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  • Jeffco Conservatives Sweep School Board Despite Union Opposition ( Colorado )

    11/13/2013 9:29:17 AM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    Colorado Observer ^ | November 13, 2013 | Leslie Jorgensen
    Voters slammed on the brakes last week, rejecting Amendment 66, a $1 billion across-the-board income tax hike, and three heavily-subsidized union school board candidates. Instead, voters gave reform candidates the green light. Jeffco voters elected three conservative school board candidates Julie Williams, John Newkirk and Ken Witt – all of whom opposed Amendment 66. Williams, Newkirk and Witt, who campaigned as the “WNW” ticket, will now hold a majority on the five-member school board that includes union-cozy incumbents Lesley Dahlkemper and Jill Fellman, whose terms end in 2015. The new trio is expected to take office on Nov. 21. Forty-eight...
  • Rosa Brooks, Special Coordinator for Rule of Law and Humanitarian Policy

    08/08/2011 3:29:49 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 21 replies
    JessDuntno | Today | Various Sources
    Rosa Brooks serves as Counselor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Michele Flournoy. In May 2010 she also became Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense and then Special Coordinator for Rule of Law and Humanitarian Policy. She is running a new Pentagon office dedicated to those issues. She is on leave from her job as a law professor at the Georgetown University Law Center. Brooks is known as a columnist (most recently with the LA Times) and at the Pentagon her portfolio has included both human rights issues and global engagement and strategic communication. Her mother, Barbara Ehrenreich, is...
  • Rendell Compares Obama to Adlai Stevenson (He's just another Democrat nerd).

    10/19/2008 8:29:33 PM PDT · by Harry Wurzbach · 21 replies · 815+ views
    The Washington comPost ^ | 8/26/08 | Jonathan Weisman
    DENVER -- Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell captured the jitters of the Democratic Party today when he conceded that for all Barack Obama's gifts, "he's not exactly the easiest guy in the world to identify with" and urged the presumptive nominee to start punching back against Republican attacks. In a wide ranging interview, Rendell insisted that while Obama still has not won over perhaps 30 percent of Hillary Rodham Clinton's voters, he will have locked down 95 percent of them by midnight tonight, after Clinton speaks to the Democratic National Convention here. But Rendell, a strong Clinton supporter during the primaries,...
  • Cheney Told Aide of C.I.A. Officer, Notes Show

    10/24/2005 6:28:34 PM PDT · by nj26 · 542 replies · 14,340+ views
    NY Times ^ | 10/24/05 | DAVID JOHNSTON, RICHARD W. STEVENSON and DOUGLAS JEHL
    I. Lewis Libby Jr., Vice President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff, first learned about the C.I.A. officer at the heart of the leak investigation in a conversation with Mr. Cheney weeks before her identity became public in 2003, lawyers involved in the case said Monday. Notes of the previously undisclosed conversation between Mr. Libby and Mr. Cheney on June 12, 2003, appear to differ from Mr. Libby’s testimony to a federal grand jury that he initially learned about the C.I.A. officer, Valerie Wilson, from journalists, the lawyers said. The notes, taken by Mr. Libby during the conversation, for the first...
  • WSJ Book Review: Bearing the Burden of Writing the Speech-"Sounding the Trumpet" by Richard J. Tofel

    08/24/2005 5:45:26 AM PDT · by OESY · 321+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 24, 2005 | CLARK JUDGE
    ...Few inaugural addresses are as well remembered as John F. Kennedy's. The nearest modern competitor, Franklin Roosevelt's first, produced "We have nothing to fear but fear itself" and "good neighbor" (for FDR's foreign policy). JFK's produced: "Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country"; "if a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich"; "the trumpet summons us again...to bear the burden of a long twilight struggle." Nearly every paragraph includes a phrase that remains familiar.... It is natural that there has...
  • Soldiers testify in Akbar trial - (accused murdering two fellow soldiers - IRAQ)

    04/12/2005 5:54:49 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 36 replies · 952+ views
    News 14 Carolina ^ | 4/12/2005 7:16 PM | Brandi Davis & Web Staff
    (FORT BRAGG) - Almost a dozen eyewitness accounts marked the second day of testimony in the court martial of Sergeant Hasan Akbar. Akbar is the army sergeant accused of murdering two fellow soldiers during the opening days of the war in Iraq. Eleven former and present soldiers testified in a Fort Bragg courtroom about what they saw on March 22nd of 2003 at Camp Pennsylvania in Kuwait. One officer said that Akbar admitted to him that he threw grenades into tents where soldiers were preparing for bed. Akbar is accused of killing two people and wounding 14 others. A number...
  • Republicans for Kerry (re: the 3% who never get the word)

    08/27/2004 7:53:22 AM PDT · by OESY · 18 replies · 924+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 27, 2004 | NIALL FERGUSON
    ...[T]here are many tendencies in American political life that will not be fundamentally affected by the outcome of November's election. For example, contrary to what Mr. Kerry claimed in his convention speech, there are profound structural causes for the widening rift between the U.S. and its erstwhile allies on the European continent that no new president could possibly counteract. And regardless of whether Mr. Bush or Mr. Kerry is in the White House next year, the U.S. will still be stuck with the dirty work of policing post-Saddam Iraq with minimal European assistance other than from Britain -- regardless of...
  • Kerry Hides as Americans Fail to Warm to His Style (laziest candidate since Stevenson)

    07/02/2004 7:31:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 63 replies · 397+ views
    Insight Mag .com ^ | 7/01/04 | Scott Stanley Jr.
    Kerry Hides as Americans Fail to Warm to His Style Posted July 1, 2004 By Scott Stanley Jr. Washington insiders are saying that John Kerry is proving to be the laziest presidential candidate since Adlai Stevenson. For three days he has been hiding out at his wife's pickle farm in Pennsylvania without receiving important visitors of any kind, and tomorrow he heads for speeches in Cloquet, Minn., and Boomer, Wis., before stumping in Iowa river towns. Then it's back to one of his wife's mansions for Independence Day, remaining there Monday with nothing scheduled. There is speculation that Kerry will...
  • Nominee Says Administration Misled People On U.S. Policy:Deception is Charged By Adlai Against GOP

    02/18/2004 11:38:21 PM PST · by ambrose · 15 replies · 222+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 12, 1956
    Nominee Says Administration Misled People On U.S. Policy:Deception is Charged By Adlai Against GOP By Robert C. Albright Staff Reporter. The Washington Post and Times Herald (1954-1959). Washington, D.C.: Oct 12, 1956. pg. 1, 2 pgs Article types: front_page Dateline: OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 11 Text Word Count 1294 Abstract (Article Summary) OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 11 Adlai Stevenson tonight bluntly accused the Eisenhower Administration of "irresponsibility" and "deception" in foreign affairs.
  • Gallup Poll: "Final Survey Shows Nip-and-Tuck Race" (Eisenhower vs. Stevenson, 11/3/1952)

    02/18/2004 11:31:32 PM PST · by ambrose · 17 replies · 279+ views
    Washington Post ^ | November 3, 1952 | Gallup
    Nip-and-Tuck Race Tuesday Indicated in Final Survey:Final Survey Shows Nip-and-Tuck Race By George Gallup Director. American Institute of Public Opinion. The Washington Post (1877-1954). Washington, D.C.: Nov 3, 1952. pg. 1, 2 pgs Article types: front_page Dateline: PRINCETON, N. J., Nov. 2 Text Word Count 1003 Abstract (Article Summary) PRINCETON, N. J., Nov. 2. -- Final poll results, based upon interviewing through Thursday, show Dwight D. Eisenhower and Gov. Adlai E. Stevenson coming down the homestretch in a tight race for the popular vote majority.
  • There They Go Again

    12/06/2003 8:44:29 AM PST · by OESY · 28 replies · 251+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 6, 2003 | NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF
    Watching presidential politics lately, I've been thinking back to when I was 13 years old and had my heart broken for the first time. It was 1972, and I was antiwar and infatuated with Senator George McGovern. But as I handed out McGovern leaflets in Yamhill County, Ore., I was greeted as if I were the Antichrist. Soon afterward, Mr. McGovern was defeated in a landslide. As Howard Dean will probably be, if the Democrats nominate him. It is, of course, the Democrats' privilege to stand on principle, embrace the man they admire most and leap off a cliff together....