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  • Mohammed Cartoons redux: Make no apology for defending Western values; Update: Obama bows again

    04/07/2009 8:40:48 AM PDT · by pissant · 14 replies · 1,185+ views
    Michelle ^ | 4/7/09 | Michelle Malkin
    There is a reason we call Muslim mau-mau-ers the Religion of Perpetual Outrage. They will never give up until you give in. Three years after the Mohammed Cartoon conflagration, the grievance-mongers are still trying to extract contrition out of the Danes and others who stood up for the West and for free speech. Unfortunately, the ROPO bullies squeezed conciliatory remarks from Former Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen. He didn’t say the exact words “I’m sorry,” but he might as well have tattooed it on his forehead: New NATO chief pledges conciliation with Muslims Former Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh...
  • Obama breaks own signing rules - Critics called mistaken on statements

    03/23/2009 6:17:48 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 11 replies · 1,121+ views ^ | March 24, 2009 | S.A. Miller and Stephen Dinan
    President Obama failed to consult Congress, as promised, before carving out exceptions to the omnibus spending bill he signed into law — breaking his own signing-statement rules two days after issuing them — and raised questions among lawmakers and committees who say the president's objections are unclear at best and a power grab at worst. In at least one case, lawmakers charge, Mr. Obama used his first signing statement, on the catch-all $410 billion spending bill, to go beyond the Bush and Clinton administrations in swatting away Congress' attempt to protect whistleblowers. "Not only is your signing statement contrary to...
  • Obama administration: Only 5 percent of the Taliban is incorrigible (I wish this were satire...)

    03/10/2009 2:09:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies · 1,449+ views
    The London Spectator ^ | March 10, 2009 | James Forsyth
    Chuck Todd at First Read flags up some fascinating comments from Vice-President Biden on his visit to Nato: “5 percent of the Taliban is incorrigible, not susceptible to anything other than being defeated. Another 25 percent or so are not quite sure, in my view, the intensity of their commitment to the insurgency. And roughly 70 percent are involved because of the money, because of them being -- getting paid.” Biden goes onto say that the “idea of what concessions would be made is well beyond the scope of my being able to answer, except to say that whatever is...
  • Declining Defense - Obama's budget does cut one federal department.

    03/02/2009 10:41:55 AM PST · by Gabrial · 72 replies · 2,339+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 3/2/09 | WSJ
    For all of his lavish new spending plans, President Obama is making one major exception: defense.

    01/29/2009 9:33:03 AM PST · by mojito · 23 replies · 971+ views
    NY Post ^ | 1/29/2009 | Amir Taheri
    IN his "first message to the Muslim world" Tuesday, President Obama on Al-Arabiya TV invited the Islamic Republic in Iran to "unclench its fist" and accept his offer of "un conditional talks." A few hours later, after Obama had appeared on the Saudi-owned satellite-TV channel, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told a crowd of militants that no talks are possible unless the United States met a set of conditions. He demanded a formal apology for unspecified US "crimes" against Iran and the Islamic world. The crucial condition, however, was that America should withdraw its troops from other countries, "taking them back...
  • CNN: 3 Executive Orders Coming Thursday from Obama Administration (Closing Gitmo)

    01/21/2009 2:57:14 PM PST · by lewisglad · 45 replies · 1,780+ views
    CNN ^ | 1/21/09 | Wolf Blitzer
    according to their sources they will be...1. Ban torture explicitly in US field manual 2. Close Gitmo 3. Review all the detainee cases.
  • Former French President Chirac hospitalised after mauling by his clinically depressed poodle

    01/21/2009 11:42:01 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 74 replies · 1,996+ views ^ | January 21, 2009 | Ian Sparks
    Former French president Jacques Chirac was rushed to hospital after being mauled by his own 'clinically depressed' pet dog. The 76-year-old statesman was savaged by his white Maltese dog - which suffers from frenzied fits and is being treated with anti-depressants. The animal, named Sumo, had become increasingly violent over the past years and was prone to making 'vicious, unprovoked attacks', Chirac's wife Bernadette said. The former president, who ruled France for 12 years until 2007, was taken to hospital in Paris where he was treated as an outpatient and sent home, VSD magazine reported. Mrs Chirac said: 'The dog...
  • Obama plans Guantanamo closure, US terror trials

    11/10/2008 11:16:13 AM PST · by pissant · 30 replies · 242+ views
    Staff ^ | 11/10/08 | KLTV
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Word that President-elect Obama's advisers are working on a proposal to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay and ship at least some terror suspects to the U.S. for trial is already generating skepticism. As a candidate, Obama called Guantanamo a "sad chapter in American history," and he has said the U.S. legal system is equipped to handle the detainees. Under discussion is a plan to release some of them, and prosecute others in criminal courts. But a third group whose cases involve a lot of highly classified information might require the creation of a new court designed...
  • Sorry, Senator. Let's Salvage What We Can.

    10/25/2008 9:26:36 PM PDT · by steve-b · 84 replies · 2,146+ views
    The Washington Pest ^ | 10/23/08 | David Frum
    There are many ways to lose a presidential election. John McCain is losing in a way that threatens to take the entire Republican Party down with him. A year ago, the Arizona senator's team made a crucial strategic decision. McCain would run on his (impressive) personal biography. On policy, he'd hew mostly to conservative orthodoxy, with a few deviations -- most notably, his support for legalization for illegal immigrants. But this strategy wasn't yielding results in the general election. So in August, McCain tried a bold new gambit: He would reach out to independents and women with an exciting and...
  • Stop Waving the Bloody Shirt (Another Nat. Review guy wanting to surrender on Ayers)

    10/17/2008 12:20:48 PM PDT · by pissant · 59 replies · 1,705+ views
    NRO ^ | 10/17/08 | Mark Kirkorkian
    I'm with David Frum on this from yesterday: But Obama? McCain’s attack on him is the equivalent of the William McKinley campaign attacking William Jennings Bryan for having kept company with Nathan Bedford Forrest decades after the Civil War. Yes, the old rebel was an unrepentant traitor. Mostly though, he was all washed up. Republicans have been fighting this second American civil war for eleven election cycles now. It’s been a good run! But just as 19th-Century Republicans eventually ran out of Union generals from Ohio, so the modern Republican Party has bumped up against the statute of limitations on...
  • Obama (on O'Reilly): Surge Succeeded Beyond "Wildest Dreams"

    09/04/2008 2:01:50 PM PDT · by montag813 · 277 replies · 791+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 09/04/2008 | FoxNews
    The troop surge in Iraq has been more successful than anyone could have imagined, Barack Obama conceded Thursday in his first-ever interview on FOX News’ “The O’Reilly Factor.” As recently as July, the Democratic presidential candidate declined to rate the surge a success, but said it had helped reduce violence in the country. On Thursday, Obama acknowledged the 2007 increase in U.S. troops has benefited the Iraqi people. “I think that the surge has succeeded in ways that nobody anticipated,” Obama said while refusing to retract his initial opposition to the surge. “I’ve already said it’s succeeded beyond our wildest...
  • Senator Barack Obama Delivers the Democratic Radio Address [tax cut after tax cut for......]

    08/09/2008 8:41:59 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 14 replies · 171+ views
    Senator Barack Obama Delivers the Democratic Radio Address This is Senator Barack Obama. This morning, I’d like to talk to you about why America needs to move in a new direction. In recent days, we’ve seen two stark examples of exactly what’s wrong with Washington, and what’s at stake in this election. First, we learned that the federal budget deficit could reach nearly half a trillion dollars next year. Eight years after we had a record surplus, we’re now faced with record deficits. This mortgaging of our children’s future is a direct result of the Bush Administration’s dangerously failed fiscal...
  • Where in the World is Obama's Missing Thesis?

    July 31, 2008 Where in the World is Obama's Missing Thesis? Ed Lasky Barack Obama wrote his senior thesis at Columbia University on Soviet nuclear disarmament. Inquiring people have sought a copy of this thesis to no avail. Columbia says it cannot be found; Barack Obama says he lost it. How likely is that a person so impressed with himself that he writes an autobiography just a few years later would "lose" his senior thesis? After all, a Presidential Library must be filled. And as Jim Geraghty at National Review and others have noted there are a lot of blank...
  • Effective and Devastating New Ad from the RNC

    07/08/2008 4:53:07 PM PDT · by JerseyRepub · 31 replies · 130+ views
    Republican National Committee ^ | 7/8/2008 | Republican National Committee
    Here's the You Tube link. Change that works for him! It's about time someone put together all the words this hypocrite and his cadre of followers have said regarding Iraq.
  • Chris Satullo: A not-so-glorious Fourth 'U.S. atrocities are unworthy of our heritage' [BARF ALERT]

    07/02/2008 6:36:40 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 27 replies · 186+ views
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 1 Jul 08 | Chris Satullo of the "Be Ashamed of America" crowd
    Put the fireworks in storage. Cancel the parade. Tuck the soaring speeches in a drawer for another time. This year, America doesn't deserve to celebrate its birthday. This Fourth of July should be a day of quiet and atonement. For we have sinned. We have failed to pay attention. We've settled for lame excuses. We've spit on the memory of those who did that brave, brave thing in Philadelphia 232 years ago. The America those men founded should never torture a prisoner. The America they founded should never imprison people for years without charge or hearing. The America they founded...
  • Blame Jane Fonda

    06/18/2008 9:52:24 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 27 replies · 243+ views
    self ^ | today | self
    OK when do we hold JANE FONDA accountable for shooting her idiot mouth off and causing so many of the worlds biggest problems? Look how many died in Vietnam after we pulled out? She was instrumental in deceiving the US. Her and John Kerry (did you know he was in Vietnam?) who was there for 3 months, got 3 purple hearts, and "committed atrocities" And how about that stupid "China Syndrome" movie that convinced us all how EEEEEEEeeevil nuclear power was? We could have been a lot less dependant on foreign oil, and needed 2 less Gulf Wars (its all...
  • Obama Quote

    06/04/2008 2:51:49 PM PDT · by newbie2008 · 124 replies · 2,217+ views
    I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal.
  • Helen Thomas: "Bush Admits He Approved Use Of Torture" [Mega-barf alert]

    05/05/2008 10:34:28 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 43 replies · 107+ views ^ | 30 Apr 08 | One hot mama, Helen Thomas!!!
    The American people have heard President George W. Bush and his spokespersons say many times that the U.S. government does not engage in torture. Whether Bush was believed or not is another story -- especially in light of the photographic evidence of the abuse of prisoners in Abu Ghraib, the prison near Baghdad. It’s understood that many of the photos are too sadistically graphic to be made public. Still, the official U.S. denials of torture continued until earlier this month when Bush acknowledged in an interview with ABC-TV that he knew about and approved “enhanced interrogation” of detainees, including “waterboarding”...
  • Obama Agrees To Talk With State Sponsors of Terror.

    04/16/2008 11:51:47 AM PDT · by Typical_Whitey · 51 replies · 152+ views
    reuters ^ | 4/16/08 | Ellen Wulfhorst
    PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Democratic White House hopeful Barack Obama on Wednesday disagreed with former President Jimmy Carter's overtures toward Hamas, saying he would not talk to the Islamist group until it recognized Israel and renounced terrorism. The Illinois senator, campaigning in Pennsylvania which holds the next presidential voting contest on Tuesday, told a group of Jewish leaders he has an "unshakable commitment" to help protect Israel from its "bitter enemies." "That's why I have a fundamental difference with President Carter and disagree with his decision to meet with Hamas," Obama said. "We must not negotiate with a terrorist group intent...
  • Paul's supporters make inroads at GOP conventions

    03/31/2008 11:38:28 AM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 31 replies · 1,133+ views
    Fort Worth Startlegram ^ | Sun, Mar. 30, 2008 | MIKE LEE
    FORT WORTH -- Ron Paul supporters fought with local Republican leaders Saturday over control of local conventions and may have won the right to push their agenda at the state GOP convention. Supporters of Paul, a congressman from Surfside who got 4.5 percent of the votes in the presidential primary, tried to overwhelm the senate district-level conventions by sheer numbers. The party regulars, aware that Paul's supporters won a similar campaign in Missouri, brought in extra troops of their own. The two largest conventions in Tarrant County were still nominating their delegates at 9 p.m., and it may be days...
  • McCain's "New Europe" Address

    03/26/2008 4:59:16 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 40 replies · 959+ views
    Rush limbaugh ^ | March 26, 2008 | Rush
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Let's get to what Republican policies have become. Let's listen to excerpts of Senator McCain's speech to the World Affairs Council in Los Angeles today. Here's number one. MCCAIN: We can't build an enduring peace based on freedom by ourselves, and we do not want to. We have to strengthen our global alliances as the core of a new global compact, a league of democracies that can harness the vast influence of the more than 100 Democratic nations around the world to advance our values and defend our shared interests. At the heart of this new compact...
  • Latest Helen Thomas screed: "Hats Off To Admiral Fallon--Perception Is He Was Pushed Out"

    03/20/2008 6:30:21 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 35 replies · 629+ views ^ | 19 Mar 08 | FR's favorite sassy, spunky newsbabe, Helen Thomas
    A salute is due Adm. William Fallon, who tried to prevent a wider war with Iran. After serving one year as commander of U.S. Central Command, Fallon has resigned, saying he was quitting because his differences with official U.S. policy had become a “distraction.” But there is a widespread perception that he was pushed out by the neo-conservatives among President George W. Bush’s aides, especially Vice President Dick Cheney, because of Fallon’s reluctance to go along with the administration’s hawkish moves toward Iran. Cheney, who took five consecutive draft deferments to stay out of the Vietnam war, does not mind...
  • Lessons Learned, Kerry Hits Trail for Obama ["The Republican attack machine has proven that..]

    02/25/2008 8:26:09 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies · 154+ views
    Lessons Learned, Kerry Hits Trail for Obama By Peter Slevin Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, February 25, 2008; A04 DALLAS, Feb. 24 -- Sen. John F. Kerry is attending to some unfinished business. Four years ago, his bid to topple President Bush fell short, damaged by a series of Texas broadsides that became known as the Swift boat attacks. His demise spawned a term that came to signify a political low blow. Now Kerry has returned to the campaign trail, this time as a spirited foot soldier for Sen. Barack Obama, the Illinois Democrat who aims to succeed where Kerry...
  • REPORT: Helicopter carrying John Kerry, Chuck Hagel, Joe Biden makes emergency landing

    02/21/2008 12:25:39 PM PST · by hope · 314 replies · 743+ views
    REPORT: Helicopter carrying John Kerry, Chuck Hagel, Joe Biden makes emergency landing in Afghanistan: Developing.
  • Drudge: "Kerry for Obama"

    01/10/2008 6:29:40 AM PST · by seanmerc · 91 replies · 286+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | 10 Jan 08 | The Drudge Report
    No other message--Drudge has a siren going with the headline that says "Kerry for Obama."
  • RON PAUL supporters to fly HELICOPTER over Cedar Rapids (ALEX JONES/911 TRUTHER Sponsored)

    01/03/2008 12:31:29 PM PST · by rface · 73 replies · 678+ views
    Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | 01.03.08 | Press Release
    CEDAR RAPDIS - Launching what will be a nationwide campaign across America’s skies to raise awareness and support for Ron Paul’s candidacy for President, the Ron Paul Aircorps will tow a huge “Ron Paul Revolution” campaign banner by helicopter for four hours today over Cedar Rapids. . . The Ron Paul Aircorps represents another facet to the overwhelming grassroots outpouring of support for Ron Paul, the only candidate who represents real hope for America. The Ron Paul Aircorps banner tow will correspond to Paul’s campaign in Iowa. The Ron Paul Aircorps is the brainchild of Ted Anderson, owner and CEO...
  • Ron Loses It Again (Supermegabarfhurl Alert)

    12/21/2007 6:43:53 PM PST · by OCCASparky · 586 replies · 2,045+ views
    Politics and Eggs Breakfast, Bedford, NH | 19 December 2007 | C-Span
    A quote from Ron Paul's speech at Politics and Eggs breakfast airing on C-Span now (actual comments aired appx 9:25 pm EST): "A president has a responsibility to, uh, you know, retaliate against an attack. I don't think there's been a good example of a need to do that throughout our whole history."
  • Ron Paul: 'When fascism comes it will be wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross'. (Drudge's Title)

    12/18/2007 7:41:42 AM PST · by mnehring · 1,038 replies · 2,782+ views
    YouTube video via Drudge- Ron Paul quote this morning on Fox and Friends- "When fascism comes it will be wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross. "
  • [Ron] Paul Raises $6 Million in 24-Hour Effort [December 16, 2007]

    12/16/2007 10:43:13 PM PST · by grundle · 368 replies · 1,853+ views ^ | December 16, 2007
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul's supporters raised over $6 million Sunday to boost the 10-term Texas congressman's campaign for the White House. Called a "Money Bomb," the goal was to raise as much money as possible on the Internet in one day. The campaign's previous fundraiser brought in $4.2 million. At midnight EST, donations were over $6 million, according to the campaign Web site. Those donations are processed credit card receipts, said Paul campaign spokesman Jesse Benton. Benton said the median donation is about $50 in the fundraiser, which was the idea of Paul supporters who...
  • Ron Paul raises millions in today's Boston Tea Party event ($3.2 million @ 3:00 EST)

    12/16/2007 11:57:44 AM PST · by traviskicks · 288 replies · 1,989+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 12/16/07 | Michael Levenson
    On Nov. 5, supporters of Ron Paul raked in more than $4.2 million in donations in 24 hours, mostly of them collected over the Internet. Today, they're at it again. Hoping to detonate what they call a "money bomb," the supporters started fundraising at midnight Saturday and have already raised $2 million as of about 10:30 a.m. today, more than at this point on Nov. 5, according to figures they posted online. They hope to collect a total of $10 million by midnight Sunday. Last time, they tied their fundraising to Guy Fawkes Day, which commemorates a British mercenary who...
  • Caption Pic of John Kerry

    12/11/2007 5:56:49 PM PST · by AmericanMade1776 · 55 replies · 206+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | December 10,2007
    U.S. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., talks during an interview with The Associated Press in Nusa Dua on Bali island, Indonesia, Monday, Dec. 10, 2007. If China and other emerging economies don't contribute to reining in greenhouse gases, 'it would be very difficult' to get a new global climate deal through the U.S. Senate, even under a Democratic president, Kerry said. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

    12/07/2007 7:45:24 AM PST · by Turret Gunner A20 · 30 replies · 356+ views
    Nealz Nuze/WSB Radio ^ | December 7, 2007 | Neal Boortz
    An official from Sudan says that Westerners going to live in Sudan should have to pass an exam on the local culture ... in other words, be indoctrinated on the Islamic ways of life. Khalid al Mubarak works at London's Sudan embassy. He says that courses were mandatory in the colonial era and they "worked very well." He says a two-week course could help avoid accidental insults ... like naming a teddy bear after the prophet Muhammad. The courses would be run through government colleges and "should consist of educating somebody of what is acceptable and what is not...
  • Paul Gives Vets What They Want, Skips Iraq Opposition

    12/04/2007 8:39:17 AM PST · by SJackson · 136 replies · 110+ views
    CCP Blogs ^ | 12-4-07
    Paul Gives Vets What They Want, Skips Iraq Opposition Politico is reporting that Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, is sending out campaign material to South Carolina vets, but omits his opposition to the Iraq war. It seems like this is a high selling point for Paul, who often mentions the donations he’s had streaming in from troops and veterans. Paul does come out and state his opposition to invading Iran, but that a piece focused on national security would not make any mention his stance against the Iraq war is striking. That it may, just may, have something to do with...
  • Ron Paul's fundraiser falls short

    12/04/2007 6:11:54 AM PST · by jdm · 29 replies · 128+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Dec. 04, 2007 | BY BETH REINHARD
    Trevor Lyman, the Miami Beach music promoter-turned-campaign fundraising guru, fell short of his goal to raise $2.5 million online Friday for Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul. Lyman's fundraising website at collected about half a million dollars. ''Who wouldn't want more?'' quipped Lyman in an e-mail. ``It turns out that the half a million is our second-best fundraising day ever.'' On Nov. 5, Lyman made campaign fundraising history when he raked in $4.2 million for the little-known Texas congressman over the Internet in a single day. Now, Lyman -- who has never voted, let alone worked on a campaign before...
  • Paul wins Virginia GOP straw poll

    12/02/2007 4:02:33 AM PST · by P8riot · 78 replies · 950+ views
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 12/2/2007 | TYLER WHITLEY
    ARLINGTON -- Texas Rep. Ron Paul easily won a presidential poll at a Republican Party of Virginia conference here yesterday. Paul polled 182 out of about 500 votes cast. Former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson finished second with 112 votes, and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee finished third with 51 votes. The straw poll was held at the 24th annual Republican Advance, generally attended by activists and grass-roots workers, at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hotel in the Washington suburbs.
  • Kerry Spokesman Sets Limbaugh Straight on Swiftboat Smears (Classy mouthpiece, Jean-Francois)

    11/12/2007 9:09:43 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 348 replies · 3,819+ views
    11/09/2007 Kerry Spokesman Sets Limbaugh Straight on Swiftboat Smears WASHINGTON D.C. – Kerry spokesman David Wade issued the following statement today in response to Rush Limbaugh, who said on his radio show that Kerry’s Swift Boat attackers in 2004, “were right on the money and nobody has disproven anything they claimed in any of their ads, statements, written commentaries, or anything of the sort.” “At first I thought, that’s not Rush, that’s just the OxyContin talking. Nonetheless, this is a despicable but unsurprising new lie from a man whose closest brush with combat came when customs officials tried to take...
  • [Ron] Paul: A seller of ideas

    11/13/2007 7:11:27 AM PST · by traviskicks · 237 replies · 311+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11/13/07 | Lisa Anderson
    They call him Dr. No -- no big government, no big spending, no flouting the Constitution. And no interest in slick political image. U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) sticks to serious principles and says what he thinks. Someone is listening he raised millions in one day on the Internet. No more Department of Education. No more Federal Reserve Bank. No more Medicare or Medicaid. No more membership in the United Nations or NATO. No more federal drug laws. And, no more U.S. troops in Iraq -- or anywhere else on foreign soil. The Internal Revenue Service would be history in...
  • Ron Paul: Give Peace a Chance-no possible reason to ever launch military action or initiate a war

    10/11/2007 4:32:06 PM PDT · by SJackson · 319 replies · 4,898+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 11, 2007 | Michael D. Shear
    Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul said today that he could see no possible reason to ever launch military action or initiate a war, vowing instead to battle efforts he said are undermining the individual liberties of people in America. In an interview with's PostTalk program, the Texas congressman said he could see "no reason" to justify military action if he were elected president. He compared the United States to a schoolyard bully and said the country has no reason to flex its muscles overseas. "There's nobody in this world that could possibly attack us today," he said in the...
  • Caption Ron Paul Photo

    10/07/2007 8:38:24 PM PDT · by april15Bendovr · 101 replies · 1,926+ views
  • Exclusive: Paul Tops $5 Mil For Quarter

    10/03/2007 11:07:26 AM PDT · by Captain Kirk · 84 replies · 1,572+ views
    RealClearPolitics Politics ^ | October 03, 2007 | Reid Wilson
    Texas Congressman Ron Paul, an anti-war libertarian making his second run at the White House, will report having raised $5.08 million in the third quarter. The number, which rivals those of John McCain and Bill Richardson, was boosted thanks to last-minute online fundraising that brought in more than $1.2 million in the last week of the quarter alone. Paul has drawn himself in sharp contrast with the rest of the field, often engaging in loud exchanges with fellow candidates over his vehement opposition to the war in Iraq. His campaign has been marked by frugal spending and a surprisingly strong...
  • Harry Reid claims 1,000,000 killed in Iraq since start of war.

    09/16/2007 12:19:10 PM PDT · by Kit CarsonNV · 93 replies · 2,420+ views ^ | 9/16/2007 | Kit CarsonNV
    <p>Q: You disagree with the assessment President Bush and Gen. Petraeus put forth this week. How do you think the course should be changed?</p> <p>A: All you have to do is look at what they said. Nothing has changed since the surge started. Today, now we learn that 1 million Iraqis have been killed since the war started. A million. That's pretty hard to comprehend: 3,800 Americans, 30,000 wounded. More than 2,000 double amputees.</p>
  • Ron Paul: Libertarian Apostle

    09/13/2007 6:54:29 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 131 replies · 1,289+ views
    Pittsburgh City Paper ^ | SEPTEMBER 13, 2007 | CHARLIE DEITCH
    Growing up in Green Tree, Dr. Ron Paul was a milkman, making deliveries to houses from his family's local dairy operation. It's not hard to believe, even looking at him now at age 72: You can picture his mature face and skin-on-bone physique clad in the trademark white pants with a thin black leather belt, white shirt and white hat. And in any case, it's much easier to imagine him delivering glass bottles to families in Dormont and McKees Rocks than delivering a radical, energizing political message to the masses. But there he was, standing in the conference room of...
  • DNC: Dean - Democrats Show Why Americans Trust Them to Keep the Country Safe (Not the Onion-really!)

    08/29/2007 10:08:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies · 938+ views
    PR Newswire ^ | August 1, 2007 | Dr. Howard Dean, DNC Chairman
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean issued the following statement after Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Reid signed a bill that implements the recommendations of the 9-11 Commission and makes our country safer and more secure: "Democrats have again kept their promise to the American people and showed why Americans trust them to keep the country safe," Dean said. "Even with Republicans blocking them every step of the way, Democrats implemented the recommendations of the bipartisan 9-11 Commission. President Bush and his Republican allies wasted years playing politics with our security. Republicans ignored these recommendations,...
  • Paul the apostate

    07/22/2007 10:30:04 AM PDT · by George W. Bush · 69 replies · 1,067+ views
    The Economist ^ | 7/19/07 | staff, current print edition, page 32
    Paul the apostate Jul 19th 2007 | LAKE JACKSON, TEXASFrom The Economist print editionIs this would-be president brave or crazy? RON PAUL, a libertarian Republican congressman from Texas, likes to say what he thinks. And among the things he thinks is that the census is a violation of privacy. He has opted out of the congressional pension programme. He claims never to have voted for a tax increase, or for an unbalanced budget, or for a congressional pay rise and never to have gone on a congressional junket. He wants to return to the gold standard. Most notably, he strongly...
  • Paul faithful flock to Spartanburg appearance (sixteen standing ovations!)

    07/23/2007 7:58:41 AM PDT · by George W. Bush · 314 replies · 4,768+ views ^ | 7/21/07 | Jason Spencer
    Paul faithful flock to Spartanburg appearance A little-known Texas congressman seeking the Republican nomination for president visited Spartanburg on Saturday and seemed to arrive with all the makings of rock-star candidate for his party — despite polling low, little name recognition and a relatively small campaign staff. Supporters call it the “Ron Paul Revolution.” You might’ve seen it on signs or T-shirts. Or MySpace. Paul received no less than 16 standing ovations during his hour-plus speech and question-and-answer session at the Summit Pointe Event Center — first, when he entered the room, a second one when a re-entered after...
  • Ron Paul for President -- Of the 'Wackos'?

    07/22/2007 3:22:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 1,066+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | July 20, 2007
    A feature piece in this coming Sunday's New York Times Magazine on Republican candidate for president, Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, portrays his followers as including a wild mix of "wackos" on both ends of the political spectrum. Paul, a libertarian, has been gaining media and public attention of late. The cover line reads: "A Genuine Radical for President." The headline inside: "The Antiwar, Anti-Abortion, Anti-Drug-Enforcement-Administration, Anti-medicare Candidacy of Dr. Ron Paul." The article closes with the author, Christopher Caldwell, attending a Ron Paul Meetup in Pasadena. The co-host, Connie Ruffley of United Republicans of California, admits she once was...
  • On a Journey for Humanity By Cindy Sheehan

    07/16/2007 3:45:41 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 43 replies · 1,515+ views
    The Labyrinth ^ | July 6th, 2007 | By Cindy Sheehan
    The other day I came out of my short retirement due to yet another Bush flagrant abuse of power. We decided that we would walk from Atlanta to DC to gather a people’s movement for humanity.
  • John McCain Warns Illegal Immigration Enforcement Could Lead to Riots

    06/03/2007 10:23:58 PM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 399 replies · 11,946+ views
    The National Ledger ^ | Jun 3, 2007 | John W Lillpop
    Just when the dust was beginning to settle following President Bush's latest assault on common sense, in which he accused conservatives of "spreading fear" by being honest about amnesty, Senator John McCain decided that fear mongering was not such a bad tactic after all. In fact, McCain decided that fear mongering was essential in trying to sell his amnesty snake oil to a skeptical and increasingly suspicious public. On June 2, McCain rolled out his fear-based defense of amnesty on the campaign trail in Le Mars, Iowa. Responding to a question about deportation of illegal aliens, McCain delivered the following...
  • The Answer to 10 Questions for Ron Paul

    06/03/2007 6:32:10 PM PDT · by The Oak · 18 replies · 1,866+ views
    independent contributor | June 3, 2007 | Penny Langford-Freeman, Former Political Director for Ron Paul
    Lately, there has been a growing movement on Free Republic to support the Presidential candidacy of Ron Paul. His supporters claim that he is the only true conservative candidate, and that Duncan Hunter, Tom Tancredo, Fred Thompson, etc. are not conservatives. While Paul may have some good ideas regarding domestic issues, his foreign policy ideas are downright dangerous. Here are ten questions for him that I would like to see answered.
  • Ten Questions for Ron Paul

    06/02/2007 8:14:35 PM PDT · by JillValentine · 159 replies · 3,208+ views
    6-2-2007 | JillValentine
    Lately, there has been a growing movement on Free Republic to support the Presidential candidacy of Ron Paul. His supporters claim that he is the only true conservative candidate, and that Duncan Hunter, Tom Tancredo, Fred Thompson, etc. are not conservatives. While Paul may have some good ideas regarding domestic issues, his foreign policy ideas are downright dangerous. Here are ten questions for him that I would like to see answered. 1. AFGHANISTAN We all know your position on Iraq. But what is your position on the war in Afghanistan? Do you demand an immediate withdrawal of all troops there?...