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  • When Ted Kennedy's Russian Pal Wanted to Kill the Pope

    07/12/2017 4:25:00 AM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 12, 2017 | Paul Kengor
    The subject head of the document, carried under the words, “Special Importance,” read: “Regarding Senator Kennedy’s request to the General Secretary of the Communist Party Y. V. Andropov.” According to the memo, Senator Kennedy was “very troubled” by U.S.-Soviet relations, which Kennedy attributed not to the murderous tyrant running the USSR but to President Reagan. The problem was Reagan’s “belligerence,” said the memo, and made worse by Reagan’s stubbornness. “According to Kennedy,” reported Chebrikov, “the current threat is due to the President’s refusal to engage any modification to his politics.” That refusal, said the memo, was exacerbated by Reagan’s political...
  • Toronto Film Review: Chappaquiddick

    09/12/2017 8:43:40 AM PDT · by pabianice · 29 replies
    Variety ^ | 9/12/17 | Gleiberman
    Over the years, a great many actors have taken a turn at playing one of the Kennedy brothers (in made-for-TV movies, on Saturday Night Live, in big-screen historical dramas). The vast majority of these performances have been mediocre, a handful have been quite good, and a few have been memorable like Bruce Greenwoods cuttingly terse and commanding JFK in the Cuban Missile Crisis drama Thirteen Days, or Peter Sarsgaards tender and battle-scarred Robert F. Kennedy in Jackie. To that short list of singular and superb Kennedy performances, we can now add the Australian actor Jason Clarkes portrayal of Edward...
  • Shocker: new movie about Chappaquiddick tells the truth (What did Ted Kennedy do?)

    09/12/2017 7:22:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/12/2017 | Thomas Lifson
    The power of the Kennedy clan seems to be fading, no longer able to prevent the production of an indie film that no only tells the truth, but which has earned the praise of the show business bible, Variety. Steven Hayward of Powerline spotted the anomaly: I paid no attention to the fact that Hollywood was producing a biopic of Ted Kennedy’s famous “accident” at Chappaquiddick in 1969, and would have assumed that it was a typical gauzy pro-Kennedy puff piece if I had known. But Variety magazine, the main trade journal of Hollywood, offers a review that not only says that the...
  • A CHAPPAQUIDDICK RECKONING AT LAST?

    09/12/2017 5:13:31 AM PDT · by DFG · 37 replies
    Powerlineblog ^ | 09/11/2017 | Steven Hayward
    I paid no attention to the fact that Hollywood was producing a biopic of Ted Kennedys famous accident at Chappaquiddick in 1969, and would have assumed that it was a typical gauzy pro-Kennedy puff piece if I had known. But Variety magazine, the main trade journal of Hollywood, offers a review that not only says that the forthcoming movie Chappaquiddick is suitably harsh on Teddy, but that heand the Kennedy reputationdeserve it: The film says that what happened at Chappaquiddick was even worse than we think. Kopechnes body was found in a position that implied that she was struggling to...
  • A Chappaquiddick Reckoning At Last?

    09/11/2017 7:21:33 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 98 replies
    Variety chief film critic Owen Gleiberman, piles on: Chappaquiddick is a meticulously told chronicle, no more and no less, and at times theres a slight detachment in watching it, because its too tough and smart to milk the situation by turning Edward Kennedy into a tragic figure. . . . Forty-eight years later, lets be clear on what the meaning of Chappaquiddick is. Ted Kennedy should, by all rights, have stood trial for involuntary manslaughter, which would likely have ended his political career. The fact that the Kennedy family the original postwar dynasty of the one percent possessed,...
  • The Times Slimes Trump Jr., But No Real Scandal Here

    07/11/2017 6:34:22 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 8 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | 7.11.2017 | David Blackmon
    Heres reality: During the campaign, representatives of both the Trump and the Clinton campaigns no doubt held dozens, if not hundreds of meetings with third parties claiming to have damaging information about the opposition. This is an integral part of what every campaign refers to as opposition research, and these campaigns will take any real, true information they can get their hands on, regardless of the source. There is nothing scandalous about anything weve learned about Trump Jr.s meeting with this woman thus far, and damn sure nothing illegal about any of it. Anyone who says otherwise is just a...
  • Republic of Ireland: US prosecutors seek access to IRA tapes

    05/13/2011 9:59:31 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 8 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/13/2011 | Toby Harnden
    Secret tapes of former IRA members that could implicate Gerry Adams, the Sinn Fein president, in dozens of murders in the 1970s have been demanded by American prosecutors acting on behalf of the British authorities. A subpoena has been received by Boston College for the tapes of interviews with Brendan Hughes and Dolours Price, both one-time senior IRA figures, carried out by researchers for an oral history project. Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams Hughes, a convicted IRA man who was once arrested with Mr Adams, died in 2008. A book Voices from the Grave by Ed Moloney, based on the...
  • Ted Kennedy Made Secret Overtures to Russia to Prevent Ronald Reagans Re-Election

    05/24/2017 12:46:20 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 16 replies
    dailysignal.com ^ | December 14, 2016 | Kevin Mooney
    Sen. Edward Ted Kennedy had selfish political and ideological motives when he made secret overtures to the Soviet Unions spy agency during the Cold War to thwart then-President Ronald Reagans re-election, a Reagan biographer said in an interview with The Daily Signal. When they came to light years later, Kennedys secret contacts with the Russians through their KGB spy agency in the early 1980s didnt cause nearly the tizzy that Russias alleged interference with this years election has for President-elect Donald Trump among liberal activists and reporters. Russian President Vladimir Putin, with whom Trump has said he hopes to get...
  • What punishment did Ted Kennedy face for asking Russia to intervene in US elections?

    03/04/2017 10:58:47 AM PST · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-04-17 | DrJohn
    Let's establish a couple of things first. There is no proof that Jeff Sessions lied under oath. He was asked a particularly contorted question designed to ensnare him no matter what he answered. A simple straight forward question would have gotten a straight forward answer. Franken: "CNN just published a story alleging that the intelligence community provided documents to the president-elect last week that included information that quote, Russian operatives claimed to have compromising personal and financial information about Mr. Trump. These documents also allegedly say quote, There was a continuing exchange of information during the campaign between Trump's surrogates...
  • Forget Donald Trump,Teddy Kennedy was Moscows bestie [ Ted asked KGFB to defeat Reagan ] OLD

    02/13/2017 10:20:26 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 6 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | OLD Dec 13, 2016 | Carr
    You do know that Ted Kennedy conspired with the Soviets in 1984 to oust Ronald Reagan from the White House, right? You didnt know that? Well, dont feel so bad. That news has always been given a good leaving alone by the alt-left media now promoting this nonsense about Russian hacking. in 1991 a British reporter going through the just-released Kremlin archives found a 1983 memo from the top guy at the KGB to Yuri Andropov, the dictator of what was then the Soviet Union. On Kennedys orders, old buddy John Tunney briefed the Kremlin murderers on what Teddy was...
  • Ted Kennedy Secretly Asked Soviets To Intervene In 1984 Elections

    01/04/2017 2:50:23 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 17 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 10, 2015 | By Sean Davis
    Earlier this week, 47 Republican senators published an open letter informing the leaders of Iran that any nuclear deal with the United States that failed to be approved by the Senate would likely expire in 2017, once President Barack Obamas term ended. The letter enraged progressives, who immediately began accusing the senators of treason for having the audacity to publish basic constitutional facts about how treaties work. If these progressives want to know what actual treason looks like, they should consult liberal lion Ted Kennedy, who not only allegedly sent secret messages to the Soviets in the midst of the...
  • 1984: Ted Kennedy Secretly Asked for Help from the Soviets to Defeat Reagan

    12/12/2016 7:09:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 12, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I want to remind people, we were the first, this program was the first to actually make big news out of this. When the Soviet Union imploded, when the Berlin Wall came down and Soviet communism came to a screeching halt -- communism did not. Soviet communism did. But communism didn't lose anything. Communism just kept right on going. They found a new home in the environmental movement and they've been off to the races. Many people are laboring under a misconception that with the fall of Soviet communism, we also saw the defeat of communism in...
  • Donald Trump Challenges Russia to Find Hillary Clintons Missing Emails

    07/27/2016 9:38:31 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 185 replies
    New York Times ^ | JULY 27, 2016 | ASHLEY PARKER
    DORAL, Fla. Donald J. Trump said Wednesday that he hoped Russia had hacked Hillary Clintons email, essentially sanctioning a foreign powers cyberspying of a secretary of states correspondence. Russia, if youre listening, I hope youre able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing, Mr. Trump said, staring directly into the cameras. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press. Mr. Trumps call was an extraordinary moment at a time when Russia is being accused of meddling in the U.S. presidential election. His comments came amid questions about the hacking of the Democratic National Committees computer...
  • Ted Cruz Just Made the Same Mistake Ted Kennedy Did in 1980

    07/21/2016 12:11:31 AM PDT · by RatherBiased.com · 38 replies
    Praxis ^ | Matthew Sheffield
    Cruz thinks of himself as the second coming of Ronald Reagan but in truth, hes probably more like Ted Kennedy. Its mostly forgotten nowadays but in 1980 Kennedy fought to the bitter end against President Jimmy Carter for the Democratic nomination but ultimately came up well short of victory. There are so many similarities between the two men's races. Both were senators who carried their cause to the party convention, each trying to force conscience clauses to allow delegates to avoid casting their ballots according to primary results. (Kennedy at least had the decency to make this campaign openly whereas...
  • Why Bernie is Going to Win

    05/20/2016 11:42:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Huffington Post's Huffpost Contributors The Blog ^ | May 12, 2016 | Frank Huguenard, Scientist, Film Maker and Speaker
    Bernie is going to win. The writing is on the wall that Hillary is most likely guilty of [at a minimum] unintentional espionage and probably much worse and it looks like an indictment at this point is imminent. Theres no doubt that the democratic establishment is also aware of this inevitability and is beginning to hedge their bets, albeit behind closed doors. Its only a matter of time before the majority of the DNC begins to realize that Hillary is a liability to the party and once this tipping point occurs, establishment democrats will defect en masse like rats from...
  • Meet Greg Craig, Obama's White House Counsel ( 2008 )

    05/19/2016 5:57:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Nov 17, 2008 | John McCormack
    Mike Allen reported over the weekend that "Gregory B. Craig, a well-known Washington lawyer who quarterbacked President Bill Clinton's impeachment defense, has been chosen White House counsel by resident-elect Barack Obama". Believe it or not, the time Craig spent shilling for Clinton may have been his most honorable days of work ... In the early 1980s, [Craig] was an attorney for John Hinckley, the man who shot President Reagan and three others. Craig helped put together an insanity defense that led to Hinckley's acquittal. Nine years later, he advised Ted Kennedy in the Palm Beach rape case involving the senator...
  • Democrats denounce GOP 'piata' comment on Supreme Court

    03/08/2016 2:44:32 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 8, 2016 5:41 PM EST | Matthew Daly
    Democrats accused Republicans on Tuesday of taking their cues from Donald Trump after the Senates No. 2 Republican said President Barack Obamas nominee to the Supreme Court should expect to be treated like a piata. Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid said Republicans were acting like big, tough people threatening to destroy the reputation of a Supreme Court nominee they havent even met yet. Reid and other Democrats denounced a comment by Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, who told reporters late Monday that anyone nominated by Obama to the high court will bear some resemblance to a piata. Reid...
  • Breaking the Kennedy code of silence: Patrick goes on national TV to expose his family's secrets ...

    10/04/2015 11:45:51 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 59 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | October 4, 2015 | Wills Robinson and Hannah Parry
    Complete Headline: Breaking the Kennedy code of silence: Patrick goes on national TV to expose his family's secrets as he launches book describing how 'disabling alcoholism' killed his father Ted, his mom and his sister Patrick Kennedy has broken the political dynasty's 'code of silence' by describing how he turned to drink at 13 to deal with the multitude of his family's problems. The former Congressman told CBS' 60 Minutes how his alcoholic mother Joan would walk around in a bathrobe 'inebriated' during the day while his father, Senator Ted Kennedy, would self-medicate by drinking. The 48-year-old politician said the...
  • Patrick Kennedy reveals familys struggles with alcohol in new book

    10/03/2015 5:32:49 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 51 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 10/3/15 | Christopher Rowland and Matt Viser
    Kennedy, in a book scheduled to be released Monday, provides an intimate picture of a dysfunctional family and some of its well-publicized struggles with alcoholism and mental health issues and what he describes as a blanket of secrecy that papered over their problems...The book, which Kennedy will discuss on CBSs 60 Minutes Sunday night, is bound to rile other members of the famous family. I know how some of them are going to react, Kennedy says in a brief excerpt from the show released by CBS. Theyre angry. He describes a drunken sailing trip in 2000 that turned out...
  • Trent Lott Blames Your Beloved Host for Killing Amnesty in 2007

    12/05/2014 6:52:11 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 20 replies
    rushlimbaugh.com ^ | December 05, 2014
    RUSH: Yesterday in Washington, the Christian Science Monitor breakfast -- (interruption) You know what's coming? Senator Trent Lott, former Senator Trent Lott, Republican, Mississippi, was the guest, and he was speaking about immigration reform and told a story about immigration reform and the Republicans' attempt to do it in 2007. LOTT: My phones were jammed for a week or two. Rush Limbaugh gave out my phone number. We lost that vote in 2007 on a procedural vote. I thought we were gonna be able to win that. But over the weekend Rush Limbaugh labeled it amnesty, and labor got a...