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  • Former CT Governor Rowland will plead GUILTY, may do JAIL TIME for corruption

    12/23/2004 5:59:17 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 50 replies · 3,114+ views
    Hartford Courant ^ | 12/23/04 | RaceBannon
    Rowland Plea Deal Expected 8:26 AM EST,December 23, 2004 By JON LENDER, The Hartford Courant Former Gov. John G. Rowland, who resigned July 1 amid a scandal over his acceptance of gifts and favors from state contractors and others, is expected to appear today in U.S. District Court in New Haven to enter a guilty plea under an agreement that would send him to jail, the Courant has learned. The potential plea is the result of sensitive plea negotiations between Rowland and federal prosecutors who were gearing up to seek an indictment of the Republican former governor early next year...
  • CT: Simmons, Shays win as incumbents sweep House seats

    11/02/2004 8:22:21 PM PST · by nutmeg · 10 replies · 380+ views
    WFSB Eyewitness News - Channel 3 ^ | Nov. 2, 2004 | WFSB Eyewitness News
    Election 2004Simmons, Shays win as incumbents sweep House seats HARTFORD (AP) -- Connecticut incumbents were sweeping to victory Tuesday night, including two moderate Republicans who faced tight re-election races dominated by negative ads that portrayed them as Bush clones. Rep. Christopher Shays declared victory in his race against Democrat Diane Farrell in Fairfield County's 4th District. And Rob Simmons beat Democrat Jim Sullivan, who conceded defeat in eastern Connecticut's 2nd District. Simmons and Shays had struggled to hold onto their U.S. House seats Tuesday in tight races where their Democratic opponents said they voted in lockstep with the GOP leadership....
  • CT-4 Poll: Shays (R) 47, Farrell (D) 42

    10/30/2004 1:33:51 PM PDT · by Bonaventure · 16 replies · 1,172+ views
    Hartford Courant ^ | October 30, 2004 | Christopher Keating
    With only a few days left before Election Day, Shays is locked in his tightest re-election battle ever, with a new University of Connecticut poll showing him with a 47 percent to 42 percent lead among likely voters.
  • List of Republicans voting against Marriage amendment

    09/30/2004 5:25:26 PM PDT · by wdkeller · 23 replies · 1,451+ views
    9/23/04 | Me
    In case you haven't heard, the Marriage amendment got shot down in the house:,2933,134134,00.htmlHere's the Republicans voting Nay: Bass Biggert Bono Castle Cox Dreier Foley Frelinghuysen Gerlach Gibbons Gilchrest Greenwood Hobson Hostettler Houghton Johnson (CT) Kirk Knollenberg Kolbe Leach McInnis Ose Paul Pryce (OH) Sanders Shays Simmons Here's the republicans not voting: Boehlert Cannon Diaz-Balart, L. Diaz-Balart, M. Dunn Hunter Nethercutt Ros-Lehtinen Tauzin Be sure to contact these people & show your appreciation. Here's the list of Dems voting FOR: Berry Bishop (GA) Boucher Boyd Carson (OK) Chandler Cooper Costello Cramer Davis (AL) Davis (TN) Edwards Etheridge Ford Gordon...
  • Hillary Clinton to campaign in Westport

    09/28/2004 8:23:32 AM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 12 replies · 511+ views ^ | September 28, 2004 | AP
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton is coming to Connecticut to throw her support behind Fourth Congressional District candidate Diane Farrell. Clinton will attend an Oct. 3 reception in Westport for Farrell. Tickets are going for $125 apiece. The fund-raiser is a part of the campaign's Women for Farrell initiative. Former Texas Governor Ann Richards is scheduled to attend an Oct. 15 reception for Farrell at a private home in Stamford. Farrell is the first selectman of Westport. Her challenge is considered the toughest Republican Christopher Shays has faced in his 17 years in office. National...
  • Judge Strikes Down Campaign Finance Rules

    09/20/2004 10:15:23 AM PDT · by OESY · 19 replies · 950+ views
    AP on YahooNews ^ | September 20, 2004 | SHARON THEIMER
    WASHINGTON - A judge has struck down more than a dozen of the government's current rules on political fund raising with just weeks before Election Day, concluding federal regulators improperly weakened the nation's campaign finance law. U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly ordered the Federal Election Commission (news - web sites) to write new rules to govern key aspects of fund raising, including when candidates and outside parties can coordinate activities. The judge did not specifically address how candidates and political parties in the heat of current campaign should act in the absence of the rules. The law's main provisions, banning...
  • Advocacy Groups And Campaigns: An Uneasy Shuttle

    09/08/2004 6:08:28 AM PDT · by OESY · 2 replies · 469+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 8, 2004 | GLEN JUSTICE and JIM RUTENBERG
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 - Just last week, Stanley Greenberg was the polling mastermind guiding the way three liberal groups spent tens of millions of dollars attacking President Bush and registering voters. But he quit that position to be an unpaid adviser to the Kerry campaign as it presses to sharpen its message in the final 56 days before the election. Mr. Greenberg is just the latest in a procession of top strategists who have moved between the campaigns and advocacy groups called 527's - the very organizations that are not supposed to coordinate their activities under campaign finance rules. The...
  • Shays surprised by inclusion on CIA list

    07/12/2004 1:56:14 PM PDT · by LongsforReagan · 30 replies · 854+ views
    Newsday ^ | July 9 | LOLITA C. BALDOR
    WASHINGTON -- Connecticut Republican Rep. Christopher Shays said he was surprised Friday to see his name listed as a potential candidate to head the CIA. But if offered the job, he said he'd love the challenge. "When I read the newspaper this a.m. I was surprised to see my name on the list," said Shays, referring to a report in the Washington Post that included him among a half dozen possible successors to director George Tenet, whose resignation takes effect Sunday. "Had I thought seriously about having that responsibility? No. Did that article get me to think about it? Yes."...
  • NEVER VOTE FOR THESE REPUBLICANS AGAIN (Repost from 1999 - Guess who made the list?)

    04/24/2004 1:34:29 PM PDT · by BillyBoy · 108 replies · 1,252+ views
    NEVER VOTE FOR THESE REPUBLICANS: THE UPDATED STORY When I first started lurking on FreeRepublic in late ‘98/early ’99 during the Clinton impeachment, one of the big threads was a piece from Freeper “Dead” entitled “NEVER VOTE FOR THESE REPUBLICANS”. It listed the names and titles of the Republicans in Congress who had given Clinton a free pass on every charge during impeachment. I was inspired to join FR because I too felt the rage over those Republicans who were more concerned about tearing down their own party than doing their duty to hold Clinton accountable. And I also...
  • Scandal With No Friends (Iraq Oil for Food Program)

    04/18/2004 11:03:39 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies · 685+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 19, 2004 | WILLIAM SAFIRE
    WASHINGTON — How fares the multination cover-up of the richest rip-off in world history? Obstruction of justice has never had it so good. Last month, after some badgering in this space and elsewhere, the House International Relations Committee announced it would look into the $5 billion kickback scandal in the United Nations' six-year Iraqi oil-for-food program, the largest humanitarian aid effort ever undertaken. Our State Department, eager for U.N. help in Iraq, wants no revelations of U.N. ineptitude and corruption. It waltzed the committee staff around. Senate Foreign Relations, however, not wanting to be upstaged by its House counterpart, called...
  • Congressman says Clarke showed contempt for security panel in 2000

    04/03/2004 8:49:39 PM PST · by jwalburg · 11 replies · 159+ views
    Knight Ridder ^ | Apr. 3, 2004 | DAVID LIGHTMAN
    WASHINGTON - (KRT) - Richard Clarke, the former White House counterterrorism chief who contends the Bush administration was unprepared to deal with terrorism in the United States, told a House of Representatives panel in 2000 that it was "silly" to think the government could develop a comprehensive strategy to fight such threats. He made those comments at a private House National Security subcommittee meeting, a 90-minute classified session on June 28 of that year. According to unclassified staff notes from the meeting, Clarke said that instead of a coordinated strategy against terrorists, the White House had a policy of chasing...
  • Campaign Finance Reform Muzzles Political Dissent - Daily Campaign Finance Reform Thread - Day 53

    02/02/2004 9:49:37 AM PST · by The_Eaglet · 7 replies · 226+ views
    eco-logic Powerhouse ^ | February 2, 2004 | Dr. Ron Paul
    Commentary Campaign Finance Reform Muzzles Political Dissent By Rep. Ron Paul In a devastating blow to political speech, the Supreme Court recently upheld most of the McCain-Feingold campaign finance bill passed by Congress last year. The legislation will do nothing to curb special interest power or reduce corruption in Washington, but it will make it harder for average Americans to influence government. "Campaign finance reform" really means the bright-line standard of free speech has been replaced by a murky set of regulations and restrictions that will muzzle political dissent and protect incumbents. Justice Scalia correctly accuses the Court of supporting...

    01/14/2004 8:03:49 AM PST · by Mia T · 23 replies · 1,346+ views
    WELI New Haven, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, | 1.14.04 | Mia T
    SHAYS-ON-CLINTON-RAPE AUDIO LINK FIXEDHear Christopher Shays: "The bottom line: HE DID RAPE BROADDRICK." by Mia T, 1.14.14   Hear Christopher Shays:"The bottom line: HE DID RAPE BROADDRICK." (playing audio requires Flash Player 6, available HERE)thanx to Wolverine for the audio     There is reason to believe that he is a rapist ("You better get some ice on that," Juanita Broaddrick says he told her concerning her bit lip), and that he bombed a country to distract attention from legal difficulties arising from his glandular life, and that. ... Furthermore, the bargain that he and his wife call a marriage...

    01/12/2004 8:33:48 PM PST · by Mia T · 65 replies · 3,741+ views
    AP ^ | 1.12.04 | Mia T
    THE HYPOCRISY AND CORRUPTION OF CHRISTOPHER SHAYS by Mia T , 1.12.04 Republican U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays added his voice Monday to a growing chorus calling on Gov. John G. Rowland to resign. In a news conference at the state Capitol complex, Shays said he had been prepared to forgive Rowland for lying about accepting gifts from employees and a state contractor. "But I am not prepared to stand by a governor, even a friend, who has done wrong, lied about it and then refused to account for his actions," said Shays, who is serving his ninth term in Congress....
  • A surprising threat to freedom-Campaign Finance Reform thread-day 29

    01/08/2004 6:12:38 AM PST · by Valin · 20 replies · 433+ views
    Capitol Hill Blue ^ | 1/8/03 | Jay Ambrose
    If American democracy is finally done in, the perpetrators will unlikely be Hitlerian figures whose strutting authoritarianism is plain to see, but a collection of well-meaning, schoolmarm-like activists who aim to restrict our freedoms for our own supposed good. They may well be members of Common Cause. You never figure an outfit like Common Cause to be a danger to the republic's must crucial principles, do you? But be vigilant: Common Cause is in the forefront of those cutting the First Amendment down to an imperceptible size. The group does not want anything blocking the way as government squelches free...
  • Shays defends Times Sq. warning

    01/03/2004 1:29:39 AM PST · by kattracks · 10 replies · 129+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 1/03/04 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Connecticut Rep. Chris Shays said yesterday that he doesn't regret warning people to stay out of Times Square on New Year's Eve, even though the celebration went off without a hitch. "I just have gratitude that there [was] not a problem," the Republican told the Daily News. But he added, "It's kind of like someone who swims in shark-infested waters, and they get out and say, 'I did just fine, didn't I?' " Shays had declared he wouldn't go to Times Square on New Year's Eve "for anything" because of the high-alert terror warnings. The comment drew immediate fire from...

    01/03/2004 1:39:53 AM PST · by kattracks · 8 replies · 140+ views
    New York Post ^ | 1/03/04
    <p>January 3, 2004 -- So exactly what was Rep. Chris Shays talking about when he essentially urged people to stay away from New York City on New Year's Eve? "I wouldn't go to Times Square. That is my opinion. It is one based on the reality that the government has declared a Code Orange," Shays (R-Conn.) declared.</p>

    01/01/2004 2:47:01 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 28 replies · 904+ views
    New York Post ^ | Thursday, January 1, 2004 | By STEFAN C. FRIEDMAN and JOE McGURK
    <p>BLUE ALERT: A cop searches a young woman arriving at Times Square last night before the festivities.</p> <p>January 1, 2004 -- Mayor Bloomberg yesterday questioned the character of a congressman who said he wouldn't spend New Year's Eve in Times Square because of fear over a terrorist attack.</p>
  • New York Mayor Angry Over Times Square Warning: (Coward) Advises People to Avoid Large Celebrations

    01/01/2004 2:42:38 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 5 replies · 175+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Thursday, January 1, 2004
    HARTFORD, Conn. -- Concerned about terrorism, Rep. Christopher Shays urged revelers not to attend New Year's Eve celebrations like the one at Times Square this year. New York's mayor countered Wednesday that Shays could use an infusion of courage. A member of the House Select Committee on Homeland Security and chairman of a terrorism subcommittee, the Connecticut Republican told WVIT-TV on Tuesday that he wouldn't go to Times Square "for anything." New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said nobody should stay home because of the nation's heightened terror alert, and Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge said the nation's security was unprecedented.
  • Rep. Chris Shays (R-CT) To Switch Parties On January 2?

    01/01/2004 12:58:24 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 26 replies · 226+ views
    1/1/04 | Recovering_Democrat
    Washington DC--Representative Christopher Shays, who was knocking his knees over the prospect of celebrating on New Years Eve 2003 in Times Square, may switch parties on the first full business day of 2004."We're looking at a number of options. Since the President has taken terrorism head on and Congressman Shays is prepared to roll over and let the terrorists win, we think the Republican Party might be a bit too war-mongering," said Shays spokesperson Justin Case, "We don't believe the Democrat Party is appropriate, either, since they at least give lip service to protecting America." Comments from the Congressman himself...

    12/31/2003 12:47:53 AM PST · by kattracks · 39 replies · 224+ views
    New York Post ^ | 12/31/03 | BILL SANDERSON and ED ROBINSON
    <p>December 31, 2003 -- Count on one less out-of-towner at tonight's New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square. Rep. Christopher Shays (R-Conn.) offered his regrets yesterday, telling The Post that he'd avoid the Times Square crowd because it's a "tempting target" for terrorists.</p>
  • Congressman Shays comments on Rowland controversy

    12/16/2003 10:04:33 AM PST · by LurkedLongEnough · 24 replies · 259+ views
    WTNH-TV, New Haven ^ | December 16, 2003 | WTNH
    (Hartford-WTNH, Dec. 16, 2003 12:20 PM) _ This morning Congressman Christopher Shays spoke publicly for the first time about the controversy surrounding our governor. Last week the governor apologized for lying about who paid for improvements at his summer cottage in Litchfield. While some are calling for the governor to resign, the governor says he has no plans to do so. Watch the interview with Chief Capitol Correspondent Mark Davis (Sorry, transcript is not available.)
  • Lieberman Reverts to Form: Lieberman Paradigm/logic of pathologic self-interest Redux

    12/01/2003 5:39:57 AM PST · by Mia T · 15 replies · 760+ views ^ | 12-1-03 | Mia T
    Joseph Lieberman Reverts to FormThe Lieberman Paradigm / the logic of pathologic self-interest Redux   by Mia T, 12.1.03 Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Joseph Lieberman defended Sen. Hillary Clinton on Sunday after she made politically toxic comments predicting possible U.S. failure in Iraq during what was supposed to be a morale-boosting visit to the troops on Friday. Asked if Sen. Clinton was wrong to voice such a pessimistic sentiment from the war zone, Sen. Lieberman told "Fox News Sunday," "In the most technical sense that we're in a war now in which, in the last month, we have lost...
  • View the Juanita Broaddrick clintonRAPE interview NOW

    08/27/2003 5:13:10 AM PDT · by Mia T · 27 replies · 3,911+ views
    Dateline NBC ^ | 8.27.03 | Mia T
    View the Juanita Broaddrick clintonRAPE interview NOW thanx to WorkingClassFilth for the video special thanx to Jim Robinson NOTE: You will need QuickTime Player to view the Broaddrick clintonRAPE interview. Most browsers already contain this plug-in. The Broaddrick clintonRAPE interview is a large file, but will start playing immediately, i.e., will stream, in all browsers except Internet Explorer (IE). IE users can also get the Broaddrick clintonRAPE movie to stream by opening QuickTime Player, selecting "open URL in new player" and pasting in the Broaddrick clintonRAPE movie URL: A SUGGESTION: Burn CDs of the Broaddrick clintonRAPE interview and...
  • It's not nice to buck GOP leaders

    01/09/2003 4:59:47 PM PST · by Dog Gone · 37 replies · 225+ views
    CNN ^ | January 9, 2003 | Ted Barrett
    <p>Campaign finance reform champion Rep. Christopher Shays, R-Connecticut, now knows the political price for bucking his party's leaders last year and forcing a landmark bill to the floor over their objections: He will not get the long-coveted chairmanship of a powerful House committee.</p>
  • Judge's ruling paves way for Campbell to get his name on ballot (RINO Shays to get challenge!)

    08/06/2002 7:54:47 AM PDT · by Rodney King · 3 replies · 228+ views
    Greenwich Time ^ | today | Tobin Coleman
    HARTFORD -- A federal judge cleared the way yesterday for two candidates to get onto primary ballots in September. Republican Jim Campbell of Greenwich and Democrat Edwin Gomes of Bridgeport are plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit that objects to a state law that requires candidate challengers to obtain 15 percent of delegate support at district conventions to get on the ballot. U.S. District Court Judge Peter Dorsey's decision yesterday allows anyone to enter a district or state office primary as long as they are registered party members. "I'm delighted by it," Campbell said. "I think that Judge Dorsey has issued...
  • FEC Criticized Over Campaign Finance

    05/30/2002 3:45:49 PM PDT · by Jean S · 1 replies · 155+ views
    AP via Newsday ^ | May 30, 2002, 5:07 PM EDT | SHARON THEIMER
    WASHINGTON -- Rules proposed by the Federal Election Commission to enforce the new campaign finance law would instead create loopholes in it, the law's sponsors say. Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Russ Feingold, D-Wis., and Reps. Christopher Shays, R-Conn., and Martin Meehan, D-Mass., told the FEC in written comments that its rules must be true to the law's intent to ban the use of "soft money" -- unlimited donations from labor unions, corporations and others -- in federal elections. "Throughout our fight for this reform law, skeptics regularly told us what we were doing would not reduce the impact that...

    04/24/2002 10:04:27 AM PDT · by Exnihilo · 162+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 04/24/02 | Dave Boyer
    <p>Democrats, facing the ban they supported on unregulated "soft" campaign money, have formed a fledgling "donor network" to take advantage of a loophole in the new law.</p> <p>The Progressive Donor Network held its inaugural strategy meeting in Washington two weeks ago. Its president and co-founder is political consultant Michael Lux, who was a top fund-raising official for the 1996 Clinton-Gore campaign and served as an aide in the Clinton White House.</p>
  • Help Fight Shays-Meehan (CFR)

    03/23/2002 2:13:25 PM PST · by Congressman Billybob · 71 replies · 2,704+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic | 23 March 2002 | Congressman Billybob (John Armor)
    Help Fight Shays-Meehan (CFR) As many of you know, one of your colleagues, Congressman Billybob (John Armor, Esq., in real life) will file one of the briefs in the US Supreme Court in opposition to Shays-Meehan. He will file it on behalf of the American Civil Rights Union, which believes in protecting and enforcing the Constitution as written. One of its Advisory Board members is the Hon. Robert Bork. Click here to visit the ACRU website. This brief does not depend on your responses to this notice. It will be filed in any event. But all FReepers who wish to...
  • Campaign Finance Reform Discussion - Senate "Debating" now - C-SPAN2

    03/20/2002 6:27:27 AM PST · by dittomom · 948 replies · 352+ views
    C-SPAN 2 ^ | Wednesday, March 20, 2002 | dittomom
    Senate is "debating" the upcoming cloture vote on Campaign Finance Reform. Vote is scheduled for 10 minutes before 1PM today. Senators Hutchison of Texas and McConnell of Kentucky have spoken on the opposing side so far. Senator Paul Wellstone now speaking FOR Campaign Finance Reform