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  • More J-Street revelations; moneymen and more Soros connections

    10/03/2010 1:15:01 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 3, 2010 | Ed Lasky
    When Eli Lake's story regarding J Street's donor list was published the role of George Soros created controversy. Soros has a long history of funding anti-Israel activism so his role at J Street was deliberately hidden by the group for years. Now more revelations have started to leak. I did a bit of further research (hat tip: Cheryl Lewin) about another donor and supporter of J Street: Gail Furman. She sits on its advisory council and is a donor listed on its Form 990  . She is also a member of the board of the Soros-created Democracy Alliance - a...
  • Reeducating America, "as the Secretary shall determine"

    08/31/2010 9:13:48 AM PDT · by Michael Zak · 10 replies
    Grand Old Partisan ^ | August 31, 2010
    Take a good look at the Obamacare logo. An eagle with wings outstretched atop a circular emblem of the regime. Where have we seen such an image before? What socialist regime, in Europe not so many decades ago, used such imagery? Hmmmm.... Yesterday, the Health and Human Services Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, let slip the truth about what the Obama administration has planned for this country. Upset that most Americans oppose nationalized healthcare, she said: "We have a lot of reeducation to do." This is a threat. Sebelius is threatening you.
  • Soros Plots Plunder of 2012 Election

    07/30/2010 7:07:30 AM PDT · by jazminerose · 13 replies · 5+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 7/30/10 | Joy Tiz
    The people who cast the votes don’t decide an election, the people who count the votes do. -Joseph Stalin As the rest of us count the days until the November election, Obama’s boss, unrepentant Nazi collaborator, George Soros, is brewing a scheme to pirate the 2012 presidential election. Still smarting from the trauma of losing to George W. Bush in 2004, Soros is concocting ever more perfidious schemes for ensuring the outcome of our next presidential election. The phony philanthropist who thinks he’s God is funding the SOS project, conniving to install regime-friendly operatives in Secretaries of State offices nationwide....
  • 30 people charged with election fraud in Ramsey County (MN)

    07/13/2010 5:57:39 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 29 replies · 3+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 7-13-10 | jason hoppin
    The Ramsey County attorney's office has charged 30 people with election fraud in connection with the 2008 general election, a top official there said Monday. The charges are the result of an ongoing investigation that included 746 referrals, mostly from an election reform-minded conservative group, Minnesota Majority. The investigation currently occupies four taxpayer-funded staffers within the county attorney's office, with Phil Carruthers, director of the prosecutions division, saying he wants to add two or three part-time investigators. "It's a huge project," Carruthers said. The news surfaced after long-standing, and largely discredited, allegations that Minnesota's 2008 U.S. Senate election was tainted...
  • Don't Open That File, Memet!

    06/30/2010 3:42:11 PM PDT · by Cindy · 62 replies · 2+ views ^ | 30 June 2010 | n/a
    NOTE: The following SNIPPET is a quote: DON'T OPEN THAT FILE, MEMET! With much fanfare, al-Malahim, the media arm of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, announced the imminent release of — and then subsequently did release — what they claimed was the first official English-language al-Qaida magazine. It's called "Inspire" as in "Inspire the Believers" (as opposed to the Quranic edict to Incite the Believers. They did this with the full cooperation of the administrators of the al-Faloja forum in particular. Interestingly, the first couple of pages of the document appear perfectly normal. Then things get weird...
  • VMI to Present Award to Secretary of State Clinton

    04/20/2010 2:04:25 PM PDT · by SvenMagnussen · 19 replies · 470+ views
    The Alleghany Journal ^ | Apr 19, 2010 | staff
    LEXINGTON, Va. (April 19, 2010) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will receive the Distinguished Diplomat Award from Virginia Military Institute when she visits the post on April 28. “Secretary Clinton’s work throughout her public life representing the United States in numerous venues and on issues of national and international importance makes this award highly appropriate,” said Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III, superintendent of the military college. “It is an honor for us that she is taking time from her busy schedule to come to VMI to address the Corps of Cadets as well as receive this award.”
  • Soldiers Organized Services Transports 10,000 & Counting

    04/12/2010 10:50:37 AM PDT · by jazminerose · 2 replies · 272+ views
    S.O.S. SOLDIERS ORGANIZED SERVICES FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ERICA STONE - (760) 799-5488 - April 10, 2010 10,000 and counting. Soldiers Organized Services (SOS) has transported over 10,000 servicemen and women and their families since their conception in May 2007… FREE! The 10,000th individual is a servicemember's spouse who will be arriving at the Palm Springs International Airport at noon April 13, 2010. Soldiers Organized Services (SOS) will be there to commemorate the event. Please be part of our celebration and help us spread the news. Thanks to the many dedicated volunteer drivers and the generosity of hundreds of individual...
  • Ohio SOS Brunner's office "loses" 2000 signatures clearing the way for Democratic AG win

    03/12/2010 6:37:35 PM PST · by Paul Kib · 25 replies · 1,226+ views
    [T]his is from Thea Shoemake, Vice Chair of the Clermont County GOP Central Committee: On Wednesday, February 17, Steve Christopher spoke to the Clermont County Central Committee in Batavia...In addition to the signatures I procured for him in Clermont, a few other people who had been circulating his petitions here as well as in neighboring counties, came to the meeting that night to hand-deliver them to Steve. I’m estimating that he had – from that stop alone – approx. 300 signatures from Clermont, Warren & Hamilton counties (combined). It was my understanding that Steve was going to drive to Columbus...
  • More shenanigans in Ohio? SOS lost or misplace 2,000 signatures for Conservative Steve Christoher

    03/09/2010 4:53:18 AM PST · by Gorilla44 · 16 replies · 261+ views
    On February 18th at 12:29 PM, Steve Christopher submitted petitions containing approximately 2,750 signatures to the Ohio Secretary of State’s Office. The petitions were submitted to place Christopher on the Republican Primary Ballot this May. The signatures on these petitions were obtained by numerous circulators working to seat a common-sense conservative in the State of Ohio Attorney General’s Office. At the time of submission, a receipt for these signatures was given to Christopher. We have a copy of this receipt that can be sent to any media source upon request. The top portion of this receipt was filled out by...
  • Clinton has plane trouble, hitches ride home

    02/16/2010 11:40:02 AM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 26 replies · 906+ views
    The Miami Herald (AP) ^ | February 16, 2010 | Robert Burns
    JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia -- Even when you have your own plane, sometimes you get stuck in the airport. That's what happened to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday, when mechanical trouble grounded her and her traveling party in Saudi Arabia.
  • What the Dems know that we don't: Universal Voter Registration

    01/04/2010 10:12:49 PM PST · by combat_boots · 143 replies · 6,956+ views
    DC Independent Examiner ^ | January 4, 2010 | James Simpson
    Many are puzzled that Democrats persist in ramming unpopular and destructive legislation down our collective throats while seemingly unconcerned by their plummeting poll numbers. A widespread belief is that the Democrats are committing political suicide and will be swept from one or both houses of Congress with unprecedented electoral losses next November. But since Democrat politicians rarely do things that will not ultimately benefit themselves, this column asked two weeks ago: "what do they know that we don't?" We may have found out. It's called universal voter registration. The Wall Street Journal's John Fund described the Democrat plan recently at...
  • Soros Eyes Secretaries (Voter Fraud 2012)

    12/05/2009 12:04:09 PM PST · by mgist · 40 replies · 1,684+ views
    Spectator ^ | on 12.4.09 @ 6:08AM | By Matthew Vadum
    History's most notorious Georgian-turned-Russian, the politically astute Joseph Stalin once remarked, "The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything." The lesson has not been lost on the increasingly notorious Hungarian-cum-American George Soros. A group backed by Soros is gearing up to steal the 2012 election for President Obama and congressional Democrats by installing left-wing Democrats as secretaries of state across the nation. From such posts, secretaries of state can help tilt the electoral playing field. This is, of course, the same Soros, the same hyperpolitical left-wing philanthropist who makes no secret of...
  • Clinton hopes for French troops in Afghanistan

    12/04/2009 5:53:26 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 15 replies · 497+ views
    AFP via Google ^ | December 4, 2009
    WASHINGTON — US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday voiced cautious hope that France would come up with more troops in Afghanistan as part of the new US-led strategy. Clinton, who was in Brussels for a meeting of NATO foreign ministers, said the transatlantic military alliance's chief, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, had hinted that France may be weighing additional support for Afghanistan.
  • Colin Powell’s Hotel Gripes: Clock Radio Requires ‘Astronaut Training’

    11/12/2009 11:13:06 AM PST · by george76 · 51 replies · 1,732+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | November 12, 2009 | Kris Hudson
    As Secretary of State Gen. Colin Powell, a self-professed man of simple tastes, often stayed at Holiday Inns while traveling the globe to confab with world leaders. As such, he has a personal list of gripes and suggestions for Holiday Inn owners. Gen. Powell rattled off that list ...when he was at State he had professed his affinity for cheeseburgers and the Holiday Inn. His points elicited chuckles and nods of agreement: “I don’t want to go to astronaut training to figure out how to set a clock radio,” Gen. Powell said, adding later, “I’m only there for the night....
  • Al Franken — Democrat From Acorn (Acorn's Sec of State Program)

    07/06/2009 11:44:00 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 21 replies · 1,253+ views
    IBD ^ | 7/6/09 | Mikey_1962
    Politics: The former Stuart Smalley becomes the 60th Democrat in the U.S. Senate, thanks to the community organizers at Acorn and the little-known Secretary of State Project. Is the system being rigged? Incumbent Republican Norm Coleman conceded defeat in the mother of all recounts in Minnesota's U.S. Senate race after the state's Supreme Court unanimously rejected his lawsuit. Arguably, his seat may have been lost the day in 2006 when Democrat Mark Ritchie defeated two-term incumbent Republican Mary Kiffmeyer to become Minnesota secretary of state. It was Ritchie who orchestrated the recount that gave Democratic challenger Franken a lead some...
  • It's not just acorn.

    10/07/2009 2:36:19 AM PDT · by mapmaker77 · 12 replies · 1,018+ views
    An observation. | 7OCT'09 | mapmaker77
    Bertha and her acolytes over at the church of acorn are just the visible tip of the iceburg. They are merely the lowest hanging fruit, (sorry about the mixed metaphores), on a relatively old and decidedly corrupt tree. This tree was bred for one reason and one reason only, far-left political power by any and all means neccesary. I'll illustrate it this way: 1- acorn gets them on the voting rolls, legal, illegal, dead or alive, it doesn't matter, as long as the databases are full to the bursting point, all the better to gum up the works. 2- seiu...
  • EDITORIAL: Hillary Clinton vs. Afghan reality--Basing U.S. policy on the opposite of intelligence

    10/02/2009 10:01:49 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies · 519+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | October 2, 2009 | Editorial
    In a PBS interview on Monday, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton dismissed Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal's detailed assessment of the situation in Afghanistan. "I respect that because clearly he is the commander on the ground," she said, "but I can only tell you there are other assessments from very expert military analysts who have worked in counterinsurgencies that are the exact opposite." She said the administration's goal "is to take all of this incoming data and sort it out." We aren't sure what the secretary of state means by "the exact opposite" of Gen. McChrystal's assessment. He concluded that...
  • Hearing This Week in Judicial Watch Lawsuit Challenging Hillary Clinton's Constitutional Eligibility

    09/14/2009 11:40:33 AM PDT · by Velveeta · 42 replies · 2,656+ views
    Marketwire ^ | 9/14/2009 | Press Release
    Hearing This Week in Judicial Watch Lawsuit Challenging Hillary Clinton's Constitutional Eligibility for Secretary of State Challenge Filed on Behalf of State Department Foreign Service Officer -- Court Hearing Set for September 16, 2009 Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that a lawsuit challenging the constitutional eligibility of Hillary Clinton to be Secretary of State (Rodearmel v. Clinton, et al., (D. District of Columbia)) will be heard by a special three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia: Date: Wednesday, September 16 Time: 9:30 AM ET Location: Courtroom...
  • Facebook rescue highlights 'ongoing struggle'

    09/08/2009 5:34:56 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 13 replies · 606+ views
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | September 8, 2009 | Clayton Bloom
    An academic says public education campaigns need a rethink after two girls used Facebook to alert people that they were stuck down a stormwater drain. The 10 and 12-year-old girls updated a Facebook status to say they were lost in an Adelaide drain, and a young friend called for help on their behalf. Glenn Benham from the Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) says it is concerning the girls raised the alert on the social networking site instead of calling 000. "If they were able to access Facebook from their mobile phones they could have called 000, so the point being they...
  • Stimulus road signs in Pennsylvania cost $60,000

    07/17/2009 11:05:10 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 21 replies · 1,392+ views
    Morning Call ^ | 7/17/2009 | Josh Drobnyk
    The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is spending $60,000 of its stimulus money on $2,000 road signs to highlight projects funded by the massive economic recovery package. The large green signs mark about 30 of what PennDOT calls ''higher visibility projects'' statewide. Each denotes the project is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and features the act's logo. Nationwide, several million dollars are being spent producing the signs. PennDOT spokesman Steve Chizmar said Pennsylvania elected to take a ''middle-of-the-road'' approach to the federal government's strong encouragement that the signs be put at every project site around the state, choosing...
  • Condi Rice sticks it to the Stanford bleeding hearts

    05/02/2009 5:53:17 PM PDT · by fiodora · 107 replies · 4,410+ views ^ | May 2, 2009 at 16:50:15 | James Delingpole
    If ever you needed further proof of the "person of color" America really needs in charge right now, I urge you to watch this fabulous YouTube footage of the magnificent Condoleezza Rice being ambushed by left-liberal students at Stanford University with a series of "difficult" questions about torture, Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo Bay and US foreign policy under George W Bush. (Hat tip: Andrew Hamilton.) Her coolness under fire is magnificent, but more impressive still is her refusal to duck the issues. "Sorry we have to leave", an official can be heard saying off camera, but Condi isn't going to take...
  • Caption Hillary in Brussels

    03/04/2009 2:29:29 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 80 replies · 1,341+ views
    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, right, smiles with Britain's Foreign Secretary David Miliband at the start of a NATO and EU dinner at Egmont Palace in Brussels, Wednesday March 4, 2009 U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, left, smiles as she is welcomed by Belgium's Foreign Minister Karel De Gucht for a NATO and EU dinner at Egmont Palace in Brussels, Wednesday March 4, 2009.
  • Swearing-in Ceremony - Hillary Rodham Clinton

    02/02/2009 4:55:31 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 10 replies · 483+ views
    U.S. Dept. of State ^ | Feb. 2, 2009 | n/a
    View video (Applause.) Thank you all very much. Thank you. It is an overwhelming honor to be sworn in to assume this position on behalf of our country. I thank my dear friend, Vice President Biden, and I thank President Obama for investing the trust and confidence in me during a particularly challenging time in our nation’s history. I look out and see so many friends and colleagues. I particularly want to thank the Speaker and the Majority Leader, Speaker Pelosi and Leader Reid for being here and for providing the leadership that you both are doing in the Congress....
  • AMERICA-The Right Way: Staying Vigilant!(Feb. 2- Feb 6, 2009)

    02/01/2009 6:39:29 PM PST · by Molly Pitcher · 446 replies · 7,334+ views
    Various news sources and FReepers | 2/1/09 | All of Us
    Good evening everyone.Statism continues to run amok in Washington.The O administration is set to soon unveil a Big Bank Bank Bailout...more debt onto debt for as far as we can see.But a ray of hope: there are hints that some Dems as well as the Rs in the Senate have qualms about the Depression & Huge Deficit Act of 2009 which passed the House last week.So we shall see.Meanwhile we can have a lottery: how many Executive Orders will the new president sign THIS week??
  • McCain speaks in defense of Clinton (He's Obama's Boy)

    01/21/2009 11:50:44 AM PST · by rightinthemiddle · 125 replies · 2,098+ views
    AP ^ | 1-21-08
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain is imploring his Republican colleagues to drop partisan demands and let the popular president get to work. The Arizona Republican made his first comments on the Senate floor since his rival, President Barack Obama, was sworn into office. He said the nation has come together in a way that it has not for some time. McCain was speaking in defense of Hillary Rodham Clinton's appointment as the next secretary of State. Senate leaders had planned to confirm her by unanimous consent on Tuesday, but Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn objected because of concerns raised...
  • Madam Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Balkans

    01/25/2009 8:22:49 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 12 replies · 898+ views
    Serbianna ^ | January 24, 2009 | Georgy Gounev
    What could be easily predicted on the eve of the beginning of Mrs Clinton’s service in her capacity of diplomat number one of the United States is the fact that the Balkans won’t be in the focus of her attention. Obviously, according to her, everything in the Balkans is in order, and true to the principle “if something isn’t broken don’t try to fix it”, the dynamic Madam Secretary won’t pay attention to the area unless something dramatic happen,( as a new massacre, for instance). The only context, within which such important and volatile area as the Balkans has been...
  • Hillary Clinton vows to end paranoia of George Bush era

    01/23/2009 2:58:30 AM PST · by markomalley · 70 replies · 2,020+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 1/23/2009 | Alex Spillius
    In a clear reference to George W Bush's obsession with national security after the September 11 attacks, Mrs Clinton said: "I don't get up every morning just thinking about the threats and dangers, as real as they are. I also get up thinking about who we are and what we can do." Addressing staff members of the 18,000-strong state department on her first day at work, she proclaimed a "new era for America". "We are not any longer going to tolerate the kind of divisiveness that has paralysed and undermined our ability to get things done for America," she said.
  • Obama: Clinton Hillary as “an early gift” to the State Department

    01/22/2009 8:39:55 PM PST · by Steelfish · 3 replies · 354+ views
    ThaIndianNews ^ | January 22, 2009
    Hillary Clinton: Obama’s “early gift” to diplomacy January 23rd, 2009 Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) President Barack Obama has described his new chief diplomat Hillary Clinton Hillary as “an early gift” to the State Department. ”It is my privilege to come here and to pay tribute to all of you, the talented men and women of the State Department,” he told the employees during a visit Thursday to underscore “my commitment to the importance of diplomacy in renewing American leadership.” “I’ve given you an early gift: Hillary Clinton,” he said amid laughter and applause. “You -in her, you will have a...
  • McCain pushes for Clinton confirmation in Senate Floor speech ["deep admiration"] [BARF BARF BARF]

    01/21/2009 12:55:38 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 44 replies · 1,021+ views
    CNN Political Ticker ^ | 2009-01-21 | Dana Bash & Ted Barrett
    (CNN) – John McCain on Wednesday used his first Senate floor speech since the end of the presidential campaign to urge his colleagues to quickly confirm fellow Sen. Hillary Clinton as secretary of state. "I think the message that the American people are sending us now is they want us to work together and get to work," McCain said. "I think we ought to let Senator Clinton, who is obviously qualified and obviously will serve, get to work immediately." The Senate is expected to easily confirm Clinton Wednesday afternoon, and McCain's particular support of the New York senator isn't surprising....
  • Senate Confirms Hillary

    01/21/2009 2:10:54 PM PST · by FreeManN · 36 replies · 679+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 1-21-09 | MSNBC
    WASHINGTON - The Senate has confirmed Hillary Rodham Clinton to become secretary of state.
  • Hillary Clinton to bring four years of war as Secretary of State

    01/20/2009 10:05:38 AM PST · by OL Hickory · 15 replies · 829+ views
    Pravda ^ | 20.01.2009 | Vladimir Anokhin
    Hillary Clinton as the US Secretary of State will not change anything. The color of the skin does not change the essence of aggressive politics. She definitely enjoys great respect in the United States as a woman who returned to big politics after the infamous scandal with her husband. Unlike Condoleezza Rice, Clinton has a more subtle perception of the moment. She realizes that life is not based on the American dream but follows a completely different motto: “We either swim or drown.”
  • Roadblock Thrown In Way Of Clinton's Confirmation

    01/20/2009 8:01:47 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 15 replies · 1,100+ views
    WCBS ^ | Jan.20,2009
    Single Senator's Objection To Block Unanimous Floor Vote A spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says Hillary Rodham Clinton will not be confirmed as secretary of state Tuesday because of a single senator's objection. Reid spokesman Jim Manley said Republican John Cornyn of Texas has indicated he will block a move to confirm Clinton by a unanimous floor vote later in the day. But Manley also said there would be a roll call vote Wednesday. And he predicted that "she will receive overwhelming bipartisan support" at that time. The Senate does plan to confirm several of President-elect Barack Obama's...
  • Which Biden will land Obama in jail first?

    01/19/2009 3:11:10 PM PST · by czs · 22 replies · 1,472+ views
    January 19, 2009 | CZS
    On Monday, Joe Biden’s wife – in an interview with Oprah Winfrey – divulged an interesting little secret: Obama promised Joe Biden an appointment as Secretary of State if he were to turn down the Vice-Presidential nomination.Scranton Joe hushed his wife with a loud “shh!” immediately after the slip. (Apparently, only Biden men are allowed to make inappropriate verbal gaffes in nationally televised interviews). It was just so darn cute, though, that the audience erupted into laughter. Jill Biden went on to explain that they turned down the SecState job because it would require a lot of travel, and Jill...
  • Foundation concerns could delay Clinton confirmation

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Sen. John Cornyn may hold up the nomination of Hillary Clinton to become secretary of state if his concerns about foreign donations to her husband's foundation are not resolved, a spokesman for the Texas senator said on Monday. "Senator Cornyn is a strong proponent of complete transparency and has fought for as much throughout his time in office. He is keeping all of his options on the table," said his spokesman Kevin McLaughlin in an email reply to Reuters, when asked if Cornyn could block Clinton's nomination. Democratic lawmakers had hoped to approve President-elect Barack Obama's...
  • NYT Maureen Dowd calls Obama "usurper"--nteresting word choice, eh?

    01/17/2009 5:07:31 PM PST · by dascallie · 41 replies · 1,935+ views
    [excerpt on of Hillary as Secretary of State] >>She will easily intimidate the world’s dictators, just as she often intimidated Obama in the primaries. But it remains to be seen whether she can put aside her tendency to see disagreement as disloyalty. Can she work at the State Department with those who deserted her to support the usurper Obama? Can she manage Foggy Bottom better than she managed her foggy campaign?>>
  • Eyeing 2010, Sen. Vitter leaving little breathing room for challenge on right

    01/15/2009 4:04:29 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 50 replies · 883+ views
    The Hill ^ | January 15, 2008 | Aaron Blake
    Sen. David Vitter’s vote against one secretary of State foretells his fear of another. The Louisiana Republican’s solitary vote against the nomination of Hillary Rodham Clinton to become U.S secretary of State on Wednesday is the latest example of the huge steps he is taking to guard against a challenge from his right flank in 2010. The overall vote on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee was 16-1, with seven other Republicans joining Democrats in voting for Clinton. But Vitter’s actions suggest he is increasingly worried about a primary challenge — and more than a general-election battle. His GOP challenger likely...
  • Senate panel backs Clinton as secretary of state

    01/15/2009 8:09:29 AM PST · by Bokababe · 32 replies · 1,252+ views
    Yahoo News AP ^ | January 15, 2009 | Staff
    WASHINGTON – The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted overwhelmingly on Thursday for Hillary Rodham Clinton to become the next secretary of state, with Democrats predicting her leadership would mark a turn from warfare toward diplomacy. The 16-1 approval by the committee paves the way for a full Senate vote after President-elect Barack Obama takes office on Jan. 20. Clinton is not expected to hit any major roadblocks, with Republicans and Democrats alike praising her acumen on the issues.
  • Clinton wins committee approval; Vitter only ‘no’ vote

    01/15/2009 1:51:43 PM PST · by abb · 46 replies · 1,098+ views
    The Hill ^ | January 15, 2009 | J. Taylor Rushing
    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday, in a near-unanimous vote, recommended the confirmation of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) as the next secretary of state. The panel voted 16-1 to support Clinton. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), who had raised conflict-of-interest concerns about President Bill Clinton’s charitable foundation during the former first lady’s confirmation hearing on Tuesday, was the lone dissenting vote. Chairman John Kerry (D-Mass.) said Clinton did “an outstanding job” at Tuesday’s hearing, and expressed confidence that she would give the concerns voiced by Vitter “full consideration.” Clinton also received praise from Republicans Thursday, such as from Sen....
  • Republicans Go Easy on Hillary in First Day of Confirmation Hearings

    01/15/2009 2:16:08 AM PST · by Man50D · 21 replies · 662+ views ^ | January 14, 2009 | Josiah Ryan
    Republicans did not engage in any tough, sustained attacks against President-elect Barack Obama’s nominee for secretary of the state, Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.), during the first day of her confirmation hearings in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday. Since Clinton was nominated by Obama on Dec. 1, journalists and Republicans have raised concerns about a possible conflict of interest among Hillary Clinton as secretary of state, The William J. Clinton Foundation – named after her husband and former president – and numerous foreign governments that have donated tens of millions of dollars to the foundation since its inception in...
  • Clinton bids colleagues farewell (Someone have a tissue - ANYONE?)

    01/14/2009 8:03:57 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies · 568+ views
    Politico ^ | 1/14/09 | AMIE PARNES
    Clinton bids colleagues farewellBy AMIE PARNES | 1/14/09 9:31 PM EST At an emotional private party just off the Senate floor, soon-to-be Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told her Senate colleagues Wednesday night that serving in the Senate “has been the greatest experience of my life” and that leaving them was “like leaving family.” Clinton, whose eyes welled up as she worked the elegant LBJ room in the Capitol, hugged and kissed colleagues, posed for pictures and thanked them one by one as she reminded them she would be “just around the corner.” Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) nearly...
  • Video: Matthews Says Media Shouldn't Criticize Hillary

    01/14/2009 4:25:02 AM PST · by careyb · 11 replies · 726+ views
    Lardball ^ | 1/13/09 | Chris Matthews
    Of course not.
  • Clinton hearing turns into Hill love fest

    01/13/2009 7:12:12 PM PST · by originalbuckeye · 20 replies · 906+ views
    The Senate confirmation hearing of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton was sure to be a donnybrook. Powerful Republicans, still miffed about the drubbing they took in the November election, would attack the nominee for secretary of state on several fronts: Foreign contributions to her husband's charity, her flip-flop on the Iraq war (like the chairman of the Committee on Foreign Relations, Sen. John Kerry, she was for it before she was against it), her boss's plan to meet with leaders of rogue nations such as Iran and Cuba. Mincing no words, Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski got right to it. "I'd like...
  • Bubba looms large over Hillary's Secretary of State confirmation hearings

    01/13/2009 2:06:09 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 13 replies · 694+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | January 13th 2009 | MICHAEL MCAULIFF
    WASHINGTON – It's still all about Bubba. Amid all the laudatory comments about Hillary Clinton at Tuesday morning's Secretary of State confirmation hearings, the only slightly sour note so far has been about Bill Clinton, and the fear that his foreign entanglements might snare Hillary — and U.S. foreign policy. It fell to GOP Sen. Dick Lugar to deliver the cautionary lines, but Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Sen. John Kerry made sure to note that the whole committee had those worries. "The work of the Clinton Foundation is a unique complication that will have to be managed with great care...
  • HILLARY CONFIRMATION - Senator Lugar, here are your questions for're welcome

    01/12/2009 4:18:08 PM PST · by doug from upland · 31 replies · 843+ views
    paul v clinton dot com ^ | 1-11-09 | dfu
    QUESTIONS FOR SENATOR HILLARY CLINTON'S CONFIRMATION HEARING QUESTION 1 Senator Clinton, during the 2005 criminal trial of your campaign finance chairman, David Rosen, the FBI presented evidence that businessman Peter Paul personally donated $1.2 million to your campaign. Did he personally donate $1.2 million and, if so, why has it not ever been properly reported? QUESTION 2 Regarding the Hollywood Gala, Event 39 as it was called, you have filed four amended FEC reports. Mr. Paul is not named on any of those reports. Has Mr. Paul ever made you aware of his donations, and has he ever demanded to...
  • Hawks depart as Clinton ushers in new era of US 'soft power'

    01/10/2009 6:22:06 PM PST · by melt · 47 replies · 1,977+ views ^ | 1/11/09 | Paul Harris
    Barack Obama will mark a radical break in American foreign policy this week by unveiling a team of diplomats tasked with ushering in a new era of dialogue with enemies abroad. As Hillary Clinton prepares for Senate confirmation hearings this week, she will head a group of advisers who are virtual opposites to the appointees made by President George W Bush. While Bush favoured aggressive neoconservative ideologues, Obama has selected people whose doveish credentials seem impeccable. They will be responsible for reversing the political unilateralism of the Bush years and opening direct negotiations with hostile states, potentially ranging from Syria...
  • Hillary Clinton: Charity Case

    01/05/2009 8:06:32 AM PST · by lewisglad · 13 replies · 633+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 01.05.2009 - 8:12 AM | Abe Greenwald
    Charity concerts used to be organized to raise money for starving children. But no more. On January 15, Bon Jovi is headlining a concert in New York City to raise money for our next Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. Senator Clinton and her husband, who collectively made over $109 million in the past seven years, will be on-site to pose for pictures with concert attendees paying $1000 and up. Hillary’s failed presidential campaign is still in debt to the tune of $6 million and she needs a bailout. But seeing as she’s already loaned her campaign around $6 million, you...
  • Poor Vetting from Team Obama Strikes Twice in One Day (Richardson and now maybe Clinton?)

    01/04/2009 5:47:42 PM PST · by CedarDave · 38 replies · 2,220+ views
    Stop the ACLU ^ | January 4, 2009 | Stop the ACLU
    Yet more for fodder for Obama’s attempt to make a world record of scandals involving his presidency and cabinet before the inaugaration. Bill Richardson withdrew his nomination today after a fishy whiff was in the breeze. Now we’ve got another fishy smell higher up the ladder. WASHINGTON: A developer in New York state donated $100,000 to former President Bill Clinton’s foundation in November 2004, around the same time that Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton helped secure millions of dollars in federal assistance for the businessman’s mall project. Hillary Clinton helped enact legislation allowing the developer, Robert Congel, to use tax-exempt bonds...
  • Bill Clinton Captures Spirit of Christmas (you cannot barf enough to gag on this one)

    12/25/2008 9:48:20 AM PST · by bestintxas · 30 replies · 1,012+ views
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, December 24, 2008 12:59 PM | Susan Estrich
    During the eight years since Bill Clinton left the White House, he has worked tirelessly to save the lives of children in some of the most miserable places on the planet. He has traveled to Africa more than most of us travel to see relatives, in order to bring much-needed medicines for AIDS and malaria to those who would die without them and to support economic development in places like Rwanda and Malawi. He has used his contacts with philanthropists, billionaires and barons, governments and foundations, to raise hundreds of millions of dollars not for himself, but for those in...
  • Here Come the Hillary Years

    12/23/2008 9:16:55 AM PST · by Jbny · 13 replies · 737+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | December 23, 2008 | Abe Greenwald
    The New York Times reports on high hopes of Hillary Clinton: Even before taking office, Hillary Rodham Clinton is seeking to build a more powerful State Department, with a bigger budget, high-profile special envoys to trouble spots and an expanded role in dealing with global economic issues at a time of crisis. Mrs. Clinton is recruiting Jacob J. Lew, the budget director under President Bill Clinton, as one of two deputies, according to people close to the Obama transition team. Mr. Lew’s focus, they said, will be on increasing the share of financing that goes to the diplomatic corps. He...
  • Hillary to widen State Department role

    12/23/2008 7:04:23 PM PST · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 22 replies · 732+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 24 Dec., 2008 | The Times of India
    WASHINGTON: Even before taking office, Hillary Clinton is seeking to build a more powerful State Department, with a bigger budget, high-profile special envoys to trouble spots and an expanded role in dealing with global economic issues at a time of crisis. Hillary is recruiting Jacob Lew, the budget director under president Bill Clinton, as one of two deputies, according to people close to the Obama transition team. Lew’s focus, they said, will be on increasing the share of financing that goes to the diplomatic corps. He and James Steinberg, a deputy national security adviser in the Clinton administration, are to...