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  • John Lewis 'a saint,' Andrew Young tells Trump in surprise phone call

    01/16/2017 4:08:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Tennessean | January 16, 2017 | Jason Gonzales
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  • Andrew Young weighs in on the Confederate flag debate

    ATLANTA - An international civil rights icon and former Atlanta mayor weighs in on the debate the entire country is talking about. FOX 5's Morse Diggs sat down with Ambassador Andrew Young to get his take on the Confederate flag and his answer might surprise you. He said some people fighting against the flag are more worried about treating the symptoms than treating the illness. Also he is not advocating a tax on the flag. The former two-term mayor suggested people focus more on the substance of the problems and issues of today and not on a symbol. He said...
  • Former U.N. Ambassador on MSNBC: ‘Trayvon is a Martyr’

    08/27/2013 7:24:30 PM PDT · by kevcol · 35 replies
    Mediate ^ | August 27, 2013 | Noah Rothman
    Reid’s guest, former United Nations Ambassador under President Jimmy Carter, Andrew Young, interrupted her when she asked about what kind of problem Martin’s killing represents for the black community. “No,” Young said. “Trayvon is a martyr.” . . Young noted that George Zimmerman’s story is “just as much a tragedy,” because “his life is ruined over a love of guns and a false sense of what manhood is.”
  • The Islamic Republic is not Iran

    08/12/2010 8:51:55 PM PDT · by Righting · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 01, 2010 | Amil Imani
    The Islamic Republic Is Not Iran By Amil Iman We just don't get it. The Left in America is screaming to high heaven that the mess we are in, in Iraq and the war on terrorism has been caused by the right-wing and that George W. Bush, the so-called "dim-witted cowboy," has created the entire mess. The truth is the entire nightmare can be traced back to the liberal democratic policies of the leftist Jimmy Carter, who created a firestorm that destabilized our greatest ally in the Muslim world, the shah of Iran, in favor of a religious fanatic, the...
  • Lawyers Fight for Profits from John Edwards Sex Tape

    07/08/2010 12:23:31 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 33 replies · 1+ views
    Raleigh News & Observer ^ | July 8, 2010 | Staff
    HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. — During the latest episode of the battle over a sex tape showing ex-presidential candidate John Edwards being less than presidential, Judge Carl Fox stopped with a quizzical look. Rielle Hunter, a campaign videographer with whom Edwards had an extramarital affair and a child, claims the tape is hers and wants it back from Andrew Young, the former Edwards aide who wrote a tell-all book about the politician's quest for the White House. At a hearing in Orange County Superior Court on Wednesday, lawyers for Young argued that Hunter had no claim to it. They contended the video...
  • Why the Media Ignored a Scandal

    02/09/2010 4:02:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 1,206+ views ^ | February 8, 2010 | Byron York
    Two weeks before the 2008 Iowa caucuses, the National Enquirer published a detailed story reporting that Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards had had an affair, and that the woman involved -- campaign videographer Rielle Hunter -- was pregnant, and that Edwards had arranged for an aide to falsely claim to be the father, and that Hunter and the aide and the aide's family were being taken care of financially by a wealthy Edwards supporter. It was, to say the least, explosive. At the time, Edwards was a serious contender in the Democratic presidential race, so when the story was published,...
  • Officers to Retrieve John Edwards Sex Tape

    02/08/2010 10:56:37 AM PST · by Upstate NY Guy · 78 replies · 1,580+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 2/8/10 | AP
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- A North Carolina judge wants security officers to accompany a former John Edwards aide as he goes to retrieve a sex tape of his former boss. Superior Court Judge Abraham Penn Jones said in an order released Monday that the Orange County sheriff has appointed a security firm to help recover the video and other items. Former Edwards loyalist Andrew Young has said he has the original tape and copies stored in an Atlanta safety deposit box. Jones wants the security officer to accompany Young into the vault. Jones has declared Young was in contempt for not...
  • Chris Matthews Asks Former Edwards Aide How He Feels About Being "Basically A Rat Fink" - Video

    02/03/2010 5:20:14 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 14 replies · 707+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | February 03, 2010 | Michael
    Here is video of Chris Matthews asking Andrew Young, the former Edwards aide who has written a tell-all book, "How do you feel about that, being basically a rat fink?" (Video)Matthews told Young that he "can't imagine being in politics working for a guy that I'd given up on, it seems to me that you ought to get out...don't work for somebody that you think is a louse, you did for a year." Young said what he did was not morally right but he said that he had "responsibilities."
  • Andrew Young on "Hannity" Details the John Edwards Scandal - Video 2/2/2010

    02/02/2010 7:26:29 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 13 replies · 547+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | February 2, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of former John Edwards aide Andrew Young talking about his book, The Politician, and his role in helping him with the bizarre cover-up of Edwards' affair with staffer Rielle Hunter. Young details the two sides of Edwards' personality, how he could be cold and calculating at one moment, and then appear to be warm and caring the next. He talked about the pressure Edwards put on him to assist in the coverup of his affair, even as he was running for President during the 2007-2008 campaign. . . . (VIDEO)
  • The Hazards of Loyalty

    02/01/2010 11:04:01 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 4 replies · 366+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 1/31/2010 | Aram Bakshian
    For a man whose first—and only—winning election campaign was waged against an inarticulate septuagenarian hog farmer, John Edwards made quite a splash when he arrived in Washington in 1999 as the new junior senator from North Carolina. Lauch Faircloth (the hog farmer in question) had been anything but a formidable opponent, and Mr. Edwards did seem like a fast-talking opportunist, the quintessential trial-lawyer-turned-politician. But the members of the liberal establishment swooned—pundits and politicians alike. They found themselves charmed by his enthusiasm, his good looks, his populist appeal. Here, they said, was a younger Bill Clinton without the baggage, a potential...
  • John Edwards exposed as cheating lowlife, serial liar in book 'The Politician' by Andrew Young

    01/27/2010 12:11:03 PM PST · by pjsbro · 23 replies · 1,096+ views
    NYDailyNews.Com ^ | Wednesday, January 27th 2010, 4:00 AM | BY Michael Saul AND Celeste Katz
    Disgraced presidential wanna-be John Edwards slept with his kooky lover in his wife's bed and made a sex tape with her, a shocking new book claims. In "The Politician," Andrew Young - the aide who once claimed Edwards' love child was his - says the ambitious ex-senator stopped at nothing to hide his indiscretions, including urging his girlfriend to abort their child. Young describes Edwards as "barely under control" the first time the two men discussed Hunter's pregnancy. Edwards called Hunter a "crazy slut" and questioned who fathered the baby. He asked Young to help talk her into an abortion,...
  • Book Report: ‘The Politician’ By Andrew Young [John Edwards' sleaze]

    01/27/2010 2:00:50 AM PST · by SirJohnBarleycorn · 13 replies · 1,129+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 26, 2010 | Louise Radnofsky and Susan Davis
    If Washington Wire readers are interested in reading Andrew Young’s forthcoming tell-all on his decade behind the scenes with John Edwards, the story heats up on page 154 when Young begins to recount how the 2008 presidential hopeful and former Democratic Party vice presidential nominee was taken down by an extramarital affair and a brazen attempt to hide his daughter’s paternity. snip Young describes his alleged discovery of a compromising videotape of Edwards and a naked, pregnant lover, identified by Young as Hunter. “It was like watching a traffic pileup occur in slow motion — it was repelling but also...

    06/22/2009 3:02:14 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 21 replies · 1,870+ views
    The man who once claimed to be the father of Rielle Hunter's baby, Andrew Young, is shopping an explosive tell-all which will rock John Edwards' cover-up, confirming previous ENQUIRER investigations, according to reports.
  • John Edwards Scandal: Whatever Happened to Andrew Young?

    08/05/2008 9:28:42 AM PDT · by mondoreb · 20 replies · 1,079+ views
    DBKP ^ | August 5, 2008 | Mondoreb
    "[Andrew Young] is living large, [in California] with no visible means of support." --DBKP on John Edwards' former Director of Finance, Andrew Young. What's happened to Andrew Young [NOTE: not the former UN ambassador], one of the central players in the John Edwards love child scandal? UPDATES at end of story. UPDATE #1: 11:37 EDT August 5, 2008 UPDATE #2 11:50 EDT Back in December, Young stepped forward, claiming he was the father of Rielle Hunter soon-to-be-born baby. From the National Enquirer's December story, UPDATE: JOHN EDWARDS LOVE CHILD SCANDAL!: A former "Director of Operations" for Edwards' campaign, Young's last...

    12/08/2007 4:20:04 PM PST · by Lexington Green · 62 replies · 350+ views
    "He's probably gone with more black women than Barack," Young said of former President Clinton,
  • Civil Rights Icon Calls Obama Too Young

    12/08/2007 4:18:27 PM PST · by Callahan · 45 replies · 1,090+ views
    AP ^ | 12/8/07 | Errin Haines
    ATLANTA (AP) - Civil rights icon Andrew Young says Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is too young and lacks the support network to ascend to the White House. In a media interview posted online, Young also quipped that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton has her husband behind her, and that "Bill is every bit as black as Barack." "He's probably gone with more black women than Barack," Young said of former President Clinton, drawing laughter from a live television audience. Young, 75, was quick to follow his comment on Bill Clinton with the disclaimer, "I'm clowning."
  • From Rhodesia to Zimbabwe

    08/08/2007 9:43:50 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 23 replies · 926+ views ^ | 2007-08-20 | Anthony C. LoBaido
    At the inaugural ceremony, Prime Minister Mugabe’s call for reconciliation between blacks and whites came as a welcome surprise to those who had for years dismissed him as “a Marxist-terrorist trying to gain power through the barrel of a gun.” … The unexpected size of his majority gave Mugabe an unequivocal mandate.... All in all, the election and handover represented a triumph of democracy in the face of considerable external pressure. — Andrew Young, President Carter’s Ambassador to the United Nations The excerpted statement above by Andrew Young provides a small sampling of the outrageous commentary on Robert Mugabe’s ascension...
  • How Tyranny Came to Zimbabwe - Jimmy Carter still has a lot to answer for

    06/11/2007 6:07:39 PM PDT · by gpapa · 25 replies · 1,218+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | June 18, 2007 | James Kirchick
    In April 1979, 64 percent of the black citizens of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) lined up at the polls to vote in the first democratic election in the history of that southern African nation. Two-thirds of them supported Abel Muzorewa, a bishop in the United Methodist Church. He was the first black prime minister of a country only 4 percent white. Muzorewa's victory put an end to the 14-year political odyssey of outgoing prime minister Ian Smith, the stubborn World War II veteran who had infamously announced in 1976, "I do not believe in black majority rule--not in a thousand years."...
  • Look At Ghetto Economics

    09/01/2006 9:53:54 PM PDT · by Dilbert San Diego · 4 replies · 528+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 9-1-06 | Thomas Sowell
    THOMAS SOWELL: SYNDICATED COLUMNIST Look at ghetto economics ANDREW Young's statement that blacks have been "ripped off" by stores run by Jews, Koreans, and Arabs has been rightly criticized and he has apologized. But these irresponsible remarks have wider implications than Young and wider implications than their political repercussions. For decades, one of the biggest blind spots of most civil rights leaders and spokesmen for the black community has been their lack of economics knowledge.
  • California Korean grocery group sues Andrew Young over remarks

    08/30/2006 10:05:45 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 63 replies · 1,862+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 8/30/06 | AP - Los Angeles
    LOS ANGELES A Korean grocers' group sued former U.N. ambassador Andrew Young for libel for claiming that they and other market owners "ripped off" blacks. The suit, filed last week in Los Angeles County Superior Court, also names the Wal-Mart store chain and seeks at least $7.5 million in damages. The former Atlanta mayor resigned as head of a Wal-Mart advocacy group on Aug. 18 amid controversy over comments he made to the weekly, black-owned Los Angeles Sentinel. In an interview, Young said that Wal-Mart competition had forced smaller, "mom-and-pop" stores out of his neighborhood. "But you see, those are...
  • Wal-Mart Drives Democrats Batty

    08/25/2006 4:33:57 AM PDT · by Molly Pitcher · 23 replies · 1,375+ views
    Townhall ^ | 8/25/06 | Jonah Goldberg
    Ned Lamont's primary victory against Joe Lieberman in Connecticut supposedly represented the triumph of the antiwar, anti-Bush "net roots" within the Democratic Party. Alas, our troop presence in Iraq is increasing; it appears Lieberman, running as an independent, will trounce Lamont; and President Bush is having his best week in the polls in six months (which is not quite the same thing as saying he's doing well in the polls). So, have the Lamonters and other victims of so-called BDS - Bush derangement syndrome - been routed? Not quite. Because BDS sufferers have a related secondary affliction: WMDS. This refers...
  • Wal-Mart Image-Builder Resigns (Andrew Young trashes Jewish, Arab and Korean shop owners!)

    08/18/2006 11:07:06 AM PDT · by neverdem · 69 replies · 2,249+ views
    NY Times' Terrorist Tip Sheet ^ | August 18, 2006 | MICHAEL BARBARO and STEVEN GREENHOUSE
    The civil rights leader Andrew Young, who was hired by Wal-Mart to improve its public image, resigned from that post last night after telling an African-American newspaper that Jewish, Arab and Korean shop owners had “ripped off” urban communities for years, “selling us stale bread, and bad meat and wilted vegetables.” In the interview, published yesterday in The Los Angeles Sentinel, a weekly, Mr. Young said that Wal-Mart “should” displace mom-and-pop stores in urban neighborhoods. “You see those are the people who have been overcharging us,” he said of the owners of the small stores, “and they sold out and...
  • Former Atlanta Mayor Andy Young blames Jews, Koreans and Arabs for "ripping off" Blacks.

    08/18/2006 5:16:53 AM PDT · by Arcy · 316 replies · 9,257+ views
    WSBRadio ^ | 08-18-06
    In an interview, Young was asked whether he was concerned that Wal-Mart causes smaller, mom-and-pop stores to close. ``Well, I think they should; they ran the 'mom and pop' stores out of my neighborhood,'' the paper quoted Young as saying. ``But you see, those are the people who have been overcharging us, selling us stale bread and bad meat and wilted vegetables. And they sold out and moved to Florida. I think they've ripped off our communities enough. First it was Jews, then it was Koreans and now it's Arabs; very few black people own these stores.'' Young said he...
  • Andrew Young steps down from Wal-Mart post

    08/17/2006 10:23:47 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 840+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 8/17/06 | Bernard McGhee - ap
    ATLANTA Former Atlanta mayor and U.N. ambassador Andrew Young has stepped down from his position as head of Working Families for Wal-Mart, the longtime civil rights leader said early Friday. Young was hired by the group in February to help improve Wal-Mart's image. "I think I was on the verge of becoming part of the controversy, and I didn't want to become a distraction from the main issues, so I thought I ought to step down," Young told The Associated Press. Young said his decision came after a report in the Los Angeles Sentinel, which he said was misread and...
  • "The US and Israel Stand Alone" [Carter barf alert]

    08/16/2006 9:48:09 AM PDT · by ncountylee · 56 replies · 1,493+ views
    SPIEGEL Magazine ^ | August 15, 2006
    Former US president Jimmy Carter speaks with DER SPIEGEL about the danger posed to American values by George W. Bush, the difficult situation in the Middle East and Cuba's ailing Fidel Castro. SPIEGEL: Mr. Carter, in your new book you write that only the American people can ensure that the US government returns to the country's old moral principles. Are you suggesting that the current US administration of George W. Bush of acting immorally? Carter: There's no doubt that this administration has made a radical and unpressured departure from the basic policies of all previous administrations including those of both...
  • Andrew Young to Head Pro-Wal-Mart Group

    02/27/2006 4:40:44 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 46 replies · 625+ views
    AP on MSN Money ^ | February 27, 2006
    (AP) - Former United Nations ambassador and Atlanta mayor Andrew Young will be the public spokesman for a group organized with backing from Wal-Mart Stores Inc. that defends the world's largest retailer against mounting attacks from its critics. Working Families for Wal-Mart, a group of community leaders from across the country, was set to announce Monday that Young will be the chairman of its 16 member steering committee formed in December to counter charges from two union-backed groups that are pressuring Wal-Mart to improve wages and benefits.

    11/02/2004 12:36:18 AM PST · by kattracks · 11 replies · 666+ views
    New York Post ^ | 11/02/04 | AMIR TAHERI
    AMERICANS will certainly have 9/11 in mind when they vote today. But they should keep another date in mind, too — one almost exactly a quarter-century ago: Nov. 4, 1979. A clear path runs to 9/11 from the day of the raid on the U.S. embassy in Tehran and the seizure of American hostages. The 1979 embassy attack came at a time when the administration of President Jimmy Carter was trying to prop up the new Khomeinist regime in Tehran. Carter had decided to support Khomeini in the context of the so-called "Green Belt" strategy developed by National Security...
  • Black Democrats Don't Like Senate's Treatment of Rice

    01/26/2005 9:01:43 AM PST · by FlyLow · 61 replies · 2,415+ views
    CNS News ^ | 1-26-05 | Susan Jones
    ( - Why are Senate Democrats debating the qualifications of a woman whose accomplishments speak for themselves, some prominent black Democrats wondered on Tuesday. Andrew Young -- the former Atlanta mayor, U.S. congressman and United Nations ambassador in the Carter administration -- and C. Delores Tucker, chair of the National Congress of Black Women, agreed to appear with Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist on Tuesday, to urge support for Dr. Condoleezza Rice as the next secretary of state. "We think that Condoleezza Rice not only deserves the support, but the country needs a strong, wise secretary of state with a...
  • Lexington Man's Goal Is to Get Clergy Behind the Democrats

    12/26/2003 10:27:12 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 34 replies · 243+ views
    Lexington, KY, Herald-Leader ^ | 12-26-03 | Lockwood, Frank E.
    His goal is to get clergy behind the Democrats LEXINGTON MAN HEADS NEW GROUP PUSHING FOR POLITICAL CHANGE By Frank E. Lockwood HERALD-LEADER STAFF WRITER Most regular churchgoers want to re-elect President Bush. Most non-churchgoers plan to vote for the Democratic presidential candidate. That's the finding of a recent poll by the Pew Center for the People and the Press -- and it's a finding that Lexington's Albert M. Pennybacker hopes will change between now and November. Pennybacker, a former Lexington Theological Seminary professor, a Disciples of Christ minister and a lifelong Democrat, is chief executive officer of the Clergy...
  • Sources: Andy Young to Endorse Clark

    12/10/2003 1:03:08 PM PST · by mhking · 35 replies · 640+ views
    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Andrew Young, a civil rights trailblazer and former U.N. ambassador, plans to endorse Democrat Wesley Clark for president, giving the retired Army general a boost in primary states with a significant number of minority voters. Young is scheduled to appear at a Dec. 21 campaign event with Clark in South Carolina, which holds its primary Feb. 3. Officials familiar with discussions about the event, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the former ambassador will endorse Clark. It is the latest development in a high-stakes endorsement race designed to make inroads in minority communities. Former Vice President...
  • (Andrew) Young says he won't run for Senate

    10/03/2003 5:48:44 AM PDT · by mhking · 19 replies · 212+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 10.3.03 | JIM THARPE and MELANIE EVERSLEY
    Former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young announced today that he would not enter the race for the Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Zell Miller. Young made his announcement at an 8:30 a.m. news conference. "I decided I could not be the candidate. I was afraid I would win," he said to laughter from supporters. He was surrounded by his exploratory committee as he made the announcement. He said he would continue in the public realm in an effort to "restore faith in American governnment." The guessing game had reached a fever-pitch this week, when Young on Wednesday indicated he...
  • Andrew Young Hesitates

    10/02/2003 6:13:33 AM PDT · by Republican Red · 2 replies · 220+ views
    <p>Andrew Young, the former mayor and ambassador who told Georgia Democratic leaders he planned to run for U.S. Senate next year, is now telling close friends that he is leaning toward skipping the race, the Associated Press learned yesterday.</p> <p>"He is thinking of not running," said a Young associate who spoke on the condition of anonymity.</p>
  • Sam Nunn's daughter may run for Senate

    08/06/2003 2:44:32 PM PDT · by Amish · 13 replies · 254+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution Staff Writer ^ | Aug. 6, 2003 | MARIA SAPORTA
    Sam Nunn's daughter may run for Senate By MARIA SAPORTA Atlanta Journal-Constitution Staff Writer Michelle Nunn, founder and executive director of Hands On Atlanta and daughter of former Sen. Sam Nunn, is contemplating a run for Sen. Zell Miller's seat. "I've been giving it serious consideration," Nunn, 36, said Tuesday. "A message that needs to be heard is that Democrats need a new generation of leaders. People are looking for some new voices in the political sphere." Former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young has said he is seriously considering running. Nunn said she will be meeting with Young on Friday to...
  • Young sees growing support for war with Iraq [a Democrat actually gets it]

    03/19/2003 6:20:57 AM PST · by Chancellor Palpatine · 36 replies · 243+ views
    Courier Journal ^ | 3/19/03 | Chris Kenning
    More countries likely will fall in behind the United States once hostilities with Iraq begin, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations predicted yesterday in Louisville. Andrew Young, who was U.N. ambassador under President Jimmy Carter in the late 1970s, said he thinks international support will grow even more in the effort to transform Iraq into a peaceful and stable country. ''We may find that President Bush has pulled a real coup,'' said Young, who supported Al Gore in the 2000 election. ''I think we're going to be proven right in the U.N.'' Young was in Louisville to address...
  • Andrew Young is lost, misguided, confused

    08/22/2002 12:26:51 PM PDT · by Stultis · 5 replies · 190+ views
    Andrew Young is lost, misguided, confused 6/7/01 6:28:53 PM (GMT +2) ELSEWHERE in this issue we report about the deteriorating situation at farms in Matabeleland North where stocktheft and death threats are rife despite a recent call for restraint from Vice President Joseph Msika. In our issue last week, a reader wrote to us chronicling the painful events in some areas of Mashonaland Central such as Dotito, Chiutsa, Chahwanda and Mudzengerere where the reader, in his own words, says a few former guerrillas were causing terror. In all these, and many other undocumented cries for help by ordinary Zimbabweans...