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  • Senate sets up cyber vote for Thursday, lawmakers still working on amendments (gun control still in)

    07/31/2012 6:58:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 31, 2012 | Ramsey Cox & Jennifer Martinez
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Tuesday filed a motion to end debate and proceed to the cybersecurity bill. The move sets up a key vote Thursday, but it looks like Reid won't have the 60 votes necessary to move forward because of a fight with Republicans over amendments to the bill. The two sides have been trying to reach a deal on what amendments will be considered, and Reid said he was disappointed that an agreement wasn’t reached Tuesday. “To say I’m disappointed is a tremendous understatement,” Reid said Tuesday night. “I thought we’d all put national security...
  • Williams tops Riddle in GOP race for U.S. House

    08/01/2012 5:18:05 AM PDT · by Paine in the Neck · 23 replies
    Austin-American Statesman ^ | 8/1/2012 | Chuck Lindell
    Roger Williams, a former Texas secretary of state who made his name as a prolific GOP fundraiser, is one step closer to a seat in the U.S. House after handily defeating Central Texas Tea Party founder Wes Riddle in the Republican runoff Tuesday.
  • Hillary Clinton Denounces Bachmann's Calls for an Investigation

    07/31/2012 6:44:11 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 54 replies
    Big Government ^ | July 31, 2012 | William Bigelow
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has finally responded to the request by five House Republicans for an investigation into the Islamist links to Clinton’s long-time aide Huma Abedin. Clinton tried to take the moral high ground, saying there is “no place in our politics” for such “assaults” and continuing: “Leaders have to be active in stepping in and sending messages about protecting the diversity within their countries. We did see some of that in our own country. We saw Republicans stepping up and standing up against the kind of assaults that really have no place in our politics.” State Department...
  • Texas GOP chooses tea party-backed Cruz for Senate

    07/31/2012 6:35:50 PM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 88 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 31, 2012 | WILL WEISSERT
    Tea party-backed Ted Cruz has defeated Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate.
  • House approves streamlined Senate confirmation process

    07/31/2012 5:11:22 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 31 July 2012 | Al Kamen
    <p>The House Tuesday evening passed a measure to improve the clogged presidential appointee confirmation process by eliminating 169 jobs from requiring Senate approval.</p> <p>The positions in that category, such as assistant secretaries for public affairs or for administration or management, are ones that rarely spark partisan Senate battles.</p>
  • Live Thread: Texas Senate Primary Runoff Results

    07/31/2012 5:08:46 PM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 397 replies
    Polls close at 7PM Central.
  • OFFICIAL PROPONENTS ASK NATION’S HIGHEST COURT TO RESOLVE PROP 8 CASE

    07/31/2012 1:08:16 PM PDT · by fwdude · 21 replies
    Proposition 8 Legal Defense Fund ^ | July 31, 2012 | Proposition 8 Legal Defense Fund
    SACRAMENTO – ProtectMarriage.com, the official proponents of California’s voter-passed Proposition 8, petitioned the United States Supreme Court today to review the misguided decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals declaring the initiative unconstitutional. Earlier this year in a 2-1 decision in the Perry v Brown case, the Ninth Circuit – the most frequently overturned federal appellate court in the nation – errantly upheld a federal district judge’s decision that the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment prohibited California from enacting Prop 8 to restore the traditional definition of marriage between a man and a woman. “Marriage between a...
  • Please keep those donations coming in folks. The Republic you save may be your own! [FReepathon XV]

    07/31/2012 11:20:30 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 289 replies
    Click here to pledge your support! ^ | July 31, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    Please keep those donations coming in folks. No matter who wins the election, we're going to need FR more than ever to hold their feet to the fire. If there was ever a time to hold runaway government accountable it is now!! If FR is to survive these bad times so that we live to fight another day, we must have your continuing support. If you feel the same way that I do that our God-given unalienable rights are worth defending, Life is worth defending, family is worth defending, Liberty is worth defending, the Pursuit of Happiness is worth defending,...
  • Romney to announce VP pick via smart phone

    07/31/2012 10:46:47 AM PDT · by kingattax · 84 replies
    CBS News ^ | 7-31-12 | Stephanie Condon
    As the use of smart phones grows across the nation, both President Obama and Mitt Romney are seeking to leverage the technology with new campaign apps. The Romney campaign on Tuesday launched a free app called "Mitt's VP," which will allow users to learn who Romney has chosen to serve as his running mate as soon as it's announced. "There's no telling when Mitt will choose his VP. But when he does, be the first to find out with Mitt's VP app," the campaign teased on its website. The app, available on iPhone and Android platforms, will give users immediate...
  • As Romney Finishes Visit to Polish Tomb of Unknown Soldier, Press Screams, "What About Your Gaffes?"

    07/31/2012 6:14:37 AM PDT · by kristinn · 169 replies
    Tuesday, July 31, 2012 | Kristinn
    Reporters accompanying presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney yelled questions at Romney about his so-called mistakes and gaffes on his foreign trip as the candidate left the Polish Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Warsaw today.The barrage prompted one of Romney's press aides, Rick Gorka, to lose his cool at reporters. Of course, those reporters are making the aide's profanity the story and not their own incredible rudeness.A transcript of the incident via CNN's Jim Acosta in Warsaw:CNN: "Governor Romney are you concerned about some of the mishaps of your trip? NYT: "Governor Romney do you have a statement for...
  • Dem lawmakers to announce bill limiting online ammo sales

    07/29/2012 3:38:40 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 142 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 29, 2012 | Meghashyam Mali
    Two Democratic lawmakers on Monday will announce new legislation to regulate the online and mail-order sale of ammunition. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (N.J.) and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (N.Y.) said the new law would make the sale of ammunition “safer for law-abiding Americans who are sick and tired of the ease with which criminals can now anonymously stockpile for mass murder,” in a statement released Saturday. The lawmakers cite the recent movie massacre in Aurora, Colo. for spurring their bill. “The shooter who killed 12 and injured 58 in an Aurora, Colorado movie theater this month had purchased over 6,000 rounds of...
  • White House admits it did return Winston Churchill bust to Britain

    07/29/2012 12:55:44 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 133 replies
    White House admits it did return Winston Churchill bust to Britain Barack Obama's White House has been forced to admit that it did return a bust of Sir Winston Churchill to British diplomats, after describing such claims as "100 per cent false". By Jon Swaine, Washington 7:53PM BST 29 Jul 2012 Aides to Mr Obama were furious after The Daily Telegraph disclosed last week that Mitt Romney planned to restore the Jacob Epstein sculpture to its home under George W Bush from 2001 to 2009. "I'm looking forward to the bust of Winston Churchill being in the Oval Office again,"...
  • Romney gives forceful foreign policy Pro Israel speech--Live now

    07/29/2012 9:16:58 AM PDT · by Recovering Ex-hippie · 73 replies
    Forceful speech. Shames Obama by just telling the truth. Looks like Obozo just came out with a 'we will strike Iran" comment..oh, sure.
  • In Israel, Romney declares Jerusalem to be capital

    07/29/2012 11:42:01 AM PDT · by Milagros · 89 replies
    YNET ^ | 07.29.12, 21:19
    In Israel, Romney declares Jerusalem to be capital Republican presidential hopeful says 'ayatollahs in Iran are testing our moral defenses' Ynet reporters, AP Latest Update: 07.29.12, 21:19 / Israel News US presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Sunday declared Jerusalem to be the capital of the Jewish state and told an Israeli audience that the United States has "a solemn duty and a moral imperative" to block Iran from achieving nuclear weapons
  • Rhode makes Olympic history with gold medal

    07/29/2012 9:03:56 AM PDT · by reefdiver · 38 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | Jul 29, 9:45a ET
    <p>LONDON (AP) — Kim Rhode won the gold medal in women's skeet shooting Sunday, making her the first American to take an individual-sport medal in five consecutive Olympics.</p>
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 29 July 2012

    07/29/2012 5:08:23 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 193 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 29 July 2012 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows July 29th, 2012 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Pre-empted by the Olympics.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor; Penn State President Rodney Erickson; Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla.THIS WEEK (ABC): Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney; Robert Gibbs, adviser to President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign; Kevin Madden, adviser to Romney’s presidential campaign.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.
  • UN Arms Treaty Dead

    07/27/2012 6:05:39 PM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 78 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 27, 2012 | James S. Robbins
    Talks over the UN Arms Trade Treaty fell apart today, effectively killing the agreement. The Arms Trade Treaty Legal Blog reports that the process seemed to be moving to completion when the United States requested an extension to the time to negotiate the agreement. This opened the door to other countries to begin registering objections, and it soon became clear that reaching agreement within the allowed timeframe would be impossible. The proposed treaty, which raised considerable domestic opposition from gun rights advocates in the United States, died before it had a chance to become a threat. As a delegate from...
  • Anti-Big Government Speech Brings House Floor To Its Feet

    07/27/2012 11:03:43 AM PDT · by Joe27 · 52 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 26 Jul 2012
    Rep. Mike Kelly just gained a lot of new fans.
  • CNN’s Jim Walton Resigns

    07/27/2012 9:57:18 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 76 replies
    FishbowlDC ^ | 7/27/2012 | Betsy Rothstein
    CNN President Jim Walton, who has been with the company for 30 years, has announced that he’s resigning. He will remain with the network until the end of the year. “CNN needs new thinking,” Walton wrote in a note to staff this morning. “I have interests to explore, I need to give myself time to do [them].” See various quotes and his note after the jump… From CNN PR: Jim Walton told the CNN organization today that he will step down as president of CNN Worldwide at the end of this year. He will continue in his current role until...
  • Maryland authorities thwart alleged mass shooting plot, seize 'arsenal of weapons'

    07/27/2012 9:23:21 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 94 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 27, 2012
    DEVELOPING: Maryland authorities have thwarted an alleged mass shooting plot and seized an "arsenal of weapons," Fox News has learned. WJLA-TV reports that police foiled what they believe would have been a mass shooting by an Anne Arundel County man. The station, citing police sources, said the suspect was about to get fired from his job. He was arrested in Crofton, Md., Thursday night. A source close to the investigation confirmed the report to Fox News, saying the "subject is emotionally disturbed." The man called up his workplace and threatened to shoot people, the source said. When police took the...