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  • Chris Matthews to Obama: ´Everyone Knows´ Republicans Want to Stop Minorities From Voting

    12/05/2013 6:29:21 PM PST · by Nachum · 51 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 12/5/13 | Scott Whitlock
    Chris Matthews got his long-desired wish on Thursday, an exclusive interview with Barack Obama. The Hardball anchor didn´t exactly live up to the title of his show, wondering about Republican efforts to "make it difficult for minorities to vote" and questioning who was better, Hillary Clinton or Joe Biden? Talking to the President at American University, Matthews read a question from Twitter: "What can we do to stop the GOP, the Republicans, from rigging the states, rigging the votes, state by state, to disenfranchise voters and destroy our democracy?" The host added, "Thirty six states right now led by Republican
  • My Obamacare Surprise (Juan W. reporting for duty!)

    10/11/2013 4:41:10 AM PDT · by workerbee · 51 replies
    Fox ^ | 10/10/13 | Juan Williams
    **SNIP**Unlike Americans who tell pollsters they don’t like the new law and find it confusing, the business professionals dealing with the day-to-day reality of the new health insurance landscape accept the Affordable Care Act as straight forward approach to begin cutting the rising cost of health care for people and companies. At the conference, sponsored by the Sun Life Financial Inc., these health care and corporate professionals pointed to reductions in the expense health care puts on small businesses with less than 50 workers. And they think people who work for small companies – as well as part time workers--...
  • Google Doodle Celebrates Yosemite’s 123rd Birthday [did not celebrate Yosemite's bday last year!]

    10/01/2013 7:52:51 AM PDT · by frogjerk · 10 replies
    This might be Yosemite’s worst birthday ever. The national park turns 123 on Tuesday, the same day that a government shutdown will close the park to all visitors. Google celebrated Yosemite’s big day by creating a lovely Google Doodle depicting Yosemite badges to honor one of the nation’s favorite parks. Sadly, the anniversary comes at a time when no visitors will be able to visit the Half Dome, El Capitan, or Yosemite Falls.
  • Trey Gowdy: Holder has become nothing but a political tool, a sycophant for the progressive movement

    06/02/2013 1:47:31 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 42 replies
    The Right Scoop via Fox News ^ | 6-1-2013 | The Right Scoop
    Trey Gowdy was on with Judge Jeanine Pirro tonight after her fantastic monologue and noted that during her monologue he was filled with “an overarching sense of sadness that the DOJ has been politicized and is the subject of ridicule and scorn and a lack of confidence.” Then he added this about Holder: And then I think of the top law enforcement official in the country and there are discussions of criminal conduct and he’s become nothing, in my judgement, but a poltiical tool. He’s not a prosecutor, he’s a political sycophant for the progressive movement and it is sad...
  • Joe Paterno family releases report

    02/10/2013 7:10:13 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 260 replies
    Espn.com ^ | February 10, 2013 | Espn.com
    A report commissioned by Joe Paterno's family calls the July 2012 Freeh report that was accepted by Penn State trustees before unprecedented sanctions were levied by the NCAA against the school's football program a "total failure" that is "full of fallacies, unsupported personal opinions, false allegations and biased assertions." The Paterno family report, which targets nearly every conclusion and assertion the Freeh report made about Paterno in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal, states that while former FBI director Louis J. Freeh has had an honorable past and good reputation, his investigation -- especially as it...
  • Good Bye FR

    07/02/2012 9:52:57 PM PDT · by gura · 185 replies
    me | 7/2/2012 | me
    After being on FR for more than ten years I've finally had enough of the brown shirted fascism censoring valid conservative viewpoints. Enjoy your echo chamber of whining syncophants. I'm off to go help Mitt get elected while you bitch and moan about who is or isn't conservative enough.
  • Top Marine: Fears of ending gay ban prove founded

    11/28/2011 12:51:45 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 79 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov.28, 2011 | ROBERT BURNS
    MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Marine Gen. James F. Amos, the face of opposition in the military to lifting the ban on gays serving openly, now acknowledges his concern has proven unfounded that repeal would undermine the war effort. In fact, he says, Marines have embraced the change. In an Associated Press interview, Amos called the repeal in September "a non-event."
  • Oprah talks Palin, 2012

    12/22/2010 8:34:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies · 1+ views
    CNN's Political Ticker ^ | December 22, 2010 | CNN Political Unit
    Oprah Winfrey says America may "fall in love" with Sarah Palin as a TV star, but is dismissing the idea that the country would vote for the former Alaska governor in the future. Asked in an interview with Parade magazine if the thought of Palin's running for office scares her, Winfrey responded, "It does not scare me because I believe in the intelligence of the American public." Winfrey, who interviewed Palin shortly after her first book was released, said she was not sure if the former Republican vice presidential candidate would run for president in 2012. "I don't know her...
  • First family ends Martha's Vineyard vacation

    08/29/2010 8:00:52 AM PDT · by maggief · 145 replies
    AP ^ | August 29, 2010 | ERICA WERNER
    EDGARTOWN, Mass. -- President Barack Obama is wrapping up his vacation on Martha's Vineyard and heading for New Orleans to mark the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
  • Schwarzenegger: Gay marriages should resume immediately

    08/08/2010 8:39:20 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 25 replies
    One News Now ^ | 8/8/2010 | Paul Elias
    SAN FRANCISCO - California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who twice vetoed legislation that would have legalized same-sex marriage, has surprised gay rights supporters by urging a federal judge to allow gay couples to resume marrying in the state without further delay. In 2005, Schwarzenegger vetoed a bill approved by the Legislature that would have legalized same-sex marriage. At the time, California had a law passed by voters in 2000 limiting marriage to a man and a woman. The governor said in his veto message he thought it was wrong for lawmakers to overturn a popular vote. He took the same position...
  • VIDEO: MSNBC's Matthews: Obama Went Into "Enemy Camp" To Deliver Afghan Speech

    12/01/2009 6:11:35 PM PST · by ianschwartz · 37 replies · 1,613+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | December 1, 2009 | RealClearPolitics
    MSNBC's Chris Matthews says President Obama went into "enemy camp" when he delivered his Afghanistan speech at West Point.
  • Chris Matthews describes West Point as "enemy camp" for Obama (video)

    12/01/2009 6:20:26 PM PST · by IDRATHERNOT · 125 replies · 5,711+ views
    In after speech commentary, Chris Matthews notes the "lack of warmth" of the West Point crowd and likens it to an "enemy camp" for Obama. Video clip.
  • Evidence piling up that worst of recession is over (Hussein Worship in Media)

    05/08/2009 5:39:01 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 37 replies · 1,261+ views
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 5/8/09 | JEANNINE AVERSA
    Evidence is piling up that the worst part of the recession has ended.
  • John Kerry applauds Obama Iran video

    03/20/2009 7:19:49 AM PDT · by SolidWood · 20 replies · 738+ views
    The Hill ^ | March 20, 2009 | Jeremy P. Jacobs
    Senate Foreign Relations Chair John Kerry (D-Mass.) on Friday morning applauded President Obama's video address to Iran. "President Obama's eloquent address to the people and leaders of Iran commemorating Nowruz can be a watershed moment in public diplomacy, with a unique president using the powers of persuasion to great effect," Kerry said in a statement.
  • Sycophant Savior

    10/06/2007 3:30:42 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 6 replies · 1,108+ views
    The American Conservative ^ | 10/8/07 | Andrew J. Bacevich
    In common parlance, the phrase “political general” is an epithet, the inverse of the warrior or frontline soldier. In any serious war, with big issues at stake, to assign command to a political general is to court disaster—so at least most Americans believe. But in fact, at the highest levels, successful command requires a sophisticated grasp of politics. At the summit, war and politics merge and become inextricably intertwined. A general in chief not fully attuned to the latter will not master the former. George Washington, U.S. Grant, and Dwight D. Eisenhower were all “political generals” in the very best...
  • Barbara Walters And Hugo Chavez

    03/19/2007 11:49:55 AM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 14 replies · 1,093+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 19 Mar 2007 | A.M. Mora y Leon
    Last Friday, Barbara Walters embarrassed herself conducting a fawning interview with Hugo Chavez, Venezuela's Marxist budding dictator. This is a more serious mortification than Rosie O'Donnell spouting nonsense on ABC's The View, which Walters hosts and partly owns. Not since Herbert Matthews of the New York Times wrote about the Fidel Castro the humanitarian, just as his fortunes were flagging in the late 1950s, have we seen a major American journalist go so gaga over a would-be Latin dictator. Walters' offering on Hugo Chavez on ABC's 20/20 went far beyond the garden-variety media bias seen so abundantly in print news...
  • Anna Nicole Smith, The Investigation

    03/09/2007 8:53:08 PM PST · by mom4kittys · 20,470 replies · 254,993+ views
  • Anna Nicole Smith has died according to ABC News

    02/08/2007 12:39:03 PM PST · by kcvl · 25,618 replies · 415,004+ views
    Anna Nicole Smith collapsed in her hotel room at the Hard Rock Cafe and Casino in Hollywood, Fla., and was rushed to a hospital on Thursday. A Hollywood, Fla., fire department spokesman told MSNBC TV that the actress was unresponsive when the rescue unit arrived on the scene. Sources confirmed to Access Hollywood that Smith was transported to Memorial Regional Hospital shortly after 2 p.m. EST on Thursday. Access Hollywood also is reporting that Smith was intubated at the scene. Officials told the Miami Herald, "it does not look good."
  • Hear hillary: THE (oops!) INADVERTENT ADMISSIONS OF BILL + HILLARY CLINTON (part 1)

    02/08/2006 4:56:38 PM PST · by Mia T · 69 replies · 6,291+ views
    C-SPAN, Jane Pauley, Larry King, Carl Limbacher | 02.08.06 | Mia T
      THE (oops!) INADVERTENT ADMISSIONS OF BILL + HILLARY CLINTON part one FROM WHENCE COMES THEIR REPUTATION FOR BRILLIANCE, ANYWAY? AND WAS THEIR FAILURE TO TAKE OUT BIN LADEN WILLFUL?   by Mia T, 02.08.06 "You know... the job which we should have done 1... which should have been our primary focus, to find [you know] bin Laden and eliminate al Qaeda." hillary clintonSaturday, Jan. 28, 2006 Chitchat with Jane Pauley San Francisco, CA "Mr. bin Laden used to live in Sudan. He was expelled from Saudi Arabia in '91 and he went to the Sudan. We'd been hearing...
  • CAPTION TIME! Coretta Scott King Funeral turned Democrat Political Rally

    02/07/2006 1:15:13 PM PST · by commish · 67 replies · 8,370+ views
    Feb 6, 2005 | Self
  • Caption the Sink-Meister and his adoring lackey, Helen Thomas

    10/26/2005 6:30:14 AM PDT · by hillarymustbestopped · 14 replies · 587+ views
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  • Wellstone's Way - The Wellstone Memorial Is Here!

    09/25/2005 8:08:40 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 32 replies · 907+ views
    Minneapolis Star/Tribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 9/25/05 | Jean Hopfensperger - Report
    The Wellstone Memorial and Historic Site opened to the public Sunday, drawing an appreciative crowd of supporters -- and the late senator's famous green bus, of course -- to a remote, wooded area near Eveleth where the plane carrying the senator and seven others crashed in October 2002. For most of the crowd Sunday, it was their first glimpse of the area where Sen. Paul Wellstone; his wife, Sheila; their daughter, Marcia Markuson; three campaign staffers, and two pilots died. They read the markers and walked the grounds with a mix of sadness and smiles. "I didn't know how I'd...
  • John Kerry sees a budding politician in Lance Armstrong

    07/23/2005 1:50:23 PM PDT · by llevrok · 41 replies · 1,666+ views
    AP ^ | 7/23/05 | John LEICESTER
    SAINT-ETIENNE, France (AP) -- Sen. John Kerry thinks Lance Armstrong would make a terrific politician -- but fears he'd be running for the other party. Watching Armstrong during his warmup for Saturday's time trial, the Democrat from Massachusetts listed the Texan's winning qualities. Kerry rode in the team car, following Armstrong.
  • Was Abe Lincoln Gay? (The blockbuster book that will change America’s history)

    10/28/2004 6:07:00 AM PDT · by Pokey78 · 562 replies · 10,594+ views
    LA Weekly ^ | OCT. 29 - NOV. 4, 2004 | Doug Ireland
    If the loving heart of the Great Emancipator found its natural amorous passions overwhelmingly directed toward those of his own sex, it would certainly be a stunning rebuke to the Republican Party’s scapegoating of same-sex love for electoral purposes. And a forthcoming book by the late Dr. C.A. Tripp — The Intimate World of Abraham Lincoln, to be published in the new year by Free Press — makes a powerful case that Lincoln was a lover of men.Tripp, who worked closely in the 1940s and 1950s with the groundbreaking sexologist Alfred Kinsey, was a clinical psychologist, university professor and author...
  • TAKING GAY RIGHTS PERSONALLY (BARF)

    02/19/2004 5:18:20 AM PST · by JesseHousman · 17 replies · 145+ views
    Perhaps most other Americans are more rational than I am. You see, I tend to take most things personally, even the musty, abstract philosophical ideas, such as eschatology and positivism, that I studied in college. So, then, although I am not gay and cannot imagine myself engaging in a homosexual act, I am personally, along with intellectually, offended by the current outbreak of homophobia surrounding the gay marriage issue. This outbreak is driven by, among other things, raw hatred, ignorance, illogicality, irrational fear and, alas, crass election-year politics. While an undergraduate at two historically black colleges, I had my first...
  • Former White House Drug Spokesman Bob Weiner Blasts John Stossel ABC 20-20 Report

    07/31/2002 8:50:30 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 563 replies · 356+ views
    U.S. Newswire ^ | July 31,2002
    Former White House Drug Spokesman Bob Weiner Blasts John Stossel ABC 20-20 Report as 'Distorted, Inaccurate Excuse for Legalization' Former White House drug policy spokesman Bob Weiner is blasting last night's ABC 20-20 drug piece by John Stossel: "It was a distorted and inaccurate excuse for drug legalization. It blows off the successes and real reductions in use generated both by government drug policy and efforts by parents, teachers, coaches, businesses, community coalitions, religious leaders, and law enforcement." Weiner, who was Director of Public Affairs for the White House Office of National Drug Policy May 1995-August 2001 under Drug Czars...