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  • Chuck Todd to interview President Obama on first 'Meet The Press' broadcast

    09/04/2014 7:07:02 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/4/14 | Dylan Byers
    .....Obama will be Chuck Todd's first guest on his inaugural broadcast of NBC's "Meet The Press," a source with knowledge of the interview told POLITICO on Thursday. The exclusive interview, which will be announced during NBC's broadcast of the National Football League season-opener, will take place this Saturday at the White House. It will air on Sunday and will cover both foreign and domestic policy, likely including U.S. efforts to combat the Islamic State terrorist organization, the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and the recent protests in Ferguson, Mo.
  • Juan Williams On Obama Meeting: White House In "Full Fight Mode"

    11/22/2013 12:32:10 PM PST · by Kenny · 87 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Posted on November 21, 2013 | Real Clear Politics Video
    JON SCOTT: You were at the White House. You want to tell us about that? JUAN WILLIAMS: What happened was the White House invited a small group of journalists over to talk with the president. I can't tell you what the president said, that is off the record. But I met with other senior officials at the White House and I can tell you they are in full fight mode over the Affordable Care Act right now. What you hear from these senior officials is, you know, they're concerned about what happened with insurance companies. They wish the insurance companies...
  • Obama Woos Liberal Journalists With Another Off-The-Record Meeting

    11/21/2013 6:16:49 PM PST · by originalbuckeye · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/21/13 | Ben Shapiro
    On Thursday, Fox News’ Ed Henry tweeted that MSNBC hosts Ed Schultz and Lawrence O’Donnell, as well as Ezra Klein of the Washington Post and Fox News’ Juan Williams, had been invited for a private off-the-record chat with President Obama. Obama’s signature program, Obamacare, has been flailing in the press for weeks, and Obama apparently believes that it is about time to reshift the narrative: Juan Williams refused to describe what Obama himself said, but he did state that the White House is in “full fight mode over the Affordable Healthcare Act right now.” He added, “They feel as if...
  • Obama says he teared up over butler movie

    08/27/2013 4:36:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    AFP News ^ | August 27, 2013
    President Barack Obama teared up watching "Lee Daniels' The Butler," a celluloid depiction of the US civil rights battle as seen by an African-American who served in the White House. "I teared up just thinking about not just the butlers who have worked here in the White House, but an entire generation of people who were talented and skilled, but because of Jim Crow, because of discrimination, there was only so far they could go," Obama said in an interview with radio host Tom Joyner. "And yet, with dignity and tenacity, they got up and worked every single day," said...
  • Romney Supporter Rips Media (MUST SEE!)

    09/14/2012 4:47:55 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 27 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 13, 2012 | Michael Warren
    At Thursday's Mitt Romney rally in Fairfax, Virginia, one Romney supporter lambasted the media in its coverage of the election. "I think you guys are suck-ups," the woman said. "I think you guys got your embroidered kneepads from the White House, buddy. That's what I think." Watch the video below:
  • What Bibi Gains by Misrepresenting Obama's Mideast Policy [Joe Klein guns for a Nina Burleigh award]

    05/26/2011 7:46:57 AM PDT · by Tex-Con-Man · 62 replies
    TIME ^ | Thursday, May 26, 2011 | Joe Klein
    Of all the petty annoyances, misdemeanors and felonies of public life, there is none that Barack Obama detests more than to have his words twisted or oversimplified. It is a big part of his frustration with the media; it is a bigger part of his disdain for the talk-show wing of the Republican Party. And so it wasnt hard to imagine smoke jetting from the Presidents ears as Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel, willfully misinterpreted Obamas statement about the need to renegotiate Israels borders — in Obamas presence, in the Oval Office on May 20. The President had...
  • They Did It

    02/15/2011 5:40:21 PM PST · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 11 replies
    The New York TImes ^ | February 12, 2011 | Thomas Friedman
    In the end, President Obama made a hugely important but unintended contribution to the democracy revolution in Egypt. Because the Obama team never found the voice to fully endorse the Tahrir Square revolution until it was over, the people in that square now know one very powerful thing: They did this all by themselves. That is so important. One of the most powerful chants I heard in the square on Friday night was: “The people made the regime step down.”
  • Bill Clinton pushed Meek to quit Florida race

    10/28/2010 4:10:04 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 73 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/28/2010 | Ben Smith
    Bill Clinton sought to persuade Rep. Kendrick Meek to drop out of the race for Senate during a trip to Florida last week — and nearly succeeded. Meek agreed — twice — to drop out and endorse Gov. Charlie Crist’s independent bid in a last-ditch effort to stop Marco Rubio, the Republican nominee who stands on the cusp of national stardom. Meek, a staunch Clinton ally from Miami, has failed to broaden his appeal around the state and is mired in third place in most public polls, with a survey today showing him with just 15 percent of the vote....
  • (Vanity) Bwahahahahahahaheeheeheeheeheeeeee! Did you just catch what Rush said?

    07/27/2010 10:02:20 AM PDT · by DGHoodini · 26 replies · 2+ views
    WABC radio online | Tues, July 27th, 2010 | DGHoodini
    Did you hear Rush just a bit earlier? (posting taking forever)? He announced that he had FedExed Joy Behar a pair of knee pads, for her to have in time for her Wednesday taping with Barack Obama on 'The View'! I can't wait to see what kind of comments she makes about it! >BoD
  • Journalists in America Cowards? Fabricators? Or a Minion to a Wizard?

    05/06/2010 3:31:37 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 17 replies · 281+ views
    Yesterday was a dream. Today is reality. Americanism vs. Communism was a subject taught in High School as a requirement for graduation. Learning about Lenin, Stalin and Mao. The Bay of Pigs and Fidel Castro. The assassination of President John F. Kennedy knowing exactly when and where I was when the news erupted. Watergate. NixonÂ’s resignation and his infamous salute before boarding Marine One for the last time. Watching the news and reading several papers one tends to see outward bias, corruption and manipulation of facts until you wonder WHO and WHAT controls our media. Has an entire mass population...
  • The Knee Pad Store Holds 50% Off Sale For Congress

    04/09/2010 6:13:44 PM PDT · by writer33 · 42 replies · 554+ views
    Elective Decisions ^ | 04/09/10 | Chris Davis
    Dallas, TX—Has your Congressman or Senator spent most of their time in Congress on their knees? Do you reside in the states of California, Nevada, Nebraska, Louisiana, Arizona, Michigan, Massachusetts, South Carolina or Maine? If you’ve answered yes to either of the above questions, then you need to take a trip to The Knee Pad Store. The Knee Pad Store is your source for every type of knee pad imaginable. They have blue pads, black pads, green pads, yellow pads, soft pads, hard pads…you name it. They’ve got it. They’ve got manly pads for your male Congressman or Senator. They’ve...
  • Time magazine’s grade for Obama’s presidency thus far : A-

    10/08/2009 7:57:31 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 67 replies · 6,047+ views
    Hot Air ^ | October 08, 2009 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Reading this is like watching an unassisted triple play in baseball. You see it, you pause to make sure you’ve seen what you think you’ve seen, and then you marvel at the sheer odds of it having happened. Would a big name at a big magazine like Mark Halperin really sign off on something so absurd, and so fawning in its absurdity, as to be instantly destined for infamy in the blogosphere? Of course not. The odds against it are a million to one. And yet. This is a magic moment, my friends. Instantly comfortable and highly skilled at the...
  • CBS Face the Nation: Obama ‘Best Salesman’; ‘Keeps Topping Himself’

    09/15/2009 3:46:43 PM PDT · by pissant · 47 replies · 1,272+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 9/14/09 | Kyle Drennan
    On Sunday, CBS Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer praised President Obama’s recent media blitz for health care reform: "There’s no question he is the best salesman on the staff," but wondered: "Does he run the risk of overexposing himself?" Politco.com’s Roger Simon dispelled that fear: "It is a risk, but he keeps topping himself." Simon elaborated on Obama’s oratory skill: "Every time you think this guy can’t give another speech that’s better than the last one, he gives another speech that’s better than the last one. And he’s achieving his purpose." He added that the President’s address to Congress...
  • N.Y. Times editor offers high praise for Obama

    05/27/2009 2:09:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies · 1,293+ views
    New Jersey Jewish News ^ | May 28, 2009 | Robert Wiener
    Even as he declared, “There are many things I like and many things I don’t like” about the Obama administration’s first few months in office, the editorial page editor of The New York Times called Barack Obama “the most extraordinary president of my lifetime.” “If nothing else, the Republican Party’s hysterical reaction to everything he does and says is testament to that fact,” said Andrew Rosenthal. Obama was a central topic of Rosenthal’s May 19 talk from the bima of Temple B’nai Abraham in Livingston, where the Montclair resident delivered a broad-ranging address interrupted by frequent laughter. “What is amazing...
  • Obama scores 100 in TV press conference (get a room)

    04/30/2009 12:22:10 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 33 replies · 1,236+ views
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | April 29, 2009 | David Zurawik
    The The economy is still a nightmare. The military situations in Afghanistan and Pakistan are perilous -- and getting worse. But for all the troubles swirling around the nation these days, America has rarely seemed to be in such steady and capable hands.
  • Obama press conference transcript (Dopiest. Question. Ever)

    04/29/2009 7:10:41 PM PDT · by don-o · 48 replies · 1,947+ views
    AP - Chi Sun Times ^ | April 29, 2009
    Jeff Zeleny. Q: Thank you, Mr. President. During these first 100 days, what has surprised you the most about this office? Enchanted you the most from serving in this office? Humbled you the most? And troubled you the most?
  • Communicator in Chief Has a Tone for Every Situation (BARF!)

    04/29/2009 9:09:23 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 1 replies · 210+ views
    washingtonpost.com ^ | April 29, 2009 | Alec MacGillis
    From the start, the orator who had reached the White House based in no small part on his eloquence made it clear that he would not necessarily be delivering the same soaring stuff as he did in his campaign. "What is required of us now is a new era of responsibility," Barack Obama said in a conspicuously earthbound inaugural address. "A recognition, on the part of every American, that we have duties . . . that we do not grudgingly accept but rather seize gladly, firm in the knowledge that there is nothing so satisfying to the spirit, so defining...
  • Palin, Steele and Other Conservative Christians Not ‘Normal’? More Hypocrisy from ‘Hardball’

    03/27/2009 2:08:52 PM PDT · by VinL · 37 replies · 1,639+ views
    Fox Forum ^ | 3-27-09 | S. E. Cupp
    Chris Matthews, along with Lois Romano of the Washington Post and David Corn of Mother Jones, devoted 10 minutes of last night’s “Hardball” to lamenting the religiosity of Republicans. “Why does everything sound like the 700 Club?” Matthews flippantly probed his like-minded panelists. The criticism came in response to recent sound bites from Sarah Palin and Michael Steele — two very popular go-to targets of the left. [snip] “Suspicious” is a good characterization of the liberal attitude toward Christianity. The media was “suspicious” of Palin throughout the campaign, accusing her of speaking in tongues, and admonishing her for her pro-life...
  • Predictions for Schwarzenegger's next big role [Schwarzenegger worshiping Obama] [sick]

    03/22/2009 6:13:43 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 33 replies · 1,365+ views
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2009-03-22 | Carla Marinucci
    Is Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger - the former bodybuilder and action hero - getting ready for the next big starring role in his larger-than-life political career? For Californians who read political tea leaves, some signs are starting to emerge: A few months ago, the Republican was on the campaign trail for presidential candidate John McCain, lambasting Barack Obama as a guy with "skinny legs," "scrawny little arms" and socialist ideas. On Thursday, there he was standing next to President Obama - hugging him and praising him as the nation's economic savior and reformer. The governor regularly dismisses talk of another political...
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham hopes to work with Obama [barf]

    02/17/2009 3:28:14 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 27 replies · 1,232+ views
    COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - As the stimulus plan goes into effect, Sen. Lindsey Graham has some concerns and hopes he and the president can find some common ground. Graham says things are still going to get worse. He supports spending for bridges, roads and infrastructure, but says with other spending measure the stimulus bill missed the mark. "If we would have spent some of this money or half of this money on banking and housing, we'd a had a better result in my opinion," Graham said. Graham highlighted his own bi-partisan spirit. "I think I've had a reputation for reaching...
  • McCain Now Obama's No. 1 Senate Ally

    01/23/2009 1:32:37 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 130 replies · 2,024+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 2009-01-23 | David A. Patten
    GOP Sen. John McCain is positioning himself to be one of President Barack Obama’s strongest supporters, effectively giving Democrats the votes they need to override any GOP attempt to block the new administration’s legislative agenda. Obama heaped warm praise on his GOP rival during a dinner held in McCain’s honor the day before the inauguration, calling him a hero. Insiders duly noted McCain was granted a prime spot on the dais at the inauguration, sandwiched in a seat between White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The day after the inauguration, Obama and...
  • Graham a bipartisan boon for Obama (drafted as an Obamanation counselor)

    01/14/2009 5:13:00 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 34 replies · 928+ views
    politico.com ^ | January 14, 2009 | CAROL E. LEE
    The photo-op after his meeting with Vice President-elect Joe Biden and Sen. Lindsey Graham was yet another bipartisan boon for President-elect Barack Obama. And the man who stole the show was none other than Graham – one of John McCain’s closest friends in the U.S. Senate. Seated next to the South Carolina Republican, Obama nodded pensively as Graham explained that he looks forward to working with Obama to win the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan – even if he would have preferred a different outcome in November. Graham then offered support for the president-elect’s beleaguered Treasury pick and even gave...
  • What Blagogate Says About Obama

    12/10/2008 4:04:56 PM PST · by DocT111 · 22 replies · 1,104+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 12/10/08 | Michael Goldfarb
    Ben Smith: Perhaps the best way to see him is as a neutral in the (lopsided) battle between machine and reformers in Illinois. That's the stance he took in a defining battle, the 2006 contest for the presidency of the Cook County Board of Commissioners. Reformers fault him for failing to support their champion; but he didn't endorse the machine favorite either. He stayed on the sidelines, and kept his focus on the White House. You can accuse him of cowardice for that, or you can grant him that he had decided to devote himself to larger causes and ambitions...
  • Democrats may play hardball in Pennsylvania (Chris Matthews could run for Senate)

    11/26/2008 9:30:18 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies · 567+ views
    latimes.com ^ | November 26, 2008 | Josh Drobnyk
    Reporting from Washington -- The Northeast's dwindling cast of Senate Republicans has Democrats circling Arlen Specter's seat in Pennsylvania, convinced the party is well-positioned to make a competitive race out of the 2010 election. Leading the pack of prospects -- at least in celebrity -- is Chris Matthews, the MSNBC "Hardball" host and a former Capitol Hill Democratic staffer. The Philadelphia native has been toying with a run for months, and this week he sat down with state Democrats to discuss the prospect of taking on the five-term GOP senator. Others considered in the mix include Rep. Joe Sestak, who...
  • Albanians and Serbs in Kosovo

    07/28/2008 1:07:57 AM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 30 replies · 254+ views
    Colorado State ^ | July 26, 2008 | Richard Jansen
    This brief history, based on authoritative published sources, is intended to provide readers with an objective and reasonably concise history of the hundreds of years of struggle between Albanians and Serbs in Kosovo. Interested readers are strongly encouraged to consult the sources cited for a much fuller treatment of the subject. At the end of the historical summary implications of what is happening in Kosovo for the global jihad and the eventual Islamization of Europe are considered. History Prior to 19th Century The earliest known inhabitants of Kosovo were called Illyrians by both Greeks and Romans. Albanians today claim to...
  • Lindsay Lohan to release "6126" leggings

    07/11/2008 3:48:54 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 21 replies · 202+ views
    Xinhuanet.com ^ | July 11th, 2008
    Having legs like Lindsay Lohan's is not something all girls can achieve, however, what they can easily get is her leggings and that too at a store nearby. Come August and Lohan's leggings will hit Fred Segal stores under the actress' 6126 fashion line, named after her heroine Marilyn Monroe's birthday. The 21-year-old star created her own fashion line with design partner Kristi Kaylor.
  • Report: Schoolboys Get Detention for Refusing to Pray to Allah

    07/05/2008 8:00:02 PM PDT · by MissouriConservative · 18 replies · 456+ views
    Fox News ^ | July 5, 2008 | None
    Irate parents said a religious education teacher at the Alsager High School in England told students to wear Muslim headgear during a lesson on Tuesday. "But if Muslims were asked to go to church on Sunday and take Holy Communion, there would be war," the grandfather of one of the students said.
  • Matthews: Shame on All Who Took Part in Rush's 'Operation Chaos.'

    05/07/2008 7:46:12 AM PDT · by AnnGora · 98 replies · 192+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | May 7, 2008 | Media Research Center
    Rush Limbaugh's "Operation Chaos," the effort to urge conservatives and Republicans to vote for Hillary Clinton in order to prolong the Democratic nomination battle, certainly annoys MSNBC's Chris Matthews who, during primary coverage Tuesday night, denounced the "mischief-making" by "a talk jock." In the 11:30 PM EDT half hour, Matthews offered a "Keith [Olbermann]-style special comment" about how "anyone who voted to screw up the political system of this country with the purpose of mischief should carry that with them the rest their lives." He called it "a ridiculous way to use the vote for which people fought and died,"...
  • Russia: NATO's expansion follows "Cold War logic"

    04/08/2008 10:06:21 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies · 180+ views
    Moscow - Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday that NATO's willingness to enlarge eastward had 'nothing positive' about it and followed 'a Cold War logic.' Lavrov had tough words for the alliance's decision last week to keep its doors open to former Soviet states wishing to join. 'We will do everything in our power to prevent Georgia and Ukraine's acceptance into NATO,' Lavrov was quoted as saying Tuesday in an interview with radio station Ekho Moskvy. Russia views NATO's expansion eastward as a betrayal and an effort by Western states to persevere in the Cold War policy of containment....
  • Russia sees no sense in sending troops to Kosovo - Lavrov

    04/08/2008 9:46:05 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies · 165+ views
    itar-tass.com ^ | 04/08/08
    MOSCOW, April 8 (Itar-Tass) - Russia does not see any sense in sending troops to Kosovo, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in an exclusive interview with the Echo of Moscow radio. He indicated that the situation around the UN mission in the breakaway Serbian province has not witnessed any dramatic changes compared with the period several years ago when Russia decided to pull its military contingent out of there. "We took this decision because we were unwilling to get associated with the policies conducted by KFOR, which could be described as 'the reverted ethnic cleansing'," Lavrov said.
  • Missouri National Guard troops to head to Kosovo

    03/09/2008 6:29:20 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 87 replies · 2,515+ views
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 03/09/2008 | Phillip O'Connor
    Specialist Robert Terrio and his wife, Kary, thought they had avoided a dangerous deployment a few months ago when he learned that his Missouri National Guard unit would do a tour in Kosovo instead of Iraq or Afghanistan. "There's a certain amount of relief that we weren't being deployed to an active war zone,'' Robert Terrio said. Then, last month, Kosovo declared independence from Serbia, a move Serbia refused to recognize. Suddenly, Kosovo started to look a little more dicey. Demonstrators torched the U.S. Embassy in the Serbian capital of Belgrade, mobs attacked several United Nations border posts, and gun...
  • (Video)Fred Thompson Puts Chris Matthews In His Place

    10/09/2007 5:16:15 PM PDT · by Jay777 · 48 replies · 3,622+ views
    Stop The ACLU ^ | 9 Sep 07 | Jay777
    Another humerous one liner from Fred Thompson. A nice quip after Matthews says his answer should have just “stopped at no.” He responded, “Well thats your opinion, Christopher.” Its all in the tone. Watch the video.
  • Clinton ‘Not Standing’ by Her Man

    09/27/2007 6:36:27 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 19 replies · 82+ views
    WSJ ^ | September 27, 2007 | Susan Davis
    Sen. Hillary Clinton (D., N.Y.) dodged a curveball thrown at her by moderator Tim Russert in tonight’s debate after she disavowed the use of torture against terrorists, even in extreme circumstances, only to be told her husband took the opposite position on Russert’s Meet the Press. “Well, he’s not standing here right now,” Clinton responded. The moment brought her huge applause, and her campaign promoted the clip as “Tonight’s Video Moment.” Bill Clinton came up at other moments in the debate as well, with Clinton acknowledging that her husband would likely place a role in her decision-making process if she...
  • Chris Matthews Endorses Hillary For...Majority Leader

    11/13/2006 2:11:47 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 49 replies · 1,388+ views
    Chris Matthews Endorses Hillary For...Majority Leader Posted by Geoffrey Dickens on November 13, 2006 - 17:02. On this weekend's syndicated Chris Matthews show, the host of MSNBC's Hardball endorsed Hillary Clinton for...Majority Leader. In his final commentary Matthews said the election afforded Clinton "a great new career option," that she was "a natural," and leading the Senate would prove, she has the "necessary ability to bring us together." Matthews puffed up the Senator from New York as an expert on health, education, the economy and even defense issues: "Not only does Hillary Clinton know her stuff, she cares about it,...
  • Minister: We warn states against recognizing Kosovo

    BELGRADE -- Aleksandar Popovi? says Ahtisaari’s postponement of Kosovo status due to Serbia’s elections is an excuse. “Ahtisaari’s plan to secretly, working behind our backs, draft a paper on Kosovo’s independence fell through. The real reason why it fell through is Russia’s firm and principled position that UN Charter cannot be breached, and it would appear Ahtisaari understood the Russian ‘no’ quite clearly”, science minister Aleksandar Popovi? says. Popovi?, of prime minister Koštunica’s Democratic Party of Serbia (DSS), believes that the best option Martti Ahtisaari has at this time is to step down and let an impartial and objective international...
  • Sen. Boxer Knocks FoxNews in Interview (Rally Round Bubba)

    09/26/2006 12:45:43 PM PDT · by tomnbeverly · 150 replies · 4,836+ views
    Via Drudge ^ | 9/26/06
    SEN. BOXER KNOCKS FOXNEWS IN INTERVIEW: SEN. BOXER [D-CA]: I hear that you agree with the president. I am not surprised. FOX ANCHOR: We are just trying to bring both sides. SEN. BOXER: Yeah, you are fair and balanced, thank you very much. FOX ANCHOR: Indeed we are...
  • AS YOU'VE NEVER SEEN HIM BEFORE: CLINTON ANGER UNLEASHED

    09/22/2006 5:09:49 PM PDT · by blogblogginaway · 977 replies · 50,024+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | sept., 22, 2006 | drudge
    <p>FORMER PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON ON NOT CAPTURING BIN LADEN: 'At least I tried. That's the difference between me and some, including all the right wingers. They ridicule me for trying. They had eight months to try, they did not try. I tried. So I tried and failed'...</p>
  • Castro exports medicine instead of revolution

    08/03/2006 7:30:01 PM PDT · by CubaninMiami · 17 replies · 640+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 2006 | Esteban Israel
    For hundreds of thousands of poor people from the Andes to the Himalayas, the legacy of Cuba's ailing communist leader Fidel Castro will be not revolutionary war but eyesight. For decades, the now ailing Castro, who temporarily handed over power to his brother Raul on Monday, prescribed armed revolution to cure the Third World's ills. But more recently he has preferred to export doctors to treat poor people in the undeveloped world.
  • BILL CLINTON - 42nd PRESIDENT, 1993-2001

    06/23/2006 4:23:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 151 replies · 4,892+ views
    New York Post ^ | June 23, 2006 | JASMIN K. WILLIAMS
    WILLIAM Jefferson Blythe III was born on August 19, 1946, in Hope, Ark. After his mother remarried, he took the family surname, Clinton. Clinton was a good student. He enjoyed playing the saxophone and even considered a professional musical career. While in high school, a fortuitous meeting with President John Kennedy led him to choose a life of public service.
  • MORFORD: Which Way To The Apocalypse?

    06/09/2006 7:46:33 AM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies · 474+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/9/6 | Mark Morford
    When all the fanatical Christians disappear, will traffic finally improve? Wait, did I miss it? Did it happen three days ago, on 6-6-06, a.k.a. Tea Time with the Beast, a.k.a. the Great Day of Reckoning, a.k.a. the National Day of Slayer, all the world crashing down in a heap of hissing steam and belching smoke and balmy gusty breezes sometime around noon just after lunch but not before rush hour and hitting right around siesta? I might have been napping. Did the Apocalypse finally hit? Did the deep wish of roughly a half-billion zealous believers come to pass and were...
  • Bring on 6$ a Gallon Gas

    05/10/2006 7:56:48 PM PDT · by Tzimisce · 50 replies · 2,161+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | Mark Morford
    No wait, not six. To hell with that. Make it 10. Ten bucks a gallon, no matter what the going rate for a barrel of light sweet crude. That would so completely, violently, brilliantly do it. Revolutionize the country. Firebomb our pungent stasis. Change everything. Don't you agree? Here's what we could do: Give gas discounts to cab drivers (at least initially) and metro transit systems and low-income folks, those who have to drive their busted-up '78 Honda Civics to their jobs scrubbing restaurant toilets and flipping burgers and vacuuming the residual cocaine from the seat cushions of numb SUV...
  • MORFORD: Christian Virgins Are Overrated

    05/12/2006 5:59:51 AM PDT · by SmithL · 19 replies · 1,740+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/12/6 | Mark Morford
    Think sex and drugs destroy America? Try naive chastity. Oh, and "Purity Balls" There are these things. These unholy events called "Purity Balls" and you should probably fall to your knees right this minute and thank a merciful and lubricious and happily polyamorous God that you do not know what they are and that you have access right this minute to vast quantities of wine to deflect their nasty karmic arrows because, you know, oh my God. But hey, free country. Purity Balls. No, not some sort of newfangled spherical chastity device to be inserted using vacuum tubes and pulleys,...
  • MORFORD: Can You Still Hate Wal-Mart?

    05/24/2006 7:44:47 AM PDT · by SmithL · 26 replies · 1,087+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/24/6 | Mark Morford
    It's a shockingly eco-friendly plan from the world's most toxic retailer. Did hell just freeze over? Sometimes you just have to let the possibility breathe. Sometimes you just have to allow that something grand and good and healthy might actually be born from the bowels of the dank and ravenous megacorporate world, like flowers from a dung heap, like vodka from old potatoes, even if it comes right alongside the nastiest, most abusive federal environmental policy you will see in your lifetime. Take Wal-Mart, the most famously offensive, town-destroying, junk-purveying, labor-abusing, sweatshop-supporting, American-job-killing, soul-numbing, seizure-inducing, hope-curdling retailer in the known...
  • Nina Burleigh: Do the Right Thing, Hillary

    05/17/2006 11:50:18 AM PDT · by caveat emptor · 18 replies · 870+ views
    Yahoo ^ | May 5, 2006 | nina burleigh
    Nina Burleigh Fri May 5, 11:08 AM ET Sometime later this month, way down on the Sewanee river -- or somewhere in Tennessee anyway -- a "Draft Hillary" party will take place, replete with red white and blue gingerbread cookies. I respect and admire Hillary Clinton, and I believe she means well, but this event should strike fear into our hearts. I'm all for having a female president and the Senator might even make a good one, somewhere and someday. The trouble is she can't be elected in 2008. It doesn't matter how many times she teams up with Bill...
  • Rep. Kennedy Has Spent Life in Spotlight (AP Love Letter to Patches)

    05/06/2006 6:12:46 PM PDT · by Libertarian444 · 66 replies · 1,512+ views
    AP via Houston Chronicle ^ | 6 MAY 2006 | Michelle R. Smith
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rep. Patrick Kennedy was still in college when he took elected office as a state representative. Nearly two decades later, he has spent his entire adult life as a lawmaker. (snip) In Congress, Kennedy has pushed for greater mental health care coverage, citing his own struggles with depression and addiction. (snip) A tennis player and avid reader of biographies and autobiographies, Kennedy has a passion for sailing. "He can go out and be out of the public eye. It's tranquil, and it's something he enjoys," Marcella said. (snip) "He's a warm, nice, optimistic, kind person. That's what...
  • Help Wanted: Bill Clinton Seeking 25 Interns

    02/25/2006 10:07:54 PM PST · by ncountylee · 90 replies · 3,307+ views
    nationalledger ^ | Feb 25, 2006 | Jim Roberts
    The William F. Clinton Foundation has posted an Internet job listing for unpaid interns. Seriously. The president that is now the butt of jokes anytime anyone claims they did not have sex with 'that woman' is brought forward apparently would again like to have a gal Friday around to help out. One item on the web site promises hands-on experience and says the interns have the responsibility of interacting directly with the staff. (Insert any joke you would like here). No - I'm not making it up. Page Six gives this account: It's been 10 years since the ex-president faced...
  • Matthews: "Hoover Was Wiretapping Dr. King," Compares to Bush Wiretapping

    02/08/2006 5:09:35 PM PST · by Mike Bates · 85 replies · 2,340+ views
    NewBusters.org ^ | 2/8/2006 | NewsBusters
    On Tuesday's Hardball, the discussion turned to Jimmy Carter's remarks at the funeral of Coretta Scott King. The former president had brought up wiretapping. Host Chris Matthews observed: "Of course that‘s hot because J. Edgar Hoover was wiretapping Dr. King and feeding all the dirty to LBJ, you know?" The former FBI chief had indeed wiretapped the late civil rights leader, but not on his own authority and initially not for President Lyndon Johnson. King biographer David Garrow wrote in a 2002 Atlantic Monthly article: "On October 10, 1963, U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy committed what is widely viewed...
  • MORFORD: To The Drunk Who Smashed My Car Quite a wreck you made, didn't you?

    11/11/2005 9:31:11 AM PST · by BurbankKarl · 25 replies · 983+ views
    SF GATE ^ | 11/11/05 | Miss Morford
    Yes, I know you were drunk. Must've been. Either drunk or on serious meds and/or you just didn't give much of a damn about anything anyway because you're just one of those people, one of those types who comes lurching around the city like a chunk of numbed pain in your big-ass mid-'80s burgundy car with the white top and chrome bumpers -- an old Cadillac? Monte Carlo? -- early last Sunday morning to wreak casual havoc. Is that about right? Do you remember any of it? Here is what I'm guessing: probably not. Let me tell you what happened,...
  • MORFORD: God Does Not Want 16 Kids

    10/19/2005 7:48:41 AM PDT · by SmithL · 85 replies · 2,225+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/19/5 | Mark Morford
    Arkansas mom gives birth to a whole freakin' baseball team. How deeply should you cringe? Who are you to judge? Who are you to say that the more than slightly creepy 39-year-old woman from Arkansas who just gave birth to her 16th child yes that's right 16 kids and try not to cringe in phantom vaginal pain when you say it, who are you to say Michelle Duggar is not more than a little unhinged and sad and lost? And furthermore, who are you to suggest that her equally troubling husband -- whose name is, of course, Jim Bob...
  • MORFORD: What God Really Told Bush

    10/12/2005 7:56:21 AM PDT · by SmithL · 18 replies · 1,192+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/12/5 | Mark Morford
    Apparently, it wasn't just "invade Iraq and Afghanistan in my name." A special report: Scene: White House private residence, night, not long ago. President Bush present in his most favoritest guns 'n' bunnies PJs. Laura asleep, knocked out by a combination of too much Good Housekeeping and excessive hair-spray fumes. Suddenly, a burst of black smoke. A deep, resonant voice speaks: "Psst! George! God here, taking a break from supervising the well-being of eight billion troubled souls along with infinite galaxies of unimaginable vastness to speak with you directly one more time because, well, you're special, aren't you, George? Yes...