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  • Mary Matalin to Advise Fred Thompson

    06/05/2007 7:24:02 AM PDT · by jdm · 145 replies · 2,650+ views
    NewsMax ^ | June 05, 2007 | Staff
    Mary Matalin, former counselor to Vice President Dick Cheney, is joining likely presidential candidate Fred Thompson’s team and will serve as an unpaid adviser. Matalin, who served as treasurer for Sen. George Allen’s unsuccessful re-election campaign last year, is a friend of Thompson and his wife Jeri, reports. Also joining the Thompson team is Lawrence Lindsey, President George Bush’s first economic adviser and a proponent of his tax cuts. He will serve as chief architect of Thompson’s economic policy. Meanwhile, President Bush’s nephew George P. Bush – son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush – has contributed to Thompson’s...
  • Former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson dies at 73

    11/01/2015 2:58:13 PM PST · by TheBigB · 209 replies
    The Tennessean (Gannett) | Nov. 1, 2015 | Dave Boucher and Joey Garrison
  • ('Profound f****** socialist') Emma Thompson to evade paying tax until other evaders are jailed

    03/01/2015 6:55:19 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    3 News ^ | 2/26/15
    **SNIP** The British couple is hoping to launch a protest movement in the aftermath of a recent tax scandal in the UK, during which it was alleged staff at the Swiss arm of the bank HSBC helped clients avoid hefty bills in Britain. Thompson and Wise hope a mass tax boycott will convince bosses at Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC), the government department responsible for collecting the money, to penalise wealthy citizens and companies who avoid paying their fair share. Wise tells London's Evening Standard newspaper, "I want to stop paying tax, until everyone pays tax... I have actively...
  • Perversion is revolting to those who are not perverse

    05/14/2014 8:20:02 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 30 replies
    Renew America ^ | 5-15-14 | Sylvia Thompson
    I was irritatingly reminded, once again, of just how degenerate our nation has become. I read recently that a football player for the Miami Dolphins, Don Jones, was fined and castigated for voicing his revulsion at the sight of a fellow teammate, Michael Sam, in a lustful display of homosexual eroticism. Which, by the way, has nothing to do with "love." Michael Sam is the latest black pawn of the homosexual movement. As a black person, I can relate to a factor that I think has bearing, at least in part, on Mr. Jones' revulsion. Not only was this erotic...
  • FBI: New Castle man threatened to kill Boehner

    05/09/2014 7:31:31 PM PDT · by digger48 · 38 replies
    The Indy Channel ^ | May 9, 2014 | Jordan Fischer
    NEW CASTLE, Ind. - A New Castle man faces charges in federal court for allegedly threatening to kill a United States congressman over his vote on an unemployment extension. According to a criminal complaint filed by the U.S. Attorney's office on Friday, Brandon J. Thompson, 32, of New Castle, is accused of making several threats via e-mail and phone between the period of March 1 and May 6. On March 31, FBI agents allege that Thompson sent a message to the office of Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) stating: WELL YOU DRUNK JOHN BIN LADEN ITS TIME TO TAKE YOU OUT...
  • Dem Rep. Bennie Thompson Blasts Clarence Thomas as "Uncle Tom" on Islamic Radio Show

    04/30/2014 2:09:55 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 17 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/30/14 | Aurelius
    Calling his opinion legitimate and not racist because he is "black," Democrat Representative from Mississippi Bennie Thompson blasted Justice Clarence Thomas as an "Uncle Tom" during an appearance on a New Nation of Islam radio program. During a wide-ranging interview in which Thompson made numerous racially charged and ignorant comments, the Congressman also stated that people who do not support ObamaCare only do so because of their hatred for President Obama's race. Later, when talking about a recent Supreme Court decision in which the voters of Michigan were allowed to decide whether colleges could consider race when accepting students, the...
  • Top Democrat money man pleads guilty to campaign finance violations

    03/12/2014 9:17:09 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Human Events ^ | 3/11/2014 | John Hayward
    “This is probably why Harry Reid’s been going after the Kochs so much,” muses Instapundit’s Glenn Reynolds as he delivers news of top Democrat money man Jeffrey Thompson’s guilty plea for campaign finance violations. It sure does sound like a gigantic case of projection, which has always been a major component of Democrat psychology – they love to cast their own sins at their enemies. If you don’t spend any time in the left-wing fever swamps, you might be surprised at how large the demonic Koch Brothers loom in their mythology, and probably thought it was a bit odd for...
  • NC:Thompsons to be traded; Hundreds Destroyed by FBI

    01/07/2014 8:07:50 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 January, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    The Chief Deputy of Forsyth County, North Carolina, came up with a smart move to save the taxpayers money: Trade two vintage 1928 Thompson submachine guns with drum magazines for 88 Bushmaster AR-15 type rifles, even up, about a $60,000 dollar value.   The Sheriff's department was smart enough to register the guns in 1968, during the amnesty that was allowed for one month.  Most people did not even know that the amnesty period existed.  Thus, these two Thompsons are legal to be sold to private citizens, and are worth over $30,000 each.   It is far past time that another...
  • Why there will be war

    12/27/2013 7:54:53 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 48 replies
    Renew America ^ | 12-27-13 | Sylvia Thompson
    As the Left foams at the mouth over Phil Robertson, the Christian man who described Almighty God's take on homosexuality and other gross sins, their fear is becoming more and more apparent. They seem gradually to be realizing that they are a pernicious minority that only thrives because they are bolstered by Obama's morally corrupt federal government; intellectually lightweight media, devoid of principles; and interestingly, a general decency of American people influenced by the nation's Judeo-Christian roots. The masses, however, are becoming increasingly fed up with the Left's imposition of a twisted worldview that does not comport with anything resembling...
  • A prediction for activist homosexuals

    11/30/2013 8:33:59 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 45 replies
    Renew America ^ | 11-30-13 | Sylvia Thompson
    The most galling of the lies for me, a black person, is the equally ridiculous notion that homosexuality is comparable to being genetically black. Activists envision that their push to force their behavior upon society is no different from the civil rights movement for American blacks. I cannot begin to describe the disgust that this position engenders in me, and many other blacks, because being black is not a behavior. Blacks who oppose this lie know that it is simply one of the Left's many political agendas aimed at the destruction of civil society. So, this is my prediction. As...
  • Sexual totalitarianism vs. Christianity in America

    10/21/2013 2:54:37 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 8 replies
    Renew America ^ | 10-21-13 | Sylvia Thompson
    A reader of one of my articles expressed the view that if we could only rid the world of the killing of the unborn (abortion), much of the surrounding evil would fall. He thinks that the devastating consequences of the homosexual agenda and other agendas like it would be eliminated, as a result of the cleansing effect the removal of abortion would have on the world. I agree fully with that reader's stance toward abortion, but the legal push to force an acceptance of sexual perversion upon an unreceptive nation is somewhat different from permitting killing of the unborn. Abortion...
  • This is why Obama gets away with what he does

    09/03/2013 8:41:19 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 38 replies
    Renew America ^ | 3Sept13 | Sylvia Thompson
    As a conservative black American who ignores the concept of "self-muzzling" (translated "political correctness"), I have been asked several times why it is that Barack Obama and Eric Holder can do the unlawful, unjust things that they are doing. People who ask me this are Caucasian Americans. I reply in all instances that these men are lawless because white people allow them to be lawless. There are not enough conservative blacks who oppose the Obama regime to make much of a difference. In fact, there are not enough blacks in America (if we all opposed them) to stop these men....
  • Cheers to the rodeo clown in Missouri

    08/17/2013 8:07:42 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 30 replies
    Renew America ^ | 8-17-13 | Sylvia Thomas
    The hubbub generated by unhinged leftists, especially black unhinged leftists, over the Missouri rodeo clown's act with the Obama mask is breathtakingly idiotic. I only wish that I were able to contact that gentleman to applaud him for giving his audience something about which to cheer. From my childhood memory of circus clowns, that is what clowns do. Nothing was more disgusting about this fiasco than the fact (if I heard correctly) that the clown was booted out of his job, and Missourians did not rise up to demand that he not be let go. This fact, coupled with the...
  • Russia rejects the homosexual agenda

    08/10/2013 2:19:45 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 75 replies
    Renew America ^ | 8-9-13 | Sylvia Thompson
    Finally, a prominent nation is taking on the homosexual agenda and rejecting it outright. A number of African nations have done the same, but third-world countries are not newsworthy to mainstream media. Although recently, the President of Senegal (West Africa), Mackey Sall, was reported as rebuffing Barack Obama's haughty insistence that Senegalese embrace homosexuality. The irony is stunning that a Communist nation would understand that preserving the value of men and women marrying and producing children makes for demographic survival, while many American Christian leaders cower in the shadows, in fear of activist homosexuals and their leftist supporters. For any...
  • The inherent racism of liberalism

    06/22/2013 2:31:01 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 20 replies
    Renew America ^ | 6-21-13 | Sylvia Thompson
    Congressman Elbert Guillory has eloquently told the America people why he is leaving the Democratic Party. As many now know, Elbert Guillory is a black politician from Louisiana, and I give kudos, cheers, and hurrahs to him. I am always heartened by a black person awakening to the reality that the Democratic Party stands for liberalism, and liberalism at its core, is racist. Progressivism, liberalism, socialism, communism have one thing in common, as I interpret them. They all require that some designated human or group of humans maintains power over other humans. To maintain power (and often wealth), the drivers...
  • Diplomat Airs Benghazi Attack Details

    05/09/2013 9:02:26 AM PDT · by topher · 19 replies ^ | 5-9-2013 | By SIOBHAN HUGHES And ADAM ENTOUS
    WWASHINGTON—A high-ranking American diplomat delivered an emotional reconstruction Wednesday of the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, providing the first detailed public account from an American official who was on the ground in Libya. The testimony from Gregory Hicks, the No. 2 U.S. official in Libya at the time, before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee also drew new attention to key questions about the attacks, and how the administration handled the aftermath.
  • Whistle-blower: Special forces could have saved Americans in Benghazi

    05/06/2013 6:41:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/6/2013 | Julian Pecquet
    U.S. special operations forces in Libya could have saved Americans killed in the attack last Sept. 11 on the consulate in Benghazi but were told to stand down, a State Department whistle-blower has told congressional investigators. The testimony by Gregory Hicks, who will appear before a House panel on Wednesday, contradicts previous testimony by administration officials who have said all U.S. forces in Libya were deployed the night of the attack. Hicks was in Tripoli during the attack and became the top U.S. diplomat in Libya when Ambassador Christopher Stevens was killed. He said the special operations team was ready...
  • Benghazi Witness: 'You Should Have Seen What (Clinton) Tried to Do to Us That Night'

    05/06/2013 7:10:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 85 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/6/13 | Elizabeth Sheld
    Mark I. Thompson will make the allegation that Hillary Clinton "tried to cut the department's own counter-terrorism bureau out of the chain of reporting and decision-making" as they responded to the Benghazi attacks. Thompson is a former Marine and the current deputy coordinator for operations in the agency's counter terrorism bureau. He will appear before the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday to testify about the Benghazi attacks. Fox News is also reporting that ANOTHER official from counteroffensive made the same allegation "about Clinton and Under Secretary for Management Patrick Kennedy to trusted national security colleagues back in October." "You should...
  • Clinton sought end-run around counter-terrorism bureau on night of Benghazi attack, witness will say

    05/05/2013 6:04:51 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 58 replies ^ | 5-5-2013 | James Rosen, Chad Pergram
    On the night of Sept. 11, as the Obama administration scrambled to respond to the Benghazi terror attacks, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and a key aide effectively tried to cut the department's own counterterrorism bureau out of the chain of reporting and decision-making, according to a "whistle-blower" witness from that bureau who will soon testify to the charge before Congress, Fox News has learned. That witness is Mark I. Thompson, a former Marine and now the deputy coordinator for operations in the agency’s counterterrorism bureau. Sources tell Fox News Thompson will level the allegation against Clinton during testimony on...
  • Peter King promises House version of Manchin-Toomey by Tuesday

    04/12/2013 10:44:17 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 106 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4-12-2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Most people assumed that anything truly problematic in new gun-control legislation that comes out of the Senate would have little chance of getting through the House. Looks like we’ll get a chance to test that hypothesis sooner rather than later. Rep. Peter King (R-NY) told Politico today that he and Mike Thompson (D-CA) will introduce the House version of Manchin-Toomey by Tuesday at the latest: "Reps. Peter King and Mike Thompson are planning to introduce a House version of the compromise on background checks for gun buyers on Monday or Tuesday, King told POLITICO exclusively on Friday. “I will be...
  • Dunkirk

    11/07/2012 6:20:56 AM PST · by Qbert · 7 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | November 7, 2012 | William A. Jacobson
    I’ll have more in the morning, but my quick thoughts. Of course it was a bad defeat tonight.  Let’s not kid ourselves. We had a chance to stop the decline, and we didn’t. We held the House pretty strongly, so that’s good, and a reflection that candidates and ideology matter.  We nominated candidates at the District level who could make the case; we didn’t make the case at the national level.  It also looks like we did well in state races. Wrong lessons will be drawn from the Senate races.  We nominated a moderate who lost in a Wisconsin which rejected...
  • Today's Political Mail 6 PIECES!

    10/25/2012 4:23:23 PM PDT · by barryobi · 2 replies
    10/25/2012 | barryobi
    In Wisconsin we have been getting deluged with mail and TV ads. Today takes the cake....6 pieces of mail on various candidates and referendum 1. Americans for tax reform...anti-Tammy Baldwin 2. Republican Party of republican, vote early 3. Republican Party of Wisconsin----Anti Baldwin--addressed to me 4. Republican Party of Wisconsin---Anti Baldwin addressed to wife 5. Democrat Party of Wi...Anti Romney 6. Pro Fire Dept referendum
  • Election 2012: Wisconsin Senate Wisconsin Senate: Thompson (R) 48%, Baldwin (D) 46%

    10/23/2012 8:44:39 AM PDT · by bigbob · 2 replies
    Rasmussen Research ^ | 10-22-12 | Rasmussen
    Former Governor Tommy Thompson and Democratic Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin are in a near tie in Wisconsin’s down-to-the-wire U.S. Senate race. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Wisconsin Voters, taken the night of the candidates’ second debate, shows Thompson with 48% support to Baldwin’s 46%. Three percent (3%) like some other candidate, and another three percent (3%) are undecided.
  • Tommy Thompson's son calls for sending Obama back 'to Kenya'

    10/14/2012 8:05:57 PM PDT · by Be Careful · 32 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 10/14/12 | Daniel Bice
    Like father, like son. Jason Thompson, the son of former Gov. Tommy Thompson, was caught on video Sunday suggesting at a Republican event that voters this fall could send President Barack Obama back "to Kenya." "We have the opportunity to send President Obama back to Chicago - or Kenya," Jason Thompson, an attorney at Michael Best and Friedrich, said during a fall brunch hosted by the Kenosha County Republican Party.
  • Wisconsin: U.S. Senate race poll shows Baldwin now ahead of Thompson

    09/20/2012 7:22:42 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 26 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 9-20-12 | Clay Barbour
    Millions in outside money and a flurry of television ads have helped U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin close a once-formidable gap with former Gov. Tommy Thompson in the Wisconsin race for the U.S. Senate. The Marquette poll is the third major poll this week to show Baldwin drawing even or passing Thompson. Earlier Wednesday, Quinnipiac University released its swing state poll, which showed Baldwin and Thompson running neck and neck among likely voters with 47 percent each. Public Policy Polling released a poll Tuesday showing the representative with a 3-point lead over Thompson, 48 percent to 45 percent.
  • Election 2012: Wisconsin Senate (Thompson (R) 54%, Baldwin (D) 43%)

    08/17/2012 7:59:11 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 21 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 08/17/2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    After a hard-fought primary win on Tuesday, Republican Tommy Thompson now holds a double-digit lead over Democratic Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin in Wisconsin’s U.S. Senate race. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Wisconsin Voters shows Thompson with 54% of the vote to Baldwin’s 43%. One percent (1%) prefer some other candidate, and three percent (3%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
  • Thompson wins four-way GOP battle for U.S. Senate seat in Wisconsin

    08/16/2012 5:43:41 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/16/12 | Bob Secter
    Former Gov. Tommy Thompson took a major step in his political comeback Tuesday, winning a four-way Republican primary for an open U.S. Senate seat and setting up a sure-to-be nationally showcased November battle with Democrat Tammy Baldwin. The Thompson-Baldwin contest will feature two candidates who are ideological opposites. On top of that, if the 50-year-old Baldwin prevails she would become the first openly gay member of the Senate.
  • Latest poll shows Thompson in a dead heat, three-man race. (WI)

    08/02/2012 10:53:14 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 8-2-12 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON — It wasn’t too long ago that Tommy Thompson’s rival campaigns confessed that Wisconsin’s GOP U.S. Senate nomination was “Tommy’s race to lose. Looks like Thompson is obliging, if the latest polls are any indication. Of course, Wisconsin’s former four-term governor and Health and Human Services secretary under President George W. Bush, has had some help from his attacking Senate race competitors who have hit him, and each other, on all sides since the gloves came off last month. The latest poll from liberal-leaning Public Policy Polling shows multimillionaire and political newcomer Eric Hovde leading the four-man field of...
  • WI: The gang’s all here, but which candidate is the most conservative?

    07/31/2012 6:41:48 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 7-30-12 | Ryan Ekvall
    MADISON – Together at last. All four of the lead GOP candidates for Wisconsin’s hotly contested U.S. Senate race appeared at a debate Monday, marking the first time these bitter rivals have shown up to the same debate since the campaign began. While the candidates threw verbal jabs and blasted negative advertisements and past voting records, their prescriptions for American policy could have come from the same doctor. Each candidate tried to appear more conservative than the next. Jeff Fitzgerald, who is in last place in the latest polls, pointed to his record as Assembly speaker during last year’s tumultuous...
  • With cash to spend, Hovde surges in Senate race (WI)

    07/12/2012 7:10:34 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 7-12-12 | Kirsten Adshead
    MADISON — Eric Hovde’s wealth appears to be paying dividends. Hovde, a Madison businessman, has surged into second place among the Republican candidates contending for Herb Kohl’s Wisconsin U.S. Senate seat, according to the latest Marquette Law School poll, released Wednesday. That follows a report from left-leaning Public Policy Polling on Tuesday that showed Hovde actually leading former Gov. Tommy Thompson 31 percent to 29 percent. Hovde’s assets make him the wealthiest of the candidates, and he has lent his campaign at least $1 million, according to financial statements reported last week by The Associated Press. Hovde began running campaign...
  • Wisconsin Senate Race Will Be Test of Political Mood

    07/11/2012 6:50:25 PM PDT · by randita · 32 replies
    Rothenberg Political Report ^ | 7/11/12 | Stuart Rothenberg
    Wisconsin Senate Race Will Be Test of Political Mood Stuart Rothenberg July 11, 2012 · 10:17 AM EDT Wisconsin has drawn plenty of attention recently, first because of the recall election of Gov. Scott Walker (R) and then because it is one of a handful of swing states in the 2012 presidential election. But it is the Senate race for retiring Democrat Herb Kohl’s seat that could end up being the state’s most significant contest, if it determines control of the Senate. The Democratic standard-bearer will be Rep. Tammy Baldwin, a graduate of Smith College and the University of Wisconsin...
  • WI: Hovde on the rise as GOP Senate race tightens in latest state polls

    07/11/2012 1:36:47 PM PDT · by Jean S · 12 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 7/11/12 | Craig Gilbert
    The GOP Senate race has tightened since last month with former governor Tommy Thompson and wealthy businessman Eric Hovde the top contenders in a four-man field, according to a poll released Wednesday by Marquette Law School. Thompson led Hovde 35% to 23% among likely Republican primary voters in the survey, followed by former congressman Mark Neumann at 10% and state Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald at 6%.A separate survey released Tuesday by Public Policy Polling found the Republican race even closer, with Hovde on top at 31%, Thompson at 29%, Neumann at 15% and Fitzgerald at 9%.Both surveys found Hovde on...
  • The Roberts Opinion (Fred Thompson's commentary)

    07/05/2012 1:42:07 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 35 replies
    Fred Thompson's America ^ | July 3, 2012 | Fred Thompson
    In 2005 I was asked by the Bush administration to assist Judge John Roberts during the Senate confirmation process for his nomination as chief justice of the United States. Over several pressure-packed days, and throughout the confirmation process, I felt I got to know him fairly well. I found him to be one of the most brilliant, thoughtful, and humorous people I’d ever met. Those qualities don’t always go together. It was clear he was going to be a major right-of-center voice on the Supreme Court for decades to come. So it is with a great deal of personal interest...
  • State reimbursed $14 million for high-speed rail plan (WI)

    06/25/2012 9:52:09 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    JS ONLINE ^ | 6-24-12 | Larry Sandler
    A year and a half after the abrupt end of Wisconsin's high-speed rail plan, the federal government has reimbursed the state for the money spent on the project. That $14.6 million payment could be the last official action in the aborted effort to link Milwaukee and Madison by passenger rail. But Minnesota officials are trying to keep high-speed rail hopes alive, while Wisconsin officials are wrestling with issues surrounding new trains and other upgrades for Amtrak's Milwaukee-to-Chicago Hiawatha line. Starting with former Republican Gov. Tommy G. Thompson in the late 1990s, state officials had pushed to extend the Hiawatha to...
  • See the Liar Romney Defend the Mandate BEFORE Obama was even Elected!

    04/12/2012 6:06:25 PM PDT · by publius321 · 140 replies
    "Whoa Nellie! Where did THIS come from? The Fox News network, with its deep bench of producers, associate producers and “investigative journalists” didn’t have access to these video clips? Of course they did. The truth is that this is about as scandalous as the Machiavellianism their sister company Sky News engaged in their phone tapping/hacking scandal that caused Rupert Murdoch’s son James to resign in humiliation. Fox news apparently sat on these clips as though they didn’t exist – just as they CONCEALED the fact they damned well knew – that Mitt Romney repeatedly lied to us and his challengers...
  • Newt Campaign Rally - Tennessee State Capital (w/ Fred Thompson intro)

    02/27/2012 7:35:13 PM PST · by red flanker · 44 replies · 4+ views
    ElectAd ^ | February 27, 2012 | ElectAd
    Newt Gingrich holds Campaign Rally at the Tennessee State Capital, Nashville, Tennessee where he was introduced by former Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson.
  • Money chase picks up in WI U.S. Senate race

    01/31/2012 7:26:28 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 1-31-12 | M.D. Kittle and Ryan Ekvall
    MADISON — The two titans of Wisconsin's highly watched GOP Senate race are each claiming victory in the campaign money chase. And each has a case to make, depending on how you crunch the numbers. Meanwhile, an also-ran is bowing out of the race, leaving three to contend for the GOP nomination to replace long-serving U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl, a Democrat, who is retiring. Former Gov. Tommy Thompson on Monday announced his campaign had raised north of $656,000 in the last three months of 2011. The candidate has about $540,000 in cash on hand, according to a campaign news release....
  • Thompson the governor touted collegial work with unions

    01/30/2012 9:26:20 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    JSOnline ^ | 1-30-12 | Daniel Bice
    Sometimes it's hard to figure out who the real Tommy Thompson is. There's the Thompson who chided state employee unions this month for complaining about Gov. Scott Walker's proposals to increase the amount workers pay for pensions and health care. "He says to the unions and the bosses, 'We're going to ask you to help.' Oh, isn't that tough? Awwww," Thompson said sarcastically at the Walker rally on Jan. 21. "We're going to say we would like you to pay 5% of your retirement. Now you tell me what's wrong with that. And you tell me, is that a crime?"...
  • Forum crowd chastises Mayor Thompson over unpaid taxes (Rat controlled city)

    12/09/2011 5:06:51 AM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 10 replies
    The Patriot-News/ ^ | December 9, 2011 | Eric Veronikis
    Harrisburg residents sounded off on Mayor Linda Thompson Thursday night for asking them to pay their real estate taxes and mortgages on time when she doesn’t do the same herself. About 150 people packed the Midtown Scholar Bookstore for the debt crisis forum organized by the community group Harrisburg Hope. “What’s the deal mayor? You’re defaulting on your loan when you say we shouldn’t default on our loans,” asked Michael L. Clouser, a resident of the city’s uptown section. “And you’re delinquent on your taxes. What’s going on?”
  • Study Says Gingrich Amnesty Bigger Than '86 Blanket Amnesty -- Gingrich Seems to Reject

    12/02/2011 11:49:17 AM PST · by hellbender · 15 replies · 2+ views ^ | Dec. 1, 2011 | Roy Beck
    Study Says Gingrich Amnesty Bigger Than '86 Blanket Amnesty -- Gingrich Seems to Reject 'Attrition Through Enforcement'
  • Fred Thompson: Who Dropped the Dime on Cain?

    11/03/2011 12:31:01 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 89 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 3, 2011 | Fred Thompson
    ......Days after I got into the presidential race in 2007, I was greeted with a website, “,” described in the media at the time as an “anti Fred Thompson smear site.” You couldn’t really tell who was behind it, but we learned of it from the Democratic National Committee, which made ample use of it. We assumed that they had created it. However, a reporter at the Washington Post (of all people) decided to find out who was behind the site. After a lot of effort, she traced it to an executive of TTS Strategies, a South Carolina consulting firm...
  • TommyThompson enter Wisc Senate race

    09/19/2011 1:26:15 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 31 replies
    (Reuters) - Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson said Monday he planned to join the increasingly crowded race for the Wisconsin senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Herb Kohl.
  • Wisconsin Republicans Rule in Recall Rebound

    08/23/2011 2:40:41 PM PDT · by neverdem · 30 replies
    Human Events ^ | 08/23/2011 | John Gizzi
    One week after the last of the nine recall elections in Wisconsin were held and Republicans clung to their majority in the state senate, there are strong signs Republican strength in the Badger State is on the rise. Not only has the long-planned Democratic attempt to recall Republican Gov. Scott Walker run out of steam, but the odds have risen dramatically on a Republican pickup of the seat of retiring Democratic U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl in 2012. After more than $40 million spent by both sides in the nationally watched recall contests long considered the “dress rehearsal” for a January...
  • Dissenters in GOP rethink Electoral College [Fred Thompson joins those trying to destroy it]

    06/03/2011 7:25:02 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 174 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 2, 2011 | Valerie Richardson
    Popular-vote pact picks up steam A once-sleepy movement that would upend the Electoral College, reverse two centuries of constitutional practice and elect presidents by direct popular vote has quietly picked up momentum in recent days, with Republican Party leaders scrambling to stanch a steady stream of defections by GOP state lawmakers to the plan. *snip* Under the idea introduced in 2006 by Stanford University consulting professor John Koza, states that join the NPV compact pledge to give all of their electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins the national popular vote - even if a majority of the state’s...
  • FBI Joy Ride Wrecks Ferrari, DOJ Refuses to Pay Damages

    05/28/2011 10:56:22 AM PDT · by Ken H · 72 replies · 1+ views ^ | 05/26/2011 | n/a
    US government refuses to pay damages for Ferrari F50 destroyed during an FBI joy ride. The US Department of Justice is deploying all of its legal muscle to avoid paying the price after an FBI agent destroyed an exotic car during a joy ride. After nearly two years of trying to recover the money owed by the government, Motors Insurance Company filed a lawsuit against the government seeking the full $750,000 value of the wrecked 1995 Ferrari F50. The vehicle originally had been stolen in 2003 from a Ferrari dealer in Pennsylvania. Motors paid the $630,000 insurance claim, giving the...
  • Feingold well-positioned for Senate bid, according to one new Wisconsin poll

    05/24/2011 3:37:39 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 19 replies
    The Milwaukee Sentinal Journal ^ | May 24, 2011 | Craig Gilbert
    Democrat Russ Feingold leads Republican Tommy Thompson in a hypothetical U.S. Senate matchup in a new Wisconsin survey by Public Policy Polling. You can find the firm’s analysis here, with matchups of other potential candidates on both sides. Feingold and Thompson are easily the best-known of all the political figures in the survey. Wisconsin will have an open Senate seat next year, due to Democrat Herb Kohl’s planned retirement. In the statewide poll of 1,636 voters taken May 19-22, Feingold leads former Gov. Thompson 52% to 42%. Feingold leads other Republicans (Mark Neumann, J.B. Van Hollen and Jeff Fitzgerald) by...
  • Democrat Congressman: Drug Cartel Violence in U.S. Has Decreased; Only 29 People Murdered in...

    04/01/2011 8:55:58 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    CNSNews ^ | April 1, 2011 | Penny Starr
    Complete title: Democrat Congressman: Drug Cartel Violence in U.S. Has Decreased; Only 29 People Murdered in San Diego in 2010 ( – Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), ranking member of the House Homeland Security Committee, said that while violence caused by Mexican drug cartels has increased in Mexico, it has decreased on the United States side of the border, “despite dire predictions.” “In recent years, violence in Mexico has reached an all-time high; however, despite dire predictions, statistics and concrete evidence show that the violence has not spilled over into the United States,” Thompson said at a House hearing on the...
  • Top Dem: Neo-Nazis ‘More Prevalent’ In U.S. Than Islamic Radicals

    02/11/2011 8:11:40 AM PST · by Slyscribe · 35 replies
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 2/10/2011 | Sean Higgins
    Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., ranking Democrat on the Homeland Security Committee, thinks the panel’s hearings into terrorism are a fine idea but that the focus ought to be broadened to include “neo-Nazis, environmental extremists, anti-tax groups and others” because they represent as significant a threat as Islamic radicals — maybe even a bigger one. Thompson formally made the request in a letter to Homeland Security Chairman Peter King, R-N.Y., on Feb. 1. In the letter he argues:
  • Madison Co. to evict man from camper

    12/22/2010 8:25:59 AM PST · by tentmaker · 16 replies
    WISH-TV8 ^ | 21-Dec-2010 | Brad Edwards
    MADISON COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) - 72-year-old Dick Thompson isn't sure if he wants to fight or give up. "I want to get the hell out of here right now — too much hate," Thompson says one minute. "I think it's a bunch of bull," he says another, vowing to stay. Thompson faces eviction from his 38 acres in Madison County. The county lawyer tells 24-Hour News 8 it's because Thompson is breaking too many rules, laws and ordinances; Thompson has no water, no sewer and no electricity in his recreational trailer that he calls home. "I'm a country boy," explains...
  • Smith & Wesson Under the Gun: Loses $37.3m in Q2

    12/10/2010 5:10:03 AM PST · by marktwain · 47 replies · 1+ views
    The Truth About Guns ^ | Robert Farago
    Bloomberg reports that Springfield, MA-based gunmaker Smith & Wesson lost $37.2 million in the second financial quarter. The company racked-up $96.3 million in total net sales in Q2, down $13.4 million or 12.2% from Q2 2010. Drilling down to the trigger-related bits, Smith’s Firearm Division clocked in with net sales of $83.6 million, down $9.8 million or 10.5%, from last year’s Q2 net sales of $93.4 million. As you’d expect, CEO Michael F. Golden downplayed the news . . . “As overall purchasing of firearms moderated during the quarter compared with the record levels a year ago, total sales came...