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  • They’re Coming For Your Home

    05/23/2016 5:03:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 75 replies ^ | May 23, 2016 | Katie Kieffer
    They’re coming for your home. Right now. I suggest you save it. I can guide you, but you must do exactly as I say. Except, this isn’t The Matrix. You’re no actor, like Keanu Reeves, playing a distraught programmer-hacker named “Neo.” Nor am I an actor, like Laurence Fishburne, playing your guide “Morpheus.” This is real life, baby. Your home or apartment—and the neighborhood in which you live—is under siege. “Agents”—sans black glasses and black business suits—who work for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) have written a new regulation called “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing” (AFFH) that...
  • This Is How Little It Cost Goldman To Bribe America's Senators To Fast Track Obama's TPP Bill

    05/31/2015 6:16:54 AM PDT · by cutty · 56 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 05/30/2015 | Tyler Durden
    It took just a few days after the stunning defeat of Obama's attempt to fast-track the Trans Pacific Partnership bill in the Senate at the hands of his own Democratic party, before everything returned back to normal and the TPP fast-track was promptly passed. Why? The simple answer: money. Or rather, even more money. Because while the actual contents of the TPP may be highly confidential, and their public dissemination may lead to prison time for the "perpetrator" of such illegal transparency .... fast-tracking the TPP, meaning its passage through Congress without having its contents available for debate or amendments,...
  • Isakson tries to reassure GOP on trade bill (Fast Track authority)

    05/02/2015 5:55:24 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 4 replies ^ | 5/2/15 | Bernie Becker
    Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) sought to assuage conservative concerns about a trade bill that’s a top priority for both President Obama and GOP leaders in his party’s weekly address. Isakson made the case that giving Obama “fast-track” authority on trade wouldn’t be giving too much power to a president that many conservatives believe is guilty of executive overreach. Under fast-track authority, lawmakers aren’t allowed to amend trade deals sent up to Congress. That’s seen as crucial to completing the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a massive agreement between the U.S., Japan and 10 other Asian economies. “Congress still has the final say in...
  • DC's "Hardest Working Man" Is Model for GOP Success in 2016

    04/30/2015 4:22:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | April 30, 2015 | Matt Towery
    ATLANTA -- The late soul singer James Brown used to call himself the hardest-working man in showbiz. Now another Georgian, a U.S. senator, is proving to be the hardest-working man in his line of work. Many Americans likely don't know the name Johnny Isakson. He's not the type to ever push his name into the limelight. But insiders on Capitol Hill know him, and it's no secret that Georgia's senior senator is everyone's "go-to" person when it comes to producing concrete results and to promoting the conservative agenda in a businesslike and respectable manner. Isakson, who was sworn into office...
  • GOP senators send warning on Iran deal

    03/09/2015 5:46:46 AM PDT · by McGruff · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/9/2015 | David McCabe
    Forty-seven Senate Republicans are signaling in an open letter to Iran and the White House that a deal over Tehran’s nuclear program will be at risk once President Obama leaves office. “It has come to our attention while observing your nuclear negotiations with our government that you may not fully understand our constitutional system,” the senators wrote in the letter, which was first reported by Bloomberg. “Thus, we are writing to bring to your attention two features of our Constitution — the power to make binding international agreements and the different character of federal offices — which you should seriously...
  • Senate Averts Shutdown Fears [until Wednesday]; Fights Over Nominees

    12/13/2014 2:03:46 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 37 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 13, 2014 | AP
    Their power ebbing, Senate Democrats launched a last-minute drive Saturday to confirm roughly 20 of President Barack Obama's nominees, and several Republicans blamed tea party-backed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz for creating an opening for the outgoing majority party to exploit. Lawmakers took a break in their intrigue long enough to send Obama legislation that provides funds for the government to remain open until Wednesday at midnight, easing concerns of a shutdown. A separate, $1.1 trillion long-term funding bill remained in limbo. Republicans tried to slow the nomination proceedings, but several voiced unhappiness with Cruz, a potential presidential candidate in 2016....
  • Dems try to OK Obama picks; funding deadline nears

    12/13/2014 12:27:00 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 13, 2014 2:54 PM EST | David Espo and Donna Cassata
    Their power ebbing, Senate Democrats launched a last-minute drive Saturday to confirm roughly 20 of President Barack Obama’s nominees, and several Republicans blamed tea partyer Ted Cruz for creating an opening for the outgoing majority party to exploit. The weekend session unfolded as measures that could prevent government operating funds from running out at midnight remained in limbo. Even so, there was little apparent concern about a shutdown that Democratic and Republican leaders said they wanted to avoid. Republicans tried to slow the nomination proceedings, but several voiced unhappiness with Cruz, R-Texas. One likened his actions to his role in...
  • Sixteen Republican Senators Vote For Cloture On Gun Control Bill (Lamar Alexander, AYE!)

    06/17/2014 1:32:24 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 32 replies ^ | 4/11/13
    Remember these sixteen names when they run for office again. The sixteen Republicans who voted to proceed were Sens. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), Richard Burr (N.C.), Saxby Chambliss (Ga.), Tom Coburn (Okla.), Susan Collins (Maine). Bob Corker (Tenn.), Jeff Flake (Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Dean Heller (Nev.), John Hoeven (N.D.), Johnny Isakson (Ga.), Mark Kirk (Ill.), John McCain (Ariz.), Pat Toomey (Pa.) and Roger Wicker (Miss.). List courtesy The As reported by RedState yesterday, this bill would allow doctors to add a person’s name to the national database currently used for background checks, and list them as...
  • GOP Senators Push for Tougher Response to Putin

    04/30/2014 2:57:46 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/30/14 | KRISTINA PETERSON
    Frustrated with President Barack Obama’s reaction to Russian action in Ukraine, a group of Republican senators said Wednesday they will introduce legislation outlining a more muscular response. “What we’ve seen from the administration is a lot of rhetoric,” Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, the top Republican on the Foreign Relations Committee, said on the Senate floor Wednesday morning. The White House has been dealing “with the situation after something bad has already occurred,” he said. Earlier this week, violence flared up in another area of Ukraine that hugs the Russian border, as the new government in Kiev criticized local police...
  • Georgia high court disbars former Congresswoman Majette

    03/29/2014 8:29:55 AM PDT · by PAR35 · 34 replies
    AJC ^ | March 28, 2014 | Rhonda Cook
    The Georgia Supreme Court has disbarred former Georgia Congresswoman Denise Majette, finding she overbilled clients and misled the court about how much she was owed in fees. *** DeKalb County voters elected Majette to Congress in 2002 after she defeated then-Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney in the Democratic primary. She resigned after one term to run for the U.S. Senate and lost to Republican Johnny Isakson in the general election in 2004. In 2008, she sought office again but lost her bid to unseat state School Superintendent Kathy Cox.
  • Carr calls on Senator Alexander to Co-Sponsor the “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act”

    11/08/2013 11:35:53 AM PST · by don-o · 8 replies
    Joe Carr for Senate ^ | November 8, 2013 | Joe Carr
    Nashville, TN – Today, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham introduced the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The legislation currently has 33 cosponsors – but Senator Alexander is not one of them. Conservative Senate candidate Joe Carr called on Senator Alexander to change his stance and add himself as a co-sponsor. “I’m strongly pro-life and believe it’s imperative the Senate pass this important piece of legislation. When Senator Graham announced his co-sponsors and Senator Alexander’s name was missing, I was disappointed. I am hoping Senator Alexander will change his stance and add himself as a co-sponsor. This legislation is too...
  • 21 NRA ‘A’-Rated Senators Part Of 68-31 Vote To Defeat Filibuster Of Background Check Bill

    04/11/2013 6:34:57 PM PDT · by 2nd amendment mama · 112 replies ^ | 4/11/2013 | Tommy Christopher
    The Republican plan to block debate on Senate Bill 649, which requires background checks on almost all gun purchases and transfers, failed spectacularly Thursday morning when sixteen Republican Senators joined almost all of the Democrats to vote in favor opening debate on the bill. Among those voting to defeat the filibuster were 9 Democrats with “A” ratings from the National Rifle Association, and 12 A-rated Republicans (out of 16 Republican “ayes”). Two Democrats, Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR) and Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK), joined the majority of Republican Senators who tried to prevent debate, much less a vote, on the bill....
  • Herman Cain for Senate? The Inside Story of His First Insurgent Campaign

    10/15/2011 1:06:44 PM PDT · by libstripper · 21 replies
    The Atlantic Magazine ^ | Oc t. 15, 2011 | Molly Ball
    If the Republican primary is now a Mitt Romney-vs.-Herman Cain contest, Romney has an ace up his sleeve: One of his top advisers has run a winning campaign against Cain before. Not many in politics can make that claim. In his only real previous try for elected office, Cain ran in Georgia's 2004 GOP Senate primary, coming in second to now-Sen. Johnny Isakson. Back then, Romney strategist Stuart Stevens was a consultant to Isakson. Of Cain, Stevens recalls: "He scared the heck out of us." Cain's 2004 candidacy positioned him to the right of an establishment candidate distrusted by the...
  • GOP Senators Killing Energy Issue for Republicans and America

    08/12/2008 8:18:51 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 39 replies · 163+ views ^ | 12 Aug 08 | Bobby Eberle
    Last week, I wrote on efforts by House GOP members to draw attention to the fact that Nancy Pelosi sent House members home for the summer without a vote on domestic oil drilling. The American people want it, and the GOP House members are fighting for it. I also wrote on how big the energy issue is. It could be THE issue of the upcoming elections... an issue upon which Republicans could run AND win. However, this is a new week, and whenever too much time passes, there is bound to be a new effort by the GOP to stall...
  • Profiles in cowardice over immigration bill (Ultra Barf Alert!)

    06/24/2007 6:25:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 131 replies · 2,018+ views
    The International Herald-Tribune ^ | June 24, 2007 | Albert R. Hunt
    American politics is usually a zero-sum game: When one side gains, the other loses. An exception is the current battle to overhaul immigration laws. The bipartisan effort is led by the unlikely duo of President George W. Bush and Senator Edward Kennedy. The fate of the legislation, which would grant a pathway for citizenship to 12 million illegal aliens and toughen enforcement of the borders, will be decided by the U.S. Senate this week. If it passes, there is plenty of credit to share; if it fails both Bush and the Republicans and the Democratic-controlled Congress will be big losers....
  • Loss of Georgia Seat for Democrats Could Cost Senate

    10/08/2004 7:55:05 AM PDT · by Michael Goldsberry · 44 replies · 1,618+ views
    Reuters ^ | Paul Simao
    ATLANTA (Reuters) - Democrats' hopes of retaining a Senate seat in Georgia are fading fast and such a loss could deal a fatal blow to the party's chances of regaining control of the Senate. In the battle for the seat being vacated by a retiring Zell Miller, a Republican congressman appears headed for an easy victory over a relatively unknown opponent. Polls in the traditionally conservative state put Johnny Isakson, a three-term Republican congressman, ahead of Democratic challenger Denise Majette by as many as 15 percentage points. "Isakson is much better known because of his long history of political service...
  • Cain More Than Able

    07/18/2004 6:30:03 AM PDT · by Maurice1962 · 14 replies · 800+ views
    The Augusta Chronicle ^ | 07/18/04 | Editorial Board
    Cain more than able You've probably wished upon a star. But have you ever wished upon a superstar? You have that chance now. You have a chance in the Republican primary on Tuesday to vote for Herman Cain, a dynamic rising star on the national stage, for U.S. senator from Georgia. Cain has all the makings of the kind of candidate you've always wished for: someone you can get excited about; someone you just know is unafraid to fight your battles for you; someone who knows what it takes to make a payroll - and that our political leaders' actions...
  • Is Cain Surging in Ga. Senate Race?

    07/16/2004 12:46:33 PM PDT · by Valerius Poplicola · 88 replies · 1,524+ views
    Personal Observations and Rumors | 7/16/04 | Valerius Poplicola
    I know I'm a first time poster, but I've been reading Free Republic for some time. I want to offer some personal observations that will encourage the supporters of Herman Cain. I know there's no reason to believe what I say, but I think you'll find that what I say supports what others have been saying. My information is obtained from independent sources, not from other Free Republic posters. First of all, the poll produced by Insider Advantage is not accurate. Insider Advantage does not have a good history when it comes to polls. They predicted in 2000 that Jeb...
  • Isakson: no runoff with [Herman] Cain next Tuesday

    07/12/2004 11:02:51 AM PDT · by CondiArmy · 92 replies · 1,254+ views ^ | July 12, 2004 | Jerry Gunn
    GAINESVILLE - Republican U.S. Senate candidate Johnny Isakson said Monday in Gainesville he wants a straight win, not a runoff in next Tuesday's primary. The Sixth District Congressman found friendly ground when he called on Cottrell Incorporated, a Gainesville based vehicle transport equipment producer. He spoke to plant workers and met with Cottrell executives. Isakson said he's working just as hard as opponent Herman Cain for a winning vote next Tuesday. Cain stopped in Clermont Saturday at the beginning of a state wide campaign swing and predicted he and Isakson would emerge from the July 20th Republican Primary in a...
  • Pro-Life Politicians Un-Endorse Johnny Isakson!

    07/08/2004 5:30:34 PM PDT · by Maurice1962 · 4 replies · 407+ views
    Georgia Right to Life PAC ^ | 7/8/04 | Dan Becker
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Contents Pro-Life Politicians Un-Endorse Johnny Isakson! Dan Becker - Chairman, Georgia Right To Life PAC. GEORGIA REPUBLICAN PARTY LEADER UN-ENDORSES JOHNNY ISAKSON!!! Bob Mayzes is Treasurer of the State Republican Party of Georgia. Bob Mayzes is a man of principal . . . but more importantly he cares for the lives of innocent children that will be put to risk if Johnny Isakson is elected U.S. Senator. Isakson's recent vote to rescind the ban on military abortions is a case in point. It was "the bridge too far" for this pro-life Republican. "Chris, (Johnny's Campaign Manager) Please forward the...
  • Herman Cain is having fun [long but good]

    07/07/2004 4:58:05 PM PDT · by CondiArmy · 8 replies · 529+ views
    Morris News Service via Savannah Morning News ^ | July 7, 2004 | Brandon Larrabee
    DECATUR, Ga. - Herman Cain is having fun. The former head of Godfather's Pizza, who had drawn national attention as a black Republican running for a Southern U.S. Senate seat, seems amused and amazed as he sits at a restaurant and discusses his sudden popularity. Even as he pauses to grab a bowl of soup at Atlanta Bread Co. - an effort to make up for a meal he missed while speaking at a Kiwanis meeting - people show their support. "Go get 'em, baby!" remarks one supporter. For Cain, seeking elected office for the first time, the experience is...
  • Editorial on Georgia Senate Race

    06/20/2004 12:57:09 PM PDT · by hankwilder2 · 27 replies · 771+ views
    Insulting Voters is No Way to Win Election Published in the Marietta Daily Journal, March 11, 2004 Politics has always been a business that tends to bring out the worst in people, and that trend seems to be accelerating. The race for the seat representing Georgia in the U.S. Senate is a case in point. That contest for the seat being vacated this fall by retiring Sen. Zell Miller finds three major candidates vying for the Republican nomination for that seat: U.S. Rep. Johnny Isakson of east Cobb, U.S. Rep. Mac Collins of Jackson and former Godfather's Pizza CEO Herman...
  • Campaign 2004: Collins exiting from Ga. Senate race?

    03/23/2004 1:18:03 PM PST · by RepFarmer · 20 replies · 225+ views
    The Hill ^ | March 23, 2004 | The Hill
    Collins exiting from Ga. Senate race? Isakson leads pack; pizza king Cain running strong A leading Georgia Republican Party official has cast doubt on Rep. Mac Collins’s Senate prospects, raising the possibility that he could drop out of the July Republican Senate primary and run for a seventh term in the House. “When all is said and done, Isakson and Cain will be the last two standing,” said Kay Godwin, who oversees the state GOP in all Georgia counties with fewer than 80,000 people. Godwin was referring to three-term Rep. Johnny Isakson and pizza magnate Herman Cain, also running in...
  • Republican Cain joins U.S. Senate race facing east Cobb Rep. Isakson

    03/13/2004 8:30:41 AM PST · by Veritas_est · 20 replies · 263+ views
    Marietta Daily Journal ^ | March 9, 2004 | David Burch
    Republican Cain joins U.S. Senate race facing east Cobb Rep. Isakson Tuesday, March 9, 2004 4:00 AM EST E-mail this story to a friend | Printable version By David Burch Marietta Daily Journal Staff Writer MARIETTA - An African- American Republican with no prior political experience, U.S. Senate candidate Herman Cain said he sees his status as a Washington outsider as a virtue rather than a drawback headed into the July 20 Republican primary. "I'm in a position to challenge the status quo," Cain, who worked most recently as chairman and CEO of the national chain Godfather's Pizza, said Monday...
  • To win, Isakson should follow opponent's lead and start rabble-rousing

    02/12/2004 12:06:26 PM PST · by ibackmac · 28 replies · 252+ views
    Athens Banner Herald ^ | 2/11/04 | Bill Shipp
    Shipp: To win, Isakson should follow opponent's lead and start rabble-rousing If Johnny Isakson wants to win a U.S. Senate seat, he should come out solidly in favor of a constitutional amendment against baring breasts during halftime shows at the Super Bowl. Bill Shipp more Shipp columns Such an idea is absurd, you say. Not at all. Congressman Isakson is in danger of becoming a bore. He needs an injection of pep - a sexy crusade against lewdness that everyone can endorse - to enliven his Senate bid. In this age of Michael and Janet Jackson, Debbie Norville and...
  • Isakson's pro-abortion votes in Congress tell the real story

    02/01/2004 4:57:24 PM PST · by legacy · 10 replies · 2,532+ views
    Collins for Senate website ^ | 1-28-04 | Collins for Senate
    Opponent's Voting Record Out-of-Step With Georgia 01.29.2004--Today, the Collins for U.S. Senate campaign will release, an ad highlighting a series of 13 votes cast in the House of Representatives by Rep. Johnny Isakson for pro-abortion legislation. Isakson has been running as a pro-life candidate for U.S. Senate, however, his voting record in Washington proves otherwise. Isakson is telling Georgia voters: “I have a deep respect for life, and a voting record that reflects that respect.” However, the Congressional Record tells a different story. Isakson voted 13 times in favor of pro-abortion legislation. He voted 5 times to require tax-payer...
  • Herman Cain Blasts Roe v. Wade

    01/23/2004 6:59:24 AM PST · by AuH2ORepublican · 19 replies · 1,145+ views
    Cain for U.S. Senate ^ | January 22, 2004 | Herman Cain
    Herman Cain blasts Roe v. Wade Senate candidate defends the life of unborn children and calls conservatives to action January 22, 2004 Herman Cain, conservative Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, issued the following statement on the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Wade: Today we mourn the murder of millions of innocent lives because of the decision made 31 years ago by the United States Supreme Court to give doctors the right to end the life of an unborn child. Unbelievably, the decision of Roe v. Wade shows that our Nation still chooses to place human convenience...
  • Past defeats drive Isakson

    12/16/2003 10:22:24 PM PST · by KQQL · 10 replies · 132+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: ^ | 12/13/03 | JIM THARPE
    Seven years ago, some pundits were readying Johnny Isakson's political obituary. They should've waited. Isakson's disappointing loss to Guy Millner in the 1996 GOP primary for the U.S. Senate race only set the stage for one of Georgia's most impressive political comebacks. Three years later, Isakson won Newt Gingrich's old U.S. House seat. Today, the three-term congressman finds himself leading the pack in the 2004 race to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Zell Miller (D-Ga.) -- so far. A nearly 30-year veteran of state politics, Isakson has raised six times as much money as his nearest Republican opponent. He has a...
  • Andrew Young Hesitates

    10/02/2003 6:13:33 AM PDT · by Republican Red · 2 replies · 220+ views
    <p>Andrew Young, the former mayor and ambassador who told Georgia Democratic leaders he planned to run for U.S. Senate next year, is now telling close friends that he is leaning toward skipping the race, the Associated Press learned yesterday.</p> <p>"He is thinking of not running," said a Young associate who spoke on the condition of anonymity.</p>
  • Capitol rally backs Ten Commandments: State's leaders voice support

    10/01/2003 9:40:45 AM PDT · by Vindiciae Contra TyrannoSCOTUS · 2 replies · 211+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 9/30/03 | NANCY BADERTSCHER
    Georgia's top political leaders used a rally Monday at the state Capitol to show their support for displaying the Ten Commandments on government property despite recent court rulings that have found such displays violate the U.S. Constitution."It is our duty as citizens to make our voices be heard and to ensure our rights to display the Ten Commandments in our public buildings," Gov. Sonny Perdue told several hundred people gathered outside the Capitol. "The Supreme Court may be the final judicial authority in our land, but they are not the ultimate authority."The crowd rallied around a lightweight replica of the...
  • Georgia Senate Race Gets National Attention

    08/30/2003 4:21:33 PM PDT · by Republican Red · 7 replies · 295+ views
    Georgia's U.S. Senate campaign, which shifts into high gear starting this week, will play a pivotal role in Republicans' attempt to expand their majority in the nation's most powerful legislative chamber. The GOP thinks it can pick up seats in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and possibly Florida, increasing its one-vote advantage in the Senate and helping to advance President Bush's agenda. Democrats concede they face tough battles in the Republican-trending South -- especially Georgia -- but dismiss the idea they will lose four seats to the GOP. "We feel we'll be on equal footing in all of these races,"...
  • ON POLITICS: Right's view of Isakson softens

    08/09/2003 5:53:00 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 12 replies · 210+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 8/9/03 | Tom Baxter
    One of the most interesting aspects of the 2004 U.S. Senate race is something that hasn't happened --- so far. Throughout the '90s, Rep. Johnny Isakson's relationship with the religious right was frosty, and when he cut an ad staking out his position on abortion in the 1996 Senate campaign, it turned downright frigid. For a while, the rap on Isakson was that he could do well in a statewide general election campaign but would have a hard time ever winning a Republican primary, because of opposition from religious conservatives. That perception has changed. A number of religious conservatives are...
  • Political Gallantry: PEACHY KEEN/PRIVATE KERRY

    02/02/2003 9:29:56 PM PST · by Jean S · 2 replies · 228+ views
    American Prowler ^ | 2/3/03 | The Prowler
    PEACHY KEENOne thing that you can say for former Rep. Bob Barr is that he's a party man through and through. With Sen. Zell Miller retiring, Georgia politicos and national Republicans figured Barr would immediately jump into the ring to scare off potential competition. Barr lost his House seat in the 2002 Republican primary against John Linder, after the Georgia legislature had reconfigured state districts and forced the two into a race against each other. Linder was re-elected. Barr joined up with colleague Dick Armey and signed on as a consultant to the American Civil Liberties Union. But Barr knows...
  • Bob Barr Likely to Seek a Return to the House in 2004

    01/30/2003 12:37:05 PM PST · by JohnnyZ · 26 replies · 309+ views
    Roll Call ^ | January 30, 2003 | Lauren W. Whittington
    While the jockeying among potential candidates in Georgia’s 6th district has for the most part been behind the scenes so far, two Republicans — including former Rep. Bob Barr (Ga.) — are inching closer to announcing their candidacies.