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  • One Of Hillary’s Top VP Picks Also Destroyed Emails, Used A Secret Account

    07/20/2016 2:58:05 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/20/2016 | MICHAEL BASTASCH
    One of the top candidates being considered for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Running mate in 2016 has had some email problems of his own. Tom Vilsack, the former governor of Iowa and President Barack Obama’s current secretary of agriculture, was caught up in a 2004 scandal that resulted in emails being “inadvertently” destroyed. Vilsack partially blamed himself for destroying emails regarding the Iowa Department of Economic Development Foundation. The Des Moines Register had requested the emails. Vilsack’s response to the controversy, rather ironically, mirrored Clinton’s response to her own email scandal: he basically said he was old and...
  • Vilsack stock rises as Clinton nears VP pick

    07/19/2016 10:11:01 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 44 replies
    POLITICO ^ | July 19, 2016 | Gabriel DeBenedetti and Helena Bottemiller Evich
    LAS VEGAS — Fast approaching her final decision on a running mate, Hillary Clinton appears to be looking closely at Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine and Labor Secretary Tom Perez, say multiple people who are in regular contact with her inner circle. But it’s another member of President Barack Obama’s Cabinet whose stock has been steadily and notably rising in recent days, vaulting him into what close Clinton friends call the “top tier": Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
  • Federal Government Looking to Feed Public School Students 3 Meals Per Day Year Round

    09/05/2015 11:31:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 71 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 4, 2015 | 1:48 PM EDT | Penny Starr
    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said on Tuesday that his agency is looking for “creative ways” to give public school students access to more meals, including a way to provide them breakfast, lunch and dinner year round. “We have focused on efforts to try to figure out ways in which we can expand in those time periods when youngsters may not have access to school meals,” Vilsack said in remarks at the liberal Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C. That includes giving students access to meals “across the school day, across the school year and across the calendar year,” he...
  • School Nutritionists: Participation in School Lunch Program 'Abruptly Down' in 49 States

    06/26/2015 8:10:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies ^ | June 25, 2015 | Gabrielle Cintorino
    ( The School Nutrition Association (SNA), which represents 55,000 school nutritionists nationwide, is pointing to data published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to draw awareness to the fact that “after 30 years of steady growth in the National School Lunch Program, student participation is abruptly down in 49 states."The nutritionists attribute the drop to new nutrition standards that were instituted by USDA in 2012.Total national participation in the School Lunch Program peaked in 2010 and 2011 at 31.8 million, according to USDA. In 2012, it was 31.7 million. But in 2013, it dropped by 1 million participants, to 30.7...
  • Ag Secretary Vilsack to announce national conservation work

    05/04/2015 9:31:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 4, 2015 11:32 AM EDT
    U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is traveling to Colorado to announce funding for conservation projects in all 50 states. […] The Department of Agriculture says the projects concern water quality, soil health, wildlife habitat and agricultural viability. …
  • Extreme secrecy eroding support for Obama's trade pact (Classified briefings in basement)

    05/04/2015 5:02:27 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies ^ | 5/4/15 | Edward-Isaac Dovere
    If you want to hear the details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal the Obama administration is hoping to pass, you’ve got to be a member of Congress, and you’ve got to go to classified briefings and leave your staff and cellphone at the door. If you’re a member who wants to read the text, you’ve got to go to a room in the basement of the Capitol Visitor Center and be handed it one section at a time, watched over as you read, and forced to hand over any notes you make before leaving. And no matter what, you...
  • ACLU lawsuit challenges Iowa’s felon voting rules

    11/08/2014 6:12:03 AM PST · by iowamark · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 7, 2014 | Ryan J. Foley
    The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Friday challenging Iowa’s tough policies that bar felons from voting, seeking to restore the right to thousands of former offenders before the 2016 presidential election. The case aims to end confusion over rules that followed a 2011 policy change by Gov. Terry Branstad and a criminal investigation into people who improperly voted. Iowa is among three states where felons cannot vote after completing their sentences unless their rights are restored by the governor. “The widespread denial of voting rights on the basis of a felony conviction is the single biggest denial of...
  • USDA seeks partnerships to protect soil, water

    05/27/2014 5:56:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 27, 2014 8:47 AM EDT | John Flesher
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is teaming with businesses, nonprofits and others on a five-year, $2.4 billion program that will fund locally designed soil and water conservation projects nationwide, Secretary Tom Vilsack said. Authorized by the new farm law enacted earlier this year, the Regional Conservation Partnership Program is intended to involve the private sector more directly in planning and funding environmental protection initiatives tied to agriculture. Officials provided details of the program to The Associated Press ahead of an announcement scheduled for Tuesday. …
  • Vilsack Won’t Blame Climate Change for Snowy Winter, But ‘Climate Is Changing’

    02/23/2014 3:30:27 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 20, 2014 - 2:35 PM | Penny Starr
    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack did not link this winter’s frigid and snowy weather in much of the country to global warming, but said the “climate is changing” and the federal government wants to help the country’s food producers. At a press conference on Thursday at the United States Agriculture Department’s (USDA) annual Agricultural Outlook Forum, asked Vilsack if global warming or climate change were to blame for the recent cold and snowy weather. …
  • (Ag Sec Tom) Vilsack: Inner City ‘Minority’ Child ‘Doesn’t Even Know What a Tomato Is’

    02/21/2014 6:05:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 21, 2014 - 4:03 PM | Penny Starr
    At the USDA’s annual Agricultural Outlook Forum on Thursday during a panel discussion about attracting young people to the farming industry, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack asked a panelist how she would convince an inner city “minority” child who “doesn’t even know what a tomato is.” “Emily, I want you to envision an inner city child,” Vilsack said to Emily Oakley, interim director of the National Young Farmer Coalition. “Could be African American, could be Hispanic, could be Native American, Asian, whatever, a minority. You’re talking to that child. That child doesn’t even know what a tomato is much less what...
  • Federal Approval Near for Opening of Horse Meat Processing Plant in New Mexico

    05/01/2013 4:31:41 AM PDT · by iowamark · 53 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 30, 2013 | AP
    The southern New Mexico plant that has been fighting for more than a year for permission to slaughter horses will open soon, unless Congress reinstates a ban on the practice, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday. In a telephone interview on Tuesday, Mr. Vilsack said his department was working to make sure the process was handled properly for the opening of what would be the first domestic horse slaughterhouse in six years. “We are going to do this, and I would imagine that it would be done relatively soon,” he said. The Valley Meat Company sued the Department of Agriculture...
  • GOP sees food fight as kids trash USDA fruit, vegetable guidelines

    10/20/2012 4:46:38 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 19, 2012 | Pete Kasperowicz
    House Republicans say new U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) guidelines aimed at forcing students to eat fruits and vegetables are a failure because students across the country are simply tossing the healthy fare into the trash. "[T]here remains great concern with the amount of food waste generated at school cafeterias, much of it brought on by requiring students to take fruits and vegetables rather than simply offer them," Reps. John Kline (R-Minn.), Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) and Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) told USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack in a letter sent Thursday. "This is a waste of federal, state and local funds and...
  • USDA mum on details USDA-Mexico food stamp partnership, non-citizen participation in welfare

    10/19/2012 10:53:43 AM PDT · by opentalk · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 19, 2012 | Caroline May
    On the same day that Senate Budget Committee Republicans revealed that spending on federal welfare programs constituted the single largest expenditure in the 2011 budget, the Department of Agriculture failed to meet a key deadline to further explain its food stamp partnership with the Mexican government....(SNAP), or food stamps, which recently reached an all-time high enrollment of nearly 47 million participants. Non-citizen participation in SNAP has quadrupled since 2001 and doubled since 2008.
  • USDA diversity training session included 'illegal immigrants' chant, group claims

    10/04/2012 8:03:09 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 6 replies ^ | October 04, 2012 | unattributed
    The U.S. government paid a Chicago consultant hundreds of thousands of dollars to put on diversity training workshops that, according to one watchdog, included an exercise in which employees were told to chant "our forefathers were illegal immigrants." Conservative group Judicial Watch made the claim this week as it released a handful of documents pertaining to the program -- and alleged that the sessions held by the Department of Agriculture ended up enforcing political views more than promoting tolerance. "Instead of being diversity-oriented or tolerance-oriented, it's more about adopting a mindset," said Lisette Garcia, a senior investigator with the group....
  • U.S. must 'hustle' to reach 36 billion gallons of biofuels by 2022, ag secretary says

    03/12/2012 6:34:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | March12, 2012 | by Cory Nealon
    The United States can meet President Barack Obama's goal of producing 36 billion gallons of biofuels by 2022, but it better get moving. That's according to Tom Vilsack, secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. According to a 2010 Agriculture Department report, the agency plans for the U.S. to produce 13.4 billion gallons of biofuels from grasses and sugars. The rest would come from oil seeds, crop residues and wood waste. The EPA is exploring other sources, such as animal fats, municipal solid waste and algae. The push for more biofuels comes as other industries, such as commercial power companies,...
  • Sherrod firing: Emails Reveal White House Role

    03/08/2012 8:56:09 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 10 replies
    AP ^ | March 8, 2012 | Mary Clare Jalonick
    White House officials were in close contact with the Agriculture Department in the hours leading up to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack's decision to fire USDA employee Shirley Sherrod in 2010, according to nearly 2,000 pages of internal emails released by the administration.
  • USDA Secretary: We Must ‘Create Appropriate Transition’ for What Americans Eat

    09/20/2011 5:28:49 PM PDT · by bushwon · 139 replies · 1+ views
    CNS News ^ | 9/20/11 | Penny Starr
    U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told members of the National Restaurant Association on Monday that Americans need to “adjust” their tastes so that they like the kind of food the government believes they should eat—and “we have to make sure that what we do is create the appropriate transition.”
  • Federal Officials Reject City’s Plan to Ban Food Stamps for Soda [Bloomberg’s diabetes epidemic]

    08/19/2011 7:08:33 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 48 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 19, 2011 | By PATRICK MCGEEHAN
    Federal officials on Friday rejected Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s proposal to bar New York City’s food stamp users from buying soda and other sugary drinks with their benefits. (...) Tom Vilsack, the secretary of agriculture, said in a statement that the United States Department of Agriculture “has a longstanding tradition of supporting and promoting incentive-based solutions that are better suited for the working families, elderly and other low-income individuals” who rely on food stamps. “We are confident that we can solve the problem of obesity and promote good nutrition and health for all Americans and stand ready to work with...
  • VIDEO: Obama Ag Secretary: More People On Food Stamps Means More Jobs

    08/16/2011 12:13:49 PM PDT · by · 21 replies
    Tom Vilsack, President Obama's Secretary of Agriculture, appeared on MSNBC and said that foodstamps are putting people to work and are acting as an 'economic stimulus'. Vilsack said: "Well, obviously, it's putting people to work. Which is why we're going to have some interesting things in the course of the forum this morning. Later this morning, we're going have a press conference with Secretary Mavis and Secretary Chu to announce something that's never happened in this country -- something that we think is exciting in terms of job growth. I should point out, when you talk about the SNAP program...
  • Obama to create White House Rural Council

    06/08/2011 6:10:06 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 101 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 8, 2011 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama plans to create a special advisory council to recommend ways to boost the economic outlook and quality of life for the estimated 60 million people who live in rural areas of the U.S., a White House official said. Obama was expected to sign an executive order Thursday establishing the White House Rural Council and naming Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, of Iowa, to be its chairman.
  • Tom Vilsack wears the bear!!! (A pic returns to haunt the ag. secretary)

    07/31/2010 4:13:46 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 31 replies · 3+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 31, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick
    The most interesting thing to me about the Shirley Sherrod scandal wasn't her or how she was fired because the Obama Administration was worried that her video was going to appear on Glenn Beck, even though it never did, on the day in question. Instead, what interested me most was a relatively bit player in this episode... the Secretary of Agriculture who fired her, most likely on orders from above (later retracted)---Tom Vilsack. You see, Tom and I go back a few years. In fact I probably had the first (and maybe only) blog to endorse him for President....
  • Shirley Sherrod and the Pigford Settlement semi-scam

    07/21/2010 10:54:11 AM PDT · by dennisw · 26 replies · 6+ views ^ | 7 29 2009 probably |
    Shirley Sherrod named Georgia Director of Rural Development Minority Farm Settlement Justice Achieved - Congratulations to Shirley and Charles Sherrod! We have wonderful news regarding the case of New Communities, Inc., the land trust that Shirley and Charles Sherrod established, with other black farm families in the 1960's. At the time, with holdings of almost 6,000 acres, this was the largest tract of black-owned land in the country. Now with a cash award of historic proportions (13 million dollars), the group will be able to begin again. In 1969, New Communities received a planning grant from OEO and was encouraged...
  • Cap and Trade’s Snake Oil Salesman

    04/07/2010 8:50:41 AM PDT · by geniusbyosmosis · 12 replies · 748+ views
    Captain Dave Funk ^ | April 07, 2010 | Captain Dave Funk
    Cap and trade is not that complicated. Recently Ag Secretary Vilsack has been out promoting cap and trade and touting its benefits to farmers. Well, let’s look at these benefits that Sec. Vilsack is selling to the American people. Sec. Vilsack is selling this terrible legislation by pointing out the money farmers can make from planting trees which is considered a “carbon offset.” Therefore, during a recession those in Washington would rather re-forest our land, which Vilsack said would provide “significant income opportunities to America’s farmers and ranchers.” This is absurd. When did even the most basic rules about supply...
  • Department of Justice and USDA Workshops to Explore Competition and Regulatory Issues...

    02/23/2010 7:05:43 PM PST · by Cindy · 5 replies · 335+ views NOTE: The following text SNIPPET is a quote: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, February 23, 2010 Department of Justice and USDA Workshops to Explore Competition and Regulatory Issues in the Agriculture Industry to Begin March 12 in Iowa Initial Workshop to Be Held in Ankeny, Iowa, at Des Moines Area Community College, FFA Enrichment Center WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today the agenda and panelists for the first joint public workshop, which will be held on March 12, 2010, in Ankeny, Iowa, to explore competition and regulatory issues in the agriculture...
  • Food Vs. Trees

    12/30/2009 5:22:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 607+ views ^ | December 30, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Agriculture: Already buffeted by rising food prices due to biofuels, consumers face a bigger hike if climate-change legislation is passed. Farming costs will rise, and it may be more profitable to plant trees than crops. If the cap-and-trade provisions of the Waxman-Markey bill become law, you can wave goodbye to those amber waves of grain as America's heartland falls victim to a perverse set of incentives and a process called "afforestation." Soybeans and wheat will give way to elms and oaks. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack wants a review of what amounts to an agricultural impact study of HR 2454, which...
  • 8x In Interview: Vilsack Velcroed to Hillary 'Change' Script

    12/18/2007 10:57:19 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies · 346+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    As noted here, Chris Matthews yesterday named Tom Vilsack a member of Hillary's "eunuch's chorus," people he derided for "saying whatever the Clinton people told them to say." Today, Chris might be claiming vindication after Vilsack's one-man recital in which he parroted Hillary's word-'o-the-day, "change," no fewer than eight times in an MSNBC interview with Andrea Mitchell. View the edited video clip of "Vilsack's Change Chorus" here.
  • Democrat admits: S-CHIP is the universal health care Trojan Horse [Michelle Malkin]

    11/19/2007 2:59:33 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies · 203+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | November 17, 2007 | Michelle Malkin
    I’ve said it all along: The Democrats’ massive S-CHIP expansion is a Trojan Horse for Hillarycare. Now, we get it straight from the horse’s mouth. A Hill source sends an audio clip of former Iowa Dem. Governor Tom Vilsack at Drake University on Nov. 16 describing how S-CHIP will help achieve those universal entitlement ends: Click here for audio. Transcript: “I think there is going to be a commitment to universal coverage. I don’t think it’s necessarily going to be a sector by sector process. I think you either need to go in whole hog or not. We tried to...
  • Romney/Huckabee vs Hillary/Vilsack in '08

    09/07/2007 7:28:49 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 19 replies · 315+ views
    Self | September 7, 2007 | PJ-Comix
    It's going to be Romney/Huckabee vs Hillary/Vilsack for the competing '08 ticket. You can bank on it. All the pundits out there can relax because it is a done deal. The only question will be who will run on a far Left ticket because they are angry at Hillary. Probably Ralph Nader again but perhaps someone else or even several far left tickets. BTW, Mike Huckabee will do great debating the incredibly DULL Tom Vilsack. After seeing the rollout of the "New Coke" this week, I think the flavor has gone flat fast. So relax folks. We have a GREAT...
  • Email from Queen Hillary, Vilsack endorsing her (BARF ALERT)

    03/26/2007 12:18:16 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 8 replies · 422+ views
    Dear Friend, I'm not someone to play coy about my intentions. When I make a decision, I go all in and follow through. Hillary Clinton has the same determination, and it is something I have always admired. When I first ran for governor of Iowa in 1998, many people didn't give me much of a chance. But not Hillary. She told me she'd do everything she could do to help, and she followed through. She stood by my side, and Iowa is better for it. She helped ignite the spark that changed Iowa from a red state to a blue...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 02-24-07 (Tom Vilsack Pays The Price For Refusing To Wear The Bear)

    02/24/2007 2:37:25 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 38 replies · 1,013+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | February 24, 2007 | KOmmies and PJ-Comix
    He coulda been a contendah! I am referring to Tom Vilsack. Here we had a candidate who had almost NOTHING going for him. No name recognition. No charisma. No sense of humor. And almost no personality. However, Vilsack could have been in contention had he only followed my advice to WEAR THE BEAR. Instead Vilsack followed his humorless instincts and remained earnest and deadly dull with the result that he dropped out of the presidential race on Friday. Therefore, the DUmmie FUnnies hereby transfers its endorsement to another candidate. This candidate is hampered by a running mouth and an...
  • Vilsack Chides Obama for Not Pushing Immediate End to U.S. Fighting in Iraq

    02/16/2007 9:02:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies · 463+ views
    ABC News ^ | February 16, 2007 | Teddy Davis
    ABC News' Teddy Davis Reports: Sen. Barack Obama's, D-Ill., "out by March of '08" Iraq war position came under criticism Thursday from a Democratic presidential rival who argued that Congress has a "moral responsibility" to immediately cut off funding for U.S. fighting. Congress has a responsibility to get the U.S. out of Iraq, said former Gov. Tom Vilsack, D-Iowa, "not in March of 2008 -- but now." Vilsack said that if Congress does not immediately act to cut off funding, the Bush administration will send more troops to Iraq and more Americans will risk dying. Obama has introduced legislation in...
  • Only GOP is the anti-jihad party?

    02/15/2007 11:30:24 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies · 797+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | January 25, 2007 | Jeff Jacoby
    The surge is underway, and more rapidly than many of us were expecting. The influx of new troops into Iraq? No, of candidates into the 2008 presidential contest. So far this month, Senators Hillary Clinton of New York, Barack Obama of Illinois, and Chris Dodd of Connecticut, plus Governor Bill Richardson of New Mexico — Democrats all — have formally launched White House campaigns (or "exploratory committees"). Already in the race were former senators John Edwards of North Carolina and Mike Gravel of Alaska, former governor Tom Vilsack of Iowa, and Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich. Eight Democrats, eight would-be commanders-in-chief...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 01-23-07 (" Why the HELL is John Kerry Dead Last at 8%?")

    01/23/2007 5:45:46 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 77 replies · 1,442+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | January 23, 2007 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    One Democrat candidate after another is now declaring their intention to run for president. Lost in the crowd (along with the DUFU-endorsed candidate, Tom Vilsack) is John Kerry. Think about it. Kerry was the Democrat 2004 nominee and now he is DEAD LAST in a poll of major candidates. At least Kerry has one hopeful sign. He is still ahead of Tom Vilsack since the former Iowa governor is doing so horribly in his campaign that he is BELOW dead last. Even Chris Dodd is now getting more buzz than Tom Vilsack. Of course, Vilsack could turn it all...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 01-04-07 (Tom Vilsack Campaign Website About To Purge Contrary Thought)

    01/04/2007 5:06:22 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 67 replies · 1,097+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | January 4, 2007 | Vilsackians and PJ-Comix
    As you might remember, I presented a Christmas gift to Governor Tom Vilsack in the form of a DUmmie FUnnies ENDORSEMENT on December 25. Basically, I stated that even though I oppose almost all of Vilsack's political positions, I still endorse him for the Democrat nomination. I even presented a method in which Vilsack could quickly gain public attention in the form of him wearing the Pooh Bear, as seen above, during his public speeches. The result of such an action would mean that Vilsack's largely ignored speeches would be instantly uploaded to YouTube and viewed by millions thus...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 12-25-06 (DUmmie FUnnies Endorses Presidential Candidate)

    12/25/2006 8:31:59 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 102 replies · 1,762+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | December 25, 2006 | PJ-Comix
    After deep discussions, the editorial board of the DUmmie FUnnies consisting of myself and LI'L BEAVER has decided to endorse a presidential candidate. The candidate was NOT selected because of our agreement with him on policy issues. In fact, there is little upon which we agree politically with this liberal candidate. Instead, our primary consideration was how the endorsement would HELP the DUmmie FUnnies. Therefore this automatically eliminated a host of candidates such as Hillary, Obama, Kerry, and Edwards. See, they already have sufficient support that any endorsement by the DUmmie FUnnies would be a mere drop in the...
  • Iowa's Vilsack to run for president

    11/08/2006 10:51:18 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 25 replies · 1,084+ views
    Associated Press (excerpt) ^ | November 9, 2006 | MIKE GLOVER
    Excerpt - DES MOINES, Iowa - Gov. Tom Vilsack said he will officially launch his presidential campaign Thursday when he files documents with the Federal Election Commission. The filing comes two days after his fellow Democrats scored overwhelming victories in state and national elections. "Americans sent a clear message on Tuesday," Vilsack said in a statement obtained by The Associated Press that will be released Thursday. ~ snip ~
  • And they're off! (Editorial on the first Iowa poll of the D's)

    06/18/2006 7:56:20 AM PDT · by NorthEasterner · 9 replies · 640+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | June 18, 2006 | salena zito
    And they're off! By Salena Zito TRIBUNE-REVIEW Sunday, June 18, 2006 Sometimes you are a hit. Sometimes you take a hit. One of the golden rules of campaigning is that every poll on the calendar is not a slam-dunk. The Des Moines Register conducted the first poll of the 2008 presidential race last week. It was based on interviews with registered Iowa voters who are likely to participate in the Democratic caucuses two years from now. Much ado has been made about John Edwards' robust first-place showing, Hillary Clinton's second place, John Kerry's distant third, and Iowa homeboy Gov. Tom...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 06-16-06 (Tom Vilsack Joins The KOmmies)

    06/16/2006 1:37:07 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 120 replies · 1,702+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | June 16, 2006 | Tom Vilsack, KOmmies, and PJ-Comix
    Imagine that you are a presidential candidate seeking the nomination from one of the two major parties. The problem is that you are so dull that few people are listening to your boring message. What to do? Simple. Join the KOmmies by blogging for them and buying into their kookie conspiracy theories such as suggesting that the 2004 election was stolen from the Democrats in the state of Ohio. That's a sure way to make your lackluster self be noticed. The presidential candidate now performing the KOokie KOmmie act is former Iowa Governor, Tom Vilsack, that you can see...
  • Kerry Considering Biden, Armitage for Possible Cabinet

    10/22/2004 9:57:49 AM PDT · by thegreatbeast · 31 replies · 1,311+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Friday, Oct. 22, 2004 | NA
    If John Kerry becomes President he will find himself on the horns of a dilemma - which close friend to ditch when he chooses a new Secretary of State. According to today's Washington Post, Kerry would pick his national security team within a few weeks after winning the White House and two of his closest friends, Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-Del.) or Richard Holbrooke reportedly want the job of running the State Department.
  • Ark., Iowa Governors Unite to Run Marathon

    03/06/2005 6:54:13 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 12 replies · 1,053+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | March 6, 2005 | CARYN ROUSSEAU
    LITTLE ROCK - Nearly two years after he embarked on a diet and fitness regimen that left him 110 pounds lighter and diabetes free, Gov. Mike Huckabee finished the Little Rock Marathon Sunday ahead of his new running mate — Gov. Tom Vilsack of Iowa. The crowd cheered as Huckabee turned the corner toward the finish line and started the last stretch of the 26.2 mile race. Huckabee finished in just over 4 1/2 hours and hugged his two sons and daughter. "What do you say? Is that not cool?" the Republican governor said, holding up his medal afterward before...
  • 2008 Presidential Race: Profiles of possible candidates

    03/03/2005 8:10:02 AM PST · by rightcoast · 31 replies · 2,891+ views
    Google, Project Vote Smart, Wikipedia | March 3, 2005 | rightcoast
    DEMOCRATSHillary ClintonBorn October 26, 1947 - Chicago, Illinois Age in 2008:  61J.D. degree, 1973 - Yale Law School (New Haven, CT) B.A. degree, 1969 - Wellesley College (Wellesley, MA)Profession:  LawyerPolitical career2001 - present:  U.S. Senator, New YorkOther1993-2001:  First Lady of the United States 1983-1993:  First Lady of Arkansas 1979-1981:  First Lady of Arkansas 1976:  Attorney, Rose Law Firm 1975:  On faculty of University of Arkansas Law School 1974:  Adviser to Nixon impeachment inquiryTom VilsackBorn December 13, 1950 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Age in 2008:  57J.D. degree, 1975 - Union University's Albany Law School (Albany, NY) B.A. degree, 1972 - Hamilton College...
  • Billy, We Hardly Knew Ye

    11/30/2004 8:12:05 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 302+ views
    As I was struggling with my latest musical composition, "Variations on a Phrase From Joe Walsh's Guitar Solo in 'Hotel California,'" it occurred to me that, just as they don't make guitar players like Joe Walsh any more, they don't make politicians like Bill Clinton any more. Joe Walsh is perhaps as famous to those in the know for his cocaine-fueled antics and for his desperate attempts to curtail his seriously over-the-top ingestion of Bolivian Marching Powder — he once hired a bodyguard whose sole responsibility was to make sure that Joe didn't get his hands on the White Lady...
  • National Politics Could Impact State {Gubernatorial} Races

    05/03/2004 7:30:49 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 5 replies · 257+ views
    Laredo, TX, Morning Times ^ | 05-03-04 | Tanner, Robert, AP
    National politics could impact state races By ROBERT TANNER AP National Writer Presidential politics and economic turmoil will have a major impact on the 11 gubernatorial races this fall, with the interplay between national and state politics most critical in four states where the 2000 race was dramatically close Missouri, New Hampshire, Washington and West Virginia. Tuesday’s primary, the first this year for a gubernatorial race, puts President Bush’s former budget director into the running in Indiana. Mitch Daniels is relying on the president’s term of affection “My Man Mitch” as his slogan for the GOP nomination. He’s up against...
  • Poll Shows Gross Ahead of Vilsack

    08/29/2002 10:28:05 AM PDT · by GraniteStateConservative · 22 replies · 1,200+ views
    Des Moines, August 28, 2002 - An exclusive WHO-TV 13 and Survey USA poll has Doug Gross encouraged, the governor sceptical. The statewide scientific was conducted on August 25th and 26th. The survey polled 592 likely voters in the Iowa gubernatorial race about Doug Gross and Governor Tom Vilsack with a margin of error of four percent. The poll shows 49 percent favor Gross and 46 percent would vote for Vilsack. By gender, Gross leads among male voters while Vilsack has the female vote. The younger-aged voters favor Gross while older and generally more reliable voters are behind Vilsack. One...