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  • Three National Polls on Republican Field Tell Consistent Story

    12/20/2011 9:23:24 AM PST · by Liberty1970 · 5 replies
    Three new polls came out today on the Republican race for the nomination. At first glance one seems way out of line with the others, until you tally up the numbers and notice that it only comes to 64%. (36% no response/undecideds, CBS? What's up with that?) So if you add 50% to the total for each candidate in the CBS poll below, you can see the results match the other polls to a very high degree. Here are the results, with my 'adjustments' for CBS in brackets: Candidate - CNN - ABC - CBS Gingrich - 28 - 30...
  • GOP worried about hacker threat to caucuses

    12/19/2011 1:42:07 PM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 9 replies ^ | December 19, 2011 |
    With two weeks remaining before Iowa kicks off the 2012 campaign with its first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses, the state Republican Party is taking steps to secure its electronic vote collection system after receiving a mysterious threat to its computers. A video claiming to be from a collective of computer hackers has jolted party officials with a worst-case scenario: an Iowa caucus marred by hackers who successfully corrupt the database used to gather vote totals and crash the website used to inform the public about results that can shape the campaign for the White House. Watch the video here
  • Iowa governor Terry Branstad warns of Democratic caucus crashers (D's registering in R Primary)

    12/19/2011 9:03:18 AM PST · by mnehring · 45 replies
    Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad warned against Democratic caucus crashers who could try to influence the Iowa selection system as a way to nominate the weakest Republican candidate to face off against President Obama. “That’s been tried from time to time and you know what happened four years ago? A lot of independents and even some Republicans actually got involved and that actually helped Obama beat Hillary Clinton and guess what? They actually got Obama for president,” said Branstad, a Republican. “Now some of those people are having second thoughts about it.” Branstad made the comments today when asked about the...
  • Iowa Caucus Polling System Threatened By Hackers (GOP officials take new security steps)

    12/19/2011 6:19:37 AM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/19/11
    Iowa Caucus Polling System Threatened By HackersPublished December 19, 2011 | Associated Press IOWA CITY, Iowa – Republican Party officials in Iowa are taking new steps to secure their vote counting systems after an anonymous threat suggested computer hackers could attempt to disrupt next month's presidential nominating caucuses. A video uploaded to YouTube features a computer-generated voice denouncing a corrupt political system and calls on supporters to "peacefully shut down" the Jan. 3 caucuses. The video claims to be from Anonymous, a loosely organized group of hackers who have successfully conducted past computer attacks. Investigators aren't sure whether the video...
  • Iowa’s Secretary of State Matt Schultz (MORMON) to Endorse Rick Santorum

    12/18/2011 7:18:22 PM PST · by Ripliancum · 11 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | 12/9/2011
    During the last cycle, Schultz backed Mitt Romney, who shares his Mormon faith. Their shared religion as well as the previous endorsement in 2007 will definitely be interpreted as a swipe to the former Massachusetts governor. “Matt Schultz is a rising star within the Iowa Republican party,” Tim Albrecht, caucus veteran and communications director for Iowa governor Terry Branstad said. “His endorsement is another in a long line of impressive gets for the Santorum campaign. Rick Santorum’s organization here is real and that will be reflected on caucus night.”
  • Friday Interview: The Polling Guru of the Iowa Caucuses

    11/25/2011 3:08:43 PM PST · by MontaniSemperLiberi · 15 replies
    theatlantic ^ | Nov 25 2011 | J. Ann Selzer
    Selzer, who lives in Des Moines, polls for news outlets across the country, from the Boston Globe to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, as well as private clients. But it's in the highly politicized terrain of the presidential caucuses in her home state that she's best known. Her surveys have proved unfailingly accurate in predicting caucus winners, and she's not afraid to go out on a limb and defy conventional wisdom based on her faith in her data. That's what she did in 2008, when she was the only pollster to predict a big caucus victory for Barack Obama. She took a...
  • Anita Perry, Rick's wife, now also organizing an Iowa Strike Force for him

    11/21/2011 10:17:15 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 122 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | November 19, 2011 | Andrew Malcolm
    Anita Perry, the 59-year-old wife of Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry, has been very actively campaigning for him on her own all fall. Now, she's taken on a new assignment. Mrs. Perry has launched an online drive to recruit hundreds of volunteers for what she calls the Perry Strike Force. This would consist of Perry fans who would travel to Iowa and work across the state Jan. 2-4, getting out Perry caucus-goers to the hundreds of meeting sites on the evening of Jan. 3. (Don't worry, the BCS Championship Game is not until Jan. 9 this time.) "With over 1,700...
  • What Iowa Voters Want in a Republican Nominee

    11/19/2011 5:12:53 AM PST · by ReleaseTheHounds · 10 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 19, 2011 | Heather R. Higgins and Carrie Lukas
    Several recent polls have shown a near four-way tie among top GOP contenders in the Iowa caucus, which kicks off the nominating process on Jan. 3. A Nov. 10-12 Bloomberg News poll, for instance, showed Herman Cain at 20%, Ron Paul at 19%, Mitt Romney at 18% and Newt Gingrich at 17% among likely GOP caucus goers. But the real story isn't that horse-race snapshot: It's how few Iowa caucus-goers have committed to a candidate with less than two months to go before the main event. A survey conducted by the Polling Company for Independent Women's Voice on Nov. 11-13...
  • Cain top choice in new ISU/Gazette/KCRG Poll, but voters have not made up their mind

    11/16/2011 10:51:16 PM PST · by truthfreedom · 48 replies
    Iowa State University ^ | 11/17/11 | Iowa State University
    Cain (24.5 percent) is more than four percentage points ahead of Paul (20.4), with Mitt Romney (16.3 percent) being the only other candidate receiving more support than "Can't Decide" (8.1 percent). Cain's lead over Paul is within the poll's margin of error at plus or minus 5 percent.
  • Herman Cain’s inappropriate comment revealed?

    11/03/2011 7:42:33 PM PDT · by Fred · 75 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 110311 | RS Cain
    ***UPDATED*** The Iowa radio host Steve Deace revealed on October 3rd and awkward comment that Herman Cain made while at his radio station. Via Des Moines Register: On Monday, Deace posted a message on his Facebook page that Cain had “said things to both of my female staffers that at best are professionally awkward if not inappropriate over the last several months.” …
  • Nevada Moves Caucus To Feb. 4 After Backlash

    10/22/2011 12:32:10 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 22 replies
    AP via NPR ^ | October 22st 2011 | AP staff
    Nevada Republicans decided Saturday to shift the date of the state's presidential caucuses to Feb. 4 and avoid penalties from the national party for meddling with the election calendar. It was only about two weeks ago when state party leaders set Jan. 14 for the nominating contest. They said moving the date from Feb. 18 would still give the state a big early role in determining the nominee. But the change jumbled the election calendar and led New Hampshire to threaten to move its contest to the December holiday season. Some candidates raised the possibility they would stay away from...
  • Here’s the agenda for Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition banquet (Saturday 6-9PM Central on CSPAN)

    10/21/2011 9:07:42 PM PDT · by iowamark · 7 replies
    Oct 21, 2011 | Jennifer Jacobs
    Gannett paper:
  • CBC’s Cleaver Admits: If Obama Wasn’t President, Black Caucus ‘Would Be Marching on the White House’

    09/20/2011 9:33:02 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 31 replies ^ | Sept 20 2011 | Bryan Preston
    What’s the most obvious difference between Bill Clinton and Barack Obama? Unhappy members of the Congressional Black Caucus “probably would be marching on the White House” if Obama were not president, according to CBC Chairman Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.).“If [former President] Bill Clinton had been in the White House and had failed to address this problem, we probably would be marching on the White House,” Cleaver told “The Miami Herald” in comments published Sunday. “There is a less-volatile reaction in the CBC because nobody wants to do anything that would empower the people who hate the president.” Rather than march...
  • Greeting to the Congressional Black Caucus

    09/01/2011 5:35:13 AM PDT · by scottfactor · 8 replies ^ | 09/01/2011 | Gina Miller
    Excluding Florida Republican Rep. Col. Allen West, who is an honorable American war hero and conservative patriot, today I have a few words for California Democrat Rep. Maxine Waters and the various other deceitful people in the Congressional Black Caucus and their fellow-traveling leftists who are falsely accusing and attacking the taxpaying American citizens who foot the bill for this monster federal government and bloated welfare state that you all so dearly covet, because of the votes and power it brings you. Are you listening? Good. Your evil, stupid shtick is not working. America sees through your lying, degenerate words....
  • Tea Party congressman to Black Caucus members: ‘Get a grip’

    08/31/2011 5:02:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/31/11 | Alicia M. Cohn
    A Republican member of the House Tea Party Caucus on Wednesday countered recent inflammatory remarks by members of the Congressional Black Caucus against the Tea Party. "I'm a TEA Party caucus member and have spoken at two tea party rallies. I am also NOT a racist. Maxine & Andre - get a grip," Rep. Dennis Ross (R-Fla.) tweeted. Rep. Andre Carson (D-Ind.) and Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) both directed harsh remarks at the Tea Party movement last week. Carson accused the Tea Party members in Congress of wanting to see blacks "hanging from a tree." Waters said at an event...
  • Congressional Black Caucus' Dangerous Violent Rhetoric: Declares 'War' on Racist Tea Party,

    08/31/2011 1:11:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    You Tube ^ | 8/31/11 | NakedEmperorNews1
    'This is WAR' Congressional Black Causes' Travels American Cities Using Dangerous Violent Rhetoric: Declares 'War' on Racist Tea Party, Says Tea Party Wants To Lynch Blacks, Calls for Bank Runs, Civil Unrest in Their Neighborhoods and Homes
  • Politico: Rep. Allen West considers quitting CBC (Black Caucus)

    08/31/2011 10:02:09 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 8-31-11 | REID J. EPSTEIN
    The lone Republican member of the Congressional Black Caucus said Wednesday he’s thinking of quitting the group over fellow members’ comments trashing the tea party. “I think that we heard the president talk about some of this over-the-top rhetoric and we should move away from that,” Florida Rep. Allen West said on “Fox & Friends.” “When you start using words such as lynching, I was born and raised in Georgia and my folks were from southern Georgia, born in the ’20s and ’30s, that’s a very reprehensible word and we should move away from using that type of language. And...
  • Congressional Black Caucus: Racist Tea Party Wants Black Americans ‘Hanging On a Tree’ (Video)

    08/30/2011 1:54:05 PM PDT · by TSgt · 26 replies ^ | August 30, 2011 at 11:28 am | Breitbart.
    Over the past few weeks, members of the Congressional Black Caucus (an organization that excludes people from joining based on skin color) held job fair town hall events across the country. Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) told the attendees of his event that members of the Tea Party in congress would like to see "us hanging on a tree". Carson is the congressman who started the myth that Tea Party protesters hurled racial slurs at he and Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) on the day of the ObamaCare vote.
  • Leader of Black Socialist Caucus Says Debt Deal Is a “A Sugar-Coated Satan Sandwich”

    07/31/2011 5:51:48 PM PDT · by SanFranDan · 55 replies ^ | July 31, 2011 | Jim Hoft
    This sounds like good news...The leader of the Black Socialist Caucus says the debt deal is a “sugar-coated Satan sandwich.” That must mean it is a much better deal than we had hoped for. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver is the current leader of the Black Caucus (without black Republican members) Roll Call reported: President Barack Obama’s rightward lurch to reach a $3 trillion deficit reduction deal with no guarantee of additional revenues had liberals fuming and Republicans all but declaring victory Sunday afternoon. With time running out to reach an agreement to raise the debt ceiling before Tuesday’s default deadline, Obama...
  • The Black Caucus snubs Obama, complicates the deal

    08/01/2011 2:42:37 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 21 replies
    washington post ^ | 8/1 | rubin
    Right Turn has obtained the “guidance” on the debt-ceiling deal sent by e-mail by the whip of the House Black Caucus, Andre Carson. It reads: “A quorum of the Caucus convened and agreed to abstain from voting until the majority of Republican members have voted on the debt ceiling package.”
  • Will Palin Announce Candidacy At Iowa Tea Party Event?

    07/29/2011 3:28:28 PM PDT · by Waywardson · 21 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | 7/29/11 | Kevin Hall
    Although they claim to have no inside information, the volunteers that comprise Iowa’s Organize 4 Palin group are convinced the former Alaska Governor is running for President. They also believe it is very likely she will announce her candidacy at a Tea Party event near Des Moines on September 3rd. “It certainly makes a lot of sense for her to announce on that date,” said Richard Rogers, the 3rd District Co-Chair for Organize 4 Palin. “It will be the third anniversary of her speech at the Republican National Convention. That’s what launched her onto the national scene. Announcing at that...
  • Zen and the Art of Candidate Selection

    04/26/2011 4:26:25 PM PDT · by jfd1776
    Illinois Review ^ | April 26, 2011 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    As a high school senior during the lead-in to the 1980 primaries, I did what I could for “The Early Bird” – Rep. Philip M. Crane. I wore his enormous button everywhere – the Fox Valley Mall and the Woodfield Mall, the movie theater, the pizzeria. I couldn’t do more than that, but I tried. He was the most conservative candidate in the field, a twelve-year congressman, author, and terrific speaker. Despite fine showings in straw polls, his conservative faithful weren’t enough; his campaign was eliminated early on in the primary season. Fortunately, the primaries worked out well for the...
  • Freep this Poll (for Palin)!

    04/22/2011 10:38:01 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 30 replies
    2012 Iowa Caucus ^ | April 22, 2011 | Iowa Caucus
    Who will win the 2012 Republican Iowa Caucuses?
  • Turning Trump Loose

    04/19/2011 7:18:38 AM PDT · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 11 replies
    6 Foot 2 in High Heel Shoes ^ | April 19, 2011 | 6'4"inflipflops
    Full disclosure; I’m not a fan of Trump’s. By any stretch of the imagination. I was aghast when CPAC gave him a speaking slot. I felt it demeaned the entire conference. Now we’re confronted with a full blown Trump phenomenon. In the last week, he’s leading in the polls, he spoke to a Tea party rally in Florida, and, oh yeah…..he’s said that if we’re not smart enough to nominate him, then he’ll most likely run as an independent. And too bad if that means that Obama wins another term; it’ll be OUR fault, not his. Trump appeals to a...
  • Virginia black caucus pushes for second minority district (Can you find the racism?)

    03/23/2011 7:26:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 41 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/22/11 | David Sherfinski
    Va. black caucus pushes for second minority districtBy: David Sherfinski 03/22/11 8:05 PM The Virginia Legislative Black Caucus wants the state to draw a second high-percentage minority congressional district -- a move that could throw a proposal to protect all 11 House incumbents into chaos. There is currently one majority-black congressional district in Virginia -- the 3rd District, held by Democratic Rep. Bobby Scott -- that encompasses part of Richmond and runs down into Hampton Roads. For a state with a 20 percent black population to have one black member of Congress is "not representative," said state Sen. Mamie Locke,...
  • Picking a President: The Primary Challenges for 2012

    02/21/2011 4:42:58 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 9 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | February 21, 2011 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    There are years when you know, going in, that there’s no chance of victory. The Democrats in 1984, perhaps, or the Republicans in 1996. As maddening as those years were for either side, perhaps nobody would have had a chance against the incumbent. In such cases, you might choose to run a sacrificial lamb, or a party elder who deserves one last chance at seeing his name on a ballot again, enjoying the adulation of the faithful at their hopeful but pointless rallies. So the Democrats ran Walter Mondale – "the bracket-creep veep" – in 1984 against Ronald Reagan. And...
  • Our Next Challenge: A Successful Presidential Primary Season

    02/14/2011 4:19:00 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 9 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | February 14, 2011 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Our Next Challenge: A Successful Presidential Primary Season by John F. Di Leo, in Illinois Review, February 14, 2011 A.D. We can talk and argue and endorse until we turn blue. We can hold straw polls at CPAC, at our state and county state conventions. We can wear lapel pins on our blazers, post ads on our blogs, and stick bumper stickers on our cars. And we can argue the relative merits of Rick Santorum, John Thune, John Bolton, and Haley Barbour until we’re out of breath. None of it matters. Because under the current rules, the next Republican Presidential...
  • Iowa evangelical group announces caucus forum

    01/04/2011 1:49:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Chicago Tribune / The Associated Press ^ | January 4, 2011 | Mike Glover
    DES MOINES, Iowa — A key evangelical conservative group has invited 13 potential Republican presidential candidates to what likely will be the first forum of the Iowa presidential caucus campaign, the organization's president said Tuesday....
  • National Black Caucus of State Legislators Conference Panel on Redistricting (C-Span video)

    12/31/2010 11:32:37 AM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    C-Span ^ | 12/30/10 | Rick Hasen
    National Black Caucus of State Legislators Conference Panel on RedistrictingWatch here at C-SPAN Posted by Rick Hasen at December 30, 2010 09:49 AM Panelists talked about the role of race in the drawing of congressional and state legislative districts after the 2010 Census. Among the topics they addressed were the process of redrawing district lines, potential political fights over the shapes of new districts, possible struggles among differing minority groups, and class differences in districts. Panelists also responded to questions from the audience.
  • How Mormons Are Buddhists & Vice Versa (Mormon/Buddhist Fusion Caucus)

    12/28/2010 3:24:14 PM PST · by mnehring · 49 replies · 12+ views
    A few months ago, I gave a talk in Sacrament meeting in which I discussed how studying other religious faiths and their scriptures had enriched my life. When the meeting was over, a couple approached me and said they wanted a copy of the talk to give their daughter because she described herself as a “Buddhist Mormon.” The couple said their daughter couldn’t decide whether to be a Buddhist or a Mormon, so she was trying to be both.I responded that in a certain sense I considered myself a “Buddhist Mormon” as well, and that the beauty of true Mormonism...
  • Antonin Scalia to address Michele Bachmann’s group

    12/14/2010 3:01:00 PM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | December 14, 2010 | Jennifer Epstein
    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will offer a primer on the separation of powers as laid out in the U.S. Constitution at the first meeting of a new group for conservative members of Congress. The Supreme Court and Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) confirmed on Tuesday that the conservative justice was scheduled to speak at the inaugural meeting of the Constitutional Conservative Caucus, a group separate from the Tea Party Caucus Bachmann launched earlier this year. The new group, Bachmann says, will offer new members weekly classes on the Constitution and Declaration of Independence before they have been “co-opted into the...
  • Estate Tax Reduction: A Great Day for Black Families (Black Caucus votes against it 38-3)

    12/21/2010 1:59:31 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies · 1+ views
    The Skanner ^ | 12/21/10 | Harry C. Alford
    Estate Tax Reduction: A Great Day for Black FamiliesHarry C. Alford NNPA Columnist December 21, 2010 On Dec. 17, Congress passed legislation that will greatly reduce the tax burden on estates. The new law exempts the first $5 million of value that a person leaves to his/her loved ones. After that, the tax rate of 35 percent will be applied to the remainder. This is the lowest rate in 80 years and it is certainly a blessing for Black families. We are now evolving into ownership and business entrepreneurship which allows more and more Blacks to accumulate some wealth to...
  • The Congressional Black Caucus Under Attack by Congress: Why?

    11/27/2010 9:00:20 AM PST · by Libloather · 34 replies
    BV Black Spin ^ | 11/26/10 | Boyce Watkins
    The Congressional Black Caucus Under Attack by Congress: Why?By Boyce Watkins, PhD on Nov 26th 2010 10:38AM Last week, I found myself speaking about Rep. Charlie Rangel more than ever before. In case you haven't noticed, the future of the seasoned lawmaker has come into question in light of investigations alleging him to be involved in a slew of ethical violations. Sunday, I had a conversation with Rev. Jesse Jackson on the air regarding exactly what's going on with Rangel and his political career. Then Monday, Rev. Al Sharpton and I talked about the broader scenario as it relates to...
  • The Primary Challenge for 2012

    11/24/2010 2:56:09 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 5 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | November 24, 2010 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    The general election of 2010 has been nicknamed The Shellacking. The conservative movement and Republican candidates who worked so hard to gain those victories deserve congratulations and praise for their work, because it wasn’t easy. Granted, the limited political skills of the Troika (Obama, Pelosi, and Reid), combined with the horrifying growth of government of their two years together in leadership, made the political landscape a target-rich environment… but the deck is still so stacked against Republicans in this country, every victory outside the safest of safe districts must still be hard-fought to be won. The 64 (and counting) pickups...
  • Classes Start Soon for Michele Bachmann's Constitutional Conservative Caucus

    11/11/2010 5:16:38 AM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies · 3+ views
    AOL News ^ | 11/11/10 | Andrea Stone
    Classes Start Soon for Bachmann's Constitutional Conservative CaucusAndrea Stone - Senior Washington Correspondent AOL News Updated: 8 hours 59 minutes ago WASHINGTON (Nov. 10) -- Is Glenn Beck University opening a satellite campus on Capitol Hill? If tea party darling Michele Bachmann gets her way, conservative broadcaster Sean Hannity, Fox legal analyst Andrew Napolitano and David Barton, a Christian evangelist who has said church-state separation is "a myth," will make up the faculty roster when the first classes of her new constitutional conservative caucus convene in the next Congress. The Minnesota Republican recently spoke on Beck's radio show about a...
  • Rep.-elect West plans to join Congressional Black Caucus

    11/07/2010 9:34:28 AM PST · by BfloGuy · 52 replies · 2+ views
    The Hill ^ | 11/06/10 | Michael O'Brien
    Congressman-elect Allen West (R-Fla.) said he plans to join the Congressional Black Caucus next year. West, one of two black Republicans elected to Congress in Tuesday's election, said he plans to join the Democratic-dominated bloc, to challenge, in West word's, the CBC's "monolithic voice." "I plan on joining, I'm not gonna ask for permission or whatever, I'm gonna find out when they meet and I will be a member of the Congressional Black Caucus and I think I meet all of the criteria and it's so important that we break down this 'monolithic voice' that continues to talk about victimization...
  • Black caucus gives Clyburn nod in Dem race (leadership spot behind Pelosi)

    11/08/2010 10:21:52 AM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    KCOY ^ | 11/08/10 | LAURIE KELLMAN
    Black caucus gives Clyburn nod in Dem raceBy LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press Updated: Nov 08, 2010 12:41 PM EST WASHINGTON (AP) - The chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus said Monday that Rep. James Clyburn, the highest ranking African-American in the House Democratic leadership, should be the vanquished party's second in command in the next Congress. "Jim has spent a lifetime working to bridge what divides us," Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., wrote in a letter urging the Democratic Caucus to vote for the South Carolina Democrat. "In the 112th Congress, we will need Jim's dedication to thwart Republican efforts to...
  • 2010 and the Progressive Caucus

    11/03/2010 6:37:42 AM PDT · by ThePatriotsFlag · 6 replies
    The Patriot's Flag ^ | Nov 3 2010 | ThePatriotsFlag
    Yes, it is time to celebrate this morning … there was a Conservative Tsunami that swept the nation last night (Nov 2, 2010) that changed the balance of power and may have put the brakes on Obama’s train to socialist hell. So Celebrate … enjoy the moment. HOWEVER when the celebration is over, realize the job is far from done and there is still a SOCIALIST (Progressive) BASTION that was left almost intact after the political tsunami. The Progressive Caucus only lost 5 members out of a total of 72 … the seeds of progressivism are still planted deeply in...
  • Obama Re-Writes Declaration of Independence to Leave Out "Creator"

    09/17/2010 5:40:13 PM PDT · by BigBobber · 134 replies · 3+ views
    The White House ^ | 2010-09-15 | Barak Obama
    ... So let me close by saying this. Long before America was even an idea, this land of plenty was home to many peoples. To British and French, to Dutch and Spanish, to Mexican -- (applause) -- to countless Indian tribes. We all shared the same land. We didn’t always get along. But over the centuries, what eventually bound us together -- what made us all Americans -- was not a matter of blood, it wasn’t a matter of birth. It was faith and fidelity to the shared values that we all hold so dear. We hold these truths to...
  • Congresswoman redirected scholarships to relatives, aide’s children

    As if Democrats didn’t have enough troubles on the ethics front with two trials coming up in the House. Charlie Rangel and Maxine Waters have company after the Dallas Morning News reported that Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson gave scholarships from a charitable fund to four relatives and the two children of her aide. The scholarships violated an anti-nepotism rule that keeps Congressional Black Caucus members from using such charitable funds as payoffs and featherbedding accounts:
  • Need help regarding 'caucus' status

    08/17/2010 8:13:49 PM PDT · by Secret Agent Man · 1 replies
    n/a | 8/17/2010 | Secret Agent Man
    Couldn't find the help area on FR that discusses caucuses, so I am asking admins and others in the know: 1. Who can start a caucus? 2. Where do you have to go to apply for one? 3. What all different kinds of topics, issues and groups could start a caucus? for example we have both denominational caucuses in the Religion section as well as topical ones (the "rapture caucus" for one). 4. If there is a section on FR that talks about caucuses and the 'rules' of them, please point me to it.
  • Socialist Party of America reveals 70 Democrats as belonging to their caucus (Maxine Waters?)

    08/14/2010 10:55:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies · 2+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 8/14/10 | Rick Moran
    Socialist Party of America reveals 70 Democrats as belonging to their caucusRick Moran August 14, 2010 Two things of note in this revelation. The first is the astonishing number of Democratic House members who not only belong to the Socialist Party of America, but even more incredible, don't mind if people find out about it. Jim Hoft: The Socialist Party of America announced in their October 2009 newsletter that 70 Congressional democrats currently belong to their caucus. This admission was recently posted on American Socialist Voter- Q: How many members of the U.S. Congress are also members of the...
  • California Republicans will shift to caucus system if open primary initiative passes

    06/01/2010 8:10:25 AM PDT · by markomalley · 48 replies · 1,091+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 6/1/2010 | Lisa Vorderbrueggen
    While publicly denouncing the open primary initiative on the June 8 ballot as wrongheaded and anti-democratic, the California Republican Party quietly four months ago adopted a contingency plan. If the measure passes, the GOP will deploy a primary caucus nomination system in which assigned delegates will select the party's nominees for Congress, statewide offices, the Board of Equalization and the Legislature. Proposition 14 would replace the state's primary system with one that sends the top two primary vote-getters to the general election regardless of party registration. All voters can also select among all the candidates without regard to party affiliation....
  • Independence Caucus to support Ron Fusselman for the Indiana House

    04/14/2010 8:13:45 AM PDT · by mshoffner · 167+ views
    Huntington Political Examiner ^ | 04/14/2010 | Mark Shoffner
    Huntington Indiana's own Ron Fusselman has gained the support of a national group, in his quest to obtain the District 50 seat in the Indiana House of Representatives. Mr. Fusselman made the endorsement announcement on his campaign's Facebook page
  • Congressional Progressive Caucus (Missing)

    04/11/2010 1:53:12 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 47 replies · 1,222+ views Website ^ | 4-11-2010 | Texas Fossil
    They are exposed and running for cover. Until recently the Congressional Progressive Caucus was listed openly on the website. Try searching for it now and see what you get. Bad Request (Invalid Hostname) I get the same response when I use Google or Dogpile search engines. They have vanished without a trace. Here is the last list I had.
  • It's Time for the Black Caucus Race Hustlers to Apologize for Slandering Tea Party Patriots

    04/01/2010 8:54:27 PM PDT · by GVnana · 11 replies · 558+ views ^ | 4/1/2010 | Jim Holt and Kevin Jackson
    Nobody likes a racist… Nobody likes a race hustler either. On Saturday March 20th the leftist media reported what they described as a horrible story from their sources at the conservative-hating Huffington Post. The media claimed that members of the Congressional Black Caucus were called n*ggers and spat on by tea party protesters as they walked from the Longworth office building to the Rayburn office building. At least one report said that it was “a chorus” of racist hatred. Another report said the Congressional members heard the n-word at least 15 times. Reporters from ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX News, (including...
  • Why Sarah Palin Is Hated

    01/14/2010 5:03:41 AM PST · by Walter Scott Hudson · 10 replies · 881+ views
    Fightin Words ^ | January 14, 2010 | Walter Scott Hudson
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin made her debut as a Fox News contributor this week, appearing on Bill O’Reilly’s Tuesday program. O’Reilly’s first question was about the hatred leveled toward her. “It’s almost funny that these people feel you’re such a threat to them,” O’Reilly stated. “You’re a politician. You’re a mom. You’re an American. What’s the threat?” Palin answered, “It’s not about me. It’s not about me personally, who I am… They don’t like the message. They don’t like the common sense conservative solutions that I represent…” That is only the tip of the iceberg. Of all political personalities,...
  • Caucus: Where The Rubber Meets The Road

    01/13/2010 1:36:21 AM PST · by Walter Scott Hudson · 1 replies · 240+ views
    Fightin Words ^ | January 12, 2010 | Walter Scott Hudson
    The mid-term election season is upon us and the most important part of the process happens sooner than later. Voting on Election Day provides the opportunity to select among candidates served up to you by others. Attending caucuses, which happen as early as next month, enable you to affect who those candidates will be and the platform of their party. The momentum achieved by the Tea Party and liberty movements needs to translate to real change through the caucus process.This is a synoposis of a podcast which may access by clicking through, if interested.
  • Black Caucus Leader Accepts Reid's Apology (' can't distract us from CommieCare™')

    01/12/2010 6:20:15 AM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies · 687+ views
    Official Wire ^ | 1/12/10
    Black Caucus Leader Accepts Reid's ApologyPublished on January 12, 2010 by EU News Network WASHINGTON, DC - The Congressional Black Caucus chairwoman said she accepts U.S. Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid's apology for a remark made in 2008 the presidential campaign. Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., chairwoman of the 42-member caucus, said Reid's remarks, which referenced then-candidate Barack Obama's "light skin" and lack of "Negro dialect" shouldn't pull attention from the Democrats' agenda, The Hill reported. "I have had an opportunity to speak with Sen. Reid and he apologized for his unfortunate remarks concerning the president and he understands the gravity...
  • Gitmo North

    11/18/2009 5:48:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 1,143+ views ^ | November 18, 2009
    War On Terror: Sen. Dick Durbin calls a plan to transfer 100 Guantanamo detainees to northwest Illinois "a dream come true." It would paint a bull's-eye on America's heartland in time for the 2012 Iowa caucuses. It seems the question of where to put the Guantanamo detainees is being settled as we speak, with liberal Democrats in the very blue state of Illinois welcoming them with open arms and outstretched hands for the federal dollars that will come with them. Federal officials last Friday inspected the Thomson Correctional Center in Thomson, Ill., a town of 500 on the Iowa border,...