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  • Forget Ronald Reagan, Republican candidates race to be the next Ted Cruz

    10/22/2013 5:11:03 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 22, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    The competition to be the next Ted Cruz is extremely hot within the Republican Party, where a number of emerging challengers are hoping to capitalize on the newest brand name in conservative politics.In Kansas,Milton R. Wolf opened his fundraising pitch to supporters last week by asking them whether he could be the next Cruz candidate. In Mississippi,Chris McDaniel announced his campaign to unseat Sen. Thad Cochran last week and welcomed the comparison to Mr. Cruz, calling it “a compliment.”hen there’s Ben Sasse,a university president running for Nebraska’s U.S. Senate seat,who set state fundraising records by opposing Obamacare. He told the...
  • Cruz: 'I don’t work for the party bosses'

    10/20/2013 7:45:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 19, 2013 | Justin Sink
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in an interview that aired Sunday dismissed criticism from his congressional colleagues, saying that he was "not remotely" upset that party leaders had chastised him over a legislative strategy many believe forced the 16-day government shutdown. "I don’t work for the party bosses in Washington. I work for the people of Texas, and I fight for them,” Cruz told CNN's "State of the Union." “Look, the reason people are frustrated all over the country is that far too many people get elected and they think they’re there to be part of the club,” he continued. Cruz...
  • Rep. Barr [KY] continues move to fringe - Vote: "is what my constituents asked me to do."

    10/18/2013 12:43:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    In recent weeks, as the government shutdown loomed and then became reality, Andy Barr's 6th District constituents have had plenty to say about it. Researchers at the University of Kentucky have pointed out that stopping, or cutting, the federal investment in their work is shortsighted, at best. Advocates for poor children who depend upon food stamps have warned about the dire consequences of condemning them to hunger and malnutrition. Employees at the Federal Detention Center in Lexington have pointed out that they stayed on the job, not knowing if they would ever be paid, to keep us all safe. Hundreds...
  • Freshman Democrats Cause Pelosi Problems

    08/02/2013 7:12:21 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 8-2-13 | Mary Chastain
    Many freshman Democrats in the House are defying Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and not voting with the party on key issues. They told Politico they are there to represent their constituents and not make big points with House leadership. Dan Maffei (D-NY) has voted less with his party than any other freshman Democrat. He voted with Republicans to delay the mandates in Obamacare for one year. Fourteen of his colleagues joined him and Pelosi accused them of undermining her. Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Shultz (D-FL) took to the House floor to attack the defectors, but Maffei does not regret his actions:...
  • Emails and surveys from Congresscrickers tracking all of us.

    02/14/2013 8:55:19 AM PST · by George from New England · 4 replies
    Congressman Gus Bilrakis ^ | Feb. 14, 2013 | self
    InstaPoll: We Want To Hear From You! What is your reaction to last night's State of the Union address? I Agree with the President's Remarks I Disagree with the President's Remarks I Need More Details from the President Please provide any additional comments or reactions to the State of Union below. *By answering this survey, you are subscribing to my newsletter.
  • Obama's Push for Smaller Government

    01/13/2012 1:01:22 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    The Root ^ | January 13, 2012
    On Friday, President Obama asked Congress for greater power to do something. Before you talk about hell freezing over, consider that his request adheres to Republicans' "smaller government" talking point. Seeking to streamline the government, save money and eliminate duplicative services, the president wants to merge six federal departments and agencies into one. But instead of restructuring items usually on the GOP hit list, like education, Medicare and social safety net programs, he wants to consolidate agencies that handle trade and commerce. The organizations in question are the Commerce Department, the Small Business Administration, the Office of the U.S. Trade...
  • RUSH: We Stand for Principle Over Politics and the Establishment Can't Stand It

    12/23/2011 1:56:05 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 23 replies
    www.RushLimbaugh.com ^ | December 21, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    We Stand for Principle Over Politicsand the Establishment Can't Stand It December 21, 2011 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: "House Democrats tried Wednesday to force a vote on the Senate’s two-month extension of the payroll-tax cut, but Republicans gaveled the House closed to prevent them from having a chance, as top GOP leaders huddled down the hall to try to figure a way out of the mess. The House was set to hold a pro forma session, but two top Democrats, Reps. Steny H. Hoyer and Chris Van Hollen, demanded to be recognized to try to force a vote on the...
  • OPD Confused by Mayor Quan: Where is the Occupy Revolution Headed?

    11/01/2011 6:58:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    International Business Times ^ | November 1, 2011 | Antoinette Siu
    Forty two years ago, Oakland mayor-to-be Jean Quan was a U.C. Berkeley student-activist rallying for a movement dubbed the Third World Liberation Front of 1969. That movement would later give birth to the university's Ethnic Studies Department and influence universities across the country to integrate such a unique discipline. The department studies represent the history and experiences of marginalized people, especially people of color. Quan went on to become many things: union organizer, Oakland Board of Education member, Oakland City Council member, Chabot Space & Science Center board chair. As she tells on her own website jeanquan.org, in the beginning...
  • Atlanta Man Shot by Bogus FBI Agents

    ATLANTA -- Police in Atlanta are hunting several suspects who posed as FBI agents Saturday to rob and shoot a man, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. The unidentified victim was leaving his Atlanta apartment with a woman at around 10:30am local time when he was approached by several men in the building's parking lot, police said.
  • (Video) "I Am Man-****y, Hear Me Apologize"

    04/13/2011 4:13:17 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 16 replies
    YouTube via Amy Alkon blog ^ | 4-13-2011 | Various sitzpinklers
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  • Sheila Jackson-Lee gets rescued by Houston Police at fundraiser

    Sheila Jackson-Lee arrived around 6:00 last night; Congressman Al Green made an appearance about 20 minutes later. Al was pretty cool & quite friendly as he strolled into the restaurant entrance….alone. He stayed until 6:45 pm and strolled past us…alone… heading east on Dallas towards Louisiana. Sheila’s handlers however, (especially the woman in the yellow skirt suit) looked at us with absolute disgust and disdain. By my estimate 40-50 people turned out to contribute money to a 16 YEAR Congressional incumbents’ re-election campaign less than one week before early voting begins in Houston. Pathetic if you ask me.
  • Another Video of Dem Rep Surfaces: Ciro Rodriguez Swears At Constituent

    07/12/2010 12:05:51 PM PDT · by blog.Eyeblast.tv · 8 replies
    Earlier today, a video hit the internet of Texas Democrat Rep. Ciro Rodriguez losing his temper with a constituent. Here’s another home video of Rodriguez at a town hall meeting conducted at a restaurant. In this video, he’s caught swearing at a constituent while rationalizing robocalls.
  • Congressional Leaders Advise against “Town Hall” Meetings

    06/19/2010 10:58:22 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies · 397+ views
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 18 June 2010 | John Semmens
    A purported rationale for a summer recess in the congressional session has been to give members a chance to reconnect with constituents. A time-honored tradition for accomplishing this reconnect has been the so-called “town hall” meeting. The open format enables a congressman to achieve efficiencies of scale by answering a question or concern held by many at one time and place. Democratic leaders are advising Party members to skip this type meeting this summer. “We did this last year,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) said. “We got hammered with angry demands that we not pass the health care bill. That...
  • Your View: Walz(D-Mn) Should Vote as his Constituents Desire

    01/15/2010 3:23:50 AM PST · by Son House · 16 replies · 995+ views
    Mankato Free Press ^ | January 14, 2010 | Rebecca Oerman, Truman
    A recent Free Press article noted that Rep. Tim Walz doesn’t “dispute that a majority of Americans are opposed to the (health care) bill or at least highly skeptical.” Now, let me get this straight: We elected Walz to represent us, we pay his salary through our rising taxes, and yet he is planning to vote against our wishes. How can that be? Does he not understand what his title means? A “representative” is to act in the stead of another. The article then goes on to quote Walz: “The day after we pass it, the sun will rise.” Now,...
  • Walz Constituents To Question Health Secretary[A Select Group By Phone Tuesday Evening]

    08/18/2009 12:08:09 PM PDT · by Son House · 3 replies · 433+ views
    KTTC.com ^ | Aug 18, 2009 | KTTC.com
    A select group of southern Minnesota residents will have the chance to question the nation's health and human services secretary about health care reform. Secretary Kathleen Sebelius plans to join Democratic Congressman Tim Walz by phone for a town hall-type meeting Tuesday evening. The hour-long session is open to 1,000 callers who live in Walz's southern Minnesota district. The second-term congressman is due to hold an in-person town hall meeting on Thursday in Mankato.
  • Life’s Constituents Around M-Dwarfs

    04/09/2009 10:51:39 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 12 replies · 471+ views
    « Kepler’s dust cover has now been jettisoned, meaning the search for extrasolar ‘Earths’ is not long from commencing. The cover stayed in place for so long because the spacecraft’s photometer had to make measurements of electronic noise that will later have to be removed from the science data. Mission engineers will now continue with the calibration process for several weeks using images of actual stars. Our debates over the ‘rare Earth’ hypothesis will be getting firm data in short order because of Kepler. Three years from now, having had time to detect terrestrial-class planets in the habitable zone...
  • Help fund "My constituents are a bunch of racists John Murtha" Bill Russell in PA 12

    10/15/2008 9:58:37 PM PDT · by TheEaglehasLanded · 20 replies · 1,064+ views
    Bill Russell for Congress ^ | October 15, 2008 | the eagle has landed
    BILL RUSSELL: Murtha Wrong on Racist Charge JOHNSTOWN [10.15.08] Lt. Col. Bill Russell (ret), the Republican nominee in Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District, responded today to new comments from Rep. Jack Murtha calling Western Pennsylvania “a racist area.” According to an article published by the Post-Gazette, Murtha made the following statements to reporters regarding Barack Obama’s prospects the upcoming presidential contest: “There’s no question [...] Read more»
  • House members spent $20.3 million on mailings to constituents (116 million pieces)

    01/04/2008 10:17:44 PM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies · 245+ views
    seMissourian ^ | 12/28/07 | DENNIS CONRAD
    House members spent $20.3 million on mailings to constituentsFriday, December 28, 2007 By DENNIS CONRAD ~ The Associated Press Pieces of mass mailings from Congressmen were seen Dec. 19 on Capitol Hill in Washington. Gerald Herbert Associated Press WASHINGTON -- U.S. House members spent $20.3 million in tax money last year to send constituents what's often the government equivalent of junk mail -- meeting announcements, tips on car care and job interviews, surveys on public policy and just plain bragging. They sent nearly 116 million pieces of mail in all, many of them glossy productions filled with flattering photos and...
  • NY: Lawmaker's Wayward E-Mail Refers To Constituents As 'Idiots' (R - Willie Stephens)

    06/29/2005 9:11:31 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 752+ views
    WFTV.com ^ | 6/29/05 | WFTV
    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- A New York state lawmaker says he's embarrassed, after he mistakenly sent out an e-mail message that referred to his constituents as "idiots." Assemblyman Willis Stephens says he thought he was sending the e-mail to an aide. Instead, he sent the note to nearly 300 people on an online discussion group that focuses on the community of Brewster. The message included the comment that he was "just watching the idiots pontificate." Within an hour of sending the message Monday morning, Stephens sent another e-mail apologizing for the slip-up. Stephens, a Republican, represents an area north of New...
  • What Obligations Does of an Elected Offical Have to His Constituents?

    12/07/2004 6:53:20 PM PST · by Voice in your head · 20 replies · 1,565+ views
    Dec 7 2004 | Me
    When we elect a man to elected office, to represent us, he must weigh his duty to represent his constituents with doing what he perceives as what is right. What about when these two issues conflict? What if the people support passage of a bill, but he believes that it is detrimental to the area that he represents or to a larger area? What is his obligation – to do what is right, or to do what his constituents desire?
  • Strengthening Marriage Through Divorce and Custody Reform

    06/29/2004 11:05:09 PM PDT · by familyop · 9 replies · 1,927+ views
    Family in America, The Howard Center ^ | 30JUN04 | By Stephen Baskerville, Ph.D.*
    *Stephen Baskerville holds a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and teaches political science at Howard University in Washington, D.C. As the battle over same-sex marriage heats up, we may wish to consider other ways to defend and strengthen marriage as an institution.  Any comprehensive strategy for restoring marriage must address its nemesis: divorce.  Of all the threats to marriage and the family today, divorce is clearly the most direct.  Yet it is also the least understood and most neglected.Confronting divorce can strengthen the campaign for marriage by restoring a more constructive and proactive balance to issues where traditional...
  • LIFE IN EXILE - Texas Eleven say constituents oppose remap (Chicken Run Update)

    08/05/2003 4:48:24 AM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies · 2,210+ views
    Houston Chronicle .com ^ | 8/04/03 | ARMANDO VILLAFRANCA
    LIFE IN EXILE Texas Eleven say constituents oppose remap By ARMANDO VILLAFRANCA Copyright 2003 Houston Chronicle ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Eleven Texas senators began their second week in self-imposed exile Monday by firing salvos at Gov. Rick Perry and at their Senate colleagues, urging them to gauge constituents' sentiments on congressional redistricting. State Sen. Mario Gallegos, D-Houston, said 90 percent of the testimony in hearings around the state last month opposed redistricting. "I'm telling you, Waco said `No.' San Angelo said `No.' Lubbock said `No,' " Gallegos said. The eleven Democratic senators fled to Albuquerque last week to break quorum on...
  • OPEN HOUSE: Visitors once again can tour House floor [Michigan]

    02/13/2003 6:27:10 AM PST · by FourPeas · 1 replies · 224+ views
    Grand Rapids Press via mlive.com ^ | Wednesday, February 12, 2003 | Steven Harmon
    OPEN HOUSE: Visitors once again can tour House floor Wednesday, February 12, 2003By Steven HarmonThe Grand Rapids Press Schoolchildren will have their day in the House. Pressure from state House members forced Speaker Rick Johnson to change a new rule that banned students and other visitors from stepping onto the House floor and its expensive carpet. Johnson, a LeRoy Republican, announced the change at a meeting of House Republicans on Tuesday. Visitors will be allowed on the floor only if escorted by lawmakers, and will be limited to the center aisle area by the rostrum. Staff members will no longer...
  • Lawmakers ban visitors from House floor to protect carpet [Michigan]

    02/08/2003 9:20:55 AM PST · by FourPeas · 12 replies · 260+ views
    Grand Rapids Press, via mlive.com ^ | Febuary 7, 2003 | Steven Harmon
    Lawmakers ban visitors from House floor to protect carpet Friday, February 07, 2003By Steven HarmonThe Grand Rapids Press For 13 years, teacher Rich Cox has taken his fourth-graders to the state Capitol every year, sometimes giving his kids a thrill with a tour of the House chambers. But student groups and others have apparently worn out their welcome in the House chamber. Under a new House rule, Cox's students and other guests of lawmakers are forbidden from visiting the chamber's floor. The rule, adopted unanimously earlier this year, is intended to protect the carpet from the wear and tear it...
  • Carefree Vermont Vacations: Or, are they?

    05/24/2002 4:59:05 PM PDT · by d14truth · 29 replies · 330+ views
    Carefree Vermont ^ | 1998-2001 | Carefree Quechee Vacations
    Carefree Vermont Welcome to Carefree Vermont! Come explore with us the charm of Quechee, an old mill village nestled in Vermont’s Connecticut River Valley, with two championship golf courses, hiking trails, tennis, downhill and cross country skiing and fine dining. You can look through our vacation lodgings, recreational activities or dining options, select from our vacation packages or find descriptions of vacation homes or permanent residences for sale in the Quechee, Vermont area. When you find something you like, or would like more information, please send us an email or give us a call 800-537-3962.