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  • To those who supported Fred Thompson in '07, who are you voting for this election?

    03/14/2016 8:50:46 AM PDT · by Arcy · 91 replies
    3-14-16 | Arcy
    I remember the contentious back-and-forth here on FR during the 2007-2008 campaign season and many on FR were fawning over Fred Thompson's entry into the race and encouraged his attack on Mike Huckabee, who was also running for president at that time. What I would like to know from those Thompson supporters is: who are you voting for in this years in the primaries?
  • Draining Washington's swamp, Fred Thompson-style

    11/12/2015 2:40:12 PM PST · by LibertysWordsmith · 22 replies
    The Aspen Times ^ | November 12, 2015 | Melanie Sturm
    “I often long for the realism and sincerity of Hollywood,” joked Sen. Fred Thompson, the “Law & Order” star who recently died. A real-life prosecutor and Watergate counsel, Thompson formulated the famous question that hastened Richard Nixon’s downfall: “What did the president know, and when did he know it?” If you believe this question still delivers political accountability, Think Again. Alas, the Watergate era’s bipartisan commitment to equal and impartial justice has been rendered obsolete by lawmakers who often operate lawlessly. Capturing the hypocrisy, comedian Bill Murray tweeted: “So, if we lie to the government, it’s a felony. But if...
  • A Sharp Mind in a Sharp Suit ... Mark Steyn

    11/02/2015 10:47:15 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 8 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 2 Nov 2015 | Mark Steyn
    Rest in peace, Fred Thompson. He was a great American who lived a richer life than most of either his fellow senators or fellow actors. It was always fun when you'd stumble across him grilling someone on TV in that distinctive Tennessee drawl and it took you a moment to figure out whether it was a movie or a Congressional hearing. It happened to me a couple of months back when I came across the hugely enjoyable No Way Out with Kevin Costner, Sean Young, Gene Hackman ...and there's Senator Thompson doing his shtick as director of the CIA. He...
  • A Tribute to Fred Thompson: Success in Four Different Careers

    11/02/2015 7:19:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/02/2015 | John Fund
    Despite a recurrence of lymphoma, former Senator Fred Thompson kept working up until nearly the end of his life, which ended today at age 73. His last film, released just after Labor Day this year, was ironically called "90 Minutes in Heaven." Fred will keep everyone beyond St. Peter's gate educated and entertained for far longer than that. Fred Thompson had a humble background as the grandson of a sharecropper and son of a used-car salesman in Tennessee but succeeded in four different careers: law, politics, lobbying, and acting. He was a sports star but an indifferent student until age...
  • Fred Thompson, RIP

    11/01/2015 3:32:57 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 68 replies ^ | 11/1/2015 | John Martin
     ‏@jmartNYT Sad news from Tennessee: Fred Thompson died today in Nashville. A recurrence of lymphoma, per a statement. Quite a life.
  • Former U.S. senator and longtime Law & Order star Fred Thompson dies after losing his battle with...

    11/01/2015 4:40:01 PM PST · by perfect stranger · 26 replies ^ | 19:31 EST, 1 November 2015 | Ollie Gillman
    Actor and former Republican senator Fred Thompson has died aged 73, his family have said. Thompson, who starred in Law & Order and Die Hard II as well as being a senator in Tennessee, died on Sunday in Nashville after a battle with lymphoma. 'It is with a heavy heart and a deep sense of grief that we share the passing of our brother, father and grandfather who died peacefully Nashville surrounded by his family,' a statement from his family said.
  • Former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson dies at 73

    11/01/2015 2:58:13 PM PST · by TheBigB · 209 replies
    The Tennessean (Gannett) | Nov. 1, 2015 | Dave Boucher and Joey Garrison
  • Huckabee 2016 Could Be 2008 Redux

    01/06/2015 1:59:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    US News & World Report's The Run 2016 ^ | January 5, 2015 | David Catanese
    His coalition of evangelicals could be broken up by new alternatives like Ted Cruz.Mike Huckabee loyalists still believe their guy was screwed in 2008. After pulling off an impressive upset of the better-funded Mitt Romney in the Iowa presidential caucuses, the former Arkansas governor eyed a second Republican primary win in South Carolina. His allies are convinced the Palmetto State should’ve been his for the taking – if not for the peculiar, lethargic candidacy of former Sen. Fred Thompson, a friend of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who siphoned conservative voters from Huckabee in South Carolina. Thompson’s 16 percent slice of...
  • The Media and Republican Insiders Lash Out against Congressman Steve King

    11/23/2014 12:42:14 PM PST · by iowamark · 14 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | 11/21/2014 | Craig Robinson
    I’m pretty sure that Iowa Congressman Steve King thought that his detractors would give it a rest for a while after he defeated his Democrat opponent by 24 points earlier this month.  Yet once again headlines like, “Stay away from Steve King,” have been published this week.  This time it’s not the liberals who are ranting and raving about King, its nameless “Republican insiders” and a conservative blogger from the Washington Post. On Tuesday, King announced that he is partnering with Citizens United to put on a 2016 presidential forum in Des Moines on January 24th called the Iowa Freedom...
  • 'Persecuted': Fred Thompson - 'Tough' To be a Republican In Hollywood

    07/14/2014 9:28:01 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    Breitbart Big Hollywood ^ | 7-14-14 | John Nolte
    Fred Thompson's political career dates back to Watergate. Since, he has been a U.S. Senator and presidential candidate. He now does triple duty in talk radio, as a columnist and as a respected character actor; a profession he's enjoyed success in since 1987. In a Hollywood Reporter interview about his upcoming film "Persecuted," which opens in 600 theatres this Friday, Thompson admits things are tough for Republicans in Hollywood -- even for a veteran like himself: Is it tough to be a Republican actor in Hollywood? It's a tough business for everybody, but if you happen to run across a...
  • The New York Meeting: Fred Thompson, Ben Carson

    03/22/2014 10:11:22 AM PDT · by iowamark · 2 replies
    "The New York Meeting is a nationally-recognized gathering of elected officials, journalists, business leaders and conservative authors in New York City at The Grand Hyatt, run by Mallory Factor and O’Brien Murray. The New York Meeting identifies leaders and generates ideas for the future of our nation and gets to the core of the most important issues facing the nation. This monthly hour and half meeting consists of five 15 minute segments with America’s leaders—Senators, Governors, Congressman, newsmakers, journalists and celebrated authors, Each speaker addresses the meeting and then, answer questions from a panel of noted journalists and the invited...
  • 'Persecuted' film examines freedom of conscience versus the state

    02/14/2014 12:48:57 AM PST · by iowamark · 12 replies
    Peoria Journal-Star ^ | 2/13/2014 | Mark Kellner
    Some filmmakers get their inspiration from a childhood memory or perhaps a work of literature. Daniel Lusko said the idea for the movie "Persecuted" came from the Holy Spirit. "The very core of what inspired this movie - and I am by no means a holy man - was prompted by the Holy Spirit," Lusko said. "I awoke one morning, chills ran down my spine, and the whole story stood before me." Lusko said his vision included the image of a hunted man running through the forest to save his life. That image became the film's protagonist John Luther, a...
  • Mississippi toss-up: Cochran v. McDaniel tied at 40% in Human Events/Gravis poll

    01/04/2014 11:15:42 AM PST · by Viennacon · 19 replies
    Human Events ^ | 12/18/2013 | Neil W. McCabe
    Six months before the Mississippi GOP primary, Sen. W. Thad Cochran is in a dead heat with attorney and former radio host state Sen. Christopher McDaniel, according to a Dec. 13 Human Events/Gravis poll of 691 voters, who voted in a Republican primary in 2010 and or 2012, with both men polling 40 percent with 20 percent undecided. “Overall, the results indicate that Senator Cochran is in a tight spot,” said Doug Kaplan, president of Gravis Marketing, a Florida-based polling and call center company. The poll also asked about other issues and carries a margin of error of plus or...
  • A Person of Privilege

    05/23/2013 9:29:52 AM PDT · by National Review · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | May 23, 2013 | National Review
    Lois Lerner was too clever by half. By Fred Thompson Lois Lerner, the IRS official in charge of tax-exempt groups, took her too-clever-by-half act to Congress yesterday and may have waived her right to claim her Fifth Amendment privilege in the process. Appearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, she couldn’t resist citing a little history, bragging on her public service, instructing the committee as to the purpose of the Fifth Amendment, and proclaiming her innocence of everything the committee might be interested in — all before asserting her Fifth Amendment privilege.
  • Fred Thompson Makes News With Benghazi Comments at AFP Event

    11/02/2012 5:27:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | November 1, 2012 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Ali A. Akbar@ali 1 Nov 12 BREAKING: RT @rsmccain: Fred Thompson Calls Benghazi 'Biggest Cover-Up in American History'… … Robert Stacy McCain@rsmccain It was weird: @ali and I were the only media in the room. I was nodding off until -- BOOM! Fred makes news.… 1 Nov 12 Reply Retweet FavoriteFred Thompson speaks in West Chester, OhioBLUE ASH, Ohio News happens in weird ways. While we were driving to today’s Americans for Prosperity event in West Chester, Ali Akbar mentioned an article he’d just seen at Foreign Policy about the Benghazi attack. Meanwhile, CBS News was reporting that...
  • The Roberts Opinion (Fred Thompson's commentary)

    07/05/2012 1:42:07 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 35 replies
    Fred Thompson's America ^ | July 3, 2012 | Fred Thompson
    In 2005 I was asked by the Bush administration to assist Judge John Roberts during the Senate confirmation process for his nomination as chief justice of the United States. Over several pressure-packed days, and throughout the confirmation process, I felt I got to know him fairly well. I found him to be one of the most brilliant, thoughtful, and humorous people I’d ever met. Those qualities don’t always go together. It was clear he was going to be a major right-of-center voice on the Supreme Court for decades to come. So it is with a great deal of personal interest...
  • Fred Thompson Promotes ‘National Popular Vote’ Initiative In Harrisburg

    01/30/2012 8:06:46 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 165 replies
    CBS Philadelphia ^ | October 5th, 2011 | Tony Romeo
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) - The state capitol was the scene of two events promoting distinctly different ways of changing the way Pennsylvania’s presidential electoral votes are awarded. Actor and former Senator and former Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson is part of a bi-partisan effort to create a compact agreement among states to award all of their electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote, no matter who wins the state vote for president.
  • Thompson: Mitt campaign has 'Drudge in their back pocket'

    01/29/2012 12:20:37 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 81 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/29/12 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    Former Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.) on Sunday attacked Mitt Romney for "unseemliness and overkill" in his aggressive campaign against Newt Gingrich, the candidate Thompson has endorsed.
  • Fred Thompson endorses Newt Gingrich

    01/23/2012 6:54:16 PM PST · by LonePalm · 199 replies
    Sean Hannity Show on Fox News | 1/23/2012 | LonePalm
    Former Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson just endorsed Newt Gingrich for the Republican nomination.
  • Fred Thompson: Who Dropped the Dime on Cain?

    11/03/2011 12:31:01 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 89 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 3, 2011 | Fred Thompson
    ......Days after I got into the presidential race in 2007, I was greeted with a website, “,” described in the media at the time as an “anti Fred Thompson smear site.” You couldn’t really tell who was behind it, but we learned of it from the Democratic National Committee, which made ample use of it. We assumed that they had created it. However, a reporter at the Washington Post (of all people) decided to find out who was behind the site. After a lot of effort, she traced it to an executive of TTS Strategies, a South Carolina consulting firm...