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  • Nancy Pelosi Argues Obamacare Was ‘Bipartisan’ – Forgets It Wasn’t

    01/11/2017 4:26:48 PM PST · by Libloather · 63 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 12/10/17 | Justin Koski
    With the incoming Trump administration wanting to repeal Obamacare, Rep. Nancy Pelosi tried defending how it was passed. PELOSI: The Affordable Care Act was passed not under reconciliation when it first came to the Congress. So the main part of the bill — House and Senate — was not under reconciliation. But the bulk of the bill — if you look back to the history of it — the bulk of the bill was done on the 60-vote rule, not under reconciliation. CNS NEWS REPORTER: But it passed without a single Republican vote.
  • Congress Moving to Cut U.S. Funding to U.N. in Wake of Anti-Israel Vote

    12/28/2016 5:29:22 PM PST · by righttackle44 · 97 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 28, 2016 | Adam Kredo
    Congress is already setting the stage to cut off U.S. funding to the United Nations in the wake of a contested vote last week in which the Obama administration permitted an anti-Israel resolution to win overwhelming approval, according to congressional leaders, who told the Washington Free Beacon that the current administration is already plotting to take further action against the Jewish state before vacating office. Other punitive actions by Congress could include expelling Palestinian diplomats from U.S. soil and scaling back ties with foreign nations that voted in favor of the controversial measure, according to multiple sources who spoke to...
  • RE: Trump, Donald and Ivanka Child Care Platform (VANITY)

    09/13/2016 8:05:13 PM PDT · by Pollard · 53 replies
    Pollard
    Just realized something. Donald and Ivanka made the announcements months ago about this. We just missed it. First, he called Ivanka, "My secret weapon", then she said at the RNC Convention, Equal Pay, Child Care. It's been said many times, he must win big to overcome election fraud and everything up until then. MSM Wolman Rink and the new DC Hotel are proof that he won't be costing taxpayers any more money. AND It's a (tax revenue producer) Pro life platform/benefit. Non tax revenue producers already get this stuff free. (Who's he doing bad with? Female and female pro life...
  • Almost Everything the Media Tell You About Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Is Wrong

    08/22/2016 8:48:46 AM PDT · by milton23 · 51 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 8/22/16 | Ryan T. Anderson
    A major new report, published today in the journal The New Atlantis, challenges the leading narratives that the media has pushed regarding sexual orientation and gender identity. Co-authored by two of the nation’s leading scholars on mental health and sexuality, the 143-page report discusses over 200 peer-reviewed studies in the biological, psychological, and social sciences, painstakingly documenting what scientific research shows and does not show about sexuality and gender. The major takeaway, as the editor of the journal explains, is that “some of the most frequently heard claims about sexuality and gender are not supported by scientific evidence.” Here are...
  • Reid: 'Make Sure the Middle Class Is Treated As Fairly As the Pentagon'

    06/08/2016 11:38:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 8, 2016 | 10:54 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    Senate Democrats are putting the Republican-led Senate on notice: Don’t mess with the bipartisan budget deal if you want to pass appropriations bills. “Given the bipartisan agreement we struck last year, which is now the law of the country, we need to make sure that it’s followed this year also,” Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said on Tuesday. “And basically, what we’re talking about is to make sure the middle-class is treated as fairly as the Pentagon.” […] “The security of our nation…depends on more than bombs and bullets,” Reid said. “We understand how important military is and we support...
  • Time Enough for Collapse

    06/03/2016 12:48:34 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/03/16 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    Whether we've got the time, or not, we have to educate, and we have to implement the battle tactics of a republic - not that of a democracy. Otherwise, the period through which we reside in bondage may be fiercer, and longer in time “Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.”—Benjamin Franklin “A well-instructed people alone can be permanently a free people.”—James Madison At a meeting of patriots I attended, where the attendees were the kind of people who desire to either reclaim the republic, or survive...
  • Payrolls Huge Miss: Only 38,000 Jobs Added In May; Worst Since September 2010 (gold price soaring)

    06/03/2016 5:43:42 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 86 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | June 3, 2016
    If anyone was "worried" about the Verizon strike taking away 35,000 jobs from the pro forma whisper number of 200,000 with consensus expecting 160,000 jobs, or worried about a rate hike by the Fed any time soon, you can sweep all worries away: moments ago the BLS reported that in May a paltry 38,000 jobs were added, a plunge from last month's downward revised 123K (was 160K). The number was the lowest since September 2010! There is no way to spin this number as anything but atrocious.
  • Roger Stone: Trump Movement "A Repudiation Of 30 years Of Bipartisan Treason"

    02/29/2016 5:56:20 AM PST · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 29, 2016 | Katie Mchugh
    The populist movement behind GOP candidate Donald Trump’s rise in the polls is “a repudiation of 30 years of bipartisan treason and failure,” GOP strategist Roger Stone told Breitbart News Sunday host and Breitbart Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon.
  • Pentagon: 2 U.S. Navy Boats Held by Iran Military

    01/12/2016 1:30:18 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    NBC News ^ | 01/12/2016 | by JIM MIKLASZEWSKI and COURTNEY KUBE
    Iranian military forces seized two U.S. Navy boats Tuesday and are holding them in custody on Iran's Farsi Island in the middle of the Persian Gulf, senior U.S. officials told NBC News. Officials said it's unclear whether the 10 American sailors aboard one of the small riverine boats had strayed into Iranian territorial waters before they were captured. The officials said the Americans were on a training mission around noon ET when their boat experienced mechanical difficulty and drifted into Iranian-claimed waters and were seized by Iranian Coast guard. The crew was described as being safe. Following reports of the...
  • TITLE IX--TEMPORARY EXTENSION OF PUBLIC DEBT LIMIT

    12/21/2015 10:13:57 PM PST · by Walt Griffith · 13 replies
    H.R.1314 - Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 ^ | 11/02/2015 | 114th-congress
    TITLE IX--TEMPORARY EXTENSION OF PUBLIC DEBT LIMIT (Sec. 901) The public debt limit is suspended through March 15, 2017. On March 16, 2017, the limit is increased to accommodate obligations issued during the suspension period. (Sec. 902) Adjustments to the debt limit for obligations during the suspension period are limited to obligations necessary to fund a commitment incurred by the federal government that required payment before March 16, 2017. The Department of the Treasury may not issue obligations during the suspension period to increase cash balances above normal operating balances.
  • The Coming Battle Over Guantanamo

    12/11/2015 4:46:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 10, 2015 | Byron York
    Congress recently forbade President Obama from bringing Guantanamo inmates to the United States, or even preparing a place in the U.S. to which the terrorist prisoners might someday be transferred. The specific action Congress took was to renew earlier bans on the president spending any appropriated funds for those purposes. Republicans and Democrats spoke in a strong and unified voice; 370 members of the House and 91 members of the Senate voted for the defense authorization bill that contained the Guantanamo provision. Other than a measure passed by unanimous consent, it's hard to find Congress more united. Obama signed the...
  • Bipartisan investigation cites management flaws at IRS (contributed to a "dysfunctional culture")

    08/05/2015 3:10:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/5/15 | Stephen Ohlemacher - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Management flaws at the IRS contributed to a "dysfunctional culture" that allowed agents to mistreat conservative political groups when they applied for tax-exempt status, according to the results of a bipartisan congressional investigation released Wednesday. The report by the Senate Finance Committee lays much of the blame for the scandal on former IRS official Lois Lerner, who used to head the division that processes applications for tax-exempt status. The report says Lerner waited nearly two years before informing her supervisors about long delays in the processing of applications.
  • California Bill Would Ban Naming State, Local Sites For Confederate Leaders

    07/08/2015 6:38:56 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 21 replies
    LATimes ^ | July 8, 2015 | RUBEN VIVES
    California Bill Would Ban Naming State, Local Sites For Confederate Leaders By RUBEN VIVES A state senator introduced a bill this week that would prohibit the naming of state and local properties after Confederate leaders. The measure would affect two elementary schools -- one in Long Beach and another in San Diego -- which were named after Robert E. Lee, commander of the Army of Northern Virginia for the Confederate States of America. Under the proposed law, the two schools would have to be renamed within the next two years. State Sen. Steve Glazer (D-Orinda) introduced SB 539, known as...
  • GOP leaders vow to resurrect Obama trade deal

    06/17/2015 5:11:26 PM PDT · by familyop · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 17, 2015 | Dave Boyer and Stephen Dinan
    Republican leaders will try to resurrect the trade deal Democrats sank less than a week ago, planning a new vote Thursday and insisting they will corral enough votes to approve fast-track negotiating powers President Obama needs to complete a legacy-building Pacific Rim trade deal...“We are committed to ensuring both TPA and TAA get votes in the House and Senate and are sent to the president for signature,” House Speaker John A. Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a joint statement, pushing back against claims that the issue is dead after last week’s embarrassing failure...The White House has...
  • Obama trade bill revived after bipartisan deal sets new votes

    05/13/2015 1:07:30 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 43 replies
    The trade deal was back on track Wednesday afternoon, just a day after hitting the skids in a Democratic filibuster, after leaders struck a bipartisan agreement to move forward. Democratic senators lost their bid to have four trade-related bills combined into a single measure, but did secure the chance to have votes related to all four bills, giving them the platform they wanted.
  • Bipartisanship Is Busting Out All Over

    04/28/2015 11:21:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 28, 2015 | Michael Barone
    Like spring, bipartisanship is busting out all over. Even more so maybe: Washington in a time of alleged global warming is suffering through a chilly, wet springtime, but bipartisanship is sprouting up like gangbusters. Exhibit A is the Corker-Cardin legislation, passed unanimously in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, providing for limited congressional review of negotiations with Iran over its nuclear weapons program. Exhibit B is the legislation combating human trafficking, passed unanimously by the Senate last Wednesday. Exhibit C is the elimination of the annual "doc fix," engineered by Speaker John Boehner and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. These legislative...
  • Maryland Gov.-elect Larry Hogan includes Democrats on transition team

    11/18/2014 6:13:06 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 73 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 17, 2014 | S.A. Miller
    ANNAPOLIS — Preparing to launch a Republican administration in deep-blue Maryland, Gov.-elect Larry Hogan on Monday introduced a transition team that included some familiar Democratic faces as he moved to avoid some of the partisan confrontations that stymied the state’s last Republican governor. Mr. Hogan repeatedly promised to lead a bipartisan executive branch that would be staffed with experts, not partisans, to work with the heavily Democratic General Assembly to tackle the state’s severe budget and economic problems. “We have an enormous challenge ahead of us,” Mr. Hogan told reporters as he introduced six members of his transition team. “I’m...
  • Obama faces bipartisan criticism over his foreign policy

    08/31/2014 2:14:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/31/14 | Andrea Shalal
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama faced criticism over his foreign policy from both Democratic and Republican lawmakers on Sunday as he wrestled with crises in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Ukraine. Republican lawmakers seized on Obama's comment on Thursday when he said, "We don't have a strategy yet" for confronting the Islamic State militant group, saying it suggested indecisiveness. On Sunday, influential Democrats chimed in with their own critiques of Obama's foreign policy, chiding him for being "too cautious" on Syria, and urging him to do more to help Ukraine resist Russian advances.
  • Bipartisanship Didn't Help Bob McDonnell

    01/22/2014 11:40:57 AM PST · by servo1969 · 12 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 1-22-2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Quick. How many of you have heard the name Bob McDonnell? Quick. If you haven't heard of him, he was the governor of Virginia for a few years. I have to tell you, I had no idea he was a threat to Hillary Clinton. I didn't even know that McDonnell was planning on running for president. But he must be doing something because the Democrats, after he's left office, have indicted him out there. BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I'm gonna tell you what's really going on with this. And I don't mean to make light of charges. I mean, here's...
  • McCain, Kaine unveil measure to change war powers

    01/19/2014 4:37:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 16, 2014 3:56 PM EST | Donna Cassata
    Two members of the Senate are pressing for significant changes to how presidents consult with Congress on sending the military into war. Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Tim Kaine, D-Va., unveiled legislation on Thursday that would repeal the 1973 War Powers Resolution, often ignored by presidents of both parties, and replace it with a new law that requires greater consultation and a congressional vote within 30 days on any significant armed conflict. …