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  • Romney Declines Lincoln-Douglas Debate Against Gingrich

    12/02/2011 11:36:29 AM PST · by Notwithstanding · 169 replies
    Real Clear Policitcs ^ | 12/2/2011 | Erin McPike
    With the Republican presidential primary appearing to have narrowed into a two-man contest, Human Events and Red State moved quickly to lock down a date for a Lincoln-Douglas-style debate between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich. The two organizations went so far this past Monday as to firm up the Annenberg Theater at the Newseum in Washington as the venue on Dec. 19 after another debate originally scheduled that day was canceled. For its part, the Newseum was excited to host the pre-primary forum. There was just one problem. While Gingrich was ready to take his place on the stage, the...
  • Schwarzenegger, Whitman sound alike politically

    10/20/2010 7:56:44 AM PDT · by SmithL · 22 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/20/10 | Joe Garofoli, Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writers
    With some of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's former top advisers on her payroll, it isn't surprising that Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman espouses many of the same policies he has - from tax cuts to stimulate the economy to promises to run California more like a business. Those similarities are why one prominent California politician said electing Whitman would be the equivalent of another Schwarzenegger term. The politician who said that was Republican Rep. Tom McClintock of Elk Grove (Sacramento County), a Tea Party favorite who backed Whitman's primary rival, state Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner.Shortly after taking office in 2004, Schwarzenegger...
  • Why Voting for a Third Party Candidate is NOT Throwing Your Vote Away

    08/14/2004 4:03:42 PM PDT · by TERMINATTOR · 41 replies · 505+ views
    conservativesagainstrepublicans.com ^ | August 14, 2004 | Jason Marianna
    You hear it every election year. Those 5 little words, strung together to make up the biggest lie in politics: “You’re throwing your vote away.” The media even has a name for the candidates that get the “throw away” votes. They call those candidates “spoilers”. Why? Because it ruins the whole two-party myth. It shows evidence that there are more choices out there than tweedle-dee and tweedle-dum. The two major parties are beginning to realize this too. No longer can they sit back as the Greens, Constitutionalists, Libertarians, and Independent Americans take away a percentage of the votes. They can’t...
  • Annan Acknowledges Damage to UN Over Iraq Crisis

    03/26/2003 8:22:30 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 116+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 3/26/03 | Evelyn Leopold - Reuters
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Secretary-General Kofi Annan (news - web sites) admitted on Wednesday the world was bitter at the United Nations (news - web sites)' handling of the Iraqi crisis and said it was time for the big powers to unite on the needs of the Iraqi people. In the last few months, Annan said, the peoples of the world had shown how much they expected from the United Nations and the 15-member Security Council. "Many of them have been bitterly disappointed," Annan told a Security Council debate on Iraq (news - web sites), the first since the U.S.-led...
  • Wellstone, Coleman put their differences on display

    09/03/2002 5:30:40 PM PDT · by 45Auto · 3 replies · 178+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | 31 August 2002 | Mark Brunswick
    <p>If there was ever any doubt about the stark differences between U.S. Sen. Paul Wellstone, D-Minn., and Republican challenger Norm Coleman, they should have dissolved in the midday sun at the sticky confines of the Minnesota State Fair on Friday.</p>