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  • Here’s Six Funerals The Obamas DID Attend

    02/17/2016 9:48:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 58 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/17/16 | Peter Hasson
      U.S. President Barack Obama pulls up his collar as he arrives in the rain with first lady Michelle Obama to attend the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Bourg The White House announced on Wednesday that neither President Barack Obama or first lady Michelle Obama will be attending the funeral of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. While Justice Scalia’s funeral apparently doesn’t warrant Obama’s presence, here are six funerals that did. Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI) Less than two months before the 2012 election, both Obamas took time out of their schedule to attend the...
  • Visconti Suspends Campaign, Endorses Foley for Governor

    11/02/2014 1:19:50 PM PST · by raybbr · 25 replies ^ | 11/2/2014 | Ari Mason and George Colli
    Two days before the polls open, unaffiliated candidate for governor Joe Visconti has suspended his campaign and endorsed Republican candidate Tom Foley in a ceremonious display of party unity. NBC Connecticut cameras were the only ones rolling when Visconti appeared alongside Foley in Brookfield on Sunday, surprising a crowded room of Foley campaign volunteers. "I called Tom yesterday. I took a look at the polls," Visconti explained. "I was very concerned that Tom is in the fight for his life. Connecticut is in the fight of its life." Visconti, a conservative who failed to secure the Republican nomination, previously said...
  • Rasmussen: Connecticut Governor: Foley (R) 50%, Malloy (D) 43%

    10/19/2014 9:38:22 AM PDT · by BlueStateRightist · 24 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | October 19, 2014 | Rasmussen Reports
    Republican challenger Tom Foley still leads Democratic incumbent Dan Malloy in their Connecticut gubernatorial rematch as voters continue to grumble about the job Malloy has done over the past four years. Foley now picks up 50% of the vote to Malloy’s 43% in a new statewide telephone survey of Likely Connecticut Voters. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate in the race, and four percent (4%) are undecided.
  • Coalition Urges Malloy, Foley To Consider Taxes, Tolls to Raise Transportation Money

    08/20/2014 12:08:04 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Hartford Courant ^ | August 19, 2014 | GREGORY B. HLADKY
    HARTFORD - A broad coalition of environmental, economic, regional and construction groups urged Connecticut's gubernatorial candidates Tuesday to conduct a debate focused on transportation issues, and to consider higher taxes and tolls to pay for the state's dire transportation needs. The activists put out a four-point program they said the state's next governor must consider, and expressed concern about the possibility that massive federal funding for highways and mass transit might dry up in the next few years. The coalition's key issues are: •Making certain that state revenue that is supposed to be devoted to transportation - such as gas...
  • Rand Paul tops 2014 campaigns’ wish list

    05/19/2014 2:59:16 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | May 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Titus
    Challengers see themselves in the Texas senator, even in races where their odds of an upset are considered steeper than Cruz’s surprise victory over a GOP establishment figure two years ago. He’s made endorsements in the Oklahoma and Nebraska Senate races, plus the Nebraska gubernatorial race, and sent almost $26,000 to federal candidates through his leadership PAC. “Ted Cruz would be extremely helpful as an endorser and a fundraiser,” said C. Edmund Wright, a consultant to longshot South Carolina Senate hopeful Lee Bright, in an email. “Rand Paul and Mike Lee would be great also.” But, he said, “the reason...
  • Connecticut Republican Campaigns Against Communist de Blasio

    11/12/2013 9:48:26 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 3 replies ^ | November 11, 2013 | Colin Campbell
    Tom Foley is campaigning to become the next governor of the Nutmeg State–by bashing New York’s mayor-elect, Bill de Blasio. Mr. Foley released a new campaign commercial this week targeting New Yorkers wary of Mr. de Blasio’s tax-the-rich agenda as the Republican seeks to unseat incumbent Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy next year. To make the argument, Mr. Foley’s ad displays a recent New York Post cover featuring Mr. de Blasio’s face next to communist imagery. (“Marxist” charges were, for a time, employed by Mr. de Blasio’s unsuccessful rival in the mayor’s race; Mr. de Blasio dismissed them as “silly.”) “Hey,...
  • MSNBC Kills the Wrong Congressman Foley

    10/18/2013 4:27:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 10/18 | Dan Amira
    Tom Foley, a former Democratic congressman from Washington who served as Speaker of the House from 1989 to 1995, died today at the age of 84. According to MSNBC, he looked exactly like Mark Foley, the former Florida congressman known for his inappropriate relationships with various male pages.
  • Romney picks up Shultz, Rice, Huckabee and Nancy Reagan Endorsements

    06/01/2012 8:08:28 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 222 replies
    JEFFHEAD.COM (Multiple News feeds) ^ | June 1, 2012 | Jeff Head
    Over the last few days, since Romney clinched the GOP nomination for President by going over the 1,144 committed delegates needed with his win in the Texas Primary on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, a number of new endorsements have come in for Romney's bid for the Presidency. These include George Shultz, former Secretary of State; Condoliza Rice, former Secretrary of State and National Security Advisor; Mike Huckabee, former Governor of Arkansas and presidential candidate; and Nancy Reagan, wife of President Ronald Reagan. Here's what each of them had to say on the date they endorsed Romney: NANCY REAGAN endorses Mitt...
  • Feds tight-lipped about IED found at Courthouse [Spokane, Washington]

    04/07/2010 1:41:28 PM PDT · by Cindy · 52 replies · 2,274+ views ^ | Updated: 11:53 am PDT April 7, 2010 | Rob Kauder
    SNIPPET: "Assistant US Attorney Tom Rice confirmed only that a device was found outside the Tom Foley Federal Courthouse on March 28th."
  • Malloy Wins: AP

    11/05/2010 3:02:50 PM PDT · by library user · 124 replies · 2+ views
    NBC ^ | 11/05/2010
    Dan Malloy has defeated Republican Tom Foley to become the first Democrat in two decades to be elected governor of Connecticut. The Associated Press on Friday reinstated its call of Malloy as the winner of the governor's race. The AP initially called Malloy the winner on Wednesday, after Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz said her preliminary count showed Malloy had won by 3,103 votes, but withdrew the call Wednesday night when its vote count, with all but a handful of precincts reporting, showed Foley with a narrow lead. Bridgeport elections officials handed the final numbers over to Bysiewicz on...
  • Conn. Secretary Of State: I Have No Answers On Gov Race

    11/04/2010 7:04:12 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 59 replies · 1+ views
    There was election drama in Connecticut on Thursday. Two days after residents cast their votes, they’re still waiting for word on who will be their next governor. Connecticut’s secretary of state said she can’t tell the media who the next governor is, even though she did just that unofficially on Wednesday. Susan Bysiewicz, a Democrat, unofficially declared Democrat Dan Malloy the likely governor-elect on the day after the election, but now, it seems, vote tally snags in Bridgeport is preventing her verifying her own prediction. She spoke with CBS 2’s Lou Young in Hartford on Thursday afternoon. “The numbers that...
  • Secretary Chertoff Announces New Members of the Homeland Security Advisory Council

    01/16/2006 7:19:49 AM PST · by Covenantor · 28 replies · 708+ views
    DHS Press Office 202-282-8010 ^ | January 10, 2006 | DHS Press Office
      Secretary Chertoff Announces New Members of the Homeland Security Advisory Council For Immediate Release Contact: DHS Press Office, 202-282-8010 January 10, 2006 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Michael Chertoff announced today the appointment of Elliott Broidy, Tom Foley and John Magaw to serve on his Homeland Security Advisory Council. The Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC), as established by the Homeland Security Act of 2002, is the Secretary’s primary council and is comprised of experts from state and local governments, first responder communities, academia and the private sector. Members of the Council provide advice and recommendations to Secretary...
  • Tribes' casino lobbyists well-connected

    05/23/2005 9:15:35 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 317+ views
    San Diego Union -Tribune ^ | 5/23/05 | Brooke Williams
    A Minnesota company with millions of dollars invested in a controversial plan to build a casino and hotel 25 miles east of San Diego has placed its bet on one well-connected man. It hired lobbyist Tom Foley, a former commissioner of the federal agency that oversees American Indian casinos, the same agency that must approve the company's partnership with the Jamul tribe. Foley waited three years before lobbying his former employer. Such restraint isn't always the case when government officials go to work for tribes. At least nine former officials of the National Indian Gaming Commission now lobby the federal...
  • Tom Foley & Newt Gingrich: Protecting the homeland

    12/08/2004 11:53:37 AM PST · by RWR8189 · 5 replies · 445+ views
    Washington Times ^ | December 8, 2004 | Tom Foley and Newt Gingrich
    Even though the House of Representatives has now passed an historic intelligence Reform bill, additional steps still need to be taken to make America more safe and secure in the future. Permanency is good news, but it's not enough. This committee will need stature and clout — real jurisdiction — to provide rigorous oversight over the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The September 11 commission's critique of congressional oversight was nothing short of brutal. Prior to September 11, some 88 committee and subcommittees with jurisdiction over homeland security and competing issues did not see combating international terrorism as a top...
  • Foley Sees Parallels in Daschle's Defeat

    11/18/2004 6:32:12 PM PST · by nypokerface · 27 replies · 1,246+ views
    AP ^ | 11/18/04 | MATTHEW DALY
    WASHINGTON - For Tom Foley, election night was a bitter replay of a moment he would rather forget. Ten years after the former Democratic House speaker was turned out of office in a humiliating defeat, Foley watched as Senate Democratic leader Tom Daschle was vanquished in a race with parallels to his own. In each case, voters more conservative than the veteran lawmaker representing them punished a leader they perceived as more in touch with the capital than his home state. If anyone understands Daschle's pain, it is Foley. His 1994 defeat made him the first sitting House speaker since...
  • As he ponders race against Murray, Nethercutt hard to define

    05/14/2003 12:15:08 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 9 replies · 325+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 5/14/03 | Katherine Pileger
    WASHINGTON — George Nethercutt is contemplating the seemingly impossible as he considers a run for the U.S. Senate against incumbent Patty Murray. But he has handled the seemingly impossible before. In 1994, the Republican from Spokane toppled House Speaker Tom Foley, the first time a sitting speaker was sent home since 1860. Now, with a possible run in 2004, Nethercutt is toying with the idea of piercing the Cascade Curtain, the barrier splitting Washington politically and geographically. No Senate candidate from Eastern Washington has done it in 70 years. No matter, Nethercutt says: "Voting is an emotional act. And the...