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  • Along with kids & wife, Zelensky has moved his parents out of Ukraine.

    05/22/2022 5:16:39 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 96 replies
    Nitter ^ | May22, 2022 | KarmaBash
    They received Israeli citizenship and moved to a $8 million mansion in the lush coastal town of Rishpon north of Tel Aviv-Jaffa; with a separate nearby house for the security detail of four.
  • Maxine Waters Accuses Dem Law School Professor [Dershowitz] of Being a ‘Racist’ in Defense of Trump

    08/05/2017 1:55:30 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 45 replies
    freebeacon ^ | August 5, 2017 | Cameron Cawthorne
    Rep. Maxine Waters (D., Calif.) on Friday accused Harvard Law School professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz of being "racist" for saying that the Trump administration will be facing an "unfavorable" locality for a grand jury because it is "solidly Democratic" and has a "ethnic and racial composition" not favorable to Trump. Dershowitz, who has donated thousands of dollars to Democrats, told WABC radio host Rita Cosby on Friday that the new D.C. grand jury orchestrated by Special Counsel Robert Mueller is unfair to Trump. "It gives the prosecutor a tremendous tactical advantage… the case now can be brought not in Northern...
  • Former Mexican President Calderon Says Trump's Idea for Border Wall Is "Stupid", "Useless"

    02/09/2016 3:34:48 AM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 51 replies
    Short News ^ | 2/9/16
    Former Mexican leader Felipe Calderon says he does not understand why Americans would vote for Donald Trump, calling the Republican presidential candidate "completely crazy" and "not very well-informed". He further explained in the interview with CNBC that the border wall Trump plans to erect if elected is "stupid" and "completely useless".
  • Can we start the campaign to force Rahm Emanual to give back the $320,000 he got from Freddie Mac?

    03/26/2009 12:35:31 PM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 19 replies · 587+ views
    Just wondering. I guess it should be paired with the One's $100k donation from AIG
  • Why I Dislike Obama

    12/31/2008 12:49:39 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 43 replies · 2,170+ views
    Neo Constant ^ | December 30th, 2008 | Natalie
    ...he holds the rest of us, the average American, in contempt. He only cared about us in terms of gaining votes–he wanted to be president so badly, and only seeks the office because of the power he will wield. And what about his past? Barack Obama has not released his birth certificate, university records, or medical records. Why so much secrecy? I believe he is hiding something from us...
  • Report: N.Y. Gov. Paterson Used State Funds for Trip to S.C. With Former Mistress

    03/25/2008 8:21:15 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 50 replies · 1,512+ views
    Report: N.Y. Gov. Paterson Used State Funds for Trip to S.C. With Former Mistress Tuesday , March 25, 2008 AP ALBANY, N.Y. — A published report says that years after Gov. David Paterson said he ended an affair with a state employee, he traveled with her to South Carolina while working on Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign. The Times Union of Albany says he billed the state for the trip. Paterson spokesman Errol Cockfield didn't immediately respond to a request for comment today. He told the newspaper he couldn't explain why records show Paterson and the $151,000-a-year employee were...
  • Ford's Waltz trial postponed [Harold Ford Jr's Uncle out of spotlight during campaign]

    07/31/2006 12:36:30 PM PDT · by SmithL · 2 replies · 353+ views
    AP ^ | 7/31/6
    MEMPHIS — John Ford’s trial in the Tennessee Waltz public corruption scandal has been postponed from campaign season until next February, his lawyer said Monday. Attorney Michael Scholl said the trial, originally scheduled for Oct. 2, has been reset for Feb. 5. Ford, a former state senator, is charged with extortion, bribery and threatening a government witness and accused of taking $55,000 in bribes. "We needed additional time to go over discovery matter," Scholl said. "We’re still going through tapes provided by the prosecutors." Scholl said the rescheduling had nothing to do with the fact that Ford’s nephew, Harold Ford...
  • Waltz figure expects to win primary

    07/26/2006 4:37:16 PM PDT · by SmithL · 3 replies · 436+ views
    AP ^ | 7/26/6 | LUCAS L. JOHNSON II
    NASHVILLE — Sen. Kathryn Bowers is facing bribery charges in one of the biggest corruption scandals in Tennessee history, but the Memphis Democrat doesn't expect that to keep her from winning her primary on Aug. 3. "I'm very confident that I have the support of the people," Bowers said. "I have a very intelligent constituency that understands that a person is innocent until proven guilty." Bowers, one of five current or former lawmakers indicted in the federal investigation called Tennessee Waltz, is the only one seeking re-election. Two of the former lawmakers have been convicted, and Bowers is awaiting trial....
  • Political Website Exposes Harold Ford's record (TN Senate race)

    07/17/2006 6:25:18 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies · 641+ views
    Latest News Ford Wins Howard Dean Award Friday, July 07, 2006 NRSC Honors Rep. Harold Ford Jr. With The First “Howard Dean Award Of The Day” For... Thursday, July 06, 2006 GOP rips Ford for missed votes Thursday, July 06, 2006
  • SAN JOSE: City attorney doubts indicted mayor can be ousted from office {Gonzales]

    06/28/2006 8:18:07 AM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies · 339+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/28/6 | John Coté
    But council may cut his salary and operating budget - The San Jose City Council doesn't appear to have the authority to remove Mayor Ron Gonzales from office following his indictment last week on corruption charges, but it can slash his pay, revoke his city credit card and banish him to the end of the dais, according to opinions the city attorney released Tuesday. Gonzales, defying calls to step down as mayor of the Bay Area's largest city, faces the unique position of chairing a meeting today in which the City Council will explore removing him from office or politically...
  • GOP furor: ‘Stooges’ or ‘Statesmen’

    06/27/2006 7:43:52 AM PDT · by SmithL · 14 replies · 677+ views
    AP ^ | 6/27/6
    NASHVILLE — The state Republican Party on Monday demanded that Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Harold Ford Jr. apologize for calling the three main GOP candidates "the three stooges" at a rally last weekend. "Last time I checked, name-calling didn’t win too many elections in Tennessee," state GOP chairman Bob Davis said. "Maybe Ford’s immaturity and insulting character assassination works in Washington, D.C., but in Tennessee it doesn’t fly." The main candidates in the Republican primary are former Chattanooga Mayor Bob Corker and former U.S. Reps. Ed Bryant and Van Hilleary. "All three of the Republicans in the race for U.S....
  • [Harold Jr.] Ford calls opponents 'stooges,' dismisses criticism of family

    06/24/2006 9:21:36 PM PDT · by SmithL · 17 replies · 707+ views
    AP ^ | 6/25/6 | ERIK SCHELZIG,
    NASHVILLE - The level of discourse between the three Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate is embarrassing and offensive to Tennessee voters, Democratic candidate Harold Ford Jr. said at a Democratic rally Saturday. Speaking to supporters at a block party before the state Democrats' annual Jackson Day event, the congressman from Memphis called his three GOP opponents "the three stooges." The candidates in the Republican primary are former Chattanooga Mayor Bob Corker and former U.S. Reps. Ed Bryant and Van Hilleary. "They really need to grow up," Ford later told reporters. "They should be running a race that is worthy...
  • [San Jose Mayor Ron Gonzales] Once-promising career tarnished by scandals

    06/23/2006 7:56:08 AM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies · 356+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/23/6 | John Wildermuth
    It wasn't supposed to end like this. It was just six years ago that San Jose Mayor Ron Gonzales was addressing the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles, basking in the glow of his 1998 election as the city's first Latino mayor since California's statehood and his regular appearances on magazine lists of the nation's "Most Influential Hispanics.'' But Thursday, the sword that has been hanging over Gonzales' head for months finally dropped. His once-glittering political career effectively ended when he was arrested and booked on charges stemming from secret agreements he made in a multimillion-dollar negotiation over a city...
  • Tenn May Give Dems Sixth Senator (Dick Morris Insanity Alert)

    06/21/2006 7:46:30 AM PDT · by TSchmereL · 62 replies · 1,624+ views
    The Hill ^ | June 21, 2006 | Dick Morris
    Now the Zogby poll indicates that Harold Ford, the Democratic candidate to succeed Majority Leader Bill Frist (R) in Tennessee, is running a surprisingly strong race against his three possible Republican opponents. That could be the sixth seat. Zogby has Ford tied with former Rep. Ed Bryant, with each winning 42 percent of the vote, and trailing by a small margin, 43-41, against former Rep. Van Hilleary. A third possible candidate, Chattanooga Mayor Bob Corker, leads Ford by 46-42. Ford, one of a new generation of African-American politicians with considerable appeal across party lines, has two defects as he runs...
  • Sheriff revokes concealed weapon license of former challenger

    06/17/2006 2:41:08 PM PDT · by SmithL · 19 replies · 977+ views
    AP ^ | 6/17/6
    LOS ANGELES - Sheriff Lee Baca revoked the concealed weapons license of a retired captain from his department who ran against him unsuccessfully in the June 6 election. Capt. Ken Masse, a 35-year veteran of the sheriff's department who retired last year, was notified two days after the election that his license had been revoked. Undersheriff Larry Waldie notified Masse of the move, saying that his campaign "may have damaged the public's confidence in this agency." Masse's lawyer called the revocation "blatant retaliation." Law enforcement officers are generally given a concealed weapons license after retirement in California, but the credentials...
  • Ford Jr. crosses state and party lines for a blue ribbon in red Tennessee

    06/11/2006 7:46:10 AM PDT · by SmithL · 29 replies · 785+ views
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 6/11/6 | Halimah Abdullah
    The shadows beneath Harold Ford Jr.'s eyes at last week's Pancakes and Politics speakers' forum in Memphis said it all. More than 43 cities in 72 days -- and that's just Tennessee stops -- 142 radio interviews since April 1, as well as appearances on "Imus in the Morning," Bloomberg TV, "Squawkbox" and "Hardball." With less than six months until the general election, the Memphis congressman may be tired but he shows no sign of slowing. Advertisement He can't afford to. He's a self-described underdog U.S. Senate candidate in a race that could tip the balance of congressional power back...
  • Jurors begin Waltz deliberations [Roscoe Dixon "needed" the money]

    06/07/2006 1:06:46 PM PDT · by SmithL · 3 replies · 198+ views
    AP ^ | 6/7/6 | WOODY BAIRD
    MEMPHIS — A federal jury started deliberating Wednesday to decide whether a former Tennessee senator was guilty of bribery and extortion in a public corruption case. Memphis Democrat Roscoe Dixon is the first state lawmaker to go to trial in the Tennessee Waltz case. He’s among five current or former state lawmakers charged with taking payoffs from E-Cycle Management, a fake FBI company that offered bribes to state and local officials across Tennessee. Dixon is charged with taking $9,500 in bribes to push for a change in state law E-Cycle supposedly wanted to gain a business advantage. Testifying in his...
  • Dixon's testimony in Waltz trial begins

    06/06/2006 8:18:57 AM PDT · by SmithL · 3 replies · 178+ views
    AP ^ | 6/6/6 | WOODY BAIRD
    MEMPHIS - Former state Sen. Roscoe Dixon began testifying at his Tennessee Waltz corruption trial Monday but was asked no questions about the charges against him before court ended for the day. Dixon contends he was set up by overzealous FBI agents and government witnesses trying to save themselves by testifying against him. He says he thought the government's chief undercover informant was a lobbyist for a legitimate company, not a crooked businessman offering bribes. "There are more lobbyists than legislators ... Everybody's got lobbyists but poor people and working people," said Dixon, who testified on his personal background and...
  • Waltz figure said he needed money [Roscoe Dixon]

    06/05/2006 3:15:11 PM PDT · by SmithL · 1 replies · 192+ views
    AP ^ | 6/5/6 | WOODY BAIRD
    MEMPHIS — A former state senator charged in an FBI bribery sting complained that his job as a lawmaker paid too little, according to a recording played for a federal jury Monday. "I need to get in the big league, man," Roscoe Dixon said on a recording played at his bribery and extortion trial. L.C. McNeil, an FBI agent testifying under his code name, said the recording was made in August 2004 when he was talking with Dixon about the senator’s desire to leave the Legislature. McNeil was pretending to be vice president of E-Cycle Management, a company seeking legislative...
  • Jon Carroll [Hey, You Raided A Politician!]

    06/05/2006 7:40:36 AM PDT · by SmithL · 2 replies · 316+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/5/6 | Jon Carroll
    This is so great. The Congress of the United States, which has cheerfully given President Bush essentially everything he's asked for in his extensions of executive power, has condoned or at least not condemned illegal wiretaps, illegal detentions, torture, violations of the Geneva Conventions and essentially any other action the government wants to take against American citizens it thinks might be somehow, maybe connected with someone who may be connected with someone who knew someone who once went to Pakistan or some country that sounds like Pakistan -- that Congress is now upset because some FBI agents raided the offices...