Keyword: leftwingnuts

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • General briefed Murtha AFTER murder comment, Corps says

    08/03/2006 5:11:45 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 111 replies · 2,702+ views
    Reuters (excerpt) ^ | August 3, 2006 | Kristin Roberts
    Excerpt - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Marine Corps briefed Rep. John Murtha on the Haditha case after the vocal war critic publicly said Marines had killed innocent civilians in that Iraqi city, the Corps said on Thursday. A group of Marines, while suspected in the killing of 24 Iraqi civilians, has not been charged, and official results from the military's investigation remain outstanding. A U.S. defense official said on Wednesday, however that evidence indicates Marines deliberately shot to death unarmed civilians. Murtha, a Pennsylvania Democrat, is being sued by one of the accused Marines for libel....
  • Haditha: Where Are They (the Accusers) Now?

    01/18/2012 6:16:53 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 20 replies
    Andrew Breitbart-Big Peace ^ | 1-18-2012 | Diana West
    Haditha: Where Are They (the Accusers) Now? Diana West January 18, 2012 Eight charged; seven cleared; one, please, let’s hope, to go.Finally, the last “Haditha” trial is in progress, and, thanks to Nat Helms at Defend Our Marines, everything you need or want to know about the proceedings, the witnesses, the facts about the case of SSGT Frank D. Wuterich, the last of the Marine Mohicans, is here. Tim McGirk, source of the Haditha myth-acre. Of course, I still have a few questions — the exact same questions I had when I first looked at the case back in late...
  • Tel Aviv Synagogue Vandalized, Leftists Suspected

    11/30/2014 11:43:37 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    INN ^ | 11/30/2014, 9:01 PM | Gil Ronen
    A Tel Aviv synagogue was vandalized Sunday with graffiti reading, In a place where the Jewish State Bill will be legislated, books will be burned. The vandals left a pile of burned books next to the wall that bore the graffiti. The books are not sacred texts. The attack took place at the The Tel Aviv International Synagogue where Ariel Konstantyn of the Orthodox Zionist Tzohar Rabbis organization, originally of New York, serves as rabbi. Rabbi Konstantyn says the incident has been referred to the police but he views it as a clear act of anti-Semitism. According to the rabbi,...
  • Democrats Seek To Repeal AUMF

    02/14/2015 3:59:29 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | February 13, 2015 | Kevin Glass
    The 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force, passed in the wake of the September 11 attacks on the United States, has allowed the President to conduct counterterrorism operations overseas. Long derided as overbroad (yet still used by President Obama to justify questionable foreign decisions) by opponents, two Democrats now want to repeal it. As the Associated Press reported: Sens. Ben Cardin of Maryland and Chris Murphy of Connecticut say Congress never intended to authorize a perpetual war when it passed the legislation more than a decade ago. They introduced a bill Friday and said the president and Congress should...
  • Autopsy Shows Journalist Michael Hastings Had Meth, Pot In System At Time Of Fiery Auto Crash

    08/21/2013 6:44:24 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 53 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | August 20, 2013 | The Smoking Gun
    The family of journalist Michael Hastings was trying to get him into drug rehab at the time he died in a fiery Los Angeles car wreck, according to a coroners report released today.
  • Obama shocked, 'slightly irritated' by Mitt Romney's 2012 concession call: David Axelrod

    02/03/2015 9:24:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | February 3, 2015 | Annie Karni and Celeste Katz
    President Obama was shocked and irritated by Mitt Romney's concession call in the 2012 presidential election - and claimed Romney insinuated that Obama won only by getting out the black vote, according to a new book by presidential campaign strategist David Axelrod. Obama was "unsmiling during the call, and slightly irritated when it was over," Axelrod writes. The president hung up and said Romney admitted he was surprised at his own loss, Axelrod wrote. "'You really did a great job of getting the vote out in places like Cleveland and Milwaukee,' in other words, black people,'" Obama said, paraphrasing Romney....
  • Obama Regulation Czar Advocated Removing Peoples Organs Without Explicit Consent

    09/04/2009 4:15:09 AM PDT · by Man50D · 105 replies · 2,375+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | September 04, 2009 | Matt Cover
    Cass Sunstein, President Barack Obamas nominee to head the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), has advocated a policy under which the government would presume someone has consented to having his or her organs removed for transplantation into someone else when they die unless that person has explicitly indicated that his or her organs should not be taken. Under such a policy, hospitals would harvest organs from people who never gave permission for this to be done. Outlined in the 2008 book Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness, Sunstein and co-author Richard H. Thaler argued that the...
  • The Nudge Debate (liberal paternalism)

    08/08/2013 9:39:15 PM PDT · by rey · 15 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 8 August 2013 | David Brooks
    excerpt: In 2009, Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein published a book, called Nudge, on how government and other organizations could induce people to avoid common errors. Last year, Sunstein gave the Storrs Lectures at Yale on the topic, which will soon be published as a book called Nanny Statecraft. Last month, the Obama administration announced that it is creating a new team to explore applications of this sort of empirical research to policy-making.
  • Top 10 Reasons George Soros is Dangerous

    04/02/2011 4:34:49 PM PDT · by opentalk · 23 replies
    Human Events ^ | April 2, 2011 | Human Events
    Human Events readers, in an online poll, recently voted billionaire financier George Soros the single most destructive leftist demagogue in the country. Here are the Top 10 Reasons George Soros Is Dangerous1. Gives billions to left-wing causes: Soros started the Open Society Institute in 1993 as a way to spread his wealth to progressive causes. Using Open Society as a conduit, Soros has given more than $7 billion to a whos who of left-wing groups. This partial list of recipients of Soros money says it all: ACORN, Apollo Alliance, National Council of La Raza, Tides Foundation, Huffington Post, Southern Poverty...
  • Climate Changes Bottom Line

    02/01/2015 6:08:36 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 31, 2015 | By BURT HELM
    It was 8 degrees in Minneapolis on a recent January day, and out on Interstate 394, snow whipped against the windshields of drivers on their morning commutes. But inside the offices of Cargill, the food conglomerate, Greg Page, the companys executive chairman, felt compelled to talk about global warming. Mr. Page is a member of the Risky Business Project, an unusual collection of business and policy leaders determined to prepare American companies for climate change. Its a prestigious club, counting a former senator, five former White House cabinet members, two former mayors and two billionaires in the group. The 10...
  • Center for American Progress wont account $5 million in donations

    01/22/2015 6:35:32 AM PST · by opentalk · 3 replies
    FireAndreaMitchell ^ | January 21, 2015
    Obama lackey John Podesta who founded the far left Center for American Progress is about as transparent as Obama. The Center of American Progress has been hiding its donor lists for month. Finally, today they were shamed into releasing a partial list of donors. Problem is Podestas Center for American Progress isnt accounting for over $5 million in donations from anonymous sources. Podesta will likely be a big part of Hillary Clintons run next year, if the old granny does in fact run. Wonder if shell get questions about her buddy Podestas missing $5 million. Funny too that you dont...
  • An American Intifada Communists And Radical Islamists Join Forces

    01/18/2015 2:03:04 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 32 replies
    Noisy Room ^ | Jan 18 2015 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Trevor Loudon wrote an article that each and every one of us should read and take note of: Intifada USA? American Radicals Build Ties to Palestinian Revolutionaries. I agree completely with Trevor when he says that 2015 could usher in chaos, unrest and violence as we have not seen in our lifetime. The Communists are now joining hands in America with the Radical Islamists, forming an American Intifada an uprising, resistance, revolt. They are using racism as the building blocks and their hate for America as the glue to forward massive havoc and violence in our streets. The riots...
  • Report: Detainees Shown CIA Officers' Photos

    08/21/2009 8:40:48 AM PDT · by mockingbyrd · 26 replies · 1,897+ views
    Fox News ^ | August 21, 200*
    WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department is investigating whether Guantanamo Bay detainees charged with roles in the Sept. 11 attacks were improperly given photos of CIA officers or contractors, according to a person familiar with the investigation. The investigation, headed by the Justice Department's counterespionage chief, John Dion, is trying to determine if military lawyers defending the detainees divulged classified information or compromised covert CIA officers, according to the person, who was not authorized to discuss the investigation and spoke only on condition of anonymity. It is a violation of federal law to identify CIA covert personnel, and it is a...
  • June Trial Set in Yee Corruption Case (shoulder fired missiles)

    12/19/2014 3:53:34 AM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Courthouse News ^ | 12/18/14 | MARIA DINZEO
    SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - Suspended California state Sen. Leland Yee could face a jury as early as June for charges of political corruption and conspiracy to import guns. At a scheduling conference on Thursday, U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer said Yee will be tried along with his political consultant Keith Jackson, who also faces drug and murder-for-hire charges. Breyer said those charges will be tried separately, but lawyers for the defendants, including Yee's lawyer James Lassart, were not satisfied. "The firearms charges are going to be extremely prejudicial. The government has acquired 50 to 70 different firearms that, undoubtedly to...
  • Alleged spy seen in video calling Saddam 'our inspired leader'

    01/07/2004 8:18:21 AM PST · by Prince Charles · 2 replies · 229+ views
    The Times (N.W. Indiana) ^ | 1-7-2004 | MIKE ROBINSON
    Alleged spy seen in video calling Saddam 'our inspired leader' ILLINOIS -- Prosecutors say he spied on dissidents, reported to U.N. mission honeycombed with secret agents. By MIKE ROBINSON Associated Press Writer CHICAGO (AP) -- Jurors watched a video Tuesday in which a man accused of spying on Iraqi dissidents for Saddam Hussein's intelligence service described the dictator as "our inspired leader" and spoke scornfully of "American colonial imperialism." "A light has illuminated our path and our procession toward the struggle and the liberation," Khaled Dumeisi said in describing Hussein at an April 2001 birthday party for the dictator at...
  • Agent of Saddam Arrested in Chicago

    07/09/2003 9:51:38 AM PDT · by TomGuy · 125 replies · 866+ views
    FoxNews - cable ^ | July 9, 2003
    FoxNews just reported that an agent for Saddam Hussein has been arrested in Chicago. .....developing....
  • Democratic Governor Compares Black Republicans To Jewish Nazis.

    04/25/2014 5:14:06 AM PDT · by TennMountains · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 24, 2014 | By Adam Kredo, Washington Free Beacon Follow @Kredo0
    Illinois Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn is in some hot water with the Jewish community after his campaign tweetedand then quietly deletedseveral messages urging backers to read an article comparing black Republican voters to Jews who collaborated with the Nazis.
  • Is Global Warming a Hoax?

    01/06/2015 7:14:56 PM PST · by Coleus · 36 replies
    The New American ^ | 01.06.15 | Ed Hiserodt and Rebecca Terrell
    In our information age, were bombarded with statistics on every danger the number crunchers can conjure people struck by lightning, airplane vs. automotive deaths, and even drownings in bathtubs. But one statistic is curiously missing from the list. Even though President Obama and other global-warming alarmists warn of a looming climate apocalypse, they avoid giving a metric to prove their claims. They blame man-made climate change for a vast array of ills, including floods, droughts, wildfires, and tornados. But they never quantify what they say is the driving force behind it all: temperature.They have a very good reason. Actual...
  • Econ book acclaimed by left based on faulty premise, factual errors, study finds

    01/06/2015 4:27:38 PM PST · by Bob · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 06, 2015 | Maxim Lott
    A book by a French economist who became a darling of 99 percenters and his lefty peers is riddled with errors, cherry-picked data and flawed premises, according to two new studies. Thomas Piketty's Capital in the 21st Century, which New York Times columnist and Nobel-prize winner Paul Krugman called the most important economics book of the year and maybe of the decade, calls for an 80 percent income tax to stop wealth inequality from increasing. The book earned its author an invitation to the White House to meet with Obama administration Treasury Secretary Jack Lew. ... ... The recent...
  • Bull's-eye! Violence stalks pro-life protesters

    01/02/2015 7:11:23 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 12/25/2014 | Alex Newman
    It was Sept. 11, 2009, just outside a high school in the small Michigan town of Owosso when Jim Pouillon, 63, was murdered for doing what he thought was right: protesting against abortion, which he considered murder. Like many pro-life activists, the elderly Pouillon, a volunteer with Operation Save America who relied on an oxygen tank to breathe, was peacefully holding a sign featuring a graphic picture of an abortion victim. He had been trying to stop abortion since 1988. The goal of his particular brand of activism: force people to visualize and understand the reality of abortion, and to...
  • David Ruenzel, Who Made Living Excusing Black Criminals Murdered by...

    12/05/2014 11:00:15 AM PST · by Veto! · 79 replies
    Downtrend.com ^ | December 4, 2014 | V. Saxena
    A prominent writer for the Southern Poverty Law Center was gunned down by two black males while hiking in Oakland, reports NBC Bay Area News:
  • Judge Blasts School Board for Unlawfully Arresting Concerned Father! (follow-up)

    12/23/2014 5:48:39 AM PST · by dontreadthis · 9 replies
    eagle rising ^ | 23 December 2014 | Tim Brown
    If you recall, back in May, William Baer was arrested after voicing opposition to a school board meeting about a controversial book by Jodi Picoult titled Nineteen Minutes, a story about a school shooting that contained pornographic content. It was also required reading for ninth graders. Now a New Hampshire 4th Circuit Court of Appeals judge has blasted the school board for "silencing" him and arresting him, which was a violation of Mr. Baer's free speech.
  • NYC protesters say they won't stop demonstrations despite de Blasio's wishes

    12/23/2014 1:53:05 AM PST · by Zakeet · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 23, 2014
    Activist groups in New York City have rejected a call by Mayor Bill de Blasio to hold off on any new demonstrations until after the funerals of two NYPD officers who were ambushed and murdered Saturday in Brooklyn. [Snip] However, the Rev. Al Sharpton told Reuters late Monday that de Blasio's request was too "ill-defined" to heed. "Is a vigil a protest? Is a rally?" Sharpton asked. Another group, The Answer Coalition, said it would go ahead with a long-planned march Tuesday evening, and denounced the mayor for what it called an "outrageous" attempt to chill free speech. ... "We...
  • Protesters stop traffic, hold 'die-in' at food court in West Towne Mall (WI)

    12/21/2014 6:14:35 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 54 replies
    Das Kapitol Times ^ | December 21, 2014 | Laurel White
    No justice, no peace, no racist police. That was one of the chants the crowd of about 50 protesters shouted Saturday outside Madison Memorial High School and in the food court of West Towne Mall. The protesters gathered around 3:30 p.m. and marched from the high school to the mall, shutting down one direction of traffic on Mineral Point Road, and held a die-in in the mall food court. We are here because there are many injustices in our system, said Brandi Grayson, one of the organizers of the protest, in the mall food court, over a megaphone. Grayson is...
  • 12/19: De Blasio secretly meets with protest leaders (Justice League NYC at 1199 SEIUs HQ's)

    12/20/2014 8:08:04 PM PST · by maggief · 34 replies
    New York Post ^ | sDecember 19, 2014 | Kevin Fasick, Kirstan Conley and Danika Fear
    Mayor de Blasio held court on Friday with ringleaders of the city protests that have led to cop assaults and other mayhem lending a sympathetic ear as they ticked off their demands. Hizzoner had tried to keep the location of his meeting with the members of Justice League NYC a secret, but reporters discovered it was at the Midtown offices of a union connected to the one that employs a man charged with busting an NYPD lieutenants nose on the Brooklyn Bridge. They have a list of demands, some which I agree with, some which I dont, de Blasio...
  • Time to tackle global warming running out, Pope tells climate summit

    12/12/2014 3:40:43 AM PST · by An American in Turkiye · 58 replies
    The Catholic Register ^ | December 11, 2014 | Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service
    VATICAN CITY - Tackling the problem of climate change is a serious ethical and moral responsibility, Pope Francis told negotiators from around the world meeting for a climate summit in Lima, Peru. "The time to find global solutions is running out. We can find adequate solutions only if we act together and unanimously," he said in a written message to Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Peru's minister of the environment and host president of the 20th UN Climate Change Conference. Thousands of negotiators from 195 countries gathered for the meeting in Lima Dec. 1-12 to hammer out details of a new international agreement...
  • Lying for the Cause

    12/09/2014 6:40:16 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/9/2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Well aside from If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor, or blanket amnesty that is and is not lawful for a president to grant, there is a special category of progressive mythology. Or rather a particular cast of truth tellers, victims, supposed whistle blowers, and popular liberal icons who spin tales for a supposedly higher good, on the premise that untruth for a cause makes it sort of true. From the details of Rigoberta Menchs memoir, to Tawana Brawleys supposed rape, to the O. J. If it doesnt fit, you must acquit myth, to the open-and-shut case...
  • Top Occupy organizer trained Ferguson protesters

    11/29/2014 11:53:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | November 26, 2014 | Aaron Klein
    In a development that may portend extended disruptions, veteran street organizer Lisa Fithian, previously dubbed Professor Occupy, recently trained Ferguson protesters how to simulate chaos. Fithian is a legendary organizer who once announced she seeks to create crisis, because crisis is that edge where change is possible. She was one of the luminaries of the Occupy Wall Street movement and was a lead organizer in the infamous 1999 Seattle riots against the World Trade Organization that descended into violence. The 1999 WTO event in Seattle devolved into widespread rioting in which more than 40,000 protesters, some using violent tactics, descended...
  • 'Must Not Stand': Nation Reacts to Missouri Grand Jury Decision

    11/24/2014 7:13:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 24, 2014 | Miranda Leitsinger
    People across the country reacted sharply to the decision by a grand jury not to indict a white Missouri police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager, with protesters taking to the streets in cities from Oakland to New York. St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch announced the grand jury had chosen not to indict Officer Darren Wilson, who gunned down Michael Brown, 18, on a street in Ferguson on Aug. 9. The grand jury had options from first-degree murder to no charge at all. In New York, protesters held up a poster reading "Black Lives Matter."...
  • Michael Brown's parents speak at UN

    11/12/2014 4:25:13 PM PST · by digger48 · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 12, 2014 | Rick Moran
    The parents of Michael Brown, the Ferguson Missouri man who was shot by Officer Darren Wilson following an altercation, spoke before a UN Committee yesterday, pleading for the world to note what was happening in Ferguson and around the country. Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr. spoke to the United Nations Committee Against Torture -- which also works against cruel or degrading treatment or punishment by government authorities. CNN: "We need the world to know what's going on in Ferguson and we need justice," McSpadden told CNN in Geneva, Switzerland. "We need answers and we need action. And we have...
  • Behind the Don't Shoot Coalition in Ferguson

    11/11/2014 12:15:58 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 11, 2014 | Lee Cary
    A core of community organizers is behind the 45 organizations placing demands on the policing agencies in St. Louis County. As the Grand Jurys decision concerning Officer Darren Wilson is awaited, Dont Shoot Coalition (DSC) is preparing its role in street demonstrations likely to come in the wake of an anticipated No True Bill. The sub-culture of progressive social activism is organic. Its alliances evolve and dissolve, only to reconstitute under changed names, but with unchanged ideologies. The internet facilitates the proliferation of evolving variations of front groups. Many of their websites have on-line donation solicitation capability. The larger, more...
  • Kill Yourselves: Texas Teacher on Leave After Profane Ferguson Tweet

    11/10/2014 3:27:59 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 77 replies
    MEDIAite ^ | 11/10/2014
    A Texas high school teacher has been placed on leave and may be fired after a tweet she sent out about Ferguson directed at dumb duck ass crackers and telling people kill yourselves. Heres the tweet in question, which has since been deleted (along with the Twitter account): Vinita Hegwood tweeted that out on Friday night. The Duncanville school district was quick to condemn her remarks as absolutely reprehensible, and today school officials are saying that shes been placed on leave without pay. WFAA reached out to Hegwoods husband. He didnt say much about the tweet, just that theres more...
  • DOJ grants $63 million for social justice school discipline promoted by Bill Ayers

    11/09/2014 8:11:01 PM PST · by Art in Idaho · 29 replies
    EAGnews.org ^ | November 7, 2014 | DANETTE CLARK
    WASHINGTON, D.C. The Department of Justices National Institute of Justice recently promised a whopping $63 million to investigate school safety programs and to reward districts for implementing restorative justice and other related school discipline programs. According to an October 1st statement from Attorney General Eric Holder, This funding is being awarded as part of the Comprehensive School Safety Initiative a large-scale, multi-agency research effort to build practical, and scientifically-sound, knowledge about effective ways to increase school safety nationwide. However, according to a review of past and current restorative justice initiatives in schools, the funding appears to be just...
  • Ferguson Protesters Turn On Their Own, Leaving Student Hospitalized

    11/08/2014 10:51:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | 11/8/2014 | Jim Dalrymple II
    Chris Schaefer was sitting in a church pew at a meeting Thursday night when those around him gradually eased away. Seconds later, he was lying on the ground outside as five men attacked him. The meeting was a gathering of Ferguson-based protesters and the agenda was how to conduct future demonstrations. When Schaefer a senior at the University of Missouri, St. Louis arrived, he was told he couldnt live video stream the meeting. The rule struck him as suspicious, but in a conversation with BuzzFeed News Friday he said he sat down and obeyed it anyway. And for...
  • What Do John Kerry, Chuck Hagel, and John Brennan Have in Common?

    01/22/2013 5:33:02 AM PST · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | January 22, 2013 | Morton A. Klein and Daniel Mandel
    President Obama spent his first term pushing from power long-standing Arab allies in Egypt and Tunisia; seeking to engage the now blood-soaked Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad; pulling his punches against Irans nuclear program; and putting daylight between his administration and Israel. Now for his second term, he has nominated for the highest posts bearing on the Middle East three figures who give the strongest indication we can expect much more of the same John Kerry for State, Chuck Hagel for Defense and John Brennan for the CIA. Kerry opposed Congress 2009 hold on appointing an ambassador to a regime...
  • My American exceptionalism fantasy is over: How these midterms sealed the deal (Delicious tears)

    11/06/2014 7:43:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    Salon ^ | November 6, 2014 | Andrew Cotto
    When I lived abroad, Id proudly defend this country and extol its virtues. Heres what changed my entire worldview. Elections often hurt. Especially when they make you feel like a fool. I was one of the few who had held out hope that the electorate in key states would favor Democrats in respective races for Senate seats and governorships. As the map turned red over the course of Tuesday evening, the unraveling of my faith in the American political system begun just about a decade ago during a lengthy trip abroad completed its spiral. Over 2003 to 2004,...
  • Republicans didn't win as big as you think they did. And Obama didn't lose (damage control)

    11/05/2014 9:31:29 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 30 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11/5/2014 | Gary Younge
    In the end, there was no Republican wave. Indeed, ideologically it was barely a ripple. Unlike 2010, with the Tea Party, or 2006, when the Democrats took over, there was no all-encompassing agenda or over-arching theme. The Republicans won the US midterms theres no denying that but they didnt win as big as it first seems. This election cycle included not only conservative-friendly states but a disproportionate number of competitive states in which incumbent Democrats were stepping down. Democrats have not won Louisiana or Arkansas in a presidential election since 1996, Georgia since 1992 and Alaska since 1964....
  • Former NH state senator accused of altercation with Brown campaign

    11/01/2014 8:35:20 PM PDT · by mrsdeb · 24 replies
    The Portsmouth Herald ^ | October 31, 2014 | Karen Dandurant
    PORTSMOUTH A verbal altercation Friday night at Portsmouth High School came about because of an idling tour bus belonging to Republican U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown. ...Williams (a spokesperson for the Brown campaign) said a man approached the bus, screaming obscenities. He said the man, later identified as New Castle resident Burt Cohen, a longtime Democratic state senator, not only refused to leave when asked, but attempted to board the bus, accosting a campaign volunteer who tried to stop him. Williams alleges that the volunteer campaign worker stood between Cohen and the bus and Cohen "physically assaulted" the campaigner...
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren to liberals: Im fighting back

    07/18/2014 3:09:23 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | July 18, 2014 | By Lesley Clark, McClatchy
    DETROIT Sen. Elizabeth Warren wowed a friendly crowd of influential liberal activists Friday in Detroit, pledging to fight against Republicans and the sleazy lobbyists she says have rigged the rules in Washington and harmed the middle class. Warren took the stage in a crowded ballroom to calls of Run, Liz, run by activists waving Elizabeth Warren for President signs and did little to disappoint. Speaking before the nations largest gathering of liberal activists, she railed against giant corporations, secret trade deals and Republicans she said were too cozy with big business. Conservatives, she charged, are guided by an internal...
  • Vice President Joe Biden to speak at Netroots Nation 2014 in Detroit, Michigan

    07/09/2014 1:41:01 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 14 replies
    Organizers of Netroots Nation, Americas largest annual gathering of progressive activists, took the wraps off of a major and welcome surprise this afternoon with the announcement that Vice President Joe Biden would be coming to Detroit to speak to the convention during a special Thursday afternoon general session. It will also be Bidens first appearance at Netroots Nation. He was invited to participate in the Presidential Leadership Forum held in Netroots Nations second year, in Chicago (back then, the convention was known as YearlyKos), but declined to attend due to his desire to participate in another event. The other contenders...
  • Addicted to Koch? New documentary traces influence of Koch brothers' money in GOP

    06/04/2014 10:51:59 AM PDT · by Mariner · 26 replies
    Power Players ^ | June 4th, 2014 | By Rick Klein, Olivier Knox, Richard Coolidge, Jordyn Phelps and Alexandra Dukakis
    A new documentary makes the controversial case that a political cocktail of big corporate money and racially charged sentiments has helped fuel the rise of the tea party. And squarely behind that movement, the film argues, are the Koch brothers. Co-Directors Carl Deal and Tia Lessin sat down with Top Line to discuss their film, Citizen Koch, and why they say the GOPs deep-pocketed donors, the Koch brothers, are such figures in American politics today. Money $100 billion now, Deal said in explaining the Kochs influence. When we started out making this film, their net worth was about $68...
  • Who is Ed Mezvinsky? [Can Anyone Verify This?]

    05/21/2013 2:10:15 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 41 replies
    Email | 5/21/13
    Edward "Ed" Mezvinsky born January 17, 1937, is a former Democrat congressman. As a Democrat, he represented Iowa 's 1st congressional district in the United States House of Representatives for two terms, from 1973 to 1977. He sat on the House Judiciary Committee that decided the fate of Richard Nixon. He and the Clinton's were very politically intertwined for years. In March 2001, Mezvinsky was indicted and later pleaded guilty to 31 of 69 charges of bank fraud, mail fraud, and wire fraud. He was sentenced to 80 months in (Federal) prison. Ed Mezvinsky embezzled more than $10 million...
  • Democratic Senator uses Okla. tornado for anti-GOP rant over global warming

    05/20/2013 5:20:12 PM PDT · by ConservativeInPA · 179 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Monday, May 20, 2013 | Jeff Poor
    While many Americans were tuned into news coverage of the massive damage from tornadoes ravaging the state of Oklahoma, Rhode Island Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse took to the Senate floor to rail against his Republican colleagues for denying the theory of anthropogenic global warming. Whitehouse spent 15 minutes chastising GOP senators and justified his remarks by alluding to states that seek federal assistance in the wake of natural disasters. So, you may have a question for me, Whitehouse said. Why do you care? Why do you, Sheldon Whitehouse, Democrat of Rhode Island, care if we Republicans run off the climate...
  • Pelosi: GOP Makes So Much of Scandals Because Obama Is Such a Great President

    05/17/2013 5:33:42 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 38 replies
    Pelosi: GOP Makes So Much of Scandals Because Obama Is Such a Great President May 16, 2013 By Elizabeth Harrington (CNSNews.com) House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday that Republicans are using scandals coming out of the White House to undermine President Barack Obama out of "fear," because he is such a great president. They make so much of these issues, because this president is such a great president, Pelosi said during a press conference on Capitol Hill, ending a week filled with new revelations about scandals involving the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, the Internal Revenue Service...
  • NBCbgets fresh leftist invasion. Network teams up with journalismorg founded by Obama campaigners.

    12/07/2011 2:06:37 PM PST · by tutstar · 30 replies
    Aaron Klein Online ^ | 12 6 2011 | Aaron Klein
    NBC-owned television stations in cities across the nation just teamed up with a nonprofit journalism group funded by a billionaire husband and wife team who not only spent millions campaigning for President Obama but also topped donor lists to groups like ACORN and MoveOn.org. The nonprofit, ProPublica, will contribute to the news operations of all NBC owned-and-operated stations, including those in such cities as Los Angeles, Chicago and Philadelphia, the network announced Monday. The NBC affiliates will get early access to investigative reports from ProPublica, which describes itself as an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public...
  • George Soros: Media Mogul (Lefty Businessman Spends Millions Funding Journalism)

    08/19/2011 8:23:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | August 15, 2011 | Dan Gainor and Iris Somberg
    On April 8, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi headlined a Boston conference on ''media reform.'' She was joined by four other congressmen, a senator, two FCC commissioners, a Nobel laureate and numerous liberal journalists. The 2,500-person event was sponsored by a group called Free Press, one of more than 180 different media-related organizations that receives money from liberal billionaire George Soros. Soros, who first made a name for himself in investing and currency trading, now makes his name in politics and policy. Since the 2004 election, the controversial financier has used his influence and billions to push a laundry list...
  • American Professor Who Hates America Stabbed in Cairo by Muslim Who Also Hates America

    05/10/2013 5:51:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 54 replies
    Front Page ^ | 5/13/13 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sometimes poetic justice is very poetic. Other times its ironic. And sometimes its a teachable moment about the folly of appeasement. Not that Dr. Christopher Stone will have learned anything from his experience. Leftist academics are not very educable. Not even when their Muslim teachers are stabbing them in the neck. (via Debbie Schlussel) A man stabbed in the neck near the US Embassy in Cairo on Thursday has been identified as Chris Stone, an American academic. Stone is associate professor of Arabic and head of the Arabic Programme at City University.
  • Who Is White House Visitor Hisham Altalib?

    09/26/2012 3:46:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 26, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    On Friday, March 30, 2012, Hisham Y. Altalib visited the White House. According to visitor logs, Altalib was received by Joshua DuBois, the director of President Obama's Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Four days later, White House officials welcomed a foreign delegation of the radical Sharia-enforcing Muslim Brotherhood from Egypt. The White House meeting with overseas Muslim Brotherhood leaders was reported in April by a few mainstream journalists and questioned loudly by conservative media. But the White House confab in March with U.S.-based Altalib -- which appears to be a prep session with the global Muslim Brotherhood's American...
  • Father of Sandy Hook victim faces criminal charges

    05/09/2013 12:49:19 PM PDT · by libstripper · 14 replies
    Associated Press via KVUE.com ^ | May 8, 2013 | Associatged Press Staff
    A man whose 6-year-old son was among those killed in the Newtown, Conn., elementary school massacre was scheduled to appear in Connecticut Superior Court Wednesday on larceny and other charges.
  • Brennan's Spooky Swearing-In

    03/27/2013 5:41:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2013 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's Note: This column was coauthored by Bob Morrison. President Obama's choice to be Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) was approved by the Senate on a vote of 63-34, with thirteen Republicans voting to confirm him. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) created quite a stir with his 13-hour filibuster against the Brennan nomination. Not until he received written assurances from Attorney General Eric Holder that U.S. citizens would not be targeted for killing by drones on U.S. soil would the doughty Kentuckian stand down. Good for him. John Brennan then proceeded to take the Oath of Office, as administered by Vice...