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  • U.S. Sen. Rand Paul tells N. Ky chamber U.S. will have to wait on repatriation tax breaks

    07/26/2014 12:10:04 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 2 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 7/25/2014 | Don Weber
    COVINGTON – U.S. Senator Rand Paul told members of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce on Friday that he is hopeful that legislation which would lower the tax on foreign corporate profits for U. S. corporations might have chance of passing, just not right now. The bill would allow companies like Apple to bring profits back to the United States at reduced tax rate. A similar tax holiday was enacted in 2004. Paul, who was speaking at the chamber’s government forum, said that the legislation probably would not come up for a vote this summer, but could see action at...
  • Senator Bob Casey Continues to Abandon His So-Called Pro-Life Views

    07/16/2014 2:05:20 PM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies
    Life News ^ | July 16, 2014 | Steven Ertelt
    Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey, who ran as a pro-life advocate when he won a Senate term in 2006 and 2012, but who has disappointed pro-life advocates with repeated pro-abortion votes, continues to abandon his pro-life views.A couple years ago, he voted against a measure to revoke taxpayer funding from the Planned Parenthood abortion business. Today, Casey voted for a bill to “overturn” the Supreme Court decision protecting Hobby Lobby from being forced to pay for drugs that may cause abortions.Michael Ciccocioppo, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation, told LifeNews he is disappointed that Casey continues to abandon is publicly-stated...
  • Hillary: 'We're Going to Take Things Away From You'

    06/30/2004 6:37:49 AM PDT · by kattracks · 36 replies · 599+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 6/30/04 | Carl Limbacher and the NewsMax.com staff
    Hillary Clinton knows better than you do how to spend your paycheck. Really she does. Just ask her. Few media have trumpeted that Sen. Clinton exposed her socialist agenda during a speech Monday in San Francisco (which the Associated Press dubbed the "leftiest big city on the Left Coast"). But don't take our word for it. We'll go straight to the horse's mouth. "Many of you are well enough off that ... the tax cuts may have helped you. We're saying that for America to get back on track, we're probably going to cut that short and not give...
  • Hillary: We'll take your money for 'common good'

    06/30/2004 3:24:08 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 44 replies · 35,949+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | June 29, 2004
    Tuesday, June 29, 2004 Hillary: We'll take your money for 'common good'Senator speaks to wealthy taxpayers at San Francisco fund-raiser Posted: June 29, 20045:00 p.m. Eastern © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y. Addressing a Democratic fund-raiser yesterday, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., told wealthy supporters the government will need to take money away from them for the "common good." Clinton headlined an appearance with other women Democratic senators in San Francisco, where donors gave as much as $10,000 to California Sen. Barbara Boxer's campaign. "Many of you are well enough off that ... the tax cuts may have helped you," Clinton...
  • Hillary Clinton "We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good"

    06/29/2004 10:41:20 PM PDT · by Dragonspirit · 31 replies · 2,608+ views
    The leftiest big city on the Left Coast was Clinton country on Monday, with former President Clinton continuing his blockbuster book tour and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton headlining a Democratic fund-raiser where she vowed to defeat the Republicans' "extraordinarily ruthless machine." Headlining an appearance with other Democratic women senators on behalf of Sen. Barbara Boxer, who is up for re-election this year, Hillary Clinton told several hundred supporters -- some of whom had ponied up as much as $10,000 to attend -- to expect to lose some of the tax cuts passed by President Bush if Democrats win the White...
  • Hillary Clinton to America, "We are going to take things away from you"

    06/29/2004 10:35:11 AM PDT · by ArmyBratproud · 126 replies · 6,143+ views
    ..."Many of you are well enough off that ... the tax cuts may have helped you," Sen. Clinton said. "We're saying that for America to get back on track, we're probably going to cut that short and not give it to you. We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good."
  • Hillary Clinton: "We're Going to Take Things Away From You on Behalf of the Common Good"

    06/29/2004 6:12:49 AM PDT · by kristinn · 308 replies · 26,198+ views
    Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-Cuba), speaking at a Democratic party fundraiser in San Francisco yesterday, was remarkably frank about the Democrats' intentions to use socialist redistribution policies if the party gains power after the November elections.As reported by the Associated Press, Sen. Clinton said, "Many of you are well enough off that ... the tax cuts may have helped you. We're saying that for America to get back on track, we're probably going to cut that short and not give it to you. We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good."With her blunt statement,...
  • Benghazi emails suggest White House aide involved in prepping Rice for ‘video’ explanation

    04/29/2014 10:31:55 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 95 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/29/2014 | Catherine Herridge
    Newly released emails on the Benghazi terror attack suggest a senior White House aide played a central role in preparing former U.N. ambassador Susan Rice for her controversial Sunday show appearances -- where she wrongly blamed protests over an Internet video. More than 100 pages of documents were released to the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch as part of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. Among them was a Sept. 14, 2012, email from Ben Rhodes, an assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser for strategic communications. The Rhodes email, with the subject line: "RE: PREP Call with...
  • Were Pelosi, Feinstein, Boxer, etc given chance to scrub Internet of pic's with Sen. Leland Yee?

    03/28/2014 7:37:02 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 86 replies
    For some odd reason, they seem as rare as public pay phones and customer services. If someone can find one or two, I appreciate it if they could provide a couple. Thank you.
  • Senators accuse GM of trying to cover up defective switch tied to 13 deaths

    04/02/2014 3:35:15 PM PDT · by alloysteel · 34 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | April 2, 2014 | AP release
    Members of a Senate subcommittee accused General Motors of trying to cover up problems with an ignition switch that is now tied to 13 deaths, and pressed CEO Mary Barra to commit to punishing anyone involved. Panel members also told Barra that GM should tell owners to stop driving all the 2.6 million cars being recalled for the faulty switch until they are repaired. GM is currently telling owners the cars, mainly Chevrolet Cobalts and Saturn Ions, are fine to drive as long as nothing is placed on the key chain.
  • Boxer Statement on Corruption Charges Against California State Senator Leland Yee

    03/28/2014 3:21:16 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 33 replies
    U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) ^ | March 27, 2014 | U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
    Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) today released the following statement on the indictment of California State Senator Leland Yee on public corruption and other charges: “I agree with State Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg that Leland Yee should immediately step down. If these allegations are true, they are beyond outrageous.  “I support the Justice Department’s crackdown on corruption, which sends an unequivocal message that there is absolutely no place in public life for criminals who violate the public trust and demean public service.”  ###
  • Senator Barbara Boxer, Obsessive-Compulsive

    03/26/2014 5:12:11 PM PDT · by The_Harlequin · 12 replies
    Uncommon Sense ^ | 3-26-14 | Chris Shugart
    Freudian psychoanalysis doesn’t ordinarily figure into my vocabulary. But in this case I think “anal retentive” best describes Senator Barbara Boxer’s recent introduction of Senate Bill 2047. It’s called Protecting Children From Electronic Cigarette Advertising Act of 2014. The name says it all. When it comes to obsessive-compulsive micromanagement, the nanny-staters could fill the case loads of every therapist in Washington. And they never run out of ways to inflict their neurosis onto their victims. Supporters of the bill are convinced that E-cigarettes are a gateway to real cigarettes. Naturally, they insist that there needs to be a new law...
  • Barbara Boxer: Why no Viagra complaints?

    03/25/2014 9:25:09 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 111 replies
    Barbara Boxer: Why no Viagra complaints? By: Tal Kopan March 25, 2014 11:28 AM EDT As the Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday about the Obamacare mandate on birth control coverage, Sen. Barbara Boxer questioned why those up in arms about the requirement have no problem with most insurance covering Viagra. “I have never heard Hobby Lobby or any other corporation, I could be wrong, or any other boss complain that Viagra is covered in many insurance plans, practically all of them, or other kinds of things, you know, for men, which I won’t go into,” Boxer said Tuesday on MSNBC’s...
  • ABC News Gushes Over Democratic Activist's Question to Hillary: 'If You Don't' Run, 'Who Will?'

    03/25/2014 7:56:04 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 38 replies
    MRC ^ | 3/24/2014 | Scott Whitlock
    The journalists at ABC's World News on Sunday enthusiastically touted a fawning question from a Democratic activist to Hillary Clinton. After anchor David Muir insisted that "it didn't take long for a student there to ask a pointed question," college student Vrinda Agrawal wondered, "If you don't represent women in politics in America as a future president, who will?" [MP3 audio here.] This is a tough question? The event was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and held at Yale Law School. Agrawal followed-up by enthusing, "I will proudly run your campaign." At no time did Muir or reporter Susan Saulny inform...
  • Senate Democrats plan all-night global-warming talkathon in support of … er …

    03/10/2014 7:28:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/09/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Talk about hot gas. Rick Perry may have affectionately mistaken our site name once, but Senate Democrats could be in position to trademark it for themselves after tonight. The caucus will hold an all-night talkathon to demand action on climate change, which has USA Today very confused. After all … don’t Democrats control that chamber? A majority of Senate Democrats on Monday will launch an overnight “talkathon” until approximately 9:00 a.m. Tuesday to draw attention to climate change.The overnight effort, organized by Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, is part of the recently launched Senate Climate Action Task Force headed by Sens....
  • Senate Democrats plan an all-nighter Monday for climate change

    03/07/2014 1:27:32 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 76 replies
    Washingyon Post ^ | 3/7/14 | Ed O'Keffe
    At least 28 Senate Democrats plan to spend hours Monday night and early Tuesday speaking on the Senate floor in a push for congressional action on climate change. It's a strategy that's been in the works for several months, organized by Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), who've been seeking to raise awareness about their concerns on and off the Senate floor. Adopting a strategy used in the past year by some Senate Republicans, the Democrats will begin speaking Monday night after a series of votes and continue until about 9 a.m. Tuesday, according to...
  • Boxer: 'Absolutely No Way We're Going to Cut Spending'

    03/03/2014 3:36:56 PM PST · by gooblah · 23 replies
    CNSnews ^ | March 3, 2014 - 11:23 AM | Eric Scheiner
    (CNSNews.com) - While discussing federal spending and transportation funding last week, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said “there is absolutely no way we’re going to cut spending.” Boxer was discussing the Highway Trust Fund with members of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) in Washington on Feb. 26, when she addressed various tax increases that may be used to raise money for the program. - See more at: http://cnsnews.com/news/article/eric-scheiner/boxer-absolutely-no-way-were-going-cut-spending#sthash.bgvFVlLs.dpuf
  • Senator Calls Keystone Pipeline a Health Threat

    03/03/2014 10:01:09 AM PST · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 Feb 2014 | John Semmens
    Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Calif) wants the EPA to take a closer look at the proposal to build the Keystone Pipeline. The pipeline would replace rail transport of oil from Canada and is considered a generally safer means of getting the flammable commodity to its destination. Boxer sought to clarify her opposition to the pipeline, saying that “I’m not stupid. I know that trains sometimes get derailed and that in terms of the safety of transporting oil a pipeline would be less dangerous. The point I am trying to make is that a cheaper and safer mode of shipping will mean...
  • Boxer: ‘Absolutely No Way We’re Going to Cut Spending’

    03/03/2014 10:16:30 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 3, 2014 - 11:23 AM | Eric Scheiner
    While discussing federal spending and transportation funding, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said “there is absolutely no way we’re going to cut spending.” Boxer was discussing the Highway Trust Fund with members of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) in Washington on Feb. 26th, when she addressed various tax increases that may be used to raise money for the program. “I don’t see support for raising the gas tax and there is absolutely no way we’re going to cut spending, so it’s going to have to be a creative way to fund this in reality,” Boxer said....
  • Dems “Protecting Children” from Cigarette Alternatives

    02/28/2014 7:27:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 28, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Leave it to a bunch of Democrats from typically liberal states to take aim at healthy alternatives to cigarette smoking. Democrats from California, Illinois, Connecticut, and Massachusetts have decided that because e-cigarettes vaguely resemble puffing on an actual stick of cancer, they should be the target of heavy regulation and criticism. Instead of embracing a technology that aids in smoking cessation efforts, and greatly reduces health complications associated with traditional “smoking”, these Nannycrats have decided that these non-cigarettes should be the target of ridicule and government regulation. And, of course, it’s all for the “children”. According to the Washington Free...
  • Boxer warns Keystone will cause cancer

    02/26/2014 12:23:41 PM PST · by jazusamo · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 26, 2014 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    Sen. Barbara Boxer wants to add a new element to the Keystone XL oil pipeline debate: its effects on health. The California Democrat claims negative health effects from the proposed pipeline's development were ignored by the State Department's environmental impact review. "The Environmental Impact Statement was woefully inadequate when it came to exploring human impacts of the pipeline," Boxer said Wednesday at a press conference held with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and anti-Keystone XL activists and environmentalists. She said Keystone will add pollutants to the air that will increase the likelihood of peopel getting cancer or heart disease. "I do...
  • Boxer: Carbon dioxide will be “leading cause of conflict” in next 20 years

    06/10/2010 2:37:56 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 62 replies · 1,038+ views
    Hot Air ^ | June 10, 2010 | Ed Morrissey
    Let’s see how Senator Ma’am’s priorities work in this revealing clip from her speech earlier today in the Senate. We’ve had four terrorist attacks in less than a year, two of which succeeded in killing people and another two which only failed because of the incompetence of the terrorist. Iran is a year or less away from getting a nuclear weapon. Turkey is rapidly sliding towards Islamism. North Korea is doing their best to restart the Korean War.And what keeps Barbara Boxer awake at night? A raging case of the vapors: I’m going to put in the record, Madam President,...
  • Barbara Boxer uses Oklahoma tornado to push carbon tax

    05/21/2013 9:48:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 05/21/2013 | Michael Bastasch
    California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer blamed the tornado that devastated Oklahoma on global warming during a Senate floor speech Tuesday, using the opportunity to push her own plan to tax carbon dioxide emissions. “This is climate change,” Boxer said. “This is climate change. We were warned about extreme weather: Not just hot weather, but extreme weather. When I had my hearings, when I had the gavel years ago — it’s been a while — the scientists all agreed that what we’d start to see was extreme weather.” “Carbon could cost us the planet,” Boxer added, plugging her own carbon tax...
  • Senate Dems to set up global warming task force (Boxer leads the hoax)

    01/10/2014 3:19:39 PM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/09/14 | Michael Bastasch
    Senate Democrats are planning on setting up a global warming task force to revive the issue in Congress and help President Obama achieve the goals set out in his climate agenda. Democratic Sens. Barbara Boxer and Sheldon Whitehouse told reporters on Thursday that they would launch the task force with more than a dozen members. They say they have the full support of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. “The purpose is to use the bully pulpit of our Senate offices to achieve that wakeup call,” Boxer told reporters who gathered in her office. “We believe that climate change is a...
  • Barbara Boxer: Obama’s Keep-Your-Plan Pledge ‘Absolutely a Fact’

    11/16/2013 3:08:02 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 69 replies
    CNS News ^ | November 15, 2013 | Penny Starr
    Barbara Boxer: Obama’s Keep-Your-Plan Pledge ‘Absolutely a Fact’ Penny Starr November 15, 2013 (CNSNews.com) – Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said on Thursday that President Barack Obama's oft-repeated pledge that under Obamacare people would be allowed to keep their health care plans if they liked them was “absolutely a fact”--so long as the plans “met the standards” set by Obamacare, that is. CNSNews.com asked Boxer: “After President Obama signed the ACA he said that if you like your health care plan you will keep it. No one can take that away from you.” “I think everyone knows he said that,” Boxer...
  • Ben Cardin: John Boehner should ‘put down the gun’ on shutdown

    10/09/2013 6:57:12 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 28 replies
    politico.com ^ | October 08, 2013 | DARIUS DIXON
    Sen. Ben Cardin asked House Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday to “put down the gun” in the shutdown stalemate. “It’s time for Mr. Boehner to put down the gun and put more faith in the democratic process,” the Maryland Democrat said, reading aloud from a Baltimore Sun editorial, at a news conference with Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) to discuss the shutdown’s impact on environmental work. Cardin, again quoting from the Sun editorial, said it’s appropriate to use terms like “ransom” and “hostage” to describe the GOP demands to defund the health care law as a price...
  • How Low Can You Go? DC's Limbo Principle

    10/06/2013 7:07:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 6, 2013 | Debra J. Saunders
    The feud between Sens. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and David Vitter, R-La., doesn't have the import of the federal government shutdown, but it does shine a light on the Beltway's partisan rancor. If there is a lesson for Washington politicos from this mud fight, then it is this: Don't try to be clever. There will be blowback. The story begins when Democrats were pushing President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, inserted language into the bill to require that Congress and staff get their health insurance through Obamacare exchanges. Grassley's amendment didn't explicitly address the government's contribution --...
  • Angry over shutdown, Sen. Boxer tells House Republicans to 'grow up'

    10/03/2013 8:05:25 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 62 replies
    latimes.com ^ | October 03, 2013 | Richard Simon
    <p>WASHINGTON — California Sen. Barbara Boxer’s Capitol Hill office was locked, with a sign reading, "Office closed due to government shutdown."</p> <p>Much of her staff has been furloughed. The number of staffers answering calls has been scaled back. Casework has been suspended.</p>
  • The Interview: Carly Fiorina (Life after HP and a U.S. Senate run)

    09/14/2013 11:54:34 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Friday, Sep 13, 2013 | Raj Mathai, Liza Meak, and Alex Bozovic
    Raj Mathai sits down for a rare one-on-one interview with former HP CEO Carly Fiorina. Carly Fiorina's been out of the spotlight for nearly three years, after losing a hard-fought U.S. Senate race to longtime Democratic incumbent Barbara Boxer. So what's the former Hewlett-Packard CEO doing these days? "I'm not doing any one thing full-time, and that's the biggest difference," Fiorina said. "I remain engaged politically, but I'm at the stage in my life now where I choose the things I can do and that's a wonderful place to be." These days, Fiorina splits her time between Sausalito and Virginia....
  • Vitter calls for ethics probe of Reid, Boxer, claims 'bribery'

    09/13/2013 3:05:31 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 5 replies
    UPI ^ | Published: Sept. 13, 2013 at 4:18 PM
    A Senate Republican requested an ethics investigation of Democrats who hinted they may use his personal scandal to fight his effort to defund part of Obamacare. Sen. David Vitter, R-La., has been demanding a Senate vote on a proposal to repeal federal contributions to help pay for healthcare coverage for members of Congress under the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. The provision was included in the 2010 legislation by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa.
  • A partial list of democratic pedophiles

    03/05/2008 2:42:24 PM PST · by altsehastiin · 18 replies · 10,850+ views
    Democratic State Senator Dan Sutton of Flandreau, South Dakota accused of fondling a male page. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/01/24/AR2007012401966.html Carl Stanley McGee, 38, prominent gay activist, assistant secretary for policy and planning and top aid to democrat governor Deval Patrick of Massachuttsettes, accused of sexually assaulting a 15 year old boy in a steam room at a Florida resort. http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/general/view.bg?articleid=1072114 Bernard Vincent Ward, former chief legislative aide to Senator Barbara Boxer, self proclaimed "Lion of the Left" on bay area radio, admitted transgressions too numerous to mention. http://prosites-prs.homestead.com/ward_new.pdf Davidson County Democratic Party Chairman Rodney Mullins resigned Thursday morning amid child pornography allegations, according...
  • Boxer: Redirect Border Funds for Immigrant Health Care

    06/15/2013 3:52:44 PM PDT · by Carbonsteel · 53 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 06/14/2013 | by Mike Flynn
    Sen. Barbara Boxer is planning an amendment to the Senate's immigration bill which would redirect funds committed to border security to reimburse state and local governments providing health care to newly legalized immigrants. Boxer plans to take $250 million, and likely much more, out of border security and use it to underwrite uninsured immigrants health care costs.
  • Warning: Label Fatigue

    06/02/2013 4:04:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 2, 2013 | Debra J. Saunders
    Sen. Barbara Boxer says she is co-sponsoring the Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act in part because, with 26 states trying to pass legislation requiring said labeling, it makes more sense to have a uniform federal law. California's junior Democratic senator has a point. It's probably better for the folks who keep affordable food on American tables to have one big gun pointed at their collective head than 26 guns. Except that most of these guns aren't loaded, including the big gun. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., introduced a farm bill provision, which was designed to protect states that require labeling for...
  • Safety Board: ATF Blocking Texas Plant Blast Probe

    05/23/2013 6:41:52 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Federal agents and the state fire marshal have effectively barred a federal safety panel from the site of a Texas fertilizer plant blast that killed 15 people and injured about 200 others, hampering its investigation, the panel’s chairman said. In a May 17 letter to Sen. Barbara Boxer, U.S. Chemical Safety Board Chairman Rafael Moure-Eraso asked the California Democrat to help the board obtain evidence under control of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives that he contends is essential to the board’s investigation, the Waco Tribune-Herald and Austin American-Statesman reported.
  • True Scandal

    05/20/2013 2:02:32 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 45 replies
    NRO ^ | May 20, 2013 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    Catherine Engelbrecht’s tale has all the markings of a classic conspiracy theory: She says she thinks that because of her peaceful political activity, she and her family was targeted for scrutiny by hostile federal agencies. Yet as news emerges that the Internal Revenue Service wielded its power to obstruct conservative groups, Catherine’s story becomes credible — and chilling. It also raises questions about whether other federal agencies have used their executive powers to target those deemed political enemies. Before the Engelbrecht family’s three-year ordeal began, Catherine says, “I had no real expectation or preparation for the blood sport that American...
  • Barbara Boxer’s claim that GOP budgets hampered Benghazi security (WaPo gives her 3 Pinocchios)

    05/16/2013 12:16:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/16/2013 | Glenn Kessler
    <p>“I believe if we want to know what happened in Benghazi, it starts with the fact that there was not enough security. There was not enough security because the budget was cut.”</p> <p>Sen. Boxer, in a speech that echoed an opinion article she published in The Huffington Post, this week tried to turn attention back to reductions in State Department funding that Democrats sought to highlight at the first congressional hearings into the attack in Benghazi, Libya, that left four Americans dead.</p>
  • Barbara Boxer: ‘The Benghazi Scandal’ ‘Starts With Republicans’ Who Cut Funding For Embassy Security

    05/14/2013 8:04:30 AM PDT · by Justaham · 81 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | 5/14/13 | Noah Rothman
    In a speech on the Senate floor on Tuesday, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) said that Republicans in Congress should look into a mirror when asking why the attack on an American consulate in Benghazi was as deadly as it was. She said that House Republicans who voted to cut security funding for overseas embassies are directly responsible for the lack of security personnel at that outpost. Boxer’s claim is contradicted by testimony delivered before a Congressional Oversight Committee hearing last week.
  • Obama’s Benghazi Propagandist

    05/08/2013 5:35:25 AM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 8, 2013 | Matthew Vadum
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Obama’s Benghazi PropagandistPosted By Matthew Vadum On May 8, 2013 @ 12:56 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 4 Comments A young White House speechwriter may be responsible for concocting the official lies about last September’s deadly terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya.The Obama administration’s rapidly unravelling narrative about what happened at the U.S. consulate in Libya’s second-largest city may have been cooked up by creative writer Ben Rhodes, the president’s 30-something Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting.The origin of the administration’s desperate election-season fabrications may come up today as a congressional committee...
  • Group of female politicians rally around Greuel (@ the Feminist Majority Foundation's HQ)

    04/07/2013 5:15:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    LA Times ^ | 4/04/13 | Kate Linthicum, Seema Mehta
    **SNIP** "She's operational, she gets the job done," Pelosi (D-San Francisco) said during a round table meeting at the Feminist Majority Foundation's headquarters in Beverly Hills. "She's going to be focused on what she is doing here, but her election will lift up people across our country." Pelosi appeared with Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), U.S. Rep. Judy Chu (D-Monterey Park), U.S. Rep. Janice Hahn (D-San Pedro) and legendary Democratic party activist Roz Wyman, who in 1953 became the youngest person to win a Los Angeles City Council seat. Speaking in front of vintage pictures of suffragettes, the women all returned...
  • Senate votes highlight Dem divisions over Keystone pipeline, carbon taxes

    04/06/2013 9:39:01 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | - 03/24/13 1 | Ben Geman
    Senate votes on climate change and the Keystone XL oil pipeline laid bare divisions among Democrats — and underscored why the White House, not Congress, will be where the critical climate decisions reside in President Obama’s second term.Several votes during the freewheeling debate over a nonbinding budget plan provided a political barometer of where the chamber, including vulnerable Democrats, stand on the topics. Advocates of the proposed pipeline scored a symbolic victory Friday when 62 lawmakers voted for an amendment backing the project to bring oil from Canadian tar sands projects to Gulf Coast refineries. Seventeen Democrats supported Sen....
  • The Sanders-Boxer Carbon Tax Will Be 15 Times Costlier Than Letting Warming Happen

    02/17/2013 2:54:59 PM PST · by lbryce · 24 replies
    What's Up With That ^ | February 17, 2013 | Christopher Monckton of Brenchley
    Standard climatological and economic techniques, combined in an investment appraisal of the proposed Sanders/Boxer carbon dioxide tax (U.S. Senate, 2013), show that even at a zero inter-temporal discount rate the cost of the Bill’s proposed CO2 mitigation if applied worldwide over ten years is 15 times greater than the benefit in the cost of warming-related damage avoided by the intended cut in CO2 emissions, which is here assumed to be – but is in reality unlikely to be – achievable at the stated cost. Fraction of global CO2 emissions abated: By 2023, on business as usual, U.S. CO2 emissions will...
  • Senate Hearing on Benghazi Infuriates Boxer

    01/26/2013 12:49:56 AM PST · by John Semmens · 41 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 Jan 2013 | John Semmens
    Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Calif) stormed out of the Senate Hearing into the deaths of the US Ambassador to Libya and others. The spark that ignited her fury was Senator Rand Paul's (R-Ken) questioning of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. “Rather than let her retire from her post with dignity, Paul insists on poking around into performance issues that have no relevance at this late date,” Boxer complained. “Maybe Secretary Clinton should have taken a greater interest in security for the Ambassador and his staff, but as she so artfully asked, what difference does that make now? Isn't it just 'Monday...
  • Senator Boxer wants to federally regulate carry permits

    01/30/2013 5:38:39 AM PST · by JohnPierce · 24 replies
    Monachus Lex ^ | January 29, 2013 | John Pierce
    --IMAGE HERE-- When defending draconian gun laws in DC, Illinois, and New York, Democrats are quick to point out that states should be free to adapt their laws to their specific needs despite any pesky constitutional amendments or civil rights. President Obama himself made this argument yesterday when he said that “the reality of guns in urban areas [is] very different from the reality of guns in rural areas.” But apparently they only want states to be able to set their own laws when those laws coincide with their own anti-civil-rights agenda. California Senator Barbara Boxer has introduced Senate Bill...
  • ‘Infuriated’ Boxer stormed out of Benghazi hearing

    01/25/2013 9:08:56 AM PST · by Third Person · 104 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 24th, 2013 | Jessica Chasmar
    Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., told MSNBC’s Al Sharpton Wednesday night she was “infuriated” during Sen. Rand Paul’s questioning of Sec. Hillary Clinton and even left the hearing room. “When I heard him say those words, I walked out of the hearing room, and listened to him from behind the stage, because I was so infuriated at what that man said,” Ms Boxer said. Mr Paul said it was “inexcusable” for the State Department to ignore the Benghazi cables. “Had I been president at the time, and I found that you did not read the cables from Benghazi, you did not...
  • Barbara Boxer sees carbon tax in the mix ('Sandy' will be catalyst for O's climate change action)

    01/22/2013 1:34:53 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 1/22/13 | Carolyn Lochhead
    Sen. Barbara Boxer said she had a one word answer for why President Obama promised to act on climate change in his second inaugural address: “Sandy.” Boxer called Hurricane Sandy a turning point in public opinion on global warming, and said Washington will act to curb CO2 emissions not via legislation but through the Environmental Protection Agency. “My view is they have no choice but to act,” Boxer said, referring to a Supreme Court ruling that affirmed that greenhouse gasses are pollutants under the Clean Air Act. “The EPA has huge authority here.” ... “There may be a way to...
  • Proposition 37: Mandatory labeling of genetically engineered food

    10/21/2012 8:06:01 PM PDT · by RushingWater · 385 replies
    KABC TV Los Angelos ^ | 10/05/2012 | Robert Holguin
    GLENDALE, Calif. (KABC) -- Proposition 37 is a measure to require mandatory labeling of genetically engineered food. There are two sides to this contentious issue.
  • Jewish senator lashes out at Netanyahu for attacking Obama on Iran

    09/16/2012 12:54:12 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 43 replies
    timesofisrael.com ^ | 9/13/12 | Times Of Israel
    WASHINGTON (JTA) — Barbara Boxer, a top Jewish U.S. senator and the sponsor of major pro-Israel legislation, blasted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for lashing out at President Obama on Iran.
  • Dem Sen. Barbara Boxer Slams Netanyahu For Calling Out Obama Over His Iran Policies

    09/16/2012 8:32:40 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 24 replies
    http://weaselzippers.us ^ | september 15, 2012
    Barbara Boxer, a top Jewish U.S. senator and the sponsor of major pro-Israel legislation, blasted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for lashing out at President Obama on Iran. “I write to you as one of Israel’s staunchest supporters in Congress to express my deep disappointment over your remarks that call into question our country’s support for Israel and commitment to preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons,” Boxer (D-Calif.) said in a letter sent Wednesday in a rare instance of a pro-Israel lawmaker making public an unhappiness with an Israeli leader. “Your remarks are utterly contrary to the extraordinary United States-Israel...
  • U.S. lawmaker lashes out at Netanyahu for attacking Obama on Israel

    09/12/2012 6:31:29 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 61 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Sept. 13, 2012
    Senator Boxer writes the Israeli PM, expressing her 'deep disappointment' for questioning U.S. support of Israel and its commitment to the Iran issue.
  • Muslim Congressman: Netanyahu 'Ought To Be A Little Bit More Careful'

    09/16/2012 10:18:33 AM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/15/12 | staff
    Congressman Keith Ellison warns Netanyahu to not insert himself in American elections