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  • Video: George W Bush: "Arab Americans are racially profiled... we need to do something about that"

    10/20/2015 8:34:06 AM PDT · by I Hired Craig Livingstone · 41 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/11/2000 | CNN Presidential Debate
    11 Months before September 11: Secondly, there is other forms of racial profiling that goes on in America. Arab-Americans are racially profiled in what is called secret evidence. People are stopped, and we have to do something about that. My friend, Senator Spencer Abraham of Michigan, is pushing a law to make sure that Arab-Americans are treated with respect. So racial profiling isn’t just an issue at local police forces. It’s an issue throughout our society. And as we become a diverse society, we’re going to have to deal with it more and more. I believe, though — I believe,...
  • Accused Saddam Agent Says He Met With Hillary at White House

    03/27/2008 7:11:22 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 93 replies · 4,774+ views
    Accused Saddam Agent Says He Met With Hillary at White House By IRA STOLL, STAFF REPORTER OF THE SUN | March 27, 2008 A Michigan man facing federal criminal charges of illegally working for Saddam Hussein's Iraqi Intelligence Service says he met with Hillary Clinton at the White House in May 1996. In a 1997 interview with this reporter, Muthanna Hanooti said that at the meeting, Mrs. Clinton was "very receptive" to his request for an easing of the American sanctions on Iraq that were in place at the time. He said Mrs. Clinton "passed a message to the State...
  • Top GOP donors tell party to legalize illegal immigrants

    07/30/2013 11:11:46 AM PDT · by markomalley · 140 replies
    Nearly a hundred top Republican officials sent a letter to the House GOP on Tuesday urging lawmakers to pass a bill that legalizes illegal immigrants, arguing that the current system is already allowing them to stay and so it makes sense to register them and bring them into the system. The donors, led by former Bush administration Cabinet officials Carlos Gutierrez and Spencer Abraham, also said that immigrants are potential Republican voters who can be won over — if the party can be seen as welcoming to immigrants. “Doing nothing is de facto amnesty. We need to take control of...
  • Detroit Rock City (Mrs. Dingell: "I didn't know")

    04/08/2002 6:56:17 PM PDT · by Jean S · 3 replies · 519+ views
    Roll Call | 4/8/02 | Heard on the Hill
    Although a batch of documents recently released by the Bush Energy Department was supposed to embarrass Republicans, it also revealed an interesting nugget about a powerful Democrat, Debbie Dingell, wife of Rep. John Dingell (Mich.). Mrs. Dingell, who gave HOHholy hell a few years ago for referring to her in print as a "lobbyist" for General Motors, has always insisted that she merely runs the foundation that takes care of the auto giant's philanthropic activities. These days, Dingell says, she's in charge of "worldwide community relations" for the company. So you can imagine HOH's surprise upon noticing that Dingell turned...
  • Thompson's AWFUL Busy for Being So Lazy

    10/08/2007 9:08:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies · 980+ views
    Red State ^ | October 8, 2007 | "Haystack"
    There's a debate coming up. Fred has made it pretty clear in the past that these little dog and pony shows don't do much for him as far as anyone getting any REAL chance to speak up and speak out. In fact, not so far back I mentioned his quote about accepting the fact that he needed to "be a good boy and stand in line and wait for them to throw me a fish just like everybody else." He continues to field the pot-shots about being lazy...that's fine-no one seems interested enough challenge his policy positions or his general...
  • Fred Thompson Announces Campaign Leadership Team [H. Baker, George Allen, Liz Cheney, S. Abraham]

    10/08/2007 11:55:03 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 68 replies · 1,808+ views
    Fred 08 e-mail | 8 Oct 07
    Sen. Fred Thompson announced today the members of his National Campaign Leadership Team: Sen. Howard H. Baker will serve as honorary chairman of his presidential campaign and Sen. Spencer Abraham, Sen. George Allen, and Elizabeth Cheney will serve as campaign co-chairs. "Howard Baker is my longtime mentor, advisor, and close friend, and I am very grateful that he will serve as honorary chairman of my campaign," said Sen. Fred Thompson. "I am also very pleased to announce that former Senators Abraham and Allen, as well as Liz Cheney, will serve as co-chairs of my national leadership team." Sen. Fred Thompson...
  • George Allen Joins Thompson's National Campaign Leadership Team

    10/08/2007 9:05:50 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 99 replies · 1,898+ views
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Karen Hanretty October 8, 2007 571-730-1010 Fred Thompson Announces National Campaign Leadership Team McLean, VA - Sen. Fred Thompson announced today the members of his National Campaign Leadership Team: Sen. Howard H. Baker will serve as honorary chairman of his presidential campaign and Sen. Spencer Abraham, Sen. George Allen, and Elizabeth Cheney will serve as campaign co-chairs. "Howard Baker is my longtime mentor, advisor, and close friend, and I am very grateful that he will serve as honorary chairman of my campaign," said Sen. Fred Thompson. "I am also very pleased to announce that former Senators...
  • Fred Thompson speaks out on immigration issues

    09/14/2007 6:17:20 PM PDT · by traderrob6 · 170 replies · 2,150+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 9/14/07 | Jim Stratton
    On his campaign swing through Florida, Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson has hammered away illegal immigration, saying that America must secure its borders to ensure national security.[snip] Friday, he went a step further.Thompson, a former senator from Tennessee, said it might be time to reconsider the country's long-standing practice -- one prescribed by the Constitution -- of granting citizenship to any child born on U.S. soil "That law was created in another time and place for valid reasons," Thompson said during a campaign stop here. "It probably needs to be revisited."
  • [Fred]Thompson speaks to GOP activists, but doesn't tell all

    08/26/2007 12:37:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies · 1,015+ views
    August 26, 2007 | Gordon Trowbridge Cannot be posted on FR due to copyright issues.
  • Conservative Bloggers Caused Fred to Drop Spencer Abraham

    08/12/2007 9:03:06 PM PDT · by no dems · 77 replies · 1,810+ views
    8-12-07 | no dems
    Per Dick Morris, it was Conservative Bloggers, like us, who caused Fred Thompson to give Spencer Abraham the boot so quickly. Read the entire article from Dick Morris' website here:
  • Are the Media Misreporting Thompson Addition of Spencer Abraham to Campaign?

    07/30/2007 7:41:58 PM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 20 replies · 564+ views ^ | 7/30/07 | Warner Todd Huston
    A lot of people are atwitter over this addition to the Thompson advisory team of former Senator Spencer Abraham. But, it is starting to look to me like a story incorrectly reported by the MSM and rolling off track from there. It just seems that there are too many conflicting reports on Abraham's role with the AP reporting that he is a new "campaign manager" but others saying Randy Enwright is. The website IsraelToday, for instance, has posted a story full of alarm over the addition of Spence to the team. Their reaction is similar to many Israel supporters here...
  • Are the Media Misreporting Thompson Addition of Spencer Abraham to Campaign?

    07/30/2007 1:18:18 PM PDT · by Clara Lou · 81 replies · 1,504+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | July 30, 2007 | Warner Todd Huston
    A lot of people are atwitter over this addition to the Thompson advisory team of former Senator Spencer Abraham. But, it is starting to look to me like a story incorrectly reported by the MSM and rolling off track from there. It just seems that there are too many conflicting reports on Abraham's role with the AP reporting that he is a new "campaign manager" but others saying Randy Enwright is. The website IsraelToday, for instance, has posted a story full of alarm over the addition of Spence to the team. Their reaction is similar to many Israel supporters here...
  • Fred Thompson, Israel and the Spencer Abraham Factor

    07/29/2007 8:50:58 PM PDT · by Doofer · 168 replies · 2,851+ views
    Haaretz ^ | July 30, 2007 | Shmuel Rosner
    1. Here are some facts about Spencer Abraham: He was Energy Secretary for Bush and Senator from Michigan. He was generally acceptable to Jewish groups when Bush picked him to be a member of his cabinet. He is the new campaign manager for Fred Thompson, soon to be an official Republican candidate for the Presidency. He is of Lebanese decent. He was one of only a handful of Senators refusing to sign a letter calling on President Bill Clinton to condemn Palestinian terrorism and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, an Arab friendly (and some...
  • Spencer Abraham Questions (Fred Alert!)

    07/29/2007 3:59:41 PM PDT · by Josh Painter · 12 replies · 283+ views
    Blogs For Fred ^ | 07/27/2007 | Lane
    In today's NY Post, Charles Hurt reports about this subject via a discussion with a Thompson adviser. One Thompson adviser dismissed the notion that somehow Abraham will slow down the nascent campaign. "Spence is not going to be the campaign manager," the adviser said. "He won't be running anything." That job will be in the hands of Randy Enwright, a veteran Florida Republican who is widely respected and also once ran the GOP in Iowa.
  • All Fred's men (and Women)

    07/29/2007 2:24:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies · 1,016+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | July 27, 2007 | Marc Ambinder
    Chris Cillizza wrote about, and now you can see it -- after the jump, the full list of Fred Thompson staffers and ... recent staffers as compiled by a rival campaign. THOMPSON STAFF HIRES (Through 7/25/07) Spencer Abraham As Co-Campaign Manager. (Libby Quaid, “Thompson Shakes Up Staff,” The Associated Press, 7/24/07) Randy Enwright As Co-Campaign Manager. (Libby Quaid, “Thompson Shakes Up Staff,” The Associated Press, 7/24/07) Previously, It Was Reported That Enwright Would Be Political Director For Thompson’s Campaign. “Randy Enwright, a Republican political consultant from Florida with ties to the Iowa presidential battleground, has been tapped as political director...
  • Fred Thompson names anti-Israel ex-senator as campaign manager [NOT]

    07/29/2007 3:56:17 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 216 replies · 4,780+ views
    Israel Today ^ | July 29, 2007
    Republican presidential hopeful Fred Thompson, who has yet to officially announce his candidacy, has chosen as his new campaign manager and ex-senator who is reviled by many within the party for being soft on Islamic terrorism and an enemy of the Jewish state. As of last week, Thompson's campaign is being run by former Michigan senator Spencer Abraham, who is best known for his total opposition to almost any form of realistic border control between the US and Mexico. But Abraham, who is a Christian of Lebanese descent, has also carved out an image of himself as a facilitator and...
  • Fred Thompson Nears Entry Into GOP Prez Race, Pro-Life Sen. Heads Bid

    07/28/2007 4:49:26 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 31 replies · 843+ views ^ | July 26, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    Houston, TX ( -- Former Tennessee senator Fred Thompson took his potential presidential bid to Texas on Thursday to campaign in Houston and Dallas and raise money to lead up to his likely announcement. Meanwhile, Thompson named a former Michigan senator who is pro-life as his campaign chairman. On Tuesday, Thompson replaced acting campaign manager Tom Collamore with former Michigan senator and Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham. Abraham is a celebrated pro-life senator who maintained a strong pro-life voting record while in the U.S. Senate and his wife Jane Abraham has been the chairman of the Susan B. Anthony List, a...
  • Statement of U.S. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham

    07/26/2007 5:45:27 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 18 replies · 275+ views
    U.S.-Estonian Embassy ^ | September 17, 2003 | Spencer Abraham
    Statement of U.S. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham American Academy in Berlin September 17, 2003 Thank you for that wonderful introduction. Let me begin by saying how grateful I am to the Gary Smith and the American Academy in Berlin for hosting today's event. Although I have previously visited Germany, this is the first opportunity I have had to visit Berlin and it is a great pleasure to be here. I very much appreciate the hospitality that has been afforded me, and I appreciate your giving me this forum to discuss an issue that is of great concern to the people...
  • Jihad Spence: Fred Thompson's Pan-Islamist Campaign Manager

    07/26/2007 11:00:53 AM PDT · by The 9 11 Generation · 54 replies · 1,217+ views ^ | July 25, 2007 | Debbie Schlussel
    As a Senator, he took marching orders from James Zogby of the pan-Islamist Arab American Institute, opposing profiling of Arabs, the use of secret evidence against Muslims (at the behest of Muslim groups), attempting to repeal the Clinton counterterrorism package, refusing to fund computer tracking of student and other foreign aliens, giving millions in our tax money right to Hezbollah, and putting CAIR on the map on Capitol Hill (taking the group's officials around to meet other Senators and Members of Congress). He took campaign contributions from the relatives of Hezbollah-backed top Lebanese officials after he got the group millions...
  • Fred Thompson and Spencer Abraham: Bad combo

    07/26/2007 9:04:06 AM PDT · by pissant · 254 replies · 4,710+ views
    Michelle ^ | 7/26/07 | Michelle Malkin
    In my 2002 book Invasion (p. 71, 76), I noted the open-borders obstructionism of former Sen. Spencer Abraham (R-Michigan), who fought to block the implementation of two different tracking databases–one for foreign student visa holders and the other for all temporary visitors (which was mandated by Section 110 of the 1996 Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act). Abraham led efforts to starve the first database of funding and crusaded several times to kill Section 110 altogether. On September 11, 2001, neither of those databases was in place. To this day, they remain incomplete. Now, Fred Thompson has gone and...
  • Jihad Spence: Fred Thompson's Pan Islamist Campaign Manager (Debbie Schlussel Alert)

    07/25/2007 6:16:10 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 289 replies · 6,748+ views
    Debbie ^ | 07/25/2007 | Debbie Schlussel
    He hasn't yet entered the Presidential race, and yet Fred Thompson, yesterday, showed us why he's the scariest Republican Presidential candidate. And maybe the scariest of both parties. Don't believe Thompson's claim that he understands the Islamist jihadist threat to America. His announcement, yesterday, of his choice of Spencer Abraham as campaign manager, told us everything we need to know. Although Abraham, of Lebanese descent, is a Maronite Christian, he is a career water carrier for Islamists of the most extremist stripe and made that the cornerstone of his failed, one-term Senate career and equally lousy tenure as Energy Secretary....
  • Thompson picks Abraham

    07/25/2007 2:45:18 AM PDT · by ari-freedom · 140 replies · 3,963+ views
    View from the Right ^ | July 24, 2007 | Lawrence Auster
    You're Fred Thompson. As a former U.S. senator you had a pleasant and lucrative career acting in a tv show. Then an opening unexpectedly appeared in the contest for the GOP nomination, because there were no candidates acceptable to conservatives. The most important issue to conservatives was immigration. You made a few general statements indicating a readiness to enforce our country's immigration laws and guard its borders. These comments immediately translated into significant popular support and turned you into a viable prospect for the Republican nomination, even though you had not formally declared your candidacy. Then you appointed as your...
  • Thompson Shakes Up Staff

    07/24/2007 12:59:57 PM PDT · by kddid · 154 replies · 3,217+ views
    AP via Drudge ^ | July 24, 2007 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential hopeful Fred Thompson is replacing his acting campaign manager with former senator and energy secretary Spencer Abraham and Florida GOP strategist Randy Enright. Thompson spokeswoman Linda Rozett said acting campaign manager Tom Collamore, former vice president of food and tobacco giant Altria, still will advise the campaign. Collamore has helped organize the campaign for Thompson, who has not officially jumped into the race. Thompson has established a "testing the waters" committee that allows him to raise money for a presidential bid. He is expected to formally kick off his candidacy in September. "The Friends of...
  • Spencer Abraham: The Nuclear Option

    08/06/2005 1:37:04 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 4 replies · 655+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | August 15 / August 22, 2005 | Spencer Abraham
    NOW THAT CONGRESS HAS PASSED an energy bill with incentives for the development of more nuclear power, it remains to be seen whether this will lead to robust investment in nuclear energy and a new generation of nuclear plants. Results will depend on the response of some key players, specifically Congress, the investment markets, the environmental community, and the nuclear energy industry itself.Congress included liability limitations, tax incentives, loan guarantees, and risk insurance in the recent energy bill, and these should help reduce or remove some of the biggest obstacles to new nuclear plants. Congress deserves credit, but its job...
  • AP Exclusive: Jane Abraham decides not to run for U.S. Senate

    07/13/2005 3:44:37 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 13 replies · 531+ views
    ap ^ | 7-13-05 | Kathy Barks Hoffman
    AP Exclusive: Jane Abraham decides not to run for U.S. Senate 7/13/2005, 6:26 p.m. ET By KATHY BARKS HOFFMAN The Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Jane Abraham has decided not to run for the U.S. Senate, avoiding a possible showdown with the woman who defeated her husband for the seat five years ago. Abraham, 43, has talked to party officials and traveled to Michigan to meet with party activists to discuss a possible run in past months. But she told The Associated Press on Wednesday that family considerations made her decide to stay out of the race. "It is...
  • Dow, GM Make World’s First Significant Fuel Cell Application a Reality

    03/10/2005 11:36:34 AM PST · by · 30 replies · 1,195+ views
    The world’s largest fuel cell transaction between Dow and GM is now a reality. On Feb. 10, 2004, with the pull of a lever by Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham, and Texas Governor Rick Perry, Dow Chemical and GM began the Phase 1 installation operations of a single fuel cell that will convert hydrogen into electricity. Dow and GM intend to prove the viability of hydrogen fuel cells for a large industrial power system. Operation of the first cell will last four to six months with more fuel cells and electrical generating capacity added during the summer months. Freeport is...
  • As Nuclear Secrets Emerge in Khan Inquiry, More Are Suspected

    12/26/2004 5:27:25 AM PST · by Arjun · 17 replies · 1,471+ views
    When experts from the US and the IAEA came upon blueprints for a 10-kiloton atomic bomb in the files of the Libyan weapons program earlier this year, they found themselves caught between gravity and pettiness. The discovery gave the experts a new appreciation of the audacity of the rogue nuclear network led by A. Q. Khan, a chief architect of Pakistan's bomb. Intelligence officials had watched Dr. Khan for years and suspected that he was trafficking in machinery for enriching uranium to make fuel for warheads. But the detailed design represented a new level of danger, particularly since the Libyans...
  • And Some Small Shoes to Fill

    11/15/2004 7:32:20 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 27 replies · 4,106+ views
    NY Times ^ | November 16, 2004
    Three other cabinet members announced their departures yesterday, virtually ignored in the shadow of Colin Powell's resignation. Their accomplishments, or lack thereof, say a lot about the president's first term and the prospects for his second. When George W. Bush called himself a "compassionate conservative," he invariably pointed to his No Child Left Behind reform plan. As secretary of education, Rod Paige argued valiantly for the premise behind the law: that poor minority children deserve the same skilled teachers and high-quality schools as their affluent counterparts. But beyond the words, Dr. Paige turned out to be politically tone-deaf and a...
  • A DAY (a few days) IN THE LIFE OF PRESIDENT BUSH (PHOTOS): 11.13-15.04

    11/15/2004 3:08:44 PM PST · by GretchenM · 217 replies · 5,975+ views, ^ | Monday November 15, 2004 | GretchenM for TruthNTegrity
    In his Saturday radio address, President Bush said, "Earlier this week, Prime Minister Allawi of Iraq authorized military operations to rid the city of Fallujah of Saddam holdouts and foreign terrorists." Here's raw footage of some of the action in Fallujah that makes the case. Sunday the Bush's attended St. John's church in D.C. Monday, the President announced more Cabinet changes. The following individuals are stepping down. * Colin Powell, Secretary of State * Rod Paige, Secretary of Education * Spencer Abraham, Secretary of Energy * Ann Veneman, Secretary of Agriculture ABC News is reporting that Bush is nominating Condi...
  • Spencer Abraham stepping down...

    11/15/2004 6:25:20 AM PST · by BladeLWS · 39 replies · 2,959+ views
    Fox News Channel
    Just heard on FNC, Sect of Energy resigning, will remain on until a replacement is found.
  • U.S. flies radioactive material, suitable for dirty bomb, out of Iraq

    07/06/2004 5:09:40 PM PDT · by JellyJam · 105 replies · 5,535+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | July 6, 2004 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - In a secret operation, the United States last month removed from Iraq nearly two tons of uranium and hundreds of highly radioactive items that could have been used in a so-called dirty bomb, the Energy Department disclosed Tuesday. The nuclear material was secured from Iraq's former nuclear research facility and airlifted out of the country to an undisclosed Energy Department laboratory for further analysis, the department said in a statement. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham described the previously undisclosed operation, which was concluded June 23, as ''a major achievement'' in an attempt to ''keep potentially dangerous nuclear material...
  • Russia And U.S. To Agree On Wasted Nuclear Fuel Cooperation

    05/26/2004 11:40:29 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 1 replies · 146+ views
    Novosti ^ | May 26 2004
    MOSCOW, May 26 (RIA Novosti) - Alexander Rumyantsev, head of the Federal Nuclear Energy Agency, and the United States Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham will ink an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the field of wasted nuclear fuel from research reactors, RIA Novosti learnt from the Agency on Wednesday. "It will be a cooperation agreement as regards the taking fuel from Russian-made research reactors into Russia. It targets prevention of the spread of nuclear weapons and cutting the threat of international terrorism by reducing the number of zones of keeping nuclear materials fit for the production of nuclear weapons", said the...
  • U.S. Energy Secretary Abraham Signs Department's First-Ever Bilateral Agreement with Norway

    05/22/2004 1:32:03 PM PDT · by chance33_98 · 3 replies · 179+ views
    U.S. Energy Secretary Abraham Signs Department's First-Ever Bilateral Agreement with Norway 5/22/2004 12:02:00 PM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To: National Desk and Energy Reporter Contact: Jeanne Lopatto, 202-586-4940, or Drew Malcomb, 202-586-5806, both of the U.S. Department of Energy WASHINGTON, May 22 /U.S. Newswire/ -- U.S. Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy Einar Steensnaes that will enhance each country's research in a number of areas of mutual benefit, including carbon sequestration, hydrogen and clean fuels, among other energy topics. "This MOU marks a significant advancement in our efforts to...
  • Energy secretary to push for more oil

    05/19/2004 12:18:28 AM PDT · by kattracks · 4 replies · 80+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Patrice Hill
    <p>Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham yesterday said he will urge OPEC ministers at a meeting this weekend to pump more oil, the administration's first gesture this year to show it is trying to do something about record-high gas prices above $2 a gallon.</p>
  • Statement of Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham on OPEC Decision

    03/31/2004 11:59:35 AM PST · by chance33_98 · 2 replies · 103+ views
    Statement of Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham on OPEC Decision 3/31/2004 2:51:00 PM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To: National Desk, Energy Reporter Contact: Jeanne Lopatto of the U.S. Department of Energy, 202-586-4940 WASHINGTON, March 31 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham issued the following statement today: "We are disappointed with OPEC's decision today. Producers should not take actions that will hurt consumers. This Administration is working actively on behalf of the American people and stressing to big producers that high energy prices are unacceptable. We do not comment on the substance of these discussions, but they will continue. However, today's action illustrates...
  • Energy Secretary Says United States Must Tap Foreign Liquid Natural Gas Supply

    02/28/2004 4:18:15 PM PST · by Willie Green · 25 replies · 543+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | Saturday, February 28, 2004 | Diane Lindquist
    Feb. 28--LOS ANGELES - Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham said yesterday the United States needs to buy foreign supplies of liquefied natural gas until other energy sources are available to fuel the nation's electric power plants. Addressing the media after a private meeting with companies planning LNG receiving terminals along the California and Baja California coasts, Abraham said the Energy Department is moving forward on granting permits for the projects, including permits that will allow developers in Mexico to transport gas to the United States. Abraham said the government's strategy "is to go for the imported gas over the next 20...
  • U.S. won't "beg OPEC," focus on technology-Abraham

    02/28/2004 2:52:02 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 5 replies · 196+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2-28-04 | Nigel Hunt
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham said Friday that the U.S. is not going to "beg OPEC for oil" and was instead developing "game-changing technologies" to counter its dependence on imports. He noted that a huge rise in Asian demand and a recovery in the U.S. economy had contributed to the recent rise in oil, gasoline and other energy prices. "The president has expressed very clearly his concern about OPEC decisions not hurting the economy... At the time we have also made it clear we are not going to beg OPEC for oil," Abraham said, noting the current...
  • Arabs in U.S. Raising Money to Back Bush

    02/16/2004 9:17:32 PM PST · by yonif · 52 replies · 523+ views
    NY Times ^ | February 17, 2004 | LESLIE WAYNE
    Wealthy Arab-Americans and foreign-born Muslims who strongly back President Bush's decision to invade Iraq are adding their names to the ranks of Pioneers and Rangers, the elite Bush supporters who have raised $100,000 or more for his re-election. This new crop of fund-raisers comes as some opinion polls suggest support for the president among Arab-Americans is sinking and at a time when strategists from both parties say Mr. Bush is losing ground with this group. Mr. Bush has been criticized by Arab-Americans who feel they are being singled out in the fight against terrorism and who are uneasy over the...
  • Report Questions Bush Plan for Hydrogen-Fueled Cars

    02/07/2004 6:00:36 PM PST · by neverdem · 23 replies · 858+ views
    NY Times ^ | February 6, 2004 | MATTHEW L. WALD
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 — President Bush's plan for cars running on clean, efficient hydrogen fuel cells is decades away from commercial reality, according to a report by the National Academy of Sciences. Promoting the technology in his State of the Union address a year ago, Mr. Bush said a hydrogen car might be available as the first vehicle for a child born in 2003. On Monday, the Energy Department included $318 million for both fuel cells and hydrogen production in its 2005 budget. "Hydrogen is the next frontier; a hydrogen economy is where the world is headed," said Spencer Abraham,...
  • China-US sign nuclear and anti-terror deal

    01/12/2004 9:17:37 AM PST · by knighthawk · 4 replies · 141+ views
    Australian Broadcasting Company ^ | January 12 2004 | AFP
    China and the United States have signed a preliminary agreement aimed at increasing cooperation on nuclear non-proliferation, security and counter-terrorism, the US embassy in Beijing said. A "statement of intent" was signed between visiting US Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham and Zhang Huazhu, chairman of the China Atomic Energy Authority, the embassy said in a statement. This "is an important step toward accelerating the global effort to reduce the threat posed by the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction," Mr Abraham was quoted as saying. The agreement establishes a process to collaborate with each other and with the International Atomic Energy...
  • Targets of terror financing probe had political clout (Norquist and Saffuri alerts)

    12/12/2003 8:31:22 AM PST · by Sabertooth · 16 replies · 378+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | December 12th, 2003 | EUNICE MOSCOSO and REBECCA CARR
    WASHINGTON -- Nine days after the federal government raided their homes and businesses, leaders of an alleged terror financing operation were given the opportunity to question the agency investigating them. The meeting on March 29, 2002, in the office of Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) is an example of the political clout of what the government calls the "Safa Group," a web of companies and nonprofits based in northern Virginia. One week later, former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill met with Muslim leaders with connections to the Safa Group to hear complaints about the raids. The leaders are suspected of running more...
  • Abraham offers no explanation for outage

    09/03/2003 10:38:10 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 1 replies · 195+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, September 4, 2003 | By James G. Lakely
    <p>The nation's energy secretary told Congress yesterday that the Bush administration can't identify what caused the massive blackout in the Northeast, but that the Republican-led omnibus energy bill awaiting passage would be a start to preventing a repeat.</p> <p>"Today, less than three weeks after the blackout, I think we're making good progress in putting together the extraordinarily complex sequence of events which surrounded the incident," said Spencer Abraham, speaking to the House Energy and Commerce Committee.</p>
  • Bush favors delay in FERC proposal on power grid management

    08/17/2003 9:42:58 AM PDT · by Brian S · 15 replies · 422+ views
    <p>The Bush administration supports a three-year delay in a controversial proposal that its supporters claim would make it easier to run the nation's electrical system, the president's top energy adviser said Sunday.</p> <p>Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham said the proposal would "force down the throats" a federal policy of deregulation that states with cheap power oppose.</p>
  • Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham Urges Michigan Residents to Report Inflated Gas Prices

    08/16/2003 10:55:35 AM PDT · by chance33_98 · 19 replies · 328+ views
    Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham Urges Michigan Residents to Report Inflated Gas Prices 8/16/03 12:10:00 PM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To: National Desk Contact: Drew Malcomb of the Department of Energy, 202-586-5806 WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham reiterated that the Gas Price Hotline is up and running and encourages those who have seen price inflation in Michigan due to the power outages to report those unjustified price hikes. Consumers who encounter such prices should seek other stations and bring it to our attention via the Department of Energy Gas Price Hotline at 800-244-3301.
  • CHENEY WARNS U.S. ON ENERGY (article from 3/21/01)

    08/15/2003 5:35:14 AM PDT · by randita · 20 replies · 284+ views
    AP | 3/21/01 | AP
    CHENEY WARNS U.S. ON ENERGY AP-NY-03-21-01 1946EST Washington (AP) - Vice President Dick Cheney warmed Wednesday that the United States must generate more of its own energy or the country risks power shortages like those in California, but on a national scale. Cheney cited estimates that the United States will need 1,300 new power plants over the next 20 years - roughly 65 each year to have adequate generating capacity. Plus, he said those plants will need other infrastructure, such as a means of obtaining the coal or gas and transmission lines. "Our infrastructure in the energy area is very...
  • Secretary Abraham to Stop at Columbus Home Depot in Smart Energy Tour;

    07/09/2003 11:58:19 AM PDT · by chance33_98 · 1 replies · 148+ views
    Secretary Abraham to Stop at Columbus Home Depot in Smart Energy Tour; Will Promote Smart Energy Use and Consumer Tips 7/9/03 12:00:00 PM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To: City Desk, Environment Reporter, Daybooks Contact: Jana Toner of the Department of Energy, 202-586-4940 News Advisory: Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham will make a Smart Energy Tour stop at the Columbus, Ohio Home Depot on Thursday, July 10. With natural gas prices expected to continue rising, Secretary Abraham will discuss the need for homeowners, consumers, and businesses to be more energy efficient. "Individuals can also play an important role in reducing energy usage," said Secretary...
  • Energy Secretary Warns of Natural Gas Shortages; a concern that will touch virtually every American

    06/26/2003 12:17:07 PM PDT · by Brian S · 41 replies · 444+ views
    <p>WASHINGTON — Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham (search) warned Thursday that severe natural gas shortages and high prices are "a national concern that will touch virtually every American."</p> <p>Abraham, opening an industry summit on natural gas, acknowledged there are few steps that can be taken to increase natural gas supplies. But he said the Bush administration sees the emerging crisis as a top priority and will try to mitigate any effects.</p>
  • US again presses Russia on Iran nuclear link

    06/12/2003 9:51:32 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 1 replies · 152+ views
    Iranmania ^ | June 12 2003 | AFP
    MOSCOW, June 11 (AFP) - The United States once again called Wednesday on Russia to halt its nuclear cooperation with Iran until Tehran signs a new UN protocol allowing for closer inspections of its suspected weapons program, Interfax reported. The issue was raised during a telephone conversation between US Energy Secretary of State Spencer Abraham and his Russian counterpart Alexander Rumyantsev, the news report said. Interfax said Spencer urged Russia to halt construction of Bushehr, Iran's first nuclear power plant, until Tehran signs an additional protocol with the UN's nuclear energy watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Ministry (IAEA). In response,...
  • 'Quiet' efforts credited for stability in oil rates

    05/08/2003 11:32:16 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 2 replies · 217+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, May 8, 2003 | By Timothy Burn
    <p>Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham said yesterday that the Bush administration's "quiet diplomacy" kept global oil prices from skyrocketing during the war with Iraq.</p> <p>"We have emerged from that period in really much more stable and strong condition than other energy crises in the last 30 years," Mr. Abraham said in an interview with editors and reporters at The Washington Times.</p>
  • Abraham: USA can wean itself from foreign oil

    03/06/2003 4:52:05 PM PST · by Willie Green · 50 replies · 701+ views
    USA TODAY ^ | 3/5/2003
    <p>Question: A USA TODAY poll found that 66% of Americans believe oil companies are overcharging. What is your view?</p> <p>Answer: The average price of gasoline is about 10 cents higher this winter than the winter two years ago. The strike in Venezuela has constrained supply. The economy in comparison to last year is stronger, so demand is greater than it was a year ago. The reduction in production from OPEC on several occasions in recent years has affected supply. And uncertainties about what is going to happen in Iraq have fueled a lot of speculation in terms of price in the energy markets. All that having been said, we do not want to see people exploited. The Energy Department has a hot line available to anyone who wants to report evidence of price gouging. The Federal Trade Commission and others are monitoring. We should always be vigilant. These high prices hurt average working families, and we are concerned about them.</p>