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  • BREAKING: ...(TN)State Senator Mark Green Under Consideration for Secretary of the Army

    03/15/2017 11:42:56 AM PDT · by molewhacka · 22 replies
    The Tennessee Star ^ | 03/15/2017 | Tennessee Star Staff
    The New York Times is reporting that State Sen. Mark Green (R-Clarksville) is under consideration by President Trump to be named Secretary of the Army. Senior admin official confirms Mark Green is being considered for secretary of the Army. — Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) March 15, 2017 Several sources have independently confirmed this report to The Tennessee Star. Green is considered a front runner in the race for the Republican nomination for Governor of Tennessee in 2018. Should he not run, there will no longer be a strongly conservative candidate in the race to challenge Randy Boyd and potential candidate Rep....
  • Memoir of a Defeated Politician

    05/14/2016 3:10:56 PM PDT · by OddLane · 4 replies
    City Journal ^ | May 6, 2016 | Carla T. Main
    Mark Green, a longtime fixture on New York’s political scene, has written a tell-all memoir and political manifesto about his years as an advocate and perennial candidate. Green is at his best in Bright, Infinite Future when he tells advocacy stories, like helping to kick the mob out of the carting business in New York City. He is happy to share the credit and doesn’t get bogged down in denouncing enemies...
  • Candidate apologizes after "Injun" remark [Dem-we're on Injun time."]

    10/24/2006 3:41:07 PM PDT · by SJackson · 30 replies · 701+ views
    Capital Times ^ | 10-24-06
    GREEN BAY (AP) - Democratic U.S. House candidate Steve Kagen apologized Monday for commenting that he was late for a meeting on an Indian reservation because "we're on Injun time." "I did not mean any harm by my words, and I humbly apologize if I offended anyone. That was not my intent," he said in a statement hours after the National Republican Congressional Committee released a tape recording of the comment. Kagen attended a meeting Friday on the nearby Oneida Reservation, and at his next stop in Green Bay he made the following remarks: "Appreciate getting here almost on time....
  • Wis congressional candidate (US House Dem) apologizes for 'Injun time' remark

    10/23/2006 3:22:55 PM PDT · by Indy Pendance · 47 replies · 1,200+ views
    AP ^ | Mon, Oct. 23, 2006
    GREEN BAY, Wis. - Democratic U.S. House candidate Steve Kagen apologized Monday for commenting that he was late for a meeting on an Indian reservation because "we're on Injun time." "I did not mean any harm by my words and I humbly apologize if I offended anyone. That was not my intent," he said in a statement hours after the National Republican Congressional Committee released a tape recording of the comment. Kagen attended a meeting Friday on the nearby Oneida Reservation and at his next stop in Green Bay he made the following remarks: "Appreciate getting here almost on time....

    01/08/2013 3:29:27 PM PST · by neverdem · 22 replies
    The Blaze ^ | January 3, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    Appearing on MSNBC’s “Hardball” on Thursday, former New York City mayoral candidate and author Mark Green advocated for new legislation that would allow people to identify and locate gun owners who lived in their neighborhoods. He compared it to the already existing “Megan’s Law,” which lets citizens know if a convicted sex offender lives near them. Then he flat-out compared sex offenders to gun owners.“If we have a Megan’s Law — because I think almost everyone might agree — that if you’re a convicted child molester, a neighbor might want to know that because they’re in your home, safe, but...
  • Wallace, Gallagher Bust Mark Green on His Fairness Doctrine Double-Talk

    07/01/2007 10:35:59 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies · 1,290+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Chris Wallace and Mike Gallagher did a good job of exposing Mark Green's double-talk on the Fairness Doctrine on today's Fox News Sunday. Green, who with his brother have brought Air America out of bankruptcy, was in to debate the issue against conservative talk-show host Gallagher. But when Wallace put it to Green that liberals have plenty of outlets for their views "without having the government mandate that they appear on radio," Green's answer was astounding. AIR AMERICA'S MARK GREEN: I don't want the government to mandate that.Really? Expanding on his answer, Green said he doesn't favor the Fairness Doctrine,...
  • Laff Riot: New Owner Suggests Air America Was Too Fair

    03/08/2007 7:41:01 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 49 replies · 1,203+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Who says liberals lack a sense of humor? The new owner of Air America suggests that the original Air America went bankrupt because . . . it was too even-handed. Mark Green is a veteran New York pol, having served as NYC's Public Advocate and run unsuccessfuly for US senator, NYC mayor and state attorney general. His family business recently completed the acquisition of Air America out of bankruptcy. Details here. In an email distributed today [yup, I subscribe to their list], Green described what "Air America 2.0" will be like: "It'll be a business with a sharp point...

    09/28/2006 9:42:52 PM PDT · by Once-Ler · 16 replies · 423+ views
    AM 620 WTMJ Milwaukee WI ^ | 09/28/2006 | Charles Sykes
    (Note: This column appears in the Madison weekly Isthmus.) I’m sorry now that I once said Jim Doyle looks like a cross between a basset hound and Richard Nixon. It was unfair to the hound and trivializes the Nixonian side of Doyle’s character. Make no mistake, the chilling aspect of last week’s banana republic moment at the state Elections Board was its Nixonian overtones. “What’s really scary about this,” one business leader told me, “is that we have now have a governor who is willing to use the powers of government to punish political appointees. This time, it’s the Elections...
  • After Another Loss, Green Says He’ll Never Run Again

    09/13/2006 6:53:16 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies · 804+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 13, 2006 | DIANE CARDWELL
    After Mark Green narrowly lost the bitter contest for mayor in 2001, his longtime friend and former employer, Ralph Nader, gave him some blunt advice: Get out of elective politics, and return to citizen advocacy or television commentary. This time around, Mr. Green is finally listening. Last night, after conceding to Andrew M. Cuomo in the race for New York attorney general at a shopworn bar downtown, Mr. Green effectively ended his career as a candidate. He told reporters that he would “never run again.” After his losing bids for the House of Representatives, the United States Senate, the mayoralty...
  • Green (R, WI) Campaign Puts Out Emergency Call to Raise Money

    08/31/2006 6:31:36 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 8 replies · 305+ views
    JSOnline via AP ^ | August 31, 2006 | Scott Bauer
    MADISON, WI (AP) -- Republican gubernatorial candidate Mark Green attempted Thursday to capitalize on a state board's decision requiring him to forfeit nearly $468,000 in campaign donations, calling on supporters to raise a nearly identical amount in 72 hours. The message sent via e-mail accuses Democratic incumbent Gov. Jim Doyle of corrupting the state Elections Board into trying to stack the deck against Green. The board on Wednesday, voting 5-2 along partisan lines, ordered Green to forfeit $467,844 in campaign cash he had raised as a member of Congress, saying it could not legally be transferred to his governor's race...
  • Green's (R, WI) Education Plan Mirrors Similar Proposal Attacked by Parent-Teacher Association

    08/14/2006 4:28:38 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 4 replies · 214+ views
    JSOnline via AP ^ | August 14, 2006 | Scott Bauer
    MADISON, WI (AP) -- An education plan that Republican gubernatorial candidate Mark Green said would free up $295 million to hire more teachers has been lambasted nationally by the PTA and others as being ill-conceived and bad for schools. Democratic incumbent Gov. Jim Doyle joined the chorus on Monday, saying Green's proposal was a "shotgun blast at Wisconsin schools." Green's plan is a version of one being touted in several states designed to ensure that more money is spent in the classroom on such things as teacher salaries and textbooks instead of administrative costs and building maintenance.Nationally, the threshhold being...
  • (Mark) Green (R, WI) Unveils Budget Plan, Democrats Call It 'Ridiculous'

    07/31/2006 1:58:50 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 19 replies · 555+ views
    JSOnline via AP ^ | July 31, 2005 | Scott Bauer
    SUN PRAIRIE, WI (AP) -- Republican Mark Green shifted his campaign for the governor's office into high gear on Monday, releasing an Internet-only ad and unveiling his budget plan at the first of what he promised to be a 100-stop tour across the state between now and Election Day. In his ad, Green said if elected he would lower the tax burden or he would not run again. Green, who is trying to stop Gov. Jim Doyle from becoming the first Democrat re-elected governor in 32 years, accused the incumbent of mismanaging the state's finances which has resulted in a...
  • [President] Bush will Stump for Green (R, WI) at Milwaukee Fundraiser

    07/05/2006 4:02:56 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 7 replies · 347+ views ^ | July 5, 2006 | David Callender
    President George W. Bush will be the main attraction at a $1,000-a-plate fundraiser for Republican gubernatorial candidate U.S. Rep. Mark Green next week. Green's campaign confirmed today that Bush will head the Milwaukee event on Tuesday. Republicans are hoping that the event will raise about $1 million for Green's effort to unseat Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle. Doyle leads Green in fundraising by almost three-to-one, while most polls show the two candidates in a tight race.Although Bush narrowly lost Wisconsin in the 2004 election, recent polls show his popularity lagging among state residents. The conservative Wisconsin Policy Research Institute last month...
  • Poll: Doyle Leads Green By 12 Percentage Points

    06/23/2006 5:37:11 PM PDT · by xd45gap · 7 replies · 388+ views
    MADISON, Wis. -- A new poll shows that Gov. Jim Doyle leads Republican opponent U.S. Rep. Mark Green by 12 percentage points. However, among those polled who said that they had an opinion of both, Green leads Doyle by 10 percentage points.
  • GOP Rallies Behind Green's Bid to Oust (Governor) Doyle (D, WI)

    05/20/2006 1:59:58 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 13 replies · 392+ views
    JSOnline via AP ^ | May 20, 2006 | Ryan Foley
    APPLETON, WI (AP) -- Gov. Jim Doyle is the most vulnerable Democratic governor up for re-election this fall, Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman said Friday as he sought to energize GOP activists. "I think if you look around the country, I can't think of a single state where there's a greater likelihood that a Democratic governor will be replaced by a Republican governor," Mehlman told reporters as the state Republican convention got underway in Appleton. Mehlman and other Republican leaders said they would use the weekend convention to make the case that U.S. Rep. Mark Green, R-Green Bay, should...
  • Poll shows Tommy - that's right, Tommy - ahead of Doyle [Thompson]

    05/03/2006 5:05:00 PM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies · 436+ views
    Capital Times ^ | 5-3-06 | David Callender
    A new poll shows Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle locked in a tight race with Republican challenger U.S. Rep. Mark Green. But the poll shows former Republican Gov. Tommy Thompson - who has reportedly been considering running for his old job - leading Doyle by nearly a two-to-one margin. The poll by Strategic Vision, an Atlanta-based polling firm with Republican ties, shows Thompson leading Doyle 58 percent to 30 percent. Thompson, the state's longest-serving and most popular governor, leads Green in a potential Republican primary match-up by better than a three-to-one margin: 69 percent to 20 percent. Doyle leads Green by...
  • Green enters attorney general race

    03/02/2006 6:43:25 PM PST · by neverdem · 9 replies · 161+ views
    Auburn Citizen ^ | March 2, 2006 | NA
    Associated Press NEW YORK - Democrat Mark Green formally launched his campaign for attorney general on Wednesday, saying his career as a consumer advocate and public interest lawyer in New York and Washington made him the candidate best suited to succeed Eliot Spitzer. “New York state needs a people's lawyer in more than name alone,” Green said in a park outside the state Supreme Court building in Manhattan, pledging to battle corporate excess and business corruption in the Spitzer mold. Spitzer, who is running for governor, is well known for his high-profile investigations of Wall Street firms, mutual funds and...
  • Democrat Treats Upstate Address as an Asset (NY)

    01/29/2006 5:55:08 PM PST · by neverdem · 5 replies · 351+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 29, 2006 | JONATHAN P. HICKS
    Since entering the race for attorney general a year ago, Denise O'Donnell has labored to raise her profile in a campaign whose coverage has been largely fixated on two other Democratic candidates, Andrew M. Cuomo and Mark Green. But the political events of the last few days may have provided a boost to the candidacy of Ms. O'Donnell, a Buffalo resident who is the former United States attorney for the Western District of New York. Last week, Attorney General Eliot Spitzer selected David A. Paterson, a state senator from Harlem, to be his running mate in the 2006 governor's race....
  • Wisconsin Governor 2006: Doyle Leads (Rasmussen)

    12/12/2005 8:09:15 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 20 replies · 600+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | December 12, 2005
    December 12, 2005--Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle leads two potential Republican challengers in his bid for re-election. Fifty-six percent (56%) of the state's voters approve of the way Doyle has performed his role as Governor.Doyle leads Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker by 11 percentage points 48% to 37%.The incumbent also leads Congressman Mark Green by six, 45% to 39%. Rasmussen Reports will begin coverage of the primary match-up early in 2006.Crosstabs and other information is available for Premium Members.Wisconsin Democrats are evenly divided as to whether they would prefer Senator Russ Feingold or Senator Hillary Clinton as their party's Presidential nominee...
  • Assignment Third Grade: “Write letters to encourage an end to the war in Iraq”

    11/22/2005 7:11:54 PM PST · by mukraker · 22 replies · 636+ views
    Congressman Mark Green (R-WI)
    GREEN BAY – U.S. Rep. Mark Green (R-Green Bay) wrote a letter to Frank Allis Elementary School Principal Chris Hodge Tuesday calling for the school in Madison to rescind an assignment recently given to its third-grade students telling them to “write letters to encourage an end to the war in Iraq.” Text of Congressman Green's Letter to the SchoolNovember 22, 2005 Chris Hodge, Principal Frank Allis Elementary School 4201 Buckeye Road Madison, Wisconsin 53716 Dear Principal Hodge: I was deeply troubled to learn today of a recent assignment apparently given to third-grade students at your school. According to a letter...
  • Principal rejects anti-war assignment (Teachers wanted 3rd graders to write anti-war letters)

    11/23/2005 6:11:37 AM PST · by UB355 · 58 replies · 1,448+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 11/22/05 | BOB PURVIS
    Principal rejects anti-war assignment Madison students' planned letters set off dispute By BOB PURVIS Posted: Nov. 22, 2005 The principal at a Madison elementary school where teachers assigned third-graders to write a dozen letters urging an end to the war in Iraq sent a letter of apology to parents and ordered teachers to rescind the assignment Tuesday. A letter sent home Friday with third-graders at Frank Allis Elementary School explaining the assignment to parents said students would be assigned 12 letters to write to third-graders at other Wisconsin and out-of-state schools, federal lawmakers, the media and President Bush. If...
  • Matthews: Can You Name A Conviction? (Hardballer challenges bogus lib talking point - with Video)

    10/01/2005 5:41:06 AM PDT · by frankjr · 36 replies · 2,388+ views
    NRO Media Blog ^ | 9/30/05 | Stephen Spruiell
    I've criticized Chris Matthews several times this week, so it's only fair that I give him credit for doing the right thing tonight when liberal Mark Green went off on how corrupt the Bush administration is and started ticking off indictments: MATTHEWS: Can you name a conviction, Mark? GREEN: Hold it, hold it. What I said was — MATTHEWS: Can you name a conviction? GREEN: One second. What I said was that six people — three people have been indicted — by the way Chris, if you and I have been indicted, it doesn't mean we're guilty, but we wouldn't...
  • Hardball - Chris Matthews DEFENDS Bush Admin!!!!

    09/30/2005 4:27:07 PM PDT · by Phsstpok · 92 replies · 3,415+ views
    NRO - The Corner ^ | 9/30/05 | Jon Podhoretz
    WOW! [John Podhoretz] Just now, Chris Matthews on "Hardball" went after New York leftist Mark Green for calling this a "corrupt" administration. To which Matthews shot back, "Any convictions? Can you name one conviction? One person in this administration who has been convicted of a crime?" To which Green mentions the indictments of DeLay and Jack Abramoff. "They don't work for the administration," says Matthews. "Can you name a single instance of proven corruption?" Green, as is his wont, hemmed and hawed and licked his lips. Ben Ginsburg, the Republican on the other side, just stayed silent. Props to Chris....
  • Rep. Green (R, WI) Sees Progress in Iraq

    06/03/2005 3:47:29 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 2 replies · 291+ views ^ | June 3, 2005 | Ashtar Analeed Marcus
    Rebuilding is 'truly remarkable' Following his two-day trip to Iraq, Rep. Mark Green said he saw signs of improvement in the war-torn and terrorist-plagued country. "From Baghdad to Fallujah, from our own troops to Iraq's new security forces, signs of progress abound," said Green, R-Green Bay, who has declared his candidacy for the 2006 Republican nomination for Wisconsin governor. "Eighteen months ago I had the honor of being one of the first members of Congress to visit Iraq after its liberation," Green said at a press conference in Green Bay. "It was clear then just how monumental the rebuilding task...
  • Group wants Green to give Bush boot (only 30-35 protestors - BWAAAHAAAHAA)

    06/02/2005 6:39:32 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 8 replies · 458+ views
    A group of between 30 and 35 protesters stood outside Rep. Mark Green's Green Bay office Tuesday calling for him to ask for the impeachment of President Bush. The rally was linked to recent reports in British newspapers on a 2002 meeting that, according to an intelligence brief printed in the newspapers, showed that "intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy" of removing Saddam Hussein in Iraq. The protesters say that the documents showed Bush lied to the public to start war in Iraq. Four of the demonstrators went into Green's office and met with a staff member...
  • A View into the Mind of the Bush Haters

    09/04/2004 5:00:38 PM PDT · by AlwaysLurking · 24 replies · 2,141+ views
    David ^ | September 4, 2004 | David Limbaugh
    C-Span2 televised a series of panel conferences from authors on the right and the left who have recently written books on President Bush. The conservative conferences were interesting, but devoid, I thought, of anything approaching hysteria about the left's unyielding assaults on the president. They were just discussions from sober panelists, addressing various aspects of media bias and the like. But the liberal panel -- and I only watched parts of it -- featured New York Times Columnist Paul Krugman, New York liberal Mark Green, Sidney Blumenthal, and various others. I just want to call your attention to two comments,...
  • 2001 Mark Green Campaign Draws Prosecutor's Attention

    06/11/2004 6:34:31 PM PDT · by NYC GOP Chick · 7 replies · 123+ views
    New York Slimes ^ | 6.11.2004 | Jonathan P. Hicks
    June 11, 2004 2001 Mark Green Campaign Draws Prosecutor's AttentionBy JONATHAN P. HICKS he Brooklyn district attorney's office is investigating whether the 2001 mayoral campaign of Mark Green paid for a set of campaign fliers without properly reporting the expenditure, a law enforcement official said yesterday. The fliers and their origin became a major source of contention during that year's Democratic mayoral primary.Specifically, the investigation is looking into whether the Thurgood Marshall Democratic Club, a political organization in Brooklyn that is controlled by Assemblyman Clarence Norman Jr., the Brooklyn Democratic Party chairman, paid for the fliers. The club was paid...
  • DA Readies Charge vs. Green Campaign (Failed to Report Payments for Racially-Charged Flyers)

    06/10/2004 11:50:58 AM PDT · by NYC Republican · 3 replies · 119+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 6/10/04 | Nancie Katz
    Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes will seek criminal charges against Mark Green's mayoral campaign, the Daily News has learned. Prosecutors will ask a grand jury to indict the campaign for failing to report payments made for racially charged flyers in the closing days of Green's bitter 2001 primary fight with Fernando Ferrer, law enforcement sources said. "They defrauded the voters of Kings County by hiding the fact that they were behind the racist literature," a source close to the investigation said. The money was part of a controversial $245,000 contribution the Green camp made to the political club run by...
  • About 100 gather for Republican rally near Democrat rally

    05/27/2004 7:37:47 PM PDT · by Jewels1091 · 20 replies · 149+ views
    Duluth News ^ | 5/27/04 | ROBERT IMRIE
    ASHWAUBENON, Wis. - Army Sgt. Nicole Delvaux still limps from shrapnel wounds suffered in Iraq, but she said Thursday it was important to her to attend a rally for President Bush. "I want people to know that he is getting support from the people who are over there and recently came back," the recent Purple Heart winner said after a down pour rain sent about 100 people at the rally scurrying for cover. Wisconsin U.S. Rep. Mark Green organized the Republican rally at the Brown County Veterans Memorial near where Democratic President candidate John Kerry planned his own rally later...
  • The Bible of the Bush-Haters

    03/24/2004 2:25:16 AM PST · by kattracks · 10 replies · 148+ views ^ | 3/24/04 | Anders G. Lewis
    Eric Alterman and Mark Green, The Book on Bush: How George W. (Mis)leads America  (New York: Viking, 2004). George Bush drives the Left crazy. They hate the way he speaks. They hate his cowboy image. They hate his religious convictions. And they hate his moral clarity (anyone who can tell the difference between good and evil is, according to the Left, ignorant).  The Left hates Bush so much that they have now produced dozens of anti-Bush books, from David Corn’s The Lies of George W. Bush to Paul Krugman’s The Great Unraveling. One of the latest efforts is Eric Alterman’s...
  • The Assault on Christmas Continues

    12/07/2003 8:25:32 AM PST · by narses · 26 replies · 175+ views
    Fox ^ | Bill O'Reilly -- Fox News
    <p>I'm getting very, very tired of the Christian bashers. And I think most Americans of all faiths are with me on this.</p> <p>Wednesday night, I debated former New York City mayoral candidate Mark Green (search) over the fact that in the city's public schools, you can display a Menorah for Hanukkah, a Muslim flag for Ramadan, but you are forbidden to display the nativity scene in honor of the federal holiday Christmas.</p>