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  • Nevada Gov. Sandoval says he´s not interested in Supreme Court seat

    02/25/2016 10:46:06 AM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 2/15/16 | Robert Schroeder
    Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval said Thursday he is not interested in being considered for a seat on the Supreme Court. Wednesday, the Washington Post reported Sandoval, a Republican, was being vetted by the White House for a possible nomination. Sandoval said in a statement that he notified the White House he doesn´t want to be considered "at this time" for a nomination and that he told Senate leaders the same thing. President Barack Obama is planning to name a candidate to fill the seat of the late Antonin Scalia, though Republicans say they will not hold hearings.
  • Obama collecting personal data for a secret race database

    07/18/2015 2:19:05 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 179 replies
    A key part of President Obamas legacy will be the feds unprecedented collection of sensitive data on Americans by race. The government is prying into our most personal information at the most local levels, all for the purpose of racial and economic justice. Unbeknown to most Americans, Obamas racial bean counters are furiously mining data on their health, home loans, credit cards, places of work, neighborhoods, even how their kids are disciplined in school all to document inequalities between minorities and whites. This Orwellian-style stockpile of statistics includes a vast and permanent network of discrimination databases, which Obama already...
  • McCrory on right track re: amnesty. (Now, about those GOPers in Congress ..)

    12/04/2014 3:36:12 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    The Daily Haymaker ^ | Brant Clifton
    Weve had our issues with a lot of decisions made by this governor. But we do have to give him kudos for his positions on illegal immigration. In 2013, he resisted General Assembly efforts (led by Thom Tillis) to water down e-verify citizenship requirements for the states employers. Gov. Pat has made another wise move on the amnesty front by joining a 17-state coalition (led by Texas) challenging Barrys executive order: [] McCrorys press office issued a statement Wednesday announcing the legal challenge. The president has exceeded the balance of power provisions clearly laid out in the U.S. Constitution and...
  • Fed-backed Twitter study draws fire (gov to study pol "smear" and adoption of ideas)

    10/19/2014 9:23:48 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 7 replies ^ | Oct. 18, 2014 | Julian Hattem
    A Republican member of the Federal Communications Commission is warning about a government-backed study that seems to have come straight out of a George Orwell novel. Commissioner Ajit Pai one of two Republicans on the five-member commission warned in a Washington Post op-ed on Saturday about a National Science Foundation study of people's communications on Twitter, which he said amounted to government monitoring of peoples speech. ADVERTISEMENT In the United States, the government has no business entering the marketplace of ideas to establish an arbiter of what is false, misleading or a political smear, he wrote. The federal...
  • Obama's D-Day

    06/03/2014 8:32:23 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 8 replies
    lowell sub ^ | 6/1/2014 | peter lucas
    Here is a transcript of the trans-Atlantic telephone conversation that would have taken place between General Dwight D. "Ike" Eisenhower, commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force, and President Barack Obama on the eve of the Normandy Invasion, June 6, 1944. Friday is the 70th anniversary of the landing. President Obama: General, are you sure we are doing the right thing by going ahead with this invasion? Ike: It's too late to turn back now. Obama: I should have flown to Berchtesgaden and talked with Mr. Hitler. Or at least called. Ike: He won't take your calls
  • WI Gov Scott Walker Defies Feds, Keeps Parks Open

    10/03/2013 6:34:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/30/13 | Dan Riehl
    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's administration defied the federal government by refusing to close popular state properties at the behest of the National Park Service. The park service ordered state officials to close the northern unit of the Kettle Moraine, Devil's Lake, and Interstate state parks and the state-owned portion of the Horicon Marsh, but state authorities rebuffed the request because the lion's share of the funding came from state, not federal coffers. Instead, the state's Department of Natural Resources "issued a statement saying all state parks, trails and other recreational properties were open and not affected by the federal government's...
  • School Video: I Pledge to Serve Obama

    09/28/2013 2:07:44 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 71 replies ^ | Sep 27, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    A Wisconsin school district is apologizing after middle school students were shown a video that featured Hollywood celebrities pledging to be a servant to President Obama.I pledge to be a servant to our president, Demi Moore said in the I Pledge, video shown Wednesday at Hudson Middle School. The video was part of a number of Peace One Day activities, an international event to build peace awareness. The students were also invited to make their own pledges after viewing the video. But there was a big problem the video conveyed the idea that Americans should serve the presidency instead...
  • Catholic Bishop Stands His Ground on Obamacare Rule: We Cannot--We Will Not

    09/27/2013 5:33:13 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 14 replies ^ | September 26, 2013 | Michael W. Chapman
    Catholic Bishop Stands His Ground on Obamacare Rule: We Cannot--We Will Not--Comply With This Unjust Law ( As many Americans start to enroll in the Obamacare health insurance exchanges on Oct. 1, the position of Bishop Paul S. Loverde, head of the Catholic diocese of Arlington, Va., on the laws mandate that nearly all health insurance plans include contraception, sterilizations, and abortifacient drugs without co-pays has not changed and is clear: We cannot--we will not--comply with this unjust law. Bishop Loverde made that statement in a joint letter with Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo of the Richmond Diocese to the...
  • McAuliffe on defensive as Cuccinelli gets a boost

    09/19/2013 5:46:33 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 23 replies
    McAuliffe on defensive as Cuccinelli gets a boost By Laura Vozzella, Published: September 18 E-mail the writer RICHMOND Terry McAuliffe said Wednesday that he knew nothing about a failed effort by his supporters to wrest an important business endorsement from Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II, his Republican rival in the governors race. McAuliffe also dismissed accounts that he had flubbed his interview for that endorsement by touting his ability to schmooze. And he backed off a campaign pledge that Republicans said amounted to a threat to shut down the government over Medicaid. McAuliffe made those comments on a morning...
  • Gov. Perry: Texas wants its gold back from the Federal Reserve

    03/27/2013 10:51:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/27/13 | Jessica Chasmar
    billion in gold reserves back from the Federal Reserve. State Rep. Giovanni Capriglione is sponsoring a bill that would establish the Texas Bullion Depository, a state-based bank to house the gold bars owned by the University of Texas Investment Management Company, The Texas Tribune reports. Mr. Capriglione told the Texas Tribune that the measure is not about putting Texas on its own gold standard, [but instead will] give the state a reputation as being more financially secure in the event
  • Liberal Gov candidate Terry McAuliffe in Charlottesville

    01/15/2013 1:18:35 PM PST · by Gopher Broke · 12 replies
    I'd like to invite you to join Terry as he visits C'Ville Coffee in Charlottesville to give a campaign update. Terry is excited to meet activists and voters to talk about the upcoming election and listen to their concerns. We hope you'll join us to support him tomorrow. Thank you, Michael Halle Coordinated Campaign Director Democratic Party of Virginia Wednesday, January 16 WHAT: Terry to visit C'Ville Coffee in Charlottesville WHEN: 5:30 PM WHERE:1301 Harris St, Charlottesville, VA 22903 RSVP Today
  • Freep Poll for AG Ken Cuccinelli for VA Governor

    11/16/2012 8:18:19 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 8 replies ^ | 11/16/2012 | Bearing Drift Poll
    Bearing Drift: Virginia's Conservative Voice
  • Gov. Walker: Turns down ObamaCare funding

    01/18/2012 7:38:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Wis Politics ^ | 1/18/12 | staff
    MadisonToday Governor Walker announced he will not pursue the implementation of a health insurance exchange and has turned down Early Innovator Grant funding from the federal government. The Governor also will repeal the executive order that created the Office of Free Market Health Care. I have directed the Department of Health Services to notify the federal government that we will discontinue any development on a health exchange and that Wisconsin will turn down funding from the Early Innovator Grant program, said Governor Walker. Stopping the encroachment of ObamaCare in our state, which has the potential to have a devastating impact...
  • Missouri audit critical of Gov. Nixon, Lt. Gov. Kinder

    09/22/2011 3:24:39 AM PDT · by Optimist · 10 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | 09/21/2011 | By DAVE HELLING
    Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder voted to send $2.5 million in state funds to a non-profit company he headed, giving the appearance of a conflict of interest, according to auditors. Missouri Auditor Tom Schweichs office said today in a report that Kinder served as chairman of the board of Tour of Missouri, Inc., which promoted state-wide cycling races in 2008 and 2009. At the same time, auditors noted, Kinder served as chairman of the states Tourism Commission and voted for budgets that sent $2.5 million in state money to the corporation for the events. The commission minutes do not indicate...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown to propose California corporate tax changes

    08/25/2011 10:16:50 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 8/25/11 | Anthony York
    Sacramento-Gov. Jerry Brown has a new tax proposal to sell the Legislature: raise levies on some large out-of-state corporations in exchange for new sales-tax exemptions for companies who make products and hire people in California.Under a plan to be unveiled in Sacramento on Thursday, Brown will ask lawmakers to revert state sales tax formulas to the way they were computed before 2009. That would force many large companies that sell their goods in California, but do not employ many Californians, to pay more in sales taxes.The request was part of Brown's original budget plan that was rejected by lawmakers.
  • Andy Ford: Forcing Florida employees to contribute to their pension is unconstitutional in many ways

    06/29/2011 7:45:29 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 49 replies ^ | June 29, 2011 | Andy Ford President of the Florida Education Association
    Last week, the Florida Education Association joined with other groups to file a lawsuit challenging the Florida Legislature's mandate regarding the pay of 655,000 teachers, law-enforcement officers, firefighters and other workers who serve the citizens of our state. We didn't take this action lightly, but we believed we had no other choice. When the Legislature mandated that active members of the Florida Retirement System must give up 3 percent of their salary as "contributions" to their retirement benefits, it impaired a contractual agreement with employees in violation of the Florida Constitution. The Florida Retirement System is set up as a...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown sounds off on media, Republicans

    04/23/2011 10:45:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 4/23/11 | Marisa Lagos
    You may have already read in today's paper that Gov. Jerry Brown is pretty worked up over criticism of his recent contract deal with the prison guards union - so worked up, in fact, that he called us personally to sound off about the issue. As the story noted, Brown has faced some pushback from Republicans, but the piece didn't include the fact that some of the harshest criticism has come from the fourth estate, most notably the Sacramento Bee. An editorial in that paper criticized specific provisions of the contract -
  • Gov. Jerry Brown approves $11.2 billion in cuts

    03/24/2011 10:09:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 3/25/11 | Shane Goldmacher
    Sacramento - Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law billions of dollars in budget cuts Thursday that will mean fewer government services, particularly for the old, the poor and the sick. The governor signed the new laws to tackle $11.2 billion of the state's estimated $26-billion deficit (Snip) Assistance for the elderly and disabled, in their homes and at senior centers, will also be reduced. State-subsidized child care for 11- and 12-year-olds will be eliminated. Brown sought to use the "painful" cuts he signed to make his case that Republicans should support the plan to ask voters to pay more taxes
  • Wis. Gov. Walker praises union rights vote

    03/09/2011 5:38:02 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    ap ^ | 3/9/11 | ap
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is praising Republicans in the state Senate who have voted to strip nearly all collective bargaining rights from public workers. Republicans cast the quick vote Wednesday after discovering a way to bypass the chamber's missing Democrats. All 14 Senate Democrats fled to Illinois nearly three weeks ago, preventing the chamber from having enough members present to consider Gov. Scott Walker's so-called "budget repair bill" - a proposal introduced to plug a $137 million budget shortfall.
  • US economic recovery weaker than thought

    02/25/2011 4:51:38 PM PST · by FromLori · 28 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 2/25/2011 | Alan Rappeport
    The US economic recovery was weaker than previously estimated at the end of last year, which could add to concern about its ability to withstand the impact of higher oil prices driven by turmoil in the Middle East. US gross domestic product increased at an annualised rate of 2.8 per cent in the fourth quarter, compared with an earlier government projection of 3.2 per cent growth. Economists had been expecting a small upward revision. The disappointment was partly due to a downward estimate of consumer spending, which rose by 4.1 per cent instead of 4.4 per cent for the quarter....
  • Dem to Gov. Walker: In a democracy you negotiate

    02/21/2011 10:36:06 AM PST · by Nachum · 68 replies
    CBS News ^ | 2/21/11 | David S Morgan
    Despite brutal weather, today could be the biggest yet for protesters in Madison, as most union workers across the state have a furlough day today for the holiday, and they are reportedly going to be bused in from all around Wisconsin. Bitter rainy weather drove the people and protests inside Sunday, where for a sixth straight day demonstrators packed the Capitol rotunda, talking up unions - and talking trash about new Governor Scott Walker, reports CBS News correspondent Cynthia Bowers. He says taxpayers can no longer afford protracted contract battles with the state's powerful state worker unions
  • Empty Promises: 5 Reasons Why Barack Obamas SOTU Address Was Completely Wrong About The Economy

    01/26/2011 9:17:41 AM PST · by FromLori · 6 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 1/26/2011 | Michael Snyder
    Barack Obama's State of the Union address sure sounded good, didn't it? There were lots of solemn promises, lots of stuff about America's "bright future" and a line about how we are now facing this generation's "Sputnik moment" that will surely make headlines all over the globe. But we all knew that Barack Obama could give a good speech. That has never been the issue. What the American people really need are some very real answers to some very real problems. So were there any real answers in Barack Obama's State of the Union address? Well, Barack Obama promised that...
  • New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez: We 'are not under taxed; the government has simply over-spent'

    01/24/2011 11:46:54 AM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 1/24/11 | Andrew Malcolm
    Like fellow Republican governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina, New Mexico's new governor, Susana Martinez, is her state's first female chief executive. She is also the nation's first Latina governor, as Haley is the first woman governor in the United States of Indian descent.But Martinez is not new to public service, having been a prosecutor for nearly a quarter-century. Her full biography is here. Her husband, Chuck Franco, has also had a long career in law enforcement. See the couple's photo below greeting a little girl.
  • Gov. Chris Christie declines to counter State of the Union speech

    01/23/2011 6:38:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies · 1+ views ^ | 1/23/11 | The Auditor/The Star-Ledger
    In 1995, Christie Whitman, a New Jersey governor who was a rising Republican Party star, delivered the GOPs response to President Bill Clintons State of the Union address in front of a cheering crowd in the Assembly chamber. Once again, New Jersey has a rising Republican star in the Statehouse, and a Democratic president about to give a State of the Union address. But history wont repeat itself this year even though Republicans were interested in making that happen. William Palatucci, Gov. Chris Christies close personal and political confidante, told The Auditor that Republican leadership had inquired with the...
  • Sheheen firm profits from state government [Palin endorsement race]

    10/11/2010 8:44:02 PM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 2 replies
    The State ^ | 10-11-10 | John O'Connor
    The law firm of Democratic gubernatorial nominee Vincent Sheheen earned hundreds of thousands of dollars working for and against state agencies in court over the past decade, according to public documents provided by the Comptroller Generals Office. The firm Savage, Royall and Sheheen has won cases against the state for discrimination, for a childs fall and for a higher price for the owner of property the Transportation Department sought to expand a highway. Sheheen has also reported his firm has earned more than $756,000 in workers compensation fees since 2004 cases decided by commissioners appointed by Sheheens...
  • GA Gov (Establishment Pick!) Candidate Nathan Deal Faces Family Bankruptcy, Bad Loans

    09/16/2010 7:05:45 PM PDT · by Robert A. Cook, PE · 38 replies
    WSB News Radio AM 750 | 16 Sept 2010 | Robert A Cook PE
    Nathan Deal is a former GA Congressman. He won a close-fought GOP primary just weeks ago, but now is disclosing (reluctantly!) three financial problems at the same time he is trying to start his governor campaign. The combination of bad timing, bad finances, and bad data on the candidate's financial disclosure sheets may cost the Republicans the Georgia governor race. (He faces Roy Barnes - an NEA and union and minority favorite - who lost the governor race two elections before. Name recognition, if nothing else, is positive for Barnes, negative for "Deal" with this information.) His daughter's business failed,...
  • How reliable is

    09/08/2010 4:31:13 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 1 replies ^ | Undated | Unattributed
    We've taken data from other federal reporting systems and compared it with the data found in across three categories: Consistency, Completeness and Timeliness. How close are the reported dollar amounts to the yearly estimates? How many of the required fields are filled out in each record? And how long did it take the agency to report the money once it was allocated to a project? Check out our scorecard Years 2007, 2008, 2009 Website: How reliable is
  • Mexico, Bloody Mexico

    08/23/2010 12:00:36 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 11 replies
    CNS News ^ | August 23, 2010 | Alan Caruba
    It seems that the Obama administration is more interested in protecting Mexicans than Americans. Case in point; Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has eleven suspects accused of murdering law enforcement officers in his maximum security county jail in downtown Phoenix. As reported in the August 18 Washington Post, Justice Department officials in Washington have issued a rare threat to sue (Arpaio) if he does not cooperate with their investigation of whether he discriminates against Hispanics. The standoff comes just weeks after the Justice Department sued Arizona and Gov. Jan Brewer because of the states new immigration law, the Post noted....
  • Former Illinois Rep. Dan Rostenkowski Has Died, Chicago News Outlets Report

    08/11/2010 10:09:50 AM PDT · by Doogle · 35 replies
    NBC ^ | 08/11/10 | breaking.
    Former Illinois Rep. Dan Rostenkowski has died, NBC News confirmed Wednesday. Rostenkowski died peacefully at his home in Wisconsin this morning, a close friend told WMAQ. He was 82. Rostenkowski served in Congress from 1959 to 1995 and wielded the gavel as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee for 11 years. A corruption scandal ended his 42-year career in public service. He pleaded guilty to charges of mail fraud in 1996 and spent 15 months in federal prison. In 2000, he was pardoned by President Bill Clinton in the final days of Clinton's presidency.
  • Rick Scott v. Bill McCullum debate video clips

    08/05/2010 6:54:34 PM PDT · by Reagan69 · 10 replies
    My Fox Tampa Bay 13 ^ | 8/5/2010 | Fox 13
    Clips of the debate earlier tonight
  • Obama Bows to Gov. Christie

    07/31/2010 10:10:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies · 2+ views
    weaselzippers ^ | 7/31/10 | staff
    Wait, did Christie convert to Islam? FYI: This pic is not Photoshopped.
  • Indictment adds weapons charges against Hutaree

    06/04/2010 5:34:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies · 511+ views
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 3 June, 2010 | David Codrea
    Reuters is reporting new charges added by the prosecution against the Hutaree: The new 15-count indictment adds several weapons-related charges not contained in the previous indictment against the militia group. What kind of weapons? The new indictment adds 10 weapons charges including possession of machineguns and unregistered rifles and use of firearms during a violent crime. According to the new indictment federal agents seized from defendants' homes in March machineguns, unregistered short-barreled rifles and over 148,000 rounds of ammunition, as well as "a variety of explosives and related items capable of being readily assembled to build several types of destructive...
  • AZ Gov Calls Obama 'Comic-in-Chief'

    05/18/2010 12:30:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies · 1,144+ views
    fox ^ | 5/18/10 | staff
    In launching a Web site aimed at educating the United States on Arizona's controversial illegal immigration law, Governor Jan Brewer (R-Ariz.) took umbrage with the president's joke at the recent White House Correspondents' Dinner. The event is an opportunity for its speakers to make light of politics, and President Barack Obama did so with Arizona's immigration law: "We all know what happens in Arizona when you don't have ID -- adios, amigos." It was this joke which became the target of Gov. Brewer's address regarding new steps the state government is taking to promote the law on a national level.
  • TEXAS GOP candidates clash in final TV debate (Vanity)

    01/30/2010 7:24:10 AM PST · by Dubya · 85 replies · 1,392+ views
    The three Republican candidates for governor clashed in a final televised debate Friday night, sharpening their differences as they jockeyed for advantage going into the March 2 primary campaign.VOTE FOR MEDINA IN MARCH 2ND 2010 PRIMARY FOR TEXAS GOVERNOR SHE IS FOR ELIMIINATION OF PROPERTY TAX AND GUN REGISTRATION
  • Is The U.S. Government Buying Stocks?

    01/04/2010 9:15:15 AM PST · by FromLori · 16 replies · 1,022+ views
    Zero Hedge ^ | 1/4/10 | George Washington
    As I pointed out in December 2008, Nouriel Roubini wrote the month before that the government might buy U.S. stocks: The Fed (or Treasury) could even go as far as directly intervening in the stock market via direct purchases of equities as a way to boost falling equity prices. Some of such policy actions seem extreme but they were in the playbook that Governor Bernanke described in his 2002 speech on how to avoid deflation. Given that Roubini was previously a senior adviser to Tim Geithner, he probably knows what he's talking about. Now, Charles Biderman, CEO of TrimTabs, argues...
  • Ousted Illinois Gov. Blagojevich explains himself, pick for Obama's Senate seat in new book

    08/31/2009 11:57:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies · 707+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/31/09 | DEANNA BELLANDI
    CHICAGO (AP) Ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says in a new book that White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel wanted his help in arranging to leave the Obama administration after two years to reclaim his seat in Congress. Blagojevich writes in "The Governor" that Emanuel spoke with him about whether it was possible to appoint a "placeholder" to the congressional seat Emanuel was giving up so that he could win back the seat in 2010 and continue his efforts to become speaker some day.
  • HuckPAC endorses Bob McDonnell, Gov and Ken Cuccinelli, AG

    01/14/2009 6:33:37 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 17 replies · 614+ views
    Bob McDonnell-Governor Huck PAC and Governor Huckabee are proud to endorse Bob McDonnell for Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Bob started his political career in Virginia in 1991 by serving in the House of Delegates. It was his first election victory and he has not lost since. Bob has served as Virginias Attorney General since 2006. Since taking office as Attorney General McDonnell has seen 83 of his 94 legislative proposals become law, most with overwhelming bipartisan support. To learn more about Bob McDonnell, please visit his web site Ken Cuccinelli - Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is the...
  • McGreevey Tells Wife: You'll Get Zilch From Me (Homosexual Ex-Gov Stiffs Wife & Daughter)

    09/15/2007 3:39:47 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 172 replies · 4,420+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | September 15,, 2007 | ADAM NICHOLS
    McGreevey tells wife: You'll get zilch from me BY ADAM NICHOLS DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Saturday, September 15th 2007, 4:00 AM Jim McGreevey yesterday accused his soon-to-be-ex wife of "greedily" grabbing at the perks of being New Jersey's First Lady - and refusing to give them back. In legal papers packed with snide and catty comments, the openly gay McGreevey told estranged wife Dina Matos McGreevey she can expect to get nothing from him. Matos McGreevey had asked him to pony up $4,000 a month in alimony to help her live a lavish lifestyle like his. "Her jealousy and contempt...
  • Is KS government run like Crime Syndicate?

    08/08/2007 2:27:24 PM PDT · by zerosix · 7 replies · 730+ views
    Governor Sebelius announced today that she appointed James Charles "Chuck" Droege(*see news items) to fill the seat of Judge Steve Leben, who Sebelius appointed to the Court of Appeals in April. Droege has donated $13,700 to the Kansas Democratic State Committee, and a number of Democratic candidates, including Govenor Sebelius and Attorney General Paul Morrison. The number and amounts of these donations show that Droege may be a Democratic Party partisan.We can only hope that as a District Judge, Droege protects society from sexual predators and child molesters more than he did as a defense attorney:"Jury says man is a...
  • So far, everybody loves Charlie [re GOP FL Gov Charlie Crist]

    03/09/2007 5:44:48 AM PST · by summer · 61 replies · 870+ views
    St Pete Times ^ | March 9, 2007 | Adam Smith
    GOP FL Gov Charlie Crist Gov. Charlie Crist invokes Robert F. Kennedy and channels Al Gore on global warming. He embraces paper trails for voting machines. Florida's most powerful Republican pays homage to the teachers union and speaks so passionately about civil rights that one legislator dubbed him "Florida's first black governor." What's a Democrat to do? "Gov. Crist is a political nightmare for the Democrats," said state Senate Democratic Leader Steve Geller. "How do we run against somebody who whenever we come up with a good idea, he goes, 'Hey that's a good idea, let's do that.' " State...
  • Chris Matthews: Bush's F#&!*N Ranch! ..(Imus: "There’s something wrong with you”))

    02/07/2007 10:03:22 AM PST · by IrishMike · 60 replies · 2,363+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007
    MSNBCs Chris Matthews ran afoul of censors by using "the f-word during a Wednesday appearance on the Imus in the Morning show. Matthews, the fast-talking and brash host of the popular MSNBC show "Hardball, was praising former New York City mayor Rudy Giulianis 2008 candidacy when he went on a rant about "city guys like Giuliani versus the "southerners, such as President George W. Bush, who run for national office. Matthews: "We love good mayors because we love our cities and Giuliani is a city guy . . . Im so sick of Southern guys with ranches running this country....
  • Debate date may be plus for governor (Friday Oct 6, 7PM)

    10/02/2006 12:52:16 PM PDT · by weegee · 9 replies · 993+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Oct. 2, 2006, 1:35PM | By CLAY ROBISON
    AUSTIN - Can the four major candidates for Texas governor debate each other for an hour on live television without being seen or heard? Probably not, but Belo Corp., sponsor of the only such gubernatorial showdown this fall, will test that possibility Friday night, both with its restrictive distribution rules and the time slot. Originating in Dallas, the debate will be carried live on the company's WFAA flagship; Belo affiliates in Houston (KHOU-Channel 11), San Antonio and Austin; Belo's Texas Cable News (TXCN) and will be streamed live on their Web sites. TV stations in smaller towns outside Belo markets...
  • McGreevey: HOW I KEPT MY SKELETONS CLOSETED [strong stomach required]

    09/17/2006 5:59:28 AM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 56 replies · 1,724+ views
    Former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey's gay sex life blossomed as an eighth-grader and continued with trysts in seedy Times Square sex shops and at an abandoned synagogue in Washington, D.C., he reveals in his new memoir. The disgraced pol also admits that as governor, he presided over a corrupt political machine at a time when he had only $7,000 to his name, according to a copy of the book obtained by The Post. The tell-all is filled with sex - including his first hookup as a teen with a "cute, blond, skinny" schoolmate he'd fantasized about.
  • N.J. Gov. Calls Shutdown 'Deplorable'(all casinos closed in jersey as of 8am)

    07/05/2006 10:59:52 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 96 replies · 2,314+ views ^ | 7 5 06 | JOHN CURRAN
    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - New Jersey's casinos ushered the last of the gamblers away from slot machines and tables Wednesday, and janitors locked the doors behind them as a state government shutdown claimed its latest victims. In the first mass closure in the 28-year history of Atlantic City's legalized gambling trade, all 12 casinos were dark. Gov. Jon S. Corzine addressed the Legislature at the Statehouse Wednesday morning, defending his position as a stalemate over the state budget entered its fifth day with no deal in sight. Corzine wants to raise the state sale tax from 6 percent to 7...
  • N.J. Gov. tells lawmakers to end shutdown (RATS and Corzine still divided as ever)

    07/04/2006 1:43:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies · 947+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/04/06 | Tom Hester Jr., John Curran
    N.J. Gov. tells lawmakers to end shutdownBy TOM HESTER Jr., Associated Press Writer 1 minute ago New Jersey Gov. Jon S. Corzine speaks to the media at the New Jersey Statehouse Monday, July 3, 2006, in Trenton, N.J. about the state's ongoing budget impasse. Corzine said state lawmakers must report to the Statehouse on the July Fourth holiday and stay there until they adopt a budget.(AP Photo/Mel Evans) TRENTON, N.J. - Gov. Jon S. Corzine hauled lawmakers in to work on the July Fourth holiday, imploring them to end a budget standoff that has shut down many government services, while...
  • Data on illegal immigrants kept secret (2 agencies cite privacy in denying info)

    04/26/2006 12:50:39 PM PDT · by cope85 · 25 replies · 854+ views ^ | 04.26.2006 | Knight Ridder Newspapers
    Data on illegal immigrants kept secret 2 agencies cite privacy in denying info to prosecutors Two federal agencies are refusing to turn over a mountain of evidence that investigators could use to indict the nation's burgeoning work force of illegal immigrants and the firms that employ them. The Internal Revenue Service and the Social Security Administration routinely collect strong evidence of potential workplace crimes, including names and addresses of millions of people who are using bogus Social Security numbers, their wage records, and the identities of the bosses who knowingly hire them. But they keep those facts secret. The two...
  • Gov. approves bill to make self-defense claims easier

    04/24/2006 6:51:51 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 381+ views
    PHOENIX - Siding with public sentiment over prosecutors, Gov. Janet Napolitano signed legislation Monday to make it easier for those who kill others to claim self-defense. The action on SB 1145 came despite a plea from the association that represents prosecutors from around the state who urged her to reject the measure because of provisions that would put new requirements on them to convict those who say they had no choice but to shoot another person. But gubernatorial press aide Jeanine L'Ecuyer said Napolitano received more than 1,200 e-mail messages in the last 24 hours urging her to sign the...
  • County leaders oppose Perry's hurricane planning orders

    04/18/2006 8:55:01 PM PDT · by BellStar · 43 replies · 778+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 4/18/06 | kRIS-TV
    HOUSTON -- Counties that were saddled with chaos and traffic-choked highways before Hurricane Rita are defying an order from Gov. Rick Perry to empower one person to make evacuation decisions during a disaster. Instead, a group of elected Gulf Coast leaders adopted a different plan Tuesday that puts the authority in the hands of a 15-person committee _ even though the ultimate power to evacuate still rests with individual counties.
  • Governor Orders Better Storm-Evacuation Plan (Texas)

    03/21/2006 4:25:10 PM PST · by blam · 23 replies · 334+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 3-22-2006 | Liz Austin
    Gov. Orders Better Storm-Evacuation Plan Wednesday March 22, 2006 12:01 AM By LIZ AUSTIN Associated Press Writer AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Gov. Rick Perry ordered state officials Tuesday to develop an improved hurricane-evacuation plan, including devising a way to open major highways to one-way outbound traffic if a storm approaches Texas. The reforms were meant to prevent another chaotic evacuation like the one that preceded Hurricane Rita last September, when about 60 people died while fleeing the storm and many motorists became stuck in heavy traffic. ``Our goal is to learn from the lessons that Hurricane Rita taught us and...
  • Dems shadow Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele at public events (RATS are worried...)

    03/18/2006 1:47:57 PM PST · by Libloather · 34 replies · 1,500+ views ^ | March 17, 2006 | Thomas Dennison
    Dems shadow Steele at public eventsGOP complains about Democratic researcher at non-campaign appearances; Lierman says so what? Friday, March 17, 2006 by Thomas Dennison Staff Writer Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steeles run for U.S. Senate has been attracting attention from friends and foes alike. Gazette file photoANNAPOLIS For the past several weeks, the Maryland Democratic Party has dispatched a researcher to record, photograph and shadow Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele, a Republican U.S. Senate candidate, at his public events around the state. The researcher, Jennifer Sconyers, has attended several events, ranging from a career day at Crossland High School...