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  • H. R. 257 Child Gun Safety and Gun Access Prevention Act of 2009

    02/10/2009 7:14:01 PM PST · by correctthought · 41 replies · 2,976+ views ^ | 1/7/2009 | Sheila Jackson-Lee
    Excerpts: SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Child Gun Safety and Gun Access Prevention Act of 2009’’. SEC. 2. INCREASING YOUTH GUN SAFETY BY RAISING THE AGE OF HANDGUN ELIGIBILITY AND PROHIB8ITING YOUTH FROM POSSESSING SEMIAUTO9 MATIC ASSAULT WEAPONS SEC. 5. RESPONSIBILITY OF ADULTS FOR DEATH AND IN18 JURY CAUSED BY CHILD ACCESS TO FIRE19 ARMS. Section 922 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following: ‘(aa)(1) In this subsection, the term ‘child’ means an individual who has not attained the age of 18 years. ‘‘(2) Except as...
  • Citizens Grilling The Gun Grabbing O.C. Sheriff

    02/10/2009 6:20:52 PM PST · by ElKafir · 7 replies · 720+ views
    Transsylvania Phoenix ^ | Transsylvania Phoenix
    Citizens Grilling The Gun Grabbing O.C. Sheriff A video recording of the Orange County Board Of Supervisors meeting that took place this morning is now available for viewing.
  • San Francisco Total Legal Bills For Trying To Ban Guns Within City Limits: $800,000

    02/08/2009 10:22:01 AM PST · by ElKafir · 8 replies · 475+ views
    Transsylvania Phoenix ^ | Transsylvania Phoenix
    Only one objection: they should have put that tab on Chris Daly and Gavin Newsom's salary. Read on
  • The New Prohibition Era of Guns Under Obama

    02/05/2009 10:48:51 AM PST · by ElKafir · 5 replies · 746+ views
    Transsylvania Phoenix ^ | Transsylvania Phoenix
    Worth reading article written by John Baden at Opposing Views I pity those fools who still believe Democrats "learned their lesson" not to mess with another gun ban or "Obama has too much on his hands" to push for new anti-gun legislation. The truth is: 1. Democrats never learn from their own mistakes (otherwise they wouldn't be Democrats) and, 2. Obama has plenty of mainstream media ass kissers at his disposal who are more than happy to start an anti-gun public swaying campaign for him. Just wait for the next mad gunman incident and you'll see how every talking head...
  • JPFO's Seven Varieties Of Gun Gontrol Advocates

    02/04/2009 9:48:19 AM PST · by ElKafir · 3 replies · 598+ views
    Transsylvania Phoenix ^ | Transsylvania Phoenix
    What make gun grabbers like Hussein Obama, Diane Feinstein, Paul Helmke, Carolyn McCarthy, Charles Schumer or Eric Holder tick? Gus Cotey, Jr. from Jews for Preservation of Firearms Ownership has the answer. Read on
  • New Hampshire Reclaims State Supremacy. What Will Obama Do?

    02/04/2009 8:38:45 AM PST · by ElKafir · 29 replies · 1,439+ views
    Transsylvania Phoenix ^ | Transsylvania Phoenix
    I wonder what Obama will do if he will move on to enact new Federal firearms registration laws or another so called "assault" weapon ban after the New Hampshire legislative passes HCR6. Will Obama order his Brown Shirts...errr... National Civilian Forces to invade New Hampshire and restore hope and change? Read on
  • Holder confirmed as attorney general, 75-21

    02/02/2009 4:03:27 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 142 replies · 4,136+ views
    Roll Call ^ | I added the link, thank me. | Admin Moderator
    Holder confirmed as attorney general, 75-21
  • Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford indicted

    12/02/2008 7:04:40 PM PST · by csvset · 14 replies · 1,177+ views
    The Birmingham News ^ | December 02, 2008 | VAL WALTON
    Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford was arrested Monday after being charged in a federal indictment that accuses the former Jefferson County commissioner with receiving more than $236,000 in expensive clothes, designer watches and cash to pay his personal debt as part of a conspiracy to funnel county financial business to two of his friends. A special federal grand jury in Birmingham returned a 101-count indictment against Langford, the former commission president; Montgomery investment banker Bill Blount and lobbyist Al LaPierre. The indictment includes charges of conspiracy, bribery, fraud, money laundering and filing false income tax returns in what prosecutors described as...
  • Barack Obama wants you (to spill your secrets): Is the new administration being smart -- or scary?

    11/23/2008 10:19:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies · 1,346+ views
    Salon ^ | November 24, 2008 | Michael Martin
    In his first press conference after the election, Barack Obama cracked a joke about Nancy Reagan holding séances in the White House. (It was factually inaccurate; the former first lady was into horoscopes, not "Hellraiser.") This provoked the administration’s first apology, but not the first bipartisan critique. That came a week later, with the release of the administration’s job application. In 63 questions over seven pages, prospective White House employees are being asked — in addition to questions about finances, gun ownership and, possibly, flossing habits — to list “all aliases or ‘handles’ you have used to communicate on the...
  • Great... After the Election Is Over Newsweek Finally Tells Us Obama Is Satan

    11/18/2008 12:55:53 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies · 1,186+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 18, 2008 | Gateway Pundit
    Unfortunately, this question did not come up in the debates.Now it looks like we may be stuck with Beelzebub in the White House for the next 4 years.It appears Barack Obama was not properly vetted after all.Newsweek wonders:"Is Obama the Antichrist?" On Nov. 5, Todd Strandberg was at his desk, fielding E-mails from around the world. As the editor and founder of, his job is to track current events and link them to biblical prophecy in hopes of maintaining his status as "the eBay of prophecy," the best source online for predictions and calculations concerning the end of...
  • Obama to Pick Holder as AG: Report

    11/18/2008 12:36:48 PM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 107 replies · 5,571+ views ^ | 11/18/08 | nypost
    WASHINGTON - President-elect Barack Obama has decided on Eric Holder to be attorney general, Newsweek said Tuesday, citing two legal sources close to Obama's transition team.
  • Gun Owners Not Welcome on Obama's White House Team?

    11/17/2008 6:47:35 AM PST · by cardinal4 · 23 replies · 706+ views
    artorius castus blog ^ | 14 Nov 08 | CNS
    President-elect Barack Obama’s transition team is showing its hostility toward lawful firearm owners by “weeding out” job applicants who own firearms themselves, a Second Amendment group says.
  • Election spurs a run on guns

    11/10/2008 2:17:13 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 38 replies · 272+ views
    StandardNET ^ | November 8th | Sam Cooper
    Business is booming for local gun dealers. Propelled by concerns over the election of Barack Obama and Democratic control of the U.S. House and Senate, guns are flying off the shelf at a record rate, said Craig Ball, manager of Impact Guns, 2710 S. 1900 West. "We're selling every one we can get, and it's not just here, it's all over the country," he said. "We've had standing orders for these for months, and right now all the distributors nationwide are out. Everyone's snapping them (guns) up." Ball said Wednesday was the busiest day he's ever seen at the Ogden...
  • Obama Victory Means ‘Stronger Support for Sensible Gun Laws’

    11/05/2008 1:29:29 PM PST · by pissant · 124 replies · 4,656+ views
    CNS ^ | 11/5/08 | Susan Jones
    The strong Election Day showing for Democrats signals stronger support for “sensible gun laws” in this country and a “significant setback” for the National Rifle Association, a gun control group said Tuesday night. The Brady Campaign issued a statement even before Sen. Barack Obama was declared the winner, saying the political environment is better than it’s been in years for “progress on gun violence prevention.” The NRA spent millions on ads during the campaign, warning that Sen. Barack Obama would be the most anti-gun president in American history. But according to the Brady Campaign, the NRA failed to deliver its...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 10-08-08 (Slate Writer Reveals Liberal Agenda In The Open)

    10/08/2008 10:21:03 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 56 replies · 1,282+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | October 8, 2008 | Timothy Noah and PJ-Comix
    Freudenschade, baby! This is a special edition of the DUmmie FUnnies. Instead of DUmmies or KOmmies or HUffies, we are focusing on Slate senior writer, Timothy Noah, who is so confident of Obama's "victory" in November that he jumped the gun and posted the not so hidden liberal agenda out in the open. You can read his Slate ARTICLE titled, "The New Complacency," as well as an ANALYSIS of that article over at NewsBusters. So let us now join honorary DUmmie Timothy Noah in mid-gloat as he is about to reveal WAY too much in Bolshevik Red while the...
  • Hold Your Nose and Vote, or Turn in Your Guns…It’s That Simple

    09/12/2008 8:06:36 AM PDT · by corbie · 66 replies · 484+ views
    Okay, I agree, it’s an odious choice, and thanks to the media and our two-party system, we have to make a difficult decision. But your freedom and your right to bear arms are in the balance. If you stay home, or vote the way your union tells you to, or vote for “change,” you will get screwed in a place you will find very uncomfortable. Let me explain why.The two contenders are Barack Obama and John McCain. McCain has not always, admittedly, been the best friend of American gun owners.Obama, on the other hand, has a long, documented, and consistent...
  • Franken forgets state’s pro-gun viewpoint

    07/18/2008 6:23:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies · 205+ views
    Albert Lea Tribune ^ | 17 July, 2008 | John Holly
    In one of Senate candidate Al Franken’s literary efforts titled “Rush Limbaugh Is A Big Fat Idiot,” he reveals his personal feelings about a topic important to many Minnesotans. In Chapter 12 of his book, I learned that candidate Franken is against private ownership of guns due to his belief that firearms in the home are “too dangerous.” I believe these views are more consistent with California or New York, where Mr. Franken still maintains corporate interests. His problem is Minnesota has always been a pro-gun state. Remember, a bipartisan majority passed “conceal and carry.” I called the National Rifle...
  • FBI Chief Unhappy With Supreme Court Ruling

    07/01/2008 10:54:32 AM PDT · by neverdem · 333 replies · 1,021+ views ^ | July 1, 2008 | NA
    The director of the FBI is not happy with the Supreme Court's recent handgun ruling. Robert Mueller says he tends to believe that "weapons harm people, and more often than not they harm the people carrying them." Mueller said the high court's decision, which threw out a handgun ban in Washington, D.C., "does throw a lot of things up in the air." Mueller said communities will now have to decide their own licensing programs. Mueller was speaking at a convention of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators in Hartford, Connecticut. He says with his grandchildren going to college,...
  • NRA Plans Blitz Against Obama

    07/01/2008 7:29:23 AM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 27 replies · 45+ views
    The National Rifle Association "plans to spend about $40 million on this year's presidential campaign, with $15 million of that devoted to portraying Sen. Barack Obama as a threat to the Second Amendment rights upheld last week by the Supreme Court," according to Politico. "The politically powerful gun rights group will split its message efforts between communicating with its 4 million members and the tens of millions more firearms owners across the country." So far, a USA Today analysis shows outside groups "have spent more than $25 million since Jan. 1, 2007, on independent expenditures, and more than 70% has...
  • MAC: MIKE STILL IN VEEPSTAKES (McCain Adores Bloomberg)

    06/11/2008 4:33:35 AM PDT · by TADSLOS · 50 replies · 93+ views
    New York Post ^ | June 11, 2008 | CARL CAMPANILE
    Sen. John McCain praised Mayor Bloomberg yesterday - talking up Hizzoner as a strong candidate for governor and refusing to rule him out as a vice presidential candidate. Asked during an interview with The Post whether the term-limited billionaire mayor should be able to seek re-election to a third term, he said there's been "some speculation" about Bloomberg trying to move to Albany. "Do I think he could serve the state of New York and the country well? Of course," McCain said, during a sitdown at the New York Hilton. He was also asked about having the mayor as his...
  • Guns aren't welcome in Toronto (BARF ALERT - gun grabbing councillor speaks)

    05/30/2008 10:03:04 AM PDT · by Heartofsong83 · 23 replies · 549+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | 05/30/08 | (Councillor) Adam Vaughan
    Guns aren't welcome in Toronto May 30, 2008 04:30 AM Re:Targeting the good guys Letters, May 29 It is interesting to note that letters criticizing Toronto City Council for closing down city-run shooting ranges were sent from Mississauga, Halifax, Wellesley, Ont., Pickering and Peterborough. I supported shutting down the shooting ranges because I believe it is hypocritical for city council to call for a total ban on handguns, while supporting and in fact subsidizing gun culture at city-run facilities – especially when recreation programs to keep kids away from the draw of a street culture that too often includes weapons...
  • Obama Draws Fire for Comments on Small-Town America

    04/11/2008 4:44:23 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 131 replies · 265+ views
    Fox News ^ | April 11, 2008
    Hillary Clinton and John McCain both ripped into Barack Obama Friday for reportedly saying residents of small-town America “cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them” out of bitterness over lost jobs, a remark his opponents interpreted as arrogant...
  • McCain has ‘work to do’ with gun owners: NRA ("He's not there yet," NRA says)

    04/09/2008 8:15:33 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 53 replies · 109+ views
    The Hill ^ | 04/09/2008 | Sam Youngman
    If Sen. John McCain expects the support of gun owners in this year’s presidential race, the Arizona Republican must make an effort to overcome some decisions the National Rifle Association (NRA) has found troubling. “John McCain still has some work to do to give them a comfort level,” Chris Cox, executive director of the NRA, said during an interview with The Hill. “Truth be told, he’s not there yet.” Cox said McCain and the anti-gun control group have endured some “high-profile disagreements” in the last several years that have left many gun owners concerned about his candidacy. Specifically, McCain played...
  • Police limit searches for guns;Invited into homes without warrants

    03/25/2008 3:53:02 AM PDT · by ninonitti · 52 replies · 1,921+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | March 25, 2008 | By Maria Cramer
    Boston police officials, surprised by intense opposition from residents, have significantly scaled back and delayed the start of a program that would allow officers to go into people's homes and search for guns without a warrant. The program, dubbed Safe Homes, was supposed to start in December, but has been delayed at least three times because of misgivings in the community. March 1 was the latest missed start date. One community group has been circulating a petition against the plan. Police officials trying to assuage residents' fears have been drowned out by criticism at some meetings with residents and elected...
  • Yes Indeed, This is Senator Perata's Infamous Charger! (now posted on e-bay!)

    02/28/2008 9:59:58 PM PST · by Califreak · 21 replies · 291+ views
    e-bay ^ | February 2008 | E-bay
    Yes Indeed, This is Senator Perata's Infamous Charger! Complete with 22'' Panther Rims Dual flowmasters 5.7L HEMI Motor 5-Speed Automatic Transmission Dark tinted rear windows Rear spoiler Moon roof Heated seats Power Leather seats A/C Cruise Control Keyless entry Adult (Senator) owned Non smoker And a great story(maybe not so great) to go along with it! As for the rest, I'll let the photo's do the talking.
  • John McCain Is A Liberal Gun Grabber

    02/22/2008 9:44:29 PM PST · by TBP · 88 replies · 1,416+ views
    Via email | February 22, 2008 | Chuck Baldwin
    If the Presidency of George W. Bush proved anything, it proved the hazard of electing phony Republican conservatives. At least one is able to clearly see a liberal for what he or she is when they have a "D" behind their name. But put an "R" behind the name and suddenly their liberal, Big-Government, anti-freedom agenda is barely recognized, which makes a liberal Republican much more dangerous than a liberal Democrat. Let me say it straight out: a John McCain Presidency would be far worse than a Barack Obama Presidency. With a Democrat in the White House, conservatives and Christians...
  • Obama and Gun Control

    02/19/2008 6:49:52 PM PST · by neverdem · 62 replies · 2,223+ views
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | February 18, 2008 | David Bernstein
    His record isn't likely to win back the rural "pro-gun" voters who've fled to the Republicans in recent years, likely costing Gore the election in 2000. From the Chicago Defender, Dec. 13, 1999: Sweeping federal gun control legislation proposed by Sen. Barack Obama (D-13th) would increase the penalties on gun runners who are flooding Chicago's streets with illegal weapons. At an anti-gun rally held at the Park Manor Christian Church, 600 E. 73rd St., headed by the Rev. James Demus, Obama also said he's backing a resolution being introduced into the City Council by Alds. Toni Preckwinkle (4th), Ted Thomas...
  • One Gun Dealer, Two Campus Massacres

    02/16/2008 8:05:37 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 73 replies · 332+ views
    CBS 4 MIAMI ^ | 17 FEBRUARY 2008 | AP
    Wis.-Based Internet Gun Dealer Sold Weapons, Accessories To NIU And Va. Tech Shooters MADISON, Wis (AP) ― A Green Bay-based Internet gun dealer who sold a weapon to the Virginia Tech shooter last year sold handgun accessories to the man who killed five at Northern Illinois University on Thursday. Eric Thompson said Friday that his Web site,, sold two empty 9 mm Glock magazines and a Glock holster to Stephen Kazmierczak on Feb. 4, just 10 days before the 27-year-old opened fire in a classroom and killed five before committing suicide. The order was shipped on Monday and...
  • Obama says US must do 'whatever it takes' to end gun violence

    02/17/2008 12:48:40 PM PST · by Perdogg · 72 replies · 196+ views ^ | Saturday, February 16, 2008 : 0945 Hrs
    Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, following a campus shooting in his home state of Illinois that left six dead, said on Friday that the US must do "whatever it takes" to eradicate gun violence. Obama stressed, however, he believes in an individual's constitutional right to bear arms. Obama said he spoke to Northern Illinois University's president this morning by phone and offered whatever help his Senate office could provide in the investigation and improving campus security. The first-term senator, a former constitutional law instructor, said some scholars argue the Second Amendment to the US Constitution guarantees gun ownership only to...
  • Barack Obama: Shootings in his state call for action

    02/15/2008 12:23:29 PM PST · by neverdem · 86 replies · 189+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | February 15, 2008 | John McCormick
    MILWAUKEE – Sen. Barack Obama this morning commented on Thursday's shootings at Northern Illinois University, as he also discussed his views on gun laws. The Illinois... --snip-- Obama said the nation must commit itself to "do whatever it takes to eradicate this violence from our streets, from our schools, from our neighborhoods and our cities." Before speaking to a rally here, Obama said the nation must do a "more effective job of enforcing our gun laws, strengthening our background check system, being able to trace guns that are used in violent crimes to unscrupulous gun dealers -- so that we...
  • Obama supports individual gun rights [Barf alert]

    02/15/2008 10:56:51 AM PST · by rellimpank · 63 replies · 391+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | NEDRA PICKLER, AP
    MILWAUKEE - Barack Obama said Friday that the country must do "whatever it takes" to eradicate gun violence following a campus shooting in his home state, but he believes in an individual's right to bear arms. Obama said he spoke to Northern Illinois University's president Friday morning by phone and offered whatever help his Senate office could provide in the investigation and improving campus security. The Democratic presidential candidate spoke about the Illinois shooting to reporters while campaigning in neighboring Wisconsin. The senator, a former constitutional law instructor, said some scholars argue the Second Amendment to the Constitution guarantees gun...

    02/09/2008 7:00:43 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 543 replies · 2,298+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 9 Feb 08 | Matt Drudge
  • Surge in Early Balloting Shifts Florida Races (Rooty's NYC liberals switching voter registrations?)

    01/28/2008 3:53:49 AM PST · by Liz · 29 replies · 154+ views
    NY TIMES ^ | January 27, 2008 | ADAM NAGOURNEY
    BOCA RATON, Fla. A flood of early ballots from Republican voters, has already exceeded the turnout in the contests in Iowa, NH and Nevada. As of Friday night, nearly 400,000 party Republicans had cast early votes, either in person or by mail......There were 3.8 million Republicans qualified to vote Tuesday. That offers a glimmer of hope to Giuliani's calculated effort to get his supporters to vote early hoping to bank a substantial number of votes before losses in other early states raised questions about his viability and his competitors arrived in the state, driving down his numbers in the polls....
  • Giuliani fades in California

    01/24/2008 8:35:36 AM PST · by Signalman · 7 replies · 67+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | January 23, 2008 | Dan Walters
    Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who for months was the first presidential choice of California Republicans, may have blown it. A new statewide Field Poll is the latest survey to confirm that Giuliani, who sat out the first round of primaries to concentrate on the big states such as Florida and California, has slipped behind Arizona Sen. John McCain and other Republican hopefuls. Ten months ago, Giuliani claimed more than a third of California GOP voters in the Field Poll, with McCain the only other candidate reaching double digits. But the latest survey, taken this month, found that he...
  • The Case for Rudy Giuliani

    01/22/2008 4:51:53 AM PST · by StatenIsland · 107 replies · 183+ views ^ | 1/22/08 | Dennis Prager
    Rudy Giuliani may have made a great mistake by not campaigning in New Hampshire, Nevada, Iowa and South Carolina. But between Rudy Giuliani (and, for that matter, Mitt Romney) on the one hand and John McCain on the other, there is little question as to who more embodies mainstream conservative and Republican principles. But Giuliani is not merely more of a conservative than John McCain. In fact, if it is Ronald Reagan that Republicans want, Giuliani is extraordinarily close to that venerated man. Ronald Reagan stood for two great beliefs: that big government is a big problem for a free...
  • Giuliani trailing on home ground: (WNBC/Marist - NY) poll

    01/21/2008 11:16:43 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 60 replies · 206+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 1/21/08 | Reuters
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani is trailing in the race for the Republican presidential nomination even on his home turf of New York state, a new poll showed on Monday. The WNBC/Marist poll ahead of the February 5 primaries in New York showed 34 percent of registered Republicans support John McCain, compared to 23 percent for Giuliani. Among Republicans likely to vote, McCain kept his 34 percent support, while Giuliani was tied in second place with Mitt Romney at 19 percent. McCain's campaign has been boosted by wins in New Hampshire and South Carolina...
  • Mitt Romney has polish, but is he for real?

    01/20/2008 5:55:26 PM PST · by jdm · 35 replies · 227+ views
    Mercury News ^ | Jan. 20, 2008 | by Frank Davies
    Mitt Romney showed that you can go home again. After disappointing losses in Iowa and New Hampshire, Romney's turning point came in a decisive, 9-point victory in Michigan on Tuesday, putting him back in the thick of a muddled GOP race. Romney grew up in Michigan, and his father George was the head of American Motors and then a popular governor in the 1960s. Romney stressed his native-son appeal ("this is personal - my parents are buried here"), promised he "would not rest as president" until the state's dismal economy turned around, and spent more than $2 million on TV...
  • Mitt Romney's Economic Record Questioned (MSM Hit Piece by a DEM Economist???)

    01/20/2008 6:16:51 PM PST · by khnyny · 94 replies · 19,050+ views
    Reuters/Yahoo ^ | January 20, 2008 | Jason Szep
    JACKSONVILLE, Florida (Reuters) - Republican Mitt Romney is touting his revival of the Massachusetts' economy in a pitch to voters in Florida, a state that could make or break his White House bid, but some experts dispute that record. The former Massachusetts governor issued a statement on Sunday titled "creating jobs" that focuses on 57,600 jobs added to the Massachusetts economy during his single term as governor from 2003 to 2007. But Northeastern University economist Andrew Sum, who has researched Romney's record, said the state lagged the U.S. average during that period in job creation, economic growth and wage increases.
  • A Jarring Statistic in Romney's Nevada Victory

    01/19/2008 3:15:19 PM PST · by Checkers · 84 replies · 167+ views
    The Campaign Spot ^ | 01/18/2008 | JIM GERAGHTY
    I don't think the Mormon card is a legitimate card to play against Mitt Romney. Love him or hate him, there are plenty of reasons to vote for or against the man besides his religion. But if the entrance polls are accurate - that 25 percent of the GOP caucusgoers were Mormon, and that 94 percent of those voters voted for Romney - then the post-victory spin from his rivals is going to be, "Well, what do you expect? He mobilized the Mormons, and they put him over the top." (To his credit, he also won evangelical Protestants and Catholics,...
  • Fox News: Romney Wins Nevada GOP Caucuses

    01/19/2008 10:06:04 AM PST · by Aristotelian · 35 replies · 118+ views
    Fox News | Jan 19, 2008
    Mitt Romney wins the Nevada caucuses, according to Fox News.
  • Romney on Leno

    01/18/2008 9:03:13 PM PST · by mojo114 · 42 replies · 168+ views
    Leno Show
    Interview by Leno on now with Mitt Romney
  • Romney to Appear on Tonight Show (Jan. 18)

    01/18/2008 5:45:57 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 18 replies · 81+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | January 18, 2008 | Michael D. Shear
    LAS VEGAS, Jan. 18 -- While his rivals courted voters in South Carolina, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney barnstormed across Nevada as he sought a victory on Saturday to provide momentum before Florida's contest at the end of the month. Friday afternoon, he planned to jet to Los Angeles to tape an appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." "It worked for Huckabee. He won Iowa, so apparently it was the right strategy," joked press secretary Eric Fehrnstrom. "We've determined that the path to the White House goes through the Jay Leno show." Fehrnstrom added that going on the...
  • Romney proposes $250 bln economic stimulus package

    01/18/2008 5:08:54 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 163 replies · 135+ views
    Romney proposes $250 bln economic stimulus package Fri Jan 18, 2008 7:33pm EST WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Weighing in on a debate about stimulating the slowing U.S. economy, Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney called on Friday for a package of tax breaks expected to cost $250 billion, according to a report by the CNBC business TV channel. The former Massachusetts governor's package, CNBC said, centered on several permanent tax cuts, rather than temporary rebates and spending programs favored by others engaged in the stimulus discussion in Washington and on the campaign trail. Romney plans to propose permanently reducing the rate for...
  • Mitt's lays out economic stimulus plan

    01/18/2008 2:43:02 PM PST · by jbwbubba · 24 replies · 50+ views
    CNBC ^ | Jan 18 2008 | John Harwood
    Bidding to seize control of the accelerating debate over economic stimulus, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is proposing a package with something for everyone. In an interview this afternoon, Mr. Romney said he will propose: --To permanently cut in the lowest income tax bracket to 7.5 percent from 10 percent. --To make that cut immediately retroactive to 2007 tax liabilities. --To permanently eliminate Social Security payroll taxes for workers over 65. --To provide 100 percent expensing of new equipment purchased by businesses over two years retroactive to Jan 1 2008. --To permanently reduce the corporate tax rate to 20 percent...
  • Romney and reporter tangle at press conference

    01/18/2008 3:30:23 PM PST · by indcons · 12 replies · 47+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | January 18, 2008 | Jill Zuckman
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney flatly declared Thursday during a stop in Columbia that he doesn't have lobbyists running his campaign. In fact, several lobbyists either work in the campaign or advise Romney and his aides. Romney's statement sparked a heated exchange with an Associated Press reporter, who challenged his truthfulness. "That's not true governor," said Glen Johnson, the AP reporter. "That is not true. Ron Kaufman's a lobbyist. How can you say that you don't have lobbyists?" Kaufman, the former White House political director for President George H.W. Bush and a lobbyist at the Dutko Group, is a senior...
  • Romney Surrounded by Pro-U.N. Lobbyists

    01/18/2008 3:36:14 PM PST · by indcons · 32 replies · 45+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Friday, January 18, 2008 | Cliff Kincaid
    A representative of the Romney campaign defended Weber’s work on the issue, saying his purpose was to work with Helms to make sure the money was paid to the U.N. Insisting that he is a Washington outsider, Mitt Romney has been captured on tape arguing with a reporter about whether a Washington lobbyist named Ron Kaufman runs or just advises his campaign for president. The more important issue is what Kaufman lobbies for. It turns out that Kaufman’s firm, as well as another Romney adviser, Vin Weber, have worked to put more American taxpayer dollars into the coffers of the...
  • McCain Leads Huckabee 30%-22%, Romney Third at 18% in South Carolina!

    01/18/2008 3:45:48 PM PST · by Plutarch · 57 replies · 110+ views
    Mitchell Interactive ^ | January 18, 2008 | Steve Mitchell
    EAST LANSING, Mich. — U.S. Sen. John McCain (30%) has an 8% lead over former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (22%) while former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (18%) is in third place to a telephone poll of likely voters in the South Carolina Republican Primary conducted by Mitchell Interactive Wednesday and Thursday night January 16 & 17, 2008. Fred Thompson (13%) is in fourth place followed Rudy Giuliani (5%) and Ron Paul 4%. Ten percent are undecided. Mitchell Interactive is an East Lansing, Michigan and Washington, DC based national political polling and market research company. The survey of 897 likely Republican...
  • Place Your Money on Romney

    01/18/2008 2:15:24 PM PST · by Reaganesque · 54 replies · 95+ views
    The New Republic ^ | 01/17/08 | Noam Scheiber
    You hear a lot these days about the chaotic state of the GOP race, which is obviously true insofar as lots of candidates still have a shot at winning. But I don't think it's true in the sense that several candidates have an equal shot of winning. My sense is that Mitt Romney emerges from Michigan with some pretty clear advantages. For one thing, the first kind of chaos ("type 1") makes it pretty tough for Romney's rivals to raise money, which will, perhaps more than anything else, influence the outcome of the 21 February 5th contests. As this Politico piece notes, the GOP's general fundraising environment...
  • Romney to appear on Leno

    01/18/2008 9:00:23 AM PST · by Plutarch · 50 replies · 73+ views
    MSNBC ^ | January 18, 2008
    From NBC/NJ's Erin McPike and Mark MurrayKeeping up the tradition of GOP candidates appearing on Leno and Letterman right before a key nominating contest, Romney will do Leno tonight. Prior to the Iowa caucuses, Huckabee appeared on Leno's Tonight Show. And before the New Hampshire primary, Huckabee did Letterman while Paul went on Leno.
  • Romney Criticizes Rivals' Lobbyists [article from hostile AP reporter]

    01/17/2008 8:02:47 PM PST · by Plutarch · 24 replies · 93+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Thursday, January 17, 2008 | GLEN JOHNSON
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Republican Mitt Romney said Thursday he could govern in the country's best interest because "I don't have lobbyists running my campaign," although Washington insiders are on his senior staff and registered lobbyists are top advisers.One of them, Ron Kaufman, chairman of Washington-based Dutko Worldwide, regularly sits across the aisle from Romney on his campaign plane, participates in debate strategy sessions and just last week accompanied Romney to a lunch in Myrtle Beach with Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C.Another adviser, former Rep. Vin Weber, R-Minn., is chairman of Romney's policy committee. He also is chief executive officer of...