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  • American Crossroads reserves $1.1 million in North Carolina ads for April

    03/25/2014 1:40:31 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 3/25/14 | Rebecca Berg
    Is American Crossroads giving North Carolina Senate candidate Thom Tillis one last push before the state's Republican primary? The group has reserved $1.1 million in advertising in North Carolina for April, its political director, Carl Forti, confirmed Monday. The ads, the content of which Forti would not disclose, will air in the pricey Raleigh and Charlotte media markets. That influx of spending will hit just before Tillis, the Republican frontrunner, faces off May 6 against a field including Greg Brannon, a physician who has been endorsed by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Mark Harris, a Baptist pastor who has received...
  • Justice bars lawyer from testifying before House panel in IRS (Tea Party) probe

    02/01/2014 5:36:01 AM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/30/14 | Stephen Dinan
    **SNIP** Eight months later, the probe has shown few public signs of progress, and many of the tea party victims say they still haven’t heard from the FBI or Justice Department lawyers. House Republicans said they were concerned about the direction of the probe, and Rep. Jim Jordan, Ohio Republican and a subcommittee chairman on the House oversight committee, asked Ms. Bosserman to testify at a hearing next week. The GOP has identified her as the lead lawyer on the investigation, and they have questioned her role, given her history as a significant political donor to President Obama’s 2008 and...
  • Boehner: Christie remains presidential contender

    01/09/2014 11:15:40 AM PST · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 9, 2014 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner says he believes Chris Christie remains a serious contender for the Republican 2016 presidential nomination, despite the traffic jam scandal engulfing the New Jersey governor. Reporters asked Boehner about Christie's problems on Thursday, even as the governor was holding a news conference in Trenton, N.J.
  • IRS pushes to rein in tax-exempt political groups

    11/27/2013 5:28:50 AM PST · by expat_panama · 17 replies
    Boston.com ^ | November 26, 2013 | ANDREW TAYLOR
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration Tuesday launched a bid to rein in the use of tax-exempt groups for political campaigning. The effort is an attempt to reduce the role of loosely regulated big-money political outfits like GOP political guru Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS and the pro-Obama Priorities USA. The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department said they want to prohibit such groups from using ‘‘candidate-related political activity’’ like running ads, registering voters or distributing campaign literature as activities that qualify them to be tax-exempt ‘‘social welfare’’ organizations.
  • Meet the Muslim Ms. Marvel: Kamala Khan’s Fight Against Stereotypes

    11/08/2013 2:41:02 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Nov 8, 2013 | Rula Jebreal
    Kamala Khan isn’t your average New Jersey teenager battling a cultural identity crisis. She has superpowers. And she’s here to smash the stereotype of young Muslim-American women.Marvel has a comic book superhero named Kamala Khan, a Muslim teen from New Jersey. This idea is refreshing. It’s important. It reminds me of the late ‘60s film Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. That was a revolutionary story about interracial marriage in America at a time when it was taboo. Like that film, Kamala will shatter taboos, too. Ms. Marvel (Kamala’s alter ego) will open the eyes of a new generation of comic...
  • New Jersey’s Chris Christie looks to send a message to GOP with his reelection campaign

    11/04/2013 11:33:11 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 60 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 4, 2013 | Dan Balz
    "......“I said this to the RNC last summer,” Christie said aboard his bus later that day, referring to the Republican National Committee, “I’m in this to win, because if you don’t win, you can’t govern. If you can’t govern, you can’t move the country, the state, the city — whatever you’re running for — in the direction it needs to be moved in. I think we’ve had too many people [in the Republican Party] who’ve become less interested in winning an election and more interested in winning an argument.” Tuesday’s gubernatorial elections in New Jersey and Virginia will highlight both...
  • IRS OFFICIAL LOIS LERNER WANTS IMMUNITY TO TESTIFY BEFORE CONGRESS

    07/06/2013 8:09:23 AM PDT · by markomalley · 81 replies
    Big Government ^ | 7/6/2013 | MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    On Tuesday, William W. Taylor III, attorney for Lois Lerner, the IRS official at the center of the Tea Party targeting scandal who invoked her Fifth amendment rights before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on May 22, set forward his client's hard line conditions to return and testify openly before the committee."They can obtain her testimony tomorrow by doing it the easy way … immunity. That’s the way to resolve all of this," he told Politico.Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH), a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee was unimpressed. "We hope she comes in and gives us the truth...
  • Fiat ad: This is So Much Better Than the Tea Party

    06/26/2013 5:53:58 AM PDT · by SW6906 · 36 replies
    YouTube ^ | June, 2013 | Fiat
    Fiat has a new ad out (ignore the advertising crap at the end, I couldn't find a clean version). Actually, I found two versions of the same ad. In the version I saw on TV, it ends with a girl saying "This is going to be so much better than the Tea Party".When I went looking for it, I found a different version that ends with the girl saying "This is going to start a revolution".
  • Obama and the IRS: The Smoking Gun?

    05/20/2013 6:07:00 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 74 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 5/20/13 | Jeffrey Lord
    “For me, it’s about collaboration.” — National Treasury Employees Union President Colleen Kelley on the relationship between the anti-Tea Party IRS union and the Obama White House Is President Obama directly implicated in the IRS scandal? Is the White House Visitors Log the trail to the smoking gun? The stunning questions are raised by the following set of new facts. March 31, 2010. According to the White House Visitors Log, provided here in searchable form by U.S. News and World Report, the president of the anti-Tea Party National Treasury Employees Union, Colleen Kelley, visited the White House at 12:30pm that...
  • (Video)Rick Santorum is Tired of People Wanting a Small Government That Leaves People Alone

    01/20/2012 8:49:22 AM PST · by Jay777 · 119 replies
    Stop the ACLU ^ | 20 Jan 2012 | John Stephenson
    One of the criticisms I make is to what I refer to as more of a Libertarianish right. They have this idea that people should be left alone, be able to do whatever they want to do, government should keep our taxes down and keep our regulations low, that we shouldn’t get involved in the bedroom, we shouldn’t get involved in cultural issues. That is not how traditional conservatives view the world. There is no such society that I’m aware of, where we’ve had radical individualism and that it succeeds as a culture.” - Rick Santorum See Video Here
  • GOP Elite Declares War on Tea Party

    10/13/2011 12:08:55 PM PDT · by radioone · 48 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 10-13-11 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, there's a big piece in the New York Times Magazine coming this weekend. It is entitled: "Does Anyone Have a Grip on the GOP?" The subhead: "The Republican Elite Tries to Take Its Party Back." This article prints like 24 pages. It is a major, major New York Times Magazine piece. It confirms everything that I have thought, everything I have speculated, everything I have said about the battle between the Republican elite and the Tea Party. I can't read the whole thing on the program; I don't intend to. I've got some highlights or quotes...
  • GOP Empire's Plan to Crush Tea Party Rebels

    10/13/2011 9:26:50 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 207 replies
    atlantic wire ^ | 10-12-11 | Elspeth Reeve
    Step 1: The first rule of the establishment is: Do not admit you are part of the establishment! Step 2: Disarm them with praise Step 3: Moderate whoever they pick as the 2012 nominee. Step 4: Teach them about compromise. Step 5: Never forget reality
  • Romney campaign raises $12 million from just 90 donors

    08/01/2011 7:57:03 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 8:07 p.m., Sunday, July 31, 2011 | Luke Rosiak
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney raised more than $12 million from just 90 donations so far this year in an unprecedented use of a fundraising account that can accept unlimited, loosely-regulated contributions in support of a presidential bid. Disclosures filed Sunday show a supremely flush reserve for the man seeking to lead some 300 million-plus Americans, bankrolled by a few dozen in the finance industry, with some donations coming directly from corporations and others ascribed to near-anonymous addresses in Utah. The total far overshadows that of similarly-structured funds set up to collect unlimited contributions in support of President Obama’s re-election....
  • Palin And The Religious Right: A Trojan Horse In The GOP (Anti-Christian rant)

    05/09/2010 6:23:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies · 875+ views
    The News Junkie Post ^ | May 9, 2010 | Liam Fox
    Sarah Palin, the darling of the Tea Party and the face of Christian Conservative America, almost a heart-beat away from the Presidency of the United states in 2008 and a presidential hopeful for 2012, has once again shown us just how dangerous and destructive Fundamentalist Conservative Christian Evangelicals can be. Palin appeared on “The O’Rielly Factor” to discuss the Federal Court ruling that the National Day of Prayer is unconstitutional. In addition to endorsing the governments involvement in religion and promotion of a religious ritual, Palin expounded on her earlier claims that America is a Christian Nation by claiming that...
  • Tea party 'infiltration,' destruction promised

    04/10/2010 4:13:15 AM PDT · by Man50D · 284 replies · 3,796+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | April 9, 2010
    A new website has appeared that should earn the support of tea-party critics such as CNN's Anderson Cooper and his compatriots: CrashTheTeaParty.org. It beckons, "Let's get to work. This Tea Party isn't going to destroy itself … Or is it." But whether the website succeeds remains to be seen, because a random assortment of visitors to the new site so far haven't been enamored. "Just TRY to show up at the rallies! We've got your number. We have LOTS of security. And many veterans, Oathkeepers and other well qualified people who can spot phonies, trouble-makers, SEIU thugs – and MORONS...
  • How does society decide what is un-American? (Hurricane strength hurl alert!)

    04/04/2010 2:15:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies · 848+ views
    When groups such as the Black Panther Party, the Nation of Islam and various other black nationalist organizations appealed publicly for social justice, they were soundly denounced by white America as dangerous radicals and militants. Fed by a national negative media frenzy, law enforcement created a brutal covert and overt crackdown that included killings, beatings, arrests and destruction of character and property. These actions created a fear that shut down many groups. While civil rights organizations were meted with similar negativity, they had some liberal white press and philanthropy, even white and Jewish members and martyrs. The entire human rights/civil...
  • Coffee vs. Tea: A political movement is brewing

    03/13/2010 9:03:14 PM PST · by neverdem · 124 replies · 2,917+ views
    CNN ^ | March 13, 2010 | Paul Steinhauser
    Washington (CNN) -- The new Coffee Party movement deemed its official kickoff Saturday a "huge success," with dozens of talks held at coast-to-coast coffee shops as members came together to discuss the issues most important to them. Billed by many as an answer to the conservative Tea Party movement, the Coffee Party was born on Facebook just six weeks ago. While the group has become an instant hit online -- it boasts more than 141,000 Facebook fans as of Saturday -- gauging the success of this weekend's coffee meetups was predicted to be an indicator of the... --snip-- Coffee Party...
  • The Coffee Party Uses Drupal (Same software as Obama White House ... coincidence?)

    03/14/2010 1:16:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 929+ views
    Katonda News Network ^ | March 13, 2010
    You can very easily discuss U.S. politics over a cup of tea or now, coffee. The much popular Sarah Palin 'hand reading' capabilities triggered Americans to find an alternative to the Tea Party. The alternative is the Coffee Party. I can't comment much on the goals or agenda's behind the two new political 'movements' on the US political scene, however, there is some indirect connection between the Coffee Party and Free Software (Muktware) or Open Source. The Coffee Party uses Drupal as their CMS, the same CMS which The White House Uses. For those who don't know what Drupal is,...
  • Coffee Party USA or Communist Party USA?

    03/14/2010 7:33:43 PM PDT · by The Conservative Monster · 11 replies · 632+ views
    The Conservative Monster.com ^ | 03/14/10 | Steve Cooper
    A new group has emerged to counter the patriot movement in the Tea Parties and they call themselves the Coffee Party USA. This name is eerily similar to the Communist Party USA. Are they just another wing of the Communist Party USA? I believe so... The Coffee Party USA is a perfect example for the average American patriot to understand how clever and devious our enemies are. They are master propagandists and strategists, that spend day and night plotting how to destroy capitalism and this country.
  • The Revenge of the Coffee Party

    03/15/2010 8:56:15 AM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 12 replies · 365+ views
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | March 15th, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    The Coffee Party is an attempt of the left to get back what is theirs and was lost in the arrogance and the hype of the first year of Obama in office. The sweeping Democratic victory in’08 made their leaders insensitive to the folk’s concerns. People who voted for change and realized they got more of the same were chipping off the Democrat Party. The Reagan democrats, the independents were drawn into the tea party movement. The Coffee Party is the proof that Democrats finally realized the Tea Party is not a radical fringe movement, but a safe place for...