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  • Flashback: 'I'm Thrilled He's Here,' Bush Says As Putin Visits His Texas Ranch

    07/19/2018 6:26:09 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 15, 2001 | Peter Baker
    Vladimir Putin, wannabe cowboy and newly minted close buddy of President Bush, eagerly wanted to ride a horse in Texas, so he may have been disappointed to learn that Bush zips around his ranch in a Ford pickup. That's what was awaiting the Putins as they landed at the Bush ranch outside Waco in midafternoon. The Bushes, in ranch gear and carrying umbrellas to shield their guests from the rain, met the casually attired Putins when they arrived by helicopter for an overnight and barbecue at the Bush home. "The president brought the rain, for which we're always grateful in...
  • Helsinki Human Rights Day: Proclamation by Ronald Reagan (Flashback 1983)

    07/17/2018 1:30:26 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege
    American Presidency Project ^ | July 25, 1983 | Ronald Reagan
    Proclamation 5075 -Helsinki Human Rights Day By the President of the United States of America: A Proclamation When the Final Act of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, widely referred to as "Helsinki accords," was concluded in Helsinki on August 1, 1975, thirty-three governments of Eastern and Western Europe, as well as the United States and Canada, committed themselves to "respect human rights and fundamental freedoms, including the freedom of thought, conscience, religion or belief, for all without distinction as to race, sex, language, or religion." The participating governments further committed themselves to foster "freer movement and contacts,"...
  • Obama Dings Romney On Russia Remark: The 1980s Are Calling To Ask For Their Foreign Policy Back

    07/16/2018 4:45:06 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 9 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 10/22/2012 | Arthur Delany
    During the presidential debate on Monday evening, President Barack Obama deployed a Seinfeldian zinger to mock former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential nominee. Romney had said that al Qaeda and other terrorist groups are “rushing in” as revolutions shake up the Muslim world. “Gov. Romney, I’m glad that you recognize that al Qaeda is a threat,” Obama said, “because a few months ago when you were asked what’s the biggest geopolitical threat facing America, you said Russia.” “The 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back because the Cold War’s been over for 20 years,”...
  • If Only Hillary Had Won . . .(flashback)

    07/16/2018 9:31:53 AM PDT · by bitt · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/2/2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>Leakers and lawbreakers rewarded with Clinton-administration jobs — and the American public none the wiser about deep-state corruption T here are lots of possible counterfactuals to think about had Hillary Clinton won the presidency as all the experts had predicted.</p>
  • [2016] Would Margaret Thatcher have backed Brexit?

    07/13/2018 7:01:36 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 9 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | Feb 2016 | Charles Moore
    Charles Powell, her most important private secretary, now believes that she would have negotiated a deal quite like David Cameron’s latest, and urged a Remain vote. Norman Tebbit, one of her most senior and like-minded ministers, says the opposite. I shall not break my rule by agreeing or disagreeing with either. But the story of Mrs Thatcher and Europe does reveal something interesting. The whole time she was in office, she never said that Britain should leave. Once she had left office, she said privately – to me and several others – that she thought we should.
  • NYT FLASHBACK: "THE EXPANDING EMPIRE OF DONALD TRUMP" (from April 8, 1984)

    07/04/2018 4:18:42 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 7 replies
    'DONALD! HEY, DONALD! DONALD!' THE men were yelling, eager to call him by name. A storm front of cigar smoke was gathering above the hotel ballroom, packed elbow-to-elbow for a breakfast-hour sports forum with a crowd that included some of New York's most wealthy, powerful and famous men. Mayor Koch was there, former Mayors Lindsay and Beame, two United States Senators, the five borough presidents, judges, labor leaders, busines stycoons and sports celebrities, as well as team owners and executives such as George Steinbrenner, Sonny Werblin of the Knicks and Rangers, Fred Wilpon, president of the Mets, and several hundred...
  • If Donald Trump Is the Nominee, Hillary Clinton Has Already Won in November

    06/28/2018 2:04:00 PM PDT · by confederatecarpetbag · 86 replies
    Town Hall ^ | June 26, 2016 | John Hawkins
    Barring a zombie apocalypse, alien invasion or Hillary being indicted for her crimes by the Obama-run DOJ (which is about as likely as the first two), Donald Trump is not going to be the next president. Even if Hillary’s horrible cough turns out to be a symptom of some fatal disease, Trump still won’t be elected because whoever her vice president turns out to be will still beat him.
  • FLASHBACK:Obama: Another dismal jobs report is likely (Obama released Jobs data 1 day early)

    06/08/2018 9:43:21 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 5, 2009 yes 2009 | Reuters staff
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama predicted more grim economic news when the government releases its January employment data on Friday. “Tomorrow, we’re expecting another dismal jobs report on top of the 2.6 million jobs that we lost last year,” Obama said during a visit to the Department of Energy on Thursday. The report is due out at 8:30 a.m. EST (1330 GMT) on Friday.
  • A President Hillary Clinton Could Pardon Herself and Congress Might Be Helpless to Act

    06/04/2018 12:31:54 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 28 replies
    lawandcrime.com ^ | 5/23/16 | Chris White
    Towards the end of April and into early May, several news outlets ran reports (citing anonymous sources) that the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail was expected to be wrapped in the coming weeks. However, a few weeks later, FBI Director James Comey met with reporters and indicated the Bureau had no set timeline for completing the investigation. He even stated that the upcoming political conventions and general election would not factor into when the investigation would be completed. So, lets take Comey at his word and imagine this scenario: It is Friday, January 20, 2017...
  • Nervous GOP urges McCain to attack (Flashback)

    05/11/2018 6:13:21 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | September 30, 2008 | JONATHAN MARTIN and MIKE ALLEN
    John McCain’s fade in recent polls, combined with a barrage of negative news coverage during the financial crisis, has leading Republican activists around the country worrying about his prospects and urging his campaign to become much more aggressive against Barack Obama in the remaining month before Election Day. A flurry of new polls shows Barack Obama gaining in several battleground states – most notably Florida, Pennsylvania and swing states throughout the West. Officials worry early voting, which is under way in important states such as Ohio, is likely to favor Obama in this toxic political climate.
  • McCain, advisers divided over Wright (Flashback)

    05/11/2018 12:13:41 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | October 15, 2008 | Mike Allen
    John McCain is at odds with many of his top advisers over launching a renewed attack on Barack Obama's ties to his long-time pastor and mentor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, according to campaign sources. Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and several top campaign officials see a sharp attack on Wright as the best — and perhaps last — chance to rattle Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill. ) and force voters to rethink their support of him. But McCain continues to overrule them, fearing a Wright attack would smack of desperation and racism, the officials said.
  • Flashback: Will This Man Take Down Donald Trump? (Schneiderman article from 2/2017)

    05/07/2018 8:03:59 PM PDT · by FreedomPoster · 32 replies
    Politico ^ | February 03, 2017 | DAVID FREEDLANDER
    “I like you. You and me, we’re going to be best friends.” It is early January, and Eric Schneiderman is sitting in his 25th-floor office above Lower Manhattan, doing his best Donald Trump impression, puckering his lips into a duck face, scrunching up his nose and lowering his voice into something that resembles the president’s outer-borough growl. Schneiderman is recalling his meeting with Trump in 2010. Back then, Schneiderman was running for attorney general of New York, and Trump was still in his pre-birther, reality TV host phase. Trump had donated money to one of Schneiderman’s opponents in the Democratic...
  • Leaked Audio of Secretary Kerry Reveals President Obama Intentionally Allowed Rise of ISIS

    01/02/2017 9:02:52 AM PST · by detective · 39 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | January 1, 2017 | Sundance
    Shortened title. Full title: Absolutely Stunning – Leaked Audio of Secretary Kerry Reveals President Obama Intentionally Allowed Rise of ISIS There are moments within investigative research when your jaw can stand agape as you recognize the scope of what you are reading or hearing.  A brutally down-played audio of Secretary John Kerry is just such an occasion.
  • Attorney General Secretly Granted Gov. Ability to Develop and Store Dossiers on Innocent Americans

    12/15/2012 4:22:01 PM PST · by upchuck · 37 replies
    Wired | December 13, 2012 | Kim Zetter
    Link only. Holder now has the right to keep dossiers on U.S. citizens. More here.
  • Uranium company deal nearly done (FLASHBACK 2010)

    04/03/2018 8:52:50 AM PDT · by bitt · 14 replies
    salt lake trib ^ | December 13, 2010 | Judy Fahys
    A Canadian mining company is close to finalizing a deal that will give a Russian company controlling interest in its uranium operations, which include a Utah town, a uranium mill and thousands of acres of claims. In October, four members of Congress urged the U.S. Treasury Department to block plans by Uranium One to sell majority ownership to the mining company, Atomredmetzoloto (ARMZ), whose parent company is Rosatom, the Russian nuclear agency, to protect national security. Since then, the Treasury Department has approved Uranium One's plans, as has the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Utah Division of Radiation Control.
  • FLASHBACK: Obama Issues $45 Million To Put Armed Guards In Schools

    02/22/2018 11:47:56 AM PST · by gaggs · 14 replies
    Back in 2013 Obama supposedly shelled out $45 million to put armed guards in schools. Where did this money actually go? Did they shift it to some other DOJ BS or foreign government?Remember when Barack Obama followed the advice of the NRA and conceded that "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun? From The Washington Times:Obama shifts $45 million for armed cops in schools — a la NRA:It’s almost like a page right out of the National Rifle Association playbook: The Obama administration has announced millions of dollars in...
  • Bob Franks in New Jersey (2001 NJ GOPE flashback)

    02/19/2018 4:33:18 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 1 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 22, 2001 | The New York Times
    Republicans in New Jersey face an unambiguous choice in next Tuesday's gubernatorial primary between a Republican moderate and a candidate with strident and untested views. Bob Franks is clearly the better qualified of the two. Mr. Franks has shown himself to be a pragmatist with the experience and temperament to carry the party's banner admirably in the November election. What was expected to be an easy victory for Mr. Franks has turned into a bitter, close race with name-calling that threatens to discourage voters from showing up. That would be a big mistake, especially for moderate Republicans. Mr. Franks, a...
  • Schundler Wins Primary In New Jersey Governor's Race (2nd Amendment Warrior in NJ-Flashback)

    02/19/2018 3:09:26 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 7 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 27, 2001 | David M. Halbfinger
    Bret D. Schundler, the crusading conservative mayor of Jersey City, soundly defeated former Representative Bob Franks in the Republican primary for governor today, setting up a sharply drawn November contest with James E. McGreevey, the Democrat. Mr. Schundler, an ardent opponent of abortion and a supporter of the rights of gun owners, who promised to lower taxes, cut government spending and take down the tollbooths on the Garden State Parkway, united both fiscal and social conservatives behind his campaign. His wide margin of victory, despite a Republican establishment united behind his opponent, gave the party's conservative wing the upper hand...
  • 03 November 2016: Source: Weiner Laptop Has Enough Evidence “to Put Hillary ... Away for Life”

    02/10/2018 5:54:57 PM PST · by Bobalu · 128 replies
    thenewamerican ^ | Thursday, 03 November 2016 | Selwyn Duke
    Sex crimes with children, child exploitation, money laundering, perjury, and pay to play, reads the partial list of crimes that, claim New York City Police Department sources, could “put Hillary and her crew away for life.”
  • Fake News Flashback: CNN Declared Trump ‘Bonkers’ for Saying Clinton, Dems Behind Dossier

    02/08/2018 5:08:03 AM PST · by davikkm · 20 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOHN NOLTE
    Writing for the far-left CNN back in October, Chris Cillizza declared President Donald Trump “bonkers” and “crazy” for suggesting what turned out to be 100 percent true: that the Democrats, Hillary Clinton, the FBI, and Russia, were all behind what is known as the “Russian dossier.” “[I]t is deeply irresponsible for a president of the United States to even flirt with this sort of conspiracy talk,” the overwrought Cillizza wrote, adding, “[T]he idea that the Russians, the Democrats and the FBI co-funded a dossier designed to discredit Trump’s 2016 campaign is totally bonkers.” What set Cillizza off on his fake...