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  • Labrador says he thinks Trump should choose Cruz as running mate

    07/07/2016 11:04:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The Boise Spokeman-Review ^ | July 7, 2016 | Betsy Z. Russell
    Idaho 1st District Congressman Raul Labrador, who will be going to the national GOP convention in Cleveland as a Ted Cruz delegate, called today for Donald Trump to choose Cruz as his running mate. Labrador said that would take “the two guys who got about 70 percent of the votes in just about every primary, every caucus … and bring the team together. That would be historic, it would be something akin to what Abraham Lincoln did when he brought a team of rivals together.” Labrador, who spoke during a monthly “Conversations with Conservatives” Q-and-A session with Washington, D.C. reporters...
  • Jesse Ventura open to playing second banana on Trump ticket

    08/12/2015 4:18:50 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 72 replies
    the hill ^ | August 12 2015 | BRADFORD RICHARDSON
    Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura suggested Tuesday that he’d be glad to be Donald Trump’s running mate. “Do you think Donald would ever think of asking me?” Ventura said during an interview on his “Off the Grid” show with former Trump adviser Roger Stone .
  • Pentagon Proposes U.S. Heavy Weaponry In Europe To Deter Russia

    06/14/2015 4:53:22 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 24 replies
    The United States is reportedly planning to store heavy military equipment in Eastern Europe to reassure allies made uneasy by Russia’s actions in Ukraine. Citing U.S. and allied officials, The New York Times reported on June 13 that the United States is "poised to station battle tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, and other heavy weapons for as many as 5,000 American troops in several Baltic and Eastern European countries." The U.S. newspaper says the proposal, if approved, would represent “the first time since the end of the Cold War that the United States has stationed heavy military equipment in the newer...
  • Army Gen. Randy Taylor introduces his husband at Pentagon Gay Pride event

    06/09/2015 12:51:26 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 151 replies
    www.washingtontimes.com ^ | Updated: 3:14 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 | By Rowan Scarborough
    A married Army general on Tuesday introduced his spouse at a Pentagon event that featured lots of top brass, including Defense Secretary Ashton Carter as the keynote speaker. What made this seemingly routine introduction noteworthy is that Brig. Gen. Randy S. Taylor introduced his husband, Lucas. “My husband Lucas is sitting up front here,” Gen. Taylor said of the man in the same row as Mr. Carter, Army Secretary John McHugh and other senior officials. He said Lucas has subjugated his own career to support the general’s frequent moves over an 18-year relationship.
  • Team Hillary thinks she can win 386 electoral votes in 2016

    11/17/2014 7:56:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/17/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    Somehow, the message Hillary ClintonÂ’s nascent presidential campaign took from 2014 is that the former secretary of state is a rising star and Democrats are winning the future. That is the inevitable takeaway from an interview Talking Points MemoÂ’s Dylan Scott conducted with President Barack ObamaÂ’s former battleground states director for his 2012 campaign, Mitch Stewart. According to this seasoned Democrat, Clinton can reasonably expect to expand on Barack ObamaÂ’s 2008 successes with minorities and do him one better as a result of ClintonÂ’s appeal to working class white voters. In fact, Stewart says, Clinton can expect to flip...
  • Hillary Clinton leads the calling of the hogs after Razorbacks beat LSU

    11/16/2014 9:15:00 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 30 replies
    Vine ^ | 11-16-2014 | Wes Clark
    November 16, 2014 Wes ClarkHillary Clinton leads the calling of the hogs after Razorbacks beat LSU Video Link-Turn On Speakers
  • Robert Reich’s advice to Hillary Clinton: Ride the populist wave

    11/12/2014 6:16:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    MSNBC ^ | November 12, 2014 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich is not running for president, but he thinks any Democrat who is – including his “old friend” Hillary Clinton – should worry about Republicans outflanking them on populism. Reich, now a professor at the University of California Berkeley, first met Hillary Clinton when she was a freshman at Wellesley and they marched in civil rights demonstrations together. He met Bill Clinton around the same time at Oxford, when they were both Rhodes Scholars. He went on to work on both of Bill Clinton’s presidential campaigns, and joined the administration. In the Clinton cabinet, he was...
  • Don’t believe the hype — Hillary Clinton can be beat

    11/09/2014 8:46:52 AM PST · by PROCON · 45 replies
    nypost ^ | Nov. 9, 2014 | George F. Will
    Now that two of the last three Democratic presidencies have been emphatically judged to have been failures, the world’s oldest political party — the primary architect of this nation’s administrative state — has some thinking to do. The accumulating evidence that the Democratic Party is an exhausted volcano includes its fixation with stale ideas, such as the supreme importance of a 23rd increase in the minimum wage. Can this party be so blinkered by the modest success of its third recent presidency, Bill Clinton’s, that it will sleepwalk into the next election behind Hillary Clinton? In 2016, she will have...
  • NY Times: Hillary has the Republicans right where she wants them!

    11/08/2014 10:25:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Hotair ^ | Noah Rothman
    The 2016 cycle began before the 2014 cycle ended, and the prospective presidential candidates long ago mobilized to hit the ground running as soon as the polls across America closed on Tuesday night. The results of the midterm elections have, however, lit a special fire under the inevitable Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton. A report in The New York Times on Friday morning revealed that the Clinton Machine is revving into high gear, but it also suggested that Hillary will burst out of the 2016 presidential gate with a whimper. The former secretary of state will cease to deliver paid...
  • Christie, Establishment Darling

    08/21/2013 2:05:24 PM PDT · by RB156 · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | August 20, 2013 | Robert Costa
    Governor Chris Christie’s darkest moment, at least in the eyes of some members of the Republican establishment, came on a chilly Sunday night in early November of last year, just days before the presidential election. What Christie and his team did that evening, in a series of terse e-mails and calls with the pleading Romney camp, remains murky. On Capitol Hill, insiders still treat the episode like the Zapruder film, analyzing it and trying to discern, from limited context, what exactly happened. But what didn’t happen is indisputable: Christie didn’t attend Mitt Romney’s rally at Shady Brook Farm in Lower...
  • Question: Did anyone watch the HBO movie "Behind the Candelabra" over the weekend?

    05/28/2013 9:56:37 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 111 replies
    HBO Movie Premier | 05-28-2013 | Red Badger
    Just asking. Any opinions on the movie?......
  • Jeb Bush Quietly Lays Campaign Groundwork Through Foundation (sigh!)

    03/06/2013 7:04:55 AM PST · by Bigtigermike · 112 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | Wednesday March 6, 2013
    “The chatter is he's up to something,” says one Florida operative. If Jeb Bush decides to convert his media tour into a presidential bid in a couple years, he won't have to look far for a campaign staff: The well-funded education foundation he runs out his office in a Miami hotel is stacked with former political operatives, a large communications team, and a rapidly growing staff whose work stretches into 40 states. It is common practice for undeclared presidential candidates to build a campaign infrastructure under the guise of a political action committee, but Bush appears to be laying the...
  • Are Democrats Really the "Pro-Science" Party?

    09/10/2012 2:29:35 PM PDT · by neverdem · 93 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | September 10, 2012 | Alex Berezow and Hank Campbell
    A narrative has developed over the past several years that the Republican Party is anti-science. Recently, thanks to the ignorant remarks about rape made by Rep. Todd Akin, the Democrats have seized the opportunity to remind us that they are the true champions of science in America. But is it really true? No. As we thoroughly detail in our new book, "Science Left Behind," Democrats are willing to throw science under the bus for any number of pet ideological causes – including anything from genetic modification to vaccines. Consider California’s Proposition 37, which would require genetically modified food to carry...
  • Vanity: Time to Increase Number of Supreme Court Justices

    07/05/2012 10:03:08 AM PDT · by privatedrive · 72 replies
    7/5/12 | privatedrive
    The Constitution does not specify the number of justices on the Supreme Court; that decision is left to Congress. I submit that now is the time to increase that number to at least 15. Clearly the current makeup of the SC concentrates too much power to one individual (formerly Kennedy, now Roberts). In 1861, Congress passed a law fixing the number of SC Justices at 9. The original U.S. Supreme Court had only six Justices; that number has changed several times over the years. 1.Judiciary Act of 1789: Court size 6 2.Judiciary Act of 1801: Court size, 5 3.Repeal Act...
  • Jeb Bush Could Emerge As GOP Nominee At A Brokered Convention, Says Top Republican [Keep Dreamin'!]

    02/10/2012 7:28:33 PM PST · by Steelfish · 57 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | February 11, 2012 | TOBY HARNDEN and INDERDEEP BAINS
    Jeb Bush Could Emerge As GOP Nominee At A Brokered Convention, Says Top Republican By TOBY HARNDEN 11th February 2012 Al Cardenas, head of the American Conservative Union, has said that Republican turmoil might lead to a brokered convention in which Jeb Bush, former Florida governor, would emerge as a 'possible alternative' party nominee. Mr Cardenas, who is running this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), a gathering in Washington of some 10,000 conservatives, told MailOnline that it was not certain that one of the four current Republican candidates would emerge victorious. His comments came as Republicans fretted publicly about...
  • Obama’s Birth Certificate Released By White House, Will You Vote For Him Now?

    04/27/2011 1:40:28 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 43 replies
    http://radioviceonline.com/ ^ | April 27,2011 | Steve McGough
    The point of this post is to remind us “birthers” as a group would not be voting for President Obama in 2012 even if there was no “birther” controversy. Minutes before my Drudge Report siren went off on my iPhone, I was writing the following… Ensuring the long form birth certificate is viewable by every person in the world certainly may result in “birthers” closing the book on the subject, but find me a “birther” who would vote for the man anyway. Why should he “release” it? Politically, it’s working in his favor to leave the subject hanging in the...
  • CALIFORNIA: Bill aims to add state to popular-vote movement

    04/04/2011 7:43:16 AM PDT · by SmithL · 49 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 4/4/11 | Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer
    California is a population powerhouse that's home to 1 out of 8 American voters and a political ATM that pumps millions into presidential campaign coffers. But the state's solid-blue status and election rules make it "irrelevant" in the presidential sweepstakes every four years, state Assemblyman Jerry Hill says.Hill, a San Mateo Democrat, and Republican Assemblyman Brian Nestande of Palm Desert (Riverside County) want to change that. The legislators are part of a growing crowd of bipartisan backers of a nationwide campaign to elect presidents by popular vote. The drive has some powerhouse supporters, including Tom Golisano, the billionaire philanthropist and...
  • Should Obama be playing golf during crisis?

    03/25/2011 6:57:07 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Golf Digest ^ | 3/25/11 | Sam Weinman
    Should Obama be playing golf during crisis?By Sam Weinman Friday, March 25, 2011 It should come as little surprise that President Barack Obama's golf passion has come under increasing fire as so many world crises around him have unfolded. Photos of Obama on the links have been easy fodder for the president's critics in the quieter times of his administration (not that he's had many of those); and now with everywhere from Libya to Japan in states of disarray, it seems the only palatable images of a president are the ones of him deep in thought at his desk, not...
  • As Islamists gain, Obama pushes Israel into concessions U.S. envoys reportedly seek creation ..

    03/07/2011 3:01:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    wnd ^ | 3/7/11 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – As Islamist parties gain momentum throughout the region, President Obama has asked Israel to immediately give the Palestinian Authority more control over cities in the strategic West Bank, according to informed Middle East officials. The officials said Obama's envoys to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict met in recent days with officials from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office to express the request. The officials said the U.S. has made a strategic decision to renew a push now for Israel's immediate return to the negotiating table to discuss the creation of a Palestinian state in the West Bank, Gaza and eastern...
  • What Obama Needs to Do With Libya (Tom Ricks: Send U.S. troops to kill Qaddafi)

    03/07/2011 9:37:55 AM PST · by kristinn · 29 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | Monday, March 7, 2011 | Thomas Ricks
    SNIP To help the president nudge the JCS in the ensuing discussion, here are the options he should ask to be put on his desk: 1. Best option: Give the Libyan rebels the aid they need to win. This may be no more than some secure communications gear and a couple of thousand rocket-propelled grenades to deter Qaddafi's tanks and SUVs. (This may be already happening in some form.) Can we start flying discreet charter flights of stuff into some airports in the east? This needs to be ready to go ASAP -- like yesterday. 2. More aggressive, riskier option:...
  • The Manchurian Candidate (Jon Huntsman hints about 2012 run)

    01/01/2011 8:47:52 AM PST · by Hawk720 · 83 replies
    Newsweek ^ | January 1, 2011 | McKay Coppins
    ...The moderate Republican had once been considered a rising star in the GOP and a likely 2012 contender, with David Plouffe, Barack Obama’s campaign mastermind, even identifying Huntsman as the only Republican who made him “a wee bit queasy” about the next race. But speculation ended abruptly in 2009 when Obama tapped Huntsman for the ambassadorship. National pundits called the appointment a shrewd move by the White House to sideline a potential rival, and then promptly forgot about him—which is probably why last fall’s Beehive State buzz was drowned out on the national stage by the noise of the midterms....
  • 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...
  • White House seeks deal with GOP to ensure ratification of New START treaty

    11/06/2010 4:28:48 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 50 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Nov. 6, 2010 | Paul Richter
    The White House is scrambling to strike a last-minute deal with congressional Republicans to save its new nuclear arms treaty with Russia from a lingering death. Obama administration officials are trying to win the support of the GOP point man, Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona, to schedule a ratification vote in the upcoming lame-duck session rather than next year, when Republicans will hold six more Senate seats. The treaty, which also awaits ratification in Russia, would lower each country's maximum number of long-range active nuclear warheads and set procedures for them to inspect each other's strategic nuclear bases. ...President Obama...
  • Likely Speaker plans a block party

    10/31/2010 3:12:18 AM PDT · by Scanian · 6 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 30, 2010 | Kyle Smith
    The likely speaker of the House in the new Congress, John Boehner, is about to find out what Barack Obama learned: It’s much more fun to rattle the beast’s cage than be locked inside it. Will Boehner’s House Republicans remain the party of “Hell, no” or “Let’s make a deal”? Signs point to the former. “This is not a time for compromise,” Boehner told Sean Hannity last week. The Republican congressman added, without apparent impish intent, “To the extent the president wants to work with us, in terms of our goals, we’d welcome his involvement.” That Obama and Boehner might...
  • Newt 2012?

    05/22/2010 1:36:37 AM PDT · by neverdem · 88 replies · 1,528+ views
    American Thinker ^ | May 22, 2010 | J. Robert Smith
    He was a brilliant but flawed man. He spent most of his political career as a bomb-thrower in the lower House. He was despised by his party's establishment. After a debacle, he fell into disfavor with the public. He was discounted as a politician and stayed so for many years. Then came a crisis, which he had warned was coming and which the nation's leadership bungled grossly. He became his nation's leader not because he was loved, but because he was right and had the pluck to carry the fight.  He was Winston Churchill.  Churchill's time came. Could Newt Gingrich's...
  • Jeb Bush carries the Bush political torch

    04/28/2010 4:49:13 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 64 replies · 1,035+ views
    POLITICO.COM ^ | 28 APRIL 2010 | JONATHAN MARTIN
    Talk privately to just about any leading Republican about the 2012 presidential race, and you’ll often hear a sentence that starts with: “If his last name were ...” They’re talking about the former two-term governor of one of America’s largest states who is a reformer, a policy wonk and a savvy pol who left office on good terms — and whose last name happens to be Bush. Were he not the brother of a recently departed and unpopular president, there is little doubt that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush would be an obvious, and formidable, White House prospect for the...
  • Could Ron Paul Beat Obama for President?

    04/20/2010 4:59:10 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 77 replies · 1,027+ views
    The New American ^ | April 20, 2010 | Mary McHugh
    According to a recent Rasmussen poll, Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas) and President Barack Obama would be virtually tied if the 2012 presidential election were held today. The poll result is perhaps surprising, considering that during Ron Paul's 2008 presidential bid for the Republican nomination the major media cast him as a dark horse with no chance of winning. But that was before the financial meltdown in the fall of 2008, the Obama Presidency, and the Tea Party movement of the past year. Rasmussen surveyed 1,000 “likely voters” by phone over April 12 and 13 to gauge the current public attitude...
  • Mitt Romney-Sarah Palin in 2012? You betcha! ZOT!!

    04/15/2010 2:25:07 PM PDT · by sweetb · 419 replies · 5,314+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Thursday, April 15, 2010 - Updated 3h ago | By Edward Mason, Hillary Chabot and Jessica Van Sack
    Conservative superstar Sarah Palin opened the door yesterday to joining forces with Mitt Romney for a 2012 White House run - a hot ticket that has some Republicans licking their chops at the prospect of unseating President Obama. “Sounds pretty good,” Palin declared at yesterday’s Tea Party Express rally on the Common when asked about pairing up with the former Bay State governor - giving the idea a big thumbs-up as she left the stage after her headline speech. Last night, as Palin stopped for cannoli at Mike’s Pastry in the North End, she said she was “serious” about the...
  • Palin says a Romney-Palin ticket "sounds pretty good"

    04/15/2010 8:35:19 AM PDT · by Publius772000 · 79 replies · 1,105+ views
    The Constitutional Alamo ^ | 04/15/10 | Michael Naragon
    After his straw poll win at the SRLC, Mitt Romney appears poised to take his shot at buying a much more important vote. The Boston Herald reported the possible merger in an article titled, "Mitt Romney-Sarah Palin in 2012? You betcha!" According to the story, Republican strategists were "licking their chops" at the prospect of such a telegenic duo running against Barack Obama. Truly, the ticket would be intriguing to some GOP voters. “They both have a lot they can offer a campaign,” said Douglas Lorenz, a California-based GOP consultant. “Romney has the experience as a governor and experience as...
  • Sarah Palin Opens Door to Running With Mitt Romney Against Obama in 2012

    04/15/2010 9:04:16 AM PDT · by julieee · 154 replies · 2,312+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | April 15, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Sarah Palin Opens Door to Running With Mitt Romney Against Obama in 2012 Boston, MA -- Sarah Palin, the pro-life superstar who was John McCain's running mate in 2008, opened the door yesterday at a Tea Party event appearance to running with potential 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Palin has been keeping herself in the limelight since the last election by writing a book and appearing on television and numerous events. http://LifeNews.com/nat6252.html
  • Get ready for … Romney/Palin 2012 ?

    04/15/2010 7:57:49 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 177 replies · 1,682+ views
    Hot Air ^ | APRIL 15, 2010 | ED MORRISSEY
    The Boston Herald thinks they’ve found the unity ticket for the GOP in 2012. Apparently, Sarah Palin thinks it sounds “serious,” too. The only question would be the order (via Jules Crittenden): Conservative superstar Sarah Palin opened the door today to joining forces with Mitt Romney for a 2012 White House run – a hot ticket that has some Republicans licking their chops at the prospect of unseating President Obama. “Sounds pretty good,” Palin declared at today’s Tea Party Express rally on the Common when asked about pairing up with the former Bay State governor – giving the idea a...
  • BOEHNER: "THE INSTITUION IS BROKEN"

    03/22/2010 5:50:51 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 4 replies · 475+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 03/22/2010 | John G. Winder
    Includes Video & Full Text of Speech “We have failed to listen to America. And we have failed to reflect the will of our constituents.” Moments before last night’s historic vote on Health Care Reform, House Minority Leader John Boehner (R. Ohio) stood on the floor of the United States House of Representatives and gave an impassioned speech which captured the feelings of many Americans. In a time when back room deals, bribery and jello-spined posturing (see Bart Stupak) pass for leadership House Minority Leader John Boehner stood on the floor of the U.S. House and took his fellow “Representatives”...
  • Chutzpah: Obama urges federal control of health insurance premiums

    02/21/2010 10:55:28 PM PST · by American Dream 246 · 10 replies · 462+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | 02/22/10 | Bill Dupray
    Every single day of this man's presidency is focused on destroying individual liberty and capitalism. There is no absolutely no authority for the federal government to control insurance premiums. This is right out of the Politburo's handbook. President Obama will propose on Monday giving the federal government new power to block excessive rate increases by health insurance companies, as he rolls out comprehensive legislation to revamp the nation?s health care system, White House officials said. Keep in mind that this is effectively seizing control of the health insurance industry. After all, if you control the rates, you control the companies'...
  • United Arab Emirates request US sale of guided bombs, support for C-130J aircraft

    01/04/2010 1:01:03 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 1 replies · 337+ views
    Defense Professionals ^ | 01/04/2010 | Defense Professionals
    The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified the US Congress, respectively, on 22 December and 28 December 2009 of two possible foreign military sales (FMS) to the United Arab Emirates of enhanced guided bomb units as well as of logistics support and training for 12 C-130J-30 transport aircraft. The two deals would amount to a total estimated value of $409 million (approx. €286.23 million). According to the DSCA, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has requested a possible sale of 400 GBU-24(V) 11/B Enhanced PAVEWAY III, 400 GBU-24(V) 12/B Enhanced PAVEWAY III, 400 GBU-49(V) 3/B Enhanced PAVEWAY II, 400 GBU-50(V) 1/B...
  • FReep this poll: Do you approve of the job President Obama is doing?

    11/18/2009 12:14:10 PM PST · by AtlasStalled · 28 replies · 1,372+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 11/18/09 | Michael Mcauliff
    Do you approve of the job President Obama is doing? Yes 21% No 72% The jury is still out 7%
  • Mike Huckabee: Another White House Whirl in 2012?

    11/05/2009 7:56:42 PM PST · by yongin · 83 replies · 1,585+ views
    Politics Daily ^ | Nov 5, 2009 | Walter Shapiro
    Before Sarah Palin became the embodiment of the conservative grassroots, another national candidate from a state beginning with "A" mastered 21st century Republican populism on his way to winning the 2008 Iowa caucuses. During the campaign, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, the funniest Republican since the heyday of Bob Dole, would go off on little-guy riffs like this: "If you're a person for whom 'summer' is a verb, if you went to Harvard or Yale, you probably think the economy is doing just dandy." After John McCain won the nomination, Huckabee did not fade away. Instead, he morphed into a...
  • President Hannity ? Talker drops hint

    08/21/2009 5:14:14 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 118 replies · 2,842+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | August 21, 2009 | WorldNetDaily
    WASHINGTON – Talk-show host Sean Hannity, a vocal opponent of Barack Obama's policies, said today he would not rule out a bid for the presidency in 2012. Egged on by radio colleague Bill Cunningham, Hannity said he would consider entering the front lines of the political fray if God directs him. "I've never made a decision in my life without – whatever destiny God has you've got to fulfill it," he said. "I'm not sure that's my destiny." Hannity would make a formidable candidate, with the likability of Reagan, good looks and strong convictions. He's also a polished communicator and...
  • Dear Member of Congress: Why You Should Vote Against Waxman-Markey

    06/25/2009 3:26:51 AM PDT · by flattorney · 12 replies · 1,508+ views
    National Review ^ | June 24, 2009 | Jim Manzi
    It appears that years of debate about climate change and energy may now come down to a vote on an actual bill, the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (ACES). As I write this, the vote is scheduled for Friday. If it occurs, you will be asked to vote to implement carbon rationing in the United States.   Without regard to party or ideology, I believe that the evidence is clear that this law would be contrary to the public interest. Here is why, in a nutshell: 1.  It would be a terrible deal for American taxpayers. According to the...
  • CBO Grossly Underestimates Cost of Cap and Trade (Waxman-Markey)

    06/24/2009 3:48:45 PM PDT · by flattorney · 13 replies · 1,279+ views
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | June 24, 2009 | David Kreutzer, Karen Campbell, Nicolas Loris
    Last week, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released their analysis of the Waxman-Markey climate change bill that had proponents of the bill claiming Americans could save the planet for just $175 per household. That was the figure CBO estimated cap and trade would cost households in 2020 alone.[1]Both the CBO's analysis and the subsequent legislation are troubled: The analysis grossly underestimates economic costs while the legislation will have virtually no impact on climate. Overall, there are a number of basic problems with CBO's analysis: Their allowance cost numbers do not add up; They ignore economic costs such as the decrease...
  • Libertarians urge “No” Vote on $1.9 trillion Waxman-Markey tax hike

    06/24/2009 1:30:06 AM PDT · by flattorney · 6 replies · 1,831+ views
    Small Government Times ^ | June 23, 2009 | Staff
    WASHINGTON – America’s third largest party urged the U.S. House Tuesday to defeat plans for a $1.9 trillion energy tax hike over eight years. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is attempting to rush H.R. 2454, the Waxman-Markey energy tax bill, to a vote this week. “With unemployment rising above and beyond what President Obama said it would be with the multi-hundred billion dollar stimulus bill, now is not the time to dismantle our economy with a multi-hundred billion dollar energy tax hike,” said William Redpath, Libertarian National Committee Chairman. “Libertarians urge House members to defeat this job-killing tax hike on Americans,”...
  • Vote Set on House Climate Bill (Waxman-Markey, this Friday)

    06/23/2009 10:24:26 PM PDT · by flattorney · 47 replies · 5,328+ views
    Washington Post ^ | June 24, 2009 | Steven Mufson
    ABSTRACT: Democratic leaders in the House have scheduled a Friday vote on a climate change bill that would establish a complex cap-and-trade system to limit the nation's greenhouse gas emissions, a priority for President Obama. The House Rules Committee unveiled the latest version of the bill, which weighs in at 1,201 pages. It features new items such as $7.5 billion in "green bonds" for a new federal financing agency called the Clean Energy Deployment Administration, extra emission allowances for politically powerful rural electric cooperatives, greater flexibility for states that want to use free allowances for mass transit, and tweaks benefiting...
  • An Inconvenient Truth: Waxman-Markey climate bill in trouble (Gore to the Rescue)

    06/23/2009 2:43:56 PM PDT · by flattorney · 17 replies · 1,670+ views
    The Examiner ^ | June 23, 2009 | JoAnn Blake, DC Environmental Policy
    Is an imperfect climate bill (Waxman-Markey) better than no bill at all? Al Gore says yes.To bring environment supporters together, Gore will host a nationwide conference call on June 23 at 8 p.m. ET. The purpose, according to his Repower America e-mail sent to a selected audience, is “to build urgency around this bill and make sure it passes. We have to go to the grassroots – we have to continue building support in communities across the nation.”“As this climate legislation moves before the full Congress this summer, we have an opportunity unlike anything we’ve seen yet,” the e-mail concludes.Gore...
  • California cities, counties vow to fight state over budget tactics

    05/28/2009 8:52:09 AM PDT · by SmithL · 15 replies · 914+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 5/28/9 | Loretta Kalb and Robert Lewis
    Arguing that the state is nickel and diming them to oblivion, leaders of California's financially beleaguered counties and cities say they plan to fight back.They suggested Wednesday that talks should begin on how to more equitably restructure government financing."The governor and Legislature can't solve this problem by themselves," said Yolo County Supervisor Mike McGowan. "The top-down approach has not worked." Their rancor follows daily assaults on local financing, including:• A state plan to borrow $2 billion in local property taxes from localities.• A proposal to divert $744 million from the local share of gas tax funds.• Calls to divert funds...
  • Keep suspected terrorists out of America

    05/21/2009 3:03:34 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 4 replies · 290+ views
    Sam Johnson-House website ^ | 5-22-09 | Congressman Sam Johnson
    www.samjohnson.house.govJohnsonContact: McCall Avery 202-225-4201 Keep suspected terrorists out of America by Congressman Sam Johnson Washington, May 22 - Two days after taking the oath of office, President Obama signed an executive order closing the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in one year.  His recent speech sparked more questions than answers.  I have grave concerns about shutting down the prison without a future plan for where these jihadists will go.  I believe this could directly threaten the security of the American people.  The shroud of secrecy and lack of information four months after this announcement are big red warning flags in my...
  • 'No Fly, No Buy' for Guns Bill Proposed by Rep. McCarthy

    05/17/2009 6:53:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies · 1,226+ views
    Nassau News ^ | 13 May, 2009 | Timothy Robertson
    'No Fly, No Buy' for Guns Bill Proposed by Rep. McCarthy User Rating: / 19 PoorBest Politics - Capitol Hill Written by Timothy Robertson Wednesday, 13 May 2009 13:32 Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.) is co-sponsoring a House of Representatives bill preventing people on the government's no-fly list from purchasing guns. House representatives will introcude a bill Wednesday that would ban anyone on the controversial no-fly list from purchasing a gun in the U.S. Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.), a strong gun control advocate, is co-sponsoring the legislation that would apply to the nearly 1 million people that make up the government’s no-fly...
  • Confirmed: The Obama DHS hit job on conservatives is real

    04/13/2009 10:02:53 PM PDT · by ebiskit · 527 replies · 26,992+ views
    http://michellemalkin.com ^ | April 14, 2009 12:01 AM | Michelle Malkin
    Yesterday, Roger Hedgecock and the Liberty Papers posted an unclassified DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis report titled:Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment.The “report” was one of the most embarrassingly shoddy pieces of propaganda I’d ever read out of DHS. I couldn’t believe it was real.I spent the day chasing down DHS spokespeople, who have been tied up preparing for a very important homeland security event later today: The First Lady is coming to visit their Washington office. Priorities, you know.Well, the press office got back to me and verified that the document...
  • Is Texas A Terror State?

    04/14/2009 3:01:19 PM PDT · by Scanian · 84 replies · 2,549+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 14, 2009 | Jim Byrd
    According to the Department of Homeland Security, Texas fits the Department's profile of potential domestic terrorism described in their newly released report titled, " Right-wing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment". Islamic extremists' acts of domestic terrorism were recently given the dignity, by Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano and President Obama, of being classified as man-made disasters, and abroad, the "war on terror" has been reclassified as an "overseas contingency plan". But an entire non-Islamic class, or perhaps by extension entire states, according to the report, are not afforded such considerate and cordial titles if...
  • Fox News: Leftists planning to destroy "tea party demonstrations" from within

    04/07/2009 1:06:57 PM PDT · by pabianice · 438 replies · 22,692+ views
    Fox News Live | 4/7/09
    Cavuto interviewing several tea party organizers. Cavuto says he has info that a well-organized and well-funded effort is underway to place Obamatrons inside tea party groups to then destroy the demonstrations when they occur through instigating violence and confusion. This in concert with the MSM to film only violence at such events so as to discredit anyone who opposes Obama. The guests are down-playing Cavuto's news, responding that the tea party movement is too large to be stopped in this way, estimating crowds of 10-15,000 at each demonstration on April 15.
  • Obama Hitler Youth Camps

    03/24/2009 5:08:11 AM PDT · by AJMCQ · 97 replies · 7,514+ views
    Chicago Craigslist ^ | 3/21/2009 | Wolfe
    <p>House Passes Mandatory National Service Bill http://www.infowars.com/house-passes-mandatory-national-service-bill/ The House passed a bill yesterday which includes disturbing language indicating young people will be forced to undertake mandatory national service programs as fears about President Barack Obama’s promised “civilian national security force” intensify.</p>
  • The Internationalization of the US Military - New Program Has Goal of 25% Immigrant Enlistees

    02/14/2009 10:34:39 PM PST · by nysuperdoodle · 11 replies · 656+ views
    Evil Conservative Radio ^ | 15 Feb 09 | EC
    The United States Armed Forces have long offered a path to citizenship for permanent residents of the USA. A new program intends to encourage enlistment by temporary residents, offering citizenship in as little as six months, and an eventual target of one in four enlistees being foreign-born.