Co-Chair Raul Grijalva of Arizona drew gushing coverage from the CPUSA's house organ, People's World, during his congressional campaign in 2002... He was also a member of MEChA, a Chicano separatist group known for its fealty to Cuba and Marxist guerrillas.
A misreading of the law or misplaced moral squeamishness should not stop the president from talking about assassination. He should order up the options and see if it’s possible. If we can kill Saddam, we should. -George Stephanopoulos
Co-Chair Raul Grijalva of Arizona drew gushing coverage from the CPUSA's house organ, People's World, during his congressional campaign in 2002. In 1993 — two years after the fall of the USSR — he contributed an article to it railing against free trade. He was also a member of MEChA, a Chicano separatist group known for its fealty to Cuba and Marxist guerrillas.
Democrat, Hate, Character
A top official in President Harry Truman’s State Department threatened to stoke anti-Semitism by publicizing documents that would “do great harm to the Jews” as retribution for the establishment of an independent State of Israel, according to newly unearthed diplomatic cables. As Jews across the globe celebrate Israeli Independence Day today, the cables reveal that, despite public overtures, the U.S. was highly wary of Israel’s creation. They also provide definitive proof of what experts describe as a profound anti-Israel and anti-Semitic bias at the highest levels of the U.S. government.
The Russia Today (RT) Moscow-funded propaganda channel, which is backing the murderous regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, aired a special program on Tuesday night on how progressives in the U.S. can “Take Back the American Dream” by defeating Republicans.
Democrat, Liberal, Brilliance
Murray said, according to the Vancouver paper, that bin Laden has been "out in these countries for decades, building schools, building roads, building infrastructure, building day care facilities, building health care facilities, and the people are extremely grateful. We haven't done that."
Democrat, Liberal, Character, AntiAmerican, Communism
Mr. Kennedy had two proposals for Andropov, according to Chebrikov. First, he asked for a meeting later that summer in order “to arm Soviet officials with explanations regarding problems of nuclear disarmament so they may be better prepared and more convincing during appearances in the USA.” Second, that “Kennedy believes that in order to influence Americans it would be important to organize … televised interviews with [Andropov] in the USA.”
Democrat, Liberal, Character
A former U.S. congresswoman slammed U.S. policy on Libyan state TV late Saturday and stressed the "last thing we need to do is spend money on death, destruction and war." The station is fiercely loyal to Moammar Gadhafi and her interview was spliced with what appeared to be rallies in support of the embattled Libyan leader.
Democrat, Liberal, AntiAmerican, Communism
Documents found in Soviet archives after the fall of the Iron Curtain revealed a great deal about the character of Ted Kennedy. In 1978, American Sen. Edward Kennedy requested the assistance of the KGB to establish a relationship” between the Soviet apparatus and a firm owned by former Sen. John Tunney (D-Ca.).
Democrat, Liberal, Character, AntiAmerican, Communism
March 5, 1980, John Tunney met with the KGB in Moscow on behalf of Sen. Kennedy. Tunney expressed Kennedy's opinion that "nonsense about 'the Soviet military threat' and Soviet ambitions for military expansion in the Persian Gulf . . . was being fueled by (President Jimmy) Carter, (National Security Advisor Zbigniew) Brzezinski, the Pentagon and the military industrial complex." Kennedy offered to speak out against President Carter on Afghanistan. Shortly thereafter he made public speeches opposing President Carter on this issue.
Kerry was free to protest the Vietnam War at home. But communicating with hostile powers while Henry Kissinger confronted them at the bargaining table could not have advanced U.S. foreign policy. Nor did Kerry’s July 22, 1971 press conference endorsing verbatim the Viet Cong’s peace proposal.
“I realize that even my visits in Paris,” Kerry testified, “are on the borderline of private individuals negotiating.”
In private, many EU diplomats have no qualms about saying they want Obama re-elected; it is no secret that many European countries, whether led by centre-left or centre-right governments, are more broadly aligned with the Democrats when it comes to social and tax policy, the environment and a range of foreign-affairs issues.
Former CIA official Alan D. Fiers Jr. testified that the agency regularly intercepted conversations between congressional Democrats and officials of the leftist Sandinista government in Nicaragua in the 1980s.
Boren would not disclose the names of those monitored, but it has been reported that three congressional Democrats who opposed aid to the Contras--former House Speaker Jim Wright of Texas, Rep. David E. Bonior of Michigan and former Rep. Michael D. Barnes of Maryland--were monitored in the 1980s.
Democrat, Liberal, AntiAmerican, War, Lie
The controversy ignited on September 29 when Bonior and McDermott appeared from Baghdad on ABC's "This Week." Host George Stephanopoulos asked McDermott about his recent comment that "the president of the United States will lie to the American people in order to get us into this war."
WASHINGTON — Saddam Hussein’s intelligence agency secretly financed a trip to Iraq for three U.S. lawmakers during the run-up to the U.S.-led invasion, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.
Saddam Hussein's intelligence agency secretly financed a trip to Iraq for three U.S. lawmakers during the run-up to the U.S.-led invasion, federal prosecutors said yesterday.
The antiwar Democrats made the trip in October 2002, while the Bush administration was trying to persuade Congress to authorize military action.
"I am trying to build relationships with other governments in preparation for a Democratic takeover," Dean told me. "I want to make clear that there is an opposition in America and that we are ready to take power and that when we do, we are going to have much better relationships with them."
Democrat, Liberal, Obama, War
WHILE campaigning in public for a speedy withdrawal of US troops from Iraq, Sen. Barack Obama has tried in private to persuade Iraqi leaders to delay an agreement on a draw-down of the American military presence.
Mr Bush has said Ms Pelosi's trip to Syria sent "mixed signals" that undermined US-led efforts to isolate the Syrian president.
"We were very pleased with the assurances we received from the president that he was ready to resume the peace process," she said.
Democrat, Liberal, Incompetence, Oops
Shocking officials in Jerusalem, where she had visited two days earlier, Pelosi said she also told Assad that Olmert had wanted to relay the message that Israel is ready for peace talks with Syria. That came as a surprise to the prime minister, whose office on Wednesday denied any such conversation and said that "what was discussed with the House speaker did not include any change in Israel's policy, as it has been presented to international parties involved in the matter."
Democrat, AntiAmerican, Communism
Then congressman now Senator Robert Torricelli joined with then Speaker of the House Jim Wright (D., Texas) and others in a fawning letter to Sandinista strong man Daniel Ortega. "We have been, and remain," the 1984 letter read, "opposed to U.S. support for military action directed against the people or government of Nicaragua."