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  • Anatomy of a Budget: The Plans that Drew GOP Defections and No Dem Crossovers

    03/29/2015 6:59:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 03/28/2015 | Bill Straub
    WASHINGTON – Unless you consider words like “repugnant” and “dangerous” to somehow be complimentary, it’s obvious congressional Democrats are less than enamored with Republican plans for the federal budget.In the House on Wednesday, no Democrats voted for the bill and 17 Republicans crossed the aisle on the 228-199 vote. Usually it’s the fiscally conservative Dems who cross over to vote with the GOP.After a marathon session of amendments and a 3:30 a.m. vote, the Senate passed the budget 52-46, with Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) casting “no” votes (Cruz said it didn’t include “meaningful entitlement reform”)...
  • Critics? Or Traitors?

    03/27/2015 4:38:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | March 27, 2015 | Ed Feulner
    Traitors. Thats a strong term, obviously. It should never be used lightly. Yet there it was, flying around like confetti in Times Square on New Years Eve. And why? Because 47 GOP senators who are understandably concerned about the prospects of a nuclear-armed Iran sent a letter to that countrys leaders about the deal now being struck with the United States and other countries. Their message: The next U.S. president can overturn with the stroke of a pen any deal Congress doesnt approve. Judas got thirty pieces of silver. What did you get? one New Jersey resident tweeted. Others, sparked...
  • Republicans pass budgets in both House and Senate, trim $5.1 trillion in spending

    03/27/2015 7:17:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/27/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Remember when a disagreement between Republicans on the budget was “cataclysmic” for GOP claims to governance? Democrats last passed a normal budget resolution six years ago, but Republicans went all of seven days before both chambers finally passed budget resolutions. Our long national nightmare, at least as envisioned by Politico, is over: The Senate passed a Republican-authored budget plan early on Friday that seeks $5.1 trillion in domestic spending cuts over 10 years while boosting military funding.The 52-46 vote on the non-binding budget resolution put Congress on a path to complete its first full budget in six years. It...
  • Could a President Cruz Work With Congress?

    03/25/2015 5:34:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 25, 2015 | Jay Cost
    Charles Krauthammer articulated a major hurdle that Ted Cruz will face as he runs for the presidency: First term Senators, we already tried a first-term Senator. Cruz talks about you have to walk the walk rather than just talk the talk. You have to have done something but that's not his record in the Senate. He's a good rhetorician, but when Walker says I ran the state, I took on the unions, I took on liberals and I won I think it is going to be a strong argument. The same applies to Marco Rubio and Rand Paul. Erick...
  • Congresswoman Demonstrates Worst Parking Job Ever (Video) (Guess which party)

    03/25/2015 12:16:58 PM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    Rioll Call ^ | March 25, 2015 | Warren Rojas
    Abandon all hope, ye who happen to park anywhere near geometrically challenged-motorist Eleanor Holmes Norton. A HOH tipster watched in horror Wednesday as the D.C. delegate, 77, awkwardly forced her way into a wide-open spot in the carefully controlled corridor of New Jersey Avenue Southeast sandwiched between the Longworth and Cannon House Office buildings.
  • Obama Angry that Israel Passed U.S. Secrets to U.S. Congress

    03/24/2015 7:05:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 03/24/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    If you thought that Obama was done with his tantrum over Netanyahu’s win, you haven’t seen anything yet. Get ready for more Un-American Activities Committee hearings by actual authentic un-Americans.Call this an extension of Obama’s #47Traitors meme accusing the other branch of government of treason for opposing him. That’s usually a charge made by dictators, but a near majority of Democrats support Obama governing unilaterally, so here we come.Now the charge, as usual made by anonymous officials, is that Israel spied on Obama’s talks with Iran… for Congress. Israel is passing classified information from the U.S. government… to the U.S....
  • US House of Reps. votes in favour of sending arms to Ukraine

    03/24/2015 4:26:44 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 27 replies
    Euronews ^ | 24/03 07:56 CET | Euronews
    The US House of Representatives has overwhelmingly approved a resolution urging president Barack Obama to send weapons to Ukraine, to bolster Kyivs fight against separatist rebels in the countrys east. The resolution was approved by 348 votes to 48. The vote ups the pressure on Obama, who has been facing criticism for being slow to take action.
  • 367 Traitors: Majority of U.S. House signs letter to Obama warning of opposition to Iran deal

    03/23/2015 12:23:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/23/2015 | Noah Rothman
    For liberals, opposition to Republicans is as much about defending President Barack Obamas honor as it is in opposing the GOPs policies. The lefts antipathy toward the GOP is shared by many in the political press, which spent the better part of the last two months defending the presidents patriotism, his devotion to the Christian faith, and examining the basis for charging 47 Republican senators with violating the Logan Act. The presidents good name, not his policies, moves the left to rise to his defense. It was this impulse that inspired the Democratic base and their allies in the media...
  • Congress Shows Us How to Shoot Ourselves in the Foot

    03/22/2015 10:46:58 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/22/15 | Jim Yardley
    You just legislatively cut your own throats Hey, Congress, if youre looking around for who to blame for causing all the uproar about unconstitutional edicts, executive orders and administrative mandates please stop pointing your collective finger at Obama. You should be looking in a mirror for creating unconstitutional legislation in the first place. Granted, Obama is the man with his finger on the trigger, so to speak, but (again and forever more) collectively you, Congress, gave him the gun and the ammo. How many times have you written laws that allowed the sitting Secretary-of-Whatever-Department-of-the-Administration to implement their ideology rather than...
  • Khamenei calls Death to America as Kerry hails progress on nuke deal

    03/21/2015 5:51:47 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 51 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 3/21/2015 | TIMES OF ISRAEL STAFF, AP AND AFP
    Day after Obama urges Iran to seize historic opportunity, supreme leader says US seeks to create insecurity. Irans Supreme leader Ali Khamenei called for Death to America on Saturday, a day after President Barack Obama appealed to Iran to seize a historic opportunity for a nuclear deal and a better future, and as US Secretary of State John Kerry claimed substantial progress toward an accord. Khamenei told a crowd in Tehran that Iran would not capitulate to Western demands. When the crowd started shouting, Death to America, the ayatollah responded: Of course yes, death to America, because America is the...
  • American Lawmakers Write Another Letter on Iran

    03/19/2015 6:33:39 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 30 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Thursday, March 19, 2015 | Elad Benari
    Bipartisan letter, signed by 360 lawmakers, will remind Obama that sanctions relief on Iran requires new legislation from Congress. A bipartisan letter on Iran signed by 360 members of Congress will be sent to President Barack Obama, one of its House signers said on Thursday, according to The Hill. The letter, similar to the one 47 Senate Republicans recently sent to Tehran's leaders, reminds the administration that permanent sanctions relief on Iran as part of a deal to rollback its nuclear program would require new legislation from Congress. It comes as international negotiators approach a March 24 deadline to reach...
  • Dem Vow on Iran: Any Attempts to Sidestep Congress Will Be Resisted on Both Sides of the Aisle

    03/19/2015 8:22:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 03/19/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    The leading Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee told Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken this morning that “there really can’t be any marginalization of Congress” on Iran nuclear negotiations.“Any attempts to sidestep Congress will be resisted on both sides of the aisle,” Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) said at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing.Engel also announced that lawmakers have crafted another Iran letter — signed by 360 members.He and chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif.) are hoping to get “a prompt response from the White House.”The letter to Obama notes that “of the 12 sets of questions that the...
  • Senate GOP aims to kill Obamacare via reconciliation

    03/19/2015 7:57:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/19/2015 | Noah Rothman
    Frustrated with the slow pace at which the Democrat-dominated Congress was working to pass the massive health care reform bill he championed by the early spring of 2010, President Barack Obama insisted that it was past time for the Senate to call an up or down vote on the law. Knowing, however, that the bill would not be able to overcome a filibuster by the Senates 41 Republican members, Obama and the Senates Democratic leadership proposed using the budgetary process known as reconciliation in order to pass the bill with a simple majority. White House officials will make the...
  • A War of Obama's Own Making

    03/18/2015 7:02:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | March 18, 2015 | Byron York
    The White House and some Democrats are livid over congressional Republican attempts to circumvent President Obama's authority to make a nuclear arms deal with Iran. They have a right to be angry -- but not to be surprised. There's a war going on between the executive and legislative branches in which Obama has shown contempt for Congress' constitutional powers, and now, in response, Congress is showing contempt for the president's constitutional powers. It's an unfortunate situation, but it's what Obama has wrought. The latest development is an open letter to Iranian leaders written by GOP Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and...
  • My Life as a Gay Congressman

    03/18/2015 6:45:26 AM PDT · by PROCON · 28 replies ^ | March 12, 2015 | BARNEY FRANK
    n 1986, I was as ready to leave the closet as I would ever bebut how would I do so? Though I was a third term Democratic congressman from Massachusetts, I had lived too long with the burden of the gay thing to treat coming out as a political matter alone. For many years, I was ashamed of myself for hiding my membership in a universally despised group. Id been afraid of exposure, and angry at myself for my self-denial. Id felt shame as I watched younger gay men and lesbians confront the bigots openly with a courage that I...
  • Letter From 47 Senators States the Obvious: Obama-Iran Deal May Not Last

    03/17/2015 5:59:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | March 17, 2015 | Michael Barone
    In her brief press conference at the United Nations, Hillary Clinton led off with a denunciation of the letter to Iranian leaders signed by 47 of the 54 Republican senators. This was in line with Democratic talking points -- a sign that the former secretary of state was, perhaps a bit nervously, taking care to curry favor with the Obama administration. Clinton's criticism was more muted than that of many Democrats, administration spokesmen and the president himself. Democrats encouraged supporters around the country to sign an online petition calling the letter "treason." The letter in question, spearheaded by freshman Tom...
  • Top Congressional Republican Wants To Know If Marijuana Should Be Legal

    03/15/2015 4:01:52 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 106 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 14, 2015 | Jonah Bennett
    The recent signing of a medical marijuana bill by GOP Sens. Rand Paul and Dean Heller hasnt gone unnoticed. Republican Majority Whip Steve Scalise has introduced a poll on his website, asking people to vote on whether marijuana should be legalized on the federal level. Scalise in the past has voted down marijuana reform legislation, reports. On May 30, 2014, Scalise voted against an amendment in the House to prevent the Department of Justice from using funds from its budget to crack down on states that have enacted medical marijuana programs. Later, in July, Scalise voted against legislation to...
  • The takedown of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by American Congress

    03/15/2015 9:45:11 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/15/15 | Judi McLeod
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is the only world leader who has consistently taken a brave stand against Iran having easy access to nuclear weapons Was Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahus invitation to address Congress a pre-arranged Swan Song hidden under a hypocritical bipartisan welcome by the U.S. Congress? Was the celebrated address craftily arranged to galvanize the anti-Israel sentiment at work in todays international politics? Up until the March 3 address, Netanyahu was leading election polls . The day after the address, he began to tank in the polls. Why are we only now hearing about a powerful U.S. Senate...
  • Jon Voight supports Netanyahu in new ad, says Obama abandoning Israel - can buddy up to her ENEMIES

    03/15/2015 6:21:26 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 12 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | Mar 15, 2015
    Jon Voight supports Netanyahu in new ad, says Obama abandoning Israel so he can buddy up to her ENEMIES VIDEO Posted by The Right Scoop on Mar 15, 2015 in Foreign Policy By The Right Scoop Legendary actor Jon Voight has created a new ad with an urgent message to Israel, explaining that Obama wants Bibi Netanyahu to lose and is NO friend of Israel. He points out that Obama wants to control Israel because his agenda is to be friends with Israels enemies.
  • Maureen Dowd: Hillary Exploits Our Fear of 'the Anarchists' in Congress

    03/14/2015 4:43:35 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 38 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    "Anarchists?" If only! Let's stipulate that Maureen Dowd's current column is absolutely brutal to Hillary. Riffing off the Republicans' letter to the ayatollah, Dowd deigns to send a letter from "America" explaining the Constitution to Clinton. Dowd denounces Hillary for being "willing to cite your mother's funeral to get sympathy for ill-advisedly deleting 30,000 emails," and describes her as "an annoyed queen, radiating irritation at anyone who tries to hold you accountable." But that won't stop us from holding Dowd accountable for her absurd shot at Republicans, whereby she writes of Hillary exploiting "our fear of the anarchists and haters...
  • Obama Cant Force His Iran Deal on the Country without Congresss Consent

    03/14/2015 6:41:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/14/2015 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Having the U.N. Security Council bless a deal wouldnt make it binding under our Constitution. So, as we warned earlier this week, the international-law game it is. It is no secret that Barack Obama does not have much use for the United States Constitution. It is a governing plan for a free, self-determining people. Hence, it is littered with roadblocks against schemes to rule the people against their will. When it comes to our imperious presidents scheme to enable our enemy, Iran, to become a nuclear-weapons power a scheme that falls somewhere between delusional and despicable, depending on your...
  • Video: Congressional Democrats demand ATF revive AR-15 bullet ban

    03/13/2015 7:49:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 13, 2015 | Ed Morrissey
    If at first you dont succeed, try try again but dont expect to succeed the next time either, if youre a House Democrat looking to pass an ammunition ban. Democrats on Capitol Hill reacted with dismay and anger after the ATF retreated on a ban on AR-15 ammunition, thanks to an overwhelmingly negative public reaction to the proposal, deciding that the proposal required further study. They have drafted a letter to ATF director Todd Jones, demanding that he use his existing authority to ban the ammo anyway, the public be damned:(VIDEO-AT-LINK)In a draft letter first obtained by The Hill,...
  • John Kerrys Hypocrisy and End-Run Around Congress on Iran

    03/13/2015 2:31:09 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/13/15 | Joseph Klein
    In hiding behind the UN, Obama and Kerry will freeze Congress out of the process and jeopardize the security of United States and its allies Secretary of State John Kerry disgraced his office yet again during his appearance before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on March 11th. He sharply criticized an open letter to Irans leadership drafted by Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton and signed by 47 Republicans, which simply made the point that in our democratic republic the president does not get to bind our country irreversibly to an executive agreement he signs unilaterally with another country. My reaction to...
  • Netanyahus Warning: A Historical Allegory and a Political Gamble

    03/11/2015 8:12:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | March 11, 2015 | Joshua Holdenried
    Never Again. It is a clarion call that paradoxically commands both solidarity and irony. Despite the international community uniting behind this phrase more than half a century ago after the horrors of the holocaustvowing to Never Again stand idly bygenocide persisted well into the 20th century and anti-Semitism is making a frightening comeback. Is Never Again just another failed promise? Or is it still a call to action? For Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, it is undoubtedly the latter. In a press release following Netanyahus joint meeting address to the United States Congress, House Speaker John Boehner highlighted the fact...
  • Senators Are Right on Iran: Put not your faith in Presidentsunless you get a Congressional say-so

    03/10/2015 4:11:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The American Interest ^ | March 9, 2015 | Walter Russell Mead & Nicholas M. Gallagher
    Forty-seven Republican Senators sent an open letter to the Supreme Leader of Iran warning him that a nuclear deal with President Obama will not survive his term in office. The letter is likely to set off a fight between the branches over the most contentious foreign policy debate of the day. Writing in Bloomberg View, Josh Rogin reports: Organized by freshman Senator Tom Cotton and signed by the chambers entire party leadership as well as potential 2016 presidential contenders Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, the letter is meant not just to discourage the Iranian regime from signing a...
  • 7 Times Democrats Advised America's Enemies To Oppose The President

    03/10/2015 11:22:16 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 33 replies ^ | March 10, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    On Monday, 47 United States Senators sent an open letter to the Iranian regime warning that any deal cut by President Obama could be revoked by Congress.
  • Levin: Remember When Congressional Dems Talked To World Leaders?

    03/10/2015 4:43:59 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 4 replies ^ | March 10, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Talk radio host and author of The Liberty Amendments, Mark Levin pointed out multiple occasions when Congressional Democrats communicated with world leaders when Republicans were in the White House on Monday.
  • Obama, Iranian official slam GOP letter on deal (Priceless!)

    03/09/2015 8:08:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | March 9, 2015 | Alexandra Jaffe
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)President Barack Obama slammed Republican senators who penned a letter attempting to warn Iran that any pending nuclear agreement will face their scrutiny, claiming they were aligning themselves with Iranian "hard-liners." "I think it's somewhat ironic to see some members for Congress wanting to make common cause with the hard-liners in Iran. It's an unusual coalition," Obama said Monday ahead of a meeting with European Council President Donald Tusk. "I think what we're going to focus on right now is actually seeing whether we're going to get a deal or not. Once we do, if we do, we'll be able...
  • Knock Off The Loser Talk. This Fight Hasnt Even Begun

    03/09/2015 5:04:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 70 replies ^ | March 9, 2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    Oh my goodness, the 2014 election victories didnt end the war! You mean the progressives are still out there dreaming of a future full of hugs and goosestepping? You mean the GOP Establishment hasnt just given up its power and knelt before us, begging to be forgiven for its craven crony corporatism? You mean the fights not over? No, the fights not over. So stop whining that you cant go back to sitting on your rear end we have a long campaign ahead. I know youre tired. I know youre frustrated. And I dont care. Some people want to...
  • Scott Walker: GOP Nominees for President and Vice President need to be current or former governors

    03/08/2015 4:07:02 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    ABC | March 8, 2015
    4:44 minute video begins with scenes of the 4 month union siege on the Wisconsin state capitol. Walker was "at one time the most divisive politician in America." Occupy Wall Street was born in Wisconsin. "All hell broke lose" inside the Capital when he signed the bill. "He was compared to Hitler, Osama bin Laden - dead man walking." Then the interview begins: One point of note: Walker believes that the next president and vice president need to be current or former governors - "those who have done successful things in their states, who've taken on big reforms and are...
  • Please GOP, Remind Us Again Why We Gave You Control of Both Houses of Congress

    03/07/2015 6:12:43 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/07/2015 | Michael Hausam
    Remember how some thought a GOP majority in Congress would lead to a meaningful change in direction? Remember the promises from John Boehner that on a crucial issue he would whip a minority GOP votes to join 100% of House Democrats to oppose a strong majority of House Republicans? I remember the former but have no recollection of the latter. Given this week's approval to fund the Department of Homeland Security, it turns out that the latter happened and the former is an extraordinarily distant memory. Less than 1/3rd of Republicans joined every single Democrat in voting for the bill....
  • Prime Minister Netanyahus Purpose in Addressing the US Congress on Iran

    03/06/2015 2:41:18 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/06/15 | Rabbi Dr. Daniel M. Zucker
    Iran's lousy track record in adhering to restrictions, cooperating with inspections by the IAEA, ending its support for terrorism, and ending its bellicosity towards the West- Over the past several weeks the American and Israeli national presses, as well as the American Jewish press, have debated the wisdom of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahus decision to accept House Speaker John Boehners invitation to address a joint session of Congress concerning the Iranian nuclear program. President Obama indicated quite clearly that he was most displeased by this prospect and applied quite some pressure on Israel in an effort to force PM...
  • Lew to Congress: US hits debt limit on March 16, must be raised ASAP

    03/06/2015 10:13:30 AM PST · by Theoria · 43 replies
    CNBC ^ | 06 Mar 2015 | Everett Rosenfeld
    Unless Congress takes action, the U.S. will hit its debt limit on Mar. 16, but would begin taking "extraordinary measures" to finance the government on a temporary basis, according to the U.S. Treasury. In a Friday morning letter to House Speaker John Boehner and other House and Senate leaders, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said that his office will be forced to suspend the issuance of State and Local Government Series securities on Mar. 13 unless the debt limit is decreased. "Accordingly, I respectfully ask Congress to raise the debt limit as soon as possible," Lew wrote in his letter. The...
  • Dems vow to protect Boehner from conservative coup

    03/06/2015 6:09:51 AM PST · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 6, 2015 | Mike Lillis
    Tea Party Republicans contemplating a bid to oust Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) shouldn't count on Democrats to help them unseat the Speaker. And without their support, there is no chance to topple Boehner in this Congress. A number of right-wing Republicans, long-wary of Boehner's commitment to GOP efforts attacking President Obama's policy priorities, have openly considered a coup in an attempt to transfer the gavel into more conservative hands. But Democrats from across an ideological spectrum say they'd rather see Boehner remain atop the House than replace him with a more conservative Speaker who would almost certainly be less willing...
  • Most Members of Congress Share Netanyahu's View

    03/06/2015 5:16:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | March 6, 2015 | Michael Barone
    If anyone had any doubts that most members of Congress oppose the Obama administration's proposed nuclear deal with Iran, they can put them aside after viewing the response to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech before Congress Tuesday. Fifty-some Democratic members chose not to attend. Joe Biden arranged to be out of town, and Barack Obama let it be known that he didn't even have time to watch on television. But the House chamber was packed, the galleries were filled and Netanyahu was interrupted multiple times not only with applause but boisterous cheers. In negotiations with Iran, continued beyond two...
  • Dems vow to protect Boehner from conservative coup

    03/06/2015 4:49:16 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 41 replies ^ | 3/6/15 | Mike Lillis
    Tea Party Republicans contemplating a bid to oust Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) shouldn't count on Democrats to help them unseat the Speaker. And without their support, there is no chance to topple Boehner in this Congress. A number of right-wing Republicans, long-wary of Boehner's commitment to GOP efforts attacking President Obama's policy priorities, have openly considered a coup in an attempt to transfer the gavel into more conservative hands. But Democrats from across an ideological spectrum say they'd rather see Boehner remain atop the House than replace him with a more conservative Speaker who would almost certainly be less willing...
  • My thoughts in a letter to my federal "representatives"

    03/06/2015 12:11:45 AM PST · by Smellin Salt · 25 replies
    I am writing to express the disgust and hopelessness about the direction that my country seems to be heading. The passage of the clean DHS bill by Senate and House Republicans without even challenging Obamas lawless amnesty was a tipping point for me. I can no longer remain silent. Im seeing my country destroyed from within and the people I voted for to fix it appear to be sitting around with their hands in their pockets all the while complaining to any camera that comes around about this administrations lawlessness. The American people spoke in November 2014. The message was...
  • Congress Wont Act to Check an Imperious President

    03/05/2015 5:41:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/05/2015 | by HANS A. VON SPAKOVSKY
    Congress has proved unwilling to fight the president and stand firm for defunding his immigration amnesty plan. It appears that there is nothing this president can do, no matter how far outside his executive authority, that can goad our supine lawmakers into taking action to protect the rule of law, our constitutional system of government, or the nations economic well-being. Unlawful, unconstitutional, unilateral action has become the hallmark of this president and his administration. In one action after another, he has ignored the restraints and limits imposed on the president by the Constitution, bending, changing, and rewriting federal laws according...
  • The House Takes on IRS Lawlessness

    03/05/2015 5:37:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/05/2015 | George Will
    <p>Representative Peter Roskam is now chairman of the Ways and Means subcommittee whose jurisdiction includes oversight of the Internal Revenue Service, and hence of Lois Lerners legacy. He knows how interesting her career was before she, as head of the IRS exempt-organizations division, directed the suppression of conservative advocacy groups by delaying and denying them the tax-exempt status that was swiftly given to comparable liberal groups.</p>
  • Democrats Arent Rushing To Defend Hillary Clinton

    03/04/2015 7:46:31 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    National Journal ^ | 3/4/2015 | RACHEL ROUBEIN AND LAUREN FOX
    Everyone in Washington is talking about Hillary Clinton's use of a personal e-mail account during her four years as secretary of State and her homebrew computer server. Everyone, that is, except for many Senate Democrats. As operatives, strategists and opposition research groups rush to her defense, some Washington Senate Democrats are remaining silent for the moment, saying they've been too busy with the week's packed schedule to be fully briefed on the crisis du jour. Democrats have a difficult line to walk. They don't want to be seen hitting their strongest contender to keep the White House, but that does...
  • New leader of Free World: Netanyahu gives the speech an American president should have made

    03/04/2015 11:23:21 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 11 replies
    World Tribune ^ | 3/3/15 | Grace Vuoto
    Israel will fight Iran alone, if it must. That is the striking message Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered to a joint session of Congress, garnering thunderous applause and numerous standing ovations. The historic speech rebukes the appeasement foreign policy of President Obama. It recalls the battle of Chamberlain versus Churchill in the 1930s, with the appeaser quickly being overtaken by world events. In a similar vein, in the blink of an eye, leadership of the Free World passed out of Obamas hands and into the capable and commanding grip of Netanyahu. The speech was delivered following a weekend banner...
  • Will Netanyahu's speech pave the way to ending Israel not signing Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty?

    03/04/2015 7:33:23 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 26 replies
    3/4/2015 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    The NPT was signed in 1968 and became affective in 1970. Concerning non signatories for the NPT (Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty), Pakistan, India, Israel and South Sudan fall into this list. North Korea withdrew from it, and the rest of the world is either a recognized nuclear weapon state ratifier, a recognized nuclear weapon state acceder, and so on. There are five nuclear weapons states from the NPT (the U.S., Russia, China, France and Great Britain), other states known and/or highly suspect for possessing nuclear weapons (Israel) and states suspected of developing nuclear weapons (Saudi Arabia, Iran and others). There are...
  • The Greatest Hits from Netanyahus Address to Congress

    03/04/2015 7:02:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 03/04/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    The pundits have been going crazy since Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to a joint session of Congress today. What spoke loudest, though, was the thundering applause during some two dozen standing ovations for Bibi. And while much was made of Democrats being angry over the speech, there were just a couple of lines specifically related to President Obama’s nuke deal that made the majority of Dems sit out the ovation.Here are some of Bibi’s best lines from the historic address:TWEETING AYATOLLAH: “Today the Jewish people face another attempt by yet another Persian potentate to destroy us. Iran’s Supreme...
  • Netanyahu Speech Stirs Anti-Israel Hate On Twitter

    03/04/2015 5:02:44 AM PST · by Biggirl · 9 replies ^ | March 4, 2015ar | Mary Chastain
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to Congress about the dangers Israel will face if Iran is allowed to build nuclear weapons this morning. The majority of tweets on social media were positive, but many took the opportunity to call Netanyahu a terrorist and condemn the existence of Israel.
  • Netanyahu to Congress: 'We Are Better Off' Without the Emerging U.S. Deal With Iran

    03/04/2015 4:19:21 AM PST · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    National Journal ^ | March 4, 2015 | Marina Koren
    Benjamin Netanyahu knows what everyone in Washington was thinking this morning."I know that my speech has been the subject of much controversy," the Israeli prime minister said during an address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday. "I deeply regret that some perceive my being here as political. That was never my intention. I want to thank you, Democrats and Republicans, for your common support for Israel year after year, decade after decade."
  • Replace John Boehner as House Speaker (declare the chair vacant!)

    03/03/2015 2:35:17 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 93 replies ^ | 3/3/15 | Bill S
    As my colleague streiff wrote a while ago, (alleged) Republican Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner just pushed through a clean bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security and funded Barack Obamas plan to grant amnesty to millions of illegals. Boehner has once again flipped the bird to the conservative base and shown his cowardice in the face of the Democrat meanies who threaten to throw a fit about a shutdown. John Boehner must go. He must be replaced as House Speaker. He does not represent the interests of the majority of Americans who voted for a Republican...
  • We were never going to win: House GOP caves on immigration

    03/03/2015 3:57:32 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 99 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3-3-2015 | Pete Kasperowicz
    We were never going to win: House GOP caves on immigration Mar. 3, 2015 9:00am Pete Kasperowicz House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has told Republicans that he would call up and pass a clean Department of Homeland Security spending bill this week, and give up the fight to use that bill to defund President Barack Obamas executive action on immigration. The decision marks the end of a standoff that has lasted for several weeks a standoff Republicans will lose to Democrats when the clean DHS bill passes.
  • Full Transcript: Prime Minister Netanyahus Congress Speech on the Iranian Nuclear Threat, 2015

    03/03/2015 11:12:27 AM PST · by Star Traveler · 29 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | Tuesday, March 3, 2015 | Staff
    Because America and Israel, we share a common destiny, the destiny of promised lands that cherish freedom and offer hope. Israel is grateful for the support of American of Americas people and of Americas presidents, from Harry Truman to Barack Obama. We appreciate all that President Obama has done for Israel. Now, some of that is widely known. Some of that is widely known, like strengthening security cooperation and intelligence sharing, opposing anti-Israel resolutions at the U.N. Some of what the president has done for Israel is less well- known. I called him in 2010 when we had the...
  • World leaders will be yakking it up with snub-snit Obama in Situation Room

    03/03/2015 7:32:15 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/03/15 | Judi McLeod
    Netanyahu Congress Address: While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is addressing a joint session of Congress, 11 a.m. this morning, President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry and 34 Democrats will be I am Charlie Hebdo-like MIA. According to, (who only checked his schedule), Obama will be hunkered down in the White House storied Situation Room, talkingvia video conferenceto European leaders. Nothing like the Situation Room to hide in when the enemy of whom you are so envious is holding forth in front of Congress and public tuned in over the Internet worldwide.
  • Benjamin Netanyahu's resolve on Iranian nuclear threat has been decades in the making

    03/03/2015 7:26:00 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 7 replies
    National Post ^ | 3/3/2015 | Joseph Brean
    On the threat of a nuclear Iran, Israel's long-serving hawkish Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has frequently cited the wisdom of Israel Zangwill, an early 20th-century British Zionist who tried to establish a Jewish homeland in places as diverse as Canada, Australia and Uganda. Mr. Zangwill's motto, as the former commando and diplomat has often been recalled favourably, was "obsta principiis," Latin for "resist beginnings," or as he described it, "oppose bad things when they are small." For Mr. Netanyahu, the first Israeli prime minister born in Israel proper, that meant railing against the Iranian threat back in the early 1990s...