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  • Brother testifies in favor of “Terri Schiavo Day”

    01/19/2012 6:51:47 AM PST · by BykrBayb · 21 replies
    Greeley Gazette ^ | January 13, 2012 | Matt Lacy
    Brother testifies in favor of “Terri Schiavo Day” by Matt Lacy – Bobby Schindler, the brother of Terri Schiavo testified on Tuesday in support of a New Hampshire bill proclaiming March 31 of each year as a day to remember Terri Schiavo. Schiavo, who spent 15 years on a feeding tube, became a focal point over the right to die issue and highlighted the need for individuals to have a living will specifying their wishes.. On February 25, 1990 Schiavo collapsed while at home. After being admitted to the hospital, doctors were unable to determine an exact cause of...
  • House GOP leaders get heat from rank-and-file ahead of debt vote (Adding to the $15.2 TRILLION)

    01/16/2012 4:09:22 AM PST · by Libloather · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/16/12 | Erik Wasson
    House GOP leaders get heat from rank-and-file ahead of debt voteBy Erik Wasson - 01/16/12 05:00 AM ET House Republicans want to embarrass President Obama with a vote on the debt ceiling this week but they may get some heartburn courtesy of rank-and-file conservatives. House Republicans on Wednesday will vote to disapprove a request by Obama to add $1.2 trillion to the $15.2 trillion debt. The vote affords an opportunity to highlight multiple trillion-dollar deficits under the president’s leadership. Some conservatives members are angry however that the vote, like an earlier debt-ceiling increase in September, has no teeth and plan...
  • White House sends GOP (not the RATS?) another batch of Solyndra documents

    01/13/2012 4:33:09 PM PST · by Libloather · 1 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/13/12 | Andrew Restuccia, Ben Geman
    White House sends GOP another batch of Solyndra documentsBy Andrew Restuccia and Ben Geman - 01/13/12 05:38 PM ET The White House on Friday sent more internal documents to Republicans investigating the $535 million loan guarantee to failed solar firm Solyndra, arguing that the cache of emails should satisfy GOP investigators. The emails show senior White House aides discussing the need to coordinate messaging with the Energy Department and others ahead of Solyndra layoffs that occurred in early November 2010. Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee have been pressuring the White House for weeks to release more Solyndra...
  • Good going, GOP House: Thanks for increasing the debt by $1 trillion in 10 months

    01/11/2012 6:24:39 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/11/2012 | Tina Korbe
    Yesterday, as the New Hampshire returns rolled in, I tweeted wearily, “I’d hoped for something different.” The incomparable Stephen Kruiser tweeted back, “You’re young. Get used to saying that if you plan on staying in the GOP.”That wisdom returned to me this morning when I read this from When the Republican-controlled House approved its first CR on March 4, 2011, the national debt was 14,182,627,184,881.03, according to the U.S. Treasury. As of the close of business on Jan. 9, 2012, the national debt was 15,236,506,139,986.86.That means the debt increased by $1.05 trillion over the past ten months.That equals approximately...
  • House Republican links Daley’s departure to Solyndra probe

    01/10/2012 3:19:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/10/12 | Andrew Restuccia
    The House Republican leading the investigation into the Obama administration’s $535 million Solyndra loan guarantee alleged Tuesday that White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley resigned in part because of the GOP probe into the failed solar company. “I understand his desire to leave the White House given the seriousness of this and other investigations marring the integrity and credibility of this Administration,” Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.), the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s investigative panel, said in a statement. Stearns, who is heading up a months-long Republican investigation
  • (RAT Jim) Moran Stages Another Attempted Democrat House Floor Caper

    01/10/2012 1:55:07 PM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 1/10/12 | Billy House, Kelsey Snell
    Moran Stages Another Attempted Democrat House Floor CaperBy Billy House and Kelsey Snell | National Journal – 6 hrs ago As House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and a group of other House members continued their trip through Latin America, Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., took to the House floor on Tuesday in the second Democratic effort since Friday to embarrass House Republicans for not being in Washington working on the extension of the payroll-tax holiday and unemployment insurance. But few Americans beyond the 25 people sitting in the House gallery saw what happened on Tuesday, which was much like what occurred...
  • Indiana House Dems end chamber boycott, GOP plans initial vote on divisive labor bill

    01/10/2012 1:42:38 PM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Indiana House Dems end chamber boycott, GOP plans initial vote on divisive labor billBy Associated Press, Published: January 9 INDIANAPOLIS — A divisive labor bill is back in Republican hands after Indiana House Democrats on Monday ended a three-day boycott of the chamber to stall the measure. Republican House Speaker Brian Bosma said the right-to-work bill will get a committee vote Tuesday morning and could make it out of his chamber by the end of the week if Democrats continue to attend House sessions. **SNIP** Republicans want to make Indiana the first state in more than a decade to enact...
  • House liberals cheer proposed Obama administration immigration reform (Senators not mentioned)

    01/09/2012 5:50:59 AM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 1/08/12 | Mike Lillis
    House liberals cheer proposed Obama administration immigration reformBy Mike Lillis - 01/08/12 05:40 PM ET Several senior House liberals are cheering President Obama this week after his administration proposed new rules making it easier for some illegal immigrants to remain in the country while they apply for citizenship. "The President deserves credit for setting in place another essential building block through administrative action – moving us closer to a common sense immigration policy – that puts America, its families and its economy first," Rep. Xavier Becerra (Calif.), vice chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, said Friday in a statement. The...

    06/07/2010 4:16:27 PM PDT · by Cindy · 84 replies · 103+ views
    OSINT.INTERNET ^ | June 7, 2010 | n/a
    June 07, 2010 I SUPPOSE IF I SUGGESTED SUMMARY EXECUTION I WOULD BE CALLED "HARSH"? SNIPPET: "U.S. Intelligence Analyst Arrested in Wikileaks Video Probe Note that he didn't just lift a video and send it to Wikileaks. He also stole and released 260,000 classified US State Department diplomatic cables."
  • Republicans block (out of order) Dem leader Clyburn from speaking on House floor

    01/06/2012 7:56:00 AM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/06/12 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Republicans block Dem leader Clyburn from speaking on House floorBy Pete Kasperowicz - 01/06/12 10:13 AM ET House Republicans on Friday morning blocked Assistant Democratic Leader James Clyburn (D-SC) from speaking on the House floor during a brief pro forma session. After the daily prayer and pledge of allegiance, Clyburn rose to spoke, but presiding officer Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) said Clyburn was "out of order," and that no business was to be conducted during these pro forma sessions. Denham then gaveled the session closed. Republicans in late December prevented House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) from speaking on the...
  • (Indiana House RAT leader Patrick) Bauer Hints At New Walkout Over Right To Work

    01/04/2012 10:33:24 AM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Bauer Hints At New Walkout Over Right To WorkRepublicans Adamant To Push Bill Through UPDATED: 1:07 pm EST January 4, 2012 INDIANAPOLIS -- The leader of Indiana's House Democrats hinted Wednesday that party lawmakers may walk out for the second year in a row to oppose the same Republican "right-to-work" bill blocked last year by their five-week boycott. But some lawmakers seemed split on whether to make such a move. House Democratic Leader Patrick Bauer told The Associated Press that his caucus planned to meet Wednesday to debate how to handle the GOP proposal that would make Indiana the 23rd...
  • Did you miss the Christmas White House visitor log document dump?

    01/02/2012 1:02:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 1/2/12 | Michelle Malkin
    Did you miss the Christmas White House visitor log document dump? Share By Michelle Malkin • January 2, 2012 03:31 PM Yes, again. Those bulldozers are working overtime. Over Thanksgiving, I told you about the last batch of White House visitor logs quietly dumped over a busy holiday season. I noted MSNBC host Rachel Maddow’s August 5 visit (along with several other prog media personalities). It was her fifth visit to Casa Obama; she didn’t respond to questions about what she and her pals discussed with the president. She does, however, have the audacity to blast others in the media...
  • House Democrats prepping for fight over proposed cuts to jobless benefits (Commiecare™ also arrives)

    12/26/2011 3:52:52 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/26/11 | Vicki Needham
    House Democrats prepping for fight over proposed cuts to jobless benefitsBy Vicki Needham - 12/26/11 07:15 AM ET House Democrats are critical of GOP proposals that make sweeping changes to the federal unemployment benefits program, but are holding back specifics on how they intend to work out those differences as both sides line up for a battle over extending jobless assistance. The two sides face a deep divide on what to include and how to cover the $200 billion cost of jobless benefits legislation that is expected to extend the policies through the 2012 elections. On the cusp of early...
  • Democrats believe payroll tax victory bolsters chances of taking House

    12/24/2011 12:51:06 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/24/2011 | Alexander Bolton
    Democrats believe their chances of recapturing the House have improved significantly after what was widely seen as a GOP meltdown in the payroll tax debate. Democrats believe the messy fight has helped narrow the advantage Republicans have traditionally held on tax policy. Democrats have long espoused populist tax policy, with mixed results in recent years. Democratic strategists think that is about to change as high unemployment rates have given new traction to their proposals, which Republicans dismiss as class warfare. Tad Devine, a Democratic strategist, said he believes Democrats can recapture the House in part because of growing public resentment...
  • Senate passes two month payroll tax relief: at what cost?

    Far too often, Congress passes legislation without considering the real world ramifications of their actions. As you can see from the chart provided by Speaker Boehner which compares the Senate and House provisions, the Senate bill does little to help Americans who are struggling to make ends meet. Furthermore, as Charles Krauthammer points out in his Op-ed, this dreadful legislation creates so much work, and additional cost, that many businesses will struggle to implement this abbreviated tax cut. When I’m elected to the Senate, I will not compromise my principles to pass legislation that creates more problems than it solves....
  • RUSH: We Stand for Principle Over Politics and the Establishment Can't Stand It

    12/23/2011 1:56:05 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 23 replies ^ | December 21, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    We Stand for Principle Over Politicsand the Establishment Can't Stand It December 21, 2011 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: "House Democrats tried Wednesday to force a vote on the Senate’s two-month extension of the payroll-tax cut, but Republicans gaveled the House closed to prevent them from having a chance, as top GOP leaders huddled down the hall to try to figure a way out of the mess. The House was set to hold a pro forma session, but two top Democrats, Reps. Steny H. Hoyer and Chris Van Hollen, demanded to be recognized to try to force a vote on the...
  • Breaking: House GOP agrees to Senate’s two-month payroll-tax bill (McConnell’s blueprint)

    12/22/2011 1:50:50 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/22/2011 | Allahpundit
    Just across from National Journal. Our dumb national nightmare is over. House Republicans on Thursday crumpled under the weight of White House and public pressure and have agreed to pass a two-month extension of the 2 percent payroll-tax cut, Republican and Democratic sources told National Journal…The House will pass the two-month extension with a technical correction to the language designed to minimize difficulties businesses might experience implementing the short-term, two-month tax cut extension. In exchange, Reid agreed to appoint several Senate Democrats to start negotiating with the House on a full-year payroll-tax holiday extension, which is right in line with...
  • The House, Harry Reid, and the Payroll Tax (Why the House is right to reject the Senate bill)

    12/21/2011 6:34:40 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/21/2011 | The Editors
    Yesterday the House voted to reject a Senate plan for temporarily extending the payroll-tax cut and subsequently moved to recess, and they deserve credit for doing so. This move does not eliminate the possibility of extending the tax cut, which expires at the end of December: The House previously passed a bill extending the cut for a full year, and that bill is good policy. It doesn’t increase the deficit. It forces a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline. And it’s President Obama’s major year-end priority. So why is the Democratic Senate blocking the bill’s path between Capitol Hill and...
  • Countrywide Probe is Chance for Ethics Committee to do 'Something Significant'

    12/21/2011 9:21:15 AM PST · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | December 21, 2011 | NLPC Staff
    It appears that four current members of the United States House of Representatives received loans via the VIP program of Countrywide Financial Corporation. Once again the motives of the former giant mortgage institution have been brought into question. Where they trying to peddle influence with these loans? Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) is the Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and he has been investigating the VIP program for a number years. Issa reportedly learned about the four loans after issuing a subpoena to Bank of America. Countrywide was purchased by Bank of America in 2008 and...
  • White House: Assad Does Not Deserve to Rule Syria

    12/21/2011 9:14:18 AM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/21/11 | ap
    The White House is renewing its call for Syrian President Bashar Assad to step down, saying his regime does not deserve to rule. The White House said Wednesday in a statement that Assad's regime has no credibility and has "flagrantly violated" its commitment to end violence. The statement said the Obama administration is deeply disturbed by continued reports of government-backed violence against the Syrian people. Witnesses said more than 200 people have been in killed in two days of violence this week. The violence came after Assad agreed to allow foreign monitors under an Arab League plan aimed at stopping...