"Peace Mom" booed
Self-proclaimed peace activist Cindy Sheehan received unwelcome attention
from counter protesters when she went to St. Xavier University in Chicago.
Sheehan was to give a speech on the fact that "one person can make a
difference" at the University. When she arrived, protesters were present to
let Sheehan know that she was not welcome, according to the
Chicago Sun Times:
Before her talk, dozens of bikers and blue collar workers gathered outside
the field house, in the freezing rain, carrying signs that read: "Support
Bill Naughton, a truck mechanic from Hillside, said he showed up so Sheehan
didn't get all the spotlight.
"She gets to say what she wants. We get a say," he said. "She says 'Bring
them back. We're fighting for oil.' I don't believe we're fighting for oil.
I support what our guys enlisted to do, volunteered to do."
Sheehan suggested she was going to stay away from politics on this night,
telling an audience of more than 300 -- including protesters who stood on
the bleachers with their backs to her -- the story of why she became
involved in the anti-war effort and how one person can make a difference.
Sen. John McCain has had his hand caught in President Bush’s fundraising
cookie jar, according to columnist
Major political contributors to George W. Bush who have never given a dime
to prospective 2008 Republican presidential candidate John McCain received
letters, dated Feb. 8, asking for donations to the senator's Straight Talk
America political action committee.
Obviously using President Bush's direct mail list, the letter signed by
McCain asks for $1,000 or $1,500 to support candidates agreeing with McCain
on "key issues." It specifically lists "limiting federal spending,
immigration reform, military readiness, global climate change, Social
Security reform, reining-in lobbyists, reducing the power of the special
interests and putting an end to wasteful pork barrel spending by Congress."
Each recipient received a card to be filled in for McCain's files. "I'm
asking you to update your file card," requests the letter, though the Bush
contributors had no previous card in the senator's files.
Iowa 2008 Hopefuls update
The Republican Party of Iowa enthusiastically announced that former U.S.
Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and syndicated conservative talk show
host Sean Hannity will headline the annual Abraham Lincoln Dinner to be held
April 29th at Embassy Suites in Des Moines.
"We are very excited that both Newt Gingrich and Sean Hannity agreed to
headline our Lincoln Dinner," said Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Ray
Hoffmann. "This visit by Gingrich and Hannity underscores the importance of
the Iowa elections in 2006 and with their help we will have the resources to
win in November."
The annual Lincoln Dinner is Iowa GOP’s largest annual event. Tickets for
the dinner are $100 or $1000 for a table of ten and are available by calling
the Republican Party of Iowa at 515-282-8105.
Arizona Sen. John McCain has scheduled a visit to Iowa to campaign for Jim
Nussle, who is seeking the Republican nomination for governor.
McCain will be the featured speaker at a Cedar Rapids luncheon on April 13
to raise money for Nussle.
''I am pleased to have the opportunity to visit Iowa and campaign for Rep.
Jim Nussle,'' McCain said in a statement released Thursday by Nussle's
Nussle is facing a primary challenge from conservative candidate Bob Vander
Bob Eberle of GOP USA has sent an e-mail urging conservatives to support the
effort to end the Democrat cover-up of the Barrett Report. Democratic
Senators Byron Dorgan, Carl Levin, Dick Durbin, John Kerry and Congressman
Henry Waxman passed an amendment to legislation that redacts most of the
report that would demonstrate that President Clinton and his wife used the
I.R.S. as their own personal weapon against their enemies.
Here is part of Eberle’s e-mail:
Here are the facts:
May 24, 1995, David Barrett was appointed to head a commission investigating
President Clinton's Housing Secretary Henry Cisneros, who was accused of
paying hush-money to his ex-mistress, committing tax fraud, and lying to the
the course of his investigation, Mr. Barrett uncovered a scandal that
dwarfed the Cisneros fiasco -- the Clinton Administration's use of the
IRS and the Justice Department to bully, intimidate, and silence political
the next several years, Mr. Barrett and his team -- initially alerted to the
abuse of power by a whistle blower at the IRS -- widened their investigation
to include the IRS (headed by Hillary Clinton's old college chum, Margaret
Milner Richardson), the Justice Department (headed by Clinton crony Janet
Reno), and the White House itself (headed by co-presidents Bill and
Barrett Report discusses in detail the cases of people whom the IRS and the
Justice Department persecuted on orders from the White House. These
included women who had accused President Clinton of sexual misconduct and
even rape: e.g., Paula Jones, Juanita Broderick, and Gennifer Flowers.
All three were targeted for audit by the Clinton-controlled IRS.
[EDITOR'S NOTE: Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) is a leading Senator trying to
get the facts out.]