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  • Egypt's Mursi Leaves Palace as Police Battle Protesters

    12/04/2012 9:55:46 AM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 74 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 4, 2012 | Yasmine Saleh and Marwa Awad
    (Reuters) - Egyptian police battled thousands of protesters outside President Mohamed Mursi's palace in Cairo on Tuesday, prompting the Islamist leader to leave the building, two presidential sources said. Police fired teargas at demonstrators angered by Mursi's drive to hold a referendum on a new constitution on December 15. Some broke through police lines around his palace and protested next to the perimeter wall. Several thousand people had gathered nearby in what they dubbed "last warning" protests against Mursi, who infuriated opponents with a November 22 decree that expanded his powers. "The people want the downfall of the regime," the...
  • General warns: ‘Egypt is heading into a civil war’ judges answer Morsi’s referendum with a boycott

    12/04/2012 8:22:13 AM PST · by Fred · 17 replies
    A controversial decision by Egypt’s Supreme Judicial Council to completely refrain from supervising a referendum on the recently approved constitution remains the top story in the Arab press. “Egypt: Judiciary boycotts the referendum… and the constitutional committee suspends work,” reads the main headline of the London-based daily A-Sharq Al-Awsat, long known for its anti-Islamist leanings. The paper reports that judges on the council — all appointed by deposed former president Hosni Mubarak — feared for their safety when they saw crowds of Muslim Brotherhood supporters blocking the roads leading to the gates, “climbing the fences… and inciting the people against...
  • Student harassed, expelled by school after demanding sexual abuse awareness

    04/30/2012 5:49:27 AM PDT · by AirborneDhampir · 55 replies
    Wspa.com ^ | 26 April 2012 | Melissa Keeney
    GREENVILLE, SC --- Just a week before graduation, 23 year old Chris Peterman should be preparing his cap and gown. Instead, the Bob Jones University student says he's fighting for the degree he believes he's earned, and he believes the popular television show "Glee" may be partly to blame.
  • Barack Obama makes Falklands gaffe by calling Malvinas the Maldives

    04/16/2012 5:58:10 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 48 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3:50PM BST 16 Apr 2012 | By Jonathan Gilbert in Buenos Aires
    President Obama erred during a speech at the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia, when attempting to call the disputed archipelago by its Spanish name. Instead of saying Malvinas, however, Mr Obama referred to the islands as the Maldives, a group of 26 atolls off that lie off the South coast of India. Cristina Kirchner, the Argentine president, has renewed her country's sovereignty claim to the Falklands in the build-up to the 30th anniversary of the Argentine invasion of the islands, which triggered the Falklands War, on April 2. She has accused David Cameron of maintaining a "colonial enclave"...
  • Paul Begala on Mitt Romney’s Charmless Win in New Hampshire

    01/11/2012 9:14:45 AM PST · by Fred · 13 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 011112 | Paul Begala
    Mitt Romney came out on top in New Hampshire, but he should have done far better against the hapless competition. You gotta hand it to the Mittbot 3.0. With all the charisma of a foreclosure agent and all the charm of a calculator, Mitt Romney rolled to a win in New Hampshire, a state in which one of Mitt's many mansions sits—and right next door to Massachusetts. Given those advantages, Romney looks weak even when he wins. Sure, he managed to surpass his 2008 total in New Hampshire (75,546 votes). But look at his competition this time! The field is...
  • Boondoggle Ethanol Program Got You Down? Help End it.

    05/19/2011 5:04:09 AM PDT · by possum john · 46 replies
    Below the Gnat Line ^ | May 19, 2011 | Ken Carroll
    Ethanol is Not About Energy Independence Have you figured out that the federal ethanol program is not about becoming energy independent, but about putting Midwest corn farmers on the government dole? If not, keep reading. If so, are you ready to help end it? That's in here, too. If you think ethanol lowers fuel prices, then I guess you don't know that each gallon of ethanol is subsidized 47.5 cents per gallon by our tax dollars. In fact, Brazil exports ethanol, but we put a 54 cents per gallon import tax on Brazilian ethanol and then limit its import to...
  • Obama, Biden to make their first 2010 joint campaign appearance

    10/08/2010 3:29:32 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 69 replies · 1+ views
    National Democrats are sending in some serious firepower against Tea Party favorite Christine O'Donnell in Delaware's Senate contest. Both President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will headline a joint campaign appearance and fundraiser for Democratic nominee Chris Coons next week. It's the first joint campaign appearance the two have made for a Democratic candidate so far this election cycle.
  • just call her "Elena Hussein Okagan"

    06/29/2010 3:58:11 PM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 13 replies
    self | 6/29/10 | NewJerseyJoe
    Since she's Obama's sock puppet, she may as well have a similar name.
  • 10-Year-Old Grand Marshal at Gay Rights Parade Sparks Controversy Across U.S.

    06/24/2010 2:48:58 PM PDT · by nmh · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 24, 2010 | Fox News Staff
    When the Fayetteville, Ark., Gay Pride Parade steps off on East Street Saturday on its way to the Wal-Mart parking lot, it will be led by a young man who has made a career out of fighting for gay rights. Make that a young boy. Will Phillips, the grand marshal, is 10 years old, and his presence has thrust Fayetteville's Gay Pride Parade into the national spotlight. ... It's typical a low key non event. But the selection of young Will, who last November refused to stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance in school to show his support for...
  • Robert Gibbs Refuses to say Obama Wanted Van Jones to Resign - Video 9/6/09

    09/06/2009 10:50:16 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 22 replies · 879+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 6, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs on This Week with George Stephanopoulos this morning where he was asked to react to the resignation of Van Jones as President Obama's "Green Jobs" Czar. Gibbs refused to say that Obama wanted Jones to resign, but rather said Jones decided to resign so he would not "get in the way" of Obama's agenda. Gibbs said Obama "thanks Jones for his work." Stephanopoulos pointed out the news came through at 12:12 AM ET that Jones had resigned. This is an example of an ultimate attempt to "bury the bad news."...
  • Heh: Obama's Teleprompter Extracts its Revenge for his "I'm a Gifted Speaker" Remark.....

    04/27/2009 8:51:22 AM PDT · by JDAM2007 · 44 replies · 2,505+ views
    President Obama’s speech at the National Academy of Sciences Monday morning hit a brief snag when Obama got ahead of his script. Laying his plan for a President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, Obama began to name the members of PCAST listed in his prepared remarks – before realizing he’d already introduced them, earlier in his speech. “In addition to John – sorry, the – I just noticed I jumped the gun here,” Obama said, pausing for several seconds as he looked at the prompter. “Go ahead. Move it up. I had already introduced all you guys.”
  • Obama Votes 'Present' on The Bailout Bill

    09/30/2008 3:45:35 PM PDT · by Terrence DoGood · 16 replies · 829+ views
    Blogs for John McCain ^ | 29 September 2008
    I am completely stunned that the Obama campaign would now admit that Senator Obama did nothing to influence today's vote on the bailout bill. Obama got as far away as he could and is now trying to blame John McCain for the bills failure?! ...Obama sought to stay above the fray and maintain a steady demeanor that advisers maintain has set him apart throughout the financial turmoil. In other words he voted "Present" again as ususal. You just can't make this stuff up folks.
  • The Hand That Controls the Sock Puppet Could Get Slapped

    07/24/2007 3:07:01 PM PDT · by siunevada · 6 replies · 644+ views
    NYT via Techmeme ^ | July 16, 2007 | Brad Stone and Matt Richtel
    SAN FRANCISCO, July 15 — On the Internet nobody knows you’re a dog — or the chief executive of a Fortune 500 company. Or so thought John Mackey, the chief executive of Whole Foods Market, who used a fictional identity on the Yahoo message boards for nearly eight years to assail competition and promote his supermarket chain’s stock, according to documents released last week by the Federal Trade Commission. In one Internet posting sure to enter the annals of chief-executive vanity, Mr. Mackey wrote as Rahodeb, “I like Mackey’s haircut. I think he looks cute!” ---- Successful executives like Mr....
  • The rise and rise of Barack Obama (It's AFP, what can I say , OK?)

    02/10/2007 1:43:35 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies · 762+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 2/10/07 | AFP
    SPRINGFIELD, United States (AFP) - Senator Barack Obama (news, bio, voting record) is hoping his own unorthodox version of the American dream propels him from being a "skinny kid with a funny name" to being the most powerful man in the world. Obama, 45, who formally declared his candidacy in the 2008 White House race Saturday, has rocketed to political stardom in only two years, and has high hopes of becoming the first African-American president. "Today, together, we can finish the work that needs to be done, and usher in a new birth of freedom on this Earth," Obama told...
  • Undoing Obama: Inside the Coming Effort to Dismantle A Candidate

    02/09/2007 5:41:14 PM PST · by mfnorman · 21 replies · 1,084+ views
    The Politico ^ | 02-09-07 | Mike Allen
    Barack Obama’s free ride is ending. The charismatic Illinois senator has enjoyed a lifetime of hagiography, starting with an 800-word story in The New York Times the day after his election as the first black president of the Harvard Law Review. Now, Obama’s about to endure a going-over that would make a proctologist blush. Why has he sometimes said his first name is Arabic, and other times Swahili? Why did he make up names in his first book, as the introduction acknowledges? Why did he say two years ago that he would “absolutely” serve out his Senate term, which ends...
  • Obama Calls for Universal Health Care

    01/25/2007 8:38:25 AM PST · by Sybeck1 · 188 replies · 5,165+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 1/25/07 | NEDRA PICKLER
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Every American should have health care coverage within six years, Democratic Sen. Barack Obama said Thursday as he set an ambitious goal soon after jumping into the 2008 presidential race. "The time has come for universal health care in America," Obama said at a conference of Families USA, a health care advocacy group. "I am absolutely determined that by the end of the first term of the next president, we should have universal health care in this country," the Illinois senator said. Obama was previewing what is shaping up to be a theme of the 2008 Democratic...
  • No denying that history is calling upon Obama [Obamamania, you'll be hearing the word again]

    11/06/2006 4:45:02 PM PST · by SJackson · 69 replies · 1,016+ views
    Capital Timew ^ | 11-6-06 | Joel McNally
    Wisconsin is squarely in the eye of Obamamania this week with Illinois Sen. Barack Obama crossing the border to campaign for Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle, attorney general candidate Kathleen Falk and Congresswoman Gwen Moore. Two years ago, when Obama showed up at Milwaukee's Martin Luther King Park to campaign for Moore and Sen. Russ Feingold, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel didn't even bother to run a story the next day. With every magazine and talk show in the nation now promoting the possibility of Obama becoming America's first black president, even the most oblivious local media have taken notice. That's why...
  • Sock Puppet Sinks Pundit - How Lee Siegel's antics made The New Republic into an even bigger joke

    09/20/2006 12:39:04 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies · 1,336+ views
    Reason ^ | September 19, 2006 | Cathy Young
    In recent years, The New Republic, one of the nation's leading magazines of political and cultural commentary, has been embarrassed by scandals involving two of journalism's original sins: fabrication of stories and plagiarism. But the latest scandal, involving the magazine's cultural critic Lee Siegel, has to do with a transgression peculiar to the Internet age: sock puppetry. A sock puppet, in Internet parlance, is a false Internet identity created for deceptive purposes. Siegel, who had been writing a culture blog for The New Republic, had started using the pseudonym "sprezzatura" on the blog's forums to praise himself and savage his...
  • US to double anti-missile ships in Pacific

    08/18/2006 11:42:20 AM PDT · by Paul Ross · 16 replies · 2,015+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 17, 2006 | Jim Wolf
    US to double anti-missile ships in Pacific Reuters News, Wed Aug 16, 2006 By Jim Wolf HUNTSVILLE, Alabama (Reuters) - The United States, concerned about North Korea, will double to six by the end of the year the number of its ships in the Pacific capable of shooting down enemy ballistic missiles, the head of the Pentagon missile-defense project involved said on Wednesday. "I think it gives the nation more options," Rear Adm. Alan Hicks, program manager for Aegis ballistic missile defense, told reporters here after speaking to a conference on the fledgling U.S. shield. In coming years, a growing...
  • Report: China Won't Curb North Korean Missile Program

    07/22/2006 2:31:12 AM PDT · by Paul Ross · 30 replies · 907+ views
    Defense Daily International ^ | July 21, 2006 | Dave Ahearn
    : Report: China Won't Curb North Korean Missile Program Defense Daily International 07/21/2006 Author: Dave Ahearn Even as the United States implores China to use its leverage to restrain North Korean ambitions to develop nuclear-tipped long-range missiles, China has no intention whatever of wielding its influence to that end, a new report states. In other words, the United States is left to its own devices, forced to erect its own missile defense when confronted by a rogue regime bent on acquiring awesome military powers. While China postures by voicing "concern" that North Korea on July 4 fired a series of...
  • SEX, LIES AND SOCK PUPPETS: how the clintons are handling the hillary dud factor-part 4

    03/22/2006 6:46:40 AM PST · by Mia T · 34 replies · 4,483+ views
    SEX, LIES AND SOCK PUPPETS:HOW THE CLINTONS ARE HANDLING THE HILLARY DUD FACTOR 4 by Mia T, 3.22.06 FALSE TRUE illary-the-person isn't running. The idea of hillary is, the idea of hillary as put out on a daily basis by all manner of proxy, from simple spinner to elaborate Hollywood production.1 QUESTION: When was the last time you observed "the smartest woman in the world"2 partake in our process of political discourse, or, as Charles Kuralt once put it, relish in "the raucous give and take of American democracy?" ANSWER: Never. Hillary-the-person answers to no one.3 Hillary-the-person never shows...
  • NOW would be relieved to learn: CLINTON MISOGYNY FREE OF AGEISM (+ hillary-a-sock-puppet video)

    03/16/2006 10:55:21 PM PST · by Mia T · 26 replies · 870+ views
    C-SPAN, rushlimbaugh.com | 03.17.06 | Mia T
    -- NOW would be relieved to learn --CLINTON MISOGYNY IS FREE OF AGEISM(+ hillary-a-sock-puppet video) by Mia T, 03.17.06   It isn't that they can't see the solution. It is that they can't see the problem. G. K. Chesterton   ... While America appears not to be ready for a female president under any circumstances, the post-9/11 realities pose special problems for a female presidential candidate. Add to these the problems unique to missus clinton. The reviews make the mistake of focusing on the problems of the generic female presidential candidate running during ordinary times. These are not ordinary...
  • ANY FREE-THINKING CONSERVATIVES HERE? YOU KNOW, LIKE THOSE WHO OPPOSE THE IDIOTIC MIERS NOMINATION?

    10/16/2005 8:45:02 AM PDT · by KenKong77 · 135 replies · 2,310+ views
    Give me one reason why "judicial extraordinaire" Harriet Miers is qualified to sit on the highest court in the land, the Supreme Court. One.
  • Net Piracy Pillages Film Industry

    09/21/2005 5:29:40 PM PDT · by jscottdavis_for_48th_district · 29 replies · 860+ views
    The BG News (Enter Link Here) ^ | 14 SEPTEMBER 2005 (21 SEPTEMBER 2005) | Adam Shapiro
    It's time for politicians to protect the film industry and implement stiff anti-piracy laws. According to the Motion Picture Association of America, "pirates are costing the film industry billions of dollars each year." Thank you, J. Scott Davis
  • Tancredo rips Bush over request to kill immigration rules

    10/05/2004 5:15:05 PM PDT · by 4.1O dana super trac pak · 60 replies · 988+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 10/5/2004 | M.E. Sprengelmeyer
    WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., warned President Bush on Monday not to play politics with homeland security, after the White House reportedly asked Congress to remove some immigration measures from a pending intelligence bill.The legislation is meant to overhaul the nation's intelligence services, implementing recommendations of the commission that studied the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.A House version of the bill includes provisions to speed the deportation of illegal immigrants and prevent them from obtaining driver's licenses.It would also ban official use of identification cards that some foreign governments issue.Tancredo said Bush has asked that those provisions be removed...
  • David Gergen Calls Timing of Berger Story 'Suspicious' (Morning Show News Wrap/Democratic Response)

    07/20/2004 7:30:23 AM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 61 replies · 2,252+ views
    ABC News ^ | 7/20/04 | Ted Davis and Nick Schifrin
    All three morning news shows gave prominent attention to the news that former National Security Advisor Sandy Berger is under investigation for alledegdly stealing classified information from the National Archives.Pierre Thomas handled Berger duties for 'Good Morning America,' Pete Williams for the 'Today Show, and Bill Plante's piece on CBS Early Show actually focused on the 9/11 Comission's report in general, not on the Berger news. David Gergen a former Clinton Democratic advisor vouched for Berger on NBC's Today program calling him a 'hero' in the war on terror, a man of 'utter integrity' and saying that is was 'suspicious'...
  • Title Pic of John Kerry with neck grip on General Clark

    05/12/2004 7:32:27 PM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 54 replies · 192+ views
    Yahoonews ^ | May 12,2004
    Democratic Presidential candidate John Kerry , right, and retired former presidential candidate Gen. Wesley Clark greet the crowd at a Little Rock, Ark., airport political rally Wednesday, May 12, 2004. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
  • An Offer Kerry Can’t Refuse

    02/16/2004 9:40:35 PM PST · by Utah Girl · 39 replies · 278+ views
    It isn't for nothing that Bill Clinton has Wesley Clark on his speed dial. What with Clinton running his campaign and all. No sooner had Clark pulled the plug on his presidential run last Tuesday night -- and started the firestorm surrounding stories of Kerry and his extramarital affairs -- than Clinton was on the horn telling him to shut his mouth and get in line behind Kerry. Clinton is thought to have once wanted Clark to at least be on the bottom of a Democratic ticket. But as the campaign wore on, doubts arose. "All of the reasons Clark...
  • CLINTON INSISTS HE'S STEERING CLEAR OF VEEPSTAKES

    02/17/2004 12:03:53 AM PST · by kattracks · 14 replies · 190+ views
    New York Post ^ | 2/17/04 | FREDRIC U. DICKER
    <p>February 17, 2004 -- ALBANY - Former President Bill Clinton said yesterday he is not touting retired Gen. Wesley Clark for the No. 2 spot on a ticket with Sen. John Kerry. Clinton, denying a report in yesterday's Post, said he is staying clear of having any influence on the selection of a Democratic vice-presidential candidate. "It is a deeply personal decision who you pick as your running mate," Clinton told The Post.</p>
  • BUBBA 'PUSHING HARD' FOR KERRY-CLARK TICKET

    02/15/2004 11:52:42 PM PST · by kattracks · 33 replies · 323+ views
    New York Post ^ | 2/16/04 | FREDRIC U. DICKER
    <p>February 16, 2004 -- FORMER President Bill Clinton, stung by how poor a presidential contender Wesley Clark turned out to be, worked aggressively behind the scenes late last week to pressure John Kerry to pick the retired general as his running mate. "The former president has been calling people, including elected officials in New York, saying that Clark would make a great vice-presidential candidate," a well-known Democratic activist told The Post.</p>
  • Inside Politics - Conspiracy theory - Presumed guilty - Clinton and Clark

    02/12/2004 10:56:05 PM PST · by kattracks · 5 replies · 153+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 2/13/04 | Greg Pierce
    <p>White House spokesman Scott McClellan yesterday responded to a report in USA Today detailing how in the late 1990s, as Mr. Bush prepared to run for president, top-ranking Texas National Guard officers and Bush advisers discussed ways to limit the release of potentially embarrassing details in his military records.</p>
  • Matthews: Clintons Ready to Dump Clark (Dump on Me)

    02/01/2004 12:45:09 PM PST · by thesummerwind · 38 replies · 181+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | 2/1/04 | Newsmax
    After persuading Gen. Wesley Clark to enter the presidential sweepstakes last September and staffing his campaign with their closest advisors, Bill and Hillary Clinton are reportedly preparing to dump the former NATO Commander. "[The Clintons] are stepping away from [him] so fast, like rats from a ship," NBC's Chris Matthews said Sunday. "The Clintons deny any connection to the Clark campaign," he added, before predicting, "[Bill Clinton] will be the only man in history to fire Wesley Clark twice." The Clark campaign crashed and burned in New Hampshire with a disappointing fourth place finish after he refused to distance himself...
  • (vanity) Documented links of Clinton cronies/aides working for Clark

    01/19/2004 1:01:30 PM PST · by bob_esb · 6 replies · 183+ views
    Hi, I hope that you can help me. I am in an argument with a friend that the Clark campaign is basically run by Clinton loyalists. I am looking for links to news articles that i use. I hope that this request is ok. Thanks in advance.
  • General Dud

    01/15/2004 1:13:51 PM PST · by DTA · 3 replies · 163+ views
    THE NATIONAL REVIEW ^ | 2004-01-15 | Doug Bandow
    January 15, 2004, 8:45 a.m. General Dud Wes Clark's no foreign-policy wiz. By Doug Bandow Former General Wesley Clark has become the great hope for establishment Democrats seeking to stop frontrunner Howard Dean. Yet Clark, who has based his campaign on his foreign-policy credentials, actually has the strangest foreign-policy views of anyone in the presidential race. While Democrats were firing away at each other in the aftermath of the capture of Saddam Hussein, Gen. Clark was at the Hague, seeking to hype his candidacy by testifying at the U.N. trial of former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic. Clark, who prosecuted the...
  • THE BUBBA FACTOR (clinton Urged Top Dem Fundraiser to Support Clark)

    01/14/2004 12:37:30 AM PST · by kattracks · 2 replies · 102+ views
    New York Post ^ | 1/14/04 | DEBORAH ORIN and STEFAN FRIEDMAN
    <p>January 14, 2004 -- Wesley Clark's campaign yesterday played the Clinton card and claimed to have "an edge" in getting help from Bill Clinton - while a top Democratic fund-raiser revealed the former president urged him to support Clark. Any hint of a wink from Clinton is a major political asset in the Democratic race, where Clark is now running second to Howard Dean in pivotal New Hampshire and drawing huge crowds.</p>
  • CLINTON IS CLARK'S DOLLAR BILL

    01/12/2004 12:46:13 AM PST · by kattracks · 34 replies · 227+ views
    New York Post ^ | 1/12/04 | FREDRIC U. DICKER
    <p>January 12, 2004 -- ALBANY - Bill and Hillary Clinton have told friends that now is the "key moment" for Wesley Clark's presidential campaign, and the former president has begun making last-minute fund-raising calls, key Democrats say. "Bill is said to be personally involved and it's believed he's begun making money calls on Clark's behalf," one of the state's best-connected Democratic activists told The Post.</p>
  • DO WE WANT TO GO THROUGH THE CLINTON THING AGAIN?

    01/08/2004 7:52:36 PM PST · by NotchJohnson · 36 replies · 119+ views
    Neal Boortz ^ | 01/08/04 | Neal Boortz
    DO WE WANT TO GO THROUGH THE CLINTON THING AGAIN? A quick word about the surging candidacy of Weasley Clark. Remember, he was fired. Not your ordinary retirement from years of service in our armed forces. He was fired. He lost his command in the Kosovo/Bosnia campaign because of what his superior defined as issues involving "integrity and character." Perhaps some of you have heard the rumors. We'll just say, do we need more of the Clinton-type scandals in the White House? Now it's generally recognized that Bill and Hillary are behind the nomination of Weasley Clark. To understand why...
  • Buffalo Soldiers roam South Carolina trail for Wesley Clark

    01/07/2004 8:22:54 AM PST · by Between the Lines · 16 replies · 187+ views
    The State ^ | Jan. 07, 2004 | JENNIFER TALHELM
    They wear black cowboy hats and trench coats, and when they strolled into Wesley Clark?s S.C. campaign headquarters recently, workers said it was like the cavalry had arrived. Three Buffalo Soldiers began working for Clark?s S.C. campaign last month, and two more are expected soon. Named for the band of black U.S. soldiers who fought the Indians in the 1870s, these soldiers are black politicos with close ties to former President Bill Clinton. And they?re fighting to help Clark win South Carolina?s Feb. 3 Democratic presidential primary. ?If you?re going to be a soldier, you have to work for a...
  • Families First Tax Reform Plan

    01/05/2004 12:39:12 PM PST · by phil_will1 · 12 replies · 132+ views
    Monday in Nashua, New Hampshire General Wes Clark announced his Families First Tax Reform, the most sweeping tax plan to be offered by a presidential candidate in years. His tax-simplification plan will make the tax code more progressive, relieve the working-family squeeze and reduce poverty. Under the Clark plan, a family of four making up to $50,000 will pay no federal income taxes, and all tax-paying families making up to $100,000 with children will get a tax cut. "The bottom line: our tax system is broken," Clark said, "and I want to fix it. The Republicans are always talking about...
  • The Forehead is coming to my town - Freeper questions needed.

    12/13/2003 11:54:16 AM PST · by Ogie Oglethorpe · 13 replies · 225+ views
    Vanity | 12/13/2003 | Ogie Oglethorpe
    I just found out that the Forehead himself, Paul Begala, will be the keynote speaker at the 2004 Mock Convention at Westminster College near where I live. Westminster holds a mock convention every four years for the party out of power. Robert Novak spoke in 2000, while Alan Keyes filled in for an injured John Sununu in 1996. I hope to have the opportunity to ask at least one question of one of the biggest liars in recent political history. I would like Freeper input on the best question to ask him should I get a chance. I will report...
  • Wesley, the Manchurian Candidate (Vanity)

    09/19/2003 10:00:22 AM PDT · by KC Burke · 55 replies · 339+ views
    KC Burke's noodle | 19 Sep 03 | KC Burke
    Arkansas native Rhodes Scholar. Too obvious for words, just goose bumps. Since he and Clinton met in the sixties for the first time, there has been plenty of time for unnoticed overlap. The full list of Clinton cadre is running his show, one could almost say the “A” team. But this is a guy that was fired and somewhat dissed at the end of the administration. What’s up with that? Actually, “taking a bullet” for the Clinton cause is a time honored sign of his most loyal sycophants. It explains some of my theory. But what is this Manchurian Candidate...
  • Clark Says He Hasn't Ruled Out Clinton As Running Mate (Clark trying to outdo Dean Endorsement)

    12/09/2003 10:25:07 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 57 replies · 180+ views
    WMUR ^ | 12/9/03
    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. -- On the presidential campaign trail Tuesday morning, Democrat Wesley Clark said he has not ruled out Hillary Clinton as his running mate if he wins the Democratic presidential nomination. Clark praised the New York senator as a great person and a great leader and said he has admired her for 20 years. Speaking in Portsmouth, Clark continued criticizing President George W. Bush for America's policy in Iraq and on its preparation for the terrorist attacks in 2001. He said Bush neglected to investigate Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida network before the attacks.
  • Wesley Clark, Tapping Clinton Supporters, Surges in Fundraising

    11/21/2003 9:18:08 AM PST · by NativeNewYorker · 9 replies · 115+ views
    bloomberg no url | 11/21/3
    Nov. 21 (Bloomberg) -- Democratic presidential candidate Wesley Clark gained about $6 million for his campaign since Oct. 1 as he tapped into some of the same money raisers who supported former President Bill Clinton and Senator Hillary Clinton. Clark is ``just under half way'' to his goal of raising $12 million in the current quarter, spokesman Matt Bennett told Bloomberg News. Rival Democratic candidates Massachusetts Senator John Kerry and Missouri Representative Richard Gephardt raised about $4 million each in the in the previous third quarter and haven't reported contributions for this quarter. Financing for Clark's campaign has been bolstered...
  • (Sockpuppet) Wesley Clark Will Accept Public Financing

    11/14/2003 7:01:31 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 6 replies · 109+ views
    WINS News ^ | 11/14/03
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Wesley Clark, the latest entrant into the Democratic presidential race, has decided to give his campaign a cash infusion by accepting public financing for the primaries. The decision announced Thursday means Clark will be limited to $45 million in overall primary spending and face state-by-state spending caps. He will be eligible for up to about $19 million in government funding, money that would have been hard to make up given his late fund-raising start. "It's a pragmatic decision at this point," Clark said Friday morning in Concord, N.H., where he officially filed for the Jan. 27 primary....
  • Democrats Battle for Heart of Clark Campaign (In-fighting with Clintonistas?)

    11/06/2003 12:16:58 AM PST · by Indy Pendance · 5 replies · 113+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 11-06-03 | Kelley Beaucar Vlahos
    <p>WASHINGTON — Sources in and close to retired Army Gen. Wesley Clark’s (search) presidential campaign deny that infighting between grassroots organizers and the so-called "Clintonistas" on the staff has caused their candidate to stumble.</p> <p>Instead, they dismiss such talk as hype from Republican operatives.</p>
  • BUBBA'S 'GENERAL' RETREAT

    10/30/2003 1:29:40 AM PST · by kattracks · 33 replies · 79+ views
    New York Post ^ | 10/30/03 | DEBORAH ORIN
    <p>October 30, 2003 -- WESLEY CLARK'S fizzle from superstar wannabe to self-proclaimed "underdog" is raising new questions in the Democratic Party about former President Bill Clinton's star - and political smarts. Clinton helped launch Clark in a wave of media buzz by talking up the retired general as one of the Democrats' top two stars - along with wife Hillary - and prodding allies like Mickey Kantor to back him.</p>
  • Clark: Children’s needs may come before military

    10/30/2003 12:11:53 AM PST · by kattracks · 11 replies · 79+ views
    Union Leader ^ | 10/30/03 | AP
    DURHAM — Children, including those suffering overseas, need advocates in Washington who are as well prepared as military lobbyists, Wesley Clark said at a university children’s forum yesterday. The retired general said if he were elected President, some military projects might have to wait for funding behind programs that help children, such as the health care program he announced this week, which would mandate all children have health insurance. That proposal’s $700 billion cost over 10 years would be paid, in part, by reducing government waste and its “excess, redundant and unnecessary programs,” including defense spending, he said. “Just because...
  • Clark's 9/11 Blame Game: Did the Clintons Put Him Up To It?

    10/29/2003 9:03:32 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 12 replies · 107+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 10/29/03 | Limbacher
    Gen. Wesley Clark's attempt to blame President Bush on Tuesday for leaving America vulnerable to the 9/11 attacks was the harshest assault yet on the White House by any of the nine announced presidential candidates. But it was not completely unprecedented. Two - and only two - prominent Democrats have previously attempted to blame Bush for 9/11: Bill and Hillary Clinton. The outrageousness of Clark's rhetorical broadside - where he said the Bush administration could not "walk away from its responsibility" for causing America's darkest day raises the pertinent question: Did the former first couple put Gen. Clark up...
  • LA billionaire backing Wesley Clark [Clinton goons Nathan Landow and Eli Broad]

    10/15/2003 8:20:15 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 29 replies · 242+ views
    Arkansas Democrat-Gazette ^ | October 16, 2003 | PAUL BARTON
    WASHINGTON — Eli Broad, a Los Angeles philanthropist and one of the nation’s wealthiest individuals, said Tuesday he is putting his money on retired Gen. Wesley Clark of Little Rock to take the White House away from George W. Bush. Broad, whose wealth is estimated at around $4 billion by Forbes magazine, said campaign finance reports to be disclosed today will show that he and his wife, Edythe, have given the maximum — $2,000 each — to Clark for his battle for the Democratic presidential nomination. Clark’s first Federal Election Commission report, due to be disclosed today, is expected...
  • Wesley Clinton – Is Wesley Clark a tool for the Bush Campaign?

    10/15/2003 12:20:58 PM PDT · by dead · 15 replies · 117+ views
    Village Voice ^ | October 15th, 2014 2:00 PM | James Ridgeway
    Will the Former General Give Bush a Boost? WASHINGTON, D.C.—Some People say Wesley Clark is a Clinton stooge. Pretty soon they're going to be saying he's a tool for the Bush campaign. Clark embodies just about everything the right wing hates, and he will no doubt become another ingredient in the president's re-election strategy to fire up the conservative base. Clark is despised by various elements in the military as a grandstander. His battle tactics in Kosovo are questioned by numerous critics on both the right and left: he kept American casualties low by raining bombs randomly from 30,000 feet...