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  • John Kerry Thinks Bush Rigged The 2004 Elect

    10/20/2016 12:24:12 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 29 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 15 Dec 15 | Blake Neff
    A profile of Secretary of State John Kerry published Sunday in The New Yorker reveals that, 11 years after his election loss to George W. Bush in 2004, Kerry still believes he was robbed via systematic fraud. The article itself, written by David Remnick, focuses mostly on Kerry’s efforts to achieve peace and democracy in the Middle East, but it also dwells extensively on his presidential defeat more than a decade ago. “In 2004, when Kerry lost the Presidential race to George W. Bush, who is widely considered the worst President of the modern era, he refused to challenge the...
  • Ted Cruz’s Ship Taking On Water In Texas According To Latest Poll

    08/14/2016 10:36:17 AM PDT · by RayofHope · 113 replies
    American Outlook ^ | 08/14/2016 | KTVT-CBS 11/Dixie Strategies Poll
    Uh-Oh! Ted should have never made a spectacle of himself at the RNC, and maybe kept his promise to support the nominee because now, it seems, it has come back to bite him. The once extremely popular senator is no more than the lesser of the evils in his home state, in his senate race. At least that’s what the results of the latest in state poll show. CBS/DFW reports that Texans are smarting a bit over the recent Cruz behavior and they’re letting him know it. Sen. Ted Cruz won the Republican presidential primary in Texas with nearly 44...
  • Jeb Bush trashes Trump on eve of GOP convention

    07/15/2016 6:50:33 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 269 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/15/2016 | Theodore Schleifer
    <p>Washington (CNN)Jeb Bush is carrying his crusade against Donald Trump to the doorstep of the Republican convention, saying that he is not the future of the Republican Party even as it prepares to nominate him.</p> <p>Bush, once seen as the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, remains one of the most prominent anti-Trump holdouts in the GOP. In an op-ed for The Washington Post published Friday, Bush acknowledged that Trump had capitalized on legitimate frustrations with American politics.</p>
  • Where is Ted Cruz?

    06/30/2016 12:30:48 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 114 replies
    Lifezette ^ | Edmund Kozak
    For his own sake and the country's, the conservative stalwart should stand behind Trump Aside from saying on Monday that he isn’t bothered one way or the other about being given a speaking slot at the GOP convention, Ted Cruz has been noticeably absent from the public eye since exiting the 2016 contest. One would think that a committed constitutionalist like Cruz would be doing everything he can to prevent Hillary Clinton from becoming president. But even if Cruz isn’t willing to stand side-by-side with Trump to that end, he should at least be willing to do so for his...
  • Trump: Cruz, Kasich must endorse or no convention slot

    06/26/2016 3:38:19 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 285 replies
    "If there's no endorsement, then I would not invite them to speak," Trump said of other top Republicans in an interview with the New York Times.
  • Romney says Trump will change America with 'trickle-down racism'

    06/10/2016 3:51:27 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 159 replies
    CNN ^ | June 10, 2016 | Theodore Schleifer
    Park City, Utah (CNN) — Mitt Romney suggested Friday that Donald Trump's election could legitimize racism and misogyny, ushering in a change in the moral fabric of American society. The 2012 Republican nominee, who has openly opposed Trump's candidacy, went further than he has before in outlining to CNN's Wolf Blitzer how the country's character would suffer in a Trump White House. Trump's rhetoric has caused even some other Republicans to label him a racist, and Romney said he would not be able to paper over his incendiary remarks. "I don't want to see trickle-down racism" Romney said in an...
  • Ted Cruz Says Fight Not Over with GOP Convention Nearing (Wants to CANCEL Open Primaries )

    05/17/2016 4:08:52 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 366 replies
    Christian Post ^ | May 16, 2016 | LIEZL DUNUAN
    Ted Cruz and his allies are preparing for the coming National GOP Convention. According to NBC News, Cruz who recently attended a GOP convention in Texas told his supporters that the days ahead will be "challenging" for the Republican Party. He, however, expressed hope that those who remain loyal to him and the party "will be the remnant, will be the core of pulling this country back from the abyss." Aside from this pronouncement, [he] has remained mum about whether he will throw his support for presumptive nominee Donald Trump. According to the NBC report, the support of Cruz and...
  • Report: Romney recruiting Kasich, Sasse for third-party option

    05/14/2016 11:33:03 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 173 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 14, 2016 | Jesse Hellmann
    Greg Nash Mitt Romney, the GOP’s 2012 nominee, is among those courting prospects for a possible third-party bid to keep Donald Trump from the White House, according to a Washington Post report . Among those prospects are Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), one of Trump’s most vocal Republican critics, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who suspended his presidential campaign in early May. Kasich’s chief strategist John Weaver said the governor isn’t interested in running an an independent. A Sasse spokesman declined to comment. But it’s not looking to good for a late in the game third-party bid, according to the...
  • Cruz: Those who bolstered Trump 'will bear that responsibility going forward'

    05/12/2016 6:51:04 PM PDT · by M. Thatcher · 374 replies
    The Hill ^ | ay 12, 2016, 09:45 pm | By Jesse Byrnes
    Ted Cruz said Thursday that those who contributed to the rise of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will have to "bear that responsibility going forward." Cruz appeared Thursday evening on the Houston-based "Michael Berry Show" and was asked whether he thought he was treated fairly in the GOP primary, with the host mentioning Fox News. "Well listen, there's time for recriminations and you know, everyone who was responsible for the rise of Donald Trump, they will bear that responsibility going forward," Cruz responded. "But there were more than a few players that played a disproportionate role in that rise,"...
  • Cruz: Trump Parachutes In Like Mick Jagger,Gives A Performance And Leaves

    04/27/2016 1:36:14 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 74 replies ^ | April 27, 2016 | Pam Key
    Wednesday, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) likened opponent Donald Trump to the Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger, arguing he likes to “show up at a football stadium, give some performance and then leave” at a press availability in Indianapolis, IN.
  • Ted Cruz Now Says 'We Are Headed to a Contested Convention'

    04/20/2016 12:01:45 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 347 replies ^ | 4/20/2016 | By JESSICA HOPPER PAOLA CHAVEZVERONICA STRACQUALURSI
    Sen. Ted Cruz for the first time said he believes the Republican Party is headed to a contested convention. Cruz had previously called a contested convention likely and that it seemed the party was heading in that direction. But after a disappointing third-place loss in New York Tuesday, the Texas Republican is no longer saying he plans to beat front-runner Donald Trump at the ballot box. "We are headed to a contested convention,” Cruz said in an interview with Philadelphia talk-radio personality Chris Stigall this morning. “At this point, nobody is getting 1,237. Donald is going to talk all the...
  • Rafael Cruz: Donald Trump "Would Be Worse Than Hillary Clinton,But He Cannot Beat Hillary Clinton"

    04/19/2016 10:29:31 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 114 replies ^ | April 19, 2016 | Dan Riehl
    Citing GOP frontrunner Donald Trump’s long history of supporting “ultra-liberal” Democrats, Rafael Cruz, father of Sen, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) , told Breitbart News Daily host Stephen K. Bannon that as president Donald Trump “would be worse than Hillary Clinton, but he cannot beat Hillary Clinton.”
  • Report: Trump Supporters in Wisconsin See Votes Switched to Cruz

    04/05/2016 8:03:58 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 207 replies
    United Media Publishing ^ | 4/5/2016 | Kenneth Curtis
    People voting for Donald Trump in today’s Wisconsin primary are seeing their ballots changed to show a vote for Ted Cruz. Calls began flooding in early this morning to Madison-based ABC affiliate WKOW with reports of voting machines across the state switching votes entered for GOP front runner Donald Trump to his establishment counterpart Ted Cruz. The station has spoken with multiple witnesses and is in the process of verifying statements from Burnett, Clark, Dane, Polk and Portage counties. According to one witness identified as Jeremy Rogers from Burnett county, “It was the strangest thing. The machine literally would not...
  • Trump threatens lawsuit over delegate rules

    03/28/2016 7:31:59 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 50 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/28 | Sophie Tat
    Ted Cruz came in second in the recent Louisiana Republican primary behind Donald Trump but could win more delegates -- and the the real estate mogul is crying foul. Trump beat the Texas senator in the March 5 contest by 3.6%. Under party rules the pair each won 18 delegates. But Cruz's campaign is using its organization muscle to sway ten more delegates toward his camp, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday -- a situation that seems to have caught Trump's ire.
  • Romney: I Didn't Want To Tell My Grandkids I Didn't Do Anything To Stop Trump

    03/04/2016 8:40:40 AM PST · by Biggirl · 108 replies ^ | March 4, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    In an interview that aired on NBC’s “Today” on Friday, former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA), the 2012 GOP presidential nominee, explained why he decided to speak out about the presidential candidacy of Donald Trump a day earlier.
  • Jeb Bush: Media 'Coronated' Marco Rubio After Iowa

    02/07/2016 9:32:47 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 2/7/16 | Newsmax
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, appearing weary of spending his interview time discussing rival Marco Rubio, told "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace he isn't privy to the meetings of the press that have declared the Florida senator a big winner in the GOP presidential race. "Chris, there is some secret squirrel meeting that you guys get to where you decide who wins and who loses," Bush said on the program Sunday morning, a day after the latest GOP debate. "Marco Rubio came in third place in Iowa, and he was coronated. I can't control that. I'm just going to...
  • Trump: Ted Cruz stole the election in Iowa so we should have a do-over

    02/03/2016 12:30:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 94 replies
    Hot ^ | February 3, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    So, looks like I got another prediction wrong. I wrote back in December that if and when Trump lost, he would claim that the vote was rigged. Incorrect. As it turns out, he ended up claiming that Cruz cheated. This is the single dumbest thing he’s done since he got into the race, including his decision to skip the Fox debate — which even he thinks might have hurt him. Ted Cruz didn't win Iowa, he stole it. That is why all of the polls were so wrong and why he got far more votes than anticipated. Bad!— Donald J....
  • TRUMP: I will 'probably' sue because Ted Cruz cheated in Iowa

    02/03/2016 12:22:04 PM PST · by drewh · 404 replies
    AOL News /Boston Herald ^ | Feb 3rd 2016 1:19PM | Pam Engel
    After accusing Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) of "illegally" stealing a win from the Iowa caucuses, Donald Trump said Wednesday that he'll "probably" sue over the results of the vote. Trump said this in an interview on Boston Herald Radio When asked if he would file a formal complaint over the caucuses' results, Trump replied, "probably." "What [Cruz] did is unthinkable," Trump said, later stating that Cruz was a "really fraudulent" character. Earlier in the day, Trump fired off a raging tweetstorm accusing Cruz of cheating in Iowa. Trump even suggested the Republican Party take the unprecedented step of holding a...
  • After over 15 years - time to say goodbye to Free Republic

    09/05/2015 6:15:18 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 256 replies
    n/a | 9-5-15 | me
    Time to move on. Too juvenile and too much name-calling. Not near the level of critical thinking that used to go on back in the day. I wish the best to all the good ones left out there.
  • 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...