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  • Defunding Planned Parenthood Takes Leadership

    09/30/2015 6:55:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | September 30, 2015 | Star Parker
    House Speaker John Boehner, who will step down at the end of October, said on "Face the Nation" Sunday, "We have got groups here in town, members of the House and Senate here in town, who whip people into a frenzy believing they can accomplish things that they know, they know are never going to happen." The Speaker was referring to the latest threat by conservative Republicans to hold up spending authorization for the government if it includes $500 million in taxpayer funds going to Planned Parenthood. According to the Speaker's "wisdom," and that from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell,...
  • Boehner Resigned? Good. Go Cry, Drink And Surrender Somewhere Else.

    09/26/2015 4:06:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies ^ | September 26, 2015 | John Hawkins
    "Boehner is despised by the younger, more conservative members of the House Republican Conference. They are repelled by his personal behavior. He is louche, alcoholic, lazy, and without any commitment to any principle. Boehner has already tried to buy the members with campaign contributions and committee assignments, which he has already promised to potentially difficult members. His hold is insecure. He is not [Newt] Gingrich, the natural leader of a 'revolution,' riding the crest into power. He is careworn and threadbare, banal and hollow, holding nobody's enduring loyalty." – Sidney Blumenthal in a private email to Hillary Clinton "We’ve never...
  • Under Mr. Obama, Drug Law Enforcement Lapses

    09/21/2015 8:35:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies ^ | September 21, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's Note: This column was coauthored by Bob Morrison. Like too many politicians of his generation, President Obama seems to think that proper enforcement of our nation’s drug laws would be hypocritical. We know from David Maraniss’ highly acclaimed biography, Barack Obama: The Story, that the marijuana-smoking “Choom Gang” was all too much a part of the young Obama’s days at Hawaii’s exclusive Punahou prep school. Last year, the President asserted that smoking marijuana is little different than smoking cigarettes or drinking alcohol. He’s wrong: As FRC has documented, today’s pot is far more potent and thus far more likely...
  • Never Accept Their Premise: Only Obama Will Shut Down Government

    09/21/2015 7:51:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | September 21, 2015 | Katie Kieffer
    Government shutdowns are not cancer and today I’ll show why we must stop taking the bait. Indeed, I’ll show why we will lose elections if we are unwilling to shut down the government in order to protect human life and reform immigration policy. CNN’s Dana Bash did not speak much during last week’s presidential debate—but, when she did, she succeeded in corralling GOP candidates into a corner. The corner of accepting her wobbly tri-fold premise: 1. Shutdowns cost Republicans elections. 2. Shutdowns are akin to national disasters like Hurricane Katrina. 3. Anytime we shut down the government, Republicans are 100%...
  • National Right To Life Committee: Government Shutdown 'Won't Accomplish What We Want'

    09/17/2015 7:13:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | September 17, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    On September 30, the government runs out of money, and a sizable portion of House Republicans have already made their intentions known about one thing on any future spending bills: they will not vote to fund Planned Parenthood (via Politico): Government funding runs out Sept. 30, and dozens of conservative House Republicans want to use the upcoming legislative debate to cut off federal funding for the women’s health group. But in two separate meetings — first, in a Senate GOP lunch Wednesday afternoon, and later during a closed House Republican meeting Wednesday evening — lawmakers discussed using the fast-track budget reconciliation...
  • Ted Cruz Is Right on Planned Parenthood Funding

    09/16/2015 5:49:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | September 16, 2015 | Star Parker
    Ted Cruz is once again talking about government shutdown. This time it is about funding for Planned Parenthood. And once again it is not going over well with some in his party. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has called a strategy to withhold funding for the federal government unless taxpayer funds are pulled from Planned Parenthood an "exercise in futility." The fiscal year for the federal budget ends Sept. 30. Without a continuing resolution authorizing ongoing funding, the government shuts down. Ted Cruz wants to hold that continuing resolution hostage to stop Planned Parenthood funding. McConnell calls this an "exercise...
  • Even Advocates of Past Governments Shutdowns Advise Extreme Caution This Time

    12/05/2014 7:46:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | December 5, 2014 | Matt Towery
    In years past, this column has urged conservative Republicans in Congress to shut down the federal government as a way to counter some of the hardline policies and stare down some of the more uncompromising positions taken by President Obama. But the current row that's brewing among congressional Republicans is a different matter. Debate is raging about a proposed continuing resolution to fund the government, instead of passing a regular budget that would allow new funding for the assimilation of millions of illegal immigrants. This potential GOP strategy could easily turn growing support for the Republicans into opposition. Don't get...
  • WH: Obama Will Use Veto to Shut Down Government Over Executive Amnesty

    12/02/2014 3:23:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies ^ | December 2, 2014 | Guy Benson
    Vetoes and the threats thereof are about to become regular features in Washington, DC, and President Obama appears to be taking a few warm-up tosses in advance of the Republican takeover of Congress. Last week, the president said he'd reject a bipartisan deal on tax extenders -- on which Harry Reid was a chief negotiator -- because it "exclude[s] a pair of Obama's top priorities."  That deal blew up anyway, as a result of Obama's controversial executive action on immigration.  Now the White House is vowing to veto a spending bill that funds all of the government, but blocks Obama's sweeping amnesty fiat. From yesterday's briefing:...
  • RUSH: Dingy Harry Lays Groundwork for Next Shutdown

    10/31/2013 5:22:34 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 24 replies ^ | October 30, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    Dingy Harry Lays Groundwork for Next Shutdown October 30, 2013 by Rush Limbaugh RUSH: The Democrats are already planning the next government shutdown. I have it right here in my formerly nicotine-stained fingers."President Barack Obamas top ally on Capitol Hill sayshe wont support any attempt this year to ease across-the-board spending cuts hitting the Pentagon and domestic agenciesif it fails to include new revenues." Translated: Dingy Harry says,"We're not doing anything with the next budget showdownunless we get a tax increase." "Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the declaration on the eve of the first official meeting of a...
  • Is the Government Shutdown Bush's Fault?

    10/16/2013 9:44:28 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    MRCTVdotOrg ^ | Oct 16,2013 | MRCTVdotOrg
  • President Obama's Attack On The First Amendment

    10/14/2013 4:13:29 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies ^ | October 14, 2013 | IBD Editorial
    Dissent: U.S. veterans take to the barricades after the White House tries to deny them their right to gather, a mere week after the administration lets a pro-illegal immigration rally take place. Our rights are under siege. Richard M. Nixon, when faced with massive demonstrations during the Vietnam War, at least had the courage to leave the White House and speak with the assembled young demonstrators. And, contrary to his image, he didn't sic the police on them. Not so President Barack H. Obama. Thousands of vets stormed the World War II Memorial on the National Mall Sunday tearing...
  • Professors Blame Racism, Republicans for Government Shutdown

    10/11/2013 11:19:01 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 24 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | 10/1/13 | Sara Dogan
    ◾Professors at campuses across the nation have been quick to lay blame for the government shutdown. And they are not blaming Barack Obama or the Democrats. University of Pennsylvania Associate Professor Anthea Butler claimed on twitter that racism against President Obama was responsible for the shutdown stating that a previous shutdown had taken place under the leadership of “fake black president Clinton” but this time Republicans have a “real black president to mess with.” ◾Assistant Professor Rachel Slocum at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse sent students in her geography class an email stating that “some of the data gathering assignment...
  • Take the Liberal Brain Scan: Am I Sarcastic Now? How Bout Now?

    10/06/2013 5:15:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | October 6, 2013 | John Ransom
    BDAtlanta wrote: Then maybe try to repeal it through a majority vote which is obtained through elections. Sorry you are such babies about this. Obamacare is the law, upheld by the Supreme court. last year's election solidified its standing with the majority (51%) of Americans backing the guy who was President when Obamacare was passed. Grow up. - Obamacare is Killing Us Dear Comrade BD, Yes, we are in the process of attempting to repeal it through a majority vote. Thats what elections are about. Thats what next years elections will be about for sure. Thanks for pointing that progressives...
  • Brooks: Great Leaders Negotiate and Own the Consequences

    10/05/2013 6:20:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | October 5, 2013 | Daniel Doherty
    As AEI's President Arthur Brooks recently pointed out in an op-ed, the key to any great leaders success is taking responsibility for ones actions. Something, he argued, this president doesnt seem to be doing a whole lot of lately: A vast scholarly literature spanning more than six decades exists on the subject of leadership. The characteristics of effective leaders have been pored over, cataloged and debated. Among them, one trait stands out as axiomatic: Effective leaders take responsibility for problems around them; they do not shift blame to others. As Winston Churchill put it, "The price of greatness is...
  • The Sadistic Strategy of Obama & Reid

    10/04/2013 7:39:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | October 4, 2013 | Pat Buchanan
    In the showdown over the shutdown of the U.S. government, the Obamaites tipped their hand yesterday as what their strategy is. Taking a page out of Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals," the plan is to maximize the people's pain -- to maximize the political damage to the enemy, the Republican Party. What else explains it? Consider this: Asked Wednesday if there were any danger of America defaulting on her debt, President Obama rushed to assure a reporter that, yes, indeed, there certainly is such a peril. Why would a president act in so perverse a manner, were he not...
  • Obamacare: Obama's Signature Chemistry Set Experiment

    10/04/2013 7:09:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | October 4, 2013 | David Limbaugh
    The arrogance of this president is staggering. He is so convinced he is immune from accountability that he thinks he can thumb his nose at Republicans and refuse even to come to the table and negotiate. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor sent a memo to his party membership providing an update on the government shutdown, lamenting that Obama wouldn't negotiate and quoting author Bob Woodward's describing Obama's refusal as "baffling" and "in stark contrast to" President Clinton's approach. But unfazed, Obama will not come to the table. This is always the attitude he cops with Republicans. "I don't want you...
  • Obama Showing His Vindictive Streak

    10/04/2013 6:59:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies ^ | October 4, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    Shutting down the government in an effort to use a budget fight to get rid of Obamacare is not the strategy I would have recommended for the GOP. And while Republicans can be blamed for starting the shutdown, it's increasingly apparent that President Obama and the Democrats deserve the lion's share of blame for not only prolonging it, but for making it as painful as possible. Obama has always had a bit of a vindictive streak when it comes to politics. I think it stems from his Manichaean view of America. There are the reasonable people -- who agree with...
  • Heroic "Unpaid" US Capitol Police [Really!?]

    10/03/2013 4:02:24 PM PDT · by SES1066 · 35 replies
    Fox News Special Report ^ | 10/03/2013 | A.B. Stoddard
    Multiple mentions made by the liberal-leaning FNC commentators, at least one being A.B.Stoddard of The Hill, highlight that 'some' of the LEOs (Capitol Police & US Secret Service) are doing their duties 'unpaid'. Yes, they did their job in this chaotic incident with the automobile attack, but unpaid - really?
  • Sowell: Who Shut Down the Government? (great read)

    10/03/2013 11:22:13 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | October 3, 2013 | Thomas Sowell
    Even when it comes to something as basic, and apparently as simple and straightforward, as the question of who shut down the federal government, there are diametrically opposite answers, depending on whether you talk to Democrats or to Republicans. There is really nothing complicated about the facts. The Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted all the money required to keep all government activities going except for ObamaCare. This is not a matter of opinion. You can check the Congressional Record. As for the House of Representatives' right to grant or withhold money, that is not a matter of opinion either....
  • What is the President Willing to Give Up? (Is this a joke?)

    10/03/2013 9:06:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | October 3, 2013 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- It is the most thunderous proof of the Taranto Principle to date. I am speaking of the Senate's rejection of the House of Representative's proposal to delay the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act for a year, along with the federal subsidy for Congressional lawmakers and their staffs if and when these selfless public servants enter health care exchanges. You cannot have such subsidies and neither can I, but Congress and its aides can. The Senate will not even negotiate over it. The insightful James Taranto of the Wall Street Journal coined the Taranto Principle when he...
  • It's Frustrating, but it Beats the Alternative

    10/03/2013 2:02:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | October 3, 2013 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Yes, it is frustrating. The government should run smoothly and efficiently, going about its business and getting things done without much pomp and circumstance. Having the government shut down, well, it's inconvenient for many of us -- no museums, zoos or national parks. For others, who either work in nonessential government jobs (and who are not working and not getting paid) it's more than an inconvenience. Just imagine if you were suddenly told that you should not go to work and you would not get paid. Then there are those who do not work directly for the government, but provide...
  • The Old Media and the New Sheriffs

    10/02/2013 2:02:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | October 2, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    Once again, we've reached a government shutdown over irresponsible government spending. Once more, the media are proclaiming the world is coming to an end and blaming conservative Republicans for everything. They are working hand in glove with the Never Enough Government lobby that dominates Washington, without a shred of shame. Anchors and editors continue to insist that if the GOP were smart, it would bow to "conventional wisdom" and put its foot on the fiscal accelerator. That's what this is about. The elites fully expected Republicans "led" by McConnell and Boehner to fold and are stunned -- furious, really...
  • Ted Cruz, the GOP's Obama

    09/25/2013 5:10:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 67 replies ^ | September 25, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    Ted Cruz is no Joe McCarthy, as so many liberals bizarrely claim. But he might be the conservative Barack Obama. The charge that he's the new McCarthy is something of a compliment from liberals. It means they don't like him, can't really explain why and need to demonize him instead. In other words, he must be doing something right. For conservatives, the comparison to Obama probably stings more than the McCarthyite smear. But think about it. Both men have impeccable educational credentials. Obama went to Occidental College, transferred to Columbia University and got his law degree from Harvard. Cruz went...

    04/08/2011 5:59:12 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 89 replies
    What to Expect from a Government Shutdown So there is the possibility of a government shutting down coming up. The Democrats seem to want it because they think it will be politically advantageous, but those guys would support a Nazi invasion of the U.S. if they thought politically advantageous to them. Still, I think maybe the government shutdown would be a good thing. I mean, if we just shut the whole thing down, thats basically the only way to ensure we dont spend anymore money. And maybe we can just declare bankruptcy on the federal government and forget all...
  • Military pay would stop with a government shutdown

    03/14/2011 8:56:22 PM PDT · by ScubieNuc · 137 replies · 2+ views
    The Federal Computer Week ^ | Mar 14, 2011 | FCW staff
    According to draft guidance circulating around the Defense Department, military personnel would be required to work without pay if the government shuts down, reports the Air Force Times. That differs from the 1995 shutdown when U.S. troops reported to work and were paid, the article states. But the 13-page contingency plan, in which DOD highlighted which parts of the military would continue to operate if the government shuts down, states that this time the military would miss a payday if a shutdown continued through April 1.
  • Lottery fans buck edict in addition to the odds (there IS a parallel universe!)

    07/03/2006 4:14:19 PM PDT · by randita · 9 replies · 535+ views
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | 7/3/2006 | BY LAURA JOHNSTON AND CLAIRE HEININGER
    Lottery fans buck edict in addition to the odds Monday, July 03, 2006 BY LAURA JOHNSTON AND CLAIRE HEININGER Star-Ledger Staff Betty Mitchell is a devoted lottery player. Her daily routine includes buying Pick-3, Pick-4 and instant-win tickets. It takes more than a governor's order shutting down the state Lottery to keep her away. Mitchell plunked down $3 yesterday for a Tic Tac Toe scratch-off game at Another 24 Hours convenience store in Morristown. While New Jersey Lottery machines went dark at 8 p.m. Saturday when Gov. Jon Corzine ordered sales halted as part of a phased shutdown of government,...