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  • Christine Blasey Ford Won’t Take ‘Yes’ for an Answer

    09/20/2018 5:23:33 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 45 replies
    American Spectator ^ | David Catron
    Key GOP Senators who have tried to give Christine Blasey Ford the benefit of the doubt are losing patience. She keeps moving the goalpost concerning what she wants done about her claim that SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her 36 years ago. In fact, her July letter to Democrat Dianne Feinstein outlining her accusations has yet to be shared with Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley. He issued yet another formal request yesterday. But Senator Feinstein and Dr. Ford have been playing games from the start and aren’t likely to stop. When they finally revealed the existence of the letter...
  • MSNBC Guest Says Conservative Christianity Is ‘Not Christian’

    10/14/2017 3:52:09 PM PDT · by markomalley · 47 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/14/17 | Justin Caruso
    A guest on MSNBC’s “AM Joy” stated that conservative Christians like Roy Moore aren’t actually Christian.WATCH:(video at link)After host Joy Reid referred to Alabama Senate hopeful Roy Moore as the “darling of the Christian right,” guest Rev. William Barber said that right-wing Christians weren’t real Christians. Reid asked, “Judge Roy Moore, it is interesting. He is a darling of the Christian right. But reading this article this week about how he once stood steadfast against removing segregation and poll taxes from the Alabama Constitution and yet he fits in fine. Why is that?”Barber answered, “I just can’t call it ‘Christian right.’...

    02/18/2015 11:44:11 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 8 replies ^ | February 18, 2015 | Joel B. Pollak
    The most outrageous thing about President Barack Obama’s “extremism” summit Wednesday was not that it failed to identify Islamic terror as the primary threat. Nor was it that there were several Muslim representatives with extremist views present. Nor was it that the president still refuses to acknowledge ISIS (or ISIL) as “Islamic”—even while referring to it by an acronym whose first letter stands for “Islamic” (rather than the transliterated Arabic acronym, “Daesh”). Rather, the most offensive thing about Obama’s “extremism” summit was that the “dog and pony show” (as it was called by no less a liberal than MSNBC’s Andrea...
  • Reporter: WH Press Secretary Gets Questions from Reporters Before Press Briefing

    03/20/2014 5:55:29 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 38 replies
    Reporter: WH Press Secretary Gets Questions from Reporters Before Press Briefing It's just a show. Daniel Halper March 20, 2014 8:43 AM A CBS reporter from Arizona reveals that President Obama's press secretary, Jay Carney, receives questions from the press in advance of his daily press briefing. In fact, she says, the reporters often receive the answers in advance of the briefing, too. According to the reporter, Jay Carney told her this yesterday at the White House: "It was a very busy day. We started here shortly after 8 o'clock with a coffee with press secretary Jay Carney inside his...
  • Question that revealed IRS scandal was planted, chief admits

    05/18/2013 1:07:00 PM PDT · by walford · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 17, 2013 | Bernie Becker
    ...The Internal Revenue Service, apparently determined to get out ahead of an inspector general report critical of its handling of tax exemptions for Tea Party groups, came up with a plan: Lois Lerner, the official responsible for the tax-exempt division, would publicly apologize in response to a question at the American Bar Association conference in Washington... ...It was the day after Lerner had testified to Congress last week, failing once again to disclose the extent of the Tea Party targeting even under direct questioning. The damning inspector general report would come out any day, and Lerner and Miller wanted to...
  • National Right to Life, others endorse Romney (Dear Lord)

    04/12/2012 9:01:29 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 297 replies
    Baptist Press/Town Hall ^ | 4-12-12 | Michael Foust
    National Right to Life and two other major pro-family groups have endorsed Mitt Romney for president, saying that on the issues of abortion and marriage, he stands with them. National Right to Life's endorsement Thursday (April 12) came two days after Romney's leading challenger for the Republican nomination -- Rick Santorum -- dropped out, making Romney the presumptive nominee. Also endorsing Romney were the Susan B. Anthony List, a group that supports pro-life women for political office, and the National Organization for Marriage, which has led the charge nationwide in protecting the traditional definition of marriage. In its endorsement, National...
  • Obama uses DNC volunteer to emphasize need for health care

    07/02/2009 10:11:26 AM PDT · by bamahead · 48 replies · 1,930+ views
    ANNANDALE, Va. (AP) -- President Barack Obama wanted to put a human face on his plans to overhaul health care, and a Virginia supporter did just that Wednesday. Fighting back tears, Debby Smith, 53, told Obama of her kidney cancer and her inability to obtain health insurance or hold a job. The president hugged her -- she's a volunteer for his political operation -- and called her "exhibit A" in an unsustainable system that is too expensive and complex for millions of Americans. Smith, of Appalachia, Va., is a volunteer for Organizing for America, Obama's political operation within the Democratic...

    06/21/2007 6:07:11 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 210 replies · 8,165+ views
    drudge ^ | 21 June 2007 | drudge
  • Flag amendment apparently stalls in Senate [Democrats put forth an alternate - Durbin]

    06/27/2006 3:21:49 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 112 replies · 1,778+ views
    Flag amendment apparently stalls in Senate By LAURIE KELLMAN, Associated Press Writer 11 minutes ago A constitutional amendment to ban flag desecration went to a vote in the Senate Tuesday, apparently heading for an outcome just short of the two-thirds needed to send it on to the states for ratification. Republicans scheduled the vote exactly one week before Independence Day and a little more than four months before voters go to the polls to elect a new Congress. Democrats put forth an alternate that also was getting a vote. Sponsored by their party's assistant leader in the Senate, Dick Durbin...
  • Senate race flashes over flag-burning ban [Allen and Webb]

    06/27/2006 6:33:29 PM PDT · by ncountylee · 79 replies · 1,372+ views
    AP/dailypress ^ | June 27 2006 | BOB LEWIS
    RICHMOND, Va. -- Republican Sen. George Allen attacked Democrat James Webb for opposing a constitutional flag-burning ban and Webb fired back Tuesday, calling Allen a coward who sat out the Vietnam War "playing cowboy at a dude ranch in Nevada." In a searing press statement, a senior adviser to Webb, a decorated Vietnam veteran, went to extraordinary lengths to question Allen's fortitude, even repeatedly using the middle name the senator detests and never uses, Felix. "While Jim Webb and others of George Felix Allen Jr.'s generation were fighting for our freedoms and for our symbols of freedom in Vietnam, George...
  • Senate to Debate Flag-Burning Amendment This Week (Vanity)

    06/26/2006 9:25:18 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 24 replies · 398+ views
    The Senate is getting set to debate the flag-burning amendment this week. I'm of two minds on the subject. On the one hand, I can see where we cannot let the First Amendment stand only until it includes something we are not comfortable with. On the other hand, I believe it can be seen as an act of treason; of uttermost disrespect, of rejection of everything that this country is and stands for, to desecrate the flag that was hard-won and stained red by the blood of America's sons and daughters. Then again, if we let the NYTimes get away...
  • Senate opens flag-burning debate

    06/26/2006 6:09:02 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 32 replies · 686+ views ^ | 27 June 2006
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Senate began debate Monday on a proposed constitutional amendment that would prohibit the desecration of the American flag, the latest in a series of election-year votes pushed by the chamber's Republican leaders. Observers give the flag amendment a better chance of passing than the one to ban same-sex marriages that was defeated earlier this month. That was another vote aimed at mobilizing the GOP's conservative base before November's midterm elections. A vote is expected this week, before the Fourth of July congressional recess. Sen. Arlen Specter, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, compared the measure to...

    06/15/2006 5:34:06 AM PDT · by steve-b · 31 replies · 735+ views
    Nealz Nuze ^ | 6/15/2006 | Neal Boortz
    It comes at little surprise that the House, again, passed the amendment to outlaw the burning of the American flag. But yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, among other Senate colleagues, announced their support for the June 26th Senate vote on the Flag Desecration Amendment. The announcement came on non-other than Flag Day. How quaint. But don't be too alarmed, it seems a 2/3 majority is still lacking in the Senate. The House has passed a similar amendment half a dozen times in the past few years. While it has never gained enough votes in the Senate, it gets closer...
  • Romney Stands Firmly in Support of Marriage Potection Amendment

    06/06/2006 1:49:22 AM PDT · by Jeff Fuller · 38 replies · 791+ views
    Governor Mitt Romney has sent this letter to every member of the Senate encouraging them to Vote "Yes" on this landmark peice of legislation--the Marriage Protection Amendment (MPA). A few excerpts are below: "Americans are tolerant, generous, and kind people. We all oppose bigotry and disparagement, and we all wish to avoid hurtful disregard of the feelings of others. But the debate over same-sex marriage is not a debate over tolerance. It is a debate about the purpose of the institution of marriage. Attaching the word marriage to the association of same-sex individuals mistakenly presumes that marriage is principally a...
  • Coulter Won't Buy Into Lauer's Liberal Logic

    06/06/2006 5:13:56 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 356 replies · 10,783+ views
    Today Show/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein June 6, 2006 While considerable attention focuses on Ann Coulter's more superficial charms, from a conservative perspective Ann's real beauty is her absolute refusal to buy into liberal logic, no matter how pervasive. That independence of mind was on display this morning during her interview with Matt Lauer. Ann was on to tout her new book, Godless: The Church of Liberalism, released today on . . . 6/6/6 - sign of the devil and all that. The first example came in the the context of President Bush's current push for a constitutional amendment that would prohibit gay...
  • Leave the Constitution out of this (gay marriage ban)

    06/06/2006 7:32:07 AM PDT · by AZRepublican · 117 replies · 1,479+ views
    Rocklin & Roseville Today ^ | 6/6/06 | Dale McFeatters
    In a year it is wrestling with an out-of-control budget, a war going badly, and one impasse on immigration and another on its own ethics, the Senate is taking time out to debate altering the U.S. Constitution by adding the Marriage Protection Amendment. The amendment is widely predicted to fall short of the needed votes to amend the Constitution for only the 23rd time in its 217-year history _ 13th if you omit the original 10, the Bill of Rights _ and well it should. At its gravest level, the amendment would make a significant incursion into federalism and state's...
  • Gay Marriage Ban Short of Votes in Senate

    06/05/2006 10:00:29 AM PDT · by kellynla · 332 replies · 5,117+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Jun 5, 2006 | LAURIE KELLMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush and congressional Republicans are aiming the political spotlight this week on efforts to ban gay marriage, with events at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue - all for a constitutional amendment with scant chance of passage but wide appeal among social conservatives. "Ages of experience have taught us that the commitment of a husband and wife to love and to serve one another promotes the welfare of children and the stability of society," Bush said in his weekly radio address. "Government, by recognizing and protecting marriage, serves the interests of all." The president was to make...
  • Bush circles the wagons as approval ratings slip

    06/03/2006 9:56:14 AM PDT · by namvet66 · 224 replies · 3,518+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 3, 2006 | Joseph Curl
    With just five months to go before the midterm elections, President Bush, whose once-faithful base has abandoned him in droves, is turning to the same conservative hot-button issues that won him re-election in 2004 -- homosexual "marriage" and judicial nominees. The president, now fully aware that his plummeting approval ratings could cost the Republicans control of one or both congressional chambers in November, will use his radio address today and a speech Monday to push a constitutional amendment banning same-sex "marriage," just as the Senate prepares to vote on the issue. The crux of his argument is simple: A majority...
  • Threats Followed FBI Search of Congressman's Office

    05/28/2006 6:35:29 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 374 replies · 5,614+ views
    AP via Fox News ^ | Saturday, May 27, 2006 | Fox News
    WASHINGTON — The constitutional showdown that followed the FBI's search of a congressman's office came down to this: The House threatened budgetary retaliation against the Justice Department. Justice officials raised the prospect of resigning. That scenario, as described Saturday by a senior administration official, set the stage for President Bush's intervention into the fight over the FBI's search of the office of Rep. William Jefferson, D-La., an eight-term lawmaker being investigated on bribery allegations. During contentious conversations between the Department of Justice and the House, top law enforcement officials indicated that they'd rather quit than return documents FBI agents, armed...
  • Bush to Say Border Not Fully Under Control

    05/15/2006 2:59:55 PM PDT · by notes2005 · 119 replies · 1,992+ views
    AP ^ | 05/15/2006 | NEDRA PICKLER
    WASHINGTON - President Bush is to order as many as 6,000 National Guard troops to increase enforcement at the Mexican border, part of a $1.9 billion drive to tighten security and win conservative backing in Congress for a broad election-year overhaul of the nation's tattered immigration laws. "We do not yet have full control of the border and I am determined to change that," Bush is expected to say in remarks prepared for a prime-time speech from the Oval Office. The speech will come as the Senate begins work on legislation to strengthen border security, authorize new guest worker programs...