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  • Gun Control Bill Gets Pulled!

    04/20/2013 7:35:02 PM PDT · by forty_years · 44 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | Saturday, 20 April 2013 | GOA Staff
    You can breathe a sigh of relief ... for now“The Gun Owners of America chimed in, attacking Republican senators who showed any interest in compromise, arguing that a national gun registry would arise from the bill.” -The New York Times, April 17, 2013You guys were amazing! Your efforts have accomplished what, four months ago, many in Washington thought was impossible: a total and complete victory (for now) against President Obama’s anti-gun agenda.But let's face it. We're never going to be able to let our guard down entirely, until the 113th Congress adjourns in December, 2014.Senator Harry Reid has now pulled...
  • Defeated Obama Rages: ´Memories of These Children Demand´ More Power for Democrats

    04/17/2013 6:32:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 65 replies
    Breitbart´s Big Government ^ | 4/17/13 | Ben Shapiro
    With the failure of the Democrats’ attempt to exploit the Newtown school shooting to press forward gun control measures, President Obama took to the microphones along with the relatives of Sandy Hook victims to demonize his opposition. This, of course, was his strategy all along: knowing that he did not have 60 votes in the Democrat-controlled Senate to pass his gun control legislation, he pressed forward anyway, hoping to paint Republicans as intransigent, immoral tools of the gun lobby who don’t care about dead children. After demonizing Republicans, Obama hopes, he can press Americans into voting Democrats
  • Rand Paul ends filibuster against CIA director nominee after almost 13 hours

    03/07/2013 12:06:18 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 108 replies
    Sen. Rand Paul ended his self-described filibuster against the confirmation of President Obama's nominee to lead the CIA early Thursday - at 12:39 EST -- just short of thirteen hours after the Kentucky Republican and tea party favorite began speaking. But Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, also a Kentucky Republican, said he would continue to oppose Brennan's confirmation and try to keep the debate going. After Paul yielded the floor, Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., filed a motion to cut off debate on Brennan's nomination and bring it up for a vote....
  • Gerson: The Humiliations Have Only Begun

    01/19/2010 10:07:45 PM PST · by Senator Goldwater · 51 replies · 2,350+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | January 19, 2010 | Michael Gerson
    So, a Republican has convincingly won Ted Kennedy’s former Senate seat. After opposing health reform. And supporting the waterboarding of terrorists. And appearing as a nude centerfold. In a state where Democrats outnumber Republicans by three to one. And where Republicans haven’t won a Senate election since 1972. After a high-profile visit by President Obama. Who won the state by 26 points last year. But who now carries no political weight in the bluest state in the country. With vicious, public recriminations starting among Democrats even before election day. Following major losses in Virginia and New Jersey. It means that...
  • Gene Robinson: Life Goes On (sure it does, Gene)

    01/19/2010 9:41:40 PM PST · by Senator Goldwater · 8 replies · 700+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | January 19, 2010 | Eugene Robinson
    Scott Brown beats Martha Coakley -- and life goes on Well, that was quick. I thought the Apocalypse would be, you know, more of a blockbuster production, with a lot of explosions and computer-generated effects. Instead, just a phone call of concession -- offstage, no less -- from Martha Coakley to Scott Brown. You’d think from the overheated commentary that this was the end of the world (as we know it). Instead of having 20 more votes in the Senate than the Republicans, the Democrats now have only 18 more votes. Run for your lives. From the Democratic Party’s point...
  • A little light at the end of the tunnel...Proposition 8

    11/05/2008 7:53:43 AM PST · by mikelets456 · 30 replies · 1,592+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/5/2008 | Justin Check
    Proposition 8, which would establish marriage as a union between a man and a woman, passed with 52.1% of the vote, against 47.9% opposed, with 94.6% of precincts reporting. The approval marks a stunning upset in a $70 million campaign that just weeks ago looked to be running in favor of preserving gay marriage rights. The passage of Prop 8, as it is known, would be a major victory for religious conservatives seeking to ban gay marriage in other states, and a crippling setback for the gay rights movement nationwide.
  • Iraqi military prepares for offensives in Diyala, Babil

    07/23/2008 11:15:56 AM PDT · by Tennessean4Bush · 7 replies · 177+ views
    The Long War Journal ^ | 7/23/2008 | Bill Roggio
    Map of Iraq. Click to view. Iraqi security forces are massing more than 30,000 soldiers and police for an upcoming operation against al Qaeda and the Mahdi Army in the eastern province of Diyala, according to police and military officials. The operation, which was expected to be launched this week, has been scheduled to kick off on August 1, an anonymous senior Iraqi military officer told AFP. "The operation is aimed at cleansing the region of insurgents, al Qaeda and militias who are still there," the officer said. Like other offensives against al Qaeda and the Mahdi Army, the...
  • Covert Radio: Responding to General Hayden on Al Qaeda

    05/30/2008 2:37:49 PM PDT · by RadioCirca1970 · 2 replies · 109+ views
    Covert Radio Show and Long War Journal ^ | 05/30/2008 | Brett Winterble
    Download this latest episode of Covert Radio to find out. Bill Roggio from the Long War Journal reacts to CIA Director Hayden on his claims that AQ is largely defeated. Bill raises questions about the claim including issues of Al Qaeda fundraising in the Gulf States and Saudi Arabia–the so called Golden Chain. Bill looks at Al Qaeda ascendancy in other areas including Somalia and Egypt. It is l10 minutes of critical analysis.
  • Terrorists Won’t Return to Anbar Province, General Says

    02/14/2008 5:21:58 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 65+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2008 – Al Qaeda has worn out its welcome with Sunni residents of western Iraq’s Anbar province and, consequently, the terror group’s influence there is over for good, the Marine Corps’ most senior officer said here today. The Sunnis became disgusted with al Qaeda’s brutal methods and backward ideology, Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James T. Conway said at a breakfast event at the National Press Club hosted by Government Executive Magazine Determined to rid themselves of al Qaeda, Sunni leaders in Anbar province formed concerned local citizens’ groups that attacked terrorists at every turn, Conway said. During...
  • Lebanon says Islamic militants defeated

    06/21/2007 4:42:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 214+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/21/07 | Hussein Dakroub - ap
    BEIRUT, Lebanon - Lebanon's defense minister declared victory Thursday over the Fatah Islam militant group, saying it had been crushed after a monthlong military assault on its stronghold in a northern refugee camp and only mopping up remained. A Muslim cleric who has been acting as a mediator said later that Fatah Islam agreed to stop firing, and calm descended over the Nahr el-Bared camp outside the port of Tripoli The battle, Lebanon's worst internal violence since the 1975-90 civil war, killed 76 soldiers, at least 60 militants and more than 20 civilians. It came amid a fierce political power...
  • 'No way' pride festival to go on after city rejects request

    06/30/2006 10:15:47 AM PDT · by Heartofsong83 · 30 replies · 1,327+ views
    Ottawa Citizen (subscriber only) | 06/30/06
    Barring a miracle, there will be no Pride Week Festival in Ottawa this year, festival organizers say, after city council rejected please for emergency funding yesterday. Somerset Councillor Diane Holmes asked councillors and the mayor to grant $20,000 to help get this year's event - the 20th anniversary edition - off the ground. But the plea fell mostly on deaf ears, and the move was defeated on a vote of 15 to 3.Ms. Holmes then tried to get councillors and the mayor to agree to give organizers $12,000 to pay for insurance so a small-scale festival could be held. This...
  • CA: Bond plan defeated in Senate (3 votes shy of a 'deal')

    03/11/2006 8:43:22 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 255+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 3/11/06 | Andy Furillo
    <p>Hopes dimmed for putting a massive infrastructure bond plan on the June ballot when the state Senate failed early today to muster a two-thirds vote on a $47.3 billion package authored by Democratic leaders that Republicans denounced as a "sham."he 24-12 Senate floor vote at 12:30 a.m., which did not include any Republican support, fell three votes short of the 27 votes necessary to keep the plan moving toward the Assembly and possibly derailed efforts to put it on the June primary ballot.</p>
  • It's Curtains For al-Qaida

    02/06/2006 9:24:27 AM PST · by standing united · 9 replies · 1,438+ views
    Slate ^ | 01-16-06 | Christopher Hitchens
    It's Curtains for al-Qaida What happens when Iraqi "insurgents" take on Zarqawi's thugs? By Christopher Hitchens Posted Monday, Jan. 16, 2006, at 1:57 PM ET The best news from Iraq this year would certainly be the long New York Times report of Jan. 12 on the murderous strife between local "insurgents" and al-Qaida infiltrators. This was also among the best news from last year. For months, coalition soldiers in Iraq had been telling anyone who would care to listen that they had noticed a new phenomenon: heavy fire that they didn't have to duck. On analysis, this turned out to...
  • Blair outvoted on religious hatred

    01/31/2006 2:36:43 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 29 replies · 1,082+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 1 February 2006
    BRITISH Prime Minister Tony Blair was defeated today when parts of his government's plans to ban incitement to religious hatred were voted down in the House of Commons. Amendments put forward by the House of Lords were accepted by narrow majorities of 10 and one, although the government has a theoretical majority of 65 over the opposition parties. The legislation had attracted criticism as muzzling free speech. It would have made incitement to religious hatred punishable by a jail term of up to seven years. Junior Home Office minister Paul Goggins told the Commons: ``We are seeking to close a...
  • Remembering Two Great Americans

    01/19/2006 11:20:56 AM PST · by sheltonmac · 259 replies · 2,715+ views
    EverVigilant.net ^ | 01/19/2006 | Lee R. Shelton IV
    You probably won't find anything special printed on your calendar for the 19th and 21st of January. In case you are wondering, those are the respective birthdays of Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson. As a nation we have already honored Martin Luther King, Jr., and will commemorate the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln next month, but Lee and Jackson are especially dear to my heart. They were great men who embodied the inspiring courage, uncompromising honesty, principled conviction and moral fortitude we no longer see in our leaders today. Both Lee and Jackson were men...
  • British MP: US Army Is Defeated in Iraq

    11/17/2005 10:29:13 AM PST · by Nachum · 101 replies · 3,189+ views
    CNS News ^ | November 17, 2005 | Sherrie Gossett
    (CNSNews.com) - America is defeated in Iraq, British Prime Minister Tony Blair is a "slave of slaves," and the political strength of President George W. Bush is beginning to "seep away into the sand," according to British MP George Galloway who made the remarks in a speech delivered this week at Damascus University in Syria. The remarks were carried by the Al-Jazeera TV network on November 13. "America is losing the war in Iraq," said Galloway. "[P]ublic opinion in Britain and America is moving decisively against the policy of Bush and Blair." "No American soldier who leaves his barracks can...
  • President Vows America Will Not Rest Until Terrorism Defeated

    10/25/2005 4:47:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 268+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Oct 25, 2005 | Gerry Gilmore
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2005 – President Bush today told attendees at a military spouses luncheon here that they and their husbands and wives deserve a clear strategy for victory over global terrorism. Terrorism is "a mortal danger to all humanity," Bush said at Bolling Air Force Base. He added that the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States revealed the terrorists' destructive intent for the United States. The terrorists would like to strike America again, Bush said. Yet, the United States will continue confronting terrorism and "will not rest or tire until the war on terror is won," he...
  • Shaking Loose A review of Reagan and Gorbachev: How the Cold War Ended by Jack F. Matlock, Jr.

    07/06/2005 8:09:43 AM PDT · by Paul Ross · 3 replies · 493+ views
    The Claremont Institute ^ | June 23, 2005 | Derek Leebaert
    Writings is the home for general works by friends of the Claremont Institute that don't fall into any other site category, such as our projects or Precepts newsletter.Derek Leebaert is a professor at Georgetown University and a consultant with the Zurich-based firm Management Assessment Partners (MAP). He is the author of The Fifty-Year Wound: How America's Cold War Victory Shapes Our World and Commandos and Conquerors: Special Operations and the Rise and Fall of Nations.Between Realism and IdealismPosted on June 23, 2005 Between Idealism and RealismPosted on June 23, 2005Tyranny And UtopiaPosted on May 31, 2005 Looking for something? Enter...
  • Opposition pass vote in bid to topple government (Canada's Liberals Defeated - msm spin begins!)

    05/10/2005 3:37:53 PM PDT · by GMMAC · 53 replies · 1,077+ views
    CBC News ^ | 10 May 2005 | Staff
    Opposition pass vote in bid to topple government Last Updated Tue, 10 May 2005 18:30:32 EDT CBC News OTTAWA - Opposition MPs passed a motion Tuesday night that they claim should topple the government – but the Liberals have dismissed the vote as nothing more than a procedural matter. The motion passed by 153 votes to 150. Conservative and Bloc Québécois MPs voted for the motion calling on the public accounts committee "to recommend that the government resign." The NDP and two Independents voted with the Liberals against the motion. Liberals have rejected claims by the opposition that this...
  • Alabama Governor's Slavery Blunder

    04/05/2005 11:27:48 AM PDT · by Crackingham · 301 replies · 4,234+ views
    CBS News ^ | 4/5/05
    Confederate heritage groups got excited when Gov. Bob Riley's annual proclamation designating April as Confederate History and Heritage Month dropped a paragraph saying slavery was the cause of the Civil War. The groups were pleased because they consider that description of slavery historically inaccurate. Their excitement, however, was short lived. "It was a mistake," said Jeff Emerson, the governor's communications director, on Monday. He said he did not know how the mistake was made. Emerson said the governor was unaware of the deletion until The Associated Press contacted his office. The governor quickly reissued the proclamation with the paragraph on...
  • Defeated Kerry sits in cold

    01/20/2005 4:09:28 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 112 replies · 4,770+ views
    news.com.au ^ | 21 January 2005 | Thomas Ferraro
    US Democratic Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts, who had hoped to replace George W. Bush as president yesterday, instead sat in the cold and clapped as the Republican began a second four-year term. Iowa Democratic Senator Tom Harkin patted Senator Kerry on the back shortly before the inauguration Senator Kerry had hoped would be his. As Mr Bush delivered his inaugural address, Senator Kerry, about 10m away on the steps of the US Capitol, joined other lawmakers and the crowd in repeated applause. Senator Kerry looked relaxed, at times wistful. He frequently smiled, able to hide any disappointment over what...
  • "Ditto, Tom" CARTOON featuring Tom Daschle

    12/15/2004 3:32:24 PM PST · by IPWGOP · 14 replies · 1,492+ views
    IowaPresidentialWatch.com ^ | 12/15/2004 | IPWGOP
    Ditto, Tom...Former Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle says goodbye.     This is an email-able, copyright-ready graphic you can use in emails, on blogs, in flyers, on posters... anything that's noncommercial.
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Taliban has been defeated, says Afghan leader

    02/26/2004 9:44:36 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 2 replies · 156+ views
    The Afghan President has declared that the Taliban has finally been defeated. Hamid Karzai was speaking after talks with the United States Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld in Kabul. He says the war on terrorism has been won and there is unlikely to be a resurgence of the former Afghan militia. But in recent months there have been a number of attacks on the American military, as well as aid workers. President Karzai also says the hunt for Osama bin Laden is continuing, but remained non-committal about suggestions that US and Pakistani forces are closing in on him. "Whether he...
  • Marriage definition defeated - bill aimed at preventing gay unions too vague (South Dakota)

    02/10/2004 2:37:15 PM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies · 288+ views
    Argus Leader ^ | 2/10/04 | Terry Woster
    <p>PIERRE - An effort to define marriage in South Dakota was defeated in the state Legislature on Monday even though it enjoys the support of four of every five lawmakers.</p> <p>Backers of the proposal hoped to form a bulwark against a recent court decision in Massachusetts and developments in other states that allow gays and lesbians to legally marry. But the language of the 39-word bill, which would make civil unions and domestic partnerships illegal in South Dakota, proved too vague for lawmakers. It was defeated 12-1 by the House State Affairs Committee.</p>
  • Breaking: "Dean Takes Tokyo, Sweeps Past Kerry On Third Ballot" (This is No Joke)

    02/09/2004 1:32:57 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 5 replies · 356+ views
    "Expats for Dean" (Don Quixote Group in Tokyo, Japan) ^ | 9 Feburary 2004 | "Expats for Dean" (Don Quixote-type Group in Japan)
    Democrats Abroad Japan Press Release Submitted by Heather on 9 February, 2004 - 05:59 UTC. - For Immediate Release - "Dean Takes Tokyo, Sweeps Past Kerry on Third Count" A record 156 participants gathered at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan in Yurakucho Tokyo, on Sunday 8 February for the Democrats Abroad Japan Caucus. The purpose of the Caucus was two-fold: firstly to elect delegates to the Democrats Abroad Convention in Edinburgh in March, members of which will in turn be elected to the Democratic National Convention in Boston, and secondly to propose and debate resolutions to be adopted...
  • Seattle Voters Says "HELL NO!" To Expresso Tax

    09/17/2003 9:24:59 PM PDT · by webber · 10 replies · 191+ views
    Tim Eyman Email | Tim Eyman, WA State Anti-Tax Guru
    Seattle Voters Says "HELL NO!" To Expresso Tax By Tim Eyman, WA State Anti-Tax Guru I'm shocked but pleased to announce that Seattle voters finally found a tax they not only disliked, but viscerally hated:  the latte tax.  It went down in flames tonight with 68% of Seattle voters, that's right SEATTLE VOTERS, not saying "no" but "HELL NO!" This is clearly a turning point on taxes in Washington state.  We've always had non-Seattle voters on board our efforts toward more tax sanity.  But now it looks as if voters in Seattle have seen the light. Better late than never....
  • Almost Two Years After They Were Defeated, Thousands Join The Talibans New Jihad

    09/06/2003 5:57:12 PM PDT · by blam · 136 replies · 918+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-7-2003 | Massoud Ansari
    Almost two years after they were defeated, thousands join the Taliban's new jihad (Filed: 07/09/2003) Massoud Ansari travels with militia fighters around the Kandahar region of Afghanistan They are known as the Sarbaz - those who care nothing for their own lives - and they represent one of the greatest threats to the government of Mohammed Karzai and the international forces seeking to bring stability to the shattered country of Afghanistan. The Taliban, supposedly vanquished in December 2001 when American and Northern Alliance forces drove them from power, are reviving and fighting back across southern Afghanistan. Siddiqullah is one of...
  • Democrats Prevail Again: Texas House Kills Push for Anti-Abortion License Plates

    05/26/2003 8:41:51 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 5 replies · 200+ views
    The Laredo (TX) Morning Times ^ | 05-26-03 | Mabin, Connie, AP
    House kills push for anti-abortion license plates BY CONNIE MABIN Associated Press Writer AUSTIN - A push to create a "Choose Life" license plate was derailed in the Texas House Sunday when a San Antonio Democrat said a committee that passed the bill violated a House rule requiring two hours' notice of a meeting. "This bill won't come back," said Rep. Larry Phillips, R-Sherman, sponsor of the measure that contained the license plate provision. He said he'd look for other ways to revive the bill. Committee deadlines have passed and the session ends June 2. Rep. Mike Villarreal, D-San Antonio,...
  • Zot

    12/12/2002 6:19:24 AM PST · by I luv bush really · 50 replies · 528+ views
  • House Appropriations Committee Defeats Section 245(i)...

    05/16/2002 2:25:21 AM PDT · by TomGuy · 12 replies · 234+ views
    Americanpatrol.com ^ | May 15, 2002
    House Appropriations Committee Defeats Section 245(i) and Ban on State/Local Police Cooperation with INS REP. SERRANO (D-NY) AMENDMENT TO MAKE SECTION 245(i) PERMANENTIn a stunning defeat for supporters of open borders and non-enforcement of laws against illegal immigration, the House Appropriations Committee last night defeated an effort to make Section 245(i) permanent. The effort was made as the full Appropriations Committee was marking up the fiscal year 2002 Supplemental Appropriation. As expected Rep. Jose Serrano (D-NY) offered his amendment to make this amnesty permanent. However, on a voice vote the committee approved a substitute for the Serrano amendment mirroring...