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  • Reuters: 'Terrible Optics' for Obama to Go Golfing and Kerry Yachting During Egypt Coup

    07/07/2013 9:26:17 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 74 replies
    Reuters: 'Terrible Optics' for Obama to Go Golfing and Kerry Yachting During Egypt Coup Daniel Halper July 7, 2013 12:03 PM Reuters columnist David Rohde said this morning on CBS that it was "terrible optics" for President Obama to go golfing and Secretary of State John Kerry to go yachting as the Egyptian leader was overthrown:
  • Join Kucinich Action

    07/24/2012 11:12:07 AM PDT · by don-o · 15 replies
    I am pleased to announce the formation of Kucinich Action, a new organization dedicated to empowering individuals to engage with the political process. With this new organization, we endeavor to build a powerful grassroots movement to return the power to the people in our political system. Kucinich Action is a natural evolution of what our movement has been doing: standing up, speaking out, acting on our beliefs, and changing the outcome on behalf of the people. We will also empower individuals with the skills to participate and engage in the process of government decision making at all levels. With this...
  • Dennis Kucinich opts out of Washington state race, will retire

    05/16/2012 11:21:51 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/16/12 | Rachel Rose Hartman
    Dennis Kucinich opts out of Washington state race, will retireBy Rachel Rose Hartman | The Ticket – 9 hrs ago Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich announced Wednesday he has decided against running for Congress in Washington state, where activists had urged him to launch a campaign. In a statement, Kucinich signaled the end of his 16-year congressional career: *SNIP* Blah, blah, blah. *SNIP* "Dennis Kucinich has to decide what his legacy is going to be. Will he be remembered as a principled member of Congress or the narcissist who lost two Congressional races in two states the same year?" Democratic state...
  • Special Report: Intel shows Iran nuclear threat not imminent

    03/24/2012 8:40:02 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 28 replies · 2+ views
    Reuters ^ | Friday, March 23, 2012 | Tabassum Zakaria and Mark Hosenball
    The United States, European allies and even Israel generally agree on three things about Iran's nuclear program: Tehran does not have a bomb, has not decided to build one, and is probably years away from having a deliverable nuclear warhead. Those conclusions, drawn from extensive interviews with current and former U.S. and European officials with access to intelligence on Iran, contrast starkly with the heated debate surrounding a possible Israeli strike on Tehran's nuclear facilities. "They're keeping the soup warm but they are not cooking it," a U.S. administration official said. Reuters has learned that in late 2006 or early...
  • In battle of incumbents, Kucinich loses House seat in Ohio (Dennis The Menace Voted Out 0f Office!)

    03/06/2012 9:29:33 PM PST · by VideoPaul · 50 replies · 1+ views
    CNN Breaking News Alert ^ | 3/6/12 | A. Killough
    (CNN) - Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio lost his bid for re-election in the state's Democratic primary Tuesday night to fellow longtime House Democrat Marcy Kaptur, CNN projects. The two veteran lawmakers were drawn into the same district this cycle after a heated redistricting battle that followed the loss of two Congressional seats in the state.
  • Iran Conducting More Exercises in Straits of Hormuz

    02/04/2012 1:45:42 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/2/12 | David Lev
    Iran is conducting yet more military exercises in the Straits of Hormuz. Iranian officials said that the exercises were in response to a European boycott of Iranian oil, and that Iran would not “submit” to Western pressure against it. The new exercises, the official said, were aimed at preparing Iran for a battle against a “hypothetical enemy.” The Straits of Hormuz are considered an important strategic asset; 20% of the world's production of oil passes through it on oil tankers bound for the West, and Iran has threatened to close the Straits if its nuclear facilities are attacked. Iranian television...
  • Expert: No Reason to Worry about Egypt

    01/22/2012 12:50:42 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/1/12 | Gil Ronen
    Renowned Arab affairs expert Dr. Guy Bechor told Arutz Sheva Sunday that there is no reason for undue alarm at the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt's elections. The peace treaty with Israel is on no real danger, he said. The Islamists "have no solution" for Egypt's woes, he explained. "They lack the abilities and connections" to solve the country's problems and therefore, he predicted, "the patience will wear out in a few weeks and riots will begin soon." Hundreds of thousands of citizens are expected to protest on Wednesday, he added, in expectation of "magic solutions that no...
  • Eat your heart out, New Yorker mag.

    12/17/2011 6:54:44 PM PST · by the invisib1e hand · 2 replies
    Mad via Real Revo ^ | Mad Magazine
  • Dennis Kucinich: I Learned from My Meeting with Syrian President Assad that He Does Care...

    07/04/2011 10:39:20 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 18 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | June 29, 2011 | Syrian TV
    Video 3008: US Congressman Dennis Kucinich on Syrian TV, June 29, 2011 Congressman Kucinich: There are great democratic aspirations for freedom. This is part of this desire for freedom, which is really sweeping the region and the world. The government is listening to the people. There has to be an agreement between the opposition and the government. When those agreements start to come together, things will change. I have no doubt that they will change. But you’re at the point right now where it must… From what I have seen, the government shows a willingness to listen, and shows a...
  • Running Man: Yes, Obama could lose in 2012—and that explains his budget plans.

    04/16/2011 11:39:11 AM PDT · by neverdem · 29 replies
    The New Republic ^ | April 13, 2011 | William Galston
    From time to time until November 2012, I’ll be offering a snapshot of the emerging presidential race. This is the first. Here’s the headline: Given current national trends and a credible Republican nominee, the presidential election would be very, very close, and President Obama might even lose. The economic situation looks like it will not be good enough for the president to cruise to victory, yet it will not so bad that voters are in the mood to repudiate him. In such a situation, campaign tactics, branding, and the identity of the Republican nominee would likely determine the outcome of...
  • Obama not concerned with polls or Palin-o-mania

    09/09/2008 12:48:44 PM PDT · by pissant · 31 replies · 262+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 9/9/08 | Jim Orr
    With 55 days to go and the latest polls showing the presidential showdown deadlocked in a tie, sounds of worry is emanating from the left about the impact of McCain runningmate Sarah Palin. But if Democratic nominee Barack Obama is worried, he’s got a great poker face. Speaking at a press briefing this afternoon in Ohio, Obama addressed the Washington Post/ABC poll which showed white women jumping over to the McCain-Palin ticket in droves. Polls, schmolls “These are the same polls that had me 20 down last summer that have swung wildly thought this process,” he said. “I think that...
  • Should Barak and Michelle Obama be worried?

    02/20/2008 8:40:01 AM PST · by rface · 50 replies · 391+ views
    worrisome vanity | Feb 20, 2008 | rface
    Up until now – the Democrat Primaries have been more a source of amusement than a cause for concern. I have watched the blooming of Hillary’s inevitability wilt beneath the hot rhetoric of Obama’s win after win after win, and I have enjoyed the circus. I have watched Bill’s temper flare and I have imagined the “behind the scenes” raging of a pre-ordained President unable to meet her rendezvous with destiny. I have witnessed the enthusiasm of Hillary For President! fanatics fade away into an almost shamed silence. But – I remember the ruthless politics of the Clinton White House....
  • Record debts, record deficits, slower growth, record spending-what people don't

    02/08/2008 9:31:24 PM PST · by newbie2008 · 3 replies · 67+ views
    understand is this is what happens when your economy is very very LARGE. The larger you are, the harder it is to sustain the same % level of growth. Growing a $100 economy 1% just means adding another dollar of new goods and services a year whereas growing a $1,000,000 economy 1% every year means adding an additional $10,000 of new goods and services every year. The percentages still matter of course and a million dollar economy has a good chance of keeping that sustained growth, but it does face finite resources and dis-economies of scale. So clearly the numbers...
  • Troops long out-of-uniform sent to Iraq

    08/19/2006 2:54:04 PM PDT · by leadpenny · 60 replies · 1,817+ views
    AP ^ | 19 Aug 06 | REBECCA SANTANA, AP Writer
    CAMP ANACONDA, Iraq - Spc. Chris Carlson had been out of the U.S. Army for two years and was working at Costco in California when he received notice that he was being called back into service. The 24-year-old is one of thousands of soldiers and Marines who have been deployed to Iraq under a policy that allows military leaders to recall troops who have left the service but still have time left on their contract. "I thought it was crazy," said Carlson, who has found himself protecting convoys on Iraq's dangerous roads as part of a New Jersey National Guard...
  • Bush to earn Fox backing in immigration fight [UNFREAKIN' REAL ALERT]

    03/30/2006 7:42:53 AM PST · by conservativecorner · 203 replies · 3,181+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | March 30, 2006 | Greg Brosnan
    CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - Facing a tough battle to push immigration reform through U.S. Congress, President George W. Bush was likely to win support from President Vicente Fox at talks on Mexico's Caribbean coast on Thursday. Fox will offer tighter border security and incentives to help bring illegal Mexican immigrants back home when the pair meet in the beach resort of Cancun, Mexican officials say. The U.S. Senate began debating immigration reform on Wednesday and Republicans are split over whether to support an effort backed by Bush to create a guest worker program for millions of immigrants. Conservatives in Bush's...
  • STUBBORN BUSH OWN WORST ENEMY

    02/23/2006 10:36:41 AM PST · by mathprof · 350 replies · 4,430+ views
    New York Post ^ | 2/23/06 | DEBORAH ORIN
    PRESIDENT Bush is now putting his en tire presidency at risk, thanks to incompetence by his staff — and his own I-know-best stubbornness on the port furor. Bush has landed fellow Republicans in Congress with a nightmare choice: They can create a diplomatic incident by blocking the United Arab Emirates takeover of ports like New York, or they can commit political suicide. "No member of Congress is going to risk a TV ad run by their opponent showing Arab street thugs burning American flags and waving AK-47s superimposed over port icons like the Statue of Liberty," says a veteran Republican...
  • Bush distances himself from ports deal

    02/22/2006 4:19:34 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 140 replies · 4,808+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 23 February 2006
    THE White House sought to distance itself today from the US administration's approval of an Arab company's takeover of operations at major US ports, a day after President George W. Bush vowed to veto any legislation to block the deal. White House spokesman Scott McClellan said the president was not aware of the pending deal until it was approved and had become public but then checked with cabinet secretaries to make sure they stood by their approval of the plan by state-controlled Dubai Ports World to manage six ports. Mr Bush held a rare news conference on Air Force One...
  • Dowd V Mapes Media Bias Alert

    11/13/2005 7:35:05 AM PST · by Roscoe Karns · 37 replies · 2,017+ views
    November 13, 2005 | me
    I was watching Maureen Dowd on Larry King last night and something she said jumped out at me. Read the quotes in bold below. One is from Maureen Dowd and the other is from Mary Mapes. (Both were on Larry King last week-but not on the same day). Obviously, journalism standards change from story to story depending on how they can be used to smear a Republican president: http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0511/12/lkl.01.htmlKING:[talking about Judy Miller] Was she doing her job or was she caught up in it? DOWD: I think she was too creditable. And too, you know, investigative reporting is not stenography....