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  • Average Cost Of Obamacare 'Silver' Plan - $328 Per Month

    10/02/2013 7:02:45 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 125 replies
    forbes ^ | 9/29/2013 | Dan Munro
    That amount – $328 per month – is the national average for the mid-tier “silver” premium based on HHS calculations for approved plans in 48 states. The challenge, of course, is that like all of healthcare itself, your mileage will vary. Both individual and family insurance rates will vary dramatically based on a host of variables. Those variables – age, marital status, geographic location and income – will each have a significant impact on the final monthly amount. The most difficult single component in the equation is income – which determines the amount of Federal subsidy any given taxpayer will...
  • Family net worth plummets nearly 40%

    06/11/2012 1:54:23 PM PDT · by Enosh · 25 replies
    CNNMoney via | CNNMoney
    <p>NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The average American family’s net worth dropped almost 40% between 2007 and 2010, according to a triennial study released Monday by the Federal Reserve.</p>
  • America Lost 129,000 Millionaires in 2011

    05/31/2012 10:33:23 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 23 replies
    CNBC ^ | 31 May 2012 | Robert Frank
    America’s millionaire population declined last year for the first time since the financial crisis, according to a new report.
  • AP source: Admin. plans change in immigration rule

    01/06/2012 5:04:06 AM PST · by DJ MacWoW · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 6, 2012 7:24 AM (ET) | LUIS ALONSO LUGO and ALICIA A. CALDWELL
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration plans a rule change to help reduce the time illegal immigrant spouses and children are separated from citizen relatives while they try to win legal status in the United States, a senior administration official said Thursday. Currently, illegal immigrants must leave the country before they can ask the government to waive a three- to 10-year ban on legally coming back to the U.S. The length of the ban depends on how long they have lived in the U.S. without permission. The official said the new rule would let children and spouses of citizens ask...
  • Americans' equity in their homes near a record low (worst since WWII)

    06/09/2011 10:12:16 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 12 replies
    AP ^ | 06/09/11 | Derek Kravitz
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Falling home prices have shrunk equity so much that the proportion of their homes that Americans actually own is near its lowest point since World War II. The Federal Reserve says average home equity plunged from more than 61 percent at the start of 2001 to 38 percent in the January-March quarter this year. That drop comes as home prices in big metro areas have reached their lowest level since 2002.
  • 5 Things That Will Happen To You When America Goes Bankrupt

    04/12/2011 9:10:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 153 replies ^ | April 12, 2011 | John Hawkins
    "Madness is rare in individuals - but in groups, parties, nations, and ages it is the rule." -- Friedrich Nietzsche Does it seem too strong to call the way America deals with its debt "madness?" If not madness, then what? Denial? An addiction? However you phrase it, we're a country that's in deep trouble, but so many of us seem unable to deal with it. Liberals in this country, for the most part, will admit that we're running up "unsustainable" deficits. Yet, these same liberals adamantly oppose any and all serious efforts to do anything about it. Once you...
  • Nazi Uniforms to Be Worn By Tea Party Crashers

    04/13/2010 2:13:40 PM PDT · by kristinn · 145 replies · 4,106+ views
    Tuesday, April 13, 2010 | Kristinn
    Jason Levin, the originator of the Crash The Tea Party effort to sabotage the Tea Party protests this week, told Talking Points Memo that some his group's members may wear Nazi uniforms at the protests.:He emphasized that his group is non-violent, and not interested in "perpetuating racism, homophobia or misogyny." Levin said that "members are free to do as they wish," but if violence breaks out at a tea party rally on Thursday, or more epithets like the ones thrown around during the health care debate are heard, it won't be because of his group.He explained the distinction to me...
  • Vanity: Is Slaughter Rule Unconstitutional?

    03/14/2010 8:03:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 80 replies · 1,432+ views
    March 14, 2010 | Me
    Any legal eagles freepers know if the Slaughter is unconstitutional? Common sense would say yes but I have read this has been used before; specifically Gephardt used a similiar technique so his buddies would avoid having to have a direct vote to raise the debt ceiling. Since the House has to approve the rule would that be considered as equivalent to an actual vote on the bill?
  • Kaine: Dems will court all 50 states ‘now and forever’[DNC]

    01/21/2009 12:56:27 PM PST · by BGHater · 54 replies · 1,715+ views
    The Hill ^ | 21 Jan 2009 | Michael O'Brien
    Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, installed Wednesday as the new chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), vowed to aggressively campaign in all 50 states and promised to rely on ideas and not ideology. “The 50-state strategy is now and forever what Democrats do,” Kaine told DNC members at the party’s winter meeting in Washington, D.C. The plan to seek to compete in all states was put in place by Kaine’s successor, Howard Dean. “The results speak for themselves. I’ll oversimplify: everybody matters. Every state, every region, every community matters,” Kaine said. However, he also warned Democrats to not simply trust...
  • Emanuel Posting Could Mean War with GOP

    11/06/2008 6:53:09 PM PST · by george76 · 101 replies · 4,241+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | November 6, 2008 | Rick Moran
    Paul Begala refers to Rep. Rahm Emanuel’s style as a “cross between a hemorrhoid and a toothache.” His stint as chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has been notable for his clashes with DNC Chairman Howard Dean over strategy, resources, and the direction of the party. A former aide to President Clinton, he was known as “Rahm-bo” among friend and foe alike. Schooled in the rough and tumble of Chicago politics, he was a senior adviser to Richard Daley’s successful 1989 mayoral bid Friends and enemies agree that the key to Emanuel’s success is his legendary intensity. There’s the...
  • The Communist Takeover Of America - 45 Declared Goals

    06/02/2008 3:17:47 PM PDT · by cardinal4 · 33 replies · 91+ views
    artorius castus blog ^ | Unknown | Cleon Skousen
    At Mrs. Nordman's request, I include in the RECORD, under unanimous consent, the following "Current Communist Goals," which she identifies as an excerpt from "The Naked Communist," by Cleon Skousen: [From "The Naked Communist," by Cleon Skousen] 1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war. 2. U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war. 3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength. 4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used...
  • High Democratic voter turnout

    02/05/2008 9:38:57 PM PST · by DavidThomas · 33 replies · 671+ views
    Should we be concerned that Democrats are showing more enthusiasm in these primaries? Was it like this in 2000 and 2004?
  • Bill Clinton: Rogue Co-President In Waiting

    02/03/2008 3:05:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 526+ views
    Townhall ^ | February 2, 2008 | Dick Morris and Eileen McGann
    Make no mistake about it: If Hillary Clinton is elected president, her husband will be her rogue co-president, causing constant chaos, crises and conflicts for her new administration. And sometimes, that will be exactly what Hillary wants. Chaos is Bill Clinton’s signature style and he’s not about to suddenly change. No way. Nor does Hillary necessarily want him to be a new Bill. In many ways, his divisive role in her campaign has been carefully crafted by Hillary and her team. It might come in useful in the White House, too. Throughout Hillary’s campaign, Bill has given us an unfortunate...
  • Petraeus likely to testify on 9/11 anniversary

    08/20/2007 5:27:16 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 10 replies · 612+ views
    The Hill ^ | 8/20/07 | Klaus Marre
    August 20, 2007 The White House said Monday that Gen. David Petraeus likely will testify before Congress on the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. A spokesman for President Bush, Gordon Johndroe, reiterated that Petraeus, the commander of U.S. troops in Iraq, and Ryan Crocker, U.S. ambassador to Iraq, would testify in open hearings. They will answer lawmakers’ questions about the situation in Iraq, the success of the troop surge and the next steps to be taken. The highly anticipated report from Petraeus and Crocker is seen as a potential turning point in America’s involvement in Iraq....
  • The NEA Lists its Goals and the Democratic Party Agrees

    08/20/2007 9:42:57 AM PDT · by Delacon · 66 replies · 1,371+ views
    Human Events ^ | 08/20/2007 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Some critics complain that the issue of education has been conspicuously absent from presidential television debates. But Democratic presidential candidates did sound off with their pro-federal government, pro-spending policies at the annual convention of the National Education Association, and the nation's largest teachers union liked what they heard. U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., told delegates that she will fight school vouchers "with every breath in my body." Reiterating the message of her book "It Takes a Village," she called for universal preschool for 4-year-olds. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., likewise inveighed against "passing out vouchers." Former Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., also...
  • Dean talks up Dems' 'voter protection' effort

    08/11/2007 12:22:48 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 15 replies · 406+ views ^ | 08/11/07 | David Gram/AP
    BURLINGTON, Vt. --Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean said Saturday that party will launch an unprecedented "voter protection" effort to try to avoid election irregularities like those seen in Florida in 2000 and alleged in Ohio in 2004.
  • Democrats have big plans if they take over in Congress

    09/02/2006 5:23:11 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 174 replies · 4,725+ views
    Lexington Herald Leader ^ | Sept. 2, 2006 | Margaret Talev
    If Democrats win one or both houses of Congress in November's elections, as polls suggest is increasingly likely, President Bush's Washington will change dramatically. Democrats will press to get out of Iraq. They'll mount investigations into the Bush administration's record that could rival those of Presidents Nixon in Watergate and Clinton in the Monica Lewinsky affair. They'll push a boatload of social-welfare legislation, such as raising the minimum wage, that reflects their pent-up priorities, while blocking the Republican agenda on social issues such as gay marriage, abortion and religion. Those are some of the top plans that Democrats would pursue...
  • Democrats Call for a New Direction for America

    Democrats Call for a New Direction for America (06|16|2006) "Our new direction will advance a common agenda, seek common ground, and apply common sense in the service of the common good. We know that with a new direction, we can meet our national challenges in a way that makes our nation stronger, our economy more vibrant, and our families more secure. Instead of record deficits, we will go in this new direction in a fiscally sound way. We will make America more competitive and not heap mountains of debt on future generations." From: Democrats Call for a New Direction for...
  • Democrats to run in `New Direction' (...If they win in fall ? Is this the chicken or the egg?)

    06/16/2006 4:37:30 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 33 replies · 637+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | June 15, 2006 | Rick Klein
    Democrats regain control of the House of Representatives this fall, they are vowing to pursue an aggressive agenda in their first week in power that would hike the minimum wage, slash interest rates on student loans, and install a new package of restrictions on lobbying activities that is designed to increase accountability in government. Article Tools Printer friendly E-mail to a friend Nation RSS feed Available RSS feeds Most e-mailed Reprints & Licensing More: Globe Nation stories | Latest national news | Globe front page | Sign up for: Globe Headlines e-mail | Breaking News Alerts House Democratic leaders...
  • Democrats call for 'new direction'

    06/16/2006 1:21:53 PM PDT · by RobFromGa · 91 replies · 2,095+ views
    UPI ^ | June 16, 2006
    Democrats call for 'new direction' Jun. 16, 2006 at 3:57PM Democratic Party leaders in the U.S. Congress Friday announced a "new direction," with a plan that seeks affordable healthcare and fiscal responsibility. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., issued a release claiming the "failed Bush Republican leadership has taken America in the wrong direction." "Our new direction will advance a common agenda, seek common ground, and apply common sense in the service of the common good," said Pelosi. "We know that with a new direction, we can meet our national challenges in a...
  • The Democrat Agenda

    06/15/2006 5:47:21 AM PDT · by pleikumud · 23 replies · 649+ views
    This is the Jackass Party's agenda. 1) abortion on demand, partial birth abortion 2) higher taxes, more socialist redistribution of private property 3) bigger government, more regulation of business 4) socialized medicine (which has failed everywhere it’s been tried) 5) cut and run from Iraq and Afghanistan, wasting our troops lives and putting the world at the mercy of terrorists 6) ban on religion in public, atheism 7) more dependence on foreign oil, by blocking domestic production off shore, in the ANWR, blocking nuclear power and new refineries 8) UN control over United States troops 9) undermining the U.S. Constitution...
  • Prospective Democratic Chairs All Liberal (These Jokers Take Over if We Lose the House)

    06/04/2006 5:54:42 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 13 replies · 432+ views ^ | June 3, 2006 | Andrew Taylor
    If the chips fall right for Democrats and their party seizes control of the House, President Bush's agenda on Capitol Hill would fall into the hands of some of his most dogged opponents. It's not just would-be Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California, but a boatload of Democrats newly running committees who would determine what legislation gets debated and which programs and agencies get scrutiny. So who are the chairmen to be? a Polish-American lawyer with a reputation for making witnesses quiver. a die-hard liberal from New York's Harlem with 35 years in the House. a free-spending progressive from Wausau, Wis....
  • In The Combat Zone

    05/31/2006 11:38:19 AM PDT · by RDTF · 15 replies · 901+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 31, 2006 | SGT. MARK RUSSAK
    The investigation into the Haditha incident is not even complete, no one has been charged, and no defense has been given to the charges, but politicians such as Rep. John Murtha and liberals in the news media already want to publicly hang some young Marines ("General to teach rules of war" Nation, Friday). Before you pass judgment on these young men, you must step out of the fantasyland in which most Americans live and understand there is a war in Iraq and, as in any war, nothing is black and white. There is no way to understand the Al Anbar...
  • Democrats signal oversight of Bush would increase. Probes by Congress may be in the cards

    05/21/2006 2:46:02 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 126 replies · 1,873+ views
    Chron ^ | May 21, 2006 | BENNETT ROTH
    Michigan Democrat Rep. John Conyers Jr.'s Web site features his call for investigations of the U.S. invasion of Iraq and President Bush's authorization of wiretapping without court warrants. Conyers says either could justify Bush's impeachment or censure. It is one of numerous demands by frustrated Democrats, out of power in Congress for several years, for investigations of the Bush administration. But with the growing prospect that they could regain control of at least the House in the November elections, Democratic leaders are signaling that they intend to increase oversight of the White House if they win a majority — and...
  • The Real Dem Agenda: Cut And Run (Dem Leader John Murtha: U.S. Troops Killing "In Cold Blood")

    05/18/2006 5:53:03 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 58 replies · 1,903+ views
       REAL DEM AGENDA: CUT AND RUN Dem Leader John Murtha (D-PA): U.S. Troops Killing "In Cold Blood" _____________________________________________________________Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) Joins Growing Dem Chorus Critical Of U.S. Troops; Claims Troops Killing "Innocent Civilians In Cold Blood":   Rep. John Murtha (D-PA): "Our troops overreacted because of the pressure on them and they killed innocent civilians in cold blood." ("Marines Killed Iraqi Civilians 'In Cold Blood: US Lawmaker,'" Agence France Presse, 5/18/06) Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL): "We are an irritant. And we help spur the insurgency, even as we are defending a fledgling Iraqi government against that insurgency."  (NBC's "Meet...
  • In search of an agenda (Dems afraid to show who they are)

    05/19/2006 6:39:07 AM PDT · by teddyballgame · 25 replies · 503+ views
    The Democrats' election-year agenda is still a work in progress as party leaders attempt the impossible: to draft a document that appeals to all of its disparate ideological factions. But the word coming out of the Democrats' inner sanctums is, there's deep disagreement over its contents and core message and a brewing argument over the timing of its release. Parts of the agenda have been floated piecemeal over the past several months, but they were either boilerplate proposals, like raising the minimum wage, or an attempt to sound tough on national security, but without any specifics on how to end...
  • No Rush to Impeachment (Op-Ed by Ranking Moonbat of House Judiciary Committee, John Conyers)

    05/17/2006 9:28:54 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 38 replies · 765+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 18, 2006 | Representative John Conyers
    As Republicans have become increasingly nervous about whether they will be able to maintain control of the House in the midterm elections, they have resorted to the straw-man strategy of identifying a parade of horrors to come if Democrats gain the majority. Among these is the assertion that I, as the new chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, would immediately begin impeachment proceedings against President Bush. I will not do that. I readily admit that I have been quite vigorous, if not relentless, in questioning the administration. The allegations I have raised are grave, serious, well known, and based on...
  • Democrats want investigations and impeachment to win the White House in 2008.

    05/16/2006 6:57:41 AM PDT · by mr. mojo risin · 81 replies · 1,080+ views
    National Republican Senatorial Committee ^ | 5-15-06 | Sen. Elizabeth Dole, Chair, NRSC
    We know the Democrats have had no legislative agenda during this Congress, but their political agenda is becoming clearer by the day. They want the White House in 2008. But they know their policies won't fly with the American people. So they've embarked on a plan to take control of Congress in 2006 and then use Congress to initiate a long series of investigations and possible impeachment to win the White House in 2008. You know that Senator Russ Feingold has introduced legislation to "censure" President Bush. He has called for hearings and has vocalized his support for possible impeachment....
  • Semi-News: Howard Dean Outlines Democratic Agenda for Real Change

    05/14/2006 12:09:49 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies · 187+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE | 13 May 2006 | John Semmens
    On ABC's "This Week," Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean outlined the Democratic Party's agenda for bold leadership and real change. The following are excerpts from Dean's appearance: Economy: "We think voters have become disillusioned with the Bush tax cuts and are ready to embrace a Democratic initiative for targeted tax increases," Dean said. "Families are being wrenched out of their accustomed lifestyles as clients of the welfare state. Do middle class voters really want these lower class denizens joining their ranks? We think not." War on Terror: "Attacking Iraq was a mistake," said Dean. "We need to bring the...
  • How would things change if the Democrats reigned?

    05/13/2006 6:57:15 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 206 replies · 3,023+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 5/13/06 | Henry Lamb
    Nancy Pelosi is euphoric in her anticipation of moving into the speaker's office after the November elections. So sure is she of a future Democrat majority that important legislative business may have to wait until the next Congress for action. Between now and November, nothing is as important to Democrats as bashing Bush and the Republican Congress. Republicans can lose control of the House with the loss of only 15 seats; there are at least 30 Republican seats widely seen to be in jeopardy. Should the Democrats regain control of the House, the stage will be set for retaking the...
  • Democrats' timing seen as a misstep

    05/12/2006 7:41:35 PM PDT · by new yorker 77 · 18 replies · 711+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 12, 2006 | Donald Lambro
    The Democrats will roll out their long-delayed campaign agenda in June when Americans will be heading into the summer vacation season, but party advisers warn no one will be listening except Beltway insiders. A more detailed election year agenda, parts of which have been released piecemeal in the last several months, will be announced next month in a joint House and Senate Democratic effort to show voters the party is prepared to pass legislative reforms if it regains majority control of Congress in November, a spokesman for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said yesterday. "We're still working on it," said...
  • All investigations, all the time (if Dems capture Congress)

    05/11/2006 1:16:54 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 30 replies · 1,012+ views ^ | May 11, 2006 | Lorie Byrd
    Several weeks ago, in an interview for the liberal blog, Daily Kos, Democrat Congressman Brad Miller (from my state of North Carolina) revealed one aspect of the Democrats’ upcoming agenda in the event they are successful in recapturing the House this fall. “The Democrats on the House Science Committee are collecting stories of the intimidation or censoring of scientists. We’re building a case for hearings by the Committee, which may be unrealistic to expect under the current majority, or to be ready for hearings next year if Democrats gain the majority in November.” After reading the Miller interview, I wrote...
  • What would a Democratic majority do in 2007?

    05/11/2006 8:59:01 AM PDT · by Proud_USA_Republican · 97 replies · 1,624+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 5/11/2006 | Tom Curry
    WASHINGTON - If Democrats win the 15 seats they need to get control of the House and the five seats they need to regain the Senate, how will that change the nation’s direction? For some Democratic activists outside Washington, the overriding need, once their party regains the majority in Congress, is for them to shift the balance of power away from a president they see as dangerously powerful. Democratic blogger Matt Stoller said in an e-mail interview with, “We have policies we’d like to see passed,” mentioning such items as an increase in the minimum wage and “a fix...
  • Reid: Democrats Fight Republican Threat To Contraception Access, Abortion Reduction Efforts

    05/10/2006 6:29:34 PM PDT · by ncountylee · 26 replies · 505+ views
    U.S. Newswire ^ | 5/10/2006 | PRESS RELEASE
    WASHINGTON, May 10 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton today spoke out against Republican efforts to jeopardize access to affordable and effective prescription contraception for millions of women, criticizing the Bush/Enzi bill currently under debate in the U.S. Senate for slashing away state health care guarantees. The United States has the highest rate of unintended pregnancies among all industrialized nations. Half of all pregnancies in the United States are unintended, and almost half of these end in abortion. Most of these unintended pregnancies -- and the resulting abortions -- can be prevented if...
  • Optimistic, Democrats Debate the Party's Vision

    05/08/2006 10:31:25 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 30 replies · 529+ views
    NYTIMES ^ | 05/09/06 | ROBIN TONER
    Optimistic, Democrats Debate the Party's Vision By ROBIN TONER WASHINGTON, May 8 — With Democrats increasingly optimistic about this year's midterm elections and the landscape for 2008, intellectuals in the center and on the left are debating how to sharpen the party's identity and present a clear alternative to the conservatism that has dominated political thought for a generation. Many of these analysts, both liberals and moderates, are convinced that the Democrats face a moment of historic opportunity. They say that the country is weary of war and division and ready — if given a compelling choice — to reject...
  • Nancy Pelosi: We Won't Impeach Bush

    05/07/2006 3:17:56 PM PDT · by WestVirginiaRebel · 121 replies · 2,679+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 05-07-06 | WestVirginiaRebel
    Would-be Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi all but ruled out launching impreachment hearings against President Bush on Sunday, saying that if Democrats take over the House in November she'd make that decision and not Michigan Rep. John Conyers, who would assume control of the House Judiciary Committee.
  • Counting on victory in November, Democrats outline plans (Give America a raise, Iraq not mentioned)

    05/07/2006 6:57:05 AM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies · 1,147+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 5/07/06 | Jonathan Weisman
    Counting on victory in November, Democrats outline plansHomeland security, a boost to the minimum wage and White House investigations top legislative agenda By Jonathan Weisman WASHINGTON POST Posted on Sun, May. 07, 2006 WASHINGTON - Democratic leaders, increasingly confident they will seize control of the House in November, are laying plans for a legislative blitz during their first week in power that would raise the minimum wage, roll back parts of the Republican prescription drug law, implement homeland security measures and reinstate lapsed budget deficit controls. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, said last week that a Democratic House...
  • Confident Democrats Lay Out Agenda

    05/07/2006 6:54:53 AM PDT · by wotan · 97 replies · 1,485+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 5/7/06 | Jonathan Weisman
    Democratic leaders, increasingly confident they will seize control of the House in November, are laying plans for a legislative blitz during their first week in power that would raise the minimum wage, roll back parts of the Republican prescription drug law, implement homeland security measures and reinstate lapsed budget deficit controls. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) said in an interview last week that a Democratic House would launch a series of investigations of the Bush administration, beginning with the White House's first-term energy task force and probably including the use of intelligence in the run-up to the invasion of...
  • Democrats pledge probes of Bush, not impeachment ["John Conyers is an enthusiastic advocate...]

    05/07/2006 11:55:33 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 88 replies · 2,222+ views
    Democrats pledge probes of Bush, not impeachment By Andrea Hopkins 10 minutes ago Democrats will launch a series of investigations of the Bush administration if they take control of Congress in November but are not out to impeach President George W. Bush, a top Democrat said on Sunday. House of Representatives Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said Democrats would hold hearings on the use of intelligence in the lead-up to the Iraq war and investigate the high price of energy and prescription drugs if they win the extra 15 seats they need for a House majority in the mid-term elections. But...
  • Confident Democrats Lay Out Agenda

    05/06/2006 8:11:39 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 244 replies · 3,881+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 05/07/06 | Jonathan Weisman
    Confident Democrats Lay Out Agenda Party Plans Probes Of Administration If It Wins the House By Jonathan Weisman Washington Post Staff Writer Sunday, May 7, 2006; A01 Democratic leaders, increasingly confident they will seize control of the House in November, are laying plans for a legislative blitz during their first week in power that would raise the minimum wage, roll back parts of the Republican prescription drug law, implement homeland security measures and reinstate lapsed budget deficit controls. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) said in an interview last week that a Democratic House would launch a series of investigations...
  • Democrats vow to set nation on course

    04/23/2006 12:40:12 AM PDT · by onyx · 150 replies · 1,457+ views ^ | 4-23-06 | Steven Thomma
    NEW ORLEANS — Democrats cast themselves Saturday as the party that will change the nation's unpopular course but hedged on how they would do it. The Democratic National Committee used a three-day meeting in New Orleans to unveil a six-point statement labeled as the party's vision for governing, yet it avoided such thorny issues as Iraq or immigration. And party leaders put off further discussion of a Democratic plan for Iraq until later — and then it will be done in private, perhaps after the November election. Throughout the strategy meeting, Democrats said they were confident that anger at President...
  • A Very Telling Omission - Democrats Take a Powder on Iraq—and the War on Terror

    12/19/2005 4:30:57 PM PST · by ParsifalCA · 17 replies · 716+ views
    theOneRepublic Journal ^ | 12/19/05 | Carol Platt Liebau
    If any more evidence were needed of the current sad state of the Democratic Party, that proof came last week. The day after successful elections in Iraq, Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi announced that, in the party’s 2006 agenda, Democrats would simply decline to take a position on the war that had made that voting possible. In other words, through either political cowardice or political calculation, one of America’s two major parties has simply refused to take a stand on the greatest issue of our time – the war in Iraq, the front line in the war on terror. The move...
  • Time Magazine, School Event Expose Massive Cultural Campaign to Promote Homosexuality to Kids

    10/09/2005 10:45:43 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 147 replies · 3,957+ views
    Concerned Women for America ^ | October 7, 2005 | Robert Knight and Benjamin Frichtl
    A TIME magazine cover story and a recent pro-homosexual school event should leave no doubt that homosexual activists are recruiting kids into homosexual sex and a “gay” identity, using “tolerance” as a ruse. The TIME October 10 piece, “The Battle Over Gay Teens,” which includes not a single reference to the extremely dangerous medical consequences of homosexual behavior, especially for boys, includes these details: • A cocktail party in Manhattan with billionaire liquor magnate Edgar Bronfman, Sr. and Clinton political strategist David Mixner was held in May to raise money for the Point Foundation, a scholarship program to turn “gay”...