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  • New Poll: Trump Lead in Iowa Gone

    10/07/2015 10:40:26 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 71 replies
    Club fir Growth ^ | 10/6/15 | Doug Sachtleben
    Three weeks ago, Club for Growth Action began a $1 million TV buy in Iowa. The ads (click here to view) finally began to expose Donald Trump’s extremely liberal record on taxes, health care, bailouts, and property rights. A new poll of likely Iowa Republican caucus voters indicates that the more they hear about Trump’s record, the more they reject it.
  • We’re Not That Far from a Balanced Budget

    09/29/2015 6:58:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/29/2015 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Americans are funny about taxes: When we complain about them, we don’t moan that we are paying too much — we lament that others are paying too little. In a Pew Research Center poll last year, only 27 percent of Americans cited their own tax liabilities among their complaints about the tax code, while 64 percent complained that other taxpayers — the wicked 1 percenters, the dreaded corporations — were getting off too easy. If you’ve ever met anybody who believes that we can balance the budget by cutting foreign aid, that the Social Security “trust fund” is a real...
  • The real story behind Trump's Florida gaming obsession

    09/16/2015 11:43:37 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 216 replies
    politico ^ | September 17, 2015 | By MARC CAPUTO
    Jeb Bush was ready to counterpunch at Wednesday night’s debate when asked about Donald Trump’s statement that politicians could be bought. "The one guy that had some special interests that I know of that tried to get me to change my views on something—that was generous and gave me money—was Donald Trump," Bush said. "He wanted casino gambling in Florida." That’s when Trump cut him off—and failed to tell the truth. “I didn't,” Trump said. Read more: more than 21 years, Trump did. He and his company have repeatedly been on record trying to get casino deals in one...
  • Former President George W. Bush hails push for comprehensive immigration reform

    07/07/2013 11:01:39 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 162 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/7/13 | S.A. MILLER
    Former President George W. Bush today cheered on the “progress” in pushing comprehensive immigration reform through Congress. “The legislative process can be ugly,” Bush said with a chuckle in an interview aired today on ABC’s “This Week.” “But it looks like they're making some progress.”
  • Jeb Bush: The Road to Republican Revival

    03/17/2013 7:01:19 AM PDT · by Innovative · 49 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 15, 2013 | Jeb Bush
    America could be on the threshold of its greatest century. With new drilling technologies, the United States will soon have an energy surplus. This means trillions of dollars in new wealth and a foreign policy not dominated by oil. .... But the bright future is at risk if the federal government continues on its arc of irresponsibility. America's government-spending addiction and its lackluster system of public education are the two greatest impediments to achieving the country's potential. I know conservatives have the solution. As governor of Florida, I balanced the state budget for eight years in a row while cutting...
  • Jeb Bush Shows America Rand Paul's True Colors

    07/26/2010 7:46:28 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 61 replies · 10+ views
    The Hillbilly Report ^ | Sunday, July 18, 2010 | RDemocrat
    Remember when Rand Paul was running in the primary?? He painted himself as an "outsider" who did not believe in "big government" and taxpayer bailouts. Since that time he has proven himself to be quite a hypocrite and a far cry from the fiscally responsible candidate he convinced his supporters he was. From crawling into bed with Mitch McConnell to raise funds, to wanting businesses to discriminate the real Rand Paul started to stand up. Now after he and McConnell enjoyed their after love-making cigarette, Rand Paul is crawling into bed with another unsavory character. Yes, now Rand Paul is...
  • Bush prepares global warming initiative

    04/14/2008 8:09:15 AM PDT · by pissant · 79 replies · 153+ views
    Wash Times ^ | 4/14/08 | Steve Dinan
    President Bush is poised to change course and announce as early as this week that he wants Congress to pass a bill to combat global warming, and will lay out principles for what that should include. Specifics of the policy are still being fiercely debated, but Bush administration officials have told Republicans in Congress that they feel pressure to act now because they fear a coming regulatory nightmare. It would be the first time Mr. Bush has called for statutory authority on the subject. "This is an attempt to move the administration and the party closer to the center on...
  • Head of Rove Inquiry in Hot Seat Himself

    11/28/2007 1:18:32 AM PST · by CutePuppy · 37 replies · 163+ views
    Wall Street Journal (no subscription) ^ | November 28, 2007 | John R. Wilke
    Bloch Used Private Company, Geeks on Call, to Delete Files On His Office Computer By JOHN R. WILKE November 28, 2007; Page A6 WASHINGTON -- The head of the federal agency investigating Karl Rove's White House political operation is facing allegations that he improperly deleted computer files during another probe, using a private computer-help company, Geeks on Call. Scott Bloch runs the Office of Special Counsel, an agency charged with protecting government whistleblowers and enforcing a ban on federal employees engaging in partisan political activity. Mr. Bloch's agency is looking into whether Mr. Rove and other White House officials used...
  • President George Bush is my hero

    06/21/2007 6:45:17 PM PDT · by SJackson · 236 replies · 3,815+ views
    Chicago Jewish Times ^ | 6-15-07 | Golda Shira
    IN THE CURRENT by GOLDA SHIRA By . (06/15/2007) President George Bush is my hero. No, this is not another Bush joke. The truth is that I have come to see him as a man of rare integrity. What a guy! No, I wouldn't have said those things seven years ago. I certainly wasn't keen on the mechanics of his election. And I wasn't voting for a guy who started out not too interested in international involvements, certainly not in the Middle East. Yet he has risen to the challenges presented during his presidency with courage and enormous self-sacrifice. So...
  • Analysis: A Clean Sweep for Conservatives? [Bush Rocks!!]

    06/16/2007 8:50:33 PM PDT · by nwrep · 70 replies · 2,428+ views
    SCOTUSBLOG ^ | June 16, 2007 | Tom Goldstein
    As we enter the last few decision days of the Term – with 17 cases remaining – I want to raise the prospect that the Term will ultimately reveal that the Court’s ideological shift has been far more profound than almost anyone outside the building has realized so far. Here are the numbers to this point. Eleven cases have been decided by a five-to-four vote on classic ideological lines. Justice Kennedy has cast the deciding vote in each – six times with the right and five with the left. Those results suggest a balanced outcome. But the numbers are very...
  • Show Us the E-mails, Senators (Rush Limbaugh: some senators claim anti-illegals are racists)

    06/12/2007 5:20:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies · 2,938+ views ^ | June 11, 2007 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I was going to call in to the show on Friday and do some minor gloating and take a little credit here for the immigration bill being pulled, but right about the time I hit my third birdie on the front nine I said, "To hell with it, I'm going to keep playing golf." Besides, in all candor, it's not dead. It's still on life support. The president's going to meet with some people: Congress, GOP, probably Ted Kennedy, too, sometime tomorrow. It may even go up to the Capitol. The original meeting was supposed to be lunch at...
  • SAVAGE NATION LIVE!! Tuesday, March 13, 2007

    03/13/2007 2:38:22 PM PDT · by Tarkus2040 · 229 replies · 1,985+ views
  • Ramos/Compean...A Bad Shoot

    02/21/2007 2:55:38 AM PST · by Bob J · 642 replies · 8,686+ views
    FR | 2-21-07 | Bob J
    I have been following the story of Border Patrol agents Ramos and Campeon from the beginning of their story. It has ignited passions from both those who see law enforcement officers as trigger happy and those who believe they can do no wrong. Generally I can be placed in the second category and my first reaction was indignation at how these officers were being treated. However, several things nagged at my subconscience. Primary was they fact they were convicted on all counts except one (intent to commit murder) by what we have to assume was a sober, competent jury of...
  • North American Union-The Amero

    12/22/2006 4:33:53 AM PST · by mo · 48 replies · 2,998+ views
    Critical Issues Bulletins ^ | 1999 | Herbert G. Grubel
    On the day the North American Monetary Union is created--perhaps on January 1, 2010--Canada, the United States, and Mexico will replace their national currencies with the amero.1 On that day, all American dollar notes and coins will be exchanged at the rate of one US dollar for one amero (). Canadian and Mexican currencies will be exchanged at rates that leave unchanged their nations' competitiveness and wealth. In all three countries, the prices of goods and services, wages, assets, and liabilities will be simultaneously converted into ameros at the rates at which currency notes are exchanged.
  • How much is President Bush and Bushies to Blame for this Loss?

    11/07/2006 10:19:51 PM PST · by Brian_Baldwin · 312 replies · 5,206+ views
    opinion | 11/7/2006 | brianbaldwin
    This loss is going to have historical consequences – how much is President Bush to blame for this loss? Is it too early to say that the blame for this loss rests squarely with President Bush and the “Bushbots”? Bush? Or is it Bush and the RINOs? . . . And worst of all to blame, the fault of what some talk show hosts call the Harriet Myers Storm-trooper crowd of Bushbots who simply would bray like a donkey whenever conservatives brought up the obvious problems with Bush from illegal immigration, to port deals, to his globalist friends and massive...
  • An Open Letter To Rush Limbaugh

    10/24/2006 5:24:00 AM PDT · by Jon Alvarez · 508 replies · 6,328+ views
    Jon Alvarez ^ | 10/23/2006 | Jon Alvarez
    Dear Rush: Pardon my French, but you’re full of s***! As I listened to your show last week, you chose to criticize and attack conservative Americans like myself who feel the Republican Party does not deserve to win in November. Rush, since when did you become such a shill for the GOP? Choosing the party over the base is a very disappointing move to this long time listener. I’m very disappointed in you, Rush Limbaugh, you’ve lost touch with the reality that is life for the common man in America. I heartily recommend you take pause and reconsider your programming...
  • Rush Limbaugh Live Thread 10-23-06

    10/23/2006 9:04:34 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 388 replies · 8,151+ views
    Sorry for the late post
  • Rove tells Latino leaders US facing critical moment

    07/11/2006 5:48:47 PM PDT · by garbageseeker · 76 replies · 3,363+ views
    Reuters Newswire ^ | 07/10/2006 | Yahoo News
    ANGELES (Reuters) - Karl Rove, U.S. President George W. Bush's senior political advisor, on Tuesday took the administration's message on immigration reform to Latino leaders, saying the country was approaching a "critical moment" in the debate. >br> Speaking at the annual convention of leading Latino civic group the National Council of La Raza, Rove said Bush would work with Republicans and Democrats in coming weeks to push through reform legislation that has bitterly divided Congress, the Republican Party and the nation. "We face a critical moment in our immigration debate, a moment when our nation will make an important decision...
  • What Karl Rove Should Tell La Raza

    07/10/2006 5:42:12 PM PDT · by garbageseeker · 742 replies · 8,343+ views
    Human Events ^ | 07/10/06 | The Human Events View
    White House adviser Karl Rove is scheduled to speak tomorrow at the annual conference of the federally funded, left-wing, open-borders-advocacy group, the National Council of La Raza. If he does not want his speech to look like an act of appeasement, he should confront La Raza on its opposition to commonsense policies designed to secure both U.S. borders and U.S. pocketbooks. La Raza, which means “The Race” in Spanish, has denounced as “horrendous” and “appalling” the House immigration bill passed in December, which was sponsored by Judiciary Chairman James Sensenbrenner (R.-Wis.) and supported by the overwhelming majority of House Republicans....
  • Clinton praises Bush on immigration reform

    07/08/2006 4:37:07 PM PDT · by garbageseeker · 258 replies · 6,253+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 07/08/06 | By ROBERT JABLON, Associated Press Writer
    LOS ANGELES - Former President Bill Clinton praised President Bush on Saturday for supporting reforms that would allow millions of illegal immigrants to seek citizenship but said the debate in Congress is being fomented by Republicans who want to divide America. "I'm proud of him for doing it and I thanked him for doing it," he said of Bush during a "Cafe con Clinton" breakfast speech to the annual conference of the National Council of La Raza, the nation's largest Hispanic civil rights advocacy group. Clinton said Bush's roots in Texas — which has one of the nation's largest Hispanic...
  • Michael SAVAGE LIVE!! Thread, Friday, June 23, 2006

    06/23/2006 3:08:36 PM PDT · by whatisthetruth · 142 replies · 1,834+ views
    Come get your SAVAGE take on the news!!!!
  • Michael SAVAGE LIVE!!! Thread, Tuesday, June 20, 2006

    06/20/2006 3:17:18 PM PDT · by whatisthetruth · 110 replies · 2,881+ views
    LIVE > 3-6PM Pacific/Listen live: Here
  • Bush sneaking North American super-state without oversight?

    06/13/2006 6:08:39 AM PDT · by conservativecorner · 339 replies · 4,256+ views
    WorldNet Daily ^ | June 13, 2006 | Jerome Corsi
    Despite having no authorization from Congress, the Bush administration has launched extensive working-group activity to implement a trilateral agreement with Mexico and Canada. The membership of the working groups has not been published, nor has their work product been disclosed, despite two years of massive effort within the executive branches of the U.S., Mexico and Canada. The groups, working under the North American Free Trade Association office in the Department of Commerce, are to implement the Security and Prosperity Partnership, or SPP, signed by President Bush, Mexican President Vicente Fox and then-Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin in Waco, Texas, on...
  • Bush Urges Compromise on Immigration Bill (He says bill must include opportunity for citizenship)

    06/01/2006 10:34:56 AM PDT · by churchillbuff · 225 replies · 3,472+ views
    ap/breitbart ^ | June 1 06 | Jennifer Loven
    President Bush pressed Congress on Thursday to pass a comprehensive immigration bill that provides a chance at citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants already in the country. "The difficulty of this task is no excuse for avoiding it," he said. Bush's speech to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce was intended to build momentum for Senate and House negotiators to resolve passionate disputes and produce a compromise. The two houses passed sharply different versions of the legislation. The House bill generally is limited to border enforcement and cracking down on employers who hire illegal immigrants. The Senate version would tighten border...
  • Treasury Nominee Is Ideologically, Ethically Challenged

    05/30/2006 11:20:11 AM PDT · by boryeulb · 134 replies · 2,821+ views
    Human Events ^ | May 30, 2006 | Steven Milloy
    The Senate should reject President Bush’s nomination of Goldman Sachs CEO Hank Paulson for Treasury secretary. Under Paulson’s leadership, Goldman Sachs participated in ethically, and perhaps legally, questionable business practices. Paulson also supports the economy-killing Kyoto Protocol and has demonstrated little respect for private property rights. On the ethical front, Paulson has refused to answer questions about his apparent use of Goldman Sachs’ corporate assets to advance his personal interests. In 2002, Paulson used at least $35 million of shareholder money to help environmental groups stop a “sustainable forestry” project in Tierra del Fuego, Chile. Environmental groups had delayed the...
  • Amnesty and Betrayal

    05/24/2006 10:13:15 PM PDT · by eakole · 49 replies · 1,002+ views
    The John Birch Society ^ | Febuary 9, 2004 | William Norman Grigg
    Amnesty and Betrayal By William Norman Grigg The New American, Febuary 9, 2004 President Bush's proposed immigration reform package is a shocking betrayal of our nation's sovereignty, culture and economy. It must not be allowed to pass. Bill Clinton uttered countless deceptive words during his eight-year occupancy of the White House, but perhaps none captured the essence of his slippery dishonesty better than these:'It depends on what the meaning of the word ëis' is.î In defending his proposed amnesty for millions of illegal aliens, George W. Bush is striving to set a new record for brazen presidential dishonesty. ěThis plan...
  • Tony Snow Vs. Lou Dobbs

    05/24/2006 2:27:42 PM PDT · by Dane · 88 replies · 2,510+ views
    CNN ^ | 5/24/06
    Will have to watch Brit later on tonight, since Tony will be on Mr. Hysterical's(dobb's) show tonight. It will be an argument of the rational(Snow) vs. the irrational(Dobbs).
  • Dobbs: Bush, Congress tell working folk to go to hell

    05/24/2006 7:12:19 AM PDT · by AZRepublican · 160 replies · 2,939+ views
    CNN ^ | May 24, 2006 | Lou Dobbs
    NEW YORK (CNN) -- President Bush says that the installation of the new Iraqi government was a "watershed event," but at the same time warns Americans of the challenges and loss as we continue to prosecute the war against Iraqi insurgents. Sen. Harry Reid declares that legislation that would render English the national language is racist. Thirty-seven Democrats vote for full amnesty for all illegal aliens in this country, even though nobody really knows whether the number is 11 million, 12 million or 20 million. The Senate Republican leadership demands that a "comprehensive immigration reform" plan must be passed before...
  • English is Spoken Here

    05/22/2006 7:54:51 AM PDT · by kellynla · 19 replies · 621+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 22, 2006 | Dennis Byrne
    The second dumbest statement in the debate over Senate legislation establishing English as the national language came from Sen. Ken Salazar (D-Colo.), who said it was needlessly divisive. Wait. A law that unifies a country under a single language is divisive? What kind of logic is that? Perhaps Salazar's statement is symbolic of just how contorted our national debate has become under the directives of multiculturalism. Consider the reasoning: We can't pass a law that helps bring us all together under a common language because it will drive us apart. We can't say that we will understand each other better...
  • Bush Inspired by His Mexican Housekeeper

    05/21/2006 4:13:45 PM PDT · by notes2005 · 189 replies · 3,906+ views
    NewsMax ^ | May 21, 2006 | NewsMax
    President Bush has always been drawn to stories of Latino immigrants who came up by their bootstraps, and he has one inspiring example close to home, report Senior White House Correspondent Richard Wolffe, White House Correspondent Holly Bailey and Assistant Managing Editor Evan Thomas in Newsweek's May 29 issue (on newsstands Monday, May 22). Mexican-born citizen Maria Galvan, 53, has worked for Bush, looked after his daughters, befriended his wife and won the affection of the first family for her loyalty, decency and hard work. As governor of Texas, Bush encouraged his housekeeper to become a U.S. citizen. Galvan got...
  • George W. Bush on Immigration (A Man that Delivers on what he Says)

    05/19/2006 2:53:23 PM PDT · by catholicfreeper · 119 replies · 1,476+ views
    issues2000 ^ | 2006(updated) | issues 2000
    George W. Bush on Immigration President of the United States, Former Republican Governor (TX) Our economy could not function without the immigrants We hear claims that immigrants are somehow bad for the economy, even though this economy could not function without them. All these are forms of economic retreat, and they lead in the same direction, toward a stagnant and second-rate economy. Source: 2006 State of the Union Address Jan 31, 2006 Support a humane guest-worker program that rejects amnesty Keeping America competitive requires an immigration system that upholds our laws, reflects our values and serves the interests of our...
  • Bush set for immigration speech

    05/14/2006 12:05:44 PM PDT · by JustPiper · 3,967 replies · 20,323+ views
    WRIC News ^ | 5-14-06 | AP
    BUSH SET FOR IMMIGRATION SPEECH WHITE HOUSE President Bush is getting set for a prime-time speech on immigration tomorrow night. Aides note the 8 p-m, Eastern Time, speech will be the president's first from the Oval Office that does not involve Iraq and the war on terrorism. And they say that reflects Bush's "passion" on immigration. He's speaking as the Senate is poised to clear a compromise measure including his idea for a guest worker program. However, a rival House bill is limited to a border crackdown, and meshing the two won't be easy. Stand Up For America !...
  • Laura Bush doesn't believe bad polls on husband

    05/14/2006 7:43:34 AM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 200 replies · 3,162+ views
    reuters/uk ^ | May 14, 2006 | not attributed
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. First lady Laura Bush said on Sunday she does not believe opinion polls showing her husband's approval ratings at record low levels. Interviewed on Fox News Sunday, Laura Bush said she did not think people were losing confidence in President George W. Bush, despite a series of polls showing support for him at its lowest point in his five-year presidency and among the lowest for any president in the past 50 years. "I don't really believe those polls. I travel around the country. I see people, I see their responses to my husband. I see their...
  • Hard Core Republicans Are Fleeing President

    05/10/2006 7:15:13 PM PDT · by Dems_R_Losers · 1,852 replies · 20,858+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | May 11, 2006 | JIm VandeHei and Peter Baker
    Disaffection over spending and immigration have caused conservatives to take flight from President Bush and the Republican Congress at a rapid pace in recent weeks, sending Bush's approval ratings to record lows and presenting a new threat to the GOP's 12-year reign on Capitol Hill, according to White House officials, lawmakers and new polling data. Bush and Congress have suffered a decline in support from almost every part of the conservative coalition over the past year, a trend that has accelerated with alarming implications for Bush's governing strategy. The Gallup polling organization recorded a 13-percentage-point drop in Republican support for...
  • Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Inaccurate (Border Patrol rebuts Minutemen report)

    05/09/2006 6:39:37 PM PDT · by axes_of_weezles · 1,443 replies · 19,252+ views
    US Border Patrol Newsroom ^ | 9 May 2006 | USBP
    Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Inaccurate (05/09/2006)Statement Today’s report by the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, “U.S. tipping Mexico to Minuteman patrols,” is inaccurate. Border Patrol does not report activity by civilian, non-law enforcement groups to the Government of Mexico. During a detention of a legal or illegal immigrant that produces an allegation of improper treatment, Border Patrol reports the allegation and allows the appropriate consulate to interview the individual in custody. This is consistent with the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations of 1963 that provides consular access to foreign nationals being detained by a foreign government. This is the same agreement...
  • [VANITY] The Thread Of Hijacked Threads

    05/09/2006 9:52:39 AM PDT · by kevkrom · 421 replies · 9,576+ views
    N/A | 10 May 2006 | kevkrom
    Single-issue people. They're out there... on every thread. No matter what the topic, they try to link it to their pet issue in some way, shape, or form. They are... The Thread Hijackers™. While little can be done to stop them, and it is probably best to ignore them, I find it much, much more fun to mock them. Sure, being passionate about an issue you care about is a good thing, but thread hijacking is annoying and, to be honest, turns off people who might otherwise agree with you. So, on to the mocking. I'd like to coin the...
  • Republican Right Abandoning Bush

    05/06/2006 1:34:58 AM PDT · by wotan · 517 replies · 6,230+ views
    MSNBC ^ | May 5, 2006 | AP
    WASHINGTON - Angry conservatives are driving the approval ratings of President Bush and the GOP-led Congress to dismal new lows, according to an AP-Ipsos poll that underscores why Republicans fear an Election Day massacre. Six months out, the intensity of opposition to Bush and Congress has risen sharply, along with the percentage of Americans who believe the nation is on the wrong track. The AP-Ipsos poll also suggests that Democratic voters are far more motivated than Republicans. Elections in the middle of a president’s term traditionally favor the party whose core supporters are the most energized.
  • Heckler prompts Bush apology

    04/20/2006 4:43:09 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 410 replies · 6,837+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 21 April 2006
    A HECKLER from the Falun Gong spiritual movement, who entered White House grounds as a reporter, interrupted a formal arrival ceremony for Chinese President Hu Jintao today, prompting President George W. Bush to apologise to his guest. After being welcomed by Mr Bush, the Chinese president was just beginning his response when a woman, who had been allowed into the press section, started shouting. She was escorted away by a uniformed US guard. "President Hu, your days are numbered. President Bush, make him stop persecuting Falun Gong," the woman yelled. US officials later identified her as Wang Wenyi, 47, a...
  • Bush's Spring Frolic In Cancun

    04/18/2006 8:15:22 PM PDT · by nj26 · 197 replies · 2,978+ views
    Eagle Forum ^ | 4/12/06 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Like many teenagers, President Bush dashed off to Cancun for spring break. Protected by a long and impenetrable fence and plenty of security guards, he met privately with the Mexican president and wealthy CEOs from both countries. Bush should have gone to the Arizona border where American citizens really need a fence to protect themselves, their children, their animals and their property from the hundreds of illegal aliens who tramp across their land every night. Bush thus gave the back of his hand to the 88 percent of Republican House Members who voted to secure our borders against the invasion...
  • Fears grow over new Dubai revolt

    03/21/2006 6:16:56 PM PST · by mr_hammer · 400 replies · 4,501+ views
    Financial Times ^ | March 21 2006 20:58 | Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington and James Boxell in London
    Arab and US officials are growing nervous at the prospect of a second congressional uprising against the acquisition of American assets by a Middle Eastern-controlled company in the wake of the Dubai Ports World debacle. Snip ...
  • Republican rats start to desert sinking ship

    03/19/2006 9:21:33 AM PST · by Cannoneer No. 4 · 114 replies · 2,381+ views
    The Age ^ | March 20, 2006 | Michael Gawenda
    The authority of the Bush Administration is falling apart - in its heartland.With almost three years of George Bush's presidency to go, most Republicans in Congress have one political goal before the mid-term congressional elections in November: desert him as fast as they can. The discipline of the first Bush Administration is gone. The Republican-dominated, rubber-stamp Congress is no more. Every day, another Republican member of Congress declares that Bush is a great guy, that they love him dearly, but that he has lost the plot. Sack people they say. One day it's Donald Rumsfeld. The next day it's Dick...
  • House Appropiations Committe voted to block Dubai deal

    03/08/2006 2:53:43 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 533 replies · 9,357+ views
    Fox News Alert | March 8, 2006
    House Appropiations Committe voted to block Dubai deal
  • (Vanity) A Falling Tide Grounds All Boats

    03/05/2006 1:08:08 AM PST · by grey_whiskers · 18 replies · 1,883+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 03-05-2006 | grey_whiskers
    NOTE: In a recent vanity, I considered one of the real reasons for outsourcing, namely, demographics. This article first recaps that vanity, and then explores some of the changing rationales given by proponents of outsourcing. . As the United States population ages, large corporations have been realizing that a major profit center for their goods and services will be drying up or diminishing. Since the clarion call of Wall Street is for ever increasing short-term profits, without a requirement to consider the long-term ramifications of actions, the obvious “solution” has been to try at all costs to bring up the...
  • Bush-shy Republicans warned of 2006 losses

    03/03/2006 9:55:31 AM PST · by jmc1969 · 228 replies · 2,052+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 3 2006 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Republicans who run away from President Bush will only help Democrats win control of Congress in November, top Republican pollster and strategist Ed Goeas said yesterday. Republicans would be making the same mistake as Democrats in 1994, when they ran from President Clinton, worsening the anti-incumbent atmosphere and resulting in Democrats losing both the House and the Senate. Mr. Goeas based his conclusions on results of the bipartisan George Washington University Battleground 2006 Poll released at the National Press Club. Democratic pollster and top strategist Celinda Lake said, "Republicans will not benefit from any presidential coattails. In fact, many Republicans...
  • Is President Bush and comedian Rush Limbaugh Undermining the Morale of the U.S. Troops?

    02/27/2006 10:09:57 AM PST · by Brian_Baldwin · 104 replies · 3,896+ views
    opinion | 02/27/2006 | brianbaldwin
    For some people, who they play golf with is more important than the morale of the U.S. troops who are trying to defend us from Arab terrorism. Opps - I’m sorry . . . We are not allowed to say “Arab” terrorism. In fact, even the term Islamic terrorism is a no-no with some. I mean, the Nazis, there weren’t just Germans. There were Arabs for example, who were Nazis. Kosovars who were Nazis, and such. And today, Iranians aren’t Arabs, but many are Islamic terrorists. And so, just as it would have been wrong to call it a war...
  • Rasmussen: Just 17% Favor Dubai Ports Deal

    02/26/2006 12:41:06 AM PST · by Flux Capacitor · 255 replies · 2,964+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 2-24-2006 | Scott Rasmussen
    Survey of 1,000 Adults February 22-23, 2006Should Dubai Ports World Be Allowed to Buy Port Operating Rights? Yes 17% No 64% Are Port Operating Rights Currently Owned by U.S. Firm? Yes 15% No 39% Not Sure 46% Trust More on National Security President Bush 41% Democrats in Congress 43% February 24, 2006--Just 17% of Americans believe Dubai Ports World should be allowed to purchase operating rights to several U.S. ports. A Rasmussen Reports survey found that 64% disagree and believe the sale should not be allowed. Just 39% of Americans know that the operating rights are currently owned by a...
  • George W. Bush is about to fritter away his party's last advantage.

    02/24/2006 4:57:39 AM PST · by When_Penguins_Attack · 390 replies · 4,403+ views
    Washington Times ^ | February 24, 2006 | Wes Pruden
    George W. Bush is about to fritter away his party's last advantage. What Republicans have had going for them is that they aren't Democrats. Over the past few days we've seen the men at the top of the Grumpy Old Party drifting toward something that looks suspiciously like an Old Boys' Party. When he hears applause only from Jimmy Carter, who gave away the Panama Canal (now controlled by the Chinese), and Bill Clinton, his newly adopted little brother, George W. should be looking for the panic button. Once they're no longer regarded as the toughest party on national security...
  • Pentagon: Ports uproar may pose security risk

    02/23/2006 5:04:15 PM PST · by indcons · 214 replies · 2,621+ views
    CNN ^ | February 24, 2006 | CNN
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The second in command at the Pentagon said Thursday that people who publicly oppose allowing a Middle Eastern company to take over management of some U.S. ports could be threatening national security. Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England told the Senate Armed Services Committee that blocking the deal could ostracize one of the United States' few Arab allies. "The terrorists want our nation to become distrustful," England said. "They want us to become paranoid and isolationist, and my view is we cannot allow this to happen. It needs to be just the opposite." The comments came as administration...
  • Good for America [Pro-ports deal]

    02/23/2006 7:20:40 AM PST · by ZGuy · 43 replies · 893+ views
    TCS ^ | 2/23/6 | James K. Glassman
    Just last week, the shareholders of P&O, that venerable relic of the British Empire, agreed to sell their company to a group called Dubai Ports World, for $6.8 billion. DP World won a bidding war with another company from a developing country, Temasek Holdings of Singapore. Pacific & Oriental Steam Navigation was created in the 1830s and, by 1868, had the largest steamship fleet in the world. But the days of Kipling and Maugham (who, by the way, wrote a wonderful short story called "P&O") are over. Today, four-fifths of P&O's revenues come not from ships but from ports. The...
  • A Few Words on the Dubai Ports World Imbroglio (Lileks, As Always, NAILS It...!)

    02/21/2006 11:41:27 PM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 90 replies · 2,014+ views
    James Lileks' Screedblog ^ | 02/22/2006 | James Lileks
    A few words on the Dubai Ports World imbroglio, written without pause or editing, which is probably just as well. Short version: the administration may have thought it was helping a Valuable Ally and probably a pal, end of story. But it plays like Bush defending eminent domain to condemn a neighborhood to build a mosque. I don’t make predictions, because – well, who cares? You either repeat the conventional wisdom and hide with the herd when you’re wrong, or buck the prevailing opinions and get a reputation as a “maverick” when you’re wrong, again. Works for some. But if...