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  • Rep. Dan Crenshaw Explains His Support for ‘Red Flag Laws’

    08/11/2019 7:19:55 PM PDT · by SanchoP · 155 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Aug 2019 | AWR Hawkins
    Crenshaw said, “Clearly, when we said ‘Red Flag Laws’ you guys stop listening, you can’t hear what we are suggesting, because understandably you automatically assume that we are just agreeing with the left’s version of that law. And we all know the left’s version would not be good, it would not protect due process.” Crenshaw continued, “At its heart what we are talking about is the ability to confiscate weapons where there is evidence that violence is about to be committed. It’s that simple, and this isn’t that controversial.” He went on to explain that everything turns on due process...
  • James Cromwell Walks Back ‘Revolution,’ ‘Blood in the Streets’ Comment

    10/30/2018 1:47:07 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Oct 2018 | Justin Caruso
    Not promoting violence, voting against it. You will never see me raising a fist. I’m a pacifist. My words were taken out of context. I’m worried about the blood of the dissent, protesters, more children shot at school, people shot while praying, for who they love and who they are— James Cromwell 🐷 (@jamesocromwell) October 30, 2018 [cut] This walk back comes after the Jurassic World star said that Trump’s presidency could lead to a “revolution” with “blood in the streets.”
  • Exclusive: HUD Official Apologizes For Tweets Critical Of Bergdahl’s Unit

    06/05/2014 12:31:57 PM PDT · by don-o · 78 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | June 5, 2014 | Evan McMorris-Santoro
    WASHINGTON — An official at the department of Housing And Urban Development whose criticized tweets suggesting that there could be questions about the military records of former platoon mates of Bowe Bergdahl apologized Thursday to service members and the Obama administration. “While I just wanted to make the point that the public should wait before passing judgment, I unfortunately used my own poor judgment in choosing inappropriate language that many view as disparaging to U.S. service members,” said Brandon Friedman, deputy assistant secretary of public affairs at HUD. “That was certainly not my intent and I regret making the comments...
  • Obama: I didn’t draw the red line on Syria, world did

    09/04/2013 8:49:09 AM PDT · by Deathtomarxists · 50 replies
    McClatchy Report ^ | 9-4-13 | Lesley Clark
    St. Petersburg, Russia — President Barack Obama on Wednesday declared the world’s credibility “is on the line” when it comes to punishing Syrian President Bashar Assad for his regime’s purported use of chemical weapons. Speaking at a press conference in Stockholm, Sweden, ahead of a global economic summit in Russia where he will seek to rally support for a U.S. military strike against Syria, Obama said the “red line” he set against a year ago against Syria’s use of chemical weapons isn’t his, but an international standard. “I didn’t set a red line, the world set a red line,” Obama...
  • Rove Walks Back His Attack: I Endorsed O’Donnell the Other Night. I Helped Her Raise That $750K

    09/16/2010 4:23:48 PM PDT · by Justaham · 93 replies · 1+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9-16-10 | Jim Hoft
    Ingenious! Here we all thought Karl Rove was bashing Delaware conservative Christine O’Donnell and all along he was just raising money for her senatorial campaign. Karl Rove walked back his attacks on Christine O’Donnell this morning on FOX News. “My job as a Fox analyst is to call it as I see them,” Rove explained this morning. “My job is not to be a cheerleader for every Republican.” Rove listed all the reasons he’s said in the past why O’Donnell has destroyed the GOP’s (already outside) chances at a Senate majority — the problems with “honesty” he first mentioned on...
  • Video: Chris Matthews Changes His Tune On Limbaugh "CO2 Pellet" Comment

    10/14/2009 3:32:11 PM PDT · by careyb · 32 replies · 1,891+ views
    Lardball ^ | 10/14/09 | Chris Matthews
  • Obama, Now on the Defensive, Calls ‘Bitter’ Words Ill-Chosen

    04/12/2008 9:09:39 PM PDT · by neverdem · 128 replies · 685+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 13, 2008 | KATHARINE Q. SEELYE and JEFF ZELENY
    Senator Barack Obama fought back Saturday against accusations from his rivals that he had displayed a profound misunderstanding of small-town values, in a flare-up that left him on the defensive before a series of primaries that could test his ability to win over white voters in economically distressed communities. For a second day, Mr. Obama sought to explain his remarks at a recent San Francisco fund-raiser that small-town Pennsylvania voters, bitter over their economic circumstances, “cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them” as a way to explain their frustrations. Acknowledging Saturday that “I didn’t...
  • Police Dept. video scandal quietly slipping into Phase B

    12/14/2005 7:33:43 AM PST · by SmithL · 13 replies · 961+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/14/5 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross
    A funny thing happened over the weekend to the big "Cops Gone Wild" video scandal in San Francisco -- it started getting very quiet. Apparently, Mayor Gavin Newsom and his handlers realized that while the videos were bad, they didn't quite prove -- at least in the public's mind -- Newsom's charge that they were evidence of a "deep-seated" culture of sexism, racism and homophobia running through the department. By Sunday, the message was going out that Newsom -- having made his point and formed a "blue-ribbon" commission to look into the department's culture -- was now ready to get...
  • Rendell to send apology to Marine's family

    07/24/2005 9:35:54 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 114 replies · 4,408+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune ^ | 07/25/05 | Sandra Tolliver
    Written apologies will be sent to a fallen Marine's relatives angered by Lt. Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll's uninvited appearance at the soldier's funeral and her criticism of the war in Iraq, Gov. Ed Rendell said Sunday. Rendell said he will send a personal letter to the family of the late Marine Staff Sgt. Joseph Goodrich, of Westwood, and will ask Knoll to do the same. Goodrich, 32, a police officer and infantry unit leader, died July 10 in a mortar attack in Hit, Iraq. Rendell said he hadn't spoken with Knoll about the incident, but was disturbed by the family's...
  • Hugh Hewitt on the The Tancredo Blunder

    07/18/2005 10:58:49 PM PDT · by Checkers · 184 replies · 2,269+ views ^ | 07/18/2005 Posted at 5:40 PM, Pacific | Hugh Hewitt
    The Tancredo Blunder Donald Sensing has all the links that really matter on the Tancredo blunder. (HT: StonesCryOut.) Pastor Sensing notes that I corrected the first post to specifically note that Congressman Tancredo talked of "bombing" Mecca, not "nuking" Mecca. The actual audio is available to anyone now at the website for WFLA 540 in Orlando. Note two things. First, Congressman Tancredo said that if we determined that "extremist fundamentalist Muslims" attacked the U.S. with nukes, then we should bomb Mecca. Why, he should be asked, if "extremist fundamentalist" Muslims are guilty would we declare war on all Muslims? Why...
  • Jane Harman Backtracks on Rove Allegation --Bailing

    07/17/2005 11:59:17 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 112 replies · 4,004+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 7/17/05 | Limbacher
    In more evidence that the effort to blame Karl Rove for "outing an undercover CIA agent" was coming unraveled, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee retracted her claim on Sunday that she knew Rove obtained the agent's name from government sources. Asked about a letter she sent the White House demanding that Rove's security clearance be suspended, Rep. Jane Harman first insisted she was certain that the top Bush's aide's source was someone in the administration. "There's no other way that he would know [Plame's name]," Harman argued to "Fox News Sunday's" Brit Hume. The California Democrat theorized...
  • Clark Tries to Shake Earlier Comments

    01/15/2004 7:55:01 PM PST · by neverdem · 14 replies · 105+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | January 15, 2004 | Paul Schwartzman
    <p>MANCHESTER, N.H., Jan. 14 -- Shortly after the new year, Wesley K. Clark told the editorial board at a local newspaper here that no terrorist attacks would occur in the United States if he is elected president. The next day, the retired Army commander scaled back his promise. "Nobody can guarantee anything in life," he said.</p>
  • Paul O’Neill Backpedals, But CBS and ABC Pretend He Didn’t

    01/14/2004 2:35:20 PM PST · by FlyLow · 19 replies · 175+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | 1-14-04 | Medial Reseach Center
    Tuesday morning on NBC’s Today, Paul O’Neill backtracked from some of his more incendiary comments as recited by former Wall Street Journal reporter Ron Suskind in a new book. But while the NBC Nightly News, as well as CNN and FNC picked up on O’Neill’s backpedaling, neither ABC or CBS did so on Tuesday night. CNN’s King highlighted how “others in those early national security meetings took issue with suggestions Mr. Bush was predisposed to war,” but ABC’s Peter Jennings ignored what O’Neill said on Today and cited how an “official in the meetings,” whom Jennings did not identify, “confirmed...
  • A Bush Bash Backfires

    01/13/2004 11:08:06 PM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 15 replies · 236+ views
    New York Post ^ | 1/14/04 | Editorial Staff
    <p>It will be interesting to see whether the liberal media, having slobbered all over former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill's "red meat" attacks on President Bush, will pay as much attention to the fired Cabinet official's follow-up remarks.</p> <p>Interviewed yesterday on NBC's "Today" show, O'Neill said that despite the harsh criticism of his former boss, he will "probably" vote for Bush in November. "I don't see anyone who is better prepared or more capable," he said.</p>
  • Noam Chomsky: You Ask The Questions (BARF ALERT!!!)

    12/11/2003 10:10:29 AM PST · by JCB · 17 replies · 201+ views
    UK Independent ^ | Dec 4 2003 | Noam Chomsky
    Noam Chomsky: You Ask The Questions 04 December 2003 Professor Noam Chomsky, 74, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, into the only Jewish family in a lower-middle-class neighbourhood. He took a degree and then a PhD in linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania. At the age of 29, he published Syntactic Structures, which revolutionised the study of language. In 1964, he began openly resisting the Vietnam War, and published his first collection of political writings five years later. He has remained a major authority on both linguistics and political theory ever since. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with his wife, Carol,...