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  • While You Weren’t Looking, the Democrat–Media Election-Hacking Narrative Just Collapsed

    03/06/2017 10:43:47 PM PST · by bitt · 170 replies
    national review ^ | March 6, 2917 | ANDREW C. MCCARTHY
    That supposed FBI investigation of collusion with the Russians? Never mind . . . They’re in retreat now. You may have missed it amid President Trump’s startling Saturday tweet storm, the recriminations over president-on-candidate spying, and the Jeff Sessions recusal — a whirlwind weekend. But while you weren’t looking, an elaborate narrative died. For months, the media-Democrat complex has peddled a storyline that the Putin regime in Russia hacked the U.S. presidential election. There is, of course, no evidence that the election was hacked in the sense that the actual voting process was compromised. Read more at:
  • Hillary Clinton should absolutely not run for president in 2020

    02/13/2017 8:08:59 PM PST · by bitt · 71 replies
    WAPO ^ | February 13 2017 | Chris Cillizza
    "Hillary Clinton should absolutely not run for president in 2020. And Democrats should stop her if she tries. There's a purposely provocative piece in Politico magazine this week that aims to make the case that Hillary Clinton is going to run for president for a third time in 2020. Citing the scaling back of the Clinton Global Initiative and her plans to write a seventh book as evidence, Matt Latimer concludes: “Yes, barring some calamity, Clinton is running. And this brave columnist will go one step further. Not only will Clinton run again, she has an excellent shot at getting...

    01/14/2017 8:24:45 PM PST · by bitt · 63 replies
    FBI quietly released 300 pages of records from their investigation into Clinton. This marked the fifth such release, and this one was far from favorable for Clinton. The documents deal with the handling of computer hardware collected from Clinton’s lawyers for the investigation and also contains emails from FBI officials discussing the classification of Clinton’s emails. This is the fifth release of Clinton investigation records from the FBI. The documents deal with the handling of computer hardware collected from Clinton’s lawyers for the investigation and also contain emails from FBI officials discussing the classification of Clinton’s emails. In one April...
  • FBI's Clinton probe expands to public corruption track

    01/11/2016 7:30:53 AM PST · by bitt · 128 replies
    foxnews ^ | 1/11/2016 | Catherine Herridge
    EXCLUSIVE: The FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of private email as secretary of state has expanded to look at whether the possible “intersection” of Clinton Foundation work and State Department business may have violated public corruption laws, three intelligence sources not authorized to speak on the record told Fox News. This track is in addition to the focus on classified material found on Clinton’s personal server. "The agents are investigating the possible intersection of Clinton Foundation donations, the dispensation of State Department contracts and whether regular processes were followed," one source said. The development follows press reports over the...
  • This superbug is resistant to last-resort antibiotics. It's been found on multiple continents.

    01/01/2016 4:03:42 PM PST · by bitt · 44 replies
    THE WEEK ^ | 12/25/2015 | Helen Branswell
    Epidemiologists — people who track diseases — use an expression: Seek and ye shall find. It's a reminder that sometimes when you see a phenomenon, it may not be entirely new. It may be that you've only just noticed it. Well, the world seems to be having a major seek-and-ye-shall-find moment right now with a worrisome new superbug. In late December, reports emerged that the mcr-1 gene, which confers resistance to an important antibiotic of last-resort, has been found in bacteria previously collected in the Netherlands, Laos, Algeria, Thailand, and France. There is reason to believe it may also be...
  • Benghazi, email probes plow ahead after Clinton testimony

    11/28/2015 8:00:54 PM PST · by bitt · 23 replies
    November 24, 2015 ^ | MATTHEW DALY
    Nearly five weeks after Hillary Rodham Clinton's marathon testimony on the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, several investigations into the deadly assault and Clinton's use of a private email account and server are going full bore — and likely will continue into the presidential election year. Republicans on the House Benghazi panel were traveling to Europe, while Senate investigators continue to probe Clinton's use of a private homebrew email server for business purposes and her decision to delete messages she deemed personal. Clinton served as secretary of state during the Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens,...
  • Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch files for deportation of Barack Obama

    10/03/2014 7:50:30 PM PDT · by bitt · 180 replies
    Freedom Watch USA ^ | Oct 2, 2014 | Larry Klayman
    “In sum, deportation proceedings should be immediately commenced, an investigation undertaken, a full evidentiary hearing held, and Barack Hussein Obama should be removed from the United States,” Klayman writes in his deportation petition. The petition was sent to Thomas Homan of Enforcement Removal Operations at the Department of Homeland Security, Thomas Winkowksi of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Sarah Kendall of the Office of Fraud Detection and National Security at DHS. Klayman explained it is based “on the grounds that he has falsified various birth and other documents with regard to obtaining a U.S. passport and other privileges as an...
  • Bostonians Unite

    04/16/2013 3:28:43 PM PDT · by bitt · 24 replies ^ | Apr 16, 2013 | John Beattie
    I’m a Bostonian, and you are, too. No matter where you’re from, you’ve got that Boston blood boiling through you. You may not know it yet, but you soon will. So, what makes up a Bostonian? Plenty of good, bad and indifferent factors comprise your standard-issued Bostonian. Where one is born may have a lot to do with it, according to some, but as this tragedy will prove, we’ve all got a little Boston in us. I spent six wonderful years as a Boston resident — a mere blink of an eye to many of its prideful natives. However, as...
  • Creating Paper Trail of Charges for Tax and Real Estate Fraud Against Barack H Obama

    08/14/2011 7:39:44 PM PDT · by bitt · 40 replies
    The Obama Hustle blog ^ | 08/13/2011 | ?
    Today 08/13/2011 I started the process of documenting accusations against Barack H and Michelle L Obama for real estate and tax fraud committed in 02/2006 which are still ongoing as of 2011 on the “buffer zone” parcel of land that was deeded by Rezko to the Trust, Trust # 10209 of The Northern Trust Co. that owns 5046 S Greenwood Ave., Chicago, IL 60615. Firstly I filed a Tax Fraud Report with the IL Revenue Office in IL.. ..Step two will be done on Monday 08/15/2011 when I request all records from the Cook County Treasurer’s Office concerning 5046 S...
  • Just How Far Will the Hawaii Department of Health Go to Cover for Obama…and Themselves?

    08/14/2011 11:23:46 AM PDT · by bitt · 84 replies
    the Post & Email ^ | Aug. 13, 2011 | Sharon Rondeau
    FORMER DIRECTOR’S CALENDAR RELEASED UNDER OPEN RECORDS LAW, BUT REQUEST FOR CURRENT DIRECTOR’S CALENDAR “DENIED IN ITS ENTIRETY” On July 23, 2011, The Post & Email mailed a request to Loretta Fuddy, Director of the Hawaii Department of Health, under the state’s open records, or UIPA, law. Our request was received by the Hawaii Department of Health on July 28, 2011 and responded to on August 3, 2011 as having been “denied in its entirety.” The reason for the denial given was “Director Fuddy’s personal calendar is not a government record within the scope of HRS §92F-3, See OIP Opinion...
  • Blast in Moscow Metro Kills at Least 25 (terrorism)

    03/28/2010 10:09:56 PM PDT · by bitt · 132 replies · 4,304+ views ^ | 3/29/2010 | Reuters
    Blast in Moscow Metro Kills at Least 25 Reuters At least 25 people were killed in an explosion that rocked the Lubyanka metro station in central Moscow on Monday, Itar-Tass news agency reported. MOSCOW -- At least 25 people were killed in an explosion that rocked the Lubyanka metro station in central Moscow on Monday, Itar-Tass news agency reported. At least 10 people were wounded in the blast, it said, quoting the Emergencies Ministry.
  • CNBC's Jim Cramer: Brown Win Tuesday Causes Huge Stock Rally

    01/17/2010 2:52:17 PM PST · by bitt · 34 replies · 1,420+ views
    newsbusters ^ | Jan 17, 2010 | Noel Sheppard
    Former Barack Obama supporter Jim Cramer on Friday said the stock market would have a huge rally if Scott Brown defeats Martha Coakley in Tuesday's special senatorial election in Massachusetts. "I think investors who are nervous about the dictatorship of the Pelosi proletariat will feel at ease, and we could have a gigantic rally off a Coakley loss and a Brown win," said Cramer on Friday's "Mad Money." "It will be a signal that a more pro-business, less pro-labor government could be in front of us." The often outspoken CNBCer marvelously declared it a "Pelosi politburo emasculation" (video embedded below...
  • Poll shocker: Scott Brown surges ahead in Senate race

    01/14/2010 9:33:21 PM PST · by bitt · 258 replies · 8,054+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Jan 15, 2010 | Jessica Van Sack
    .."Riding a wave of opposition to Democratic health-care reform, GOP upstart Scott Brown is leading in the U.S. Senate race, raising the odds of a historic upset that would reverberate all the way to the White House, a new poll shows. Although Brown’s 4-point lead over Democrat Martha Coakley is within the Suffolk University/7News survey’s margin of error, the underdog’s position at the top of the results stunned even pollster David Paleologos. “It’s a Brown-out,” said Paleologos, director of Suffolk’s Political Research Center. “It’s a massive change in the political landscape.” The poll shows Brown, a state senator from Wrentham,...
  • Obama's aunt moves to Cleveland, mulls options in deportation fight

    11/07/2008 7:30:05 PM PST · by bitt · 80 replies · 2,378+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | November 7, 2008 | Maria Sacchetti
    President-elect Barack Obama's aunt is in hiding with relatives in Cleveland and mulling her options to fight a deportation order, according to her immigration lawyer. Margaret W. Wong, a lawyer in Cleveland, issued a statement saying Zeituni Onyango did not wish to comment further. The 56-year-old half-sister of Obama's late father had said she would speak to a reporter after the election, but instead declined to comment and fled her apartment in the Boston Housing Authority for Ohio. "Her wish is for this matter to remain private," Wong said in a statement. "She is in Cleveland with close family members...

    10/29/2008 4:41:12 PM PDT · by bitt · 74 replies · 2,611+ views
    TIME.COM ^ | 10/29/08
    "Hidin' Biden: Reining In a Voluble No. 2" Senator Joe Biden listens to his iPod aboard the Obama campaign plane en route to Washington, D.C., from Greensboro, N.C. Callie Shell / Aurora for TIME
  • Poll: Ohio puts John McCain in front

    10/19/2008 10:32:34 PM PDT · by bitt · 141 replies · 6,521+ views ^ | Monday, October 20, 2008 | Mike Underwood
    Pollsters say Democrat Barack Obama is still the national electorate’s White House favorite, but his GOP rival John McCain has the edge in at least one crucial battleground state. McCain leads Obama in Ohio by one point with 46 percent of the vote to Obama’s 45, according to an NBC/Mason-Dixon poll released yesterday. However, national polls show Obama continues to hold the lead over his opponent. Rasmussen Reports has Obama leading by six points, 51 to 45 percent, while a national Gallup poll also has Obama leading by 3 points with 49 percent. Meanwhile, a national Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby poll has Obama...
  • A BRITISHER’S VIEW: Will Democrats Dance With Terror Networks, or Destroy Them?

    11/16/2006 4:04:26 PM PST · by bitt · 21 replies · 793+ views ^ | 11/16/2006 | Shavana Abruzzo
    Victorious and triumphant, the new heavyweights on Capitol Hill are also without a plan to ease America’s gravest concern – national security. In the end, an election waged upon the excoriation of President Bush’s foreign policy and the Iraqi war gained the Democrats control of Congress, plus leverage over the hopes of their wounded and disenchanted electorate. Emboldened by the American government’s pronouncements long before the first sortie was executed, Saddam Hussein had the means and support of neighboring Muslim nations to stash his stockpile elsewhere because, ultimately, a Sunni and a Shiite will unite against a westerner and then...
  • The Election Is Over. Let the Election Begin.

    11/12/2006 6:12:46 PM PST · by bitt · 50 replies · 921+ views ^ | November 12, 2006 | Ed Rogers
    Phew, I'm glad those elections are over . . . (pause for four seconds). Now we can focus on obsessing about the results and extrapolating their meaning over two long years to predict who will win the presidency in 2008. On the Republican side, some party faithful delude themselves that losing is winning -- that the GOP benefits because now the nation will see Democrats at the wheel. Sure, confronted with a lie detector, the GOP candidates would prefer to run against Washington in '08 than defend a stale Republican leadership. But it's never good to be out of power....
  • Caption and Photo-Shop - John Kerry and Teresa in NH

    11/06/2006 8:10:59 PM PST · by bitt · 126 replies · 3,941+ views
    newsweak | 11/06/2006
    On one of his last campaign trips as a "welcome guest", we see John Kerry and the lovely Teresa enjoying themselves in New Hampshire.....
  • E-mail this youtube commercial to John Kerry

    11/02/2006 4:04:17 PM PST · by bitt · 32 replies · 1,419+ views
    youtube ^ | Anhauser-Busch
    Send a link to John Kerry. These are heroes; he is a cowardly fraud.
  • Audio: John Kerry on America’s lazy, uneducated military

    10/30/2006 10:13:41 PM PST · by bitt · 197 replies · 5,257+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 10/30/2006 | Michelle Malkin,
    video and audio also linked, of John Kerry saying: "“You know, education, if you make the most of it, if you study hard and you do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, uh, you, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.”"
  • Kerry defends Democrats' wartime service

    10/30/2006 5:05:02 AM PST · by bitt · 64 replies · 1,924+ views
    Boston Glob ^ | October 30, 2006 | Rick Klein, Globe Staff
    NEWTOWN, Pa. -- The military record of a Democratic House candidate was under attack. So, Senator John F. Kerry ventured to the Philadelphia suburbs last week to defend Patrick Murphy -- and deliver the kind of speech the senator never quite gave when his own wartime service was called into question in 2004. "Attacking Patrick Murphy for his service is a little bit like Jessica Simpson attacking Albert Einstein's IQ," the Massachusetts Democrat proclaimed Thursday at a chilly outdoor rally at Bucks County Community College. "A lot of these people in the GOP, the Republican Party -- they think somehow...
  • Kennedy Outed as Traitor; MSM will ignore per NYT "guiding hand."

    10/23/2006 6:19:41 AM PDT · by bitt · 33 replies · 3,045+ views ^ | 10/23/06
    The news is not surprising that Sens. Kennedy and his fellow Senator/skirt-chaser Tunney were in communication with the Andropov regime to mount a PR campaign countering Reagan's aggressive foreign policy by boosting the USSR. Dr. Sanity in Ann Arbor, a town with thousands of America-haters, has the best summary I have come across. Nut-quote on the old-timey MSM participation: ...if the proposal is recognized as worthy, then Kennedy and his friends will bring about suitable steps to have representatives of the largest television companies in the USA contact Y. V. Andropov for an invitation to Moscow for the interview. Specifically,...
  • Harry Reid Can't Bleed

    10/18/2006 9:49:22 PM PDT · by bitt · 53 replies · 1,945+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | October 18, 2006 | Brent Bozell
    In January on PBS, Jim Lehrer asked Sen. Reid why lobbying reform was moving so slowly. Reid replied, "Jim, it's taken a while for this culture of corruption the Republicans have developed to come into the fore." Aspiring "Speaker Pelosi" just gave a speech at Georgetown University pledging to "drain the swamp" of GOP corruption on Capitol Hill. The Democratic National Committee even had a page on their Website devoted to the "Republican Culture of Corruption." But that "Culture of Corruption" page on the DNC home page has disappeared. Something funny happened on the way to the polls this year....
  • Vertigo (Erin Kenny, Harry Reid's protege)

    10/18/2006 9:02:35 PM PDT · by bitt · 22 replies · 638+ views ^ | 8/10/2006 | Joshua Longobardy
    .."But 2002 was a bad year for Reid's protégés. Besides Erin, he had endorsed Dario Herrera, warning the world to watch out for the next Democratic king in Nevada, only to see him lose in his third congressional district race against Republican Jon Porter. And Erin lost in her race against Lorraine Hunt for lieutenant governor, Reid's old office. Think that stopped Erin from moving on, energetic and ambitious? Hell no, it didn't. In her last months as county commissioner, Erin, promoting herself no doubt for potential employers in the business sector, introduced many items on the commission's agenda that...
  • Reid It And Weep

    10/17/2006 8:02:00 PM PDT · by bitt · 57 replies · 2,528+ views
    Scandal: As the FBI raids Curt Weldon's daughter's house, Harry Reid's sons have benefited from their father's influence undisturbed. Meanwhile, Reid puts campaign funds to personal use and seeks a do-over on his ethics statements. We never cease to be amazed at the double standard applied to the morals and ethics of Democrats and Republicans in Congress. We've already commented on how Republican Mark Foley was forced to resign for sending lewd e-mails to congressional pages, while Democrat Gerry Studds received mere censure and standing ovations after actually having sex with one, being allowed to serve until he decided to...
  • Kerry for president -- or Senate?

    10/17/2006 7:13:39 AM PDT · by bitt · 49 replies · 1,144+ views
    Boston Glob ^ | Oct 17, 2006 | Scot Lehigh
    MANCHESTER, N.H. JOHN KERRY is out to show Granite State Democrats that you actually can teach an old dog new tricks. And judging from the response he got to a Friday night speech here, the voters who helped launch him into orbit in 2004 are at least willing to give him another look as the 2008 campaign cycle approaches. Still, as he plots a second presidential bid, Kerry finds himself in uneasy limbo. After a 2004 effort whose strengths were marred by equally glaring shortcomings, he is neither a particularly compelling aspirant for the Democratic nomination nor a completely implausible...
  • Senator Reid's $1 Million Land Windfall Raises Questions

    10/17/2006 6:25:14 AM PDT · by bitt · 36 replies · 1,278+ views ^ | 10/13/06 | Jon Ralston
    Videos of interview conducted on 10/13/06 - scroll down to #s 3, 4, 5, 6 Squirmy Harry or Harry Greed?
  • Transcript: Senator John Kerry on 'Fox News Sunday'

    10/15/2006 9:50:17 PM PDT · by bitt · 106 replies · 1,866+ views
    FoxNewsNetwork ^ | 10/15/06 | Chris Wallace Interview
    The following is a partial transcript of the Oct. 15, 2006, edition of "FOX News Sunday With Chris Wallace": HOST OF "FOX NEWS SUNDAY" CHRIS WALLACE: Joining us now, not by cable line, fiber line, from Camp David, but here in the studio with us is the 2004 candidate for president, Senator John Kerry. SENATOR JOHN KERRY: Glad to be with you. WALLACE: Let's start with North Korea. What effect do you think that the U.N. resolution is going to have on North Korea and its effectiveness in trying to stop their nuclear program, and what would you do? KERRY:...
  • Kerry calls Iraq vote his greatest regret

    10/11/2006 9:56:15 PM PDT · by bitt · 130 replies · 1,987+ views
    Boston Glob ^ | 10/11/06 | Rick Klein, Globe Staff
    WASHINGTON --Four years to the day after voting to authorize war in Iraq, Senator John F. Kerry today asserted that the vote is his greatest regret of his political career, and said all lawmakers who voted for the war should admit that it was a mistake. "There's nothing -- nothing -- in my life in public service I regret more, nothing even close," Kerry, a Massachusetts Democrat, wrote in a dispatch on the liberal blog "We should all be willing to say: I was wrong, I should not have voted for the Iraq War Resolution." snip...... Throughout his 2004...
  • Ted Kennedy debates Ken Chase (the only, 30 minute debate for the election)((blowhard))

    10/10/2006 4:47:05 PM PDT · by bitt · 84 replies · 2,030+ views
    For the first time in 12 years, Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy will debate a political campaign opponent. Senator Kennedy and Republican Kenneth Chase will join Chet for their first and only debate on a special edition of The Chet Curtis Report.
  • Kerry vows tougher stance on group that questioned war service

    10/08/2006 1:40:37 PM PDT · by bitt · 192 replies · 3,693+ views
    Boston Glob ^ | October 8, 2006 | Mike Glover, AP Political Writer
    DES MOINES, Iowa --Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry lashed out Sunday against a group that bashed him during his last run at the White House. Kerry, who made a weekend appearance in northwest Iowa, said he is concerned that Swift Vote Veterans for Truth is again resorting to "the politics of fear and smear." The group, financed by Texas conservatives, ran commercials questioning his claim of being a decorated Vietnam veteran -- the centerpiece of his presidential campaign in 2004. "We're not going to give them an ounce of daylight," said Kerry, who is considering another run at the Democratic presidential...
  • Kennedy's only re-election debate next Tuesday

    10/08/2006 10:04:22 AM PDT · by bitt · 51 replies · 1,171+ views
    Boston Glob ^ | October 6, 2006 | AP
    BOSTON --Sen. Edward M. Kennedy will hold his only debate with his Republican challenger, Kenneth Chase, next Tuesday. The Massachusetts Democrat will participate in a half-hour discussion moderated by New England Cable News anchor Chet Curtis, who will ask questions about Iraq, the war on terrorism, health care and education. NECN is barring all other reporters from observing the session. It will be taped at 10 a.m. at the cable station's Newton headquarters update: ...."Our exclusive debate between Senator Edward Kennedy and Republican Ken Chase will air Tuesday October 10th from 8:00p.m - 8:30p.m. "
  • FoxNews showing the whole Clinton interview NOW

    09/24/2006 10:04:38 PM PDT · by bitt · 154 replies · 5,365+ views
    clinton tantrum re-run
  • Romney on FNF Fox News right now

    09/19/2006 5:22:13 AM PDT · by bitt · 75 replies · 1,119+ views
    clear statement about illegals and security - "squarely behind the President" in regards to security".
  • Anti-Wal-Mart warriors fueling class warfare

    09/16/2006 6:51:22 AM PDT · by bitt · 292 replies · 3,988+ views
    Concord Monitor ^ | 9/16/06 | George Will
    Liberal campaign hurts people who need bargains Evergreen Park, Ill., a suburb contiguous with Chicago's western edge, is 88 percent white. A large majority of the customers of the Wal-Mart that sits here, less than a block outside Chicago, are from the city, and more than 90 percent of the store's customers are African-American. One of whom, a woman pushing a shopping cart with a stoical 3-year-old along for the ride, has a chip on her shoulder about the size of this 141,000 square-foot Wal-Mart. She applied for a job when the store opened in January and was turned down...
  • Mystery Donor Funnels $250K To Edwards

    09/15/2006 5:59:35 AM PDT · by bitt · 64 replies · 1,355+ views
    New York Sun ^ | 9/15/06 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    A mysterious $250,000 donation used to bankroll a political committee controlled by a potential candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008, John Edwards, highlights a gap in federal laws requiring reporting of political contributions. In June, a closely held company gave a quarter of a million dollars to the One America Committee, a so-called 527 organization affiliated with Mr. Edwards, who became the Democrats' vice presidential nominee in 2004 after making a spirited but ultimately unsuccessful bid for the presidential nomination. A report that the committee filed with the Internal Revenue Service identified the donor as Oak Spring Farms,...
  • At universities, little learned from 9/11

    09/13/2006 8:25:30 AM PDT · by bitt · 22 replies · 806+ views
    Boston Glob ^ | September 13, 2006 | Harvey Mansfield
    FIVE YEARS have now passed since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, and what have our universities been doing? I can tell you about Harvard, and the answer is not reassuring. Harvard has just welcomed the former Iranian president Mohammad Khatami to give a little talk. Harvard thinks this is free speech, but in fact the university has allowed itself to be used as a platform for sweet-talk in the service of a regime that hates, and wants to bamboozle, America. Note, too, that Harvard professor Stephen Walt and a Chicago professor have just written an exposé of the Israeli lobby's...
  • Kerry: Bush uses 9/11 as ‘political pawn’

    09/10/2006 10:17:54 AM PDT · by bitt · 96 replies · 1,637+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 9/10/06 | Kimberly Atkins
    Sen. John F. Kerry yesterday blasted the Bush administration for war and homeland security policies that he said leave Americans more vulnerable to attack. Kerry’s remarks came in a Faneuil Hall speech on the eve of tomorrow’s five-year anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. In his fourth speech this year at the venue, Kerry accused the administration of using the tragedy that killed about 3,000 Americans to justify the war in Iraq. “It is immoral to treat 9/11 as a political pawn (to) excuse the invasion of Iraq,” Kerry said. “They were attacked and killed not by Saddam...
  • Interrogation Methods Rejected by Military Win Bush’s Support

    09/07/2006 8:45:05 PM PDT · by bitt · 17 replies · 957+ views
    New York Slimes ^ | sept 8, 2006 | ADAM LIPTAK
    Many of the harsh interrogation techniques repudiated by the Pentagon on Wednesday would be made lawful by legislation put forward the same day by the Bush administration. And the courts would be forbidden from intervening. The proposal is in the last 10 pages of an 86-page bill devoted mostly to military commissions, and it is a tangled mix of cross-references and pregnant omissions. But legal experts say it adds up to an apparently unique interpretation of the Geneva Conventions, one that could allow C.I.A. operatives and others to use many of the very techniques disavowed by the Pentagon — including...
  • Get ready for more 'pro-gun' bunk in '08 (Kerry

    08/17/2006 9:24:26 PM PDT · by bitt · 55 replies · 1,617+ views ^ | August 17, 2006 | David Wolf
    The mid-tern elections are fast approaching, and already anti-gun forces are attempting another John Kerry-like charade. If hunters and shooters had not noticed,liberals have recognized that you are a formidable voting block they need to fool in order to succeed at the polls on a regular basis - despite the fact that their true philosophy is counter to much of what hunters and shooters believe in terms of animal rights and firearm ownership. This is why, during the 2004 presidential election, John Kerry professed to be pro-gun ownership and pro-hunting. The problem for Kerry was as soon as he talked...
  • The Lessons of the Father ("The rap on Mitt Romney" ...)

    08/13/2006 7:11:07 PM PDT · by bitt · 63 replies · 1,236+ views
    Boston Glob Magazine ^ | 8/13/06 | Neil Swidey
    "The rap on Mitt Romney is that he's scripted,safe, skin-deep.But if you saw your dad endure what his did, you might watch what you say,too. There, you said it.There's no taking it back. Maybe the regret formed in your mind even before the last syllable of the Godforsaken comment had left your lips. Maybe you thought nothing of it until 12 hours later, when a voice woke you out of your REM rebound, demanding to know,"What in the hell were you thinking?"Either way, it was too late. We've all said something at some point in our lives that we desperately...
  • Romney, Kerry spar over fight on terror - Governor raps senator for criticizing Iraq war

    08/12/2006 6:42:29 AM PDT · by bitt · 73 replies · 1,785+ views
    Boston Glob ^ | August 12, 2006 | Rick Klein
    WASHINGTON -- The terrorist attack foiled by British authorities prompted a battle of words yesterday between a pair of presidential contenders from Massachusetts, with Governor Mitt Romney lashing out at Senator John F. Kerry for suggesting that the war in Iraq has harmed the nation's security. Kerry, the Democrats' 2004 presidential nominee, seized on news of the disrupted plot as a ``stark reminder" that Osama bin Laden remains at large and said it shows that Al Qaeda has ``grown in strength" since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. ``Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda have succeeded in isolating the United...
  • Kerry looks at reality and sees his own fantasy

    07/31/2006 7:32:29 PM PDT · by bitt · 52 replies · 2,115+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | 7/31/06 | KATHLEEN PARKER
    It takes chutzpah, as they might say in Haifa, to declare that Hezbollah and Israel wouldn’t be fighting now if John Kerry were president. Kerry, who did declare that, apparently has more chutzpah than nuance, as it turns out. “If I was president, this wouldn’t have happened,” said the senator from Massachusetts. “The president has been so absent on diplomacy when it comes to issues affecting the Middle East. … We’re going to have a lot of ground to make up (in 2008) because of it.” Because of Bush’s focus on Iraq, Kerry said, the president failed to address threats...
  • Investigators searching Brazilian community for more victims of unlicensed surgery

    07/31/2006 3:06:04 PM PDT · by bitt · 10 replies · 1,392+ views
    Boston Glob ^ | 7/31/06 | John R. Ellement, Globe Staff, and Andrew Ryan
    Authorities this afternoon implored members of Boston’s Brazilian community to seek medical attention if they were treated by a couple charged with running an unlicensed cosmetic surgery clinic out of their Framingham basement after a 24-year-old woman died Sunday following liposuction. Middlesex County District Attorney Martha Coakley urged Brazilians and others who may have been treated by Luiz Carlos Ribeiro to see a licensed doctor and call police, saying that patients who come forward would not be charged with a crime. Luiz Carlos Ribeiro, 49, and his wife, Ana Maria Miranda Ribeiro, 49, pleaded not guilty today in Framingham District...
  • Democratic Candidates Assail Bush(Hillary And Potential 2008 Rivals Criticize Administration)

    07/24/2006 6:18:51 PM PDT · by bitt · 25 replies · 632+ views
    AP, CB-S news ^ | July 24, 2006 | AP
    Testing lines for 2008, Democrats with presidential ambitions accused President Bush and the Republicans of making a mess of the economy and Iraq while arguing that Democrats offer the best hope for a rising middle class that's preferred the GOP. "They're not taking care of America. They're bankrupting our country and failing to address the problems," Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., said Monday, citing skyrocketing gas, college and health care costs. Speaking to the Democratic Leadership Council, a centrist think tank, she and three other yet-declared presidential candidates argued that Republicans have ignored the very people who make up much...
  • John Kerry clones

    07/23/2006 9:31:25 PM PDT · by bitt · 19 replies · 518+ views ^ | Monday, July 17, 2006 | Dimitri Vassilaros
    The U.S. Senate actually did vote for the security fence along the Mexican border -- before it voted against it. The Senate overwhelmingly supported it in May, 83-16. But by Thursday it overwhelming refused to pay for it, 71-29. Those in favor of building but not funding included most of the Republican leadership, The Washington Times reports. Is one John Kerry not enough? The transformational anarchy continues. There is strong bipartisan support inside the Beltway to allow Mexico, and perhaps soon Canada, to merge with the U.S. and transform into some sort of Greater America where the Amero will be...
  • The World According to Grover (Grover Norquist about Iraq, gay marriage, Jack Abramoff and more)

    07/06/2006 7:06:09 PM PDT · by bitt · 13 replies · 602+ views
    the American Prospect ^ | 07.06.06 | The Editors
    (On Friday, June 23, we held our fifth Prospect breakfast, this one featuring conservative activist Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform. Among the guests were Michael Tomasky, Ezra Klein, and Harold Meyerson of The American Prospect; columnist Marie Cocco; Ellen Ratner of Talk Radio News Service; Ari Berman of The Nation; Michael Scherer and Walter Shapiro of; Amy Sullivan of The Washington Monthly; and Mark Schmitt of the New America Foundation.) ......... (Grover Norquist) "The modern Reagan Republican Party, the modern conservative movement, if you want to know what it’s going to do … imagine a table and...
  • Why Are Democrats and News Media Sabotaging Joe Lieberman's Campaign?

    07/05/2006 8:47:07 PM PDT · by bitt · 83 replies · 2,243+ views
    Magic City Morning Star ( ^ | Jul 5, 2006 | Jim Kouri
    US Senator Joe Lieberman, who's in the midst of a tough Democratic primary fight, is hated by many members of his own party. In fact, his "friend" and partner in the 2000 presidential election, Al Gore, recently declined a request from the Lieberman campaign to endorse the moderate senator from Connecticut. Gore gave reporters some malarkey about his personal policy of not endorsing candidates, but it wasn't that long ago that he threw his weight behind Howard Dean with a surprising endorsement prior to the media circus "Dean Machine" collapsing. When Lieberman ran and lost as Gore's candidate for Vice...
  • City's sanctuary status mocked (Signs send illegals to Cambridge, MA)

    07/05/2006 5:59:53 AM PDT · by bitt · 36 replies · 1,439+ views
    Boston Glob ^ | July 5, 2006 | Yvonne Abraham
    When Cambridge recently renewed its status as a sanctuary city for all immigrants, including undocumented ones, the news barely caused a stir around here. But the move has made the city a target for an immigration control group based in Washington ,which is starting a national campaign urging undocumented immigrants to flood into the Massachusetts city. ProjectUSA is raising money to pay for a billboard in northern New Jersey that it hopes will be the first of many across the country. The proposed billboard would read: "Attention: Illegal Aliens. Cambridge, Mass. is a sanctuary city. For help getting there,contact