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  • v. Present participle of stonewall.

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  • n. stalling or delaying especially by refusing to answer questions or cooperate


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  • "Major, I don't suppose you're familiar with the term 'stonewalling'?"


  • DOBBS: Having until this point though showed no signs, even after two Democratic senators, two highly respected Democratic senators, Senator Coleman and Senator Levin, both wrote protesting what they called the stonewalling of the United Nations.

    CNN Transcript Nov 11, 2004

  • The debate over the park reached its climax during the Nov. 4 meeting with Tarantolo, the main advocate for the project, at times chastising the council for what he described as stonewalling him.


  • This matters to the outside world because Ahmadinejad has been as adept in stonewalling inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency as he has been in confounding journalists.

    Iran's Ahmadinejad, Information Pariah

  • But nevertheless, stonewalling is not just a Republican thing.

    Matthew Yglesias » Stimulus Hypocrisy

  • "Lazio's stonewalling is even more insulting when you consider that he promised to make his tax returns public!" said Charlie King, the executive director of the state Democratic Party, in a June statement.

    Playing Chicken on Tax Returns

  • We're hearing that the real stonewalling is coming from you guys and not Obama ... why are you not ready to talk about a negotiated settlement?

    Clinton Conference Call, 3/21/08 - Swampland -

  • Secretary Small and Deputy Secretary Burke have exhibited a head-in-the-sand attitude toward wrongdoing at their agency; they have engaged in stonewalling and spin rather than dealing forthrightly with the discrimination that has occurred.

    Another Government Report Supports Sternberg

  • Earlier I noted that Bush's 1970's service record is less important than what he is doing today, for example, in stonewalling and hampering the 9/11 Commission's work.


  • To compare that kind of long-term stonewalling, ignorance, and denial to the immediate actions you and/or Dr Hunter seem to expect from people like Steve and Hans is ridiculous.

    Blogs on Barton Letters « Climate Audit


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