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  • Sen. Obama The Swing Vote On Environmental Bill

    02/14/2005 6:07:31 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 12 replies · 625+ views
    CBS 2 Chicago ^ | Feb 14, 2005 | Mike Flannery
    Sen. Obama The Swing Vote On Environmental Bill VIDEO: Mike Flannery reports. Feb 14, 2005 5:53 pm US/Central CHICAGO (CBS 2) It may be the toughest vote yet for Senator Barack Obama. He is the swing vote on the Bush Administration's Clear Skies Act. The power generating industry claims it would reduce pollution, but environmentalists call that "clear lies.” What was coming out of smokestacks at the coal-fired Crawford power generating plant Monday afternoon contained significantly less pollution than what was pouring out just a few years ago. All sides to the current debate agree on that. What they disagree...
  • Mary Mapes and Col. David Hackworth (New Link to Rathergate Story)

    01/10/2005 7:46:05 AM PST · by TFine80 · 148 replies · 5,178+ views
    CBS Report pp. 96-97 ^ | January 10, 2005
    Colonel David H. Hackworth was interviewed by Rather as an expert to evaluate the documents that Mapes obtained from Lieutenant Colonel Burkett.... Even though Colonel Hackworth was never in the TexANG, did not know Lieutenant Colonel Killian or any of the other releveant individuals, had no personal knowledge of President Bush's service in the TexANG and had no personal knowledge regarding the Killian documents, he reached some high critical conclusions.... First, Colonel Hackworth concluded that the documents were 'genuine.' ... Second, Colonel Hackworth concluded that, by not taking his physical, then-Lieutenant Bush was 'insubordinate' and would have been treated more...
  • The OBAMA Factor: "Obama: Teaching Law Keeps Me Sharp on Abortion and Gays"

    11/14/2004 4:20:52 PM PST · by KMC1 · 2 replies · 215+ views
    The OBAMA Factor ^ | 11.14.2004
    Towards the end though - this little nugget comes popping out at you: Mr Obama still practises law, and also does some teaching at the University of Chicago Law School which he says keeps him sharp when it comes to issues like abortion, gay rights and affirmative action. This is a pretty startling statement when you look at its intended meaning - and Obama's actual record. By "staying sharp" Obama has voted: 1. To allow newborn infants to die from neglect in a Suburban Chicago Hospital's soiled utility room. 2. To legally protect the practice of delvering a near term...
  • Keyes, Obama Speak at Sunday Services

    11/01/2004 7:23:17 AM PST · by Keyes2000mt · 4 replies · 385+ views
    On the final Sunday of the senate race, Alan Keyes says he will shock the nation Tuesday with the help of God. Even if he loses, he says he is staying right here in Illinois to rescue republican voters from their "corrupt" party leaders. On the upcoming election, Keyes pleaded with Illinois voters to reject the quote `wicked evil corrupt ways' of Barack Obama, who is taking it all in stride on the way to what figures to be a landslide victory. Republican Alan Keyes, more preacher than politician today, spoke at a south side church. He pleaded with parishioners...
  • Fire and Brimstone (Keyes and Obama Debate)

    10/22/2004 9:45:56 AM PDT · by outlawcam · 28 replies · 1,013+ views
    Daily Herald ^ | 10-22-2004 | Eric Krol
    A wild U.S. Senate debate spilled into living rooms Thursday night as Republican Alan Keyes and Democrat Barack Obama rocked each other with blistering attacks on religious faith, crime, gun control, abortion and sex education.In a bid to jolt his long-shot candidacy, Keyes excoriated Obama for coddling gang members, proposing kindergartners learn about sex and using his faith disingenuously to get votes.The choice of topics meant Obama, who holds a 40-percentage-point lead in polls, often found himself on the defensive during the hour-long debate on WLS-TV, Channel 7. But Obama did rip Keyes for being a too-preachy name-caller who opposes...
  • Obama's record a plus, a minus

    10/08/2004 7:12:09 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies · 309+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 8, 2004 | David Mendell
    Votes in Senate defy easy labels Barack Obama's critics often hammer the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate as being too far to the political left for most Illinois voters, using as evidence what they say is a very liberal voting record over the eight years he has represented the Hyde Park neighborhood in the Illinois Senate. A review of Obama's legislative record shows that the liberal label is not misplaced. He has fought for gun control, worked to expand government assistance to the poor, led efforts to reform the death penalty system, proposed universal health care and opposed legislation...

    09/25/2002 12:35:51 AM PDT · by kattracks · 21 replies · 349+ views
    New York Post ^ | 9/25/02
    <p>How would America have reacted to Sept. 11 had Al Gore been president?</p> <p>Or, more to the point, how would Al Gore have reacted to Sept. 11?</p> <p>Judging by his speech the other day to the Commonwealth Club of California, the answer is: Weakly.</p> <p>Tentatively.</p> <p>Maybe not at all.</p>
  • **HEADS DOWN** Al Gore "speech" up NOW on C-SPAN2

    09/23/2002 4:54:32 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies · 355+ views
    C-SPAN 2 | 9-23-02
    Posted as a courtesy to FR insomniacs. I'm having dinner and will NOT be able to watch.