Archive for March 3, 2011

(CNN) — Former White House Counsel Greg Craig confirms to CNN he and several of his colleagues are now working for John Edwards as part of his legal team adding inside-the-beltway firepower as he hopes to stave off federal charges. "Senator Edwards asked me to help him, and I agreed to do so. He has not violated any laws," Craig told CNN. Because Craig is still in his "cooling off period" after leaving his White House post he is legally preclude … Read More

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Washington (CNN) — White House officials led by Vice President Joe Biden met for the first time Thursday with House and Senate leaders in both parties to begin negotiations on major differences over government funding levels and spending cuts. According to multiple sources familiar with the meeting, negotiators agreed to hold Senate votes on each side's position, in the hopes of demonstrating the necessity of compromise to powerful voices in bot … Read More

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(CNN) — The man who is arguably the most frequent flyer of early stages of the battle for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination is picking up his already frenetic pace. Within five days next week, former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania will visit Iowa, South Carolina and New Hampshire, the three states that traditionally kick off the presidential primary and caucus calendar. In an e-mail release Wednesday morning, the likely White House … Read More

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by William Bowles Featured Writer Dandelion Salad williambowles.info Crossposted on Strategic Culture Foundation March 3, 2011 “[T]o be an enemy of America can be dangerous, but to be a friend is fatal.” —Henry Kissinger From the very beginning of the Libyan uprising/coup, call it what you will, something didn’t strike me as ‘right’, events unfolded in a vacuum as if overnight, chaos took over. As I reported in an earlier piece, all the videos co … Read More

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Washington (CNN) – White House officials led by Vice President Joe Biden will meet for the first time Thursday afternoon with House and Senate leaders in both parties to begin negotiations on major differences over spending cuts, multiple sources in both parties tell CNN. The meeting, scheduled for 4 pm ET in the Capitol, was prompted by congressional Democrats who implored the White House to get more involved in the battle with Republicans over … Read More

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