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  • Grassley grants extension to Ford

    09/21/2018 8:57:35 PM PDT · by Be Careful · 118 replies
    ChuckGrassley ChuckGrassley @ChuckGrassley Judge Kavanaugh I just granted another extension to Dr Ford to decide if she wants to proceed w the statement she made last week to testify to the senate She shld decide so we can move on I want to hear her. I hope u understand. It’s not my normal approach to b indecisive
  • GOP thinking about delaying hearing....Tucker Carlson

    09/20/2018 5:16:49 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 126 replies
    September 20,2018 | Hojczyk
    GOP thinking about delaying hearing
  • Deep Inside Engelbrecht's East Cave

    07/14/2017 5:46:38 AM PDT · by Trumpnation
    YouTube ^ | 7-14-17 | JR
    For all caving fans, I thought this was really cool: Engelbrecht Cave (also known as North Terrace Cave, Vansittarts Cave and 5L19 & 5L20) is a cave system in the Australian state of South Australia consisting of a sinkhole with two major passages located under the urban area known as Mount Gambier.
  • GOP showing signs of backing down from vow to block Obama SCOTUS pick

    02/16/2016 7:18:26 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 171 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 02/16/16 | Dave Boyer and Stephen Dinan
    SenateJudiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, Iowa Republican, didn't rule out confirmation hearings and a vote by his panel on an Obama selection. "I would wait until the nominee is made before I would make any decision," Mr. Grassley said Tuesday in a conference call with Iowa radio reporters. "In other words, take it a step at a time." Asked whether he thought the controversy over filling the court vacancy might endanger his re-election chances this fall, Mr. Grassley said, "I think I have a responsibility to perform, and I can't worry about the election. I've got to do my job...
  • Israeli leader says world ‘caving’ into Iran at nuke talks

    07/12/2015 2:33:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 12, 2015 5:10 AM EDT
    Israel’s leader says Western powers are “caving” into Iran even as the Islamic Republic keeps railing against them. Responding to the Iranian supreme leader’s call to continue the struggle against the United States regardless of the outcome of nuclear talks, Benjamin Netanyahu says Sunday his country will not accept such a reality. …
  • President, VP May Differ on Immigration Strategy: 'Obama Angrily Cut Biden Off'

    11/09/2014 8:36:16 AM PST · by pepsi_junkie · 42 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Nov 9, 2014 | Daniel Halper
    President Obama and Vice President Biden might not see eye-to-eye on immigration strategy. A hint of an apparent disagreement was on display during Obama's lunch with congressional leaders on Friday at the White House. "The meeting was tense at times, according to a senior House Republican aide. The aide was not authorized to describe the back-and-forth publicly by name and spoke only on condition of anonymity," the Associated Press reports. "Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid, about to lose his grip on the upper chamber, barely said a word. The aide said at one point as House Speaker John Boehner was...
  • Exclusive--Rep. Bachman (R-MN): GOP Not Caving, 'This Is A Lot Bigger Than Obamacare'

    10/04/2013 11:43:47 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-4-2013 | Brietbart
    On Friday, House Republicans held a meeting to discuss their strategy on the government shutdown. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN) reported exclusively to Breitbart News, “This was one of the best conferences we’ve had.” She said that Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) was quite resolute with regard to the shutdown: “I felt like I was looking at this guy from back in 1994. He had very good resolve.”
  • Wisconsin official fired for comparing immigrants to Satan [Scott Walker Caves}

    08/11/2013 1:09:24 PM PDT · by man_in_tx · 18 replies
    My Fox Phoenix ^ | Aug 10, 2013 10:24 PM CST | FOX News Latino
    A feisty online rant that compared undocumented immigrants to Satan cost a top Wisconsin state official his job after the virtual tirade went viral and caused an uproar among Latinos and state lawmakers. Excerpt only: Please follow link to read the entire piece.
  • Muslim woman asked to remove headscarf during bar exam in Springfield (MA)

    08/06/2013 1:03:59 PM PDT · by matt04 · 38 replies
    On Wednesday and Thursday, law school graduates aspiring to practice in the Commonwealth gathered in Boston and Springfield to take the 16-hour bar exam, broken into several parts. During the morning portion of the test Thursday, recent graduate of the University of Michigan Law School Iman Abdulrazzak was handed a note from an exam proctor asking her to remove her headscarf. As many Muslim women do, Abdulrazzak wore a hijab, covering her head and chest, during the exam held at the Western New England University School of Law. The note, written in capitalized block letters read, "Headwear may not be...
  • Menendez: 'Conference' Will Get Amnesty Past House GOP

    07/24/2013 8:26:03 PM PDT · by man_in_tx · 28 replies
    Breitbart: Big Government ^ | July 24, 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), a member of the Senate’s “Gang of Eight,” told liberal activists at the Center for American Progress (CAP) on Wednesday how the Democrats plans to enact amnesty for the 11 million illegal immigrants: Get the House to pass whatever immigration bills it likes, then go to “conference” with the Senate bill. Excerpt only.
  • Exclusive: White House, GOP Leadership Ignore Facts to Attack Steve King

    07/24/2013 3:34:12 PM PDT · by man_in_tx · 11 replies
    Breitbart: Big Government ^ | July 24, 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    President Barack Obama’s White House Press Secretary Jay Carney joined House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Speaker John Boehner in making an inaccurate attack on Rep. Steve King (R-IA) over comments he made about efforts to grant amnesty to illegal aliens who entered America illegally while they were still minors. . . . Excerpt only.
  • Cornyn caving on border-security fight

    06/15/2013 9:13:10 PM PDT · by man_in_tx · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/14/13 05:00 AM ET | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) is the big prize in the quest for more than 70 votes for immigration reform, but the Gang of Eight is split over whether he’s worth wooing. Watch the video here. Cornyn told Republican colleagues at a meeting Wednesday that he would consider making changes to his amendment to bolster the border-security provisions of the Senate bill. .... Excerpt only.
  • RAF (Royal Air Force) warned not to wear their uniforms in public for fear of “verbal abuse”

    03/06/2008 4:16:03 PM PST · by jdm · 17 replies · 162+ views
    Hot Air ^ | March 06, 2008 | Allahpundit
    Via JWF, first came Birmingham, then came Harrod’s, and now third time’s a charm. Totally, completely, utterly unrelated to today’s Times Square bombing, I’m sure. RAF personnel have been ordered not to wear their uniforms in public after incidents of verbal abuse on the streets… The verbal attacks had come from a “cross-section” of the community, he added, and were believed to be linked to the RAF’s current operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.He stressed that the decision to prohibit uniforms in the city was a local one made by station commander Group Captain Atherton after she took advice from RAF...
  • Falling Rock Kills California Woman at Puerto Rican Cave

    01/05/2008 11:01:32 AM PST · by cll · 20 replies · 120+ views
    Fox News ^ | 01/05/2008
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A woman from California died after being hit by a falling rock Saturday while visiting a vast cave system in northwestern Puerto Rico, authorities said. Socorro Elaine Smith, 45, was struck while waiting with her husband to board a trolley that runs through the Camuy caves, authorities said. Information on her hometown was not immediately available. No one else was injured, but the Rio Camuy Cave Park was evacuated, Puerto Rican police spokeswoman Marilyn Calo said. The caves are one of the biggest cave systems in the world and a major tourist attraction on the...
  • House GOP leaders say vote on minimum wage now likely

    07/04/2006 1:34:30 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 49 replies · 994+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | July 4, 2006 | Rick Klein
    WASHINGTON -- With Democrats plotting to make the minimum wage a major issue in this fall's congressional races, House Republican leaders are conceding that they may have to yield to pressure for an increase to the federal standard, which has been frozen for nearly a decade. Faced with elections that could cost them control of Congress, John A. Boehner, the House majority leader, acknowledged Thursday that Republican leaders are likely to reverse course and hold a vote on a proposed minimum wage increase. Though Boehner said it was a ``cynical ploy" for Democrats to make it a campaign centerpiece, polls...
  • Excusing terrorism

    07/11/2005 7:42:44 AM PDT · by Alexander Rubin · 22 replies · 633+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Monday, July 11, 2005 | Klaus Rohrich
    It wasn’t long after the smoke began to clear that the serial terrorism apologists started coming out of the woodwork. "It’s America’s fault that this happened." they say. "If they hadn’t started that war in Afghanistan and Iraq, then the bombing wouldn’t have happened." What’s interesting is that this excuse is being made by both leftist politicians in the West as well as people of Middle Eastern descent everywhere else in the world. The Director of the Institute of Islamic Thought in London, Dr Azam al-Tamimi, while condemning the bombings as barbaric, took the opportunity to criticize Tony Blair. "If...
  • Republicans encourage dialogue

    05/11/2005 9:54:37 AM PDT · by Austin Willard Wright · 8 replies · 414+ views
    Grand Valley Lanthorn ^ | May 11, 2005 | Amanda Zaluckyj and Karen Hall
    Republicans encourage dialogue Amanda Zaluckyj and Karen Hall College Republicans The College Republicans have a tradition of encouraging debate on issues of public interest. In that frame of mind, we discussed initiating a debate on the merits of affirmative action. The club did not support holding a bake sale with discounted prices as a parody of affirmative action, however without proper support, individuals went forward with such a bake sale. To those who were offended by the actions of the bake sale, it is unfortunate that you were offended. However, we respect and welcome your rights to hold and express...
  • Cavers smash world depth record

    04/22/2005 2:04:00 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 24 replies · 875+ views
    BBC ^ | 4/22/05
    Krubera is the deepest known cave in the world A Ukrainian team has set a new depth record for caving.The nine-strong group travelled 2,080m (6,822ft) underground, passing the elusive 2,000m mark at Krubera, the world's deepest known cave. The team was part of a project that has made breaking through 2,000m its goal for the past four years. It built on records set by a previous expedition, which blasted through blocked passages in the cave, within Georgia's breakaway region of Abkhazia. "Even now, we don't know whether we've reached the limit - or if it will go on. We're pretty...
  • Bush to 'seek approval' from Congress on Iraq

    09/04/2002 3:05:04 PM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 9 replies · 187+ views
    CNN ^ | 9/4/02
    <p>Calling Saddam Hussein a "serious threat," President Bush said Wednesday he would seek approval from Congress about taking action against Iraq and vowed to make the case against the Iraqi leader on the international stage as well.</p> <p>"At the appropriate time, the administration will go to the Congress to seek approval necessary to deal with the threat," Bush said at a meeting with congressional leaders at the White House.</p>