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  • How the Immigration Act of 1965 Changed the Face of America

    05/22/2021 3:28:16 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 44 replies
    History ^ | August 12th 2019 | LESLEY KENNEDY
    When the U.S. Congress passed—and President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law—the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965, the move was largely seen as symbolic."The bill will not flood our cities with immigrants,” lead supporter Sen. Edward “Ted” Kennedy (D-Mass.) told the Senate during debate. “It will not upset the ethnic mix of our society. It will not relax the standards of admission. It will not cause American workers to lose their jobs.”That sentiment was echoed by Johnson, who, upon signing the act on October 3, 1965, said the bill would not be revolutionary: “It does not affect the lives...
  • Pinkerton: John Kerry Isn’t the First Massachusetts Democrat Accused of Assisting an Enemy

    04/27/2021 6:05:02 PM PDT · by bitt · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/27/2021 | James P. Pinkerton
    The news about John Kerry is startling. The former U.S. senator from Massachusetts and secretary of state, now President Joe Biden’s climate czar, is accused of leaking sensitive—possibly classified—information to an enemy power, Iran. The accusation surfaced in a news story about the supposedly off-the-record comments by Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister, made in March to an Iranian journalist, who recorded the conversation in a three-hour audio file. Zarif’s words were leaked to a London-based Iranian publication called Iran International, and then the New York Times ran with the story on April 25. While offering a candid commentary about...
  • Biden Buys Off Joe Manchin – Will Kyrsten Sinema Save the Republic?

    03/28/2021 4:24:23 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 36 replies
    dbdailyupdate ^ | David Blackmon
    If you’re counting on Joe Manchin to save the Republic… – Well, you might want to think again. For all his bluster and fake media coverage about being some sort of “moderate” Democrat, West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin has always been nothing but a reliable, down-the-line leftwinger who operates in what I like to call the Lloyd Bentsen mode of being a senator. You might remember Lloyd Bentsen, the long-time Texas senator who ran for the vice presidency in 1988 as Michael Dukakis’s running mate. During his 22 years in the senate from 1971 through 1993, Bentsen was the quintessential...
  • Priest who gave Sen. Ted Kennedy’s funeral homily charged in sex assault case

    12/16/2020 2:32:58 PM PST · by ebb tide · 36 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | December 15, 2020 | Travis Andersen
    Priest who gave Sen. Ted Kennedy’s funeral homily charged in sex assault caseA Catholic priest who delivered the funeral homily for Massachusetts Senator Edward M. Kennedy in 2009 has been indicted on charges alleging rape and indecent assault of a minor.A Barnstable Superior Court grand jury on Friday indicted the Rev. Mark R. Hession, 62, on two counts of rape, one count of indecent assault and battery of a person under 14, and one count of witness intimidation, court records show.An arraignment date will be set in January, a spokesperson for the Cape and Islands district attorney’s office said. It...
  • Spygate Law Firm That Attempted To Overturn 2016 Election Behind 2020 Voting Lawsuits

    05/26/2020 6:57:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 26, 2020 | Willis L. Krumholz
    A Democratic effort is underway in at least 16 states to overturn restrictions on mail-in balloting and third-party ballot harvesting. A nationwide effort by Democrats is underway in at least 16 states to overturn restrictions on mail-in voting and third-party ballot harvesting. States where suits have been filed include the swing states of Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and Florida. The effort is being backed by the National Redistricting Foundation, a Democratic group headed by the Obama administration’s Attorney General Eric Holder. The suits appear to be funded by Priorities USA, a Democratic super PAC. A Wall Street Journal headline from April read,...
  • The next debate is set to be moderated by a former intern to...Joe Biden. (And Ted Kennedy.) ... This is NUTS ...

    10/01/2020 8:29:48 AM PDT · by rintintin · 47 replies
    Ted Cruz @tedcruz ^ | Oct 1 2020 | Ted Cruz
    Ted Cruz @tedcruz 1/x Everyone agrees Tuesday’s debate was a train wreck. A major contributing fact was the moderator Chris Wallace, a registered Democrat, repeatedly interrupting to try to help Joe Biden. The next debate is set to be moderated by a former intern to...Joe Biden. (And Ted Kennedy.) 8:10 AM · Oct 1, 2020·Twitter for iPhone Ted Cruz @tedcruz · 13m Replying to @tedcruz 2/x This is NUTS. And no Republican should allow this bias to continue in future elections. I propose 2 simple, fair rules for future debates: (1) GOP primary debates should be moderated by people who...
  • Kennedy memoir reveals guilt over Chappaquiddick

    09/02/2009 8:15:36 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 32 replies · 1,375+ views
    NY Post ^ | SEPTEMBER 02, 2009 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    <p>NEW YORK — In a posthumous memoir, Massachusetts Sen. Edward M. Kennedy writes of fear and remorse surrounding the fateful events on Chappaquiddick Island in 1969, when his car accident left a woman dead.</p> <p>"True Compass" is to be published Sept. 14 by Twelve, a division of the Hachette book group. The 532-page book was obtained early by The New York Times.</p>
  • 'Scandalous: Chappaquiddick' on Fox Business

    11/28/2019 8:44:13 AM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 11/28/19
    11 AM 'Scandalous: Chappaquiddick,' Episode 1 In July 1969, Sen. Ted Kennedy throws a party on the island of Chappaquiddick. The next morning, Kennedy's car and 28-year-old Mary Jo Kopechne's body are discov 12 PM 'Scandalous: Chappaquiddick,' Episode 2 Suspicions regarding Sen. Ted Kennedy's actions on July 18, 1969 begin to build as the senator's explanation to the American people generates more questions abou 1 PM 'Scandalous: Chappaquiddick,' Episode 3 With the inquest behind him, Senator Kennedy tries to push past the controversy and run for president. 2 PM 'Scandalous: Chappaquiddick,' Episode 4 In the decades since the Ted Kennedy...
  • Tucker Carlson: Trump is a ‘truth elixir’ and Bill Kristol is a ‘Trotskyite’

    11/01/2019 10:37:43 PM PDT · by rintintin · 73 replies
    Spectator ^ | Oct 18 2019 | Cockburn
    On Wednesday, Cockburn stopped by ‘Sovereignty or Submission: Restoring National Identity in the Spirit of Liberty’, hosted by conservative publications American Greatness and The New Criterion at a private club in Washington. Cockburn heard a wide-ranging discussion about nation states and governance, featuring Spectator columnists Daniel McCarthy and Roger Kimball, as well as the Hoover Institution’s Victor Davis Hanson, the Heritage Foundation’s David Azerrad, American Greatness editor Chris Buskirk, National Review’s John O’Sullivan, and Hillsdale College and Claremont Institute fellow Michael Anton. Over lunch, Tucker Carlson delivered a keynote speech on what he has learned since Trump’s election. The Fox...
  • In the #MeToo era, it’s time to revisit Ted Kennedy’s legacy

    07/21/2019 9:47:02 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | 20 July 2019 | Maureen Callahan
    Three significant anniversaries passed this week. Only two have truly been noted. First, of course, is the 50th anniversary of the moon landing on Saturday, July 20. The second was the 20th anniversary of the deaths of John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife Carolyn Bessette and her sister Lauren Bessette in a small plane Kennedy was flying to Martha’s Vineyard. Only one of those deserves the hagiographic treatment both have been given, but I’ll get to that later. The third was also a 50th anniversary, one that passed just two days after JFK Jr.’s and was, in many ways, related....
  • Howie Carr: Ted Kennedy never grasped magnitude of Chappaquiddick (50-Year anniversary alert)

    07/17/2019 8:46:50 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 67 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | July 16, 2019 | Howie Carr
    Ted Kennedy might have become president - Richard Nixon certainly thought the runt of the litter was going to be the Democrat nominee against him in 1972. But the Kennedys' dreams of a restoration of "Camelot" were shattered 50 years ago this week, as Teddy's mother's 1967 Delmont 88 Oldsmobile plunged off a small bridge on Chappaquiddick Island into a tidal pond, drowning Mary Jo Kopechne. Teddy killed the 28-year-old "girl," as he called her, and he was allowed to plead guilty to ... leaving the scene of an accident. Not vehicular homicide, or drunk driving, or reckless driving, or...
  • 50 Years of Shame: How Journalists Protected Ted Kennedy After Chappaquiddick

    07/16/2019 8:21:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    newbusters.org ^ | 7/16/2019 | scott whitlock
    Thursday marks 50 years since Ted Kennedy, the liberal Democrat from Massachusetts, drove off a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island and left Mary Jo Kopechne to drown in the back seat. For decades, journalists and the TV networks downplayed the incident and portrayed the senator as the victim. Despite the circumstances, New York Times correspondent James Reston’s initial coverage in 1969 framed the story as a "Kennedy family" tragedy, rather than as a tragedy for the Kopechne family. As the Media Research Center's Brent Bozell and Tim Graham explained in a 2015 column: Reston’s first draft on Chappaquiddick began “Tragedy has...
  • Family of Mary Jo Kopechne releases 50-year-old letter from Muhammad Ali

    07/15/2019 9:02:35 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 62 replies
    The Times Leader ^ | 7/13/2019 | Bill O’Boyle
    WILKES-BARRE — With the 50th anniversary of her death coming up this week, relatives of Mary Jo Kopechne are making public a letter the Luzerne County native’s parents received from boxer Muhammad Ali shortly after her passing. In it, Ali urges the family to sue Sen. Ted Kennedy, who was driving the car that plunged off a bridge into a pond on the night of July 18, 1969, from which Kennedy escaped and Kopechne’s lifeless body was recovered the next morning. She was 28. The letter has been released to the Times Leader by William Nelson and his mother, Georgetta...
  • Chappaquiddick: The 50th Anniversary (PODCAST)

    07/12/2019 9:22:11 PM PDT · by bitt · 39 replies
    HOWIECARRSHOW.COM ^ | 7/12/2019 | STAFF
    In the summer of 1969, U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy found himself in the worst scandal of his scandal-scarred life. He had plunged his mother’s 1967 Oldsmobile Delmont 88 into the black waters off Chappaquiddick Island and then swam to safety, leaving Mary Jo Kopechne to suffocate in the submerged vehicle. In this special podcast, written by New York Times best-selling author Howie Carr, you’ll learn how Ted Kennedy clamored to absolve himself of nearly all responsibility for the death of a young woman before a national television audience, and managed to face few legal repercussions in the wake of Mary...
  • Scarborough asks Kamala Harris question that ‘doomed’ Ted Kennedy’s presidential run:

    01/11/2019 8:19:21 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 93 replies
    The Hill ^ | JOHN BOWDEN
    ‘Why would you want to be president?’ Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) has not yet announced a bid for the White House, but on Friday the California senator faced a line of inquiry from MSNBC host Joe Scarborough that he credits with dooming the presidential campaign of former Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.). Speaking on "Morning Joe," Harris was asked by the co-host why she wants to be president — the same question that some historians point to as the end of Kennedy's ill-fated 1980 campaign for the White House. "I want to ask you the Roger Mudd question that he...
  • Is Anybody Watching ABC’s Series 1969?

    05/08/2019 5:34:04 PM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 63 replies
    5/8/19 | Originalbuckeye
    Did anybody see the most recent episode of the ‘documentary’ series 1969, on ABC? I started watching it and this one is labelled ‘The Girl in the Car’.
  • Kerry Taps Controversial Elian Attorney

    09/25/2004 1:12:58 PM PDT · by hope · 46 replies · 1,316+ views
    News Max.Com ^ | 9-25-04
    Reprinted from NewsMax.com Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004 2:07 p.m. EDTKerry Taps Controversial Elian Attorney The Elian Gonzalez controversy was the single most critical factor giving George Bush the presidency in 2000. It may prove to be a critical factor this year as well – thanks to John Kerry who just tapped a key figure in the Elian controversy for his campaign. Kerry must have forgotten that after the Elian brouhaha record numbers of Cuban Americans in Florida voted against Al Gore – ceding the closely contested Florida race – and the presidency to George Bush. The Miami Herald reported Saturday...
  • Ted Kennedy Sent a Secret Letter to the Soviets in 1983-Truth!

    03/29/2019 5:05:24 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 24 replies
    This eRumor is true. Sen. Ted Kennedy wrote the letter to Soviet General Secretary Yuri Andropov in 1983. In the letter, Kennedy reportedly talked about his concerns with U.S.-Soviet relations, and about President Reagan’s plan to deploy middle range nuclear weapons to Western Europe. Ted Kennedy’s original letter to Soviet leaders hasn’t turned up. But Kennedy’s letter was discussed in a memo from KGB Head Viktor Chebrikov to Yuri Andropov that turned up in 1992.
  • Democratic Congresswoman Condemns Religious Bigotry, Standing up to

    02/02/2019 11:39:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 2, 2019 | David Glosson
    In a surprising op-ed, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), who has announced she is running for President, called out fellow Democrats for fomenting “religious bigotry” during the confirmation of some of President Trump’s recent judicial nominees. Although she did not call them out by name, Senators Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) were undoubtedly in Gabbard’s crossfire, as both Democrat Senators recently (and repeatedly) asked Brian Buescher, a nominee to the U.S. District Court in Nebraska, about his affiliation with the Knights of Columbus, a faith-based, service organization that supports the Catholic Church’s historical teaching on marriage, abortion, and human sexuality. With around two...
  • Elizabeth Warren silenced on Senate floor after quoting Coretta Scott King

    02/08/2017 11:14:36 AM PST · by TBP · 50 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 7, 2017 | 10:53pm | Marisa Schultz
    In a rare move, the Senate voted late Tuesday to silence Sen. Elizabeth Warren from speaking out against Sen. Jeff Sessions, President Trump’s nominee for attorney general. The Republican-led Senate voted 49-43 to uphold a floor ruling that Warren (D-Mass.) violated Senate Rule 19 by “impugning” the character of Sessions during her lengthy speech against his confirmation. A separate vote to allow Warren to continue to speak failed — effectively silencing the outspoken progressive from continuing her anti-Sessions speech. The dust-up on the Senate floor began shortly before 7 p.m. when Warren took the microphone to make a long, impassioned...