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  • Tearful Corrine Brown asks court for mercy, compassion (ex FL Dem congresscritter)

    11/17/2017 10:50:05 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 46 replies
    N4JAX ^ | 16 NOV 17 | By Lynnsey Gardner - Investigative reporter , Jim Piggott - Reporter , Ashley Harding - Reporter , J
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A tearful Corrine Brown made her plea to the court Thursday afternoon, asking the judge to consider all she has done in her life and to show “mercy and compassion.” Brown, 71, was convicted in May of 18 counts of conspiracy, fraud and filing false tax returns. She said those charges run contrary to everything she's ever done in her life, and that she considers her decades of public service an honor and a privilege. Corrine Brown Headlines Corrine Brown with her attorney, James-Smith Corrine Brown's attorney: People 'deserve second chances' After tears, tough questions, Corrine Brown...
  • Another Education Subsidy

    08/13/2015 5:46:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | August 13, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    If elected president, Hillary Clinton has promised to spend $350 billion to make college "more affordable." The U.S. already has an $18 trillion debt (and growing by the day), but Clinton wants to add to it. That's not affordable. Too many young people are graduating from universities unable to find jobs, or are underemployed. references a 2014 study of youth joblessness by the Economic Policy Institute. It found "...roughly 8.5 percent of college graduates between the ages of 21 and 24 were unemployed. That figure is based on a 12-month average between April 2013 and March 2014, so it's...
  • Rep. Paul Ryan's Hope for a Congress That Works

    12/09/2014 7:02:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | December 9, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    Like two predatory animals circling each other, Republicans and Democrats are trying to sort out the meaning of last month's election and plan strategies for the remaining days of the current Congress and the new one in which Republicans will hold majorities in both houses. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), soon to be chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, spoke with me about the election and his party's strategy going forward. "I think (voters) want to see government respect taxpayers again and respect (government's) limits. And they don't want to see an executive go unchecked ... people want...

    05/08/2013 3:39:25 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 7, 2013 | by KEN KLUKOWSKI
    Following Breitbart News’ reports on the Pentagon collaborating with anti-Christian extremist Mikey Weinstein, which may lead to courts-martial for Christian proselytizing, members of Congress are preparing a letter demanding answers from Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. Reps. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) and Republican Study Committee Chairman Steve Scalise (R-LA) are circulating the letter among fellow congressmen. Lamborn discussed the letter and his concerns during an interview with Breitbart News this afternoon. There is already a provision in federal law, Section 533 of this year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), that guarantees freedom of religious belief in the military. It does not...
  • ZOT! The 400 Richest Americans Pay An 18% Tax Rate

    07/26/2011 11:01:49 AM PDT · by moshiach · 141 replies
    The 400 richest Americans used to pay 30% of their income on the average to Uncle Sam. Today, they pay 18% on the average. The main reason for the drop in their tax rate of some 40% is the tax cuts by George Bush in 2003, taking the rate paid on dividends and capital gains down to 15%.
  • Gov. Chris Gregoire to announce plans at 10 a.m. ((Gregoire-Cheater,WA) NOT RUNNING FOR REELECTION!)

    06/13/2011 8:50:35 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 35 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 13 JUN 11 | ap
    Gov. Chris Gregoire has called a 10 a.m. Monday news conference in Olympia to announce her future plans. The Democrat is expected to say whether she'll seek a third term. Congressman Jay Inslee says he'll run for governor if Gregoire does not.
  • MICHAEL GOODWIN: 'Messiah' Obama Has Only Himself to Blame

    12/13/2010 6:48:52 AM PST · by bibletruth · 2 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 2010 | bibletruth
    Obama Messiah - Posing as AN Anti-Christ (not thee), but Messiah Obama Has Only Himself to Blame. Now, two years later, millions of Americans who voted for this false posing anti-christ messiah, have now concluded 'messiah' is not the 'man' they thought he was.
  • Video: Bruce Braley Gets Owned by Fox Business

    02/07/2010 5:14:35 PM PST · by IowaRising · 23 replies · 1,360+ views
    YouTube ^ | February 6, 2010 | Independents4Lange
    Bruce Braley is my representative. He is an absolute disgrace. He needs to be on the top of conservative priorities come November. Touted as a rising star in Congress, he is touted as rising socialist here in Iowa's 1st District -- and this video helps prove it! (The front runner to challenge him is Ben Lange, a conservative from Independence who worked for John Kline (R-MN).) Braley we are coming after you this November!
  • Guess who's NOT coming to dinner? (Obama's first state dinner)

    11/24/2009 7:23:25 AM PST · by nmh · 60 replies · 2,045+ views
    Fox News and Washington TImes ^ | 11/24/09 | Washington Times
    While the White House is mum about the 300 or so lucky invitees to President Obama's first state dinner tonight, top Republican lawmakers apparently didn't make the A-list. Among others, the president didn't invite his 2008 campaign rival, Sen. John McCain of Arizona, even though Obama the candidate pledged a post-partisan presidency. ... Most senators will be back in their home states during the holiday break, and few Republicans want to return to Washington for a party packed with Democrats. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell received an invitation but decided to skip the dinner. Some top Democrats also found themselves...
  • Blame GOP ideologues for current crisis (Gene Lyons Barf Alert)

    10/01/2008 7:41:01 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 7 replies · 345+ views
    Arkansas Democrat Gazette ^ | 01 OCT 08 | Gene Lyons
    If the headline on a recent Associated Press dispatch failed to alarm you, you can’t have been paying attention. “Bush confident sweeping measure will stabilize economy,” it read. That was scant hours before the House rejected Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson’s Wall Street rescue plan, thrashed out over a long weekend of intense congressional negotiations. As a rule, the more confidence that George W. Bush expresses, the worse things are. How and why the administration allowed what even cautious commentators describe as “the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression” to worsen until stopgap emergency measures couldn’t wait would appear something...
  • TENNESSEE: State panel to ask Jerry Cooper about use of campaign funds

    09/12/2007 11:45:00 AM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies · 318+ views
    NASHVILLE — The state Registry of Election Finance has decided that state Sen. Jerry Cooper should answer questions about allegations he transferred nearly $100,000 in campaign funds to a personal account. The registry wants Cooper to appear at its next meeting in November to address the complaint filed by the Tennessee Center for Policy Research. Cooper was acquitted in June on charges of bank fraud, mail fraud and conspiracy. The alleged transfer was revealed by testimony from the Internal Revenue Service on Cooper’s bank records and tax returns. A spokesman for Senate Democrats declined to comment on the registry’s decision...
  • Defense Official Contradicts Murtha Claim that Petraeus Didn't 'Talk to Any of Us'

    05/03/2007 8:52:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 89 replies · 2,625+ views
    CNS News ^ | May 3, 2007 | Mark Finkelstein
    ( - Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.) this week criticized Gen. David Petraeus for not meeting with members of Congress during a recent visit to Washington, D.C., to report on the status of operations in Iraq, but not only did the commander of Multinational Force - Iraq meet with hundreds of lawmakers, he personally briefed Murtha himself. Murtha told MSNBC's Chris Matthews on Tuesday, "They bring Petraeus back - purely political move. Petraeus comes back here. He doesn't talk to any of us. He only talks to the news media and so forth trying to sell this program." But a senior...
  • Caption the anti Bush demonstrators in Salt Lake City, Aug. 30, 2006

    08/31/2006 6:20:25 AM PDT · by redstates4ever · 77 replies · 2,418+ views
    Salt Lake City Tribune ^ | 8/31/06 | staff
    "More than 1,000 people had streamed into Washington Square by 11 a.m. to speak out against the Bush administration's policies in Iraq, while a few blocks south, military veterans and civilians spoke in support of the U.S. troops at a 300-strong gathering in Liberty Park. " "Linda Lapic of West Jordan shows how she feels about the Bush administration with a bumper sticker." "Al Sherwood shows off his hand-made sign." "David Wilks of SLC took his sons out of school Jacob (l) and Ammon (center), both 15 years old, to join the rally." "Ruth (l) and Howard Randle of SLC...
  • Ned Lamont: Pink Diaper Baby With Silver Spoon In Mouth

    08/09/2006 4:16:48 PM PDT · by FFIGHTER · 44 replies · 1,460+ views
    Democracy Project ^ | August 9, 2006 | Democracy Project
    MSM reporters repeatedly comment about how the anti-war Ned Lamont, now official Democrat Party candidate for U.S. Senator from Connecticut, is paradoxically a wealthy businessman. If these MSM reporters had any research skills, they would report both his financial and ideological inheritance. Ned Lamont’s father, Corliss Lamont, was a brilliant, very wealthy by inheritance, communist fellow-traveler through the ‘30’s and ‘40’s and ‘50’s, who continued in such anti-U.S. foreign policy crusades on to his death in 1995, having opposed the 1991 Persian Gulf War. In 1934, Corliss Lamont identified himself to former communist Max Eastman as a “Truth Communist,” saying...
  • Vote deadline extended (earlier Rendell said the absentee military vote wont make a difference)

    10/30/2004 7:32:15 AM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 41 replies · 954+ views
    Philly News ^ | Oct. 30, 2004 | Mario F. Cattabiani
    HARRISBURG - The state will count absentee ballots of Pennsylvanians living abroad and serving in the military overseas that arrive up to eight days after Tuesday's election under a compromise brokered yesterday by a federal judge. Yet the agreement might not be the final word on a contentious battle pitting Republican leaders and conservative talk-show hosts against Democratic Gov. Rendell, who had until yesterday opposed the extension. Hours after a federal judge approved the settlement, GOP leaders filed a separate motion in state court to push back the deadline even further. Still, parents of the two Army enlisted men serving...
  • Bush's Military Record Reveals Grounding and Absence for Two Full Years

    09/24/2004 6:22:01 PM PDT · by The Real Indepman · 39 replies · 816+ views
    Progressive News ^ | Oct 4, 2000 | Robert A. Rogers (USAF - Ret)
    "Why would a physical exam present a problem for 1st Lt. Bush? A little-know fact reported in the London Times and the New York Post on June 18, 2000 gives a powerful clue. In April 1972 – the same month that Bush "gave up" flying – all the overseas and stateside military services began subjecting a small random sample in their ranks to substance abuse testing for alcohol and drugs. The Pentagon had announced its intention to do so initially back on December 31, 1969. If Bush reported for his scheduled physical in August 1972, he could have been subject...
  • Ex-Lawmaker Says He Helped Bush With Guard

    08/28/2004 12:38:18 PM PDT · by alydar · 39 replies · 1,177+ views
    AP ^ | 8/28/04 | BOBBY ROSS JR
    DALLAS - Former Texas House Speaker Ben Barnes said he is "more ashamed at myself than I've ever been" because he helped President Bush (news - web sites) and the sons of other wealthy families get into the Texas National Guard so they could avoid serving in Vietnam.
  • Kerry Calls for Rumsfeld to Quit over Abu Ghraib

    08/25/2004 11:00:28 AM PDT · by GulliverSwift · 54 replies · 1,181+ views
    Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry called today for Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to resign and urged President George Bush to appoint an independent group to recommend reforms after a report faulted all levels of the military for abuse at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. “It’s not just the little person at the bottom who ought to pay the price of responsibility,” Kerry said at a Philadelphia union hall. “The buck doesn’t stop at the Pentagon.” A report released yesterday by an independent panel led by former Defence Secretary James Schlesinger concluded that senior US military leaders in Iraq and the...
  • As GOP's Big Day Nears, N.Y. Lawyers Brace for Battle

    07/07/2004 3:06:22 PM PDT · by pageonetoo · 6 replies · 324+ views
    The National Law Journal ^ | 7/7/2004 | Dee McAree
    The Republican National Convention may be two months away from opening in New York City, but scores of lawyers are already bracing for battle. The New York Civil Liberties Union has mounted a multifaceted "Protecting Protest" campaign that includes legal action against the city, filing three lawsuits in federal court in New York seeking an injunction to prevent the police from using heavy-handed practices to discourage protesters at the convention. The lawsuits do not seek to impede the police from doing their jobs, according to Donna Lieberman, executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union. The suits ask the...
  • Keillor writes love letter to liberalism, Midwest [Take-your-Emetrol alert]

    07/04/2004 3:40:28 PM PDT · by rhema · 23 replies · 904+ views
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | MARY ANN GROSSMANN
    Garrison Keillor doesn't beat about the Bush when he explains why he wrote "Homegrown Democrat.'' "I want to strengthen and encourage my fellow Democrats because I think they have been so extensively beaten up on, especially on radio, with Rush Limbaugh and 10,000 imitators,'' Keillor said in an interview before he left town for season-ending performances of his "A Prairie Home Companion" radio show. "There are people in this country who cannot comprehend why anyone would vote for a candidate other than George W. Bush. My book is addressed to that. This is an intuitive book, not a closely reasoned...