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  • Breaking: Senate Democrats Gather In The Rules Committee To Eliminate The Filibuster

    04/22/2010 2:31:27 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 168 replies · 7,949+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 04/22/10 | Jim Hoft
    The radicals in Washington are giving the Marxists in Venezuela a run for their money. Senate Democrats have gathered in the Rules Committee to eliminate the filibuster. Republican.Senate.Gov reported: THEN-SEN. BARACK OBAMA (D-IL): “What [The American People] Do Not Expect Is For One Party, Be It Republican Or Democrat, To Change The Rules In The Middle Of The Game So They Can Make All The Decisions While The Other Party Is Told To Sit Down And Keep Quiet.” “What they do not expect is for one party, be it Republican or Democrat, to change the rules in the middle of...
  • Beware the Emboldened Left

    03/24/2010 9:28:18 AM PDT · by This Just In · 28 replies · 801+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | March 24, 2010 | Marc Rotterman
    Another Perspective Beware the Emboldened Left By Marc Rotterman on 3.24.10 @ 6:08AM As I write, Congress has just passed Barack Obama's signature issue -- healthcare reform. After a year of stops and starts, imposed deadlines and rancorous debate, President Obama and his allies have prevailed. He does, in fact, have a victory. And where I come from, a victory is a victory. Many of my Republican and conservative brethren view this partisan piece of legislation as a stake through the heart of the Left and some are already measuring for new drapes in the Speaker's office. In fact, in...
  • Reid scrambles for 60 health votes

    11/18/2009 1:28:37 PM PST · by ConjunctionJunction · 64 replies · 4,010+ views
    Politico ^ | November 18, 2009 | Carrie Budoff Brown & Manu Raju
    Reid scrambles for 60 health votes With an assist from Joe Biden, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid scrambled Wednesday to pull together 60 votes for his health reform bill, awaiting all-important cost estimates in hopes of getting the bill to the floor by the weekend. At around 2:15 p.m., the three moderate Democratic holdouts - Blanche Lincoln, Mary Landrieu and Ben Nelson - entered Reid's office for a briefing. "He is walking through the particulars with them," said Reid’s spokesman, Jim Manley. "We need 60 votes to get this bill to the floor." Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), chairman of the...
  • Obama -- finally -- starts to sweat

    07/20/2009 10:33:09 AM PDT · by pissant · 61 replies · 3,047+ views
    Politico ^ | 7/19/09 | Ben Smith
    Finally, we're starting to see him sweat. President Barack Obama made his personal icy cool the trademark of his campaign, the tenor of his White House and the hallmark of an early run of successes at home and abroad. But as the glamour wears off and a long, frustrating summer wears on, he is being forced to improvise ? stooping to respond to political foes and adjusting his tactics and demeanor for the trench warfare of a legislative agenda. The root of the change is one that faces every president: Economic and international realities that resist political charm. Health care...
  • Watch lists, guns and government

    06/29/2009 12:49:38 PM PDT · by neverdem · 79 replies · 2,357+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | June 29, 2009 | Bob Barr
    The secret government “Terrorist Watch List,” reportedly already swelled to more than 1.1 million names, will have an addendum, if gun control advocates in Congress have their way. This new addendum — also to be cloaked in secrecy — would empower the U.S. Attorney General to deny a person the ability to exercise their Second Amendment rights to purchase a firearm. While it is not surprising that some members of Congress are again using fear of terrorism to implement a gun-control agenda, the openly unconstitutional legislative language proponents are employing is troubling. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) is leading the effort...
  • Proposing an amendment to the Constitution removing presidential term limit

    06/15/2009 9:28:30 AM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 92 replies · 3,423+ views
    Thomas ^ | June 15, 2009 | Rep. SERRANO NY
    HJ 5 IH 111th CONGRESS 1st Session H. J. RES. 5 Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the twenty-second article of amendment, thereby removing the limitation on the number of terms an individual may serve as President. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES January 6, 2009 Mr. SERRANO introduced the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary JOINT RESOLUTION Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the twenty-second article of amendment, thereby removing the limitation on the number of terms an individual may serve as...
  • Indiana Says 'No Thanks' to Cap and Trade ("Imperialism")

    05/15/2009 6:32:14 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 62 replies · 3,525+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 15, 2009 | Mitch Daniels
    This week Congress is set to release the details of the Waxman-Markey American Clean Energy and Security Act, a bill that purports to combat global warming by setting strict limits on carbon emissions. [...] But it's clear to me that the nation, and in particular Indiana, my home state, will be terribly disserved by this cap-and-trade policy on the verge of passage in the House. The largest scientific and economic questions are being addressed by others, so I will confine myself to reporting about how all this looks from the receiving end of the taxes, restrictions and mandates Congress is...
  • Toxic Omnibus Anti-Energy, Anti-Civil Liberties Stew

    03/31/2009 6:51:23 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 3 replies · 500+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 31 mar 09 | John Berlau
    In discussing the 1,248-page Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, signed yesterday by President Barack Obama after being rammed through the House and Senate by use of unprecedented parliamentary maneuvers designed to cut off debate, two aphorisms come to mind. The first is the old saying that sunshine is the best disinfectant. But the second is that, at least for many members of Congress, it's easier to disguise the flavor of spoiled ingredients if one throws them into a big toxic stew. Like its cousin, the $410 billion Omnibus spending bill that President Obama earlier signed into law, the...
  • House Passes Bill To Create Barack’s Brownshirts

    03/22/2009 6:57:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies · 2,831+ views
    Six Meat Buffet ^ | March 20, 2009 | Preston Taylor Holmes
    WHILE YOU WERE BEING DISTRACTED BY THE AIG SHAM OUTRAGE AND YOUR OWN CLASS ENVY…. the Obamessiah administration continues on with its plans behind the scenes. As we mentioned earlier in the week, The Obamessiah is pushing to community organize all of us into his own league of Socialist Brownshirts. The House passed the “Give Act” on Wednesday. How many GOP members caved and stabbed us in the back this time, you must be asking? 70. Full list of turncoats below the fold. Only one Democrat voted against it - Robert Berry of Arkansas. Kudos to him. The rest of...
  • Pelosi Blames Bernanke Over AIG Bonus Fiasco

    03/19/2009 10:23:20 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 25 replies · 1,290+ views
    Pelosi Blames Bernanke Over AIG Bonus Fiasco By COREY BOLES WASHINGTON -- House of Representatives Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) said Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke deserves at least part of the blame for American International Group Inc. executives receiving $165 million in bonuses at taxpayer expense. Speaking at a press conference Thursday, Rep. Pelosi said it was the Fed that initially provided financial assistance to the beleaguered insurance giant in September, with little involvement from congressional lawmakers. "The announcement was made by the chairman of the Fed [it] would be making this big infusion of cash into...
  • BREAKING: I was responsible for bonus loophole, says Dodd (Dodd thrown under bus by obama)

    03/18/2009 3:35:37 PM PDT · by utahson · 200 replies · 10,702+ views
    Senate Banking committee Chairman Christopher Dodd told CNN’s Dana Bash and Wolf Blitzer Wednesday that he was responsible for adding the bonus loophole into the stimulus package that permitted AIG and other companies that received bailout funds to pay bonuses.
  • AIG Bonus Outrage is a Distraction

    03/18/2009 8:16:27 AM PDT · by SalAOR · 20 replies · 756+ views
    Axis of Right ^ | 3/18/2009 | Sal
    The circus that is the AIG Bonus Outrage is a typical Washington case of wag-the-dog. The bonuses were retention bonuses to keep employees who were laid off as part of the AIG restructuring, but needed for a specified amount of time for a transition. AIG was legally-required to pay these bonuses, and it was even written into the stimulus law by Sen. Chris Dodd. The amount and date of these bonuses have been known for months, yet now the administration expresses “outrage” that $165 million is being used to cover bonuses. Yet this is simply a distraction and misdirection. The...
  • Geithner: Obama inherited worst fiscal mess ever

    03/03/2009 10:40:16 AM PST · by rightinthemiddle · 111 replies · 2,777+ views
    googlenews/ap ^ | 3-3-09 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's Treasury secretary says the administration has inherited "the worst fiscal situation in American history." Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told the House Ways and Means Committee Tuesday that Obama entered office facing a $1.3 trillion deficit — about 10 percent of the nation's economic output. Republicans have complained that Obama's budget proposal would balloon the deficit even higher, to $1.75 trillion.
  • H. R. 257 Child Gun Safety and Gun Access Prevention Act of 2009

    02/10/2009 7:14:01 PM PST · by correctthought · 41 replies · 2,976+ views ^ | 1/7/2009 | Sheila Jackson-Lee
    Excerpts: SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Child Gun Safety and Gun Access Prevention Act of 2009’’. SEC. 2. INCREASING YOUTH GUN SAFETY BY RAISING THE AGE OF HANDGUN ELIGIBILITY AND PROHIB8ITING YOUTH FROM POSSESSING SEMIAUTO9 MATIC ASSAULT WEAPONS SEC. 5. RESPONSIBILITY OF ADULTS FOR DEATH AND IN18 JURY CAUSED BY CHILD ACCESS TO FIRE19 ARMS. Section 922 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following: ‘(aa)(1) In this subsection, the term ‘child’ means an individual who has not attained the age of 18 years. ‘‘(2) Except as...
  • Bill creates detention camps in U.S. for 'emergencies'

    02/01/2009 8:02:02 PM PST · by Man50D · 207 replies · 6,712+ views ^ | February 01, 2009 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Rep. Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., has introduced to the House of Representatives a new bill, H.R. 645, calling for the secretary of homeland security to establish no fewer than six national emergency centers for corralling civilians on military installations. The proposed bill, which has received little mainstream media attention, appears designed to create the type of detention center that those concerned about use of the military in domestic affairs fear could be used as concentration camps for political dissidents, such as occurred in Nazi Germany. The bill also appears to expand the president's emergency power, much as the executive order...
  • An interesting book that will help the GOP

    03/03/2004 7:33:42 AM PST · by Kate of Spice Island · 2 replies · 74+ views
    The Powers of Psychiatry | Mar 03, 2004 | firstiamaussoldier!
    The book is written by Jonas Robitscher J.D, M.D. and it contains information about brain research and an attempt at psychiatric warfare. You will most likely find it a thrift shops, used book stores or by doing an internet search. You can probably even find it in your public library.