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  • Hero CIA officer who led the hunt for Bin Laden and converted to Islam is removed from his post in

    03/26/2015 6:14:09 PM PDT · by null and void · 32 replies ^ | 13:48 EST, 26 March 2015 | Wills Robinson
    The CIA official who led the hunt for Osama Bin Laden is being removed from his post, it has been revealed. The head of the agency's Counter­terrorism Center, who also directed drone campaigns which killed thousands, has been in the position for nine years and is described as a 'true hero'.
  • Report: Military brass demand NBC reporter apologize for calling Chris Kyle 'racist'

    03/11/2015 11:31:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/10/15 | New York Post
    NBC is once again under fire from Iraq War veterans — this time for a correspondent’s claims that sniper Chris Kyle was “racist.” More than 20 retired generals and admirals penned a letter to Comcast, which owns NBC, following a Jan. 29 interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” with Middle East reporter Ayman Mohyeldin, according to a report in the Washington Examiner. “Some of what people have described as his racist tendencies towards Iraqis and Muslims when he was going on some of these, you know, killing sprees in Iraq on assignment,” Mohyeldin said of Kyle, whose career was recently the...
  • Jesse Ventura wins $1.8million defamation suit against estate of.. Chris Kyle

    07/29/2014 1:10:22 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 80 replies
    Dail Mail UK ^ | July 29, 2014 | AP Reporter
    A Minnesota jury has awarded former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura $1.8 million Tuesday in his lawsuit against the estate of American Sniper author Chris Kyle. On the sixth day of deliberations, the federal jury decided that the 2012 best-selling book defamed Ventura in its description of a bar fight in California in 2006. Kyle wrote that he decked a man whom he later identified as Ventura after the man allegedly said the Navy SEALs 'deserve to lose a few.'
  • Latest tweets from MSGOP

    Joe Nosef @joenosef · 4h Appreciate it; toughest part is to deal w/all rumors & misconceptions RT@mstiger12: @joenosef Thank you for your hard work. Joe Nosef @joenosef · 4h Doing our best to make sure both campaigns agree on process & have no concerns that aren't dealt w/by someone; more info tomorrow Joe Nosef @joenosef · 4h Much confusion seems to exist re correct process going forward & relevance of certain dates & events; will do our best to clear it up ASAP Joe Nosef @joenosef · 5h In communication over weekend w/both campaigns & other officials to make sure...
  • Roger Wicker should resign for the good of the GOP

    06/24/2014 8:39:51 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    Obviously Cochran is not going to resign. The governor should appoint McDaniel to his seat the GOP can be unified. Wicker is more open to amnesty than Cochran as well. Wicker only voted against the final cloture after he got hundreds of angry calls.
  • Joe Namath Honors Fallen Navy SEAL Sniper Chris Kyle at Super Bowl

    02/02/2014 9:16:59 PM PST · by montag813 · 13 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 02-02-2014 | TRN
    One year ago today our nation’s greatest sniper, Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle was tragically murdered. Today at the Superbowl, Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath will honor Kyle at the coin toss by wearing a custom bracelet honoring him. Namath tweeted this out earlier today. See his Twitter picture below. U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle was celebrated for being considered “America’s deadliest sniper” with 160 confirmed kills out of 255 claimed kills. He was shot at a gun range by another veteran on February 2nd of last year. God bless you Chris and all of our fallen brothers and...
  • Chris Christie: Opponents of In-State Tuition for Illegal Aliens are 'Cold Hearted'

    01/09/2014 6:29:22 PM PST · by montag813 · 57 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 01-09-2014 | John Urban
    Chris Christie to 81% of voters: "♪You're a cold-hearted snake♫..."- by John Urban | Top Right NewsJust hours before he became embroiled in a mega-scandal over political dirty tricks in Fort Lee by his office and staff that threatens to derail his presidential ambitions, NJ Gov. Chis Christie made a well-publicized appearance to promote his signing of in-state tuition for illegal aliens. As unpopular and controversial as was that decision, Christie as usual couldn't help but throw his (ample) weight around, accusing of heartlessness those who opposed giving a tax-payer funded handout to those breaking our laws just to be...
  • Chris Matthews to Obama: ´Everyone Knows´ Republicans Want to Stop Minorities From Voting

    12/05/2013 6:29:21 PM PST · by Nachum · 51 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 12/5/13 | Scott Whitlock
    Chris Matthews got his long-desired wish on Thursday, an exclusive interview with Barack Obama. The Hardball anchor didn´t exactly live up to the title of his show, wondering about Republican efforts to "make it difficult for minorities to vote" and questioning who was better, Hillary Clinton or Joe Biden? Talking to the President at American University, Matthews read a question from Twitter: "What can we do to stop the GOP, the Republicans, from rigging the states, rigging the votes, state by state, to disenfranchise voters and destroy our democracy?" The host added, "Thirty six states right now led by Republican
  • Actor Chris Noth: ‘Every Tea Party member should be horsewhipped’

    10/17/2013 6:28:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 93 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 10/17/13 | Twitchy Staff
    Chris Noth ✔ @RealNoth Every Tea Party member should be horsewhipped. Jim Treacher @jtLOL Come at me, bro. RT @RealNoth Every Tea Party member should be horsewhipped. The creators of that petition to arrest John Boehner, Eric Cantor and other influential Republicans are going to feel silly when they realize what an opportunity they missed. Red Alert Politics notes that actor Chris Noth of “The Good Wife” and “Sex and the City” has called for Tea Party members to be not arrested but horsewhipped. That’s pretty harsh, but Noth says they deserve it. Why? For being racists, of course.
  • What's Chris Christie Doing with Jerry Jones?

    09/08/2013 7:08:24 PM PDT · by publius321 · 27 replies
    Scott Ryan
    I was just watching Monday Night Football. As they were helping the injured Tony Romo off the field (no mo Romo), they treated us to a shot of the owners suite and sitting next to Cowboy's owner Jerry Jones was New Jersey lard a$$ Chris Christie. Of course, Christie was immediately looking up at himself on the TV screen above once he realized the photo op was taking place. Anyone else cath that? It seemed a bit odd that just a few days ago he was bragging about how the Giants and the jets "belong to NJ" - and there...
  • Chris Wallace Grills Obama’s Chief of Staff on Benghazi

    09/08/2013 11:44:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9/8/13 | Oliver Darcy
    White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough failed to answer repeated questions on Sunday about why the U.S. after one year has failed to arrest Ahmed Abu Khattala, who has been charged in connection with the Benghazi attacks. “Why is it that reporters seems to be able to find this guy, who the government is charging with involvement in Benghazi, but law enforcement can’t find him?” Fox News host Chris Wallace asked, adding “it’s been a year, sir.”
  • Re. Chris Christie 2016-

    06/11/2013 2:58:36 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 14 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 11 June 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    You listening, Fox/Rove/Coulter?
  • Chris Christie calls for Special Election in October to fill Lautenberg seat(Christie votes Present)

    06/04/2013 11:17:24 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 42 replies ^ | 6-4-2013 | William A. Jacobson
    He just held a news conference. He could have appointed someone to serve until 2014. Instead, the election will be October 16, 2014. The primaries will be August 13. He would not comment on who he would appoint to serve until then. Video when available. I don’t understand all the nuances of NJ politics, so hopefully readers can add local color in the comments. Christie splits baby: D's get speedy special elex (could have waited 18 mo),GOP likely gets placeholder Sen & no Booker on ballot in Nov — Guy Benson (@guypbenson) June 4, 2013 Christie's decision is all about...

    06/02/2013 10:06:58 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 26 replies
    The BLAZE ^ | 6/3/13 | Dave Urbanski
    Taya Kyle, widow of slain former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, told NBC’s Lester Holt on a Sunday broadcast that she believes her late husband didn’t have “all the information” about the troubled vet who shot and killed Kyle last February.
  • Oakland A’s robbed of homer by umpire incompetence (Angel Hernandez)

    05/09/2013 12:31:20 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 31 replies ^ | 5-9-2013 | Stuart Dezenhall
    In last night’s Athletics-Indians game, the A’s trailed by one run with two outs in the ninth inning. Up came shortstop Adam Rosales to face Indians closer Chris Perez. On a 1-1 pitch, Rosales blasted a 93 mile per hour fastball to left center field for a game tying home run. Only the umps didn’t see it that way. They ruled the ball had hit the outfield wall, giving Rosales a double. After a brief protest from A’s manager Bob Melvin, the umpire crew headed for the replay room to make sure of their call. Replays definitively showed the ball...
  • Michelle Obama: Chris Christie’s 'terrific'

    05/08/2013 7:55:03 AM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/8/13 | Kevin Robillard
    First lady Michelle Obama didn’t directly address New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s decision to have weight-loss surgery in an interview that aired Wednesday, but she said his struggle shows why her “Let’s Move” exercise program is so important.(snip) “It’s something between the governor and his family, and I try not to comment on people’s personal choices. I think Governor Christie is terrific and you know, his family is wonderful, and I wish them the best.”
  • ICE Agent Suing Obama: 'Mr. President, You've Overstepped Your Boundaries'

    05/07/2013 6:36:30 AM PDT · by montag813 · 13 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 05-07-2013 | John Hill
    ICE Agent Crane to Obama: "Mr. President, you've overstepped your boundaries. It's your job to enforce the law, it's Congress' job to enact the law."- Last week, ICE union chief Chris Crane won a stunning initial court victory in his lawsuit against the Obama Administration. As we reported, Federal Judge Federal Judge Reed O’Connor told the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that they had no power to refuse to deport illegal aliens, and that he was likely to strike down Obama’s virtual “DACA” amnesty for millions of illegal aliens. The ruling stunned Washington, and Crane’s lawsuit could derail Obama’s four-year...
  • Disgusted ICE Agent Faces Down ‘Gang of Eight’ in Dramatic Senate Testimony (Video)

    04/27/2013 10:01:13 AM PDT · by montag813 · 43 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 04-27-2013 | John Hill
    “Never before have I seen such contempt for law enforcement officers as what I’ve seen from the Gang of Eight” - Chris Crane, ICE Agent union president.- Last week, ICE union chief Chris Crane won a stunning initial court victory in his lawsuit against the Obama Administration. As we reported, Federal Judge Federal Judge Reed O’Connor told the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that they had no power to refuse to deport illegal aliens, and that he was likely to strike down Obama's virtual "DACA" amnesty for millions of illegal aliens. The ruling stunned Washington, and Crane's lawsuit could derail...
  • Judge Sides With ICE Agents: Says Obama Admin. Can't Refuse to Deport Illegal Aliens

    04/24/2013 8:20:21 PM PDT · by montag813 · 25 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 04-25-2013 | John Hill
    Above: ICE Union President Chris Crane, who filed the lawsuit against DHS.- In a stunning order, a federal judge Wednesday said that the Obama administration is likely violating the law by telling immigration agents and officers not to arrest illegal aliens they deem "low priority", in a lawsuit brought by ICE agents that could derail Obama’s plan to undermine immigration enforcement nationwide.Federal Judge Reed O'Connor said in a court order Tuesday that Congress, not the president, sets priority for arresting illegal immigrants, and said the law requires them to be put in deportation proceedings.“The court finds that DHS does not...
  • Chris Wallace Links Bombing Suspect Manhunt To Gun Debate: How Many In Lockdown Area 'Might

    04/19/2013 5:23:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 4/19/13 | Meenal Vamburkar
    In the middle of Fox News’ coverage of the ongoing manhunt in the Boston area for the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, Chris Wallace chimed in with a political take. Commenting the region that is under a firm lockdown, Wallace questioned whether the residents in those neighborhoods “might like a gun” to protect themselves. “There are so many issues here,” Wallace said, noting the various pieces of information we don’t know (such as: Did the suspects see the information the FBI released?). He then offered one an example of an issue “we’ll be talking about Sunday.”
  • Chris Matthews: Support Gun Control or an American President Could Be Murdered

    02/27/2013 3:37:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 54 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 2/27/13 | Scott Whitlock
    In a closing commentary on Wednesday, Hardball's Chris Matthews ranted that opposing gun control could lead to the assassination of a future American president or politician. Matthews fumed that he supports new restrictions because "the next mass shooter could well emerge out of this pack" of the "politically nutty." He lobbied, "Check the shooters of John F. Kennedy and Jerry Ford, who got out twice. Look at the men that shot Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King and Malcolm X and George Wallace. They all had political motives and they all had guns." In the very next sentence, Matthews sneered,...
  • CPAC: Chris Christie’s not invited this year

    02/25/2013 4:38:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 66 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 2/25/13 | Allahpundit
    I have my issues with him just like you do, but c’mon. Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush are conservative enough to speak at CPAC but not Christie? He’s the current vice chair of the RGA and will be chairman next year for the midterms. He’s headed for a landslide reelection victory in a deep blue state, where his approval rating is currently the highest for a New Jersey governor in the 17 years since Quinnipiac started tracking that. He’s one of the few members of the party with a national profile who’s reasonably well liked by voters across the board....
  • Did the Left Create Chris Dorner?

    02/15/2013 10:22:19 AM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    CNS News ^ | 2/15/13 | Ben Shapiro
    Last week, former LAPD officer Christopher Dorner went on a murderous rampage throughout Southern California, shooting seven people, including five members of law enforcement, killing three. Before he went on his spree, Dorner wrote a manifesto praising liberal policies on gun control, media personages including Piers Morgan and Chris Matthews and politicians including Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. But the bulk of Dorner's manifesto centered on his hatred for the police department from which he had been fired in 2009. He claimed in the manifesto that the LAPD "has not changed since the Rampart and Rodney King days. It has...
  • Chris Kyle's Procession through Georgetown, TX

    02/12/2013 10:35:48 PM PST · by InMemoriam · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2/12/13 | BootCampaign
    The Boot Campaign set up in Georgetown, TX to say goodbye to our friend, Chris Kyle as his procession came from Midlothian, TX to Austin, TX. The procession was easily 10 miles long. What a great way to show your support. The amount of patriotism has really overwhelmed us!
  • Chris Kyle Memorial - live streaming

    02/11/2013 11:12:15 AM PST · by WestTexasWend · 18 replies ^ | Feb 11, 2013
    Top box.
  • Where To Watch Chris Kyle Memorial Service?

    02/11/2013 9:13:31 AM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 7 replies
    Do any Freepers know where we can watch Chris Kyle's memorial service online? Possibly out of Dallas??
  • Chris Kyle interview on CSPAN1 NOW!!

    02/04/2013 12:19:05 PM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 1 replies
    CSPAN ^ | Unknown | CSPAN1
    An old interview with Chris Kyle is now airing on CSPAN1.. Discussing his book, 'American Sniper'. God bless you, Chris. You were a great man and an American hero. You will NEVER be forgotten.
  • Conspiracy?Chris Kyle The Third High Profile Firearms Business Owner Killed in Past Month, Along

    02/03/2013 8:03:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 54 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 2/3/13 | Pat Dollard
    While most of the SEALs have died in military combat or unexplained helicopter accidents over the past four years….the recent death of Chris Kyle and other high profile 2nd amendment advocates have raised some questions since the war on our 2nd Amendment right began following the Newtown tragedy in December 2012. It is so sad and tragic we lost such a great American hero and advocate for our Constitution and country. It was reported today they found the bodies of Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield three hours after they were shot yesterday, by 25 year old Eddie Ray...
  • Author of "American Sniper" among the dead at Rough Creek (CHRIS KYLE MURDERED!)

    02/02/2013 7:01:42 PM PST · by hawkeye101 · 328 replies
    A former Tarleton State University student who wrote the best-selling book, "American Sniper," was one of two victims shot and killed at Rough Creek Lodge late Saturday afternoon. Chris Kyle and a friend were found dead at Rough Creek's shooting range.
  • Chris Wallace Grills David Plouffe: Why Won't Obama Challenge Hollywood on Violence?

    01/20/2013 12:05:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/20/13 | fox
    According to Plouffe, it "starts with parents" taking responsibility for their children. Plouffe also attempted to note that the study commissioned by the president on violent media "is really important" because "scientific background" helps explain the causation between video games and gun violence.
  • Chris Christie surprised to find people not happy that he lavished Obama with praise before election

    11/20/2012 8:51:44 PM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 106 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11/20/12 | Allahpundit
    I keep thinking, “Christie can’t possibly come back from this.” And then I think, “Wait, did we actually just nominate John McCain and the guy responsible for RomneyCare?” Never underestimate the Republican capacity to forgive, my friends: But behind the scenes, the intensity of the reaction from those in Mr. Christie’s party caught him by surprise, interviews show, requiring a rising Republican star to try to contain a tempest that left him feeling deeply misunderstood and wounded...The tensions followed Mr. Christie to the annual meeting of the Republican Governors Association in Las Vegas last week. At a gathering where he...
  • Chris Wallace Snaps At Right-Wing Host For Criticizing Polls: ‘Obama Is Winning’

    09/28/2012 5:50:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 119 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 9/28/12 | Andrew Kirell |
    Fox’s Sunday host Chris Wallace is tired of hearing conservatives criticize recent polls that show Mitt Romney trailing President Obama; and he let radio host Mike Gallagher know that today with a fiery scolding. Things initially got tense when Gallagher took issue with Wallace characterizing the Romney campaign as “in trouble.” “Wait a minute,” Gallagher interrupted, “what do you mean ‘Romney’s in trouble’? Where’d you get that from? What, because of the poll manipulation crap?” That set Wallace off. “This criticism of the polls is craziness. I actually did some research on this today, which is more than you’ve done,”...
  • Interview with the Videographer of Ambassador Stevens Rescue Attempt and his Attending Physician

    09/20/2012 3:35:18 PM PDT · by Dave Mellon · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 18, 2012 | stilltalkincrazy
    This article is in follow-up to the two previous articles I posted on Ambassador Stevens recovery from the Benghazi Consulate building. This video provides new details about what the videographer encountered at the Consular compound and an excellent interview with the attending physician who tried to revive the Ambassador. Note that the videographer used a Sony Ericcson Smart Phone to record the events. Earlier articles: English subtitled video of Ambassador Stevens retrieval from a Benghazi Consular building Video shows Libyans tried to save U.S. envoy after attack on Benghazi consulate
  • Friendly Fire: Accusations Fly as Suit Against Ithaca Police Department Unfolds

    08/28/2012 12:42:00 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 6 replies
    ©2012 The Cornell Daily Sun ^ | August 28, 2012 | By Jeff Stein
    Claiming the prevalence of high-level corruption in the IPD, Officer Chris Miller named two police chiefs, one former mayor, two municipalities, one district attorney, one union president and at least five Ithaca Police officers as defendants in his sprawling, $17-million federal discrimination lawsuit. The resulting legal battle has ensnared Marlon Byrd — a black IPD lieutenant — in allegations that he aided drug dealers, and threatens to destroy the reputations and careers of many others.
  • ‘The Right Leader for Our Times’: Ex-Republican Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist Endorses Obama

    08/26/2012 10:54:45 AM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 34 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 08/26/12 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Former Florida governor and ex-Republican Charlie Crist endorsed President Barack Obama on Sunday, calling him “the right leader for our times.” “I applaud and share his vision of a future built by a strong and confident middle class in an economy that gives us the opportunity to reap prosperity through hard work and personal responsibility,” Crist wrote in a Tampa Bay Times op-ed on the eve of the Republican National Convention.
  • Shameful: Aaron Sorkin, Left celebrate Independence Day by slamming America; Update: Chris Rock

    07/04/2012 8:26:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 7/4/12 | staff
    Never forget the torture that America has put on peoples get where she is today. So while ur poppin Ur lil fire crackers.... 4 Jul 12 Reply Retweet Favorite Unbelievable. Yet, totally believable since it is so predictable. As always, members of the bitter and hateful Left jump at the chance to slam the country that provides them the opportunity and freedom to spew their hatred. Evo Morales @Kim_tastiic if youre using #4thofJuly to make some huge historical statement about how blacks are still slaves expect an unfollow...not in the mood 2day 4 Jul 12 Reply Retweet Favorite Alyssa...
  • Chris Hayes from MSNBC is uncomfortable with calling war dead heros

    05/30/2012 9:26:08 AM PDT · by moonshot925 · 7 replies
    "It is, I think very difficult to talk about the war dead and the fallen without invoking the word valor, without invoking the word heros. Why do I feel so uncomfortable about the word hero? I feel… uncomfortable, about the word because it seems to me that it is so rhetorically proximate to justifications for more war. Um, and, I don’t want to obviously desecrate or disrespect memory of anyone that’s fallen, and obviously there are individual circumstances in which there is genuine, tremendous heroism, you know, hail of gunfire, rescuing fellow soldiers, and things like that. But it seems...
  • After Attacking Camerawoman, Chris Rock Lawyers Up

    03/15/2012 10:38:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/15/12 | John Nolte
    I have to tweak, just a little bit, this Hollywood Reporter article written by Paul Bond -- one of the good guys. The repeated use of the word "allegedly" in the face of, uhm, video makes me laugh. But not as hard as I'm laughing at Chris Rock, who is every inch the badass -- you know, as long as his bodyguards and lawyers are around. Yes, Mr. 1% -- who, uhm, "allegedly" attacked a petite camerawoman as opposed to the actual MAN who asked him an inconvenient question, is now lawyering up instead of handling this like an adult:...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Chris Rock Attacks Conservative Author Over Tea Party Question

    03/14/2012 10:02:16 AM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/14/12 | Wynton Hall
    The New York Times bestselling author of the explosive new book, Hollywood Hypocrites: The Devastating Truth About Obama’s Biggest Backers, Jason Mattera, had his crew’s camera snatched and hurled by comedian Chris Rock when he asked the star why he has called the Tea Party racist (video below). “I was stunned,” said Mr. Mattera in an exclusive interview with Big Hollywood. “Tea Party members get called the worst things imaginable and still remain peaceful. But ask a big Hollywood celebrity to explain himself and the guy goes ballistic, wrestles the camera away from my camerawoman, chucks it 50 feet, and...
  • Chris Rock Riffs on Obama’s 50th Birthday Party

    Chris Rock apparently doesn’t care whether he’s invited to President Obama’s next birthday party. The comedian used Obama’s 50th birthday bash as material for a surprise stand-up appearance at the Comedy Store club in Los Angeles this weekend. Saying he felt like “he died and went black heaven,” Rock shared a few details about the August birthday party, which was closed to the media. The informal barbecue at the White House was paid for by the Obamas, according to the Washington Post, and featured a celebrity-heavy guest list including Jay-Z, Tom Hanks and Whoopi Goldberg. While Rock called the party...
  • Chris Christie defends lower flags for Whitney Houston

    02/16/2012 3:16:48 PM PST · by mandaladon · 86 replies
    Politico ^ | 16 Feb 2012 | TIM MAK
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday strongly defended his decision to have the state’s flags flown at half-staff for singer Whitney Houston. Christie had been criticized for ordering flags at state government buildings to be lowered on Saturday, the day that Houston’s funeral services would be held in Newark. His order was criticized both by those who thought that the honor should be reserved for recently deceased soldiers, first-responders and elected officials, and by those who thought it was wrong to honor an alleged drug addict. Christie said he didn’t believe that Houston’s history of substance abuse “forfeited the...
  • Chris Wallace proves he's MSNBC Material

    08/13/2011 11:19:38 AM PDT · by publius321 · 45 replies ^ | August 12,2011 | Scott Ryan
    During the day long infomercial for Mitt Romney that is Fox News, I caught several appearances by Chris Wallace conducting damage control after the can of Whoop-ass Newt Gingrich opened upon him in last night’s GOP debate. His political pundit colleagues were helping to prop him up by agreeing that his now infamous question was perfectly legitimate. They are all contending that asking Gingrich what he “has to say to people who say” that his “campaign is a disaster” – was not a “gotcha question”. Wallace has a track record of insulting candidates he apparently dislikes by superficially framing his...
  • GOP congressman to Chris Matthews: ‘This is what you do on your show … you bully guests’

    07/19/2011 6:30:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/19/11 | Jeff Poor
    Perhaps Chris Matthews hasn’t had a showdown quite this good since his contentious 2004 Republican Convention interview with then Sen. Zell Miller. During that exchange, the Georgia Democrat challenged the MSNBC “Hardball” host to a duel. But on his Tuesday program, Illinois Republican Freshman Rep. Joe Walsh went head-to-head with Matthews about the debt-ceiling debate. That prompted several interesting exchanges between Walsh and Matthews, including one referencing his 2008 comment that President Barack Obama gave him a “thrill” up his leg: WALSH: Hey, Chris, what’s the president’s plan? Hey Chris, explain… MATTHEWS: That’s not the point. I pointed out that...
  • Chris Martenson Interviews James Turk: "Gold Is Our Defense Against the Fiat Currency Graveyard"

    07/12/2011 10:22:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 7/12/11 | Chris Martenson
    "The rule of law has basically been thrown out the window. Money printing is the order of the day. And when politicians take control of central banks, which they have done in the United States and they are also doing in Europe, that basically destroys the currency. It puts the currency on the road to what I call the Fiat Currency Graveyard, so I expect there are going to be massive currency problems as we go forward. The financial crisis that we have been dealing with for the last several years has not been solved." So cautions James Turk, widely-respected...
  • Chris Wallace On Michele Bachmann’s ‘Flake’ Question: ‘I Messed Up, I’m Sorry’

    06/26/2011 9:01:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 71 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 6/26/11 | Matt Schneider
    Chris Wallace is back again commenting on one of his interviews, but this time he is also apologizing. Earlier today he interviewed Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann and rather bluntly asked her “are you a flake?” It’s a question that Wallace now admits he regrets. Wallace acknowledged that Bachmann seemed perturbed by the question and then addressed his viewers:
  • Chris Matthews: Deniers Of Climate Change In ‘Corrupt’ Conservative Media Are ‘Evil’

    06/22/2011 4:02:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 6/22/11 | Matt Schneider
    Chris Matthews was somewhat surprised with Al Gore’s harsh critique of President Obama in Rolling Stone regarding his inaction on climate policy. Instead Matthews argued that even if Obama has not been perfect, Gore should really be angry at the “corrupt media on the right” who refuse to believe in climate change, not because they are stupid, but because in Matthews’ opinion they are “evil.” Joan Walsh told Matthews she found Gore’s essay both inspiring and depressing. And even if Gore was critical of the media, Walsh comforted Matthews that Gore wasn’t talking
  • Chris Matthews Credits Dumbest Website on the Internet With Taking Down Beck [Media Matters]

    04/07/2011 2:15:58 PM PDT · by Justaham · 7 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4-7-11 | Jim Hoft
    Chris Matthews credited the Dumbest Website on the Internet, smear-site Media Matters, with taking down Glenn Beck. Glenn Beck remains the third most-watched cable news/talk show with an audience more than double that of his direct competitors… including Chris Matthews.
  • New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Calls His State's Teachers Union 'Political Thugs'

    04/06/2011 4:38:28 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | 6 Apr 2011 | BRADLEY BLACKBURN
    New Jersey's Gov. Chris Christie took another shot at his state's teachers today by describing their union leaders as "political thugs." In an interview with ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer, Christie offered no apology for his often tough talk that has left some teachers feeling bruised. He also talked about the presidential possibilities of both himself and his "friend" Donald Trump, and criticism by Jersey rock icon Bruce Springsteen. While sitting in the school library at Lincoln School in Kearney, N.J., Christie told Sawyer that it's essential for his state's education system to change and he blames the teachers union...
  • Chris Matthews Wonders Why Republicans Distrust The ‘Mainstream Media’

    04/03/2011 9:06:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 4/3/11 | Matt Schneider
    Chris Matthews asked his Sunday morning panel why Republicans derisively use the term “mainstream media” and whether 2012 presidential candidates could be successful if they avoided engaging with the media? Matthews heard varied responses, but ultimately thought that candidates might come out looking better after a “testy interview” rather than avoiding confrontation. The discussion revealed that criticism of the media is a result of some on the right believing the mainstream media are “lapdogs to the establishment.” Although Helene Cooper of The New York Times argued even if candidates try to avoid the major media publications,
  • Chris Matthews suggests 2012 GOP nominee to be chosen in a men’s room in Birmingham

    03/24/2011 4:18:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/24/11 | Jeff Poor
    Every weekday afternoon, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews imparts his over 30 years of Washington, D.C. wisdom on his viewers. And on Thursday afternoon, he offered them a doozy. In a segment about the possibility that Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann could win the 2012 nomination, Matthews wasn’t convinced the way the so-called boys’ club operates would allow that to happen. “Well, I think if the president’s down to 44 percent the way he is right now, they have to have that meeting — the white boys’ club or whatever they call those governors that meets somewhere in Birmingham. And don’t they,...