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  • Rabbi Wolfson: Disaster, Redemption May be Near Esteemed U.S.-based rabbi calls on Jews to wake

    08/06/2012 9:49:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 8/6/12 | Gil Ronen
    Rav Moshe Wolfson of Brooklyn has held an emergency gathering in his community and called upon the members to be strong in Torah and prayer so that the Jewish people will survive the time of tension with Iran. The rabbi noted that the Torah sages predicted that Persia, now called Iran, would one day destroy the world, in the times immediately preceding the Redemption. Rav Wolfson is known as a hassidic "mashpi'a" – literally, an influencer – a title that refers to rabbis who do not head a hassidic dynasty (chatzer) but have influence outside their own communities. "Our Sages...
  • Wolfson Economics Prize: Finalists Announced

    04/03/2012 4:09:04 PM PDT · by Greysard · 2 replies
    Policy Exchange ^ | April 03, 2012 | PolicyExchange
    The Wolfson Economics Prize, which challenges the world’s brightest economists to prepare a contingency plan for a break-up of the Eurozone, today (3rd April, 2012) unveiled a shortlist of five finalists. The shortlisted entries, though all very different from each other, provide valuable ideas about how best to manage a member state leaving the euro. The judges have given the finalists the opportunity to address key questions about their entry. Finalists will be given until the 29th of May to develop and resubmit their entries. Everyone who has progressed to this stage will be guaranteed a £10,000 share of the...
  • Former President George W. Bush Speaks At Florida Forum

    03/02/2011 1:15:02 PM PST · by walsh · 1 replies
    Channel 4 - News for Jacksonviile ^ | March 3, 2011 | Walsh
    Former President George W. Bush spoke for about an hour and 30 minutes at the Florida-Times-Union Performing Arts Center. Bush was the final speaker in the Florida Forum series
  • It's Over: Why Bill Ayers Won't Save John McCain (liberal editorial)

    10/06/2008 5:00:34 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 109 replies · 2,401+ views
    The New Republic ^ | October 10, 2008 | Howard Wolfson
    Perpetually fretting Democrats will not want to accept it. The campaigns themselves can't afford to believe it. Many journalists know it but can't say it. And there will certainly be some twists and turns along the way. But take it to a well capitalized bank: Bill Ayers isn't going to save John McCain. The race is over. John McCain's candidacy is as much a casualty of Wall Street as Lehman or Merrill. Like those once vibrant institutions, McCain's collapse was stunning and quick. One minute you are a well-respected brand. The next you are yelling at the messengers of your...
  • Hillary's Former Spokesman: Lieberman Made 'An Effective Case for McCain'

    09/03/2008 11:50:33 AM PDT · by neverdem · 28 replies · 337+ views
    campaignspot.nationalreview.com ^ | September 02, 2008 | Jim Geraghty
    Howard Wolfson, former spokesman for Hillary Clinton, just told Fox News that Joe Lieberman made "effective case for McCain" and gave "a pretty good speech." Chris Wallace, closing out his interview. "I guess payback is a... a whatever. Back to you, Brit."
  • Former Clinton Strategist Declares Obama Swiftboater D.O.A. [Howard Wolfson BARF Alert]

    08/20/2008 10:18:37 AM PDT · by freespirited · 25 replies · 187+ views
    Washington Independent ^ | 8/20/08 | Ari Melber
        Howard Wolfson, a former strategist for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and current Fox News analyst, has concluded that the first Republican attempt to swiftboat Sen. Barack Obama is a failure. In an analysis posted Tuesday night on his new blog, Gotham Acme, Wolfson discusses the contrast between Jerome Corsi's new book, "Obama Nation," and the effective lies of the 2004 swiftboat attacks:“The Obama Nation” contains no real revelation or new criticism about Senator Obama. ”Unfit for Command” purported that Senator Kerry did not deserve his medals and was not really a war hero. This was a big, easily...
  • Yes, She Can (Maureen Dowd: Hillary busy planning her convention)

    08/13/2008 10:15:46 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 38 replies · 206+ views
    nytimes.com ^ | August 13, 2008 | Maureen Dowd
    While Obama was spending three hours watching “The Dark Knight” five time zones away, and going to a fund-raiser featuring “Aloha attire” and Hawaiian pupus, Hillary was busy planning her convention. You can almost hear her mind whirring: She’s amazed at how easy it was to snatch Denver away from the Obama saps. Like taking candy from a baby, except Beanpole Guy doesn’t eat candy. In just a couple of weeks, Bill and Hill were able to drag No Drama Obama into a swamp of Clinton drama. Now they’ve made Barry’s convention all about them — their dissatisfaction and revisionism...
  • Hillary Clinton camp blames John Edwards for 'lie that laid them low'

    08/11/2008 6:14:11 PM PDT · by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast · 37 replies · 242+ views
    Times Online ^ | 08/12/08 | Tom Baldwin
    Hillary Clinton's supporters gave a fresh glimpse yesterday of their lingering resentment over her defeat by claiming that she would have won the Democratic presidential nomination if John Edwards had confessed his affair earlier. Howard Wolfson, her former communications director, suggested that the lie Mr Edwards told last year over his adulterous relationship with Rielle Hunter had lasting effects because it enabled him to stay in the race at a crucial time. ...
  • Clinton aide: If affair pushed Edwards out, she would have won

    08/11/2008 8:30:21 AM PDT · by fightinJAG · 64 replies · 109+ views
    CNN ^ | August 11, 2008 | Rebecca Sinderbrand
    (CNN) – If reporters had nabbed former presidential candidate John Edwards lying about his extramarital affair, Hillary Clinton would have captured the Democratic presidential nomination, her former communications director said. "I believe we would have won Iowa, and Clinton today would therefore have been the nominee," Howard Wolfson told ABCNews.com in an interview released Monday, because internal campaign polling showed "our voters and Edwards voters were the same people. They were older, pro-union. Not all, but maybe two-thirds of them would have been for us and we would have barely beaten Obama." Two months after Edwards first denied rumors of...
  • Wolfson Defends McCain Campaign for Moving Quickly to Fend Off Obama Race Card - Video 7/31/08

    08/01/2008 5:06:51 AM PDT · by blogsforthompson.com · 12 replies · 53+ views
    Blogs for John McCain ^ | August 1, 2008 | b
    Here is video of former Clinton adviser Howard Wolfson defending the McCain Campaign yesterday on Fox News. Wolfson as much as admits that what Obama did was play the race card when he made the statement two days ago that people were trying to scare Americans about him because he does not "look like the other presidents on the dollar bills." Wolfson knows what Obama was trying to do, and he acknowledges that McCain moved quickly to not let what happened to Hillary Clinton happen to him. . .(see video)
  • Matthews Foresees 'Howards End' in Wolfson Move to Fox News

    07/08/2008 6:42:26 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 16 replies · 166+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    You'd think Chris Matthews might wish Howard Wolfson well on the news that the former top aide to Hillary Clinton has joined Fox News as a Dem analyst. Think again. The Hardball host has ungraciously predicted that the move to Fox could spell the end of Wolfson—and in doing so revealed his own pop-culture roots. Here was Matthews on this evening's Hardball: CHRIS MATTHEWS: Fox News loves presenting itself as the alternative to the other news networks. Roger Ailes, the guy behind the network, figures that the Hillary campaign needs a new home, now that she's out of the race...
  • A Clintonian at Fox

    07/08/2008 5:17:22 AM PDT · by safetysign · 49 replies · 89+ views
    New York Times ^ | 07/08/2008 | Jim Rutenberg
    Howard Wolfson, who was a top strategist for the presidential campaign of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, is going where some Democrats were unwilling to go during the early days of the election season: the Fox News Channel. The network is expected to announce as early as Tuesday that it has signed Mr. Wolfson as a contributor who will appear regularly on its programs. Mr. Wolfson is joining a network that Democrats shunned for a time, complaining that its coverage was unfair. But aides to Mrs. Clinton came to view Fox News as distinctly fair to her in a news media...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 25 May 2008

    05/25/2008 4:59:01 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 262 replies · 663+ views
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 25 May 2008 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sunday, May 25th, 2008 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Reps. Tom Cole, R-Okla., and Chris Van Hollen, D-Md.; Col. Michael Colburn, director "The President's Own" U.S. Marine Band.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Panel discussion of 2008 presidential election. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Howard Wolfson, campaign adviser for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton; Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill.THIS WEEK (ABC): Karl Rove, former White House deputy chief of staff; David Axelrod, campaign adviser for Sen. Barack Obama.LATE EDITION (CNN) : Maj. Gen. Mark Hertling, the commander of...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 11 May 2008

    05/11/2008 5:14:44 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 359 replies · 466+ views
    Various big media television networks ^ | 11 May 2008 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sunday, May 11th, 2008 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): David Axelrod, campaign adviser for Obama; Howard Wolfson, campaign adviser for Clinton; actor Ben Stein. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn.; Clinton campaign chairman Terry McAuliffe. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Former Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C.; Terry McAuliffe, campaign chairman for Hillary Rodham Clinton. THIS WEEK (ABC): Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev.; Carly Fiorina, adviser to John McCain's campaign. LATE EDITION (CNN) : Reps. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and Chris Van Hollen, D-Md.; Retired Army Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez,...
  • Obama compared to ken starr? Oh contraire

    03/06/2008 2:21:00 PM PST · by Colt_45cal · 22 replies · 118+ views
    http://www.casualvices.com ^ | 3-6-08 | Colts_45cal
    March 06, 2008 On a conference call today, Clinton spokesman Howard Wolfson said, "I for one do not believe that imitating Ken Starr is the way to win a Democratic primary election for president." Ah, Mr Smarty Pants, in what way? You opened the door. It's all fair game now. How exactly is Obama imitating Ken Starr again? You mean like… HSUgate, whitewater, cattle futures, travelgate, FBI-filegate, Lewinskigate (etc; etc) Too much to list. Oh by the way, Mr Wolfson, remind me again how many times the Clintons have been under investigation? http://prorev.com/legacy.htm No Mr Wolfson, asking Hillary to release...
  • Obama, Clinton camps point to 'borrowed rhetoric' (an yo mama's so fat)

    02/18/2008 12:42:47 PM PST · by tobyhill · 23 replies · 60+ views
    CNN ^ | 2/18/2008 | Rebecca Sinderbrand
    (CNN) — Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama’s campaigns each accused the other of plagiarizing portions of their campaign speeches Monday, with the Clinton campaign accusing Obama of borrowing from a close supporter — and the Illinois senator’s campaign accusing his rival of lifting from Obama himself. On a conference call with reporters, Clinton spokesman Howard Wolfson said it was clear Obama had “lifted rhetoric” from Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick. Portions of Patrick’s speeches during his gubernatorial run resemble some of Obama’s addresses this year. “If you’re going to be talking about the value of words, the words ought to be...
  • Clinton aide accuses Obama of plagiarism

    02/18/2008 11:28:24 AM PST · by presidio9 · 37 replies · 534+ views
    The Politico ^ | Feb 18, 2008 | Mike Allen
    Howard Wolfson, the Clinton campaign's communications director, today accused Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) of committing “plagiarism” in a speech in Milwaukee on Saturday night. Wolfson made the explosive charge in an interview with Politico after suggesting as much in a conference call with reporters. On the call, Wolfson said: “Sen. Obama is running on the strength of his rhetoric and the strength of his promises and, as we have seen in the last couple of days, he’s breaking his promises and his rhetoric isn’t his own.” "When an author plagiarizes from another author there is damage done to two different...
  • Obama says borrowed lines not a big deal

    02/18/2008 10:45:52 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 62 replies · 85+ views
    Obama says borrowed lines not a big deal By NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press Writer 15 minutes ago Sen. Barack Obama said Monday that he probably should have given his friend — the governor of Massachusetts — credit for using his lines over the weekend. Howard Wolfson, a spokesman for Hillary Rodham Clinton accused Obama of plagiarizing Gov. Deval Patrick. Wolfson said that raises questions about the premise of Obama's candidacy — his rhetorical skills. Obama, D-Ill., says that's going too far. He says he really doesn't think it's a big deal to use Patrick's words because they share ideas all...
  • Joe Klein: Clintons attack too 'sweaty and desperate'

    12/03/2007 7:21:14 AM PST · by enewsreference · 4 replies · 111+ views
    eNewsReference.com ^ | 12/03/2007 | eNews Reference
    It seems as though the Clinton war machine is geared up to go after the likeability and ethical reform message of Senator Obama. Howard Wolfson, Clinton’s Communications Director, called on Obama to shut down the Hopefund and alledged Obama violated FEC Rules on the CBS’ ‘Face the Nation’ Show on Sunday and stated, “There’s a lot that voters don’t know about Barack Obama,” Wolfson said. “And one thing they don’t know, we found out this week, which is that he has been using and operating a so-called leadership PAC, an apparent contravention of campaign finance laws, taking in money from...
  • Bunker Hillary: Clinton's strategy for crushing the media.(BDS Alert)

    11/12/2007 12:36:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies · 548+ views
    The New Republic ^ | November 12, 2007 | Michael Crowley
    On June 1, The New York Times published a front-page article titled, ONE PLACE WHERE OBAMA GOES ELBOW TO ELBOW. The feature detailed Barack Obama's love for pickup basketball, his jersey-tugging style, even the time he hit a long game-winning shot after getting fouled. The Obama camp clearly welcomed the humanizing glimpse at Obama's life; his rivals, probably not so much. In an ordinary campaign, that might have been it. But this is no ordinary campaign--not when Hillary Clinton is a candidate. And so, the Clinton team let Times reporter Patrick Healy, who covers the Hillary beat, know about their...
  • Hillary’s Mean Machine Scores a Hit

    06/21/2007 12:29:36 PM PDT · by siunevada · 11 replies · 1,088+ views
    New York Observer ^ | June 19, 2007 | Jason Horowitz
    Lest any of the Democratic candidates forget, tangling with Hillary Clinton comes at a painful price. That, in short, was the message her campaign sent this week to Mrs. Clinton’s rivals after her rapid-response press operation rapidly humiliated Barack Obama, her closest competitor for the Democratic nomination, by turning his own campaign’s attacks against him. By obtaining and then leaking to The New York Times a not-for-attribution opposition-research memo that the Obama campaign had distributed to reporters, Mrs. Clinton’s press office forced several public apologies from Mr. Obama and his campaign, all without Mrs. Clinton so much as publicly mentioning...
  • KIDS ASK DOUG FROM UPLAND about Hillary?s campaign finance fraud: No. 1 - Howard Wolfson

    03/22/2007 7:35:59 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 22 replies · 1,105+ views
    hillcap dot org ^ | 3-22-07 | DFU
    KIDS ASK DOUG FROM UPLAND about Hillary?s campaign finance fraud - No. 1 NOTE: this is No. 1 in a series of letters as I answer children's questions about Hillary Clinton's campaign finance fraud. ============================================ Dear Doug from Upland, My teacher just loves Hillary and thinks she can do nothing wrong. I don?t quite understand it, but my dad says that Hillary is a switch-hitter and that is why my teacher likes her. I heard my parents talking about Hillary and some lying weasel named Howard Wolfson who has been lying about her campaign money for over six years. Why...
  • MANAGING THE MESSAGE (Hillary's lying weasel -- Howard Wolfson)

    03/11/2007 11:12:27 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 6 replies · 678+ views
    duke edu ^ | 2001 | suckup Joan Oleck
    MANAGING THE MESSAGE HILLARY'S CHOICE BY JOAN OLECK Behind the scenes of several campaigns, the latest of which put a First Lady in the U.S. Senate, Howard Wolfson has suffered the slings and arrows of political fortune-always with a greater good in mind. he called him "Wolffie." And he called her "Hillary." But the road Howard Wolfson A.M. '91 traveled to such intimacies with the First Lady of the United States, as communications director for her New York U.S. Senate campaign, was pitted with potholes from the start. During his very first one-on-one with her, in June 1999, he was...
  • (Peter Paul and Hillary) HILLARY'S LYING WEASELS: Vol. 1 - Howard Wolfson

    12/26/2006 9:52:40 AM PST · by doug from upland · 5 replies · 986+ views
    youtube ^ | 12-2006 | dougfromupland
    WATCH IT ON YOUTUBE On July 11, 2000 occured a incredible conference call. Participating were Peter Paul, Kelly Craighead, David Rosen, Aaron Tonken, Jim Levin, and Howard Wolfson. They discussed the event planned for three days before the DNC's August convention in Los Angeles. They discussed the event costing more than a million dollars. Although Peter agreed to pay for half of it, when Cynthia Gershman bailed, he paid for the whole thing. Ultimately, is cost around $1.6 million. Three days after the event, Hillary had Wolfson tell the WashPost and all of the voters that they would take...
  • DUBAI DUETS

    03/05/2006 9:25:47 PM PST · by txroadkill · 19 replies · 1,173+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 3/6/06 | Washington Prowler
    DUBAI DUETS Late Friday, Department of Justice lawyers in the Office of Legal Counsel were attempting to determine if former President Bill Clinton had registered as an "Agent of a Foreign Principal." Federal statute requires that anyone -- even a former President -- doing political or public affairs work on behalf of a foreign country, agency or official must register with the Department, and essentially update his status every six months. It was not clear the Clinton had done so. If his status is less clear, here is what we do know: If Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton did not know...
  • Mrs. Clinton Offers to Raise Money for Lamont Campaign

    08/27/2006 8:31:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies · 1,089+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 26, 2006 | JENNIFER MEDINA
    In a private meeting at her Chappaqua, N.Y., home on Friday, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton offered to help Ned Lamont in his battle to unseat Senator Joseph I. Lieberman by sponsoring a fund-raiser, campaigning by his side and lending him one of her top political strategists. That strategist, Howard Wolfson, said Mrs. Clinton wanted to throw her considerable political weight behind Mr. Lamont because the national Republican Party “is clearly invested in Ned Lamont’s defeat.” “I think they are going to do what they can to see him defeated,” Mr. Wolfson said, adding that he was particularly concerned with “Bush-Cheney...
  • "Non-Combatant" Lieberman Won't Back Democratic Candidates

    08/25/2006 8:35:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 96 replies · 3,111+ views
    New Haven Independent ^ | August 25, 2006 | Melinda Tuhus |
    Declaring himself a "non-combatant," U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman, in remarks at a New Haven press event Friday, raised anew the question of whether his "independent" candidacy will help Republicans hold onto three Congressional seats in Connecticut -- and control of the U.S. House of Representatives. Lieberman -- who after losing an Aug. 8 Democratic primary to Ned Lamont has launched a third-party bid to hold onto his seat in the Nov. 7 general election -- was asked whether he still endorses Diane Farrell, Joe Courtney and Chris Murphy, three Democrats looking to unseat endangered Republican incumbents Chris Shays, Rob Simmons...
  • (Peter Paul and Hillary) Just like his boss Hillary, Howard Wolfson is a professional liar

    08/14/2006 3:00:09 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 48 replies · 1,638+ views
    Peter Paul ^ | 8-14-06 | Doug from Upland
    ORIGINAL STORY FOR FREE REPUBLIC Joined at the hip: FReepers, you are seeing this in print for the first time. Note to CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, FOX NEWS, WASHPOST, NY TIMES, LA TIMES, CHICAGO SUN TIMES, MIAMI HERALD, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, HOUSTON CHRONICLE, MIAMA HERALD, MINNEAPOLIS RED TRIBUNE, SANTA CRUZ DAILY PRAVDA, ETC. - call me if you would like to report the story. Along with his boss, Hillary, Howard Wolfson has so far been successful in the conspiracy to cover up Hillary's role in the greatest campaign finance fraud ever involving a United States senator. Three days after the...
  • Let Sleeping Beauties Lie (Review: Anthology of Children's Literature marks genre's end)

    08/02/2006 7:39:12 PM PDT · by Stoat · 28 replies · 2,190+ views
    The Claremont Institute ^ | August 2, 2006 | Dorothea Israel Wolfson
    Let Sleeping Beauties Lie By Dorothea Israel WolfsonPosted August 2, 2006This essay appeared in the Summer 2006 issue of the Claremont Review of Books. Click here to send a comment.   A review of The Norton Anthology of Children's Literature: The Traditions in English edited by Jack Zipes, Lissa Paul, Lynne Vallone, Peter Hunt, and Gillian Avery  Parents have always fretted about what to read to their children, and experts have always been ready with advice. In their educational writings, John Locke and Jean Jacques Rousseau together mentioned only three books worthy of a child's mind. Locke recommended Aesop's...
  • DFU SONG: You Didn't Have to Be So Nice (Hillary mouthpiece Howard Wolfson sings to Peter Paul)

    07/15/2005 8:46:27 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 6 replies · 335+ views
    DFU SONGS | 7-2005 | Lyrics DFU, Performance Uncleshag
    HOWARD WOLFSON KNOWS WHAT PETER CONTRIBUTED.....BUT HILLARY DOESN'T? WHAT B.S. MIDI - YOU DIDN'T HAVE TO BE SO NICE (scroll down to Lovin' Spoonful) Paul didn't have to be so nice...financially, stick out his neck He gave a million bucks in-kind...it's not like he gave a check Hillary sent a note of gratitude Bill shafted Peter and began the feud...legal feud Paul didn't have to be so nice...we would take what we could get The FEC got false reports...we hoped you would forget Hillary sent a note of gratitude Bill shafted Peter and began the feud...legal feud Paul didn't...
  • Report of the GAL (Wolfson Report)

    03/23/2005 7:54:44 PM PST · by jaime1959 · 7 replies · 450+ views
    Report to Governor Jeb Bush ^ | 12/1/2003 | Jay Wolfson
    I can't post an excerpt because it's in pdf format, but this is the Guardian Ad Litem's report to Gov. Bush in re: Teresa Marie Schiavo. I don't know if it's been posted before, but it should be required reading, especially for those who suggest that her husband never took any rehabilitative action on her behalf.
  • Guardian Ad Litem Report on Terri Schiavo (everyone should read this)

    03/23/2005 12:33:00 PM PST · by teenyelliott · 169 replies · 4,620+ views
    A REPORT TO GOVERNOR JEB BUSH AND THE 6TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN THE MATTER OF THERESA MARIE SCHIAVO Pursuant to the requirements of H.B. 35-E (Chapter 2003-418, Laws of Florida) and the Order of the Hon. David Demers, Chief Judge, Florida 6th Judicial Circuit regarding the appointment and duties of a Guardian Ad Litem in the matter of Theresa Marie Schiavo, Incapacitated. Respectfully Submitted Jay Wolfson, DrPH, JD, Guardian Ad Litem for Theresa Marie Schiavo 1 December 2003 On 31 October 2003, pursuant to the requirements of Florida H.B. 35-E (Chapter 2003- 418, Laws of Florida) and the order of...
  • More evidence of the vast left wing conspiracy

    02/22/2005 8:50:16 PM PST · by gimmebackmyconstitution · 3 replies · 500+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 19, 2005 | Michael Cooper
    Pataki Takes Third Vacation Since the November Elections By MICHAEL COOPER Published: February 19, 2005 LBANY, Feb. 18 - Gov. George E. Pataki and his wife, Libby, are taking their third vacation since the November elections, spending an extended holiday weekend in the Dominican Republic, aides to the governor said on Friday. The governor left Thursday night, they said, and plans to be back in New York City on Tuesday morning. Over the Christmas holidays, the Patakis and their children spent more than a week traveling through central Europe, including Hungary, the home of Mr. Pataki's ancestors. And in November...
  • WSJ: Chief Justice Thomas (and the Dem dilemma)

    12/31/2004 6:04:13 AM PST · by OESY · 18 replies · 1,271+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 31, 2004 | JAMES TARANTO
    If Chief Justice William Rehnquist retires next year, President Bush likely won't face a tough battle over his successor. So reports the New York Times, citing consultant Howard Wolfson and "other Democrats." The Times attributes this to the Democrats' desire to soften their image as pro-abortion zealots. The court has a 6-3 majority in favor of Roe v. Wade, and Chief Justice Rehnquist is among the dissenters. Why should the Democrats spend political capital merely to run up the score? Anyway, this is a battle the Democrats would almost certainly lose. With only 45 senators..., they would need the support...
  • NYT: Democrats Weigh De-emphasizing Abortion as an Issue - Reassessing touchstone election issues

    12/24/2004 7:08:45 AM PST · by OESY · 50 replies · 1,596+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 24, 2004 | ADAM NAGOURNEY
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 - Democratic leaders say their party needs to de-emphasize the issue of abortion rights, concerned that Republicans have hurt the Democratic Party by portraying it as an uncompromising champion of abortion. In interviews and public appearances since Election Day, Democratic officials have said that the party should open its doors to abortion opponents and that candidates should make abortion a less central focus of future campaigns. Party leaders said they were not abandoning their fundamental support for abortion rights, but said Democrats should consider accepting some restrictions that enjoy popular support - like parental notification when teenagers...
  • Hillary’s Favorite Guy Is Back (DNC spin cycler doing hate-Bush ads)

    10/06/2004 3:07:48 AM PDT · by Liz · 11 replies · 913+ views
    THE OBSERVER ^ | October 5 edition | Ben Smith
    Terry McAuliffe arrived at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at 6:30 a.m. on Sept. 1, ready to keep a happy spin cycle spinning. "I walked into my office and there, sleeping on my couch, was none other than Howard Wolfson," said the D.N.C. chairman. In khakis and a rumpled shirt, the long, lean Mr. Wolfson had just settled into a deep sleep on the brown leather sofa after putting the finishing touches on "Faces of Frustration," a 51-second split-screen montage of President George W. Bush looking pissed off while Senator John Kerry looked Presidential, all to a jumpy jazz soundtrack....
  • Howard Wolfson on FNC dogging Bush for "not coming clean" about his service

    09/24/2004 2:12:01 PM PDT · by jambooti · 6 replies · 286+ views
    WHEN WHEN WHEN are the Republicans going to assault Kerry for not signing the @#$%^#ing Form 180 and releasing all his records as Bush has? Is there an October Surprise of our own coming from Rove? Every time I see the Dems on TV claim Bush is hiding something about his Guard service I want to vomit at the double standard; what's worse is John Gibson had a perfect opportunity to ask the question and he didn't do it.
  • Here Today, Gone Tomorrow (consultant Wolfson takes 72 hours to leave Kerry campaign)

    04/10/2004 7:09:57 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies · 353+ views
    NY Times ^ | 4/09/04 | ADAM NAGOURNEY
    Here Today, Gone Tomorrow By ADAM NAGOURNEY Published: April 9, 2004 Even by the standards of the revolving door that is sometimes the John Kerry campaign, the arrival and departure of Howard Wolfson – the high-powered political consultant from New York – had to be a record. Mr. Wolfson arrived at Mr. Kerry’s campaign headquarters on Monday to work as a communications consultant. He was on a train back to New York on Friday to return to his post at a political consulting firm. Mr. Wolfson said that his sudden departure from the campaign should not be taken as any...
  • Terri's Fight - (Daily Thread/Updates)

    12/04/2003 3:31:09 PM PST · by sweetliberty · 944 replies · 3,986+ views
    Various | December 4, 2003 | sweetliberty
    (Thread 11) Link back to thread 10 (Nov. 24-30) .Contained in Thread 10: Who can be a guardian, 1993 letter from Bob Schindler to Michael Schiavo, Palm beach Post editorial and FReeper response, T'wit's song about Schiavo and Felos, transcript of Lee Webb's (CBN) interview with Kate Adamson, partial timeline of Terri's case, the story of Martin and Anne Shapiro and the report on Terri's birthday party, . Click on pic for Terri's website . This thread serves as a place for posting all new general information and references, along with links following Terri's case, plus information on cable...
  • Terri Schiavo Case: Gov. Bush Asks To Meet New Guardian

    11/07/2003 1:22:29 PM PST · by flattorney · 17 replies · 429+ views
    Sun Hearld ^ | Nov 7, 2003 | TERE FIGUERAS
    Gov. Bush Asks To Meet Guardian Request to meet with the guardian ad litem of brain-damaged Terri Schiavo prompts questions from lawyers and legal experts. BY TERE FIGUERAS Miami Herald Gov. Jeb Bush has asked to meet with Terri Schiavo's new court-appointed guardian, saying he wants to express his concerns in person and assist the medical expert in ''determining the scope'' of his review of the brain-damaged woman's case. Bush sent his letter Thursday to University of South Florida professor Jay Wolfson, the guardian ad litem for Schiavo, a 39-year-old woman who has been in a vegetative state since a...
  • Terri Schiavo Case: Creditable Witnesses & the 1st Guardian

    11/04/2003 9:07:14 PM PST · by flattorney · 25 replies · 722+ views
    The Daily Standard ^ | November 04, 2003 | Wesley J. Smith
    The Guardian - In 1998, Terri Schiavo's first guardian ad litem filed a report on her case. It makes for interesting reading today. THE TERRI SCHIAVO CASE continues to take dramatic twists and turns. Even as Michael Schiavo attempts to have Terri's Law declared unconstitutional, pursuant to the law's requirements, a judge has appointed a guardian ad litem--Professor Jay Wolfson, of the College of Public Health at the University of South Florida in Tampa--to represent Terri's interests. There has been some confusion as to whether Wolfson replaces Terri's quasi-estranged husband Michael Schiavo as guardian of Terri's person. (I use the...
  • Schiavo case deserves less-reckless handling

    11/01/2003 11:04:56 AM PST · by Future Useless Eater · 37 replies · 347+ views
    Tallahassee Democrat ^ | Nov 01, 2003 | Leo Sandon
    Schiavo case deserves less-reckless handling by: Leo Sandon Tallahassee Democrat Saturday, Nov 01, 2003 In this week's latest development in the Terri Schiavo case, attorneys for husband Michael Schiavo filed a brief challenging the constitutionality of "Terri's Law," the hurriedly enacted state measure empowering Gov. Jeb Bush to keep the severely brain-damaged woman alive. Now the case is perhaps the most visible, bitterly contentious and exhaustively protracted right-to-die drama since Karen Ann Quinlan's in 1978. It exemplifies the personal, medical, legal, political, ethical and religious components that make end-of-life decisions so complicated. The problem is in the first instance a...
  • Judge Makes USF Professor Schiavo's Guardian Ad Litem

    11/01/2003 7:08:29 AM PST · by Pan_Yans Wife · 21 replies · 328+ views
    AP via TBO.com ^ | November 1, 2003 | David Sommer
    A University of South Florida health law professor will act as Terri Schiavo's guardian ad litem for the specific issue of whether she can ever eat normally, a judge ruled late Friday. Jay Wolfson, who has served on the board of directors at Tampa General Hospital and who teaches health law, medicine and other subjects at USF, Florida State University and Stetson University College of Law, was appointed by Chief Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Judge David Demers. Demers was directed to make the appointment as part of the controversial ``Terri's Law'' statute, which was quickly passed by the Legislature on Oct. 21....
  • Professor Appointed to Probe Schiavo Case

    10/31/2003 8:16:51 PM PST · by Future Useless Eater · 407 replies · 7,400+ views
    Guardian Unlimited ^ | Nov 1, 2003 | Vickie Chachere
    Professor Appointed to Probe Schiavo Case Saturday November 1, 2003 1:01 AM By VICKIE CHACHERE Associated Press Writer TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A judge appointed a University of South Florida professor on Friday to independently investigate the case of a severely brain-damaged woman at the center of a right-to-die battle. Jay Wolfson, an expert on health care financing, will report to Gov. Jeb Bush and recommend whether the stay the governor enacted to keep Terri Schiavo alive should be allowed to remain. Schiavo suffered severe brain damage when her heart stopped due to a chemical imbalance and has been in...