Tag Archives: Colin Powell

Colin Powell: Trump Is A National Disgrace [VIDEO]

Talking Points Memo reports: Former Secretary of State Colin Powell warned of the grave threat posed by Donald Trump, who he called “a national disgrace” and “international pariah,” in a series of leaked emails first obtained by BuzzFeed News and published Tuesday. Powell confirmed the authenticity of the emails, which were leaked on DCLeaks.com, a site that U.S. security experts ...

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State Department: Condoleezza Rice & Colin Powell Both Used Private Email Accounts For Classified Info

Well, well, well. ABC News reports: The State Department is now saying that Hillary Clinton wasn’t the only former Secretary of State or their staff to handle classified information on a private email account, a Congressman told ABC News. Colin Powell and the immediate staff of Condoleezza Rice, both of whom served under President George W. Bush, also had information ...

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Matt Baume: Marriage News Watch

A special clip about the new ad campaign.

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John Sununu: Colin Powell Only Endorsed Obama Because They’re Both Black

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Colin Powell Endorses Obama

“When he took over, the country was in very very difficult straits. We were in the one of the worst recessions we had seen in recent times, close to a depression. The fiscal system was collapsing. Wall Street was in chaos, we had 800,000 jobs lost in that first month of the Obama administration and unemployment peaked a few months ...

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Colin Powell Backs Gay Marriage

Human Rights Campaign “Colin Powell’s support for marriage equality is representative of the continued momentum for marriage that we’re seeing nationwide, and its significance cannot be overlooked,” said HRC President Joe Solmonese. “One of our nation’s foremost statesmen and a top military leader, Colin Powell is another example of how a growing number of Americans are personally connected to loving, ...

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Bill Clinton: I Regret DADT

Saying that he only reluctantly signed DADT into law when it became clear that Congress would impose an outright ban on gays in the military if he didn’t, former President Bill Clinton told CBS News last night that he regretted his role in the creation of the bill. He also said that former Joint Chiefs Chairman Colin Powell was deceptive ...

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REVERSAL: Colin Powell Joins Call For Repeal Of DADT

In a major reversal, Gen. Colin Powell, who opposed Bill Clinton’s attempt to allow gay soldiers to serve openly, has joined the call to repeal DADT. “In the almost 17 years since the ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ legislation was passed, attitudes and circumstances have changed,” General Powell said in a statement issued by his office. He added: “I fully support ...

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Colin Powell: It’s Time To Review DADT

Colin Powell says DADT “was correct for the time” it was created, but that the Joint Chiefs “need to study it” now and “make recommendations” to the president. Blah, blah, blah..same old, same old.

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Cheney: I’d Take Rush Limbaugh Over Colin Powell; Colin Powell NOT Amused

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Former Secretary Of The Army Clifford Alexander Calls DADT “A Bowl Of Bigotry Surrounded By A Curtain Of Silk”

This clip starts out with Rachel Maddow interviewing Colin Powell, who affirms his support for the repeal of DADT. But the winning quote comes from former Secretary Of the Army Clifford Alexander at the 3:30 mark.

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Colin Powell: It’s Time To Rethink DADT

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Colin Powell Endorses Obama

Finally: Colin Powell, who was secretary of state in the Bush administration, broke with his party Sunday to offer a stunning and powerfully worded endorsement to Senator Barack Obama’s presidential candidacy. Powell, a retired general, described Obama as a “transformational figure.” “He has both style and substance,” Powell said in an appearance on NBC. “Obama has displayed a steadiness; showed ...

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