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  • Vice President Biden loves to skinny dip, says tell-all book [HORRIFIC MENTAL IMAGES]

    08/01/2014 1:00:54 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 18 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1 Aug 14 | Celeste Katz
    It's the Joe Biden you didn’t know — and might not want to see. Secret Service agents dread being assigned to protect the vice president, in part because Biden’s a big fan of skinny dipping, according to a new tell-all book. In “The First Family Detail,” author Ronald Kessler quotes unnamed Secret Service agents dishing about the supposedly “hidden lives” of Presidents and the other important people they protect.
  • Doris Kearns Goodwin at Gettysburg: A Few Inappropriate Remarks

    07/01/2013 12:39:15 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 61 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 7/1/13 | Tony Lee
    On Sunday, a stunned audience sat in silence as Doris Kearns Goodwin turned the keynote address at the opening ceremony for the 150th anniverary of the Battle of Gettysburg into a political lecture focusing on women's and gay rights. Missing from much of her keynote: Gettysburg. Self-centered, insular, and oblivious to the occasion, the historian who was infamously caught plagiarizing merely recycled much of what she has said before about herself in previous speeches. And her rambling, self-promoting, and borderline inappropriate lecture touched upon nearly everything except for the heroic sacrifices made on that battlefield. In so doing, she desecrated...
  • Joe Biden 'intoxicated' by 2016 run

    01/23/2013 11:59:10 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 55 replies
    Poluttico ^ | 1/23/2013 | Vandehei and Allen
    Joe Biden summoned more than 200 Democratic insiders to the vice presidential residence Sunday night to chat about the 2012 triumph — but many walked away convinced his rising 2016 ambitions were the real intent of the long, intimate night. “I took a look at who was there,” said longtime New Hampshire state Sen. Lou D’Allesandro, “and said to myself, ‘There’s no question he’s thinking about the future.’” He’s right. Biden, according to a number of advisers and Democrats who have spoken to him in recent months, wants to run, or at least be well positioned to run, if and...
  • A Letter to Joe Biden

    10/13/2012 2:22:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    Ricochet ^ | October 13, 2012 | Dave Carter
    Dear Vice President Biden, It was on Christmas Day, I believe, a few years ago. A family member on active duty was at Walter Reed recovering from a severe injury. Some of my family decided to forgo gift exchanges amongst themselves and instead travel to Walter Reed to spend Christmas with our family member there, along with the other troops. It was a unique and wonderful experience in which the family received at least as much comfort as they brought. Unhappily, I was not able to be there, but I received regular updates from the folks, including the story of...
  • Biden says he’s ready to rumble with Ryan

    10/05/2012 10:13:18 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 91 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, October 4, 2012 | Susan Crabtree
    <p>Vice President Joseph R. Biden isn’t known for his disciplined oratory, but after watching Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney outperform President Obama during Wednesday night’s debate, Mr. Biden said he’s ready to face Mr. Romney’s running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, and pin him down on the facts.</p>
  • "Reversals of fortune never kept Joe Biden down"(father was spoiled rich son of Amoco Oil boss)

    05/18/2012 12:46:57 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 4 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | August 26, 2008 | PAUL WEST
    As Joe Biden tells it, there was a time his family was rolling in money. His grandfather, Joseph H. Biden of Baltimore, was an executive with the American Oil Co. Joe's father spent summers with a cousin, Bill Sheen Jr., whose family estate was in the Baltimore hunt country. "My dad grew up well polished by gentlemanly pursuits. He would ride to the hounds, drive fast, fly airplanes. He knew good clothes, fine horses, the newest dance steps," Biden wrote in Promises to Keep, a campaign memoir published last year. That high life ended abruptly. A series of reversals left...
  • Obama ‘Hope’ Artist Pleads Guilty To Contempt

    02/25/2012 10:05:21 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 3 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 02/24/12 | Chad Bray
    The Los Angeles artist behind an iconic poster that became a symbol of President Barack Obama’s campaign four years ago pleaded guilty to a criminal misdemeanor Friday stemming from his actions during a copyright dispute over the poster. * * * At a separate bail hearing Friday, Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel Levy said prosecutors are likely to seek some term of imprisonment in the case.
  • Lying artist ‘Hope’less (Shepard Fairey faces up to 6 months for contempt)

    02/25/2012 10:04:09 AM PST · by dead · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 25, 2012 | BRUCE GOLDING
    The artist who created the iconic “HOPE” poster for President Obama’s 2008 campaign faces up to six months in the slammer for lying in court papers about the source of his inspiration... < snip > Fairey, 42, admitted undertaking an elaborate scheme to make it seem that he used one Associated Press photograph of Obama “as a reference” for his famous image, when in reality he had used another AP image. He made the false statements as part of a lawsuit he brought against the AP to block a potential copyright claim. “Violating the court’s trust was the worst thing...
  • Barnicle Complains To Carney: When Will Obama Stop 'Swinging At Air' And Go After Republicans?

    12/07/2011 7:34:38 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Barack Obama's political tone has become progressively more partisan since his "no red states, no blue states just the United States" warm 'n fuzziness at the 2004 Dem convention. But President Obama's rhetoric is still not harsh enough to suit Mike Barnicle. On Morning Joe today, the former Boston Globe columnist demanded to know of Obama press sec Jay Carney just when the president was going to stop "swinging at air" and start calling out Republicans by name. View the video here.
  • Hopenchange = Church of the Sub-Genius

    08/29/2011 6:23:20 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 5 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | Aug 29, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Forget all that jive about Obama being some cross between Einstein and Jesus Christ.... evidence continues to mount that this arrogant, unaccomplished nothing isn't exactly the sharpest knife in the drawer...  Can't walk Can't talk Can't think Can't drink No longer grin 'cuz cannot win Yet will not heed... On floor he peed The loafers are light... And he can't even write (!) On November 16, 1990, Barack Obama, then president of the Harvard Law Review, published a letter in the Harvard Law Record, an independent Harvard Law School newspaper, championing affirmative action. ... The response is classic Obama:...
  • Chrysler Comeback Made Possible ONLY by Completely Ignoring Dear Leader's On-the-Spot Guidance

    06/03/2011 6:56:15 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 9 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | June 3, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    The Pickups and SUVs Obama had wished culled  from the lineup in 2009 now drive sales, profitablity Marchionne pretending to listen to statist bonheads FIAT has been making a lot of positive news over the last week, first by paying off all $5.9B of the US/Canadian auto bail-out loans to the US/CN Treasuries (six years early), then three days later announcing the acquisition of the entire US Government stake. This provides FIAT-and-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne with complete control of Chrysler, thus ridding himself and his companies of the Obama Administration's unhelpful influence.Obviously Obama could use anything that resembles an economic success story right about...
  • White House Releases Official Picture of Bin Laden Burial

    05/11/2011 1:12:28 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 14 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | May 11, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    More news/views/tasteless humor at Reaganite Republican
  • SHAME ON YOU, Hunters!

    04/12/2011 2:34:10 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 12 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | April 12, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Enjoy a yummy unkilled burger instead... This letter-to-the-editor actually appeared  in a major San Francisco newspaper... Also note mention of "Speakout"... Just like Archie Bunker used to say:  "Ah, California... the land of the fruits and the nuts: where all the fruits are a little nutty...  and all the nuts are a little fruity!" Unsettlingly, these people also vote:  helps to explain the residual 19% still deep in the etherat Rasmussen here More at Reaganite Republican
  • Shiny Pony Freaking-Out at the Prospect of Going to Prison: "I'd kill myself first!"

    04/07/2011 5:47:16 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 27 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | April 7, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Happier times... The National Enquirer -which first broke the Edwards/Hunter scandal in 2007- is now reporting that those close to the foolhardy egomaniac say he's lost 20lbs... is a "broken spirit" who's drinking heavily... and even entertains suicidal thoughts now that a trip to the Gray Bar Hotel seems possible- if not likely. Of particular concern is John Edward's former staffer Andrew Young, who's actually got an Edwards "sex tape" -for which Rielle Hunter is now suing- and wrote a book (published in February) regarding a cover-up that once had him claiming to be father of Edwards' and Hunter's love...
  • First Obama 2012 Campaign Video: Uh.. where's Barry?

    04/05/2011 5:28:34 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 6 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | April 5, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    The One conspicuous by his (calculated) absence In avoiding being seen on-stage with many nervous Dems' prior to last year's 'shellacking', Obama might have actually helped a few of them squeek-by.... but will it work for his own re-election bid? David Plouffe seems to think so: not only is there a paucity of Moonbat Messiah in the Obama 2012 campaign's kickoff video, avoiding actual issues (as well as this sinister post turtle's pathetic record) It Begins with Us features Hispanics, blacks, and a 17 yr old (who's accent pegs the gay-dar meter)... whilst most are also concerned women who appear to be in-love with our generations' answer...
  • “Extreme” Chuckie Schumer

    04/04/2011 7:17:00 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 6 replies
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 4/4/11 | Alaphiah
    Last weekend on “ThisWeek” Senator Charles Schumer was cold busted using his Democrat Caucus talking points. He was caught by a reluctant Christiane Amanpour. Thus proving that everything that a Democrat says is, one, false and extremely coordinated and two, a Democrat needs someone or something to demonize. For eight years, it was George W. Bush now it’s the Tea Party, Sarah Palin, Mike Pence and Michelle Bachman. Sen. Schumer uses the word extreme as a false adjective when talking about Republicans, according to Schumer as he was told to do this by the Democrat caucus. (see :59sec video)
  • Reaganite's Sunday Funnies

    04/03/2011 3:51:32 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican
    Reaganite Republican ^ | April 3, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Best dozen OpEd 'toons from around the country this week... More at Reaganite RepublicanEnjoy your day, FReeper patriots~
  • Reaganite's Sunday Funnies

    03/27/2011 3:25:34 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 1 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | March 28, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Best dozen Op Ed toons from around the USA this week... More Sunday Funnies at Reaganite Republican__________________________________________________Enjoy your weekend, FReeper patriots
  • What a Lovely Wedding Picture~

    03/23/2011 3:24:51 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 41 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | March 23, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    <p>Recent Muslim mass wedding at Enfield, England...</p>
  • Biden on the O'Donnell Win: "It Spawns a Tone That's Not Helpful To Getting Things Done" (Video)

    09/15/2010 10:22:41 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 40 replies
    HAP ^ | 9/16/10 | hap
    Biden on O'Donnell: "It's real tough for the Republican party really, they've hung out a shingle, no moderates need apply, it sorta spawns a tone in politics that's not helpful in getting things done"
  • Kagan Now Recused From 21 Pending Supreme Court Cases

    09/10/2010 3:32:10 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 49 replies · 1+ views
    WSJ.com ^ | 09/10/2010 | Ashby Jones
    When President Obama nominated Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court in May, we and many others reported out that she’d likely have to recuse herself from a handful of cases for the upcoming term. The reason: she was the Solicitor General for the U.S. So she’d be conflicted on a number of cases, having already served as an advocate on many of them.
  • Elena Kagan Jokes She Doesn&#8217;t Have the Worldly Experience Required for The Supreme Court

    05/13/2010 6:35:28 PM PDT · by Pacothecat · 12 replies · 494+ views
    Elena Kagan Jokes She Doesn’t Have the Worldly Experience Required for The Supreme Court http://www.breitbart.tv/elena-kagan-jokes-she-doesnt-have-the-worldly-experience-required-for-the-supreme-court/ Breitbart.TV and Naked Emperor News
  • Russian regional chief under fire 'for meeting aliens'

    05/06/2010 8:26:47 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 22 replies · 699+ views
    google ^ | 5-6
    MOSCOW — A Russian MP has asked an eccentric regional leader to explain his behaviour after claiming on state television that he was visited at home by aliens in a UFO, media reported Thursday. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, head of the Buddhist Kalmykia region of southern Russia and president of the World Chess Federation (FIDE), announced without apparent irony on a high-profile chat show he had met the aliens in 1997. In an equally bizarre twist, Andrei Lebedev, an MP for the nationalist Liberal Democratic Party, has now written to President Dmitry Medvedev raising fears that secret information could have been disclosed...
  • Why is Prince Charles Supporting Hamas?

    04/08/2010 8:20:09 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 29 replies · 575+ views
    The Lid/UK Telegraph ^ | 4/7/2010 | The Lid
    No member of the British royal family has yet visited Israel in an official capacity. Prince Philip was there in 1994 to attend a Yad Vashem ceremony to honour his late mother, and Prince Charles attended the funeral of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. But there has never been an official visit. In 2007 The Jewish Chronicle in Britain got a hold of an email exchange showing that Israel was trying to set up a visit from Charlie's closest aids as a first step in getting the Prince make an official visit to the Holy Land. Charles, who is as popular...
  • Caption Joe Biden

    01/23/2010 6:28:17 PM PST · by Dewey Revoltnow · 34 replies · 1,636+ views
  • Happy Carl Sagan Day!

    11/07/2009 5:12:58 AM PST · by GolfingRam · 9 replies · 682+ views
    CultureLab ^ | November 7, 2009 | Ivan Semeniuk
    Back in 1980 the US space programme was in the doldrums. Apollo was fading into history and there hadn't been a US astronaut in space for five years. The quirky space shuttle, much diminished from its initial vision, was still waiting to make its maiden flight. But that fall came Cosmos, a revolutionary documentary series with a compelling host. Both the television universe and the real one have never been quite the same. Carl Sagan, by equal measure professorial and childlike, offered space enthusiasts a new paradigm. Buck Rogers was out; refined and groovy cosmic citizen was in. Here was...
  • Biden says NY-23 can teach conservatives a lesson

    11/02/2009 9:22:04 AM PST · by FourPeas · 223 replies · 8,309+ views
    CNN ^ | 11/2/2009 | Alexander Mooney
    CNN) - Former Vice President Joe Biden challenged Republican voters in New York's 23rd congressional district to teach conservative "absolutists" a lesson in the special House election Tuesday by voting for the Democratic candidate in the race "We aren't asking you to switch your party," Biden said at a rally for Democrat Bill Owens in Watertown, New York Monday morning. "We are just saying join us in teaching a lesson to those absolutists who say no dissent is permitted within your own party."
  • FTC Pulls Plug On Rogue ISP, Halts Cutwail Botnet

    06/05/2009 6:31:01 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 10 replies · 1,450+ views
    crn. ^ | June 05, 2009 | Stefanie Hoffman
    The FTC pulled the plug on the Cutwail botnet by shutting down Internet Service Provider Pricewert LLC when the agency filed a complaint Thursday alleging that it actively and knowingly participated in the distribution of child pornography, spam and malware. Security experts say that the Cutwait botnet was one of the most notorious botnets, accounting for up to 35 percent of global spam levels in May, security experts said. The FTC issued a complaint accusing the San Jose-based Pricewert, also known as 3FN and APS Telecom, of actively recruiting and colluding with criminals that sought to distribute illegal and malicious...
  • Maureen Dowd: Cheney Grabs a Third Term (fine by me, Modo Bird!)

    05/20/2009 4:21:55 PM PDT · by lewisglad · 28 replies · 1,092+ views
    It isn’t so much that Dick and Rummy are back. It’s that they never left. They had no intention of turning America’s national security over to the Boy Wonder. The two best infighters in Washington history weren’t yielding turf to a bunch of peach-fuzz pinkos who side with terrorists. Let W. work out at the S.M.U. gym in Dallas, waiting for history to redeem him; Dick and Rummy are leaning forward into history, as they always do. Cheney is tawny with TV makeup; there’s no point taking it off. The gigs are nonstop, and he has a big Obama-bashing speech...
  • 'NOOSE' PROF SUES FOR $200M

    04/25/2009 7:29:44 AM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies · 1,414+ views
    NEW YORK POST ^ | April 22, 2009 | YOAV GONEN
    She first made national headlines when a hangman's noose was found dangling from her Columbia University office door. Now, Madonna Constantine, the controversial former Teachers College professor fired last year for plagiarism, is resurrecting the image with a $200 million lawsuit that charges her former employer with an "academic lynching." The strongly worded, 92-page claim -- which veers into spy-time territory with its allegations of coverups, evidence destruction and conspiratorial "schemes" -- was filed in Manhattan Supreme Court yesterday. A spokesman for Teachers College said the case was "totally without merit, and we intend to defend against it vigorously." Constantine's...
  • Roves Calls Biden 'Liar' as Bush Aides Challenge VP's Boasts

    04/09/2009 5:36:45 PM PDT · by driftdiver · 25 replies · 2,398+ views
    Foxnews ^ | Apr 9, 2009 | Bill Sasmmon
    Former Bush adviser Karl Rove, in a FOX News interview, called Joe Biden a "liar" over the vice president's claim this week of having privately castigated former President George W. Bush. Rove was the latest former Bush aides to challenging the veracity of Biden's story and an earlier episode in which Biden claims to have similarly rebuked Bush, who said he doesn't remember the incidents. "It didn't happen," Rove, a FOX News contributor, said in an interview scheduled to air on "On the Record" at 10 p.m. EDT. "I hate to say this, but he's a serial exaggerator. If I...
  • [Ward] Churchill wins CU suit but awarded just $1

    04/02/2009 3:39:11 PM PDT · by Pondo · 137 replies · 8,655+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | 04/02/2009 | Felisa Cardona
    Ward Churchill won his case against the University of Colorado today as a Denver jury unanimously decided he was fired in retaliation for his controversial essay on the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. The jury gave Churchill $1 for
  • Obama Says He's Appointed Biden to Oversee Implementation of Stimulus Plan (Oh I feel better now)

    02/23/2009 7:56:57 AM PST · by Danae · 190 replies · 5,913+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 2/23/2009 | FoxNews
    Breaking on Fox, no further details as of yet.
  • ( Ward ) Churchill, Owens tangle again

    02/06/2009 7:09:44 AM PST · by george76 · 6 replies · 669+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | February 6, 2009 | Lynn Bartels
    Former Gov. Bill Owens said in a deposition it's a good thing the University of Colorado ignored him when he urged that professor Ward Churchill be fired over a controversial essay. "I'm glad that the university, its counsel, and others who had a chance over a period of years to look at the law and look at the case didn't follow my advice and, in fact, chose to ignore it," Owens said in the deposition, taken one week ago today. Had CU fired Churchill for the essay - as Owens wanted - the school would have violated Churchill's free-speech rights,...
  • Time Hires Commie Propagandist to Illustrate Man of Year Cover (Video Interview of Commie)

    12/19/2008 12:45:27 PM PST · by NowApproachingMidnight · 33 replies · 1,319+ views
    Time ^ | 12/19/2008 | SRM
  • Biden speech to take hard hit at McCain

    09/15/2008 7:19:56 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 56 replies · 224+ views
    Politico.com ^ | 14 Sep 08 | VICTORIA MCGRANE
    Joe Biden will deliver a high-profile first attack in a sustained anti-McCain offensive in a speech called "Bush 44" Monday in the key battleground state of Michigan. While the lines of attack have long been drawn, Biden will assert — as the title indicates — that a McCain presidency would amount to a third Bush term and will focus, in a detailed, comprehensive and aggressive way, on John McCain's domestic policies and harsh campaign tactics, a campaign aide told Politico. Biden will deliver the speech in St. Clair Shores, Mich., in Macomb County, the area whose voters inspired Democratic pollster...
  • Obama Uses the Anti-McCain Words of a Tom Toles Cartoon

    09/09/2008 2:00:44 PM PDT · by pissant · 9 replies · 212+ views
    Editor and Publisher ^ | 9/9/08 | staff
    NEW YORK Barack Obama has been paraphrasing a line from a recent Tom Toles cartoon. In the drawing, The Washington Post/Universal Press Syndicate creator showed John McCain standing with Sarah Palin near the White House. The Republican presidential candidate says: "Watch out, Mr. Bush! With the exception of economic policy and energy policy and social issues and tax policy and foreign policy and Supreme Court appointments and Rove-style politics, we're coming in there to shake things up!" Obama, in a sarastic reference to McCain's supposed desire for change, initially used a version of the Toles-cartoon dialog without crediting the source....
  • Tickets still available for Biden's speech Monday in Green Bay

    09/07/2008 2:43:28 PM PDT · by mathprof · 27 replies · 201+ views
    See link Can't post articles from greenbaypressgazette.com due to copyright issues.
  • Drudge Reports Obama to pick VP tomorrow

    08/18/2008 2:04:52 PM PDT · by edcoil · 209 replies · 415+ views
    Drudge | 8-17-08 | EDCOIL
    Flyer only
  • Columbia Cites Plagiarism by a Professor

    02/21/2008 5:12:20 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 7 replies · 202+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 21, 2008 | Karen W. Arenson and Elissa Gootman
    A professor at Columbia University’s Teachers College who was propelled into the national spotlight when a noose was found on her office door last fall has been found to have plagiarized the work of a former colleague and two former students, the college has announced. The college, in statements to the faculty and the news media, said an 18-month investigation into charges against the professor, Madonna G. Constantine, had determined there were “numerous instances in which she used others’ work without attribution in papers she published in academic journals over the past five years.” ... Dr. Constantine, in an e-mail...
  • 'NOOSE' PROF A PLAGIARIST

    02/21/2008 6:35:43 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 48 replies · 221+ views
    NY Post ^ | 21 Feb 08 | MURRAY WEISS and YOAV GONEN
    'NOOSE' PROF A PLAGIARISTM STOLE STUDENTS' WORK AT COLUMBIA February 21, 2008 -- The black Columbia University professor who last fall found a hangman's noose pinned to her office door plagiarized the work of another faculty member and two students, according to a school investigation released yesterday. The plagiarism probe was already under way last year when a 4-foot twine noose was discovered on the door of psychology and education professor Madonna Constantine's office, officials at the university's Teachers College said.
  • Biden: Impeachment if Bush bombs Iran

    11/29/2007 6:16:51 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 119 replies · 1,271+ views
    Seacostonline.com (excerpt) ^ | November 28, 2007 | Adam Leech
    Excerpt - PORTSMOUTH — Presidential hopeful Delaware Sen. Joe Biden stated unequivocally that he will move to impeach President Bush if he bombs Iran without Congressional approval. Biden spoke in front of a crowd of approximately 100 at a Seacoast Media Group forum Thursday, which focused on the Iraq War and foreign policy. When an audience member expressed fear of another war with Iran, he said he does not typically engage in threats, but had no qualms about issuing a direct warning to the oval office. “The President has no authority to unilaterally attack Iran and if he does, as...
  • US military surge in Iraq failing: top Democrat (Sen. Joe Biden)

    09/11/2007 12:16:42 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies · 1,008+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/11/07 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - Top Democratic Senator Joseph Biden Tuesday told the US war commander in Iraq, General David Petraeus, that his military "surge" was failing to translate into political peace in Baghdad. "We should stop the surge and start bringing our troops home," the Senate's foreign relations committee chairman said at the start of a second day of hearings with Petraeus in Congress. After a moment of silence on the sixth anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks, Biden assailed President George W. Bush's strategy launched in February of surging another 28,500 US troops into Iraq. "The one thing virtually...
  • Biden faults Petraeus on Iraq assessment

    09/09/2007 10:06:00 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 71 replies · 1,445+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/9/07 | Hope Yen - ap
    WASHINGTON - President Bush's war strategy is failing and the top military commander in Iraq is "dead flat wrong" for warning against major changes, the Democratic chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said Sunday. Ahead of two days of crucial testimony by Bush's leading military and political advisers on Iraq, Sen. Joseph Biden indicated that he and other Democrats would persist in efforts to set target dates for bringing troops home. "The reality is that although there's been some mild security progress, there is in fact no security in Baghdad or Anbar province where I was dealing with the...
  • Katie Couric's Fake Blog (Plagiarist Alert)

    04/16/2007 7:28:58 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 7 replies · 796+ views
    If there's one person who should be relieved about the firing of Don Imus, it's CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric. All the airtime and ink devoted to Imus' getting fired from his radio show and its simulcast on MSNBC in the wake of racist comments about the Rutgers University women's basketball team has obscured the latest foul in Couric's rocky rookie season. For those of you who missed it: A posting on Couric's blog, ostensibly a nostalgic piece about the use of libraries in the Internet age, not only was ghost-written by Melissa McNamara, a producer on the CBS...
  • Biden Vows to Narrow Bush's Iraq Mandate [move to repeal the authority Congress gave President...]

    02/15/2007 10:41:21 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies · 927+ views
    Biden Vows to Narrow Bush's Iraq Mandate Feb 15 1:22 PM US/Eastern By BARRY SCHWEID AP Diplomatic Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said Thursday he would move to repeal the authority Congress gave President Bush in 2002 to send U.S. troops into Iraq and replace it with a narrower mandate. The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said the legislation was based on the idea that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction and was designed to oust Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. "The WMDs were not there," Biden said in prepared remarks at the Brookings Institution,...
  • Senator Biden announces White House bid

    01/07/2007 8:55:15 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 67 replies · 1,072+ views
    Senator Biden announces White House bid 26 minutes ago US Senator Joseph Biden has announced he will seek the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination. "I am running for president," Biden told NBC television's "Meet the Press programme on Sunday. He said he would file the necessary papers for a White House bid with federal authorities sometime during the month of January. "I am filing for exploratory committee before the month is out," he said. Biden, the new chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, one of the most powerful panels in Congress, first said several months ago he was mulling a...
  • Biden: Blame immigration woes on Mexico

    11/27/2006 5:55:59 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 92 replies · 2,235+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/27/06 | Jim Davenport - ap
    COLUMBIA, S.C. - Sen. Joe Biden, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's incoming chairman, wants to get tough with Mexico, calling it an "erstwhile democracy" with a "corrupt system" responsible for illegal immigration and drug problems in the U.S. Biden, D-Del., was in Columbia on Monday in his first postelection trip to this first-in-the-South presidential primary state as he continues to line up support for his presidential bid. During a question-and-answer session before more than 230 Columbia Rotary Club members, Biden was asked about immigration problems. Biden, who favors tightening the U.S.-Mexico border with fences, said immigration is driven by money...
  • Biden Says He Is Going To Run

    09/25/2006 7:06:34 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 62 replies · 1,093+ views
    Daily Iowan ^ | 9/25/06
    Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., bucked a trend by announcing his intention to run for president over the weekend - distinguishing himself from other visiting hopefuls who have dodged the question on their respective visits to Iowa. Biden swept through eastern Iowa on Sept. 23, stumping and raising money for Democratic congressional hopeful Dave Loebsack during a two-day tour of the state. "I'm coming back next year to do something else," Biden said near the end of his speech in Cedar Rapids, referring to next fall's run-up to Iowa's January 2008 caucuses, which signal the official start of the presidential election...
  • Biden Responds to Revised War on Terror Plan

    09/06/2006 11:50:23 AM PDT · by dubie · 34 replies · 1,109+ views
    Fox News ^ | 09-06-2006 | Fox News
    "The administration's most profound strategic mistake was not finishing the job in Afghanistan — which everyone agreed was the central front in the War on Terror — and rushing to war in Iraq, which was not. Today, Afghanistan is on the brink of collapse and Iraq on the verge of chaos. In addition, five years after 9/11, each member of the so-called 'Axis of Evil' is more dangerous; terrorist attacks around the world have nearly quadrupled; the administration's simplistic equation of democracy with elections has helped empower extremist groups like Hezbollah and Hamas; and Katrina and the 9/11 Commission have...