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  • Continental Congress Thanksgiving Proclamation 1778

    11/25/2015 10:20:56 AM PST · by DaveyB · 3 replies
    Pilgim Hall ^ | 1778 | Continental Congress
    1778 By the United States in Congress assembled. A PROCLAMATION. It having pleased Almighty God, through the course of the present year, to bestow great and manifold mercies on the people of these United States; and it being the indispensable duty of all men gratefully to acknowledge their obligations to Him for benefits received: Resolved, That it be, and hereby is recommended to the legislative or executive authority of each of the said states, to appoint Wednesday, the 30th day of December next, to be observed as a day of public thanksgiving and praise, that all the people may, with...
  • FIGHTER PILOTS BLAST OBAMA: 75% of their ISIS Targets Get Blocked

    11/23/2015 7:33:24 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 40 replies
    (Conservative Post ) U.S. military pilots who have returned from the fight against the Islamic state in Iraq are confirming that they were blocked from dropping 75 percent of their ordnance on terror targets because they could not get clearance to launch a strike, according to a leading member of Congress. Strikes against the Islamic state (also known as ISIS or ISIL) targets are often blocked due to an Obama administration policy to prevent civilian deaths and collateral damage, according to Rep. Ed Royce (R., Calif.), chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. The policy is being blamed for allowing...
  • Reviving a Constitutional Congress

    11/22/2015 3:20:10 PM PST · by MosesKnows · 7 replies
    Hillsdale College ^ | MosesKnows
    The link is to an article adapted from a speech delivered on September 15, 2015, at Hillsdale College's Sixth Annual Constitution Day Celebration in Washington, D.C. Reviving a Constitutional Congress
  • Thanksgiving Proclamation, November 1777 (how the mighty have fallen)

    11/22/2015 4:54:49 AM PST · by fone · 12 replies
    Church flyer | November 1, 1777 | Continental Congress
    The First National Thanksgiving Proclamation November 1, 1777 FOREASMUCH AS it is the indispensable duty of all men to adore the superintending Providence of Almighty God; to acknowledge with gratitude their obligation to Him for benefits received, and to implore such farther blessings as they stand in need of; and it having pleased Him in His abundant mercy not only to continue to us in the innumerable bounties of His common Providence IT IS THEREFORE recommended to the legislative or executive powers of these United States, to set apart Thrusday, the eighteenth day of December next, for solemn thanksgiving and...
  • 50 US Spies: The Obama Admin Manipulates Our Reports, Threatens Us If We Speak Out

    11/21/2015 10:41:15 AM PST · by blueyon · 57 replies
    TruthandAction ^ | 11/21/15 | ???
    More than 50 spies working for the military have come out with shocking allegations: according to them, the Obama administration has taken their painfully honest assessments of the war against ISIS and effectively reinterpreted them to paint a rosy picture of things that reflects well on the president’s efforts against the terrorist group. The spies specifically went out of their way to clarify that it wasn’t just a matter of rogue agents telling falsehoods to advance their own careers. Rather, as one of the operatives involved said, “The cancer was within the senior level of command,” revealing how high this...
  • What is the Purpose of Government? [And its Primary Duty?]

    11/19/2015 1:37:19 AM PST · by GonzoII · 17 replies ^ | Aug 05, 2011 | Dr. Jeff Mirus
    In my latest In Depth Analysis (The Question of Government Size and Scope), I discussed four issues that should be kept very much in mind before we reflexively turn to government, especially the highest level of government, to solve our problems. But one thing I deliberately avoided in that essay was a consideration of the purpose of government in the first place. I’d like to address that briefly here. .... But in the midst of all these attitudes, predispositions, and mood swings, we really ought to stop to ask ourselves: What, in the abstract, is the actual purpose of government?...
  • White House threatens to veto bill to halt Syrian refugees

    11/18/2015 4:08:00 PM PST · by amorphous · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | 18 Nov 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    The White House on Wednesday threatened to veto a House bill that would require additional security checks on Syrian refugees before they could be resettled in the United States. "This legislation would introduce unnecessary and impractical requirements that would unacceptably hamper our efforts to assist some of the most vulnerable people in the world, many of whom are victims of terrorism," the Office of Management and Budget said in a statement. President Obama has engaged in a war of words with Republicans over allowing Syrian refugees entry into the country. Republicans in the House and Senate have argued that in...
  • Senate votes to kill Obama climate rules(WHAT?!)

    11/18/2015 7:49:04 AM PST · by rktman · 25 replies ^ | 11/18/2015 | Rick Moran
    The battle to save the coal industry by blocking the EPA's new rules on carbon emissions switched to the Senate yesterday and resulted in a victory. The vote - 52-46 - was largely symbolic because the president has indicated he will veto the legislation and supporters do not have anywhere near the 66 votes necessary to override Obama's action. But the fight against these rules is also happening in federal court where there is a better chance to defeat the plans of the president.
  • Ryan plotting 'meaningless show vote' on refugees

    11/17/2015 5:05:21 PM PST · by amorphous · 40 replies
    WND ^ | 17 Nov 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    House Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday he will convene a special task force to examine how to respond to President Obama's plan to resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees in the United States, but some conservatives on Capitol Hill are warning Ryan's plan is nothing but a smokescreen designed to give lip-service while refusing to defund the program. Ryan likely has no intention of cutting off the flow of Muslim refugees into the U.S., nor does he plan to ensure Syria's persecuted Christian minority gets rescued from the clutches of ISIS, sources told WND. The issue of ISIS terrorists infiltrating the West...
  • Iowa Rep. Steve King endorses Ted Cruz:

    11/16/2015 5:43:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Hot ^ | November 16, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    This makes two major endorsements for Cruz in Iowa, the first being talk-radio host Steve Deace back in August. Probably the biggest among Iowa social cons is Bob Vander Plaats, head of the Family Leader, which is hosting its presidential forum this Friday. Vander Plaats endorsed Huckabee in 2008 and Huckabee won the caucuses; he endorsed Santorum in 2012 and Santorum won that year. (King, by contrast, endorsed Fred Thompson in 2008 and made no endorsement in 2012.) Vander Plaats, discussing the Christian conservative vote, also told NRO last month, “Our destruction in the past has been division we divide...
  • Clinton email companies rebuff Senate investigators

    11/14/2015 12:51:24 PM PST · by Theoria · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | Nov 13 2015 | Rachel Bade
    While several of the firms are cooperating with an FBI investigation, they're stiff-arming the latest requests from the congressional GOP. Several companies that worked on Hillary Clinton’s private server are refusing interview and document requests from congressional investigators, even as they are cooperating with the FBI. Platte River Networks, the Denver-based tech company that housed Clinton's server after she left the State Department in 2013, has declined requests by the Senate Homeland Committee to interview five employees about the security of the system, according to correspondence reviewed by POLITICO. And Platte is blocking another tech company, Connecticut-based Datto Inc., from...

    11/14/2015 10:23:21 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/14/2015 | Neil Munro
    As jihadis murdered more than 100 innocents in Paris, Matt Drudge used his twitter account to focus attention on President Barack Obama’s policy of encouraging Islamic migration into the United States. Since 2009, Obama has admitted more than 250,000 Muslims each year, via family reunification sought by new Muslim citizens and government invites to Muslims fleeing wars in the chaotic Islamic heartland of the Middle East. In 2013, for example, Obama’s government admitted 280,276 people from Muslim-majority countries where the notion of jihad against non-Muslims is a conventional belief. But many migrants have brought their belief in jihad into the...
  • Let States Build Their Own Highways

    11/13/2015 8:09:51 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    Reason ^ | October 6, 2015 | Veronique de Rugy
    When Congress left town for the August recess, it did so without coming to an agreement on a long-term transportation bill. Instead, the president signed a three-month extension that set the stage for another showdown this fall. More than 30 such temporary extensions have passed since the last multi-year transportation bill expired in 2011. The inability of Congress to come together to pass a transportation package has frustrated the myriad special interests whose lobbyists want assurances that the dollars will keep flowing for years, and not just months, to come. And the media, which seldom miss an opportunity to push...
  • Obamacare Grant Scandal: Congress Awakes!

    11/11/2015 4:00:33 AM PST · by rootin tootin · 14 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 11/11/2015 | David Catron
    Last April, the HHS Office of Inspector General issued an alert concerning the misuse of Obamacare start-up grants by certain states. Congress yawned. Later, the Obama administration illegally rewrote the law’s limitations on how these funds could be spent. Our elected representatives remained inert. In August, a few Senators bestirred themselves enough to write to the Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) concerning how he planned to recoup grants from failed exchanges. The House still snored. Even after state skullduggery involving the grants was reported in this space on September 14, and subsequently by other...
  • Scientists Have Found Fossilized Brains

    11/08/2015 8:03:35 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 31 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | Sunday, November 8, 2015 | Kiona Smith-Strickland
    Conventional wisdom says that brains don't fossilize, but these seven fossilized brains beg to differ. An arthropod called Fuxianhuia protensa, which lived on the ocean floor about 520 million years ago, would have looked much like today's shrimp, say paleontologists. Thanks to fossilized remains, we now know that its brain was also similar to those of today's crustaceans. A team led by paleontologist Xiaoya Ma examined seven specimens of the now -- extinct creature with a scanning electron microscope, and they found traces of a brain -- in the form of a flattened carbon film -- in each one... Of...
  • Battle over Guantánamo set to erupt: Obama threatens closure of Gitmo via Executive Action

    11/08/2015 10:17:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/08/2015 | By Jordain Carney
    President Obama is on a collision course with congressional Republicans over the Guantánamo Bay detention facility, with increasing chatter in Washington that he might seek to close the prison through executive action. The administration is expected to hand over a plan to Congress for shuttering the Cuban prison, in an attempt to fulfill a long-standing campaign pledge before Obama leaves office. But even as Obama seeks cooperation from Congress, White House press secretary Josh Earnest has refused to rule out unilateral action to close the prison camp. Earnest on Friday said Obama "certainly wouldn't take off the table the ability...
  • The House Just Passed Another Bailout, This Time for Highways and Transit

    11/06/2015 8:44:03 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 5, 2015 | Michael Sargent
    Today, the House overwhelmingly passed the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act (STRR) to much fanfare.The six-year, $325-billion bill reauthorizes highway and transit funding from the federal Highway Trust Fund that was set to expire on November 20. The bill is being heralded as no less than a historic “long-term” measure, emerging after “ten years of short-term band-aids and extensions.”But make no mistake: Despite the bill’s name and the exhortations of its admirers, STRR is another status quo bailout, plain and simple.It follows in a long line of short-term bailouts that do nothing to fix the chronic overspending and misallocation...
  • Taxpayers Paid for Intact Human Fetal Brains From StemExpress

    11/05/2015 3:15:04 PM PST · by blueyon · 6 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 11/05/15 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Documents shed light on tissue procurement process for medical research... Taxpayers have paid for intact human fetal brains intended for use in medical research, at a cost of as much as $1,080 per brain, according to documents obtained through a public records request. Researchers at the University of Connecticut studying brain development for the National Institutes of Health have used federal funding for over a decade to obtain up to two fetal brains per month.
  • Charlie Daniels Just Issued A BRUTAL Open Letter To Congress… ‘You’ve Betrayed Your Country’

    11/04/2015 2:11:47 PM PST · by Marie · 136 replies
    AFF ^ | August 25, 2015 | Charlie Daniels
    I am a proud American who believes that America has held – and still holds – a very sensitive and special place in the affairs of mankind on Planet Earth. I believe that America has been divinely blessed and protected in our two centuries plus of existence. I believe that America has been a counter balance that has cancelled out a lot of tyranny, evil and conquest and, admittedly, we have made a lot of mistakes, but on balance we have exerted a certain Pax Americana in the international affairs of mankind. It took a lot of old fashioned guts...
  • Shutdown coming? Paul Ryan won’t rule out rider to defund Planned Parenthood in next funding bill

    11/04/2015 7:47:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/04/2015 | AllahPundit
    The government runs out of money on December 11th and the most pro-abortion president in history has vowed not to sign any bills that make funding the government contingent upon defunding Planned Parenthood. Surely this is the moment for a Republican Speaker to crap away any leverage he might have by vowing to prevent a shutdown at all costs, right?Not this time. “This is the legislative branch and the power of the purse rests within the legislative branch and we fully expect that we’re going to exercise that power,” Ryan told reporters Tuesday morning.That statement marks a break with...
  • Debt ceiling lifted, and the same day, debt jumps $339B

    11/03/2015 5:01:07 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 23 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 11/3/2015 | PETE KASPEROWICZ
    The U.S. national debt jumped $339 billion on Monday, the same day President Obama signed into law legislation suspending the debt ceiling. That legislation allowed the government to borrow as much as it wants above the $18.1 trillion debt ceiling that had been in place. The website that reports the exact tally of the debt said the U.S. government owed $18.153 trillion last Friday, and said that number surged to $18.492 on Monday. The increase reflects an increasingly common pattern that can be seen in the total U.S. debt level when the debt ceiling is reached.
  • The 3 A.M. Budget Travesty Is Shameful Cave-In By GOP Leaders

    11/02/2015 6:58:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    IBD ^ | 11/02/2015
    Whenever the government does something in the dead of night, you can bet it's awful and they don't want you to see it. That's the case of the just-passed budget. The fiscal 2016 budget deal that emerged at 3:15 a.m. Friday was little more than a blank check for President Obama's final two years. Now he'll sail into retirement knowing he can spend what he wants with little opposition from a GOP Congress. The bill passed 64-35, with only 18 Republicans in favor. But that was more than enough. Which raises a question: Why have a Republican majority if its...
  • $20 trillion man: National debt nearly doubles during Obama presidency

    11/01/2015 7:10:12 PM PST · by amorphous · 57 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 1 Nov 2015 | Dave Boyer
    When President Obama signs into law the new two-year budget deal Monday, his action will bring into sharper focus a part of his legacy that he doesn’t like to talk about: He is the $20 trillion man. Mr. Obama’s spending agreement with Congress will suspend the nation’s debt limit and allow the Treasury to borrow another $1.5 trillion or so by the end of his presidency in 2017. Added to the current total national debt of more than $18.15 trillion, the red ink will likely be crowding the $20 trillion mark right around the time Mr. Obama leaves the White...
  • Major Islamic Organization Bribes Members Of U.S. Congress

    11/01/2015 6:10:07 PM PST · by amorphous · 33 replies
    Shoebat.Com ^ | 1 Nov 2015 | Walid Shoebat
    Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Fethullah Gülen are two Islamist who are globally known to be key figures with a grand dream to revive the Ottoman Empire. They were in need to gain support from U.S. congress, especially lawmakers. So Gülen founded hundreds of charter schools across the United States and around the world and expanded his own media moguls with a powerful network of business leaders and organizations. He then started a confusing net of subsidiary groups by secretly funding more than 200 trips to Turkey for members of the United States Congress which went as far back as 2008....
  • Denise Simon Experience Radio - Guests William Palumbo & Andrea Shea King

    10/30/2015 7:17:49 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 3 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | October 30, 2015 | Denise Simon
    Hosted by DENISE SIMON, the Senior Research / Intelligence Analyst for Foreign and Domestic Policy for numerous flag officers and intelligence organizations. GUESTS: WILLIAM PALUMBO & ANDREA SHEA KING Hour One: Denise interviews William Palumbo of the Coalition of Concerned Citizens on the topic of the House of Bribes, the investigative study and report of the back channel people who played the major power roles of the Iranian nuclear deal. The report is found for deeper reading at And in hour 2, Andrea Shea King of the spent some time with Denise where we attempted to call some...
  • American Despotism

    10/29/2015 11:42:32 AM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 6 replies
    Western Free Press ^ | 10/28/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    In his book entitled An Inquiry into the Principles of the Good Society, the once avid progressive Walter Lippmann wrote, “Although the partisans who are now fighting for the mastery of the modern world wear shirts of different colors, their weapons are drawn from the same armory, their doctrines are variations of the same theme, and they go forth to battle singing the same tune with slightly different words. Their weapons are the coercive direction of the life and labor of mankind. Their doctrine is that disorder and misery can be overcome only by more and more compulsory organization. Their...
  • Paul Ryan Is Elected House Speaker, Hoping to Manage Chaos

    10/29/2015 7:52:15 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 47 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 29, 2015 | JENNIFER STEINHAUER
    Representative Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin was elected the 62nd speaker of the House on Thursday, taking the gavel that he never sought to wield from John A. Boehner, who relinquished it under fire. But the personal jubilance and high expectations felt by Mr. Boehner, who was elected in a sweeping Republican takeover of the House in 2011, have been replaced with a grim recognition that Mr. Ryan's ascent stems not from electoral victory but rather the chaos in the ranks of his party's sizable majority. Mr. Ryan received 236 votes, a comfortable margin that included several of the hardline...
  • House Freedom Caucus will oppose the budget deal

    10/28/2015 10:07:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/28/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    We found out earlier this morning that Paul Ryan has changed his mind and will reluctantly support the upcoming budget deal even though “the process stinks.” Rand Paul wants nothing to do with it and wants to filibuster it in the Senate. But will it even get that far? We found out from the House Freedom Caucus earlier today that they will be opposing the scheme for a variety of reasons. Washington, DC – The House Freedom Caucus issued the following statement related to the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, H.R. 1314:“The latest budget deal continues the sad pattern...
  • Here we go: Defense secretary says U.S. troops will engage ISIS in direct action on the ground

    10/27/2015 2:21:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/27/2015 | AllahPundit
    They already have engaged them, of course, per the otherwise successful raid to liberate an ISIS prison in Iraq last week that ended with one American soldier being killed. That sounds suspiciously like combat, and if there’s one thing Barack Obama stands for, it’s that the era of combat in Iraq is over.How can combat not be combat? Easy. Just call it something else. It wouldn’t be the first Orwellian euphemism this White House has used to reassure progressives that they may be at war but they’re not at war-war. Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook had been blunter on...
  • Paul Ryan Pledges: No Immigration Reform under Obama

    10/27/2015 7:33:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/27/2015 | Elaina Plott
    Paul Ryan has signed off on a letter promising restless members of the House Freedom Caucus (HFC) that he wont bring immigration-reform legislation to the House floor while President Obama remains in office. The letter, obtained exclusively by National Review, formalizes pledges that Ryan made last week in a closed-door meeting with select members of the HFC who were skeptical of his promise to maintain an open and inclusive relationship with the caucus. Specifically, it extracts Ryans word that he will not bring up comprehensive immigration reform so long as Barack Obama is president and, as speaker, Ryan will not...
  • Paul Ryan Promises Freedom Caucus Hell Reduce Crackdown on Dissenters

    10/26/2015 11:17:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/26/2015 | Joel Gehrke
    Fresh off a week of intrigue that saw him emerge all-but-assured of succeeding Speaker John Boehner, Paul Ryan met with the House Tea Party Caucus on Friday morning. His message, according to the caucuss chairman, Kansas Republican Tim Huelskamp? The culture of intimidation is over. Ryans comments to the Tea Party caucus built on remarks he made during a private meeting with the House Freedom Caucus on Wednesday. In the aftermath of that meeting, discussion of changes to a motion that lets rank-and file members attempt to depose the speaker a key, unresolved sticking point between Ryan and the...
  • US House votes to defund Planned Parenthood, but not without controversy

    10/25/2015 2:39:43 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 15 replies
    CNA ^ | Washington D.C., Oct 23, 2015 | Matt Hadro
    Washington D.C., Oct 23, 2015 / 04:12 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Amid continuing controversy over fetal tissue harvesting at abortion clinics, the U.S. House of Representatives voted Friday to defund Planned Parenthood and to reroute funding to community health centers. Women have the most to gain from congressional action to reroute these tax dollars to community and rural health centers, which provide comprehensive health care services to women, but do not abort the lives of unborn children and harvest their body parts, the pro-life political action committee the Susan B. Anthony List said Oct. 23. The bill also guts key parts...
  • Here Is Where Paul Ryan Stands on 13 Key Policy Issues

    10/24/2015 1:32:58 PM PDT · by dvan · 17 replies
    The Daily signal ^ | 10/21/2015 | Philip Wegmann
    1) Abortion: Ryan has supported pro-life legislation and efforts to defund Planned Parenthood. According to Politico, Ryan said, I support the rights of the unborn child. Personally, I believe that life begins at conception, and it is for that reason that I feel we need to protect that life as we would protect other children. The Daily Signal is the multimedia news organization of The Heritage Foundation. Well respect your inbox and keep you informed. 2) Budget: Ryan has spearheaded several budget proposals during his time at the House Budget Committee. Ryans 2014 proposal sought to balance the budget within...
  • A failed Benghazi responsibility

    10/23/2015 7:07:02 PM PDT · by 100American · 22 replies ^ | Thursday, October 22, 2015 | THE WASHINGTON TIMES The House leadership, when it is installed and settled, should press for a new way to conduct oversight. There should be fewer speeches by members tailored for re-election campaign commercials and better questions from the members of the committee and their lawyers. Mr. Gowdy is a former federal prosecutor but his performance Thursday hardly demonstrated that. The hearing was undisciplined in time and narrative. Learning from this hearing, making oversight more effective, would be a way to honor the four Americans who gave their lives for their country at Benghazi. They deserved better than they got from Hillary Clinton...
  • House Freedom Caucus Caves, Endorses Paul Ryan for Speaker

    10/22/2015 7:43:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/22/2015 | Walter Hudson
    When the Tea Party kicked off in 2009, many previously disengaged citizens flooded the political process. They brought a wave of energy which eventually crashed against the rocks of political reality. As one of those citizen activists who traded a pitchfolk for a voter registration card, the subsequent elections and legislative sessions have taught me an important lesson. Anger and volume do not equal votes, and votes are all that matters.That’s a lesson too many have yet to learn. For years, activists have pined for the ouster of John Boehner from his position as Speaker of the House. Now that...
  • Radio Interview Report: On Paul Ryan from a Freedom Caucus Member

    10/22/2015 7:10:44 AM PDT · by alancarp · 17 replies
    Radio Interview Report: WVNN 730AM, Athens/Huntsville, AL | 10/22/2015 | Alan Carpenter
    From 7-8AM CDT this morning, Congressman Mo Brooks (member of the Freedom Caucus and my own representative here in N. Alabama) was interviewed by local conservative talk radio host Dale Jackson on a variety of subjects, the last of which was Paul Ryan and the race for Speaker of the House. The following notes are my takeaways from things said by the Congressman this morning. The Freedom Caucus (FC) has met with both Daniel Webster and Paul Ryan at this point. The FC will not make positional endorsements unless an 80% threshold is reached on any vote. ...
  • Rep. Scott Perry [PA-4]: Here's why I joined the House Freedom Caucus

    10/22/2015 6:52:31 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 2 replies
    The York Daily Record ^ | October 21, 2015 | Congressman Scott Perry
    The resignation of Speaker John Boehner has sparked a much-needed debate in the U.S. House of Representatives. You'd be hard-pressed to find any American conservative, liberal, independent or otherwise who thinks Washington is working effectively on their behalf. The people I serve tell me that they're sick of the status quo. I fight this battle every single day, and that means taking a stand and advocating for real change no matter how unpopular with the powers that be. The only thing Washington understands is having enough votes to make a difference; i.e., strength in numbers. After two...
  • Paul Ryan clears last hurdle.. Likely to be next speaker of the house

    10/21/2015 5:59:26 PM PDT · by cableguymn · 89 replies
    Mark Levin | self
    Just reported at the end of the show, the house conservatives have voted to support him. The fix is in.
  • Paul Ryan and his 'conditions' for speakership should go back to Wisconsin

    10/21/2015 7:27:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/21/2015 | Ed Straker
    Paul Ryan is a very arrogant man. People who run for Speaker have to campaign to get support. They try to appeal to members with promises do things. Not Paul Ryan. He doesn't want to campaign for the post, he wants to be coronated like a king, and wants his subjects to obey his conditions before he will graciously accept the throne. 1) He wants to change the rule that allowed conservatives to get rid of Boehner, making it impossible for a member to declare the speaker's chair vacant and challenge the Speaker. This would allow Ryan to continue Boehner's...
  • Ex-Republican Gov. Crist running for Congress as a Democrat

    10/20/2015 6:53:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/20/15 | TAMARA LUSH and BRENDAN FARRINGTON
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist will once again try to revive his political career as a Democrat, with an announcement Tuesday that he will run for Congress after losing his last two statewide elections. "We have a problem in Washington, there's no question about it. Washington does not listen to the people. Unfortunately Washington bickers with itself," Crist told about 40 supporters who gathered in Crist's hometown of St. Petersburg on Tuesday morning. Crist was once considered a rising star in the Republican Party. He served as Florida governor from 2007 until 2011 and was...
  • Harry Reid Says Hes On Team Ryan

    10/20/2015 1:44:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 10/20/2015 | By Niels Lesniewski
    House Ways and Means Chairman Paul D. Ryan just got an unwelcomed endorsement for speaker. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., told reporters Tuesday that he hopes the Wisconsin Republican is selected by his colleagues to succeed retiring Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio. He appears to me to be one of the people over there that would be reasonable. I mean, look at some of the other people. Im a Paul Ryan fan, Reid said. I dont agree with him on much of what he does. I think what hes done with Medicare and Medicaid, what hes wanted to do...
  • GOP votes scarce on debt-ceiling hike

    10/20/2015 11:44:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/20/2015 | By Peter Schroeder
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has his work cut out for him in passing a bill to raise the $18.1 trillion debt ceiling. The lame-duck Speaker needs to win 30 Republican votes to lift the governments borrowing limit, even if the entire House Democratic Caucus votes with him. Boehner was only able to pull 28 votes the last time the House approved a clean debt-ceiling increase and one-third of those lawmakers have since left Congress. Now Boehner is even weaker politically, and he has little time to act. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has urged Congress to raise the debt limit...
  • Do we really need a Speaker? Maybe not if the will is there

    10/20/2015 9:42:41 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/20/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Discharge petitions could be the answer to the impasse in the matter of a new House Speaker. I dont much care for the current Speaker of the House John Boehner. If you are reading this, chances are you feel the same way. This said, we should acknowledge that our dislike for Boehner, while currently personal, has its origins in his lies and disregard for our wishes regarding illegal alien control, Obamacare and the passage of a federal budget. A laymans review of whether or not the House can actually function without a Speaker reveals that doing so is pretty much...
  • Former Gov. Charlie Crist to announce run for Congress today

    10/20/2015 4:54:17 AM PDT · by Jed Eckert · 35 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 10/20/15 | Sun Sentinel
    Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist is expected to announce he's running for Congress as a Democrat in an attempt to return to politics.
  • GOP senator rips EPA, White House for skipping climate hearing

    10/19/2015 2:36:35 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 19, 2015 | Adam Shaw
    A top Republican senator is crying foul after the Environmental Protection Agency and a key White House office declined to take part in an upcoming hearing on the administrations role in international climate negotiations, ahead of a landmark conference in Paris next month. The Tuesday hearing was initially pitched as a joint hearing between the Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC.) The hearing now is expected to be held only by the SFRC and to feature one witness -- the Obama administration's special envoy for climate change, Todd Stern.
  • Why Hillarys Upcoming Congressional Testimony is a Total Farce, a Charade To Shield Congress

    10/19/2015 1:41:41 PM PDT · by Bratch · 13 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | October 18, 2015 | sundance
    Hillary Clinton is scheduled to appear before congress and testify before the House Select Committee on Benghazi this week.  Everything about this hearing is a total sham. ♦ When we first completed the 11,000 word research paper in 2013 called “The Benghazi Brief”, and against a considerable backlash, we shared an unfortunate reality/prediction.  Nothing about what led up to the attack would ever be discussed in public. ♦ In August of 2014, upon completion of the updated Benghazi Brief, we stated that Congressman Trey Gowdy would never be allowed to publicly divulge the back-story of what led to the September 11th, 2012,...
  • Report: Paul Ryan Now Open To Speakership, But Not Bargaining With Hardliners

    10/19/2015 10:17:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 95 replies
    TPM ^ | 10/19/2015 | ByTierney Sneed
    An anonymous ally of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) told CBS News that the House Ways and Means chair is warming up to the idea of running for House speaker, but will not engage in any "horse trading" with the conservative hardliners who so far have roiled GOP leadership in recent months. According to the report, Ryan will only run if he can gain the support of his caucus on his conservative record alone, which has been questioned by some on the hard right. CBS News' source said Ryan would consider meeting with the hardliners -- oft associated with the House...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz: Republican congressional leaders are essentially effective Democrats

    10/19/2015 8:57:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/19/2015 | By Katie Zezima
    Sen. Ted Cruz continued to slam congressional leadership Sunday, equating Republicans in charge to Democrats. "The truth of the matter is Republican leadership are the most effective Democrat leaders we've ever seen. They've passed more Democratic priorities than Harry Reid ever could," Cruz said of the Senate minority leader on NBC's "Meet the Press." Cruz has ramped up his attacks on Republican leadership in recent weeks, trying to set himself apart from the rest of the Republican presidential field by painting himself as the only candidate who has stood up to the current political establishment. The Republican from Texas paints...
  • Ex-Sen. Tom Coburn Slams 'Cruz Effect' For Creating False Hopes About Congress

    10/19/2015 7:09:21 AM PDT · by ManHunter · 28 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 16 October 2015 | Todd Beamon
    Former Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn slammed what he called "the Cruz effect" saying Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz's rhetoric and the Texas senator's inability to follow through on his promises have caused great disenchantment among Americans toward Congress. "I call it 'the Cruz effect,'" Coburn, a Republican who retired last year after 20 years in the Senate, told Sirius XM host Pete Dominick on Thursday. The interview was reported by BuzzFeed News. "When you tell people you can accomplish something that you can't for example, shutting down the government over the Affordable Care Act," Coburn said. "When, in...
  • Survey Shows Skepticism of Benghazi Committee Motives [Thanks Congressman Kevin McCarthy]

    10/18/2015 7:27:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 10/18/2015 | By Hannah Hess
    Roughly half of Republicans think Congress is seriously interested in finding out the truth about the Benghazi attacks, according to a recent Economist Group/YouGov Poll. Only 49 percent of GOP respondents agreed that the 17-month investigation into events surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012 assault on the U.S. diplomatic consulate in Libya represents a mostly serious attempt to find out what really happened. The poll, conducted Oct. 8-12, surveyed 2,000 Americans on whether the Benghazi probe is politically motivated, in the wake of sniping about House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthys rhetorical flap. House Select Committee on Benghazi Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C.,...