After flirting for months without ever committing to anything, former Speaker Newt Gingrich has announced that he won’t be running for President: ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) — Two days after hinting he wanted to try for the White House, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich decided he would not run for president, his spokesman said Saturday. Rick [...]Continue reading Newt Gingrich Announces He Won’t Run For President
Archive for September, 2007
John Berthoud was one of the unseen faces in Washington fighting the good fight for fiscal conservatism and lower takes. Since 1997, he headed the National Taxpayers Union, one of the premier lobbying groups in Washington that seeks to advance an agenda of lower taxes and lower spending. Late last week, Mr. Berthoud died at [...]Continue reading In Memory Of John Berthoud
I’ve been critical of the campaign before, but this was a nicely executed fund-raising drive and a nicely-executed publicity campaign all at the same time: Dr. Paul was campaigning in New Hampshire with his wife Carol and their family when our $1,000,000 goal was reached last night. As the time drew near, they watched on [...]Continue reading Ron Paul Raises $ 1 Million In Seven-Day Online Campaign
Progress in the War Against Advil, from the always wacky Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals: Safford Middle School officials did not violate the civil rights of a 13-year-old Safford girl when they forced her to disrobe and expose her breasts and pubic area four years ago while looking for a drug, according to the Ninth [...]Continue reading Outrageous Court Decision Of The Week
For all the complaining I do about the Republican Party, there are days like today when I’m reminded of just how bad the alternative is: WASHINGTON (AP) – Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday that every child born in the United States should get a $5,000 “baby bond” from the government to help [...]Continue reading Hillary Clinton: Let’s Start Socialism At The Cradle, Literally
I did not watch last night’s PBS debate, but these two You Tube videos seem to comprise the majority of what Congressman Paul had to say:Continue reading Ron Paul At Last Night’s Presidential Debate
With the expiration of SCHIP looming on September 30th, the congress plans to extend and expand the program by adding another $35 billion over the next 5 years despite President Bush’s threat to veto the bill. The House passed the bill 265-159 with the support of 45 Republicans. The Senate also is expected to pass [...]Continue reading Smoke ‘em if You got ‘em…for the Good of the Children
A few days ago, the Ron Paul campaign started a campaign to raise $ 500,000 in a single campaign before the end of the quarter on September 30th. Well, the quarter isn’t over, but the goal has been met. And, now the campaign is shooting for an equally amazing fundraising goal, $ 1,000,000. Frankly, [...]Continue reading Ron Paul Meets Fundraising Goal, Sets New One
Ever wonder why the the police in London are called Bobbies? They got that name from their founder, Sir Robert Peel, who is widely held to be the father of modern policing. I don’t think this is accurate, since modern policing as of the beginning of the 21th century has as much to do with [...]Continue reading Was Sir Robert Cruising For a Tasing?
Another federal judge has ruled that sections of the so-called USA PATRIOT Act are unconstitutional: Two provisions of the USA Patriot Act are unconstitutional because they allow search warrants to be issued without a showing of probable cause, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken ruled that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, [...]Continue reading Part of PATRIOT Act ruled unconstitutional
That seems to be the implication of the rumors that have been circulating for several days now: Supporters of long-shot GOP presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul (Texas) are putting their money where their mouth is — the Internet. With the third quarter drawing to a close, the campaign said it expects to exceed the $2.4 [...]Continue reading Ron Paul’s Fundraising: Better Than Ever ?
Ron Paul’s supporters need to learn that stuff like this does not help your candidate: Texas congressman and Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul does not believe that 9/11 was an “inside job” and his campaign distanced itself from a raucous pro-Paul demonstration on a Mackinac Island ferry Friday night, a Paul spokesman said Monday. In [...]Continue reading The Kind Of Help Ron Paul Doesn’t Need
NEW YORK – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad faced sharp criticism Monday about his opinions on women, gays, Israel, nuclear weapons and the Holocaust in an appearance at Columbia University, where protesters lined the streets bearing signs reading, “Hitler Lives.” Inside a crowded lecture hall, the university president issued blistering introductory remarks. Ahmadinejad exhibits “all the [...]Continue reading Could Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s Visit to Columbia University be a Good Thing?
We’re appearing to see a definitive change in American presidential elections, with a rush for states to move their primaries forward as early as possible. This throws out the “traditional order” where states like Iowa and New Hampshire play key roles. At stake is the potential chance for dark-horse candidates like Ron Paul to win [...]Continue reading Monday Open Thread: Early Primary Edition
If anyone has any doubts about whether or not the war on (some) drugs and mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines turn otherwise law abiding citizens into criminals, look no further than the injustice Richard Paey suffered in the State of Florida. To make a long story short: Paey received serious injuries in a car accident, his [...]Continue reading A Small Victory
WASHINGTON — After testimony Tuesday by retired NFL players about red tape in qualifying for disability benefits related to on-the-field injuries, Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., said the league is “dropping the ball.” […] “My hope is that the league will get its act together here,” Kerry said. “I am prepared, if the league doesn’t do [...]Continue reading Mike Ditka, Former Players Ask the U.S. Senate to “Fix” the NFL
Apparently, the former Mayor of New York thinks that the North Atlantic Ocean extends alot further than most of us might have thought: Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani urged NATO to admit Australia, India, Israel, Japan and Singapore on Wednesday as part of proposals to combat Islamic extremism. Okay, so maybe its time for a [...]Continue reading Rudy Giuliani Flunks Geography
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Last week, I noted that the first post-summer Gallup Poll seemed to show Ron Paul slipping back into the 1% range after a summer that had him moving up in the polls. This week’s poll results are out, and it seems that the September 10th release may have been a statistical anomaly: PRINCETON, NJ — [...]Continue reading Latest Gallup Poll Puts Ron Paul At 4%
It was 220 years ago today that the Constitution was signed by it’s drafters in Philadelphia: What’s the most important day in American history? Most of us would answer the Fourth of July. But think about today, Sept. 17. For on this date in 1787, the convention in Philadelphia completed work on one of the [...]Continue reading Happy Constitution Day