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  • Petraeus, Crocker Finish Marathon of Testimony

    04/09/2008 4:37:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 55+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 9, 2008 – U.S. Rep. Howard L. Berman has a gavel, and he’s not afraid to use it. At the fourth appearance in front of a congressional audience by the United States’ top military commander and envoy to Iraq, Berman, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, cut to the chase. Already, Army Gen. David H. Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan C. Crocker had both seen more than 12 hours of combined testimony before the start of their final appearance on Capitol Hill this afternoon. Berman asked for only a summary of their previous testimony so the committee members...
  • Book on Mary turns runaway youngster immersed in drugs and crime into a priest

    04/01/2008 4:23:02 PM PDT · by NYer · 999 replies · 297+ views
    Visions of Jesus ^ | February 2004
    February 16, 2004 - Reported in Spirit online newspaper. "In 1992 my life changed dramatically," says Father Donald Calloway. "I had a profound conversion experience after reaching rock bottom."Rock bottom indeed! Now a 31-year-old priest who serves as assistant rector at the National Shrine of the Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, Father Calloway had been a runaway youngster who was immersed in everything from drug abuse to theft."I had gone through all a boy could do up to the age of twenty," he says. "My mother had been married three times and we had no religion. The family...
  • Coming Out of Sodom (Reversion Experience of Once-Active Homosexual)

    04/06/2008 2:09:23 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 42 replies · 371+ views
    Celebrate Life ^ | March-April 2008 | Eric Hess
    As best as I can determine, my same-sex attraction began in reaction to my father, who was a violent alcoholic. He often drank, came home to throw things around the house and abuse my mother in addition to threatening me and my brother. I thought he hated us. Consequently, I didn’t want to be anything like him. In my sorrow, I started looking for the love of my father in thearms of other men. At age 17, a predator took advantage of me under the teacher/pupil dynamic and I became completely mixed up about human sexuality. Over the years, one...
  • TxDOT makes $1 billion error

    03/12/2008 2:15:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies · 852+ views
    The Cherokeean Herald ^ | March 12, 2008 | Leland Acker
    In the midst of inflation, funding difficulties and halted expansion projects, a budget error on the part of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) may have exacerbated their challenges. "TxDOT does some mysterious accounting," said Rep. Chuck Hopson (D-Jacksonville). "They had close to $1 billion counted in their budget twice." "That was a serious error on our part and we have made changes to try to prevent that type of error from occurring again," said TxDOT Spokesman Chris Lippincott, adding that the amount added twice in their financial statement was unrelated to the $1.2 billion in federal rescissions, which are...
  • House sues Bolten, Miers for testimony

    03/10/2008 5:25:39 PM PDT · by jdm · 12 replies · 510+ views
    Hot Air ^ | March 10, 2008 | by Ed Morrissey
    The House Judiciary Committee has filed a lawsuit to compel Josh Bolten and Harriet Miers to testify in the US Attorney firings scandal, now mostly forgotten. The lawsuit sets the stage for a resolution to the executive privilege claim by the Bush administration. It may also provide more closure on executive privilege than either branch of government will want: The House Judiciary Committee filed a lawsuit on Monday seeking to force the White House chief of staff and the former White House counsel to cooperate with the committee’s investigation into the firing of a group of federal prosecutors.The lawsuit, filed...
  • TxDOT accused of breaking federal law

    03/06/2008 1:18:28 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies · 342+ views
    The Navasota Examiner & Grimes County Review ^ | March 6, 2008 | Rosemary Smith
    Texas spirit was alive and well at the Navasota DEIS public hearing on Feb. 28. Opposition groups, such as the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, came from as far as Washington, D.C. to give recorded testimony, and get a first hand look at TxDOT process procedures. Assistant Director of Communications, Leigh Strope, who attended the meeting on behalf of the 34,000 Texas Teamsters Union members, says, “Teamsters want to stop the dangerous trend of selling our roads and bridges to foreign investors so they can slap tolls on the driving public. We are also concerned because the Trans-Texas Corridor would form...
  • Hundreds in Nacogdoches speak out against TTC-69

    02/15/2008 4:53:51 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies · 975+ views
    Lufkin Daily News ^ | February 15, 2008 | Matthew Stoff (The Daily Sentinel)
    NACOGDOCHES — The rows of extra chairs brought into the The Fredonia's biggest meeting room Thursday night were not enough to accommodate more than 750 people who attended an open house and public hearing on the proposed TTC-69 highway. Texas Department of Transportation officials heard hours of public testimony that continued late into the night overwhelmingly opposed to the construction of new roadways through East Texas. Applause throughout the hours-long meeting never swelled as loudly as it did when the first speaker of the night, state Rep. Wayne Christian, told TxDOT representatives emphatically that "our answer is 'no' on the...
  • Isn't it Enough? (Paul Washer's Secret)

    01/19/2008 10:10:59 AM PST · by streetpreacher · 3 replies · 93+ views
    YouTube ^ | December 23, 2007 | LaneCh
    From the author's description: About This Video The audio for this was made by Abraham Juliot. ... (more) Added: December 23, 2007 The audio for this was made by Abraham Juliot. He has other compilations which can be found at the following: Mp3's are here: Abe's personal site: I found this audio from a link at Slice of Laodicea last night and decided to put this video together. Many of the Paul Washer videos I put up have been uploaded by the webmaster of, Matt Haney . You should visit his site. There are some great messages...
  • Critics knew Petraeus was on point

    09/18/2007 5:42:50 AM PDT · by LibertyGent · 19 replies · 332+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | September 18, 2007 | Alan Nathan
    Reminiscent of the days when soldiers and sailors were spat upon by large segments of anti-war activists in the '60s and early '70s, congressional expectorating was launched in the direction of one Gen. David Petraeus before, during and after his testimony in both the House and Senate.
  • Report to Congress on the Situation in Iraq (What the LSM Won't Give You)

    09/11/2007 2:37:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 323+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Army Gen. David H. Petraeus
    U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. military commander in Iraq, and U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan C. Crocker are briefing Congress this week on their assessment of the security situation in Iraq. Report to Congress on the Situation in Iraq | Slides "The military objectives of the surge are, in large measure, being met. In recent months, in the face of tough enemies and the brutal summer heat of Iraq, Coalition and Iraqi Security Forces have achieved progress in the security arena." Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, Sept. 10, 2007
  • Testimony ends in Padilla terror trial (Jose Padilla, two others charged with supporting terrorism)

    08/07/2007 11:07:49 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 418+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/7/07 | Curt Anderson - ap
    MIAMI - The defense rested its case Tuesday in the trial of Jose Padilla and two other men charged with supporting terrorism, with Padilla's lawyers calling no witnesses or putting on any evidence. After the defense rested, prosecutors called only one additional witness and then ended their case, earlier than had been anticipated. The actions, coming on day 53 of the trial, clear the way for closing arguments, likely next week. Jurors could begin deliberations next week as well. Padilla, 36, is accused along with Adham Amin Hassoun and Kifah Wael Jayyousi, both 45, of participating in a support network...

    07/23/2007 12:32:29 AM PDT · by Cincinna · 5 replies · 469+ views
    The New York Times Book Review ^ | July 22, 2007 | NICOLAS SARKOZY
    Few political families are as affected by their history as Gaullism. Because of the experience of war and the solidarity born of the Resistance, this is understandable. In fact, however, recent generations of Gaullist leaders did not live through these events, and yet nothing has really changed. Nostalgia for the past, the love of epic stories, and the presence in the party of mythical and charismatic speakers are all part of the Gaullist legacy. I remain, sometimes despite myself, deeply affected by this history. I have my favorite memories and it's hard to stop me from bringing them up. One...
  • Why I Belong, and Why I Believe

    06/24/2007 2:44:19 PM PDT · by Choose Ye This Day · 71 replies · 769+ views ^ | Clayton Christensen
    Why I Belong, and Why I Believe Clayton M. Christensen Professor, Harvard Business School As I have progressed through my life, my commitment to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has deepened for two reasons. The first is my reason for belonging to the church as an organized institution: because of the way the church is organized, it puts opportunities to help others in my path every day. It facilitates my efforts – and in some instances almost compels me – to practice Christianity, not just believe in it. The second is my reason for believing that the...
  • N. Korean defectors testify before British opposition party leader

    06/19/2007 7:40:34 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies · 785+ views
    Yonhap news ^ | 06/20/07 | Sohn Suk-joo
    N. Korean defectors testify before British opposition party leader By Sohn Suk-joo SEOUL, June 20 (Yonhap) -- Two North Korean defectors Tuesday testified before the British parliament about the life in North Korean gulags, Christian group officials said Wednesday. Having spoken at a meeting of the All-Party British-North Korea Parliamentary Group in the Moses Room of the Houses of Parliament in London, Ahn Myeong-Cheol and Shin Dong-Hyok, both now settled in South Korea, also met with David Cameron, leader of Britain's opposition Conservative Party, they said. The meeting came after Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), the organizer of the event, issued...

    06/01/2007 6:20:58 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 2 replies · 654+ views
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 6/1/07 | Alaphiah
    You won’t see it on CNN or MSNBC and you probably won’t see it in any major newspaper but she lied and we have it on record.
  • My Testimony

    03/31/2007 11:21:50 AM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 6 replies · 262+ views ^ | 31 March 2007 | Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (Vanity)
    I grew up attending church at the Lee's Summit First Church of the Nazarene. When I was around 6 or 7 years of age, I went forward during an altar call at a revival service being held, and prayed a prayer, and then got baptised a couple of weeks later. Despite my profession of faith, my life as I grew older did not demonstrate any sort of true repentence unto salvation. All through middle school and high school, I did pretty much the same thing all the other kids did: I lied, I gossiped, I made fun of other kids,...
  • John Edwards Conversion Story:'My Faith Came Roaring Back'

    03/25/2007 9:01:13 PM PDT · by qwertyz · 20 replies · 690+ views
    Beliefnet ^ | David Kuo
    In 2004, John Kerry said that he wouldn't let his faith affect his decision making. Does it affect yours? Yes, it does. I do believe in the separation of church and state. But I don't think separation of church and state means you have to be free from your faith. My faith informs everything I think and do. It's part of my value system. And to suggest that I can somehow separate and divorce that from the rest of me is not possible. I would not, under any circumstances, try to impose my personal faith and belief on the rest...
  • Dems seek testimony from fired attorneys

    02/28/2007 5:47:43 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 1,089+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/28/07 | Laurie Kellman - ap
    WASHINGTON - Democrats are moving to compel some of the eight U.S. attorneys who have been ousted to tell their stories publicly, under oath, after a federal prosecutor claimed he was fired for political reasons. A House subcommittee is slated to vote Thursday on subpoenas for four of the eight dismissed U.S. attorneys. The Senate Judiciary Committee, meanwhile, will send letters to those fired before voting next week on compelling their testimony, according to officials with both panels. The prosecutors have privately told both committees that they would not testify voluntarily but would honor a congressional subpoena, according to Sen....
  • The Cost of Defeat in Iraq and the Cost of Victory in Iraq [Newt Gingrich]

    02/28/2007 6:53:02 AM PST · by B Knotts · 25 replies · 684+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | 2/28/07 | Newt Gingrich
    Chairman Biden, Ranking Member Lugar, and members of the committee: Thank you for allowing me to testify. This is an extraordinarily important series of hearings on a topic of enormous national importance. The United States finds itself in a global struggle with the forces of Islamic fascism and their dictatorial allies. From a fanatic American near Chicago who attempted to buy hand grenades to launch a personal Jihad in a Christmas mall, to 18 Canadians arrested for terrorist plots, to the Scotland Yard disruption of a plot in Britain to destroy ten civilian airliners in one day that if successful...
  • Attorney pleads guilty to leaking BALCO testimony (2 SF Chronicle reporters to escape jail time)

    02/14/2007 4:30:07 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 367+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/14/07 | Paul Elias and David Kravets - ap
    Two San Francisco Chronicle reporters will avoid jail time after a criminal defense lawyer pleaded guilty Wednesday to leaking them secret grand jury documents from the BALCO steroids investigation. Troy Ellerman admitted allowing reporters Lance Williams and Mark Fainaru-Wada to view transcripts of the grand jury testimony of baseball stars Barry Bonds, Jason Giambi, Gary Sheffield and sprinter Tim Montgomery, according to court documents. The Chronicle published stories in 2004 that reported Giambi and Montgomery admitted taking steroids while Bonds and Sheffield testified that they didn't knowingly take performance enhancing drugs. A federal judge ordered the reporters jailed after they...
  • Testimony in the CIA leak trial (Summary of testimony to date)

    02/13/2007 1:52:58 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 958+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/13/07 | The Associated Press
    A summary of testimony from witnesses in the obstruction and perjury trial of former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby: PROSECUTION: MARC GROSSMAN: A former undersecretary of state, Grossman said he told Libby on June 11 or 12, 2003, that Valerie Plame, the wife of a prominent war critic, worked at the CIA. Under cross-examination, Grossman acknowledged some inconsistencies in his statements, such as whether the conversations were face-to-face or over the phone. ROBERT GRENIER: The former No. 3 official at the CIA testified that he told Libby about Plame on June 11, 2003. He originally told investigators he...
  • Russert contradicts Libby's testimony

    02/07/2007 2:32:08 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 57 replies · 2,200+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/7/07 | Matt Apuzzo - ap
    WASHINGTON - NBC newsman Tim Russert testified Wednesday he never discussed a CIA operative with vice presidential aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, contradicting Libby's version to a grand jury in the CIA leak investigation. The testimony came as prosecutors prepared to rest their perjury case against Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff. Russert, the host of "Meet the Press," testified about a July 2003 phone call in which Libby complained about a colleague's coverage. Libby has said that, at the end of the call, Russert brought up war critic Joseph Wilson and mentioned that Wilson's wife worked for...
  • Testimony links firm to William Jefferson D-La probe

    10/08/2006 5:03:43 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies · 808+ views
    NOLA ^ | 10/08/06 | Bruce Alpert and Bill Walsh
    Testimony links firm to Jefferson probe In papers filed with the FBI, Suleiman YahYah, a Nigerian businessman listed as a target in the ongoing probe of Rep. William Jefferson, D-New Orleans, said that one of the 2004 meetings he attended with Jefferson and iGate Inc. CEO Vernon Jackson, occurred in the Washington offices of Worldspace Inc., an international satellite radio provider. YahYah's statement is the first to provide any kind of link between iGate and Worldspace, whose CEO, Noah Samara, said in a June filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that he turned over documents and gave testimony to...
  • Congress to Begin Exploration Of BP's Alaska Oil Problems

    09/07/2006 10:25:50 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies · 410+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 7, 2006 | Chip Cummins
    Already under siege by American environmental regulators and financial-market investigators, BP PLC faces a new inquisitor today: Congress. In the first of as many as two Capitol Hill appearances in coming days, U.S. operations chief Bob Malone and other BP officials face a public grilling from politicians just ahead of U.S. midterm elections. The House Energy and Commerce Committee will hear testimony from experts and BP officials on corrosion problems at BP's Alaska oil field. The London company partially shuttered the field last month after discovering corroded pipes. The hearing comes amid a series of embarrassing regulatory, criminal and civil...
  • CA: Live testimony at issue for Aryan Brotherhood sentencing phase (attorneys try novel approach)

    08/14/2006 9:35:20 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 1,155+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 8/14/06 | Gillian Flaccus - ap
    LOS ANGELES Attorneys who failed to get kingpins of the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang acquitted on charges of murder, conspiracy and racketeering are trying a novel approach to save their clients from possible death sentences. The defense for Barry "The Baron" Mills and Tyler "The Hulk" Bingham have filed motions with a federal judge arguing that the government must present live witnesses during their clients' sentencing phase or nothing at all. The argument is based on the 2004 U.S. Supreme Court decision Crawford v. Washington, in which the high court found that defendants have the right to confront witnesses whose...
  • CA: Indicted SJ mayor seeks to keep some grand jury testimony secret (Ron Gonzales and Norcal)

    08/10/2006 10:04:04 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 252+ views
    As much as 17 percent of the grand jury testimony that led to the criminal indictment of Mayor Ron Gonzales, his top aide and Norcal Waste Systems should remain under seal because it could prejudice potential jurors or be inadmissible at trial, lawyers for the defendants say. Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge James Emerson was set to hear the lawyers' request to keep portions of the testimony secret Thursday. While lawyers for Gonzales and his aide, Joe Guerra, submitted an identical list of transcript sections they want sealed that amounts to about seven full pages, Norcal's attorneys asked that...
  • Union Leaders on Trial for Racketeering and Extortion Plead Guilty [Where's Hillary in this?]

    08/02/2006 8:00:50 AM PDT · by summer · 8 replies · 629+ views
    The NY Times ^ | Aug 1, 2006 | David Staba
    BUFFALO, Aug. 1 — ....“This has been the most significant F.B.I. criminal investigation in western New York in the past 20 years,” said Laurie Bennett, special agent in charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s office here. “I say that because of the widespread violence and the significant and devastating economic loss to the community.” ...Witnesses in the first days of the trial described threats against themselves and their relatives, slashed tires, vandalism at construction sites ... ...On Thursday, Goran Stevanovich, who was a nonunion worker at an asbestos-removal project in the spring of 1997, described how Local 91 pickets...
  • Testimony, not Biography

    07/20/2006 11:06:33 AM PDT · by fgoodwin · 153+ views
    Tripod ^ | (undated) | Hans Zeiger
    Testimony, not Biography By Hans Zeiger I once went to a car race where most of the cars were marked with the names and logos of their sponsors and drivers. Only one car stood out. This one was a sprint car, and it carried a simple message on the side: “Jesus is Lord.” As I watched the racers zoom around the track, I reflected on the difference between that car and all the rest. The race is now but a flash of memory – the dust settled, the fans went home, perhaps the prize money was spent – but that...
  • Smuggling, drug-running, violence defines Mexican border: testimony

    07/06/2006 9:55:21 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 1,630+ views
    Daily Bulletin ^ | 7/6/06 | Sara A. Carter
    SAN DIEGO - Narcotics syndicates operating along the southern border are a threat to the security of the United States, and not enough is being done to close the nation's borders to would-be terrorists, government witnesses told U.S. congressional leaders Wednesday. The House Subcommittee on International Terrorism and Non-proliferation held the first of several field hearings on border security and terrorism at the Imperial Beach Border Patrol Station in San Diego. During testimony, law enforcement agents, researchers and federal officials said they lack the funding, manpower and technology to fully secure the nation's northern and southern borders. "Drug cartels, smuggling...
  • Lay Wraps Up Testimony at Enron Trial

    05/02/2006 9:51:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 346+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/2/06 | Michael Graczyk - ap
    HOUSTON - After exchanging some parting shots with his prosecutor, Kenneth Lay finished six days of testimony at his federal fraud and conspiracy trial Tuesday by professing love for Enron Corp., the company he founded, and the people who worked there. "I loved Enron very much," Lay said in a brief response to the final question from his lawyer, George Secrest. "And I loved Enron's employees very much. I spent half my professional life running Enron. I think we built a great company. We changed energy markets around the world. "I think the most painful thing in my life was...
  • Moussaoui Judge Warns Againt Prejudicial Testimony

    04/10/2006 4:05:21 PM PDT · by LucyJo · 14 replies · 277+ views
    Fox News ^ | April 10, 2006 | AP
    Moussaoui Judge Warns Againt Prejudicial Testimony Monday, April 10, 2006 ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The grandfather of the youngest victim of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, testifying at Zacarias Moussaoui's sentencing trial Monday, described watching on television as the plane carrying his son and granddaughter hit the World Trade Center. C. Lee Hanson said that his son, Peter, was calling from the phone. "As we were talking he said, very softly, 'Oh my God, oh my God, oh my God!' " The 73-year-old Hanson was describing the moment before he watched the plane become the second to hit the Twin Towers...
  • Invalid Rule Spares Former Prosecutors from Discipline

    01/21/2006 4:46:19 AM PST · by hdrabon · 20 replies · 1,487+ views
    The Raleigh News & Observer ^ | Jan 21, 2006 | Joseph Neff
    The disciplinary arm of the N.C. State Bar dropped charges of felonious misconduct against two former Union County prosecutors Friday because of a 1999 clerical error at the state Supreme Court. The State Bar had charged Kenneth Honeycutt and Scott Brewer with lying, cheating and withholding evidence in a 1996 death penalty case. The ruling Friday marks the second time that Honeycutt and Brewer won on procedural grounds before the bar's Disciplinary Hearing Commission, which sits as judge and jury in disciplinary cases. . . . Prosecutors around the state are concerned that the case is damaging their reputation and...
  • Blanco's confused, mendacious testimony serves Louisiana poorly

    12/14/2005 2:16:53 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 32 replies · 1,577+ views ^ | 12/14/05 | Jeffrey Sadow
    In the grand scheme of things, Gov. Kathleen Blanco’s confusion and mendacity in her testimony to the U.S. House’s committee investigating the Hurricane Katrina disaster will serve the state poorly in its quest for federal help to rebuild. In some parts of her testimony, Blanco seemed confused. Before she made a statement about how she “would not be here today if the levees had not failed,” she said, “What happened to us this year can only be described as a catastrophe of Biblical proportions.” But those kinds of calamities to which she refers were visited upon certain persons and peoples...
  • Blanco Hearing Testimony: 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at

    12/13/2005 9:03:45 PM PST · by dickmc · 17 replies · 535+ views
    Her testimony will be live on the Internet at according to Shreveport Times.
  • "Deeper Throat" CARTOON featuring Bob Woodward

    11/17/2005 6:00:18 AM PST · by IPWGOP · 16 replies · 2,037+ views ^ | 11/17/2005 | IPWGOP
    Bob Woodward 'fesses up to a grand juryabout Valerie Plame... (click here to see it reeeeeeeally large)
  • Frogmarched into Railroad City

    08/19/2005 10:51:37 AM PDT · by Rex_Ruthless · 3 replies · 474+ views
    TTP Intelligence Bulletin ^ | August 16, 2005 | Jack Wheeler
    Jack Abramoff was frogmarched into Railroad City, nationally humiliated in front of his daughter, and has been the target of a left-wing media vendetta, for one and one reason only: to use him to try and get Tom DeLay. The Democrats and the their media buddies could care less about Abramoff. That he was close to DeLay is all that matters. So they harped on and ramped up scandals about him – over a dozen front page stories in the WaPo alone – until they had the fascist egos of prosecutors sufficiently lathered up. [. . .] There is not...
  • "Tell a lie... Winter Soldier" CARTOON GRAPHIC featuring Joseph Goebbels and John Kerry circa 1971

    08/10/2005 10:49:06 AM PDT · by IPWGOP · 19 replies · 2,032+ views ^ | 8/10/2005 | IPWGOP
     (click here to see it reeeeeeeally large)  here is a link to the news article thread, posted by FReeper Interesting Times:  
  • A Rove Perjury Rap? The speculation grows intense — without any evidence (CIA LEAK)

    07/25/2005 8:14:18 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 72 replies · 2,582+ views
    Recent news reports and commentary have suggested that top White House adviser Karl Rove might be under investigation for perjury in the Plamegate affair. But sources familiar with the probe say the most frequently cited evidence for such speculation — an apparent inconsistency between Rove's and Time magazine reporter Matthew Cooper's accounts of a July 11, 2003, telephone conversation — falls far short of being the basis for any prosecution, much less a perjury charge. Two days ago, in a front-page story headlined "Testimony By Rove And Libby Examined; Leak Prosecutor Seeks Discrepancies," the Washington Post reported that Plamegate special...
  • Matthew Cooper’s first-hand account more bad news for Rove-haters-(CIA LEAK "quickly crumbling")

    07/20/2005 5:27:01 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 33 replies · 1,750+ views
    “Top Cheney Aide Among Sources in C.I.A. Story” is the headline the Associated Press chose for its article on now-famous journalist Matthew Cooper’s first-hand account of his testimony before the grand jury investing the leak of Valerie Plame’s identity. But the real story is that Karl Rove has been further vindicated. Though the ultimate arbiter of any legal issues will be special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald and the aforementioned grand jury, the political case against Bush’s right-hand man is quickly crumbling. Cooper’s story—on Time’s new cover—confirms that Rove was not “shopping” for an outlet to “out” Plame, but that he was...
  • AIM Says "Support Judith Miller" Petition Campaign Makes a Mockery of Professional Journalism

    07/14/2005 6:01:25 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 10 replies · 474+ views
    A.I.M.ORG ^ | JULY 14, 2005 | PRESS RELEASE
    WASHINGTON -- Accuracy in Media (AIM) editor Cliff Kincaid said today that journalists who sign an on-line petition in support of jailed New York Times reporter Judith Miller have compromised their objectivity on this story and should be disqualified from writing about the case. "The campaign in support of Miller represents a blatant conflict of interest by members of the press," said Kincaid. "The signers of the petition are not only taking a stand that undermines their status as news professionals but they are endorsing defiance of the law in the name of the First Amendment." The hundreds of signers...
  • Twice Adopted - (Michael Reagan; the unvarnished and courageous truth about his life!)

    07/04/2005 9:49:05 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 7 replies · 842+ views
    TOWNHALL.COM ^ | JULY 4, 2005 | Johannes L. Jacobse
    Conservative radio talk show host Michael Reagan is a man with a mission. In his new book Twice Adopted, Reagan recounts his path through a painful and confused childhood to becoming a man of faith – a history he thinks can speak to many. Reagan was adopted into a life of privilege shortly after his birth. This good fortune imposed a high cost on the young Reagan, however, including years spent at boarding schools, the divorce of his parents (“where two adults take everything that matters to a child, smash it up, leave it in ruins on the floor, then...
  • Free Republic's Comments on the FEC's Draft Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Internet Communications

    06/09/2005 1:35:23 PM PDT · by kristinn · 129 replies · 2,821+ views
    Federal Election Commission ^ | Friday, June 3, 2005 | Kristinn
    James Robinson, President Free Republic, LLC PO Box 9771 Fresno, CA 93794 June 3, 2005 Mr. Brad C. Deutsch Assistant General Counsel Federal Election Commission 999 E Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20463 Re:      Draft Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Internet Communications Dear Mr. Deutsch: Please accept these comments on the proposed rules for FEC regulations of Internet Communications (11 CFR Parts 100, 110 and 114) pursuant to Notice 2005-10. Please note that we are requesting to give public testimony at the hearing scheduled June 28-29, 2005. is an internet based electronic bulletin board owned by Free Republic, LLC, in Fresno, California....
  • Los Alamos Whistleblower Beaten - (horrendous)

    06/06/2005 6:52:41 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 213 replies · 9,828+ views
    NEWSMAX.COM ^ | JUNE 6, 2005 | CARL LIMBACHER & NewsMax Staff
    A Los Alamos whistleblower scheduled to testify before congress later this month is now in the hospital, according to news reports. Auditor Tommy Hook was brutally beaten by three or four anonymous assailants who allegedly ordered him to keep quiet. On Saturday night, Hook went to a Santa Fe bar ostensibly to meet a person claiming to be a fellow Los Alamos whistleblower that called that night. When the person did not show, Hook left the bar after consuming two drinks. Whistleblowing auditor Tommy Hook before and after the beating. (CBS News photos) In the parking lot, he was yanked...
  • Top 10 Reasons Adoptees Should Openly Share Their Pro-life/Adoption Testimonies

    06/04/2005 4:16:25 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 18 replies · 494+ views
    The Illinois Leader ^ | 6/1/05 | Jody Moreen
    Top 10 Reasons Adoptees Should Openly Share Their Pro-life/Adoption Testimonies1. Adoptees are a beautiful living example of Life after Crisis pregnancy, not death. 2. It is honoring to God, to Birth Parents and to Adoptive Parents to hear an adoptee’s gratitude for Life/Adoption. ( One of the 10 Commandments exhorts us to honor our fathers and mothers. ) 3. A Positive Adoption story shared is a gracious approach to advocating for Life and adoption. This is a winsome alternative to opposing abortion. Carrying protest signs with photos of dead babies can be a turn off that often antagonizes and may...
  • Jackson witness: Saw no improprieties - (bedroom door had multiple locks, alarms)

    05/09/2005 11:03:53 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 14 replies · 847+ views
    CNN.COM ^ | MAY 9, 2005 | Dree De Clamecy
    SANTA MARIA, California (CNN) -- A former security supervisor at Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch testified Monday she never saw the pop star exhibit any illegal or improper behavior toward young boys. The supervisor, Violet Silva, also admitted she could not get into Jackson's bedroom suite unless it had been unlocked from the inside. Under cross-examination by the prosecution in Jackson's trial on child molestation charges, Silva conceded there were "some occasions" when boys stayed alone with the entertainer in the main residence. She said security staff generally went into the house only when summoned. Silva said that based on her...
  • Senate may force oil-for-food testimony

    04/29/2005 9:09:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 687+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 4/29/05 | Desmond Butler - AP
    NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. Senate may force the testimony of a senior investigator who resigned from the independent committee probing the U.N. oil-for-food scandal because he considered an interim report too soft on Secretary-General Kofi Annan, a senator said Friday. The committee's chairman, former Federal Reserve chief Paul Volcker, has been calling senators and congressmen, urging them not subpoena the investigator, Robert Parton. In the calls, Volcker has emphasized the confidentiality agreement in Parton's contract and the U.N.-appointed committee's diplomatic immunity, said Mike Holtzman, a spokesman for the Volcker committee. But Sen. Norm Coleman, R-Minn., who chairs the...
  • Jackson's Ex-Wife Says She Willingly Defended Him

    04/28/2005 2:47:04 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 35 replies · 1,004+ views
    REUTERS.COM ^ | APRIL 27, 2005 | Staff Writer
    SANTA MARIA, Calif. (Reuters) - Michael Jackson's former wife wiped away tears on Wednesday as she testified that the pop icon called her for help after the broadcast of a damaging British documentary in 2003 and that she agreed in the hope of seeing their family reunited. But Debbie Rowe said that contrary to prosecution assertions she was not bullied into giving an interview about her famous ex-husband and refused to follow a script. Rowe, the mother of two of Jackson's three children, smiled at the singer as she took the witness stand and identified herself as "Deborah Rowe-Jackson." Prosecutors...
  • Domestic Violence Expert Barred from Jackson Trial-(ex-guard: "Jacko ordered child held on ranch")

    04/22/2005 2:04:38 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 3 replies · 575+ views
    REUTERS.COM ^ | APRIL 22, 2005 | Dan Whitcomb & Alex Sage
    SANTA MARIA, Calif. (Reuters) - The judge in the Michael Jackson molestation trial on Thursday barred prosecutors from calling an expert on domestic violence they hoped would explain the apparently erratic behavior of the accuser's mother for jurors. Judge Rodney Melville also said he would allow evidence showing that Jackson's then-13-year-old accuser and younger brother had masturbated while looking at the pop star's pornography, potentially bolstering defense claims that the boys had run wild at Neverland. Both rulings were setbacks for the prosecution, which is in the final stages of presenting its case to the jury of eight women and...
  • Brian "Head" Welch (watch testimony video here)

    03/03/2005 4:38:56 AM PST · by ElisabethInCincy · 5 replies · 678+ views
    vbf ^ | 03/03/05 | vbf
    "I thought I had everything... everything that you thought was life... Through the years... I found that it's nothing actually "Happiness comes from one place and that's the Lord "I'm the real deal... people say 'Oh, you're just a baby Christian,' and stuff. I'm telling you just watch, watch in two years, five years, ten years... I'm on fire for the Lord. I'm not gonna lose it
  • A Testimony of Christ

    03/02/2005 11:16:48 AM PST · by TChris · 1 replies · 149+ views
    Ensign ^ | March 2005 | James E. Faust
    Each of us has to receive our own witness concerning Jesus as the Christ. We cannot get it secondhand from someone else. I believe that a testimony of our Redeemer comes from a divine source, as a spiritual gift. As John the Baptist stated, "A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven." 1 Such a heaven-sent witness gives us a sacred inner peace and strength, even though we live in a world of turmoil and temptation. It gives us the power to become disciples of the Christ. As one who has sought such a witness, I...