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  • Should Gays Be Allowed To Donate Blood?

    09/13/2011 6:07:36 AM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    It's an issue that has been discussed - and continues to be discussed. Last Friday, the UK decided to lift the ban on prohibiting gays from donating blood. From Times Of India: UK Lifts Ban, Says Gays Can Donate BloodLONDON: Britain said Thursday it was lifting a ban on gay men giving blood providing they have had not had sexual intercourse within a year. A lifetime ban on blood donation by gay men was introduced in Britain in the 1980s as a response to the spread of AIDS and HIV.But a review by a panel of leading experts and patient...
  • Tick-Borne Parasite Infecting Blood Supply: CDC

    09/06/2011 3:47:08 PM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/5/2011 | Julie Steenhuysen
    A tick-borne infection known as Babesiosis, which can cause severe disease and even death, is becoming a growing threat to the U.S. blood supply, government researchers said on Monday. There are currently no diagnostic tests approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that can detect the infection before people donate blood.
  • U.S. to Take Another Look at Gay Blood Donation Ban

    07/26/2011 6:29:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 101 replies
    National Journal ^ | 7/26/11 | Maggie Fox
    A policy that bars gay men from donating blood for life is “suboptimal,” advisers to the Health and Human Services Department said on Tuesday, and needs another look. HHS asked a committee of experts on blood and tissue donations to reexamine the policy and see if there is a way to let at least some gays donate blood. (snip)Men who have sex with other men, including gay and bisexual men, have an HIV infection rate 60 times higher than that of the general population
  • Ban on gay blood donors revisited

    06/10/2010 9:12:41 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 48 replies · 196+ views
    MSNBC.com ^ | 06/10/2010 | Andy Miller
    Groups urge government to lift lifetime restriction Should gay men be allowed to donate blood? A government health committee is re-examining that question today. A regulation created at the height of the 1980s' AIDS epidemic banned men who have had sex with another man since 1977 from ever giving blood. Advocacy groups, blood-collection organizations and some members of Congress are calling for the Food and Drug Administration to revise the lifetime ban, which has been reviewed twice in the past 10 years, but left unchanged.
  • LA Times: Government revisiting restrictions on blood donations by gay men

    03/13/2010 8:13:24 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies · 882+ views
    LA Times ^ | March 13, 2010 | By Andrew Zajac
    Backers of a change, including Sen. John Kerry, say the policy is outdated medically. Hemophilia groups want to keep it. Federal health officials announced Friday that they would reexamine a 27-year-old set of restrictions on blood donations by gay men. The restrictions, enacted in the early years of the AIDS epidemic in the United States, impose a lifetime ban on men donating blood if they've had sex with another man at any time since 1977. Changes in the rule have been opposed by hemophilia patient groups. People with hemophilia, a bleeding disorder, are heavy users of blood products, and about...
  • Victims of HIV furious at acquittal of administrators in tainted-blood case

    10/02/2007 4:13:36 AM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 11 replies · 159+ views
    TORONTO -- A Toronto judge has not only acquitted senior administrators of the blood system of all criminal charges in the tainted-blood tragedy, she has suggested they were utterly innocent and never should have been charged in the first place. In a forcefully written judgment, Madam Justice Mary Lou Benotto of the Ontario Superior Court said that the accused acted professionally and reasonably in the face of a bedevilling public-health problem, and that the horrific infection of hemophiliacs with HIV-AIDS was not their fault. "The events here were tragic. However, to assign blame where none exists is to compound the...
  • Hemophilia community awaits tainted blood trial verdict

    09/30/2007 10:52:54 AM PDT · by Clive · 21 replies · 212+ views
    Canadian Press via Sun Media ^ | 2007-09-30 | (wire service)
    TORONTO - Members of Canada's hemophilia community are awaiting a Superior Court judge's verdict Monday in what has been called the worst public health disaster in Canadian history. "At the end of the day, what's important for us is that justice be done and justice be seen to be done," said John Plater of the Canadian Hemophilia Society. "So that's really why we're anticipating tomorrow, and getting a hold of her decision and, in particular, the reasons for her decision." Dr. Roger Perrault, 70, a former national medical director with the Canadian Red Cross, has stood trial with three other...
  • Is the African AIDS pandemic a bluff?

    06/02/2007 12:31:04 PM PDT · by xzins · 66 replies · 2,399+ views
    Afrol News ^ | 2 Jun 07 | Rainer Chr. Hennig, afrol News editor
    afrol News - A growing number of researchers question the "official" inflated numbers of HIV/AIDS prevalence in African countries such as Botswana, South Africa and Lesotho. Poor testing, a special diagnosis of AIDS in Africa and erroneous computer-generated estimates by the UN had led to "misleading" numbers, they hold. The history of AIDS in Uganda serves as proof. The Austrian specialist of reproductive medicine, Christian Fiala, leads the growing group of researchers questioning the extent of the AIDS disaster in Africa. He holds that - while there indeed is a worrying prevalence of HIV on the continent - the numbers...
  • Parasite is a growing concern for healthcare profesionals

    03/15/2007 10:35:15 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 25 replies · 1,032+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 15,2007 | Rong-Gong Lin II
    Parasite is a growing concern for healthcare professionals One in 3,800 donors in the L.A. area tested positive for Chagas, a deadly disease that is mainly found in Latin America. By Rong-Gong Lin II, Times Staff Writer March 15, 2007 - Information on Chagas disease A little-known but potentially deadly parasite from Latin America has become one of the latest threats to the blood and organ supplies in the United States, especially in Los Angeles, where many donors have traveled to affected countries, health officials say....... according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The parasite, which is...
  • Ex-exec of pro-N. Korea scientists group to face arrest+

    01/27/2007 4:13:50 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 4 replies · 285+ views
    Breitbart.com ^ | Jan 27 6:55 PM US/Eastern | Kyodo
    Police decided Saturday to shortly arrest a former executive of a pro-North Korea scientists' association who ran a temporary staff agency in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, and his wife on suspicion of violating a law regulating temp staff services, police sources said. The 74-year-old North Korean resident of Japan is a former executive of the Korean Association of Science and Technology, a group affiliated with the pro-Pyongyang General Association of Korean Residents in Japan, or Chongryon, and is known as an expert on engine engineering, according to the police. Investigators say there is a possibility the scientists' group, for which the...
  • Haemophiliac joins Clinton demo

    05/11/2006 6:38:06 AM PDT · by Plasmaman · 37 replies · 743+ views
    BBC ^ | May 10, 2006
    Haemophiliac joins Clinton demo Protesters want a public inquiry into the use of infected blood products A man from Sussex who was infected with HIV and Hepatitis C while being treated for a blood disorder is taking part in a protest in front of Bill Clinton. The man, a haemophiliac, was treated with infected clotting agents in the 1970s when many of the blood products used came from the United States. The former President was governor of Arkansas, where haemophiliacs say blood was collected from high-risk prisoners. The Department of Health says the UK government acted in good faith. The...
  • Chinese company refuses comment on claims it spread AIDS to hemophiliacs

    04/26/2006 1:45:25 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 4 replies · 342+ views
    MAINICHI NEWSPAPERS ^ | April 26, 2006
    Chinese company refuses comment on claims it spread AIDS to hemophiliacs SHANGHAI, China -- A Chinese pharmaceutical company's spokesman refused to comment Wednesday on accusations the company's hemophilia drugs spread HIV to scores of users. Li Wanhua, spokesman for The Shanghai Institute of Biological Products, refused to address the claims in a brief telephone interview. "I have no comment on this at the moment," Li said. Hemophiliacs and the parents of children with HIV say the institute made a hemophilia drug using HIV-infected blood and continued to sell it after the Ministry of Health banned it in 1995. Family members...
  • Brits given US Aids blood

    03/06/2006 6:34:13 PM PST · by Plasmaman · 83 replies · 1,886+ views
    The Sun ^ | March 6, 2006 | EMMA MORTON
    Brits given US Aids blood Deadly ... the HIV virus By EMMA MORTON Health reporter BRITISH patients were given blood donated by Aids-ridden American prisoners in a shocking medical blunder, The Sun can reveal. Blood from Arkansas State Jail was used at Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary, US lawyers have confirmed. Official figures show at least 3,000 Britons were infected with HIV or Hepatitis C from US blood in the 1970s and 80s. Of these 1,250 had HIV. And just 384 are still alive. The Sun has established that a “handful” of these received prisoners’ blood. The true figure could be...
  • Witness Puts Blood Trial in Jeopardy

    02/13/2006 3:51:26 PM PST · by neverdem · 13 replies · 498+ views
    HoustonChronicle.com. ^ | Feb. 13, 2006 | BETH DUFF-BROWN
    Associated Press TORONTO — The case against four physicians and a U.S. pharmaceutical company accused of failing to properly screen blood that infected thousands of Canadians with HIV and hepatitis was in jeopardy Monday after a key witness cast doubt on some evidence. After years of investigation, opening arguments were set to begin in the criminal trial of New Jersey-based Armour Pharmaceutical Co.; the former medical director of the Canadian Red Cross, Dr. Roger Perrault; two other Canadian doctors and one from the United States. But Superior Court Justice Mary Lou Benotto was told that a prosecution witness has questioned...
  • Trial for tainted blood scandal set to begin

    02/06/2006 2:54:12 PM PST · by neverdem · 49 replies · 1,372+ views
    CTV.ca ^ | Feb. 6 2006 | News Staff
    Dr. Roger Perrault The trial of the doctor at the centre of the tainted blood scandal is set to begin Monday after months of legal wrangling and delays. Dr. Roger Perrault, former national medical director of the Canadian Red Cross, faces criminal charges for his alleged role in allowing hemophilia patients to receive tainted blood products in the 1980s and early 1990s. The incident is widely considered to be Canada's worst medical disaster of the last century. More than 1,000 Canadians were infected with HIV and as many as 20,000 contracted hepatitis C after receiving the blood. It's not...
  • Gov. Clinton: Arkansas Blood Scandal Turned into Film

    01/18/2006 8:53:58 PM PST · by llevrok · 72 replies · 1,979+ views
    Canada.com ^ | 1/18/06
    OTTAWA (CP) - A new Hollywood film will dramatize the story of how contaminated blood from Arkansas prisoners found its way into the veins of thousands of Canadian hemophiliacs, killing many. Blood Trail will make revelations that point to criminal negligence and raise suspicions of murder, says Elizabeth Fowler of Clear Pictures Entertainment "There's bits here and bits there and that's how they managed to get away with it. You put it all together and you go, 'Whoa!' " An RCMP investigation has been underway for close to five years, but no charges have been laid in connection with the...
  • Hollywood to produce feature on Arkansas tainted blood scandal

    01/17/2006 6:38:49 PM PST · by Plasmaman · 45 replies · 1,358+ views
    Canada Press ^ | January 17,2006 | DENNIS BUECKERT
    Hollywood studio to produce feature based on tainted blood scandal By DENNIS BUECKERT OTTAWA (CP) - A new Hollywood film will dramatize the story of how contaminated blood from Arkansas prisoners found its way into the veins of thousands of Canadian hemophiliacs, killing many. Blood Trail will make revelations that point to criminal negligence and raise suspicions of murder, says Elizabeth Fowler of Clear Pictures Entertainment, one of two partners in the project. "The complete story in the proper context has never been told in a dramatic way," Fowler said in an interview Tuesday. "There's bits here and bits there...
  • Sex slaves for science?

    01/08/2006 9:56:19 AM PST · by billorites · 31 replies · 1,756+ views
    Globe&Mail ^ | January 7, 2006 | Stephanie Nolen
    Salome Simon doesn't have much. A one-room shack she rents in Majengo, a slum on the edge of Nairobi. A couple of kangas, the bright print wraps she wears as skirts, and a couple of blouses. A transistor radio, some aluminum pots and one little luxury, a gilded bottle of spicy perfume. It isn't much to show for 23 years of hard work, on the job from 7 in the morning to 7 in the evening, every day but Sunday, when she goes to church, and once a year when she visits her family in Tanzania for a few weeks....
  • NEW MOVIE: THE ARKANSAS PRISON BLOOD SCANDAL (how can Hollywood support a clinton, Mr. Gere?)

    12/28/2005 2:51:43 AM PST · by Mia T · 73 replies · 4,198+ views
    kellyduda@factor8movie.com ^ | 12.28.05 | Kelly Duda
    F A C T O R 8: THE ARKANSAS PRISON BLOOD SCANDAL(... or how can Hollywood support a clinton, Mr. Gere?)  
  • Factor 8 movie trailer available

    12/27/2005 10:02:06 PM PST · by rvoitier · 7 replies · 781+ views
    Factor 8 - The Arkansas Prison Blood Scandal
  • Clinton Calls Impeachment Egregious Abuse

    11/11/2005 6:55:31 AM PST · by Senator Goldwater · 74 replies · 2,512+ views
    Associated Press ^ | November 11, 2005 | FRANK ELTMAN
    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - Former president Bill Clinton called Congress' impeachment of him an "egregious" abuse of the Constitution and challenged those who say history will judge him poorly because of his White House tryst with Monica Lewinsky. Speaking at an academic conference examining his presidency here Thursday, Clinton challenged historian Douglas Brinkley's comments in a newspaper interview that Clinton would be deemed a great president were it not for his impeachment. "I completely disagree with that," Clinton said in his speech at Hofstra University. "You can agree with that statement, but only if you think impeachment was justified. Otherwise, it...
  • Clinton and the Killer Blood

    10/30/2005 7:16:10 PM PST · by Liberty Wins · 25 replies · 1,334+ views
    Progressive Review ^ | May 2005 | Canadian Press
    A documentary by US film-maker Kelly Duda, has fresh evidence of Arkansas prison officials selling infected blood products collected from inmates with AIDS during the administration of former governor Bill Clinton. The film, titled “Factor 8: The Arkansas Prison Blood Scandal,” will be shown at the American Film Institute Festival in Los Angeles on November 8. Duda spent almost ten years researching the story of the tragic blood policy in Arkansas’ prison system that led to thousands of hemophiliacs world-wide being infected with both AIDS and hepatitis. The contaminated blood was used to manufacture clotting agents for hemophiliacs and exported...
  • Scandal of infected US blood revealed in film exposé (Clinton Linked to UK Bad Blood)

    10/30/2005 5:00:47 PM PST · by Plasmaman · 16 replies · 923+ views
    Sunday Herald ^ | October 30 | Liam McDougall
    <p>A MAJOR new documentary that uncovers fresh evidence about how thousands of Scots contracted Aids and hepatitis through infected blood is to be given its world premiere at a prestigious US film festival. The film, Factor 8: The Arkansas Prison Blood Scandal, made by the US film-maker Kelly Duda, will reveal new details about how inmates at a US jail were paid to donate blood despite the authorities knowing they had Aids and hepatitis.</p>
  • Stress could kill doctor: lawyer

    07/18/2005 4:08:00 PM PDT · by Clive · 28 replies · 529+ views
    Canadian Press via Sun Media ^ | 2005-07-18 | Tara Brautigam
    TORONTO (CP) - The unrelenting stress that would arise from a year-long criminal trial could threaten the life of the doctor at the centre of the tainted blood disaster that left thousands infected with HIV and hepatitis C, his lawyer argued in court Monday. Eddie Greenspan said a trial of this magnitude would elevate stress levels for Dr. Roger Perrault, the former national medical director of the Canadian Red Cross, and could spark another heart attack - one that could be fatal. Perrault, 68, suffered his first heart attack in 1980, and from there underwent a series of operations, including...
  • Tainted-blood victim still feels left out

    06/29/2005 12:26:43 AM PDT · by adanaC · 13 replies · 589+ views
    Brockville Recorder & Times ^ | June 27, 2005 | By NICK GARDINER
    Tainted-blood victim still feels left out By NICK GARDINER Staff Writer SMITHS FALLS -- Still on the outside looking in. That's how Tina Lyon feels even as the Canadian Red Cross awaits formal sentencing Thursday for distributing tainted blood that left her with hepatitis C after a blood transfusion in 1985. The Red Cross was fined $5,000 after pleading guilty in Hamilton court May 30 to violating the Food and Drug Regulation Act. The agency also agreed to set up a $1.5-million scholarship fund that Lyon hoped could help pay for her son John's second year at Carleton University starting...
  • CANADA RED CROSS GUILTY IN BLOOD SCANDAL

    05/31/2005 4:21:31 AM PDT · by T'wit · 48 replies · 983+ views
    My Way News ^ | May 30, 2005 | AP
    Canada Red Cross Guilty in Blood Scandal May 30, 9:23 PM (ET)HAMILTON, Ontario (AP) The Canadian Red Cross pleaded guilty Monday to distributing blood tainted with HIV and hepatitis C in the 1980s, and was fined $4,000 in the public health disaster that infected thousands. More than 1,000 Canadians contracted blood-borne HIV and up to 20,000 others were infected with hepatitis C after receiving the tainted blood products. About 3,000 people had died by 1997 and the death toll has grown, but recent estimates were not available. "(The) Canadian Red Cross Society is deeply sorry for the injury and death...
  • Red Cross apologizes for scandal

    05/30/2005 6:32:11 PM PDT · by Clive · 58 replies · 2,102+ views
    Canadian Press via Sun Media ^ | 2005-05-30 | Colin Perkel
    HAMILTON (CP) - Tens of thousands of Canadians infected with AIDS or hepatitis C got an apology from the Canadian Red Cross on Monday after the charity pleaded guilty to distributing tainted blood in exchange for dropped criminal charges. "The Canadian Red Cross Society is deeply sorry for the injury and death caused to those who were infected . . . and for the suffering caused to families and loved ones of those who were harmed," Dr. Pierre Duplessis, the organization's secretary general, told the Ontario Superior Court in a video-taped apology as tearful victims looked on. "We accept responsibility...
  • Holy Hillary: I Always Prayed

    01/21/2005 11:36:39 AM PST · by kattracks · 113 replies · 5,120+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 1/21/05 | Carl Limbacher
    Borrowing a page from President Bush, New York Sen. Hillary Clinton told a Boston audience this week that prayer has always played a meaningful role in her life - though accounts from her days as a student radical suggest that's probably not true. "I've always been a praying person," Clinton told a crowd of more than 500, including many religious leaders, at Boston's Fairmont Copley Plaza. According to the Boston Globe, the newly religious former first lady "invoked God more than half a dozen times" as she urged society to accommodate religious people who "live out their faith in the...
  • Hillary's in

    01/16/2005 3:10:20 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 82 replies · 3,068+ views
    You don't have to take it from us about Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton 's desire to run for president. Her brothers, Hugh and Tony Rodham, say it's true. Friends tell us that the two are cheering Sis on and say she's making all the moves to get ready for the race--presuming she is re-elected by New Yorkers in 2006.
  • Hillary Blasts Bush 'Fear Factor'

    01/19/2005 4:19:49 AM PST · by kattracks · 41 replies · 2,574+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 1/19/05 | Carl Limbacher
    On the eve of President Bush's second inauguration, New York Sen. Hillary Clinton is blasting him as the "fear factor" president who tries to sell his irresponsible agenda by scaring the voters. "The fear factor has become the overriding strategic approach that this administration uses," Clinton complained to the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. The likely 2008 presidential candidate told the paper that Bush has used scare tactics to rally public support on issues ranging from U.S. policy in Iraq to privatization of Social Security. On Iraq Clinton griped that Bush had even botched the election process, saying that regional balloting...
  • Hillary Clinton on Environment

    01/20/2005 10:38:38 AM PST · by Brilliant · 6 replies · 2,016+ views
    www.issues2000.org ^ | 2000 | Issues2000
    Hillary Clinton on Environment Supports oil reserve release & fund conservation Q: Do you support conserving energy?A: I’ve spoken about an energy policy that would include conservation tax credits that the Republicans have blocked. The administration has put forth an energy policy that we couldn’t get through that Republican leadership that my opponent is part of. We need a new Congress. I was pleased when the president did release some oil from the reserve. So we have work to do and it needs to be led by Democrats who understand that we shouldn’t be beholden to big oil. Source:...
  • HILL MARCHING TO OWN TUNE

    01/18/2005 12:55:37 AM PST · by kattracks · 32 replies · 1,932+ views
    New York Post ^ | 1/18/05 | VINCENT MORRIS
    WASHINGTON - Tomorrow night, with the nation's capital awash in inaugural events, Sen. Hillary Clinton will be delivering a high-profile speech in Boston about politics and youth. She is the keynote speaker at a fundraiser for a group headed by outspoken Boston minister, Rev. Eugene Rivers. Aides to Clinton, a possible Democratic presidential contender in 2008, said she agreed to give the speech a long time ago and said nothing should be read into the timing.
  • Hillary Clinton 2008 Confirmed?

    01/17/2005 4:38:09 PM PST · by yoe · 51 replies · 6,759+ views
    National Ledger ^ | Jan. 16, 2005 | Staff
    New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) has long been rumored as desperately seeking the democratic nomination for president in 2008. And while many political observers fully expect the power hungry former First Lady to hit the campaign trail within only a few months of being re-elected as a US Senator in 2006, US News & World report claims to have a confirmation of sorts. From USNews.Com's Washington Whispers: Hillary's in… You don't have to take it from us about Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton 's desire to run for president. Her brothers, Hugh and Tony Rodham, say it's true. Friends...
  • Senator Hillary Clinton Blasts Bush Administration over Abortion [Abstinance won't stop AIDS]

    01/12/2005 7:02:50 PM PST · by SJackson · 65 replies · 2,750+ views
    Lifesite ^ | 1-11-05
    NEW YORK, January 12, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Abortion crusader and New York Senator Hillary Clinton condemned US President George W. Bush Tuesday, claiming his withdrawal of funding from organizations that commit or promote abortions is harming women. Speaking at an International Women's Health Coalition-sponsored dinner, Clinton claimed that "reproductive health care and family planning service is a basic right," and said this was based on decisions reached at the 1994 U.N. Population Conference in Cairo, as well as the 1995 U.N. women's conference in Beijing, where Clinton gave a keynote address. She argued that the Bush administration has failed to...
  • Jesse Jackson Praises 'Sister Hillary' Despite Slurs

    01/13/2005 8:32:34 AM PST · by sr4402 · 37 replies · 2,230+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005 11:08 a.m. EST | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    The Rev. Jesse Jackson praised New York Sen. Hillary Clinton yesterday as "Sister Hillary," after Clinton cited his efforts to overturn the presidential election by challenging the Electoral College vote in Ohio. Speaking at his annual Wall Street Project fundraiser, Jackson said "Sister Hillary" had been an important ally in his fight for those "traumatized by what happened to us as a people and a nation in Ohio." He called Clinton "a light in dark places," who has "stood on the right side of history," according to quotes picked up by the New York Sun. The praise for Clinton came...
  • Hillary: Please Send Money

    01/12/2005 9:25:52 AM PST · by presidio9 · 42 replies · 1,998+ views
    National Review ^ | January 11, 2005 | Byron York
    Amid speculation that she might forgo a run for re-election to the Senate in 2006 in favor of a presidential run in 2008, New York Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has sent an early fundraising appeal that, while directed toward reelection, reads like a trial run for a White House bid. "As the Republicans' number one target in 2006, I have to begin now building resources for the tough fight I face in my re-election campaign," Clinton writes in a letter to supporters. She says her task is made more difficult by "the Republican attack machine out to distract me...
  • Gallup: Bush is the most admired man in the world; Hillary most admired woman

    12/29/2004 6:39:12 PM PST · by Nascardude · 44 replies · 2,091+ views
    George W. Bush Is Most Admired Man in 2004 Hillary Clinton tops list of most admired women; Oprah Winfrey a close second by Joseph Carroll GALLUP NEWS SERVICE PRINCETON, NJ -- President George W. Bush tops Gallup's annual survey of the "most admired man" for the fourth year in a row. Hillary Clinton leads the most admired woman list, with Oprah Winfrey close behind. Republicans and Democrats differ significantly in their views of this year's most admirable men and women. Republicans overwhelmingly say the president is the most admired man, and also name first lady Laura Bush and national security...
  • Hillary's Former Campaign Funderaiser Man: INDICTED

    01/07/2005 11:44:08 PM PST · by postitnews.com · 2 replies · 1,269+ views
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Assistant Attorney General Christopher A. Wray announced today the unsealing of a four-count indictment charging David Rosen, the former National Finance Director for a candidate for United States Senate in the 2000 campaign, with causing false campaign finance reports to be filed with the Federal Election Commission, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1001 and 2. The indictment was returned by a federal grand jury in the Central District of California and unsealed today. The indictment alleges that Rosen, an experienced professional political fundraiser, was responsible for all fundrasing, planning and costs for an...
  • Hillary ex-aide indicted in false campaign filings

    01/07/2005 10:48:47 PM PST · by kattracks · 28 replies · 1,804+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 1/08/05 | Jerry Seper
    [snip]The affidavit said the true cost of the event "was deliberately understated in order to increase the amount of funds available to New York Senate 2000 for federal campaign activities." Mrs. Clinton was first lady at the time of the gala.     The indictment comes at a time when Mrs. Clinton is considered a potential Democratic presidential candidate in 2008, and faces potential challenges in 2006 for her Senate seat from former New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani or New York Gov. George E. Pataki. [snip]Two of the event's organizers were Hollywood producer Peter F. Paul and charity fund-raiser Aaron...
  • Hillary's Former Finance Director Indicted

    01/08/2005 7:33:02 AM PST · by SandRat · 32 replies · 1,569+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 01/07/04
    WASHINGTON -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's former finance director has been indicted on charges of causing false campaign finance reports to be filed with the Federal Election Commission, the Justice Department said Friday. The indictment of David Rosen, unsealed in Los Angeles, focuses on his fund-raising for an Aug. 12, 2000, gala for Clinton in Los Angeles. The New York Democrat was still first lady at the time. While the event allegedly cost more than $1.2 million, the indictment said, Rosen reported contributions of about $400,000, knowing the figure to be false. The indictment charged that Rosen provided some documents...
  • FBI Raids Hillary's Warehouse in Whitewater Déjà Vu (Remember this guys?)

    01/08/2005 9:10:52 AM PST · by Capablanca911 · 17 replies · 3,636+ views
    NewsMax.com http://www.newsmax.com/showinsidecover.shtml?a=2002/6/24/221543 Monday, June 24, 2002 11:15 p.m. EDT FBI Raids Hillary's Warehouse in Whitewater Déjà Vu Ten years ago, L. Jean Lewis, an investigator with the government's Resolution Trust Corporation, was able to piece together a complicated Arkansas bank fraud conspiracy from a treasure trove of documents she unearthed in an out-of-the-way Kansas City warehouse. The result was the Whitewater scandal, which, after six years' worth of twists and turns, ended in the first impeachment of an elected president in U.S. history. New York Sen. Hillary Clinton surely hopes that history isn't repeating itself with the raid conducted by...
  • Ex-Clinton Aide Charged on Fund-Raising

    01/08/2005 11:55:47 AM PST · by Sarastro · 14 replies · 2,109+ views
    AP via The New York Times ^ | January 8, 2005 | AP
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (AP) - Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton's former finance director has been indicted on charges of filing fictitious reports that misstated contributions for a Hollywood fund-raising gala for the senator, the Justice Department said Friday. The indictment, rare for a political campaign, was unsealed in Los Angeles and charged David Rosen with four counts of filing false reports with the Federal Election Commission. The charges focus on a dinner and concert on Aug. 12, 2000, supported by more than $1.1 million in so-called in-kind contributions - goods and services provided free or below cost. The F.B.I. previously said...
  • Clintonista's Indictment Kept Secret for a Year

    01/08/2005 12:13:31 PM PST · by kattracks · 255 replies · 6,163+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 1/08/05 | Carl Limbacher
    Though Hillary Clinton's former finance chairman David Rosen was actually indicted in 2003, the Bush administration kept it secret till the indictment was unsealed late Friday, a move that spared the former first couple and the Democratic Party significant embarrassment during the height of the 2004 presidential campaign. "The indictment was handed down more than a year ago," the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday. Citing "sources familiar with the probe," the Times said the Bush Justice Department decided that any criminal charges would not be made public until after last fall's presidential election for fear they would be seen as...
  • Hillary aide indicted ("Star-studded gala")

    01/08/2005 3:41:13 PM PST · by Chi-townChief · 10 replies · 1,286+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | January 8, 2005 | KENNETH R. BAZINET
    WASHINGTON - A top aide in Sen. Hillary Clinton's 2000 Senate race was indicted yesterday on federal charges of filing false documents that allegedly lowballed costs and hid generous assistance in putting on a star-studded Hollywood gala. The Justice Department alleges that David Rosen, Clinton's former campaign finance director, misstated the cost of the fund-raiser to free up more cash for the Democrat's 2000 election. Campaign staffers have denied the books were cooked. Rosen was indicted on four counts of filing false Federal Election Commission reports stemming from an Aug. 12, 2000, fund-raising dinner and concert for Clinton's Senate campaign....
  • How Hillary's money man was nailed for L.A. gala

    01/08/2005 4:19:47 PM PST · by wagglebee · 41 replies · 3,191+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 1/8/05 | WorldNetDaily
    WASHINGTON – The indictment of Sen. Hillary Clinton’s former Senate campaign finance chairman, David Rosen, on campaign finance charges was made possible by the cooperation of Judicial Watch client Peter Paul, the public interest watchdog group said today. Paul, a former Hollywood Internet entrepreneur and partner of "Spiderman" creator Stan Lee, spent nearly $2 million to produce the August 2000 Hollywood tribute to honor President Clinton and to help raise funds for Hillary Clinton’s 2000 U.S. Senate campaign – the event at the center of the indictment. He was repeatedly assured that his expenses would be reported to the Federal...
  • NY Repubs Blast Hillary for 'Pattern'

    01/09/2005 12:09:23 PM PST · by SandRat · 53 replies · 2,312+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 01/09/04 | UNK
    "Is anyone really surprised that another Clinton confidante has been indicted?" said Stephen Minarik, referring to the indictment of David Rosen, who served as Hillary Clinton's finance director in her 2000 Senate race. The New York State Republican Party chairman added: "Hillary Clinton's public life reads like an instruction manual for breaking the rules. New Yorkers deserve better. The remarks by Minarik are but the opening salvo in a ramping up campaign to frustrate her reelection to the Senate and even nix a potential presidential bid by Clinton in 2008, says a report in the NY Daily News. Pundits are...
  • Hillary Clinton's hometown paper fails to carry her finance director indictment story

    01/09/2005 6:35:30 PM PST · by gimmebackmyconstitution · 11 replies · 2,149+ views
    I anxiously awaited information about the indictment of my neighbor Hillary Clinton's Campaign finance director David Rosen. To my surprise, there was no mention of it in the local or national pages. I suggest to folks like me who want to hear the story, that they call or fax the Journal news here in Westchester County & ask them why they missed this huge story! Contact them at: Reader Services Editor The Journal News One Gannett Drive White Plains, NY 10604 Phone: (914) 694-3514 Fax: (914) 694-5018
  • GOP BIG RIPS HILL OVER AIDE

    01/09/2005 2:11:17 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 48 replies · 3,511+ views
    New York Post ^ | January 9, 2005 | STEFAN C. FRIEDMAN
    The head of New York GOP blasted Hillary Clinton's ethics yesterday in the wake of the indictment of the junior senator's former finance director. "Is anyone really surprised that another Clinton confidant has been indicted?" said Stephen Minarik. "Hillary Clinton's public life reads like an instruction manual for breaking the rules. New Yorkers deserve better."
  • New York Sun Articles on Hillary Clinton finance Director inditment

    01/10/2005 6:48:50 AM PST · by gimmebackmyconstitution · 10 replies · 1,648+ views
    New York Sun ^ | January 10, 2005
    A few articles from a New York City Newspaper on the Clinton Fundraiser scandal. It's nice to see somebody besides the A.P. actually writing a story that doesn't fawn over this slimeball.
  • ANOTHER HILLARY SCANDAL

    01/11/2005 1:24:07 AM PST · by kattracks · 29 replies · 2,337+ views
    New York Post ^ | 1/11/05 | DICK MORRIS
    THE indictment of Hillary Clinton's 2000 campaign-finance director, David Rosen, may pose a threat to the senator's presidential bid. For now, the federal indictment is focused only on Rosen, but it is not hard to see the process creeping up the campaign food chain to the senator herself. [snip] While there is no indication that the Senate candidate knew of the understating of the cost of the event, is it credible that she would not be aware of a decision that gave her campaign more than a quarter of a million dollars as it entered the final three months...