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  • Candidate Marco Rubio in 2010: An 'Earned Path to Citizenship is Basically Code for Amnesty'

    12/18/2015 5:27:27 PM PST · by gwgn02 · 8 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 6/21/13 | Terrance P Jeffrey
    When former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio was running for the Senate in 2010--as a conservative candidate backed by the Tea Party movement--he insisted that illegal aliens inside the United States would need to go home and that giving illegal aliens "an earned path to citizenship," such as his opponent Gov. Charlie Crist, former President George W. Bush and Sen. John McCain had advocated, was nothing more than a "code for amnesty." Rubio, who won that 2010 election, is now the leading Republican in the U.S. Congress pushing for illegal aliens to be given the earned path to citizenship that...

    06/25/2015 5:54:39 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 12 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | June 24, 2015 | Neil Cavuto
    Cavuto took the opportunity to confront Jason Chaffetz over ousting Mark Meadows for his TPA vote. Chaffetz admitted that the TPA vote was part of it, but claimed there were a ‘variety of factors’ and also said Boehner had nothing to do with it.
  • The latest proof that Hillary just can’t stop the sleaze (Blumenthal crawls out of the woodwork)

    05/23/2015 5:16:10 AM PDT · by Liz · 19 replies ^ | 5/22/15 | RICH LOWRY
    EDITED The Blumenthal email story underlines what we already suspected about Hillary’s atrocious tenure as Secy of State and at the Clinton Foundation. The avalanche of ethical controversies were exacerbated by Clinton loyalist Sidney Blumenthal resurfacing. He was banned from govt employment, but from his paid perch at the Clinton Foundation, he sent Secy of State Hillary memos on Libya that she forwarded (unattributed and unquestioned)....even as Blumenthal's agit-prop caused eye-rolling among State Dept pros. Hillary portrays herself as the picture of openness, that she wants her e-mails public as soon as possible. But the Clinton-Blumenthal emails were cleansed until...
  • Jesse Ventura: Chris Kyle Is No Hero, He's a Liar

    01/29/2015 12:21:25 PM PST · by seanmerc · 83 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 28 Jan 15 | AP
    American Sniper is tops at the box office, but don't expect to see former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura lining up at a theater for it. Ventura, a former Navy SEAL, won $1.8 million in a defamation lawsuit last year against the estate of the late Chris Kyle, the SEAL protagonist of the movie, which has sparked debate over whether snipers should be considered heroes. Ventura said Wednesday he won't see the film partly because Kyle is no hero to him.
  • Monica Lewinsky E-Mail Omitted From Latest Batch of Clinton Documents

    04/18/2014 2:44:21 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 18, 2014 | by Chris Good
    An email from Monica Lewinsky was omitted from the Clinton library’s latest document dump for privacy reasons. Every two weeks this spring, the National Archives has been releasing documents from Clinton’s presidency through The William J Clinton Presidential Library & Museum in Little Rock, Ark. Included in a list of withdrawn/redacted documents, midway through a batch of documents concerning Gen. Wesley Clark, is an email from Monica Lewinsky’s Pentagon email address. Vaguely referenced as concerning a “medical record,” the omitted email is listed as four pages long.
  • Former Fla. Gov. Charlie Crist Apologizes for Backing State's Ban on Gay Marriage

    01/03/2014 6:46:18 PM PST · by massmike · 36 replies ^ | 01/03/2014 | KATHERINE WEBER
    Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist recently issued an apology for backing the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in 2008. Crist said in a recent interview with the Orlando-based LGBT publication Watermark Online that he regrets backing Florida's constitutional Amendment 2, which was approved by nearly 62 percent of voters in 2008 and defines marriage as being exclusively for one man and one woman. "I'm sorry I did that. It was a mistake. I was wrong. Please forgive me," Crist told the publication. "I made a mistake. I'm not perfect … That's the journey I'm on … and I'm still...
  • Time for Patriotic (Liberal) Millionaires to belly up to the buffet

    09/19/2012 7:51:06 PM PDT · by Lakeshark · 15 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 9/19/2012 | William Jacobson
    You do realize that there actualy are some Patriotic Millionaires, don’t you? Guys like Warren Buffet and others who insist that people pay higher taxes, but don’t take the chance to pay voluntarily. Like this guy, who turned out to be a plant by a group called the Patriotic Millionaires for Fiscal Strength, begging Obama to raise his taxes: **snip**Now is their chance to belly up to the Buffet(t): "The House on Wednesday passed Republicans’ own version of the Buffett Rule, which allows wealthy Americans to voluntarily pony up to reduce the deficit."
  • American Traitor Jane Fonda Gushes Over Occupy: “I Say Right On! It’s An Important, Wonderful

    06/10/2012 7:52:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 6/10/12 | zip
    Every America-hating leftists dream come true, being praised by Hanoi Jane. Jane Fonda, ‘Peace, Love and Misunderstanding’ Star, On The Occupy Movement and The Legacy Of ’9 To 5′ — HuffPo Huffington Post: Again, your character is a war protester. What’s your opinion of the Occupy movement? Jane Fonda: Right on! I say right on! It’s an important, wonderful movement. It doesn’t fit the mold. HP: Is that what you like about it? That it doesn’t fit the mold? Jane Fonda:I think that’s what allows it to be successful in its own way. Because it has no leader; it has...

    12/26/2011 2:46:25 PM PST · by Signalman · 24 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 12/26/2011 | Dick Morris
    Dear Friend, In this video commentary, I discuss how Santorum’s moving up in Iowa from the back of the pack, like a late finisher in the Iowa Derby. Tune in!
  • More Strauss-Kahn Rumors Emerge (great article about the slimeball)

    05/22/2011 9:09:57 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 77 replies
    myfox ^ | 5-2011
    More Strauss-Kahn Rumors Emerge Updated: Sunday, 22 May 2011, 9:35 AM CDT Published : Sunday, 22 May 2011, 9:35 AM CDT (NewsCore) - NEW YORK -- Former International Monetary Fund (IMF) head Dominique Strauss-Kahn attempted to lure two attractive hotel employees to his $3,000-a-night New York hotel suite -- and later put the moves on an Air France flight attendant following his alleged sexual assault on a maid, the New York Post reported Sunday. "What a nice ass!" he barked to the attendant, using the lewd French expression "Quel beau cul!" as she prepared the business-class cabin for takeoff last...
  • From Republican Governor To Trial-Lawyer Pitchman

    05/05/2011 11:43:13 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 4 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 05/05/11 | Nathan Koppel
    Charlie Crist, the former Republican governor of Florida and friend of Scott Rothstein, has an interesting new pursuit: attorney and television spokesman for Morgan & Morgan, a personal-injury firm in the state that uses the tag line, “for the people.”
  • DFU YouTube SING-ALONG: Rainbow Connection (Jesse Jackson gay sexual harassment lawsuit)

    04/16/2011 8:17:25 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 6 replies
    dfu via YouTube ^ | 4-16-11 | dfu
    Tommy R. Bennett files sex harassment against the reverend. Get the popcorn and enjoy the YouTube sing-along. RAINBOW CONNECTION - Jackson sexual harassment lawsuit
  • Rep. Conyers reimburses government for son's use of official car

    12/25/2010 9:54:02 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Rep. Conyers reimburses government for son's use of official car By Jordan Fabian - 12/25/10 12:10 PM ET Michigan Rep. John Conyers said this week that he reimbursed the federal government for his son's use of a vehicle belonging to his congressional office. The Detroit Free Press reported that the Democrat paid the Treasury Department $5,682 for John Conyers III's use of the 2010 Cadillac Escalade hybrid, which was leased at the expense of taxpayers. Conyers's son told Detroit police early Thanksgiving morning that the two computers and $27,000 worth of concert tickets were stolen out of the vehicle. The...
  • NY State Board of Elections "Misprint" in Ballot Instructions

    10/26/2010 7:03:15 PM PDT · by Mr. K · 26 replies
    912 Project | 10/26/10 | NYBoard of Elections
    1. The NYS Board of Elections has now published the official sample ballot for November 2nd -- with the Taxpayer Party and the Anti- Prohibition Party on the same line, meaning Carl Paladino and Madam X are on the same line. ?? They claim there wasn't enough room on the ballot so they had to combine them on Line "I" -- except that Line "J" is empty. If you have any confusion, simply vote for Carl on the Republican or Conservative line. But remember we need 50,000 signatures on the Taxpayers Line... 2. Hundreds of thousands of absentee ballots were...
  • Andrew Cuomo endorsed by N Y Mayor Bloomberg for governor in statement (Bloomers shows colors)

    09/22/2010 11:46:05 AM PDT · by Vaquero · 28 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 9-22-10 | Ken Lovett
    While the event announcing Mayor Bloomberg's endorsement of Andrew Cuomo for governor is set to begin shortly, here's an early look at the mayor's comments in the official release. The attorney general's flame-throwing Republican opponent, Carl Paladino, is absent from the statement. However, the Tea Party-backed candidate is given a thinly-veiled refence with "we need a governor who knows that the partisan politics of the past cannot be the way of the future."
  • Obamas Party The Recession Away (photo)

    09/14/2010 7:56:16 AM PDT · by Sad Hill · 7 replies
    Sad Hill News Blog ^ | 09.14.2010 | Sad Hill
    Too busy to attend the 100th Boy Scout National Jamboree and the Restoring Honor rally where hundreds of thousands of Americans gathered in Obama's 'backyard,' the First Couple need to chill after last week's White House hip hop bump-and-grind fest before getting bizzay with this week's party events, which include the annual Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute gala and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's annual Phoenix Awards dinner.
  • Tiger Woods' Alleged Porn Star Lover Advertised as Escort, Acted on 'Wonder Years'

    12/10/2009 9:51:49 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 34 replies · 3,290+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 12/10/2009 | Staff
    Porn star Holly Sampson said on an adult Internet talk show that she slept with Tiger Woods at his bachelor party five years ago. "Me and my girlfriends did a bachelor party for Tiger and it was amazing," she said on the show, in which she and other adult stars are interviewed topless. "He picked me to go into the room. I have to say he was really good." Now Jim McBride, the CEO of the celebrity adult Web site tells Pop Tarts that Sampson has been running ads as a high-paying adult escort for at least seven years.
  • Rachel Uchitel tells friends that she and Tiger Woods did drugs before having sex

    12/04/2009 8:03:53 AM PST · by Perdogg · 196 replies · 7,472+ views
    Examiner ^ | 12.03.09
    What a difference a week can make. Last Friday reports were just starting to surface of Tiger Woods automobile accident. Since that time at least three women have come forward saying they were Woods' mistresses. Also rumors of domestic violence causing the car accident are running rampant. Tiger's life has definitely changed. Rachel Uchitel, the first woman who was romantically linked in the Tiger Woods affair scandal was reportedley paid off to keep quiet about the situation. Now RadarOnline is reporting that Uchitel told friends that she and Tiger would do drugs before having sex. Whether it is a coincidence...
  • Behar: Tiger Not a Hypocrite Because He’s Not a Right-Winger (video)

    12/03/2009 10:59:33 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 62 replies · 1,962+ views
    The View ^ | Dec.3, 2009
    Behar: "Let me say this about Tiger on his behalf. He has never held himself up as one of these pro-marriage, right-wing kind of guys who is anti-gay."
  • Report: Tiger’s Alleged NY Mistress Now Admits Affair (VIP Club Hostess Rachel Uchitel)

    12/03/2009 9:26:24 AM PST · by caddystacks · 71 replies · 4,105+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | Thursday, December 3, 2009 - Updated 3m ago | By Laura Crimaldi
    A Los Angeles press conference with Tiger Woods’ alleged mistress Rachel Uchitel has been called off. Uchitel, 34, was scheduled to appear with her attorney, Gloria Allred, at 11:30 a.m. Pacific Standard Time. The cancellation comes as is reporting Uchitel was lying when she said she did not have an affair with Tiger Woods. Citing unnamed sources the celebrity news site writes that text messages between Woods and Uchitel sparked the fight at the billionaire golfer’s home before his bizarre early-morning car crash. Uchitel, a New York City nightclub hostess, has publicly denied an affair with Woods. However,
  • Tiger Woods Confesses

    12/02/2009 8:22:48 AM PST · by FromLori · 100 replies · 3,317+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 12/2/09 | Nicholas Carlson
    "I have not been true to my values and the behavior my family deserves." Tiger Woods, allegedly caught cheating on his wife, just posted an apology on his Web site. Bonus: See who forced Tiger Woods to confess. We think it's good enough to keep him in Nikes for years: I have let my family down and I regret those transgressions with all of my heart. I have not been true to my values and the behavior my family deserves. I am not without faults and I am far short of perfect. I am dealing with my behavior and personal...
  • Women 'line up to claim affairs with Tiger Woods'

    12/01/2009 1:08:26 PM PST · by pissant · 83 replies · 4,104+ views
    Times UK ^ | 12/1/09 | Jacqui Goddard
    Tiger Woods was braced for new trouble tonight amid reports that at least two women are set to go public with claims that they had affairs with the world’s highest-earning sportsman. a celebrity news website, reported that several women had come forward claiming to have had sex with the billion-dollar golfer, including one who purports to have “explosive” answerphone recordings. Jaimee Grubbs, 24, a Las Vegas cocktail waitress, tells this week’s edition of Us Weekly magazine that she had a 31-month affair with Woods, starting in April 2007, and that she has more than 300 text messages — some...
  • Tiger had paws all over me

    12/02/2009 4:13:28 AM PST · by malkee · 116 replies · 5,016+ views
    New York Post ^ | December 2, 2009 | EMILY SMITH, JEANE MacINTOSH, DAVID K. L I and KATE SHEEHY
    They're coming out of the Woodswork! At least two more buxom beauties claim to have had torrid affairs with embattled superstar golfer Tiger Woods -- including one whom he bombarded with more than 300 text messages and warned last week that his wife was getting suspicious, according to Post sources and two bombshell reports. Read more:
  • EXCLUSIVE: Tiger Woods Cheating Scandal Grows, Other Woman Coming Forward With Voicemails

    12/01/2009 9:56:22 AM PST · by Callahan · 216 replies · 7,084+ views
    RadarOnline ^ | 12/1/09 | Radar Staff
    Several other women are coming forward claiming they had affairs with Tiger Woods, has learned exclusively. What’s more, one of these women claims to have proof in the form of voice mails from the golfing great. The voice mails are said to be explosive.
  • Chuck Schumer Outraged that Fed agencies did not communicate re:Hasan(Did anyone else see this?)

    11/12/2009 6:17:12 AM PST · by submarinerswife · 18 replies · 945+ views
    Last year liberals stripped the Patriot Act of enforcement and surveillance of "Lone wolf" terrorists in the US. Schumer: "After 8 years, this has not been fixed". Of course, he was not challenged on this total lie.
  • Report: Congressman Wexler to resign

    10/13/2009 3:48:23 PM PDT · by Fawn · 284 replies · 16,739+ views
    Reported by: Sun-Sentinel ^ | Oct 13, 2009 | Reported by: Sun-Sentinel
    PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL---Our news partners at the Sun Sentinel report: U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler, who represents Broward and Palm Beach counties, plans to resign from Congress. He plans to announce his plans at a news conference Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Boca Raton. A Democratic source with knowledge of Wexler's plans said he is likely to take a public policy job that deals with the Middle East. Wexler, a senior member of the House Foreign Relations Committee, has long been involved in issues involving Israel and Turkey.
  • Woman Cited For Kicking Guide Dog At Target (MN)

    09/25/2009 7:53:50 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 47 replies · 2,191+ views ^ | 9/25/09 | Darcy Pohland
    A Minneapolis woman is still trying to come to grips with what happened to her guide dog Thursday night at the downtown Target store. Lolly Lijewski and her dog Brook had just gone into the store when a woman kicked the working dog. A stranger passing by stepped in to help. "As I was coming into the foyer of the store, my dog's feet seemed to go out from under her," said Lijewski. Lijewski didn't know what happened to her service dog. "Then there was a young girl to our left who said, 'Someone just kicked your dog,'" said Lijewski....
  • (Pig) Ryan O'Neal hits on daughter at Farah's funeral

    08/05/2009 5:03:52 AM PDT · by meandog · 17 replies · 2,084+ views
    boston herald ^ | 8.4.09 | simone press
    Maybe he was blinded by grief, but is anyone else weirded out by Ryan O’Neal’s admission in Vanity Fair that he tried to hit on his own daughter at the funeral of his lady love Farrah Fawcett? Ew. “I had just put the casket in the hearse and I was watching it drive away when a beautiful blonde woman comes up and embraces me,” O’Neal admits in the September issue. “I said to her, ‘You have a drink on you? You have a car?’ She said, ‘Daddy - it’s me, Tatum!’ I was just trying to be funny with a...
  • Bill Maher: "Letterman Will F*** Her (Willow) Right There On Stage" (BOYCOTT! Video)

    06/16/2009 2:16:24 AM PDT · by SolidWood · 54 replies · 2,595+ views
    C4P ^ | June 16, 2009 | Videmus Omina
    Astonishing. From Jimmy Arone at Big Hollywood, a roundup of Bill Maher's Real Time monologue from last Friday night: In defending his friend, Maher thought Republicans had over reacted and this was just a case of ‘fake’ outrage. Much ado about nothing. He then went on talking about how Letterman had invited Sarah Palin and her young daughter, Willow, to appear as guests on his show but the Governor declined because she thought it would be wise to keep her daughter away from him. Said Maher, “…that’s right, he’s 62 years old, he’s gonna [f**k] her right there on stage…it...
  • Gov. Ed Rendell Wants Video Poker Machines In Bars

    02/07/2009 7:45:40 PM PST · by AtlasStalled · 7 replies · 325+ views
    Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell -- the architect of the 2004 law that brought slots casinos to the state -- now wants to legalize the use of video poker machines in taverns and clubs in a move to generate $500 million in tax revenue for his state.
  • Edwards Admits Affair

    08/08/2008 11:57:31 AM PDT · by JennysCool · 764 replies · 2,562+ views
    ABC News ^ | 08-08-08 | ABC News
    ABC Radio news just announced Sen. John Edwards will admit to the affair with Rielle Hunter in an interview with the network, but insists the child is not his. We return you to your regularly-scheduled FReeping.
  • Keith Olbermann Sees McCain 'Buying More Depends' (with video)

    03/27/2008 9:57:15 PM PDT · by Kleebo151 · 30 replies · 1,003+ views
    News Busters ^ | 3-27-2008 | Ken Shepherd
    Leave it to liberals to pile on Sen. John McCain with cheap shots about his age, and we're not talking making jokes about him serving in the Civil War or what not. Mocking John McCain's age, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann imagined that the senator could easily segue from talking about foreign policy or the economy to talking about "buying more Depends or something like that." (h/t Conservative Punk) "You can dissassociate yourself from that remark if you wish," Olbermann immediately added in his exchange with Rachel Maddow of the liberal Air America radio network. Yesterday NewsBusters noted a liberal blogger who...
  • Huckabee Push Polling HARD In South Carolina

    01/16/2008 6:45:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies · 1,568+ views
    NW Republican ^ | January 16, 2008
    Oh boy one has to believe that Huckabee will be getting some blow-back from this. These push polls have even brought out the South Carolina Attorney General to make this statement: “Last evening the Associated Press reported that that an out-of-state special interest group, Common Sense Issues, had launched a massive push polling effort disparaging John McCain and other candidates for president. In their push poll, Common Sense Issues makes several misleading claims regarding John McCain’s record.“Allow me to set the record straight. In the U.S. Senate, John McCain has been an unwavering voice for the rights of the unborn....
  • Edwards Touts Record As Trial Lawyer

    11/26/2007 10:17:55 AM PST · by SmithL · 26 replies · 131+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 11/26/7 | PHILIP ELLIOTT, Associated Press Writer
    BOW, N.H. (AP) -- Democrat John Edwards says his experience as a trial lawyer makes him the presidential contender best able to give voters hope — and to give the establishment grief. Edwards, a former senator from North Carolina, has focused his campaign on pledges to change a government system he says is rigged against most voters. "While you shop (for candidates), I hope you will think about two key things: Who can you trust to tell you the truth about what's wrong in Washington, and who can you trust to fight like hell to make it right?" Edwards said...
  • Rangel: Giuliani “Embarrasses Us"

    10/22/2007 7:54:32 PM PDT · by Doofer · 75 replies · 141+ views
    CNN ^ | October 22, 2007 | CNN
    WASHINGTON (CNN) — New York Rep. Charlie Rangel, a prominent supporter of Hillary Clinton, sharply criticized Republican presidential frontrunner Rudy Giuliani's personal life Monday, highlighting the fact that the former New York City mayor and his wife have each been married three times. "Two people, six spouses. It's a little complicated if you're not religious, especially if you're running against a Mormon," Rangel told CNN's Wolf Blitzer in a reference to Giuliani's chief rival, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. For the record, Romney has only been married once. "I think America has to look at all these things, and there...
  • Chicago tops L.A., will bid for Olympics

    04/14/2007 7:17:11 PM PDT · by T. P. Pole · 20 replies · 537+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 4/14/07 | HOWARD FENDRICH
    Chicago tops L.A., will bid for Olympics By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Sports Writer 15 minutes ago WASHINGTON - Now Chicago takes on the rest of the world. The Windy City's bid to hold a Summer Games for the first time moved to the international stage Saturday when the U.S. Olympic Committee capped a yearlong search for an American candidate for 2016 by picking Chicago over two-time host Los Angeles. "It's just beginning," said Patrick Ryan, Chicago's bid committee chairman. "It's a long road."Having won over the USOC despite lacking venues ready for an Olympics, Chicago's task is to persuade...
  • Local Defense Firm Awarded $100-Million Contract [Murtha Pork for Votes]

    04/04/2007 1:20:40 PM PDT · by RedRover · 14 replies · 557+ views
    WJAC TV ^ | April 4, 2007
    One of the largest defense firms in the region has been awarded a $100-million contract, Rep. John Murtha said Wednesday. Murtha said Kuchera Defense Systems in Somerset County was granted a 10-year air-to-air missile project by Raytheon Missile Systems. He said the contract does not necessarily mean the military is gearing up for 10 more years of fighting in Iraq. "This war is going to end in the next year or so. There's no question in my mind this war is going to build down," Murtha said. He said while the war continues, he is in favor of a draft....
  • Gingrich had affair during Clinton probe

    03/08/2007 7:02:04 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 236 replies · 4,750+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/8/07 | Ben Evans - ap
    WASHINGTON - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich acknowledged he was having an extramarital affair even as he led the charge against President Clinton over the Monica Lewinsky affair, he acknowledged in an interview with a conservative Christian group. "The honest answer is yes," Gingrich, a potential 2008 Republican presidential candidate, said in an interview with Focus on the Family founder James Dobson to be aired Friday, according to a transcript provided to The Associated Press. "There are times that I have fallen short of my own standards. There's certainly times when I've fallen short of God's standards." Gingrich argued in...
  • Chucky Putzhead Schumer: Reaganism Is Dead

    11/29/2006 7:04:21 AM PST · by nwrep · 312 replies · 6,261+ views
    Daily Politics ^ | November 29, 2006 | Ben Smith
    Chuck swung by the Daily News for an editorial board meeting this morning, which you'll be able to read more about in tomorrow's News. A couple of tidbits from his broader discussion (forthcoming in book form) of how he sees the shifting terrain and the Democrats' edge struck me: "We're in better shape than [Republicans] are, because they don't realize that Reaganomics is dead, that the Reagan philosophy is dead," he said. "We realize that New Deal democracy, which is still our paradigm, which is sort of appeal to each group ... that doesn't work any more." He had said...
  • Exultant Chuck Says He’ll Veto the Next Alito (Schumer plots permanent majority)

    11/15/2006 12:12:55 PM PST · by Liz · 201 replies · 5,154+ views
    The New York Observer. ^ | 11/20/2006 edition | Jason Horowitz
    Exultant Chuck Says He’ll Veto the Next Alito; New King of Washington Promises Moderate Court; Rove-like, Plans Permanent Democratic Majority; More N.Y. Homeland Money, Iraqi Federalism More than the inability to influence Iraq policy or the President’s tax cuts, Chuck Schumer says that the single greatest failure of the Democrats as an opposition party was allowing Samuel Alito to join the Supreme Court. “Judges are the most important,” said Mr. Schumer, who orchestrated the implausible Democratic takeover of the Senate last week. “One more justice would have made it a 5-4 conservative, hard-right majority for a long time. That won’t...
  • Court Examines Rendell's Role In 1998 Protester Beatings

    10/20/2006 10:34:49 AM PDT · by Miami Vice · 121 replies · 4,975+ views
    The Evening Bulletin ^ | 10/20/2006 | WILLIAM MULGREW
    <p>Philadelphia - A special three-judge panel of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals convened Wednesday to hear arguments on whether a Federal Civil Rights suit may proceed against Gov. Ed Rendell and overturn a 2003 lower court ruling that there was insufficient evidence. Rendell is charged with conspiring to suppress the First Amendment rights of protesters by having Teamsters Local 115 beat them while they demonstrated outside Philadelphia's City Hall during a Democratic fundraiser featuring President Bill Clinton. Rendell, who was mayor of Philadelphia at the time, admitted in a deposition following the Oct. 2, 1998 beatings to personally inviting Teamsters Local 115 Secretary-Treasurer John Morris and instructing the union to "drown-out" the Clinton protesters. "I specifically said I didn't want any interaction with the demonstrators. I wanted this to be extremely peaceful and extremely positive," Rendell also claimed in the deposition, which was taken two years after the fact. Morris was caught on video by local media placing a fedora over protester Don Adams' head, signaling the Teamsters to knock him to the ground and assault him. Adams was treated at a nearby hospital for a concussion, lacerations and multiple bruises. His sister, Teri, sustained minor injuries. Testimony from Morris' chief of staff revealed that, after the beatings, Rendell called Morris about the Teamsters who participated in the attack and said, "nothing is going to happen to these guys," and "I know how these things go." He then suggested that Morris and the Teamsters file a criminal complaint against Adams, which they did two days later on Oct. 4, 1998, alleging that he struck a woman in their group. Even though there was no police reports supporting the Teamster's claim, the incident was caught on video, and the District Attorney's Office pursued trial against Adams, who filed suit against the Teamsters and Rendell several months later. At one point, the Teamsters offered to drop their charges against him if he dropped his case. During that time, they launched a media campaign and accused Adams of being a woman-beater. Adams rejected the deal and was found not guilty on July 8, 1999. Five teamsters then pled guilty to various charges of assault and were granted probation, and Morris died in 2001. Arguments surrounding Rendell's involvement center not on how convincing the evidence is, but whether his interaction with Morris after the fact - consoling the Teamsters and advising them to sue Adams - can be used as evidence to support the charge of conspiracy. The Third Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in United States vs. Smith in 2002 that concerted actions to conceal unlawful behavior are relevant to a finding of conspiracy. The Supreme Court reached a similar conclusion in United States vs. Brodie last year. However, Philadelphia Law Department attorney Jane Lovitch Istvan, who represents Rendell, argued in brief, "The alleged conversation in this case ... contained no evidence of attempted concealment, nor is there a pattern of other alleged attempts to conceal." "I think he might have a case," Circuit Judge Restani said during oral arguments surrounding Adams' claim. The three circuit judges were appointed to hear the case from outside the Third Circuit Court's jurisdiction after a motion asking the entire Circuit to recuse itself was granted. This recusal was issued due to the fact that Rendell's wife, Judge Marjorie Rendell, sits on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.</p>
  • The Menendez Machine In Action(NHCAC Rental Cover-up Attempt)

    09/21/2006 1:44:25 AM PDT · by JerseyHighlander · 3 replies · 425+ views ^ | Tue Sep 19, 2006 at 00:20:12 AM EDT | Xpatriated Texan
    Fighting a Swift Boat with Truth by: Xpatriated Texan Tue Sep 19, 2006 at 00:20:12 AM EDT I have a question for you. What were you doing in February of 1996? It was a month that saw yet another major snow storm hit New Jersey. Bill Clinton signed a telecom bill to widen competition and market access in cable television. Republicans were watching rightwing freakjob Pat Buchanan bury Bob Dole and Steve Forbes in the New Hampshire primary. Jersey Journal article, first pageKirsten Danis was writing an article [Page one, Page two] for the Jersey Journal revealing that then-Congressman Bob...
  • CA: San Jose City Council votes to request mayor's resignation - Democrat Mayor Ron Gonzales

    06/28/2006 5:10:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 445+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 6/28/06 | May Wong - ap
    The City Council asked Mayor Ron Gonzales to resign on Wednesday in the wake of his indictment over a secretly negotiated garbage contract. Gonzales voted against the proposal, which passed 8-3, and said he has no plans of quitting. Gonzales was booed by a heckler at one point when he vowed to stay in office. The council is now mulling ways to strip Gonzales of his power. Possible actions, according to City Attorney Richard Doyle, include cutting Gonzales' office staff's budget, revoking his city-issued credit card, withholding his travel funds, and reducing the mayor's $105,000 salary to as low as...
  • What's the price of Iraqi lives?--US military is behaving more like Barbarian hordes

    05/22/2006 4:40:28 PM PDT · by SJackson · 126 replies · 5,136+ views
    Gulf News ^ | 5-22-06 | Linda S. Heard
    What's the price of Iraqi lives? We have witnessed enough to know that the US military is behaving more like Barbarian hordes than a well-trained army. Eyewitnesses, who insisted that Marines went on a rampage killing innocent Iraqi civilians to avenge the loss of their friend, have been proved right.   By Linda S. Heard , Special to Gulf News  Does man's inhumanity to man know no bounds? Last November, an IED (improvised exploding device) planted at a roadside near the Western Iraqi town of Haditha took the life of a US Marine. An official report of his death...
  • Murky Jack Murtha(ABSCAM Reminder)

    05/19/2006 7:56:19 AM PDT · by kellynla · 24 replies · 2,220+ views
    AMERICAN SPECTATOR ^ | 2/2/2006 | David Holman
    In the last year, ever since Tom DeLay became embroiled in the Jack Abramoff scandal, the Washington Post alone has published 168 articles mentioning Abramoff and DeLay. The Post's dogged Abramoff investigator, Susan Schmidt, has written 39 articles on Jack Abramoff in the last two years. Almost half of those made page A1 of the Post, and most were over 1,000 words in length. The Post has written enough about this scandal to fill a book -- literally -- and they probably will. Since Rep. John Murtha made his splash in November with his call for an American troop withdrawal...
  • Harkin calls for troop pullout in Iraq

    03/04/2006 3:05:04 PM PST · by jmc1969 · 135 replies · 1,952+ views
    AP ^ | March 4 2006
    Iowa Senator Tom Harkin has called for the withdrawal of American troops from Iraq, saying it's the only solution after recent religious violence in that nation. Harkin's comments place him among the first members of Congress to publicly state that the war in Iraq has become a fight between Muslim factions. The criticism follows a CBS poll last week that showed 65 percent of respondents disapproved of President Bush's handling of the war, his worst marks since the war started three years ago. A White House spokesman says retreat before victory would be reckless.
  • DFU SONG: Hang on Sloopy (goodbye, Tookie)

    11/17/2005 7:35:36 PM PST · by doug from upland · 41 replies · 3,455+ views
    DFU SONGS | 11-2005 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - HANG ON SLOOPY Goodbye, Tookie...Tookie, goodbye Goodbye, Tookie...soon you will die Tookie Williams is a lowlife slimeball, everyone knows While free, he'd bring mayhem everywhere that he goes Tookie wrote kids books...the left is in awe It's clear that those fools have a brain deeply flawed And so, let's sing it Goodbye, Tookie...Tookie, goodbye Goodbye, Tookie...soon you will die You're gonna're gonna're gonna're gonna die (musical break) Tookie will be led to a room where he's facing his death Get out the stop watches...time him holding his breath So goodbye,'s about time Yes,...
  • Michael Moore a victim of his own success(nice slam)

    11/16/2005 5:19:54 PM PST · by Pikamax · 28 replies · 1,322+ views
    SeattlePi ^ | 11/16/05 | JANET STREET-PORTER
    Michael Moore a victim of his own success By JANET STREET-PORTER THE INDEPENDENT Whatever happened to Michael Moore, the man who told us his mission in life was to stop President Bush from getting re-elected? The man who loathed Bush so much he spent millions of dollars making a film, "Fahrenheit 9/11," the main purpose of which was to discredit the president. The man who went on national television and relentlessly toured the United States begging people to vote the Republicans out of office. Moore never missed an opportunity to ram home the fact that he sought nothing less than...
  • Michael Schiavo to Tell His Side of the Story in Book

    09/18/2005 1:25:48 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 222 replies · 3,548+ views
    AP ^ | 9/18/05
    Michael Schiavo is co-writing a book with author Michael Hirsh to tell his side of the end-of-life case that divided much of the country. Schiavo's wife Terri suffered a brain injury in 1990 that left her in what some doctors called a "persistent vegetative state." She died March 31 after a bitter court battle between her husband and her parents. Hirsh expects the 280-page book, "Terri: the Truth," to be available just before the first anniversary of Terri's death. Dutton Publishing publicity manager Jean Anne Rose confirmed that the company is publishing the book in March. Michael Schiavo's decision to...
  • [Hugo] Chavez Offers Cheap Gas To Poor In U.S.

    08/25/2005 11:05:53 PM PDT · by BigSkyFreeper · 61 replies · 1,683+ views
    CNN ^ | August 23, 2005 | Reuters
    HAVANA, Cuba (Reuters) -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, popular with the poor at home, offered on Tuesday to help needy Americans with cheap supplies of gasoline. "We want to sell gasoline and heating fuel directly to poor communities in the United States," the populist leader told reporters at the end of a visit to Communist-run Cuba. Chavez did not say how Venezuela would go about providing gasoline to poor communities. Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA owns Citgo, which has 14,000 gas stations in the United States. The offer may sound attractive to Americans feeling pinched by soaring prices at the...