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  • New York the latest state to sign compact to end electoral college

    04/18/2014 6:32:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/18/2014 | Rick Moran
    Governor Cuomo has signed off on the National Popular Vote Compact, giving New York's 29 electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote. SILive: Count New York in. The Empire State has joined the National Popular Vote compact with legislation signed Tuesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. States that have signed on to the interstate agreement will award electoral votes for president to the candidate who receives the majority of the national popular vote. "With the passage of this legislation, New York is taking a bold step to fundamentally increase the strength and fairness of our nation's presidential elections,"...
  • Dick Morris: Democrats Conspiring to Rig Electoral College, Law Passed in 9 States So Far

    04/15/2014 11:40:27 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 84 replies
    A plan, now stealthily making its way through state legislatures with astonishing speed, would junk the Electoral College and award the presidency to the winner of the popular vote. The plan involves an Interstate Compact where states would commit to select electors pledged to vote for the national popular vote winner regardless of how their own state voted. When enough states pass this law, sufficient to cast 270 votes which is the majority of the Electoral College, it will take effect. So far, nine states and the District of Columbia, casting 136 electoral votes, have joined. This is halfway to...
  • Obama's press secretary decorates home with Soviet propaganda

    04/11/2014 3:10:09 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 62 replies
    theweek.com ^ | April 11, 2014 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney and his family are featured in a worshipful profile in this month's Washingtonian magazine. It's the sort of adoring journalistic exercise reserved for only the most handsome of the power elite. In it you can find out details about the Carney dog (a cousin to presidential pooch Sonny!), and how much the press secretary's tie costs ($135). But keen observers may notice the kitchen decor in the photo: Soviet propaganda posters. They really are the perfect pop of color whether you are the dour and sincere Nikita Khrushchev or the cheeky press-wrangler for a...
  • How TV Censorship Works for Democrats

    04/09/2014 4:15:04 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | Wednesday, April 9, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    On April 1, Washington Mayor Vincent Gray was denied a second term, defeated in the primary by upstart city councilwoman Muriel Bowser. The beginning of the end came on March 10, when U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen struck a plea bargain with a wealthy businessman who confessed he'd spent $668,000 on an illegal "shadow campaign" to fund get-out-the-vote efforts that helped Gray win the mayoral office in 2010. So the corrupt mayor of America's most important city is thrown out. A political scandal? The same networks that were utterly breathless over the local story of Gov. Chris Christie's aides slowing traffic...
  • Study: No connection between spending, student outcomes

    04/07/2014 6:59:57 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 24 replies
    Watchdog.org ^ | April 7, 2014 | Rob Nikolewski
    SANTA FE, N.M. Ė For decades, itís probably the most troublesome question facing education: Why are results for U.S. public school students so mediocre, despite the billions of taxpayer dollars spent? Andrew Coulson thinks heís got the answer: Because there is no discernible correlation between spending and outcomes. ďThe takeaway from this study is that what weíve done over the past 40 years hasnít worked,Ē said Coulson, director of the Center For Educational Freedom at the CATO Institute. ďThe average performance change nationwide has declined 3 percent in mathematical and verbal skills. Moreover, thereís been no relationship, effectively, between spending...
  • WaPo's Kathleen Parker Suggests People with Southern Accents Not 'Smart' or 'Sophisticated'

    04/06/2014 3:23:19 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Apr 2014, 9:11 AM PDT | Pamela Key
    After NBC's "Meet The Press" host David Gregory ran an anti-ObamaCare ad targeting Sen. Mark Pryor from Arkansas featuring a couple with a southern accents questioning the confusing nature of the Affordable Care Act, Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker objected to Americans for Prosperity using people with southern accents in political ads running in Arkansas: "I think you could find someone who doesn't have a southern accent who is confused by this act," Parker said. "We always seem to find the character who seems a little countrified, who can't just fathom this. You know there there are plenty of smart...
  • Moran: Members Canít Afford to Live Decently in D.C. (Audio) (exempt RAT wants a raise)

    04/04/2014 2:52:17 AM PDT · by Libloather · 55 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 4/03/14 | Hannah Hess
    Despite what constituents outside of Washington might think, members of Congress are underpaid, a House Legislative Branch appropriator suggested Thursday. Virginia Democrat James P. Moran said he plans to highlight the injustice by introducing an amendment to the Legislative Branch bill during its full committee markup, and at floor consideration of the bill. Moran made the comments while the bill that funds memberís $174,000 salaries was being marked up in the Legislative Branch subcommittee. ďI think the American people should know that the members of Congress are underpaid,Ē Moran told CQ Roll Call. ďI understand that itís widely felt that...
  • Harry Reid to Redskinsí owner: Heís throwing a few blankets to the Indians

    03/29/2014 3:34:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 57 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | March 28, 2014 | Melissa Quinn
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) weighed in on Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder‚Äôs new foundation to help Native Americans on Thursday and slammed the controversial owner for ‚Äėthrowing a few blankets at the Indians‚Äô to get a nice tax break.Reid made the comments about Snyder‚Äôs decision to create the Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation in an interview with¬†The Washington Post.‚ÄúDan Snyder, he‚Äôs got a great new deal,‚ÄĚ the Senate Majority Leader said. ‚ÄúHe‚Äôs going to throw a few blankets to the Indians and get a tax deduction for it.‚ÄĚIn the late 1700s, Europeans fighting in the French and Indian...
  • Stephen Colbert accused of racist joke, spawns #CancelColbert

    03/28/2014 2:20:04 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 27 replies
    EW ^ | March 27, 2014
    Stephen Colbert outraged online followers Thursday with an offensive-sounding and out-of-context tweet made on his Colbert Report account.
  • Bombshell In WaPo/Keystone Scandal: Did the Post Coordinate With Congressional Democrats?

    03/26/2014 9:56:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Power Line ^ | March 26, 2014 | John Hinderaker
    A major development occurred today in the scandal surrounding the Washington Postís attempt to advance Democratic Party talking points by falsely linking Koch Industries to the Keystone Pipeline. In the unlikely event that you are not already familiar with the story, you should begin by reading this post and this one, as well as the one from last October where I dismantled the International Forum on Globalization report that was the basis for the Washington Postís story of March 20. The facts, very briefly, are these: Koch Industries has no interest in the Keystone Pipeline; it has not lobbied in...
  • Rand Paul: The most intriguing man in todayís Republican Party

    03/26/2014 5:37:47 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 35 replies
    Rand Paul is the most intriguing ó and for Democrats, perhaps the most frightening ó figure in todayís Republican Party. The Kentucky senator, who is more than flirting with a 2016 presidential run, is making a smart play for the millennial generation that was key to President Obamaís twin victories and that his own party has convincingly repelled. Paulís unlikely pilgrimage to the progressive precincts of the University of California at Berkeley offered the most convincing evidence so far that he is serious about carving out this (sorry, President Clinton) third way space ó and a demonstration of his potential...
  • MILLER: Exclusive ó Shock verdict ó Mark Witaschek guilty of possessing muzzleloader bullets

    03/26/2014 3:21:02 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 26, 2014 | Emily Miller
    Full title: MILLER: Exclusive ó Shock verdict ó Mark Witaschek guilty of possessing muzzleloader bullets in D.C.Ö while NBCís David Gregory got off scot freeIn a surprising twist at the end of a long trial, a District of Columbia judge found Mark Witaschek guilty of ďattempted possession of unlawful ammunitionĒ for antique replica muzzleloader bullets. Judge Robert Morin sentenced Mr. Witaschek to time served, a $50 fine and required him to enroll with the Metropolitan Police Departmentís firearm offendersí registry within 48 hours. Outside the courtroom, I asked Mr. Witaschek how he felt about the verdict. ďIím completely outraged by...
  • Dan Quayle moment? Obama flubs spelling of 'respect'

    03/07/2014 2:51:03 PM PST · by mandaladon · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7 Mar 2014
    Could a White House spell-off be in the works between President Obama and former Vice President Dan Quayle? In a throwback to the latter's infamous misspelling of the word "potato," Obama accidentally misspelled "respect" while introducing singer Aretha Franklin during a tribute to "Women of Soul" at the White House Thursday. ďWhen Aretha first told us what Ö R-S-P-E-C-T meant to her,Ē Obama said, pausing briefly before the audience began laughing, apparently realizing his mistake. ďShe had no idea it would become a rallying cry for African Americans and women and anyone else who felt marginalized because of what they...
  • Fox News Photog Snaps Amusing Shot of Obama Lecturing Putin from Grade School Classroom

    03/04/2014 2:38:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | March 4, 2014 | Ken Shepherd
    You can imagine the field day the media would have with this photograph were it President Bush delivering a lecture to Russian president Vladimir Putin over the Ukrainian crisis. Earlier today, Fox News reporter Bryan Cole, snapped an photo of the president delivering remarks from a podium in a Washington, D.C., elementary classroom. The podium was resting atop a blue oval rug with the letters of the alphabet around the edge [see below page break for image]. After Mark Knoller of CBS radio tweeted about it, our friends at Twitchy had fun lampooning the president, among other folks in the...
  • D.C. Council votes to eliminate jail time for marijuana possession

    03/04/2014 3:10:58 PM PST · by LonelyCon · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/04/2014 | Aaron Davis
    Consuming marijuana in a private home will no longer be a criminal offense in the nationís capital under a measure that passed the D.C. Council on Tuesday and that instantly escalated a simmering national debate over loosening marijuana laws. Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) intends to sign the measure, a spokesman said, putting District drug law in conflict with federal law. The signed measure will go to Congress, which has veto authority over D.C. laws but has organized to override only three times since 1979. National advocates for marijuana legalization celebrated the 10 to 1 vote by the D.C. Council,...
  • 18 Bookstores Every Book Lover Must Visit At Least Once

    02/16/2014 9:56:37 PM PST · by expat1000 · 36 replies
    Have a look!
  • Meet Lady Bird, a massive machine digging out a solution to D.C. wastewater woes

    02/16/2014 8:39:28 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/16/14 | Ashley Halsey III
    A massive machine ó longer than a football field ó is munching away beneath Washington like a giant earthworm. Before itís done, it will devour about 2 million cubic yards of soil that has been sitting under the city since the days of the dinosaurs. It is the most amazing and expensive construction project that no one ever will see. It will come within a center fielderís throw of Nationals Park, within a corner kick of RFK Stadium, nibble at the deepest roots from the National Arboretum, pass below the Love Nightclub and the United House of Prayer for All,...
  • Oklahoma Congressman(R): Washington Redskins On 'Wrong Side Of History'

    02/11/2014 3:07:37 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 18 replies
    AP ^ | 2/11/14
    ASHBURN, Virginia - The latest back-and-forth over the Washington Redskins name includes a stern letter from two lawmakers and a new "community voices" campaign from the team. A letter sent Monday from Congressman Tom Cole [R-Oklahoma] and Senator Maria Cantwell [D-Washington], tells NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell that the league is on "the wrong side of history" and mentions the league's tax-exempt status. Cantwell chairs the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. Cole is a member of the Chickasaw Nation. The lawmakers specifically objected to Goodell's Super Bowl week news conference, when he said the Redskins name has been "presented in a...
  • Washington Redskins write scathing response to lawmakers who want team name changed

    02/11/2014 9:06:08 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 82 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/11/14
    <p>The Washington Redskins issued a scathing response to two lawmakers Monday after they called for the team to change its controversial name.</p> <p>Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., and Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., told NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in a letter that the league is on the ďwrong side of historyĒ in allowing the Redskins to keep their name, which some see as a slur.</p>
  • Parents revolt against public schools leave buildings empty

    01/31/2014 1:28:43 PM PST · by usalady · 52 replies
    Examiner ^ | Jan. 31, 2014 | Martha
    As those in power continues to hang onto the 19th century model of education or accept Common Core indoctrination for their students, parents are moving toward becoming the ďdecidersĒ as they chose charter and private schools, homeschooling, and online programs, it is leaving thousands of empty school buildings all across America. According to a recent study among the cities with vacant school buildings are
  • Homeland Security Secretary: Illegals Have ĎEarned the Right to be Citizensí

    01/24/2014 2:33:05 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 131 replies
    CNS News ^ | January 24, 2014 - 4:17 PM | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) Ė Speaking at the United States Conference of Mayors on Friday, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said the approximately 11 million people who are in the country illegally have ďearned the right to be citizens.Ē
  • Abolish the Electoral College

    08/28/2004 11:34:36 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 296 replies · 4,869+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 29, 2004
    When Republican delegates nominate their presidential candidate this week, they will be doing it in a city where residents who support George Bush have, for all practical purposes, already been disenfranchised. Barring a tsunami of a sweep, heavily Democratic New York will send its electoral votes to John Kerry and both parties have already written New York off as a surefire blue state. The Electoral College makes Republicans in New York, and Democrats in Utah, superfluous. It also makes members of the majority party in those states feel less than crucial. It's hard to tell New York City children that...
  • Jackie Kennedy 'had an affair with ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev & so did Bobby Kennedy', new book...

    01/15/2014 9:39:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 99 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | January 15, 2014 | David Gardner in Los Angeles
    Driven to distraction by the amorous betrayals of her husband, Jackie Kennedy embarked on a wild fling with ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev while she was still in the White House, according to a new tell-all book. Nureyev, who was nine years younger than the First Lady, was also once spotted with Jackieís brother-in-law Robert F. Kennedy Ďkissing each other passionately in a phone boxí, the book claims. Much has been written through the years about President Kennedyís dalliances while in office. His mistresses were famously said to include actresses Marilyn Monroe and Angie Dickinson, mafia moll Judith Exner and a...
  • Report: Kerry is Behind European Boycotts

    01/07/2014 10:18:00 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    INN ^ | 1/7/2014, 6:54 PM | Ari Yashar
    Governmental sources report that US Secretary of State John Kerry is behind the European boycott threats on Israeli products and companies operating in Judea, Samaria, eastern Jerusalem and the Golan Heights. The EU published its guidelines last July, boycotting Israeli companies operating over the 1949 Armistice lines. At the moment, Kerry is making sure the threats stay in check, but as soon as the peace talks fail he intends to open the floodgates and spur on full-blown international boycotts on Israel, reports Galei Tzahal (IDF Radio). Ö
  • Senate candidate suggests moving federal capital from Washington

    01/06/2014 7:08:14 AM PST · by bigbob · 44 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 1-6-14 | Stephen Dinan
    One of the men seeking the GOP nomination for Nebraskaís open Senate seat is proposing moving the capital from Washington to his home state, saying it would be an effective way to cut out the lobbyists and special interests that have turned Capitol Hill into an ATM dispensing taxpayersí money. ďThatís it, the way to cure the incredible ineffectiveness and dysfunction of both parties in Washington ó we move the Capitol to Nebraska,Ē Ben Sasse, a university president and former Bush administration official, said in 30-second campaign ad that ran in Nebraska over the weekend during the NFL playoff games....
  • Ezra Klein Is Said to Plan to Leave Washington Post

    01/03/2014 3:34:41 PM PST · by mojito · 22 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 1/2/2014 | Ravi Somaiya
    Ezra Klein, an analyst, columnist and television commentator who runs The Washington Postís Wonkblog, is making plans to leave the newspaper after failing to win support for a new website he wanted to create within the company, according to four people with knowledge of the negotiations. Mr. Klein, who quickly ascended into the ranks of the Washington media establishment with a multiplatform blend of policy nuance and number-crunching on Wonkblog, approached Katharine Weymouth, the Postís publisher, in recent weeks, the people said. After consultation with the newspaperís editor, Marty Baron, according to one of the people, he put forward a...
  • Report: Ezra Klein to Leave WaPo After Jeff Bezos Kills $10M Dream Project

    01/03/2014 7:00:52 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 30 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 1/3/2014 | Warner Todd Huston
    As new owner Jeff Bezos begins his tenure as the head man for the Washington Post, Wonkblog editor Ezra Klein is reportedly making plans to exit the paper after being denied funding for a pet project. Klein built a media presence on the Internet, newspapers, and TV as a "wonk" at a young age. Now, he apparently wants to expand his reach in the media with an extensive new website that he wanted the Washington Post to fund.
  • Tow Truck Driver Charged With Murder After Police Say He Ran Down Man Who Robbed Him

    01/01/2014 8:01:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Wednesday, January 1 | Peter Hermann
    Kevin Lewis Crouch walked into a tow lot in Northeast Washington on Tuesday afternoon and asked about a green car. But D.C. police said the 22-year-old man quickly pulled a gun on the tow truck driver who was trying to help him and demanded money. The driver began to run but tripped and fell, police said, and Crouch struck him twice in the head with the butt of his gun. The driver then heaved his wallet against a fence in the lot on Kenilworth Avenue. As Crouch went to grab the wallet, police said, the driver climbed into his white...
  • DC Police, Secret Service investigating drive-by shooting just steps from White House

    12/31/2013 12:44:39 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 12 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 12/30/2013 | Patrick Howley
    Businesses near the White House were riddled with bullets in a two-block drive-by shooting this weekend, prompting a Secret Service investigation. Two of those bullets entered the window and hit the walls inside Brewood Engravers & Printers at 1701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, just a block from the White House, in a shooting that occurred at approximately 2:30 AM early Saturday morning. The office building entrance, next door to the shop, also has a window boarded up. The Caribou Coffee at the corner of 17th and Pennsylvania, right across the street from the White House ó and normally, a large Secret...
  • Washington's three most irrational arguments in 2013

    12/31/2013 5:24:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/30/2013 | BY TIMOTHY P. CARNEY
    Washington, they say, is Hollywood for ugly people. Itís also debate club for the logically impaired. The past year included its share of fallacies, sophistries, oversimplifications and utter absurdities. But a few prominent arguments committed the worst offenses against rational thought. Below are the three worst arguments made in Washington in 2013. These werenít illogical brain freezes or odd beliefs spouted by backbenchers. These arguments were deliberately devised, promulgated and repeated by prominent politicians, which makes them all the more embarrassing. 1. ďIf we can save only one lifeÖĒ The demagoguery started early in 2013, as Democrats tried to push...
  • President Obamaís empty boast on Syria (WashPost)

    12/23/2013 4:57:00 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 23, 2013 | By Editorial Board
    IT WAS astonishing to hear President Obama, in the preamble to his end-of-year news conference last week, cite Syria as one of his foreign policy successes. ď[J]ust as weíre strengthening our position here at home, weíre also standing up for our interests around the world,Ē Mr. Obama said. ďThis year weíve demonstrated that with clear-eyed, principled diplomacy, we can pursue new paths to a world thatís more secure, a future where Iran does not build a nuclear weapon, a future where Syriaís chemical weapons stockpiles are destroyed.Ē Unfortunately, the White House press corps was not as struck by this boast...
  • Tea Party steps up war of words against Boehner over budget vote

    12/15/2013 4:19:39 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 67 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 14, 2013
    Tea party activists are pushing back hard against Speaker John Boehner for attacking conservative groups that are opposed to bipartisan budget legislation approved this week by the House, claiming he has ďdeclared war on the Tea PartyĒ with his blunt criticism. In a fundraising email to supporters, Tea Party Patriots referred to the Ohio Republican as a ďruling class politicianĒ who only pretends to be a conservative while remaining a ďtax-and-spend liberal,Ē The Hill reported Friday. The group, which supported efforts to defund the Affordable Care Act, accused Boehner of passing a ďback-room budget deal which increases discretionary spending, does...
  • WashPost Readers Outraged That the Post Had 'Not One Line in the Paper'

    12/14/2013 5:31:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | December 14, 2013 | Tim Graham
    On the ‚ÄúFree For All‚ÄĚ page in Saturday‚Äôs Washington Post devoted to letters to the editor, three locals smacked the Post for failing to note the 72nd anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks on December 7. None of the letters as printed made the point that the Post has ‚Äúflooded the zone‚ÄĚ with lots of coverage and special sections this year for the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King‚Äôs March on Washington and then the JFK assassination. So what about the 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor in 2011? What did that draw? No zone-flooding. No special sections. No articles in...
  • One of Obamaís top Secret Service agents allegedly commits suicide amidst cheating investigation

    12/09/2013 5:18:21 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 37 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | November 3, 2013 | Charlie Wells
    One of President Obamaís top Secret Service agents has died in an apparent suicide. Rafael Prieto, 47, was a married father who had confessed to cheating with a Mexican woman for nearly six years, a secret under investigation for allegedly violating agency rules that require disclosure of relationships with foreign nationals. A member of the Secret Service for more than two decades assigned to the agencyís most prestigious post as the Presidentís protective detail, Prieto was found inside a car parked in a Northwest Washington, D.C. apartment complex garage last week, dead of what authorities believe to be carbon monoxide...
  • Mike Shanahan was reportedly ready to quit because of Daniel Snyderís favoritism

    12/08/2013 10:34:19 AM PST · by Perdogg · 36 replies
    Mike Shanahan was reportedly ready to quit because of Daniel Snyderís favoritism of Robert Griffin III The Washington Redskins are an absolute mess right now, with every day bringing a leaked story of discontent to top the previous one. Here's a pretty wild one: Coach Mike Shanahan reportedly had cleaned out his office before last season's wild-card game against Seattle because he was ready to quit as soon as the season ended. Why was Shanahan ready to go? Because of owner Daniel Snyder's coddling of quarterback Robert Griffin III. That report comes from ESPN.com. A team spokesman in the story...
  • DC Mayor Compares Lack of Autonomy to Struggles of Nelson Mandela

    12/06/2013 8:34:40 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 14 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | December 06, 2013 | Shushannah Walshe
    WASHINGTONĖD.C. Mayor Vincent Gray compared the District of Columbiaís lack of autonomy and voting rights to the struggles Nelson Mandela endured, explaining Friday that residents connect so much with the South African leader because ďwe have not achieved full equality in this city.Ē ďWhen we canít have the authority to be able to spend our own money, and all our local laws need to go to the national legislative body in order to be approved, when we experience taxation without representation every day, when we donít have a voting member of the national legislative body, I think the people can...
  • GOP Congresswoman: ĎImmigration Is Really a Woman Issueí (Ros-Lehtinen)

    12/05/2013 7:16:29 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 64 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 5, 2013 - 1:11 PM | Melanie Hunter
    Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), speaking at a forum on women leadership on Wednesday, said immigration is a woman issue, because the male has either been deported or the father ďis not present.Ē ďI think that folks who have dealt with refugees and immigrant families see how much it impacts women, because so often many times, the male is not there. Either heís been deported or the dad is not present. And immigration is really a woman issue. Itís a family-centered issue,Ē Ros-Lehtinen said at the forum sponsored by Politico. Ö
  • WW2 Navajo Code Talkers Appear in Redskins Jackets; Liberal Heads Explode

    11/30/2013 10:06:16 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 57 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 11/28/2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Redskins, as everyone who isnít the media by now knows, got their name from their Native American players back in the day. Some of the surviving WW2 Navajo code talkers may know that, because unlike liberals, they werenít born yesterday.
  • Republican Alternative to Obamacare Gaining Momentum, Billís Sponsor Says

    11/21/2013 8:51:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 21, 2013 - 8:19 AM | Susan Jones
    Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) says increasing access to health care and lowering health care costs are at the heart of his bill that stands as an alternative to Obamacare. ďWe drafted this bill with a working group of members of the Republican Study Committee, which I chair,Ē Scalise told Fox Newsí Neil Cavuto on Wednesday. He said momentum is building for the American Health Care Reform Act, which is being taken ďvery seriously.Ē ďItís a very concise bill. Itís less than 200 pages long. Itís not the 2,700-page bill that Obamacare is,Ē Scalise said. ďAnd also we have over 100...
  • D.C. insurance commissioner fired a day after questioning Obamacare fix

    11/16/2013 6:57:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 16, 2013 | Aaron C. Davis and Mike DeBonis
    A day after he questioned President Obama¬ís decision to unwind a major tenet of the health-care law and said the nation¬ís capital might not go along, D.C. insurance commissioner William P. White was fired. White was called into a meeting Friday afternoon with one of Mayor Vincent C. Gray¬ís (D) top deputies and told that the mayor ¬ďwants to go in a different direction,¬Ē White told The Washington Post on Saturday. White said the mayoral deputy never said that he was being asked to leave because of his Thursday statement on health care. But he said the timing was hard...
  • D.C. names insurance commissioner (to replace the one fired for criticizing Obama...)

    11/17/2013 12:04:22 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/17/13 | JENNIFER HABERKORN
    The D.C. city government has named Chester A. McPherson as the new acting insurance commissioner, days after the former commissioner was fired following his statement against the White Houseís administrative fix on cancelled insurance plans. McPherson, the acting commissioner, had been the deputy commissioner of market operations at the Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking since August 2011. The city announced McPhersonís appointment in a press release and said he would begin immediately but made no mention of predecessor William A Whiteís departure.
  • DC insurance boss fired after criticism of ACA fix: Post

    11/17/2013 6:49:20 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11/17/13 | CNBC
    The insurance commissioner of Washington DC was fired a day after criticizing President Obama's plans to fix problems with the Affordable Care Act, the Washington Post reported -snip- Some regulators were also skeptical, among them DC commissioner William White, the Post said. According to the paper, White issued a statement Thursday saying the president's fix "undercut the purpose of the exchanges." By the next morning, the Post reported, the statement had been removed from the web, and by Friday afternoon, DC officials fired White.
  • GOP blocks key Obama court nominee in Senate vote

    11/12/2013 6:00:56 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2013 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) ó Senate Republicans blocked another of President Barack Obama's picks for one of the nation's top courts on Tuesday, the latest skirmish in a nominations battle that has intensified partisan tensions in the chamber. The vote derailed Obama's selection of Georgetown University law professor Cornelia Pillard to fill one of three vacancies on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. The roll call was 56-41 in favor of ending GOP procedural delays that have blocked Pillard from winning confirmation ó four short of the 60 votes Democrats needed.
  • DC Circuit Court Strikes Down Obamacare Mandate

    11/06/2013 5:54:10 PM PST · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/6/13 | Katherine G. Robertson
    On November 1, a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals decided Gilardi v. HHS ruling against the controversial "birth control mandate" instituted under Obamacare. People of faith from around the nation have waited for an answer on this question, with nearly 75 similar cases pending in federal courts. While this decision is a major victory for religious liberty, the issue will likely face another round at the U.S. Supreme Court. Under the Affordable Care Act, employer-paid health insurance plans (for companies with over 50 workers) must offer free "preventive care" which subsequent guidelines define as "all FDA-approved...
  • Last Night, We Got Our First Look At Chris Christie With The Woman He Might Pick For Vice President

    11/06/2013 1:22:50 PM PST · by upbeat5 · 88 replies
    Business Insider via Yahoo News ^ | November 5, 2013 | Brett LoGiurato
    In his whole re-election campaign, Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) has invited only one sitting out-of-state officeholder to campaign with him: New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez (R), who joined Christie at eight campaign events Monday, including a rally in heavily Hispanic Union City. In many ways, Martinez is the perfect complement to Christie, amplifying his strengths as a politician. She is relatively young (54) and a moderate who maintains strong popularity in a blue state. She has worked closely with a legislature held by Democrats and bucked her party by taking the Medicaid expansion in Obamacare. Perhaps most importantly, she's almost...
  • Redskins Owner to Meet with NFL Commissioner over Team Name

    10/29/2013 10:34:34 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 71 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/29/13 | upi/breitbart sports
    Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder is scheduled to meet with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell before NFL leaders meet with team name opponents. A person knowledgeable about the situation said there wasn't any indication that Snyder has moved from his position against changing the team's name, the Washington Post reported Monday.
  • Pelosi: Redskins should change name

    10/28/2013 3:20:43 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 50 replies
    Pelosi: Redskins should change name By Bob Cusack - 10/28/13 06:00 AM ET Rep. Nancy Pelosi believes the Washington Redskins should find a new name. In an interview with The Hill, the California Democrat said it ďprobably would be a good idea if they change the name.Ē The House minority leader is the latest politician who has embraced a name change. President Obama earlier this month said he would ďthink about changingĒ the team name if he owned the football team. Pelosi noted that when she was growing up in Baltimore, the city didnít have a football team. ďSo one...
  • Satire Gone Too Far? The Onion Hurls Slurs At Redskins Owner

    10/22/2013 5:22:46 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 64 replies
    WCBS TV NYC ^ | October 22, 2013
    <p>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) Ė A satirical publication is making real news with its take on the debate surrounding the Washington Redskins nickname.</p> <p>An article posted to The Onionís website on Monday featured anti-Semitic slurs and stereotypes aimed at Redskins owner Daniel Snyder, who is Jewish.</p>
  • 'Washington Bravehearts' Trademarked by Neighbor of Redskins Owner Dan Snyder

    10/26/2013 6:18:17 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 57 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | 10/26/2013 | BY PATRICK CLARKE
    In what could be the most bizarre development in the ongoing debate over the Washington Redskins nickname, TMZ reports that a neighbor of team owner Dan Snyder, Aris Mardirossian, has trademarked the name "Washington Bravehearts." The report states that the trademark application filed by Mardirossian says that he plans to use the name for "entertainment in the nature of football games." Mardirossian, who reportedly lives on the same block as Snyder in Potomac, Md., is an affluent patent investor who developed a relationship with Snyder a few years ago when the two men battled the county in an effort to...
  • Pelosi on Pork Barrel Spending in CR Bill: ĎWhy Are We Talking About This?í

    10/17/2013 6:04:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 17, 2013 - 1:48 PM | Melanie Hunter
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) asked why reporters were making an issue out of the additional spending that was added to the continuing resolution that re-opened the federal government and increased the debt limit. ďWhat difference does it make? Why are we talking about this? Weíre talking about a bill that as I said last night, Iím not asking anybody to vote for this bill on the merits,Ē Pelosi said. Ö