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  • Kennedy’s Death Spurs Calls to Pass Health Legislation

    08/26/2009 8:37:14 AM PDT · by MaestroLC · 259 replies · 7,527+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 26, 2009 | By Jake Sherman
    <p>The death of Sen. Edward Kennedy quickly became a rallying cry for Congress to pass health care overhaul legislation.</p> <p>House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office sent an email to reporters at around 2:30 a.m. today, just hours after his death, calling for the passage of health care overhaul. “Ted Kennedy’s dream of quality health care for all Americans will be made real this year because of his leadership and his inspiration,” the statement read.</p>
  • ABC News Special Report: Senator Ted Kennedy has died.

    08/25/2009 10:14:50 PM PDT · by Gigantor · 754 replies · 34,592+ views
    Senator Ted Kennedy has died.
  • Sen. Ted Kennedy Dies

    08/26/2009 6:40:47 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 93 replies · 2,897+ views
    The Capitolist ^ | 26/8/2009 | Patricia Murphy
    Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, longtime Democratic senator and the patriarch of the Kennedy political family, has died after a lengthy battle with brain cancer. The Kennedy family released a statement early Wednesday morning saying, "Edward M. Kennedy – the husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle we loved so deeply – died late Tuesday night at home in Hyannis Port. We've lost the irreplaceable center of our family and joyous light in our lives, but the inspiration of his faith, optimism, and perseverance will live on in our hearts forever. We thank everyone who gave him care and support over this...
  • 1 suspect in custody following Dem HQ vandalism in Denver (Dems attacked by Dems)

    08/25/2009 4:15:14 PM PDT · by ljco · 103 replies · 6,298+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 08/25/2009 | Jessica Fender
    A 24-year-old arrested this morning on suspicion of smashing 11 windows at Colorado Democratic Party headquarters tried to conceal his identity while allegedly committing the crime, according to police descriptions. Maurice Schwenkler wore a shirt over his face, a hooded sweat shirt and latex gloves before he and another man fled the scene on bicycles, police said. Schwenkler was apprehended after a short chase. The other suspect remains at large. While Schwenkler does not appear in the state's voter registration database, a person by that name in November 2008 received $500 from a political 527 committee called Colorado Citizens Coalition...
  • Heather Podesta, The Insider's Insider

    Social Connections, Political Savvy and Boundless Energy Have Made Heather Podesta The It Girl of a New Generation Of Lobbyists The chairman beams. So many people just dying to see him, the business guys, the pols, the lobbyists -- lots and lots of lobbyists. They circle Charlie Rangel -- birthday boy, Democrat and, of course, House Ways and Means chairman -- circles like rings on a tree planted in the party room here at Tavern on the Green. Simple math: the more powerful the pol, the more rings on the tree. This is a very thick tree. Not a problem,...
  • Felony Vandalism Charges Possible in Obama Joker Poster Case

    08/19/2009 7:07:10 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 50 replies · 2,636+ views
    Fox News ^ | Tuesday, August 18, 2009 | By Joshua Rhett Miller
    <p>A Florida teenager could face felony vandalism charges for allegedly gluing posters depicting President Obama as the Joker onto public property, FOXNews.com has learned.</p> <p>Clermont, Fla., Police Capt. Eric Jensen said the state attorney will review evidence to determine whether to charge the unidentified teenager with gluing "dozens" of the posters last week to the city's light poles, public and private buildings, bridge overpasses, road signs and a mailbox.</p>
  • GOOD NEWS! The Natives are Restless and the Masters are Getting Nervous

    08/13/2009 4:50:38 AM PDT · by AJMCQ · 17 replies · 1,354+ views
    Nolan Chart ^ | 8/12/2009 | Servando Gonzalez
    The current issue of the Globe, (August 17, 2009), one of the most read supermarket tabloids, displays on its cover a photo of a worried Obama with the headline in big type: "Obama birth certificate is FAKE!" The full story appears on pages 30-31. I didn't read the article, and I don't plan to pay more than 3 dollars to buy the Globe to read it. Actually, I am sure that most of the information about the subject is correct, and most of it may have been copied right from the pages of WorldNetDaily. But, in the case of supermarket...
  • Tsongas: I won’t take ObamaCare because I have better options

    Rep. Niki Tsongas (D-MA) manages to answer the question that Keith Ellison (D-MN) and the rest of her Obama-care supporting colleagues in both the House and Senate have avoided. The crowd, however, didn’t like the response very much, and lets Tsongas know it. At about the four-minute mark, one of Tsongas’ peons constitutents asks Tsongas whether she will commit to adopting ObamaCare for her own coverage and give up her so-called “Cadillac” or “gold-played” Congressional coverage, and that’s when Tsongas suddenly becomes concerned with protecting choice
  • Lloyd Doggett says no provision for Congress to have same health care as American Public

    08/09/2009 9:36:43 PM PDT · by elazarus · 55 replies · 2,300+ views
    You Tube ^ | 8/9/2009 | ELazarus
    In a very orderly discussion of the Health care issue on Saturday 8/8/2009 Congressman Doggett was asked about mandating all Congressmen, Senators, government workers and the President to be required to use the same health plan as the American Public. His committee has studied health care for 2 years but says that such provisions are not part of the overall plan. Both sides of the healthcare reform issue cheered when this was brought up to the Congressman.
  • White House Move to Collect 'Fishy' Info May Be Illegal, Critics Say

    08/08/2009 12:40:26 PM PDT · by Typical_Whitey · 152 replies · 7,364+ views
    The White House strategy of turning supporters into snitches when they see "fishy" information about the health care debate may run afoul of the law, legal experts say. "The White House is in bit of a conundrum because of this privacy statute that prohibits the White House from collecting data and storing it on people who disagree with it," Judge Andrew Napolitano, a FOX News analyst, said Friday. "There's also a statute that requires the White House to retain all communications that it receives. It can't try to rewrite history by pretending it didn't receive anything," he said. "If the...
  • Senator Dodd -- Sir, Lead by Example and Seek End-of-Life Counselling

    08/04/2009 8:24:34 AM PDT · by Hillary'sMoralVoid · 11 replies · 710+ views
    His Master's Voice | 8/4/09 | HMV
    Senator Dodd, yao have a wonderful opportunity to showcase the healthcare system that you are attempting to legislate on the people of the United States. You meet the guidelines of the Obama Healthcare reform for getting end-of-life counselling. You are 65 and have a potentially life-threatening condition. Please submit yourself to evaluation and determine if your life is worth the cost of saving. After all, you've voted in a stimulus package that is bankrupting us and we need to save money any way we can. Oh, and please don't tell me that you're keeping your gold-plated congressional healthcare-for-life package in...
  • White House uses Web against Drudge attack (Healthcare scare)

    08/04/2009 6:24:38 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 40 replies · 2,662+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | Aug 4, 2009 | AP
    WASHINGTON – The White House is turning to the Internet to hit back at a Web posting that claims to show President Barack Obama explaining how his health care reform plans eventually would eliminate private insurance.
  • Durbin warns other lawmakers of healthcare town hall 'sucker punch'

    08/03/2009 1:23:01 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 98 replies · 5,237+ views
    Durbin warns other lawmakers of healthcare town hall 'sucker punch' @ 3:39 pm by Jordan Fabian Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) warned other members of Congress against antagonistic audience members at healthcare town hall events who may be funded by industry interest groups. "I hope my colleagues won't fall for a sucker punch like this," Durbin told the liberal blog ThinkProgress. "These health insurance companies and people like them are trying to load these town meetings for visual impact on television," he added. Liberal news sources have recently featured items about conservative and interest groups efforts to pack lawmakers' town hall...
  • Arlington airman can't sue for botched surgery

    07/27/2009 12:34:07 PM PDT · by Dubya · 42 replies · 1,697+ views
    STAR-TELEGRAM ^ | DARREN BARBEE
    An Arlington airman whose legs were amputated after a gallbladder surgery went terribly wrong lacks the same basic legal right to sue his surgeon that state and federal prisoners enjoy, a New York congressman says.
  • Does Ted Kennedy deserve his extended cancer care?

    07/23/2009 12:29:02 PM PDT · by yoe · 41 replies · 1,338+ views
    American Thinker ^ | July 23, 2009 | James Lewis
    Senator Ted Kennedy, who is now 76 years old and was ( diagnosed with brain cancer) in May of last year, is telling the world that nationalized medical care is "the cause of his life." He wants to see it pass as soon as possible, before he departs this vale of tears. The prospect of Kennedy's passing is viewed by the liberal press with anticipatory tears and mourning. But they are not asking the proper question by their own lights: That question -- which will be asked for you and me when we reach his age and state in life...
  • Obama and the ‘Noble Lie’

    06/29/2009 7:21:46 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 37 replies · 2,515+ views
    NRO ^ | 29 june 09 | Victor Davis Hanson
    For much of the Bush administration, the media splashed stories of neoconservative conspiracies and cabals. Exposés about mostly Jewish liberals-turned-conservatives charged that they were adherents of the philosopher Leo Strauss and embraced the Platonic notion of the “noble lie.” In his Republic, Plato outlined an elaborate, ranked utopia, a good city (“Kallipolis”) run by a sort of benign natural selection. The philosopher-kings sat atop hierarchies in which occupations were assigned for the citizenry. To justify arbitrary selections, the rulers would make up “noble lies” about divine edicts, making clear that the occupations chosen for lesser folk were god-given. Once the...
  • Obama Could Work for The New York Times

    06/29/2009 7:01:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies · 962+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | June 29, 2009 | Burt Prelutsky
    Back in 2008, New York Times correspondent David S. Rohde, along with Afghan reporter Taki Luden, were abducted in Pakistan by the Taliban. Because they felt it might adversely affect hostage rescue efforts, the Times requested a news black-out. The Associated Press and other news agencies respected the request and only broke the story recently, after Rohde and Luden had scaled a wall and made their escape. It would be nothing other than a story with a happy ending, except that the Times has time and again ignored the government’s requests that it not report the specific ways in which...
  • Obama Refuses to Pledge He'd Accept Health Care Plan Limits On *His Own* Family

    06/25/2009 6:46:24 AM PDT · by quesney · 136 replies · 6,438+ views
    Elites often propose health care solutions that limit options for the general public, secure in the knowledge that if they or their loves ones get sick, they will be able to afford the best care available, even if it's not provided by insurance. Devinsky asked the president pointedly if he would be willing to promise that he wouldn't seek such extraordinary help for his wife or daughters if they became sick and the public plan he's proposing limited the tests or treatment they can get. The president refused to make such a pledge, though he allowed that if "it's my...
  • AG Holder urges new hate crimes law

    06/16/2009 12:13:34 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 62 replies · 1,144+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 16, 2009 | DEVLIN BARRETT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder says recent violent attacks show the need for a tougher hate crimes law. Holder, speaking Tuesday at a luncheon for civil rights lawyers, noted the recent killings of an abortion doctor in Kansas, a soldier in Little Rock, and a guard at the Holocaust Museum in Washington. He called the attacks brazen acts committed in once-unthinkable places, and said it is past time for Congress to strengthen hate crimes laws to prosecute violence based on gender, disability, or sexual orientation.
  • Obama Administration About to Say Which Banks Can Repay Bailout Cash

    06/09/2009 11:14:46 AM PDT · by ClassicLiberal · 12 replies · 866+ views
    CNSNews ^ | June 9, 2009 | Stevenson Jacobs and Daniel Wagner
    The government is set to announce as early as Tuesday morning which of the country's biggest banks will be able to repay billions in federal bailout dollars in a decision that risks creating a two-tier banking system -- winners and losers. Congress approved the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program eight months ago as financial markets teetered on collapse. Almost ever since, banks have been eager to pay back bailout money and cut the federal strings that come with it. Combined, the repayments could exceed $50 billion. Experts say that figure reflects a measure of stability that has returned to...