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  • What Would It Take To Defund the Islamic State?

    08/21/2014 8:58:46 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 23 replies
    Sacra Pizza Man blog ^ | 8/21/2014 | Sacra Pizza Man
    11 Year Old Child Bride Speaks Out Before Being Killed The Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia and the President of Indonesia are uncomfortable with their heritage as presented on videos of beheadings and child-rapes live on the world's computer monitors. In the unlikely event that they were serious about their discomfort, what would it take to defund the Islamic State? It controls oil production facilities capable of supplying it with the equivalent of $3 million daily.  That is a hard asset, easiest to deprive them of. The softer asset of the bank notes they stole might be more difficult to deprive them of. What currencies...
  • Ambassador Power: Defunding UN Agencies for Admitting 'Palestine' Hurts U.S.

    04/03/2014 8:59:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    cns news ^ | 4/3/14 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – Defunding United Nations agencies that admit “Palestine” is not in the interests of the U.S., Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power argued Wednesday, because doing so constitutes a “double win” for the Palestinians. Not only do they score by gaining admission to a U.N. body, she told the House Appropriations’ subcommittee responsible for foreign operations, they also benefit by having U.S. influence in that body reduced, making way for the likes of Russia, China and Cuba to take the lead. Power was arguing for lawmakers to support a waiver to provisions in U.S. law that prohibit funding for...
  • What Happened When Democrats in Congress Cut Off Funding for the Vietnam War?

    10/03/2013 7:31:59 AM PDT · by central_va · 11 replies
    Hist News Net ^ | 4/13/07 | Ms. Zanolli
    In the fall of 1974, Nixon resigned under the pressure of the Watergate scandal and was succeeded by Gerald Ford. Congress cut funding to South Vietnam for the upcoming fiscal year from a proposed 1.26 billion to 700 million dollars. These two events prompted Hanoi to make an all-out effort to conquer the South. As the North Vietnamese Communist Party Secretary Le Duan observed in December 1974: “The Americans have withdrawn…this is what marks the opportune moment." (4) - See more at: http://hnn.us/article/31400#sthash.C35SjTpu.dpuf
  • Peter King: 'I Can Never Forgive Ted Cruz'

    10/02/2013 6:44:08 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 68 replies
    News Max ^ | 10/2/13 | Greg Richter
    Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., one of the leaders of a GOP "moderate revolt" on Monday, says he can never forgive Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas , for leading an effort to defund Obamacare as part of a budget resolution. "This was a doomed process from the start," King told CNN on Monday. King said he went along with a vote to defund the Affordable Care Act because he was told it would get the ball rolling and prevent the government from shutting down. Urgent: Do You Support Sen. Ted Cruz's Efforts to Defund Obamacare? Vote Here. "It's obvious now there is...
  • Ted Cruz FULL Meet The Press Interview On Defunding Obamacare w David Gregory

    09/29/2013 9:08:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 111 replies
    Youtube ^ | 9/29/13 | HD NEWS
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  • IT'S NOT OVER... (Vanity on Ted's Strategy)

    09/26/2013 4:45:29 AM PDT · by Hostage · 25 replies
    Self ^ | September 26, 2013 | Hostage
    DOOMED TO FAILURE Doomed to failure...doomed to failure...doomed to failure... Again and again we hear the parrots in the political aviaries squawk about how Ted's effort is "doomed to failure". Nothing could be further from the truth. Ted's strategy is sound but requires republicans in Congress to fight and for democrats with a conscience to stand on principle. Even if zero democrats stand on principle (and some joined House republicans on the CR), republicans can still win. THE STRATEGY Only 41 Senators are needed to vote against the approaching vote for cloture. IF 41 Senators vote against cloture, THEN: Harry...
  • A Cruz Missile Launch, Like a Light, Shows the Cockroaches Scurrying

    09/24/2013 3:52:09 PM PDT · by wmfights · 18 replies
    Red State ^ | September 24th, 2013 | Erik Erickson
    The GOP has made a mint off opposition to Obamacare and, ironically, now attack conservatives as being in this fight for the money. Takes one to know one, except these groups are not stopping. It is dawning on Republican leaders these groups actually, really believe in this fight. Like a light switch flipping on, Ted Cruz and Mike Lee are casting light on the scurrying of Republican roaches in and out of the Capitol. Republican congressmen and Senators are now openly attacking Cruz and Lee. Outside groups like Americans for Tax Reform and outside media interests like the Wall Street...
  • New NJ/UTT poll shows … pretty much what Pew and CNBC did (On defunding Obamacare)

    09/24/2013 8:04:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/24/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Yesterday, Allahpundit joked that he finally got a chance to be the cheerier optimist with the Pew poll on the fight over a possible government shutdown — only to find that the numbers were slightly worse for Republicans than in the earlier CNBC poll. A third poll out this morning deals with the ObamaCare issue more directly than Pew but finds the same mindset in the electorate. The National Journal/UTT poll shows a 63% majority opposed to cutting off funding to block ObamaCare, and even Republicans oppose it 42/51: An overwhelming majority of Americans prefer the Senate’s approach to the...
  • Thomas Sowell: The Defunding Distraction -- It only draws attention away from Obama’s scandals.

    09/24/2013 7:47:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/24/2013 | Thomas Sowell
    This has been the worst time, politically, for President Barack Obama since he took office. Recent polls reveal that public confidence in both his domestic and foreign policies has been falling amid revelations about their defects and dangers. Even people who once supported and defended him have now turned against him. There have even been rumblings against Barack Obama in the Congressional Black Caucus and among labor unions that were a major factor in helping him get elected and reelected. Two of President Obama’s own former Secretaries of Defense have publicly criticized his gross mishandling of the Syria crisis, which...
  • Meet the two Democrats who voted to defund Obamacare

    09/22/2013 5:04:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/20/2013 | Alexis Levinson
    Two Democratic members of the House voted with Republicans Friday to defund Obamacare and fund the government until the end of the year: Utah Rep. Jim Matheson and North Carolina Rep. Mike McIntyre. Matheson is the sole Democratic member of the Utah delegation, a state that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney won with almost 73 percent of the vote. Matheson, on the other hand, eked out a win in 2012, beating former Saratoga Springs Mayor Mia Love in 2012 by fewer than 3,000 votes. Love has said she will challenge Matheson again in 2014. McIntyre’s race was even tighter: he...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz on Defunding Obamacare with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday

    09/22/2013 9:05:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    youtube ^ | 9/22/13 | SenTedCruz
    The game's afoot. The GOP openly attacking Cruz by giving help to... the DemocRATs.
  • Myths of the Obamacare Shutdown Soap Opera

    09/21/2013 10:01:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/21/2013 | Avik Roy
    There are a number of misperceptions of the internecine dispute taking place among conservatives, and within the Republican Party, around the effort by some to use the continuing resolution and the possibility of a government shutdown, to attempt to defund Obamacare. Myth #1: The debate pits the conservative movement against the Republican congressional leadership. Some of the coverage of the debate states or implies, incorrectly, that conservatives are united behind the shutdown strategy, and GOP leaders like John Boehner are the locus of opposition. This is inaccurate. Plenty of GOP representatives and senators whose voting records are unquestionably conservative, such...
  • Democrat says repealing ObamaCare a 'wet dream' for Republican radicals

    09/20/2013 5:11:29 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 20, 2013 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Freshman Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) on Friday accused Republicans of pursuing a "wet dream" by pushing for the repeal of ObamaCare as part of a short-term spending bill. "I rise in strong opposition to this radical right-wing effort to walk our economy off of a cliff and cause a government shutdown," Swalwell said in today's debate. "I invite my colleagues on the other side to wake up from this radical, ideological wet dream, and come back to reality." Swalwell might be the first member to use the phrase "wet dream" on the House floor — at the very least, it...
  • Why a Defund-ObamaCare Strategy Would Succeed

    09/19/2013 7:30:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/19/2013 | Gene Schwimmer
    We are less than one and a half weeks from the Showdown at the CR (Continuing Resolution) Corral, and establishment politicians, of both parties, are panicking.  The latest turn of the screw came last week, when opposition from 43 apparently non-establishment Republicans forced Speaker Boehner to cancel a vote on a CR because that CR would have continued to fund Obamacare. Fox News Senior Political Analyst Brit Hume concisely captured one source of GOP panic over the weekend, on Fox News Sunday: [T]he axiom in Washington that when the government shuts down, it doesn't matter who causes it, Republicans get...
  • Karl Rove: The GOP's Self-Defeating 'Defunding' Strategy

    09/19/2013 6:51:52 AM PDT · by Qbert · 74 replies
    WSJ ^ | September 18, 2013 | Karl Rove
    In 2010, Republicans took the House of Representatives by gaining 63 seats. They also picked up six U.S. senators and 675 state legislators, giving them control of more legislative chambers than any time since 1928. The GOP also won 25 of 40 gubernatorial races in 2009 and 2010. These epic gains happened primarily because independents voted Republican. In 2010, 56% of independents voted for GOP congressional candidates, up from 43% in 2008 and 39% in 2006. Today, independents look more like Republicans than Democrats, especially when it comes to health care. In a new Crossroads GPS health-care policy survey conducted...
  • Obamacare is fading everywhere but will Washington Republicans take advantage of it?

    09/18/2013 9:04:37 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 16 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/18/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The ideological divide between the “ruling Class” and the rest of us has rarely been wider according to a new USA Today Pew poll. What it is reporting is not good news for King Barack. His subjects are not eager to shut up and get in line. Pew spoke to over 1500 adults and found that, in spite of all the King’s efforts, like enlisting luminaries like Bubba, the Hip Hop world and even the Baltimore Ravens Obamacare has lost support since its passage. The opposition to Obamacare is at an all-time high of 53% and support for it is...
  • Did Ted Cruz Just Force Republicans Into A Government Shutdown They Don't Want?

    09/18/2013 7:41:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 84 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/18/2013 | Josh Barro
    Having tried and failed to sell restive conservatives on plans to keep the government open without picking a fight over Obamacare, it appears that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is moving on to Plan C: Giving in to people like Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) who are insisting that any bill to keep the government open after Sept. 30 must defund Obamacare. National Review's Robert Costa tweets: House GOP sources confirm: House GOP WILL soon bring a CR to floor that also defunds, thus putting pressure on Cruz & co to get thru Senate — Robert Costa (@robertcostaNRO) September 17, 2013...
  • House set to defund Obamacare

    09/18/2013 7:38:23 AM PDT · by Red Statements · 26 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 09/18/2013 | Steven H Ahle
    In what is seen as a major turn around, House Speaker, John Boehner has announced that the House will move to defund Obamacare, while providing funding for the rest of the government, at least on a temporary basis. This will put pressure on Harry Reid and the senate democrats, who have been trying to convince voters that the republicans are trying to shut down the government. This effectively ends the compromise Boehner had made with the democrats to try to sell his fellow republicans on the idea of funding the unpopular program. The bill that's expected to be offered today,...
  • Ted Cruz slams ‘scared’ Republicans

    08/31/2013 6:16:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/28/2013 | Ruth Tam
    Appearing on the “Rush Limbaugh Show” on Wednesday afternoon, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) criticized Republicans who haven’t taken a firm enough stance on defunding the Affordable Care Act. “The problem with the delay crowd is they don’t have a plan,” Cruz said. “They want to take a symbolic vote on a delay and not tie it to anything that passes.” Voting to delay Obamacare “becomes an exercise in political cover rather than actually fixing anything,” he said. “Right now, far too many Republicans are scared of this fight.” He slammed those in the news media who he said “always read...
  • How to Defund Obamacare: Here's the strategy Republicans need

    08/30/2013 5:50:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/30/2013 | Deroy Murdock
    Yet again, congressional Republicans have backed themselves into a corner by believing the Left’s anti-GOP talking points — this time on Obamacare. “Shutting down the government just because I’m for keeping it open? That’s not an economic plan,” Obama said in Florida last month. “Defunding the Affordable Care Act is not achievable through shutting down the federal government,” Senator Richard Burr (R., N.C.) parroted. As Republican senators Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Rand Paul, and Marco Rubio keep repeating, though few listen, they aim to shut down nothing. They want a continuing resolution that funds the entire federal government past September...
  • The move to defund “Obamaphones”

    08/25/2013 5:52:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/25/2013 | Jazz Shaw
    Nolan Finley, writing for the Detroit News, is making the case this week for setting an example in defunding wasteful entitlement programs by axing the “Obamaphone.” He refers to the $2.1 billion annual program providing free cell phones to low income individuals who qualify for other federal assistance so that they can seek and obtain work, contact family members or dial for emergency help. But the program is widely known to be fraud riddled, with an estimated 40% of phones going to the ineligible. So why hasn’t it been scrapped or at least overhauled? So why hasn’t it been axed?...
  • Ted Cruz: We’d need a grassroots “tsunami” to get the votes to defund ObamaCare

    08/25/2013 5:49:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/25/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    Despite the hailstorm of criticism raining down on Sen. Cruz & friends for the improbable success of their tactical ideas for bringing down ObamaCare, Cruz continued to defend the push on CNN on Sunday morning, conceding that it is “It is going to take a tsunami” of grassroots support and political pressure to get the votes to defund ObamaCare but that “I am going to do everything I can to encourage that tsunami.” Whether or not Cruz thinks the effort really has a shot at the most explicit version of success, he isn’t going to half-ass the effort and is...
  • Republican poll: Public opposed to a government shutdown to defund ObamaCare, including Republicans

    08/23/2013 8:17:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/23/2013 | AllahPundit
    Interesting, if not surprising, although I’m not sure who the target audience is. The “defund ObamaCare” initiative is well into litmus-test territory by now, thanks to the number of tea-party heavy hitters in favor and the number of dreaded RINOs opposed. This new data will be dismissed as an establishment GOP effort to scare Rand Paul and Ted Cruz into backing down, even though they have zero incentive to do so. If they can’t get 41 Republican votes in the Senate, they’ll shrug it off and say they were on the side of the angels. Whatever the outcome, when it’s...
  • Obamacare’s Shutdown Shock-Jocks: Why the Ted Cruz-Mike Lee Plan to Defund is Flawed

    08/14/2013 6:57:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/14/2013 | Avik Roy
    Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee, among others, believe that Republicans ought to use Congress’s continuing resolution (CR) as an opportunity to defund Obamacare. The CR must be passed by Congress in order to keep funding the government. Cruz, Lee & Co. think Democrats will be so terrified of a government shutdown that they’ll be willing to vote to defund their signature legislative achievement. It’s an interesting theory. But the opposite is far likelier: that a government shutdown will seriously harm Republicans in the midterm elections, ensuring Obamacare’s permanence. These shutdown shock-jocks start with a fair premise: Once the government...
  • Yes, Defund Obamacare: The Sequester, not the Gingrich shutdown, is the model we should use.

    08/08/2013 7:22:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/08/2013 | Gene Schwimmer
    The GOP division over whether to defund ObamaCare can be summarized in two quotes: This, from Texas senator Ted Cruz: "We can de-fund Obamacare if Republican leaders who tell their constituents they're conservative stand up and act like they're conservative." And in opposition, Ramesh Ponnuru: "[I]f Republicans stay firm in this demand [to defund Obamacare], the result will be either a government shutdown or a partial shutdown combined with a debt default. Either would be highly unpopular, and each party would blame the other. The public, however, would almost certainly blame Republicans. And which blame, according to Ponnuru and those...
  • Rubio: If you’re willing to fund Obamacare, you can’t possibly say you’re against it

    08/06/2013 2:40:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 08/06/2013 | Jeff Poor
    On Mark Levin’s radio show on Monday, Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio argued that Republicans should use Congress’ budgetary powers to defund President Barack Obama’s unpopular 2010 health care reform law. Rubio, who seemed to have fallen out of favor with Levin after the immigration debate in the Senate earlier this summer, used his appearance on the conservative talk radio program to talk about an idea that has pitted newer Republican legislators against a GOP establishment that insists the defunding scheme can’t work. “[T]here has to be some point at which we say, ‘Look, this is the issue where we...
  • The hoary myth that Obamacare can’t be defunded

    08/02/2013 2:34:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 08/02/2013 | Conn Carroll
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, say they won’t vote for any continuing resolution to fund the federal government through the 2014 fiscal year that contains funding for Obamacare.Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., says Cruz and Lee are being dishonest because they know President Obama will never sign any measure that defunds his signature domestic policy achievement.The Alamo or a fool’s errand?Who is right and who is wrong depends largely on whether you believe taking a stand based on principle is the right thing to do regardless of the projected outcome or a fool’s errand when the outcome...
  • Why Trying to Defund Obamacare Is the Definition of Insanity

    08/02/2013 8:36:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/02/2013 | Rick Moran
    The effort by some Republicans on the Hill to shut down the government in order to prevent the implementation of Obamacare has officially jumped the shark and entered cloud cuckoo land. The Congressional Research Service, an arm of the Library of Congress, has issued a report, requested by Republican Senator Tom Coburn, which shows that even if the GOP is successful, Obamacare will roll forward anyway.The CRS explanation for why a government shutdown wouldn’t stop Obamacare from being implemented is straightforward: “It appears that substantial ACA implementation might continue during a lapse in annual appropriations that resulted in a...
  • Sen. Mike Lee in Obamacare Colloquy: ‘Defund It Or Own It’

    07/31/2013 10:11:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/31/2013 | Bridget Johnson
    WASHINGTON — A trio of GOP senators challenged their colleagues — especially Republicans — to join an effort to block funding for Obamacare in the continuing resolution that’s expected to keep the government running in the usual absence of a budget come Sept. 30. “We don’t have to vote to fund something with which we fundamentally disagree,” said Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), who led the afternoon colloquy on the floor of the upper chamber. “…Defund it or own it — if you fund it, you’re for it.” But Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), touting his credentials as an original opponent of...
  • The GOP: Rabbits or Tigers?

    07/30/2013 10:50:26 AM PDT · by Shery · 3 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 07.30.2013 | Jeffrey Lord
    Reagan, Thatcher and the real battle behind defunding Obamacare. “We had rabbits when we needed tigers.” — Ronald Reagan writing in his diary of congressional Republicans Well. There they go again. The GOP Establishment is terrified at the idea of defunding Obamacare. Except, of course, that the opposition within the GOP Establishment and among some conservative pundits to defunding Obamacare — as Senators Mike Lee, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Marco Rubio propose — has nothing whatsoever to do with Obamacare. Zero. As Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher would both recognize instantly. Leading to the obvious. The problem within the...
  • Video: NSA, White House getting worried about defunding vote in House

    07/24/2013 8:35:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/24/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    And they should. CBS reoprts that NSA Director Keith Alexander made an “emergency visit” to Capitol Hill to head off a potentially embarrassing vote to defund his agency’s trawling of phone and Internet records. House Republican leaders allowed a vote on an amendment by Rep. Justin Amash to use the power of the purse to rein in the NSA, and the panic shows that the effort might well succeed in the Senate when the budget comes to the upper chamber: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO With a high-stakes showdown vote looming in the House, White House press secretary Jay...
  • Abortion votes will trail GOP in 2012 campaign

    04/25/2011 5:33:48 AM PDT · by Scanian · 10 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 24, 2011 | Seth McLaughlin
    In a year when spending, deficits and debt have dominated the national debate, the recent push to strip Planned Parenthood of government funding is a reminder that the abortion issue retains its political potency. The decades-old battle nearly derailed the latest spending deal on Capitol Hill, and House Republicans say they’ll continue to fight federal funding of the group after Congress returns from a two-week break to tackle the nation’s borrowing limit, 2012 spending levels and the soaring national debt. “We believe very strongly that government dollars shouldn’t be used to fund abortion. I believe that is where the majority...
  • Pro-Life Groups Keep Pressing for Planned Parenthood De-Funding

    03/25/2011 8:39:38 AM PDT · by julieee · 1 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | March 25, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Pro-Life Groups Keep Pressing for Planned Parenthood De-Funding Washington, DC -- Sen. Chuck Schumer, the top Senate Democrat interfacing with the media on the media on budget negotiations, says House and Senate leaders are close to getting a final agreement. But pro-life groups hope the agreement includes language de-funding Planned Parenthood. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/03/25/pro-life-groups-keep-pressing-for-planned-parenthood-de-funding/
  • Sen. Paul Unveils 5-Year Budget Plan: Eliminates Four Federal Agencies

    03/17/2011 4:02:15 PM PDT · by Qbert · 76 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3/17/2011 | Mary Bruce
    Senator Rand Paul, R-Ky., unveiled today his five-year path to a balanced budget, leaving several federal agencies behind. Among the items on the cutting room floor are the Departments of Education, Energy, Commerce and Housing and Urban Development. “There’s a lot of things in here that everybody could agree to, Republicans and Democrats, but nobody’s leading on the president’s side and on our side we felt we needed to put this forward to get the debate started, at the very least,” the freshman Senator explained at a Capitol Hill press conference this afternoon. The proposal also calls for the repeal...
  • House approves GOP bill to defund NPR !!

    03/17/2011 1:37:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/17/2011 | Jordan Fabian
    The House on Thursday passed a bill to defund NPR, a measure strongly opposed by the White House but one Republicans say will save taxpayer money. The GOP-backed measure, which will be sent to the Senate, passed 228-192. One Republican voted present, and seven voted against the bill. No Democrats supported it. Thursday's vote delivers another blow to NPR, which has suffered a wave of bad press in recent weeks. NPR fundraiser Ron Schiller was placed on administrative leave last week, following the release of video footage that showed him criticizing the Tea Party and claiming NPR could survive without...
  • Winners of De-Funding Planned Parenthood Video Contest Announced

    03/15/2011 10:49:48 AM PDT · by Nachum
    Life News ^ | 3/15/11 | Steven Ertelt
    Two pro-life groups that cater to young people have announced the winners of a contest they jointly sponsored to encourage young people to produce videos urging the revocation of taxpayer funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion business. The contest was designed to support the Pence Amendment, which the House of Representatives approved, but which the U.S. Senate defeated — although both chambers of Congress are still debating how to solve the federal budget issue and whether Planned Parenthood will receive federal funds. After receiving dozens of videos from youth across the country explaining why Congress should de-fund Planned Parenthood, Live...
  • Why NPR should get off the dole

    03/11/2011 1:38:16 AM PST · by Scanian · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 9, 2011 | Michael Barone
    What do they put in the water cooler over at NPR? First, they fire Juan Williams in October for comments he made on Fox News Channel -- and Vivian Schiller, the CEO of public radio, smilingly suggests he needs to have his head examined. This week, a sting video shows NPR Foundation President Ron Schiller (no relation) saying that Tea Party activists were "seriously racist" and telling two purported Muslim program underwriters that there aren't enough "non-Zionist" news organizations. Vivian Schiller and Ron Schiller both have been forced to resign. But, with a new, large Republican House majority, NPR leaders...
  • Cantor: 'We Are Going to Proceed' With Defunding NPR

    03/09/2011 10:41:26 AM PST · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    CNSNews ^ | March 9, 2011 | Nicholas Ballasy
    (CNSNews.com) - When asked today whether he thought the resignation of National Public Radio CEO Vivian Schiller was a good move, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) responded that House Republicans will “proceed” with defunding NPR. “The statements were that NPR realizes it doesn’t need taxpayer funding. That's what the statement was about," Cantor said at a news availability following a meeting of the House Republican Conference. "So perhaps the truth finally came out and we are going to proceed along those lines because that’s what was said and indicated by that organization. "As far as individual statements that he...
  • The Dirty Little Secret About De-Funding Obamacare

    02/18/2011 1:36:52 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Several members of Congress, like Rep. Denny Rehberg (R, MT) and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R.-Wash.) are offering amendments that would prevent any new spending from being used to implement Obamacare. Good for them. Those are important additions to the big spending bill pending in Congress. But here’s the dirty little secret: Much of Obamacare is being implemented with money that was already appropriated last year. These billions are already available for bureaucrats to put Obamacare into force. Denying additional funding for Obamacare does not de-fund the huge amounts it already is using for implementation. That requires additional action. Even...
  • ‘We Are Living in the Midst of the Greatest Human Genocide in the History of Humanity,’ Rep...

    02/11/2011 9:06:39 AM PST · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    CNSNews ^ | February 11, 2011 | Penny Starr
    Complete title: ‘We Are Living in the Midst of the Greatest Human Genocide in the History of Humanity,’ Rep. Franks Says of Legalized Abortion Rep. Trent Franks (R-N.M) said at a press conference on Feb. 10 to push for ending the federal funding of Planned Parenthood that the United States is 'awash in the blood' of the some 50 million unborn children who have been aborted since the procedure was made legal in 1973. (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr) (CNSNews.com) – Rep. Trent Franks (R-N.M.) said on Thursday that because modern technology can reveal fetal development in the womb, Americans are starting to...
  • The First War of the Next Congress: The Debt Ceiling

    11/04/2010 10:37:28 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 31 replies
    The Atlantic via Yahoo Finance ^ | 4th November , 2010 | Derek Thompson, contributor
    What message did voters send on Tuesday? ....... The GOP needs to do something that demonstrates measurable success in cutting spending. At minimum, it must prevent an increase in taxes -- for anybody. In general, they'll want to put a break to administrative activities. Block the appropriation process..... Clamp down on implementation of Obamacare, and EPA rule making. Perhaps the Department of Labor deserves some scrutiny. Obamacare is the headliner, but how would you defund it? The popular insurance regulations rely on the mandate. The mandate relies on funding. You kill the funding, and you kill the popular regulations. They...
  • How Public Is NPR's Funding?

    10/25/2010 3:29:15 AM PDT · by Scanian · 16 replies
    The American Thinking ^ | October 25, 2010 | Mark Browning
    De-fund NPR! In the wake of the firing of Juan Williams by National Public Radio, we've once again heard conservative voices issue that call. NPR representatives respond, as they always do when their dependence on government purse strings is noted, by arguing that only two or three percent of the service's money comes from the federal government. NPR apologist Norah O'Donnell recently threw out a one- to three-percent figure on MSNBC. We don't see these people volunteering to give up that three percent, but we have to admit that this amount of funding is not the gigantic boondoggle we might...
  • In wake of Juan Williams' firing, Republicans want NPR funding examined

    10/21/2010 2:28:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/21/2010 | Jordan Fabian
    Three potential 2012 Republican presidential candidates chimed in Thursday on the firing of NPR news analyst Juan Williams, with two of them calling on Congress to scrutinize NPR's federal funding. Williams was ousted Wednesday night for comments he made on Fox News about Muslims. But former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (Ga.) all called NPR's move an act of censorship and political correctness. "While I have often enjoyed appearing on NPR programs and have been treated fairly and objectively, I will no longer accept interview requests from NPR as long...
  • ACORN Sues to Get Federal Funding Back

    11/12/2009 9:36:19 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 7 replies · 605+ views
    Politico/The Lid ^ | 11/12/09 | The Lid
    ACORN, the criminal enterprise that has been partially funded with OUR tax money is following the advice of Jerrold Nadler, Congressman from NY and suing the government to get its funding back. It all started this past March when Heather Heidelbaugh, a Pennsylvania Attorney, testified before Congressman Jerrold Nadler's Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties subcommittee about the many criminal and fraudulent activities run by President Obama's favorite community organizing group, ACORN. Her testimony alleged violations of the election code, fraud and misrepresentation, and violations of equal protection and due process. Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) was shocked at the testimony...
  • ACORN votes are nothing but 'cover'--Bachmann says

    09/19/2009 7:44:29 AM PDT · by opentalk · 6 replies · 612+ views
    WND ^ | September, 19, 2009 | Bob Unruh
    Bachmann says disgraced group still eligible for billions of tax dollars. Boehner of Ohio, the top Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives, is demanding a straight up-or-down vote on a bill dedicated to removing ACORN from the list of recipients of federal largesse, or says he'll force the issue. And a key conservative vote, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., says unless there is such an action, it will mean the recent votes on that very issue were nothing but "cover."
  • Senator Richard Shelby doesn't mince words...

    05/03/2007 7:12:17 AM PDT · by Valin · 4 replies · 777+ views
    Hugh Hewitt show ^ | 5/2/07 | Sen. Richard Shelby
    Alabama Senator Richard Shelby doesn't mince words on Democrats not funding the troops, the Army banning mil-bloggers and George Tenet's new book. HH: But first, we celebrate the fact that the Congress has failed to override the President’s veto of the pork-laden attempt to micromanage the war into a date certain defeat. I’m joined by Senator Richard Shelby of Alabama. Senator, good to have you on the program. Are you with me, Senator? RS: Yeah, I’m with you. HH: Okay, good to talk with you there, sir. Senator Shelby, before we get to the future of this bill, you’re on...
  • Congressman Obey Loosing it

    03/09/2007 2:18:06 PM PST · by taildragger · 124 replies · 4,105+ views
    YouTube ^ | March 07, 2007 | Lysiana
    Have you folks seen this? Fox News is showing it....