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  • Chief Netanyahu rival won't join coalition, claims PM's campaign 'touched on racism'

    03/19/2015 4:30:27 AM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 28 replies
    AP via Fox News ^ | March 19, 2015 | AP
    JERUSALEM – The center-left front-runner defeated in Israel's parliamentary election said Thursday his party will not join the next government and accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of rousing voters with racist remarks on election day. Isaac Herzog said his Zionist Union, which finished second in Tuesday's vote, would sit in the opposition as a counterweight to the nationalist right-wing governing coalition that Netanyahu is poised to form.
  • Tonalist spoils California Chrome's bid for the Triple Crown

    06/07/2014 4:14:03 PM PDT · by kingattax · 163 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6-7-14 | Jay Hart
    The longest wait in sports is not over. California Chrome's bid to become the first horse to win the Triple Crown since Affirmed in 1978 fell short in Saturday's Belmont Stakes. After winning both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes by a length and a half, the mile-and-a-half Belmont proved to be too much for Chrome, who finished fourth to winner Tonalist. And with that, the longest drought in Triple Crown history continues. Since Affirmed's sweep 36 years ago, 13 horses now have gone to Belmont Park with the Derby and Preakness in hand only to falter somehow, some way....
  • House panel to hold contempt vote on IRS official [Live Thread]

    04/10/2014 5:51:47 AM PDT · by don-o · 434 replies
    AP via WaPo ^ | April 10, 2014
    WASHINGTON — A House committee is voting on whether to hold a former Internal Revenue Service official in contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions at a pair of hearings.
  • Ashley Wagner slams Olympic figure skating judges, calls for change

    02/21/2014 7:05:10 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 78 replies ^ | February 20, 2014 | Martin Rogers
    SOCHI, Russia — Ashley Wagner launched a withering attack on figure skating's hierarchy and the Winter Olympics judges on Thursday night after being pushed down to seventh in the ladies' individual competition. The 22-year-old American fought back tears as she revealed her frustration and anger with the judging at the Iceberg Skating Palace and suggested that the two Russian skaters, gold medalist Adelina Sotnikova and fifth-place finisher Julia Lipnitskaia, had been given unfairly inflated scores. "I feel gypped," said Wagner, who skated two programs without any falls and punched the air with delight at the end of her free skate.
  • Conn. Boy: I Was Cheated Over "Jeopardy!" Spelling

    08/04/2013 3:25:36 PM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 69 replies
    NBC-DFW ^ | Sunday, Aug 4, 2013 | AP
    The Newtown Middle School student won $2,000 as the runner-up. A Connecticut eighth-grader who misspelled the correct answer to a "Jeopardy!" question and lost money over it says he was cheated. Thomas Hurley III correctly answered the Final Jeopardy question about the Emancipation Proclamation signed by President Abraham Lincoln. But Thomas spelled it "emanciptation" and was ruled out by host Alex Trebek. He bet $3,000 of his $9,600 in winnings and finished well behind a rival who amassed $66,600. "I was pretty upset that I was cheated out of the final 'Jeopardy!' question," he told The News-Times of Danbury. "It...
  • Al Gore calls to end Electoral College

    08/31/2012 6:57:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 98 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/31/2012 | By DYLAN BYERS
    Former Vice President Al Gore called for an end to the Electoral College tonight. "It's always tough to amend the constitution, and very risky to do so," he said on Current TV, which he co-founded. "But I think its time, I think our country would be stronger and better if it went according to the popular vote." In the 2000 presidential election, Gore won the popular vote but lost the electoral to George W. Bush. CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO...
  • Info from Sec of State Office in Missouri regarding election law (phone conversation)

    08/23/2012 7:57:36 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 9 replies
    MISSOURI SEC OF STATE WEBSITE To help clear up some of the confusion, I spoke this morning with the elections division of the sec of state office in Missouri. Regarding the "sore loser law" - no candidate who lost in the primary may run a write-in campaign. Neither John Brunner nor Sarah Steelman could mount a write-in campaign. Regarding replacing Todd Akin if he withdraws - the Republican Central Committee will choose the replacement. That replacement can be someone who lost in the primary. So Steelman or Brunner could still end up as the candidate. Akin would have to...
  • Jury: Man Killed Wife, 6-Year-Old Girl Over Paternity Results

    07/13/2012 6:44:40 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    AP) ^ | July 13, 2012 3:23 PM
    A Southern California jury has convicted a man of murdering his wife and their 6-year-old daughter after a paternity test revealed the child was not his. The Riverside County jury found 55-year-old Michael Barbar guilty Friday of two counts of first-degree murder in the November 2009 case. Prosecutors say Barbar, who had raised the child since birth, smashed her head against a bedpost and strangled his wife eight days after finding out the girl was not his. Jurors also found true the special circumstance allegation of lying in wait, which makes Barbar eligible for the death penalty.

    06/15/2012 1:25:38 PM PDT · by EDINVA · 8 replies
    email | 06-15-2012 | Lt Gov Bill Bolling
    For Immediate Release: June 15, 2012 Contact: Randy Marcus Phone: 804-814-7117 Email: Website: BOLLING ISSUES STATEMENT ON STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE’S DECISION REGARDING 2013 METHOD OF NOMINATION Lieutenant Governor expresses disappointment in Committee’s decision to abandon primary and choose nominees for statewide office via a party convention, and pledges to aggressively restructure his campaign to successfully compete in the convention process Earlier today, 47 members of the State Central Committee of the Republican Party of Virginia voted to rescind the Committee’s previous decision to nominate our party’s candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General in 2013 in a...
  • How Newt Gingrich destroyed Rick Perry’s political career

    04/28/2012 7:47:19 AM PDT · by Josh Painter · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/27/12 10:08 AM ET | Bernie Quigley
    I'll be glad to see Gingrich go. He has never done anything to advance our American condition except to inspire bile and national hostility and divisiveness. He sees all disagreement as war. His life in politics has been a shadow of Civil War regional hostility advanced to other strategies. To paraphrase Clausewitz: To Gingrich, politics is war by other means. He has brought a mini-dark age to conservatism. When Gingrich first brought his childish shutdown stunt to Congress, it brought new relevance to militias. Advancing Alabama Gov. George Wallace’s initiative, Gingrich helped turn aspects of Christian religion into a hostile...
  • Gingrich: Romney didn't deserve congrats (CNN VIDEO- NEWT -2 min)

    02/03/2012 2:54:28 PM PST · by VinL · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | 2-3-12 | Blitzer
    In some of his harshest words yet, Newt Gingrich explained Friday why he didn't call rival Mitt Romney after the former Massachusetts pulled a decisive Florida primary victory earlier in the week. Pointing to Romney's post-South Carolina campaign strategy, which turned noticeably negative against the former House speaker, Gingrich said Romney didn't earn any kudos. "They outspent me five to one to quote destroy Newt Gingrich?" Gingrich said in an interview on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer." "You know, I think that doesn't deserve congratulations. I think that's reprehensible, I think it's dishonest, and I think it's shameful."...
  • Jobs, jobs, jobs lure Perry backer

    01/15/2012 4:02:00 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    The State ^ | January 15, 2012 | ADAM BEAM
    When Allie Jennings and her husband, Ethan, graduated form college in 2003, they had no trouble finding jobs. “I just think raising a son, and then being married to someone who would like to climb the ladder in business, I think Gov. Perry represents a lot of opportunity for our family,” Allie Jennings said. Perry announced his candidacy during a rally in Charleston over the summer, and the Jennings were there to see him as Perry emphasized his record on job creation while governor of Texas. In January 2001, a month after Perry took office, there were 10,023,806 jobs in...
  • Perry leaving "quirky" Iowa for South Carolina

    01/04/2012 2:15:34 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 77 replies · 2+ views
    Associated Press ^ | January 4, 2012 | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    "This is quirky place and a quirky process to say the least," Perry said of Iowa and its caucuses. "We're going to go into places where they have actual primaries and there are going to be real Republicans voting."
  • Gary Johnson drops GOP presidential bid to run as Libertarian (who?)

    12/28/2011 8:43:14 AM PST · by markomalley · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | Dec. 28, 2011 | Alicia M. Cohn
    Gary Johnson officially announced on Wednesday that he is leaving the Republican party in order to run as a third party Libertarian candidate for president. The expected announcement was reported earlier this month, although Johnson's campaign was not prepared to make the move at the time. "Frankly, I have been deeply disappointed by the treatment I received in the Republican nomination process," Johnson said in a statement released by his presidential campaign. He named GOP candidates Herman Cain, Rick Santorum and Jon Huntsman, saying they have "no national name identification" yet are allowed to participate in debates. Johnson's campaign has...
  • Waxman: Jews vote Republican ‘to protect their wealth’

    09/15/2011 2:08:11 PM PDT · by danielmryan · 79 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Sept. 15, 2011 | Steven Nelson
    Democrats working to explain the loss of a ‘safe’ congressional seat in this week’s special election to replace disgraced New York Rep. Anthony Weiner have come up with some startling conclusions. California Democratic Rep. Henry Waxman, a prominent Jewish congressman, explained that some Jews are selecting not to vote for Democrats because “they want to protect their wealth, which is why a lot of well-off voters vote for Republicans.” One of the more common narratives emerging after the election in New York’s 9th Congressional District is that the district’s large Jewish population was alienated by President Obama’s policies on Israel,...
  • Outgoing GOP congressman: 'Credible conservatives' not about Obama 'hatred'

    12/31/2010 8:22:08 PM PST · by speciallybland · 153 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/31/2010 | Bridget Johnson
    Outgoing Rep. Bob Inglis (R-S.C.) said Thursday that a "credible conservative" movement that doesn't focus on "hatred" of President Obama is needed. Inglis was defeated in a landslide by Trey Gowdy in the June primary runoff. Gowdy, a staunch conservative and Tea Party favorite, went on to win the 4th District seat in November. Inglis lamented on CNN that the current wave of populist conservatism is unlike that of Ronald Reagan. "We'll get through and we'll get back to optimistic conservatism," he said. "We just got to get through this unfortunate period." The congressman said he was wounded in his...
  • Murkowski: I Relied On Democrats And Independents To Win

    "Joe Miller was -- was clearly appealing to that more conservative element. But, in our state, we have got -- we have got over 54 percent of the electorate that chooses not to align themselves with any party at all, not Republican, not Democrat, not Green, not anything," Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) told PBS.
  • Don't disregard the wisdom of people like Rove

    11/11/2010 5:31:34 PM PST · by babubabu · 60 replies
    11/11/2010 | babubabu
    You know, many mediocre politicians are using the tea party as a vehicle to get elected.. It's weird. Many politicians claim they are conservative but don't have a track record we can check. Other politicians who are truly conservative, but unfortunately have this long track record, are brutally attacked for any little mistake they made in the past. This is ridiculous. Maybe the best way to get true conservatives elected is to put substance over rhetoric.
  • Republican Party should move away from Sarah Palin, Tea Party (A Doozy from the Left Coast)

    11/04/2010 4:13:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies · 1+ views
    Poor Sarah Palin. She's a soccer mom with big dreams, but she just can't seem to take a hint. And, now with the tea party gaining momentum and witchcraft being used by one of its backed politicians, the political landscape of this country is really becoming laughable — especially the right-oriented side Sarah Palin doesn't have a chance if she does decide to run for president in two years. Everyone seems to know this but her. I truly believe that Palin's presence in the last election deeply hurt John McCain's presidential bid and the numbers don't lie, either. The people...
  • Royal Navy are pirates, says Argentina's president

    10/10/2010 4:54:32 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 33 replies · 2+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/10/2010 | Jon Swaine
    The president of Argentina has described the Royal Navy as pirates and accused the British government of behaving like an imperial power with regard to the Falkland Islands. Argentina's president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner used Twitter, the micro-blogging website, to sharply criticise plans by the Ministry of Defence to carry out military tests in the region. In a series of frank postings on her official Twitter account, she announced that Argentina had complained to the United Nations about Britain's "militarisation of the South Atlantic". "Serious, very serious," Mrs Kirchner wrote. "Royal Navy, occupying colonial force in...
  • Murkowski to Miller: Tweet This

    10/01/2010 6:26:45 PM PDT · by SeattleBruce · 33 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 10/1/2010 | Newsmax
    '"Wait a minute, Joe ... you might want to wait until you hear from the 88 percent of us back here in Alaska who didn't vote for you. That plaque on the door still reads: Mur-kow-ski."'
  • Moanin' Lisa (Vanity)

    09/20/2010 12:45:20 PM PDT · by abbyg55 · 18 replies
    gccabbyg55 ^ | 9-20-10 | gccabbyg55
    One FReeper's take on Murkowski's write-in bid. I shamelessly stole some graphics from FR threads - they're the best part!
  • After Half-Century In Office, Mike Castle Had To Go

    09/16/2010 6:29:01 AM PDT · by grace522 · 35 replies
    Philadelphia Magazine ^ | 16 Sep 2010 | Chris Freind
    Voted for budget-busting stimulus spending. Voted for the bailouts. Voted for Cap-and-Trade. Voted to ban ANWR and offshore drilling. Voted for Cash-for-Clunkers and tax increases while earning an “F” rating from Second Amendment supporters. Even voted to allow the courts to remove “God” from the Pledge of Allegiance. No, we’re not talking about the voting record of John Kerry or Nancy Pelosi. That sterling resume belongs to Congressman Mike Castle, who, after getting embarrassed by Christine O’Donnell in Tuesday’s U.S. Senate primary in Delaware, will be out of work in January.
  • Sarah Palin vs. Lisa Murkowski

    09/18/2010 9:11:29 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 18 Sept 2010 | SHIRA TOEPLITZ
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin didn’t wait long to admonish Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s write-in campaign as the senator tries to retain her seat. Minutes before Murkowski took the podium at her planned announcement Friday evening in Anchorage, Palin tweeted that the primary voters had already made their choice for her backed candidate, attorney Joe Miller. “Primary voters spoke. Listen to the people, respect their will; w/a 40-pt incumbent lead & $2.8 million war chest, voters chose Joe instead,” wrote Palin online. "My advice for Lisa is the same for anyone who sees a grizzly in the woods. DON'T RUN,” wrote...
  • Miller to NRO: Her ‘Lifeblood is power’ (Murkowski "resigns" Senate leadership positions)

    09/17/2010 8:29:03 PM PDT · by coaltrain · 42 replies
    NRO ^ | 09/17/10 | Robert Costa
    Joe Miller tells National Review Online that Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a member of the “ruling class,” is “refusing to relinquish power.” Miller, Alaska’s GOP Senate nominee, defeated Murkowski in an August primary. In a press conference tonight in Anchorage, Murkowski announced her plans to continue in the race as a write-in candidate. Miller says that he has “been told directly” by senior GOP senators that Murkowski will now “lose her seniority and her committee positions.” Miller says Murkowski’s move “should shock anyone with integrity,” calling it another example of how her “lifeblood is power.” She has, he says, a “disconnection...
  • Murkowski to Stay in Alaska Race

    09/17/2010 7:04:18 PM PDT · by coaltrain · 50 replies
    WSJ ^ | 09/17/10 | Jim Carlton
    Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski Friday said that she plans to run as a write-in candidate in the November election for her seat, setting up a rematch between her and a tea party-backed candidate who beat her during the GOP primary. The two-term senator announced her candidacy at a rally in downtown Anchorage Friday evening, saying she was staying in the race against fellow Republican Joe Miller and Democrat Scott McAdams. ... A survey released Sept. 2 by Anchorage pollster Dave Dittman found Ms. Murkowski would garner 37% of the general vote as a write-in candidate, compared to 31% for Mr....
  • Castle will not back O'Donnell

    09/14/2010 10:56:55 PM PDT · by Uncledave · 163 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/15/2010
    A Rep. Mike Castle (R-Del.) campaign source confirmed to The Hill late Tuesday that the longtime congressman will not be endorsing Christine O'Donnell. The Tea Party-backed O'Donnell defeated Castle for Delaware's Republican Senate nomination. After the stunning primary loss, Castle's campaign also said the longtime congressman is not interested in waging a write in bid this November. In Alaska, Sen Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) is contemplating an independent write in campaign after she lost to Tea Party backed Joe Miller in the August GOP primary. As to whether the national party would back O'Donnell, a Castle campaign source said the campaign...
  • Brogdon unsure of formal endorsement in Okla. race (Sore loser showing his true colors alert)

    08/03/2010 5:59:40 PM PDT · by OKSooner · 6 replies · 37+ views
    KOTV Channel 6 Tulsa ^ | 8-3-2010 | AP
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Former gubernatorial candidate Randy Brogdon says he is not sure whether he will endorse the woman who beat him in last week's Republican Party primary. The state senator is to meet Congresswoman Mary Fallin on Wednesday morning. Brogdon told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he won't decide to formally back Fallin until after that meeting. The pair have a news conference scheduled for 11:30 a.m. at Fallin's Oklahoma City headquarters. In last week's primary, Brogdon picked up 39% of the Republican vote, and Fallin won the four-person race with 55%. Tea Party members were excited...
  • Glenn Beck's 'demagoguery' threatening Republican party, says veteran GOP lawmaker

    07/09/2010 7:42:57 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 123 replies · 3+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 9 July 2010 | Ben Evans
    Too many Republican leaders are acquiescing to a poisonous "demagoguery" that threatens the party's long-term credibility, says a veteran GOP House member who was defeated in South Carolina's primary last month. While not naming names, 12-year incumbent Rep. Bob Inglis suggested in interviews with The Associated Press that tea party favorites such as former vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin and right-wing talk show hosts like Glenn Beck are the culprits. He cited a claim made famous by Palin that the Democratic health care bill would create "death panels" to decide whether elderly or sick people should get care. "There were...
  • AP Interview: GOP Sen. Bennett predicts Reid win

    07/09/2010 5:10:13 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 65 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 9, 2010 | BROCK VERGAKIS
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Warning that tea party "mischief" may be aiding Democrats this election season, defeated Utah Republican U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett says that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid likely will keep his seat and that the GOP may not win hotly contested Senate races in Colorado or Kentucky either. In an interview in his home state with The Associated Press, Bennett also suggested that Republicans may not have a clear plan to govern even if they do take control of the Senate this year.
  • Floyd Landis admits doping and fingers Lance Armstrong (So why did he spend $2M on his defense?)

    05/20/2010 10:10:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies · 567+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 05/20/2010
    Disgraced American cyclist Floyd Landis has admitted to systematic use of performance-enhancing drugs and accused seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong of involvement in doping, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Landis, who was stripped of his 2006 Tour de France title for doping but had always denied cheating, sent a series of e-mails to cycling officials and sponsors acknowledging and detailing his long-term use of banned drugs, the newspaper said. The report said Landis wrote in the e-mails that he started doping in 2002, his first year racing with the U.S. Postal Service team led by Armstrong. Landis...
  • Republicans Attacking Republicans...Sore Loser Repub's Attacking War Hero Using Dem Tactics

    05/14/2010 10:25:42 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies · 426+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-14-10 | Wordsmith
    Illogically high expectations about pinpoint accuracy and target discrimination in a fire-fight are the fantasy of armchair-academics and videogame players. Men on the ground know that war is sloppy and rough. Combat is not a noun or a place that you are “in,” but rather a verb, a thing that you “do” to other people. Principally, combat is imposing your will on the enemy by violence of action and the ugly truth is that the process kills all kinds of people: good ones, bad ones, and yes, even our own. When our expectations of success and precision are unrealistic it...
  • John McCain's no maverick -- but he is a sore loser

    04/09/2010 10:44:45 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 11 replies · 427+ views
    Salon.Com ^ | Thursday, Apr 8, 2010 08:01 EDT | Steve Kornacki
    It’s an old story by now -- John McCain saying or doing something that thoroughly undercuts the image that first made him a national political star 10 years ago. His bizarre effort this week to deny that he's ever been a maverick is only the latest example. Believe it or not, though, McCain does -- sort of -- have a point: For all of his boasts over the last decade, he hasn't been a classic maverick nearly as much as he's been an opportunist -- and a bit of a sore loser. Just consider the origins of the maverick reputation....
  • Politics, Religion, And Atheism In NC (Sore Loser Attacks Constitution)

    12/11/2009 6:53:45 AM PST · by steve-b · 29 replies · 1,307+ views
    The Examiner ^ | 12/10/09 | Michael Stone
    Politics, religion, and atheism in North Carolina are coming to a head. Cecil Bothwell, atheist, is soon to be seated as a City Council member in North Carolina. However, there is a problem: Under North Carolina's constitution politicians who deny the existence of God are barred from holding office. Opponents of Cecil Bothwell are using that law to argue.... Federal courts have ruled religious tests for public office are unlawful under the U.S. Constitution. While Article 6, section 8 of the North Carolina state constitution says: "The following persons shall be disqualified for office: First, any person who shall deny...
  • Al Franken stole the election? Prove it or shut up (Prepare to hurl)

    01/10/2009 7:00:23 AM PST · by StAntKnee · 59 replies · 2,271+ views
    Salon ^ | Jan. 10 | conason
    Jan. 9, 2009 | If Al Franken were not a longtime public figure -- and thus severely handicapped by American jurisprudence -- he could file a powerful complaint for libel or slander against several of the most prominent wingnuts in the United States. From Rush Limbaugh to Bill O'Reilly to Richard Mellon Scaife, a chorus of familiar voices is loudly defaming the Democrat whose razor-thin win in the Minnesota Senate race will now be tested in that state's courts. Ever since Election Day, on radio and television, on the Internet and in print, they've screamed that Franken is stealing, rigging,...
  • Jackson Browne Versus John McCain: An Empty Suit

    12/13/2008 4:56:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies · 1,882+ views ^ | December 13, 2008 | Carl Horowitz
    Back in the days when a presidential candidate hired someone to write a campaign theme song, the result usually was a silly, innocuous ditty whose significance was far more historical than artistic. In our enlightened age, by contrast, a candidate is now more likely to pluck a familiar song from the public domain in order to turn on the multitudes. The result, regrettably, can be a silly, innocuous lawsuit the implications of which go well beyond elections. That brings us to one of the more intriguing political sidelights of 2008. This past August, singer-songwriter Jackson Browne sued Senator John McCain...
  • Al Franken's last resort...(similar to Custer's Last Stand)

    12/02/2008 5:36:42 AM PST · by AmericanMade1776 · 29 replies · 2,136+ views
    Powerline ^ | December 2, 2008
    Al Franken's last an attack on the result based on the rejection of certain absentee ballots from the tabulation. Franken now anticipates losing the recount. And Franken stands ready to call on the Senate to reject the result he anticipates in the recount. We've noted the threat aimed by Franken at the heads of Minnesota authorities in the event his position on rejected absentee ballots is not adopted. Yesterday the head of Franken legal team reiterated it for the benefit of the press including The Hill:
  • Frustrated Dion lashes out at CTV

    10/15/2008 11:53:32 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 29 replies · 916+ views ^ | October 15, 2008 | CP Staff
    OTTAWA - Stephane Dion couldn't hide his contempt for the CTV television network following his resounding election defeat Tuesday night. The Liberal leader was making his way to the podium at his campaign headquarters in Montreal when he was approached by a CTV camera crew. A frustrated Dion snapped at the reporter, telling him CTV is the last media outlet he would speak to. "The last one I want to speak first (to) is CTV - you understand that?" he said angrily. Last week, Dion botched a pre-recorded, English-language interview with a Halifax CTV affiliate. Dion, who looked confused, interrupted...
  • Gilchrest Endorses Democrat In 1st

    09/02/2008 7:26:47 AM PDT · by Abby4116 · 21 replies · 385+ views
    WBAL ^ | 09/02/08 | WBAL Radio as reported by Robert Lang and Associated Press
    The Democrat running for Congress in Maryland's First District will receive the endorsement of the Republican incumbent he is hoping to replace. more at link
  • Sore Loser

    08/18/2008 2:01:53 PM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 31 replies · 667+ views
    WSJ via Hawaii Reporter ^ | August 18, 2008 | John Fund
    <p>Sore Loser By John H. Fund, 8/18/2008 10:11:19 AM The Barack Obama campaign apparently went outside the normal spin guardrails yesterday in trying to explain how John McCain did so well in Saturday's Saddleback Forum with Pastor Rick Warren. As NBC's Andrea Mitchell noted on Sunday's "Meet the Press," what the Obama campaign is "putting out privately is that McCain may not have been in the cone of silence and may have had some ability to overhear what the questions were to Obama. . . . He seemed so well prepared."</p>
  • Mugabe regime ordered 77 tonnes of Chinese arms three days AFTER disputed elections

    04/18/2008 5:55:50 PM PDT · by Stoat · 14 replies · 143+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | April 18, 2008 | IAN EVANS and WILLIAM LOWTHER
    Mugabe regime ordered 77 tonnes of Chinese arms three days AFTER disputed electionsBy IAN EVANS and WILLIAM LOWTHER - More by this author » Last updated at 21:33pm on 18th April 2008  A huge cargo of Chinese guns and ammunition sits marooned aboard a ship off South Africa. It would have been used to arm the tyrant Robert Mugabe's thugs in Zimbabwe. But dockers in South African port of Durban won't unload the 77 tons of mortars, ammunition and rocket-propelled grenades and other weapons. Scroll down for more...Danger cargo: The ship is believed to be carrying 77 tonnes of...
  • Gore hits at US over climate change

    12/13/2007 9:31:02 PM PST · by Roberts · 26 replies · 695+ views
    Financial Times ^ | 12/13/07 | John Aglionby
    Al Gore savaged the US government’s “obstructing” attitude and urged delegates at the UN conference on climate change to ignore Washington if necessary to pursue the “moral imperative” of a new global regime. “My country is principally responsible for obstructing progress here in Bali,” the former US vice-president told 2,000 of the 12,000 people attending the conference on Thursday. “[But] over the next two years the United States is going to be somewhere it is not now.” European Union nations said they might boycott a U.S.-led climate meeting next month unless Washington compromises to achieve a deal on Bali. ‘‘No...
  • The Face of Communism When It Loses To Freedom At The Ballot Box (Funny Video! Rabid "Chavistas")

    12/09/2007 9:16:12 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 37 replies · 152+ views
    El Nacional (Caracas Venezuela) ^ | 7 December 2007 | AmericanInTokyo (from Venezuelan News Sources in Spanish)
    This is one of the best short online videos I have seen in a long time.Go to the link above, or here: it load (be patient if not on good broadband), turn up your speakers, and get dig this totally ballistic Hugo Chavez supporter after losing an election in Venezuela recently.You won't be disappointed. This is right after the communist Reds in Venezuela under Chavez lost a vote to anti-Chavez forces.
  • (Lincoln) Chafee Quietly Quits The GOP (With His Tail Between His Legs)

    09/19/2007 2:52:50 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 32 replies · 690+ views
    The Providence Journal ^ | Sunday, September 16, 2007 | Bruce Landis
    Chafee quietly quits the GOP 01:00 AM EDT on Sunday, September 16, 2007 By Bruce Landis Journal Staff Writer PROVIDENCE — Lincoln D. Chafee, who lost his Senate seat in the wave of anti-Republican sentiment in last November’s election, said yesterday that he has left the party. Chafee said he disaffiliated with the party he had helped lead, and his father had led before him, because the national Republican Party has gone too far away from his stance on too many critical issues, from war to economics to the environment. “It’s not my party any more,” he said. Chafee’s departure...
  • Fox News Tears Apart Al Gore’s New Book ‘Assault on Reason’

    05/23/2007 9:42:15 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 24 replies · 2,307+ views
    Fox News Tears Apart Al Gore’s New Book ‘Assault on Reason’ Posted by Noel Sheppard on May 23, 2007 - 12:06. It goes without saying that one of the great things about being a beloved liberal is that when you write a new book, no one in the media will challenge any of the obvious falsehoods you present as facts. Such has certainly been the case as newspapers, magazines, and television programs have gushed over former Vice President Al Gore and his new book “Assault on Reason.” Fortunately, feeling that it doesn’t owe anyone such unwarranted sycophancy, Fox News “Special...
  • At Ease, Mr. President

    01/27/2007 9:10:58 AM PST · by Phlap · 43 replies · 1,275+ views
    NY Times ^ | 01/27/2007 | GARRY WILLS
    WE hear constantly now about “our commander in chief.” The word has become a synonym for “president.” It is said that we “elect a commander in chief.” It is asked whether this or that candidate is “worthy to be our commander in chief.” But the president is not our commander in chief. He certainly is not mine.
  • Jennings ignores setbacks, calls for revote in Florida

    12/06/2006 7:21:18 AM PST · by Princip. Conservative · 45 replies · 1,949+ views
    Democrat Christine Jennings was in Washington over the last two days renewing her call for a revote in her race against Rep.-elect Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.), as government and independent reviews failed to support her case. Jennings said she would do everything she could to see the legal challenge through. She set up shop at Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee headquarters and was to meet with lawmakers including Reps. Allen Boyd (D-Fla.), Ellen Tauscher (D-Calif.) and Rush Holt (D-N.J.). She was also asking for financial support and continuing to push her case to the news media. Jennings’s visit came as state officials...
  • Mexican Wrestling

    12/01/2006 4:55:04 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 18 replies · 768+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 1 Dec 2006 | Editorial Staff
    Latin America: Ahead of what should be a majestic presidential inauguration, Mexico's losing leftists are turning Mexico's Congress into a fighting ring before the world. That shows how unfit they are for democracy. In case you haven't heard, these leftists still haven't accepted the July 2 verdict of Mexico's voters, who chose Felipe Calderon to represent them as their president. Instead, they've protested and camped out in central Mexico City, falsely crying fraud. Their weeks of street blockades deprived thousands of poor Mexicans of the right to go to work. They also blocked critical trade routes into Texas in a...
  • Libertarians, Please GO AWAY

    11/08/2006 10:24:16 AM PST · by Keltik · 457 replies · 8,425+ views
    Vanity ^ | 11-08-06 | Me
    At this link: Neil Boortz is quoted as saying: "So how did I actually vote when I got that provisional ballot in my hand. Straight Libertarian." Thank you Neil Boortz. Thanks to you and those who think like you, we now have the Democrats in control of Congress. I hope you and your ilk are very happy. Free Republic is allegedly a CONSERVATIVE web site. Will you libertarians please go somewhere like, where you can laugh and smile about how you put the Republicans out of power, and leave Free Republic to the conservatives. Oh, and one more...
  • Faith Hill furious she didn't win

    11/06/2006 7:52:23 PM PST · by peggybac · 250 replies · 9,520+ views
    When commie country singer's name was not announced as Female Vocalist of the Year, she was backstage and screamed "What?" and stormed off out of camera range. Yeah, yeah, it was George Bush's fault.