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  • GW Bush: "There is no [conservative] movement...I redefined the Republican Party"

    09/16/2009 12:10:22 PM PDT · by TBP · 146 replies · 5,106+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 15, 2009 | Byron York
    Bush was preparing to give a speech to the annual meeting of the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC. The conference is the event of the year for conservative activists; Republican politicians are required to appear and offer their praise of the conservative movement. Latimer got the assignment to write Bush's speech. Draft in hand, he and a few other writers met with the president in the Oval Office. Bush was decidedly unenthusiastic. "What is this movement you keep talking about in the speech?" the president asked Latimer. Latimer explained that he meant the conservative movement -- the movement that...
  • Ridge backpedals on pressure to raise terror alert level

    08/31/2009 6:12:03 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies · 861+ views
    USA Today (link only) | 8/31/2009 | Mimi Hall
    Link only, per FR posting rules. Link is here
  • Bush administration to blame...Sarah speaks

    11/09/2008 7:51:58 PM PST · by winoneforthegipper · 183 replies · 1,462+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | Sunday, November 9, 2008 | Sean Cockerham
    Q -- Why did your campaign lose? A -- I think the Republican ticket represented too much of the status quo, too much of what had gone on in these last eight years, that Americans were kind of shaking their heads like going, wait a minute, how did we run up a $10 trillion debt in a Republican administration, how have there been blunders with war strategy under a Republican administration.
  • Rupert Murdoch predicts landslide for Democrats

    05/29/2008 7:57:38 AM PDT · by saganite · 78 replies · 135+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thu May 29, 2008 | Eric Auchard
    CARLSBAD, California (Reuters) - News Corp Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch on Wednesday predicted a Democratic landslide in the U.S. presidential election against a gloomy economic backdrop over the next 18 months. Murdoch has yet to endorse a U.S. presidential candidate but considers Barack Obama very promising, the media magnate said in an interview by two Wall Street Journal reporters at an annual conference for high-tech industry insiders. News Corp recently acquired ownership of the Journal and its parent company Dow Jones & Co. "You have got the Obama phenomenon. You have got, undoubtedly, a recession ... The average American is...
  • Conservatives to Bush: Fire Gonzales

    04/16/2007 4:05:32 PM PDT · by kellynla · 55 replies · 1,485+ views
    Time ^ | Apr. 16, 2007 | Adam Zagorin
    In what could prove an embarrassing new setback for embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on the eve of his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, a group of influential conservatives and longtime Bush supporters has written a letter to the White House to call for his resignation. The two-page letter, written on stationery of the American Freedom Agenda, a recently formed body designed to promote conservative legal principles, is blunt. Addressed to both Bush and Gonzales, it goes well beyond the U.S. attorneys controversy and details other alleged failings by Gonzales. "Mr. Gonzales has presided over an unprecedented crippling of...
  • Will Tony Snow be gone soon?

    03/20/2007 12:21:20 PM PDT · by pabianice · 209 replies · 4,941+ views
    3/20/07 | Vanity
    It is becoming evident to many -- including me -- that Tony Snow, as White House Press Secretary -- has had to bite his tongue more and more lately because the president will not or cannot defend his administration. At press conferences he is backed into a corner by the snarling mad dog MSM, which knows what blood smells like and knows the president does not fight back on domestic issues. Snow is a fighter and this appears to be eating away at him slowly. I expect his resignation before the fall. This would be a significant loss.
  • Live Thread: President Bush to make statement on prosecutor controversy at 5:45PM ET

    03/20/2007 12:26:41 PM PDT · by notes2005 · 749 replies · 20,340+ views
    Fox News | 03/20/2007
    just breaking on FOX
  • U.S. and Iran Hold Rare Direct Talks

    03/10/2007 10:11:02 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 74 replies · 1,448+ views
    Associated Press (via Breitbart) ^ | Mar 10, 2007 | SCHEHEREZADE FARAMARZI
    BAGHDAD (AP) -- U.S. and Iranian envoys exchanged direct talks Saturday on efforts to end Iraq's violence and bolster its government, opening limited but potentially significant contacts that could ease their nearly 28-year diplomatic freeze. The discussions were confined to one session during a conference on Iraq stability, but they appeared to offer room for further interaction between the two nations _ which find themselves increasingly drawn toward common issues in Iraq as the nation's most influential allies. The U.S. ambassador to Iraq, Zalmay Khalilzad, said he exchanged views with Iranian delegates "directly and in the presence of others" at...
  • An aging fleet has Air Force worried

    03/05/2007 9:58:23 PM PST · by Paul Ross · 54 replies · 1,219+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | March 4th, 2007 | Dave Montgomery
    WASHINGTON -- At a time the nation is at war in Iraq and Afghanistan, the U.S. Air Force is battling another enemy: age. The average age of military aircraft during the Vietnam War in 1973 was nine years. Today, the average age is 24 years, and venerable planes such as the KC-135 Stratotanker and the B-52H Stratofortress are well into their 40s, nearly twice as old as some of their pilots.
  • If W could run for a 3rd term?(Vanity)(Poll)

    02/21/2007 9:29:07 PM PST · by jeltz25 · 74 replies · 1,381+ views
    I was thinking about this and thought I'd get the opinion of FR. If there were no term linits, and W could run for a 3rd term, would he win the nomination? Would he have widespread conservative support? How much? Putting to one side the organization/money card and assuming that that was all a wash, if the primary in 2008 shaped up as: Bush McCain Romney Giuliani Gingrich Brownback Hunter Huckabee Who would win? Would would you vote for? Who would be the best chance to win 2008?
  • Mexifornia, Five Years Later

    02/12/2007 5:06:39 AM PST · by T.L.Sink · 27 replies · 1,114+ views
    City Journal ^ | Winter 2007 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Los Angeles is the second-largest Mexican city in the world. It makes little sense to screen tourists, inspect cargo containers, and check the passenger lists of incoming flights, when our border remains porous. It is absolutely correct that the best way for jihadist cells to cross into the United States is from Mexico. At the same time, focus has turned more to the U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants, in whom illegitimacy, school dropout rates, and criminal activity have risen to such [high] levels. Since 1990 the numbers of poor Mexican-Americans has climbed 52 percent. Half of births to Hispanic-Americans were...
  • Proof of Iranian Nuclear Weapons Program Demanded in US Congress [Ron Paul asks Condi]

    02/10/2007 9:41:04 PM PST · by freedomdefender · 72 replies · 1,639+ views
    ShortNews ^ | February 9, 2007 | ShortNews
    US secretary of state, Condoleezza Rice was quizzed yesterday over the failure by the current US administration to present any form of solid evidence over Iran's alleged nuclear weapons program. During the questioning one Republican congressman, Ron Paul told the hearing "Unproven charges against Iran's nuclear intentions are eerily reminiscent of the false charges made against Iraq." Paul went on to say "This sounds like Iraq, where accusations came first and proof was supposed to come later – only that proof never came because the accusations turned out to be false."
  • Border Agent's Death Would Spark Impeachment Talks, Republican Says

    02/07/2007 5:16:42 PM PST · by Ladycalif · 610 replies · 9,814+ views
    CNS NEWS ^ | February 07, 2007 | Kevin Mooney and Fred Lucas
    (CNSNews.com) - Weeks after accusing President Bush of "shameful" behavior over the imprisonment of two Border Patrol agents who shot an unarmed suspected drug smuggler along the U.S.-Mexico border, a federal lawmaker turned up the heat further Wednesday, suggesting the president should be impeached if either of the two men is murdered in prison.
  • Whose Side Is Bush On?

    02/01/2007 6:44:05 PM PST · by tfelice · 108 replies · 2,030+ views
    Constitution Party ^ | 1/31/07 | Chuck Baldwin
    There was someone in the gallery during President George W. Bush’s State of the Union speech that he would not dare publicly recognize. Even though he knew she was there, I’m confident he never even bothered to look up at Gallery 5, Row B, Seat 9, because sitting in that seat was Monica Ramos, the wife of imprisoned former Border Patrol agent Ignacio Ramos. She was the invited guest of Republican California Congressman Dana Rohrabacher.
  • SAVAGE NATION LIVE!! Tuesday, January 30, 2007

    01/30/2007 2:41:58 PM PST · by Tarkus2040 · 162 replies · 1,300+ views
    BE HERE, OR BE NOWHERE!
  • America Needs a Stable, Diverse and Affordable Energy Supply(Sen. James Inhofe)

    01/26/2007 6:30:16 AM PST · by kellynla · 29 replies · 535+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | Jan 25, 2007 | Sen. James Inhofe
    The President is correct -- the U.S. is too dependent on foreign sources of energy, a necessary and vital component to national security. Government policies should do more to promote domestic energy production in all its forms, including but not exclusively related to motor fuels. The fact of the matter is that the country is over 70% self-sufficient when we consider total energy (coal, nuclear, hydro, renewables, gas, etc). Although much of that dependence relates to oil, the U.S. does not import nearly as much from the Middle East as some suggest. As energy expert Daniel Yergin recently pointed out...
  • Imprisoned agent's wife: President is a hypocrite

    01/24/2007 5:51:23 AM PST · by NapkinUser · 462 replies · 5,040+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | January 24, 2007 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Calls State of the Union speech 'total sellout of the United States of America to Mexico' Monica Ramos, the wife of one of two U.S. Border Patrol agents imprisoned last week for wounding an escaping drug smuggler, attended the State of the Union speech in person last night – and was sharply critical of President Bush, calling him a hypocrite and worse. Ramos, wife of Border Patrol agent Ignacio Ramos, attended the event as a guest of Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif. Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean began prison sentences last week, of 11 and 12 years respectively, for their...
  • Tancredo: Congress 'Hell-Bent' on Mass Amnesty

    01/24/2007 9:30:44 AM PST · by VU4G10 · 77 replies · 1,911+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | Wednesday, Jan. 24 | NewsMax.com Staff
    While liberal interest groups were quick to criticize President Bush's State of the Union comments on issues ranging from the war in Iraq to the environment, conservatives were also upset as he continued to push for immigration reforms that they claim go easy on illegal aliens. While Bush reported that he is doubling the size of the Border Patrol to monitor the U.S. border with Mexico and pledged to enforce immigration laws at the workplace, his temporary worker proposals are still a touchy subject for his conservative base. "We should establish a legal and orderly path for foreign workers to...
  • **LIVE Thread - State of the Union Address [starting at approx. comment 400]

    01/23/2007 4:45:40 PM PST · by STARWISE · 2,808 replies · 92,839+ views
    <p>President George W. Bush will give his 2007 State of the Union address to a Joint Session of Congress.</p>
  • STATE OF THE UNION EXCERPTS...

    01/23/2007 3:01:30 PM PST · by jdm · 39 replies · 1,015+ views
    Drudge ^ | Jan 23, 2007
    STATE OF THE UNION EXCERPTS Tue Jan 23 2007 17:10:15 ET The American people expect their elected leaders from both parties to work together on the important issues facing the Nation. Tonight the President will lay out an ambitious agenda, driven by bold and innovative concepts. He will discuss the importance of forging common ground with the new Congress and explain that to keep America safe, we must prevail in the war on terror. “Some in this Chamber are new to the House and Senate – and I congratulate the Democratic majority. Congress has changed, but our responsibilities have...
  • President's State of the Union Address - 9PM EST

    01/23/2007 2:56:04 PM PST · by Rb ver. 2.0 · 55 replies · 1,297+ views
    ABCNBCCBSCNNMSNBCFNCETC. ^ | 1/23/07 | President Bush
  • Bush to seek cutback in gas consumption (20% by 2017,, State of the Union address preview)

    01/23/2007 10:49:08 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 43 replies · 1,163+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/23/07 | Jennifer Loven - ap
    WASHINGTON - In his first State of the Union address to a Democratic-controlled Congress, President Bush is calling for Americans to slash gasoline consumption by up to 20 percent by 2017. Bush envisions the goal being achieved primarily through a sharp escalation in the amount of ethanol and other alternative fuels that the federal government mandates must be produced. The rest of the fuel use reduction is to come from raising fuel economy standards for passenger cars, Joel Kaplan, White House deputy chief of staff, told reporters in a briefing before Bush's Tuesday night speech to a joint session of...
  • The Man Who Was Bush

    01/22/2007 12:06:01 PM PST · by Keyes2000mt · 342 replies · 5,598+ views
    Renew America ^ | 01/21/2007 | Adam Graham
    George W. Bush is still the President of the United States, but these days, he hasn't been acting like it. That once-reassuring confidence is gone. Left behind is what those of us who didn't support the President in the 2000 primaries feared most: an uneasy and uncertain presence in the White House. His approval numbers are at an all-time low. Some have vainly tried to rally conservatives to stand behind the White House, but to no avail. These days, the White House is on defense, constantly. The message is muddled and confused, and the boss is a shadow of his...
  • Bush vows to tackle global warming

    01/22/2007 8:06:07 PM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 134 replies · 2,004+ views
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1/23/07 | Alex Massie
    America must do more to reduce its dependence on foreign oil and combat global warming, President George W Bush will say in the State of the Union address early tomorrow. Though he will stop short of calling for a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, his speech is a watershed for an administration that has been sceptical about climate change. The annual speech assumes greater importance than some of Mr Bush's previous addresses since he has few remaining opportunities to set the national agenda before he becomes a lame duck president. Though he will not leave office until January 2009, next...
  • Bush prepares for a different State of the Union Speech will focus on broad issues, WH says

    01/21/2007 10:46:06 PM PST · by IntelliQuark · 19 replies · 724+ views
    Austin American-Ststeman ^ | January 2, 2007 | Ken Herman
    "It's not going to be a typical State of the Union address in the sense of going at great length through all the budget items," said spokesman Tony Snow. In fact, there is much at stake, some experts say. Snow said Bush will talk about "major issues, including the war on terror, energy, health care, immigration and education." Gone, apparently, will be detailed pleas for priorities — such as Social Security reform — that were DOA even when Bush's party ran Congress. A White House aide familiar with the speech but not authorized to speak about it publicly said the...
  • Bush proposing health insurance changes

    01/20/2007 7:27:28 PM PST · by listenhillary · 164 replies · 2,718+ views
    Associated press ^ | Jan 20, 8:10 PM EST | By DEB RIECHMANN
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush will propose a tax deduction of $7,500 for individuals and $15,000 for families regardless of whether they buy their own health insurance or receive medical coverage at work. The proposal, to be announced Tuesday in his State of the Union address, is aimed at giving the uninsured an incentive to purchase a medical plan. It also is designed to encourage those with generous plans to either embrace cheaper insurance or pay taxes on the part that exceeds the deduction, a Bush administration official familiar with the proposals said Saturday. If passed by Congress, the proposal...
  • BREAKING: 20 U.S. service members killed in Iraq

    01/20/2007 6:31:11 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 95 replies · 2,518+ views
    YAHOO NEWS ^ | 20 JANUARY 2007 | AP
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - At least 20 American service members were killed in military operations Saturday in the deadliest day for U.S. forces in two years, including 13 who died in a helicopter crash and five slain in an attack by militia fighters in the holy city of Karbala, military officials said. Saturday's toll was the third-highest of any single day since the war began in March 2003, eclipsed only by 37 U.S. deaths on Jan. 26, 2005, and 28 on the third day of the U.S. invasion. U.S. authorities also announced two American combat deaths from Friday. The heavy toll...
  • N.H. Tax Evader Prepares for Raid

    01/20/2007 2:54:00 PM PST · by mowowie · 80 replies · 1,504+ views
    http://apnews.myway.com/article/20070119/D8MOKJTG0.html ^ | Jan 19, 5:44 PM (ET) | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A former militia man convicted of tax evasion prepared for a government siege Friday at his fortress-like home, but U.S. marshals gave no indication they were planning to confront him. Ed Brown said he was ready for a swarm of federal agents to descend on his property to execute an arrest warrant issued after he failed to appear for the end of his trial. He and his wife contend that they did not have to pay income taxes, and his supporters say a conflict could be violent. "If Mexico came up on my land and tried...
  • Bush Readies State Of The Union Address

    01/20/2007 1:25:09 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 32 replies · 884+ views
    CBS 13 SACRAMENTO ^ | 20 JANUARY 2007 | AP
    (AP) WASHINGTON -- President Bush's State of the Union address on Tuesday gives him a second chance to defend his new Iraq strategy to a nation soured on the war and a Congress poised to vote against the plan. It will be the president's last major opportunity to shape America's legislative agenda before the fast-moving 2008 presidential campaign begins to drown out his message. Bush is expected to strike a conciliatory tone on some domestic issues where he believes he can work with the first Democratic Congress in 12 years. On Iraq, he is expected to stand firm. The nationally...
  • U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez elected to be general chairman of Republican Party(Pro Amnesty)

    01/20/2007 5:33:15 AM PST · by kellynla · 28 replies · 587+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | January 19, 2007 | LARRY LIPMAN
    WASHINGTON — Over a smattering of opposition, U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez of Florida was elected today to be general chairman of the Republican Party. Martinez, 60, a native of Cuba, is the first Hispanic to hold the largely honorary position that has not existed in recent years. Mike Duncan of Kentucky was chosen to be the Republican National Committee's chairman and will be in charge of the party's day-to-day operations. In accepting the position, Martinez said: "I am truly humbled by the opportunity that you give me and the responsibility that you place upon me." A handful of delegates objected...
  • Congress appeal to Justice for border patrol agents

    01/18/2007 2:13:50 PM PST · by alienken · 220 replies · 1,924+ views
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- INVASION USA Congressmen appeal to Justice for border agents As prison sentences loom, Republican lawmakers petition attorney general -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: January 10, 2007 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2007 WorldNetDaily.com Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez As two border patrol agents face the commencement of prison terms for shooting and wounding a man smuggling drugs into the U.S, five congressman are calling on Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez to intervene. The lawmakers have asked President Bush to pardon Jose Alonso Compean and Ignacio Ramos, who were sentenced to 12 years and 11 years, respectively, in October. But the sentences are scheduled to begin...
  • A Crisis of Confidence

    01/11/2007 1:07:15 AM PST · by woofie · 30 replies · 766+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Jan 10, 2007 | Howard Fineman
    Bush's way forward may be sensible. But his face showed fear—and that's no way to rally a war-weary nation. George W. Bush spoke with all the confidence of a perp in a police lineup. I first interviewed the guy in 1987 and began covering his political rise in 1993, and I have never seen him, in public or private, look less convincing, less sure of himself, less cocky. With his knitted brow and stricken features, he looked, well, scared. Not surprising since what he was doing in the White House library was announcing the escalation of an unpopular war. The...
  • Bush wimps out as gangs cross our border

    01/09/2007 2:35:43 PM PST · by Blackirish · 40 replies · 1,293+ views
    Newsday ^ | 1/9/07 | James Pinkerton
    So American troops are surging in Iraq, and withdrawing along our own border. What's wrong with this picture? Nothing, say the journalistic and political elites. Yet, before anything else, what we need is a surge of troops on the U.S.-Mexican border, which is a lot closer to home than Baghdad. On Jan. 6 The Arizona Republic reported that a small team of National Guard troops "abandoned their post near the border southwest of Tucson as four gunmen approached from Mexico."
  • Gunmen Attack National Guard Border Patrol Site in Arizona

    01/05/2007 5:08:43 AM PST · by IrishMike · 202 replies · 4,218+ views
    Fox News /AP ^ | Friday, January 05, 2007
    TUCSON, Ariz. — National Guard troops at an observation post near the Mexico border were forced to flee a group of armed people, who later ran into Mexico, authorities said. The troops, who are not allowed to apprehend illegal border crossers, withdrew safely and no one was injured, said National Guard Sgt. Edward Balaban. U.S. Border Patrol officials are investigating the 11 p.m. Wednesday incident and trying to determine who the armed people were and why they approached the post near Sasabe, in the desert corridor between Nogales and Lukeville. Balaban said the troops didn't know how many people were...
  • Bush claims authority to open Americans' mail

    01/04/2007 12:31:54 PM PST · by Tamar1973 · 222 replies · 3,885+ views
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, via The Press Democrat ^ | January 4, 2007 | JAMES GORDON MEEK
    Bush asserted this authority when he signed a postal overhaul bill into law Dec. 20. He then issued a "signing statement" that declared his right to open people's mail under emergency conditions. That claim is contrary to existing law and contradicted the bill he had just signed, experts said. Bush's move came during the winter congressional recess and a year after his secret domestic electronic eavesdropping program was first revealed. It caught Capitol Hill by surprise. "Despite the president's statement that he may be able to circumvent a basic privacy protection, the new postal law continues to prohibit the government...
  • Read My Lips: Taxes (Again) Doom Bush

    12/21/2006 6:58:32 AM PST · by meg88 · 91 replies · 1,600+ views
    Newsday ^ | December 21, 2006 | James Pinkerton
    President Bush is willing to raise taxes. That reality was a big surprise to me 16 years ago, in 1990, when I was working in the White House. It's less of a surprise to me in 2006, when I am on the outside - because, after a while, you learn to identify the warning signs. In both cases, both Bushes have been willing to talk about "process" and "common ground." Here's the "on the table" language, right on the front page of yesterday's Washington Post: "Signaling a new flexibility on issues in the wake of the Democrats' wins, Bush said...
  • Defying Bush, Specter Plans Syria Trip

    12/15/2006 8:48:47 PM PST · by kddid · 203 replies · 3,144+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Dec. 15, 2006 | Associated Press
    Sen. Arlen Specter, a 26-year Senate Republican, said he will visit Syria despite loud objections by the Bush administration, contending the situation in Iraq is so dire that it is time Congress step up to the plate and see what it can do. Specter, R-Pa., said in an interview late Friday that he is planning a trip to the Middle East that will include Israel and Syria. The senator said he and other Republicans are concerned that the administration's policies in the Middle East are not working and that other GOP members may follow in his footsteps. "I've talked to...
  • Republican Voters Rejecting Social Conservatives

    12/10/2006 12:09:12 PM PST · by Luis Gonzalez · 334 replies · 4,793+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | September 7, 2006 | Matt Towery
    First, a quick note to those around the country who read this column each week. I'm still receiving e-mails and letters commenting on my recent column about political agendas creeping into private schools. I greatly appreciate the response. As I focus on one topic and then another from week to week, I find myself accused now of being a right-wing fanatic, and then a liberal softy who doesn't like Christians. Another frequent criticism is that I focus too much on happenings in Florida. Before this week's short and pointed message, let me address some of these criticisms. And forgive me,...
  • W'S DRIFT TO IMPOTENCE

    12/06/2006 2:06:31 PM PST · by Sabramerican · 598 replies · 8,604+ views
    N Y Post ^ | December 6, 2006 | JOHN O'SULLIVAN
    JOHN Bolton's resignation as the American ambassador to the United Nations makes it official: The Bush administration is now drifting idly toward a mixture of centrism and impotence. In less than a month, two of President Bush's stronger and more independent aides - Donald Rumsfeld and Bolton - have been dispatched. Rumsfeld's designated successor, former CIA head Robert Gates, is a leading member of the Beltway's permanent bureaucracy. The administration seems to be waiting for the Baker-Hamilton commission of old Washington hands to dictate U.S. policy on Iraq. Leaks from the commission suggest it will recommend a gradual U.S. withdrawal...
  • Congress Open to Passing Bill on Immigration (Citizenship for 20 million illegals!)

    12/04/2006 6:58:29 AM PST · by kellynla · 643 replies · 7,537+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 4, 2006 | Charles Hurt
    Congress will approve an immigration bill that will grant citizenship rights to most of the 12 million to 20 million illegal aliens in the U.S. after Democrats take control next month, predict both sides on Capitol Hill. While Republicans have been largely splintered on the issue of immigration reform, Democrats have been fairly unified behind the principle that the illegals currently in the country should get citizenship rights without having to first leave the country.
  • Republicans gird for fight over amnesty for illegals [Kyl might filibuster Bush's amnesty bill]

    11/27/2006 9:59:10 PM PST · by freedomdefender · 85 replies · 2,065+ views
    Washington Times ^ | November 13, 2006
    Sen. Jon Kyl said yesterday that a Republican-led filibuster would be on the table to block immigration legislation supported by congressional Democrats and President Bush that grants citizenship rights to illegal aliens. "It would be in order," the Arizona Republican told radio host Laura Ingraham yesterday. "My only question is whether we've got the votes to do it." The comments highlight the deep divide between most congressional Republicans and the White House over an explosive political issue. And, coming from the No. 4 Republican in the chamber, the tough talk suggests the final two years of Mr. Bush's presidency could...
  • President Bush Welcomes President-Elect of Mexico to the White House

    11/09/2006 2:04:51 PM PST · by FLOutdoorsman · 36 replies · 1,502+ views
    Office of the Press Secretary ^ | 09 Nov 2006 | Office of the Press Secretary
    2:31 P.M. EST PRESIDENT BUSH: It is my pleasure to have welcomed the President-elect of Mexico here to the Oval Office. I have had a fascinating and important conversation. This is a man who won a very good election. I'm proud of the Mexican people for conducting an election that is -- was open and honest. We've spent a lot of time talking about vital issues. I have made it very clear to the President-elect that Mexico is a priority of this administration. I know a fair amount about Mexico; after all, I was the governor of Texas. I assured...
  • VIDEO: BUSH BASH COSTUME PARTY! (Leftwing Loonies Make Themselves Laughstocks Again)

    10/13/2006 5:09:11 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 12 replies · 1,083+ views
    YouTube ^ | October 12, 2006 | jakejacobsen
    The gangs all here as President Bush made a stop in Chicago this cool and blustery October eve. You got Gitmo detainees, giant puppet lady, 9-11 truther guy and many, many more. [Watch the VIDEO.]
  • More Muslims Arrive in U.S., After 9/11 Dip (Illegal Immigration from Middle East Increasing)

    09/09/2006 10:09:38 AM PDT · by nj26 · 45 replies · 1,054+ views
    NY Times ^ | 9/10/06 | ANDREA ELLIOTT
    America’s newest Muslims arrive in the afternoon crunch at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Their planes land from Dubai, Casablanca and Karachi. They stand in line, clasping documents. They emerge, sometimes hours later, steering their carts toward a flock of relatives, a stream of cabs, a new life.... Many have made the journey unbowed by tales of immigrant hardship, and despite their own opposition to American policy in the Middle East. They come seeking the same promise that has drawn foreigners to the United States for many decades, according to a range of experts and immigrants: economic opportunity and political...
  • President to speak at 1:45 p.m. (Re: Prisoners in CIA prisons)

    09/06/2006 8:35:48 AM PDT · by July 4th · 997 replies · 42,551+ views
    National Review ^ | 09.06.2006 | National Review
  • You may be a Liberal Patriot if:

    09/05/2006 6:08:57 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 27 replies · 1,937+ views
    FreeRepublic ^ | 4 Sep 06 | El Hombre Libre
    In the last five years or so, the Liberals have been mocking patriotism whenever they see it yet feigning ferocious anger whenever they perceive their own patriotism is being questioned. So while they squirm and cringe every time they are subjected to an ordinary American displaying his pride in this great country of ours, they are also suddenly supra-patriots whose motives cannot be seen as anything but those of the purest patriotism no matter how huge a non sequitur it is or how inane it is to suggest that they are patriots. So in the spirit of Jeff Foxworthy, I...
  • Jack Kemp to Campaign for Lieberman

    08/29/2006 3:37:36 PM PDT · by GOPsterinMA · 58 replies · 958+ views
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Tuesday, August 29, 2006; 5:28 PM | The Associated Press
    NEW LONDON, Conn. -- Jack Kemp will hit the campaign trail with a fellow former vice presidential candidate from another party: Sen. Joe Lieberman. Lieberman said Tuesday that Kemp, a Republican former congressman and U.S. housing secretary, telephoned to offer support to his independent campaign, which the three-term senator began after losing the Democratic primary to Greenwich businessman Ned Lamont. No date for the visit has been set. "We've worked together for years on some good projects that got done," Lieberman told reporters while campaigning in New London. Kemp was former Sen. Bob Dole's running mate in 1996. Lieberman, the...
  • Los Angeles County May Lose Another ER

    08/28/2006 7:49:59 AM PDT · by kellynla · 104 replies · 2,174+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 28, 2006 | Charles Ornstein
    Centinela Freeman HealthSystem is considering closing the emergency room at its Memorial campus in Inglewood, a step health experts and patient advocates say could further destabilize Los Angeles County's fragile emergency care network. The health system said it is reviewing a plan that would shift the patients treated in Memorial's emergency room to its Centinela campus, also in Inglewood, about 1 1/2 miles away. A decision is expected within 30 days. Memorial, formerly known as Daniel Freeman Memorial Hospital, treated about 38,000 patients in its emergency room last year. Centinela treated about the same number, but it has room to...
  • US OKs wider access for Barr 'morning-after' pill (Bush Adminstration Betrays Social Conservatives)

    08/24/2006 6:26:38 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 151 replies · 2,450+ views
    Reuters ^ | 8/24/2006 | n/a
    US OKs wider access for Barr 'morning-after' pillWASHINGTON, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Barr Pharmaceuticals Inc. (BRL.N: Quote, Profile, Research) won U.S. approval to sell its Plan B "morning-after" contraceptive without a prescription to women 18 and older, the company said on Thursday. Younger girls still need a prescription for Plan B, the company said in a statement. The Plan B pills may prevent pregnancy when taken within 72 hours of sexual intercourse.
  • Bush Backs Access to "Morning-After" Pill for Minors: Pro-lifers Say President Is Inconsistent

    08/21/2006 8:04:37 PM PDT · by markomalley · 41 replies · 1,573+ views
    Zenit ^ | 8/21/2006
    WASHINGTON, D.C., AUG. 21, 2006 (Zenit.org).- President George Bush said he supports restricted access to the "morning-after" pill for minors, disturbing some pro-lifers who want the potentially abortion-causing drug banned altogether. "I believe that Plan B ... ought to require a prescription for minors. That's what I believe," Bush said at a news conference today. The president's comment was his first direct public statement on the issue that has delayed a Senate confirmation vote on his nominee to head the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Andrew von Eschenbach. Von Eschenbach, as acting FDA commissioner, has supported non-prescription sales of the...