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Keyword: bipartisanship

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  • McCain: Obama administration has been more partisan than Clinton White House (wants bipartisanship)

    12/20/2009 8:15:58 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 45 replies · 1,816+ views
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) gave his challenger in the 2008 presidential election a stiff review Sunday as President Barack Obama nears completion of his first year in office. "[Obama] said there would be a change in the climate in Washington," McCain said. "There's been a change. It's more partisan. It's more bitterly divided than it's been." (snip) "At least under 'Hillarycare' they tried seriously to negotiate with Republicans," McCain said."There's been -- there has been no effort that I know of that -- serious across-the-table negotiations, such as I have engaged in with Democrats and with other administrations. And that...
  • Meghan McCain Talks to UMass Students [about health care, gay rights, bipartisanship, Beck, Palin]

    10/08/2009 12:32:25 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 42 replies · 2,255+ views
    Senator McCain's daughter Meghan was in Amherst on Wednesday night. She talked to the UMass-Amherst Republican Club about her life in the spot light. Meghan McCain is famous in her own right for blogging and writing a column while her father ran for office. She talked about health care reform, gay rights and creating a more civil discourse between Republicans and Democrats. She also Glen Beck and Sarah Palin.
  • The NRA Strikes Again!

    10/03/2009 3:28:35 PM PDT · by oldfart · 39 replies · 3,608+ views
    For all you steadfast NRA supporters who pooh-poohed us when we told you that veterans were going to get shafted by this act... read this and start making excuses.
  • Laura Bush praises Obama, bemoans excessive partisanship

    09/09/2009 12:16:27 PM PDT · by Route797 · 145 replies · 3,778+ views
    CNN ^ | 9-08-2009 | Zain Verjee
    PARIS, France (CNN) -- Former first lady Laura Bush praised the performance of her husband's successor Monday, breaking with many Republicans in telling CNN that she thinks President Obama is doing a good job under tough circumstances.
  • SENATE DEAL: CHANGE A FEW NAMES

    07/30/2009 2:34:09 AM PDT · by Scanian · 7 replies · 745+ views
    NY Post ^ | July 30, 2009 | Michael Tanner
    THE "compromise" health-care reform being negotiated by six members of the Senate Finance Committee is shaping up as a classic warning of the dangers of bipartisanship without principles: It looks like they'll keep the worst features of other ObamaCare bills -- but simply change the names. Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Sens. Kent Conrad (D-ND), Jeff Bingham (D-NM) Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), Olympia Snowe (R-Me.) and Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) are reportedly putting the final touches on a bill that may save President Obama's chances for passing health-care reform this year. The proposed bill is forthright on still containing many...
  • Dangerous Silence

    07/23/2009 10:36:06 AM PDT · by RWK · 6 replies · 400+ views
    The Pharos Project ^ | 7/22/2009 | RW Kaiser
    Perhaps the most incredible aspect of the ObamaCare proposal isn't the colossal growth of government, or the arrogant way it's being rammed down our throats with almost no discussion, or even the magical claims that it will simultaneously boost the economy and operate without any new taxes (even though the odds are astronomically good that it will do neither). No, what's most astonishing is the level of silence – even from those who ought to know better and should be screaming at the top of their lungs – on the way this plan will trample one of our most cherished...
  • "I think what they've got to do is forget the republicans exist."Bill Press said.

    07/06/2009 11:02:48 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 14 replies · 586+ views
    "I think what they've got to do is forget the republicans exist. Forget bipartisanship. Take the democratic agenda and do it now," Bill Press said. Breitbart.tv has MSNBC video of lefties like Bill Press and Kos saying that Dem leaders like Reid no longer have an 'excuse' to hold back on the Dem agenda - forget the Republicans.
  • Democrats Threaten Lobbyists, "Don't Meet with GOP OR ELSE!"

    06/11/2009 6:39:07 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 12 replies · 611+ views
    The Hill/The Lid ^ | 6/11/09 | The Lid
    Isn't bi-partisanship wonderful? Senate Republicans have a meeting scheduled today with various lobbyists to discuss different ways of funding health care in America. Yesterday the lobbyists were told by Finance Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) top aids that if their clients attended the GOP meeting it would be considered a hostile act. HOSTILE ACT? North Korea testing an nuclear bomb is a hostile act, Iran's missile tests are hostile acts, Meeting with the minority party is an act of bi-partisanship. The threats of Chairman Baucus' staff shows once again that the Democratic party promises of reaching out across the aisle to...
  • Lieberman: Drug Cartels Are 'Number One' Organized Crime Threat in U.S. [McCain, Lieberman]

    04/20/2009 12:38:34 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 28 replies · 974+ views
    Fox News ^ | 2009-04-20
    Mexican drug cartels have displaced the mafia as the "number one organized crime threat" in the United States, Sen. Joe Lieberman said Monday as his Senate committee heard testimony in Phoenix on border violence. Lieberman, an independent Democrat from Connecticut, and Sen. John McCain, a Republican on Lieberman's panel, told FOX News that the United States needs to step up the fight against the drug cartels. The two senators were in Arizona, McCain's home state, to hear from local officials on their advice for dealing with the drug-fueled violence many fear is spilling across the border.
  • [Olympia] Snowe laments partisanship [says Republicans should compromise, be bipartisan]

    04/11/2009 4:36:24 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 68 replies · 1,674+ views
    AP ^ | 2009-04-11 | Jerry Harkavy
    PORTLAND, Maine — Olympia Snowe may be among a shrinking number of moderate Republicans in the U.S. Senate, but she's making no apologies for being a centrist in a party that has shifted to the right over the past couple of decades. "It's not healthy for the country to have parties with polar opposite views without that bridge that you need to build consensus," Snowe told the Associated Press on Friday. With America facing an economic crisis, lawmakers cannot remain locked in their ideological corners, said Snowe, who has represented Maine in the Senate since 1995. Instead, she recalled how...
  • Schumer: 'The Hard Right, Which Still Believes' in 'Traditional Values'...'All That Is Over.'

    04/09/2009 7:08:20 PM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 50 replies · 2,268+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | April 9, 2009 | Greg Hengler
    Schumer also says this in the clip: "I think President Obama has a pretty smart strategy. He is going to talk bipartisanship to the American people. But realizes until the Republican grassroots pushes their people over, if that ever happens, we are not going get change in the House or Senate." So let me get this straight. Obama will "talk bipartisanship" but "change" won't happen until Republicans agree with Democrats. That's bipartisanship? Exit Question: Does Obama's "strategy" of talk apply to world leaders who disagree with him?
  • Meghan McCain: What I Learned from the Democrats (Baby RINO barf alert)

    04/07/2009 11:56:43 AM PDT · by lewisglad · 49 replies · 1,586+ views
    The mistakes liberals like Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi are making can teach Republicans how to regain power—and how to hold onto it. In recent weeks, I’ve been critical of some of the most hard-core ideological elements of the GOP. As a consequence, some have requested I leave the party altogether, and say that I am now an unwelcome member. Let me be clear: No one wants the Republican Party to succeed more than I do. I spent nearly two years on the road during my father’s presidential campaign, in my early twenties, surrounded by hygienically deficient, middle-aged political strategists...
  • Tila Tequila: Meghan McCain Is a "Good Friend of Mine"

    04/06/2009 2:36:23 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 69 replies · 35,448+ views
    KNBC TV Channel 4 Los Angeles, Calif. ^ | 2009-04-06 | Xana O'Neill
    Looks like Meghan McCain has a shot at being Tila Tequila's new bff. The daughter of former presidential candidate John McCain was spotted having lunch with the MySpace minx-turned reality TV star in West Hollywood last week -- and apparently the two have a lot in common. "People may think we are so different, but she is a Scorpio and I'm a Scorpio and we have very strong opinions about things," Tila Tequila told Usmagazine.com Sunday. Meghan "is a really good friend of mine," she said.The two dined out at the posh Chateau Marmont after contacting each other through Twitter,...
  • [Susan] Collins expounds on bipartisanship

    04/06/2009 8:38:07 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 22 replies · 1,460+ views
    WATERVILLE -- The meaning of bipartisanship too often depends on whether one's party is in the majority or the minority, Sen. Susan Collins said during an address Sunday night at Colby College. Collins, a moderate Republican, cast a key vote for President Barack Obama's $787 billion economic recovery bill passed in Congress in February. Currently, she is once again a key negotiator as the Senate and the House of Representatives try to find common ground on a $3.6 trillion budget. "Bipartisanship is a principle and principles do not change according to circumstance," Collins said. "Just as we cannot claim the...
  • McCain presses Sebelius on health care tax credit

    03/31/2009 9:24:23 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 5 replies · 551+ views
    AP ^ | 2009-03-31
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. John McCain is asking President Barack Obama's nominee for Health and Human Services secretary if she would support giving Americans a $5,000 tax credit for health insurance — the same plan he offered during his failed presidential bid. Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius said she supports Obama's plan.
  • Steele "Done" with Bipartisanship

    03/29/2009 3:14:51 PM PDT · by GVnana · 132 replies · 3,420+ views
    Political Wire ^ | 3/29/2009
    In a CNN interview, RNC Chairman Michael Steele announced he's finished with efforts to reach out to President Obama. Steele: Look, I like the president personally, even though I think he has got a little thing about me, that I haven't quite figured out what that is. CNN: You haven't spoken to him?Steele: No. CNN: You've reach out?Steele: Several times, and I'm done. CNN: So there is no bipartisanship going on there?Steele: Not, not that I know of. CNN: Is there any professional jealousy?Steele: Not on my part. What would I be jealous of? CNN: He's the president of the...
  • McCain says neither party is being bipartisan

    03/29/2009 10:24:36 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 41 replies · 994+ views
    Politico ^ | 2009-03-29
    Asked if Democrats and Republicans have made good on their campaign promises for more bi-partisanship in Washington, McCain said, "neither side perhaps has done it as much as maybe we should." He then went on to mostly blame the Democrats for not reaching out to work with Republicans on major legislation including the stimulus package, omnibus spending bill and now the budget.
  • McCain: Obama breaks campaign promise of bipartisanship

    03/28/2009 7:27:47 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 67 replies · 1,533+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 2009-03-28 | Joseph Curl & Stephen Dinan
    Sen. John McCain says President Obama is breaking campaign promises he made to the American people and has passed up numerous opportunities to reach out to Republicans -- a pledge the Democrat made repeatedly during their battle for the presidency. "There are things that, statements that then-candidate Obama made during the campaign over and over and over again that obviously he's not staying with," Mr. McCain told The Washington Times in an hour-long interview with reporters and editors.
  • How the Senate voted on a national service bill [McCain votes yes]

    03/26/2009 4:17:10 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 96 replies · 2,447+ views
    AP ^ | 2009-03-26
    The 79-19 roll call by which the Senate voted Thursday to triple the size of the AmeriCorps and broadly expand incentives for students and seniors to give back to their communities. On this vote, a "yes" vote was a vote to pass the bill. Voting "yes" were 55 Democrats and 22 Republicans and 2 independents. Voting "no" were 0 Democrats and 19 Republicans.
  • Justices Seem Skeptical of Scope of Campaign Law [McCain-Feingold] [Hillary, The Movie]

    03/25/2009 8:29:07 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 9 replies · 1,032+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 2009-03-24 | Adam Liptak
    WASHINGTON — A quirky case about a slashing documentary attacking Hillary Rodham Clinton would not seem to be the most obvious vehicle for a fundamental re-examination of the interplay between the First Amendment and campaign finance laws. But by the end of an exceptionally lively argument at the Supreme Court on Tuesday, it seemed at least possible that five justices were prepared to overturn or significantly limit parts of the court’s 2003 decision upholding the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law, which regulates the role of money in politics.