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  • Senate Confirms McChrystal, Stavridis, Fraser Nominations

    06/11/2009 4:50:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 238+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 11, 2009 – The Senate confirmed Army Lt. Gen. Stanley McChrystal yesterday to receive his fourth star and serve as commander of U.S. Forces Afghanistan and the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force. The Senate also confirmed Navy Adm. James Stavridis as commander of U.S. European Command and supreme allied commander for Europe, NATO’s top military post. Air Force Lt. Gen. Douglas M. Fraser was confirmed for promotion to general and to take the post Stavridis will vacate as commander of U.S. Southern Command. All three nominations were confirmed unanimously. McChrystal will succeed Army Gen. David D. McKiernan as...
  • Sotomayor's Confirmation Hearings to Begin July 13

    06/09/2009 1:32:41 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 5 replies · 575+ views ^ | 6/9/2009 | AP News (via Townhall)
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy announced Tuesday that confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor will convene on July 13, considerably earlier than Republicans wanted. Leahy said the date presents a "fair and adequate" schedule that would give members of the committee several more weeks to prepare. President Barack Obama has urged the Senate to vote on confirming Sotomayor to the high court before it leaves for a congressional recess in August. Republicans have pressed for more time to consider the nomination.,p> But Leahy, D-Vt., said there was "no reason to unduly delay consideration of this well-qualified nominee....
  • Grading Sotomayor's Senior Thesis (Supported PR independence, refers to "North American Congress")

    06/05/2009 6:42:26 AM PDT · by Callahan · 12 replies · 534+ views
    National Journal ^ | 6/5/09 | Stuart Taylor
    ...We don't know what the exact grade was, as far as I've seen, but an award-winning history professor -- K.C. Johnson of Brooklyn College and CUNY Graduate Center -- who read it at my request concluded that "the thesis would probably receive an A/A minus or an A minus." (Johnson and I co-authored a 2007 book on the Duke lacrosse rape fraud.) Here is Johnson's detailed assessment: There are also a few jarring elements that contrast to the pedagogical approach. First, I'm curious as to when Sotomayor ceased being a Puerto Rican nationalist who favors independence -- as she says...
  • Who's Wiser, Who's Stupider? -- Confirmation Question for Sotomayor

    06/05/2009 6:03:08 AM PDT · by Paine in the Neck · 2 replies · 376+ views
    Special to Free Republic ^ | 6/5/09 | Paine in the Neck
    In 2001, Appeals Court Judge Sonia Sotomayor, now a nominee of President Barack Obama for the U.S. Supreme Court, delivered a lecture at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, -- the Judge Mario G. Olmos Memorial Lecture. Entitled "A Latina Judge's Voice", it included the now notorious statement I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived that life. Many have already reacted to this statement, condemning what they perceive as manifest racism, or explaining it as...
  • Leahy: No worries, Sotomayor told me she’d follow the law

    06/02/2009 3:18:34 PM PDT · by Syncro · 31 replies · 844+ views
    HOTAIR ^ | June 2, 2009 at 4:25 pm | Allahpundit
    Leahy: No worries, Sotomayor told me she’d follow the law posted at 4:25 pm on June 2, 2009 by Allahpundit Send to a Friend | Share on Facebook | printer-friendly Small comfort that she’s unwilling to admit outright she’ll be applying The One’s “empathy” standard in close cases. Even those who profess a belief in forms of racial superiority have a limit to what they’ll say publicly, I guess. As for whether The One was correct in insisting that she misspoke when she made her “wise Latina” comment or whether, as anyone who’s thought about it for five seconds would...
  • Political posturing? Here?

    05/30/2009 2:23:21 PM PDT · by gusopol3 · 11 replies · 787+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 30, 2009 | Byron York
    Some amused -- OK, irritated and amused -- Republicans on Capitol Hill are sending around a line from the President's radio address today. "What I hope is that we can avoid the political posturing and ideological brinksmanship that has bogged down this process, and Congress, in the past," Obama said. Political posturing and ideological brinksmanship? "Anyone know to whom this line was referring?" asks a GOP aide. "Maybe someone involved in the debate on the last Supreme Court nomination? Maybe this?" The "this" that followed was a quote from Sen. Barack Obama on the Samuel Alito nomination. "I will be...
  • On Sotomayor: Know When To Fold ‘Em

    05/30/2009 8:25:59 AM PDT · by jay1949 · 73 replies · 1,462+ views
    Annuit Coeptis ^ | May 30, 2009 | Jay Henderson
    Kenny Rogers’ classic Country hit, “The Gambler,” advises that “You got to know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em, know when to walk away and know when to run.” Good advice in both poker and politics. Anyone inclined to gamble a political future on opposing Sonia Sotomayor’s Supreme Court nomination should take heed: this round is one of those times when you’ve got to know when to fold ‘em. Barring the discovery of a major skeleton in her closet, Sotomayor has a lock on the Supreme Court seat.
  • 10 Questions For a Supreme Court Nominee

    05/27/2009 9:19:04 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 5 replies · 463+ views
    Human Events ^ | May 27, 2009
    1. Many legal experts say that the nominations process is a wholly political question and not a question that would ever come before the Supreme Court. Would you agree that a U.S. senator can vote for or against a nominee to the Supreme Court for any reason? 2. Nominees frequently come before the Senate Judiciary Committee and treat the committee questioning of a nominee as a test of how much the nominee knows about the Constitution and Supreme Court precedent. Would you agree that the nomination process should be more than the functional equivalent of a pass fail examination on...
  • Justice Souter Steps Down: First Supreme Court Pick Looms for President Obama

    04/30/2009 9:03:31 PM PDT · by LikeLight · 63 replies · 2,428+ views
    The Believer's Guide to Legal Issues ^ | 4/30/2009 | Stephen Bloom
    While popular speculation held that President Obama's first Supreme Court vacancies would arise in the seats of two of the most liberal Associate Justices (the nearly post-octogenarian John Paul Stevens and the frail Ruth Bader Ginsburg), it turns out that Associate Justice David Souter (pictured left), a slightly younger liberal member of the Court, is the one providing President Obama with his first nomination opportunity. With Senator Arlen Specter's recent defection to the Democratic Party (Did the wiley Specter possess a bit of insider info about this impending vacancy? He will certainly bask in the limelight of leading from the...
  • The Catechism of St. Thomas Aquinas: CONFIRMATION

    03/20/2009 6:59:55 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 6 replies · 273+ views
    Nazareth Resource Library ^ | 1274 | St. Thomas Aquinas
    The Catechism of St. Thomas Aquinas CONFIRMATION The second Sacrament is Confirmation. The matter of this Sacrament is chrism made from oil, which signifies the bright lustre of conscience, and from balsam, which signifies the odor of a good name; both of which are blessed by the bishop. The form of this Sacrament is: "I sign thee with the sign of the cross, and I confirm thee with the chrism of salvation, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen."[18] The minister of this Sacrament is solely the bishop.[19] It is...
  • Don't confirm Holder

    01/28/2009 4:18:21 PM PST · by daylilly · 19 replies · 543+ views ^ | 1/28/2009 | Stephen P. Halbrook
    If the issue weren’t so serious for our nation, the irony would be delicious. Eric Holder, President Obama’s choice for Attorney General is justly criticized for many things. But the fact that he recommended that President Clinton pardon and release from prison unrepentant FALN terrorists while at nearly the same time advocating that law-abiding gun owners be imprisoned if their registration papers are not in order reveals a hard core left wing agenda. Eric Holder’s agenda is to make exercise of Second Amendment rights a minefield where an innocent misstep will land you in the penitentiary. When I testified against...
  • Will Grassroots stop Geithner nomination?

    01/26/2009 9:00:17 AM PST · by Joe27 · 41 replies · 1,429+ views
    The Geithner Dilemma Last week, revelations came that Tim Geithner, President-elect Obama's appointee to become treasury secretary, had not paid Social Security or Medicare taxes for years and consequently owed $43,000 in back taxes. In the aftermath of the news, Geithner's Senate confirmation hearing was postponed, and he huddled with Senate leaders last week to explain his actions. After a delay of less than a week, the Senate Finance Committee began grilling Geithner today and, seeking to pre-but any questions about his tax snafu, the Treasury Secretary designate called the errors "avoidable" but "unintentional. That explanation seemed to satisfy the...
  • Roadblock Thrown In Way Of Clinton's Confirmation - Single Senator's Objection To Block..

    01/20/2009 1:56:17 PM PST · by gondramB · 28 replies · 2,072+ views
    CBS TV ^ | January 20, 2009
    A spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says Hillary Rodham Clinton will not be confirmed as secretary of state Tuesday because of a single senator's objection. Reid spokesman Jim Manley said Republican John Cornyn of Texas has indicated he will block a move to confirm Clinton by a unanimous floor vote later in the day.
  • Senators Miss Crucial Confirmation Hearing

    01/18/2009 7:13:08 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 28 replies · 1,338+ views
    Corruption Chronicles Only half of the members in the U.S. Senate committee that screens among the most important presidential cabinet nominees—Secretary of Homeland Security—bothered to show up for confirmation hearings this week and only two Republicans participated. Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee senators evidently had more important things to do than assure the right candidate will head the crucial agency that keeps the nation safe from foreign threats. Only nine of the panel’s 17 members found the time to ask Barack Obama’s Homeland Security Secretary pick—Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano—questions, making the so-called confirmation hearing somewhat laughable. This is embarrassing...
  • Specter draws blood from Holder

    01/16/2009 9:25:52 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 30 replies · 2,567+ views
    Politico ^ | January 15, 2009
    It took nearly eight-and-a-half hours, but Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) finally got under Eric Holder's skin. Specter was questioning Holder on why Holder objected to the appointment of an independent counsel to investigate alleged fundraising violations by former Vice President Al Gore during the 1990s. Holder overruled former FBI Director Louis Freeh, who is now supporting Holder's nomination, in opposing that move. Holder pointed out that career DOJ lawyers in the Public Integrity Section backed his position, which then Attorney General Janet Reno eventually adopted. Specter disagreed with that assessment, and he said that incident, along with Holder's involvement in...
  • Geithner Should Not be Secretary of the Treasury

    01/15/2009 6:25:15 AM PST · by the Real fifi · 25 replies · 795+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 1/14/09 | Feldman , Lifson
    The media rush to exonerate Timothy Geithner's failure to pay his self-employment tax as an "innocent mistake" (in Obama's words) ignores a crucial fact: even after he knew of his liability thanks to an IRS audit, he failed to pay taxes on years covered by the statute of limitations. Additionally, his failure to pay in the first place flies in the face of the fact that his employer, the IMF, notified him regularly of his obligation, and even paid him half of the tax liability, in lieu of the employer's share, money which he kept for himself.
  • Clinton Helped Husband's Donors With Government Issues

    01/13/2009 5:05:34 PM PST · by blueplum · 8 replies · 380+ views
    Fox News ^ | Jan 13th, '09 | AP staff
    Secretary of State nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton intervened at least six times in government issues directly affecting companies and others that later contributed to her husband's foundation, an Associated Press review of her official correspondence found. The overlap of names on former President Bill Clinton's foundation donor list and business interests whose issues she championed raise new questions about potential ethics conflicts between her official actions and her husband's fundraising.
  • HILLARY CONFIRMATION - Senator Lugar, here are your questions for're welcome

    01/12/2009 4:18:08 PM PST · by doug from upland · 31 replies · 843+ views
    paul v clinton dot com ^ | 1-11-09 | dfu
    QUESTIONS FOR SENATOR HILLARY CLINTON'S CONFIRMATION HEARING QUESTION 1 Senator Clinton, during the 2005 criminal trial of your campaign finance chairman, David Rosen, the FBI presented evidence that businessman Peter Paul personally donated $1.2 million to your campaign. Did he personally donate $1.2 million and, if so, why has it not ever been properly reported? QUESTION 2 Regarding the Hollywood Gala, Event 39 as it was called, you have filed four amended FEC reports. Mr. Paul is not named on any of those reports. Has Mr. Paul ever made you aware of his donations, and has he ever demanded to...
  • Senator Lugar aide in Senate Judiciary Committee is in possession of Hillary information

    01/08/2009 7:06:32 PM PST · by doug from upland · 22 replies · 1,414+ views
    aide to Lugar ^ | 1-8-08 | dfu
    Senator Richard Lugar is the ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the committee that begins hearings on Jan. 13 for the nomination of Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton as Secretary of State. I have had several phone conversations with one of Lugar's aides in the committee. He has had several emails providing information about Hillary that, miraculously, no one seemed to know. What, she filed four false FEC reports? What, her campaign finance chairman faced criminal trial in Los Angeles? What, an FBI agent presented evidence at trial that Peter Paul had personally donated $1.2 million to Hillary's campaign?...
  • IMMEDIATE FREEPER HELP NEEDED IN D.C. - deliver HILLARY! UNCENSORED to Sen. Foreign Relations Comm

    01/07/2009 8:39:31 PM PST · by doug from upland · 9 replies · 543+ views
    earlier story on FR ^ | 1-7-08 | dfu
    ON THIS THREAD it was announced that Hillary's confirmation is on Jan. 13. We have 10 copies of HILLARY! UNCENSORED that have to be physically handed to the aides of the GOP Senators who will be voting in committee. We will FEDEX tomorrow. Is there a FReeper who can take delivery and hand carry them to the staffs of the Senate Foreign Relations committee for their bosses. I have spoken to a few of them. At least one may be interested in challenging Hillary. Included with the film, we have talking points and questions that need to be asked....
  • The Sacrament of Farewell (Catholic Caucus)

    11/20/2008 3:54:15 PM PST · by NYer · 29 replies · 540+ views
    Cath News ^ | November 21, 2008
    Saying that Confirmation has practically become a "Sacrament of Farewell", Bunbury Bishop Gerard Holohan has called for a radical reconsideration of the age and practice relating to its conferral. Addressing a meeting with the school principals of the Bunbury Diocese, Bishop Holohan said that "in every practical sense, Confirmation had become a 'Sacrament of Farewell'", a diocesan media statement says. The Bishop contrasted the gap between the practice of today and the pastoral practice of the early Church. "Most Confirmation candidates today are the children of parents who have little if anything to do with the Christian community," the diocesan...
  • Confirmations conferred in traditional Latin liturgy

    06/19/2008 1:49:45 PM PDT · by NYer · 41 replies · 197+ views
    LI Catholic ^ | June 18, 2008 | Pete Sheehan
    Rockville Centre — They were not yet born — nor had their parents probably met — when the new liturgy was introduced in the 1960s, but a dozen teens and pre-teens last Sunday were happy to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in a Latin ceremony. Bishop William Murphy conferred the sacrament last Sunday at St. Agnes Cathedral here for a group of children and one adult whose families regularly attend an approved Tridentine (traditional Latin) Mass offered each Sunday at St. Matthew’s Church in Dix Hills. Bishop Murphy administered the sacrament of confirmation in the traditional Latin rite during a...
  • Trans-Texas Corridor draws 27,000 public comments

    06/04/2008 6:03:26 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies · 276+ views
    Land Line Magazine ^ | June 3, 2008 | David Tanner
    Many in the great state of Texas have a lot to say about a proposed network of toll roads and railway lines known as the Trans-Texas Corridor. The Texas Department of Transportation received more than 27,000 public comments during a three-month comment period on a proposed corridor project called the TTC-69, said TxDOT spokesman Mark Cross. Transportation officials had 47 public hearings in February and March and accepted written comments through April 18 on the environmental and social impact of the corridor. Comments ranged from flat-out opposition to the corridor to suggestions about how to lessen its impact, Cross told...
  • Diplomacy key for transportation chair

    05/19/2008 7:42:53 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies · 199+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | May 18, 2008 | Peggy Fikac
    AUSTIN — Deirdre Delisi once aspired to be a diplomat, and Gov. Rick Perry may have finally granted her wish. As head of the Texas Transportation Commission, Perry's former chief of staff will test her diplomatic skills in an emotion-filled arena in which a state senator has already called her a "political hack." In an early sign of her peacemaking potential, the 35-year-old Delisi scheduled one of her first meetings as chair with that senator, Transportation and Homeland Security Committee Chairman John Carona, R-Dallas. "I was left with the impression that she genuinely wants a new and fresh start for...
  • Hegar: To gain my support, Delisi must prove me wrong

    05/06/2008 5:35:36 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies · 342+ views
    The Austin American-Statesman ^ | May 6, 2008 | Glenn Hegar
    On Wednesday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced he had appointed Deirdre Delisi, his former chief of staff, chairwoman of the Texas Transportation Commission, which oversees the Texas Department of Transportation. As of today, I will not vote to confirm her appointment in the next legislative session. Ask almost any Texan, especially those who have the need to travel frequently on Interstate 35, about our Texas transportation system and they will tell you that many of our roads have extreme congestion, while other construction projects have experienced significant cost overruns. Last year, TxDOT notified the public that it had experienced a...
  • The Base is Wrong About the Gang of 14

    01/30/2008 7:19:07 AM PST · by ECM · 107 replies · 675+ views
    American Thinker ^ | January 30, 2008 | Richard Baehr
    When conservatives lay out their long list of apostasies committed by John McCain, one of them is always his role in the Gang of 14, the 7 Democrats and 7 Republicans in the Senate who agreed to a judicial compromise in 2005. The deal that was struck eliminated the use of the "nuclear option" by the then-GOP-controlled Senate, and also limited the Democratic minority's ability to use the filibuster to block certain judicial nominees (at the time the deal was stuck, there were no pending Supreme Court nominations, only Appellate Court nominations were being held up). To put it plainly,...
  • Freep a Poll! (Should Mukasey Be confirmed as AG?)

    11/02/2007 4:46:36 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 11 replies · 77+ views ^ | 11-2-07 | SFGate
  • Judge Southwick’s saga ends with win for GOP

    10/24/2007 5:04:37 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 9 replies · 143+ views
    The Hill ^ | 10/24/07 | Manu Raju
    In a sharp rebuke to the Democratic base, the Senate on Wednesday confirmed Leslie Southwick to a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit after 12 Democrats, together with one Independent, shrugged off the strong opposition of their party’s leaders and joined a united Republican Conference. The vote buoyed a Senate GOP conference that has been dogged by scandals and put on the defensive over Iraq, and it marked the first of two GOP victories on the day. Shortly after Southwick was confirmed, Republicans blocked Democratic-led efforts to help children of undocumented immigrants attend college, likely...
  • The Irony of Populism: The Republican Shift and the Inevitability of American Aristocracy

    10/23/2007 10:12:36 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies · 135+ views
    Social Science Research Network ^ | 2006 | Zvi. S. Rosen
    Abstract: "The Irony of Populism: The Republican Shift and the Inevitability of American Aristocracy" analyzes the shift in the role of the Supreme Court following the movement towards a democratic Senate which culminated in the Seventeenth Amendment. The Supreme Court's shift is presented as the inevitable result of the system of mixed government that underlies the constitutional order, which orders American Government into democratic, aristocratic, and monarchical parts. While in the original conception of the constitution the Senate was the aristocratic part, the Senate would become part of the democratic part with the Seventeenth Amendment and prior procedural changes. Into...
  • Senators: Perry evading law with expired appointments

    08/30/2007 6:16:52 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies · 415+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | August 30, 2007 | Polly Ross Hughes
    AUSTIN — Gov. Rick Perry's campaign Web site touts public education as a long-standing "top priority" of his, but the school year began this week with teachers and administrators still wondering who will be the next commissioner of education. That question mark is one among many with nearly 400 expired gubernatorial appointments this year alone to state boards, commissions and universities. Senators — worried that Perry is dodging their constitutional role of confirming most gubernatorial appointments — are crying foul. By Friday, 388 of Perry's appointments will have already expired so far this year, but only one in eight have...
  • Schumer to fight new Bush high court picks (vows no confirmation of any Bush judges)

    07/28/2007 10:07:07 AM PDT · by DesScorp · 23 replies · 800+ views
    The Politico ^ | July 27, 2007 | Carrie Budoff
    New York Sen. Charles E. Schumer, a powerful member of the Democratic leadership, said Friday the Senate should not confirm another U.S. Supreme Court nominee under President Bush “except in extraordinary circumstances.” “We should reverse the presumption of confirmation,” Schumer told the American Constitution Society convention in Washington. “The Supreme Court is dangerously out of balance. We cannot afford to see Justice Stevens replaced by another Roberts, or Justice Ginsburg by another Alito.”
  • Catholic Religious Education Textbooks (Vanity)

    07/23/2007 12:26:09 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies · 272+ views
    July 23, 2007 | NYer
    This year, I will be working with 4 young adults and preparing 2 of them for the Sacrament of Confirmation. The last time I did this, that parish was using the Benziger Press books, which were way too new age. With all of your experience, I would be most appreciative to hear which texts you have used, how your students related, and you frank and honest opinions on what works best.
  • Vanity - Confirmation Question [Catholic Caucus]

    06/20/2007 3:48:13 PM PDT · by sitetest · 16 replies · 247+ views
    Me | June 20, 2007 | sitetest
    We have some friends whose son will be confirmed next month. He's a great kid. He'd like us to attend the confirmation, but it's invitation-only, and tickets are limited. His mom is trying to get extra tickets for us. We'd love to go. I've been asked a question by the mom about something the young man wishes to do. He'd like to ask the bishop, his parish priest, and his sponsor to autograph the Bible that he received as part of his confirmation preparation classes. His mother is concerned about the propriety of this, especially that the bishop might object....
  • Foot-and-mouth outbreak confirmed in N. Korea: official

    03/07/2007 11:21:23 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies · 606+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 03/08/07
    Foot-and-mouth outbreak confirmed in N. Korea: official SEOUL, March, 8 (Yonhap) -- The global animal health body has confirmed a foot-and-mouth outbreak in North Korea and South Korea has boosted quarantine steps at the border, a Seoul official said Thursday. "The outbreak was first reported at a farm near Pyongyang on Feb. 7, affecting more than 2,000 cows and pigs," said Kim Chang-seob, the chief veterinary officer at the Agriculture Ministry. "The World Organization for Animal Health confirmed the outbreak as of Wednesday." It is the first time that the health body confirmed a foot-and-mouth case in the communist country,...
  • (vanity) Need a link to transcript of Gen. Petraeus's confirmation hearing

    01/29/2007 12:49:46 PM PST · by bw17 · 12 replies · 540+ views
    Does anybody have a link to the entire transcript of Gen. Petraeus's confirmation hearing? I'm tired of reading only the snippets that the news media wants us to hear.
  • South Korea confirms bird flu outbreak

    11/25/2006 5:50:55 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies · 817+ views
    AFP ^ | 11/25/06
    South Korea confirms bird flu outbreak 2 hours, 46 minutes ago South Korea has confirmed its first bird flu outbreak in three years after a strain of the avian virus was found in tests on dead birds. "Tests conducted by the National Veterinary Research and Quarantine Service confirmed a bird flu outbreak caused by the H5N1 virus," Lee Yang-Ho, the spokesman for the agriculture ministry, told journalists. "Despite the confirmation that the virus is the H5N1 strain, experts are trying to determine if this is a highly contagious type or a milder variety," Lee said. The blood tests on affected...
  • Second time's a charm?

    09/09/2006 5:12:39 AM PDT · by YaYa123 · 9 replies · 633+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 09-18-06 | Fred Barnes
    George Voinovich's change of heart gives U.N. Ambassador John Bolton another shot at confirmation. This was an important moment, maybe not historic but surely unusual. Voinovich had been the catalyst for the defeat of Bolton's nomination to the U.N. post in 2005. Without his unflinching opposition, Bolton most likely would have been confirmed.
  • Bolton Confirmation Replay (C-Span)

    07/27/2006 9:13:44 PM PDT · by torchthemummy · 8 replies · 610+ views
    C-Span ^ | 7/28/06 | US Senate-John Bolton
    I was reading the original thread and many were wondering when a replay would play. It is on now!
  • Democrats pledge to fight Bolton nod

    07/23/2006 11:43:01 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 52 replies · 1,927+ views
    Washingtom Times ^ | 24 July 2006 | Eric Pfeiffer
    Senate Democrats have promised a "bruising fight" over the administration's nomination of John R. Bolton as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Mr. Bolton's nomination was sent out of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee last year without a positive recommendation after Sen. George V. Voinovich, Ohio Republican, voted against him. Democrats then twice filibustered a vote on his confirmation once the nomination was sent to the Senate floor, forcing President Bush to make a recess appointment to fill the vacancy. Mr. Bolton's temporary appointment is set to expire this fall, when Congress adjourns. However, the Senate has scheduled a debate...
  • A Confirmation Rout — I Mean Retreat!

    05/25/2006 9:47:23 AM PDT · by NYer · 30 replies · 575+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | May 24, 2006 | Janice Smith
    A couple of weeks ago, I attended a five-hour retreat with Josh, “my young man,” whom I am sponsoring for Confirmation. It was quite a surprise, and an honor, to be asked to be his sponsor as I had spoken to Josh and his father only in brief encounters after Mass or by happenstance meetings in a grocery store parking lot. Josh wants to be a highway patrol officer and so he picked their patron saint, Michael, as his Confirmation name. St. Michael is a favorite with me, too, on account of his military aspect and my increasing (especially in...
  • Nominee is held up by Graham (Graham / McCain to oppose conservative Jim Haynes)

    05/24/2006 5:43:12 AM PDT · by FreedomNeocon · 21 replies · 764+ views
    The Hill ^ | 5-24-06 | The Hill
    Nominee is held up by Graham Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who sits on the Judiciary Committee and is close to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), is blocking a nominee to the federal bench whom Graham’s friend opposes, Senate sources say. Conservatives and the American Bar Association consider the nominee, William “Jim” Haynes, one of President Bush’s more qualified. But his nomination has languished in committee since the president tapped him for the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in September 2003. Graham’s blocking of Haynes means the senators need not argue against the administration’s treatment of enemy fighters, which might prove...
  • C-SPAN2 Replaying Hayden Confirmation Hearing Now (I searched but couldn't find)

    05/18/2006 8:03:58 PM PDT · by easonc52 · 9 replies · 299+ views
    C-SPAN2 | 5/18/06 | easonc52
    C-SPAN2, at least here in Salt Lake City, UT, is replaying the General Hayden confirmation to head the CIA now. Being deskbound during the day, I wasn't able to follow the actual interrogations, and was wondering if anyone else was watching tonight.
  • Republican sees problems with likely Bush CIA pick (Rep. Pete Hoekstra, MI)

    05/07/2006 9:19:39 AM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 21 replies · 1,214+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 7, 2006 | None attributed
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The general considered the Bush administration's likely choice to become CIA director would be the "wrong person at the wrong place at the wrong time," the Republican head of the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee said on Sunday. Gen. Michael Hayden, former director of the National Security Agency, has been widely cited in the media as the President George W. Bush's expected pick to lead the CIA following the ouster of CIA director Porter Goss. "We should not have a military person leading a civilian agency at this time," Rep. Pete Hoekstra of Michigan, told "Fox...
  • White House Set to Fight for Hayden (Specter(R-Scotland)may try to hold up confirmation)

    05/06/2006 10:11:58 PM PDT · by hipaatwo · 79 replies · 1,595+ views
    The nomination of Gen. Michael V. Hayden to take over the CIA would trigger a fresh battle over the secret warrantless surveillance program he oversaw on behalf of President Bush, a debate that could help shape the contours of the fall midterm congressional elections, officials in both parties said yesterday. Barring a change of heart, aides expect Bush to name Hayden tomorrow as his choice to succeed CIA director Porter J. Goss, who resigned under pressure Friday. Hayden, a former director of the National Security Agency and now deputy director of national intelligence, has become the most forceful defender of...
  • Lesson 16: Baptism, Confirmation, and Anointing of the Sick

    04/30/2006 11:21:29 AM PDT · by MILESJESU · 5 replies · 286+ views
    Fundamentals of Catholicism by Father Robert Altier Lesson 16: Baptism, Confirmation, and Anointing of the Sick The first sacrament we will consider is baptism because it is by baptism that a person becomes a member of the Church and participates in the divine life of Jesus Christ. Baptism is the sacrament of spiritual regeneration conferred by the application of water while consecrating the person to the Holy Trinity. Baptism, then, confers with it a spiritual regeneration, divine adoption, the beginning of eternal life, and conformity to Jesus Christ in His death and resurrection. By baptism we become children of God...
  • Easter Vigil tonight

    04/15/2006 12:04:05 PM PDT · by Brytani · 78 replies · 1,235+ views
    Self | 04/15/2006 | Brytani
    Tonight being Easter Vigil is a special night for those in the RCIA program. Tonight, they will receive full acceptance into the Church including Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation.
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, At the Easter Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter

    04/15/2006 8:56:18 AM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies · 412+ views American Bible ^ | 04-15-06 | New American Bible
    April 15, 2006 Easter SundayThe Resurrection of the Lord At the Easter Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter Psalm: Saturday 17 Reading 1Gn 1:1—2:2 or 1:1, 26-31a In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless wasteland, and darkness covered the abyss, while a mighty wind swept over the waters. Then God said,“Let there be light,” and there was light.God saw how good the light was.God then separated the light from the darkness.God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.”Thus evening came, and morning followed—the first day. Then God...
  • Partisanship Displayed in Alito's Nomination Harmful?

    02/02/2006 1:12:50 PM PST · by dson7_ck1249 · 32 replies · 862+ views ^ | 2/2/2006 | Horace Cooper
    The 58-42 vote for Judge Samuel Alito to be the 110th Supreme Court Justice could very well culminate in a detrimental change in the role and operation of the Supreme Court. Progressives think that this is because Justice Alito will replace the so-called swing vote of moderate Justice Sandra Day 0’Connor. No, the risk is that the bitter partisanship associated with his confirmation could undermine the Court’s independence and authority.
  • "It's a New Day" CARTOON featuring newly confirmed Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito!!

    02/01/2006 12:44:42 AM PST · by IPWGOP · 19 replies · 1,350+ views ^ | 2/1/2006 | IPWGOP
    It's a new day...! click here to see it reeeeeally large!This cartoon/graphic is free for any noncommercial use: emails, blogs, forums, newsletters, flyers, whatever! 
  • No Filibuster, No Re-Election for Blue State Senators

    01/30/2006 5:14:01 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 243 replies · 6,750+ views ^ | 1/30/06 | Rob Kall
    I'll keep this short and bitter. Every god damned blue state senator who failed to sign on to the Alito filibuster MUST be fought in the primaries and replaced. The Democratic party has failed the rank and file members. It is time to take back the Democratic party from the right wing, loser hacks who have been fumblingly, failingly controlling it and the candidates put forward. I can't believe how many people tell me that they believe the DLC and right wing democrats are really Republican operators. IN the people's poll I just ran in Pennsylvania, about 29% of...