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  • Bush homeland security adviser resigns

    11/19/2007 7:23:36 AM PST · by stevie_d_64 · 74 replies · 155+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 11/19/2007 | BEN FELLER
    WASHINGTON - Fran Townsend, the leading White House-based terrorism adviser who gave public updates on the extent of the threat to U.S. security, is stepping down after 4 1/2 years. President Bush said in a statement Monday morning that Townsend, 45, "has ably guided the Homeland Security Council. She has played an integral role in the formation of the key strategies and policies my administration has used to combat terror and protect Americans." Her departure continues an exodus of key Bush aides and confidants, with his two-term presidency in the final 15 months. Top aide Karl Rove, along with press...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 26 February 2006

    02/26/2006 5:22:56 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 1,064 replies · 18,905+ views
    Various big media television networks ^ | 26 February 2006 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sunday, February 26th, 2006 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): White House homeland security adviser Frances Fragos Townsend, Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del., Gov. Mitt Romney, R-Mass.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., Sen. John Warner, R-Va., Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, R-Calif. FACE THE NATION (CBS): National security adviser Stephen Hadley; Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. THIS WEEK (ABC): Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Carl Levin, D-Mich.; actor Richard Gere. LATE EDITION (CNN) : Hadley; Iraqi national security adviser Mowaffak al-Rubaie; Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and...
  • NYT: Overhauling Intelligence -- Homeland Security Adviser Gets High Marks in a Tough Job

    06/29/2005 6:25:41 AM PDT · by OESY · 8 replies · 625+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 29, 2005 | ELISABETH BUMILLER
    It is no mystery why Frances Fragos Townsend, President Bush's homeland security adviser and a former mob prosecutor in Manhattan, was called The Hurricane by the Federal Bureau of Investigation agents she once worked with in New York. "You don't want to get on her bad side," said an admiring Pasquale J. D'Amuro, a former assistant director in the F.B.I.'s New York office. "If you think you're going to manipulate your way around, or not be aggressive in your approach, she'll rip you to shreds." That personality has served Ms. Townsend well since Mr. Bush gave her the job of...
  • Bonner, Townsend seen as top picks for Cabinet

    12/15/2004 1:26:49 PM PST · by nanak · 4 replies · 314+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 12/15/2004 | Jerry Seper
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Robert C. Bonner and White House Homeland Security Adviser Frances Fragos Townsend appear to be at the top of a shortlist of candidates to head the Department of Homeland Security, as the White House seeks to rebound after the unexpected withdrawal of former New York Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik. Another candidate is Asa Hutchinson, the department's undersecretary for border and transportation security, administration and law-enforcement sources said. Mr. Hutchinson reportedly has lobbied for the post. Some Republicans, including Sens. John McCain of Arizona and Senate Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Susan Collins of Maine, also...
  • 'Trusted' Janet Reno Aide Touted as Homeland Chief

    12/12/2004 8:21:48 AM PST · by nanak · 38 replies · 974+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 12/12/2004 | Newsmax
    A woman described as "a close personal friend of [former] Attorney General Janet Reno" who also seved as Reno's "most trusted adviser" has become the media's favorite candidate to replace Homeland Security Chief Tom Ridge, after Bernard Kerik withdrew his name from contention late Friday. Frances Fragos Townsend currently serves as the White House's homeland security advisor. But Washington insiders marvel at her ability to survive the transition from the Clinton administration. "To many old Washington hands, the casting is stunning," reported U.S. News & World Report in early December. "A registered Republican, Townsend, 42, is a holdover from the...
  • Candidate Janet Reno: Dancing Fool?

    07/30/2002 2:46:46 PM PDT · by Stand Watch Listen · 6 replies · 267+ views
    INSIGHT magazine ^ | July 29, 2002 | Martin Edwin Andersen
    A recent gala fund-raiser in South Beach might have dispelled the question, "Can she dance?" but Florida gubernatorial candidate and former U.S. attorney general Janet Reno still must face the music over concerns about whether she is fit to run the Sunshine State. Those with long memories will recall that, during the middle of the Clinton impeachment debacle, Democratic pollster Patrick Caddell wondered whether Reno, a fellow Democrat, was the most corrupt attorney general in U.S. history or merely the most incompetent. My own experience with the boogie-down madam suggests that either description will do. I worked as a...