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  • 'I can't believe ESPN even allowed that to happen': former NFL running back (subject: Sam's kiss)

    05/12/2014 6:18:14 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 97 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 11, 2014 | Joshua Gardner
    A now-retired Super Bowl-winning NFL running back went on a Twitter tirade on Saturday after openly gay 2014 draft pick Michael Sam kissed his boyfriend on television. Derrick Ward, 33, who was a member of the New York Giants Super Bowl XLII-winning team, didn't hide his disdain for ESPN's decision to air Sam's smooch with boyfriend Vito Cammisano after learning he would become a St. Louis Ram. 'Man U got little kids lookin at the draft,' Ward complained. 'I can't believe ESPN even allowed that to happen.'
  • Britain's first wild beaver for 500 years caught on camera

    01/22/2014 10:59:47 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 130 replies
    express.co.uk ^ | January 21, 2014 | Dion Dassanayake
    THE first wild beaver seen in 500 years in the UK was caught on film gnawing on a tree.
  • Port Allen Democrat switches party, hands supermajority to Republicans in Louisiana State Senate

    07/16/2013 7:18:40 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 11 replies
    NOLA.com ^ | 7/16/13 | Lauren McGaughy
    State Sen. Rick Ward III of Port Allen has formally announced he is switching political parties, the third state lawmaker to defect to the Republican Party in as many months. With his move, the GOP now holds a supermajority in the state senate. "Overall, I feel like the Democratic Party has left where I'm at," Ward said Tuesday. "I'm conservative. My voting record shows that." Ward added that "based on the feedback" he's had in his two years in the state senate that his district would be better represented by a Republican. "Based on the direction that both the national...
  • Baker relieved of duties as Task Force-Horn of Africa commander

    04/04/2013 10:16:45 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 8 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | April 4 2013 | By Megan McCloskey
    The commander of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa has been fired for misconduct. Army Maj. Gen. Ralph Baker was relieved of his duties on March 28, according to U.S. Africa Command spokesman Benjamin Benson. Gen. Carter Ham, AFRICOM commander, lost confidence in Baker's ability to lead, but the command isn't releasing any further details at this time because the alleged misconduct is being appealed, Benson said. "The allegations remain under adjudication, so it would be inappropriate to comment at this time," he said. Baker assumed command less than a year ago last May. This incident follows on the...
  • ABC: Petraeus called final Benghazi talking points “useless” the day before Rice’s full Ginsburg

    05/12/2013 10:03:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 5/12/13 | Ed Morrissey
    One of the mysteries in the Benghazi scandal has been the role of David Petraeus, who was then the Director of the CIA but was forced to resign in a personal scandal shortly thereafter. While the White House and State Department tried to cobble together talking points to explain away the terrorist attack that took four American lives, what did Petraeus do? According to new information reported for the first time by Jonathan Karl on ABC News’ This Week earlier this morning, Petraeus rejected the final version as “useless” —
  • Supreme Court refuses to hear Ward Churchill's appeal, CU declares 'matter is now over'

    04/01/2013 11:43:08 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    Camera ^ | 04/01/2013
    The U.S. Supreme Court this morning rejected an appeal from former University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill in his effort to reclaim his job, a move that led university officials to declare "the matter is now over." The justices did not comment this morning in refusing to review a Colorado Supreme Court ruling in favor of the university.
  • General William 'Kip' Ward demoted for lavish travel, spending

    11/13/2012 8:01:26 PM PST · by haffast · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Published: 02:09 PM, Tue Nov 13, 2012 | AP
    WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has demoted the former head of U.S. Africa Command who was accused of spending thousands of dollars on lavish travel and other unauthorized expenses, a senior U.S. official said Tuesday. Panetta stripped Gen. William "Kip" Ward of a star, which means that he will now retire as a three-star lieutenant general despite arguments from the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff against the demotion. Ward also has been ordered also repay the government $82,000. (snip) The demotion comes as retired Army Gen. David Petraeus resigned as CIA director because of an extramarital affair...
  • Dempsey opposes demotion of 4-star accused of wasting funds

    10/04/2012 10:27:00 PM PDT · by Rabin · 51 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | October 4, 2012 | LOLITA C. BALDOR (AP)
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) -- America's top military officer is opposing the demotion of a four-star general for lavish travel and other expenses in a case that has been sitting on Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's desk for weeks... Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, believe that Gen. William Ward, (who claims a place in history as first) commander of Africa Command, should retire at his full four-star general.</p>
  • Former CU-Boulder professor Ward Churchill loses appeal to win job back

    09/11/2012 5:57:57 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Camera ^ | 09/10/2012 | Brittany Anas
    Ward Churchill's attorney plans to appeal the fired professor's case to the U.S. Supreme Court after the state's high court ruled Monday in favor of the University of Colorado. In the immediate aftermath of Sept. 11, the firebrand CU professor compared some World Trade Center victims to a notorious Nazi. The Board of Regents fired him in 2007 for academic misconduct after discovering patterns of plagiarism and fabrication in his body of work. Churchill has been trying to get his job back on the Boulder campus, where he taught ethnic studies. He won a lawsuit against the university in 2009....
  • Four-star general being investigated for lavish trip spending

    08/15/2012 5:36:34 PM PDT · by Doogle · 23 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 08/15/12 | FOXNEWS
    A four-star Army general is under investigation for allegedly misusing hundreds of thousands of government dollars on travel, hotels and other unauthorized expense, Defense Department officials said Wednesday. The general has been identified as William "Kip" Ward, the first leader of the U.S. Africa Command. Among the allegations are that Gen. Ward allowed family members and other unauthorized people to fly on government planes and that he spent excessive amounts of taxpayer dollars on hotel rooms, transportation and other expenses when he traveled as head of the Africa Command. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is expected to decide on Ward’s military...
  • Controversial Professor’s Case before Colorado Supreme Court ( Ward Churchill )

    06/07/2012 8:15:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    ap ^ | Jun 07, 2012
    A University of Colorado professor fired following public outcry over an essay in which he compared some Sept. 11 victims to a Nazi is arguing his case before the Colorado Supreme Court. The court will hear arguments Thursday afternoon regarding the 2007 termination of Ward Churchill.
  • Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receiver Hines Ward and partner Kym Johnson win Dancing with Stars

    05/24/2011 11:08:58 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 33 replies
    TV Squad ^ | May 24, 2011 | steelers6
    Going into this finale of 'Dancing with the Stars' (Tue., 9PM ET on ABC) there was one round of competitive dancing left. The votes were in, though, and it was guaranteed to be a close battle. Chelsea Kane and Hines Ward were leading the judges' scores coming into the final night, but Kirstie Alley was close behind. It was a star-studded finale, featuring guest appearances by Sara Evans, the Black-Eyed Peas and the first televised performance by The Go-Gos in five years. But it was the finalists that people were tuning in to see. !!SPOILER ALERT!! Kane and Mark Ballas...
  • Q&A: Controversial activist/writer Ward Churchill ( at Grinnell College )

    12/14/2010 6:14:54 PM PST · by george76 · 25 replies
    Scarlet and Black ^ | December 10th, 2010 | Marcus Eagan
    I just have a couple questions about your ideology, or your central idea. We talk here about thesis statements, so I’d like to know the thesis that captures the essence of your life’s work. ... I’m of Cherokee descent, the Cherokees fought with Andrew Jackson against the Crete... ... Are you a member of an American Indian tribe? Katua-Cherokee. They disowned me, but that’s okay—I disowned back.
  • Fired University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill loses job appeal

    11/24/2010 1:58:55 PM PST · by NorCoGOP · 48 replies · 1+ views
    Denver 9 News | 11/24/2010 | Associated Press
    9 News Denver is reporting that FIRED CU professor Ward Churchill has lost his appeal to challenge his firing.However, the Gannett Network will not let me link the story here on FR, you'll have to navigate there yourself.
  • Judges hear fired CU-Boulder professor Ward Churchill's appeal

    10/21/2010 5:53:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Camera ^ | 10/20/2010 | Brittany Anas
    A panel of judges on the Colorado Court of Appeals heard arguments from attorneys Wednesday about whether Ward Churchill should be allowed to teach again at the University of Colorado. As part of the appeal of the verdict in his lawsuit against CU, Churchill is asking that he be reinstated and paid the $1 he was awarded by a jury that agreed he was unlawfully fired for exercising his right to free speech. CU's regents voted 8-1 to fire Churchill in 2007 because of academic-misconduct violations, after faculty members charged with investigating his body of work found patterns of plagiarism,...
  • The Palin Brand ("no consistent philosophy, no guiding principles, no remedial vetting")

    05/27/2010 1:26:40 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 66 replies · 1,328+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 2010-05-26 | Timothy Egan
    In the midst of one of the most precipitous political crashes in the Mountain West, Sarah Palin made a mad dash into Boise on Friday, urging the election of a man who had plagiarized his campaign speech from Barack Obama, had been rebuked by the military for misusing the Marine uniform and had called the American territory of Puerto Rico a separate country. And why not? Vaughn Ward, the Republican congressional candidate from Idaho, has the dubious character trifecta of the Palin brand: bone-headed, defiant and willfully ignorant. When told that Puerto Rico was not a country, he said, “I...
  • Tea Party vs Palin in Idaho House GOP primary, and Tea Party won

    05/27/2010 1:30:55 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 24 replies · 775+ views
    The Idaho Statesman, Boise, Id. Via The Miami Herald ^ | 2010-05-26 | Dan Popkey & Rocky Barker
    BOISE, Idaho — State Rep. Raul Labrador defeated Vaughn Ward in western Idaho's 1st Congressional District and punched his ticket to face incumbent Democrat Walt Minnick in November. "My friends, the key to our renewal is liberty," Labrador told a cheering crowd at GOP headquarters in Garden City shortly before 1 a.m. Wednesday. "The answer to Obamaism is liberty." Ward, a Marine reservist and a first-time candidate, had a 6-to-1 money edge and the backing of the Idaho and national GOP hierarchy. Ward was a commanding presence on TV, while Labrador ran only a smattering of radio spots in the...
  • Tea party win embarrasses GOP establishment

    05/26/2010 6:16:20 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 55 replies · 1,847+ views
    AP (Via MyWay) ^ | May 26, 2010 | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Chalk up another win for the tea party. And another embarrassment for the Republican establishment. Tea party favorite and two-term state lawmaker Raul Labrador defeated Vaughn Ward, a Marine reservist heavily recruited by national Republicans, in Idaho's primary on Tuesday. Ward's loss comes on the heels of several other races in which GOP establishment candidates stumbled as the anti-Washington mood takes hold. National Republicans had coached Ward and had made him one of their first named recruits, known as "Young Guns." He also had the backing of former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. On Wednesday, the GOP...
  • Republicans plan anti-Palin protest Friday (Upset over McCain Lackey endorsements)

    05/20/2010 11:04:42 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 164 replies · 2,575+ views
    http://www.idahoreporter.com ^ | May 20th, 2010 | Dustin Hurst
    <p>Sarah Palin’s presence at an event can draw thousands out to see her speak and evoke emotional responses from those who either love or detest her. It appears her presence will become a divisive force in Idaho politics when she comes Friday to the Qwest Arena to stump for Vaughn Ward, a Marine reservist vying with state Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Eagle, for the GOP nomination to take on Democratic incumbent Walt Minnick in Idaho’s 1st Congressional District. There will be protesters out to oppose her visit, but the group won’t be made up of anti-Palin Democrats; it will consist of anti-Palin Republicans angry over her involvement in local politics and her recent political endorsements. The group is being organized by Lucas Baumbach, a Republican candidate for the Idaho State Senate in District 17.</p>
  • Palin buys new outfit for rally after luggage lost

    05/21/2010 2:36:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies · 2,157+ views
    BOISE, Idaho — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin had to quickly buy a new outfit before a rally in Idaho on Friday because her luggage got lost. Republican congressional hopeful Vaughn Ward introduced Palin before about 1,500 people and said she and her family arrived on time in Boise but their bags did not. Palin appeared in a shimmery light-blue jacket worn over a black, knee-length dress and joked: "I'm in borrowed clothes, again," referring to the designer clothes controversy during the 2008 presidential campaign. A spokesman says the Ward campaign bought the outfit from a Boise shop and Palin...
  • (Video) Sarah Palin In Boise For Ward: Media Has Violated Our Freedom Of The Press

    05/21/2010 12:33:43 PM PDT · by MaxCUA · 11 replies · 780+ views
    Several local news videos, parts of Sarah Palin's speech an links to photo galleries.
  • Labrador’s Troubling Position

    05/20/2010 7:17:23 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 6 replies · 288+ views
    NoisyRoom.net ^ | 5-20-2010 | Greg Johnson
    I am voting for Vaughn Ward in the May 25th primary election. The opposition to Mr. Ward is waging a ‘campaign of criticism’ against him. This strategy appears in socialist Saul Alinsky’s, “Rules for Radicals”. One of Alinsky’s tactics is to continually ‘criticize’ opponents in order to destroy their credibility, instead of focusing on their positions on major issues—for example, the attack on Vaughn’s wife for holding a job at Fannie Mae. However, the positions of Vaughn’s opponent, immigration attorney Raul Labrador, are troubling. State Representative Labrador advocated for the Dream Act amnesty at the City Club of Boise, on...
  • Ward worked for Democrats in Idaho and Virginia

    05/11/2010 10:20:48 AM PDT · by RobinOfKingston · 24 replies · 536+ views
    IdahoStatesman.com ^ | 5/10/2010 | Dan Popkey
    Ward worked for Democrats in Idaho and Virginia, says IdahoReporter.com Submitted by Dan Popkey on Mon, 05/10/2010 - 9:39am. First Congressional District Republican candidate Vaughn Ward worked for Democrats in Idaho and Virginia, IdahoReporter.com reported Sunday. But Ward's campaign manager, Ryan O'Barto, said Ward did not support Democratic state Rep. Jim Hansen of Boise when he interned for him for college credit in 1989 or 1990 at the Legislature. O'Barto also told IdahoReporter.com that the records of the Virginia Democratic Party that show Ward as a volunteer for Gov. Tim Kaine in 2005 must be a mistake and that Ward...
  • Soldier-Citizens to the Rescue?

    05/06/2010 10:09:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies · 324+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | May 6, 2010 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Usually a handful of ex-soldiers seek political office every election cycle. But well over 20 Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans are running this fall for Congress alone. Almost all are riding a wave of public anger at incumbents over a profligate government and dishonest Wall Street -- and a general feeling that the current Democratic remedy has proven as bad as, or worse than, the recent Republican disease. The shenanigans of the previously Republican-controlled Congress -- the "Culture of Corruption" -- simply continued under the congressional Democrat majority, thanks to the likes of Chris Dodd, William Jefferson, Eric Massa, Charles...
  • Minnick, Simpson, Ward skip Tea Party Boise's candidate Survey

    04/29/2010 11:03:32 AM PDT · by kbennkc · 204+ views
    Idaho Statesman ^ | 29 APR 10 | Dan Popkey
    U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo and state Rep. Raul Labrador are the only major candidates among a field of 17 for federal office in Idaho to reply to the Tea Party Boise candidate survey. Notable for their absence are incumbent Reps. Walt Minnick and Mike Simpson and Labrador's principal opponent in the 1st District GOP race, Vaughn Ward. Minnick, a 1st District Democrat, “opted out” of the survey, meaning he replied to the request on time but declined to complete the survey in full, as Tea Party Boise required. Read more: http://voices.idahostatesman.com/2010/04/29/idahopolitics/minnick_simpson_ward_skip_tea_party_boises_candidate_survey#ixzz0mVtmZyWP
  • Tea Party Express endorses Democrat in Idaho

    04/21/2010 10:32:18 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 40 replies · 1,138+ views
    http://hotair.com ^ | April 21, 2010 | Ed Morrissey
    Vaughn Ward wonders when the Tea Party Express passed him by. The Republican challenger to Blue Dog Democrat Rep. Walt Minnick in Idaho figured to at least have a shot at an endorsement to switch the seat from a vote for Nancy Pelosi and Democratic control of the House. Instead, the Tea Party Express endorsed Minnick, and left a lot of head-scratching behind in Idaho afterward: When the Tea Party Express last week endorsed Idaho Rep. Walt Minnick — the only Democrat to receive the backing of the conservative grassroots group — one of his Republican challengers said he was...
  • Tea Party Express endorses Democrat in Idaho

    04/21/2010 11:31:18 AM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 33 replies · 1,290+ views
    Hotair ^ | Ed Morrissey
    Vaughn Ward wonders when the Tea Party Express passed him by. The Republican challenger to Blue Dog Democrat Rep. Walt Minnick in Idaho figured to at least have a shot at an endorsement to switch the seat from a vote for Nancy Pelosi and Democratic control of the House. Instead, the Tea Party Express endorsed Minnick, and left a lot of head-scratching behind in Idaho afterward: When the Tea Party Express last week endorsed Idaho Rep. Walt Minnick — the only Democrat to receive the backing of the conservative grassroots group — one of his Republican challengers said he was...
  • Tea Party Express endorses Minnick('rat).

    04/21/2010 1:18:32 PM PDT · by izzatzo · 14 replies · 476+ views
    HotAir ^ | 04/21/10 | Morrissey
    Tea Party Express endorses Democrat in IdahoShare23posted at 8:48 am on April 21, 2010 by Ed Morrissey Vaughn Ward wonders when the Tea Party Express passed him by. The Republican challenger to Blue Dog Democrat Rep. Walt Minnick in Idaho figured to at least have a shot at an endorsement to switch the seat from a vote for Nancy Pelosi and Democratic control of the House. Instead, the Tea Party Express endorsed Minnick, and left a lot of head-scratching behind in Idaho afterward:
  • Tea party endorsement catches Democrat Walt Minnick, his challengers off-guard

    04/16/2010 8:57:11 AM PDT · by kbennkc · 36 replies · 951+ views
    Idaho Statesman ^ | 16 APR 10 | ERIKA BOLSTAD
    WASHINGTON - The most influential national tea party group, backed by a $3 million campaign war chest, surprised Idahoans by endorsing freshman Rep. Walt Minnick's re-election bid. Not all local tea partyers were pleased. Minnick is the only Democrat in the nation to land an endorsement from the Tea Party Express, the most prominent national organization in the burgeoning political movement. Read more: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2010/04/16/1154934/do-tea-partyers-really-want-rep.html#ixzz0lHMB0o8q
  • Vaughn Ward, Rep. Walt Minnick spar over money from Rep. Charles Rangel (Idaho 1st CD)

    03/07/2010 11:28:06 PM PST · by GOP_Raider · 3 replies · 80+ views
    Rep. Walt Minnick, D-Idaho, has announced the list of charities that will receive $10,000 Minnick got from Rep. Charles Rangel's National Leadership PAC for the 2008 election. Rangel, D-N.Y., stepped down as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee Wednesday, after he was admonished last week for taking two corporate-sponsored trips to the Caribbean in violation of House rules. Meanwhile, Republican challenger Vaughn Ward said Minnick should donate an additional $44,290 in contributions collected from individuals and political action committees in 2008 by another Rangel group, the Rangel Victory Fund, and transferred to Minnick.
  • Ayers, UW student file lawsuit

    04/16/2010 9:04:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies · 831+ views
    Star-Tribune ^ | April 16, 2010 | JEREMY PELZER
    Bill Ayers and a University of Wyoming student filed suit against UW on Thursday, asking a federal judge for an injunction allowing Ayers to speak on campus later this month. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Cheyenne, comes three days after UW banned Ayers, a University of Illinois-Chicago education professor with a radical past, from using any university venue for a planned April 28 lecture. The lawsuit alleges the ban is unconstitutional under First Amendment rights to free speech and to assemble. In 1969, Ayers co-founded the Weather Underground, a Marxist-Leninist anti-war group that claimed responsibility for a...
  • Tea party endorsement catches Democrat Walt Minnick, his challengers off-guard

    04/16/2010 10:06:28 AM PDT · by Domandred · 38 replies · 1,393+ views
    Idaho Statesman ^ | 4/16/2010 | Erika Bolstad
    WASHINGTON - The most influential national tea party group, backed by a $3 million campaign war chest, surprised Idahoans by endorsing freshman Rep. Walt Minnick's re-election bid. Not all local tea partyers were pleased. Minnick is the only Democrat in the nation to land an endorsement from the Tea Party Express, the most prominent national organization in the burgeoning political movement. -- SNIP -- "We don't know where the national tea party came up with the endorsement of Walt Minnick," said Russ Smerz of Tea Party Boise. "It's a little concerning to us that Tea Party Express would endorse someone...
  • Tea Party Express PAC Outlines 2010 Targets

    04/16/2010 1:04:55 AM PDT · by Cindy · 42 replies · 979+ views
    Blogs.ABC NEWS.com - The Note ^ | April 15, 2010 2:09 PM | ABC News’ Teddy Davis and Matt Loffman report
    SNIPPET: "The leadership of the Tea Party Express PAC came to the National Press Club on Thursday to herald its early successes and to unveil its expanded list of 2010 electoral targets." SNIPPET: "In an effort to show that the Tea Party Express PAC is not a “tool” of the Republican Party, but instead is an independent political force, Russo announced that the PAC is getting behind one conservative Democrat who has opposed President Obama’s agenda: Rep. Walt Minnick (ID-01). The decision to get behind Minnick is attention-grabbing because Republicans have fielded a strong candidate in that race: Iraq war...
  • Vaughn Ward's statement on the recent video of Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl

    04/09/2010 4:46:38 PM PDT · by Cindy · 13 replies · 471+ views
    VAUGHN WARD.com ^ | Posted Fri, 04/09/2010 - 5:35pm | Vaughn Ward
    http://www.vaughnward.com Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.vaughnward.com/vaughn-ward’s-statement-recent-video-pfc-bowe-bergdahl Vaughn Ward’s statement on the recent video of Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl Posted Fri, 04/09/2010 - 5:35pm “My thoughts and prayers go out to Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl and his family. As a Marine Corps Officer, we are taught to leave no man behind and this circumstance is no different. I support our military commanders on the ground in Afghanistan and know that we will continue to do everything we can to bring Pfc. Bergdahl home to Idaho. However, Walt Minnick recently made statements on this issue that can’t go unchallenged, suggesting the...
  • Nine Members of a Militia Group Charged with Seditious Conspiracy and Related Offenses

    03/29/2010 2:33:09 PM PDT · by Cindy · 87 replies · 2,081+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Nine Members of a Militia Group Charged with Seditious Conspiracy and Related Offenses Six Michigan residents, along with two residents of Ohio and a resident of Indiana, were indicted by a federal grand jury in Detroit on charges of seditious conspiracy, attempted use of weapons of mass destruction, teaching the use of explosive materials, and possessing a firearm during a crime of violence, United States Attorney Barbara L. McQuade and FBI Special Agent in Charge Andrew Arena announced today. The five-count indictment, which was unsealed today, charges that between August 2008 and the...
  • Vaughn Ward officially announces candidacy for ID 1st (VIDEO)

    01/27/2010 11:29:18 AM PST · by Dr. Thorne · 7 replies · 359+ views
    The Idaho Reporter ^ | January 26, 2010 | Dustin Hurst
    Republican Vaughn Ward declared his candidacy for the 1st Congressional District of Idaho Tuesday in the Rotunda of the Capitol in Boise Tuesday.
  • Congressional candidate Ward: blue dog Minnick's nay votes on health care 'didn't stop anything'

    11/09/2009 12:32:43 PM PST · by Sergeant Tim · 17 replies · 974+ views
    Freedom Radio ^ | November 8, 2009 | Honest Conservative
    Last night, Freedom Radio spoke with Combat Vet for Congress and conservative Republican candidate for Idaho's 1st District Vaughn Ward. Ward's 18 years of experience of public service includes: service with the Marines on missions in Liberia, Cuba, Japan, Korea and as a company commander in Iraq; as an Operations Officer with the CIA in the Middle East, Africa, and Washington, DC; and as a Legislative Aide on Senator Kempthorne’s staff where he worked on commerce, defense, energy, transportation, and veteran’s issues for the people of Idaho. He is running against first-term incumbent and self-proclaimed blue dog Democrat Walt Minnick....
  • GOP may go with outsider in Idaho congressional race [Vaughn Ward]

    10/29/2009 5:52:46 PM PDT · by Al B. · 15 replies · 1,384+ views
    Oregon Live ^ | Oct. 29, 2009 | Jeff Mapes
    As a Democrat in a very red state, Idaho Congressman Walt Minnick knew from the day he was elected that he would have a hard time holding on to his seat in 2010. But there's also an interesting tale to be told about just which candidate the Republicans will put up to run against Minnick. Political blogger Randy Stapilus has the story about how Ken Roberts, the majority leader of the Idaho House, has racked up a slew of statehouse endorsements and is well-plugged into the Idaho GOP establishment - but now looks like he could get swamped by newcomer...
  • Man Who Defrauded Fellow Church Goer Pleads Guilty

    01/07/2010 1:23:14 PM PST · by Colofornian · 12 replies · 683+ views
    http://connect2utah.com (KUTV) ^ | Jan. 7, 2010 | Bill Gephardt
    The man who swindled more than a million dollars from a Utah senior citizen is in prison tonight. It's the conclusion to a 2-year investigation by KUTV’s Bill Gephardt. Luella Day was set for life with more than a million dollars to her name; that is until she trusted a man from her Mormon Ward to invest her money for her. Wednesday, that man, Daniel Merriman admitted he never invested the money. And now he's going to jail. In Provo's fourth district court Merriman stood shackled before the judge. He's pleading guilty to fraud for taking $1.2 Million from a...
  • Nite Cap @ Freedom Radio

    01/03/2010 12:15:24 PM PST · by HonestConservative · 6 replies · 301+ views
    BlogTalkRadio/NiteCap at Freedom Radio ^ | January 3, 2009 | HonestConservative
    We will welcome the one and only Thomas Joscelyn writer for the Weekly Standard and Senior Editor of the Long War Journal who will update us on all issues national security. We also welcome back , Major Vaughn Ward, conservative candidate for the House from Idaho, formerly CIA and also served in Iraq, to give us the benefit of his knowledge and experience on this issue. And we also welcome a new member to the Freedom Radio family Lt. Col. John Loughlin, presently a member of the Rhode Island legislature, another Combat Vet for Congress, and running against Patrick Kennedy,...
  • Assult on 93 yr old woman from Adult Protective Services

    11/30/2009 1:46:55 AM PST · by savcash · 2 replies · 708+ views
    http://www.countygrandjury.org ^ | November 30th, 2009 | Betty Brown
    This is a very good friend of mine (tried to post it allover, so we can expose this group) I am her POA and have now seen the government at it's very lowest!! I wanted to forward the link to the latest video about Evelyn, if u can pass this on to share; we need to get the word out about this! youtube video 3 of 3, short, personal- court ordered without consent!Please join this site, so we can help http://www.countygrandjury.orgthere are three videos off there and if u read the sidebar more details are there. I will get back...
  • Tempers Flare At Anti-War Rally At Travis AFB [Cindy Sheehan]

    11/28/2009 10:40:51 PM PST · by Daffynition · 155 replies · 6,250+ views
    CBS13.com ^ | Nov 28, 2009 | staff reporter
    FAIRFIELD, Calif. (CBS13) ― An unidentified military veteran was involved in a tense confrontation with anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan and the group Code Pink at a rally at Travis Air Force Base on Saturday, November 28, 2009. CBS A Saturday rally led by anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan at Travis Air Force Base nearly ended in a brawl when a military veteran physically confronted the protesters. Anti-war group Code Pink demonstrated at the military base Saturday morning in the first of six planned protests against unmanned military drones currently in use in overseas war zones. Sheehan, a well-known anti-war activist...
  • CU asks court to bill Ward Churchill for case fees

    10/14/2009 6:39:11 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies · 1,090+ views
    Camera ^ | 10/14/2009 | Laura Snider
    School wants $52,000 for expenses related to suit against former professor. The University of Colorado is asking for more than $52,000 from Ward Churchill to recover costs the school incurred fighting a lawsuit filed by the former ethnic studies professor. The total tab, filed in Denver District Court last week, includes individual expenses ranging from $2 for courthouse parking to $22,095 for "in-trial video and visual exhibits." "The university believes that what we've filed is both fair and appropriate for some of the expenses that we incurred during the trial," said Ken McConnellogue, spokesman for the University of Colorado system....
  • Qué han hecho con mi país?

    10/13/2009 8:48:13 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 19 replies · 668+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-12-09 | Wordsmith
    Ward Churchill (remember him?) references the book, Smallpox and the American Indian, during his testimony in his civil suit against the University of Colorado at the City and County Building in Denver, Colorado March 23, 2009. Churchill is suing the University of Colorado for wrongful termination. AP photo. Today, I picked up 2 kids I carpool to the gymnastics club from their magnet school, as I do every Monday. Apparently, there was no mention about Columbus Day. Nada. Zippo. Nothing negative or positive. But they did watch a performance by dancers dressed like Mayan/Aztec Indians; and the older one said...
  • Quiet Palin just writing, campaigning father says: Helping Iraq war veteran in GOP race

    08/29/2009 8:53:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 1,116+ views
    The Spokesman-Review ^ | August 29, 2009 | Betsy Z. Russell
    CALDWELL, Idaho – While the national media wonder what Sarah Palin’s doing and what she’ll do next, she’s holed up working on her book, her father said Friday. “Sarah’s been out of town for almost a month now,” said Chuck Heath,who is on a campaign swing through Idaho for GOP congressional candidate Vaughn Ward. “I don’t know exactly where she is, but she’s writing her book. She e-mails me quite frequently. She asks, ‘Oh, what happened on June 13, 1978?’ This is material for her book.” Palin, the former Alaska governor whose turn as John McCain’s running mate last year...
  • Q&A: Palin for president in 2012? Flip a coin, dad says (Palin's dad will campaign for Tarkanian)

    08/28/2009 7:38:15 AM PDT · by redk · 14 replies · 1,024+ views
    Idaho Statesman ^ | 8/28/09 | DAN POPKEY
    Political newcomer Vaughn Ward basked in some star power as former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's father and father-in-law began a three-day swing for his congressional campaign in Meridian on Thursday. Ward, 40, of Eagle, is an Iraq War veteran. Born in Twin Falls and a Boise State grad, he returned to Idaho in 2007. He was working on the 2008 McCain-Palin campaign in Nevada when he met Palin's father, Chuck Heath, an Idaho native, and Todd Palin's dad, Jim. They back Ward's bid to be the GOP challenger to Democrat Walt Minnick in 2010
  • Palin clan helps Idaho GOP hopeful for Congress

    08/14/2009 9:06:21 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 13 replies · 787+ views
    http://www.google.com ^ | Aug 11, 2009&#8206; | http://www.google.com
    BOISE, Idaho — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's father and father-in-law will campaign in Idaho for Republican congressional candidate Vaughn Ward. Ward was a campaign assistant for GOP presidential hopeful John McCain, whose running mate in 2008 was Palin. That's where Ward met Chuck Heath, Palin's father and a former Idaho resident, and Jim Palin, her father-in-law. Campaign events are slated for Boise, Sandpoint, Wallace and Coeur d'Alene, from Aug. 27 to Aug. 29. Ward spokesman Ryan O'Barto says, "They're going to be talking about how Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi are taking our country in the wrong direction." Ward...
  • Palin fathers will campaign for Idaho Republican candidate

    08/11/2009 8:14:52 AM PDT · by SolidWood · 19 replies · 1,471+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | August 11, 2009 | Erika Bolstad
    WASHINGTON — The fathers of Sarah and Todd Palin will be joining forces this month to help an Idaho congressional candidate who's getting an early start on his 2010 election bid. Both Chuck Heath and Jim Palin will be in Idaho later on this month to help out Vaughn Ward, a Republican candidate for Congress. They’ll be attending events for Ward at the end of the month in Boise and Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, Ward's campaign spokesman said. The former Alaska governor's father is an Idaho native who graduated from Sandpoint High School in northern Idaho. Palin, Sen. John McCain’s vice-presidential...
  • What Famous Alaskan Is Going to Campaign for Vaughn Ward?

    08/03/2009 9:02:19 AM PDT · by Al B. · 3 replies · 499+ views
    campaignspot..nationalreview.com ^ | Aug. 3, 2009 | Jim Geraghty
    Vaughn Ward, a former Marine who led a combat tour in Fallujah, Iraq and current GOP House candidate in Idaho, says that "two Alaskans" are coming to campaign for him. ..... Two of his donors are Jim and Faye Palin of Wasilla, Alaska — the father-in-law and mother-in-law of former GOP vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin. Which suggests he might have a connection or two up in that state.
  • Ward Churchill and Death of Academic Freedom

    07/10/2009 6:34:53 AM PDT · by domeika · 14 replies · 1,669+ views
    Pravda ^ | 7/10/2009 | David R. Hoffman
    (This is part 2 of an article.) Recently neo-fascists opposed to Sonia Sotomayor, Barack Obama’s nominee to the United States Supreme Court, have argued that she doesn’t respect the “sanctity” of the law and chooses instead to be guided by her personal beliefs. But if there is such a thing as “sanctity” of the law, why are so many Supreme Court cases decided by five-four votes split along ideological lines? Where is this concern when self-loathing Clarence Thomas uses his experiences at Yale University, not the law, to dismantle affirmative action programs, or when Antonin Scalia unethically hears cases where...