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  • Sen. Scott Brown calls for firing of NOAA head ( fishing )

    10/22/2011 9:21:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    ap ^ | October 22, 2011
    Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown is calling on President Obama to fire the head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, saying she’s worsened the fishing industry’s problems. Brown said Saturday in a press conference at the Gloucester waterfront that Obama should replace Jane Lubchenco. In a statement, Brown said Lubchenco was indifferent to the industry’s struggles and wrongly committed to a new management system he says is destroying fishing jobs.
  • Brown vs. Warren looks like Brown vs. Coakley

    10/21/2011 5:35:52 AM PDT · by pietraynor · 7 replies
    Lowell Sun ^ | 10/21/2011 | Peter Lucas
    The biggest danger facing Cambridge elitist Elizabeth Warren, the Democrats' celebrity candidate for the U.S. Senate, is that she is turning into Martha Coakley. Two years ago, Coakley, the attorney general, was the odds-on favorite to run away with the U.S. Senate seat made vacant by the death of Ted Kennedy. She rolled up an impressive victory in the four-way Democratic primary, and it seemed her only problem was picking out her office furniture after she, as expected, squashed Republican Scott Brown, the unknown state senator from Wayland. Coakley's supporters -- President Barack Obama, Gov. Deval Patrick, U.S. Sen. John...
  • Scott Brown: Traitors can’t be citizens

    10/13/2011 11:19:26 AM PDT · by DFG · 36 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 10/13/11 | Hillary Chabot
    U.S. Sen. Scott Brown is co-sponsoring a bill that would strip terrorists of their American citizenship if they are found guilty of conspiring against America after two accused homegrown terrorists were arrested in the Bay State. Rezwan Ferdaus of Ashland was arrested last month and charged in a complex plot to attack Washington, D.C., and Tarek Mehanna of Sudbury is set to go on trial this fall on charges he provided “material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization,” and acted as a “media wing” for al-Qaeda.
  • Donnelly Targets (CA) Dream Act

    10/13/2011 10:43:12 AM PDT · by fifedom · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Mountain News ^ | October 13, 2011 | Glenn Barr
    Assemblyman Tim Donnelly said Tuesday he has filed a referendum to repeal the law. "We need 504,000 valid signatures," said Donnelly (R-Twin Peaks), to qualify for the statewide ballot in either June or November 2012.
  • Governor Brown Does More Damage

    10/11/2011 12:36:32 AM PDT · by MrTim29 · 17 replies
    A Hollywood Republican ^ | 01/10/11 | Tim Ross
    In 1975, Jerry Brown was first elected Governor of the State of California. He was sworn in with a $6 billion surplus. By the time he left office in 1983, he left California in “full-blown financial crisis” (Sacramento Bee) with a billion dollars in debt. Later as Mayor of Oakland, he entered office in 1999 where education and crime got much worse by the time he left in 2007. Fast Forward to 2011. Jerry Brown’s first act as Governor of California (the second time) was to work toward eliminating California’s $28 billion deficit by eliminating the Inspector General and saving...
  • The Sanctuary State: Jerry Brown Signs a Trio of Bills on Behalf of Illegal Aliens

    10/10/2011 3:34:03 PM PDT · by montag813 · 9 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 10-10-2011 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona It is hard to overstate the stunning embrace of lawlessness represented by three bills signed by California Governor Jerry Brown this past weekend. Brown on Saturday signed three bills that directly champion illegal aliens. Together, they put the state so far on the side of illegals (and against legal taxpayers), that California now has no legitimate rival for the title of "The Sanctuary State", and should consider changing their official motto accordingly. Facing a midnight deadline for sign several controversial bills, Brown avoided a public signing ceremony for these unpopular bills. He waited until the...
  • Vanity- Anyone Know Of Any Recall Jerry Brown Movements?

    10/08/2011 6:43:31 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 36 replies
    Oct 8 2011 | NoLibZone
    Anyone know of any recall Jerry Brown movements? Facebook? Blogs? etc. Thank you.
  • Brown signs tuition bill for illegal immigrants [ Proof CA has plenty of money & can cut taxes ]

    10/08/2011 2:26:33 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 18 replies · 1+ views
    sign on ^ | Oct 8 2011 | christopher.cadelago
    Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation allowing illegal immigrants to apply for state-funded college financial aid, the second chapter of a package known as the California Dream Act. “Going to college is a dream that promises intellectual excitement and creative thinking," Brown said on Saturday. "The Dream Act benefits us all by giving top students a chance to improve their lives and the lives of all of us." In July, Brown signed the first part that permits undocumented students to apply for private financial aid. Assembly Bills 131 and 130, respectively, were authored by Assemblyman Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles. Currently,...
  • California Dream Act Part II Signed by Brown

    10/08/2011 2:10:28 PM PDT · by rjsclassics · 25 replies
    NBC -LA ^ | 10/8/2011 | AP Staff
    Brown signed the second part of the California Dream Act, after approving the first half in July. Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill allowing illegal immigrant students applying to state universities to receive state-funded scholarships and financial aid. AB131 by Democratic Assemblyman Gil Cedillo of Los Angeles is the second half of the California Dream Act. Brown, a Democrat, signed the first part in July, which approved private scholarships and loans for illegal immigrant students. The bill requires the immigrant students to meet the same requirements as others but specifies they would only qualify for financial aid after all...
  • Jerry Brown vetoes child care unionizing bill (SEIU 'devastated')

    10/05/2011 5:11:17 AM PDT · by tlb · 29 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 5, 2011 | Wyatt Buchanan
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday vetoed a major labor-backed bill that would have allowed child care workers, including family members, to unionize. The measure was pushed by Democratic leaders in the Legislature and introduced in the final days of the session. In vetoing the child care worker bill, AB101, Brown wrote to lawmakers that maintaining quality and affordable child care, along with ensuring fair working conditions are important goals. "Balancing these objectives, however, as this bill attempts to do, is not easy or free from dispute," the governor wrote in his veto message. "Today, California, like the nation itself is...
  • Poll suggests Warren, Brown in dead heat

    10/02/2011 10:36:47 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | October 2, 2011 | Noah Bierman
    Elizabeth Warren holds a commanding lead over her rivals for the Democratic US Senate nomination and would be in a dead heat with Republican Scott Brown in next November’s general election, according to a poll released tonight. Warren, a Harvard professor who recently left the Obama administration, would get 36 percent of the vote among Democratic primary voters while none of her five opponents would get more than 5 percent, according to the UMass Lowell-Boston Herald Poll. The poll of 1,000 registered voters said Brown would lead Warren 41 percent to 38 percent, which is within the margin of error...
  • Obama Gives Elizabeth Warren's Socialist Answer to Softball Question

    09/27/2011 3:42:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Rush ^ | September 27, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Let's go to audio sound bite number five and review. Let us remember September 2011 Andover, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren running for the Senate in Massachusetts trying for the Democrat seat to run against Scott Brown, and she's on her talking tour. She's going to people's homes in Massachusetts, and this is the babe that was the former chair of the TARP panel. This is a law professor at Harvard. She was at Rutgers. She has had numerous sources of income. At one time I remember asking, "I wonder how many pensions this woman has," but she's not...
  • Office Depot CEO ousts division president for 'improper relationship'

    09/27/2011 8:30:51 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | Sept. 27, 2011 | Emily Roach
    BOCA RATON — BOCA RATON – Office Depot's International Division president was terminated Monday because of an "improper relationship with another associate," according to a statement released by CEO Neil Austrian. Charlie Brown, 58, who had been International president since 2005 and a top executive since joining the company in 1998, made $3.5 million last year in salary, bonuses, incentives and other compensation, according to the company's annual report. Formerly he was CFO of Denny's Inc. and he was with ARAMARK International amd Pizza Hut International.
  • Elizabeth Warren on Debt Crisis, Fair Taxation

    09/25/2011 2:06:56 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 9 replies ^ | 9-25-2011 | LiveSmartVideos
    Elizabeth Warren on Debt Crisis, Fair Taxation - YouTube
  • Latest brainstorm. Let’s sue companies who refuse to hire the unemployed!

    09/23/2011 1:05:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/23/2011 | Jazz Shaw
    Well, at least they’re focusing on jobs, even if only for trial lawyers.The latest brilliant plan to get people back to work seems to focus on… wait for it… punishing potential employers by dragging them into court on a whole new class of discrimination based lawsuits. The idea, spearheaded by Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and a handful of other Democrats, would identify employers who run advertisements which specifically seek to avoid hiring people who are currently unemployed and allow them to be taken to court on some form of discrimination charge. Lawyers should be allowed to win financial damages from...
  • Bill would require fitted sheets at hotels to protect housekeepers

    09/23/2011 11:26:39 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 41 replies
    LA Times ^ | August 14, 2011 | Patrick McGreevy,
    Business owners and others who have long complained that companies are overburdened by state regulations say a proposal now moving through the Legislature shows that lawmakers have lost all touch with reality: It would require that hotels use fitted sheets
  • Elizabeth Warren seeks cash from Wall St.

    Elizabeth Warren, not too long ago a top financial adviser to President Obama who helped set up the new consumer protection agency, appears to be trying to raise money from Wall Street types for her Senate bid in Massachusetts. POLITICO’s Ben White reports in Morning Money that this e-mail is floating around from Cravath, Swaine & Moore partner Richard Levin, the head of the restructuring practice: In my many years of working with her on bankruptcy and consumer finance issues, I have found her to be a very thoughtful, unselfish, rational advocate for the economic interests of the middle class....
  • Mainstream Christians Must Stand Up to the Religious Right (Thou wilt hurl, verily!)

    09/20/2011 6:07:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Falls Church News-Press ^ | September 20, 2011 | Wayne Besen
    In August, fundamentalist preacher Dr. Michael Brown organized a regimen of red shirted Bible-thumpers to infiltrate Charlotte's gay pride event. Hundreds of zealots confronted and harassed festival attendees with their arrogant slogan "God Has A Better Way." The hatred and religious bigotry was appalling, but not surprising. What truly bothers me, however, was the lack of mainstream Christians standing up and speaking out against such fanatical behavior. Virtually every time I write about the Religious Right I'm reminded by the faithful that "not all Christians are like that." Of course, this is true and some of the most dedicated activists...
  • About that poll that shows Elizabeth Warren ahead of Scott Brown...

    Question 18: If you are a Democrat, press 1. If a Republican, press 2. If you are an independent or identify with another party, press 3. Democrat ..... 40% Republican..... 15% Independent/Other.....45%
  • PPP: Warren takes lead on Brown in Massachusetts

    09/20/2011 11:54:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    PPP ^ | 09/19/2011
    Elizabeth Warren has had an incredibly successful launch to her Senate campaign and actually leads Scott Brown now by a 46-44 margin, erasing what was a 15 point deficit the last time we polled the state in early June. Warren's gone from 38% name recognition to 62% over the last three months and she's made a good first impression on pretty much everyone who's developed an opinion about her during that period of time. What was a 21/17 favorability rating in June is now 40/22- in other words she's increased the voters with a positive opinion of her by 19%....
  • California Governor Slams GOP

    09/20/2011 10:16:45 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 13 replies
    Angry at the failure of his tax and jobs plan to gain enough support in the state legislature, California’s Governor Jerry Brown (D) tore into Republicans for what he termed their “unconstitutional delegation of power.” Brown said that several Republican state senators told him they would like to vote for his package, but wouldn’t for fear of voter disapproval. “Since when do voters have the right to intimidate legislators on how to vote?” Brown asked. “The State Constitution clearly grants the decision on tax bills to members of the legislature. Republicans shouldn’t be using such a lame excuse and voters...
  • Elizabeth Warren to challenge Scott Brown in Massachusetts Senate race

    09/14/2011 8:10:04 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 30 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 14, 2011 | Rosalind S. Helderman and Rachel Weiner
    Elizabeth Warren, a Harvard professor and former Obama administration official who became a hero to liberals with her sharp critique of the nation’s financial institutions, will announce Wednesday that she is challenging Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts for his seat in 2012. Warren, 62, had been widely expected to run and had been conducting a campaign-style listening tour. She will formally announce her intentions with an online video statement as she travels the state.
  • Why are we surprised with the push for ‘pedophile rights’?

    08/31/2011 3:37:59 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 32 replies ^ | Wed., Aug. 31, 2011 | Dr. Michael L. Brown
    August 31, 2011 ( - Many Americans have been shocked by reports about a recent pro-pedophilia conference in Baltimore in which psychiatrists and other mental health professionals, representing institutions like Harvard and Johns Hopkins, sought to present pedophilia in a sympathetic and even positive light. But why should this surprise us? Academic articles in scholarly journals have been presenting pedophilia in a sympathetic light for years, and, as Matthew Cullinan Hoffman noted, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) released a report in 1998 “claiming that the ‘negative potential’ of adult sex with children was ‘overstated’ and that ‘the vast majority of...
  • Gov. Brown calls for action on clean energy

    08/30/2011 6:41:11 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 26 replies ^ | 30 Aug 2011 | Dana Hull
    LAS VEGAS -- In his first out-of-state trip since taking office in January, California Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday that he plans to forge ahead with aggressive renewable energy policies amid growing evidence of climate change. "Climate change has become more obvious, and we see great opportunity in investing in wind, solar and energy efficiency, or 'negawatts,'" Brown told a gathering here of 700 clean energy advocates. "This is like the computer industry when it first started. It starts small and it keeps growing. We're not going to ever not need energy." Brown was one of several high-profile speakers at...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown to propose California corporate tax changes

    08/25/2011 10:16:50 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 8/25/11 | Anthony York
    Sacramento-Gov. Jerry Brown has a new tax proposal to sell the Legislature: raise levies on some large out-of-state corporations in exchange for new sales-tax exemptions for companies who make products and hire people in California.Under a plan to be unveiled in Sacramento on Thursday, Brown will ask lawmakers to revert state sales tax formulas to the way they were computed before 2009. That would force many large companies that sell their goods in California, but do not employ many Californians, to pay more in sales taxes.The request was part of Brown's original budget plan that was rejected by lawmakers.
  • New Jerry Brown Plan to Boost Jobs (A bizarro article, trust me on this)

    08/25/2011 7:58:22 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 18 replies
    KMJ Radio 580 ^ | 25 Aug 2011 | KMJ News
    "Governor Jerry Brown will join legislative, business and labor leaders at 11 AM on Thursday to announce a proposal to boost job growth in California"
  • Jerry Brown calls for high speed rail to move forward

    08/17/2011 5:25:31 PM PDT · by SmithL · 42 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 8/17/11 | David Siders
    Gov. Jerry Brown said this afternoon that California's embattled high-speed rail project should move forward, despite growing criticism about the project's management and cost. While the nation is in a "period of massive retrenchment," Brown told The Fresno Bee's editorial board, "I would like to be part of the group that gets America to think big again." The Democratic governor has said little publicly about the project since it came under fire this year in Sacramento, with cost estimates rising and lawmakers questioning its oversight. The project, to connect San Francisco and Los Angeles, was once expected to cost about...
  • California mulls giving 12-year-olds STD vaccine Gardasil without parental consent

    08/12/2011 2:02:56 PM PDT · by NYer · 62 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 12, 2011 | KATHLEEN GILBERT
    WASHINGTON, August 12, 2011 ( - The California legislature is now pushing through a bill to remove parental notification for children as young as 12 to receive the dangerous STD vaccine Gardasil. The American Life League reports that each treatment of the HPV vaccine Gardasil, has an average cost of over $360, a sum that would be footed by taxpayers. Gardasil, the most popular HPV vaccine, has been found to cause dangerous side effects and as many as twelve deaths in the United States alone. The state had attempted but failed in 2007 to mandate HPV vaccinations for all girls...
  • BREAKING NEWS: SWAT dispatched to Granger home owned by former Notre Dame coach

    08/12/2011 2:03:59 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    WSBT ^ | August 12, 2011 | Jason Overholt
    GRANGER, Ind. — A SWAT team has responded to the Northbrook Shores subdivision in Granger after shots were reportedly fired inside a home at 10135 Glynwater Court. The St. Joseph County assessor confirmed to WSBT the home is owned by Corwin Brown, a former Notre Dame football defensive coach. A neighbor said Brown's wife and children safely made it out of the home.
  • Tina Brown Says Her Newsweek Cover Conveys Michele Bachmann’s ‘Intensity’

    08/08/2011 4:51:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    NY Mag ^ | 8/8/11 | The TinaBeast
    Newsweek has been catching a lot of flak today for its latest cover, in which Michele Bachmann is shown with an expression you might see on the face of a serial killer who has just spotted a new victim. Newsweek editor Tina Brown disagreed in a tweet today, contending that "Bachmann’s intensity is galvanizing voters in Iowa right now and Newsweek’s cover captures that." Really? It looks like it conveys, "This woman needs an exorcist."
  • Brown: GOP ‘gearing up to destroy’ Obama

    08/07/2011 6:19:53 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 67 replies
    Politico ^ | August 7, 2011 | Seung Min Kim
    California Gov. Jerry Brown has some campaign advice for President Barack Obama: He’ll need to be “authentic” and “powerful” in 2012 in the face of Republican attacks. “I would say that the Republicans are gearing up to destroy the president, that the president will have to respond in a very powerful way and the result for the country could be calamitous,” Brown, a Democrat, said in an interview aired Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “I just think [Obama] has to dig down into his own soul and connect with the people of America at this hour of peril,”...
  • Biden to give keynote speech at energy summit

    08/07/2011 10:36:03 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 23 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 8/04/11 | Andrew Restuccia
    Vice President Biden is slated to deliver the keynote address at a Las Vegas energy summit hosted by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) later this month. The fourth annual National Clean Energy Summit will also feature remarks from Center for American Progress President John Podesta, Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and California Gov. Jerry Brown (D), among others. “The Obama administration has proven time and again it understands the importance of building a competitive 21st-century economy through clean energy investments and policies that are focused on putting people back to work, reducing costs for consumers and...
  • Bill to expand legal rights of homeless is vetoed (by Moonbeam Brown)

    08/06/2011 7:05:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Sacbee ^ | 8/06/11
    Bill to expand legal rights of homeless is vetoedPublished: Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011 - 12:00 am Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday vetoed a bill that would have afforded additional legal rights to homeless people who suffer violence or intimidation. Assembly Bill 312 by Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal, D-Long Beach, would have included homeless people or those perceived to be homeless under provisions of the state's Civil Rights Act. The law allows additional civil court remedies for people who suffer violence based on a variety of factors, including race, religion, national origin or gender. In his veto message, the Democratic governor said...
  • Brown gives reason for PSA no-show

    07/29/2011 12:21:22 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 4 replies
    Fox 25 Boston ^ | 7/28/11 | Fox 25 Boston
    Says he was maligned by video organizer Where was Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown when the rest of the state's delegation appeared in an anti-bullying video? On Thursday, his camp released a definitive answer. Brown's camp released a statement saying that while the senator supports the message of the "It Gets Better” video campaign aimed at gay, lesbian and transgendered teens, Brown refuses to associate with the founder of that campaign, controversial radio host Dan Savage. The release cited specific, obscene comments Savage made regarding a Scott Brown action figure last year. The statement also accused Brown's opponents of “trying to...
  • Controversial Scholar Nominated To California Supreme Court

    07/27/2011 4:30:38 PM PDT · by miker90210 · 26 replies
    Business Law Daily ^ | 1-27-11 | Chris Rizo
    California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) on Tuesday nominated University of California law professor Goodwin Liu to sit on the state Supreme Court.
  • Mass. Dems use New York gay marriage law to tweak Scott Brown

    06/27/2011 6:23:51 PM PDT · by massmike · 15 replies ^ | 06/27/2011 | AP
    Massachusetts Democrats are using New York’s adoption of gay marriage to tweak Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown for his continued opposition to same-sex marriage. Massachusetts Democratic Party Chairman John Walsh said all the declared Democratic candidates challenging Brown in next year’s election support gay marriage. A Brown aide said Monday that the senator still opposes gay marriage and supports the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which prohibits federal recognition of gay marriages.
  • Jerry Brown's office calls Republicans 'basically moronic'

    06/27/2011 5:54:58 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 27, 2011 | Shane Goldmacher
    With California's new fiscal year starting Friday and no compromise with the GOP on a budget in sight, Gov. Jerry Brown's chief spokesman called Sacramento Republicans "basically moronic" for failing to strike an agreement. Brown wants a fall election on taxes and to extend vehicle and sales tax hikes that will otherwise expire by Friday. Republicans are demanding pension, regulatory and spending policy concessions in exchange for such an election. They have balked at extending taxes. "The Republicans in Sacramento are basically moronic. But we’re hopeful that they can realize we’re on an unsustainable trajectory here, one that is not...
  • Private donors to pay rent on Gov. Jerry Brown's Sacramento loft [ DNC Graft method Du jour]

    06/24/2011 5:31:34 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 8 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 24 2011 | By Shane Goldmacher and Evan Halper,
    Through a nonprofit, private donors are expected to cover the $3,000-a-month rent, along with utilities and other expenses, on Gov. Jerry Brown's loft in Sacramento. Brown's office referred questions to George Kieffer, who is president of the nonprofit, known as the Governor's Residence Foundation. Kieffer said his group would release the names of donors and the amount they have contributed in January 2012. He said the group was raising money to pay Brown's rent, as well as his utility bills. "We're budgeting some additional money assuming that, from time to time, there'll be entertainment
  • Private donors to pay rent on Gov. Jerry Brown's Sacramento loft

    06/24/2011 2:36:38 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 24, 2011 | Shane Goldmacher and Evan Halper
    Through a nonprofit, private donors are expected to cover the $3,000-a-month rent, along with utilities and other expenses, on Gov. Jerry Brown's loft in Sacramento. Reporting from Sacramento -- Gov. Jerry Brown will look to a group of private donors — presently refusing to reveal their identities — to pay his rent at the luxury loft in downtown Sacramento where Brown and his wife live while in town. Donors are contributing to a nonprofit formed specifically to cover the costs of Brown's $3,000-a-month, 1,450-square-foot apartment. In the past, the practice of having private donors pay for the governor's residence has...
  • Sen. Scott Brown: Why I don't back Paul Ryan's Medicare plan

    05/23/2011 9:00:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/23/2011 | Sen. Scott Brown
    As part of the 2012 budget discussions, Congress is dealing with Medicare reform. This debate is long overdue, since its increasing cost must be addressed if we are serious about the nation’s growing $14 trillion debt and $1.6 trillion annual deficit. President Barack Obama unfortunately missed an opportunity to deal with this when he filed his budget. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) offered a plan that at least finally jumpstarted the debate. For those under 55, Ryan proposes transforming Medicare into a premium support plan over the long term. You’d get federal dollars to supplement the purchase of...
  • Poll shows Ohio Sen. Brown leading potential GOP challengers

    06/01/2011 5:59:23 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 1, 2011 | Sean J. Miller
    Brown was thought to be in for a tough reelection race, in part, because his party was decimated in the state last cycle. Democrats lost five House seats, the governor's mansion and failed to pick up the open Senate seat in Ohio last November. But a new survey by Public Policy Polling showed Brown with a comfortable lead over his potential challengers. Former Secretary of State Ken Blackwell trails Brown by 51-33, Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor (R) loses to the Democrat, 50-31 and former State Sen. Kevin Coughlin (R) trails by a similar deficit. State Treasurer Josh Mandel (R) and...
  • Ryan Budget Gets 40 Votes in Senate, Obama Budget Gets 0

    05/25/2011 4:23:23 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 32 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | May 25, 2011 | JOHN MCCORMACK
    That big fat zero is not a typo.Not a single U.S. senator voted in favor of President Obama's budget proposal. Meanwhile, five members of GOP caucus voted against Ryan budget: moderates Scott Brown (Mass.), Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe of Maine, independent Lisa Murkowski (Ak.), and staunch libertarian Rand Paul (Ky.). So all of the swing state Republican senators sided with Ryan.Apparently, the Senate Democrats think if they don't support anything they can't be demagogued in the same way they're demagoguing Ryan's plan. Harry Reid has dropped the phrasing that Republicans would end Medicare "as we know it," in favor of a...
  • Democrats Try to Woo Consumer Advocate to Run

    05/24/2011 2:36:57 PM PDT · by Rational Thought · 6 replies
    New York Times ^ | 05/23/2011 | JENNIFER STEINHAUER and BINYAMIN APPELBAUM
    WASHINGTON — Officials in the Democratic Party are wooing Elizabeth Warren to run for the Senate against the Massachusetts Republican Scott P. Brown rather than have her continue to set up the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Ms. Warren has become a lightning rod for controversy over the new agency, which she conceived and is helping create. Consumer groups and some Democrats have demanded her appointment as its first director. A group of 44 Senate Republicans, with applause from the financial industry, has promised to block any nominee.
  • Scott Brown a 'no' on Ryan budget

    05/23/2011 5:45:08 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/23/11 | Jordan Fabian
    GOP Sen. Scott Brown (Mass.) said Monday he won't support Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) budget when it comes up for a vote in the Senate. Brown, a centrist who is running for reelection in 2012, said that Ryan's plan helped jumpstart a necessary debate, but that Ryan's Medicare reforms go too far. "While I applaud Ryan for getting the conversation started, I cannot support his specific plan — and therefore will vote 'no' on his budget," he wrote in a Politico op-ed. "Our country is on an unsustainable fiscal path," he added. "But I do not think it requires us...
  • Behind Gov. Jerry Brown's 'wall of debt' lies a moat of bond obligations

    05/20/2011 8:25:34 AM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 5/20/11 | Dan Walters
    Gov. Jerry Brown says California has a "wall of debt" that must be reduced – and is now using it as his chief rationale for a temporary boost in taxes. At the same time, however, he is proposing to borrow billions more by issuing some of the bonds that voters have authorized for public works projects. And therein lies a rub. Brown's "wall of debt" refers mostly to an estimated $35 billion in loans and deferred payments that former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Legislature adopted to paper over the state budget's chronic deficits. However, Brown's revised budget also notes...
  • Schweikart & Brown Rock Freedom Radio Tonight 8 pm EST

    05/15/2011 4:54:03 PM PDT · by HonestConservative · 3 replies ^ | May 15, 2011 | Honest Conservative
    Freedom Radio welcomes back retired FDNY firefighter and 9/11 survivor Tim Brown of TheBravest and The Liberty Alliance joins us to discuss the progress on the proposed plan to build a sharia-complaint ‘Cordoba House’ within sight of where 19 followers of sharia law slammed Flights AA 11 and UAL 175 into the Twin Towers. He will update us on the status of the outstanding lawsuit that attempts to restore the Burlington Coat Factory’s rightful status as an historic landmark. Brown has frequently been a guest contributor on NY radio and the Fox News Channel. We are also pleased to welcome...
  • Mayor of Newton, Mass. announces effort to oust Sen. Scott Brown

    05/09/2011 9:08:14 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | May 9, 2011 | Shannon Travis
    Washington (CNN) – Add another name to the list of Democrats determined to oust Republican Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown from his seat. On Monday, Newton Mayor Setti Warren announced he will run against the first-term Republican in next year's Senate race. The Democratic mayor unveiled a web video that was part personal biography, part anti-Brown attack ad.
  • Sen. Scott Brown fooled by picture of bin Laden corpse

    05/05/2011 4:49:11 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 31 replies ^ | Updated: Thursday, 05 May 2011, 7:28 AM EDT Read more: | Gene Lavanchy
    (FOX 25 / - Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown declared on the Fox 25 Morning News Wednesday that he had seen proof that Osama bin Laden was dead. Hours later, he was back tracking. It turns out the picture was a fake, and it now appears he wasn’t the only senator fooled by it. When asked if the photo should be released, Brown said: “If it's for informational purposes, to serve a specific goal, then possibly. Listen, I’ve seen the picture. He’s definitely dead, and if there's any conspiracy theories out there, you should put them to rest, ok? He...
  • Harry Potter Star Emma Watson's college life proves less than magical as actress leaves Brown

    04/24/2011 12:45:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 04/24/2011
    Emma Watson feels Hermione Granger's pain: It's hard being smart. The Brit beauty might not have magic powers, but a source close to Brown University (where Watson was enrolled from fall 2009 until this past winter) tells us the star's brainy ways may have led to her classmates' heckling – and perhaps a reason why she left the Providence, R.I., institution. The insider says Watson didn't shy away from class participation and often would "answer something in class and get it right," calling the 21-year-old actress "really smart." Unfortunately, this brought out the sophisticated wit and cinematic expertise of her...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown sounds off on media, Republicans

    04/23/2011 10:45:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 4/23/11 | Marisa Lagos
    You may have already read in today's paper that Gov. Jerry Brown is pretty worked up over criticism of his recent contract deal with the prison guards union - so worked up, in fact, that he called us personally to sound off about the issue. As the story noted, Brown has faced some pushback from Republicans, but the piece didn't include the fact that some of the harshest criticism has come from the fourth estate, most notably the Sacramento Bee. An editorial in that paper criticized specific provisions of the contract -