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  • A Rare Elected Voice for Socialism Pledges to Be Heard in Seattle

    12/28/2013 5:42:17 PM PST · by Libloather · 41 replies
    NY Times ^ | 12/28/13 | KIRK JOHNSON
    SEATTLE — People are used to liberals running things around here. But nobody reckoned with Kshama Sawant. Ms. Sawant, a 41-year-old economics teacher and immigrant from India, took a left at liberal and then kept on going — all the way to socialism. **SNIP** But Kshama Sawant (pronounced SHAH-mah sah-WANT) heartily embraces the label. Ask her about almost any problem facing America today, and her answer will probably include the “S” word as the best and most reasonable response. Socialism is the path to real democracy, she says. Socialism protects the environment. Socialism is the best hope for young people...
  • Jorge Mario Bergoglio elected pope, takes Francis as name

    03/13/2013 1:46:00 PM PDT · by Cronos · 19 replies
    Times of India ^ | 13 Mar 2013 | AP
    <p>Argentine Jorge Bergoglio was elected pope on Wednesday and chose the papal name Francis, becoming first pontiff from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium.</p> <p>A stunned-looking Bergoglio shyly waved to the crowd of tens of thousands of people who gathered in St. Peter's Square, marveling that the cardinals had had to look to "the end of the earth" to find a bishop of Rome.</p>
  • Hagel: Iran Has Legitimate, Elected Government (Barfus Maximus)

    01/31/2013 11:01:00 AM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 1/31/13 | staff
    Defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel stated Iran has an “elected, legitimate government” and pointed out its membership in the United Nations, responding to a question Wednesday by Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R., Ga.) about why he would consider negotiations with Iran in light of its terrorist connections: HAGEL: Well, let’s start with a specific question on a vote, regarding designating the Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist organization. You recall, because you were there, there were 22 senators who voted against that. The effort against it — the main point made on the floor of the Senate came from Senator Jim Webb....
  • Great news: Elected officials know less about the Constitution than the public

    01/14/2011 8:50:20 AM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    hot air ^ | 1/14/11 | Ed Morrissey
    So claims the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, which just concluded a five-year study on the American public’s knowledge of its foundational legal document. The bad news: the general public gets an F, with just a 49% average on the 33-question civics test. The worse news: those who identified themselves as public officeholders scored an average of five points worse than the general public: The survey asks 33 basic civics questions, many taken from other nationally recognized instruments like the U.S. Citizenship Exam. It also asks 10 questions related to the U.S. Constitution. So what did we find? Well, to put it...
  • Most Americans (54 %) believe Obama should be a one-term president: poll

    10/21/2010 11:00:36 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 19, 2010 | CLEMENTE LISI
    A majority of Americans don't think President Obama deserves to keep his job, a poll released today shows. With less than two weeks to go before the midterm elections, a survey conducted by Gallup shows that only 39 percent of Americans think Obama deserves to be re-elected in 2012. A staggering 54 percent think he should be a one-term president, the poll found. Earlier this year, between 46 and 48 percent of Americans said Obama should be re-elected. The survey also shows that Obama has averaged a job approval rating of 44.7 percent during the first seven quarters of his...
  • ‘ACORN Member’ Roseanne Barr Confirms... Shock Admission: ACORN Got Obama Elected

    11/26/2009 11:34:48 AM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies · 1,576+ views
    Big Government ^ | 11/26/09 | Stage Right
    Before Media Matters starts hurling childish invective about how we here at Big Government aren’t “real journalists” because we don’t follow the ridiculous guidelines they set up and then fail to adhere to themselves, it brings me great pleasure to back-up today’s post about “Bon Bon” Hurd with a second source: None other than Roseanne Barr. Thanks to a tip from “Jim C,” a reader of Big Government, Rosanne’s interview from earlier this year at the Huffington Post reveals that it’s pretty common knowledge within the power structure of ACORN that they did, indeed, work to get President Obama elected:...
  • BREAKING NEWS:Republican Chris Christie elected governor of New Jersey - AP

    11/03/2009 7:13:39 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 59 replies · 2,774+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/3/09 | AP
    TRENTON, N.J. – Republican Chris Christie has defeated Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine in New Jersey. With 71 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday night, Christie had 50 percent of the vote to Corzine's 44 percent. Christie, a 47-year-old former federal prosecutor, became the first member of his party in a dozen years to win a statewide contest in heavily Democratic New Jersey. The Republican victory deals a blow to President Barack Obama as he readies for next year's midterm elections. Obama campaigned heavily for Corzine.
  • Is Barack Obama "A Face in the Crowd"?

    03/01/2009 8:23:52 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 23 replies · 1,969+ views
    Associated Content.com ^ | June 23, 2008 | Mark Stuart Ellison
    Is Barack Obama "A Face in the Crowd"? By Mark Stuart ELLISON On Saturday, June 14, I watched the 1957 Elia Kazan film "A Face in the Crowd" on Turner Classic Movies. I had seen most of it before but was strangely drawn to it again. Instinct told me that the movie had special relevance to the 2008 presidential election, although I didn't know exactly how. After a second viewing, I understood. "A Face in the Crowd" is eerily similar to Barack Obama's candidacy. Although I came to this conclusion on my own, I am not the first person to...
  • Senators Miss Crucial Confirmation Hearing

    01/18/2009 7:13:08 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 28 replies · 1,338+ views
    Corruption Chronicles Only half of the members in the U.S. Senate committee that screens among the most important presidential cabinet nominees—Secretary of Homeland Security—bothered to show up for confirmation hearings this week and only two Republicans participated. Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee senators evidently had more important things to do than assure the right candidate will head the crucial agency that keeps the nation safe from foreign threats. Only nine of the panel’s 17 members found the time to ask Barack Obama’s Homeland Security Secretary pick—Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano—questions, making the so-called confirmation hearing somewhat laughable. This is embarrassing...
  • Media Malpractice... How Obama Got Elected

    11/18/2008 4:44:20 AM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 12 replies · 705+ views
    howobamagotelected.com ^ | November 17, 2008 | howobamagotelected.com
    As seen on Fox news. Watch the VIDEO here.
  • Is Obama "Your President"?

    11/07/2008 11:50:37 AM PST · by NoRedTape · 179 replies · 6,191+ views
    November 7, 2008 | No Red Tape
    As the giddy minions gear-up for "President-elect" Obama's news conference today and the transition of power over the coming weeks, what is your view of the new "President-elect"? Do you consider Obama "Your President"? Will you partake in past conventional acceptance and show respect for him holding such Office? or.. will you decide to not support him as President? Personally, I do not consider him my "President". Obviously, this pains me because as an American I would want to feel great about supporting whomever is duly elected. But Obama was pushed through, in my opinion, not vetted - just shuffled...
  • Murtha re-elected

    11/04/2008 8:35:23 PM PST · by SideoutFred · 85 replies · 4,373+ views
    CNN | 11-4-2008 | Me
    Well, Murtha got re-elected comfortably. The only thing that will save my day is if Prop 8 passes in California. That will be close. It's winning now, but not by much.
  • Canada will soon have its first elected senator in 16 years.

    04/18/2007 4:18:08 PM PDT · by Reform Canada · 439+ views
    April 18, 2007 Brown to be second elected senator By KATHLEEN HARRIS -- Sun Media OTTAWA - Canada will soon have its first elected senator in 16 years. Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced in the House of Commons today that Bert Brown, who has twice been elected as a "senator in waiting" in Alberta, will fill a seat in the red chamber this fall. "The province of Alberta did, some time ago, hold popular consultation for the filling of a Senate vacancy," Harper said. "When that seat comes due, I will recommend to the governor general the appointment of Mr....
  • MNF-I spokesman: Iraq results up to Iraqi people, elected government

    09/29/2006 5:27:32 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 195+ views
    BAGHDAD — Multi-National Force-Iraq Spokesman Maj. Gen. William Caldwell talked about ongoing operations, the Coalition’s objectives in Iraq, and challenges that face the Government of Iraq and its citizens, during a roundtable discussion with Iraqi media here Thursday. “Our ultimate goal for the Coalition forces here in Iraq is to see an Iraq that is at peace with its neighbors, that has a country here that has a representative government that respects the rights of all Iraqi citizens, with security forces that are sufficient to maintain the security for the Iraqi citizens, and then to deny this country as safe...
  • Angelides promises political reform if elected governor

    08/07/2006 6:46:59 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 298+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 8/7/06 | Aaron C. Davis - ap
    SACRAMENTO Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Angelides on Monday said Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has failed to deliver on campaign promises to reform state politics and spread distrust of California government by soliciting record amounts of special-interest money. Angelides' attack came as he outlined a four-point plan to toughen lobbying rules, disclose contributions to the governor's office, ban outside pay for top officials and enact conflict-of-interest rules to clean up state government. The state treasurer released the plan at the California State Railroad Museum. It was the same spot where Schwarzenegger stood three years ago in front of a locomotive to help...
  • Hennings elected to College Football Hall of Fame

    05/16/2006 4:34:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 257+ views
    /16/2006 - U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AFPN) -- Former Air Force great Chad Hennings received one of the highest honors a college football player can earn May 16. He was elected into the College Football Hall of Fame. Hennings is one of 13 players and two coaches to be selected to the hall of fame from a ballot of 77 candidates and a pool of hundreds of eligible nominees, according to Ron Johnson, chairman of the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame. Hennings, a 1988 graduate of the Academy, is considered one of college football’s great...
  • Bush: Time for Elected Iraqi Leaders to 'Stand up, Do Their Job'

    04/04/2006 4:53:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 293+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 4, 2006 – President Bush sent his secretary of state to Iraq to tell elected leaders there it's time "to stand up and do their job," the president said at the White House today. U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice waves to airmen at Sather Air Base, Iraq, April 3 after she and British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw attended meetings with Iraq government officials in Baghdad. She is accompanied by U.S. Air Force Col. Dennis Ployer, 447th Expeditionary Group commander, and Dr. Zalmay Khalilzad, U.S. ambassador to Iraq. Photo by Master Sgt. Will Ackerman, USAF  (Click photo for...
  • CA: Imprisoned felon elected to school board will be asked to resign

    12/14/2005 1:18:43 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 387+ views
    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - A local school board will ask a newly elected member to resign because he is a convicted felon and is in prison. The board of the Romoland School District voted Tuesday to take steps to ensure that Randy L. Hale doesn't take the seat he won last month while serving time for violating parole. He has convictions for robbery, burglary, domestic abuse and drug possession that date to the mid-1980s. If Hale refuses to resign, the district could contest the election and file a lawsuit asking a court to decide Hale's election status. Hale did not...
  • Prison Inmate Elected To School Board

    11/12/2005 2:22:09 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 43 replies · 1,222+ views
    http://www.wtkr.com ^ | 11 11 05 | http://www.wtkr.com
    He wasn't able to get out to vote for himself, but lots of others did. And a prison inmate was elected to a school board Tuesday in southern California. Randy Hale received 831 votes, earning one of three open seats on the Romoland School Board, even though he's behind bars. Hale violated his parole after being convicted of spousal abuse and drug possession. He was returned to prison in September, and isn't due to be released until mid-February. His wife Penny says "this is wild." The district's superintendent says he's consulting lawyers to figure out how to handle the situation....
  • Leaders, liberals and laggards - (let George W. Bush LEAD! libs get out of the way!)

    06/22/2005 7:16:53 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 7 replies · 553+ views
    TOWNHALL.COM ^ | JUNE 15, 2005 | HERMAN CAIN
    Leaders make things happen. Liberals stop things from happening, and laggards wait to act until someone else acts first. Leaders, liberals, and laggards are all present in our nation’s Capital, where our elected officials are supposed to work on fixing our big issues. Unfortunately, the leaders are way out-numbered. As a practicing leader for thirty-five years as a business executive and author of three books on leadership, I have documented the three critical things that leaders do to solve problems. After further experience and analysis it is clear that liberals and laggards in Congress do the exact opposite of what...
  • "We the people" are losing - (elected representatives serving special interests, not people)

    04/26/2005 3:57:22 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 29 replies · 783+ views
    OPINION EDITORIALS.COM ^ | APRIL 19, 2005 | JOHN TRUCANO
    When Abraham Lincoln declared that government of the people, by the people, and for the people would not perish from the earth, he could not have anticipated the times we live in. A time when politicians would allow themselves to be corrupted by money from the rich and powerful, whose desire is to stomp all over the rights of we the people. We the people, the citizenry, once the most powerful in this nation, have become the least powerful, and now the despised. Money is the name of the game, and money means power, and we the people have increasingly...
  • Elected Libertarian brings change to county politics

    04/18/2005 11:29:00 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 85 replies · 1,689+ views
    www.lp.org ^ | 4 17 05 | J. Daniel Cloud
    Libertarian Ben Brandon was recently elected to the position of county executive in Dade County, Ga., running on a platform whose primary plank was a promise to eliminate school taxes for people aged 65 and over. He is keeping his promise -- and that's just a start. "As I was going around last year getting signatures to get on the ballot, I would ask people what was on their minds," Brandon explains. "The older people complained that their property taxes were too high. Many of them are living on fixed incomes and can't afford the taxes -- and most of...
  • Even Some Judges Oppose Judicial Activism - (interview w. N.C. Supreme Court Justice Paul Newby)

    04/05/2005 9:05:56 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 16 replies · 1,257+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | APRIL 6, 2005 | JUDSON COX
    "The great object of my fear is the Federal Judiciary. That body, like gravity, ever acting with noiseless foot and unalarming advance, gaining ground step by step and holding what it gains, is engulfing insidiously the special governments into the jaws of that which feeds them." – Thomas Jefferson to Spencer Roane, 1821. Interview with North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Paul Newby NCC: Justice Newby, thank you for taking the time to acquaint our readers with your judicial philosophy. I just have a few questions for you this evening. You ran on a platform emphasizing judicial restraint, could you elaborate...
  • RNC Unanimously Elects Ken Mehlman Chairman

    01/19/2005 1:23:27 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 16 replies · 654+ views
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brian Jones 202-863-8614RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman Remarks To Winter MeetingRNC Unanimously Elects Jo Ann Davidson Co-ChairmanRNC Winter Meeting Press Kit WASHINGTON – The Republican National Committee (RNC) today unanimously elected Bush-Cheney ‘04 Campaign Manager Ken Mehlman as its new Chairman at the RNC Winter Meeting in Washington, DC. In his acceptance speech, Mehlman presented four goals for his term as Chairman: “Enact and articulate our reform agenda. Deepen and broaden the GOP so we’re growing our party. Work to elect the best candidates in 2005, 2006 and 2008. Institutionalize the grassroots focus. If we can accomplish...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Donetsk, Luhansk, Kharkiv, Odessa and Crimea Condemn Yushchenko Supporters

    11/23/2004 5:06:23 PM PST · by jb6 · 18 replies · 364+ views
    UkraineNow ^ | Tuesday, November 23 2004
    "The actions of Viktor Yushchenko supporters raise deep concerns," reads a text upheld by the Donetsk, Luhansk, Kharkiv and Odessa regional councils, and the High Council of the Crimean Autonomous Republic. "All attempts to illegally and forcefully overturn the results of the election cannot be justified even by the presence of violations during the second round of the presidential election in Ukraine." "The violations were recorded in all regions of the country and thousands of them were carried out by Yushchenko supporters. We are appalled by the gross insults from the mouths of opposition leaders toward millions of Ukrainian people...
  • Hilarious Bumper Sticker - Rejected not Elected

    11/20/2004 7:51:07 AM PST · by Simulated01 · 11 replies · 1,311+ views
    Simulated01
    I saw this post on FR earlier, but couldn't locate a way to buy these bumper stickers. They were originally on eBay, but were all sold. I finally found the site to grab them. These are too funny. I picked up a few for my family and friends. Click for the site
  • EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT REJECTS CATHOLIC NOMINEE [Can Catholic Doctine follower be accepted anywhere?]

    10/12/2004 12:16:09 PM PDT · by ex-snook · 15 replies · 424+ views
    EWTN ^ | October 12, 2004 | Catholic World News
    12-October-2004 -- Catholic World News Brief   EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT REJECTS CATHOLIC NOMINEE Brussels, Oct. 12 (CWNews.com) - A committee of the European parliament has voted against the nomination of an Italian Catholic political scientist, Rocco Buttiglione, to serve as justice minister for the European Commission. Buttiglione had enraged gay-rights activists during a nomination hearing, when he said plainly that he believed homosexual acts were sinful. A devout Catholic who is a personal friend of Pope John Paul II, Buttiglione became a lightning-rod for opposition by leftists in the European parliament. The future of Buttiglione's nomination is now in question....
  • Elway, Sanders elected to Hall of Fame (Carl Eller and Bob Brown too!)

    01/31/2004 6:41:41 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 270+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/31/04 | Barry Wilner - AP
    HOUSTON (AP) -- The stirring comeback and spectacular escape were unnecessary this time around. John Elway and Barry Sanders were elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame without a sweat. As expected, two of the NFL's most dominating and exciting players made it in Saturday on their first attempt. Elway, the king of the comeback, and Sanders, the master of escape, cemented their status among the all-time greats, and were joined by Bob Brown and Carl Eller. ``Until you said no way, or I was in the locker room taking my uniform off, I was going to try to...
  • Some see actor as star for GOP if elected governor - But they worry how successful he'll be in post

    10/03/2003 12:01:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 58 replies · 469+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 10/3/03 | Carolyn Lochhead - SF Chronicle
    <p>Washington -- A growing giddiness is enveloping Washington Republicans about the prospect that the mother lode of national politics may lie within their grasp, just in time for the 2004 presidential election.</p> <p>But this joy is tempered by considerable doubt about just what they might be getting in Arnold Schwarzenegger, who remains an unknown commodity -- and whose admission Thursday that he "behaved badly" toward women in the past strikes the wrong note for a party that trumpets family values and historically has not done well with female voters.</p>
  • Dick Gephardt's Disgraceful Behaviour

    09/24/2003 7:51:36 PM PDT · by dpflanagan · 5 replies · 251+ views
    Acompletedisgrace.com ^ | September 24, 2003 | David Flanagan
    Dick Gephardt's disgraceful rhetoric underscores perfectly why Washington politicians rarely become Presidents. As Retired General H. Hugh Shelton, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on 9/11, has said, "Sometimes people in a position of power lose perspective on right and wrong." Unfortunately, Congressman Gephardt is one of those who has lost perspective on right vs. wrong. He is so intent on winning the Democratic primary, that he has forgotten the effect his words have, not just on those serving overseas, but on our enemies as well. It is one thing for the Congressman to disagree with President Bush's stance...
  • CA: No raises for state's elected officials

    06/30/2003 9:51:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 155+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 6/30/03 | AP and Sac Bee
    <p>The citizen committee charged with setting lawmakers’ salaries quickly decided Monday that the cash-strapped state shouldn’t increase the pay for state elected officials.</p> <p>“All of us felt, that at this time, the best action was to maintain the same salary and benefits,” said David Wong, a new member of the California Citizens Compensation Commission. “I think it was the best course of action.”</p>