Archives for 2008

“APPROPRIATE” RESPONSE OF THE SECRET SERVICE AT THE SHOE THROWING

The secret service contends the shoe throwing incident is under review. An Iraqi television journalist is in custody and will be criminally charged by Iraqi authorities for throwing two shoes at President Bush. The shoes narrowly missed the president's head. He quickly ducked twice to avoid … [Read more...]

CAROLINE KENNEDY, FRIEND OF OBAMA, WANTS THE NEW YORK SENATE SEAT

Kennedy's Credentials Debated in Senate Bid By DAVID M. HALBFINGER She has not held a full-time job in years, has not run for even the lowliest office, and has promoted such noncontroversial causes as patriotism, poetry and public service. Yet Caroline Kennedy's decision to ask Gov. David A. … [Read more...]

BARNEY CAM 2008

Barney Cam 2008 is star studded and packed with patriotism and the Scottish Terrier's dreamed of U.S. participation in the Olympics. Speaking of the Olympics, some winners of the gold had starring roles in this farewell Barney Cam. More than a month ago, Barney made news. The video went viral. … [Read more...]

PRESIDENT BUSH DUCKS FOR COVER AFTER SHOES WERE THROWN AT HIM AT A PRESS CONFERENCE

        Shoes thrown at Bush on Iraq trip A surprise visit by US President George Bush to Iraq has been overshadowed by an incident in which two shoes were thrown at him during a news conference. An Iraqi journalist was wrestled to the floor by security guards after he called Mr Bush "a … [Read more...]

WEEKEND RADIO ADDRESS ADDS MORE TO THE CABINET NOMINEE LIST

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MINISTER FARRAKHAN RESPONDS TO ALLEGED CORRUPTION

Alleged corruption around the world has Chicago resident, Nation of Islam Minister, Louis Farrakhan speaking out and on fire. He spoke recently at his home on the situation in Zimbabwe. Farrakhan recalled President Mugabe as the former freedom fighter, a man who once tried to tear down the … [Read more...]

CONGRESSMAN JACKSON, CANDIDATE NUMBER 5

CHICAGO - Representative Jesse L. Jackson Jr., long seen here as someone who was willing, even happy, to clash with this city's old power structure, found himself tangled up on Wednesday in the fallout from the arrest of Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich of Illinois - now a symbol of that old, unseemly … [Read more...]

REBOOTING THE U.S. IMAGE

WASHINGTON - President-elect Barack Obama says he will try to "reboot America's image" among the world's Muslims and will follow tradition by using his entire name - Barack Hussein Obama - in his swearing-in ceremony. The U.S. image globally has taken a deep hit during President George W. Bush's … [Read more...]

ARRESTS ON ALLEGATIONS OF PAY TO PLAY

Tribune staff reports 1:08 PM CST, December 9, 2008 U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald said today that federal authorities arrested Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich this morning because the governor went on "a political corruption crime spree" that needed to be stopped. Fitzgerald said secret tape … [Read more...]

DEMOCRATS AND THE RANGEL CONTROVERSY

Tuesday, Dec. 09, 2008 Rangel's Troubles Create a Problem for the Democrats By Karen Tumulty Washington scandals tend to build like snowdrifts. They start with a little flaky business, but if the wind starts blowing hard enough, they can swallow you before you know it. That's why Charlie Rangel … [Read more...]