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  • 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. …
  • 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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
    FoxNews.com ^ | 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 Limbaugh.com ^ | January 11, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, ladies and gentlemen, let me find this. This is from TheHill.com. 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 (CNSNews.com) – 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
    Yahoonews.com ^ | 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...
  • How do you like those ballot restrictions now? [TEA Partyers unite against this RINO fascism!!]

    12/24/2011 10:37:52 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 420 replies · 38+ views
    Politico ^ | Dec 23, 2011
    ~~snip~~ "A Gingrich campaign official prior to the move by the Republican Party of Virginia said the problem is how the rules are set up, arguing that the party is, for apparently the first time, cross-checking the addresses that signature-givers gave against the electronic voter database file for accuracies. A name without a proper address match was tossed, the official said."
  • Girl Scouts troops disband after chapter says it will allow transgendered 7-year-old

    12/23/2011 5:30:26 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 73 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Dec. 22, 2011 | Rheana Murray
    Leaders of three troops of Girl Scouts quit their posts and disbanded the troops after the organization’s Colorado chapter said it would allow a transgendered 7-year-old to join. The troop leaders, all affiliated with a Christian school in Louisiana, resigned in protest of the Colorado chapter’s decision to allow participation from any child who identifies as a girl, The Christian Post reported. Controversy erupted when Felisha Archuleta tried to enroll her son, Bobby Montoya, who identifies as a girl, in a Girl Scouts troop in Denver. When a local troop leader refused, saying Bobby wasn’t allowed to join because he...
  • Officials Plead Guilty in New York Voter Fraud Case

    12/21/2011 4:50:53 PM PST · by Doogle · 18 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 12/21/11 | Eric Shawn
    A total of four Democratic officials and political operatives have now pleaded guilty to voter fraud-related felony charges in an alleged scheme to steal a New York election. The latest guilty pleas expose the ease with which political insiders can apparently manipulate the electoral system and throw an election their way, by the forging of signatures of unsuspecting voters that are then cast as real votes. "The phrase they use is: 'making sure they vote the right way,'" said a source close to the case, which is unfolding in Troy, N.Y. "It is not a Democratic or Republican thing. ......
  • Report: Colo taxpayers pay millions in union costs ( teachers unions )

    12/19/2011 2:32:19 PM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    ap ^ | December 19,2011
    Budget documents from 20 Colorado school districts show taxpayers spent more than $5.8 million over the past five years for the activities of teachers unions ... Some districts pay all or part of the salaries of full-time union leaders, salaries of teachers on leave to attend union-sponsored training and meetings and hiring substitutes for teachers who were attending union events. Critics of the practice say taxpayer money is being used to benefit unions, not children.
  • Newt: 'Fantasy' to Bomb Iran (VIDEO)

    12/13/2011 8:29:37 AM PST · by JesseWatters · 33 replies
    FoxNation.com ^ | Dec 13 | Staff
    Newt: The idea that you're going to wage a bombing campaign that accurately takes out all the Iranian Nuclear program I think is a fantasy. It would be a gigantic mess, enormous collateral civilian casualties.
  • Leftists

    12/11/2011 5:36:50 PM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    msu.edu ^ | May, 1998 | George J. Irge
    The 20th century will be remembered for the totalitarian monsters of various stripes who conceived, planned and executed programs of selective mass extermination of humans. I think that all Leftists, without exception, including the meekest of democratic socialists, have been implicated - knowingly or in consciously cultivated ignorance – as apologists for, or accomplices and abettors to the crimes of the totalitarians. I am stating this categorical proposition so bluntly rather late in life, although I have been convinced of its verity for as long as I can remember being able to recognize the evidence, i.e. since my teens. I...
  • More unsupported hysteria over fracking

    12/10/2011 7:12:13 PM PST · by neverdem · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/08/11 | Masthead Editorial
    Hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") is the process used by the energy industry to extract immense deposits of oil and natural gas from deep geologic formations that only a few years ago were unreachable. It involves injecting a solution of water and chemicals far underground, typically thousands of feet below groundwater supplies. Fracking was first used in Oklahoma in the 1940s and in the years since has been employed in more than a million oil and gas wells across the nation. There is not a single independently documented instance of groundwater contamination by fracking anywhere in the country, a fact that was...
  • Americans' view of Congress at all-time low (new Gallup Poll finds 76% say vote 'em out)

    12/10/2011 1:20:00 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Michael A. Memoli
    Americans' hostility toward members of Congress is at a record high, a new Gallup Poll found. Seventy-six percent of those surveyed said most representatives do not deserve to be reelected, the highest number in the 19 years Gallup has asked the question and six points higher than in August, just after the contentious debate over raising the debt ceiling. Only 20% said most members should be reelected, a record low. "If voters' current sentiments toward Congress prevail through next November's election, it is possible that control of the House would flip back to the Democrats," wrote Frank Newport, editor in...
  • The cowardly brave stand against Trump

    12/09/2011 9:04:52 AM PST · by Lakeshark · 79 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 12/9/11 | William Jacobson
    Rick Santorum was right about the rank hypocrisy of GOP candidates who seek Donald Trump’s endorsement but will not appear at the NewsMax debate because Trump is the moderator: “Many of my opponents jockeyed to be the first to fly up to New York and use Donald Trump for a photo op and no doubt try and secure an endorsement. But when Donald wants to moderate a debate – they refuse to attend. That’s what’s so wrong with politics today – hypocrisy,” Andrew Breitbart makes an even more important point. The boycotting candidates do not hesitate to go on MSNBC,...
  • Regime Manipulates Numbers to Get Unemployment Headline Under 9%

    12/02/2011 12:48:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 2, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I don't want to be an I told you so, but I told you so, and I told you so five weeks ago. Gallup, every week, puts out their own unemployment numbers and Gallup has been signaling that this day unemployment below 9% was coming. They've been blatantly saying so, based on their own unemployment data which is not related to the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. It's their own surveys; and in the last five weeks, occasionally they will say that their numbers that they come out with on a Wednesday or Thursday indicate that we're...
  • Occupy to try and shut down WalMart distribution center in Loveland?

    12/02/2011 12:16:26 PM PST · by invaderzim · 22 replies
    Hear Us Now ^ | 12.02.12 | Hear Us Now
    On December 12th, Occupy Denver seemingly plans to "shut down" the WalMart distribution center in Loveland on December 12th. Please, if you are able, join us this Saturday for the Free Markets - Free People Rally in the State Cap in downtown Denver. Word is 500 or so occupiers from Springs and Pueblo plan to come counter protest us. We do not know this to be accurate, but that is the word we are getting. So we can use all the bodies we can get. It will be cold out, so do dress warmly. Despite the given time frame, we...
  • Boehner looks to break GOP divide on payroll tax extension (attaching XL pipeline to tax holiday)

    12/02/2011 9:28:20 AM PST · by tobyhill · 36 replies
    LA Times ^ | 12/2/2011 | Lisa Mascaro
    House GOP leaders are considering tacking legislation to advance the Keystone XL pipeline to attract Republican votes for a package to extend a payroll tax holiday that would hit American workers with an average $1,000 tax hike on Jan. 1 if it is allowed to expire at year's end. House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) met behind closed doors with rank-and-file lawmakers Friday morning, but opposition to continuing the payroll tax break still runs high among conservatives in the House, showing the difficulty Boehner will face in drawing backing for the measure. The prospect of adding the legislation to advance...
  • Tens of Millions of Smartphones Come With Spyware Preinstalled, Security Analyst Says

    12/01/2011 1:56:57 PM PST · by Doogle · 3 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 12/01/11 | FOX
    Over 100 million smartphones are tracking their owners’ every step, Android developer Trevor Eckhart claimed, thanks to software that comes preinstalled on phones from most major carriers. During a security demonstration revealed on Monday, Eckhart showed how software developed by Carrier IQ tracks virtually everything a user does -- going as far as logging individual keystrokes and button presses. The company claims it helps its customers improve quality and performance “by counting and measuring operational information in mobile devices.” Security experts call it spyware.
  • Texas students refusal to say Mexican pledge, national anthem starts controversy

    11/27/2011 6:19:24 PM PST · by GeronL · 58 replies
    KHOU ^ | Nov 22 | Brad Watson
    RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas - Every day students in Texas public schools pledge allegiance to the flags of the United States and Texas. But when a teacher in a Rio Grande Valley high school assigned students to stand and pledge allegiance to the Mexican flag and sing Mexico's national anthem, one student refused. The resulting controversy has one East Texas lawmaker wanting changes in the state's curriculum on how culture and patriotism are taught in schools. 15-year-old Brenda Brinsdon entered her sophomore year at McAllen ISD's Achieve Early College High School just wanting to do well in her classes.