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  • Baby drama! CNN star Jeffrey Toobin offered Casey Greenfield money for abortion: sources

    Sunday could be a bittersweet first Mother's Day for Casey Greenfield. Greenfield is a pretty, ginger-haired, Yale-educated lawyer and writer who last March gave birth to a love child. The baby's father is married CNN star and best-selling New Yorker writer Jeffrey Toobin. (Casey's father is esteemed political pundit Jeff Greenfield.) Ever since we broke the news of her pregnancy, Casey has remained silent about the baby drama. But now some of her friends are fed up with what they claim is less-than-gallant behavior on Toobin's part. Greenfield, now 36, was in her 20s when she fell for Toobin, now...
  • Gen. Casey, Rep. Wilson and the Jackson Five

    03/01/2010 9:31:27 PM PST · by sinanju · 4 replies · 376+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 1st, 2010 | Chet Nagle
    "...The conspirators were in the Army’s 902nd Military Intelligence Group’s MOS 09L program (“Lima Nine”), E Company, 187th Ordnance Battalion. Lima Nine was started because of the Army’s desperate lack of linguists speaking Pashto, Dari or Arabic. To attract such recruits, military intelligence promises foreigners that if they join the Army as a translator they will get U.S. citizenship and a top security clearance. Candidates from Afghanistan and Iraq, including the Jackson Five, speak such poor English the Army puts them in Lima Nine and gives them English lessons, so they will have some hope of passing basic training. Clayton...
  • Mark Steyn: Celebrate Diversity Unto Death

    02/23/2010 2:52:47 PM PST · by neverdem · 33 replies · 1,190+ views
    National Review Online ^ | February 23, 2010 | Mark Steyn
    I pretty much said what I had to say about the Fort Hood massacre in the first couple of weeks, because it was perfectly obvious within about 48 hours that 14 people (including an unborn child) had died so that "diversity" might live. As is the way, the official version is taking longer to catch up to what anyone not marinated in brain-eating PC mush could see from the get-go. The Boston Globe has a story on a new army report, unfortunately completed too late for last month's whitewash: An obvious “problem child’’ spouting extremist views, Hasan made numerous statements...
  • Army chief: 'Serious concerns' over 'don't ask, don't tell' repeal

    02/23/2010 1:58:22 PM PST · by Baladas · 16 replies · 431+ views
    CNN ^ | February 23, 2010 | staff
    Washington (CNN) -- Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey said Tuesday that he has "serious concerns" over the impact of a repeal of the military's controversial "don't ask, don't tell" policy regarding gay and lesbian service members. "I do have serious concerns about the impact of the repeal of the law on ... a force that's fully engaged in two wars and has been at war for eight and a half years," he told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee. He agreed, however, that it would be fair to characterize his opinion as not being "strongly" for or...
  • Pennsylvania's heavyweight political clout growing thin

    02/22/2010 9:58:44 AM PST · by Salena Zito · 19 replies · 484+ views
    PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW ^ | Sunday, February 21, 2010 | By Salena Zito
    Pennsylvania soon may scrape the bottom of the federal pork barrel. The Feb. 8 death of U.S. Rep. Jack Murtha was "a major blow" to federal funding in the state, according to Jeff Brauer, a political science professor at Keystone College. The Johnstown Democrat, in Congress since 1974, held considerable clout as chairman of the powerful House Appropriations Subcommittee. Brauer foresees another blow when Ed Rendell ends eight years as governor this year. The Philadelphia Democrat's influential national connections also have brought federal money into the state. And if U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, another Philadelphia Democrat, survives a May primary...
  • 5 Muslim Soliders Arrested For Allegedly Poisoning Food Supply (Religion Of Peace Alert)

    02/19/2010 3:20:37 PM PST · by tobyhill · 57 replies · 1,629+ views
    WTAQ ^ | 2/19/2010 | WTAQ
    Five soldiers have been arrested on charges of trying to poison the food supply at South Carolina's Fort Jackson. Chris Grey, a spokesman for the Army's Criminal Investigation Division, says the ongoing investigation began 2 months ago, leading to the arrests. The 5, detained in December, were part of an Arabic translation program called "09 Lima" and are all reportedly Muslims. Grey says the Army is taking the allegations, "extremely seriously," adding at this time, "there is no credible information to support the allegations."
  • Massachusetts election eye-opener for Specter

    01/21/2010 1:44:21 AM PST · by PittsburghAfterDark · 16 replies · 1,340+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | January 21, 2010 | Daniel Malloy
    WASHINGTON -- The backing of the White House, promised after his party switch, has aided Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter's re-election campaign in several ways. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joseph R. Biden have both made fundraising appearances in Pennsylvania for Mr. Specter, and the campaign has at its disposal the legions of Organizing for America, the grass-roots arm of the Democratic National Committee. Mr. Specter also has been able to parade Cabinet secretaries around the state. In recent months, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan both have examined their operations and met...
  • Casey (& the Whole Blue Dog Team) Strikes Out!

    12/24/2009 1:51:19 PM PST · by Starman417 · 12 replies · 669+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-24-09 | Lajoieride
    Isn’t it ironic that the more the nation turns “pro-life” and an ever-increasing majority recognizes how bad the monstrous health care plan is the more certain ‘conservative’ or ‘pro-life’ Democrats are caving in on these very issues? These are times that try men’s souls apparently. What sort of moral foundation of principles have you built for yourself when you so loudly declare something about your core beliefs and then so easily betray them exactly when support is building among the people you serve?!? Such historic crossroads as we face now certainly provide a test of all that. Senator Nelson from...
  • Bob Casey is More Pro-Life Than You

    12/23/2009 12:12:55 PM PST · by marcbold · 10 replies · 398+ views
    Creative Minority Report ^ | 12-23-09 | Matt Archbold
    Senator Bob Casey, who is still awaiting his much needed spine implentation surgery, is saying he's more pro-life than you. Yup. He went there. Taking a cue from Patrick Kennedy who accused the Church of not being pro-life because it didn't want federal funding of abortion, Casey took his turn at bat. In an interview with Greta Van Susteren Senator Bob Casey called out pro-life conservatives for...well not being as pro-life as he is: Casey: After all, if you really say you're pro-life, you should want to cover 31 million Americans and provide all kinds of preventative services that will...
  • Can Stupak Save the Democrats?

    12/23/2009 10:50:28 AM PST · by neverdem · 14 replies · 716+ views
    National Review Online ^ | December 21, 2009, 3:45 p.m. | The Editors
    December 21, 2009, 3:45 p.m. Can Stupak Save the Democrats?By the Editors Pregnancy is not a disease. Hence abortion, in the vast majority of cases, is not health care. Contemporary liberalism is ideologically committed to denying this truth. Fifty-one percent of Americans contacted in a recent poll said that private health insurance should not cover abortion. One hundred percent of Senate Democrats just voted for legislation that, in the process of remaking American health care, creates new subsidies for health policies that do cover it. If this bill passes, abortion will become a cheaper option for millions of women....
  • Pro-Life Groups: Casey's Abortion-Health Care Compromise No Good

    12/17/2009 8:36:53 AM PST · by julieee · 4 replies · 323+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | December 17, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Pro-Life Groups: Casey's Abortion-Health Care Compromise No Good Washington, DC -- Pro-life organizations say the so-called "compromise" that Sen. Bob Casey presented late Wednesday to Sen. Ben Nelson to get him to vote for the pro-abortion government-run health care bill is no good. The National Right to Life Committee and Family Research Council say the language keeps abortion funding in the bill. http://www.LifeNews.com/nat5780.html
  • Bishops urged to be tough on pols who would pay for abortion

    12/05/2009 3:39:35 AM PST · by markomalley · 2 replies · 309+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | 12/5/2009 | Bill Zlatos
    Abortion opponents are urging local Catholic bishops to use the power of Communion to influence the national health care debate by withholding the sacrament from politicians who favor federal dollars for abortion. Randall Terry led five protesters Friday in front of Sen. Robert Casey's office, Downtown, and St. Paul's Cathedral in Oakland. He is founder of Insurrecta Nex, Latin for "revolt against killing," a Washington group opposed to abortion. Casey is a Catholic. "Part of what we're doing on this tour is calling on the bishops to obey the teachings of the church and to enforce them," Terry said. "This...
  • Army fears anti-Obama politics at Palin event

    11/19/2009 1:19:12 PM PST · by SHAWSBLOG · 27 replies · 1,401+ views
    ASSOCAITED PRESS ^ | 11.19.09 | MIKE BAKER,
    The U.S. Army plans to prevent media from covering Sarah Palin's appearance at Fort Bragg, fearing the event will turn into political grandstanding against President Barack Obama, officials said Thursday
  • Army Chief (Gen Casey ) Speaks Out On Texas Massacre -Video of Nov 6 statement

    11/14/2009 8:42:51 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies · 514+ views
    Sky News ^ | Nov 6, 2009 | staff
    Secretary of the Army, John McHugh, and Army Chief of Staff General George W. Casey, Jr. have held a news conference on Fort Hood following yesterday's massacre which left 13 people dead and about 30 injured.
  • General Casey's Diverse Army: how many innocent Americans have to be murdered ...

    11/12/2009 12:17:27 AM PST · by American Dream 246 · 2 replies · 419+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 11/12/09 | Ken Russell
    I am missing something here. After the attack and murder of 13 innocent people by an apparent imbedded radical Jihadist in the US Army, General Casey said on Meet The Press, "Our diversity, not only in our Army, but in our country, is a strength. And as horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that's worse." I have some questions for any military officer who swore an oath on several occasions to support and defend the Constitution. How many innocent Americans have to be murdered by someone who displayed every single modus operandi of...
  • (Not to worry):Casey pledges progress on mental health resources

    11/11/2009 11:38:17 AM PST · by Texas Eagle · 9 replies · 276+ views
    usarmy.mil ^ | 11-10-09 | By Jim Garamone, American Forces Press Service
    WASHINGTON (Nov. 9, 2009) -- The Army has worked hard on developing programs to maintain the psychological health of the service, but much more needs to be done, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. said yesterday. "One of the things as we looked at the challenges facing the Army was that we felt we were a little light on the preventive measures -- in giving Soldiers the skills that they need to prevent mental problems and suicides," he said. "So we instituted in October a program called Comprehensive Soldier Fitness, which is a long-term development program designed...
  • General Casey's Diverse Army (all we have in common is our differences)

    11/11/2009 10:20:14 AM PST · by Ordinary_American · 28 replies · 834+ views
    American Thinker ^ | November 11, 2009 | Ken Russell
    I am missing something here. After the attack and murder of 13 innocent people by an apparent imbedded radical Jihadist in the US Army, General Casey said on Meet The Press, "Our diversity, not only in our Army, but in our country, is a strength. And as horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that's worse." I have some questions for any military officer who swore an oath on several occasions to support and defend the Constitution. How many innocent Americans have to be murdered by someone who displayed every single modus operandi of...
  • Jihadist battle cry is called ‘speculation' (Gen. Casey again)

    11/11/2009 7:43:51 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 73 replies · 1,668+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 11/09/2009 | By Sig Christenson and Scott Huddleston - Express-News
    FORT HOOD — One of the most sensational allegations stemming from last week's shooting spree at Fort Hood was a claim that Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan shouted “Allahu akbar!” before firing into scores of soldiers at a large post processing center. A day after Army chief of staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. expressed concern over potential anti-Muslim reaction in the wake of the mass shooting, Fort Hood appeared to distance itself from the controversy. A spokesman for the post, asked to clarify comments made last week by Lt. Gen. Robert Cone, the Fort Hood commander, who suggested that Hasan...
  • The Phantom Backlash ( Islam & Muslims )

    11/11/2009 5:39:15 AM PST · by kellynla · 46 replies · 1,815+ views
    humanevents.com ^ | 11/11/2009 | Robert Spencer
    Backlash fever is sweeping the nation: thirteen Americans are dead and thirty-eight wounded in a jihad attack at Fort Hood, and our government’s primary concern -- from the Chief of Staff of the Army to the Islamic pressure groups such as CAIR -- are focused entirely on ensuring that Muslims in the United States are not being victimized by a “backlash.” Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano declared: “We object to, and do not believe, that anti-Muslim sentiment should emanate from this. This was an individual who does not represent the Muslim faith.” She said that DHS was taking steps to...
  • Col Ralph Peters: Follow The Money- Update: General Casey Concerned For Muslim Diversity

    11/10/2009 7:29:58 PM PST · by Biggirl · 29 replies · 1,450+ views
    http://www.radioviceonline.com ^ | November 10, 2009 | Jim Vicevich
    More PC at work here. This is why my tagline says: political correctness KILLS. Once again Colonel Peters is out ahead of everyone on this story and shows we why we have him as a frequent guest. You heard him here first, call Major Hasan’s shooting an act of terrorism. Now he says, not only does he believe political correctness led to the massacre at Fort Hood … but the investigation should be looking into Hasan’s finances. Asks Peters, why was he living in such poverty when he was living on an officer’s salary and benefits? Good question but will...
  • Deadly denial Fudging the facts on Fort Hood

    11/10/2009 9:59:34 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 21 replies · 762+ views
    New York Post ^ | November 10, 2009 ~1:54 AM | Ralph Peters
    As President Obama belatedly appears at Fort Hood today, will he dare to speak the word "terror?" He won't use the word "Islamist." If he mentions Islam at all, it'll be to sing its praises yet again. We've already learned that Islamist terrorist Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan attended the Northern Virginia mosque of Imam Anwar al-Aulaqi, a fiery al Qaeda supporter who later fled the United States. We know that Hasan's peers, subordinates and patients repeatedly raised red flags that his superiors suppressed. We know he was a player on Islamist-extremist Web sites. The FBI's uncovering one extremist link after...
  • Michael Savage Calls For Courts-Martial of Gen Casey (US Army Chief of Staff)

    11/09/2009 3:44:14 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 88 replies · 2,998+ views
    Michael Savage Radio ^ | 9 Nov 09 | Michael Savage
    Michael Savage is discussing the Fort Hood murders on his radio program, and told his listeners that the Army Chief of Staff, General George Casey, should be Courts-Martialed. On the Sunday talk show, This Week with George Stephanopoulos, General Casey made outrageous statements regarding the Fort Hood murders. See Video Here In defending the outrageous lapses in duty and judgment that preceded ignoring clear red flags that Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan had made treasonous statements, indicated he condoned the murder of US soldiers, and was capable of violence himself. On the ABC program, General Casey made this statement on national...
  • Casey's 'concern' (Terrorism and PC)

    11/09/2009 9:04:42 AM PST · by jazusamo · 23 replies · 783+ views
    American Thinker ^ | November 9, 2009 | Clarice Feldman
    Echoing my thoughts and I believe the thoughts of many Americans, Contentions' Jennifer Rubin responds to Army Chief of Staff General George Casey's "concern" about a "backlash" against Moslems in the U.s. military as a reult of the Fort Hood massacre: Casey should be concerned if his organization was asleep at the switch and fell victim to a political correctness that clouded common sense. We should be concerned that the head of the Army now seems nervous about candidly discussing what occurred. To be clear: it is the ultimate red herring, a straw man of gargantuan proportions, to suggest that those pointing to Hasan's...
  • Ft Hood massacre: Good order and discipline demands loyalty to our nation

    11/08/2009 2:01:08 PM PST · by Sergeant Tim · 38 replies · 1,403+ views
    911FamiliesForAmerica.org ^ | November 8, 2009 | Tim Sumner
    Major Hassan's actions Friday clearly had something to do with him being a Muslim and to state otherwise is akin to a willful suspension of disbelief. One day back when I was the Operations Sergeant for an Army Provost Marshal Office in Europe, the Provost Marshal (a Major) called me on the carpet for signing off on an investigation where I determined the charges were founded and agreed the facts indicated the named subject had committed the crime for which he was cited. The Major disagreed yet, by his words, revealed he had been unduly influenced into dropping the charges....
  • Casey: Shootings leading to a hard look at Army

    11/08/2009 8:42:18 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 59 replies · 1,568+ views
    AP ^ | 48 minutes ago Nov 8,2009 | AP
    WASHINGTON — The Army's chief of staff says the Army is taking a hard look at itself to make certain that something like the Fort Hood rampage doesn't happen again.The shootings left 13 dead and 29 wounded. The alleged gunman, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan (nih-DAHL' mah-LEEK' hah-SAHN'), was wounded by civilian police.Gen. George Casey warns against reaching conclusions about motives until investigators have fully explored the attack. Early reports suggest Hasan, a Muslim, was angry about the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and worried about his pending deployment to Afghanistan.Casey says focusing on Hasan's Islamic roots could "heighten the backlash"...
  • Casey: $250K cap on malpractice damages 'insulting'

    10/12/2009 6:07:32 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 85 replies · 1,598+ views
    CNN Political Ticker ^ | 10/11/2009 | Martina Stewart
    WASHINGTON (CNN) – A moderate Pennsylvania Democrat came out strongly Sunday against the possibility of imposing a cap on medical malpractice damages as part of comprehensive health care reform legislation currently under consideration in Congress. “I don’t think the way to go is to limit the rights of Americans who are injured by negligent or intentional conduct,” Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey who is a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee said Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union. “A $250,000 cap on damages, in my humble opinion, is insulting to our system of justice,” Casey also...
  • Senator Casey's Response Regarding his support of ACORN

    10/09/2009 3:22:35 PM PDT · by RBW in PA · 11 replies · 717+ views
    October 9th, 2009 | me
    Dear Mr. XXX: Thank you for taking the time to contact me about the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN). I appreciate hearing from all Pennsylvanians about the issues that matter most to them. ACORN is a network of community organizations dedicated to reducing poverty and empowering low-income people through direct action, negotiation and voter participation. In September 2009, a pair of amateur filmmakers released startling videos in which ACORN employees, unaware that they were being taped, appeared to encourage tax evasion and other illegal activities. The conduct in these videos is disturbing, and I believe the alleged...
  • Casey, Menendez Simultaneous Sidewalk Townhalls

    10/08/2009 5:43:03 PM PDT · by TAdams8591 · 5 replies · 407+ views
    Independence Hall Tea Party Association | 10-07-2009 | Me
    Please consider taking time out to attend either one of these two simultaneous Town Halls across the Delaware River. 1. BOB CASEY SIDEWALK TOWN HALL – Senator Casey (D-PA) did not hold one August Town Hall in this region. Let's tell him what we think of Obamacare and his recent vote on Acorn funding at our own Sidewalk Town Hall. When: Friday, October 9, 12 Noon – 2 PM Where: 2000 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 2. BOB MENENDEZ SIDE WALK TOWN HALL – Senator Menendez (D-NJ) also skipped the August Town Halls and recently voted against the Bunning Amendment to...
  • Senator Casey On Health Care, Iran, Afghanistan

    10/01/2009 11:09:47 AM PDT · by RBW in PA · 7 replies · 331+ views
    Pike County Press ^ | October 1st, 2009 | Susan Koomar
    “I believe there’s enough consensus to get a bill through the Senate and get a bill the House and Senate can agree on before Thanksgiving. That should be the goal,” he said. “We’ve never been as close as we are now. There’s a lot of momentum.” Casey said health care reform is critical to restoring prosperity. “There’s no way to get a handle on long-term debt in this country without beginning to control health care costs,” he said.
  • Senator Casey: Time to get tough on Iran

    09/29/2009 9:36:18 AM PDT · by RBW in PA · 35 replies · 731+ views
    Pocono Record ^ | September 29, 2009 | David Pierce
    It's time to impose economic sanctions on Iran in response to the regime's secret nuclear program, says U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa. But more analysis is needed before deciding if additional U.S. combat troops should be sent to Afghanistan, Casey said during a meeting Monday with the Pocono Record editorial board. The U.S. should lead an international economic embargo on goods to Iran, said Casey. This follows the Obama Administration's announcement last week that a secret Iranian nuclear installation has been photographed by American intelligence. "I think we've got to consider some sanctions," Casey said. "If not for the effect,...
  • Health care reform isn't brain surgery, Senator Casey declares

    09/29/2009 9:32:15 AM PDT · by RBW in PA · 27 replies · 943+ views
    Pocono Record ^ | September 29. 2009 | David Pierce
    Members of Congress know all they need to enact effective health care reform and shouldn't delay, U.S. Sen. Robert P. Casey Jr., D-Pa., said Monday during an interview with the Pocono Record editorial board. "The idea this is complicated is a myth," Casey said. "We know what works and what doesn't work. We just haven't got over the hump of 'You have to do this, insurance companies.' This idea of sitting around and studying this and scratching our heads is ridiculous." Casey's Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee has approved a health bill that calls for universal coverage, requires insurance...
  • Do you agree with Senator Casey's vote on ACORN funding? (Poll)

    09/18/2009 6:23:58 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 31 replies · 1,077+ views
    Morning Call ^ | 9/18/2009 | Staff
    Currently: TODAY'S QUESTION: Do you agree with Senator Casey's vote on ACORN funding? (Poll closes at 7 p.m.) YES (73 responses) 14.4% NO (435 responses) 85.6% 508 total responses
  • Wilkes-Barre native and Casey associate is lead candidate for federal prosecutor post

    09/17/2009 4:38:36 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 3 replies · 289+ views
    The Times-Tribune (Scranton, PA) ^ | 9/17/2009 | Joe McDonald
    A former federal prosecutor with deep ties to Sen. Bob Casey has surfaced as the lead candidate to become U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, sources said. Attorney Peter J. Smith, a Wilkes-Barre native who lives near Harrisburg, said Tuesday he had been interviewed for the position but was reluctant to elaborate and chose his words carefully when asked whether he would get the job. "I have not heard anything officially," Mr. Smith said in a telephone interview from his Camp Hill home. "Sometimes, it's a long process." The U.S. attorney's office in the Middle District of Pennsylvania,...
  • Conservatives blast Sen. Casey for not voting to cut off ACORN funding

    09/17/2009 4:46:41 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 16 replies · 617+ views
    The Morning Call ^ | 9/17/2009 | Josh Drobnyk
    WASHINGTON - A resurgent conservative activist community that last month zeroed in on U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter has turned its ire to Democratic colleague Bob Casey over the freshman senator's vote against blocking federal funding for the community organizing group ACORN. Casey's vote Monday put him at odds with all but six of his Senate colleagues, who approved an amendment to the Department of Housing and Urban Development's 2010 spending bill to bar federal money for the organization next year. The vote came after videos surfaced showing workers in multiple offices giving tax advice to a couple posing as a...
  • Casey, again, to oppose ACORN funding ban

    09/17/2009 5:36:54 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 30 replies · 1,019+ views
    Pennsylvania Ave Blog/The Morning Call ^ | 9/17/2009 | Josh Drobnyk
    Sen. Bob Casey, among only seven senators on Monday who opposed a block in housing funding to the community group ACORN, said he'll follow suit on votes today designed to bar the organization from other sources of federal money. Sen. Mike Johannsof Nebraska will bring amendments to the floor today that would ban ACORN from getting federal money from the Department of the Interior, environment and other related agencies. None of those agencies currently provide ACORN funding, but Johanns wants to ensure they don't in the future. Casey characterized the measures as political moves at a time the Congress is...
  • Conservatives blast Sen. Casey for not voting to cut off ACORN funding

    09/17/2009 5:29:00 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 10 replies · 529+ views
    Morning Call ^ | 9/17/2009 | Staff
    WASHINGTON - A resurgent conservative activist community that last month zeroed in on U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter has turned its ire to Democratic colleague Bob Casey over the freshman senator's vote against blocking federal funding for the community organizing group ACORN. Casey's vote Monday put him at odds with all but six of his Senate colleagues, who approved an amendment to the Department of Housing and Urban Development's 2010 spending bill to bar federal money for the organization next year. The vote came after videos surfaced showing workers in multiple offices giving tax advice to a couple posing as a...
  • Regarding Casey and the "Gang of 7" ACORN vote......

    09/16/2009 4:42:29 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 25 replies · 1,130+ views
    Contact Casey! ^ | 9/16/2009 | Me
    I called Casey's office yesterday after the ACORN defunding vote tally was made known. I left a message telling them I want a callback explaining why Casey voted the way he did to fun a corrupt organization like ACORN after many tapes were release showing them setting up brothels. BOR had the Gang of 7 on last night as did Beck, and today when I called (as I will be calling every day until I get an answer), the message said that the voicemail of nearly every office I called was full. Keep calling! Hold them accountable! ****** Washington D.C....
  • Does ACORN Recieve Federal Funding?

    09/15/2009 7:04:50 AM PDT · by RBW in PA · 28 replies · 1,432+ views
    Acorn ^ | September 15, 2009 | me
    There was another thread posted earlier referencing a statement from Senator Casey’s office regarding his vote not to eliminate federal funding for Acorn. The post stated the following: “ACORN has never received any federal money” and “as a non-profit is not permitted to be involved in political activities.” In addition, because of the aforementioned, the amendment was frivolous and not worthy of the Senator’s time. I was not aware of how funds actually flowed to Acorn, but if you look at their website this is what they state: Does ACORN Recieve Federal Funding? The Association of Community Organizations for Reform...
  • Senator Casey camp denies Q&A was rigged at East Stroudsburg University

    09/03/2009 9:22:53 AM PDT · by RBW in PA · 28 replies · 995+ views
    Pocono Record ^ | September 3, 2008 | David Pierce
    At least a few participants charged Wednesday that Sen. Bob Casey's health care forum was stacked in favor of those who support a reform bill, something the Casey camp strongly denies. Each potential questioner was required to fill out a form asking his or her name and address, in addition to writing the question. Those forms were drawn at random, and the questioner was asked to approach a microphone to state the question. "It seemed like all the questions were favorable" to the Senate health bill, Doreen Linder of Quakertown said after standing up near the end of the forum...
  • Sen. Bob Casey fields (Health Care) questions at East Stroudsburg University ("It will pass")

    09/03/2009 9:10:09 AM PDT · by RBW in PA · 9 replies · 683+ views
    Pocono Record ^ | September 3, 2009 | David Pierce
    Upward of 400 people heard a brief presentation by Casey of the health bill passed by his Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee that seeks universal insurance coverage. This was followed by questions. Both supporters and opponents turned out in large numbers, but there were few of the sharp exchanges that have characterized similar forums held by elected officials around the country.
  • 9/2/09 Senator Bob Casey Public Forum E.Stroudsburg

    09/01/2009 9:48:32 PM PDT · by Tamzee · 2 replies · 341+ views
    Senate website ^ | 8/30/09 | Senator Casey Press Release
    August 30, 2009 The week of August 31, I will be hosting three public forums to discuss the Affordable Health Choices Act, the Senate's Health Care Bill. Details for each forum are below. Please plan to come early. Doors will open an hour before each event and seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Public Forum #1: Monday, August 31 at 10:30 am Erie County Public Library H.O. Hirt Auditorium 160 East Front Street Erie, Pennsylvania Doors open to the public at 9:30 am. Seating is first-come, first-served. Public Forum #2: Tuesday, September 1 at 10:00 am Community College...
  • Pittsburgh: Senator Bob Casey to hold "public forum" to discuss the Affordable Health Choices Act.

    08/30/2009 9:17:57 PM PDT · by prisoner6 · 14 replies · 727+ views
    Via email | 08/30/ 2009 | Seantor Casey's office
    On Tuesday, September 1st, I will be hosting a public forum to discuss the Affordable Health Choices Act, the Senate's Health Care Bill. Details for the forum are below. Please plan to come early. Doors will open an hour before the event and seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Tuesday, September 1 at 10:00 am Community College of Allegheny County Allegheny Campus Foerster Student Service Center Ridge Avenue Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Doors open to the public at 9:00 am. Seating is first-come, first-served.
  • Bob Casey Townhall in Pittsburgh Tuesday, Sept 1

    08/30/2009 12:59:58 PM PDT · by eCSMaster · 2 replies · 301+ views
    I got the following e-Mail today. ===== On Tuesday, September 1st, I will be hosting a public forum to discuss the Affordable Health Choices Act, the Senate's Health Care Bill. Details for the forum are below. Please plan to come early. Doors will open an hour before the event and seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Tuesday, September 1 at 10:00 am Community College of Allegheny County Allegheny Campus Foerster Student Service Center Ridge Avenue Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Doors open to the public at 9:00 am. Seating is first-come, first-served. CONTACT ME I'm always interested to hear from constituents....
  • Senator Casey's Telephone Town Hall

    08/18/2009 3:36:53 PM PDT · by RBW in PA · 15 replies · 856+ views
    August 18. 2009 | me
    I had the privilege of being invited to Senator Casey's telephone Town Hall meeting that is occurring right now. My phone rang at 6:30 PM, I picked up and there was a message stating this was the Senator and he's sorry nobody was available to take his call. I was then disconnected and can not get back in (*69). Called all of the offices and they are closed. What a joke this turned out to be.
  • Senator Casey, when is your Town Hall?

    08/14/2009 10:40:11 AM PDT · by RBW in PA · 21 replies · 816+ views
    August 14, 2009 | me
    I have been waiting for Senator Casey to announce a Town Hall meeting during the August Recesses. After several unanswered e-mail requests on this matter, I decided to call one of his offices. When I asked if the Senator was planning a meetings, the answer was “he is still deciding”. I then pointed out that it is the middle of the Month and what is he waiting for. Needless to say his staffer could not answer my question. Therefore, I can only assume that he is not interested in hearing from his constituents or is afraid to face them? If...
  • Gun-Shy

    07/24/2009 7:02:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies · 1,942+ views
    Washington Post ^ | July 23, 2009 | Dana Milbank
    How do you outgun the NRA? Very, very carefully. Mark Pryor knows all about that. The Democratic senator from pro-gun Arkansas was nowhere to be seen on the Senate floor during Wednesday's showdown over a proposal, championed by the National Rifle Association, that would have gutted state gun-control laws across the nation. Toward the end of the vote, Pryor entered the chamber through the back door, took a few steps inside, flashed a thumbs-down to the clerk, and retreated as fast and furtively as somebody dodging gunfire. Several minutes later, the Democrats had racked up more than enough votes to...
  • Kasem’s Last Countdown

    07/06/2009 4:45:26 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 56 replies · 1,598+ views
    New York Times ^ | 070609 | BRIAN STELTER; Compiled by DAVE ITZKOFF
    Casey Kasem, the radio host who told listeners for decades to “keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars,” has finished his American Top 20 song countdown. “This will be our final countdown,” Mr. Kasem, 77, said over the weekend on “American Top 20,” ABC News reported
  • Gen. Casey: Army would be ready for N. Korea action (ready for conventional war)

    05/29/2009 8:20:14 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies · 805+ views
    The Hill ^ | 05/28/09 | Roxana Tiron
    Gen. Casey: Army would be ready for N. Korea action By Roxana Tiron Posted: 05/28/09 05:22 PM [ET] The Army’s top military officer on Thursday said that his service would be well-prepared to fight in a conventional war against North Korea, should it ever get to that. “We have a combat-seasoned force,” said Gen. George Casey, the Army’s chief of staff, in a discussion hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Casey, however, offered a caveat: It would take the Army longer to shift gears from the wars it is already fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. Casey offered...
  • When Biden and Rudman Wept [Bush I WH in Dark on Souter]

    05/05/2009 9:19:44 AM PDT · by Unam Sanctam · 18 replies · 1,023+ views
    Center for Vision and Values ^ | 5/4/09 | Paul Kengor
    Is he pro-life or pro-choice? That was the giant unknown hanging in the balance one day in 1990 as President George H. W. Bush nominated a mystery man named David Souter for a Supreme Court seat. Both sides of the abortion issue badly wanted answers. I remember those debates, and especially the uncertainty. America got its answer in 1992 in Casey v. Planned Parenthood, a seminal decision bearing the name of Pennsylvania’s pro-life Democrat governor. In that landmark case, Justice David Souter was the decisive swing vote in the narrow 5-4 majority, enshrining Roe v. Wade as law of the...
  • Catholic Bishop To So-Called Pro-Life Democrat Bob Casey: Reconsider Communion

    05/01/2009 3:16:21 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 7 replies · 695+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | May 1, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Bishop Joseph Martino of Scranton, Pennsylvania is once again taking on Sen. Bob Casey, who claims to be one of two pro-life Democrats in the Senate. However, Casey, who has cast votes for funding pro-abortion groups overseas, drew negative attention again for another recent vote. Casey supported pro-abortion Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius in her nomination for Health Secretary. Sebelius came under strong opposition from pro-life groups for her lengthy pro-abortion record vetoing numbers pro-life bills and her close relationship with late-term abortion practitioner George Tiller. On Wednesday, the Diocese of Scranton released a statement from Martino reproducing an April 27...