suspended until September 2008. This is raising eyebrows even among Clinton’s admirers. “It shows poor judgment and a lack of regard for Berger’s serious misdeeds,” said law professor Jonathan Adler of Case Western Reserve University, who nonetheless called Clinton “by...
  • He’s back: Sandy Berger now advising Hillary Clinton

    10/08/2007 7:04:28 AM PDT · by Roberts · 70 replies · 1,770+ views
    The Examiner ^ | 10/8/07 | Bill Sammon
    WASHINGTON (Map, News) - Sandy Berger, who stole highly classified terrorism documents from the National Archives, destroyed them and lied to investigators, is now an adviser to presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton. Berger, who was fired from John Kerry’s presidential campaign when the scandal broke in 2004, has assumed a similar role in Clinton’s campaign, even though his security clearance has been suspended until September 2008. This is raising eyebrows even among Clinton’s admirers. “It shows poor judgment and a lack of regard for Berger’s serious misdeeds,” said law professor Jonathan Adler of Case Western Reserve University, who nonetheless called...
  • Bush quietly advising Hillary Clinton, top Democrats

    09/24/2007 5:56:44 PM PDT · by ansel12 · 104 replies · 245+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | Sept. 24 2007 | Bill Sammon
    Washington, D.C. - President Bush is quietly providing back-channel advice to Hillary Rodham Clinton, urging her to modulate her rhetoric so she can effectively prosecute the war in Iraq if elected president. In an interview for the new book “The Evangelical President,” White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten said Bush has “been urging candidates: ‘Don’t get yourself too locked in where you stand right now. If you end up sitting where I sit, things could change dramatically.’ ” Bolten said Bush wants enough continuity in his Iraq policy that “even a Democratic president would be in a position to...
  • BUSH DECLARES: HILLARY WILL WIN NOMINATION; WHITE HOUSE CALLS OBAMA 'LAZY'

    09/23/2007 3:26:48 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 114 replies · 1,094+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | September 23, 2007 | Matt Drudge
    **DRUDGE EXCLUSIVE** President Bush, for the first time, is predicting that Barack Obama will be defeated in the Democratic presidential primaries by Hillary Rodham Clinton. “She's got a national presence and this is becoming a national primary,” Bush tells author Bill Sammon in the bombshell book, EVANGELICAL PRESIDENT, set for release Monday. “And therefore the person with the national presence, who has got the ability to raise enough money to sustain an effort in a multiplicity of sites, has got a good chance to be nominated.” Breaking his vow not to play “pundit-in-chief” in the 2008 presidential race, Bush tells...
  • Obama's comments on Afghanistan draw sharp rebuke from Romney campaign

    08/14/2007 12:22:18 PM PDT · by Capt. Jake · 51 replies · 1,247+ views
    The Examiner ^ | August 14, 2007 | Bill Sammon
    Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama came under fire Tuesday for saying that U.S. troops in Afghanistan are "just air-raiding villages and killing civilians." The junior senator from Illinois made the comment Monday at a campaign stop in Nashua, New Hampshire. "We've got to get the job done there," he said of Afghanistan. "And that requires us to have enough troops so that we're not just air-raiding villages and killing civilians, which is causing enormous pressure over there." The comment drew a rebuke Tuesday from the campaign of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. "That is a very troubling remark on so...
  • Newt unplugged

    07/23/2007 11:00:47 PM PDT · by pillut48 · 25 replies · 905+ views
    The Examiner ^ | July 23, 2007 | Bill Sammon
    "WASHINGTON (Map, News) - Former house speaker and potential GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich ripped conservatives and liberals alike Monday at a breakfast sponsored by the American Spectator..."
  • Bush Gives Support for Emergency Contraceptive Without Prescription

    08/22/2006 12:19:08 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 65 replies · 1,386+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/22/2006 | Bill Sammon
    Bush gives support for emergency contraceptive without prescriptionBill Sammon, The Examiner Aug 22, 2006 5:00 AM (10 hrs ago)WASHINGTON - On Monday, President Bush endorsed over-the-counter sales of a morning-after pill that those against abortion say can cause early-term abortions, although he said prescriptions should be required for minors. The president’s remarks, which came in response to questions by The Examiner, infuriated anti-abortion groups who said underage girls will merely obtain the pill, known as Plan B, from boyfriends and others who are 18 or older. Pro-abortion groups cheered the president’s remarks, saying he was abandoning years of opposition to...
  • White House Compares Illegal Immigration/Parking Ticket

    05/29/2006 6:37:44 AM PDT · by 9999lakes · 107 replies · 1,549+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | May 26, 2006 | Bill Sammon
    White House compares illegal immigration to speeding PDF | Email Bill Sammon, The Examiner May 26, 2006 5:13 PM (2 days ago) WASHINGTON - The White House on Friday said a Senate bill that would grant legal status to illegal immigrants is analogous to a traffic law that allows a speeder to pay a fine and continue driving. "If you had a traffic ticket and you paid it, you're not forever a speeder, are you?" White House Press Secretary Tony Snow said in response to questions from The Examiner. "So the fact is, you have paid your debt to society,"...
  • White House compares illegal immigration to speeding

    05/26/2006 2:31:43 PM PDT · by VU4G10 · 409 replies · 5,066+ views
    The Examiner ^ | May 26, 2006 | Bill Sammon
    WASHINGTON - The White House on Friday said a Senate bill that would grant legal status to illegal immigrants is analogous to a traffic law that allows a speeder to pay a fine and continue driving. "If you had a traffic ticket and you paid it, you're not forever a speeder, are you?" White House Press Secretary Tony Snow said in response to questions from The Examiner. "So the fact is, you have paid your debt to society," he added. "And we have come up with a way to make sure that the debt to society gets paid. Then you...
  • Bill Sammon: Bush Must Tout Great Economy

    04/21/2006 8:38:40 AM PDT · by ncountylee · 56 replies · 843+ views
    newsmax ^ | April 21, 2006 | Carl Limbacher
    Bill Sammon, White House correspondent for the Washington Times and author of "Strategery,” said President Bush must talk much more about the amazing U.S. economic growth because the message is not getting through to Americans. A recent Fox News Opinion poll on the economy revealed 72 percent of Americans believe the U.S. economy is in "fair or poor” condition, while 46 percent said their own personal economic situation was "good or excellent.” Sammon, appearing on Fox News Channel, said much of this is a classic case of style over substance. The Bush administration, he said, has focused on national security...
  • Strategery - webcast w/Bill Sammon

    04/03/2006 4:57:07 PM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 3 replies · 199+ views
    RNC ^ | RNC
    Well, here's the link again for those who missed it above.The little chat is about 11 minutes and it's a nice bit of relaxing, uplifting, republican chit chat.
  • (Vanity)"Strategery" by Bill Sammon recognizes FreeRepublic and Freepers

    03/18/2006 6:36:55 PM PST · by Danae · 49 replies · 2,269+ views
    2006 | Bill Sammon
    Kudos again to FR, Buckhead, Howlin, Texasforever, NYCVirago, and of course Jim for having this site to begin with. "Chapter 9 "We're Toast" pg 143 - 145 directly credits Freepers above with uncovering the "missing Documents" out of President Bush's National Guard Service that were distinctly unflattering to the President, and also flat forgeries. I am reading the book at the moment, and I wanted to pause and give credit where credit is due. I thank all those who helped bring to light these roaches that considered themselves so important as to try to influence a Presidential Election. I thank...
  • Strategery & FreeRepublic (Semi-Vanity)

    03/02/2006 8:01:42 AM PST · by Valin · 32 replies · 1,038+ views
    Just a note to let you know Bill Sammons new book "Strategery: How George W. Bush Is Defeating Terrorists, Outwitting Democrats, and Confounding the Mainstream Media" makes mention of a certain evil/wicked/extremist rightwing site. Dealing with how these terrible people exposed Dan Rather (Remember him? He used to be somebody.) use of fraudulent memos.
  • BUSH, ROVE SAY HILLARY WILL WIN DEM PRIMARY -- BUT LOSE GENERAL ELECTION

    02/26/2006 2:41:08 PM PST · by zzen01 · 88 replies · 2,842+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | FEB 26, 2006 | Bill Sammon
    - ROVE KNOCKS “BRITTLENESS” OF “VERY LIBERAL” HILLARY: “DO WE WANT TO HAVE HER AS PRESIDENT?” - SAYS RICHARDSON, WARNER MERELY “PREENING” FOR VEEP SLOT - BUSH SLAMS DEMS AS THE “PARTY THAT’S AGAINST EVERYTHING” Reporter Bill Sammon, who joins the WASHINGTON EXAMINER tomorrow as Senior White House Correspondent, begins his new job by detonating the following bombshell in Monday morning editions, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned. President Bush and his top strategist, Karl Rove, say Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton will be tough to beat in the Democratic presidential primaries of 2008 — but not in the general election.
  • Bush remains defiant on eavesdropping policy

    01/21/2006 6:58:27 AM PST · by Seattle Conservative · 116 replies · 1,501+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | January 21, 2006 | Bill Sammon
    President Bush plans to thumb his nose at critics next week by visiting the National Security Agency to defend its practice of eavesdropping on conversations between overseas al Qaeda suspects and Americans. >snip "We are stepping up our efforts to educate the American people," said White House spokesman Scott McClellan. "This is a critical tool that helps us save lives and prevent attacks." >snip "The executive power of our country is not an imperial power," said Caroline Fredrickson, director of the ACLU legislative office in Washington. "The president has demonstrated a dangerous disregard for our Constitution and our laws with...
  • Laura defends the GOP

    01/17/2006 12:32:34 PM PST · by siunevada · 11 replies · 426+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | January 17, 2006 | Bill Sammons
    By Bill Sammon THE WASHINGTON TIMES January 17, 2006 MONROVIA, Liberia -- First lady Laura Bush yesterday rejected Democratic claims that Republicans are mired in a "culture of corruption" and said she'd be "glad" to campaign for Republican candidates in the fall. "It isn't true," Mrs. Bush said of the "culture of corruption" charges in an exclusive interview with The Washington Times while here for the inauguration of Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf as president of Liberia. Mrs. Bush offered her star power to Republican candidates after saying she did not know how the Democrats' accusations will affect the congressional elections in November....
  • Bush basks in tax-cut credit (Bill Sammon)

    01/06/2006 10:26:34 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 24 replies · 1,388+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 01-07-06 | Bill Sammon
    President Bush yesterday mocked Democrats who falsely predicted his tax cuts would ruin the economy and cited new job creation numbers as evidence that the cuts should be made permanent. The message was also delivered by Vice President Dick Cheney and other top administration officials who fanned out across the country in a coordinated effort to talk up the economy and claim credit for the expansion.
  • Justice probes leak on intercepts (Bill Sammon)

    12/30/2005 9:50:50 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 97 replies · 4,098+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 12-31-05 | Bill Sammon
    Justice probes leak on intercepts By Bill Sammon THE WASHINGTON TIMES Published December 31, 2005 The Justice Department has begun an investigation into an illegal leak that allowed the New York Times to disclose that the National Security Agency was intercepting al Qaeda conversations.     "The leaking of classified information is a serious issue," White House deputy press secretary Trent Duffy told reporters near the president's ranch in Crawford, Texas.     "The fact is that al Qaeda's playbook is not printed on Page One. And when America's is, it has serious ramifications. You don't need to be Sun Tzu to understand that,"...
  • Cheney, Bush remain close

    12/28/2005 11:10:57 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 28 replies · 924+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 12-29-05 | Bill Sammon
    Cheney, Bush remain close By Bill Sammon THE WASHINGTON TIMES Published December 29, 2005 Vice President Dick Cheney has grown closer to President Bush as the two men prepare for their sixth year in office, according to White House officials who scoff at press speculation of a rift.     "I don't think the relationship is strained at all," said a senior administration official in the vice president's office on the condition of anonymity. "Every once in a while, I see stuff written to that effect, but ... I think it's closer than it has ever been."     Senior officials in the offices...
  • Democratic split on war pleases GOP

    12/02/2005 5:27:28 AM PST · by ricks_place · 19 replies · 1,218+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 12/2/2005 | Bill Sammon
    The White House moved aggressively yesterday to exploit a growing rift among Democrats over the question of a pullout from Iraq, while other Republicans cheered the split as "chaos." One day after President Bush gave a major speech outlining his plan for victory in Iraq, the Republican Party expressed delight that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi endorsed a pullout plan proposed by fellow Democratic Rep. John P. Murtha. Such a withdrawal is opposed by most Democrats, especially White House contenders and members of Congress facing competitive elections. "While Nancy Pelosi and the left wing adopt a defeatist position of retreat...
  • Bush plans anti-illegals campaign

    11/27/2005 10:27:55 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 188 replies · 2,950+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | November 28, 2005 | Bill Sammon
    President Bush today will call for a crackdown on illegal immigration, a move aimed at further rallying conservatives who recently cheered Mr. Bush's tough talk on Iraq and the Supreme Court. But the president will also renew his call for a program to allow Mexicans who have already entered the U.S. illegally to remain here for up to six years. That initiative has long angered conservatives who equate it with amnesty.
  • Pushing and Shoving (Roe row is bound to escalate now that Alito's private views are public)

    11/17/2005 11:53:11 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies · 550+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 11/17/2005 | Jay D. Homnick
    Push, my friends, has come to shove.Usually you can keep things at push, especially if you have enough pull. You can get all sorts of high positions without every word you ever wrote becoming the object of intense scrutiny. There is an old Polish joke dating back to the feudal system. The Jewish serf must pay a monthly percentage on his farm's output to the Polish baron who has life-or-death power over him. One day he runs into the Rabbi, crying: "Rabbi, I was saying my prayers and my mind drifted and I started doing some calculations in my head...
  • Bill Sammon: Alito rejected abortion as a right

    11/13/2005 11:20:21 PM PST · by Jean S · 71 replies · 1,857+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 11/14/05 | Bill Sammon
    Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr., President Bush's Supreme Court nominee, wrote that "the Constitution does not protect a right to an abortion" in a 1985 document obtained by The Washington Times.     "I personally believe very strongly" in this legal position, Mr. Alito wrote on his application to become deputy assistant to Attorney General Edwin I. Meese III.     The document, which is likely to inflame liberals who oppose Judge Alito's nomination to the Supreme Court, is among many that the White House will release today from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.     In direct, unambiguous language, the young career lawyer who served...
  • Bush seeks to federalize emergencies

    09/27/2005 8:19:23 AM PDT · by Crackingham · 91 replies · 1,153+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 9/27/05 | Bill Sammon
    President Bush yesterday sought to federalize hurricane-relief efforts, removing governors from the decision-making process. "It wouldn't be necessary to get a request from the governor or take other action," White House press secretary Scott McClellan said yesterday. "This would be," he added, "more of an automatic trigger." Mr. McClellan was referring to a new, direct line of authority that would allow the president to place the Pentagon in charge of responding to natural disasters, terrorist attacks and outbreaks of disease. "It may require change of law," Mr. Bush said yesterday. "It's very important for us as we look at the...
  • Bill Sammon: Katrina's harsh lessons make Bush all the wiser

    09/25/2005 2:45:29 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 109 replies · 1,789+ views
    Washington Times ^ | September 25, 2005 | Bill Sammon
    President Bush, stung by accusations that he responded too slowly to Hurricane Katrina, yesterday traveled to Texas hours after Hurricane Rita slammed ashore to monitor relief operations. "Our federal government is well-organized and well-prepared to deal with Rita," Mr. Bush told reporters in Colorado before flying to Austin, Texas. "We've got teams on the ground, beginning to analyze the situation and prepare the necessary response." Last night, the president issued a statement declaring major disasters in Louisiana and Texas. The declaration makes both states, local governments and some private nonprofit groups eligible for federal assistance, including grants for temporary housing...
  • Bush tours coast, shrugs off critics

    09/05/2005 10:29:43 PM PDT · by Kay · 85 replies · 1,374+ views
    The Washinton Times ^ | September 6, 2005 | By Bill Sammon
    President Bush yesterday toured the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast for the second time in four days, but Democrats continued to blame him for the federal government's slow response to Hurricane Katrina. Mr. Bush ignored the criticism, preferring to buck up shell-shocked residents at a Baton Rouge, La., emergency center with promises of federal aid. "If it's not right, we're going to fix it, and if it is right, we're going to keep doing it," he said. "This is one of these disasters that will test our soul and test our spirit. "But we're going to show the world, once again, that...
  • Liberals drop public Sheehan role

    08/31/2005 3:51:05 PM PDT · by jsh3180 · 99 replies · 2,889+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 8/31/05 | Bill Sammon
    Liberals drop public Sheehan role By Bill Sammon THE WASHINGTON TIMES August 31, 2005 Powerful liberal advocacy groups such as MoveOn.org are taking a less active role in Cindy Sheehan's anti-war activities in the wake of criticism that they may have muddied her message. The groups, which played a major role in Mrs. Sheehan's monthlong vigil outside President Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas, are scaling back their involvement as Mrs. Sheehan prepares to leave Texas today on a bus tour to Washington.
  • GOP hopefuls for '08 breaking from Bush

    08/25/2005 9:53:40 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 106 replies · 1,966+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 26 August 2005 | Bill Sammon
    Republican senators with White House ambitions have begun to break with President Bush on a variety of issues to prove their independence from the second-term president. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist of Tennessee staked out his own ground on the issue of stem-cell research. Sen. George Allen of Virginia publicly disagreed with Mr. Bush's refusal to meet a second time with anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan. Sen. Chuck Hagel of Nebraska compared the war in Iraq to the Vietnam War, an analogy that is anathema to Mr. Bush. Sen. John McCain of Arizona has long disagreed with the president's tax cuts...
  • Seoul nuke stance blindsides U.S

    08/13/2005 1:41:04 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies · 675+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | August 13, 2005 | Bill Sammon
    The Washington Timeswww.washingtontimes.com Seoul nuke stance blindsides U.S.By Bill SammonTHE WASHINGTON TIMESPublished August 13, 2005 The Bush administration yesterday scrambled to repair a rift with South Korea that opened when Seoul proclaimed that North Korea has a right to develop nuclear energy.     "When we saw those comments, phone calls were made," said a senior administration official who spoke on the condition of anonymity. "We want to remain on the same page" with South Korea.     The source reaffirmed U.S. opposition to North Korea's nuclear ambitions, including the ostensibly peaceful development of nuclear-generated electricity.     But that position is now at odds...