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  • GOP senator: Administration 'cooking the books' on ObamaCare enrollment

    03/30/2014 9:07:50 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 30, 2014 | Bernie Becker
    Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) said Sunday that the Obama administration was “cooking the books” on enrollment figures for ObamaCare. ADVERTISEMENT Appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” Barrasso said he wasn’t persuaded by statistics that said that more than six million people had signed up for insurance under the healthcare law.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 30 March 2014

    03/30/2014 3:27:47 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 153 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 30 March 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows March 30th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Angus King, I-Maine; John Barrasso, R-Wyo.; Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.; Michael Leiter, former White House adviser on counterterrorism.FACE THE NATION (CBS): NCAA President Mark Emmert; Michael Hayden, former head of the CIA and the National Security Agency; Michael Morrell, former deputy CIA director and member of NSA Surveillance Review Group; Cmdr. William J. Marks, U.S. Navy 7th Fleet, which is involved in the search for the missing Malaysian Airlines jet.THIS WEEK...
  • Sen. Barrasso: Obama sees a ‘political victory’ in going over the cliff

    12/23/2012 3:12:38 PM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/23/12 | Alicia M. Cohn
    Sen. Barrasso: Obama sees a ‘political victory’ in going over the cliffBy Alicia M. Cohn - 12/23/12 09:32 AM ET Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) said Sunday he thinks President Obama wants to dive over the so-called "fiscal cliff." "I believe the president is eager to go over the cliff for political purposes," Barrasso told Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday." "He senses a political victory at the bottom of the cliff." The senator also said he believes the nation will go over the cliff, with the deadline just nine days away. Barrasso said he thinks Obama is eager to blame...
  • EDITORIAL: John Bryson, job destroyer

    06/10/2011 10:49:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 9, 2011 | The Washington Times
    President Obama’s pick to replace Gary F. Locke as commerce secretary faces an uphill Senate confirmation battle. Even before the White House handed in the name of John Bryson for the job, Senate Republicans had vowed to block any nominee over administration foot-dragging on free-trade agreements. The selection of this particular leftist for a business-outreach post is rallying the opposition. “I find Mr Bryson unacceptable as secretary of commerce for the United States, and I will work in opposition to his conformation,” said Sen. John Barrasso, vice chairman of the Republican Conference, to The Washington Times. Mr. Bryson co-founded the...
  • Republican criticism of commerce nominee mounts

    06/08/2011 4:49:16 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 7, 2011 | Andy Sullivan, Doug Palmer
    A top Senate Republican said on Tuesday he would fight President Barack Obama's choice for commerce secretary, former energy executive John Bryson, whom he called an "environmental extremist." "The president has appointed someone who is going to make it harder and more expensive for the private sector to create jobs," said Senator John Barrasso, a member of the Senate Republican leadership. "Instead of appointing an economic leader, he has appointed an environmental extremist," Barrasso said. He cited Bryson's support for climate change legislation that failed to clear the Senate and his role in the founding of the National Resource Defense...
  • Sen. Barrasso introduces bill prohibiting federal agencies from regulating greenhouse gases

    01/31/2011 7:17:48 PM PST · by Qbert · 13 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/31/2011 | Amanda Carey
    Republican Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming introduced legislation Monday afternoon that would prohibit federal agencies from regulating greenhouse gases without a direct mandate from Congress. The Defending America’s Affordable Energy and Jobs Act seeks to stop bureaucracies from unilaterally passing economically unsound regulations for the sole purpose of addressing climate change. It has seven co-sponsors, including Republican Sens. Mike Enzi of Wyoming, James Inhofe of Oklahoma and John Thune of South Dakota. “It’s time for the administration to face the facts: Americans rejected cap and trade because they know it means higher energy prices and lost jobs,” said Barrasso in...
  • Sen. Barrasso Introduces Climate Change Pre-emption Bill [Fight Junk Science.]

    01/31/2011 1:40:42 PM PST · by 92nina · 3 replies
    ATR ^ | 2011-01-31 | Billy Gribbin
    Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) is introducing his Climate Change Pre-emption bill, an initiative that would prevent the EPA and other such agencies from unilaterally regulating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions without explicit Congressional Authorization. The Supreme Court’s ill-advised decision in Massachusetts v. Environmental Protection Agency (2007) gave the EPA a mandate to issue an “endangerment finding” on CO2 and related GHG. Since this finding was issued in December 2009, the EPA has expanded its influence by leaps and bounds, regulating everything from hospitals to cars based on their tenuous relation to man-made global warming. (Click here for ATR’s previous reports on...
  • Congressional report: “The War on Western Jobs”

    10/13/2010 6:11:37 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 3 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 30, 2010 | Mark Hemingway
    The Congressional Western Caucus, headed by Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, have just released a report titled “The War on Western Jobs.” From the report’s introduction: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the West reported the highest regional jobless rate in August, at 10.8 percent. The western region has maintained the highest regional unemployment for the past year. At the same time, six of the top twelve states with the largest declines in the employment to population ratio since the recession began in 2007 are western states. According to The Associated Press Economic Stress Index,...
  • John Barrasso (R-WY) for Republican Senate Conference Vice Chariman

    09/21/2010 11:54:19 AM PDT · by red meat conservative
    Red Meat Conservative ^ | 09/21/2010 | Daniel
    As we approach the November elections we need to start contemplating our fight for control of GOP leadership posts. After all, what good is a Republican Majority if it is lead by governing class statists? Until recently most of the Senate leadership posts were held by non-conservatives. McConnel is Minority Leader, Kyle is Whip, Lamar Alexander is Conference Chairman, and Murkowski was Conference Vice Chair. Now that traitor Murkowski was forced out of her leadership position it is imperative that we replace her with a true conservative. Roll Call is reporting welcome news that John Barrasso will run for Conference...
  • Barrasso stops Billy Carter Service Station Museum from becoming national park

    07/23/2010 10:19:59 AM PDT · by DFG · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 07/23/10 | Alex Pappas
    The gas station of former President Jimmy Carter’s beer drinking brother will not become a national historic site paid for by taxpayers — at least, not yet.
  • Sens. Coburn and Barrasso Release 100-Day Obamacare Check-Up

    07/08/2010 11:20:01 AM PDT · by Qbert · 5 replies
    Human Events ^ | 7/8/2010 | Connie Hair
    The only two U.S. Senator physicians have released a blistering oversight report examining the first 100 days of Obamacare implementation. Sens. Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-Okla.) and John Barrasso, M.D. (R-Wyo.) offer their expert, detailed assessment of the problems with the new law and the resulting disastrous consequences. “As supporters of cost-effective, common-sense health reform, but staunch opponents of the legislation that passed Congress earlier this year, this report presents the American people with a check-up about the side effects and the implications of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as it begins to be implemented,” Coburn and Barrasso said...
  • GOP Senators Launch Broadside Against Obamacare (100 Million people will lose current health ins.)

    07/07/2010 2:17:52 PM PDT · by Qbert · 5 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/7/2010 | Jon Ward
    The fight to shape perceptions of President Obama’s health care overhaul is still in the early stages, but on Wednesday two Republican senators will fire a salvo when they release a 32-page report arguing that the legislation is only exacerbating skyrocketing prices and will cause nearly 100 million Americans to lose their employer-based insurance. “The passage of the new law is a lost historic opportunity,” says the report, authored by staff for Sen. Tom Coburn, Oklahoma Republican, and Sen. John Barrasso, Wyoming Republican. The report, titled “Bad Medicine,” comes as the Obama administration is accelerating a public relations push to...
  • GOP Sen. (Dr.) John Barrasso Says ObamaCare Making it Harder for Americans to Find a Doctor – Video

    06/23/2010 10:07:51 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 1 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | June 23, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of GOP Sen. John Barrasso – also a medical doctor – speaking on the Senate Floor and offering a “Second Opinion” on ObamaCare. Barrasso said many Americans are already having a harder time finding a doctor who will take Medicare or Medicaid reimbursements, and he says that will only worsen. Barrasso said “it is time to repeal and replace” ObamaCare with measures that will truly bring the cost of Health Care down. He detailed what should replace ObamaCare.
  • Barrasso Says Voters “Right To Be Concerned” Over IRS Expansion

    04/03/2010 9:01:55 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 5 replies · 526+ views
    HotAir.com ^ | April 3, 2010 | Ed Morrissey
    Republicans have had little hesitation in pointing out the stagnant job-creation numbers during the Obama administration, but to be fair, they’re also predicting a big hiring boom, too. Unfortunately, that hiring boom would come at the IRS, which is tasked with enforcing the individual mandate in ObamaCare and in determining what kind of medical coverage qualifies. The Obama administration denies that it will hire more IRS agents, while HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius predicts no more than a couple of hundred extra agents. With the CBO estimating new costs to the IRS between five and ten billion dollars over the next...
  • Spying On Icebergs?

    01/07/2010 5:16:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies · 1,205+ views
    Investors.com ^ | January 7, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Climate Change: We can't stop terrorists from boarding planes with explosive undies, but the CIA has assets sufficient to monitor Arctic ice and look for signs of global warming? Is al-Qaida recruiting polar bears? One wouldn't think that the increasing polar bear population and the increasing rate of recidivism of former Guantanamo detainees released into the wild were related, but they are. At the urging of Al Gore, the administration is signing on to a plan to task vital intelligence assets to protect not the people of the United States, but the environment. The program, shot down by President Bush,...
  • GOP Senate Doctors Press Conference Today (Call-in number included)

    12/18/2009 7:48:44 AM PST · by Velveeta · 7 replies · 572+ views
    email alert ^ | 12/18/2009 | Jan Larimer
    SENATE DOCTORS BARRASSO AND COBURN TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE CALL ON DEMOCRAT GOVERNMENT-RUN HEALTH CARE PLAN WASHINGTON – Dr. John Barrasso (R-WY) and Dr. Tom Coburn (R-OK) will hold a press conference call today at 11:15 a.m. EST to discuss the Democrats’ reckless plan for government-run health care. Details of the press conference call are as follows: Friday, December 18, 2009 WHAT: Press Conference Call WHO: Dr. John Barrasso (R-WY) and Dr. Tom Coburn (R-OK) WHEN: 11:15 a.m. EST CALL-IN: 1-888-946-8408 Pass Code: RNC Communications
  • Republicans Plan to Form Counter-Delegation at Climate Conference

    12/09/2009 9:59:15 PM PST · by FromLori · 46 replies · 2,675+ views
    Fox ^ | 12/9/09
    A GOP counter-delegation is forming to undermine the Obama administration's work on an international climate change agreement in Copenhagen, warning that the president is poised to make commitments he can't keep and drawing heightened attention to controversial leaked e-mails. A GOP counter-delegation is forming to undermine the Obama administration's work on an international climate change agreement in Copenhagen, warning that the president is poised to make commitments he can't keep and drawing heightened attention to controversial leaked e-mails. At least a half-dozen Republican senators and representatives are planning to head to Denmark next week, as part of the overall U.S....
  • Sen. John Barrasso, M.D., Discusses Nurses, Government-Run Health Care, and Single-Payer Health Care

    10/13/2009 5:14:53 PM PDT · by seanhackbarth · 456+ views
    Senate Republican Conference ^ | 10/13/2009 | Sen. John Barrasso
    On "The Senate Doctors Show" Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) answers health care reform questions about the supply of doctors and nurses, how Medicare will be affected, and government-run health care. Republicans want step-by-step health care reform solutions that reduce costs and covers more uninsured Americans without increasing the deficit.
  • Shep Pushes Government Health Insurance

    10/07/2009 11:48:53 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 61 replies · 2,434+ views
    http://www.radioviceonline.com ^ | October 7, 2009 | Jim Vicevich
    Like Jim Vicevich, I like Shep Smith, but has he "sold out"on the healthcare issue? It’s classic Shep … he gets pretty hot. Senator Barrasso from Wyoming must have been scratching his head and wondering if he had suddenly been transported to MSNBC. I like Shep Smith very much. I think he is honest and sincere, and this certainly will not change my opinion of him, but this is just classic “wrong”.
  • SENATORS AND DR'S TOM COBURN AND JOHN BARRASSO TALK ABOUT HEALTHCARE, THE PUBLIC OPTION AND MEDICARE

    09/30/2009 10:03:00 PM PDT · by TheFreedomPoster · 2 replies · 350+ views
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | September 30, 2009 | TheCapitalist
    VIDEO: On this episode of "The Senate Doctors Show," Sen. Tom Coburn, M.D., and Sen. John Barrasso, M.D., talk about the importance of reforming health care in a step-by-step manner to lower costs and expand access without raising your taxes or adding billions of dollars to the deficit. The Senate Doctors are joined by bloggers Ryan Grimm of the Huffington Post and David Weinberger of the Heritage Foundation.
  • GOP Senators Want to Read Health Care Bill with President

    07/31/2009 12:13:39 PM PDT · by seanhackbarth · 20 replies · 1,246+ views
    Fox News Channel ^ | 07/30/2009 | Greta Van Susteren
    Sen. John Barrasso and Sen. Lindsey Graham told Greta Van Susteren they're willing to go to the White House and read any health care bills line-by-line.
  • "Culture of Intimidation" Rules EPA (Barrasso calls for a Senate Investigation into EPA activities)

    07/11/2009 8:11:48 PM PDT · by NoobRep · 3 replies · 508+ views
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) has called for a Senate investigation into the silencing of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials and Small Business Administration lawyers by the Administration. "It is clear that there is a culture of intimidation in the EPA. They have ignored, and willfully blocked warnings from their own scientists, their own economists and their own lawyers," Barrasso said. This spring, the Obama Administration strongly reacted to revelations that their own attorneys had serious concerns about regulating climate change using the Clean Air Act. "These concerns were both economic and scientific and were ignored by top...
  • Video: Sen. Barrasso Slams "Reduced Spending" In Revamped Health Care Bill

    07/06/2009 11:47:25 AM PDT · by careyb · 1 replies · 249+ views
    Fox News ^ | 7/6/09 | Tom Barrasso
    Fuzzy math.
  • EPA Chief: CO2 Danger Finding May Not 'Mean Regulation'

    05/12/2009 1:18:32 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 13 replies · 876+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 12, 2009 | Ian Talley
    The head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday a finding that greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide are a public-health danger won't necessarily lead to government regulation of emissions, an apparent about-face for the Obama administration. The new position follows revelation of a White House document that warns the EPA of the wide-ranging -- and potentially economically harmful -- consequences of an agency finding last month that proposes declaring greenhouse gases are a danger to the public. The White House memo also undermines the EPA's reasoning for the "endangerment" proposal. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson has previously said such a...
  • E.P.A.’s Greenhouse Gas Proposal Critiqued (Debunked)

    05/12/2009 12:49:39 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 20 replies · 904+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 12, 2009 | John M. Broder
    The [EPA] ignored major economic and scientific questions in its April proposal to regulate carbon dioxide and other climate-altering gases, according to an internal government critique. The undated and unsigned government memo, prepared by the White House Office of Management and Budget, said that the proposed finding that greenhouse gases endanger public health and welfare was not based on a systematic analysis of costs and benefits and fell short of scientific rigor on a number of issues. It also said that the E.P.A.’s proposal to regulate carbon dioxide under the Clean Air Act would have “serious economic consequences for regulated...
  • MSNBC to Sen.: Will You Take Blame When We're Forced to Stuff Cardboard in Shoes Depression-style?

    02/06/2009 2:37:54 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 37 replies · 1,565+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | February 6, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    Say goodbye to hope and change. It's time to embrace the politics of doom and gloom. MSNBC host Contessa Brewer, in an interview that seemed a lot like a lobbying campaign for the stimulus set for a vote in the U.S. Senate, quizzed Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., about the possibility that his vote against a stimulus bill could send the country spiraling into a Depression - and endanger the public's footwear. "But if it fails, if it fails and our economy implodes and we see ourselves stuffing cardboard back in our shoes like they did in the Depression era, are...
  • Why I will vote 'no' on Holder

    01/26/2009 10:39:11 AM PST · by neverdem · 16 replies · 1,121+ views
    Casper Star-Tribune ^ | January 24, 2009 | John Barrasso
    In Wyoming, we don't ask for much from Washington. We do ask that Washington limit its intrusion on our land, water and especially our Second Amendment rights. That's not a lot to ask in the grand scheme of Washington, but it is critically important to the constituents who sent me to fight for them. President Barack Obama has nominated Eric Holder to serve as the United States Attorney General. During the Bill Clinton administration, Holder served as Janet Reno's Deputy Attorney General from 1997-2001. Deputy Attorney General Holder was on record supporting a long list of proposals to limit the...
  • Barrasso's first votes are to block legislation

    06/26/2007 4:42:58 PM PDT · by landerwy · 7 replies · 628+ views
    WASHINGTON -- New Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso began his Washington career today by voting to block two bills that Democrats are attempting to move through the Senate. ....
  • New Sen. Barrasso of Wyoming Sworn In

    06/25/2007 3:17:45 PM PDT · by Baladas · 15 replies · 680+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 25, 2007 | MARY CLARE JALONICK
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Dr. John Barrasso began his rounds on Capitol Hill on Monday, learning how to be a senator. At a photo session with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Wyoming's other senator, Republican Mike Enzi, Barrasso declined to answer any questions, walking out of the room with his new colleagues as a reporter asked how he would vote on an immigration measure. Barrasso has so far declined to say how he will vote on the issue, but he is not expected to stray far from his party's policies. Barrasso will serve until the beginning of 2009. A...
  • Barrasso on Amnesty (new Wyoming Senator)

    06/23/2007 8:28:01 AM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 5 replies · 549+ views
    National Review ^ | June 22, 2007 | Mark Krikorian
    During the selection process to replace Senator Thomas, Dr. Barrasso said he takes the same position as Enzi on the immigration bill and opposes amnesty. He will likely follow Enzi's lead on this issue.
  • Wyoming's Barrasso Replaces Sen. Thomas

    06/22/2007 3:46:27 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 44 replies · 1,237+ views
    ABC News ^ | June 22, 2007 | Bob Moen
    Republican John Barrasso, a surgeon and conservative Wyoming legislator, was named as the country's newest U.S. senator Friday to replace the late Craig Thomas. The temporary appointment, announced by Wyoming's governor, is effective immediately, but it won't effect the Senate's party breakdown since Thomas was also a Republican. He died June 4 while being treated for leukemia. Barrasso, 54, will serve in Thomas' place until the beginning of 2009. He said on his application that he also intends to then run in a November 2008 special election to serve out the remainder of Thomas' term, which ends in 2013.
  • Governor names John Barrasso as next U.S. senator

    06/22/2007 10:28:53 AM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 3 replies · 713+ views
    AP via LocalNews8 ^ | 06/22/2007
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Casper surgeon and state Senator John Barrasso is going to Washington. Governor Freudenthal (FREE'-den-thawl) today (Friday) named Barrasso to replace the late Senator Craig Thomas, who died two weeks ago while fighting leukemia. Barrasso was 1 of 3 candidates nominated by the Wyoming Republican Central Committee after a marathon meeting Tuesday. He and his fellow candidates all embraced what they called "bedrock" conservative values, including low taxes, limited government regulation and private property rights. The final GOP vote had Barrasso in second place, one vote behind former state party chairman Tom Sansonetti and several votes ahead...
  • Governor Picks Barraso

    John Barrasso, the well-known surgeon and state senator from Casper, will serve as Wyoming's next U.S. Senator.
  • Governor names John Barrasso as next U.S. senator

    06/22/2007 10:02:14 AM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 20 replies · 1,268+ views
    Local8News Idaho Falls ^ | June 22, 2007 | AP
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Casper surgeon and state Senator John Barrasso is going to Washington. Governor Freudenthal (FREE'-den-thawl) today (Friday) named Barrasso to replace the late Senator Craig Thomas, who died two weeks ago while fighting leukemia. Barrasso was 1 of 3 candidates nominated by the Wyoming Republican Central Committee after a marathon meeting Tuesday. He and his fellow candidates all embraced what they called "bedrock" conservative values, including low taxes, limited government regulation and private property rights.