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  • White House Cancels Sunday Press Pool Coverage – Game Change?

    01/10/2010 2:40:50 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 92 replies · 5,190+ views
    Mediaite ^ | 1-10-10
    Late last night, the White House announced that there would be no pool coverage for Sunday, January 10. While the President had no scheduled events this weekend, there was pool coverage yesterday. It could be a mere coincidence, or it could be that the White House is trying to catch its breath before responding to bombshell revelations in the upcoming book Game Change,excerpts of which poured out all day yesterday. President Obama already issued a statement about Harry Reid’s “negro dialect” quote, but even more explosive passages have emerged since. The newest passages from the book to hit Marc Ambinder’s...
  • Election III — Assault on Conscience and Reality

    12/14/2008 8:52:49 AM PST · by GonzoII · 6 replies · 358+ views
    Hli.Org ^ | Friday, December 12, 2008 | Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer
        Spirit & Life® "The words I spoke to you are spirit and life." (Jn 6:63)Human Life International e-NewsletterVolume 03, Number 44 | Friday, December 12, 2008  .................................................................................. Election III—Assault on Conscience and RealityNovember 4th was not just a historic date in history because of the election of the nation’s first black president; it also marked a new division that was established in our country between those who have consciences formed in the truth and those who don’t. I have constantly spoken of the need to battle for America’s very soul, but I am seeing that there...
  • Obama deemed qualified by birth for presidency

    12/13/2008 3:20:49 AM PST · by GonzoII · 133 replies · 3,257+ views
    RenewAmerica ^ | December 11, 2008 | By Wes Vernon
    Barack Obama's upcoming presidency gives many reasons for conservatives to be concerned. All the more reason that we stick to substantive provable issues, as opposed to chasing such illusive rainbows as his alleged lack of a birth certificate. Such preoccupation adds to the bad name already accorded legitimate "conspiracy theories."
  • Ex-seminarian first Vietnamese-American in Congress

    12/11/2008 8:32:58 AM PST · by GonzoII · 16 replies · 361+ views
    CathNewsUSA ^ | December 09, 2008
    A member of Mary Queen of Vietnam Parish in New Orleans, Cao told The Associated Press that his run for political office was motivated by his Catholic faith. "It was something that I was called to do, literally, in the religion sense," he said.
  • The Day Conservatism Died

    12/10/2008 4:29:54 PM PST · by NorthShoreGibby · 17 replies · 488+ views
    The Policy Project ^ | 10 December 2008 | Patrick Gibson
    Throughout time, great nations have seen their history turn on definable points in time. Moments that historians can later look upon and point to, saying to the few who give a damn about history anymore, "HERE is where a nation saw its path diverge from greatness." The battle of Waterloo and the siege of Moscow. The election of Churchill. The capture of Lee's battle plan at Gettysburg. These are all moments in the not-so-distant past where nations' fates seemingly wheeled on a dime. Did one of those moments pass without us recognizing it for what it was? No I am...
  • Guest Opinion: A Warning to the GOP

    12/08/2008 9:09:25 PM PST · by GonzoII · 31 replies · 1,041+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 11/25/2008 | By Deal W. Hudson, Ph.D
    Whitman and the other GOP leaders who have made post-election stabs at social and religious conservatives had better start minding their manners. Whatever happened to the "Big Tent"? The Republican Party may find itself hemorrhaging its most zealous constituency....
  • On Fearing the President

    12/06/2008 2:12:17 PM PST · by GonzoII · 11 replies · 794+ views
    National Catholic Register ^ | Saturday, December 06, 2008 | Tom Hoopes
    In a 1995 address in Baltimore, John Paul reminded us that democracies can morph into quasi-totalitarian systems that respond “only to the power of the majority or the wishes of the most vocal....However, “The United States possesses a safeguard, a great bulwark, against this happening,” said John Paul.... ”
  • Pride Cometh Before a Fall

    12/03/2008 1:40:00 PM PST · by NYer · 11 replies · 1,004+ views
    NCR ^ | December 3, 2008
    “Pride cometh before a fall.” It’s an Old Testament proverb, it’s the classic theme of Greek tragedy, and it’s a lesson we observe in our lives again and again. So how come we never seem to learn to avoid it — or exploit it?What’s more, pride always seems to come before a fall in more or less the same way.Take the economy, for example, and consider three things pride does — and the havoc that follows.First, pride makes us forget first principles. In the 21st century economy, we got so used to having more and more money that we forgot...
  • Obama’s Multi-Trillion Dollar Campaign Promises Unrealistic, Tax Expert Says

    12/04/2008 12:23:58 PM PST · by GonzoII · 12 replies · 507+ views ^ | Wednesday, December 03, 2008 | By Josiah Ryan, Staff Writer
    The U.S. General Accounting Office estimates that the current total owed to Americans in federal benefits, but for which there are no funds available, is $53 trillion. Those allocated benefits are for Social Security and Medicare and several other programs...
  • Victorious Sen. Chambliss a ‘great pro-life leader,’ - Susan B. Anthony List Says

    12/04/2008 7:50:05 AM PST · by GonzoII · 4 replies · 305+ views
    CatholicNewsAgency ^ | Atlanta, Dec 3, 2008
    The SBA List reported that Chambliss had a one-hundred-percent pro-life voting record in the U.S. Senate. It also mentioned that as a state legislator, Chambliss’ opponent Jim Martin voted against parental notification requirements for a minor’s abortion and had pledged to oppose a bill banning partial-birth abortion...
  • Obama and Bush Victories

    11/29/2008 10:41:05 AM PST · by GonzoII · 5 replies · 536+ views
    National Catholic Register ^ | Saturday, November 29, 2008 | Tom Hoopes
    Obama and Bush Victories When they went around the Obama table on Thursday to say what they were thankful for, Jules Crittendon wonder if the man who carved the turkey mentioned George W. Bush? She thinks he ought to have. In fact, given the evolution of Obama’s war policies, she thinks he might have. Writing at the Weekly Standard, she counts the ways. “It’s a good moment to mull the gifts George W. Bush has left for the incoming president. Bush has made the world a better place, and if Obama wants to do the same, he will take...
  • Election Part I: “We Have No King But Caesar” (Reality Alert)

    11/17/2008 2:31:17 AM PST · by GonzoII · 16 replies · 631+ views
    Human Life International e-Newsletter ^ | Friday, November 14, 2008 | Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer
    Election Part I: “We Have No King But Caesar” The following is the first of a three-part series on the 2008 Elections. In the next two weeks we will deal with issues of Culture and Conscience. Now that the election is over, we can separate the real Catholics from those who just act the part. Those still reeling from the results of the election can rest assured that they are in good company with the saints. Those who have drawn a line in blood and made a decision to stand with the culture of death need a serious examination...
  • Bishop compares election to Battle of Lepanto

    10/29/2008 4:21:08 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 9 replies · 358+ views
    Catholic Culture ^ | October 29, 2008
    Bishop Robert W. Finn of Kansas City-St. Joseph compared the upcoming presidential election to the Battle of Lepanto, in which Christian forces against overwhelming odds defeated Ottoman Turkish invaders bent on the conquest of Europe.
  • Opinion: Election 2008 – America is the Frog in the Kettle

    10/29/2008 10:05:52 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 2 replies · 246+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 10-28-08 | Randy Sly
    The lobsters were not placed in boiling water. He lowered them into a pot of cool water and then applied the heat. This way the lobsters would just fall asleep and then cooked to death, making their meat tender.
  • Life Didn’t Lose — the GOP Did

    11/05/2008 12:02:49 PM PST · by GonzoII · 21 replies · 852+ views
    National Catholic Register ^ | Wednesday, November 05, 2008 | Tom McFeely
    The abortion lobby will be quick to claim that the American people wrote a blank check last night for on-demand abortion. That’s just not so. While the Democratic Party won the White House as well as decisive control over both houses of Congress, exit polls found that economic issues were overwhelmingly the most important motivators for voters yesterday. And when voters are worried about their pocketbooks as they are right now due to the global financial crisis, the party of the incumbent president is almost always punished. Obviously, with the Democrats so dominant and President-elect Barack Obama so committed to...

    11/06/2008 9:12:29 PM PST · by GonzoII · 67 replies · 2,192+ views ^ | 11-7-08 | Father Corapi
    The American people have now made it abundantly clear who they want to lead them, and the policies and practices that this president-elect has represented for some time, they can now claim as their own. Actions have consequences, and I am sure God has duly noted what our priorities are in the US of A. Economic matters would seem to take precedence over moral matters; money more important than life itself to most people (I guess they don’t consider almost 50,000,000 innocent children murdered by abortion part of life). Now we shall see what the fruit of such a tree...
  • Pro-Life Dem Breakthroughs (Bad News for FOCA?)

    11/08/2008 3:35:51 AM PST · by GonzoII · 15 replies · 830+ views
    National Catholic Register ^ | Friday, November 07, 2008 | Tom McFeely
    Pro-Life Dem Breakthroughs Let’s face it, there weren’t very many pro-life silver linings among the electoral clouds that formed Tuesday evening over America. But here’s one: A record 31 Democratic Party pro-life candidates were elected to Congress. According to Democrats for Life of America, five new Democratic pro-lifers were elected, joining 26 pro-life incumbents who were re-elected. “This will be only the second time in 30 years that the number of pro-life Democrats increases instead of decreases,” Kristen Day, director of Democrats for Life of America, told “The first time we made gains was in 2006 due to the...
  • Obama's Clinton Problem

    11/23/2008 3:43:52 AM PST · by CE2949BB · 10 replies · 1,051+ views
    Reason ^ | November 21, 2008 | John Berlau
    Deregulation made the prosperity of the 1990s possible. Just ask Bill Clinton. Republicans had many things going against them this election, but the financial market implosion in September proved to be the final blow that sealed their losses, as voters almost always associate the economy with the party in power. And when the credit crisis emerged as the top campaign issue, Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) pounced on his opponent with two basic messages. One was to blame the policies of deregulation that Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) voted for. And the second was to hug former rivals Bill and Hillary Clinton...
  • Somber Republicans contemplate what went wrong

    11/07/2008 2:00:19 PM PST · by mnehring · 43 replies · 1,110+ views
    After a series of national and local losses, a lingering feeling of defeat describes the mood of the Nevada Republican Party's election night party at the Palazzo Las Vegas Tuesday night. Aside from the drunken slurs and grumbling following the announcement that Barack Obama was the president-elect, discussion revolved around the simple question: What went wrong? "There has been a swing in the political pendulum," said Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons. "Both parties were seeking a win and both worked very hard, but the people have spoken." And spoken they have, as Obama won both the electoral and the popular vote....
  • What's wrong with this picture?

    11/07/2008 1:28:02 PM PST · by CE2949BB · 14 replies · 3,421+ views
    CE2949BB | 11/7/2008 | CE2949BB
    Oakland, CA, USA