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  • McCaul, Streusand finally square off (Texas CD 10)

    03/24/2004 11:11:02 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 114 replies · 551+ views
    AMERICAN-STATESMAN ^ | March 24, 2004 | Ken Herman
    Candidates for new congressional district focus on their Republican credentials. HOUSTON -- Face to face for the first time since the primary, GOP congressional candidates Ben Streusand and Michael McCaul stayed in tune with a runoff campaign that has devolved into an issue-free contest based on questioning each other's Republican credentials. After several previously scheduled debates fell through when Streusand didn't show up, and after some last-minute negotiations needed to get McCaul to show up Tuesday, the two candidates sparred at an evening event organized by several Houston-area Republican clubs. Streusand and McCaul will face off in an April 13...
  • 9/11: George W. Bush Stands Tall

    09/12/2011 2:44:07 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 40 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 9/12/11 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: George Bush yesterday, the 9/11 memorials. You know, a friend of mine observed this. What did Obama do? Obama went to a soup kitchen, 9/11, a day of service, as though we've got something to apologize for, for what happened on 9/11. A friend of mine observes Obama and Bloomberg both acted like it was a natural disaster. Bush, George W. Bush, who, by the way, stands tall in retrospect. Ten years, not one attack. Great statesmanship. If somebody told me today they wanted to put Bush's face on Mount Rushmore, I'd be in there supporting it. I saw...
  • The "True Identity" Of Van Jones

    09/10/2009 4:11:43 PM PDT · by pissant · 33 replies · 1,077+ views
    Right Side News ^ | 9/10/09 | Cliff Kincaid
    Some people are wondering who is next after Van Jones. But the Van Jones story is not over. And we still don't know who hired this "obscure" official, as some on the left are now trying to refer to him. Some of these controversies are currently being investigated by the new media. Blogger Trevor Loudon, who broke the story about Jones' communist background, thinks White House official Valerie Jarrett needs to be seriously scrutinized. She appears to have had a family connection to Barack Obama's childhood mentor, Communist Party member Frank Marshall Davis. For the record, this "obscure" official technically...
  • ObamaCare Vote Kickback Scheme

    03/19/2010 4:45:39 AM PDT · by clifcrds · 32 replies · 2,092+ views
    Bismarck Tribune ^ | March 19 2010 | ALAN FRAM and DAVID ESPO
    WASHINGTON — Bye bye, Cornhusker Kickback. Hello, special treatment for Tennessee and North Dakota. Democrats unveiling revisions Thursday to their health care overhaul bill decided to kill the extra $100 million in Medicaid funds for Nebraska that has become a symbol of backdoor deal making. But the 153 pages of changes to the massive health care package include extra money for hospitals in Tennessee that serve large numbers of low-income patients. And though the bill would revamp the nation’s student loan system to make the government the only lender, one bank — the state-owned Bank of North Dakota — would...
  • Bill Henck: Inside the IRS (corruption alert)

    02/06/2014 6:19:09 AM PST · by amnestynone · 8 replies
    power line blog ^ | February 6, 2014 | Bill Henck
    As noted at the top, William Henck has worked inside the IRS Office of the General Counsel as an attorney for over 26 years. Although it goes over some old ground, we submit the following personal account by Mr. Henck for the consideration of readers in the context of current controversies without further comment. He writes: I have been an attorney in the IRS Office of Chief Counsel for over 26 years. Over a number of years, I have attempted, largely unsuccessfully, to alert the public to abuse within the IRS. One of my kids suggested that I contact a...
  • America Held Hostage- the Obama Files...

    11/08/2008 3:06:12 AM PST · by backhoe · 3,015 replies · 204,972+ views
    various links ^ | 11-8-08 | The Heavy Equipment Guy
    America Held Hostage- the Obama Files... With a hattip to Rush ( His idea during the Clinton plague upon America ) I am starting a file on “The One,” mostly starting from the election date. Older stuff- links, quotes, quips, and sometimes pointed graphics can be found by scrolling back from these two posts: -Hillary Clinton- archives, comments, and opposition research---Sarah Palin- links, from the beginning--There is some good material in those posts that raises a lot of uncomfortable questions that everyone ought to be asking, and probably will once the “new” wears off, and we are stuck with four...
  • THREAT MATRIX 2011 #1

    03/30/2011 7:12:26 AM PDT · by MestaMachine · 1,017 replies
    TN Crew
  • THREAT MATRIX 2010 #3

    05/02/2010 4:49:06 PM PDT · by MestaMachine · 640 replies · 7,207+ views
    Free Republic Threat Matrix | May 2, 2010 | TM Crew
    There is no war as far as our president is concerned. There are no Islamic Terrorists, only a few rogue extremists. There is no REAL Jihad. Jihad is simply a "spiritual journey" to Allah, the most merciful. So he says. Islam, to his mind, has contributed so much to the world, after all, since Mohammed's slaughter of the Jews at Medina. Judging by Obama's actions in the recent weeks and months, he no doubt would have agreed the Jews deserved what they got from the "religion of peace." He continues the onslaught in the name of "social justice" and...
  • DUBOB 11- more tales from the Dark UnderBelly Of the Beast...

    01/31/2003 5:07:21 PM PST · by backhoe · 12,500 replies · 455,024+ views
    various links and websites | 01-31-03 | The Heavy Equipment Guy
    At the request of members, I am restarting those "Tales from the Dark UnderBelly Of the Beast"-- the stories and issues that the press and media either ignore, won't even talk about, or will mention once and forevermore claim "it's old news..."Naturally, some will be stories which interest me, or things I think we all need to be aware of.I am experimenting with a minor change in presentation- when I can, I will cut to -GoogleNewsBeta-- with a keyword or two and see what kind of links to "mainstream" stories I can find in contrast to what we see here...
  • Does Harry Reid Want the Koch Brothers Murdered?

    03/13/2014 6:50:32 PM PDT · by lbryce · 37 replies
    Conservative Firing Line ^ | March 13, 2014 | Joe Newby
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has spent the last several days attacking the Koch brothers in an obvious attempt to demonize the conservative billionaires in true Alinsky fashion. But given that the Koch brothers have been targeted with death threats by Reid’s fellow travelers on the left, and given the frequency and tenor of Reid’s recent attacks, one question needs to be asked: Does Harry Reid want the Koch brothers murdered? We did a search on Twitter to see what the rabid leftists there have said in the last couple of months. Here’s just a sample: Jordan Kratz @gorehound13...
  • Organizations Funded Directly by George Soros and his Open Society Institute

    11/11/2010 4:21:14 PM PST · by bronxville · 24 replies
    Organizations Funded Directly by George Soros and his Open Society Institute By Discover The Networks Organizations that, in recent years, have received direct funding and assistance from George Soros and his Open Society Institute (OSI) include the following. (Comprehensive profiles of each are available in the "Groups" section of DiscoverTheNetworks.org): Air America Radio: Now defunct, this was a self-identified "liberal" radio network. Alliance for Justice: Best known for its activism vis a vis the appointment of federal judges, this group consistently depicts Republican judicial nominees as "extremists." America Coming Together: Soros played a major role in creating this group, whose...
  • Koch brothers now at heart of GOP power (L.A. Times "Story")

    02/07/2011 12:37:37 PM PST · by Sneakyuser · 33 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 2/6/2011 | Tom Hamburger,
    Reporting from Washington — The billionaire brothers David and Charles Koch no longer sit outside Washington's political establishment, isolated by their uncompromising conservatism. Instead, they are now at the center of Republican power, a change most evident in the new makeup of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Wichita-based Koch Industries and its employees formed the largest single oil and gas donor to members of the panel, ahead of giants like Exxon Mobil, contributing $279,500 to 22 of the committee's 31 Republicans, and $32,000 to five Democrats.
  • In NJ, Obama calls 'Cousin Pookie' key

    11/01/2009 2:23:50 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 50 replies · 1,744+ views
    politico.com ^ | Nov. 1, 2009
    Obama, with Gov. Jon Corzine at the Susquehanna Bank Center in downtown Camden, rallied a crowd of 5,500 to turn out to reelected the Democratic governor on Tuesday in a race with Republican Chris Christie that polls show is neck-and-neck, and where turnout is expected to be key. "I know these are challenging times. Jon knows these are challenging times," POTUS said. "This is why he got into public service. He didn't do it for a pay check. He did it because he knew we can do better." Obama, who spoke for 24 minutes, called Corzine, who stood next to...
  • In Memoriam: Andrew Breitbart (1969-2012)

    03/01/2012 6:00:33 AM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 814 replies · 95+ views
    Breibart.com ^ | 3/1/12 | Larry Solov
    Andrew passed away unexpectedly from natural causes shortly after midnight this morning in Los Angeles. We have lost a husband, a father, a son, a brother, a dear friend, a patriot and a happy warrior. Andrew lived boldly, so that we more timid souls would dare to live freely and fully, and fight for the fragile liberty he showed us how to love. Andrew recently wrote a new conclusion to his book, Righteous Indignation: I love my job. I love fighting for what I believe in. I love having fun while doing it. I love reporting stories that the Complex...
  • IRS Stonewalling FOIA Request Surrounding Correspondence With Democratic Members of Congress

    05/16/2014 7:21:26 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 25 replies
    Town Hall ^ | May 16, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    On May 21, 2013 the National Republican Senatorial Committee sent the IRS a Freedom of Information Act request asking for "any and all documents or records, including but not limited to electronic documents, e-mails, paper documents, photographs (electronic or hard copy), or audio files," related to correspondence from January 1, 2009 and May 21, 2013 between thirteen different Democrat members of Congress and top IRS officials. Those officials include former IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman, former Commissioner Steven Miller, senior IRS official Joseph Grant and former head of tax exempt groups Lois Lerner. Members of Congress named in the request include...
  • Marco Rubio Tries To Convince Conservatives He Hasn't Been Duped

    04/30/2013 8:12:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    NPR ^ | 04/30/2013 | Greg Allen
    In the current debate over revamping the nation's immigration laws, there may be no elected official with more on the line than Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. Rubio, a Republican and Cuban-American from Miami, was elected to the Senate with strong support from the Tea Party and other conservatives. Rubio's challenge is to convince conservative skeptics that by supporting an immigration overhaul, he hasn't betrayed them. Among other things, the Senate immigration bill tightens security on the borders and creates a pathway for immigrants who came to the country illegally to become citizens. Eight senators — four Democrats and four Republicans...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 25 May 2014

    05/25/2014 4:18:24 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 133 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 25 May 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows May25th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.; Derek Bennett, chief of staff, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Pre-empted by Formula One auto racing.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sens. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and John Thune, R-S.D.; Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill.; Steven Silverman, lawyer representing a group of retired NFL players who accuse the league of supplying them with powerful painkillers and other drugs that kept them in the game but have led to serious complications later in life.THIS WEEK (ABC): Gen....
  • Capitol Hill falls silent as Libya war rages

    03/22/2011 10:52:34 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 54 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Stephen Dinan
    The world is at war, but Washington is eerily empty, devoid of all the power players who normally foster a soul-searching debate when the country goes on the attack. President Obama made the decision to bomb Libya from Brazil, the top congressional leadership is all out of town as Congress takes a 10-day vacation, and Vice President Joseph R. Biden spent the weekend in Wilmington, Del. Even Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates was traveling in Russia on Monday. That left rank-and-file lawmakers in both parties with a list of unanswered questions about the Libya operation’s cost, its duration and the...
  • True the Vote president calls Cummings damning emails ‘the tip of a very ugly iceberg’

    04/12/2014 8:04:39 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 55 replies
    BIZPAC Review ^ | 4-12-2014 | Michael Dorstewitz
    April 12, 2014 True the Vote president calls Cummings damning emails ‘the tip of a very ugly iceberg’ by Michael Dorstewitz The explosive discovery by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that its ranking Democratic member coordinated with the IRS to target True the Vote came as no surprise to its founder and president. She called it “the tip of a very ugly iceberg.”Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., the committee’s chairman, released emails earlier this week strongly suggesting that Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., was in direct communication with disgraced IRS supervisor Lois Lerner in an effort to target True the...
  • MSNBC’s Alex Wagner: The IRS Is The REAL Victim Here

    04/11/2014 6:09:25 AM PDT · by absentee · 28 replies
    RedState ^ | 4/11/2014 | Caleb Howe
    On MSNBC last night, host Alex Wagner continued her ongoing “leave the IRS alone” theme with a defense of the organization and its key players that tread into the territory of virtuosity in the art of reversing the spin. Not only, Wagner would have you believe, is the IRS not guilty of anything, not only were conservative groups not harmed or hampered in any way, but in fact it is the IRS who is truly the victim of unjust targeting. They are not the aggressor but the innocent victim, the simple, plainspoken agency that gosh darnit just wants to do...
  • New Emails: Democratic Senator Pressured IRS To Target Groups

    05/14/2014 1:39:50 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 48 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 05/14/2014 | Patrick Howley
    The IRS’ Washington, D.C. headquarters targeted conservative groups in part due to pressure from Democratic Sen. Carl Levin, according to emails obtained by the watchdog group Judicial Watch and reviewed by The Daily Caller. Levin, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs’ permanent subcommittee on investigations, wrote a March 30, 2012 letter to then-IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman discussing the “urgency” of the issue of possible political activity by nonprofit applicants. Levin asked if the IRS was sending out additional information requests to applicant groups and citing an IRS rejection letter to a conservative group as an example of...
  • Angry white men

    10/28/2013 6:22:42 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 34 replies
    Maclean's ^ | October 25, 2013 | Jonathon Gatehouse
    You can’t put a price on happiness, but the cost of outrage is easy enough to tally. The Republican Party’s 16-day temper tantrum over Obamacare shuttered large parts of the U.S. government and left 800,000 civil servants sitting at home without pay. In the Washington area alone, that translated to $217 million a day in lost wages. More than $3 billion of direct government spending on services went by the wayside. Analysts predict the knock-on effects will shave about 0.5 per cent off the country’s fourth-quarter GDP growth—a total hit in the $20-billion to $24-billion range. And Republicans are now...
  • WHAT? Renee Ellmers Claims She Has ‘Same Immigration Stance as Cruz, Paul, Lee’ (Loses Straw Poll)

    03/22/2014 4:53:34 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 30 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 21, 2014 | David Steinberg
    Last Saturday, Renee Ellmers (R-NC02) — a 2010 Tea Party favorite who has since lost the support of conservatives — gave a brief speech to the Moore County, North Carolina GOP Convention. During the speech, she claimed to hold the same views on immigration as Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Rand Paul, and even Dr. Ben Carson. This statement came a few days after Ellmers’ tendentious appearance with Laura Ingraham last week — an interview that might have progressed smoothly had Ellmers actually expressed the same views on immigration as those four. Ellmers’ brief speech in Moore County offered no specification backing her...
  • True the Vote Witness Who Testified on IRS Scandal Pens Blazing Letter to Grandstanding Democrat

    04/13/2014 6:37:15 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 53 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 4-13-14 | Kyle Becker
    Catherine Engelbrecht became the face of the IRS scandal with her riveting testimony before Congress on how her group True the Vote was targeted by the IRS for selective persecution and harassment. Recently, it was discovered that Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings had a hand in the IRS targeting True the Vote. You might remember Cummings as the grandstanding Democrat who railed against Darrell Issa’s investigation of the scandal after a Congressional hearing with IRS official Lois Lerner had closed (and then implied that Issa was racist): Further making the situation ironic and unsightly for justice-avoiding Democrats is that emails show...
  • Patty Murray and Harry Reid Attack the Victims of Obamacare

    02/28/2014 6:02:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 28, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Patty Murray, senator from Washington, on the Senate floor yesterday urged people to stop listening to me 'cause I am, along with Fox News, part of the cabal spreading lies about all these people who are suffering after Obamacare. She says like Harry Reid, it's all lies. There are no problems. Nobody's having a problem. Nobody's been cancelled. Nobody. Harry Reid's actually out there and said that: It's all lies. Here grab the sound bite. This is Patty Murray on the Senate floor speaking about Obamacare yesterday. MURRAY: I hope that everybody can turn off the Fox...
  • John Galt Calling: Had Enough?

    11/10/2012 7:19:10 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 23 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Nov 8, 2012 | Doug Patton
    Barack Obama has already done great damage to this country. He will do much more damage over the next four years John Galt Calling: Had Enough? By Doug Patton Thursday, November 8, 2012 “They believe in free stuff. We believe in free people.” - U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, 2012 vice presidential nominee When I heard Congressman Ryan utter those words during his speech to the Republican National Convention in Tampa last summer, I thought they would define the 2012 race for the White House. No statement so clearly describes the deep division between the earners and the takers in...
  • Labor supporters call for Walker’s recall on anniversary of anti-union bill

    03/12/2012 12:26:10 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    JS Online ^ | 3-10-12 | Bill Glauber
    ...One year after the Republican-controlled Legislature curtailed collective bargaining for most public-sector workers, thousands of pro-labor demonstrators converged Saturday on the Capitol in a "Reclaim Wisconsin March." They sang songs, listened to speeches and chanted, "This is what democracy looks like," an echo of the demonstrations that clogged the Capitol during the height of last year's protests ... Saturday's crowd wasn't as large as the throngs that showed up a year ago, but on a bright, sunny, springlike afternoon, enthusiasm was high during an event that amounted to a kickoff for an expected season of recall elections. "It's more of...
  • How Fracking Could Break Colorado Democrats

    04/15/2014 7:53:51 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | April 15, 2014 | ELI STOKOLS
    Jared Polis really doesn’t care what anyone else thinks. If you saw the Colorado congressman speaking on the House floor last month wearing a clip-on bowtie with a polo shirt under his blazer, you know what I’m talking about. He’s been this way since he first emerged on the scene. About 10 years ago, when he was just 28, Polis was one of four wealthy Colorado Democrats who pooled their considerable personal resources to create a state-of-the-art political machine that was ruthlessly effective in turning this once-red heartland state a stunning shade of blue. But Polis wouldn’t run with that...
  • ‘Absolutely Un-American’: Dem Rep. Explodes During IRS Investigation Hearing; Issa Walks Out

    03/05/2014 7:56:55 AM PST · by Nachum · 73 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 3/5/14 | Noah Rothman
    During a hearing of the House Oversight Committee into allegations that the Internal Revenue Service scrutinized conservative groups’ tax-exempt status filings unduly, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) exploded at Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (D-CA). Cummings charged that the way in which the proceedings were being conducted were “Un-American.” In apparent protest, Issa then walked out of the committee hearing. While making a statement before the committee, Issa stood up and asked Cummings to yield. “If you will sit down and allow me to ask a question,” Cummings insisted. “I am a member of a Congress of the United States of...
  • Obama's campaign no-fly zone

    08/30/2014 5:15:53 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/29/14
    In an election that Republicans want to make all about President Barack Obama, the White House is determined to make him all but disappear in the battleground states that matter. The White House is putting the finishing touches on a post-Labor Day schedule that will send the president to states where he’s still popular, such as: Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Illinois and California, Obama officials and Democratic operatives said this week.
  • Conservative Media Push Anti-Gore Documentary

    10/14/2009 2:31:55 PM PDT · by Delacon · 12 replies · 1,391+ views
    The Washington Independent ^ | 10/14/09 | David Weigel
    'Not Evil Just Wrong' Puts Human Face on 'Disastrous' Effects of Green Policies By David Weigel 10/14/09 6:00 AM noteviljustwrong.com On October 7, Phelim McAleer joined the Society of Environmental Journalists. Three days later, he took advantage of his new membership to attend former Vice President Al Gore’s speech to the group in Madison, Wis., and to rush up to the microphone afterward to ask a question. Reading from a small scrap of paper, an assistant filming the whole thing, McAleer asked Gore about a court case brought by British parents who challenged the veracity of nine facts in Gore’s...
  • Elijah Cummings accuses Darrell Issa of 'scuttling' chance to have Lois Lerner testify

    04/11/2014 2:30:59 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 33 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 4-11-2014 | Joel Gehrke
    April 11, 2014 Elijah Cummings accuses Darrell Issa of 'scuttling' chance to have Lois Lerner testify Joel Gehrke Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., accused House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., of "scuttling" an opportunity to have former IRS official Lois Lerner testify about the targeting of conservative groups, a charge Issa's team attributes to dishonest statements from Lerner's attorney.Cummings told Issa that Lerner would have testified if the hearing had been delayed one week, from March 5 to March 12, so she would have more time to prepare. But her attorney pulled her out of the hearing...
  • This is What Budget Cuts Have Done to Detroit ... And It's Freaking Awesome

    05/28/2013 9:51:48 AM PDT · by Arkansas Toothpick · 36 replies
    PolicyMic ^ | May 27, 2013 | Robert Taylor
    The language of budget cuts, austerity, and sequestration seem to dominate the media's landscape these days, instilling fear into Americans of vital government services being cut and chaos ensuing if governments aren't allowed to spend and borrow infinitely. Conservatives decry supposed cuts to the military-industrial-complex, and liberals bemoan that without government welfare transfer programs, there would be social Darwinism. ... Leaving aside the details on whether the U.S. budget is actually shrinking, one needs to look no further than the city of Detroit to find the spontaneous order, civic cooperation, and peaceful market forces that take over when government simply...
  • Will Wisconsin’s own ‘Miserable’ inspector jail conservative activist?

    11/18/2013 2:07:30 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 11-18-13 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. – Political activist Eric O’Keefe told the Wall Street Journal he’d been subpoenaed in a Democrat-led John Doe investigation of Wisconsin conservatives. That simple act of speech could land O’Keefe, director of conservative advocacy group Wisconsin Club for Growth, in jail. Under Wisconsin law, individuals who violate the state’s John Doe secrecy oath may be held in contempt of court. A legal expert familiar with the investigation says chances are good Bruce Landgraf, the Milwaukee County assistant district attorney who launched the investigation, will go after O’Keefe. “(The prosecutor) wants to conduct his program without any interference. I...
  • Enabling an IRS witch-hunt

    04/13/2014 7:10:11 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | 4-13-2014 | Post Editorial Board
    Enabling an IRS witch-hunt By Post Editorial Board April 13, 2014 | 9:25pm Elijah Cummings was his characteristically restrained self last week when he accused Republicans who voted to hold former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of putting themselves “on the same page of history books with [Joe] McCarthy.” From the start of the investigations into the IRS targeting of conservative organizations, Cummings has accused Republicans of a witch-hunt. But recently unearthed e-mails highlight his own involvement with the IRS, contradicting his earlier denials. During hearings back in February, Cummings objected to testimony from the founder and lawyer for...
  • Colbeck ( MI ) offers patient-centered solution in place of Medicaid Expansion

    07/17/2013 4:08:32 PM PDT · by taildragger · 24 replies
    Sen. Patrick Colbeck's Homepage ^ | Wednesday, July 17, 2013 | Colbeck Staff
    LANSING, Mich. – Today Sen. Patrick Colbeck, R-Canton, introduced the first of two bills to enact a patient-centered healthcare plan to provide a free market alternative that expands access to quality care without expanding government. SB 459 provides the regulatory infrastructure that would enable a low cost, high quality care, free market environment within the confines of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The second bill, which will be introduced shortly, would convert current Medicaid enrollees to low cost, high quality Qualified Health Plans featuring Direct Primary Care Services and High Deductible Health Plans wrapped within a Health Savings Account. The...
  • Speech Given at Lubbock Tea Party

    05/01/2009 8:18:41 AM PDT · by conservativegirl · 7 replies · 6,922+ views
    my sister-in-law in Texas | 4/15/2009 | Dr. Donald May
    At the T E A PARTY, a black man, Dr. Donald May delivered this message from the courthouse steps in Lubbock. He electrified the audience like I haven't seen in a long time. His delivery was masterful. I am sorry you could not see him in action. Anyway, I thought you might enjoy his words. The news media was there, but not one word of this mans appearance ever appeared on TV or in print, even though he completely dominated the scene. Ralph McLaughlin This is A Time For Courage April 15, 2009 – 11:49 pm -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ladies and gentlemen,...
  • Blowing Smoke - With a politically incorrect puff, Mark Block lights up the presidential race.

    10/28/2011 5:48:34 PM PDT · by neverdem · 80 replies · 2+ views
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | October 28, 2011 | Robert Costa
    Blowing SmokeWith a politically incorrect puff, Mark Block lights up the presidential race. As I strolled up First Street, I spotted him immediately. Mark Block, as he likes to say, was “being Block.”He was smoking.To be exact, he was puffing a Marlboro Light. And like most in Washington, he was doing it outside on a Wednesday afternoon, banished from the indoors.As Block paced, a drizzle began. Others took cover. Block lit up another cigarette, gripping an iPhone to his ear as he circled his campaign papers, which were piled in binders on the pavement.When the drops fell harder, he picked...
  • The ugly story behind the persecution of Catherine Engelbrecht

    04/14/2014 10:50:37 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 28 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-13-14 | DrJohn
    I finally understand why Elijah Cummings wanted so badly to persecute Catherine Engelbrecht. And as far as democrats go, it's lies all around. True the Vote is a organization made up of volunteers who are interested in preventing voter fraud. Our initiatives include: •Mobilizing and training volunteers who are willing to work as election monitors •Aggressively pursuing fraud reports to ensure prosecution when appropriate •Providing a support system for our volunteers that includes live and online training, quick reference guides, a call bank to phone in problem reports, information on videotaping at polling places, and security as necessary •Creating documentaries...
  • Living amid Hollywood hypocrisy

    10/05/2011 6:10:29 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 16 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 09/30/11 | By: Janine Turner
    I had to listen to it for years on sets, at dinners, in rehearsals, in the make-up chair, and at award ceremonies. The judgmental, hot, mostly uninformed rants of Hollywood liberals breathed down my neck and sucked all the air from the room. Usually, the rants were so hostile that I was afraid to speak up, or so ridiculous that I thought it futile to reply. The liberal Hollywood elite, who stand firmly on their right to be heard, their right to express, their right to persuade through art, arrogantly deny that same freedom to anyone who may disagree with...
  • The Best Global Warming Videos On The Internet - Part V: Humor (Vanity)

    02/11/2008 9:20:33 AM PST · by Entrepreneur · 35 replies · 2,882+ views
    2/11/2008 | Entrepreneur
    The Best Global Warming Videos on the Internet Some people have asked me for copies of, or links to videos that provide an alternative view to Gore’s “consensus” on anthropogenic (i.e., man caused) global warming (AGW). A few of these videos have been broadcast in the United States (e.g., Glenn Beck, John Stossel), but most have not and probably will not be seen. Fortunately, we have the Internet to make these available. Part I: Documentaries is available herePart II: Lectures is available herePart III: Debates is available here Part IV: Short Videos is available here Part V: Humor Penn &...
  • The culture war is over, and conservatives lost (Face it, Americans no longer agree with us)

    01/03/2013 12:09:45 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 228 replies
    The Week ^ | 01/03/2013 | Matt K. Lewis
    Late last year, I criticized the notion that Barack Obama won re-election by buying off voters with "gifts."  In case you've forgotten, many conservatives had sought to explain away Mitt Romney's loss by reasoning that we had finally reached a tipping point where Americans were voting for candidates who supported the welfare state, based solely on their own pecuniary interests. And I argued that voters do want to be given something by Republican politicians: Hope, optimism, and vision.But while I dismissed that premise, there may be an even larger fundamental problem that should alarm conservatives even more: Too many Americans...
  • Darrell Issa angrily adjourns Oversight hearing after Lois Lerner pleads the Fifth

    03/05/2014 7:14:01 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 110 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 5, 2014 | Patrick Howley
    California Rep. Darrell Issa adjourned a divisive House Oversight hearing Wednesday after IRS official Lois Lerner pleaded the Fifth Amendment and refused to answer his questions. “Seeking the truth is the obligation of this committee,” Issa said before announcing that he had no expectation that Lerner would answer his questions and adjourning the hearing. Lerner invoked the Fifth Amendment on each question Issa asked about the agency’s targeting of conservative groups. The hearing lasted approximately fifteen minutes before Issa released Lerner. Issa began the hearing by explaining that Lerner previously waived her Fifth Amendment rights in a May 2013 hearing...
  • Democratic Congressman Goes Ballistic At IRS Hearing After Darrell Issa Cuts Off His Mic (Cummings)

    03/05/2014 8:09:26 AM PST · by blam · 90 replies
    BI ^ | 3-5-2014 | Brett LoGiurato
    Democratic Congressman Goes Ballistic At IRS Hearing After Darrell Issa Cuts Off His Mic Brett LoGiuratoMar. 5, 2014, 10:26 AM Rep. Elijah Cummings, the Democratic ranking member on the House Oversight Committee, flipped out at Republican Chairman Darrell Issa during a hearing on the IRS' targeting of certain conservative groups Wednesday morning. Issa hauled former IRS official Lois Lerner back before the committee Wednesday morning as part of his ongoing investigation into the IRS' scrutiny of certain conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status. Lerner, as expected, invoked her right to plead the Fifth Amendment in the investigation, as she...
  • Paul Ryan and Patty Murray announce budget deal: Here are the basics

    12/10/2013 7:41:06 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/10/2013 | Mary Katherine Ham
    The basics:—Brokered by Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray, it’s an attempt to get back to some kind of normal order budget process—Two-year deal, would avert government shut-down Jan. 15 but not deal with debt limit—Spares $63 billion in sequestration cuts scheduled for January —Allows overall projected spending to go up from $967 billion to a little over $1 trillion—$85 billion of total savings—$23 billion in net deficit reductionThe “sequestration relief,” which America is not clamoring for is brought to you by raising “fees,” which is pretty much just another word for taxes: But higher fees would generate as...
  • Senate Democrats aim ire at rich, obscure brothers (Koch bros.)

    03/10/2014 11:18:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 10, 2014 2:12 PM EDT | Charles Babington
    Democratic Senate candidates, facing withering criticism on the national health care law, are gambling they can turn voters against two billionaire brothers funding the attacks—even if few Americans would recognize the pair on the street. In an accelerating counteroffensive stretching from the Senate chamber to Alaska, Democrats are denouncing Charles and David Koch, the key figures behind millions of dollars in conservative TV ads hammering Democratic candidates and their ties to President Barack Obama. Democrats depict the Kansas-based Koch (pronounced “Coke”) brothers as self-serving oil barons who pay huge sums to try to “buy” elections and advance their agenda of...
  • ANOTHER IRS SCANDAL MYSTERY

    05/10/2014 6:28:06 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 12 replies
    Powerline ^ | MAY 10, 2014 | SCOTT JOHNSON
    Even though President Obama has declared the innocence of all involved, we have much to learn about the illegal targeting of conservative/Tea Party groups applying for tax-exempt status. Lois Lerner is supposedly under investigation by the Department of Justice for this activity that coincidentally benefited the administration and seemed to be conducted with the administration’s interests at heart. Now we can add a few more items to be determined: The acting deputy U.S. attorney general in charge of overseeing ‘public integrity’ prosecutions testified Friday that he doesn’t know who’s in charge of the criminal investigation of Lois Lerner, the former...
  • The Most Powerful Office In The World Is NOT The President of the United States!

    02/17/2010 5:45:44 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 9 replies · 510+ views
    http://www.eagleforum.org ^ | Unknown | Eagle Forum
    * To change things, we must change the laws. * To change the laws, we must change the people who make them. * To get elected, your candidate must be on the ballot. * To get on the November ballot you must win the Primary. * To win the Primary, you must get the support of people who make endorsements in the Primary, who reliably vote in the Primary, and who get out the vote of others in the Primary. Those people are the Precinct Committeemen. Therefore, Precinct Committeeman is the most powerful office in the world because Precinct Committeemen...
  • Democrats Unleash the IRS Tyrant

    03/07/2014 2:20:10 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 7, 2014 | Karin McQuillan
    [snip] Lois Lerner did not flinch from using the IRS to persecute conservative citizens groups and corrupt the 2012 election. Once again she has taken the Fifth rather than come clean to Congress about what the IRS did to squelch the Tea Party and others, and who ordered it. President Obama brazenly lies to Bill O’Reilly’s face and says there’s not a smidgeon of scandal. This is an unrepentant crew. [snip] Democrats have no qualms of conscience in sending the IRS after conservatives. Opposition to utopia is by definition illegitimate. Last week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid thundered that Americans...
  • Chris Christie to speak at CPAC

    02/03/2014 6:52:13 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 40 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/3/14 | Tal Kopan
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference next month, despite a snub from the group last year and the ongoing controversy over the George Washington Bridge closures. Christie has accepted an invitation to address CPAC, POLITICO confirmed Monday.