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  • 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 · 8 replies ^ | 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...

    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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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. …
  • Senate confirms first Obama's ‘post-nuclear’ nominee in 56-38 vote

    12/10/2013 8:57:39 AM PST · by markomalley · 81 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/10/2013
    The Senate voted 56-38 Tuesday to confirm Patricia Millett to the D.C. Circuit Court, making her the first nominee of President Obama’s to clear the Senate since Democrats unilaterally changed the rules in a vote last month. Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) voted with Democrats. The rule change means only 51 votes are needed to end a filibuster on nominations below the level of the Supreme Court. The move outraged Republicans, who said Democrats had severely undermined minority rights in the upper chamber. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) triggered the “nuclear option” to make the change. It allows the...
  • Budget deal is either same old-same old or pragmatic step toward 2014

    12/12/2013 2:17:00 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 11, 2013 | MARK TAPSCOTT |
    There are two ways of looking at the deal announced Tuesday night by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan and Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray. Either the deal — which rolls back the 2011 sequestration budget ceiling by increasing federal spending from $967 billion to $1.012 trillion in 2014 — represents another cave by spineless congressional Republican leaders or a brainy, pragmatic decision to take the issue off the legislative calendar until after the 2014 election. Either way, it's indisputable that the same GOP leaders who in August said defending sequestration was far more important than defunding Obamacare are...
  • Partisan Fever in Senate Likely to Rise

    11/22/2013 5:56:21 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 23 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 11/21/2013 | Jonathan Weisman
    President Obama will get a short-term lift for his nominees, judicial and otherwise, but over the immediate horizon, the strong-arm move by Senate Democrats on Thursday to limit filibusters could usher in an era of rank partisan warfare beyond even what Americans have seen in the past five years. Ultimately, a small group of centrists — Republicans and Democrats — could find the muscle to hold the Senate at bay until bipartisan solutions can be found. But for the foreseeable future, Republicans, wounded and eager to show they have not been stripped of all power, are far more likely to...
  • Growing Number of Democrats Voting With House GOP to Fund Non-Obamacare Parts of Gov’t

    10/04/2013 12:43:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 4, 2013 - 10:23 AM | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Over the past two weeks, a growing number of House Democrats have broken with their party leadership to vote with House Republicans to approve funding for parts of the federal government that do not involve implementing Obamacare. The number of Democrats voting for funding bills put up by the House leadership that were then blocked by the Democrat-controlled Senate has grown from 2—who voted for a measure to fund the entire government except Obamacare—to as many as 36 who voted to pay members of the National Guard when on inactive-duty training. However, because the Senate Democratic leadership has refused to...
  • Healing: White House Compares Republicans to Terrorists, Kidnappers, Arsonists

    09/27/2013 7:29:15 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 39 replies ^ | September 27, 2013 | Guy Benson
    If you're surprised by this administration's poisonous rhetoric,you haven't been paying attention. And once again, the self-appointed civility policy are strangely off duty. Go figure. Which brings us to Dan Pfeiffer, one of our beloved Post-Partisan Prince's spokesmen. Pfeiffer's name may sound familiar; he's the brilliant messaging guru who informed the country that " the law is irrelevant " in regards to the ongoing IRS scandal. Now this jackass wants Americans to know precisely how his boss views his political opposition in the current budget disputes: VIDEO 20 seconds White House senior adviserDan Pfeiffer likened House Republicans to suicide...
  • Bill would toughen compounding pharmacy oversight

    09/25/2013 5:47:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 25, 2013 8:33 PM EDT | Steve LeBlanc
    The Food and Drug Administration would have greater oversight over large volume compounding pharmacies like the Massachusetts company that triggered a deadly meningitis outbreak, under federal legislation winning bipartisan support. Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin, the Democratic chairman of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, said Wednesday that the bill calls for an “unprecedented tracing system that will track prescription drugs from manufacturing to distribution.” The FDA would be able to monitor the pharmacies much the way they regulate drug-makers, including through inspections. The system would replace what critics say is the existing patchwork of federal regulations over the...
  • Dem, GOP senators seek review of NSA spying

    09/24/2013 12:13:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 23, 2013 3:04 PM EDT | Donna Cassata
    A bipartisan group of senators is calling for the inspector general of the intelligence community to do a comprehensive review of spying by the National Security Agency. … The lawmakers want to know how information about Americans was collected, retained, analyzed and disseminated. … The lawmakers asked what steps were taken to protect Americans’ privacy. …
  • Two Republicans abandon House immigration group

    09/20/2013 12:22:45 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 20, 2013 | Russell Berman
    Two House Republicans abandoned a bipartisan group crafting a comprehensive immigration reform bill, dealing a potentially fatal blow to an effort that had been more than four years in the making. Texas Reps. John Carter and Sam Johnson announced in a joint statement Friday they were leaving the group of seven, saying they could not trust President Obama to enforce an immigration bill that might pass Congress. [SNIP] Responding to Carter and Johnson, [Illinois Democrat Rep Luis] Gutierrez signaled a shift in tactics among advocates for immigration reform, from engaging in bipartisan talks to holding mass demonstrations to pressure Republican...
  • 2 Republicans depart House immigration group

    09/20/2013 11:38:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 20, 2013 1:53 PM EDT | Erica Werner
    Two Republicans have announced plans to leave a bipartisan House group that’s been working in secret to write a comprehensive immigration bill. Texas Reps. John Carter and Sam Johnson say they can no longer be part of the effort because they don’t trust President Barack Obama to enforce any legislation they write. …
  • 20 yr after her affair with Bill Clinton, Gennifer Flowers reveals they'd be together, Hillary is bi

    09/19/2013 5:05:00 AM PDT · by gotribe · 64 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 09/18/2013 | Laura Collins
    <p>EXCLUSIVE: 'We'd be together today, if it wasn't for Chelsea': Two decades after their affair, Gennifer Flowers tells Bill Clinton she finally wants to 'sit down and talk'</p> <p>She bitterly regrets rejecting him when he last begged to see her and says he's the 'love of her life'</p>
  • Obama signs bill that protects makers of genetically engineered crops from federal courts

    03/30/2013 11:51:53 PM PDT · by UnwashedPeasant · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/30/2013
    President Obama approved a temporary spending bill this week that averted a government shutdown but also riled a slew of groups that say one provision protects Monsanto and other makers of genetically modified seeds and crops from federal courts. The so-called Monsanto Protection Act essentially requires the Agriculture Department to approve the growing, harvesting and selling of such crops, even if the courts rule environmental studies are incomplete -- undermining the judicial review system and posing potential health risks, critics say.
  • Furor Growing Against Obama Over 'Monsanto Protection Act'

    03/30/2013 11:06:55 AM PDT · by Arthurio · 21 replies
    IB Times ^ | 3/27
    By Connor Adams Sheets | March 27 2013 4:55 PM Anger is growing against President Barack Obama the day after he signed into law a spending bill that included a provision opponents have dubbed the "Monsanto Protection Act." That bill, the HR 933 continuing resolution, was mainly aimed at averting a government shutdown and ensuring that the federal government would continue to be able to pay its bills for the next six months. But food and public safety advocates and independent farmers are furious that Obama signed it despite its inclusion of language that they consider to be a gift...
  • Obama's Genetically Modified Food Bill is Bad for America's Health - “Monsanto Protection Act.”

    03/30/2013 5:52:38 AM PDT · by opentalk · 28 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 28, 2013 | Peter Lind
    WASHINGTON, DC - President Barack Obama signed a spending bill, HR 933, into law, the "Monsanto Protection Act," that strips federal courts of the authority to immediately halt the planting and sale of genetically modified (GMO) seed crop regardless of any consumer health concerns. "The provision would strip federal courts of the authority to halt the sale and planting of an illegal, potentially hazardous GE crop while the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) assesses those potential hazards," explains a letter to the House that has been signed by dozens of food businesses and retailers, as well as interest groups and...
  • Kirk working on bipartisan gun control bill

    01/25/2013 7:43:20 AM PST · by dragonblustar · 15 replies
    Daily Harold ^ | Jan 25, 2013 | Kerry Lester
    - U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL), second from left, who participated in a clinical walking trial at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago following a massive stroke in January 2012, acknowledges the crowd of well-wishers as U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, left, Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), center, and Dick Durbin (D-IL), right, walk with him up the Capitol building steps in Washington on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. Kirk hopes his recovery will serve as an inspiration to the millions of Americans recovering from stroke.
  • Wisconsin state Dem quits caucus, threatens to undermine recall gains

    07/25/2012 7:53:24 PM PDT · by topher · 12 replies ^ | July 25, 2012
    A Wisconsin state lawmaker this week quit the Democratic caucus in an apparent ideological huff and might even become an independent, threatening the hard-fought chamber majority the party achieved out of the raucous recall elections. State Sen. Tim Cullen quit the caucus Tuesday, saying he left because Majority Leader Mark Miller offered him only a “minimal” committee chairmanship. He said he would decide within a few weeks whether to become an independent. In an email to supporters, Cullen said Miller’s take-it-or-leave-it offer “made clear to me that (he) has no time for my independent ideas and my support of bipartisan...
  • MATC deal passes after marathon session (WI)

    03/17/2012 3:56:16 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    JS Online ^ | 3-17-12 | Patrick Marley, Jason Stein and Karen Herzog
    Lawmakers reach agreement on measure after 33-hour session Madison - Ending a grueling session that stretched almost 33 hours, Assembly lawmakers passed on a voice vote a bill to overhaul the board of the Milwaukee Area Technical College, sending the measure to Gov. Scott Walker. It put a gloss of bipartisanship over a session that saw the most conflict in the Legislature in recent memory. Democrats had made a de facto filibuster through the night to block the bill, calling the changes an unneeded power grab. But the Republican majority in the Assembly refused to set the bill aside, saying...
  • Lawmakers secretly working on bipartisan deficit grand-bargain

    03/04/2012 1:23:09 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/04/12 | Erik Wasson
    Lawmakers secretly working on bipartisan deficit grand-bargainBy Erik Wasson - 03/04/12 05:30 AM ET A small, bipartisan group of lawmakers in both the House and Senate are secretly drafting deficit grand bargain legislation that cuts entitlements and raises new revenue. Sources said that the task of actually writing the bills is well underway, but core participants in the regular meetings do not yet know when the bills can be unveiled. The core House group of roughly 10 negotiators is derived from a larger Gang of 100 lawmakers led by Reps. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) and Health Shuler (D-N.C.), who urged the...
  • The Difference between Planning and Social Engineering

    01/21/2012 2:03:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/21/2012 | Henry Lamb
    SNIP SNIP Local government planning should, first of all, protect the private property rights of its citizens. The legitimate function of local planning is to facilitate the safe and coordinated exercise of the free market in real estate and commerce. Social engineering, on the other hand, is the result of professional planners creating a vision of what they think a community should be in the future. What the landowners may want is not a factor in the design. What the planners think the broader community will want, such as open space and protected wildlife areas, outweighs private property rights or...
  • Why Romney is Weak vs. Obama

    01/14/2012 8:10:39 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 26 replies · 1+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | January 13, 2011 | Quin Hillyer
    Romney, indeed, is the perfect foil for the Obama campaign, first because he is the very epitome of a Republican born rich who got richer by moving money around -- a millionaire plutocrat who just can't relate to "ordinary" Americans, and second because he is yet another Republican political/dynastic legatee. Think about it: We've gone from one Bush trying to outdo his Senate father by becoming president, to another Bush trying to outdo his president father by winning two terms as president, to a McCain trying to outdo his admiral father and admiral grandfather by becoming president... and now to...
  • Million Former Workers Join Leisure Class under Obama

    01/14/2012 3:35:08 PM PST · by John Semmens · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 Jan 2012 | John Semmens
    The “improving” unemployment statistics being touted by the Obama Administration have been helped along by the nearly one million people who have left the workforce. The ballyhooed 8.5% unemployment rate would’ve been 9.1% if these people weren’t so discouraged that they’ve given up on the idea of ever finding a job. “While I would never expect the Republicans to admit this, the fact is that Democratic policies are enabling a growing segment of our society to join the ranks of the leisure class,” boasted Democratic Nation Committee Chairperson, Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (Fla). “It’s not as if everyone who has a...
  • NEA, Liberal Groups Release National Sex-Ed Standards

    01/11/2012 2:42:58 PM PST · by NYer · 7 replies
    Citizen Link ^ | January 11, 2012 | Catherine Snow
    Kindergarten through 2nd grade. That’s the grade at which the National Education Association (NEA), the Future of Sex Education Initiative and a coalition of sex-ed groups want children to start learning the names of body parts and alternative family structures.The recommendations are outlined in the National Sexuality Education Standards released on Monday to school districts nationwide. Although they are non-binding, having the weight of the NEA behind the recommendations could give them the gravitas needed to quickly — and quietly — be implemented around the country.CitizenLink Education Analyst Candi Cushman says it’s important for parents to understand that this is...
  • Are You Sitting Down? (Shortened Title

    01/11/2012 12:07:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Rush ^ | January 11, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, ladies and gentlemen, let me find this. This is from You are not going to like this. Let me just read it to you. It is by an Jonathan Easley (I always like to put the journalist's name to the story), and we're gonna assume that it's true. We don't know if it is or not. It's in the mainstream media. "On the heels of his decisive victory in the New Hampshire primary, Mitt Romney took the attacks on his private sector record used by GOP rivals and turned them against President Obama. Romney's critics have...
  • Obama: Republicans Want to Emulate China, Roll Back Minimum Wage, Prevent Unionization

    01/10/2012 10:51:06 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 26 replies
    Obama: Republicans Want to Emulate China, Roll Back Minimum Wage, Prevent Unionization By Fred Lucas January 10, 2012 Subscribe to Fred Lucas's posts ( – President Barack Obama accused Republicans of wanting to make America more like China, of seeking to roll back the minimum wage and of wanting to prevent collective bargaining and said the GOP wants to “get rid” of clean air and water rules. Obama made the comments Monday at a campaign fundraiser at the Capital Hilton in Washington on the eve of the New Hampshire Republican presidential primary. “Republicans in Congress and these candidates, they think...
  • Obama to ask for increase to debt ceiling in a 'matter of days'

    01/10/2012 12:09:12 PM PST · by ColdOne · 13 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 1/10/12 | Amie Parnes
    The Obama administration will be asking Congress to raise the debt limit in the coming days, White House press secretary Jay Carney said on Tuesday. "I'm confident it will be executed in a matter of days, not weeks," he told reporters. The notification by the administration — which had been scheduled for last month — was delayed because Congress has been holding only pro forma sessions.
  • Geraldo: You Shouldn't Become Parent Unless Licensed By Government

    01/09/2012 5:16:57 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 55 replies
    Geraldo: You Shouldn't Become Parent Unless Licensed By Government By Jack Coleman Created 01/09/2012 - 7:55pm Think your government has more than enough on its hands? Geraldo Rivera wants it to do so much more. On his new WABC radio show Friday, Rivera cited an incident that day involving a Brooklyn mother suspected of killing her 3-year-old daughter, saying this (audio clips after page break) -- I swear to God, you talk about sickos, you talk about sickos. You should need to have a license to have a child. You should be vetted. I think I can't stand these stories....
  • Welcome To 2012--Fasten Your Seatbelts

    01/03/2012 3:55:33 PM PST · by Dysart · 14 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 1-2-2012 | Ross Kaminsky
    2011 was a year of worldwide turmoil and great change. I expect -- and to a certain degree fear -- that last year was the warm-up act to 2012 which, both internationally and domestically, seems likely to be one of the most consequential years in recent history. *BREAK* On the global scene, some of 2011's most significant events pose very different short- and long-term results. For example, the Arab Spring initially appeared to be a move toward freedom in an historically repressive part of the world but is now drifting toward other forms of tyranny. The Middle East remains likely...
  • Senator Marco Rubio Defends NDAA

    01/03/2012 10:23:53 AM PST · by emax · 74 replies
    I thought this would be interesting to share with all fans and supporters of Rubio here and all those who think only leftist Democrats and leftists disguised as Republicans supported this bill. Thought it would be interesting to see a Conservative perspective of support for the bill, admist all the claims that this was something done by Obama to start to create a Communist regime. This has been posted in replies to other posts before but I thought it was deserving of its own thread, so here it is.
  • Video: Virginia School Board Doubles Down – Defends Having Third-Graders Sing Occupy Indoctrination

    01/02/2012 8:05:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Nice Deb ^ | 1/2/12 | nicedeb
    Via CBS 19 News: The School Board in Charlottesville is clearly out of line, and not fooling anyone with their lame explanation for how kids came to sing a class warfare song at an assembly. Indoctrinating other people’s children with their political message is a tactic leftists use all the time. Conservatives shouldn’t stand for it, and need to continue to sound the alarm about this story.
  • Newt Gingrich: 'I feel Romney-boated'

    01/02/2012 8:06:07 PM PST · by Mariner · 89 replies
    AP ^ | January 1, 2012 | Shannon McCafferrey
    MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) - Struggling to reverse a slide in his standing, Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich said Sunday he'd been "Romney-boated" in Iowa and suggested his GOP rival would buy the presidency if he could. The sharp words against Mitt Romney, a multimillionaire many times over who is in strong contention to win Iowa, come two days before voters here weigh in on the Republican field. It was part of a stepped-up effort by Gingrich to contrast himself with Romney, and the candidate said he would adopt an even more aggressive strategy when the race moves to New Hampshire,...
  • Elisabeth’s Barrenness and Ours [Europe: Not Run Out of Other People's Money, Run Out of People]

    12/24/2011 11:48:31 AM PST · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | December 24, 2011 | MARK STEYN
    MARK STEYN DECEMBER 24, 2011 Elisabeth’s Barrenness and Ours Who celebrates a birth nowadays? Our lesson today comes from the Gospel according to Luke. No, no, not the manger, the shepherds, the wise men, any of that stuff, but the other birth: “But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John.” That bit of the Christmas story doesn’t get a lot of attention, but it’s in there — Luke 1:13, part of what he’d have called the backstory, if...
  • George Will likes Obama's 2012 reelection chances (Video)

    12/25/2011 11:26:50 AM PST · by Rufus2007 · 54 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 25, 2011 | Jeff Poor
    Despite the steady stream of negative economic numbers, conservative Washington Post columnist George Will thinks that President Barack Obama‘s election prospects aren’t so dire. “All of the numbers say that the president won’t be,” Will said of the President Obama’s election prospects on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday. “But if the president carries the John Kerry states, he has 245 electoral votes. He needs 25 more. Don’t count the president out.” ABC political analyst Cokie Roberts went further, saying that she thinks the odds are in favor of the president’s reelection. ...more (w/video)...
  • Gingrich Campaign Slams Virginia Primary System After Failing to Qualify for Ballot

    12/24/2011 8:29:18 PM PST · by no dems · 116 replies
    FOX News ^ | December 24, 2011 | Associated Press Staff
    Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich's campaign attacked Virginia's GOP primary election system on Saturday for keeping him off the state's March 6 Super Tuesday ballot. The state party said that Gingrich, who lives in Virginia, had failed to submit the required 10,000 signatures to appear on the ballot. The Gingrich campaign responded that "only a failed system" would disqualify Gingrich and other candidates. It said Gingrich would pursue an aggressive write-in campaign, although state law prohibits write-ins on primary ballots. Gingrich campaign director Michael Krull said in a statement: "We will work with the Republican Party of Virginia to pursue an...
  • Anti-whaling activists use drone to track Japan fleet

    12/24/2011 6:19:00 PM PST · by ColdOne · 30 replies ^ | 12/24/11 | AFP/yahoonews
    Anti-whaling activists said they had intercepted the Japanese harpoon fleet far north of Antarctic waters Sunday with the help of a military-style drone. Sea Shepherd Conservation Society spokesman Paul Watson said the unmanned long-range drone, launched from the anti-whaling ship the Steve Irwin, had located the Japanese fleet and relayed the coordinates back to the activists. Watson said Sea Shepherd, a militant activist group which annually shadows and harasses the Japanese whalers, had caught up with the fleet at 37 degrees south, 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometres) above Antarctic waters. No whales had been killed so far, he added. "This is...
  • Sierra Club, Audubon settle with SWEPCO on Turk power plant (Arkansas)

    12/24/2011 4:59:06 PM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Arkansas Times ^ | 12/22/11 | Max Brantley
    Sierra Club, Audubon settle with SWEPCO on Turk power plantPosted by Max Brantley on Thu, Dec 22, 2011 at 10:16 AM The Sierra Club and Audubon Arkansas have announced a settlement with SWEPCO, the utility building the Turk coal-fired power plant in Hempstead County. This ends legal challenges to the plant and will be reflected in a consent decree to be filed in federal court later today in Texarkana. Nicholas Akins, CEO of American Electric Power, SWEPCO's parent, said in a release: “The provisions of the agreement are consistent with our commitment to renewable energy, energy efficiency and overall environmental...