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  • California politicians bet big

    05/16/2012 9:26:47 AM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 5/16/12 | Dan Walters
    Poker players often use the phrase "betting on the come" to describe a willingness, if instincts and odds indicate, to wager big on the hope that they will draw winning cards. That's a perfectly valid tactic when one is playing with one's own money and therefore bearing the risk. But is it appropriate for California politicians to bet on the come by approving many billions of dollars in spending on very shaky assumptions that the money will be there when it's needed to pay the bills? Risk was the underlying theme of two hearings in the Capitol on Tuesday. One...
  • McCain calls Obama a liar

    10/06/2008 12:56:23 PM PDT · by SmithL · 68 replies · 2,770+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 10/6/8 | PHILIP ELLIOTT, Associated Press Writer
    Republican John McCain is calling Democratic rival Barack Obama a liar. The GOP presidential candidate told a campaign rally: "Sen. Obama has accused me of opposing regulation to avert this crisis. I guess he believes if a lie is big enough and repeated often enough it will be believed."
  • House Democrats to insert earmarks behind closed doors

    06/07/2007 7:52:38 AM PDT · by ZGuy · 12 replies · 832+ views
    One News Now ^ | 6/7/7 | Jim Brown
    A taxpayer watchdog group says Democrats in Congress are not living up to their promise of openness and transparency in the appropriations process. The group, Citizens Against Government Waste, says House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's vow that her party would preside over "the most honest, most open, and most ethical Congress in history" has already proven to be a phony promise. House Appropriations Committee chairman David Obey (D-Wisconsin) has announced he will allow all earmarks into conference reports, which are negotiated behind closed doors and cannot be amended when they reach the House and Senate floors. Obey's plan ignores rules that...
  • Edwards acknowledges staff asked Wal-Mart for Playstation 3

    11/16/2006 9:19:05 PM PST · by woofie · 175 replies · 4,346+ views
    Drudge /AP ^ | November 16. 2006 | MARCUS KABEL
    Former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards acknowledged Thursday that amid his criticism of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., a volunteer member of his staff asked the world's largest retailer for help obtaining a hot new Sony Playstation 3 for Edwards' family. Edwards, a potential 2008 presidential candidate, told The Associated Press that the volunteer "feels terrible" about seeking the game unit at Wal-Mart while his boss claims the retailer doesn't treat its employees fairly. "My wife, Elizabeth, wanted to get a Playstation3 for my young children. She mentioned it in front of one of my staff people. That staff person mentioned it...
  • James Webb: Retract this error-strewn ad (Virginia Senate race)

    10/18/2006 7:25:34 PM PDT · by freespirited · 9 replies · 466+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 10/18/06 | Editorial Board
    Attack ads are one thing, but blatantly erroneous attack ads should be exposed for the political tricks they are. One such ad is Democrat James Webb's current "Steer" commercial alleging financial misdeeds by Sen. George Allen -- which Mr. Webb should promptly retract. The ad wrongly claims that Mr. Allen "tried to steer government contracts to a company that paid him in stock options," wrongly claims that Mr. Allen "hid those options for years" and wrongly claims that the options are worth $1.1 million. None of this is true. First, the alleged "steering" of contracts -- it never happened. ......
  • Democrats Go on Offense in Latest Terror Case(Dinosaur media alert)

    08/12/2006 8:08:55 AM PDT · by Dane · 27 replies · 920+ views
    LA Times ^ | August 12, 2006 | Peter Wellsten
    Democrats Go on Offense in Latest Terror Case Looking to the past for lessons, they respond fast and sharply, saying Bush 'mismanagement' fed the threat and the GOP is playing politics. By Peter Wallsten, Times Staff Writer August 12, 2006 CRAWFORD, Texas — Two years after President Bush won reelection having painted his opponent as soft on terrorists and weak on national security, Democrats have seized on the latest alleged terrorism plot in hopes of turning the political tables on the White House. Their aggressive stance was evident hours after British authorities announced they had disrupted a plot to blow...
  • Busby on defense, says she misspoke

    06/03/2006 6:35:43 AM PDT · by Vision · 69 replies · 2,264+ views
    www.signonsandiego.com ^ | June 3, 2006 | Dani Dodge
    If an election can turn on a sentence, this could be the one: “You don't need papers for voting.” On Thursday night, Francine Busby, the Democratic candidate for the 50th Congressional District, was speaking before a largely Latino crowd in Escondido when she uttered those words. She said yesterday she simply misspoke. But someone taped it and a recording began circulating yesterday. After she made that statement at the meeting, Busby immediately said: “You don't need to be a registered voter to help (the campaign).” She said that subsequent statement was to clarify what she meant. The recording, which was...
  • Today Show: Dean Dinged on Dem Dollars from Abramoff

    01/27/2006 5:27:11 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 44 replies · 2,772+ views
    Today Show/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein January 27, 2006 - 08:22 On yesterday's Today show, Howard Dean did his best angry imitation of Bill Clinton's "I did not have sex" and/or Rafael Palmeiro's "I have never used steroids, period" performances. His voice rising, Dean insisted, over Katie Couric's attempts to claim otherwise, that: "Katie, not one dime of Jack Abramoff money ever went to any Democrat. Not one dime." Faced with such intransigence, Katie politely observed that "we'll have to look into that and clarify that for our viewers." That's apparently just what the Today researchers did overnight, and Matt Lauer, with Tim...
  • Big Lie Democrats

    11/16/2005 9:36:03 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 20 replies · 950+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 11-17-05 | Brandon Crocker
        Big Lie DemocratsBy Brandon Crocker Published 11/17/2005 12:07:13 AM When Bill Clinton left office in January 2001, he was convinced that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction and active WMD research and production programs. George Tenet, the Clinton appointed head of the CIA, told George W. Bush prior to the war that the case that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction was "a slam dunk." Almost all of the Democratic members of the Senate and House Intelligence Committees, seeing much of the same intelligence reports given to the White House, and with direct access to the intelligence communities...
  • "Ashamed Republican" Is An Embarrassed Democrat

    09/27/2005 11:57:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 89 replies · 4,456+ views
    Associated Press photo by Noah Berger ^ | September 26, 2005 | Kevin Aylward
    This guy is quite the media darling in California... The only problem is that he's a complete fraud. Here's the information on his political contributions, from the FEC: Eddy, Jeb Palo Alto, CA 94301 self/Software Author KERRY, JOHN F (D) President JOHN KERRY FOR PRESIDENT INC. $250 05/23/04 Eddy, Jeb Mr. Palo Alto, CA 94301 Compton Fdn/Executive Director DNC SERVICES CORPORATION/DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (D) $250 02/25/04 Eddy, Jeb Mrs. Palo Alto, CA 94301 Compton Fdn/Executive Director DNC SERVICES CORPORATION/DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (D) $250 02/25/04 Eddy, Jeb Mr. Palo Alto, CA 94301 DNC SERVICES CORPORATION/DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (D) $500 08/11/03 Eddy,...
  • McGreevey Avoids Spotlight After Scandal (seeks gainful employment; towel attendant at the YMCA)

    07/31/2005 3:01:54 PM PDT · by Liz · 19 replies · 881+ views
    © 2005 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. ^ | July 31, 2005 | JOHN CURRAN, Associated Press Writer
    RAHWAY, N.J. (AP) -- A year after his life imploded in scandal, former New Jersey Gov. James E. McGreevey lives in self-imposed exile, avoiding the limelight he spent a lifetime chasing. Separated from the wife he betrayed, McGreevey lives modestly in a one-bedroom apartment. He takes his 3-year-old daughter out for bacon and eggs after Sunday church services, walks to a corner newsstand for coffee and newspapers and stops to chat when passers-by recognize him. It's a long way from the stately governor's mansion and the spotlight that shone on his soul-baring confession. With wife Dina Matos McGreevey at...
  • If Roe Goes Down, So Does GOP (Pass it to the left when through taking hit)

    07/21/2005 8:52:01 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 234 replies · 3,836+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | July 21, 2005 | By Froma Harrop
    The Republicans' ideal Supreme Court nominee is someone who might overturn Roe v. Wade, but won't. That makes President Bush's choice of John G. Roberts pure genius. If defenders of abortion rights condemn the pick, so much the better. Social conservatives will think they won. And when a court ruling later proves they haven't, Republican leaders can comfort them. So far, all is according to plan. Roe v. Wade is the 1973 Supreme Court decision enshrining a federal right to abortion. If Roe went down, two bad things would happen to Republicans. One is that it would arouse America's pro-choice...
  • Hunting for Homosexuals (Bill Moyers selective memory)

    07/22/2005 6:29:06 AM PDT · by Liberty Valance · 64 replies · 2,023+ views
    Fox News ^ | 7-21-05 | The political grapevine
    An extraordinary story has emerged involving former Lyndon Johnson aide and now PBS commentator Bill Moyers. The story was told in The Wall Street Journal by retired federal appeals judge Laurence Silberman, who reports that when he was acting attorney general under President Ford a memo written by Moyers to the FBI came to light in the press. The memo, which dated from the 1964 campaign between President Johnson and Barry Goldwater, directed FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover to investigate the Goldwater campaign for evidence of homosexual activity. It came after Johnson aide Walter Jenkins had been arrested in a...
  • Bush to Consult With Senators on Monday

    07/09/2005 1:22:00 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 56 replies · 1,321+ views
    CNS News ^ | 7/8/05 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - President George W. Bush has invited a small bipartisan group of Senate leaders to the White House on Monday, July 11, Sen. Chuck Schumer is telling fellow Democrats. "During that meeting, he (Bush) will almost certainly discuss potential nominees to the Supreme Court. I think that's an important first step in the process of meaningful consultation, but we must make sure that this is more than just a courtesy call," Schumer said in a message to fellow Democrats. "Bush must engage in real, meaningful consultation before making any decisions," Schumer is telling "friends" of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign...
  • After London terrorism, Wesley Clark's website disappears

    07/08/2005 7:59:08 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 92 replies · 3,589+ views
    Wesley Clark's securingamerica.com ^ | July 8, 2005 | Wesley Clark
    From Wesley Clark's securingamerica.com - July 8, 2005 Returning soon.
  • 5 In E. St. Louis Convicted of Vote Fraud (Five *'RATS* Convicted of Vote Fraud!)

    06/30/2005 5:15:32 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 18 replies · 705+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 6/30/2005 | Jim Suhr
    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. -- A federal jury Wednesday convicted the head of this city's Democratic Party and four others of scheming to buy votes with cash, cigarettes and liquor last November to try to get key Democrats elected. Jurors in the monthlong trial deliberated more than five hours before convicting local Democratic Party chairman Charles Powell Jr., 61, and Kelvin Ellis, 55, the city's former director of regulatory affairs, of felony conspiracy to commit vote fraud. Also convicted were Democratic precinct committee members Sheila Thomas, 31, and Jesse Lewis, 56, and City Hall worker Yvette Johnson, 46. Ellis, Thomas,...
  • Democrat Critique of Bush's Speech Is False (Cong. Res. HR RES #114 Cited BOTH 9/11 and al Qaeda!)

    06/30/2005 3:56:55 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 3 replies · 224+ views
    The Astute Blogger ^ | 6/29/2005 | Reliapundit
    Many Lefties and Democrats - like Senators Boxer and Rockefeller and Dodd and Feingold and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and House Minority Leader Pelosi and DNC Chairman Howeird Dean - have critized Bush's speech last might because it - in their opinion - incorrectly conflated 9/11 & al Qaeda with Saddam and Iraq, AND incorrectly argued that the War in Iraq is-or-ever-was part of the GWOT. They further argued that Bush was cynically USING 9/11 to shore up public support for him and the war in Iraq. What is so mind boggling to me is that both 9/11 and...
  • TROUBLE SPEAKS -- Ward Churchill backs fragging

    06/27/2005 5:30:51 AM PDT · by mware · 101 replies · 3,585+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 06/26/05 | staff at World Net Daily
    TROUBLE SPEAK Ward Churchill backs fragging Controversial '9-11 prof' suggests rolling grenades under line officers Posted: June 26, 2005 10:39 p.m. Eastern © 2005 WorldNetDaily.com Prof. Ward Churchill University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill suggested to a forum on conscientious objection they might be more effective in opposing war if they supported the "fragging" or killing of line officers. In a Portland meeting on resistance to military recruiting, Churchill, famous for comparing Sept. 11, 2001, victims in the World Trade Center to "little Eichmanns," twice suggested anti-war activists should support those who kill their officers. "For those of you who...
  • Democrats Demand Retraction From Rove

    06/23/2005 8:53:47 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 424 replies · 14,707+ views
    Guardian.co.UK & AP ^ | 6/23/05 | JIM ABRAMS
    Democrats are demanding that White House adviser Karl Rove immediately retract and apologize for comments that liberals responded to the Sept. 11 terrorist strikes by wanting to ``prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers.'' ``The one thing New York has had since Sept. 11 is unity,'' said Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. ``To inject politics into this and to defame a large number of people'' is outrageous, he said. ``It's not what New York and America is all about.'' Rove, Bush's chief political adviser, said in a speech Wednesday that ``liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks...
  • Shadows of doubt - (big problems for Ward Churchill; he may go down for the count; panel deciding)

    06/05/2005 9:46:41 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 36 replies · 1,337+ views
    ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS.COM ^ | JUNE 5, 2005 | Charlie Brennan, Kevin Flynn, Laura Frank, Berny Morson and Kevin Vaughan
    University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill fabricated historical facts, published the work of others as his own and repeatedly made false claims about two federal Indian laws, a Rocky Mountain News investigation has found. The two-month News investigation, carried out at the same time Churchill and his work are being carefully examined by the university, also unearthed fresh genealogical information that casts new doubts on the professor's long-held assertion that he is of American Indian ancestry. The findings come as Churchill is, essentially, on trial — in the court of public opinion and in the halls of academia. Prickly debates...
  • Kerry Touts Bush Impeachment Memo

    06/02/2005 9:37:29 PM PDT · by kromike · 259 replies · 7,040+ views
    NewsMax.Com ^ | 6/2/2005 | With Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    Kerry Touts Bush Impeachment Memo Failed presidential candidate John Kerry said Thursday that he intends to confront Congress with a document touted by critics of President Bush as evidence that he committed impeachable crimes by falsifying evidence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. "When I go back (to Washington) on Monday, I am going to raise the issue," Kerry said, referring to the Downing Street Memo in an interview with Massachusetts' Standard Times newspaper. Story Continues Below "I think it's a stunning, unbelievably simple and understandable statement of the truth and a profoundly important document that raises stunning issues...
  • A Voter Switches Party Affiliation (Mod Threatens Hunger Strike, Cites Abysmal Quality of Trolls)

    05/24/2005 9:54:59 AM PDT · by TimmySnipples · 124 replies · 3,712+ views
    This letter is legitimate. I know because I helped him write it. When he asked me for help I was absolutely floored. I didn't think this day would come. Republican National Committee 310 First Street, SE Washington, DC 20003 Dear RNC: From the day I was eligible to register to vote I have been registered as a Republican. I have voted for Republican candidates willingly and sometimes with great pride. I reluctantly cast a vote for George Bush in 2000 despite his campaigns abominable behavior toward Sen. McCain in South Carolina. I did not repeat that mistake in 2004 yet...
  • Howard Dean: Osama bin Laden Had Nothing to do with 9/11

    05/22/2005 10:58:07 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 201 replies · 5,281+ views
    Meet the Press ^ | May 22, 2005 | Howard Dean
    DR. DEAN: I said I wasn't sure, but I said I thought there probably were. But the thing that really bothered me the most, which the 9-11 Commission said also wasn't true, is the insinuation that the president continues to make to this day that Osama bin Laden had something to do with supporting terrorists that attacked the United States. That is false. The 9-11 Commission, chaired by a Republican, said it was false.
  • Newsweek backtracks on Koran claims ("People are dead because of what this son of a bitch said.")

    05/16/2005 1:15:52 PM PDT · by ambrose · 113 replies · 2,905+ views
    Newsweek backtracks on Koran claims Roland Watson, Washington May 17, 2005 THE incendiary account of US interrogators flushing a copy of the Koran down a toilet at Guantanamo Bay may not, after all, be true, the magazine behind the claim has said. A report in last week's Newsweek sparked riots in Afghanistan that spread across the Muslim world, leading to the deaths of at least 14 people and injuries to more than 120. But the magazine backtracks in this week's edition. "We regret that we got any part of our story wrong and extend our sympathies to victims of the...
  • Newsweek Apologizes

    05/15/2005 7:44:48 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 112 replies · 2,436+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 05/16/05 | Howard Kurtz
    Newsweek Apologizes Inaccurate Report on Koran Led to Riots By Howard Kurtz Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, May 16, 2005; A01 Newsweek apologized yesterday for an inaccurate report on the treatment of detainees that triggered several days of rioting in Afghanistan and other countries in which at least 15 people died. Editor Mark Whitaker expressed regret over the item in the magazine's "Periscope" section, saying it was based on a confidential source -- a "senior U.S. government official" -- who now says he is not sure whether the story is true. The deadly consequences of the May 1 report, and...
  • Ousted elections chief to sue Bush over removal

    05/04/2005 10:53:09 AM PDT · by The Great Yazoo · 33 replies · 1,010+ views
    Naples Daily News (AP via) ^ | May 4, 2005 | ADRIAN SAINZ, Associated Press
    MIAMI — Former Broward County elections supervisor Miriam Oliphant said today she will sue Gov. Jeb Bush, claiming race was a factor in his decision to remove her from office amid allegations of negligence and a botched 2002 primary. "My civil rights have been violated and my constitutional rights have been violated by the state of Florida," Oliphant said. Oliphant and her attorney, Ellis Rubin, announced the plans for a federal lawsuit one day after the state Senate voted 32-7 along racial lines to uphold Bush’s 2003 decision to suspend Oliphant, who is black. Oliphant’s supporters in the Senate argued...
  • Kerry: Trickery, intimidation kept people from polls [“...people were duped”]

    04/10/2005 3:43:21 PM PDT · by johnny7 · 44 replies · 1,494+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 10, 2005
    BOSTON — Many voters in last year's presidential election were denied access to the polls through trickery and intimidation, former Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry told a voters' group today. "Last year too many people were denied their right to vote, too many who tried to vote were intimidated," the Massachusetts senator said at an event sponsored by the state League of Women Voters. "There is no magic wand. No one person is going to stand up and suddenly say it's going to change tomorrow. You have to do that," he said.Kerry supporters have charged that voting irregularities in largely...
  • Kerry cites voter intimidation examples

    04/10/2005 5:16:27 PM PDT · by LouAvul · 132 replies · 2,664+ views
    CNN ^ | 4-10-05
    BOSTON, Massachusetts (AP) -- Many voters in last year's presidential election were denied access to the polls through trickery and intimidation, former Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry told a voters' group Sunday. "Last year too many people were denied their right to vote, too many who tried to vote were intimidated," the Massachusetts senator said at an event sponsored by the state League of Women Voters. "There is no magic wand. No one person is going to stand up and suddenly say it's going to change tomorrow. You have to do that," he said. Kerry supporters have charged that voting...
  • Kerry: Trickery Kept Voters From Polls

    04/10/2005 3:27:40 PM PDT · by paulat · 96 replies · 3,269+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | 4/10/05 | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN
    Kerry: Trickery Kept Voters From Polls 8 minutes ago Politics - U. S. Congress By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press Writer BOSTON - Many voters in last year's presidential election were denied access to the polls through trickery and intimidation, former Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry told a voters' group Sunday. AP Photo "Last year too many people were denied their right to vote, too many who tried to vote were intimidated," the Massachusetts senator said at an event sponsored by the state League of Women Voters. "There is no magic wand. No one person is going to stand up and...
  • State official: '04 vote bungled in Milwaukee

    03/25/2005 3:35:42 PM PST · by Pikamax · 24 replies · 1,107+ views
    AP ^ | 03/25/05 | AP
    State official: '04 vote bungled in Milwaukee By Ryan J. Foley Associated Press March 25, 2005 Milwaukee County certified its election results in the 2004 presidential race without reviewing key documents required under state law to verify the vote count in the city of Milwaukee, the state's top election official said Thursday. The state Elections Board launched an investigation into why the state's largest county approved voting results without receiving the materials after the Nov. 2 election, said executive director Kevin Kennedy. The investigation could result in a legal challenge to the outcome of the presidential race because the state...
  • Five East St. Louis Democrats Indicted in Alleged Vote-Buying Scheme

    03/23/2005 6:24:46 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 24 replies · 884+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | Mar 23, 2005 | Anon
    FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) - Five East St. Louis Democrats were charged in a scheme to buy votes in November's election in a federal indictment unsealed Wednesday. An undetermined number of voters were paid $5 or $10 to cast a Democratic ballot in the Nov. 2 election, court records said. The money allegedly came from the St. Clair County Democratic Committee, though there was no indication the county committee knew how the funds would be used. Federal prosecutors charged four Democratic committeemen and one precinct worker, a day after three other committeemen and a precinct worker pleaded guilty to related...
  • Byrd: Why I Left the Klan

    03/11/2005 8:11:53 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 113 replies · 2,937+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 3/11/05 | Limbacher
    Former Ku Klux Klansman Sen. Robert Byrd said Thursday that he decided to leave the anti-black terrorist group in 1946 after becoming a born-again Christian, adding that the only reason he used the "N"-word in a 2001 television interview is because he'd heard black leaders say it. Asked why he left the Klan, Byrd told Fox News Channel's Alan Colmes, "My wife and I, we're born- again Christians . . . We were baptized in the Old Church Yard at Crab Orchard Baptist Church in 1946 . . . That changed my thinking in many ways." "Time, reflection, and the...
  • Corporate Exec Kushner Sentenced To 2 Years (massive bundling scam to DNC, Clintons, Torricelli)

    03/04/2005 1:37:18 PM PST · by Liz · 95 replies · 4,767+ views
    Charles Kushner Charles Kushner, former chairman of Kushner Companies, a real estate and apartment owning/managing company in northern New Jersey and the Northeast, was sentenced on 3/4 to twenty-four months in prison and fined $40,000. He had been free on $5 million bail. Kushner, a major fundraiser for Democrats, pleaded guilty in August to giving false statements to the FEC regarding $385,000 in political contributions he made from real estate partnerships without the permission of other partners, falsifying tax forms (16 counts), improperly listing $1 million in charitable contributions as business expenses, and shaving funds several hundred thousand dollars...
  • Democrats' dream home fund is gone (TX)

    03/04/2005 6:00:47 AM PST · by Arrowhead1952 · 12 replies · 1,492+ views
    AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF ^ | Friday, March 4, 2005 | By W. Gardner Selby
    By W. Gardner Selby AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Friday, March 4, 2005 Cash earmarked for purchase of headquarters instead is spent on campaigns, other expenses Almost two years after Texas Democratic Party leaders agreed to stow away $250,000 toward owning rather than renting their Austin headquarters, campaigns and other needs have soaked up the money. In April 2003, the State Democratic Executive Committee voted that $250,000 be "set aside for the future purchase of a permanent home" for the party. "It was money not to be touched," recalled Molly Beth Malcolm of Texarkana, then the party chairwoman. Malcolm said Thursday: "If the...
  • Bill Moyers Apologizes to James Watt for Apocryphal Quote

    02/09/2005 12:18:00 PM PST · by pissant · 32 replies · 2,520+ views
    E&P ^ | 2/9/05 | jou strupp
    NEW YORK Bill Moyers has apologized to former U.S. Interior Secretary James Watt for referencing a quote, which has been wrongly attributed to Watt for years, during a speech Moyers gave last December upon receiving an award from Harvard Medical School. The text of the speech has since appeared in several newspapers and on numerous Web sites. "I said I had made a mistake in quoting him without checking with him," Moyers told E&P today. "I should have done my homework." Moyers, a well-known journalist and recently departed host of NOW on PBS, said he phoned Watt yesterday and faxed...
  • Feds look for caller who threatened Bush

    01/28/2005 3:40:51 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 22 replies · 1,059+ views
    UPI ^ | 1-28-05
    DETROIT, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Federal agents Friday tried to find a man who called 911 from metro Detroit and threatened to kill President Bush and the city's mayor. The U.S. Secret Service is investigating the threat, which was determined to have come from Detroit's east side Wednesday night, WDIV-TV, Detroit, reported Friday. Detroit police were sent to Detroit's east side but only found businesses and a cell tower, the station said. Federal agents hoped a recording of the 911 call would help identify the caller, who threatened Bush and Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.
  • Michael Moore: Dems Are 'Wimps and Losers'

    01/28/2005 2:43:29 PM PST · by kattracks · 108 replies · 6,995+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 1/28/05 | Carl Limbacher
    Disgruntled conspiracy filmmaker Michael Moore blasted the Democratic Party on Thursday, saying its field of candidates for 2008 are "a lot of wimps and losers." "The Democrats are going to have a very hard time winning the next election," he told London's Channel Four. "The Republicans have a number of star players and the Democrats have a lot of wimps and losers." Only last month Moore was calling Hillary Clinton a Democratic Party star who had a good chance of winning in 2008. But her widely reported move to the center has apparently turned him off. Moore was particularly irked...
  • Now a Democrat because of Bush

    01/25/2005 11:54:53 AM PST · by FITZ · 181 replies · 4,135+ views
    el paso times ^ | 01-25-05 | Joe Grossinger
    Now that I have turned 60 years of age, I have decided to become a Democrat. President Bush is the essence of evil by tinkering with Social Security. Look, I don't have to pay much into it now, and I don't care how many jobs young people have to work in order to support me in my golden years. I am a Democrat and I deserve it, so let's start telling our kids to work two jobs! I want my retirement, I want free medical care and I want my prescriptions to be paid for by the young workers. I...
  • State Sen. Ford says he keeps two homes, two families

    01/24/2005 10:52:19 AM PST · by Lorianne · 68 replies · 1,895+ views
    WATE.com ^ | 23 January 2005
    MEMPHIS (AP) -- State Sen. John Ford testified in a juvenile court hearing that he keeps two homes and lives with two different women whose children he fathered. Ford's testimony was part of his defense in a child support case. The Memphis Democrat heads a Senate committee that guides the state's child welfare policies. He also authored a law that keeps court-ordered support lower when a father is financially responsible for other children. In a Juvenile Court hearing in 2004 that is set for a follow-up hearing on Tuesday, Ford said he lives some days with ex-wife Tamara Mitchell-Ford and...
  • Are we facing the threat of fascism?

    01/24/2005 10:42:04 AM PST · by StottNikk · 146 replies · 2,690+ views
    Socialist Worker Online ^ | Elizabeth Schulte
    Are we facing the threat of fascism? By Elizabeth Schulte, Janury 21, 2005 Faced with the prospect of four more years of George W. Bush, some on the left claimed that fascism was on horizon if Bush was re-elected. “We should not gloss over the reality that the Bush team has neared some elements of fascism in its day-to-day operations - and forces inside the Bush administration would be well-positioned to move it even farther to the right after 2004,” left-wing columnist Norman Solomon warned. “We don’t want to find out how fascistic a second term of George W. Bush’s...
  • Scores of felons voted illegally

    01/24/2005 7:52:24 AM PST · by AliVeritas · 16 replies · 913+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | January 23, 2005 | Seattle Times Staff
    Scores of convicted felons voted illegally in the state's 2004 general election, and officials never noticed because of serious flaws in the system for tracking them, The Seattle Times has found. The Times, reviewing felony convictions as far back as 1997, identified 129 felons in King and Pierce counties who were recorded as having voted in the Nov. 2 election. Another 23 likely voted. Several methods were used to confirm the findings. Either the counties failed to flag or purge felons on the voter rolls as required by state law, or they allowed them to register without checking their status....
  • Dem Reps Give Inaugural Passes to Radical Lesbian Protesters

    01/21/2005 3:40:02 PM PST · by pabianice · 35 replies · 1,379+ views
    Fox News | 1/21/05
    Don't know if this has already been posted. Fox News just reported that a group of radical, anti-male, lesbians were given passes to the Inauguration by Democrat Congress members from New York and California in secret. That allowed them to unfurl anti-Bush banners and make cat-calls within 100 feet of the podium. I have to believe this is a felony in light of the security breach involved. Will the Republicans have the balls to go after these congresspeople, or will they just ignore it?
  • Kerry strategy: Don't repeat Gore mistakes

    10/20/2004 12:15:14 AM PDT · by kattracks · 19 replies · 1,069+ views
    NJ.com ^ | 10/20/04 | RON FOURNIER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John Kerry has a simple strategy if the presidential race is in doubt on Nov. 3, the day after the election: Do not repeat Al Gore's mistakes. Unlike the former vice president, who lost a recount fight and the 2000 election, Kerry will be quick to declare victory on election night and begin defending it. He also will be prepared to name a national security team before knowing whether he's secured the presidency. [snip] The prospects for another contested election grow with every poll showing the race neck and neck. Gore prematurely conceded the 2000 race...
  • Protests Already Planned for November 3 (regardless of EVs, fraud, turn-out)

    10/18/2004 4:49:54 PM PDT · by mabelkitty · 82 replies · 2,500+ views
    We all remember the votes that were never counted in Florida 2000. So, while we are all working hard for a positive outcome on November 2nd, we also have to be prepared for a repeat of a 2000 stolen election. Below is a pledge for people to sign, supporting efforts to mobilize and protect the vote on November 2nd and making a commitment to protest starting on November 3rd in the case of a fraudulent vote count. By signing this pledge, you will be joining with thousands of others in the November 3rd Urgent Response Network. Please sign the pledge...
  • Democrat playbook opened to criticism

    10/15/2004 2:02:23 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies · 1,126+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | October 15, 2004 | Peggy Lowe
    Democrats got caught with their election playbook open Thursday when a leaked page was published urging operatives to lodge a "pre-emptive strike" of claiming voter intimidation, whether it's true or not. Gleeful Republicans quickly called a press conference after the page from The Drudge Report went online, in which they denounced "a new low in gutter politics" that "played the race card." "They want to rile up the minorities to denounce tactics that do not exist," said Ted Halaby, chairman of the Colorado GOP. Halaby said it was "a criminal act to falsely allege something that does not exist." He...
  • DRUDGE SIREN: KERRY/EDWARDS ELECTION DIRECTIVE: CHARGE VOTER INTIMIDATION, EVEN IF NONE EXISTS!

    10/14/2004 7:55:37 AM PDT · by Pete · 422 replies · 18,286+ views
    Drudge ^ | 10/14/04 | Drudge
  • FREEP This amazon.com Review Page (Cruel and Unusual)

    09/05/2004 4:26:59 PM PDT · by Ironclad · 3 replies · 787+ views
    I was surprised to see this at #8 on the amazon.com best seller list, but there it is. I haven't read the book - and don't plan to - but it couldn't hurt to discourage potential buyers, or at least reduce the book's rating. From what I read of the reviews, this book is a doozy, and (outrage of the week) look at the picture of GW they used on the cover.
  • A Tennessee liberal finally gets it

    06/02/2004 5:53:42 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 15 replies · 219+ views
    6/2/04 | Tim Chavez
    So you thought Bredesen and the bunch on the Hill were keeping spending downLink only due to copyright complaint. Tim Chavez finally gets it. The politicians have been lying for years about the budget and growing it at about TWICE the rate of inflation plus population growth for about 10 years now. This is all an attempt by the liberal DemocRats to shove an income tax down our throats by creating ANOTHER "revenue crisis". Mark my words, if Bredesen is re-elected in 2006, he will IMMEDIATELY begin to push for an income tax.
  • Extremists Behind Attack on Bush Ads

    03/10/2004 5:51:35 PM PST · by doug from upland · 12 replies · 119+ views
    townhall dot com ^ | 3-10-04 | Jay Bryant
    Extremists Behind Attack on Bush AdsJay Bryant (archive) March 10, 2004 | Print | SendThe outrageous attack on President Bush's television commercials was the work of an extreme left-wing group that has been in the forefront of the battle against the War on Terrorism for years, but you'd never know it from the coverage it has received in the establishment news media. By picking up the charge, rather than reporting on its dubious source, the media have done major damage to the President's campaign, which compounded the problem by "defending" the ads, rather than exposing the hateful anti-Americanism of those...
  • RATS INVADING TALK RADIO WITH LIES, HYPERBOLE, AND DECEPTION

    02/10/2004 3:12:53 PM PST · by doug from upland · 112 replies · 228+ views
    talk radio | 1-10-04 | DFU
    Those of you who listen to talk radio have been hearing it more and more. The conversation might start out with, "I voted for George Bush, but....." or "I tend to be conservative, but....." or "I am a moderate and vote the man not the party, but....." Trust me. As a person who listens to talk radio between 10-18 hours a day and who has made over 2,000 calls to talk radio shows, my observations are usually correct. When you hear those words, you will know that a RAT seminar caller is calling in to attack President Bush. These are,...