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  • Fox News Anchor Reportedly Arrested at Minnesota Airport

    05/22/2014 5:32:15 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 16 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5/22/14 | Jason Howerton
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (TheBlaze/AP) — An official says Fox News anchor Gregg Jarrett was arrested at a Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport bar for refusing to cooperate with airport police who were called to the scene.
  • Indiana Govenors Debate LIVE THREAD - WRTV6/WXIN59 Pence vs Gregg

    10/10/2012 4:06:45 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 2 replies
    TCRLAF | 10-10-12 | TCRLAF
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  • Judd Gregg for president? National columnist thinks exiting pol will make a bid

    12/23/2010 8:29:46 PM PST · by pissant · 30 replies
    Fosters ^ | 12/23/10 | Jennifer Keefe
    DOVER — One national columnist has speculated New Hampshire's own Judd Gregg, who recently retired after three terms in the U.S. Senate, is considering a run for the presidency in 2012. Jonah Goldberg, editor-at-large of National Review Online, cites the Republican as acting like he's not running "but hasn't ruled it out." As Gregg's term wraps up and the holidays approach, no one is available to take calls at his offices throughout the state and in Washington, D.C. The listed phone number for Gregg's home in Rye has been temporarily disconnected, according to a recording. Republican Strategist Mike Dennehy said...
  • Senate Republicans May Not Try to Repeal Obamacare

    10/19/2010 8:39:12 AM PDT · by radioone · 65 replies
    Redstate ^ | 10-19-10 | Erick Erickson
    I have told you this before and I will tell you this again. Unless you elect Pat Toomey, Marco Rubio, Ken Buck, Ron Johnson, Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Sharron Angle, and Joe Miller, we will never see Obamacare repealed. Senator Judd Gregg is up today saying that repeal is not recommended. Sen. Judd Gregg (N.H.), the top Republican on the Senate Budget Committee, said that repealing the new healthcare reform law — or looking to defund it — were not good options. “I don’t think starving or repealing is probably the best approach here,” Gregg said on the Fox Business...
  • Lessons From Failed Cold War Spy Mission in China

    06/20/2010 10:44:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies · 1+ views
    AP ^ | ROBERT BURNS
    Detail by painful detail, the CIA is coming to grips with one of the most devastating episodes in its history, a botched cloak-and-dagger flight into China that stole two decades of freedom from a pair of fresh-faced American operatives and cost the lives of their two pilots. In opening up about the 1952 debacle, the CIA is finding ways to use it as a teaching tool. Mistakes of the past can serve as cautionary tales for today's spies and paramilitary officers taking on al-Qaida and other terrorist targets. At the center of the story are two eager CIA paramilitary officers...
  • Senate rejects refusal of aid to strapped states

    05/18/2010 10:15:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies · 475+ views
    ap ^ | May 18, 2010
    The Senate has rejected an effort to prevent the federal government from rescuing states or municipalities facing a financial crisis. Republican Sen. Judd Gregg of New Hampshire offered the proposal as an amendment to a broad financial regulation bill. Gregg said federal taxpayers should not have to bail out states that fail to be fiscally responsible. Several states face budget shortfalls, with California leading the way with deficit estimated at $19.1 billion. Democratic Sen. Christopher Dodd of Connecticut, made an impassioned defense of the government's responsibility to provide aid if necessary.
  • Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH) proposes amendment prohibiting federal bailouts of state/local government

    05/18/2010 6:58:03 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 6 replies · 383+ views
    Goldman Sachs | May 18, 2010
    [A]n amendment just filed yesterday from Sen. Gregg (R-NH) on state/local bailouts [...] would prohibit the use of federal funds to purchase or guarantee obligations of, issue lines of credit to, or provide direct aid to any state or local government which has defaulted or is likely to default absent federal assistance. This would explicitly prohibit Treasury assistance, and would prohibit the Fed from purchasing, guaranteeing, or taking as collateral any obligation of a state/local govt that has defaulted or is likely to (the Fed can currently buy investment grade state/local debt with a maturity of up to 6 months)....
  • W.H. Woos GOP on Immigration

    05/05/2010 7:26:11 AM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 34 replies · 598+ views
    Politico ^ | May 4, 2010 | By Carol E. Lee & Kasie Hunt
    The White House is set to step up pressure on some key Republicans in hopes of winning support for comprehensive immigration reform. But it’s shaping up to be a struggle, based on interviews with the senators President Barack Obama has approached on the issue. The administration is starting with a pool of 11 Republicans who voted for immigration reform in 2006. Subtract a few who are dead-ends — such as John McCain, who faces a tough primary in Arizona — and that leaves the White House zeroing in on several others, including Dick Lugar, Judd Gregg and Lisa Murkowski and...
  • Sen. Gregg: Obama Bankrupting Nation, American People Face 'Horrific' Future

    02/16/2010 6:43:52 PM PST · by kristinn · 225 replies · 10,227+ views
    Tuesday, February 16, 2010 | Kristinn
    Using his strongest language to date, Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH) continued to sound the alarm about the dangers Barack Obama's budget policies pose to the fate of the nation in a speech given today to the New England Council in Bedford, New Hampshire.The Ranking Member on the Senate Budget Committee has been speaking out in very stark terms about the effects Obama's trillion dollar deficits and out of this world spending will have on the near and long term future of the American people.The Union Leader quoted Gregg as saying Obama's fiscal policies will lead to bankruptcy for the nation.Gregg...
  • The White House's Illegal Piggy Bank

    02/03/2010 5:22:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 963+ views
    Investors.com ^ | February 3, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    TARP: The OMB director is grilled over the misuse of bank bailout funds for purposes other than intended by Congress. This taxpayer money wasn't intended to be the administration's perpetual slush fund. When the specifically targeted and named Troubled Asset Relief Program was enacted, we were told it was a necessary and wise investment. It would stabilize the financial system and keep credit and money moving. We would even get our money back and then some. Many banks didn't want the money or need it. Some were told to take it or they'd be audited. So they took it. The...
  • GOP Senator Rips Into MSNBC Host For ‘Absurd,’ ‘Dishonest,’ Statements

    01/28/2010 4:24:34 PM PST · by kingattax · 50 replies · 3,936+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 01/28/2010 | Kyle Drennen
    On the soon-to-be canceled ‘It’s the Economy’ program on MSNBC on Thursday, co-host Contessa Brewer grilled Republican New Hampshire Senator Judd Gregg on his calls to reduce out-of-control government spending: “Which programs are you willing to cut? Are you willing to tell schools, no money for you?” Gregg shot back: “What an absurd statement to make. And what a dishonest statement to make.” Gregg called out Brewer for her unfair framing of the issue: “...nobody’s saying no money for schools....On it’s face you’re being fundamentally dishonest when you make that type of statement.” He went to explain the kinds of...
  • Sen. Gregg Gets Upset at MSNBC Anchor; Tells Her "You've Gotta Have Some Integrity" - Video

    01/28/2010 12:49:11 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 24 replies · 1,832+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 28, 2010 | Michael
    Here is video of Sen. Judd Gregg calling out an MSNBC Anchor for their "irresponsible statement." (Video)Sen. Gregg told the anchor that she was "misrepresenting" his proposals as "not doing anything for education." Gregg said, "that statement alone is the most irresponsible statement I've heard from a reporter probably in a month, and there's a lot of irresponsible statements made by reporters, and that was the most irresponsible I've heard." The reporter then claimed that she meant it as a "question" and not a statement. Sen. Gregg replied, "you can't be duplicitous about this, you can't make a representation and...
  • Judd Gregg: 'Political pandering' on Fed (Judd Gregg attacks Ron Paul)

    11/20/2009 12:54:14 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 13 replies · 692+ views
    Politico ^ | 2009-11-20 | Victoria McGrane
    A top Senate Republican lashed out against lawmakers of both parties for supporting legislation that would audit the Federal Reserve, accusing the bipartisan group of “political pandering” to populist anger. Sen. Judd Gregg, the top Republican on the Senate Budget Committee, says he’s worried that politicians on Capitol Hill are sacrificing the Fed’s historic independence because the Fed has become unpopular during the economic crisis. “This move to bring the Fed’s conduct of monetary policy under the control of Congress is a grave threat to our economy. Congress has demonstrated time and again its inability to manage the nation’s fiscal...
  • Pages, Costs, and Agencies Added To The Obama/Pelosi Health Care Behemoth

    11/07/2009 9:27:23 AM PST · by Starman417 · 4 replies · 228+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-07-09 | Curt
    Tom Blumer from BizzyBlog has updated his map of the ObamaCare/PelosiCare behemoth and what it creates. Namely 111 agencies, regulators, committees, boards and offices: (click on picture to enlarge) Meanwhile Senator Gregg reacts to the new CBO estimate: Senator Judd Gregg (R-NH), ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee today commented on the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) more detailed cost estimate of the manager’s amendment to the House health reform bill. Senator Gregg stated, “The CBO estimate released last night finally sheds light on the smoke and mirrors game the majority has been playing with the cost of their health...
  • Gregg: U.S. could be on path to a 'banana republic' situation

    10/18/2009 5:00:36 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 43 replies · 3,146+ views
    CNNPolitics.com ^ | 10-17-09 | CNN Associate Producer Martina Stewart
    WASHINGTON (CNN) – A leading fiscal mind on Capitol Hill and a one-time Obama Cabinet pick sounded the alarm Sunday over the projected long-term financial challenges the country faces. “This deficit is driven by us,” New Hampshire Republican Sen. Judd Gregg candidly said Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union when asked about the federal government’s projected $1.42 trillion operating deficit for the 2009 fiscal year. “You talk about systemic risk. The systemic risk today is the Congress of the United States,“ the Ranking Republican on the Senate Budget Committee told CNN Chief National Correspondent John King, “that we’re creating...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    10/09/2009 7:52:09 AM PDT · by Hiskid · 8 replies · 368+ views
    10/9/09 | Hiskid
    These are the names of the mighty men whom David had: Josheb-basshebeth, a Tahchemonite, chief of the Three [heroes], known also as Adino the Eznite; he wielded his spear and went against 800 men, who were slain at one time. (2 Sam. 23:8)
  • ACORN Vote: Not voting: McCain, Vitter, Grahamnesty, Hutchison, Coburn, Burr, and Gregg

    09/15/2009 10:03:57 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 32 replies · 1,555+ views
    Mccain's abstain "makes sense" to me, given that he's the de facto amnesty republican. But what's Vitter's excuse? He also had an amendment to defund ACORN, did he not? I say defeat them all in the primaries for their support of this criminal enterprise.
  • Reforming Health Care Responsibly

    08/02/2009 4:13:03 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 1 replies · 204+ views
    New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | 08/02/2009 | Judd Gregg
    HEALTH CARE affects each person in our country on a personal level. Here in New Hampshire, and throughout our country, families are worried about whether they will be able to pay for routine care, such as doctor checkups or prescription medication, not to mention how they would pay for unexpected large medical costs, such as a life-threatening illness or injury. They are concerned about how to afford staying healthy, or how to cope with medical bills that could bankrupt their families.
  • Partisan Ire Surfaces as Senators Start Work on Health Bill

    06/18/2009 5:10:35 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 7 replies · 294+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 18, 2009 | Robert Pear and David M. Herszenhorn
    Partisan anger flared Wednesday as senators began the public drafting of legislation to remake the health care system. By day’s end, lawmakers had settled in for a long, hard slog that may not fit with President Obama’s goal of signing a bill within four months. ... Another Senate committee, dogged by questions about the cost and complexity of the legislation, postponed its session, scheduled for next Tuesday, until after July 4. Democrats said they needed the delay by the Finance Committee to work on reducing the cost of the bill, intended to provide insurance to millions of people with no...
  • Video: Sen. Gregg Responds To Bernanke Warning About The Economy

    06/04/2009 12:00:44 PM PDT · by careyb · 8 replies · 448+ views
    Fox News ^ | 6/4/09 | Judd Gregg
    Is it just me, or did Bernanke say to scale back entitlements? I wonder how that will go over with Dems.
  • Squeezing Out the Faithful to Make Way for ACORN [Obama-Kennedy-RINO Serve America Act]

    05/01/2009 12:24:01 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 14 replies · 683+ views
    Town Hall ^ | 2009-05-01 | Robert Knight
    Should the federal government tempt people to cease volunteering at churches and instead be paid to “volunteer” at government-subsidized projects? That’s the essence of the “Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act” which President Obama signed into law on April 21. Sponsored by Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.), the bill passed the House by a vote of 275 to 149. The multi-billion-dollar spending bill triples the size of federal paid “volunteer” programs including AmeriCorps while killing funds for the faith-friendly Points of Light Institute. The ayes list had 26 Republicans, including Mark Souder (Ind.), Chris Smith (N.J.) and Vern Buchanan (Fla.). The...
  • 'Elections Have Consequences'

    04/25/2009 2:17:06 AM PDT · by Scanian · 13 replies · 1,120+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 24, 2009 | Brian M. Carney
    Sen. Judd Gregg is perhaps best known for something he didn't do. Two weeks into the Obama administration, he announced that he was leaving the Senate to become commerce secretary. Two weeks later, he withdrew his name, drawing a testy jab from the administration for denying it a bipartisan feather in its cap. It's hard to reconcile the man who nearly boarded the Obama express with the tough-minded Republican senator who sat across from The Wall Street Journal's editorial board at our offices earlier this week. As for the lessons he learned from his dalliance with the administration, he reserves...
  • Tax problems won't derail Sebelius nomination, senators say [Kyl, others: "not disqualifying"]

    04/02/2009 8:31:11 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 8 replies · 621+ views
    McClatchy / The Miami Herald ^ | 2009-04-01 | David Goldstein
    WASHINGTON -- Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' nomination as health and human services secretary remained on course Wednesday, even as she became yet another Obama Cabinet candidate with the back tax blues. On the eve of her appearance before the Senate Finance Committee, news she had to pay $8,000 in back taxes didn't appear to trigger a sudden effort to derail her nomination. "We wouldn't be having this hearing if we didn't think the tax things were pretty well taken care of," said Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa, the committee's ranking Republican. Another committee member, Republican Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona,...
  • Jokes fly in Senate as Gregg zaps spending

    04/01/2009 6:49:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies · 1,651+ views
    Union Leader ^ | Apr 1, 2009 | Jillian Jorgensen
    When it came time to introduce his latest amendment to the President's proposed budget, Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H., and his Senate colleagues couldn't resist cracking a few jokes. Gregg introduced an amendment on the Senate floor yesterday that would have required 60 votes, a "supermajority," to pass any budget that would rack up as much or more debt in the next 10 years than has already accumulated between 1789 -- the birth of the federal government -- and Jan. 20, 2009 -- the birth of the Barack Obama presidency. Gregg's office said the publicly held federal debt amassed from 1789...
  • Sen. Gregg no longer in Obama's corner

    03/28/2009 4:13:12 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 8 replies · 721+ views
    kansascity ^ | Sat, Mar. 28, 2009 | kansascity
    Last month, New Hampshire Republican Sen. Judd Gregg agreed to join President Barack Obama's cabinet as Commerce Secretary, but then he abruptly withdrew his name, saying he and the president were "functioning from a different set of views on many different items of policy." Saturday, Gregg drove the point home when he warned that Obama is engineering an "extraordinary move of our government to the left." Gregg, one of the Senate's leading voices on budget issues, charged in the GOP's weekly radio and Internet address that Obama's proposals would "dramatically grow the size and cost of government and move it...
  • Republicans: Less Spending Is Path to Prosperity

    03/28/2009 3:42:57 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 15 replies · 1,452+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 28, 2009
    Republicans say the path to prosperity is not the excessive spending proposed by President Barack Obama but limited spending that holds down the growth of government, taxes and debt. ''We believe you create prosperity by having an affordable government that pursues its responsibilities without excessive costs, taxes or debt,'' Sen. Judd Gregg said Saturday in the GOP radio and Internet address. Gregg, who was offered the job of Obama's commerce secretary but withdrew his name, has become one of the toughest critics of Obama's handling of the economy. ''In the next five years, President Obama's budget will double the national...
  • Sen. Gregg says Obama budget will bankrupt US

    03/22/2009 8:09:58 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 138 replies · 6,437+ views
    Yahoo!News ^ | 3/22/9 | Unknown to me
    WASHINGTON – The top Republican on the Senate Budget Committee says the Obama administration is on the right course to save the nation's financial system. But Sen. Judd Gregg of New Hampshire also says President Barack Obama's massive budget proposal will bankrupt the country. Gregg says he has no regrets in withdrawing his nomination to become commerce secretary. He pulled out after deciding he could not fully back the administration's economic policies. The senator said Obama's spending plan in the midst of a prolonged recession would leave the next generation with a country too expensive to live in. Gregg appeared...
  • Senator Gregg Schools Geithner on the LIES in the Budget

    03/14/2009 10:41:07 AM PDT · by joygrace · 9 replies · 1,524+ views
    AOL News ^ | March 13, 2009, 8:02am | Dave
    Gregg says Geithner, “You said you’re controlling spending but you’re not. ..You’re not addressing the Spending.”Gregg points out blow by blow the HYPOCRISY riddled through Obama’s Budget entitled ironically, “A New Era of Fiscal Responsibility.” Greg writes, “The argument that this budget doesn’t have tax increases is, I think, an Alice and Wonderland view of the budget.” -Raising the tax rate from 35% to 42%, eliminating deductions on mortgages and on charitable deductions. Small businesses will be feel the burden the most. -“Cutting the debt in half in four years is truly spurious, because you take the deficit and quadruple...
  • Judd Gregg: Devious Manipulator, Moral Statesman, or Dumba**?

    02/18/2009 10:29:53 AM PST · by APStyle7 · 23 replies · 1,699+ views
    HopieChangie.com ^ | 2/18/2009 | HC
    New Hampshire Senator (again) Judd Gregg has been called many things in the past few weeks. With Obama's courting, like a quarterback trying to get his hands in a cheerleader's blouse before never talking to her again, Gregg was placed in a national spotlight he would never attained by being mere Senator of one of our 57 States. But now that he slapped away the quarterback's hand and fled the backseat, what now for poor Judd? It seems there are only three ways to view him: Devious Manipulator, Moral Statesman, or complete Dumbass. Larry Kudlow, in National Review, takes the...
  • Gregg Withdrawal Ignites Census Rhubarb

    02/14/2009 3:52:12 AM PST · by Scanian · 19 replies · 712+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | February 14, 2009 | Jennifer Rubin
    Unfortunately for the Obama administration, Judd Gregg’s withdrawal as commerce secretary has highlighted the effort by the White House to wrest control of the census (and with it, the groundwork for the 2010 Congressional reapportionment). Gregg took a second or third tier issue and vaulted it to the front pages. Since word had broken that the White House intended to take oversight of the census out of the Commerce Department and give it to the hyper-partisan political operator Rahm Emanuel, the Republicans had worked feverishly to raise public awareness. They had hit the Sunday talk shows and written letters to...
  • Gregg Ditches Commerce Post, RNC Offers Specter

    02/13/2009 10:42:08 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 10 replies · 1,204+ views
    Scrappleface ^ | 2/13/2009 | Scott Ott
    (2009-02-13) — With the announcement that Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH) has pulled out of his bid to become President Barack Obama’s Secretary of Commerce the Republican National Committee (RNC) today offered Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA) as a replacement. “Sen. Specter is a career lawyer and politician, but he’s a fast learner and could be quickly trained to run the Commerce Department,” said RNC Chairman Michael Steele. “Of course, Republicans would miss his stalwart, reliable voting in the Senate. Conservatives never have to wonder how Arlen Specter will vote.” White House insiders suggested Sen. Specter could get the same deal from...
  • Maybe Judd Gregg didn’t have a “road to Damascus” conversion after all

    02/13/2009 5:32:33 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 19 replies · 983+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | Feb. 13, 2009 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Yesterday brought one of the few bright spots for our side in a while when we heard that Judd Gregg had turned down Obama’s empty offer to appoint him as Commerce Secretary. Conservatives felt a surge of satisfaction that the Senator from New Hampshire had experienced a “St Paul on the road to Damascus” type awakening and realized he was deserting our team at a very critical moment. There was speculation that Gregg had second thoughts about trusting the Democrat Governor of his state actually appoint another Republican as his replacement – as if that ever had a chance of...
  • Judd Gregg: New GOP hero

    02/13/2009 2:42:47 AM PST · by Scanian · 13 replies · 977+ views
    Politico ^ | February 13, 2009 | Charles Mahtesian
    Judd Gregg was all but dead to his Republican colleagues just a few days ago, another collaborator drinking the Obama Kool-Aid. But the New Hampshire senator's surprise decision to remove himself from consideration as President Barack Obama’s Commerce secretary Thursday has provided the GOP with a new rallying cry, and a new hero against a foe who just a few weeks ago seemed almost unassailable. Republicans applauded boisterously when Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) opened a closed-door meeting in the Capitol basement Thursday night by announcing Gregg’s withdrawal. "He made a difficult decision to turn down a job that a lot...
  • Commerce Department Waives Syria Sanctions

    02/12/2009 10:39:09 AM PST · by LSUfan · 59 replies · 4,099+ views
    Forbes ^ | 12 Feb 09 | Claudia Rosette
    Syria's state news agency hustled out an announcement on Tuesday, Feb. 10, saying that the "U.S. Trade Department agrees to provide spare parts for rehabilitating Syrian Airlines..." ... The planes will be overhauled by a Saudi-based Boeing-Saudi joint venture, Alsalam Aircraft Co...
  • Obama Takes a Shot at Judd Gregg During Lincoln Banquet

    02/13/2009 12:26:48 AM PST · by Frankusa · 25 replies · 1,455+ views
    While speaking at the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial in Springfield, Illinois on Thursday, Barack Obama took a shot at Rep. Judd Gregg, who withdrew himself earlier in the day from consideration as the President's secretary of commerce: "Here in Springfield," Obama said, "it's easier.. to reflect on Lincoln the man, rather than the marble giant, before Gettysburg..., before emancipation was proclaimed.... In 1854 Lincoln was simply a Springfield lawyer who served just a single term in congress, possibly in his law office, his feet on a cluttered desk, his sons playing around him, his clothes a bit too small to fit...
  • Sen. Judd Gregg withdraws nomination for commerce secretary

    02/12/2009 6:18:02 PM PST · by Askwhy5times · 21 replies · 721+ views
    The Intellectual Redneck ^ | February 12, 2009 | The Intellectual Redneck
    Republican Sen. Judd Gregg has withdrawn his nomination for U.S. commerce secretary. The stated reason is his disagreement with the Obama Administration over the stimulus bill. The real reason is probably the humiliation he has suffered over reports Obama is taking the 2010 census away from him. I am sure he disagrees with the stimulus and the partisan way it was rammed through the Senate. However, I doubt that is reason enough to withdraw. The stimulus bill does provide a good cover for his withdrawal over the census issue.
  • Gregg 'probably' won't seek re-election in 2010

    02/12/2009 4:39:24 PM PST · by karibdes · 28 replies · 1,182+ views
    CNN ^ | 2-12-2009 | Karibdes
    Judd Gregg made clear Thursday he would rather serve in the Senate than in the Obama administration, but the New Hampshire Republican said he “probably” will not seek a fourth term next year. “Will I run? Probably not,” Gregg said at a press conference after withdrawing from the Commerce post. Gregg also told the New Hampshire Union-Leader earlier in the day that he does not intend to seek re-election.
  • Gregg withdraws from consideration for Commerce post [POSTED TO ILLUSTRATE BLATANT BIAS]

    02/12/2009 3:56:43 PM PST · by AfterManyASummer · 16 replies · 1,233+ views
    CNN ^ | 2/12/09
    "Mr. Gregg approached us with interest and seemed enthusiastic," he told State Journal-Register in Springfield, Illinois. "But ultimately, I think, we're going to just keep on making efforts to build the kind of bipartisan consensus around important issues that I think the American people are looking for." ... White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs issued a statement late Thursday afternoon saying "we regret that he has had a change of heart." "Sen. Gregg reached out to the president and offered his name for secretary of commerce. He was very clear throughout the interviewing process that despite past disagreements about policies,...
  • OBAMA BURNED: GREGG WITHDRAWS AFTER POLICIES TOO MUCH TO STOMACH

    02/12/2009 2:37:45 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 107 replies · 3,948+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 2/12/9 | Drudge
    OBAMA BURNED: GREGG WITHDRAWS AFTER POLICIES TOO MUCH TO STOMACH Thu Feb 12 2009 16:18:14 ET For Immediate Release: Thursday, February 12, 2009 Senator Gregg Statement on His Withdrawal for Consideration of U.S. Commerce Secretary Sen. Gregg stated, “I want to thank the President for nominating me to serve in his Cabinet as Secretary of Commerce. This was a great honor, and I had felt that I could bring some views and ideas that would assist him in governing during this difficult time. I especially admire his willingness to reach across the aisle. “However, it has become apparent during this...
  • Gibbs Slaps Gregg

    02/12/2009 2:23:51 PM PST · by chpmass · 55 replies · 2,603+ views
    ABC News ^ | 2/12/09 | Jake Tapper
    A rather pointed statement from White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs: “Senator Gregg reached out to the President and offered his name for Secretary of Commerce. He was very clear throughout the interviewing process that despite past disagreements about policies, he would support, embrace, and move forward with the President’s agenda. Once it became clear after his nomination that Senator Gregg was not going to be supporting some of President Obama’s key economic priorities, it became necessary for Senator Gregg and the Obama administration to part ways. We regret that he has had a change of heart.”
  • Keep Your Hands Off the 2010 Census, Republicans Tell the White House

    02/12/2009 2:08:47 PM PST · by STARWISE · 16 replies · 1,264+ views
    CNS News ^ | 2-12-09 | Susan Jones
    House Republicans will defend the integrity of the U.S. Census at a Capitol Hill press conference on Thursday. On Wednesday, they sent a letter to President Barack Obama, expressing “grave concerns” about the administration’s plan to transfer control of the 2010 Census to White House staffers. Doing so would result in “the unprecedented politicization of the Census and open the door to massive waste and abuse in the expenditure of taxpayer funds, billions of which are distributed on the basis of Census data,” Republicans wrote. Republicans note that an estimated $300 billion in taxpayer funding is distributed by the federal...
  • Sen. Gregg Withdraws Nomination as Sec. Commerce

    02/12/2009 1:59:41 PM PST · by kellynla · 68 replies · 2,197+ views
    foxnews.com | 2/12/2009 | staff
    Sen. Gregg withdraws nomination as Sec. Commerce
  • Breaking on FNC - Sen. Judd Gregg has withdrawn his nomination (Will Hold Press Conf. at 5:25 P.M. E

    02/12/2009 1:17:04 PM PST · by STARWISE · 388 replies · 19,165+ views
    FNC | 2-12-09
  • Political Tightrope: Judd Gregg, Meet Colonel Knox

    02/08/2009 9:24:14 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies · 594+ views
    Union Leader ^ | Feb. 7, 2009
    The last time a Democratic President asked a New Hampshire Republican to serve in his Cabinet, a move was made at the next Republican National Convention to formally run the fellow out of the Grand Old Party. Cooler heads prevailed. We don't expect the same fate to befall Sen. Judd Gregg, but he may want to keep history in mind. Frank Knox was the New Hampshire Republican in question. His party bona fides were unquestioned up until the call from Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1940 on the eve of World War II. Four years earlier, Knox had been the Republican...
  • Did GOP Get Rolled in the Granite Senate?

    02/07/2009 12:17:23 PM PST · by lewisglad · 31 replies · 1,027+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | February 06, 2009 | Stuart Rothenberg
    Conservatives clearly have more than enough reason to worry because all of the praise being heaped on her by New Hampshire Democrats suggests she won't be as reliable as the least dependable of the GOP's current sitting Senators. Newman, after all, endorsed Lynch when he first sought the governorship in 2002 against the sitting governor, Republican Craig Benson. And she has described herself as a "reasonable Republican" - not exactly the kind of self-identification that suggests she has an altogether favorable impression of her own party. Lynch's selection of Newman, who has already indicated she will not seek a full...
  • Too Pat

    02/07/2009 12:14:03 PM PST · by pabianice · 4 replies · 316+ views
    2/7/09 | Vanity
    Gregg is nominated to be Secretary of Commerce. Just in time to remove him from the Senate negotiations and vote on Porkulus Maximus. Latino thugs -- backed by ACORN (which is getting $4B from Porkulus to throw all future elections to the Dems) -- whine that they don't trust Gregg to be fair in doing the 2010 census. The One announces that, due to concerns of minorities, the census will be moved to Rahm Emanuel's office, since Emanuel is the perfect, impartial official who can be trusted. Late 2009: Gregg is removed as SECCOM for "not being a team player"...
  • Gregg mum on Census Bureau

    02/07/2009 7:31:43 AM PST · by george76 · 35 replies · 1,179+ views
    UNION LEADER ^ | Feb. 6, 2009 | JOHN DISTASO
    Sen. Judd Gregg yesterday declined all comment on reports that the White House will strip him of his authority over the federal Census Bureau even before he becomes Secretary of Commerce. Gregg spokesman Laena Fallon said all comment would come from the White House. The Census Bureau is a key part of the Department of Commerce. The Capitol Hill publication Congressional Quarterly yesterday reported that the White House, responding to minority groups' concerns about Gregg's commitment to funding the census, has decided to have the director of the Census Bureau report directly to the White House. Minorities are traditionally concerned...
  • White House to Bypass Commerce on Census

    02/05/2009 10:42:45 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 70 replies · 1,589+ views
    Congressional Quarterly ^ | February 5 | Jonathon Allen
    The director of the Census Bureau will report directly to the White House and not the secretary of Commerce, according to a senior White House official. The decision came after black and Hispanic leaders raised questions about Commerce Secretary nominee Judd Gregg ’s commitment to funding the census. Gregg, New Hampshire’s senior senator, voted in committee and on the floor for a 1995 Republican budget that envisioned the elimination of the Commerce Department. Of even more concern to black and Hispanic leaders, Gregg battled President Clinton over a request for “emergency” funding for the 2000 census. “Secretary of Commerce-designate Judd...
  • (New NH) Senator designate's trait: independence (RINOism?)

    02/04/2009 1:36:30 AM PST · by markomalley · 20 replies · 614+ views
    Concord Monitor ^ | 2/4/2009 | DANIEL BARRICK
    J. Bonnie Newman, the woman poised to become New Hampshire's newest senator, has spent 40 years moving among high-profile jobs in politics, academia and the business world. But even for her colleagues and admirers, the precise contours of Newman's personal politics are unclear. Newman, a 63-year-old Republican, has never run for public office, never cast a legislative vote, never outlined a campaign platform. Colleagues, both Democrats and Republicans, describe her as a nonideological problem-solver - with a wicked sense of humor and a serious golf habit. They praise her work ethic and her ability to bring together people of differing...
  • Bonnie Newman replacenment for Senator Gregg

    02/03/2009 8:13:16 AM PST · by kellynla · 143 replies · 10,154+ views
    FOX NEWS | 2/3/2009 | staff
    Bonnie Newman announced as the replacement for Senator Gregg.