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  • Pelosi laments end of 'Colbert Report' ("The Nation mourns")

    12/19/2014 3:28:28 AM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/18/14 | Judy Kurtz
    Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is lamenting the end of “The Colbert Report,” saying it’s a “loss for ‘truthiness’ advocates across America.” The Comedy Central series ends its run Thursday night. Host Stephen Colbert is poised to take the reins at CBS’s “The Late Show,” when David Letterman retires next year. The House minority leader appeared in a sketch earlier this month with Colbert, who plays a faux cable news host on the show. Pelosi stretched her acting muscles as a wheelie-popping bike cop who preached safety to Colbert and Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.).
  • Perdue grabs surprise runoff victory over Kingston in Georgia

    07/23/2014 8:16:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    Hot ^ | July 23, 2014 | ED MORRISEY
    First-time political candidate David Perdue won a surprise victory over favored Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for the US Senate nomination in Georgia. Kingston, who had the backing of the US Chamber of Commerce as well as conservatives such as my Salem colleague Erick Erickson, had been leading in almost every poll as the runoff approached. In the end, Perdue’s outsider message may have won the day: Businessman David Perdue stunned Georgia’s Republican political establishment Tuesday by capturing the party’s U.S. Senate nomination in his first run for office.The former CEO of Reebok and Dollar General toppled 11-term...
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  • Congressional Committee Just Voted to Kill the A-10—And Endanger Troops’ Lives

    06/13/2014 11:08:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 48 replies
    War is Boring ^ | June 13, 2014 | Winslow Wheeler & Pierre Sprey
    On June 10, the House Appropriations Committee made clear the way many on Capitol Hill view national defense. By a raised-hands vote of 13 to 23, the Committee rejected an amendment from Congressman Jack Kingston—a Georgia Republican—to redirect $339 million from operation and maintenance funds, deemed excess, to retain 234 A-10 close air support aircraft in the U.S. Air Force inventory. Even though the committee found $1.6 billion to increase the Obama Administration’s budget to buy hardware, it could not find a penny to retain one of the most extraordinarily effective weapons in the U.S. arsenal—and one of the cheapest...
  • Georgia Senate: Nunn (D) Holds Slight Edge Over GOP Finalists

    05/24/2014 11:19:19 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 25 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | May 23, 2014
    Georgia Republicans won’t have a specific nominee for a couple more months, but the final two contenders are running slightly behind Democrat Michelle Nunn in Rasmussen Reports’ first look at the U.S. Senate race in Georgia. A new statewide telephone survey of Likely Georgia Voters finds Nunn leading Congressman Jack Kingston 47% to 41%. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, while nine percent (9%) are undecided. In a matchup with businessman David Perdue, Nunn earns 45% support to her GOP rival’s 42%. Seven percent (7%) favor another candidate in this contest, and six percent (6%) are undecided.
  • The Editor's Desk: A tale of two political ads

    04/06/2014 6:38:33 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 9 replies
    Athens Banner-Herald ^ | Jim Thompson
    Late last month, a SurveyUSA poll for an Atlanta television station put establishment Republican congressman Jack Kingston in front of fringe tea-party favorite Republican congressman Paul Broun by eight percentage points in the race for Georgia’s open U.S. Senate seat. On Friday, though, Kingston stood to lose that ground, as both he and Broun released campaign commercials featuring fake telephone calls.
  • The Senate 7: The Races That Will Determine 2014 Control

    03/01/2014 6:21:39 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 17 replies
    USNEWS.COM ^ | Feb. 28, 2014 | Lauren Fox, David Catanese
    The familiar Washington narrative on the scrum for the U.S. Senate has been rinsed, recycled and delivered once again: Republicans are primed to pick up the six seats necessary to capture control of the upper chamber. The midterm atmosphere sure looks ripe, the polling appears favorable but, as it did in 2010 and 2012, the most competitive batch of races will likely come down to candidate quality. It’s the key component that stifled GOP chances before, and could very well again. .... .... A closer look at the most competitive contests demonstrates why a Senate majority in 2014 is again...
  • Rep. Paul Broun Would Back Obama Impeachment

    02/03/2014 6:30:01 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 21 replies ^ | 2/3/14 | Abby Phillip
    Impeachment talk is all the rage-again. Rep. Paul Broun, a GOP candidate for U.S. Senate in Georgia, indicated during a tea party-sponsored candidate forum this weekend that he would support the impeachment of President Obama. Candidates at the Gilmer County GOP forum, including Broun, were asked by a questioner: "Clinton was impeached for perjury. Obama has perjured himself on multiple occasions. Would you support impeachment if presented for a vote?" Broun, along with two other candidates, Derrick Grayson and Eugene Yu raised their hands, according to video of the event obtained by ABC News (watch video above). Neither Rep. Phil...
  • Five Senate races to watch

    12/29/2013 1:15:41 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 28, 2013 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Democrats and Republicans are amassing enormous war chests for a midterm battle that will decide who controls the Senate for the remainder of President Obama’s term. Republicans need a net gain of six seats to reclaim the Senate majority, and are gunning for Democratic incumbents in conservative-leaning states like Arkansas, Alaska, North Carolina, West Virginia and Louisiana. Democrats are mostly playing defense, but see a few opportunities to peel away seats from the GOP column. Here are the five Senate races to watch in 2014. KENTUCKY The reelection bid of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is the marquee race...
  • Many Existing and Would-Be GOP Leaders Opposed Budget Deal

    10/18/2013 1:51:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    Roll Call ^ | October 17, 2013 | David Hawkings
    All of the congressional Republicans with viable 2016 presidential ambitions voted against the bill enacted overnight to reopen the government and increase federal borrowing. So did two members of the Senate GOP leadership and three members of the party’s House leadership. The opponents also included a majority of the Republicans who are chairmen of House committees and most of the members of the House GOP caucus who aspire to election to the Senate next year. While the Democrats were unified in their support for the legislation, a review of Wednesday night’s back-to-back roll calls in Congress reveals just how divided...
  • Kingston on Immigration: House Unlikely to consider Senate Bill

    06/24/2013 10:06:09 PM PDT · by neverdem · 29 replies
    WSAV (GA) ^ | Jun 24, 2013 | JoAnn Merrigan
    Congressman Jack Kingston says he still believes immigration reform is important but doubts that House republicans will ever consider a bill from the Senate. "The Senate bill does not have enough border security measures," says Kingston. "Right now border security is a joke." Kingston says he would vote for border security, an electronic verification system that would help keep track of the status of current immigrants and for some measure that would be a "pathway to legalization." Kingston says that is legalization, not automatically a pathway citizenship. He says legalization would be a way to provide such things as a...
  • Gohmert and Kingston: Pay Military on Time if Government Shuts Down

    04/01/2011 8:41:13 AM PDT · by kristinn · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, April 1, 2011 | Kerry Picket
    Congressman Louie Gohmert, Texas Republican, and Congressman Jack Kingston, Georgia Republican, are concerned military personnel will not be paid in time if the government shuts down next week. According to a press release from Mr. Gohmert's office: Today Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) introduced the Ensuring Pay for Our Military Act. This legislation ensures that members of the United States Military get their paycheck on time in the event that Congress cannot pass a budget.
  • Some in GOP grow tired of right wing

    03/17/2011 3:55:44 AM PDT · by MontaniSemperLiberi · 44 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/16/11 4:33 AM EDT | MARIN COGAN & JAKE SHERMAN
    Some veteran Republican House members are pushing back against conservative deficit hawks who are pushing for endlessly deep spending cuts, saying the right wing of the party is creating unnecessary divisions for the GOP majority. While the 54 Republicans who voted against the most recent stopgap spending bill didn’t derail the legislation, some GOP lawmakers are becoming increasingly wary of a faction that rejects substantial spending cuts because they want deeper ones or the inclusion of divisive social policy riders. Many of the critics are close to Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), who struggles more each day to keep his majority...
  • Examiner Editorial: Don't let Old Bulls run House Appropriations Committee

    11/08/2010 3:02:49 AM PST · by Scanian · 24 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Editorial | November 7, 2010
    House Speaker-in-waiting John Boehner of Ohio is making critically important decisions this week that will go far toward determining whether his tenure as Nancy Pelosi's successor is marked by reform and progress or rebellion and lost opportunities. None of those decisions is more critical than who he backs as the new Republican committee chairmen in the House of Representatives. If he opts for a conventional approach that allows seniority to determine chairmanships, Boehner will seriously damage his credibility with voters who made crystal clear their demand for a new approach in Congress. Following tradition will also severely limit Boehner's ability...
  • Jack Kingston: Sarah Palin should ‘butt out’ of state races

    08/11/2010 11:59:32 AM PDT · by pissant · 139 replies · 1+ views
    AJC ^ | 8/11/10 | Jim Galloway
    On “America’s Morning News” – a web-based talk show sponsored by Human Events – U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston was drawn into a discussion of Georgia’s Republican runoff for governor. Would you have preferred that Sarah Palin butt out of it, Kingston was asked? “I wish she will,” Kingston said. But never mind the grammar – it was live radio. He continued: “Because what’s she’s doing is dividing the Republican party at a time when we don’t need to be divided. “Because in a case like this, really what people were saying – ‘Well, she’s endorsing Karen Handel because she’s a...
  • Lawmaker: Limbaugh Needs Defending

    10/03/2007 7:09:55 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 65 replies · 836+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 10-03-07 | Nathan Burchfiel and Monisha Bansa
    Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) said Tuesday that he introduced a House resolution to support Rush Limbaugh because the conservative talk radio host "needs defending" from Democrats who have introduced resolutions and made statements condemning him for using the words "phony soldiers" on his radio show. On his Sept. 26 show, Limbaugh used the term "phony soldiers" in setting up a story about Jesse Macbeth, a former soldier who was recently sentenced to five months in prison for obtaining veterans' benefits by falsifying his military records. Macbeth claimed to have been an Army Ranger with a rank of corporal. He further...
  • C-SPAN to Air David Horowitz - Ward Churchill Debate

    04/14/2006 11:02:42 AM PDT · by GaryL · 10 replies · 1,891+ views
    C-SPAN ^ | April 14, 2006 | C-SPAN Scheduling
    David Horowitz - Ward Churchill Debate From George Washington University to Air on C-SPAN Saturday, 8 EDT. The topic was Politics in the Classroom.
  • David Horowitz to Debate Ward Churchill at Academic Freedom Conference

    03/22/2006 12:16:02 PM PST · by GaryL · 59 replies · 2,915+ views
    Students for Academic Freedom ^ | March 23, 2006 | Sara Dogan
    On April 6-7, 2006, Students for Academic Freedom will host its First National Academic Freedom Conference featuring a debate between Students for Academic Freedom Chairman David Horowitz and University of Colorado-Boulder Professor Ward Churchill. The topic for debate will be: “Can Politics Be Taken Out Of The Classroom, and Should It Be?” The debate will be held Thursday evening on the campus of George Washington University in Washington, DC. Young America’s Foundation and the Center for the Study of Popular Culture are the co-hosts of the debate. Seating for the debate is limited and will be determined by George Washington...
  • Breaking: Kingston Endorses Blunt for Majority Leader

    01/09/2006 9:33:37 AM PST · by Pop Fly · 10 replies · 554+ views
    Red State ^ | 1/9/05 | Blanton
    Multiple people on the Hill tell me that Blunt is in the lead. Those who are whipping for him are getting good feedback. As an added attraction, if Blunt goes into the majority leader position, it opens up the majority whip position, which a number of representatives are interested in. The desire to be majority whip increases Blunt's vote margin for majority leader by those who want to be whip. Update [2006-1-9 11:52:38 by Blanton]: We hear now that Congressman Jack Kingston will be endorsing Roy Blunt. Kingston is close to DeLay and a Vice Chairman of the Republican Conference....
  • Tancredo Introduces Bill to Repeal Illegal Alien Harbor

    11/19/2005 9:08:27 AM PST · by arnoldpalmerfan · 40 replies · 1,077+ views
    Office fo Congressman Tom Tancredo ^ | November 16, 2005 | Will Adams
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Tom Tancredo (R-CO) introduced a bill today to repeal an illegal alien harboring exemption for religious groups that was signed into law last week. Tancredo’s bill, H.R. 4321, would repeal the agricultural appropriations rider inserted by Senator Bob Bennett which allows religious groups to “conceal, harbor or shield” illegal aliens from federal law enforcement. The bill is co-sponsored by Representatives Todd Akin, Virginia Foxx, Louie Gohmert, Virgil Goode, Gil Gutknecht, J.D. Hayworth, John Hostettler (Chairman of Judiciary’s Immigration Subcommittee), Steve King, Jack Kingston (Vice-Chairman of the Republican Conference), Mike Pence (Chairman of the Republican Study Committee),...