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  • Obama: ‘I’ve made my decision’ on Supreme Court nominee (Will announce 11 AM in Rose Garden)

    03/16/2016 5:31:25 AM PDT · by Strac6 · 78 replies
    President Barack Obama said Wednesday he will reveal his Supreme Court nominee to fill the vacancy of the late Justice Antonin Scalia, expecting to choose from a small circle of federal appeals court judges. “I’ve made my decision,” Obama said in an email to supporters early Wednesday. Obama planned to introduce his pick at a Rose Garden ceremony, setting up a showdown with Senate Republicans who have told the White House not to bother filling the vacancy in an election year. In his email, Obama did not identify his choice to replace the Scalia on the nine-member court. But the...
  • Dems' All-Night Talkathon on Climate Change Includes Swipes at Republicans' 'Dark Money'

    03/11/2014 9:13:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies ^ | 3/11/2014 | Susan Jones
    Democrats control the Senate, but instead of bringing up a Democrat-sponsored climate-change bill, a few dozen of them pulled an all-nigher on the Senate floor to draw attention to the issue. It's a clear indication that Democrats don't have the votes -- or the public support -- to pass their own climate-change legislation. And they blame the lack of bipartisanship on billionaire Republican donors and "all that dark money," as one Democrat described it.

    04/29/2013 6:26:39 PM PDT · by crosslink · 315 replies
    The blaze ^ | 4-29-2013 | Jason Howerton
    The U.S. government had the ability to “react and respond” to the Benghazi terrorist attack and could have had forces on the ground before the second wave of the assault began, a special operator with knowledge of the response told Fox News in an exclusive interview. Due to the explosive nature of his allegations, the special ops member asked to remain anonymous. “I know for a fact that C 110 the UComm CIF was doing a training exercise, not in the region of northern Africa, but in Europe. And they had the ability to react and respond,” he told Fox...
  • Óró Sé do Bheatha 'Bhaile

    10/01/2012 3:47:03 PM PDT · by centurion316 · 12 replies
    You Tube ^ | December 29, 2010 | Sinead O'Connor

    03/13/2012 7:43:10 AM PDT · by Cocoa2012 · 30 replies
    Family Security Matters Foundation ^ | March 13, 2012 | Ralph Peters
    Right now, our troops are being used as props in a campaign year, as pawns by dull-witted generals who just don’t know what else to do, and as cash cows by corrupt Afghan politicians, generals and warlords (all of whom agree that it’s virtuous to rob the Americans blind). What are our goals? What is our strategy? We’re told, endlessly, that things are improving in Afghanistan, yet, ten years ago, a U.S. Army general, unarmed, could walk the streets of Kabul without risk. Today, there is no city in Afghanistan where a U.S. general could stroll the streets. We may...
  • Election-year politics has state budgets in limbo

    08/06/2010 11:37:03 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/6/10 | Karen Pierog and Jim Christie
    CHICAGO/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Election politics is hobbling the budget process in states like Illinois more than usual this year, as lawmakers try to square dire government balance sheets with voter resistance to spending cuts and tax increases. The outcome of this fine balancing act could shift control of more state legislatures to the Republicans after the November 2 vote, dealing a major setback to President Barack Obama and his once-resurgent Democratic Party. The stakes are no higher than in Obama's home state of Illinois, a political bellwether and the industrial and financial heart of the U.S. Midwest. The state,...
  • Senate Dem leaders want to repeal tax provision in healthcare law

    08/06/2010 10:37:59 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 9 replies
    The Hill's Healthwatch ^ | August 6, 2010 | Mike Lillis and Vicki Needham
    Senate Democrats want to kill a controversial part of their own healthcare law that imposes new tax burdens on small businesses. The proposal — introduced Thursday by Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) with the support of party leaders — would eliminate a new tax filing requirement that many conservatives, backed by the business community, deem a job killer...The Democrats bill...would pay to eliminate the small business provision by killing a tax break for the nation's oil giants, including BP. The action comes as Republicans hit President Obama and Democrats hard over the economy. Businesses are not hiring enough to lower the...
  • CIA in middle of election-year battle

    09/16/2006 1:45:10 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 583+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/16/06 | Katherine Shrader - ap
    WASHINGTON - The CIA believed it was operating lawfully in detaining and interrogating 96 suspected terrorists at locations from Thailand to Europe, until the Supreme Court this summer demolished that legal foundation. The CIA is now squarely in the middle of election-year politics as Congress tries to write new definitions that could reshape the intelligence agency's program. "At the end of the day, the director — any director — of the CIA must be confident that what he has asked an agency officer to do under this program is lawful," CIA Director Michael Hayden wrote employees on Thursday. President Bush...
  • Pelosi: ABC Must Correct the Factual Inaccuracies in 9/11 Movie

    09/07/2006 4:40:50 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 150 replies · 3,150+ views
    Pelosi: ABC Must Correct the Factual Inaccuracies in 9/11 Movie 9/7/2006 7:35:00 PM To: National Desk Contact: Brendan Daly or Jennifer Crider, 202-226-7616; both of the Office of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 /U.S. Newswire/ -- House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement this evening calling on ABC to correct factual errors in their movie, "The Path to 9-11": "According to all credible reports, ABC and Disney have seriously overstepped the bounds of dramatic license with their so-called docudrama, 'The Path to 9/11,' with an egregious abuse of the facts. "September 11 is hallowed ground....
  • Unions' Approval at Lowest Point Since 1981, Poll Finds

    09/03/2006 4:56:53 PM PDT · by takeemout · 83 replies · 1,636+ views
    CNS News ^ | September 1, 2006 | Randy Hall
    Unions' Approval at Lowest Point Since 1981, Poll Finds By Randy Hall Staff Writer/Editor September 01, 2006 ( - A new Zogby poll has some unwelcome Labor Day news for union officials: Approval of unions is at its lowest point since 1981, and almost three-quarters of workers in the U.S. say they don't want to belong to a labor union. "These results help explain the continued decline of union membership and do not bode well for the future of unions," said David Denholm, president of the conservative Public Service Research Foundation (PSRF), which studies labor unions and union influence...
  • CA: Governor reaches out to Indians - offers to negotiate new gambling deals

    07/15/2006 11:11:10 AM PDT · by calcowgirl · 4 replies · 209+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 15, 2006 | Greg Lucas
    Trying to appease another well-heeled political enemy, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger held a closed-door meeting last week with representatives of 68 California Indian tribes, offering to negotiate new gambling compacts. The Republican governor fielded questions from tribal leaders -- some who operate casinos and others who want to -- in a hotel conference room across the street from the Capitol. Schwarzenegger apologized for not meeting personally with the members of the California Nations Indian Gaming Association earlier to discuss the scope of gambling in the state, which is home to 56 Indian casinos. "He said he was open to negotiating with...
  • Schwarzenegger's election-year olive branches (Susan Kennedy, 'cut'n'run & the Prison Guards/CCPOA)

    06/22/2006 9:08:36 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 333+ views
    Capitol Weekly ^ | 6/22/06 | Shane Goldmacher
    Just six months ago it would have been almost inconceivable that the state's powerful prison-guards lobby would back Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's bid for re-election. The union had just finished spending $2.9 million to torpedo the governor's special-election agenda, lampooned Schwarzenegger's attempts at prison reform and was openly hostile to the state's top prison official, a Schwarzenegger appointee. "It was awful," says Ray McNally, the long-time political adviser of the California Correctional Peace Officers Association (CCPOA). But the union's icy relations with the Republican governor have slowly thawed. That's no accident. This year, Schwarzenegger has launched an ambitious election-year outreach effort....
  • Rep. Mollohan Says He's Unaware of Errors (Ethics panel in ethical dilemna in an election year)

    04/14/2006 11:54:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 673+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/14/06 | Larry Margasak - ap
    WASHINGTON - The House ethics committee's top Democrat, under fire from Republicans, said Friday he's unaware of any errors in his financial disclosures the past nine years. Rep. Alan Mollohan (news, bio, voting record), D-W.Va., provided a detailed explanation of his investments a week after a conservative group questioned the accuracy of his annual financial reporting. Republican campaign officials called for his resignation from the ethics panel, but Mollohan refused to step down. The allegations could have an impact on the ethics committee's ability to investigate wrongdoing and could be a factor in this year's congressional elections. The committee has...
  • TAKING THE PLUNGE -- In Three Congressional Races, Air America At Issue

    02/17/2006 6:19:03 PM PST · by chuckpez · 7 replies · 658+ views
    The Radio Equalizer- Brian Maloney ^ | February 17th, 2006 | Brian Maloney
    Into elective office, is talk radio really an effective stepping stone? With a number of others diving head-first into Congressional campaigns this year, probable 2008 Minnesota US Senate candidate Al Franken apparently isn't the only one with ties to the medium. In addition, several have at least indirect connections with liberal radio network Air America. And at the center of their fledgling 2006 candidacies, some are fighting off talk radio-related controversies. While relatively little attention has so far been paid to these hopefuls, that should change as political silly season shortly kicks off. A scorecard: ........................snip................
  • Why McCain Defends Kerry (Joseph Farah On Vietnam Vet Birds Of A Feather Alert)

    08/10/2004 12:34:37 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 125 replies · 2,687+ views ^ | 08/10/04 | Joseph Farah
    Why McCain Defends Kerry Joseph Farah Why would John McCain characterize the SWIFT Boat vets commercial about John Kerry as "dishonest and dishonorable"? Why would he ask President Bush to denounce it? Why would he say something similar was "pulled" on him when he seeking the Republican presidential nomination in 2000? Americans are supposed to respect Sen. John McCain because he is a war hero. But is he? And why is he so determined to defend John Kerry's dishonorable activities during and after the Vietnam War? Now let me begin by saying McCain suffered greatly during his five years of...
  • U.S. Democrats Tout Their Election-Year Jobs Plan

    06/19/2004 2:33:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 227+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 6/19/04 | Reuters - DC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats on Saturday called on Republicans to join them in an effort to curb the shipping of American jobs abroad. "It's a shame when the White House's top economic advisor says outsourcing of American jobs is inevitable, or even that it benefits our economy," Rep. Nick Lampson of Texas said in the Democrats weekly radio address. "Americans know our country gains when we export American goods -- not American jobs." Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives this week proposed their "American Jobs Plan," similar to one by the party's presumptive presidential nominee, Sen. John Kerry (news...
  • Any U.S Fast Food Chain Doing An Election Poll? (Lick's Burgers Makes News In Canada!)

    06/12/2004 2:01:48 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 11 replies · 176+ views
    Is there any U.S Fast Food chain that's runnung a poll? Lick's Burger in Canada has a record of predicting election outcomes better than the polls. They predicted last year's provincial Liberal win in Ontario. In the June 28th federal election, they are predicting 41% for the Conservatives, 25% for the Liberals and 23% for the New Democratic Party. Which would give Canada its first CP majority government ever!
  • Pension Relief Vexes Dems

    04/12/2004 5:57:01 PM PDT · by tomball · 1 replies · 89+ views
    NewsMax ^ | April 12, 2004 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON - To unionized machinists, autoworkers and airline pilots, an $80 billion pension relief bill making its way through Congress offered badly needed help. To construction unions and the Teamsters, it was a loser. To the quiet satisfaction of Republicans, that left unhappy Senate Democrats in the middle, forced to make a politically painful choice between reliable election-year allies on one side and those on the other. On the strength of a 78-19 vote in the Senate, the bill went to President Bush on Thursday. On Saturday, he signed the measure sought by businesses to sharply reduce the amount...