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  • For New York Mayor, Two Endorsements: Quinn and Lhota

    08/24/2013 11:12:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 24, 2013 | The Editorial Board
    Christine Quinn, the Democratic Choice Ms. Quinn, the City Council speaker, offers the judgment and record of achievement anyone should want in a mayor. Two opponents—Bill de Blasio, the public advocate, and William Thompson Jr., former comptroller—offer powerful arguments on their own behalf. But Ms. Quinn inspires the most confidence that she would be the right mayor for the inevitable times when hope and idealism collide with the challenge of getting something done. … For Republicans, Joseph LhotaYou might find it odd to see this page endorsing the mayoral candidacy of Joseph Lhota, a Republican who made his mark in...
  • MSNBC's Wolffe: Before 9/11, Bush 'Ignored All the Warnings About Al-Qaeda'

    04/25/2013 4:10:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | April 25, 2013 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Wednesday's The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell, MSNBC analyst Richard Wolffe -- formerly of Newsweek -- claimed that President Bush "ignored all the warnings about al-Qaeda wanting to attack the homeland" before 9/11 as he mocked Republicans for praising Bush's record of preventing terrorist attacks on U.S. soil after the 9/11 attacks. As he alluded to Republicans criticizing President Clinton for not handling al-Qaeda more aggressively during his presidency, Wolffe asserted: You couldn't just say that 9/11 came out of nothing. It wasn't a total surprise because, in their narrative, Bill Clinton and, by extension, all Democrats somehow lost...
  • GOP in New York looks to Giuliani

    02/07/2009 11:48:16 PM PST · by neverdem · 44 replies · 1,480+ views
    ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | February 8, 2009 | NA
    ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York Republicans are completely out of power for the first time in four decades. Democrats rule the executive and legislative branches and hold 26 of the state's 29 congressional seats. On the fringes of this grim political tableau hovers a larger-than-life figure who won worldwide acclaim after the Sept. 11 terror attacks. Rudy Giuliani, considered the GOP's best chance for redemption, has a new nickname: Rudy the Savior...
  • The One Environmental Issue (Huck and McCain side with dems on Gorebull Warming)

    01/02/2008 1:02:09 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies · 243+ views
    The New York Times ^ | January 1, 2008 | The Editors
    The overriding environmental issue of these times is the warming of the planet. The Democratic hopefuls in the 2008 campaign are fully engaged, calling for large — if still unquantified — national sacrifices and for a transformation in the way the country produces and uses energy. The Republicans do not go much further than conceding that climate change could be a problem and, with the notable exception of John McCain, offer no comprehensive solutions. In 2000, when Al Gore could have made warming a signature issue in his presidential campaign, his advisers persuaded him that it was too complicated and...
  • Toward a Realistic Peace

    08/14/2007 11:17:12 AM PDT · by bnelson44 · 29 replies · 604+ views
    Foreign Affairs ^ | 8/14/07 | Rudolph Giuliani
    Summary: The next U.S. president will face three key foreign policy challenges: setting a course for victory in the terrorists' war on global order, strengthening the international system the terrorists seek to destroy, and extending the system's benefits. With a stronger defense, a determined diplomacy, and greater U.S. economic and cultural influence, the next president can start to build a lasting, realistic peace. This is pretty extensive, read it all at link.
  • Immigration Bill Fractures Political Ranks

    05/21/2007 11:07:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies · 1,335+ views
    Hispanic Business ^ | May 21, 2007 | Mark Z. Barabak
    The U.S. Senate's compromise immigration bill offers something for everyone to hate, including presidential candidates forced to confront the divisive issue. Unlike the war in Iraq, which separates lawmakers mainly along party lines, immigration fractures Republican and Democratic ranks from within: splitting business interests from social conservatives, dividing labor from Hispanic groups. "The issue is fraught with danger," said John Anzalone, a Democratic pollster. "It's one where it's tough to please everybody within your base or coalition." For that reason, perhaps, the only major candidate who embraced the bipartisan proposal announced Thursday was Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., -- which was...
  • Quinnipaic poll: Giuliani leads all Democrats in Conneticut

    05/10/2007 7:08:40 AM PDT · by John Cena · 116 replies · 1,443+ views
    May 10, 2007 - Obama Runs Closest To Giuliani In Connecticut, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Clinton Losing Ground In Main Race, Dem Primary Word format Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani leads all Democratic contenders in the 2008 presidential race in Connecticut, squeaking by Illinois Sen. Barack Obama 44 - 42 percent; inching past former Vice President Al Gore 45 - 42 percent, and beating New York Sen. Hillary Clinton 48 - 42 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Sen. Clinton tops Arizona Sen. John McCain 47 - 40 percent. This compares to a 46 -...
  • RUSSIAN ORGANIZED CRIME (ROC)

    01/01/2006 6:34:28 AM PST · by Calpernia · 35 replies · 9,481+ views
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    Russian organized crime has become a significant problem for California law enforcement agencies. During the past several years, some Russian emigres have established a growing number of loosely structured criminal networks in this state that are involved in sophisticated criminal activities. The law enforcement intelligence community has also become aware of at least four structured Russian criminal organizations operating in California. Russian organized crime includes crime groups from all the republics which comprised the former Soviet Union. These crime groups are operating in many of the major cities in California including Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, Sacramento, and San...
  • Scooter Libby and Reputation

    02/22/2007 2:54:54 AM PST · by CutePuppy · 47 replies · 1,349+ views
    Wall Street Journal / OpinionJournal.com ^ | February 22, 2007 | Daniel Henninger
    WONDERLAND Scooter Libby and Reputation Prosecutions that wreak ruin on a lifetime. The trial of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby is the closest version of a Red Queen trial this country has had in a long time. One says that knowing it might start a stampede from past defendants laying claim to the most upside-down prosecution. Lewis G. Carroll's account of the Knave' s trial before the Red Queen and White Rabbit is famous for the Queen's dictum, "Sentence first, verdict afterward." But read the full transcript of the mock trial and one will see that the real subject is not...
  • Foreign Policy Foreign To Giuliani

    02/21/2007 9:57:13 AM PST · by presidio9 · 17 replies · 425+ views
    The New Republic ^ | February 20, 2007 | Jonathan Chait
    The normal rule in American politics is that if you run for president and your experience comes at the state level, most people will assume that foreign policy is your weak point. You can overcome that political vulnerability — as George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and other governors did while getting elected. One would presume that this applies even more to presidential candidates whose highest office reached is mayor. And yet we have the strange case of Rudolph Giuliani. Giuliani's presidential campaign is starting to win a cult following among conservatives. It's not his position on domestic policy that's doing...
  • Rudolph Giuliani?

    02/20/2007 10:24:10 PM PST · by neverdem · 144 replies · 2,143+ views
    American Thinker ^ | February 21, 2007 | Selwyn Duke
    Rudolph Giuliani for president?  Please.  There's more chance I'll simultaneously be made head of NOW and the NAACP and be invited to George Soros' next soiree.  I know a little something about Giuliani.  Although my politics, faith, appearance, gun case and, well, most everything about me say otherwise, I was raised in New York City.  And one of my last acts before departing the Den of Iniquity for suburbia was to cast a vote for America's Mayor.  Don't hold it against me; he was running against David Dinkins, a man who made Forrest Gump look smart.  Unlike the piece I...
  • Air America Network in Turmoil: Mike Malloy and Lyndon LaRouche

    08/31/2006 12:37:35 PM PDT · by rface · 102 replies · 4,429+ views
    National Ledger ^ | Aug 31, 2006 | Cliff Kincaid
    Liberal Air America radio host Mike Malloy had his show abruptly “terminated” on Wednesday, allegedly for financial reasons. The network is failing but there could be another factor behind the Malloy debacle. There is still fallout from Malloy’s recent decision to turn over two-and-a-half hours of his three hour show to a former associate of ex-con Lyndon LaRouche, a perennial candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination who campaigns against what he views as British and Zionist control of the U.S. political system. The LaRouche organization is frequently labeled as a cult. The former high-level LaRouche associate, Webster Griffin Tarpley, was...
  • The Illegal-Alien Crime Wave (long, but timely as our pols pander)

    04/06/2006 8:59:39 AM PDT · by neverdem · 16 replies · 1,185+ views
    City Journal ^ | Winter 2004 | Heather Mac Donald
    City JournalThe Illegal-Alien Crime WaveWhy can’t our immigration authorities deport the hordes of illegal felons in our cities?Heather Mac Donald Winter 2004 Some of the most violent criminals at large today are illegal aliens. Yet in cities where the crime these aliens commit is highest, the police cannot use the most obvious tool to apprehend them: their immigration status. In Los Angeles, for example, dozens of members of a ruthless Salvadoran prison gang have sneaked back into town after having been deported for such crimes as murder, assault with a deadly weapon, and drug trafficking. Police officers know who...
  • Jeers and Boos at the Republican Convention

    08/30/2004 10:14:13 PM PDT · by Valin · 16 replies · 979+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | 8/31/04 | Mark Sage
    Left wing film-maker Michael Moore faced a barrage of jeers and boos at the Republican National Convention today. Moore, who fiercely opposes president George Bush, laughed and waved from the upper levels of the hall as he incurred the wrath of delegates. As the crowd chanted in unison for “four more years” of Mr Bush, Moore tipped his hat, raised his fingers and replied “two more months”. Moore, who was wearing a dark red hat bearing the Stars and Stripes flag, got into the convention with a media messenger pass. He was earlier denied access to the floor area and...
  • Rudolph Giuliani's Speech at the GOP Convention

    08/30/2004 8:42:42 PM PDT · by Valin · 106 replies · 3,674+ views
    NY Time
    Following is the full text of the speech by former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani Monday night at the Republican National Convention, as prepared for delivery. Welcome to the capital of the world. New York was the first capital of our great nation. It was here in 1789 in lower Manhattan that George Washington took the oath of office as the first President of the United States. It was here in 2001 in lower Manhattan that President George W. Bush stood amid the fallen towers of the World Trade Center and said to the barbaric terrorists who attacked us, “They will...
  • GIULIANI COULD BE WAITING IN THE WINGS (CIA DIRECTOR)

    06/04/2004 12:27:14 AM PDT · by kattracks · 26 replies · 180+ views
    New York Post ^ | 6/04/04 | NILES LATHEM
    June 4, 2004 -- WASHINGTON — House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Porter Goss (R-Fla.) has emerged as a leading candidate to head the CIA — but some insiders are also talking up former Mayor Rudy Giuliani. President Bush appointed George Tenet's deputy, John McLaughlin, as the CIA's interim director yesterday, and officials said the president may wait until after the elections to select a new chief. Officials said Bush may delay naming a new CIA head because there are a series of investigations and reviews of the CIA's failures now under way in Congress that are likely to result in...
  • How Profiling Saved My Life: Reflections on Crime and Black Supremacy

    12/12/2003 8:21:13 AM PST · by mrustow · 60 replies · 482+ views
    Toogood Reports ^ | 14 December 2003 | Nicholas Stix
    Gettin’ Paid It was just after 9 p.m. on a school night, and Dennis, Steve, Michael, maybe another guy and myself were on the corner, by the parking garage of a fancy apartment building a block away from our slummy neighborhood. Dennis, the ringleader was 14, Steve was 15, I was 13 and Michael was 12. Along comes an unmarked car, and Det. Kevan and some other plainclothes guys jump out, and hassle us. Stupid Det. Kevan, the jerk. Father of Jimmy, the bully, who was my age, and Jimmy’s oldest brother, who was an even crazier bully. (The two...
  • [VANITY] Hillary's Plot (oh, yes, she CAN win. Vote Bush)

    12/12/2003 7:31:06 AM PST · by MegaSilver · 18 replies · 205+ views
    12 December 2003 | Myself
    By now, it's pretty clear that Hillary Clinton is a woman shaped by a life-long ambition, and most of us suspect by now that she plans to run for president--if not in 2004, then in 2008. And as time goes on, the prospect of another Clinton on the Democratic ticket looks likelier and likelier. Now, Hillary has said again and again that she will not run. But consider the fact that Hillary would have the support of 43% of her party in the primaries, towering over current Democratic frontrunner Howard Dean's 25%. Consider also that it was she who encouraged...
  • Giuliani, Once Foil on Wall Street, Joins Bear Stearns

    07/30/2003 10:09:29 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 5 replies · 283+ views
    Dow Jones News Service | July 31, 2003
    Rudolph Giuliani, who as a prosecutor made his name as the scourge of Wall Street, is becoming a Wall Streeter himself, Thursday's Wall Street Journal reported. The former New York City mayor, and before that the Justice Department's U.S. attorney in Manhattan, is joining with the investment arm of Bear Stearns Cos. to launch a $300 million fund. The goal: to back firms whose products and technologies could make American companies more secure against terrorism. The deal furthers the transformation of Mr. Giuliani from public servant to deal maker and investor. It is sweet irony. Back in the 1980s,...
  • Still in Doubt, Fight for Senate Grows Feverish

    11/02/2002 11:33:30 AM PST · by GeneD · 2 replies · 510+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 11/2/2002 (for editions of 11/3/2002) | Carl Hulse
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 — State polls showing that more than half a dozen Senate seats were still within either party's grasp prompted Republicans and Democrats today to intensify their feverish campaigns for control of the chamber. Seeking to influence the truly undecided voters — and to make sure those who have made up their minds go to the polls — both parties marshaled volunteers to ring doorbells and hand out leaflets. They also paraded big-name politicians and star-quality supporters before the cameras and drowned out commercials for consumer goods with advertisements extolling their candidates and assailing their opponents. Politicians and...
  • City's $100M fiasco: Costly tab for NYSE deal that has been canceled

    08/03/2002 9:34:30 AM PDT · by GeneD · 1 replies · 257+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 8/3/02 | Eric Herman
    The city has spent $80 million that will never be repaid for a new New York Stock Exchange facility that will never be built. The Exchange, which pulled out of the deal this week, spent barely $10 million. And the city isn't even through spending. City money will continue to flow for at least a year. The cost could soar to nearly $100 million. In the end, the money killed it. As incoming mayor, Mike Bloomberg sought to change the arrangements for the $1.4 billion project, upping the NYSE's contribution, but angering chairman Dick Grasso. "The city just cannot afford...
  • Students Oppose Giuliani As Speaker

    05/01/2002 12:42:21 PM PDT · by GeneD · 17 replies · 203+ views
    Filed at 3:17 p.m. ET SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani's treatment of minorities and homeless people led some Syracuse University students to oppose him as commencement speaker, but the school refused to rescind the invitation. Chancellor Kenneth Shaw met Tuesday night with about 40 students upset over Giuliani's record as mayor. Giuliani, who gained widespread attention for his resolve following the Sept. 11 attacks, was the top choice of student body representatives on a selection panel that helped choose a speaker for the May 12 commencement, school spokesman Kevin Morrow said. Student Association President...