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  • Sen. Scott Brown pushes to allow women to serve on front-lines in military combat

    02/22/2012 9:44:14 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 72 replies ^ | February 22, 2012 | Robert Rizzuto
    WASHINGTON D.C. - Calling for an evolution of policy, Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown is asking for changes that would allow women to serve on the front-lines in military combat. Brown's push comes on the heels of a Department of Defense report calling for changes to the 1994 Direct Ground Combat Definition and Assignment Rule which barred women from certain roles in the military, including front-line ground-combat positions. The report to Congress concluded that changes were needed so policy doesn't prevent enlisted female military members from rising to their potential. But Brown, in a letter to Secretary of Defense Leon...
  • Scott Brown’s vote shocks GOP comrades

    01/09/2012 5:19:23 AM PST · by massmike · 35 replies · 1+ views ^ | 01/09/2012 | Kimberly Atkins
    Here in the nation’s capital and in the Bay State, some folks are perplexed by the curious case of Sen. Scott Brown and his decision to back President Obama’s controversial recess appointment last week — a move that irked his Republican comrades and placed him squarely on the side of his likely Democratic challenger. Over the past year, the White House and congressional Republicans have engaged in an epic battle over the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a watchdog agency created by the Dodd-Frank Act and built from the ground up by Elizabeth Warren. Republicans hate the bureau, saying it’s too...
  • Sen. Brown: I support Obama naming consumer chief (RINO doesn't know Constitution)

    01/05/2012 5:31:56 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 33 replies ^ | 01.04.12 | S LeBlanc
    U.S. Sen. Scott Brown said he supports President Barack Obama's decision to name Richard Cordray as the nation's chief consumer watchdog despite the objections of Brown's fellow Senate Republicans.
  • 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...
  • Tea party leader lashes out at Scott Brown (RINO says Tea Party "simply irresponsible")

    04/01/2011 4:59:37 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 66 replies
    Politico ^ | 2011-04-01 | Jennifer Epstein
    Sen. Scott Brown has thrown his tea party supporters “under the bus” with his recent critiques of some Republican budget cut proposals, a movement leader said Friday. Brown, a Massachusetts Republican, on Thursday denounced GOP suggestions to cut social and cultural programs as “irresponsible,” and Judson Phillips, a leader of Tea Party Nation, is steamed. “Brown is a politician, and that is meant in the worst sense of the word politician,” Phillips wrote on his blog. “Scott Brown used the Tea Party to get elected. Now he no longer needs this movement and we are tossed under the bus.” In...
  • Scott Brown urges compromise on budget, calls GOP cuts “irresponsible”

    03/31/2011 6:31:54 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 96 replies
    Hotair ^ | March 31,2011 | Allahpundit
    Really irritating, and I say that knowing it’ll damage my cherished RINO cred. From his letter tonight to Reid and McConnell: I am disappointed that despite passing six different FY 2011 Continuing Resolutions, each with the understanding that passage would move bi-partisan negotiations further along, that we are once again faced with the likelihood of a government shutdown. A government shutdown absolutely serves no purpose and is in no one’s best interests. I stand ready to work with each of you, to do what it takes—and to put politics aside—and work on behalf of a greater good to ensure that...
  • Scott Brown Leading in Early Polling

    03/15/2011 8:42:50 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 29 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/15/2011 | Thomas Ferdousi
    Republican Scott Brown shocked the political world early last year with his victory over Democratic Attorney General Martha Coakley. Brown is still well-regarded in the heavily blue state but his re-election prospects appeared to be in some doubt. Brown is still one of the only major Republican officials in the state. Now it appears that Brown's chances of a full term are increasing. The Democratic Party appears to have no first-line candidates to challenge him, and he carries the power of incumbency. Not only that, but most voters appear to have accepted a Republican Senator from Massachusetts. A poll was...
  • Brown emerging as key Senate player (Brown providing Obamacare cover)

    03/05/2011 10:10:38 AM PST · by nhwingut · 36 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 03/05/2011 | Mark Arsenault
    WASHINGTON — Candidate Scott Brown campaigned as the potential 41st GOP vote to halt President Obama’s health insurance overhaul. Now, after his first full year as a US senator, Brown is helping the president make the new law more palatable to its critics. Although Brown insists he still opposes the overall health care measure, his bipartisan plan embraced by the president is one of the most visible examples of Brown’s willingness to rebuff his Tea Party movement roots and work in the Senate as a compromiser. With a voting record similar to those of Susan M. Collins and Olympia J....
  • Sen. Scott Brown: ‘Reagan Democrats’ helped me win seat. (Good luck without Tea Party support)

    02/27/2011 6:35:53 AM PST · by Conservative Vermont Vet · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | February 26, 2011 | AP
    U.S. Sen. Scott Brown is crediting so-called "Reagan Democrats" for helping him win the seat once held by Democratic stalwart Edward Kennedy The Republican made the comments Friday at the Reagan Presidential Library in California. Brown said Reagan Democrats, who crossed party lines twice to elect the former Republican president, also turned out to back his candidacy. He said Reagan Democrats are still a force in Massachusetts and without their support he would not have been elected senator.
  • Sen. Brown defends call not to seek abuse charges

    02/22/2011 5:06:17 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 22, 2011 | STEVE LeBLANC
    BOSTON (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Scott Brown defended his decision not to pursue a criminal investigation against the camp counselor he said molested him when he was a child, saying Tuesday that he's not looking to settle old scores. Brown details the encounter in his autobiography "Against All Odds," which tells the story of the Republican's troubled childhood and his election to the Senate seat held for decades by the late Democrat Edward Kennedy.
  • State GOP talks strategy, with Brown as inspiration (ROMNEY ALERT)

    02/06/2011 1:23:22 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 7 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 2011-02-06 | Steven Rosenberg
    (snip) Other Republican leaders such as Ron Kaufman, the longtime confidant to President George H.W. Bush, believe 2012 could be a banner year for the state GOP. He pointed to Brown’s upcoming reelection campaign, last November’s gains by Republican state representatives, and the possibility of having former governor Mitt Romney on the presidential ticket. "For us, it’s about getting the message out," said Kaufman, who added that GOP candidates would focus on the economy and their opposition’s record next year. "If you look at the last three speakers of the House in Massachusetts, they’ve all been indicted for one problem...
  • Why the Tea Party is Mad at Scott Brown (RINO fires back)

    02/06/2011 7:30:11 AM PST · by nhwingut · 106 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 02/06/2011 | Andrew Romano
    Scott Brown was the Tea Party’s first big electoral coup. Then Ted Kennedy’s successor began siding, again and again, with Barack Obama—and now, as Andrew Romano reports in this week’s Newsweek, some in his own party want to oust him. Scott Brown isn't himself. Which is to say, he isn't sounding much like the square-jawed, truck-driving, barn-jacket-bedecked Scott Brown—the calm, cool, collected Captain America—who stunned the political world a year ago by winning the special election to replace Ted Kennedy in the U.S. Senate. [SNIP] The strain of walking such a fine line must be getting to Brown, because as...
  • Seeing red, PAC is down on Scott Brown

    01/31/2011 6:22:45 AM PST · by izzatzo · 49 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 01/31/11 | Jim McElhatton
    The National Republican Trust spent nearly $100,000 last year to help Scott Brown win the U.S. Senate seat of the late Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, but now the conservative political group wishes it had that money back to help kick Mr. Brown out of office.
  • Scott Brown Is An Idiot

    01/18/2011 3:01:13 PM PST · by Repulican Donkey · 31 replies · 1+ views
    1/18/2011 | Repulican Donkey
    Washington is replete with idiots, but Senate Republicans seem to have the highest incidence of political idiocy in the entire capital.
  • Sen. Brown: Forget ‘itty-bitty’ R at end of name (Why did I donate to him?!?)

    01/17/2011 2:04:30 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 85 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 1/17/11 | Hillary Chabot
    U.S. Sen. Scott Brown said this morning he’ll take part in the bipartisan seating at President Obama’s State of the Union address, urging that people need to move past the “itty-bitty letter” signifying he’s a Republican at the end of his name.
  • Scott Brown invites hardcore Mass. homosexual activist to DADT repeal signing ceremony in D.C.

    12/31/2010 9:22:31 PM PST · by massmike · 38 replies ^ | 01/01/2011 | n/a
    Sen. Scott Brown has done many things recently to publicly show his distain for the pro-family people who supported him. But this is probably the most personally offensive. As the Boston Herald reported this week, Brown went out of his way to contact hardcore anti-family homosexual activist Tom Lang and give him (and his "husband") a personal invitation to the Obama's signing ceremony in Washington D.C. of the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" repeal. Lang had been part of the homosexual lobby's huge 10-month effort to persuade Brown to abandon his position against the repeal, and switch to supporting it. Brown...
  • Brown draws ire on the right (No Money To The GOP Until The RINOs Are Gone!)

    12/26/2010 7:19:47 AM PST · by tobyhill · 101 replies · 3+ views
    boston globe ^ | 12/23/2010 | By Matt Viser
    Senator Scott Brown’s decision to buck his party leadership in recent days on the “don’t ask, don’t tell’’ military policy and on a nuclear arms treaty has set off a new wave of anger among some of the activists who helped elect him — and renewed talk among conservatives that he might face a primary challenge. Some Tea Party movement leaders who dislike Brown’s votes acknowledge that the Massachusetts Republican has demonstrated his independent and pragmatic streak, and by doing so may strengthen his chances at reelection in 2012. No primary challenger has emerged, and it is unclear whether a...

    12/24/2010 12:39:41 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 54 replies · 3+ views ^ | 12-24-2010 | AJ
    Anyone paying attention and doing their own homework knows that the New START Treaty is dangerous and constrains our ability to protect our nation. The treaty gives Russia what they want, ensures America ’s vulnerability, and fails to acknowledge Russia’s alliance with countries like Iran, China, North Korea and Venezuela. Scott Brown’s failure to fully research the national security implications of the treaty as well as the Shanghai Cooperation Organization before voting to ratify the treaty are inexcusable. Now Scott Brown secures his place as one of the 13 Republican Senators who betrayed America by voting Yes on the New...
  • MassResistance Special Report on repeal of "Don't Ask Don't Tell" -- what you need to know:

    12/20/2010 7:17:37 PM PST · by massmike · 9 replies ^ | 12/20/2010 | n/a
    In an historic display of corruption and sleaze, the Democrat-controlled US House and Senate -- along with Republican Scott Brown and other RINOs -- effectively voted to repeal "Don't Ask Don't Tell," with the US Senate vote Saturday. The margin of victory came from Congressmen and Senators who had already been defeated in the Nov. 2 elections, thrown out of office largely because of their support for Obama's radical left-wing agenda. In a cowardly last-ditch jab at America, they rushed it through in a lame-duck session, knowing that the new Congress which begins in a few weeks would never pass...
  • Scott Brown, Ron Wyden offering health-care revision (States can opt out of Commiecare™)

    11/17/2010 6:43:48 PM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/17/10 | SARAH KLIFF
    Scott Brown, Ron Wyden offering health-care revisionBy SARAH KLIFF | 11/17/10 7:54 PM EST Sens. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) will introduce legislation Thursday allowing states to opt out of the controversial individual-mandate requirement of the health care reform law far sooner than they would under the law passed by Democrats earlier this year. "States shouldn't be forced by the federal government to adopt a one-size-fits all health care plan. Each state's health care needs are different," Brown says in a statement accompanying the legislation. "Our bill provides flexibility, and allows states like Massachusetts to opt out of...