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  • McDermott: I Haven’t Seen This Much Panic on the Floor Since 9/11

    11/15/2013 9:44:37 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 38 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 15, 2013 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Rep. Jim McDermott (D., Wash.) said “I haven’t seen this much panic on the [House] floor since 9/11″ in response to the House Republican proposal allowing insurers to offer healthcare plans scheduled to be cancelled under Obamacare Friday morning: JIM MCDERMOTT: Mr. Speaker, my mother used to say, patience is a virtue. I haven’t seen so much panic on this floor since 9/11.
  • Stenographer Hauled From House Floor

    10/16/2013 10:50:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 72 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/16/13 | Betsy Woodruff
    The government shutdown ended on a surreal and chilling note. Minutes before the House finished voting for the Senate compromise, a stenographer was pulled out of the chamber while yelling about conspiracies. A few people physically removed her from the chamber and took her to an adjacent elevator. She continued to yell. They were followed by a crowd of reporters and members of Congress, including Representatives Al Green (D., Texas) and Louie Gohmert (R., Texas). It took a few moments for the elevator doors to open, so the people who removed her from the chamber held her against the elevator...
  • Resolution hits US Senate floor supporting Kerry's Mideast peace push

    07/30/2013 6:32:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 7/31/13 | Michael Wilner
    WASHINGTON -- Senator Dianne Feinstein of California introduced a bill Tuesday night that would have the Senate resolve itself to supporting Secretary of State John Kerry's push for a two-state solution. The bill hit the Senate floor just hours after direct negotiations began in Washington between Israel and the Palestinians. The two parties agreed to negotiate in earnest over the next nine months— with the United States facilitating— addressing final status issues with the aim of establishing two independent states side by side. Calling the two-state solution the only way to "ensure the State of Israel's survival as a secure,...
  • Email shows State Department rejecting Libyan embassy security assistance

    10/05/2012 7:06:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/05/2012 | Rick Moran
    Recall that the State Department has denied that there were any requests for additional security.ABC News: ABC News has obtained an internal State Department email from May 3, 2012, indicating that the State Department denied a request from the security team at the Embassy of Libya to retain a DC-3 airplane in the country to better conduct their duties. Copied on the email was U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, who was killed in a terrorist attack on the diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya,  Sept. 11, 2012, along with three other Americans. That attack has prompted questions about whether the diplomatic...
  • Dem Pulled From House Floor forTrayvon Hoodie (03/28/12)

    05/03/2012 3:08:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03/28/12 | Joel Gehrke
    Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., lost his right to speak on the House floor after he violated rules by putting on a hoodie and sunglasses in honor of Trayvon Martin, the Florida teen shot last month. "May God bless Trayvon Martin's soul, his family and -- [inaudible]" Rush said as he was removed from the House floor this morning for wearing a hoodie.
  • Reid’s floor maneuvers leave some Senate Democrats frustrated (RATS out of the loop)

    02/07/2012 6:41:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/07/12
    Reid’s floor maneuvers leave some Senate Democrats frustratedBy Alexander Bolton - 02/07/12 05:15 AM ET Some Democrats are grumbling over how Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has run the floor this year. The frustration is felt mostly among junior lawmakers, who want more of a role in decision-making and have yet to resign themselves to the traditional pace of the Senate, where seniority rules and lawmakers often have to wait years to have significant influence. They say Reid’s style leaves them feeling out of the loop. Colleagues have second-guessed Reid’s decision to greenlight a deal with Republicans on the...
  • Reid: This year's budget is done (Lead RAT: no "need to bring a budget to the floor this year")

    02/03/2012 3:44:03 PM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/03/12 | Vicki Needham
    Reid: This year's budget is doneBy Vicki Needham - 02/03/12 06:00 PM ET Senate Democratic leaders on Friday said they do not intend to bring a fiscal 2013 budget up for a floor vote. "We do not need to bring a budget to the floor this year — it's done, we don't need to do it," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) told reporters on Friday. Reid and Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) argued that the debt-limit agreement in August directs spending for the next year and said Senate Appropriations Chairman Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) has already asked the heads of the...
  • Sounds of the sea: Listening online to the ocean floor (US Navy not happy)

    01/17/2012 8:20:34 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 11 replies
    BBC ^ | Rhitu Chatterjee and Rob Hugh-Jones
    Satellite photos used to be for military eyes only, but Google Earth changed all that. Now something similar is happening to the ocean depths, with any web user able to listen in and "surf the sea floor" - and the US Navy is not happy."The cable is going underneath here," says Benoit Pirenne, standing at the water's edge on Canada's Vancouver Island. "It's going out 500 miles (800km) in a big loop in the ocean, coming back in the same place." The Vancouver cable connects a network of scientific instruments on the floor of the north Pacific, some as deep...
  • Republicans block (out of order) Dem leader Clyburn from speaking on House floor

    01/06/2012 7:56:00 AM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/06/12 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Republicans block Dem leader Clyburn from speaking on House floorBy Pete Kasperowicz - 01/06/12 10:13 AM ET House Republicans on Friday morning blocked Assistant Democratic Leader James Clyburn (D-SC) from speaking on the House floor during a brief pro forma session. After the daily prayer and pledge of allegiance, Clyburn rose to spoke, but presiding officer Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) said Clyburn was "out of order," and that no business was to be conducted during these pro forma sessions. Denham then gaveled the session closed. Republicans in late December prevented House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) from speaking on the...
  • Kenny Chesney calls for world to help Nashville (But Gov of Tenn says Barry doing amazing job!)

    05/07/2010 8:56:39 AM PDT · by milwguy · 19 replies · 844+ views
    msnbc ^ | 5/7/10 | wenn
    Country singer Kenny Chesney is calling on help from across the globe to restore Nashville after floods wrecked the region. The singer/songwriter has already begged his followers on Twitter.com to contribute cash to the Middle Tennessee Red Cross. But since returning to his hometown on Wednesday for the first time since the devastating floods, Chesney has been stunned by the extent of the damage -- and has issued video footage to CNN to highlight the disaster. He tells the news channel, "We need the world's help right now and it's just a really sad thing to see, especially people that...
  • Mom Says Baby Born on Bedroom Floor After Hospital Turned Her Away (government healthcare at work)

    07/24/2009 9:12:23 AM PDT · by rawhide · 14 replies · 1,358+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 7-24-09
    <p>A mother claims she was forced to give birth on her bedroom floor after being turned away from a Sydney, Australia hospital because there were not enough beds.</p> <p>Natasha Ramirez, 27, was bleeding and in labor when she first arrived at Liverpool Hospital last week but said she was told by a nurse, "We don't have enough room tonight."</p>
  • "Golden Rule" Pelosi: 'Permitting Indefinite Detention is Contrary to Our History and Values'

    09/28/2006 4:03:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 46 replies · 1,023+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 9/27/06
    Pelosi: 'Permitting Indefinite Detention Under Conditions that Cannot be Challenged in Court is Contrary to Our History and Values'Wed Sep 27, 3:45 PM ET To: National Desk Contact: Brendan Daly or Jennifer Crider, 202-226-7616, both for House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 /U.S. Newswire/ -- House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke on the House floor this afternoon in strong opposition to H.R. 6054 -- Military Commissions Act. Three major amendments offered by Democratic Members were rejected by the Rules Committee. Below are Pelosi's remarks: "It's been five years since 9/11, yet not one person who has been directly...
  • Ancient Synagogue Discovered in Ramallah Area

    02/07/2006 5:15:26 AM PST · by SJackson · 21 replies · 1,039+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Feb 07, '06 | Scott Shiloh
    Three weeks ago, Israeli police found a mosaic floor in an Arab car. The Antiquities Authority has confirmed that the floor be belongs to a previously undiscovered synagogue in the Ramallah area. Researchers from the Israeli Antiquities Authority believe that the mosaic formed part of an ancient synagogue floor because it contained depictions of Jewish symbols, such as the base of a menorah (a seven branched candelabrum), a lulav (palm branch), and dates. Another, no less interesting feature of the mosaic, are the words “Shalom (peace) on Israel” which are inscribed on it. At first, researchers thought the thieves had...
  • Teen Says Teacher Made Him Sit on Floor(for wearing broncos football jersey)

    01/28/2006 5:57:55 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 62 replies · 1,428+ views
    http://www.comcast.net/ ^ | 1 28 06 | Mon Jan
    BEAVER FALLS, Pa. - A 17-year-old high school student said he was humiliated when a teacher made him sit on the floor during a midterm exam in his ethnicity class _ for wearing a Denver Broncos jersey. The teacher, John Kelly, forced Joshua Vannoy to sit on the floor and take the test Friday _ two days before the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Broncos 34-17 in the AFC championship game. Kelly also made other students throw crumpled up paper at Vannoy, whom he called a "stinking Denver fan," Vannoy told The Associated Press on Monday. Kelly said Vannoy, a junior...
  • Why you haven't "reinvented" your company - 5-5-2005

    10/19/2005 8:00:16 AM PDT · by vannrox · 1 replies · 596+ views
    Machine Design Magazine ^ | 31 August 2004 | Ronald Khol
    The word "reinvent" is a dumb term, having an overtone of redundancy. After all, when you have invented something, it exists. You can revise it or change it, but you can't "reinvent" it after you have already invented it. I never heard the term when I first entered the workforce. But somewhere in the 1970s or so, corporate executives-began using the word, and using it a lot. Then as now, the nation had its usual economic ups and downs, but suddenly after one downturn, our nation was heavily laden with companies that had reinvented themselves. What happened is that after...
  • CA: Illegals' licenses return to floor (SB 60 - Gil Cedillo's Bill .. and more)

    06/27/2005 9:35:14 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 994+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | 6/27/05 | AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - State Sen. Gil Cedillo is making his fifth attempt in seven years to enact legislation allowing illegal immigrants to get California driver's licenses. This time he's hoping to get a governor's signature that will stick. Former Gov. Gray Davis signed a Cedillo bill legalizing the licenses in 2003, but lawmakers overturned it after Davis was recalled following a campaign in which the license legislation was one of the issues used against him. Davis' successor, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, signed the repeal bill and vetoed another version of the license bill last year, saying it didn't include adequate security...
  • Garage floor collapses, taking new SUV with it

    06/17/2005 1:29:35 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 58 replies · 942+ views
    Lexington-Herald Leader ^ | 6-17-2005 | By Greg Kocher
    ABANDONED CISTERN WAS UNDER STRUCTURE CENTRAL KENTUCKY BUREAU McAFEE -- When Lela Stewart heard a noise late Monday night, she thought her cat had accidentally overturned something. No shelves were disturbed so she looked in the garage -- and discovered her new Ford Escape at the bottom of a 10-foot-deep hole. The garage's concrete floor had collapsed into an abandoned cistern. "I go to the door and open it and there's a big puff of smoke, which was concrete dust," Stewart said. "I just put my face in my hands and went, 'This can't be happening.'" Stewart, who has lived...
  • Painted bathroom floor photo circulating on internet; interesting facts re: genesis on snopes.com!

    05/30/2005 12:38:40 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 22 replies · 5,996+ views
    SNOPES.COM ^ | MAY 30, 2005 | Unknown
    Claim: Photograph shows a bathroom with an unusually painted floor. Caption on photo making rounds on internet states: This is a painted floor!!!! I don't think I could even step into the room Status:False "IMAGINE . . . you are at a party. You have to go to the bathroom. There's only one at the house you're in. This is the bathroom you enter." Origins: The image shown above may qualify as a genuine artwork, but not of the type claimed (i.e., a bathroom with its floor painted to make it appear open to the sky from thousands of feet...
  • Whatever You Do, Don't Read This... (lifted off the floor by giant fishhooks)

    04/05/2005 6:49:02 AM PDT · by bedolido · 79 replies · 2,509+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 04/05/2005 | Ellen Wulfhorst
    Rosemary Curtis (R) holds the hand of her boyfriend Michael Belardo as he hangs in the 'Superman' pose during a Suspension Convention in Providence, Rhode Island, April 2, 2005. From tentative first-timers to well-practiced masters, more than 100 aficionados celebrated their passion for body suspension at the three-day gathering, held in an old textile mill.
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • TODAY IN HISTORY: John Kerry's Iraq Speech, October 9, 2002

    10/09/2004 10:12:47 AM PDT · by Howlin · 22 replies · 1,107+ views
    John Kerry's Statement on Iraq Before the War TEXT FROM THE SPEECH JOHN KERRY MADE ON THE SENATE FLOOR October 9, 2002
  • Cheney Vs. Lieberman, October 5 2000

    10/05/2004 11:12:44 AM PDT · by delapaz · 7 replies · 438+ views
    The Lieberman-Cheney Vice Presidential Debate MODERATOR: From Centre College in historic Danville, Kentucky, good evening, and welcome to this year's only vice presidential debate sponsored by the Commission on Presidential Debates. I'm Bernard Shaw, moderator. Tonight we come to you from the hall in the Northern Center for the Arts on the campus of Centre College. Thank you to President John Rausch, the faculty, students and community leaders state-wide, we thank you for hosting this debate. The candidates are the Republican nominee, former Defense Secretary Dick Cheney of Wyoming, and the Democratic nominee, Senator Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut. The Commission,...
  • Guantanamo Britons 'Chained To The Floor And Beaten'

    03/12/2004 5:51:51 PM PST · by blam · 56 replies · 189+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-13-2004 | Sandra Laville/Nick Britten
    Guantanamo Britons were 'chained to the floor and beaten' By Sandra Laville and Nick Britten (Filed: 13/03/2004) Colin Powell, the US secretary of state, was last night forced to address allegations that the American military subjected British prisoners to psychological torture and beatings during their two years of detention at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. Al- Qa'eda and Taliban suspects on their knees at the American base Speaking for the first time since his release this week, Jamal Udeen, 37, from Manchester, outlined a brutal regime of oppression including being chained to the floor during 12-hour interrogations and having an unknown...
  • Bills to Fix America's 'Deficit of Decency'

    02/18/2004 10:06:58 AM PST · by hinterlander · 10 replies · 273+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | February 18, 2004 | Chris Field
    The other day, Sen. Zell Miller, the Right's favorite Democrat, gave a compelling speech in which he lamented the "deficit of decency" in America and pondered ways by which we might regain our moral bearings. During the speech he noted the many attacks on morality by the "Culture of Far Left America" and an out-of-control federal judiciary, remarking that it's happening in a number of areas "whether it is removing a display of the Ten Commandments from a Courthouse or the Nativity Scene from a city square" or "eliminating prayer in schools or eliminating 'under God' in the Pledge of...
  • In Cuban Depths, Atlantis or Anomaly?Images of Massive Stones!

    10/12/2002 8:38:27 AM PDT · by vannrox · 4 replies · 377+ views
    Washington Post Foreign Service ^ | Thursday, October 10, 2002; Page A25 | By Kevin Sullivan
    THis is an excellent article. Unfortunately it is in the Washington Post. I posted it under "Breaking News" because many of us have been waiting for news about the Cuba events. This is hot off the presses. Please follow this link to view the article. WASHINGTON POST ARTICLE LINK