Sen. Clinton: House ‘run like a plantation’

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW YORK (AP) – Sen. Hillary Clinton on Monday blasted the Bush administration as “one of the worst” in U.S. history and compared the Republican-controlled House of Representatives to a plantation where dissenting voices are squelched. Speaking during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event, Clinton also offered an apology to a group of Hurricane Katrina survivors “on behalf of a government that left you behind, that turned its back on you.” Her remarks were met with thunderous applause by a mostly black audience at the Canaan Baptist Church of Christ in Harlem. The House “has been run like a plantation, and you know what I’m talking about,” said Clinton, D-N.Y. “It has been run in a way so that nobody with a contrary view has had a chance to present legislation, to make an argument, to be heard.” “We have a culture of corruption, we have cronyism, we have incompetence,” she said. “I predict to you that this administration will go down in history as one of the worst that has ever governed our country.” A spokeswoman for the White House declined to comment and referred questions to the Republican National Committee. RNC spokeswoman Tracey Schmitt said: “On a day when Americans are focused on the legacy of Martin Luther King, Hillary Clinton is focused on the legacy of Hillary Clinton.”last_img read more


first_imgNew Year’s Eve at the Doon Well in Termon will be marked once again with the traditions of the past and the Rosary will be recited at midnight.RTE filming at Doon WellThe Doon Well continues to attract large numbers at this time of year and again on May Eve.Tomorrow night, December 31st, the ceremonies begin in St. Columba’s Church in Termon at 8.00pm with the Holy Hour followed at 9.00 with the Mass. This Mass is being offered for the intentons of the pilgrims going to the Doon Well and for the Holy Souls. Then at 10.30 the Pilgrimage Walk begins from St. Columba’s Church to makes its way for midnight arrival at the Well. This walk is a very important part of the ceremony with prayers being recited and the candlelit process has a group carrying a statue of the Blessed Virgin as the main part of the event.The Rosary, led by Fr. Pat McHugh begins at midnight and then the water is blessed as many pilgrims mark the New Year with the making of the Turas.Please arrive early and be guided by the local stewards in charge of parking on the night. Everyone is most welcome.  DOON WELL TRADITIONS EXPECTED TO ATTRACT LARGE CROWDS ON NEW YEAR’S EVE was last modified: December 30th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalDoon WellNew Year’s Evelast_img read more