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Keyword: filibustering

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  • Filibustering senators under no obligation to 'play fair' to protect gun rights

    04/10/2013 11:48:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    examiner ^ | 4/10/13 | Kurt Hofmann
    With at least 14 United States senators (all Republicans), including Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), having vowed to filibuster any proposed unconstitutional gun legislation (and given the Constitution's clear statement that the right to keep and bear arms is one that shall not be infringed, that would seem to indicate that all proposed gun legislation would be subject to filibuster), the forcible citizen disarmament advocates are growing louder and louder in their outrage. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), for example, speaking on the Senate floor Monday, said, "Shame on them," in reference to the senators planning a filibuster. From...
  • Major battle unlikely from Democrats on Roberts (70 Votes Likely)

    08/16/2005 4:21:31 AM PDT · by linkinpunk · 24 replies · 771+ views
    Major battle unlikely from Democrats on Roberts By Washington Post | August 16, 2005 WASHINGTON -- Democrats have decided that unless there is an unexpected development in the weeks ahead, they will not launch a major fight to block the Supreme Court nomination of John G. Roberts Jr., according to legislators, Senate aides, and party strategists. .... (There is) no evidence that most Democratic senators are prepared to expend political capital in what is seen as a likely futile effort to derail Roberts. (Democrats) have concluded that he is likely to get at least 70 votes -- enough to overrule...
  • Communism and human nature (Bolshie Mod sez, Arise ye kittens of the earth!)

    04/05/2005 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Sammy sam · 153 replies · 8,234+ views
    Many argue that communism will never be possible because of "human nature". The essence of this false argument is the belief that a communist society would consist of an all-powerful central government that would tell everybody what to do--and would therefore undermine the creative initiative of individuals and the search for happiness. • This argument is based on two false assumptions: (1) It assumes that a communist society will look like the former Soviet Union, or the current China, North Korea, etc (ie: corrupt police states with a feudal-style ruling class) (2) It assumes that people will only work in...
  • UN Panel: No Single Nation Should Control Internet Addresses

    07/16/2005 6:52:29 AM PDT · by grundle · 40 replies · 2,139+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | Jul 14 2005 | Aoife White UN Panel: No Single Nation Should Control Internet Addresses Aoife White Thu Jul 14, 9:38 PM ET BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP)--A U.N. panel created to recommend how the Internet should be run in the future has failed to reach consensus but did agree that no single country should dominate. The United States stated two weeks ago that it intended to maintain control over the computers that serve as the Internet's principal traffic cops. In a report released Thursday, the U.N. panel outlined four possible options for the future of Internet governance for world leaders to consider at a November "Information...
  • Red Alert... list of Left groups plan to surround the Whitehouse on Sept 24th

    07/14/2005 12:53:28 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 127 replies · 8,101+ views
    Here is the list so far for sponcers to this hate America fest: ANSWER Code Pink UFPJ NION Al Awda World Workers Party Ruckas Revolutionary Communist party ACORN Campus Antiwar Network International Socialist Org Greens Party Muslim Student Association CPUSA
  • Does the Executive Have Any Power? - (extreme importance; confirm Bush nominees!)

    06/28/2005 8:33:25 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 3 replies · 282+ views
    THE RANT.US ^ | JUNE 28, 2005 | SCOTT GRAY
    President Bush came to Washington with the goal of serving as a domestic reformer. In 2000, he became one of the few Republican candidates to focus less on defense and more on reforms to domestic social programs and public education. That was before 9/11, and the ensuing wars in the Middle East. Then, it appeared that the audacious Bush doctrine would set the pace for the ultimate legacy that will be George W. Bush. However, early into his second term, President Bush has another opportunity to leave behind a sturdy legacy in the form of the court system. In the...
  • Reid Proudly Proclaims: Nuke Is Off the Table - (this guy's demagoguery leaves you speechless!)

    05/24/2005 8:38:54 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 44 replies · 949+ views
    HUMAN EVENTS ONLINE.COM ^ | MAY 24, 2005 | Editor
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D.-Nev.) released the following statement Monday after 14 senators struck a deal to avert the nuclear option and allow votes on certain judicial nominees. “There is good news for every American in this agreement. The so-called 'nuclear option' is off the table. This is a significant victory for our country, for democracy, and for all Americans. Checks and balances in our government have been preserved. “The integrity of future Supreme Courts has been protected from the undue influences of a vocal, radical faction of the right that is completely out of step with mainstream America....
  • Battle over Supreme Court nominees looms - (Scalia should be NUMBER ONE choice! - smart!)

    05/23/2005 10:26:35 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 25 replies · 730+ views
    If the White House has seemed a bit adrift on domestic matters, my guess is that's because they know something you don't know: The entire domestic debate is about to be taken up by a battle royale over two Supreme Court nominations. Social Security may not be going anywhere, but it makes little sense to try to introduce another major initiative when in a few weeks' time we are likely to have the mother of all partisan confrontations. The likely first move is the announcement that William Rehnquist is stepping down, opening up the job of chief justice of the...
  • Outing Filibuster Fallacies - (food for thought...the "bigger picture?")

    04/26/2005 3:16:44 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 20 replies · 748+ views
    I find it hard to say this as a conservative, but the current Republican position on judicial filibusters is not in the long-term best interest of either the party, or our nation. And, unfortunately, our conservative leaders and pundits are demonstrating an almost incomprehensible myopia by advocating a procedural change that would prevent such a practice in the future. With those sentiments out of the closet, I can foresee e-mail messages flooding my inbox in much the same way as Obi-Wan Kenobi felt a shift in the force when Princess Leia’s home planet of Alderaan was destroyed by the Empire’s...
  • Up or Down: President Bush's Judicial Nominees Deserve a Vote! - (ACTION message from Ken Mehlman)

    04/25/2005 3:17:18 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 8 replies · 427+ views
    Hypocrite - noun, one who pretends to be what he is not or to have principles or beliefs that he does not have. The Democrats' efforts to block President Bush's qualified judicial nominees are not only hypocritical but are examples of partisan politicking at its worst. Republicans in the Senate are working to ensure that all of President Bush's judicial nominees receive a fair and final up-or-down vote. Despite Senate history and tradition, Democrats are aggressively trying to prevent qualified judges from receiving what's been afforded every judicial nominee for over 200 years. During the Clinton Administration, Democrats demanded up-or-down...
  • The Byrd Option--II

    04/04/2005 2:38:58 AM PDT · by Shery · 15 replies · 1,054+ views
    Opinion Journal of the WSJ ^ | 4/3/05 | Editorial
    The Byrd Option--II He says the Senate doesn't have to vote on judges, so the GOP should mail it in. Sunday, April 3, 2005 12:01 a.m. EST Robert Byrd is an expert on Senate rules and procedures, on which he has written a four-volume history. So we paid notice when a friend called our attention to the West Virginia Democrat's latest pronouncement on the confirmation of President Bush's judicial nominees.
  • A contradictory Biden

    02/28/2005 10:11:48 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 7 replies · 522+ views
    Washington Times ^ | March 1, 2005 | editorial
    Appearing on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday, Democratic Sen. Joe Biden, a former chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, was asked a direct question about filibustering judicial nominees, and Mr. Biden offered a direct answer. The problem was that Mr. Biden's answer directly contradicted his votes throughout 2003 and 2004. Tim Russert set the stage by quoting Mr. Biden's philosophy about judicial nominations. "I think the advice-and-consent responsibility of the Senate," Mr. Biden had previously declared, "does not permit us to deprive the president of the United States from being able to appoint that person or persons who have a...
  • Supreme battle likely over justices

    01/20/2005 10:48:11 PM PST · by alessandrofiaschi · 18 replies · 540+ views (from the Chicago Tribune) ^ | Jan 20, 2005 | Jan Crawford Greenburg Washington Bureau
    <p>With an ailing Chief Justice William Rehnquist administering the oath of office, Thursday's inauguration will provide a stark reminder that President Bush soon could be embroiled in what promises to be one of the biggest fights of his presidency.</p> <p>Seriously ill with thyroid cancer, the 80-year-old Rehnquist is widely expected to retire this year, giving Bush his first chance to shape the direction of a closely divided Supreme Court and leave a lasting imprint on a host of contentious social issues.</p>
  • Democratic leader threatens GOP

    01/17/2005 8:59:51 AM PST · by GianniV · 68 replies · 3,116+ views
    WASHINGTON -- The Senate's Democratic leader said Sunday that Republicans ''would rue the day'' if they try to make it harder for Democrats to stall judicial nominees who could not get a vote last year. But Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) said he hoped a new ''optimistic'' climate would take hold now that Nevada Sen. Harry Reid is the top Democrat, succeeding the defeated Tom Daschle of South Dakota, whom the GOP labeled an obstructionist. ''I think everybody wants to be more reasonable,'' Frist said. ''The American people deserve it.'' Nonetheless, Frist did not back away from threats to impose...
  • Recent News! They discover proof that Atlantis did not submerge complete but only one part...

    01/06/2005 11:36:29 AM PST · by Maria Fdez-Valmayor · 65 replies · 7,946+ views
    Atlantis News Agency. APP. EFE. AFP. Madrid. Spain. ^ | 01-06-2005 | Antonio Beltrán Martinez
    Recent News! They discover proof that Atlantis did not submerge complete but only one part...By Salvador Morales. Atlantis News Agency. Madrid, Spain. 01-06-2005. The Spanish investigator and scriptologist, Georgeos Diaz-Montexano, has discovered paleographical proofs that in fact the island or peninsula (Nęsos) denominated like Atlantis or Atlantic, it was divided in two parts below the sea. To date all atlantologists and students of the Timaeus and the Critias de Plato had thought that in texts of the Greek philosophist narrated the collapse of the all island or Atlantis peninsula, nevertheless, Georgeos Diaz-Montexano has reviewed the oldest texts known writings in...
  • Jobs rotate in rumor mill Lieberman key to possible changes [Joe: Homeland Security Secty?]

    11/21/2004 8:52:02 AM PST · by Mike Fieschko · 66 replies · 3,703+ views
    News-Times [Danbury CT] ^ | Nov 21, 2004 | Fred Lucas
    2004-11-21 Jobs rotate in rumor mill Lieberman key to possible changes for state, local politicians By Fred LucasTHE NEWS-TIMES Joseph Lieberman It's a political rumor with a twist. In fact, several twists, turns and flips. It's a scenario that runs from Washington, D.C., to Danbury City Hall. From the Department of Homeland Security to the Connecticut state Senate.It has local Republicans buzzing, e-mails flying and lukewarm denials rolling off the tongues of intrigued politicians.And it's too good not to share.It goes something like this:Connecticut Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, a Democrat, could be named secretary of the Department of the...
  • Senators Who Oppose Bush Judges On Abortion Will Lead Senate Democrats

    11/21/2004 6:53:58 AM PST · by NYer · 19 replies · 1,729+ views
    Life News ^ | November 16, 2004 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- Two senators who actively filibustered ten of President Bush's pro-life judicial nominees during his first term have become the new leaders of the Senate Democrats. One has a mixed voting record on abortion while the other is pro-abortion -- but both have voted for measures that would have gutted pro-life legislation. On Tuesday, Senate Democrats chose Nevada Senator Harry Reid to replace pro-abortion Sen. Tom Daschle as their new Minority Leader. They also selected pro-abortion Illinois Senator Dick Durbin to move into Reid's vacated number two slot.Reid has a mixed voting record on abortion issues, compiling...
  • FOX NEWS, John Podesta, "Hillary, as the VP..."

    11/18/2004 5:44:54 AM PST · by bannie · 28 replies · 2,753+ views
    Fox News ^ | 19 NOV 94 | self
    THIS AM...on Fox News, Podesta was being interviewed about the library. When asked about the extend of the displays about shillery, he said that...she was important..."as the vice president." He didn't say, "as was the vice president."
  • CNN's Inside politics report that Rove offered Nelson (D. Ne) Sec of Agriculture..Rove is BRILLIANT

    11/17/2004 1:01:51 PM PST · by ken5050 · 225 replies · 12,412+ views
    INside politics..CNN
    Judy (hmmm?) Woodruff just had a report that Karl Rove had offered Nebraska Sen Ben Nelson the post of Secretary of Agriculture. Nelson is up in 2006...and facing a hard race from popular GOP Gov Mike Johanns. Nelson is among the most conservative of Senate Dems..Does this make sense, because Nelson votes with the GOP on most of the key issues..?
  • Democrats Question Kerry's Campaign Funds

    11/18/2004 5:04:46 AM PST · by Hawk44 · 21 replies · 1,842+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 11/18/2004 | Ron Fournier
    WASHINGTON - Democratic Party leaders said Wednesday they want to know why Sen. John Kerry (news - web sites) ended his presidential campaign with more than $15 million in the bank, money that could have helped Democratic candidates across the country. Some said he will be pressured to give the money to Democratic campaign committees rather than save it for a potential White House bid in 2008. "Democrats are questioning why he sat on so much money that could have helped him defeat George Bush (news - web sites) or helped down-ballot races, many of which could have gone our...