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  • Bush lobbies Senate on immigration (Lott's Outrageous Comment)

    06/13/2007 6:38:06 AM PDT · by justanotherfreeper · 73 replies · 3,744+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 13, 2007 | Stephen Dinan
    President Bush visited with Senate Republicans behind closed doors yesterday, promising that he will follow through on border security, pleading with them to give his immigration plans a second look and trying to overcome hard feelings that arose from his recent charge that opponents are guilty of trying to "frighten people.". . . One key question is how to go forward even though several amendments have already cut at the grand bargain -- including limiting the guest-worker program and making it easier to deport those who don't qualify for legalization -- and several other difficult amendments could pass before the...
  • McConnell offers hope Senate will revive immigration bill

    06/11/2007 7:24:03 PM PDT · by justanotherfreeper · 104 replies · 2,023+ views
    WHAS 11 News ^ | 06/11/2007 | BRUCE SCHREINER
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell offered hope Monday for reviving a stalled immigration bill, saying the status quo is “indefensible” while being responsible for creating a “de facto amnesty” for millions of illegal immigrants. The Kentucky Republican said he thought his Senate Democratic counterpart, Majority Leader Harry Reid, “gave up on the bill too soon” after lengthy Senate debate. McConnell said there’s a “good chance” the Senate will take up the legislation again. In a conference call with Kentucky reporters, McConnell said the fundamental question is whether the status quo is better than the proposed overhaul....
  • Bush hopes to revive immigration bill

    06/08/2007 12:38:05 PM PDT · by justanotherfreeper · 213 replies · 4,036+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 06/08/2007 | CHARLES BABINGTON
    President Bush, trying to recover from a stinging setback on immigration, will personally try in a visit to the Capitol next week to revive the embattled plan for legalizing millions of unlawful immigrants. Bush's scheduled lunch on Tuesday with GOP senators is part of a campaign by the White House and allies in both parties to placate or outmaneuver conservative Republicans who blocked the broad immigration measure this week. They said Friday they would try again to reach accord on the number of amendments the dissidents could offer. Opponents of the bill promised to continue fighting all such efforts. Democratic...
  • Another “No Amnesty” Amnesty

    06/13/2006 7:23:02 AM PDT · by justanotherfreeper · 25 replies · 624+ views
    National Review Online ^ | June 13, 2006 | Mark Krikorian
    It’s funny how every new “middle ground” on immigration is in the same place as the old ones. The latest “middle ground” proposal comes from Rep. Mike Pence (R., Ind.). Pence, who has solid conservative credentials as head of the House Republican Study Committee, offered what he billed as “The Real Rational Middle Ground on Immigration Reform” at a Heritage Foundation speech last month. Since there’s no actual bill to look at, we have to judge from Rep. Pence’s speech and other materials what the program would be like. It starts out well enough. In seeking an alternative to amnesty,...
  • Court Could Revisit ‘Buckley’

    05/16/2005 9:56:40 AM PDT · by justanotherfreeper · 4 replies · 298+ views
    RollCall ^ | May 16, 2005 | Suzanne Nelson
    A flurry of recent activity surrounding a federal court challenge to Vermont’s campaign finance laws has set up a strong possibility that the Supreme Court could reconsider its 30-year-old landmark decision Buckley v. Valeo, which prohibited expenditure limits on federal campaigns. Last week, plaintiffs challenging Vermont’s limits on the amount campaigns can spend in state races appealed their case to the high court — and campaign finance experts believe there is a good chance the Supreme Court will decide to hear it. If the court agrees to grant cert, as taking up the case is known, much of the legal...
  • Political Fundraising in Texas Is Target of Probe

    01/03/2004 6:04:30 AM PST · by justanotherfreeper · 18 replies · 44+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Jan 3, 2003 | Scott Gold
    Officials look at whether money linked to House Majority Leader Tom DeLay improperly financed Republican campaigns AUSTIN, Texas — Authorities are conducting a criminal investigation into whether corporate money, including hundreds of thousands of dollars linked to U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, improperly financed the Republican Party's takeover of the Texas Capitol.The probe is focused on several political and fundraising organizations run by Republican activists, investigators said. One of the organizations, the political action committee Texans for a Republican Majority, has direct ties to DeLay, a Texas Republican and one of the most powerful politicians in Washington.At issue is...
  • Path Cleared for Campaign Finance

    02/21/2002 10:44:16 AM PST · by justanotherfreeper · 103 replies · 236+ views
    Associated Press on Yahoo News ^ | 02/21/02 | Jim Abrams
    WASHINGTON - Prospects for final congressional passage of campaign finance legislation received a major boost Thursday when Sen. Gordon Smith, R-Ore., indicated he would oppose any filibuster by opponents. Smith's comments appeared to give supporters of the bill the 60 votes they need to overcome any stalling tactics on the measure that is designed to limit the influence of money in politics. The bill passed the House last week and Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D., has said he hopes to win quick passage when the Senate reconvenes next week. Smith's spokesman, Joe Sheffo, said the senator was "strongly inclined" ...
  • Stevens Balks at Reform (BUSH WILL SIGN CFR)

    02/21/2002 7:05:26 AM PST · by justanotherfreeper · 9 replies · 14+ views
    Roll Call ^ | 02/21/02 | Amy Keller and Mark Preston
    Most important information is the last two paragraphs, Bush confirms he will sign the bill. Stevens Balks On Reform Insiders Say Move Is Payback By Amy Keller and Mark Preston Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) war on pork barrel spending may cost him critical votes in the Senate's upcoming debate over his other signature issue - campaign finance reform. Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) last week told the GOP leadership that he has switched his position since last year and plans to vote with them against a cloture motion that would allow campaign reform to bypass a conference, meaning that McCain would ...
  • House Dems make plans to circumvent campaign reform

    02/20/2002 6:01:46 AM PST · by justanotherfreeper · 38 replies · 640+ views
    The Hill ^ | 02/20/02 | Alexander Bolton
    As comprehensive campaign finance reform nears its expected enactment, House Democratic lawmakers have already adopted strategies for redirecting the flow of large contributions to outside groups aligned with their party, a move they hope will help them regain control of the Chamber. House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt (D-Mo.) has assured African-American members of his caucus that he will raise money for groups such as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Southwest Voter Project to pay for their voter registration and get-out-the-vote operations. Reform legislation sponsored by Reps. Chris Shays (R-Conn.) and Marty Meehan (D-Mass.) ...
  • Nov 2 attack? Britain creates Israel on that date

    10/29/2001 7:23:21 PM PST · by justanotherfreeper · 27 replies · 136+ views
    bin Laden seems to be a history buff - September 11 was not only the day in 1683 when the Muslims were defeated in the siege of Vienna, but September 11, 1922, the the League of Nations gave Palestine to Britain and established that the Jews had a right to a homeland in Palestine. This was after several years of work on this by the British. I was thinking about this during the Ashcroft press conference. The next date that comes up on the calendar that has significance in the creation of Israel is this Friday. That's when Britain stated ...
  • Condit asked Levy to forego ID

    07/11/2001 8:16:10 AM PDT · by justanotherfreeper · 148+ views
    The Hill (Page 14) ^ | 7-11-01 | Betsy Rothstein
    Rep. Gary Condit (D-Calif.) instructed Chandra Levy, the missing 24-year-old intern, not to carry any personal identification when they were together, according to police sources. Levy, a former Federal Bureau of Prisons intern, was last seen on April 30 in Dupont Circle when she canceled her gym membership. Her disappearance has gained international attention because she was romantically involved with her hometown congressman. The true nature of their relationship came to light only after Condit's top aides had repeatedly insisted that Levy was only a "great person" and a "good friend." In searching Levy's apartment, police noted that the only ...