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  • Cruz Wins 603 Alliance Selection Caucus

    10/17/2015 2:18:53 PM PDT · by Isara · 9 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 10/17/15
    The Group Represents Broad Conservative Coalition Supporting CruzContoocook, NH – Presidential candidate Ted Cruz won the 603 Alliance Selection Caucus today, receiving a whopping 72.3% of the vote. The 603 Alliance is New Hampshire’s largest gathering of conservative activists, comprised of a broad coalition of Tea Party, Liberty, faith-based, and Republican women groups from all over the state.The 603 Alliance grew out of conservatives’ concern that various factions were splitting the conservative vote and allowing establishment moderates to win in New Hampshire. Determined to give the conservative coalition a stronger voice, the 603 Alliance decided to coalesce behind and endorse...
  • Russia Forms Anti-ISIS Coalition with Iran, Syria without U.S. Approval

    09/29/2015 7:26:14 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/28/15 | Edwin Mora
    Russia has reportedly reached an agreement with Iraq, Syria, and Iran to share intelligence about the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL)without notifying the Obama administration. Nevertheless, President Obama, during his address to the United Nations Monday, indicated that he is willing to compromise with Iran and Russia on finding a solution to the Syrian conflict. Lasting stability can only take hold when the people of Syria forge an agreement to live together peacefully, said Obama. The United States is prepared to work with any nation, including Russia and Iran, to resolve the conflict. President Obama did concede that the Bashar al-Assad regime...
  • US, Turkey To Form Anti-ISIS "Coalition" With Saudi Arabia, Qatar

    08/05/2015 9:34:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 08/05/2015 | Tyler Durden
    Some observers have noticed something rather peculiar about Turkeys new bombing campaign against Islamic State positions.The curious thing about the airstrikes on ISIS targets, Ankaras critics say, is that they arent really occurring. Instead, Turkey is aggressively hitting PKK targets and although Turkey made it clear in its appeal for NATO support that it doesnt discriminate between one "terrorist" group and another, commentators say the air raids have been noticeably one-sided. "Opponents [of] President Tayyip Erdogan [have] pointed out the air strikes against the PKK have so far been heavier than those against the Islamist radicals," Reuters notes.As weve...
  • Israel: Netanyahu Squeaks Through with Tiny Coalition

    05/07/2015 7:50:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/07/2015 | P. David Hornik
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference in Washington, Monday, March 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) Last March 17th, Benjamin Netanyahu won big in the Israeli elections. His own right-of-center Likud Party came out well ahead of the pack with 30 Knesset seats (out of 120). The right-wing/religious bloc of parties came out with 67, compared to 40 seats for the left-wing parties (an Arab party that is unfriendly to Israel as a Jewish state rounded it out with 13 seats).Yet, on Wednesday night, after 42 days of grueling...
  • Netanyahu, Bayit Yehudi strike coalition deal just before deadline (Bibi forms 61 seat coalition)

    05/06/2015 12:39:23 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 18 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 05/06/2015 22:25
    The agreement, which was struck just two hours before the final deadline for Netanyahu to cobble together a ruling government, paves the way for a narrow, 61-seat coalition. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's ruling Likud faction on Wednesday reached an agreement with the religious Zionist Bayit Yehudi on the formation of a rightist coalition, Israel Radio reported. The agreement, which was struck just two hours before the final deadline for Netanyahu to cobble together a ruling government, paves the way for a narrow, 61-seat coalition. By law, if Netanyahu failed to form a government by midnight on Wednesday, President Reuven Rivlin...
  • 'Obama Pressuring Bibi against 67-MK Coalition'

    05/02/2015 3:57:07 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/4/15 | Gil Ronen
    A senior source in the Jewish Home estimated Tuesday that White House pressure against a nationalist government is the real reason for the delay in the signing of a coalition deal between Likud and the religious Zionist party. The unnamed senior source was cited on Army Radio as saying that the Jewish Home has shown flexibility on numerous subjects, leaving very few disagreements between the parties, yet the prime minister is taking his time about signing the deal. The source estimated that the US is pressuring Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to establish a unity government with the Zionist Union (Labor...
  • Saudi Arabia and Sunni Coalition launches WAR on Houthis in Yemen; Egypt declares OFFICIAL SUPPORT

    03/25/2015 6:00:56 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 52 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 3/25/2015 | The Right Scoop
    This is big news. Saudi Arabia and a Sunni coalition (UAE, Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait) has now begun bombing Iranian-backed Houthis in Yemen: AL ARABIYA Warplanes of the Royal Saudi Air Force bombed the positions of Yemens Houthi militia and destroyed most of their air defenses, Al Arabiya News Channel reported early on Thursday. Arab Gulf states had announced that they have decided to repel Houthi aggression in neighboring Yemen, following a request from the countrys President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi. In their joint statement Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait said they decided to repel Houthi militias, al-Qaeda...
  • Israel's Netanyahu Appears Poised To build New Coalition After Securing Majority Backing

    03/23/2015 6:09:05 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 3 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | 03/23/2015 | AP
    Israel's Prime Minister has secured a majority of backers in the new parliament and will now be tasked with forming the next government. Israel's ceremonial President, Reuven Rivlin, was meeting Monday with the parties in Parliament to hear their recommendations before appointing who will form the next coalition government. After a resounding election victory for his Likud party, Benjamin Netanyahu was assured of getting that nod. It became a formality after the new centrist party Kulanu gave its nod to Netanyahu as well, giving him 61 backers out of the 120 in Parliament.
  • Benjamin Netanyahu Scores Majority Needed To Form Government

    03/23/2015 6:02:40 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | 03/23/2015 | Nick Gass
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has secured the requisite majority of parliamentary members to form a government, according to reports from the countrys media. Israeli President Reuven Rivlin continues to meet with factions Monday, with an announcement tasking Netanyahu to form his government expected later in the day. Representatives from Kulanu a crucial centrist swing party met with Rivlin to recommend that the Likud partys Netanyahu be tasked with forming a new government, giving the current prime minister the absolute majority of 61 votes in his favor. We nominate Netanyahu and the broader the base of the coalition...
  • After clinching top spot, Likud looks to form right-religious coalition [Netanyahu & Israel]

    03/17/2015 11:18:50 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 13 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | Wednesday, March 18, 2015 | Marissa Newman
    Zionist Union indicates it will concede election after gaining 24 seats to Likuds 30 with 99% of votes counted; Kulanu head speaks to Netanyahu; Meretz leader says shell resign if party sinks below four mandates; Yachad misses threshhold. With some 99 percent of the votes counted by early Wednesday morning, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahus Likud party appeared set to win a resounding victory in Tuesdays election, with 30 seats, compared to the Zionist Unions 24 mandates. Next came the Joint (Arab) List with 14 seats, Yesh Atid with 11, Kulanu with 10 and the Jewish Home with 8. They were...
  • Netanyahu Calls Bennett

    03/17/2015 1:44:31 PM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 96 replies
    Aruz Sheva ^ | 3/17/2015 22:40
    Prime Minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, called Jewish Home Chairman, Naftali Bennett, on Tuesday night. Bennett congratulated the PM on his victory. The two agreed to begin talks on establishing a nationalistic government and to act cooperatively on behalf of the security of the State of Israel and nation of Israel.
  • Lapid: Israel Owes Its Citizens an Apology

    12/20/2014 3:51:27 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/12/14 | Orly Harari
    Yesh Atid Chairman Yair Lapid has reached out to Israel's youngest voting population Saturday night, holding a question-and-answer session with 200 members of Yesh Atid at Tel Aviv's Tailor Made club in a pre-election appearance. Lapid was joined by MKs Yaakov Perry, Mickey Levi, Ronen Hoffman, Aliza Lavie, Pnina Tamano-Shata, and Boaz Toporovsky. "Israel owes you an apology," Lapid stated in opening remarks, "because for 20 years it hasn't been working for you." "You are the ones who are here today, you decide to take your destiny in your hands and lead the change," he added. "Yesh Atid came to...
  • Norquist Rallies Conservatives, Libertarians to Oppose Online Gambling Ban

    11/22/2014 7:01:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2014 | Neil McCabe
    Conservative advocates, including Grover Norquist and Lawson Bader, joined the fight to stop Congress from banning internet gambling, through H.R. 4301 and S. 2159, companion bills both titled “Restore America's Wire Act” with a blistering coalition letter. “The real intention of this bill is to remove the states' 10th Amendment authority to regulate online gambling as states see fit within their own borders,” the letter said. “We hope you will not allow RAWA to become yet another instance where the federal government expands its encroachment into the states’ purview,” the letter said. “State governments are more than capable of making...
  • Netanyahu to Tell Party Heads: Compromise or Else...

    10/21/2014 11:31:26 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/10/14 | Elad Benari
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu plans to warn the heads of the parties in his coalition that unless they compromise on issues of religion and state, the coalition will fall apart and new elections will be held, Channel 2 News reports. According to the report, Netanyahu plans to relay this message in a meeting with the heads of the coalition parties that will be held on Wednesday. The latest crisis in the coalition is centered around Netanyahus sudden decision to drop his support for the Conversion Bill, which was introduced by Hatnua. Mondays decision is being perceived as Netanyahus way of...
  • Isis now 'just one mile from Baghdad' as al-Qaeda joins militants' fight against West

    09/29/2014 7:36:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 09/29/2014 | Jack Moore
    Isis fighters are reportedly just one mile away from Baghdad as reports emerge of al-Qaeda militants bolstering their ranks in Syria. According to the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East, Isis was approaching the Iraqi capital on Monday morning, report The Independent. "The Islamic State are now less than 2km away from entering Baghdad," a spokesperson said. "They said it could never happen and now it almost has. Obama says he overestimated what the Iraqi Army could do. Well you only need to be here a very short while to know they can do very very little."...
  • Russia to join coalition against ISIS in Iraq?

    09/26/2014 5:50:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/26/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    So they say… kind of. According to state-run TASS, Sergei Lavrov met with new Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi during the UN General Assembly currently taking place in New York, and pledged to support them against ISIS: Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov confirmed Russia is ready to support Iraq in its efforts to fight the terrorist threat, first of all the one from the Islamic State (IS). Lavrov had meeting with Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Friday. …“During the meeting, Lavrov confirmed Russia’s support for Iraq’s independence, territory integrity and sovereignty,” the ministry said....
  • WH: Turkey to join coalition against ISIS

    09/24/2014 1:12:20 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 24, 2014 | Jesse Byrnes
    Turkey is expected to join a handful of Muslim nations supporting the U.S. fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the White House said Wednesday. White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Turkey faced a "complicated situation" but that the NATO ally bordering Syria had a mutual interest in defeating ISIS. "There is a clear interest for Turkey to be involved in this and we do anticipate that they will be working constructively with the broader international coalition to combat ISIL," Earnest said on MSNBC, using an alternate acronym for the group. Turkey has been reluctant to...
  • How Qatar is funding the rise of Islamist extremists

    09/23/2014 7:26:49 PM PDT · by xzins · 6 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 20 Sep 14 | David Blair and Richard Spencer
    From Hamas in the Gaza Strip to radical armed movements in Syria, Qatar's status as a prime sponsor of violent Islamists, including groups linked to al-Qaeda, is clear to diplomats and experts. Qatar's promotion of extremism has so infuriated its neighbours that Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates all chose to withdraw their ambassadors from the country in March. Take Syria, where Qatar has been sponsoring the rebellion against Bashar al-Assad's regime. In itself, that policy places Qatar alongside the leading Western powers and much of the Arab world. But Qatar has deliberately channelled guns and cash towards...
  • The muddled strategy of Jubilation T. Obama

    09/20/2014 10:52:32 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 4 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | September 20, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Obamacontinues to insist on leading from behind; that's the most He can do. Who in his right mind would follow Him were He to try to lead from the front?"Moderate" IslamistsCommander in Chief Juilation T. Cornpone Obama, Nobel Peace Prize recipient and Hero of the Obama Nation, has His own ideas about the "non-Islamic" Islamic State (IS) with which He is or isn't at war (or going to war) with the help of "moderate" Islamists. It is not out of ignorance that President Obama and Secretary Kerry are denying the Islamic roots of the Islamic State jihadists. As I argued...
  • Kerry 'Won't Rule Out' Military Cooperation With Iran

    09/15/2014 3:00:40 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/9/14 | Ari Yashar
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Reuters US Secretary of State John Kerry has waffled on his position from last Friday, when he ruled out Iran's participation in a global coalition against Islamic State (ISIS) - on Monday, he said in an interview that he would be open to military cooperation with Iran. Asked in a Yahoo interview whether the US would cooperate militarily with Iran, Kerry did not rule out the option, saying "lets see what Iran might or might not be willing to do before we start making any pronouncements." Kerry elaborated saying "I think we are open...
  • President Obamas Broad Coalition of One

    09/14/2014 7:07:57 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/14/14 | Dave Huntwork
    If President Obama quickly waffles, loses interest, and walks away from this tough talking but shallow commitment as well, we can then rename it the "Broad Coalition of None." With great fanfare and a nationwide, prime time presidential address to the American people, President Obama announced the formation of a broad coalition that would wage war together to destroy the Islamic State also known as ISIS or ISIL. Although few other details were given about the coalition, a senior administration official said on Wednesday we are very confident that this will be a broad-based coalition with countries from the Arab...
  • Mark Steyn: The Coalition of the Unwilling

    09/13/2014 4:55:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 09/13/2014 | Mark Steyn
    I was overseas when Obama gave his momentous Isis address, but figured I could pretty much guess how things would go. Despite being the greatest orator of the last thousand years, he's a complete bust at selling anything but himself, as comprehensively demonstrated in his first couple of years: see his rhetorical efforts on behalf of ObamaCare, or Massachusetts Senate candidate Martha Coakley, or Chicago's Olympics bid. When it comes to war, he suffers from an additional burden: before he can persuade anybody else, he first has to persuade himself. And he can't do it. So he gave the...
  • Britain, Germany: We wont take part in Syria air strikes

    09/11/2014 9:12:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | September 11, 2014 | ED MORRISEY
    Last night, Barack Obama promised America that he would take the fight to ISIS/ISIL, using a four-pronged strategy that he laid out in his much-anticipated war speech. In each phase of this strategy, Obama insisted, we would be “joined by a broad coalition of partners,” emphases mine: Obama ISIS Speech [FULL] 9/10/14: Outlining a Battle Plan | The New York Times First, we will conduct a systematic campaign of airstrikes against these terrorists. Working with the Iraqi government, we will expand our efforts beyond protecting our own people and humanitarian missions, so that we’re hitting ISIL targets as Iraqi forces...
  • [Watch] Obama Taking Credit for Building a Coalition That Already Existed Is Not Him....

    09/10/2014 11:42:28 AM PDT · by blueyon · 2 replies
    gopthedailydose.com ^ | 9/09/14 | Rick Wells
    [Watch] Obama Taking Credit for Building a Coalition That Already Existed Is Not Him Putting One Together Hussein Obama is no stranger to assigning unearned blame or to taking undeserved credit for the deeds of others. To hear him tell it, youd almost think he was the one who personally fired the shots that took out Osama bin Laden. Hes been a spectator on the sidelines as the situation deteriorated in Iraq, but now hes publicly positioning himself as being behind the creation of a coalition in the Middle East and North Africa to deal with ISIS. David Rothkopf, CEO...
  • Why is the media committed to the lie that Bush went it alone in Iraq?

    09/03/2014 10:47:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/03/2014 | Noah Rothman
    In spite the Islamic State’s ritualistic beheadings of American citizens, President Barack Obama remains committed to addressing the threat posed by ISIS by internationalizing the response. “If we are joined by the international community,” Obama said on Wednesday, “we can continue to shrink ISIL’s sphere of influence, its effectiveness, its financing, its military capabilities to the point where it is a manageable problem.”“The question is going to be making sure we’ve got the right strategy but also making sure we’ve got the international will to do it,” he added. “And what we’ve got to do is make sure that...
  • John Kerry: Lets put together a coalition of the willing to defeat ISIS [Cites Bush 41 as model]

    09/02/2014 12:34:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/02/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Well, this sounds a bit like a strategy, does it not? John Kerry’s essay in the New York Times this weekend (in one of the more sleepy news cycles of the year) raises echoes from both Bush administrations in dealing with a clear threat to global security, and in fact explicitly cites the first Bush coalition to repel Saddam Hussein from Kuwait. That has its own irony, but we’ll get back to that in a moment. Kerry prefaces this call for a global coalition on the imminent and clear threat from ISIS, which Kerry argues exceeds that of any...
  • Jewish Home Isn't Leaving Government

    08/28/2014 2:49:51 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/8/14 | Gil Ronen
    Minister of Construction and Housing, Uri Ariel of the Jewish Home, estimated Thursday that his party will not leave the government anytime soon. Regarding the differences of opinion within the Security Cabinet in the course of the war, Ariel told IDF Radio: I do not think our criticism was illegitimate. Every minister has his opinions and his points of interest and I think that after we voiced our support for the operation, if there are opinions, they should be stated. "There are so many things that we still have to do, that I believe we will not leave the government,...
  • Ukraine prime minister resigns over coalition break up

    07/24/2014 9:09:10 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 7 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | 07/24/2014
    Kiev (AFP) - Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Thursday resigned in a shock move in protest at the disbanding of the ruling parliamentary coalition, plunging the strife-torn nation into political uncertainty. Yatsenyuk said the "government and the prime minister must resign" after the withdrawal of several parties triggered the break up of the European Choice parliamentary majority in a move that paved the way for long-awaited early legislative elections. The formal dissolution of the majority coalition in Ukraine's Verkhovna Rada gives President Petro Poroshenko the right over the next month to announce a fresh parliamentary poll. Poroshenko had pledged...
  • Lapid Slams Annexation Plan, Calls for Resumption of Talks

    06/08/2014 3:44:10 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/6/14 | Elad Benari
    Finance Minister Yair Lapid, head of the Yesh Atid party, on Sunday threatened that he would topple the government if it annexes any areas of Judea and Samaria. Speaking at the Herzliya Conference, Lapid said that Israel should prepare maps for the next round of peace talks with the Palestinian Authority (PA). An agreement with the PA...would prevent Israel from being "internationally isolated", will increase personal safety, will help the economy "and above all - will remove from above our heads the threat of becoming a bi-national state, the only meaning of which is the end of Israels existence as...
  • 75,000-member-strong Restoring America Together Network seeks to unite conservatives

    04/26/2014 8:39:45 AM PDT · by forty_years · 6 replies
    Restoring America Together Network ^ | April 25, 2014 | Restoring America Together Network
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Greenville, South Carolina April 25, 2014: Dont tell me whats wrong, we know that; what are we going to do about it to get it fixed? says Rollan Ross passionately, CEO of the 75,000-member-strong, pan-conservative grassroots Restoring America Together Network (RAT). He adds, Everybody complains about our country and the direction in which it is going. We know that. What are we going to do about it? Our groups are focused on that goal! RAT adds hundreds of members each day as many U.S. citizens are naturally drawn to the groups simple yet succinct and elegant...
  • Bennett dismisses land swaps with Palestinians for peace, security

    01/07/2014 8:12:13 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 7/1/14 | Tovah Lazaroff, Gil Hoffman
    Bayit Yehudi chairman and Economy Minister Naftali Bennett dismissed on Tuesday the possibility of swapping land with the Palestinians for peace or security. The ongoing Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations "have only brought us terror," Bennett said at an Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) conference. He further warned that the establishment of an independent Palestinian state under any future peace deal will lead to terror. The Palestinian children who were born at the time the 1993 Oslo accord was agreed upon are now 21 and have grown up on incitement, he said. "No piece of paper will change this." Bennett turned...
  • Lib Dems have held us back, says Cameron: PM says Britain deserves a more accountable Government

    12/10/2013 11:46:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 19:20 EST, 10 December 2013 | James Chapman
    Britain deserves a more accountable, more decisive Government than the coalition that would do more to cut tax, go further on welfare reform and reform human rights law, David Cameron has said. The Prime Minister said he very passionately wants to lead a single party administration after the election, complaining that the Liberal Democrats have held the Conservatives back in a series of key areas. He hinted that he would ultimately like to cut the top rate of income tax to 40 percenta move said to have been vetoed by the Lib Dems, who wanted it reduced from 50p to...
  • Again? Third of Germans want fresh elections

    10/10/2013 12:08:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 10 Oct 2013 16:30 CET | (The Local/jlb)
    One in three Germans want a second election, a survey released on Thursday showedjust hours before talks were set to start between Merkels Christian Democratic Union (CDU/CSU) and the Green Party to explore a potential coalition partnership. Merkels CDU/CSU, despite securing its most convincing win since German reunification, was caught out by the dramatic events of election night. Not only did her party just fall short of an absolute majority needed to rule alone, but the chancellors previous coalition partners, the Free Democrats (FDP) were booted out of parliament. In the 30-44 age bracket, 40 percent would support fresh...
  • Morning Bell: Will Unions Want to Repeal Obamacare?

    09/16/2013 2:40:27 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 15 replies
    http://blog.heritage.org ^ | September 16, 2013 | Chris Jacobs
    In a typical Friday afternoon news dump, the Treasury Department announced it could not grant unions request for another special Obamacare break. This time, unions had lobbied the Administration to let union-run, multi-employer plans receive taxpayer-funded insurance subsidies on the new exchanges. These subsidies would be in addition to the tax break that multi-employer plans, like health plans offered by all employers, already receive. Union leaders wrote to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in July asking for the Obamacare fix, stating that their progressive vision has come back to haunt us:
  • Why can't the community organizer organize a community?

    09/07/2013 11:35:06 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 9-7-13 | Silvio Canto, Jr.
    As you may recall, much of Senator Obama's message in 2008 was about international coalitions. He mocked President Bush for "going at it alone." I guess that 40-something countries in Iraq was not a big enough coalition. Or, having UK, Canadian and other NATO soldiers take bullets in Afghanistan was not enough either. Today, President Obama stands alone in the world. He can't even get the UK in Syria. He has found some "moral support" but no one is offering airplanes or missiles. President Obama is saying that the world drew a "red line." However, no one seems ready to...
  • Abbott to govern with 30-seat majority (official - conservative victory in Australian election)

    09/07/2013 5:24:25 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 62 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 7th September 2013 | Paul Osborne
    THE federal Liberal-National coalition is likely to govern with a majority of at least 30 seats after a swing of just over three per cent against Labor. The ALP has become the first two-term federal government to be thrown out of office since Gough Whitlam's regime in 1975. Tony Abbott's coalition is on track to pick up 90 seats, with Labor holding 57, in the 150-seat parliament, but it won't have a majority in the Senate.
  • LIVE THREAD: Australian Federal Election Count as it happens

    09/07/2013 12:49:49 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 124 replies
    7th September 2013
    We have had Live Threads here at Freerepublic for the count for the last three Australian Federal elections - in 2004 which ended in conservative victory, then again in 2007 which ended in defeat for the conservatives and a Labor government, and then again in 2010 which gave us a hung Parliament, where Labor continued governing with the support of the Greens and independents. This is the live thread for 2013 - polls close and the count begins in about 10 minutes. Polls and exit polls indicate a victory for the conservative coalition under Tony Abbott is highly likely. A...
  • UK, Germany, Italy out, France still in on Syria strike (Where's the coalition of the willing?)

    08/30/2013 7:18:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/30/2013 | BRUCE MCQUAIN
    After the stunning “no” vote in the UK Parliament, President Obama’s “coalition” partners have pretty much dwindled to … France. The British parliament voted late Thursday against military action in Syria, whittling down the core of the planned coalition to the United States and France. Italy and Germany have said they won’t take part in any military action.The British ‘no’ vote raised questions about France’s participation — and ratcheted up pressure on U.S. President Barack Obama, who is also facing domestic skepticism about military intervention in Syria.Amid the resistance, the U.S. administration shared intelligence with lawmakers Thursday aimed at convincing...
  • What's So Great About Coalitions?

    08/30/2013 4:33:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 30, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    This week the United Kingdom, with the support of the U.S. and France, scrambled -- in vain -- to get the approval of the United Nations Security Council for a military strike on Syria. I can certainly understand why some see this as a legal or political necessity. International law says that nations should seek approval of the Security Council before attacking other nations. That means if the United States attacks Syria without U.N. approval, President Obama will open himself to the charge from the left of being even more of an international war criminal than George W. Bush, who...
  • Australia's Abbott on track for election victory: poll

    08/13/2013 9:41:12 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 8 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Mon, Aug 12, 2013 | AFP News
    Australia's conservatives led by Tony Abbott are maintaining an election-winning lead over Labor Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, a poll showed Monday, after a first leaders' debate was widely called a draw. As the race to September 7 elections entered its second week, a Newspoll published in The Australian had Abbott's coalition leading Labor 52 percent to 48 percent on a two-party basis, the same as a week ago.
  • The saddest, albeit possibly most accurate short message you will read

    06/03/2013 10:44:45 PM PDT · by Alaska Wolf · 44 replies
    The Coffee Shop ^ | March 25, 2013 | a USMC Vet
    The saddest, albeit possibly most accurate short message you will read The American Dream ended (on November 6th) in Ohio . The second term of Barack Obama will be the final nail in the coffin for the legacy of the white Christian males who discovered, explored, pioneered, settled and developed the greatest Republic in the history of mankind. A coalition of Blacks, Latinos, Feminists, Gays, Government Workers, Union Members, Environmental Extremists, The Media, Hollywood , uninformed young people, the "forever needy," the chronically unemployed, illegal aliens and other "fellow travelers" have ended Norman Rockwell's America . The Cocker Spaniel is...
  • Assad: Syria transition talks are internal matter

    05/18/2013 4:36:54 PM PDT · by haffast · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 18, 2013 4:36pm | KARIN LAUB and Bassem Mroue
    BEIRUT (AP) Syrian President Bashar Assad said in a newspaper interview Saturday he won't step down before elections and that the United States has no right to interfere in his country's politics, raising new doubts about a U.S-Russian effort to get Assad and his opponents to negotiate an end to the country's civil war. In the capital Damascus, a car bomb killed at least three people and wounded five, according to Syrian state TV. It said bomb experts dismantled other explosives in the area. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an activist group, said eight people were killed,...
  • Bloomberg coalition mayor under investigation for gun crime

    03/18/2013 8:45:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 3/18/13 | David Codrea
    "Marcus Hook mayor under investigation over gun incident, a Saturday Philly.com report revealed. The mayor of tiny Marcus Hook, who just last year was a guest at the President's State of the Union address, is under investigation for allegedly shooting a gun in his house and giving alcohol to a 20-year-old whom he threatened to hold hostage, the report continues. On top of that, the report says Mayor James D. Schiliro ordered a borough police officer to pick up the 20-year-old, who was at a friend's home, in a police vehicle and bring him to Schiliro's home. What his authority...
  • After days of haggling, PM strikes coalition deal

    03/14/2013 6:43:54 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 12 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 3/13/2013 | LAHAV HARKOV
    Likud Beytenu, the Bayit Yehudi and Yesh Atid reached the final stages of coalition talks Wednesday night, with Bayit Yehudi chairman Naftali Bennett negotiating to break the impasse between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid. After days of arguing over the Education and Interior portfolios, the number of ministries in the government, the Knesset Finance Committee, and changing Hatnua's coalition deal, the parties reached an apparent compromise brokered by Bennett on Monday evening, meeting late at night to iron out the final details. Shai Piron of Yesh Atid will be Education Minister, while the Likud's Gideon...
  • Likud Responds to Bennett: 1st to Receive Offer to Join

    03/02/2013 3:41:43 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/3/13
    A Likud source responded Saturday night to a claim made by the Jewish Home party's Naftali Bennett, alleging that, "In the days immediately following the elections, Likud refused to speak with the Jewish Home," The source claimed otherwise. "The Jewish Home party was the first party to receive an offer to join the government led by Netanyahu,"...
  • Netanyahu Before the Election: Livni Won't Lead Peace Talks

    02/21/2013 4:16:16 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/2/13 | Elad Benari
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will allow Hatnua chairwoman Tzipi Livni to lead the peace negotiations with the Palestinian Authority, as part of the coalition agreement between the two, but just several months ago Netanyahu made statements that said exactly the opposite. During the election campaign, Netanyahu had reportedly made clear to several of his senior staff that no talks were taking place with Livni or other members of her party, and that the chances of her joining the next government with him as Prime Minister were nil. Livni managed the negotiations with the Palestinians poorly, Netanyahu was quoted in December...
  • Op-Ed: The Lapid Factor in the Coalition Equation

    01/26/2013 3:59:46 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/1/13 | David Rubin
    After Likud Beytenus Pyrrhic victory in the Israeli elections, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will most likely be confronted with the formidable task of piecing together a new coalition. Given the diverse group of potential partners, this will be no easy task. First and foremost in this cast of characters is Yesh Atid, led by popular TV personality Yair Lapid, who surprised everyone by becoming the second largest party in the incoming Knesset. It now seems clear that the key to the new coalition is in its hands. Defining his party as Center rather than Left, Lapid has been quite clear...
  • Bennett: Greater Israel is Not Our Main Issue

    01/14/2013 4:45:41 AM PST · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/1/13
    Chairman Naftali Bennett and members of Habayit Hayehudi (Jewish Home-New National Religious Party) want to be members of a government led by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, according to a Monday report by the Ha'aretz daily. The newspaper quoted Bennet as saying, "We'll be responsible partners." He made it clear, "We're not coming to explode the government two months after we join it. We're not coming to bring the government for any reason." Bennett said, "As long as there's o decision to give away land, we have no reason to leave the government. On the contrary, we are coming with a...
  • Lapid : If Livni Stays Out of Coalition, So will

    01/05/2013 2:31:12 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/1/13 | Gil Ronen
    Yesh Atid (Future) chairman Yair Lapid shot down on Saturday the idea of forming an anti-Likud bloc with Labor and Tzipi Livni's party, but then gave it his conditional consent. The idea was floated Friday night by Livni in a live Channel 2 television appearance, then seconded by MK Shelly Yechimovich, who heads Labor. .... Lapid wrote on his Facebook page that he would meet Yechimovich and Livni, but added, "I have no interest in joining a 'blocking bloc' because it is not my habit to boycott people and parties." "In the meeting, I will suggest to them that, in...
  • Poll: Likud Beyteinu-39, Labor-19

    12/06/2012 5:34:59 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    A Panels Politics Institute poll...predicts the following elections results were they to take place today, before the resignation of Amir Peretz: Likud Beyteinu-39, Labor-19, Jewish Home-12, Shas-10, Yesh Atid-8, The Movement-6, UTJ-5, Meretz-5.