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  • Ties of Hillary Clinton’s Brother Invite Scrutiny (Tony Rodham)

    05/11/2015 1:48:47 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    NY Times via MSN ^ | 5/10/15 | STEVE EDER
    **SNIP** “I deal through the Clinton Foundation. That gets me in touch with the Haitian officials,” Mr. Rodham said, according to a transcript of his testimony. “I hound my brother-in-law, because it’s his fund that we’re going to get our money from. And he can’t do it until the Haitian government does it. “And he keeps telling me, ‘Oh, it’s going to happen tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow.’ Well, tomorrow hasn’t come yet.” Mr. Rodham’s Haiti project never did happen. The Clinton Foundation said in a statement that it was not aware of Mr. Rodham’s Haiti project and had no involvement...
  • Povero: No politics involved in pace of Stewart investigation

    09/08/2014 6:36:02 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 14 replies
    With an unprecedented amount of attention focused on the Tony Stewart investigation, many are eager to know the outcome amid calls by some that politics might play a part in the report's release. As the probe into the Aug. 9 crash at Canandaigua Motorsports Park drags into its fourth week, the Ontario County District Attorney’s Office is refusing calls and Ontario County Sheriff Phil Povero said reporter inquiries are coming from as far away as Japan... Some are already drawing conclusions — about whether Stewart will face charges and whether the political race between Povero and his challenger, ex-road patrol...
  • R.I.P. James Gandolfini

    06/19/2013 4:30:14 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 79 replies
    deadline ^ | 6/19/13
    I’ve learned that actor James Gandolfini died suddenly in Italy after a suspected heart attack. He was 51. Gandolfini will be forever known for his portrayal of mob boss Tony Soprano on the seminal HBO series The Sopranos, which won him three Emmy Awards. MORE
  • Kill Whales, but not Wolves

    01/27/2005 7:23:36 AM PST · by tomjohn77 · 95 replies · 12,383+ views
    I am all for whaling, but against killing the wolves. In Norway we have a very small population of wolves. More sheeps die from falling down cliffs and other natural things than being killed by wolves. Actually more sheeps are killed by another wild animal. Whales on the other hand there are many of in the sea.
  • What ever became of the assault on Steven Crowder?

    04/08/2013 5:47:03 PM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 15 replies
    http://www.FreeRepublic.com ^ | April 08, 20123 | Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
    What ever happened to the man who punched Steven Crowder? He's allegedly a union official by the name of Tony Camargo. Here's a photo of him throwing a punch at Crowder. Was he ever prosecuted for the assault?
  • Obama bemoans ‘people hurting out there’ at Sarah Jessica Parker’s $40,000-per-person fundraiser

    06/15/2012 5:31:01 AM PDT · by Qbert · 27 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 6/14/2012 | Twitchy
    Obama bemoans ‘people hurting out there’ at Sarah Jessica Parker’s $40,000-per-person fundraiser Mark Knoller ✔ @markknoller At the 4-story brownstone that is the home of Sarah Jessica Parker & Matthew Brokerick, Pres Obama addressed 50 ppl paying $40K per. 14 Jun 12 ReplyRetweetFavorite CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller reported from the glitzy $40,000 a person Obama fundraiser at the home of Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick. Yes, you read that right, $40,000 each.  Ponder that as you read this next tweet: Mark Knoller ✔ @markknoller Pres Obama said he knows there are "still a lot of people hurting...
  • Doug McIntyre: Tony an NYC hit; big flop at home

    03/06/2012 9:51:53 PM PST · by OddLane · 7 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | March 6, 2012 | Doug McIntyre
    Like a beautiful butterfly emerging from his cocoon, a remarkable political metamorphosis is taking place right before our eyes. You won't see this on the Nature Channel; instead you have to watch the savants on CNN and MSNBC to witness Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa transform from a "Failure," as Los Angeles Magazine called him in 2009, into a statesman. From their offices high above New York's Sixth Avenue the editors of Time Magazine have also discovered mayoral virtues invisible from Ventura Boulevard. Adam Nagourney of The New York Times gave "Tony the Butterfly" two thumbs up, claiming, "His record is substantial...
  • Federal Government Sells Forclosed Homes To Cronies To Collect Rent For HUD

    08/18/2011 10:25:35 PM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 19 replies
    RealMoney ^ | 8-18-2011 | Roger Arnold
    A Huge Housing Bargain -- but Not for You Roger Arnold 08/18/11 - 05:49 PM EDTThis column by Roger Arnold originally appeared on RealMoney on Aug. 11. For a free trial to RealMoney, follow . NEW YORK () -- The largest transfer of wealth from the public to private sector is about to begin. The federal government will be bulk-selling the massive portfolio of foreclosed homes now owned by HUD, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to private investors -- vulture funds. These homes, which are now the property of the U.S. government, the U.S. taxpayer, U.S. citizens collectively, are going...
  • Oscar-Nominated Actor Dies At 85 (Tony Curtis)

    09/30/2010 2:31:11 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 144 replies
    Metro Source News | 09/30/2010 | Dave Ficere
    Tony Curtis Obit URGENT >> Oscar-Nominated Actor Dies At 85 (Undated) -- Actor Tony Curtis has died at the age of 85. A representative for his daughter Jamie Lee Curtis' has confirmed the passing of the legendary actor, but no further details are available. Curtis, whose real name was Bernard Schwartz, was perhaps most known for his comedic turn in Billy Wilder's 'Some Like It Hot' with co-stars Marilyn Monroe and Jack Lemmon.
  • Kyron Horman's Stepmother Allegedly Tried to Hire Hit Man, Report Says

    07/05/2010 4:26:23 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 1,037 replies · 30+ views
    One month after the disappearance of 7-year-old Kyron Horman, police reportedly said a landscaper told them the Oregon boy's stepmother tried to hire him to kill her husband, Kaine Horman. After a month with no trace of Kyron the family still hopes for his safe return.The allegation, first reported in The Oregonian but confirmed by ABC News affiliate KATU-TV in Portland through a source close to the investigation, thickens the cloud of suspicion surrounding Terri Horman, the last person to see Kyron before he went missing on June 4 The landscaper allegedly told police that Terri Horman approached him about...
  • Tony Rezko cut Patti Blagojevich $40,000 check at the same time Blagojeviches needed $40,000

    07/05/2010 6:01:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    chicago sun times ^ | 7/5/10 | Natasha Korecki
    Through its latest witness, prosecutors are following the money trail from Tony Rezko to pay for contractors who worked on a major Blagojevich home renovation. Prosecution witness Robert Williams, Rezmar Chief Financial Office, read off the list of contractors who did work on the Blagojevich family's Ravenswood Manor home.
  • Alexi Giannoulias: He'd Make Tony Soprano Proud

    05/06/2010 8:35:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 394+ views
    nrsc ^ | 5/6/10 | nrsc
    Blagojevich, Rezko, and The Mob. Alexi Giannoulias would make Tony Soprano Proud.
  • VIDEO: Khalid Al-Mansour on Tony Brown - Pt. 1

    05/05/2010 2:56:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 130+ views
    you tube ^ | 5/5/10 | Tony Brown
    The Tony Brown interview with the infamous Khalid, Al-Mansour.
  • London Papers: Tony Blair has Middle East Financial Interests

    03/19/2010 5:05:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 243+ views
    INN ^ | 3/19/10 | Rachel Sylvetsky
    (IsraelNN.com) The London Daily Telegraph and the London Daily Mail have published findings on former Prime Minister Tony Blair’s Middle East financial interests as disclosed by the official UK government committee which vets former ministers’ business interests. The Daily Mail described Blair as waging an “extraordinary two-year battle to keep secret a lucrative deal with a multinational oil giant which has extensive interests in Iraq”, referring to the just revealed fact that Mr. Blair serves as advisor to a South Korean firm, UI Energy, since August 2008, and has made at least Ł20million since leaving Downing Blair had convinced the...
  • Complaint hits Rezko land deal--Fired official says appraisal replaced

    12/09/2008 9:07:13 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 17 replies · 1,578+ views
    WashingtonTimes ^ | 12/9/08 | Jerry Seper
    Antoin "Tony" Rezko leaves federal court in Chicago in this Oct. 19, 2006, file photo. Mr. Rezko spent years pouring thousands of dollars in campaign contributions into Barack Obama's climb from the Illinois legislature to Capitol Hill, and helped him raise tens of thousands more. A former Illinois bank official, now claiming whistleblower status, says bank officials replaced a loan reappraisal that he prepared for a Chicago property that was purchased by the wife of now-convicted felon Tony Rezko, part of which was later sold to next-door neighbor Barack Obama. In a complaint filed Thursday in the Circuit Court of...
  • Obama Is Anti American: Michelle Bachmann Defeats Chris Matthews And She Does It Perfectly

    10/21/2008 10:37:44 AM PDT · by TheFourthMagi · 31 replies · 3,056+ views
    YouTube ^ | October 21, 2008 | The iJoeThePlumber Channel at YouTube
    Video HERE. Please only watch it if you don't mind seeing Chris Matthews COMPLETELY DESTROYED by Republican Representative Michelle Bachmann.
  • In Remembrance of Tony Snow

    07/15/2008 7:22:17 PM PDT · by Jo Nuvark · 21 replies · 135+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 7-15-08 | Arnaud de Borchgrave
    It was the best decision in my 62 years of professional life as a journalist. I was the Washington Times' editor in chief and looking for a new editorial page editor. Tony Snow was the first and last recommended name I interviewed. The year was 1987. ..... Tony was 32 years old. We had breakfast, lunch, and dinner the same day in a secluded beach location, away from...
  • O'Reilly Live Thread: Taking The AP To the Woodshed Over Tony Snow Insult

    07/14/2008 5:04:30 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 68 replies · 856+ views
    O'Reilly is doing what he does best. Calling out evil for what it is.
  • A Farewell to Tony Snow

    07/14/2008 1:37:21 PM PDT · by Dukes Travels · 1 replies · 81+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | July 14, 2008 | Llewellyn King
    Now we must turn down an empty glass for Tony Snow. The expression comes from The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, as translated from the Persian by the English eccentric Edward FitzGerald. The FitzGerald translation also gave us “The moving finger writes and having writ, moves on . . .” and many other quotable lines. Anyway, at one time, journalists, particularly those who worked for newspapers, liked to treat “The Rubaiyat” as a kind of drinking song without music. It was very popular in saloons frequented by journalists, who insisted on being called newspapermen or women. It wasn't really until the...
  • Ex-Fox figure Tony Snow heads to CNN

    04/21/2008 5:49:24 PM PDT · by jackv · 33 replies · 152+ views
    If you want evidence of CNN’s use of the 2008 primary season to chart its resurgence in the cable TV news wars, look no further than today’s announcement that the Atlanta-based network has hired former White House spokesman Tony Snow as a “political contributor.” Prior to his stint in the Bush administration, which ended last September, Snow was a dominant personality for Fox News. We could tell you about Snow’s background, but it’d be more fun for you to get it from the Fox web site. The info is not likely to be there long. The official word from CNN/U.S....
  • Mass Deletion of Blog Entries at Obama Web Site Portends Rout

    04/10/2008 2:46:41 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 2 replies · 141+ views
    IsraPundit ^ | 4/10/08 | Bill Levinson
    Obama’s Moderators Rush to Sanitize Campaign Site in Wake of Hate Speech Exposures We have written frequently that the first backward step in the presence of the opponent is usually the prelude to total collapse. Some time on April 9, the Obama campaign took the ominous backward step that shows that IsraPundit, Grizzly Groundswell, Atlas Shrugs, Little Green Footballs, Free Republic, The Husaria, and other patriotic blogs have inflicted massive damage on Obama’s Presidential ambitions, and that an all-out push is now in order.“Obama Campaign Blog Consistent with Jeremiah Wright’s Hate Speech” summarizes blog entries at my.barackobama.com that contain various...
  • Obama Hosts Anti-Israel Blogger

    04/08/2008 11:10:35 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 5 replies · 230+ views
    Wicher repeatedly refers to Israel as an apartheid state, and in fact claims that Israel’s treatment of Palestinian Authority Arabs is “worse than apartheid.” ...He dismisses any who call his claims of Israeli “apartheid” anti-Semitic as members of the “Zionist thought police.”
  • Tony Snow Slams Media in Freedom of Speech Award Address

    11/03/2007 1:42:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 43 replies · 2,462+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | Noel Sheppard |
    <p>Although you likely didn't hear about it, former White House Press Secretary Tony Snow received a Freedom of Speech Award on October 16 from The Media Institute.</p> <p>During his acceptance, Snow made some statements about liberal bias in the press, as well as the condition of the media industry, which fully explain why this event, as well as his address, went virtually unreported.</p>
  • LIVE = Tony Snow on David Letterman (Thursday, Oct 4)

    10/04/2007 8:16:41 PM PDT · by saveliberty · 267 replies · 3,933+ views
    10/4/2007 | Tony Snow
    The SnowFlake Fan Club has received an alert that our very own Snowman, Tony Snow, will be a guest on the David Letterman Show, tonight, Thursday October 4th. Letterman's show is on CBS TV at 11:30pm EDT and the exact time of Tony's appearance is not yet known. This is a live thread for the show.
  • Tony Hawk’s Big Spin whirls its way to Six Flags Over Texas

    09/26/2007 10:50:13 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 6 replies · 120+ views
    thrillnetwork ^ | Sep. 25th, 2007
    Sep. 25th, 2007 -- Attention all thrill seekers, extreme sports enthusiasts and coaster aficionados -- Six Flags Over Texas, The Entertainment Capital of Texas, is proud to announce plans to welcome another addition to its already amazing roster of thrills – Tony Hawk’s Big Spin! Tony Hawk’s Big Spin, making its debut on opening day of Six Flags Over Texas’ 47th season, will give riders the sensation of freestyle skateboarding as they sit facing one another in 4-person cars all decked out in skateboard motif! Riders will grab some serious airtime as they twist and turn in 360° rotations while...
  • Welcome back Tony!

    09/14/2007 5:38:13 PM PDT · by Thebaddog · 65 replies · 2,412+ views
    9.14.07 | Vanity
    I sincerely hope that Mr Snow partakes in the discourse with his old friends in FR. Come on in again and converse with us. And help us fight your challenge with you. God bless.
  • Tony Snow to return to White House next week

    04/26/2007 9:05:08 AM PDT · by sdnet · 15 replies · 882+ views
    SmallGovTimes.com ^ | April 26th, 2007 | SGT News, SmallGovTimes.com
    White House Press Secretary Tony Snow revealed to CNN that he plans to return to work next week Monday, just one month after surgery to remove cancerous growths found on his liver. Snow added that he is expected to begin a series of chemotherapy treatments starting next week Friday and will relax his workload, if necessary, during that time. The President's spokesman, 51, has battled cancer for a number of years, starting in 2005 with the removal of his colon in response to colon cancer, where he underwent several months of chemotherapy. Colon cancer is the third most common type...
  • Tony Snow Returns April 30

    04/25/2007 6:23:12 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 39 replies · 1,632+ views
    US News ^ | 4/25/07 | Paul Bedard
    From our good news file: Ailing White House spokesman Tony Snow has told his boss that he plans to return to work on April 30. "That's what he's been telling people" inside the West Wing, says an official. Snow's been away fighting cancer and surprised Washington when he attended last Saturday's White House Correspondents' Association dinner. Snow has said he feels pretty good, considering the treatment, though it's unclear how often he will handle questions in the White House briefing room.
  • Obama's Bumpy Ride [ "OBAMAnchurian Candidate" Watch! ]

    04/25/2007 6:17:49 PM PDT · by melt · 13 replies · 721+ views
    That was fast. The Sun-Times broke the story about Barack Obama (news, bio, voting record)'s relationship with Tony Rezko on Monday, but I think we may have already reached the point where Obama's reaction to the story is drawing more attention than the particulars of the story itself. Carol Marin, a reporter for NBC 5 and a columnist for the Sun-Times, puts the boot in today: Barack Obama tells us he is the messenger of a new kind of politics. Open. Transparent. Different. But put the pedal to the metal and ask Illinois' junior senator new and serious questions about...
  • A Meeting of Message, Messenger, and Moment

    02/01/2007 6:48:33 AM PST · by BRUMama · 2 replies · 378+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 1/31/2007 | Quin Hillyer
    So I was watching a speech the other day. The speaker had an interesting biography. He grew up in the heartland. He made his mark through decades of promulgating his own, deeply thought-out political views. He researched and wrote his own position papers. He earned his living on radio, and in print, and in front of a camera. In a media world full of cynics, he was well known for his geniality, his approachability, his generosity of spirit... ...THE FACT IS THAT CONSERVATIVES have been desperately searching for a champion who knows how to communicate, how to engage and inspire...
  • The Guardian's Sound of Silent (Media Bias Exposed)

    10/03/2006 7:49:56 PM PDT · by Chicos_Bail_Bonds · 1 replies · 595+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | October 3, 2007 | Newsbusters
    The Guardian's Sound of Silence Posted by Marc Landers on October 3, 2006 - 13:13. Remember when the AP ran the bogus story about the Crowd booing when President Bush annonunced that Bill Clinton was ill? There was no booing and the report created a firestorm in the blogsphere. Faced with an onslaught from bloggers, the AP was forced to retract the story. The Guardian's Jonathan Freeland was caught in the reverse when he claimed there was no applause in response to this statement by PM Blair at the Labor Party conference: "So when Blair said that a withdrawal from...
  • Pakistan Denies Helping Terrorists (Tony Blair)

    09/28/2006 2:24:16 PM PDT · by blam · 222+ views
    Pakistan denies helping terrorists (Filed: 28/09/2006) Seeking to defuse a row, Tony Blair has reassured Pakistan's leader that the leaked document accusing Pakistan's secret service of backing Islamist extremism did not reflect the view of the British government. Mr Blair's conciliatory words followed the leak of a report prepared for the Ministry of Defence that said Pakistan's powerful secret service was aiding terrorist groups through its support for religious organisations. Pakistan has been accused of helping Taliban fighters Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf said before talks with Blair today that he planned to protest over the British think-tank report alleging that...
  • The Long Goodbye (Tony Blair)

    09/05/2006 7:29:32 PM PDT · by blam · 2 replies · 375+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-6-2006 | Toby Helm - Brenfan Carlin
    The long goodbye By Toby Helm and Brendan Carlin (Filed: 06/09/2006) Tony Blair has caved in to pressure from his MPs, it was reported last night, by setting May 31 next year for his resignation as Labour leader. An eight-week leadership election campaign will follow allowing a new leader — the favourite being Gordon Brown — to be chosen by July 26, when Mr Blair will step down as Prime Minister. Labour sources cast doubt on Mr Blair lasting until May No 10 described the claims as "speculative" but refused to deny their accuracy. The development followed a day in...
  • America the Beautiful (Happy birthday, Tony Bennett)

    08/03/2006 10:05:44 AM PDT · by Merciful_Friend · 244+ views
    RightWingBob.com ^ | 08/01/2006 | RWB
    America the Beautiful ...5:53 pm After playing Tony Bennett’s record, Rags To Riches, on his XM radio show, Bob Dylan said, “I heard a story once about Tony. They wanted him to sing the national anthem at the nineteen and sixty-one Preakness. He didn’t want to. He said, ‘I don’t know. Bombs burstin’ in air are just not my thing.’ Way to go, Tony.” That’s not exactly something that RWB would have chosen to say
  • Tony Snow on Stem Cells

    07/19/2006 2:55:25 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 33 replies · 1,175+ views
    The Corner (NRO) ^ | 7/19/06 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    Q Is the President concerned that his veto of the stem cell bill is going to hurt Republicans running in fall elections? MR. SNOW: Not a bit. Q He doesn't feel as though it will hurt? MR. SNOW: No. Q Why not? MR. SNOW: And I'll tell you what, it's worth pointing out one thing — actually several things on stem cells. Number one, the President is the first ever to have financed research using embryonic stem cell lines. Number two, there is a bit of demagoguery in the House of Representatives. Representative Castle was circulating talking points about a...
  • Tony Snow To Helen Thomas: “Thank You For The Hezbollah View” (Video)

    07/18/2006 10:29:53 PM PDT · by JayHawk Phrenzie · 85 replies · 5,031+ views
    Outside the Beltway (BLOG) ^ | 7-18-2006 | Greg Tinti
    Although that’s the quotable moment of this exchange between Tony Snow and Helen Thomas, the entire thing is worth watching simply for its entertainment value alone.
  • Red Faces After Putin Jibe Over Peerages (Tony Blair)

    07/16/2006 5:10:42 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 1,063+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-17-2006 | Graeme Wilson - Alec Russell
    Red faces after Putin jibe over peerages By Graeme Wilson and Alec Russell in St Petersburg (Filed: 17/07/2006) Tony Blair and Vladimir Putin tried to present a united front yesterday after the Russian president publicly mocked the Prime Minister's difficulties over the "cash for peerages" scandal. The men exchanged diplomatic pleasantries following talks yesterday afternoon, but struggled to disguise the strained relations after Mr Putin's barbed intervention. The Russian president used a televised press conference yesterday morning to take a swipe at Britain's increasingly beleaguered premier. Asked by Alec Russell, The Daily Telegraph's Washington correspondent, about British criticism of Russia's...
  • New Jersey: Tony Soprano in charge

    07/04/2006 10:32:50 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 84 replies · 1,715+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 7/4/06 | Cal Thomas
    An early joke about New Jersey is attributed to Ben Franklin: "New Jersey is like a beer barrel, tapped at both ends, with all the live beer running into Philadelphia and New York." Maybe you had to be there. A contemporary joke is on display in Trenton where the majority Democratic legislature and Governor John "I promise not to raise your taxes" Corzine are in a fierce battle over the state budget, which last weekend led to a government shutdown reminiscent of the 1995-96 closings of the Federal government. A decade ago, it was a battle between a Republican Congress...
  • Singing Japan PM tours Graceland [Elvis-themed visit with Tony Snow in Elvis-like sunglasses.]

    06/30/2006 1:16:45 PM PDT · by familyop · 44 replies · 1,712+ views
    BBC (UK) ^ | 30JUN06 | BBC
    Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi has visited the home of his musical hero, Elvis Presley, as a guest of US President George W Bush. The Japanese PM showed off his Elvis impression Mr Koizumi burst into song with a few bars of "Love Me Tender" in the Jungle Room of Graceland on a private tour led by the singer's ex-wife. The tour is being widely seen as Mr Bush's thank-you to a loyal ally who is due to step down in September. The visit follows talks that focused on N Korea and beef imports on Thursday. Serenade To the strains...
  • Tony Snow takes the Job

    04/25/2006 4:11:11 PM PDT · by StopDemocratsDotCom · 193 replies · 4,436+ views
  • FOX News' Tony Snow Among Possible White House Spokesman Candidates

    04/19/2006 6:36:23 PM PDT · by ovrtaxt · 91 replies · 2,228+ views
    Fox ^ | 4-19-2006
    WASHINGTON — With a few personnel shifts going on in the White House, there's speculation that presidential spokesman Scott McClellan may be looking to step down. One of the people the White House has approached as a possible replacement for McClellan is FOX News Radio host Tony Snow. The White House discussed the possibility with Snow as recently as this week.
  • Britons Feeling 'Tired of Tony'

    04/16/2006 9:38:06 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 20 replies · 625+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Sunday, April 16, 2006 | Mary Jordan
    LONDON -- Verra Budimlija was once classic fan of Prime Minister Tony Blair -- she's 40, well-educated advertising executive, the kind of voter who propelled Blair and the Labor Party to power in 1997. Not only does she live in Islington, a Labor stronghold where people took to streets to celebrate Blair's generation-shifting election, she lives in very brick house that was Blair's at the time. Nine years and two reelections later, Budimlija is suffering from "Tired of Tony," a malady afflicting even once-fanatical supporters as it spreads across Britain like blanket of fog. "He has been around too long,"...
  • Busch baffled by steaming Stewart

    03/13/2006 1:48:34 PM PST · by TexasCajun · 17 replies · 372+ views
    Nascar.com ^ | March 13, 2006 | By Dave Rodman, NASCAR.COM
    LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- For the second time this season, sophomore Nextel Cup Series driver Kyle Busch plans to get together with Tony Stewart, after Sunday's UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400, to smooth over differences created on the racetrack. The season is only three races old, but in the aftermath of his third-place finish versus Stewart's 21st, Busch vowed to meet with -- or at least speak to -- the defending Nextel Cup champion this week before the series heads to Atlanta. "I'm sure he's already left the racetrack," Busch said. "If I can't catch him at the airport, I'll try to find...
  • Officers break up brewing fight involving 50 youths, weapons (Connecticut)

    11/12/2005 11:10:36 AM PST · by Graybeard58 · 7 replies · 420+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | November 12, 2005 | Brigitte Ruthman
    WINSTED -- It was like walking into a war zone when police arrived to investigate the report of a fight late Thursday night at the Batcheller Elementary School. Police found dozens of young men poised to do battle and a cache of weapons left behind when they fled, police Sgt. Brian Fox said. As many as 50 young people thought to be members of opposing gangs scattered into a nearby wooded area, Fox said. A few were later found and questioned by police but haven't been charged, he said. The cause of the confrontation remains under investigation. Drugs are thought...
  • Tony Blair 'Relished' Sending British Troops Off To War

    09/17/2005 6:13:38 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 627+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-18-2005 | Melissa Kite
    Tony Blair 'relished' sending British soldiers off to war By Melissa Kite, Deputy Political Editor (Filed: 18/09/2005) Tony Blair "relished" sending troops to war, according to claims by a former Downing Street aide which the Government tried to suppress. The Prime Minister also railed at "the f***ing Welsh" and made policies minutes before going on television, Lance Price says in his book The Spin Doctor's Diary. Mr Blair prior to sending troops to Iraq in 1998 Mr Price, a former deputy head of Downing Street communications, claims that Mr Blair promised Rupert Murdoch, the media mogul, that the Government would...
  • The Next London Bombing

    07/11/2005 10:46:07 AM PDT · by forty_years · 5 replies · 672+ views
    netWMD - The War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | July 11, 2005 | Daniel Pipes
    In a confidential report, Young Muslims and Extremism, prepared jointly by the Home and Foreign offices in mid-2004 and presented to Prime Minister Tony Blair, we learn something about the inner thinking of the British government. Leaked to the Sunday Times of London, the report is now available in four parts in .pdf format at the newspaper's site.Its goal is "to encourage moderate Muslim opinion to the detriment of extremism" and to that end proposes an "Operation Contest." Along the way, it contains much of interest in it, including these points: "A number of extremist groups are actively recruiting young...
  • LIVE THREAD - Bush / Blair Presser

    06/07/2005 1:47:05 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 39 replies · 2,705+ views
    News | 6-7-05
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  • 'Spamalot' Receives 14 Tony Nominations

    05/10/2005 6:22:57 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 13 replies · 554+ views
    Yahoo! News (AP) ^ | 5/10/2005 | n/a
    'Spamalot' Receives 14 Tony Nominations NEW YORK - "Monty Python's Spamalot," a madcap medieval musical loosely based on the zany British troupe's film "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," led the field with 14 Tony nominations Tuesday, including best musical and bids for its King Arthur, Tim Curry, and Lancelot, Hank Azaria. "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" and "The Light in The Piazza" got 11 each. The Pulitzer Prize-winning "Doubt," John Patrick Shanley's drama of uncertainty set against the backdrop of a Catholic school in the Bronx, received eight nominations. Kathleen Turner picked up a best actress nomination for her role as...
  • Strain starts to show on Blair

    05/03/2005 4:33:51 PM PDT · by motomosanto · 9 replies · 509+ views
    CNN ^ | May 3, 2005 | CNN
    It took a second look to ensure that, yes, it was Tony Blair. Eight years of government are now well etched on his features and the strain of the election is showing. Blair, remember, is not used to having to fight elections in the fullest sense of the word. In 1997 he was a fresh face, a welcome relief after eighteen years of the Conservatives, elected almost by acclamation to replace a tired old government weakened by sleaze allegations. In 2001 he was a prime minister in total command facing an unfocussed and still divided opposition.
  • Tony Snow's illness

    02/19/2005 7:09:40 AM PST · by bitt · 71 replies · 4,918+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 2/19/05 | Greg Pierce, Inside Politics
    ....Tony Snow's illness "Popular Fox News TV and radio host Tony Snow is about to undergo surgery to remove his cancerous colon," Washington Whispers columnist Paul Bedard reported yesterday, Thursday, at www.usnews.com. "'I've been living in fear of cancer for 27 years,' he tells Whispers. 'I've got too much to live for.' He was meeting with a surgeon [yesterday], and might go under the knife this weekend. Snow said he's had colitis for years and knew he was a high-risk candidate. His mother died of cancer when she was 38. He got the diagnosis last week during a routine check....