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  • Texas House debates bill banning sanctuary cities

    05/06/2011 10:39:58 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 9 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | May 6, 2011, 10:01AM
    AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas House is debating whether or not to require local police to enforce federal immigration law. Gov. Rick Perry declared the ban on so-called sanctuary cities an emergency matter. He says all Texas law enforcement agencies should tackle the problem of illegal immigration. Police chiefs across the state oppose the bill because they say it will make their jobs more difficult. Illegal immigrants will not report crimes if they think police will check their immigration status, and police say they already have a full plate without adding immigration enforcement. The 101-49 Republican supermajority in the House...
  • Mitt's top NH supporter deserts

    05/05/2011 6:07:06 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 14 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 5/5/2011 | Rick Moran
    Mitt Romney's New Hampshire organization was rocked with the news that the candidate's top supporter in the state will no longer support him. *Snip*CNN: "Why? He thinks Romney has shifted his positions too many times over the years."
  • Sarah Palin: Obama Stop Campaigning, ‘Unplug The Teleprompter’ And Start Governing

    04/26/2011 5:55:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 26, 2011 | Matt Schneider
    Many have tired of Donald Trump hogging so many headlines as of late, so now it’s time to let that attention-starved potential Republican presidential candidate Sarah Palin get some of her spotlight back. In her latest Facebook post, Palin unleashes a harsh assessment of President Obama’s Libya policy and throws out a few lines that should start to remind people that the bombastic Trump is not the only Republican who is ready to talk tough and who can legitimately bring the fight to Obama. Palin demands to know from Obama why exactly are we fighting in Libya, suggesting: “Between you...
  • Governor Palin: America Deserves Libya Explanation; Updated

    04/26/2011 3:28:36 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 9 replies
    conservatives4palin ^ | 4/26/11 | Whitney Pitcher
    Governor Palin posted the following Facebook note this morning: Please make up your mind, Mr. President. You can’t vacillate when spending America’s human and fiscal resources in yet another foreign country without good reason. You said that Libyan leader Gaddafi has got to go. Many of us heard that as your call to action and agreed, “Okay, you’re right. He’s an evil dictator who kills his own innocent people, so enforce a no-fly zone so he can’t continue an aerial slaughter.” But then you said our mission in Libya isn’t to oust Gaddafi after all. (Or vice versa on the...
  • America Deserves Libya Explanation

    04/26/2011 8:37:05 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 86 replies
    Sarah Palin's Facebook Notes ^ | April 26, 2011 | Sarah Palin
    Please make up your mind, Mr. President. You can’t vacillate when spending America’s human and fiscal resources in yet another foreign country without good reason. You said that Libyan leader Gaddafi has got to go. Many of us heard that as your call to action and agreed, “Okay, you’re right. He’s an evil dictator who kills his own innocent people, so enforce a no-fly zone so he can’t continue an aerial slaughter.” But then you said our mission in Libya isn’t to oust Gaddafi after all. (Or vice versa on the order or your statements. Between you and your advisers...
  • Palin hits Obama on Libya

    04/26/2011 11:03:18 AM PDT · by LJM · 62 replies
    SarahPAC ^ | April 26, 2011 | Sarah Palin
    Please make up your mind, Mr. President. You can’t vacillate when spending America’s human and fiscal resources in yet another foreign country without good reason. You said that Libyan leader Gaddafi has got to go. Many of us heard that as your call to action and agreed, "Okay, you’re right. He’s an evil dictator who kills his own innocent people, so enforce a no-fly zone so he can’t continue an aerial slaughter." But then you said our mission in Libya isn’t to oust Gaddafi after all. (Or vice versa on the order or your statements. Between you and your advisers...
  • Ron Paul antes up on abortion

    04/12/2011 7:24:16 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 20 replies
    POLITICO.COM ^ | 12 APRIL 2011 | ANDY BARR
    Ron Paul on Monday created some distance between himself and his fellow libertarians on abortion, telling a gathering of social conservatives in Iowa that protecting the unborn is integral to his philosophy. Continue Reading Speaking for the Iowa Family Leader's presidential lecture series in Sioux City, Paul said that he is troubled when he hears libertarians advocate for abortion rights. Describing conversations with supporters, the Texas congressman and presidential hopeful said he often here a “libertarian type of argument” along the lines of “it’s the woman’s body. She can do whatever she wants. She can have an abortion.” “I don’t...
  • The U-turn president: Barack Obama’s top ten flip-flops

    04/11/2011 11:48:06 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/11/11 | Nile Gardiner
    In 1980 Margaret Thatcher famously declared she was “not for turning”, and admirably stuck to her guns as prime minister through thick and thin. In contrast, Barack Obama’s presidency has been filled with the kinds of U-turns that would have made even Jimmy Carter blush. President Obama’s decision last week to do a 180 degree about-turn on the issue of military tribunals is the latest policy reversal by a presidency that has become increasingly adept at making them, usually without batting an eyelid. Below, I outline ten of the biggest policy flip-flops by the Obama administration since taking office in...
  • Take The Romney Quiz (20 Questions)

    03/28/2011 6:45:56 AM PDT · by Right Wingnut 2 · 7 replies
    Right Speak ^ | 3/28/2010 | Right Wingnut
    Republican Presidential Primary voters: Test your knowledge of Mitt Romney’s principled stands on issues important to you. (Answers below - No peeking!) 1. Amending the Massachusetts Constitution to define marriage as one man and one woman A. When running for Governor, Romney denounced the marriage amendment as “extreme” and refused to support it. B. When running for President, Romney supported the marriage amendment with great enthusiasm. C. Both A and B. 2. Homosexual Civil Unions A. Romney stated that he has never supported homosexual civil unions. B. Romney lobbied for a state constitutional amendment that would create homosexual civil unions....
  • Newt Gingrich Acknowledges ‘Contradictions’ On His Libya Views, ‘I Was Trying To Follow Obama’

    03/26/2011 10:45:31 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 86 replies · 1+ views
    Newt Gingrich Acknowledges ‘Contradictions’ On His Libya Views, ‘I Was Trying To Follow Obama’ March 26, 2011 12:06 PM ABC News’ Michael Falcone reports: DES MOINES, Iowa -- Potential 2012 presidential candidate Newt Gingrich defended his shifting positions on whether the U.S. military should have intervened in Libya on Saturday, saying that he was responding to President Obama’s changing views. “The fact is that on each day I was on television I was responding to where the president was that day,” Gingrich told a gathering of conservative Iowans. “And so obviously there were contradictions.” “It’s true,” he added, “I was...
  • Rep. Flake focuses on border as Senate primary looms (Flip Floppin' RINO Bum Alert)

    03/23/2011 6:49:31 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 5 replies
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2011-03-23 | Sean J. Miller
    After years of supporting immigration reform, Rep. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) has started emphasizing a border-security-first approach as he makes a run for Senate. Flake's views on a guest-worker program and other immigration issues were considered his main vulnerability in a GOP Senate primary. But after watching Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) successfully tack to the right during his primary fight last year, Flake is now following that playbook. "In the past I have supported a broad approach to immigration reform — increased border security coupled with a temporary worker program. I no longer do," Flake said in a statement published by...
  • George Bush’s war crime becomes Barack Obama’s footnote

    03/08/2011 11:33:32 AM PST · by knighthawk · 8 replies · 1+ views
    National Post ^ | March 08 2011 | Lorne Gunter
    “Hope” and “change” may have been the twin messages of Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, but the pledge that best embodied the central theme was his promise to shutter the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba within one year of taking office. For the American and international left, Gitmo was the most powerful symbol of everything that was wrong with the Bush presidency and the U.S. war on terrorism. They maintained it was an evil place, where innocent bystanders who had been caught up in America’s imperialist aggression in the Middle East could be held indefinitely, incarcerated without cause...
  • Global Warming Alarmists Flip-Flop On Snowfall

    03/04/2011 1:43:05 PM PST · by george76 · 30 replies
    Forbes ^ | Mar. 2 , 2011 | James M. Taylor
    Sitting in on a March 1 Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) press conference regarding global warming and heavy snowfalls, I couldn’t help feeling like the chairman of the Senate committee questioning mafia capo Frank Pentangeli in Godfather II. The chairman, listening incredulously as Pentangeli contradicts a sworn written statement he had earlier given to the committee, waves the written statement in the air and protests, “We have a sworn affidavit — we have it — your sworn affidavit…. Do you deny that confession, and do you realize what will happen as a result of your denial?” The UN Intergovernmental Panel...
  • Chameleon: The long-buried liberal history of Newt Gingrich

    03/02/2011 10:01:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The New Republic ^ | March 3, 2011 | Ed Kilgore
    After many feints in this direction dating back to 1996, Newt Gingrich seems to be finally preparing a run for president. Generally, he is not being taken as seriously as potential candidates like Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, and Mike Huckabee—or even D.C. insider heartthrobs such as Haley Barbour, Mitch Daniels, and Chris Christie. I agree with this assessment of Gingrich’s potential, to an extent; he’s the opposite of a fresh new face, and the guy’s baggage rivals Charlie Sheen’s. Yet having carefully watched Gingrich up close since he was a Rockefeller Republican in the 1970s, I also know that he...
  • Gibbs: indefinite detention of terrorists regrettable

    12/26/2010 10:05:27 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 67 replies · 23+ views
    Gibbs: indefinite detention of terrorists regrettable White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Sunday that it was unfortunate that some terrorist suspects at Guantanamo Bay need to be held indefinitely without trial. "Some would be tried in federal courts, as we've seen done in the past. Some would be tried in military commissions, likely spending the rest of their lives in a maximum security prison that nobody, including terrorists, have ever escaped from. Some, regrettably, will have to be indefinitely detained," Gibbs said on CNN's "State of the Union" as he described Obama's beleaguered plan for closing Guantanamo. The press...
  • Sarah Palin: Bailouts Reward Bad Behavior

    12/06/2010 10:16:13 PM PST · by onyx · 82 replies
    SARAH PALIN FACEBOOK ^ | Monday, December 6, 2010 at 11:13pm | SARAH PALIN
    Do insolvent states actually believe other states should bail them out? In June 2009, I was invited to introduce Michael Reagan at an event in Anchorage. In my remarks as Governor of Alaska, I warned against President Obama’s debt-ridden stimulus bill and its effect on all our state budgets. I believed that the bill’s benefits would be limited because government would grow exponentially, and I warned that the package was equivalent to a federal bribe with fat strings attached that created new unfunded mandates for state governments. At the time, most state legislatures, including Alaska’s, chose to ignore that warning....
  • (Houston) City Council agrees to raise about 150 fees (Democrat leadership in action TAX TAX TAX)

    12/15/2010 9:40:20 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Dec. 15, 2010, 9:11PM | BRADLEY OLSON
    Houstonians should be prepared to pay more to fix their cars, make minor home repairs and renew neighborhood association dues now that the City Council has voted to raise more than 150 fees by an average of 25 percent, according to a handful of contractors and business associations. Johnny Gibbs, owner of Lighthouse Electric, predicted Houstonians will balk at paying the higher fees for simple jobs like changing out a ceiling fan or replacing a light fixture. He usually charges only $50 to $75 for that kind of work, but now the minimum permit fee for the contractor, which went...
  • Waiting for Senator McCain (NYT pines for maverick McCain to stab conservatives)

    11/10/2010 8:15:00 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 21 replies
    (snip) Mr. McCain, who previously expressed support for repeal providing that it had the military leadership’s approval, should listen. His clout could be decisive. Failure to enact repeal would be a personal rebuff to troops now serving in two wars. It would also fly in the face of the public’s overwhelming support of repeal. (snip) Senator McCain has a chance to do right by the military and country he championed as a war hero. He should find a reasonable way to forgo a filibuster and end this grave injustice.
  • McCain fights White House on 'don't ask' (McPain was for repeal of DADT before he was against it)

    11/09/2010 8:28:48 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 5 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2010-11-09 | Ed O'Keefe
    The Obama administration reiterated its support Monday for repealing the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy as Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) worked to strip language repealing the ban from the annual defense authorization bill. "The White House opposes any effort to strip 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' from the National Defense Authorization Act," said White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer. The written statement came as gay rights groups working to end the ban and liberal bloggers raised concerns that McCain would succeed in stripping repeal language from the massive defense policy bill. McCain, the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services...
  • McCain drops by Kingman to speak with area Realtors (where he touts amnesty, mortgage bailouts)

    09/04/2010 7:25:03 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 19 replies
    The Daily Miner, Kingman, Ariz. ^ | 2010-09-03 | Suzanne Adams
    (snip) Aid to the housing market should have been included with the plan to bail out the banks, McCain said. But several in Congress felt that once the banks were bailed out, the banks would turn around and offer loans and other help to the real estate market. That didn't happen, McCain said. The real problem is Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, he said. The federal government has dumped $45 billion into the two programs, the same outfits that caused the housing crisis by giving out loans to people who couldn't afford to pay them back, he said."I want everyone...
  • In upcoming primaries, establishment candidates may prosper (WaPo cheering for McCain)

    08/22/2010 10:05:40 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 45 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2010-08-22 | Dan Balz
    Tuesday's primaries in Arizona and Florida appear likely to deliver a few surprises -- surprises, that is, for anyone who accepted the conventional wisdom of just a few months ago. Back then, Arizona Sen. John McCain (R) was considered in danger of becoming the next victim of a tea party uprising that was threatening Republican candidates who were seen as straying from conservative orthodoxy. In what was taken as a sign of his nervousness, he brought in his 2008 vice presidential running mate, Sarah Palin, who vouched for his conservative bona fides. Now he enjoys a double-digit lead in the...
  • McCain pays heavy price for reelection (MCNASTY ALERT)

    08/22/2010 9:56:46 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 66 replies
    Politico ^ | 2010-08-22 | David Catanese
    John McCain holds a comfortable lead in the contentious Arizona Republican Senate primary, according to the most recent public polling, making him the strong favorite against former Rep. J.D. Hayworth on Tuesday. But it’s been a costly road to a fifth term for the 2008 GOP presidential nominee, and the experience is likely to leave a lasting and unsightly stain on his legacy. It’s not just the $20 million he’s spent already this election or the scorched earth campaign that he’s run. Rather, it’s the choices he’s made and the positions he’s embraced — and what it reveals about him...
  • McCain: 'I have not changed in my positions'

    08/17/2010 12:59:10 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 78 replies
    msnbc ^ | 8/17/2010 | Jill Lawrence
    Former presidential nominee slams 'Eastern press' QUEEN CREEK, ARIZ. — It's dark, but still an oppressive 102 degrees, when Sen. John McCain agrees to talk to me in a parking lot next to his campaign SUV (flex-fuel and energy efficient, I'm assured). It's revved and running, no doubt for the air- conditioned comfort of those inside, but perhaps also for a quick getaway if needed. I have a feeling our time will be short, so I plunge quickly into questions about the upcoming Aug. 24 Republican Senate primary . "Why are you spending so much money?" I ask ( nearly...
  • Mayor Bloomberg Not Worried About Nuanced POTUS Stance On Mosque (Obama's Victory Mosque)

    08/16/2010 11:46:12 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 8/16/10 | CELESTE KATZ
    Mayor Bloomberg brushed aside a question about whether President Obama has tried to backpedal on his comments about building a mosque and Islamic cultural center near Ground Zero, comes the report from our invaluable Erin Einhorn: First, President Obama took some heat for the speech he made last week that included what sounded like a defense of the Park51 project. Then he took some more heat for saying that he was commenting more generally on religious tolerance, not the "wisdom" of the location. Tempest in a teapot, Mayor Bloomberg said today. "You know, you try to read nuances into different...
  • White House says politics had no role in President Obama's WTC mosque remarks

    08/16/2010 9:27:19 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 34 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | Aug.16, 2010
    WASHINGTON -- A White House spokesman said today that politics wasn’t a factor in President Obama’s remarks about building a mosque near the World Trade Center site. Deputy White House press secretary Bill Burton said it was “not politics” but Obama’s feeling that he had the obligation as president to “make sure people are treated equally” under the Constitution. Obama has said that religious freedom allows the mosque to be built, but without commenting on the wisdom of building one two blocks from ground zero. Republicans have pounded him for his comments, making it a prime midterm election issue. Burton...
  • Brett Favre says he will play if healthy

    08/04/2010 10:42:40 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 38 replies
    ESPN ^ | August 4, 2010
    Brett Favre told ESPN's Ed Werder in Hattiesburg, Miss., on Wednesday that he has not made any decision about returning to play for the Minnesota Vikings this season and says he will play if healthy. Favre's agent, Bus Cook, said in a statement to the NFL Network on Wednesday that the quarterback has an appointment with Dr. James Andrews next week and will know more at that time. Andrews performed surgery on Favre's ankle in May. Favre denied sending text messages to Vikings teammates and club officials that might have indicated he had decided to retire. Favre told ESPN that...
  • McCain: Unions trying to legalize, recruit illegal immigrants (MCCAIN FLIP FLOP ON ACORN, SEIU)

    07/28/2010 3:02:43 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 18 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-07-29 | Jordan Fabian
    Labor unions oppose the Arizona immigration law because some of them want to legalize then recruit illegals into their ranks, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Wednesday. McCain specifically mentioned the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) as one union that wants to engage in the practice since it represents many people who work in the tourism industry, which he said employs many illegal immigrants. "They want to have them declared legal to recruit them into unions,” he said in an appearance on the conservative Michael Medved radio show.
  • White House apologizes to ousted USDA worker

    07/21/2010 12:06:32 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 155 replies · 4+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/21/10 | Mary Clare Jalonick and Ben Evans - ap
    WASHINGTON – An embarrassed White House apologized on Wednesday to a black Agriculture Department employee who was ousted for her remarks about race, acknowledging that officials did not know all the facts when she was fired. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs called the dismissal of Shirley Sherrod an injustice and a mistake. He said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack was trying to reach her to extend the administration's apology.
  • Slate: McCain is "The Saddest Senator"(Mccain deeply saddens liberals)

    07/12/2010 6:02:48 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 28 replies
    Tucson Weekly ^ | 07/11/10 | Jim Nintzel
    Slate: McCain is "The Saddest Senator" Posted by Jim Nintzel on Sun, Jul 11, 2010 at 4:52 PM Slate's Jacob Weisberg calls Republican John McCain "the saddest senator": I've stopped reading news about John McCain for the same reason I tune out the daily updates on Afghanistan and the BP oil spill: It's just too damned depressing. Well into the 2008 primary season, McCain still showed glimmers of a gutsy, independent spirit, speaking out of turn and bucking his party on issues of conscience, like the use of torture. Since losing to Barack Obama, however, he's turned into the kind...
  • John McCain: I'm Voting Against Elena Kagan

    07/08/2010 4:50:31 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 30 replies · 1+ views
    CBS News - Political Hotsheet ^ | 2010-07-07 | Brian Montopoli
    Sen. John McCain has announced that he will vote no on confirming Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan, citing her handling of the military recruiting as dean of Harvard Law School.
  • Az. Sen. John McCain supports immigration reform that would deport illegal immigrants (FLIP FLOP!)

    07/06/2010 3:04:49 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 69 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | 2010-07-06 | Aliyah Shahid
    Arizona Sen. John McCain has a message for illegal residents of his state: Go back where you came from. McCain, who has been veering right to try and win his Republican Senate primary against conservative former Rep. J.D. Hayworth, said on Tuesday that he supports immigration reform that would deport those living in the country illegally. "No amnesty. Many of them need to be sent back," McCain said during an interview on KQTH-FM in Tucson, Ariz. when describing how he would deal with illegal U.S. residents. McCain said he supported reform that would create a guest worker program, but was...
  • Biden Claims: No Body Count from Iraq War!

    07/06/2010 1:23:01 PM PDT · by Peter Andrew Conservative · 30 replies · 1+ views
    ConservativeAmerican.org ^ | 7/6/10 | Peter Andrew
    BIDEN: "I think Americans will recognize that there aren’t body counts . . .that they got 95,000 people home." Vice President Joe, Joey Buttafuoco, "Bite-me", Biden says there are no body counts from the Iraq war! We all know he's an idiot, but this one perhaps takes the cake. WTH is he talking about? Remember all the Bush Death Counts the left kept when it was Bush's war?... Hey Joey, there are indeed body counts. There are thousands of lives that have been lost, and many more that have been changed forever due to the sacrifices those in our military...
  • NYT: Obama won’t close Gitmo in first term

    06/26/2010 10:34:13 AM PDT · by FTJM · 24 replies · 1+ views
    HotAir.com ^ | June 26, 2010 | Ed Morrissey
    More so than in any other administration, Friday nights have become a game in themselves for people to see what kind of embarrassing and politically damaging information the White House wants to hide in the virtual news blackout of Saturdays. Usually it involves policy and personnel changes that would tend to anger their base — and this week may be the granddaddy of Friday Night news dumps. The New York Times reports that sources within the administration have all but thrown in the towel on closing the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, and now want to shift the blame to...
  • Enviro Groups Circulate Memo to Attack Former GOP Climate Ally (MCLAME'S LAP DOG ALERT)

    06/23/2010 12:52:44 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 2010-06-23 | Alex Kaplun
    After nearly a year of treating Sen. Lindsey Graham as perhaps their closest ally on the Republican side of the aisle, environmental groups are ready to turn their fire on the South Carolina lawmaker. A three-page memo (pdf) acquired by E&E Daily that has been circulating around the environmental community indicates that advocacy groups are poised to launch an aggressive campaign against their one-time ally that will paint him as a "flip-flopper" on climate and energy policy. "We've watched as Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has gone from being a supporter of comprehensive climate and energy plan to vocal critic," states...
  • McChrystal Resigns Over Critical Remarks, Obama Names Petraeus as Replacement

    06/23/2010 11:32:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 73 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 23, 2010
    President Obama announced Wednesday that he has accepted Gen. Stanley McChrystal's resignation as the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan following a scathing article in which he and his aides were quoted criticizing the administration for its handling of the war. In doing so, Obama nominated Gen. David Petraeus, the head of U.S. Central Command and the former commanding general in Iraq, to replace him. The president stressed that while the decision was a difficult one, it does not represent a change in the course of the war. "This is a change in personnel, but it is not a change...
  • McCain: I've Learned My Lesson on Illegals ... (Too little and for you RINO, Too LATE !)

    11/05/2007 10:58:13 AM PST · by IrishMike · 105 replies · 373+ views
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, November 4, 2007
    John McCain spent months earlier this year arguing that the United States must combine border security efforts with a temporary worker program and an eventual path to citizenship for many illegal immigrants. Now, the Republican presidential candidate emphasizes securing the borders first. The rest, he says, is still needed but will have to come later. "I understand why you would call it a, quote, shift," McCain told reporters Saturday after voters questioned him on his position during back-to-back appearances in this early voting state. "I say it is a lesson learned about what the American people's priorities are. And their...
  • Schumer says McCain inspired him to take up immigration

    06/05/2010 12:44:53 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 43 replies · 764+ views
    The Hill ^ | 6/05/10 | Jordan Fabian
    Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Friday credited Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) with inspiring him to take up comprehensive immigration reform legislation. In 2007, McCain attempted to push through a comprehensive immigration reform bill alongside the late Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) But this year, facing a primary challenge from former Rep. J.D. Hayworth (R), McCain has been more skeptical of current immigration legislation in Congress. Schumer spoke at a fundraising event for the Irish Lobby for Immigration reform in New York while on recess. There, he praised McCain. "While Lindsey Graham is a great partner and he loves our bill” Schumer said,...
  • Barney Frank backs off from Israel criticism

    06/03/2010 7:39:17 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies · 464+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | June 3, 2010 | Hillary Chabot
    U.S. Rep. Barney Frank scrambled yesterday to backtrack from his criticisms of an Israeli raid on a pro-Palestinian flotilla that left nine dead - saying he never referred to those killed as “innocent.” Frank, (D-Newton), came under fire from local Jewish groups after telling the Herald Tuesday he was “as a Jew ... ashamed” of some Israeli actions and saying there should be a “genuinely impartial” inquiry into the raid. Yesterday, Frank said a probe by an Israeli-commissioned group is best. “The record of the United Nations with regard to Israel is a badly biased one and clearly no inquiry...
  • Obama doesn't take questions at Freedom of Press Act signing

    05/17/2010 10:07:27 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies · 1,503+ views
    <p>From CNN White House Producer Xuan Thai Obama declined to answer questions at bill signing for the Freedom of Press Act.</p>
  • Welcome to The Complete Danged Truth web site. (JD Hayworth)

    05/13/2010 6:07:25 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 11 replies · 590+ views
        Welcome to The Complete Danged Truth web site. As you probably know by now, Sen. John McCain has flip-flopped and now says he is for building “the danged fence.” That’s why the J.D. Hayworth for Senate Campaign is proud to set the record straight. It’s kind of like the now long- forgotten “Straight Talk Express”  that the Senator was once so proud to ride. Here’s the truth: While Sen. McCain’s paid advertisement calls for building the “danged fence” now, he had a different message on February 24, 2010 before The Homeland Security Department’s Budget Submission for Fiscal...
  • Backing Off the Tax Pledge? (It was a "preference" or "stance".)

    05/13/2010 6:21:02 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 30 replies · 869+ views
    Daily Beast ^ | May 13, 2010 | Lloyd Grove
    Remember President Obama’s supposedly inviolable pledge—repeatedly uttered during the 2008 campaign and at countless town meetings since the inauguration—that he would never raise taxes on middle-class citizens who earn $250,000 a year or less? This morning at a Manhattan breakfast sponsored by Thomson Reuters, White House Budget Director Peter Orszag threw that pledge out the window. Instead, he described Obama’s “read my lips, no new taxes” pledge as a “stance” and a “preference” that is subject to study by the president’s newly formed bipartisan Commission on Fiscal Responsibility. “The president has been very clear about what he prefers,” Orszag said...
  • John McCain Border Shift: 'Complete Danged Fence'

    05/11/2010 2:08:24 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 75 replies · 1,914+ views
    ABC news ^ | 5-11-10 | ABC
    Sen. John McCain has released a tough-talking television ad that blames illegal immigrants for "home invasions [and] murders" and calls for the completion of the "danged fence" along the U.S.-Mexico border, reversing years of criticizing such a barrier. Facing the most difficult primary challenge he has seen in years, the ad is the most recent in a series of measures McCain, R-Ariz., has taken which play to the far right of his party, including endorsing a controversial new law that allows police to stop people they suspect are illegal immigrants and demand identification. The senator's office said the campaign ad...
  • 'Border hawk': Will the new McCain fly?

    05/03/2010 8:57:44 PM PDT · by pissant · 18 replies · 462+ views
    Wash Times ^ | 5/3/10 | Valerie Richardson
    Sen. John McCain of Arizona has been called many things during his lengthy political career: maverick, straight-talker, the White Tornado. But "border hawk" isn't one of them. Until now. Facing the toughest primary challenge of his 24-year Senate tenure, Mr. McCain has shelved his advocacy of a pathway to citizenship, denounced by its critics as amnesty, and embraced a crackdown on border security that includes the state's new immigration law. The law allows police to question people who they suspect are not citizens and requires them to carry proof of their status. Mr. McCain announced his support for the legislation...
  • White House Declares Halt on New Offshore Drilling

    04/30/2010 7:15:58 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 204 replies · 4,040+ views
    Aol News ^ | 30/4/10 | Doug Simpson, Lauren Frayer
    The White House said today it is halting all new offshore drilling in U.S. waters until there's an "adequate review" of a massive 600-mile wide oil slick that has begun to lap up on Louisiana's coast. The federal government is defending its response to the spill, which began with an April 20 blast on one of British Petroleum's offshore rigs that burned for two days before sinking. Rescuers saved 115 workers but 11 are presumed dead. BP is responsible for the cleanup, and it wasn't until Thursday -- nine days after the explosion -- that the White House declared it...
  • MSNBC's Joe Scarborough Likens New AZ Law to Nazi "Guards" Demanding "Show Me Your Papers" - Video

    04/26/2010 8:11:45 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 71 replies · 1,211+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | April 26, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video from Morning Joe today, where Joe Scarborough actually likened the new Arizona Anti-Illegal Immigration Law to Nazi "Guards" demanding, "show me your papers." Scarborough said that even he - as an anti-amnesty person - "is offended by this," and said it will be a "nightmare for Republicans" in 2012 if they are identified, as Chuck Todd described it as, "the Party of 'Show me your papers.'" This analysis is beyond over the top. The Arizona law is essentially what the Federal Law already is, but it is not being enforced. To equate what Arizona is doing to...
  • McCain, Tester team up to secure gun rights in nation's capital (MCCAIN FLIP FLOP ALERT)

    04/27/2010 3:28:36 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 18 replies · 538+ views
    (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senators John McCain, R-Ariz., and Jon Tester, D-Mont., today teamed up to introduce the Second Amendment Enforcement Act—legislation designed to secure gun rights for law-abiding residents of the District of Columbia. The legislation follows the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision District of Columbia v. Heller, which ruled that Washington, D.C.’s, decades-old ban on firearms was unconstitutional. Both McCain and Tester supported the 2008 ruling. Prior to the Court’s decision, the senators signed a bipartisan friend-of-the-court brief urging the Court to support gun rights.
  • Obama: Asking About My Tax Pledge is a “Washington Game” (At Tax Game, Obama Earns a FAIL)

    04/27/2010 9:41:29 AM PDT · by Andrea19 · 8 replies · 423+ views
    ATR ^ | 4/28/10 | John Kartch
    "... It’s important that we not restrict the review or the recommendations that this commission comes up with in any way. Everything has to be on the table. And I just met briefly with the commission and said the same thing to them. Of course this means that all of you, our friends in the media, will ask me and others once a week, or once a day, about what we are willing to rule out or rule in when it comes to the recommendations of the commission. That’s an old Washington game…"
  • Thousands rally at Illinois Capitol — for a tax increase (WTF???)

    04/23/2010 11:46:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 51 replies · 1,525+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 4/21/2010 | Ray Long and Michelle Manchir
    Thousands of teachers and other union workers descended on the state Capitol on Wednesday and chanted "raise my taxes" to try to pressure politicians to avoid major budget cuts. The vibe was the exact opposite of what you'd find at a tea party rally. But the loud chants barely resonated inside the Capitol, where lawmakers are trying to exit Springfield in a couple of weeks without voting for a tax increase that could jeopardize their re-election chances in little more than six months. "If you try to leave town without doing your job, we're going to chase you," warned union...
  • Senator McCain Urges Citizens To Get Involved (MCCAIN FLIP FLOP ON BORDER FENCE)

    04/14/2010 2:30:04 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 47 replies · 950+ views
    (snip) McCain went on to discuss border concerns, expressing his frustration regarding the recent death of Douglas area rancher Robert Krentz, who authorities suspect was killed by drug smugglers. “The border is not secure and there is an increase in border violence. There have been more than 14,000 people killed in Mexico in the past few years. These include government officials, police and three Americans,” he explained. McCain’s believes a physical fence is what is needed, not the virtual fence with surveillance UAV’s (unmanned aerial vehicles) that he believes are ineffective. “The bad news is that the government has contracted...
  • Obama To Revive NASA Crew Capsule Concept

    04/13/2010 8:21:10 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 42 replies · 1,219+ views
    Central Florida News 13 ^ | 4-13-10 | Stephanie Coueignoux
    Under new plan, space capsules will head to ISS instead of moon. Stay with News 13 for the latest