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  • Oh no! The Super Bowl might have bad weather (In February, in New York, whoda thunk it?)

    01/23/2014 1:59:11 PM PST · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 82 replies
    Me | 1/23/14 | GeorgiaDawg32
    The NFL is considering moving the game to Monday or Tuesday in case of bad weather. Well slather me in butter and call me a biscuit. Didn't they KNOW the possibility of bad winter weather would increase during WINTER? Personally, they need to play the game in whatever Mother Nature throws at it. They wanted this up there, they got it. Now deal with it. Your opinion may differ.
  • Schumer predicts mass demonstrations if House blocks path to citizenship

    06/23/2013 7:52:16 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 157 replies
    Schumer predicts mass demonstrations if House blocks path to citizenship By Alexander Bolton - 06/23/13 10:00 AM ET A senior Democratic senator predicted Sunday there could be massive demonstrations in Washington if House Republicans try to block a bill to grant legal status to millions of immigrants. Sen. Charles Schumer (N.Y.), the lead Democratic sponsor of the Senate immigration reform bill, said House Republicans would likely spark massive civil rights rallies if they try to quash measures to create a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants already in the country. “This has the potential of becoming the next major civil...
  • Cain Accuser Wants to Tell Story, Lawyer Says

    11/01/2011 6:03:22 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 115 replies · 1+ views
    NY Times ^ | November 01, 2011 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR and JIM RUTENBERG
    November 1, 2011 Cain Accuser Wants to Tell Story, Lawyer Says By MICHAEL D. SHEAR and JIM RUTENBERG The lawyer for one of the two women who accused Herman Cain of sexual harassment said Tuesday that she wanted to come forward but was bound by a confidentiality agreement with the National Restaurant Association. The lawyer, Joel P. Bennett of Washington, said in an interview that his client was calling upon the association to release her from the confidentiality agreement so that she could speak publicly about what happened with Mr. Cain. “He’s no longer an employee of the National Restaurant...
  • U.N. Agreement Should Have All Gun Owners Up In Arms

    06/08/2011 5:52:01 AM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 53 replies ^ | Jun. 7 2011 - 2:04 pm | Larry Bell
    It may not come as surprising news to many of you that the United Nations doesn’t approve of our Second Amendment. Not one bit. And they very much hope to do something about it with help from some powerful American friends. Under the guise of a proposed global “Small Arms Treaty” premised to fight “terrorism”, “insurgency” and “international crime syndicates” you can be quite certain that an even more insidious threat is being targeted – our Constitutional right for law-abiding citizens to own and bear arms.
  • Video- Obama Advisor: 'Invade Israel'

    03/26/2011 5:07:00 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 152 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/26/11 | Aurelius
    Samantha Power is the Special Assistant to President Obama. She has his ear and advises him on foreign policy, amongst other things. In a video newly discovered, she states that the United States should spend "billions" on a "new" Palestinian state, while putting troops on the ground to support that effort... Here is a partial transcript (emphasis mine): Power- What we need is a willingness to actually put something on the line in, sort of, helping the situation. And putting something on the line might mean alienating a domestic constituency of tremendous political and financial import. It may, more crucially,...
  • Farrakhan: Mideast uprisings will come to US

    02/28/2011 12:03:12 AM PST · by Candor7 · 49 replies
    Chicago Breaking News ^ | 9:40 p.m. CST, February 27, 2011 | Becky Schlikerman
    <p>Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan predicted on Sunday that America faces imminent uprisings that mirror those in the Middle East.</p> <p>“What you are looking at in Tunisia, in Egypt … Libya, in Bahrain … what you see happening there … you’d better prepare because it will be coming to your door,” Farrakhan said in a booming voice, thousands of followers cheering in his wake.</p>
  • CHILLING VIDEO: Rooting for Revolution, The Left Calls For American Violent Civil Unrest

    01/03/2011 5:44:07 AM PST · by Pacothecat · 166 replies
    CHILLING VIDEO: Rooting for Revolution, The Left Calls For American Violent Civil Unrest
  • Barack Obama's planned assault on the Tea Party smacks of desperation

    09/20/2010 5:43:28 AM PDT · by libstripper · 54 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | September 20, 2010 | Nile Gardiner
    The New York Times has a major piece this morning outlining the White House’s response to last week’s dramatic surge in Republican primaries by Tea Party candidates. After months of mocking and sneering at the Tea Party movement and largely ignoring its rising success, Obama’s advisers are now contemplating a major campaign against it. According to The Times:
  • Dems plan to attack GOP on Social Security

    08/09/2010 7:17:52 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 42 replies ^ | August 9, 2010 | Walter Alarkon
    House Democrats are planning more than 100 events around this week’s anniversary of Social Security to attack Republicans who want to reform the popular entitlement. Democrats and interest groups on the left have scheduled “birthday parties” and other events to highlight Saturday’s 75th anniversary of the program signed into law by President Franklin Roosevelt. A Democratic leadership aide said Republicans are “highly vulnerable” on both Social Security and Medicare. “This is a party that said they want Medicare to wither on the vine and want to privatize Social Security,” the aide said. Democrats took a beating last summer from seniors...
  • Obama: Time for health care debate is over

    03/03/2010 1:36:46 PM PST · by Personal Responsibility · 179 replies · 5,818+ views
    Associated Press via Breitbart ^ | March 3rd 2010 | Alan Fram
    President Barack Obama urged Congress Wednesday to vote "up or down" on sweeping health care legislation in the next few weeks, endorsing a plan that denies Senate Republicans the right to kill the bill by stalling with a filibuster. "I don't see how another year of negotiations would help. Moreover, the insurance companies aren't starting over," Obama said, rejecting Republican calls to begin anew on an effort to remake the health care system.
  • Chinas hawks demand cold war on the US

    02/07/2010 8:05:51 PM PST · by FromLori · 56 replies · 1,500+ views
    Times On Line ^ | 2/7/10 | Michael Sheridan
    Now almost 55% of those questioned for Global Times, a state-run newspaper, agree that “a cold war will break out between the US and China”. An independent survey of Chinese-language media for The Sunday Times has found army and navy officers predicting a military showdown and political leaders calling for China to sell more arms to America’s foes. The trigger for their fury was Obama’s decision to sell $6.4 billion (£4 billion) worth of weapons to Taiwan, the thriving democratic island that has ruled itself since 1949. “We should retaliate with an eye for an eye and sell arms to...
  • Pelosi vow for all-out health war

    01/30/2010 9:41:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies · 1,813+ views
    The New York Post ^ | January 29, 2010 | Charles Hurt
    Despite polls showing adamant voter opposition to Democratic health-care legislation, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said yesterday she's determined to jam a bill through Congress. "You go through the gate. If the gate's closed, you go over the fence," she told reporters. "If that doesn't work, we'll parachute in, but we're going to get health reform passed." But first, she said, Democrats must work out significant differences among themselves, specifically between the Senate version of the bill and the more liberal House version, which would expand the federal government's role in health care even more. "I would not call them minor...
  • DNC Promises 'Rain of Hellfire'

    09/18/2009 9:11:08 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 177 replies · 5,123+ views ^ | September 18, 2009 | Mike Allen
    The increasingly aggressive Democratic National Committee on Friday launched a new “Call ’Em Out” website targeting prominent Republicans for statements they have made about President Barack Obama’s health reform plans. “Help debunk the outrageous lies and misinformation about health reform,” the site says. DNC spokesman Hari Sevugan said: “The message to opponents of change who would lie or misrepresent the truth should be clear. We are going to respond forcefully and consistently with the facts, and you will no longer be able to peddle your lies with impunity. Through tools like 'Call 'Em Out,' you will be met with a...
  • Obama OUT OF TOUCH--->Pushing Immigration Amnesty

    05/11/2009 4:49:35 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 10 replies · 659+ views
    American Spectator/The Lid ^ | 5/11/09 | The Lid
    A major Issue where John McCain lost support of the American People was Immigration reform. The year before he ran for president, he worked with Ted Kennedy and President Bush to develop a comprehensive immigration bill that included just about everything except protecting our borders. The bill failed miserably because Americans on both sides of the aisle because Americans wanted their government to secure the US borders before they addressed any other issues. President Obama and his leftist allies that illegal immigration is a racial issue. They believe that those of us who want to protect the US boarders are...
  • Obama volunteers: "We're not looking for a fight. That will come later, when we have an army."

    03/22/2009 4:42:50 PM PDT · by Jim Hill · 832 replies · 36,819+ views
    The Birmingham News ^ | March 22, 2009 | ANNA VELASCO
    "We're looking for supporters," said DeHaven of Hoover, one of the event's organizers. "We're not looking for a fight. That will come later, when we have an army."
  • Prophecy MUST be Fulfilled - Prepare Yourselves NOW!

    03/18/2009 7:42:57 PM PDT · by Errant · 23 replies · 1,293+ views
    Youtube ^ | 18 March 2009 | scutter4christ
    The gentleman in this video makes many good points regardless of your belief system. Prophets of the bible laid it out thousands of years ago with amazing accuracy. One should fight the good fight but prepare for destiny should it arrive...
  • Where Is Human Gaffe Machine Joe Biden?

    10/25/2008 11:05:27 AM PDT · by TheFourthMagi · 10 replies · 323+ views
    The Fourth Magi ^ | Today | The Fourth Magi
    I have not heard him declare Barack unfit to be in the White House for a while now. Does he have a cold or something? Is he busy visiting retirement homes and asking people there to stand up? Is he making "Barack America" bumper stickers? Telling women "Sure you can call me Joe"?
  • Police prepare for unrest [If Democrats Loose They Fear obamanation Will Riot, again.]

    10/22/2008 5:07:09 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 90 replies · 2,226+ views
    The Hill ^ | Oct 22,2008 | Alexander Bolton
    Police departments in cities across the country are beefing up their ranks for Election Day, preparing for possible civil unrest and riots after the historic presidential contest. Public safety officials said in interviews with The Hill that the election, which will end with either the nation’s first black president or its first female vice president, demanded a stronger police presence. Some worry that if Barack Obama loses and there is suspicion of foul play in the election, violence could ensue in cities with large black populations. Others based the need for enhanced patrols on past riots in urban areas (following...
  • Re: McCain's dangerous choice

    08/30/2008 1:51:30 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 85 replies · 492+ views
    email from | 8/30/2008 | Ilyse, Noah, Justin, Karin and the rest of the team
    Dear MoveOn member, Yesterday was John McCain's 72nd birthday. If elected, he'd be the oldest president ever inaugurated. And after months of slamming Barack Obama for "inexperience," here's who John McCain has chosen to be one heartbeat away from the presidency: a right-wing religious conservative with no foreign policy experience, who until recently was mayor of a town of 9,000 people. Huh? Who is Sarah Palin? Here's some basic background: She was elected Alaska's governor a little over a year and a half ago. Her previous office was mayor of Wasilla, a small town outside Anchorage. She has no foreign...
  • Let Palin Be Palin: Why the left is scared to death of McCain's running mate

    08/30/2008 10:05:34 AM PDT · by mojito · 55 replies · 132+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 9/8/2008 | William Kristol
    A spectre is haunting the liberal elites of New York and Washington--the spectre of a young, attractive, unapologetic conservatism, rising out of the American countryside, free of the taint (fair or unfair) of the Bush administration and the recent Republican Congress, able to invigorate a McCain administration and to govern beyond it. That spectre has a name--Sarah Palin, the 44-year-old governor of Alaska chosen by John McCain on Friday to be his running mate. There she is: a working woman who's a proud wife and mother; a traditionalist in important matters who's broken through all kinds of barriers; a reformer...
  • Could McCain’s VP Pick De-Fang Biden? (Will the chia pet beat up on the girl?)

    08/30/2008 11:12:15 AM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies · 143+ views
    Fox News ^ | 8/30/08 | Judson Berger
    Could McCain’s VP Pick De-Fang Biden?by Judson Berger Saturday, August 30, 2008 John McCain’s game-changing selection of a first-term female governor from Alaska as his running mate poses a challenge for Barack Obama’s own selection for vice president. The presence of Gov. Sarah Palin, 44, on the campaign trail could serve to de-fang Joe Biden — the longtime Delaware senator who over the past week swiftly assumed the Democratic ticket’s role of attack-dog-in-chief. “The Obama campaign is going to have to really sort of police Joe Biden’s speech in order to prevent him from saying something that could be read...
  • What Palin Does: How John McCain's running mate shakes up the presidential race

    08/30/2008 11:07:40 AM PDT · by rhema · 25 replies · 557+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 08/29/2008 | Noemie Emery
    1. Steps on the story of Obama's speech (and convention), and possibly the bounce coming from them, and wipes them off the news cycle. The Sunday news shows will be all-Palin, all of the time. 2. Sends Republicans into their convention on a huge head of steam. 3. Wipes out the image of McCain as the crotchety elder and brings back that of the fly-boy and gambler, which is much more appealing, and the genuine person. 4. Revs up the base AND excites independents, which no one else in the party, or perhaps in the world, could have accomplished. 5....
  • Palestinians demand regular army for new state [Bring. It. On.]

    05/18/2008 4:33:17 PM PDT · by Alouette · 13 replies · 195+ views
    YNet ^ | May 18, 2008 | Roni Sofer and Ali Waked
    Optimistic developments touted after Olmert-Abbas meeting prove to hold little water as gaps between Israel, PA only seem to widen as negotiations go deeper. Behind closed doors, Israeli and Palestinian officials have confirmed to Ynet, PA negotiator Ahmed Qureia is demanding an army be built for future Palestinian nation Roni Sofer and Ali Waked Published: 05.19.08, 01:14 / Israel News Despite previous understandings that a future Palestinian state would be demilitarized, Ynet has learned that in talks held behind closed doors, the top negotiator for the Palestinian Authority, Ahmed Qureia, is demanding the establishment of a regular army. High-level Israeli...
  • Why Iran is dying for a fight

    11/12/2007 3:19:59 PM PST · by dynachrome · 46 replies · 69+ views
    Asia Times ^ | 11-13-07 | Spengler
    Iran's demographic catastrophe in the making, I have long argued, impels Tehran to stake its claim for regional empire quickly, while it still has the manpower to do so. ------- Population decline eventually leads to stability, but not necessarily by a direct path. Some years ago a Danish politician proposed to replace the Defense Ministry with a telephone answering machine with the message: "We surrender."
  • Angry migrant underclass might erupt in U.S.

    11/10/2007 5:21:51 AM PST · by stratous · 152 replies · 1,363+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 11/04/07 | Andres Oppenheimer
    <p>The rapid escalation of the U.S. anti-immigration hysteria fueled by ratings-hungry cable-television hotheads and leading Republican presidential hopefuls is a dangerous trend: It may lead to a Hispanic intifada that may rock this nation in the not-so-distant future.</p>
  • 'Blind Sheikh' Near Death; FBI Issues Terror Warning (JUST BREAKING)

    12/14/2006 10:24:46 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 291 replies · 13,995+ views
    FOX News ^ | 12/14/06
  • Leftists to "take to the streets" if GOP wins (vanity)

    10/23/2006 12:56:44 PM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 100 replies · 3,009+ views
    Self | "Atomic Conspiracy"
    It would appear that the left's confidence in a Democratic election victory is slipping and they plan to respond as totalitarians always do when their pretense of mass support is punctured: Crank up the conspiracy theories and take to the Streets. As Lyn Davis Lear (a lefty elitist if there ever was one) says: "Here are some questions: Are these guys simply narcissistic idiots Rove-ing around in some never-never land bubble or do they know something we don’t? Have they planned a grab bag nose punch of an October/November surprise? Or have Diebold, ES&S, and local state secretaries assured them...
  • Gaza Muslims form Group to Attack Christian Targets (unless Pope apologizes further)

    09/20/2006 12:16:11 PM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 55 replies · 2,056+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23:03 Sep 19, '06 / 26 Elul 5766 | Ezra HaLevi
    Gazan Muslims Form Group to Attack Christian Targets 23:03 Sep 19, '06 / 26 Elul 5766 by Ezra HaLevi Muslims in Hamas-controlled Gaza have formed an ad hoc terrorist group promising to attack Christian targets to avenge the Pope’s choice of a quotation insinuating that Islam is prone to violence. The group, which calls itself the “Army of guidance,” sent an announcement to news agencies based in Gaza saying that “every place relevant to Christians will be a target until the cursed infidel – the Vatican – apologizes to Muslims.” Hardline Islamic groups were offended by the Pope’s citing of...

    08/17/2006 5:33:14 AM PDT · by Dark Skies · 112 replies · 2,108+ views
    NY Post ^ | 8/17/2006 | Ralph Peters
    ISRAEL'S rep for toughness in tatters. Hezbollah trium phant. Iran cockier than ever. Syria untouched. Lebanon's government crippled. An orgy of anti-Semitism in the global media. Anti-Americanism exploding among Iraqi Shi'as inspired by Hezbollah. Thanks, Prime Minister Olmert. Great job, guy. The debacle in Lebanon wasn't even a war. It was only round one of a war. And Israel's back in its corner, dazed and punch-drunk. Israel got in a gut jab, but Hezbollah landed three ferocious haymakers: * Despite the physical damage the Israeli Defense Forces inflicted, Hezbollah's terror-troops were still standing (and firing rockets) when the bell rang.
  • Saudis threaten war with Isreal

    07/28/2006 3:32:53 PM PDT · by Rednail · 162 replies · 5,114+ views
    Saudi Press Agency ^ | 07/25/2006 | Saudi Government
  • Al-Qaida calls for holy war against Israel

    07/27/2006 5:21:40 AM PDT · by 300magnum · 53 replies · 969+ views
    Associated Press ^ | WILLA THAYER
    CAIRO, Egypt - Al-Qaida's No. 2 leader issued a worldwide call in a new videotape released Thursday for Muslims to rise up in a holy war against Israel and join the fighting in Lebanon and Gaza until Islam reigns from "Spain to Iraq." In the message broadcast by Al-Jazeera television, Ayman al-Zawahri, second in command to Osama bin Laden, said that al-Qaida now views "all the world as a battlefield open in front of us." The Egyptian-born physician said that the fighting between Israel and Hezbollah and Palestinian militants would not be ended with "cease-fires or agreements." "It is a...
  • PLAME/WILSON to SUE Libby, Cheney and Rove

    07/13/2006 12:05:40 PM PDT · by Petronski · 617 replies · 15,650+ views
    Yahoo / Press Release ^ | 6/13/06 | Proskauer Rose LLP
    Valerie Plame Wilson, Ambassador Joseph Wilson and Their Counsel to Hold News Conference Announcing Lawsuit against I. Lewis ''Scooter'' Libby, Vice-President Cheney and Karl Rove Thursday July 13, 2:22 pm ET WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 13, 2006--Valerie Plame Wilson, Ambassador Joseph Wilson and their counsel, Christopher Wolf of Proskauer Rose LLP, will hold a news conference at 10 AM EDT on Friday, July 14 at 10:00 AM at the National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC 20045, to announce the filing of a civil lawsuit against I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Vice-President Richard Cheney and Karl Rove. WHO: Valerie...
  • N. Korea warns of nuclear war if attacked

    07/03/2006 6:27:55 AM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 80 replies · 3,649+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | Monday, July 3, 2006
    SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea will respond to a pre-emptive U.S. military attack with an "annihilating strike and a nuclear war," the state-run media said Monday, heightening its antagonistic rhetoric. The Korean Central News Agency, citing an unidentified Rodong Sinmun newspaper "analyst," accused the United States of increasing military pressure on the isolated communist state. The North Korean threat of retaliation, which is often voiced by its state-controlled media, comes amid U.S. official reports that Pyongyang has shown signs of preparing for a test of a long-range missile. "The army and people of the DPRK are now in full...
  • Southern CA at risk for massive quake

    06/21/2006 1:27:40 PM PDT · by GI-Frog · 59 replies · 1,075+ views
    KPBS ^ | 6/21/06
    Southern CA at risk for massive quake KPBS San Diego KPBS SAN DIEGO (2006-06-21) A new study by Scripps Institution of Oceanography indicates a considerable amount of strain is building on the southern end of the San Andreas fault, and could result in a significant earthquake at any moment. The study, led by Scripps' geologist Yuri Fialko, is comprised of more than 20 years' worth of detailed data, and suggests the two plates on either side of the southern San Andreas fault are slipping past each other at 25 millimetres per year. Without a recent quake to alleviate that pressure,...
  • Try entering Mexico illegally

    04/28/2006 8:43:25 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 28 replies · 1,207+ views
    Las Vegas City Life ^ | 28 Apr 06 | George Knapp
    That does it. I'm moving to Mexico. See, at the moment, I'm in a hotel room outside of Salt Lake City, and since about 7:30 this morning, the hotel maid has been banging on my door every 15 minutes to ask when I might be departing. Her thick Spanish accent and unfamiliarity with English has made it very difficult for me to explain that I will be leaving when I damn well please. Too bad I don't remember much from my high-school Spanish classes. (Unfortunately, her name is not Isabel and she has no idea how to find the biblioteca.)...
  • May 1 protest aims to "close" cities

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pro-immigration activists say a national boycott and marches planned for May 1 will flood U.S. streets with millions of Latinos to demand amnesty for illegal immigrants and shake the ground under Congress as it debates reform. Such a massive turnout could make for the largest protests since the civil rights era of the 1960s, though not all Latinos -- nor their leaders -- were comfortable with such militancy, fearing a backlash in Middle America. "There will be 2 to 3 million people hitting the streets in Los Angeles alone. We're going to close down Los Angeles,...
  • Ted Rall Has the Pledge Money to File Suit Against Ann Coulter (... but not the *cajones*, betcha!)

    03/14/2006 6:23:30 PM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 82 replies · 2,714+ views
    The Daily Cartoonist ^ | 03/13/2006 | Staff
    While no official lawsuit has been filed, Ted has stopped his pledge drive to raise money for this libel/slander suit against Ann Coulter saying that he now has enough. The proposed libel/slander suit is the result of comments she made that Ted had entered the Iranian Holocaust Cartoon contest - a claim he denies. He’s now meeting with lawyers on the details of such a suit. "Thanks to hundreds of generous pledgers we now have enough money committed to launching a slander and libel suit against Coulter for her remarks falsely claiming that I had entered Iran’s Holocaust cartoon contest."
  • Danish Muslims Warn of Burning Qur’an in Planned Rally

    02/04/2006 1:03:00 PM PST · by bayouranger · 139 replies · 5,121+ views ^ | FEB04,2006 | By Ahmed Fathy
    Danish Muslim leaders warned on Saturday, February 4, of grave consequences if copies of the Noble Qur’an were burnt in a rally planned by Danish extremists to protest Muslim anger over cartoons mocking Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). "All hell will break loose, if those extremists burn the Qur’an," Raed Halil, the head of the European Committee for Defending Prophet Muhammad, told over the phone from the Danish capital Copenhagen.
  • Sheehan to Feinstein: Filibuster Alito, Or I'll Run Against You

    01/27/2006 5:56:36 PM PST · by BlueJ7 · 418 replies · 15,154+ views
    CNSNews ^ | January 27, 2006 | By Melanie Hunter
    ( - Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan has threatened to run for Sen. Dianne Feinstein's (D-Calif.) seat unless Feinstein filibusters Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito.
  • Clinton: Democrats May Filibuster To Block Alito

    01/27/2006 7:56:53 AM PST · by johnmecainrino · 67 replies · 2,140+ views
    WBEN ^ | January 27, 2006 | Barbara Burns
    Clinton: Democrats May Filibuster To Block Alito Friday, January 27, 2006 07:21 AM - WBEN Newsroom Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton says being in the minority in Washington, Democrats have few options when they disagree with an issue or an appointment forwarded by republiacns, and that is the case with the nomination of Samuel Alito the U.S. Supreme Corut. Hearings contiue to day for Alito, and a vote is likely next Tuesday, but Clinton tells WBEN's Barbara Burns her party is considering a filibuster to try to block the expected Alito confirmation. Clinton says she is opposed...
  • Pelosi Wants Probe of 'Corrupt Congress'

    01/12/2006 11:15:14 AM PST · by Rebelbase · 29 replies · 887+ views ^ | 1/12/06 | JIM ABRAMS
    House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday said Republicans had created "one of the most closed, corrupt congresses in history" and urged the House ethics committee to investigate GOP lawmakers linked to lobbyist Jack Abramoff. "It's hard for the American people to understand how corrupt it is here," the California Democrat said at a news conference. In a letter to House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., Pelosi said Democrats expect the ethics committee to look into the "alleged violations of criminal laws and the rules of the House" by former Majority Leader Tom Delay, R-Texas, and three other Republicans with ties...
  • Mexican Congress Rallies Opposition to US Border Fence Plan

    12/27/2005 5:47:53 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 46 replies · 1,058+ views
    VOA News ^ | 27 December 2005
    Mexican legislators are calling on their Latin American counterparts to join them in opposing a proposed barrier along the U.S.-Mexican border. Heliodoro Diaz, who presides over Mexico's House of Representatives, has sent a written request to several regional legislatures as well as to parliaments in Spain and Portugal. Mr. Diaz says opposing the wall would be "an act of unity among Ibero-American legislatures." The U.S. House of Representatives approved a measure earlier this month to construct security fencing along the U.S.-Mexican border in an effort to curb illegal border crossing. The measure would also reclassify illegal entry into the United...
  • Specter and McCain Call for Investigation of NSA Spying

    12/16/2005 4:04:00 PM PST · by Goldwater-Reagan Republican · 165 replies · 2,962+ views
    To the surprise of perhaps no one, Senators Arlen Specter and John McCain have jumped on this morning's reports of NSA spying within the United States as another opportunity to grab the limelight.Report of NSA Spying Prompts Call for Probe (AP) Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter put the Bush administration on notice Friday that his panel would hold hearings into a report that the National Security Agency eavesdropped without warrants on people inside the United States. "There is no doubt that this is inappropriate," said Specter, R-Pa., calling hearings early next year "a very, very high priority." He wasn't...
  • Byrd Warns Frist Against 'Nuclear Option'

    12/13/2005 6:21:26 AM PST · by jaredt112 · 38 replies · 1,452+ views
    Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia said Monday he doesn't expect Democrats to filibuster the nomination of Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito, but he still chastised Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist for threatening to stop any such effort through a drastic parliamentary effort that has been dubbed the "nuclear option." "If he ever tries to exercise that, he's going to see a real filibuster if I'm living and able to stand on my feet or sit in my seat," Byrd said in a Senate debate with Frist, R-Tenn. "If the senator wants a fight, let him try it," said Byrd,...
  • Biden: Chance of filibuster on Alito stronger

    11/20/2005 10:16:45 AM PST · by GeneD · 185 replies · 7,171+ views
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chance of a filibuster to halt the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Samuel Alito rose on news he once opposed 1960s Supreme Court rulings on reapportionment based on the principle of equal voting rights, a top Democrat on the Senate judiciary panel said on Sunday. Sen. Joseph Biden, a Democrat from Delaware, told Fox News Sunday that a decision by Democrats to filibuster would depend largely on Alito's answers during judiciary committee questioning scheduled for January. Prior to the Warren court's decisions, some state legislators were elected on a geographical basis, giving thinly populated rural areas...
  • A very conservative justice could mean trouble (Moonbat Alert!)

    11/19/2005 8:46:46 AM PST · by Houmatt · 47 replies · 1,095+ views ^ | 11-19-05 | GREGORY J. WALLANCE
    "I am particularly proud of my contributions in recent cases in which the government has argued in the Supreme Court that racial and ethnic quotas should not be allowed and that the Constitution does not protect the right of abortion," Supreme Court nominee Samuel A. Alito Jr. said in a 1985 application for a job with the Department of Justice. The right wing demanded a swing-for-the-fences conservative nominee to the Supreme Court, and now it may have one. The confirmation of Alito could mean that the court would have at least three extreme-conservative justices (the other two are Clarence Thomas...
  • Bush Brings It On with Choice of Alito

    11/04/2005 3:44:09 PM PST · by no dems · 17 replies · 528+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | November 4, 2005 | Editors:
    Bush Brings It On With Choice of Alito When President Bush said a month ago that Harriet Miers was the most qualified person to be nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court, nobody believed him. Had Bush said the same thing about Judge Samuel A. Alito, Jr., whom he named to replace Miers when she withdrew her nomination, few could have disputed him-not even Sen. Teddy Kennedy (D.-Mass.). Now Bush has Kennedy and other Senate liberals cornered. The only way they can fight Alito's confirmation is by going after his judicial philosophy-which is exactly the battle Bush should want and the...
  • Fight to the Defeat!, Left Says

    10/31/2005 10:10:39 AM PST · by Reagan Man · 59 replies · 1,626+ views
    NRO ONLINE ^ | 10-31-2005 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    BUSH PUTS DEMANDS OF FAR-RIGHT ABOVE INTERESTS OF AMERICANS WITH HIGH COURT NOMINATION OF RIGHT-WING ACTIVIST ALITO PFAW will wage massive national effort to defeat nominee who would dramatically shift balance of Court President Bush put the demands of his far-right political base above Americans’ constitutional rights and legal protections by nominating federal appeals court Judge Samuel Alito to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, said People For the American Way President Ralph G. Neas. “Right-wing leaders vetoed Miers because she failed their ideological litmus test. With Judge Alito, President Bush has obediently picked a nominee who passes...
  • Edwards Works on Possible Bid in 2008

    10/30/2005 7:53:47 AM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 22 replies · 415+ views
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 10/30/2005 | GLEN JOHNSON
    John Edwards came downstairs and found 5-year-old son Jack on the floor, arranging toy trucks in a column. "What are you doing?" the former North Carolina senator asked. "Making a motorcade," came the exuberant reply. A year after Democrats John Kerry and Edwards lost the White House election, young Jack still may think about the heady days of last fall. His father, however, has moved on — without a Secret Service escort. _He is traveling the country, trying to rally college students to the cause of fighting poverty in the U.S. _He is presiding over a new poverty center at...
  • Kerry's not- so-amazing race, on film

    09/26/2005 6:55:52 AM PDT · by finnman69 · 110 replies · 4,205+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 9/26/05 | Lloyd Grove
    I hear that John Kerry loyalists are kicking themselves for cooperating last year with filmmaker Steve Rosenbaum on "Inside the Bubble," a potentially devastating behind-the-scenes look at the Massachusetts senator's failed presidential campaign. I'm also told that Hillary Clinton partisans are licking their chops to see the film, which "could end up being the silver bullet that kills Kerry's presidential chances for 2008," says a Lowdown spy. Kerry spinmeister David Wade - one of the senior staffers who allowed Rosenbaum to film his private moments - tried to dismiss Rosenbaum's effort as "a childish home movie destined to be forgotten."...