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Obama in Iraq

The U.S. Embassy has reported that Barack Obama arrived safely in Iraq, where he is expected to meet with Gen. David Petraeus and Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. The candidate is traveling with fellow Iraq war critics Sen. Jack Reed and Sen. Chuck Hagel.

Posted on Jul 20, 2008 READ MORE


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Christian Coalition Losing Chapters

State affiliates are severing ties with the conservative evangelical organization, in part because it’s diverting attention from abortion and same-sex marriage to address other issues—like the environment.
So: The Christian Coalition begins supporting a non-hateful cause that could actually improve the world, and it gets deserted by affiliates that see same-sex marriage as a greater threat than global warming.
In other words, the Christian Coalition got out-crazied!

Posted on Aug 24, 2006 READ MORE


Soldiers Sue Army Over Mysterious Illness

A number of American troops from the same unit in Iraq recently discovered they were all suffering from a mysterious set of illnesses.  Though their doctors couldn?t determine the source of the sickness, the soldiers came to believe their exposure to depleted uranium munitions was to blame, and decided to sue the U.S. Army.

Posted on Aug 13, 2006 READ MORE


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Colbert on Ralph Reed’s Golden Rule: ‘Screw Unto Others’

The “Colbert Report” host rips Ralph Reed, who recently lost the Georgia Lt. Gov. race. When a wave of mock sympathy ran through the audience over Reed’s demise, Colbert said, “Send [Reed] your strength. He’s like Tinkerbell.”

Posted on Jul 25, 2006 READ MORE


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Ralph Reed Concedes Defeat in Georgia Primary

Unable to distance himself from scandal-tarred lobbyist Jack Abramoff, Reed conceded defeat in Georgia’s Republican race for lieutenant governor.
C-e-e-e-e-e-e-l-e-brate good times, come on!

Posted on Jul 18, 2006 READ MORE


Ralph Reed
Erik S. Lesser / The New York Times

Scandal Battering Ralph Reed’s Hopes in Georgia

The former head of the Christian Coalition, who is running for Lt. Gov. of Georgia, is now finding himself trailing at the polls, largely as a result of his connection to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

  • It’s gratifying to see that after playing in the muck for so long with Abramoff, Reed can’t separate himself from the stink of corruption.
  • Posted on Jul 16, 2006 READ MORE


    Ralph Reed
    From TPM Muckraker

    Ralph Reed Allegedly Mulled ‘Mortgaging Black People’

    The former Christian Coalition leader and current candidate for Lt. Gov. of Georgia reportedly concocted a scheme with lobbyist Jack Abramoff to collect the life insurance payouts of African-Americans in lieu of charging them fees for the duo’s lobbying and consulting services. (Read the whole story in GQ.)

    Posted on Jul 13, 2006 READ MORE


    Ralph Reed Knee-Deep in Influence-Peddling Scheme

    A bipartisan Senate report detailed more than $5.3 million in payments to the former director of the Christian Coalition (who’s now running for Lt. Gov. in Georgia), aimed at helping now-convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff’s Indian clients block the casinos of other Indian tribes….

    Posted on Jun 23, 2006 READ MORE


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