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  • Unfair blame: Truth in flames in Hollywood's Plame 'Game' (Valerie Plame Wilson)

    11/11/2010 11:48:10 AM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 18 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/09/2010 | Staff
    When Hollywood decides a former White House aide is fair game for attack, facts don't come into play. History, however, cannot be so cavalier about the truth. The new movie "Fair Game" - based on the outing of CIA employee Valerie Plame Wilson during political battles concerning the war in Iraq - is anything but fair or honest. In depicting former vice-presidential chief of staff I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby as a sinister point man in a broad effort to destroy Mrs. Wilson's career while concocting a fraudulent case for the war, the movie perpetuates myths that improperly damage U.S. credibility....
  • 'Fair Game' Glamorizes Distortions and Perpetuates Myths (Scooter was 'Fair Game')

    11/09/2010 8:41:15 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 10 replies · 1+ views
    World Affairs Journal ^ | September/October 2010 | Stan Crock
    Valerie Plame says in her memoir that she read the report that the CIA wrote immediately after debriefing Wilson on his trip and also read his column before it was published. She added that she thought the column was accurate. She said the report was only a few pages long. No one, let alone a professional intelligence officer, could have missed the part about Iraq trying to buy yellowcake. She had to know the column was wrong, but evidently said nothing. So she was anything but an innocent bystander as her husband created a political firestorm. In a question and...
  • Roiling the Mid-Term Waters: Recalling Woodrow Wilson’s Disastrous 1918 Gaffe

    11/04/2010 1:39:41 PM PDT · by statestreet · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | November 4, 2010 | David Pietrusza
    Barack Obama’s controversial comments to the Latino community on Univision radio urging them towards a policy of “we’re gonna punish our enemies and we're gonna reward our friends who stand with us” certainly ranked among the less savvy political remarks in the run-up to the 2010 mid-term elections. But they were hardly without precedent. In 1918’s mid-term elections, President Woodrow Wilson similarly stirred a hornets’ nest when he unleashed his own considerable wrath upon congressional Republicans. And with similar disastrous consequences.
  • DiNapoli in 'Pay to Pay'

    10/29/2010 4:49:35 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 1 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10.29.10 | By BRENDAN SCOTT in Albany and CARL CAMPANILE in NY
    Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli's campaign has reaped more than $340,000 from law firms seeking legal work from his agency, The Post has learned. The massive sum from firms that represent -- or are in line to represent -- the Comptroller's Office in lucrative class-action lawsuits accounts for 8 percent of DiNapoli's entire fund-raising haul since 2008. Such firms have collected hundreds of millions in legal fees in recent years, drawing cries of "pay to play" from critics of how DiNapoli and his predecessors have managed the state's $125 billion pension fund. Donations to the state's top fiscal officer have come under...
  • Exclusive: Court Document Details Congressman's Past Spousal Abuse (Charlie Wilson D OH-6)

    10/13/2010 2:55:44 PM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 7 replies
    Big Government ^ | 10/13/10 | Mike Flynn
    Ohio Democrat Congressman Charlie Wilson was first elected to Congress in the Democrat wave year of 2006. Prior to that, he had been a long-time member of the Ohio state legislature, first elected to the Ohio House in 1996 and the Ohio Senate in 2004. (One of his four grown sons succeeded him in the legislature and is currently an Ohio State Senator.) He was also married for 27 years to his wife, Clara. The marriage ended in divorce in 1990. BigGovernment has obtained a trial brief filed by Mrs. Clara Wilson prior to the formal divorce proceedings. The brief...
  • Jerry Brown Reacts to Meg Whitman ‘Whore’ Slur at Debate (Video & Transcript)

    10/12/2010 9:42:26 PM PDT · by kristinn · 161 replies
    Tuesday, October 12, 2010 | Kristinn
    California gubernatorial candidates Meg Whitman and Jerry Brown debated tonight at Dominican University in San Rafael. The moderator was Tom Brokaw who raised the 'whore' comment with Brown.Video of the exchange at Bay Area NBCTransription by Kristinn.BROKAW: Mr. Brown you did attempt to reach out to the police union. The telephone message was left on. It's now a notorious part of this campaign. In which somebody in your campaign referred to Ms. Whitman as a "whore." A campaign spokesman then described that as "salty language" and apologized after a fashion. We've heard no outrage from you about the use of...
  • Woodrow Wilson and Barack Obama: Lifestyles of the Rich and Progressive

    08/30/2010 5:37:31 AM PDT · by statestreet · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 30, 2010 | David Pietrusza
    By now, the adjectives have become commonplace for Barack Obama and his administration. Progressive. Game-Changing. Wilsonian. Yes, similarities do exist between Barack Obama and his Democratic predecessor, Woodrow Wilson. Both are frigidly demeanored but messianic academics. With barely two years of government experience in statewide office, each assumed the presidency and presided over fundamental overhauls of the existing American system. But here's where one can find another little-noticed but perhaps telling comparison: their work habits. Barack Obama is already more famous for vacations, golfing, and theater-going than he ought to be. In a period of economic crisis, he is off...
  • Code Pink's Medea Benjamin Arrested After Entering Home Xe/Blackwater Founder (Pics and Video)

    08/21/2010 7:38:47 PM PDT · by kristinn · 27 replies
    Big Government ^ | Saturday, August 21, 2010 | Kristinn Taylor and Andrea Shea King
    Medea Benjamin “call(s) for help” before she is arrested for trespassing at the McLean, Va., home of Erik Prince, August 20, 2010. Photo by Code Pink. Terrorist supporter and Code Pink co-founder Susan “Medea” Benjamin was arrested Friday evening at the McLean, Virginia home of Xe Services founder (formerly Blackwater) Erik Prince, according to a press release posted by Code Pink. Prince was not home, having left the United States for Abu Dhabi in the face of mounting legal problems. Inexplicably, Benjamin was let into the house, according to the press release. However, when Benjamin revealed the true nature of...
  • Brian Wilson Reaches Back For 'Gershwin' Project

    08/06/2010 2:22:01 PM PDT · by curth · 16 replies
    Billboard ^ | August 06, 2010 2:30 EDT | by Mikael Wood |
    In 2004, Brian Wilson scored a critical and commercial victory by releasing a completed version of "Smile," the legendary "Pet Sounds" follow-up he'd originally begun work on in 1966. Six years later, the Beach Boys mastermind is reaching even further back in time for his latest project, "Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin," due Aug. 17 from Walt Disney Records. "When I was 2 years old, my mom would play 'Rhapsody in Blue' for me, and I just loved that song," he says while relaxing at his home in Beverly Hills. Wilson, 68, singles out George Gershwin's orchestral-jazz classic as one of...
  • Donovan, Wilson may be GOP’s best chance in New York

    06/13/2010 9:39:32 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 3 replies · 370+ views
    © Copyright 2010,, 25 Dill Street Auburn, NY ^ | Posted: Sunday, June 13, 2010 3:00 am | | Robert Harding
    Polling suggests most Republican candidates for statewide seats will be defeated in November. Two candidates, however, are in prime position to become the first Republicans in over a decade to serve in their respective seats. Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan and Harry Wilson are the GOP nominees for attorney general and comptroller, respectively. Donovan received the GOP nod and avoided a primary when Onondaga County Comptroller Robert Antonacci decided not to challenge Donovan in a primary. Wilson gives the party a great shot at beating, as Republicans would call him, “unelected” Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. Donovan, prior to becoming district...
  • Columnist predicts strong gains for Republicans (Jim Geraghty)

    06/08/2010 9:27:04 AM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 9 replies · 22+ views
    The Island Packet ^ | 6/7/2010 | JOSH DAWSEY
    Republicans will likely reclaim the U.S. House of Representatives and could win a majority in the U.S. Senate in the November elections, national conservative columnist Jim Geraghty said during a meeting of the First Monday Republican Lunch Group on Hilton Head Island. "If you're a Republican and you're staying home this year and not getting excited, just curl up and die," Geraghty said Monday, drawing laughter from the crowd. Geraghty is a columnist for The National Review and periodically offers commentary on CNN and Fox News. He is tentatively scheduled to appear Friday on "The Sean Hannity Show" on Fox...
  • Cross Used To Beat Elderly Woman To Death In Church

    The search for the people who killed an 80-year-old woman found beaten under a church pew has gone nationwide. Cross County Sheriff J.R. Smith said possibly two "people of interest" fled the area after the church pastor discovered Lillian Wilson's lifeless body Sunday. Sheriff Smith said investigators know who they're looking for and where they are from, but would not confirm details of the ongoing investigation. The Central United Methodist Church sits along Highway 64 in the small community of Hamlin, west of Wynne, Arkansas. It's where Wilson grew up and where she held her 50th wedding anniversary. The church...
  • Pete Wilson, Mitt Romney campaign for Meg Whitman

    06/05/2010 11:31:27 PM PDT · by SmithL · 34 replies · 337+ views
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 5/6/10 | Jack Chang
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman received high-profile support in appearances in Escondido and Fullerton Saturday, with former Gov. Pete Wilson and former presidential candidate Mitt Romney stumping for her. In Fullerton, Whitman appeared in the courtyard of the mission-style Villa Del Sol complex where she made her candidacy official in September. Like that event, several hundred people stood under the baking sun to listen to the candidate. Wilson preceded Romney and called Whitman a threat to public employee unions, warning, "They have a very good reason to be scared to death of Meg Whitman." Whitman has pledged to cut state...
  • Group: Army symbol is religious, should be changed

    04/29/2010 12:48:46 PM PDT · by markomalley · 63 replies · 2,444+ views
    AP ^ | 4/29/2010 | Dan Elliott
    A religious watchdog group says a cross and motto on the emblem of an Army hospital in Colorado violate the constitutional requirement for separation of church and state and should be removed. The Military Religious Freedom Foundation asked the Army this week to change the emblem of Evans Army Community Hospital at Fort Carson, outside Colorado Springs. The emblem says "Pro deo et humanitate" or "For God and humanity." Fort Carson commanders will review the complaint, Lt. Col. Steve Wollman said. He said the emblem had been approved by the Army Institute of Heraldry and has been in use since...
  • Photos of Cincinnati Tea Party Tax Day event April 15th

    04/18/2010 2:49:05 PM PDT · by timestax · 48 replies · 1,513+ views
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    Pictures from the Cincinnati Tea Party tax day rally on University of Cincinnati campus on April 15th. Photos by timestax.
  • Obama and Wilson

    03/31/2010 4:22:37 AM PDT · by statestreet · 8 replies · 499+ views
    American Thinker ^ | March 31, 2010 | David Pietrusza
    Barack Obama has been compared to Lincoln, FDR, Teddy Roosevelt, and JFK, among others. But few have noted his interesting parallels with Woodrow Wilson. Historical comparisons have their limits. But Wilson-Obama similarities abound, starting with both men's use of the label "progressive." Wilson was no "community organizer," but like Obama, he was an academic -- among the most prominent political scientists of his day. No other two presidents hang their pre-White House careers so much on academic curriculum vitae. Both then augmented their nascent careers by authorship: Wilson by a treatise on congressional government, and Obama -- an individual perhaps...
  • Health Care: Tea Party Protest Candlelight Vigil

    03/21/2010 9:32:27 PM PDT · by timestax · 87 replies · 1,256+ views
    March 22,2010 | timestax
    Cincinnati Tea Party meets downtown Cincinnati, to hold candlelight vigil and send a massage to U.S.Rep.Steve Driehaus-DWest Price Hill,to vote no on the Obama Insurance Bill. My final headcount was nearly 400, counting teenagers and children too.
  • (Charlie) Wilson (D-OH) seems headed toward "yes" vote on health care

    03/18/2010 10:54:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies · 769+ views
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | March 18, 2010 | Jonathan Riskind
    Rep. Charlie Wilson is one of a number of Democrats who is officially undecided about the final health care bill - but the St. Clairsville Democrat is giving off strong signals he is headed toward a "yes" vote. Wilson is scheduled to participate today in a conference call with "pro-life religious leaders" to say that "these leaders are encouraged that this historic piece of legislation upholds restrictions on federal funding of abortion, provides critical support for pregnant women and will cover more than 30 million uninsured Americans," according to the group Faith in Public Life, which is sponsoring the call....
  • Woodrow Wilson's third term

    03/13/2010 1:27:20 PM PST · by x · 9 replies · 446+ views
    New Hampshire Union-Leader ^ | Thursday, Mar. 11, 2010 | George Will
    There are legislative miles to go before the government will be emancipated from its health care myopia, but it is not too soon for a summing up. Whether all or nothing of the legislation becomes law, Barack Obama has refuted critics who call him a radical. He has shown himself to be a timid progressive. His timidity was displayed when he flinched from fighting for the boldness the nation needs -- a transition from the irrationality of employer-provided health insurance. His progressivism is an attitude of genteel regret about the persistence of politics. Employer-paid insurance is central to what David...
  • Meg Whitman Supports $112 Billion In Higher Taxes On Californians

    03/10/2010 11:34:59 PM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 28 replies · 817+ views
    Real Meg Whitman ^ | 7 March 2010
    Meg Whitman Supports $112 Billion In Higher Taxes On Californians Meg Whitman has embraced former Governor Pete Wilson, tapping the man she described as the greatest California governor in memory to be her campaign chairman. Unfortunately, she has also embraced the billions of dollars in higher taxes that Wilson championed as governor. As governor, Wilson championed a 1.25% increase in the sales tax, which has directly resulted in at least $112 billion in higher taxes for California. Whitman has not distanced herself from these higher taxes. Instead, Whitman has defended them, saying she trusted Wilson’s judgment and that “every time...