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  • Second day of Republican convention to feature Ron Paul tribute

    08/24/2012 10:52:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/24/2012 | Justin Sink
    The second day of the Republican convention will feature a video tribute to Ron Paul, the Romney campaign announced Friday. The film is one of many accommodations for the former Republican presidential hopeful and his network of supporters at the convention. Paul's son, freshman Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), will be speaking on Monday, and the Texas lawmaker himself is planning a day-long rally with supporters on the Sunday proceeding the convention. "While they certainly disagree on many issues, they have always had, if you watch the debates, a lot of mutual respect between them. Congressman Paul's people came to us...
  • Rep. Steve King: I’ve never ‘heard of’ statutory rape victims becoming pregnant

    08/21/2012 12:25:07 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 168 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8-21-2012
    Rep Steve King (R-Iowa) jumped into the "legitimate rape" fray Tuesday by telling a local reporter that he doesn't personally know of any victims of statutory rape or incest who became pregnant from the attacks. The reporter asked King about a bill he put forward last year that would have barred federal Medicaid funds from going towards abortions except when the life of the mother is in danger or in the case of "forcible rape." (The current law just makes an exception for "rape," without the forcible part.) The new terminology would most likely prevent people who become pregnant from...
  • Retiring Virginia Sen. Webb: Healthcare bill 'great regret'

    08/20/2012 3:51:35 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 52 replies
    Retiring Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., said Monday charged that President Obama's handling of the sweeping healthcare overhaul unnecessarily caused a great deal of fear in the country. The Virginia Democrat, in a wide-ranging interview on MSNBC's "Daily Rundown," told host Chuck Todd that it was his "great regret" that the Obama administration scared Americans with a large bill that lacked direction.
  • Cornyn to Akin: ‘Carefully Consider What Is Best.’ Hint, Hint, Nudge, Nudge.

    08/20/2012 11:13:51 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 50 replies
    NRO The Campaign Spot ^ | 08/20/2012 | Jim Geraghty
    U.S. Senator John Cornyn, Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, today made the following statement regarding Congressman Todd Akin: “Congressman Akin’s statements were wrong, offensive, and indefensible. I recognize that this is a difficult time for him, but over the next twenty-four hours, Congressman Akin should carefully consider what is best for him, his family, the Republican Party, and the values that he cares about and has fought for throughout his career in public service.” Not too hard to read between those lines, huh? Akin hasn’t left yet; if Cornyn were completely behind that stance, he wouldn’t be calling...
  • Obamacare Is Becoming a Racket for Overpaid Government Bureaucrats

    08/20/2012 3:58:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | August 20, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I’ve certainly complained about Obamacare from a fiscal perspective, warning that it means higher taxes and more spending. And I’ve also warned that it will make our health care system less efficient and could lead to some of the horrifying examples of rationing and poor care that you find in the United Kingdom (scroll to the bottom of this post for some shocking examples).But if you need another reason to be upset, it turns out that Obamacare is going to be a very lucrative gig for a new crop of government bureaucrats.Here are some very disturbing details from the Pueblo...
  • Dem Sen. Jeanne Shaheen: Obama “Led The Mission” To Kill Bin Laden…

    08/19/2012 6:46:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 8/19/12 | zip
    “And let’s not forget that this is the commander in chief who finally led the mission that brought Osama bin Laden to justice.”
  • Activists to take on Capitol Hill: Lay off our milk, lemonade

    08/18/2012 2:23:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 16, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    Milk and lemonade may seem like the staples of youthful innocence, but on Saturday a group of activists hope to turn them into the tools of protests when they take to the Capitol to demand the government stop interfering in sales of fresh milk and stop shutting down kids’ lemonade stands. The Raw Milk freedom Riders and Lemonade Freedom Day, two separate groups that each want the government out of their transactions, are unifying their voices, saying that together they can drive home a message that the government should butt out. “This issue is not just about raw milk and...
  • NAPOLITANO: Sen. Rand Paul’s government reckoning

    08/18/2012 10:50:41 AM PDT · by wesagain
    The Washington Times ^ | Aug 8, 2012 | Andrew Napolitano
    Excerpt.....Gazillions. That’s the number of times that the federal government has spied on Americans since Sept. 11, 2001, through the use of drones, legal search warrants, illegal search warrants, federal agent-written search warrants, and just plain government spying. This is according to Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, who, when he asked the government to tell him what it was doing to violate our privacy, was given a briefing that was classified. The senator — one of just a few in the U.S. Senate who believes that the Constitution means what it says — was required by federal law to agree...
  • Patrick Kennedy: Rep. Jackson in 'deep' depression

    08/16/2012 6:48:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 43 replies ^ | 8/16/12 | Michelle R. Smith and Sophia Tareen - Associated Press
    CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is in a "deep" depression and has "a lot of work" ahead of him on the road to recovery, former Rhode Island U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy said Thursday after visiting the hospitalized Chicago Democrat. Jackson has been on a secretive medical leave since June 10, when family members said he collapsed at their home in Washington. He is currently being treated for bipolar disorder at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. But neither his office nor family members have said much about his medical condition. The visit from Kennedy — who has...
  • Shocker in U.S. House 3: Ted Yoho upsets 12-term incumbent Cliff Stearns

    08/15/2012 2:29:21 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 25 replies ^ | August 14, 2012 | Matt Dixon
    Cliff Stearns has been in Congress since 1989. On Tuesday, by a less than 800-vote margin, the 12-term incumbent’s career came to an end.In an Election Day shocker, Gainesville veterinarian Ted Yoho sent Stearns packing in the GOP primary for the 3rd Congressional District, which stretches from Clay County to the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Tea party's Yoho on verge of upset in Florida (Yoho vs 12-term Stearns)

    08/15/2012 5:42:19 AM PDT · by Kolath · 10 replies
    US News ^ | 8/15/2012 | ANDREW MIGA
    While two veteran Republicans, former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson and Rep. John Mica of Florida, survived conservative challenges in Tuesday's primaries, a veterinarian and political novice named Ted Yoho stole much of the spotlight. Florida tea party challenger Yoho was on the verge of a major upset against 12-term GOP Rep. Cliff Stearns as four states held primaries, including Connecticut and Minnesota. Yoho was ahead of Stearns by less than 900 votes, complete but unofficial primary results showed.
  • Allen West Faces "neo-eco-friendly-socialist-marxist" Patrick Murphy in November

    08/14/2012 8:00:01 PM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 7 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 8-14-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    Congressman Allen West has "easily" won his Florida primary today for District 18 over fellow Republican Robert Crowder. In the November General Election, West will face Democrat Patrick Murphy who has launched the website "dedicated to collecting outrageous comments made by the Tea Party freshman [Allen West]." What you will NOT see is West's most famous quote while a U.S. Army Colonel: I will walk through hell with a gas can for my men." Nope. Won't see that one on Murphy's site. Photo: Allen West Family, daughters Aubrey (L) and Austen, and wife Angela Congressman West opened up large...
  • Mayo Clinic: Rep. Jesse Jackson being treated for bipolar disorder

    08/13/2012 5:12:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 08/13/2012 | Katherine Skiba
    U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson undergoing treatment for bipolar II depression at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., the facility said today. Mayo Clinic said the diagnosis came after extensive evaluation. “Congressman Jackson is responding well to the treatment and regaining his strength,” it said in the statement. The statement added: “Many Americans have bipolar disorder. Bipolar II disorder is a treatable condition that affects parts of the brain controlling emotion, thought and drive and is most likely caused by a complex set of genetic and environmental factors. Congressman Jackson underwent bariatric surgery in 2004, specifically a duodenal switch. This type...
  • Senate rejects Obama budget in 99-0 vote

    08/13/2012 3:13:11 PM PDT · by stocksthatgoup · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/16/12 | Erik Wasson and Daniel Strauss
    A budget resolution based on President Obama’s 2013 budget failed to get any votes in the Senate on Wednesday. In a 99-0 vote, all of the senators present rejected the president’s blueprint. It’s the second year in a row the Senate has voted down Obama’s budget. Obama's 2012 budget failed 97 to 0 last May after Obama himself last April said he wanted deeper deficit cuts. The House earlier this year unanimously rejected Obama's budget. (Failed 414 - 0)
  • Paul Ryan: Mitt Romney's VP Pick Used Racist Term In 2011(projectile vomit alert)

    08/12/2012 6:36:23 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 69 replies
    examiner ^ | AUGUST 12, 2012 | ZENOPHON ABRAHAM
    U.S.Congressman Paul Ryan might be a numbers guy, but he's also has no problem using racist terms where illegal immigration is the subject. Rep. Paul Ryan (Wisconsin) was named to be the vice presidential running mate for GOP Presidential Nominee, Governor Mitt Romney. Ryan, the 1st District Wisconsin congressman, has carved a name for himself as a "budget hawk," proposing a radical alteration in the US Budget that would cut entitlement programs to dramatically low levels. But 'Paul Ryan Budget Guy' is only part of the story of who Rep. Ryan really is. The other side of him shows a...
  • Darrell Issa to Sue Eric Holder Monday

    08/12/2012 5:33:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Roll Call ^ | August 12, 2012 | Jonathan Strong
    House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa plans to sue Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday for refusing to provide documents related to the "Fast and Furious" gun-smuggling operation. "The committee expects to file the civil contempt suit against the attorney general Monday," a Republican source said. The suit will be filed in the federal district court for the District of Columbia.The action is the latest escalation in the dispute between House Republicans and the Justice Department over the documents, which relate to a botched gun-smuggling operation.On June 28, the House voted to hold Holder in contempt of Congress...
  • Darrell Issa to Sue Eric Holder Monday(Gunwalker)

    08/12/2012 5:55:03 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 12 August, 2012 | Jonathan Strong
    House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa plans to sue Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday for refusing to provide documents related to the "Fast and Furious" gun-smuggling operation. "The committee expects to file the civil contempt suit against the attorney general Monday," a Republican source said. The suit will be filed in the federal district court for the District of Columbia. The action is the latest escalation in the dispute between House Republicans and the Justice Department over the documents, which relate to a botched gun-smuggling operation. On June 28, the House voted to hold Holder in contempt...
  • Why Dick Lugar lost (MEGABARF - GOP-E helps the drive bys re-write history in real time)

    05/09/2012 5:57:40 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 22 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | May 9th | Chris Cillizza and Aaron Blake
    Instant analysis of Indiana Sen. Dick Lugar’s crushing defeat at the hands of state Treasurer Richard Mourdock in Tuesday’s Republican primary cast it as yet another example of a tea party-aligned GOPer ousting a prominent face of the party establishment. And that instant analysis would be wrong. Lugar lost — and lost badly — for a number of reasons, the vast majority of which had nothing to do with the relative tea party-ness of his opponent. At its heart, Lugar’s defeat was attributable to the fact that he broke the political golden rule: Never lose touch with the people who...
  • Gingrich explains change of heart on Ryan budget

    08/12/2012 1:05:17 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 11 replies
    CBS ^ | 8/12/2012 | Lindsey Boerma
    (CBS News) After having to apologize last year to House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan, R-Wis., for calling the Medicare overhaul in his budget proposal "right-wing social engineering," former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Sunday argued his budget efforts, "in my mind, makes him an extraordinarily exciting choice" as Mitt Romney's newly announce VP nominee, "because you now have a national leader who is capable of talking in detail with the American people about some very complicated topics." "The one thing I objected to back in May 2011," Gingrich told CBS News correspondent Nancy Cordes, "was that he eliminated Medicare...
  • Paul Ryan explains his votes for TARP, bailouts and tax on AIG bonuses

    08/12/2012 1:10:08 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 51 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 02/14/2010 | Jon Ward
    A recent column in which blogger Matt Lewis questioned the conservative credentials of Rep. Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, got a lot of attention on our Web site. A number of Daily Caller readers have commented about Ryan, saying he has cast votes they disagree with, particularly in favor of the $700 billion TARP bailout for Wall Street, the auto bailouts and the taxes on AIG bonuses. Here’s how Lewis put it: "Though he talks like Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman, some of Ryan’s most high-profile votes seem closer to Keynes than to Adam Smith. For example, in the span of...
  • Republicans see Wasserman Schultz's seat as plum target

    08/11/2012 6:54:07 PM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 8/09/12 | Erika Bolstad
    Republicans see Wasserman Schultz's seat as plum targetBy Erika Bolstad Posted on Thursday, 08.09.12 There's a wide field of Republicans hoping to unseat U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who also serves as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, but so far, the candidates have spent more time bashing each other than the incumbent. “We've clearly got a spirited primary on our hands here,” Richard DeNapoli, chairman of the Republican Party of Broward County, told a crowd earlier this summer when four of the candidates appeared in a debate.
  • Was Al Franken elected by 1000 felons?

    08/09/2012 1:37:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | 08/09/2012 | Abby W. Schachter
    As Byron York notes in his explosive column , opponents of voter ID laws like to argue its a solution in search of a problem. But when 1100 felons vote in a tight election and the result was decided by just 312 votes, maybe there really is a problem with voter fraud. And that's just what happened in Minnesota in 2008, when Democrat Al Franken beat Republican Norm Coleman by 312 votes, giving a filibuster-proof majority to the Democrats so they could end up passing Obamacare. The Minnesota Senate result was contested by Franken and an army of lawyers who...
  • Report: Rep. Steve King mulling bill to repeal everything Obama has signed

    08/09/2012 9:49:22 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/8/12 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), an outspoken critic of just about everything President Obama supports, is considering introducing a bill that would repeal everything Obama has signed into law. King put forward this suggestion to an Iowa audience on Tuesday, when he also reiterated his threat to sue the Obama administration for its June decision not to deport younger illegal immigrants. Under that policy change, illegal immigrants who are in school or have served in the military would get a two-year deferral from deportation.
  • Look At What Allen West Did To Tick Off The Black Caucus!

    08/09/2012 8:35:17 AM PDT · by yoe · 16 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | August 8, 2012 | Tim Brown
    Rep. Allen West (R-FL) is someone I really like. I like that he says what he thinks and doesn’t mind if it ticks off the left. Apparently he made a nice gesture of providing free food for the Black Caucus. Instead of the Black Caucus being thankful that someone else provided food for them, they were offended. Why? Because what Rep. West sent them were Chick-Fil-A biscuits! Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL) said that it was a deliberate attempt to offend the members of the Congressional Black Caucus. “We have a rotation in the Congressional Black Caucus where every member provides...
  • His tea party threat defused, one-time Kennedy partner Hatch wants to again play dealmaker

    08/07/2012 5:26:59 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 9 replies
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | July 23, 2012 | LAURIE KELLMAN
    Rare is the Tea Party-tested Republican senator who hangs an image of the Kennedys' Hyannisport home over his desk and shows off the painter's personal inscription. "Orrin," reads the note, scribbled below a cobalt-blue sea. "We'll leave the light on at the compound for you anytime. Ted Kennedy, '91." The beacon of bipartisanship that defined their odd-couple relationship still guides Utah's Orrin Hatch. He didn't advertise it as he wooed and won over the tea partiers who, two years ago, toppled fellow conservative Robert Bennett from his Senate perch. But now, with his state's Senate GOP nomination in hand and...
  • Harry Reid’s smear attack on Mitt Romney masks Dems’ problems

    08/07/2012 5:52:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | August 7, 2012 | The Editors
    Weak economy, no job growth and huge deficits should be the real target. When he descended into smarmy innuendo about Mitt Romney’s taxes, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was merely executing a tactic that is increasingly central to President Obama’s reelection campaign. High unemployment and trickling job production have foreclosed Obama from running strong on his domestic record. So he’s painting Romney as a rich, out-of-touch tax chiseler as a distraction from the accumulating woeful economic reports. Reid took the rhetoric into the pits with a claim that someone had told him Romney had not paid taxes for 10 years,...
  • Pelosi: 'How Sweet Would It Be For The Country' Not To Have Allen West In Congress (video)

    08/07/2012 5:16:20 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 26 replies
    Conservative Nation News ^ | August. 7, 2012 | FreeThinkerNY
    Nasty Pelosi at a press event yesterday in Florida. How sweet would it be for the country to have Pelosi fly back to Oz on her broom?
  • Allen West 'offends' with Chick-fil-A lunch

    08/07/2012 4:52:10 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 74 replies
    WND ^ | 8/7/2012
    A Democratic lawmaker says Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) offended the entire Congressional Black Caucus by delivering Chick-fil-A chicken and biscuits to their weekly meeting — and then walking out — when it was his turn to provide the group with a formal lunch.
  • Rep. Allen West's Chick-fil-A Treat Gnaws at Black Caucus

    08/07/2012 2:41:48 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 84 replies
    Rep. Allen West's Chick-fil-A Treat Gnaws at Black Caucus By Amy Bingham | ABC OTUS News – 1 hr 13 mins ago Members of the Congressional Black Caucus have lunched on their fair share of fried chicken, but when the group's only Republican member, Rep. Allen West of Florida, brought Chick-fil-A for his turn to provide lunch, "every member" of the group was offended, caucus member Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., told the Huffington Post this week. West provided the now-controversial chicken sandwiches about six months ago, but Hastings' recollection of the delivery carries fresh potency in light of Chick-fil-A CEO...
  • Obama's Right; His Plan Worked

    08/06/2012 8:51:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | August 6, 2012 | Morgan Brittany
    It’s not like he didn’t tell us.  It’s not like all the warning signs were not there for all of us to see.  Barak Obama’s now infamous words, “we are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America” have come true. Remember when he told Joe the Plumber “we just have to spread the wealth around”? Well, he spoke the truth. Like in “The Wizard of Oz”; “pay no attention to the man behind the curtain”; we believed the media when they downplayed Reverend Wright and Bill Ayers.  Move on, there is nothing to see here.  America...
  • GOP to Reid: You're next

    08/05/2012 11:00:22 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 124 replies ^ | 5 Aug 12 | By CHARLES MAHTESIAN
    The Sunday news shows featured a rare spectacle that at once revealed the decline of civility in Washington and the depth of GOP outrage over Harry Reid’s unproven claim that Mitt Romney didn’t pay income taxes for an entire decade: two of the nation’s top GOP officials flat out called the Senate majority leader a liar. That’s no ordinary criticism in official Washington. There are plenty of other ways that pols use to call out their partisan rivals on their statements. Reid’s GOP counterpart, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, for one, has already said Reid’s charge is “beneath the dignity” of...
  • Harry Reid’s latest broadside

    08/06/2012 6:12:25 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 12 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 8/6/12 | Dana Milbank
    For once, Harry Reid held his tongue. The Senate majority leader had agreed to participate in a conference call Monday afternoon with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar about renewable energy, but it was obvious that the questions would instead be about Reid’s own windiness, and his decision to go nuclear on Mitt Romney last week by suggesting that the Republican presidential candidate didn’t pay taxes for 10 years. The call’s moderator tried to direct reporters away from Reid’s constantly replenishing verbal energy, saying that the “media are asked to focus their questions on today’s announcement only.” Yet even that was too...
  • Pelosi to Florida seniors: Republicans are ‘E. coli club’, they don't care about food safety

    08/06/2012 2:26:40 PM PDT · by T.O.K. · 24 replies ^ | August 6, 2012 | Michele Kirk
    Former U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on Monday threw her political weight behind former West Palm Beach Mayor Lois Frankel’s bid for Congress. In a scheduled visit to the Veranda Club, an assisted-living facility in Boca Raton, the Democratic leader briefly spoke to a small crowd of mostly seniors about her admiration for Frankel as a “woman of courage.” She then launched into a familiar speech on Medicare.
  • Pelosi Comes To Defense Of Reid Over Comments On Romney’s Taxes

    08/06/2012 12:38:26 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August. 6, 2012
    BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi is coming to Sen. Harry Reid’s defense in his comments on Mitt Romney’s taxes. Reid has outraged some Republicans by saying he’s been told Romney didn’t pay taxes for 10 years.
  • U.S. Rep From Detroit Introduces Bill to Ban Criminal Background Checks

    08/06/2012 12:26:03 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 27 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/5/2012 | Tom Gantert
    U.S. Congressman Hansen Clarke of Detroit has introduced a “ban the box” bill that would prevent employers from asking employees about criminal convictions on job applications until they made a conditional job offer. Applications often have a box that asks applicants if they have been convicted of a crime. The exception to asking about a criminal conviction in H.R. 6220 is when hiring the person may "involve an unreasonable risk to the safety of specific individuals or to the general public.”
  • Continued Update On Senator Kirk's Recovery

    08/06/2012 11:33:43 AM PDT · by bigbob · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8-3-12 | Sen. Mark Kirk
    United States Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) reveals the progress that he has made in his recovery after suffering an ischemic stroke in January. Sen. Kirk recently completed a 9-week mobility study at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, where he worked tirelessly to improve his walking, speech, and mobility. During the course of the study, Sen. Kirk walked a total of 14.79 miles and climbed 145 flights of stairs.

    08/05/2012 5:21:50 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 5, 2012
    Senator Lindsey Graham State of the Union With Candy Crowley
  • Obama Economic Plan Would Explode Debt to $25.4 Trillion

    08/04/2012 3:51:09 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    Big Government ^ | August 4, 2012 | Wynton Hall
    In presidential campaign ads, President Barack Obama claims that his economic plan includes “$4 trillion in deficit reduction.” For a president who has increased the national debt more than all U.S. presidents from George Washington to George H.W. Bush combined, the claim seems incredible. Indeed, it is. A new analysis of Mr. Obama’s budget reveals the president’s plan would add $10.6 trillion in debt accumulation over the next decade, bringing the U.S. federal debt to a jaw-dropping $25.4 trillion. Still, the president and his surrogates continue to claim the Obama plan would cut spending. “The President’s proposals… include a balanced...
  • GOP Reps. say in letter: We welcome Chick-fil-A

    08/03/2012 6:35:44 PM PDT · by scottjewell · 36 replies
    Baptist Press | Aug 2 2012 | Michael Foust
    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Seventeen members of the House of Representatives have signed a letter to Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy, saying they welcome his company's business in their district and are appreciative of the way he and his company have reacted to opposition in recent days. "We write today to show support for the manner in which you have defended your values and reputation in the face of unfair and malicious criticism," the letter, originated by Rep. Alan Nunnelee, R.-Miss., and co-signed by 16 other Republican representatives, reads. "... We are bewildered by those who would take offense at your values...
  • GOP rips Sen. Bob Casey (D,Pa) as shadow of father

    08/03/2012 2:54:20 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 18 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 7-31-2012 | Thomas Fitzgerald
    TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2012 GOP rips Sen. Bob Casey (D,Pa) as shadow of father A pair of speakers at a Republican victory rally Monday afternoon in Lancaster were unsparing in their contempt for Sen. Bob Casey (D.,Pa.), including the party’s nominee to replace him, businessman Tom Smith. “Bobby Casey is not Robert Casey,” said state Rep. Scott Boyd, newly elected chairman of the Lancaster County GOP, referring to the late former governor and namesake of the incumbent senator. “The nut fell far from the tree on this one,” Boyd said, to laughter and applause. In particular, he said, young Casey...
  • The best pick for Romney vice president? The one no one's talking about

    08/02/2012 7:17:21 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 60 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 8/2/2012 | Jeremy D. Mayer
    The Romney campaign announced Tuesday that it will alert Mitt Romney's supporters of his pick for vice president via smartphone app, renewing speculation about a potential VP and Mr. Romney's timeline for announcing the decision. The great mentioning game for the Republican vice presidential slot has featured the same few names over and over: Tim Pawlenty, Marco Rubio, Chris Christie, Bobby Jindal, Mitch Daniels, Rob Portman, even Condoleezza Rice. But there's a candidate that Romney should be considering, someone who could help him with the Jewish vote, gain him support in a crucial swing state, and give him an exciting...
  • Pelosi leads Dems push to protect gays from deportation

    08/02/2012 6:37:00 AM PDT · by SmileRight · 37 replies ^ | 8/2/2012 | Michele Kirk
    Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), along with 83 other members of Congress, led a push this week to keep lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) family members from being deported. In a letter to Homeland Security sent on Tuesday, July 31, the Democratic members pleaded for recognition, in writing, that same-sex partners should be considered as a discretionary factor in deciding deportation cases. This will be the second attempt at persuading Secretary Napolitano to put the Obama Administration and Department of Homeland Security’s 2011 announcement, into writing. The announcement in August, from high-ranking DHS and White House officials stated,...
  • House Democrats Vote Down Late-Term Abortion Ban

    08/02/2012 3:21:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | August 1, 2012 | Staff
    The House voted this week on a bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks in the District of Columbia. The District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 3803) required a two-thirds vote, but fell short after 148 Democrats and 6 Republicans voted in opposition. H.R. 3803 would have been a significant pro-life victory in a city that is wildly pro-abortion. Via Life News: The Council of the District of Columbia, employing authority delegated by Congress, repealed the entire D.C. abortion law. Thus, in the nation’s capital, abortion is currently legal for any reason through all nine months...
  • Rubio introduces bill to eliminate federal tax on Olympic medals

    08/01/2012 8:14:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 08/01/2012 | By Stephen Dinan
    Sen. Marco Rubio introduced a bill Wednesday to eliminate the federal government’s tax on Olympic medals, saying the levy amounted to yet another way the government tries to punish those who succeed. Athletes who win a gold medal also earn a $25,000 honorarium — and with it an $8,986 tax bill to the IRS, according to Americans for Tax Reform, which crunched the numbers. That covers both the honorarium and the tax on the value of the gold in the medal itself. The silver medal tax comes to $5,385, and the bronze medal tax is $3,502 — including $2 for...
  • DOJ Must Pay JudicialWatch Atty Fees for NBPP Voter Intimidation Non-Prosecution

    08/01/2012 10:13:52 AM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 2 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 7-31-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    Judicial Watch once again outs the truth while trying to force the DOJ to pay their attorney's fees. The DOJ said there was no reason for the agency to pay attorney's fees as there was no evidence of any political interference: “none of the records produced in this litigation evidenced any political interference whatsoever in” how the DOJ handled the New Black Panther Party case" said the DOJPhoto: King Shamir Shabazz and Jerry Jackson Really? US District Court Judge Reggie Walton: (read it all at the Washington Examiner)The documents reveal that political appointees within DOJ were conferring about the status...
  • Mourdock, check. Cruz, check. On to Steelman and Durant in MO and MI next Tuesday!!!

    08/01/2012 12:45:37 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 25 replies
    Missouri and Michigan hold primary elections next Tuesday! Sarah Steelman and Clark Durant should be supported over the establishment go-along candidates!
  • Lindsey Graham Eats Chick-fil-A for Breakfast

    08/01/2012 11:54:31 AM PDT · by mojito · 39 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 8?1/2012 | PJ Tatler
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) posted a photo of himself getting a jump on the lunch crowd and eating Chick-Fil-A for breakfast in his office this morning. “Had @ChickfilA for breakfast today but my usual order is the #1 combo with slaw and a Coke Zero. Can’t beat it.,” Graham tweeted.
  • Justice Department shrugs off Fast and Furious report - Officials say they have moved ahead

    07/31/2012 9:12:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 8/1/12 | By Richard A. Serrano, Washington Bureau
    WASHINGTON — Top Justice Department officials largely dismissed a new House Republican report on the Fast and Furious gun-tracking operation, saying Tuesday that they have moved ahead with major reforms to prevent future incidents of U.S. firearms being lost and smuggled across the border into Mexico. Further, the attorney for the ATF special agent in charge in Phoenix, who oversaw Fast and Furious, lashed out at Republican congressional leaders, calling their report a "political witch hunt" aimed less at finding fault than pinning Democrats with negative political fallout from Fast and Furious. The report by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista), chairman...
  • LA Times Exclusive: Five ATF Officials Found Responsible for Fast and Furious

    07/30/2012 6:18:30 PM PDT · by kristinn · 83 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | Monday, July 30, 2012 | Richard A. Serrano
    Republican congressional investigators have concluded that five senior ATF officials -- from the special agent-in-charge of the Phoenix field office to the top man in the bureau’s Washington headquarters -- are collectively responsible for the failed Fast and Furious gun-tracking operation that was “marred by missteps, poor judgments and inherently reckless strategy.” The investigators, in a final report likely to be released later this week, also unearthed new evidence that agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in Phoenix initially sought to hide from the Mexican government the crucial information that two Fast and Furious firearms were...
  • Mark Levin slams House Republicans for voting to eliminate Senate confirmation

    07/31/2012 8:25:49 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 36 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 7/31/2012 | Mark Levin
    Mark Levin was livid when he read that House Republicans had voted to eliminate the Senate confirmation process for the reported number of 169 presidential appointments. And the explanation he got from a couple of sources was that Romney had told Republicans to vote for it, so they did. Levin wonders if we are already going back to the days of George W. Bush when House and Senate members voted a certain way to support the president instead of the Constitution. First here’s the background: WASHINGTON POST – The House Tuesday evening passed a measure to improve the clogged presidential...