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  • An Explanation of the Democrat Leadership

    09/07/2006 6:41:54 AM PDT · by An Old Marine · 5 replies · 401+ views
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    Many will recall that on July 8, 1947, witnesses claim an unidentified object with five aliens aboard crashed in a sheep and cattle ranch just outside Roswell, New Mexico. This is a well known incident that many say has long been covered up by the US Air Force and the federal government. However, you may NOT know that in the Month of March 1948, exactly nine months after that historic day, Albert Arnold Gore, Jr.; Hillary Rodham; John F. Kerry; William Jefferson Clinton; Howard Dean; Nancy Pelosi; Dianne Feinstein; Charles E. Schumer; and Barbara Boxer were born. That piece of...
  • Senate skeptic of global warming takes aim at California - Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla.

    09/07/2006 5:00:55 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 619+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 9/7/06 | Erica Werner - AP
    WASHINGTON A bill to crank up penalties for the nation's most polluted air regions both in California was introduced Thursday in the Senate by Congress' biggest skeptic of global warming. A week after reacting angrily to California's passage of landmark anti-global warming legislation, Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., produced a bill to more than double fines on polluters who don't meet cleanup deadlines for soot and smog. States that don't require them to clean up could be denied federal highway funds. Democrats and environmental activists accused Inhofe, who chairs the Environment and Public Works Committee, of retaliating against California. Inhofe has...
  • Today's Democratic Party Intellectually and Morally Bankrupt

    09/07/2006 4:53:10 PM PDT · by restornu · 12 replies · 707+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | Sept 6 2006 | David Limbaugh
    Dear Readers: I have a new book coming out, and I think it's probably the most important book I've written so far. It's titled "Bankrupt: The Intellectual and Moral Bankruptcy of Today's Democratic Party." And here's why I think it's so important – and why it must be read before the upcoming elections. The sad fact is that the oldest continuous political party in the world is bankrupt. While the Republican Party is far from perfect and could do much better on immigration, domestic spending, and other issues, it does stand for principles beyond winning. It is the only party...
  • Pelosi: ABC Must Correct the Factual Inaccuracies in 9/11 Movie

    09/07/2006 4:40:50 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 150 replies · 3,150+ views
    Pelosi: ABC Must Correct the Factual Inaccuracies in 9/11 Movie 9/7/2006 7:35:00 PM To: National Desk Contact: Brendan Daly or Jennifer Crider, 202-226-7616; both of the Office of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 /U.S. Newswire/ -- House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement this evening calling on ABC to correct factual errors in their movie, "The Path to 9-11": "According to all credible reports, ABC and Disney have seriously overstepped the bounds of dramatic license with their so-called docudrama, 'The Path to 9/11,' with an egregious abuse of the facts. "September 11 is hallowed ground....
  • Federal Probe Launched Into Menendez's Finances

    09/07/2006 4:24:23 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 9 replies · 446+ views
    Federal Probe Launched Into Menendez's Finances A federal investigation has been launched into the financial dealings of New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez and a nonprofit agency he has helped over the years, sources said. The U.S. attorney's office has subpoened the agency's records pertaining to a house once owned by then-congressman Menendez, sources told NewsChannel 4's Brian Thompson. Menendez has denied there was anything wrong with his renting the house to the North Hudson Community Action Corp. for more than $3,000 a month
  • Senate Democratic leadership threatens Disney with legal and legislative sanctions

    09/07/2006 4:12:34 PM PDT · by Mo1 · 1,344 replies · 30,688+ views
    americablog.blogspot.com ^ | September 07, 2006 | John in DC
    Senate Democratic leadership threatens Disney with legal and legislative sanctionsby John in DC - 9/07/2006 06:02:00 PM This letter was sent today by the entire Democratic leadership of the US Senate. This letter is such a major shot across the bow of Disney, it's not even funny. It is FILLED with veiled threats, both legal and legislative, against Disney. US Senators don't make threats like this, especially the entire Democratic leadership en masse, unless they mean it. Disney is in serious trouble. Read it, then read my analysis of it below:September 7, 2006 Mr. Robert A. Iger President and...
  • House GOP crafting new border security bill

    09/07/2006 4:04:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies · 800+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/7/06 | Suzanne Gamboa - ap
    WASHINGTON - House Republicans are crafting new bills to crack down on illegal immigrants, nailing the coffin shut for now on broader legislation that would give many illegal immigrants legal status. If the bills are approved, Republicans can go into midterm elections Nov. 7 saying they took action on illegal immigration. At the same time, they can appease conservatives who oppose giving illegal immigrants a chance at citizenship, which some have called amnesty. "Our borders are a sieve and we are at war and we certainly need to act like we are at war. We need to close our borders,"...
  • John Bolton Senate confirmation hearing Live n CSPAN 3

    09/07/2006 7:03:47 AM PDT · by SueRae · 14 replies · 843+ views
    Richard Luger speaking now
  • Mr. Diplomacy (Bolton Nomination)

    09/07/2006 7:34:44 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 7 replies · 469+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 7 September 2006 | staff
    John Bolton became America's Ambassador to the United Nations last year on a recess appointment. Since then, the U.S. has won unanimous Security Council resolutions condemning North Korea's missile tests and ending the Israeli-Lebanese war, and a near-unanimous one (Qatar dissenting) setting a deadline for Iran to suspend its nuclear program. Not bad for a man once called "the poster child of what someone in the diplomatic corps should not be." Those were the words of George Voinovich, the Ohio Republican who as a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee surprised even himself by opposing Mr. Bolton's nomination. Mr....
  • GOP leaders hope to salvage part of immigration package

    As top House Republicans huddle Thursday to determine their next step in the heated debate over illegal immigration, limited options, a short legislative calendar before November elections and a partisan atmosphere will make it incredibly difficult to pass comprehensive legislation. Because of strident opposition from House conservatives, GOP leaders have given up on passing a comprehensive bill that would address the plight of the estimated 11 million individuals here illegally. But, determined to salvage something in an attempt to connect with voters, they intend to focus on boosting resources for border security. "The conversations about the overall bill, the larger...
  • Congress to Begin Exploration Of BP's Alaska Oil Problems

    09/07/2006 10:25:50 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies · 410+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 7, 2006 | Chip Cummins
    Already under siege by American environmental regulators and financial-market investigators, BP PLC faces a new inquisitor today: Congress. In the first of as many as two Capitol Hill appearances in coming days, U.S. operations chief Bob Malone and other BP officials face a public grilling from politicians just ahead of U.S. midterm elections. The House Energy and Commerce Committee will hear testimony from experts and BP officials on corrosion problems at BP's Alaska oil field. The London company partially shuttered the field last month after discovering corroded pipes. The hearing comes amid a series of embarrassing regulatory, criminal and civil...
  • Senate Dems lose bid to criticize handling of Iraq war

    Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, successfully thwarted a vote Wednesday on a Democratic amendment to the fiscal 2007 Defense appropriations bill that sharply criticized the Bush administration's handling of the war in Iraq and called on Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to resign. Stevens raised a point of order against the amendment, which contained non-binding "sense of the Senate" language, and won a ruling that it was not germane to the $468.4 billion appropriations measure. A vote on the amendment, which was expected to fail largely along party lines, could have allowed Democrats to present a united front...
  • Chafee delays vote on Bolton nomination

    09/07/2006 10:50:44 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 84 replies · 2,421+ views
    Chafee delays vote on Bolton nomination By ANNE PLUMMER FLAHERTY, Associated Press Writer (Published: September 7, 2006) WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Lincoln Chafee has pulled the plug on a push by his fellow Republicans to confirm John Bolton as U.N. ambassador, saying he had more questions that needed to be answered. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee was expected to vote along party lines during a committee meeting Thursday to approve Bolton. But the panel postponed the vote after Chafee, R-R.I., expressed doubt. "Sen. Chafee said he still had questions that were not answered," said the senator's spokesman, Stephen Hourahan. Chafee...
  • Sen. Biden offers national security plan

    09/07/2006 11:46:05 AM PDT · by John Carey · 37 replies · 973+ views
    Yahoo News (AP) ^ | September 7, 2006 | LIZ SIDOTI
    Democratic Sen. Joe Biden, a White House hopeful, said Thursday that the al-Qaida terrorist network clearly wants to strike the United States again, perhaps with an attack on the scale of Sept. 11, 2001. "I believe they're planning something as large and complex as 9/11," Biden told an audience at the National Press Club four days before the fifth anniversary of the attacks. "If you look at their modus operandi, that's how they have proceeded. That's how they have worked. And, I believe that's what they're doing," said Biden, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. "We have...
  • House Votes To Ban Horse Slaughter

    09/07/2006 2:24:14 PM PDT · by tuffydoodle · 139 replies · 1,912+ views
    KXAS-TV ^ | Sept 7, 2006
    House Votes To Ban Horse Slaughter WASHINGTON -- The House voted on Thursday to ban the slaughter of horses for meat, a practice that lawmakers thought they already had ended. Instead of banning it outright, Congress last year yanked the salaries and expenses of federal inspectors. But the Bush administration simply started charging plants for inspections, and the slaughter has continued. The House vote was 263-146 to outlaw the killing of horses for human consumption. Opponents of the practice showed photographs of horses with bloodied and lacerated faces, the result of being crammed into trailers that would carry the animals...
  • Pelosi Is Non-Partisan About 9/11 For A Half Hour

    09/06/2006 10:58:32 PM PDT · by Sam Hill · 14 replies · 600+ views
    Sweetness & Light ^ | September 7, 2006 | N/A
    Judging from the rictus smile from her plastic surgeries, you wouldn't think that Nancy Pelosi would be able to talk out of both sides of her mouth. But she does quite regularly.As she does here, in two press releases issued almost within a half hour of each other.The first, from the Rep. Pelosi who is so eager to rise above petty politics: Pelosi Urges Hastert to Bring Bipartisan 9/11 Resolution to House Floor9/6/2006 7:27:00 PMTo: National DeskContact: Brendan Daly or Jennifer Crider, 202-226-7616, both of the Office of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi; Web: http://democraticleader.house.govWASHINGTON, Sept. 6 /U.S. Newswire/ --...
  • Senate stops push for Defence chief removal

    09/06/2006 6:44:22 PM PDT · by bnelson44 · 54 replies · 1,479+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 9/7/06 | Vicki Allen
    US Senate Republicans have blocked a no-confidence vote on Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld as Democrats sought to keep attention on the unpopular Iraq war before November's congressional elections.... A Republican who has fiercely criticised Mr Rumsfeld, Senator John McCain of Arizona, said Mr Bush deserved to have his choice to head the Pentagon.
  • Time for Him To Step Down?Democrats Want Rumsfeld Out(FREEP This POLL)

    09/06/2006 4:08:45 PM PDT · by IrishMike · 51 replies · 1,032+ views
    AOL ^ | 09/06/2006
    As the march toward the midterm elections heats up, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is becoming a central figure. Senate Democrats on Wednesday pushed for a vote calling for him to be fired, and he's also been criticized by members of his own party. But others, including his boss, are standing by him. Where do you stand on Rumsfeld? Story | Talk About It: Daily Pulse Blog Should Rumsfeld stay in his role as secretary of defense? No 59% Yes 41% Total Votes: 45,737 Note on Poll Results . . . How big of a factor will he be in the...
  • Bush, Democrats spar over national security

    09/06/2006 7:50:48 AM PDT · by SmithL · 10 replies · 355+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 9/6/6 | William Douglas and Margaret Talev
    WASHINGTON -- The sprint to November's elections began in earnest Tuesday with President Bush and congressional Democrats each trying to seize the national security issue by offering sharply contrasting assessments of progress in the war on terror. The president delivered the second in a series of speeches designed to shore up flagging public support for the war in Iraq and to highlight what he called government success in combating terrorism since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. As Bush addressed military officers at a Washington hotel, Capitol Hill Democrats countered by releasing a report detailing bleak trends in Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran...
  • email from Barb Boxer, bashing Rumsfeld (BARF ALERT)

    09/06/2006 7:55:35 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 21 replies · 894+ views
    Dear xxxxx, Call Senator Bill Frist now! Over the past several years, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's arrogance and incompetence has severely damaged our country's national security policy. Failing to develop a plan to win the peace in Iraq, sending our soldiers to fight without the body armor they need, fostering an environment that condones torture which led to detainee abuse scandals at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay -- this is Secretary Rumsfeld's legacy. But last week, the Secretary of Defense stooped to a new low -- even for him. In a speech given to the American Legion convention in Utah,...