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  • Precinct Chairs Drawing Attention - 4 of them to be on panel to pick replacement for DeLay on ballot

    06/19/2006 6:56:47 PM PDT · by anymouse · 2 replies · 481+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 19, 2006 | KRISTEN MACK
    The political grass roots closest to the soil — precinct chairs — are enjoying some time in the sun because of their role in selecting a Republican congressional nominee to succeed Tom DeLay. Most of the time, precinct chairs labor anonymously in the unglamorous elective positions that typically are won uncontested if anyone seeks them at all. But for now, the precinct leaders have one of the hottest jobs in local politics. "We've been discovered," said Harris County precinct chair Kathy Haigler. "We are the lowest level of public officials that exist. We are the last ones on the ballot....
  • UT 3: Immigration Dominates GOP Radio Debate [also link to audio for Cannon-Jacob Debate

    06/19/2006 4:51:18 PM PDT · by Torie · 26 replies · 681+ views
    CQ Politics ^ | Jun. 19, 2006 | Michael Teitelbaum
    UT 3: Immigration Dominates GOP Radio Debate By Michael Teitelbaum | 7:15 PM; Jun. 19, 2006 | Email This Article Correction: An earlier version of this article incompletely characterized John Jacobs' description of his relationship with a Chilean couple to whom he gave money. Immigration dominated today’s debate between Utah Rep. Chris Cannon and John Jacob, who is challenging him in next week’s primary. The hour-long debate was aired live on Salt Lake City public radio station KCPW, and can be heard here in its entirety. Jacob called the race a referendum on immigration policy and ask Cannon if he...
  • Scandal Woes Could Benefit William Jefferson (D-La.), Analysts Say

    06/19/2006 2:34:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies · 839+ views ^ | 6/19/06 | Randy Hall
    Scandal Woes Could Benefit Jefferson, Analysts SayRandy Hall Staff Writer/Editor ( - Losing his seat on the influential Ways and Means Committee and being investigated in a federal bribery probe could actually benefit U.S. Rep. William Jefferson (D-La.), political analysts told Cybercast News Service. "Oftentimes, being an embattled Louisiana politician can actually be a benefit," said Pearson Cross, assistant professor of political science at the University of Louisiana Lafayette. "If anything, I think voters in the state's 2nd District are going to see him as 'put upon,' that he was unfairly stripped, and I'm certain he's going to spin it...
  • The Submerging Republican Majority (Barf alert!)

    06/18/2006 11:25:47 AM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies · 724+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 18, 2006 | JAMES TRAUB
    During the 2000 presidential campaign, Karl Rove, the political mastermind George W. Bush called Boy Genius, was wont to draw an analogy with the election of 1896, in which the Republican William McKinley drubbed William Jennings Bryan. McKinley's election ushered in a 35-year era chiefly characterized by G.O.P. dominance; so, too, Rove argued, would Bush's hasten the progress toward an era of virtual one-party rule. And Rove's bold prediction seemed plausible. Over time, the Republicans have increased their margin in Congress and reversed years of Democratic dominance in statehouses and State Legislatures. The conservative columnist Fred Barnes declared in 2003...
  • Lessons Learned: Francine Busby vs. the Republican Party

    06/18/2006 10:28:15 AM PDT · by OKIEDOC · 30 replies · 1,086+ views
    National Organization for Women ^ | June 15, 2006 | Lisa Bennett
    When is a loss really a win? It's a common practice, trying to spin a political defeat into a victory. But in the case of the race to fill Randy "Duke" Cunningham's seat in the House of Representatives, the silver lining might not be that hard to find. snip NOW PAC organizers worked on the Busby campaign, reaching out to voters across the county. The NOW PAC put Hays in San Diego prior to the April 11 Special Election, and sent her and another organizer Monely Soltani there again in late May to work on the run-off vote, held concurrently...
  • Bush is back -- and with a winning message (Great read -- excellent points)

    06/17/2006 7:47:19 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 60 replies · 2,233+ views
    Townhall ^ | June 16, 2006 | Larry Kudlow
    The door has been left wide open for Democrats to take over Congress, but they haven’t been able to walk through it. President Bush’s polls have been low, events in Iraq until recently have been discouraging, Republican scandals have been in the air, and the GOP has become the party of earmarks and spending. Pundits have expected the Democrats to nationalize the elections with a strong message to counter these Republican failings, but so far they have totally failed. Not that the Democrats don’t have a message. They appear to be calling for immediate withdrawal from Iraq, higher taxes, a...
  • It's Too Soon to Tell Whose Number is Up

    06/17/2006 7:02:05 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 9 replies · 1,186+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | June 17, 2006 | Tom Bevan
    How quickly things can change. For months Democrats have been basking in the glow of President Bush's dismal approval ratings, ongoing investigations of Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff, and a White House in disarray and seemingly helpless to respond to the steady stream of bad news in Iraq. There has been giddy speculation by some Democrats about retaking control of one or both houses of Congress, and more than a few stories have popped up recently reporting that Democrats are already hard at work making plans for when they regain majority status in November. But a string of events over the...
  • Minutemen Condemn Congressman Pence's Amnesty Proposal

    06/17/2006 4:21:56 PM PDT · by Dane · 105 replies · 1,922+ views
    Sierra Times ^ | 6/15/06 | Chris Simcox
    Minutemen Condemn Congressman Pence's Amnesty Proposal Sierra Times PHOENIX, AZ (June 15, 2006) – Chris Simcox, President of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps (“MCDC”), released the following statement in response to the reported “endorsement” by the Minutemen of Rep. Mike Pence’s so-called “compromise” amnesty proposal: “The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps in no way, shape, manner or form endorses Rep. Mike Pence’s current amnesty proposal in the U.S. House of Representatives. “The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps and its leadership represent the U.S. citizen volunteers who from their first operations in Tombstone AZ five long years ago, have stood vigilant mission after...
  • Bush Pit Stop Nets $375,000 for Wilson (R-NM)

    06/17/2006 9:58:42 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 6 replies · 339+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | June 17, 2006 | Tania Soussan and Leslie Linthicum
    President George W. Bush praised Rep. Heather Wilson as an independent-minded woman during a Wilson campaign fundraiser in Albuquerque on Friday. While about 300 Wilson supporters gave the president an enthusiastic welcome inside the Albuquerque Hyatt Regency, about 200 protesters outside called for Bush's impeachment and Wilson's ouster in the fall election. "Heather is an independent soul and that's what you want," Bush said in a speech that lasted more than 20 minutes. "She's strong on her beliefs, she's strong on her convictions." He described Wilson, R-N.M., as compassionate, smart and dedicated to her district. Bush touched on his recent...
  • Democratic leader lays out party agenda in radio address - Nancy Pelosi

    06/17/2006 9:31:03 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies · 938+ views
    AP - Bakersfield Californian ^ | 6/18/06 | Erica Werner - AP
    If they retake control of Congress, Democrats will act quickly to increase the minimum wage, lower prescription drug costs and slash interest rates on student loans, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Saturday. The ideas are part of the Democrats' new domestic agenda, named "New Direction for America," which the party rolled out during the past week. Pelosi, D-Calif., used the party's Saturday radio address to promote the plan. "A new direction means expanding access to affordable health care for Americans. We will begin by lowering the cost of prescription drugs by putting seniors ahead of pharmaceutical companies and HMOs,"...
  • Fight to Replace DeLay on Ballot Hits Federal Court

    06/17/2006 8:52:14 AM PDT · by anymouse · 8 replies · 698+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 17, 2006 | JANET ELLIOTT
    Democrats want to force the GOP to mount a write-in effort in November AUSTIN - A fight between the state Democratic and Republican parties over replacing Tom DeLay on the November ballot has moved to federal court. State Republicans filed papers Thursday to move from state to federal court a lawsuit filed last week by the Texas Democratic Party. The Democrats sued to block Republicans from picking a replacement for former U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay on the ballot for the 22nd Congressional District. The Democrats are hoping to keep DeLay's name on the ballot against their nominee, Nick Lampson. Since...
  • The Most Gutsy Campaign Ad I've Ever Seen

    06/17/2006 7:10:52 AM PDT · by no dems · 92 replies · 3,496+ views
    I hope I'm doing this right. I've only posted one other vanity on this website before. But, I just had to share this with my Freeper brothers and sisters. Check out this TV ad by Vernon Robinson, who is a black Conservative running for Congress in North Carolina. Oh my, if only all Conservatives had this much intestinal fortitude. You can view the ad here:
  • Visits by Bush bolster GOP incumbents

    06/17/2006 5:06:51 AM PDT · by ncountylee · 13 replies · 336+ views
    Washington Post via Contra Costa Times ^ | June 17, 2006 | Michael Abramowitz
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - President Bush exercised his fund-raising muscle Friday for two endangered House Republicans, who seemed glad for the assistance of a president whose presence on the campaign trail this year has brought both blessings and problems for GOP candidates. Buoyed by several weeks of good news from Iraq and at home, Bush flew to the Seattle suburbs to appear at a private fund-raiser for freshman Rep. David Reichert, R-Wash., before arriving here late in the day for a public appearance on behalf of Rep. Heather Wilson, R-N.M. Both incumbents are among Democrats' leading targets this fall, with Wilson...
  • Jacob follow-up (followup of House candidate Jacob hiring practices being illegal)

    06/17/2006 3:32:39 AM PDT · by Dane · 30 replies · 670+ views
    Daily Herald(Utah) ^ | June 17, 2006 | Alan Choate
    Jacob follow-up ALAN CHOATE - Daily Herald Republican candidate for Congress John Jacob appears to have violated federal regulations when he paid a Chilean couple through a shell company he may have helped them form. The couple, Oscar and Marta Silva, were in the United States on Oscar's student visa, and would not have been allowed to accept employment beyond part-time on-campus work for Oscar, according to several immigration law experts. Jacob is trying to unseat U.S. Rep. Chris Cannon, R-Utah, in the upcoming GOP primary for Utah's Third Congressional District. Immigration reform has dominated the campaign discussion, and Jacob...
  • Birds Of A Feather Flock Together

    06/16/2006 8:35:00 PM PDT · by JDB520 · 21 replies · 419+ views ^ | June 16, 2006 | Bob Lonsberry
    BIRDS OF A FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER The dirty tricks have begun. A supporter of Congressman Chris Cannon has accused John Jacob of employing illegal aliens. That shouldn’t come as a surprise. The supporter has said publicly that he was trying to find such people. He said he was doing it in an effort to scuttle John Jacob’s campaign. The supporter is Tony Yapias. But we’ll talk about him later. Let’s deal with the accusations first. Then we’ll come back to the accuser. Tony Yapias has claimed that John Jacob – who is challenging Chris Cannon in a Republican primary on...
  • A New Direction for America... Backwards.

    06/16/2006 4:36:03 PM PDT · by jbamb · 3 replies · 648+ views
    Part-Time Pundit ^ | 6/17/06 | John Bambenek
    Today, after months of waiting, the Democrats have come up with an agenda for 2006. First, some noticeably missing items. Iraq. For as much as the Democrats continue to criticize the President's mishandling of the war, the peace, or whatever you want to call it, their direction does not highlight any meaningful alternative. How do they believe a free and secure Iraq should be created? Well, if Murtha has his way, apparently by surrendering to Al Qaeda. National security. Apparently terrorism is not a problem because the polar ice caps are melting. Perhaps we were mistaken, it wasn't planes that...
  • Democrats Call for a New Direction for America [Pelosi, Reid, Durbin, Hoyer.....]

    06/16/2006 7:51:09 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 38 replies · 884+ views
    Democrats Call for a New Direction for America 6/16/2006 10:34:00 AM To: National Desk Contact: Jim Manley or Rebecca Kirszner, 202-224-2939, both for Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid Brendan Daly or Jennifer Crider, 202-226-7616, both for House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi WASHINGTON, June 16 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Responding to the pressing needs of working families across the country, House and Senate Democrats today joined to call for a New Direction for America. Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Assistant Senate Democratic Leader Dick Durbin, and House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer discussed six Democratic priorities to provide...
  • Black Republican Will Challenge Cynthia McKinney

    06/16/2006 7:04:32 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 53 replies · 1,534+ views
    Black Republican Will Challenge Cynthia McKinney By Nathan Burchfiel Staff Writer June 16, 2006 ( - A little known African American woman announced Thursday that she will try to unseat Georgia Democratic Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, who has been mired in controversy since she struck a U.S. Capitol policeman in the chest with her closed fist. Catherine Davis, a human resources manager who has never held elected office, said she is running because McKinney's "dismal legislative record and her outrageous behavior are an embarrassment to the hard-working folks in my district." McKinney represents Georgia's 4th Congressional District. Davis is conservative....
  • Jack in the Box [Murtha and Dem food fights]

    06/16/2006 5:03:47 AM PDT · by Coop · 79 replies · 1,500+ views
    The New Republic ^ | 6/16/06 | Michael Crowley
    A moderate Democratic representative is on the phone, relating a thought he had a few days earlier about his party's prospects for winning back the House in November. "Things look really good," he had mused to himself. "You've got to wonder how we're gonna screw it up." As if on cue, House Democrats--who had been coasting on GOP scandal and disunity--turned against one another. Last Friday, Pennsylvania Democrat Jack Murtha picked a leadership fight over the central issue that splits his party: Iraq. Murtha, who wants a near-immediate withdrawal from Iraq, announced plans to challenge House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer,...
  • A Telling Silence: Dem Agenda Skips the War

    06/16/2006 4:06:06 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 18 replies · 639+ views
    New York Post ^ | June 16, 2006 | John Podhoretz
    DEMOCRATIC House members unveiled their version of the Contract with America yesterday - a plan for governance should their party win control of the House of Representatives in November. The agenda items of their "New Direction for America" include stem-cell research, promoting energy-efficient technology, raising the minimum wage, making college tuition tax deductible, preventing the privatization of Social Security and restoring budget discipline (which is code for raising taxes on whoever they think is "rich"). These are all popular and poll-tested proposals, as was the case with the Contract items devised by Newt Gingrich in 1994. But there is not...