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  • Braley Backs Moving Guantanamo Terrorists To The United States

    09/13/2014 6:58:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 12, 2014 | Daniel Wiser
    Iowa Democrat continues to support plan despite years of congressional opposition.Rep. Bruce Braley (D., Iowa) continued to vote in favor of transferring terrorist prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to a U.S. facility even after the plan collapsed due to congressional opposition, according to government records. Republicans have blasted Braley this week for supporting an initial proposal in 2009 to move the detainees to an Illinois correctional center near the Iowa border. The criticism comes as polls show that an overwhelming majority of Americans view the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS), the al Qaeda offshoot that...
  • The 65 people who might run for president in 2016

    08/21/2014 8:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Bob Cusack, Vivian Hughbanks and Tomas Navia
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There are 65 prominent people who might run for president in 2016. The Democratic and Republican fields contrast sharply. Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner, while there is no front-runner on the Republican side. Twenty-three Democrats have been mentioned as a candidate or are eyeing a bid, according to an analysis by The Hill. The GOP side has 42. Most of the people on this list won’t run, and some have adamantly claimed that they’re not interested. But many politicians have changed their minds on seeking the White House. Before mounting his 2008 bid, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said he...
  • 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
    redstate.com ^ | 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 Hill.com. 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...
  • Rand Paul tops 2014 campaigns’ wish list

    05/19/2014 2:59:16 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | May 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Titus
    Challengers see themselves in the Texas senator, even in races where their odds of an upset are considered steeper than Cruz’s surprise victory over a GOP establishment figure two years ago. He’s made endorsements in the Oklahoma and Nebraska Senate races, plus the Nebraska gubernatorial race, and sent almost $26,000 to federal candidates through his leadership PAC. “Ted Cruz would be extremely helpful as an endorser and a fundraiser,” said C. Edmund Wright, a consultant to longshot South Carolina Senate hopeful Lee Bright, in an email. “Rand Paul and Mike Lee would be great also.” But, he said, “the reason...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 4 May 2014

    05/04/2014 5:01:10 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 218 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 4 May 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows May 4th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.; Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas; Kevin Johnson, mayor of Sacramento, California; Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti; Richard Williams, father of tennis players Serena and Venus Williams.THIS WEEK (ABC): Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn.; former NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabber; former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sens. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.; Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y.
  • 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...
  • Grimes says women in Arnold case told her Wednesday to keep $250 from disgraced former lawmaker

    04/12/2014 10:33:46 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 5 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 4/09/2014 | Jacqueline Pitts
    Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes announced that she spoke Wednesday with two of the state House Democratic staffers who raised the allegations of sexual harassment against former state Rep. John Arnold. According to the campaign, Grimes talked with Yolanda Costner and Cassaundra Cooper about issues affecting women in the workplace and asked them what to do with the $250 campaign contribution Arnold gave her campaign last year. And the campaign did confirm that Grimes will keep the contribution from Arnold after the conversation with the two women. The press release reads: Alison Lundergan Grimes also asked their personal...
  • Repubs Want Select Benghazi Committee Dems want investigation ended

    04/09/2014 9:04:35 AM PDT · by don-o · 13 replies
    sharylattkisson.com ^ | April 9, 2014 | Shayrl Atkisson
    Today, three Republican U.S. Senators and one Representative who feel stymied on their investigation into the Benghazi, Libya Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attacks are calling for House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) to convene a Select Congressional Committee. “Segmenting the investigation will never get to the truth,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who is holding a news conference on the effort today with Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Representative Trey Gowdy (R-SC). There have been multiple hearings in the nearly 17 months since the terrorist attacks that killed four Americans including Ambassador Christopher Stevens. The hearings, subpoenaed...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 March 2014

    03/23/2014 5:06:22 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 103 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 23 March 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows March 23rd, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas; Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Former President Jimmy Carter; Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Mitt Romney; Sens. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill.THIS WEEK (ABC): Reps. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., and Tom Cole, R-Okla.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Tony Blinken, President Barack Obama's deputy national security adviser; Reps. Patrick Meehan, R-Pa., and Adam Schiff, D-Calif.
  • Senators Graham, Ayotte and McCain Pen Letter to President Obama Requesting Benghazi Answers

    02/06/2014 10:08:42 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 34 replies
    Kelly Ayotte Senate website ^ | Feb 6 , 2014 | Sen Kelly Ayotte
    Dear President Obama, We watched with great interest your recent interview with Bill O'Reilly. Unfortunately, we believe the interview raises more questions than it answers regarding the September 11, 2012, terrorist attack in Benghazi that resulted in the death of four Americans. The American people and their representatives in Congress deserve to know the truth regarding what happened before, during, and after the terrorist attack. For that reason, we ask that you help clarify some of the questions raised by your interview.
  • A super-early look at the 2016 N.H. GOP presidential primary

    02/27/2014 3:12:30 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Concord Monitor ^ | February 26, 2014
    Who’s likely to do well in New Hampshire’s 2016 first-in-the-nation presidential primary? It’s a preposterous question, here in 2014, but what the heck? We asked six experts to weigh in on some of the biggest political players. Our analysts are Wayne Lesperance, political science professor at New England College; Phil Boynton, president of the University of New Hampshire College Republicans; Peter Burling, Democratic national committeeman; Dante Scala, professor of political science at UNH; Jess Steever, vice president of the Plymouth State University Democrats; and Brandon Lemay, public relations officer for the PSU Democrats. Today, our panelists consider the Republicans. Tomorrow,...
  • Ayotte to Boehner: Get over 'trust deficit'

    02/09/2014 3:35:17 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 57 replies
    The HIll ^ | 2/9/14 | Megan R. Wilson
    GOP Sen. Kelly Ayotte (N.H.) on Sunday urged House Republicans to take up immigration reform, despite a “trust deficit” with President Obama. “Here’s the deal: The status quo is totally unacceptable,” she said on CBS’s “Face the Nation” with Bob Schieffer. “I think we should solve this. I think [Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio)] can find a way forward. Certainly, the bill that came out of the Senate was not perfect, but it was a good solution to a hard problem,” Ayotte continued. “I think it’s an important issue to solve – not only for the country, but for the Republican...
  • Scorched by ‘illegal’ IRS credits, Reid sits on jobless bill amendments (Kelly Ayotte!)

    01/13/2014 2:44:42 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Watchdog ^ | 1/13/14 | Kenric Ward
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Bowing to a flurry of cost-cutting amendments on a bill extending unemployment benefits, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he will allow votes on “reasonable” reforms. But he didn’t say when. Reid’s shuffle comes after Republicans blasted the Nevada Democrat for unilaterally blocking amendments that could yield $70 billion in taxpayer savings. “I am not surprised that Senator Reid is backtracking,” said David North. The immigration-law expert praised GOP Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., for her amendment to halt IRS child tax-credit refunds going to illegal immigrants.
  • Levin won't back Ayotte bill to repeal military pension cuts (Illegals win, Veterans lose)

    01/07/2014 5:01:43 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7 Jan 14 | Jeremy Herb
    Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.) said Tuesday that he cannot support Sen. Kelly Ayotte's (R-N.H.) bill to repeal $6 billion in cuts to military pensions because of the way it offsets the costs. Levin initially told reporters Tuesday that he would back Ayotte's bill, providing a big boost to the effort to reverse the military retiree cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) reduction included in the last month’s budget deal. But a Levin aide said that the Armed Services chairman endorsed Ayotte's bill before realizing that it restored the cuts by preventing illegal immigrants from claiming a child tax credit....
  • (D-NH) Shaheen Announces Bill to Restore Military Retirement Benefits (up for re-election in 2014)

    12/17/2013 4:08:11 PM PST · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 12/17/2013 | Meredith Shiner
    Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., announced Tuesday that she will be introducing legislation to roll back provisions in the pending budget deal that would cut military retirement benefits by reducing cost-of-living adjustments. Shaheen, who is up for re-election in 2014, said that the plan would be paid for by closing “select corporate tax loopholes,” even though Republicans resisted doing so in the budget agreement that has yet to pass the Senate. “This bipartisan budget agreement will create economic certainty for small businesses, help promote job creation, and protect our country from another government shutdown but like I’ve said before, it’s not...
  • 10 Republicans vote yes as transgender ENDA bill passes U.S. Senate

    11/08/2013 2:47:18 PM PST · by NYer · 105 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 8, 2013 | BEN JOHNSON
    John McCain voted yea WASHINGTON, D.C., November 7, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – This afternoon the Senate approved a bill that could force business owners who adhere to traditional values to hire homosexuals, bisexuals, and those who do not dress in accordance with their biological sex or face litigation. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) passed following a bipartisan 64-32 vote. Supporters say it would forbid “workplace discrimination” against homosexuals and transgender employees and job-seekers. But critics say, like the HHS mandate, its religious exemption is unduly narrow and would force employers – including Christian schools and nurseries – to violate their consciences....
  • Senate plots House GOP squeeze

    10/13/2013 1:24:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 12, 2013 | Alexander Bolton with Peter Schroeder and Erik Wasson
    The White House and the Senate are working to squeeze House Republicans into accepting a bipartisan compromise from the upper chamber to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling. Any emerging deal, however, will leave ObamaCare largely intact, angering conservatives who have demanded defunding or delaying President Obama’s signature achievement. House Republicans are fuming over the prospect that Senate Democrats and Republicans are working on a plan to jam them with a last-minute deal they would have to accept or risk triggering a federal default. “They are trying to jam us with the Senate and we are not going...
  • Kelly Ayotte’s Lynch Mob - Base vs. Establishment battle erupts in Senate GOP.

    10/08/2013 2:26:28 PM PDT · by neverdem · 45 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 10.8.13 | Jeffrey Lord
    Kelly Ayotte was furious. One media account after another (as here) has the Republican and theoretically conservative New Hampshire senator angrily attacking Senator Ted Cruz in a recent closed-door Senate GOP Caucus. Behaving as follows, this much cited and notably un-refuted coming from the New York Times, bold print supplied here for emphasis: And on Wednesday at a private luncheon, several Senate Republicans — Dan Coats of Indiana, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Kelly Ayotte of... --snip-- NR was spot on here about Ayotte, and there’s one more thing to add about that Ayotte comment of seeking a “thoughtful, bipartisan...
  • VP Biden hosts dinner with GOP Senators on Syria

    09/08/2013 4:19:58 PM PDT · by EBH · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/8/2013
    Fox confirms Vice President Joe Biden will have dinner Sunday night with a group of GOP Senators who could be swayed on Syria. The topic of conversation is expected to be what the President needs to say in his Tuesday address.
  • Cruz impresses supporters at Dublin event (New Hampshire)

    08/24/2013 8:45:05 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 52 replies
    Keene Sentinel ^ | August 24, 2013 | Kaitlin Mulhere
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz says the there’s a new paradigm in politics, one defined by the rise of young leaders and grassroots change. The Texas Republican brought the crowd to its feet a handful of times Friday night as he hit conservative talking points about tax reform, economic recovery and his goal to defund the Affordable Care Act. About 100 people came to meet and listen to Cruz as he headlined a fundraiser for the N.H. State Republican Party held at the home of former ambassador Joseph Petrone and his wife, Augusta. Cruz’s stop in New Hampshire comes after two...
  • Tea party groups to target skeptical GOP senators on defunding Obamacare

    08/19/2013 10:15:25 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Aug 19, 2013 | By Aaron Blake
    A pair of tea party groups is teaming up to pressure key Republicans to support an effort to defund Obamacare. Tea Party Patriots and the grassroots group For America are launching online ads against a dozen GOP senators who either oppose the effort or haven’t announced a position. Along with the ads, leaders of the groups will embark on a six-state, five-day “Exempt America” tour (the idea being that the American people should be exempt from Obamacare) that will bring them to the home states of several of these senators. Update 12:01 p.m.: The conservative group Heritage Action is also...
  • Bloomberg gun-control group facing internal backlash amid growing profile

    07/30/2013 2:49:02 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 29, 2013 | Barnini Chakraborty
    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is losing part of his arsenal of local leaders as more and more long-time members of his gun-control group Mayors Against Illegal Guns say they aren’t happy with the coalition’s trajectory and want out. While the group apparently is growing in membership overall amid an effort to assume a larger profile in the national gun debate, it's turning some members off. In the past five months, 50 members of the group have quit. Many say they did so because the organization abandoned its mission statement of going after illegal guns, and instead used its political...
  • Mayors misled: Gun group needs a new name - Mayors Against Illegal Guns suffers from its overreach.

    07/24/2013 10:31:31 AM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    Union Leader (NH) ^ | July 22. 2013 | Masthead Editorial
    Nashua Mayor Donalee Lozeau quit New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun group Mayors Against Illegal Guns after it exposed its true mission: to pursue strict new gun-control laws. She has had plenty of company. A review of the group’s membership by news and entertainment website Buzzfeed.com found that it has lost more than 50 members who have quit, lost re-election or had their terms expire. Lozeau quit after she saw the group’s first ad attacking U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte for voting against a gun-control bill. “I said, ‘Wait a minute, I don’t want to be part of something like...
  • Republican Kelly Ayotte backs Senate immigration reform bill

    06/11/2013 5:59:17 AM PDT · by Javeth · 31 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 09, 2013 | Katherine Skiba
    <p>WASHINGTON—Sen. Kelly Ayotte, a conservative Republican, announced her support Sunday for a bipartisan immigration overhaul plan, lending momentum to the comprehensive measure being debated in the Senate.</p>
  • Kelly Ayotte’s Amnesty Folly

    06/10/2013 8:38:13 PM PDT · by Javeth · 28 replies
    National Review ^ | June 10, 2013 | The Editors
    Announcing her support for the Gang of Eight immigration bill on Sunday morning’s Face the Nation, Senator Kelly Ayotte (R., N.H.) called it a “thoughtful, bipartisan solution to a tough problem.” Thoughtful is one thing her support for that bill is not. In an op-ed published on her website, Ayotte shows no sign of knowing what the main objections of the bill’s critics are, much less of having grappled with them. Advertisement Ayotte says that the status quo amounts to a “de facto amnesty” because so many illegal immigrants live here. It follows, then, that the bill she supports would...
  • The Liberal Onslaught Against Kelly Ayotte

    06/03/2013 4:57:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 3, 2013 | Star Parker
    We ought to get perspective on the real nature of the most recent push on gun control, initiated out of the White House. This is classic bait-and-switch politics, characterized by what current Chicago mayor, and former Obama chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel once called “never let a crisis go to waste.” That is, never forgo an opportunity to exploit the emotions produced by a crisis or tragedy to further a pre-existing political agenda. This has been sadly and transparently the case with this latest round of gun control politics. One target of convenience in this round of “never let a...
  • The Ayotte Delusion - Kelly Ayotte is not your typical New England Republican moderate.

    05/06/2013 1:24:31 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 6, 2013 | Robert Costa
    Senator Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire is the gun-control crowd’s latest target. At town halls last week, they tried to rattle her, and irate protesters toted signs scrawled with “Shame.” But it’s doubtful that Ayotte will suddenly buckle under pressure and support an expansion of background checks, mere weeks after voting against such legislation. For one, Ayotte has never played the role of your typical New England Republican moderate — think Susan Collins or Scott Brown. Yes, she’s friendly with dealmakers such as John McCain and Lindsey Graham, but her alliances with them are almost entirely on national-security issues. On...
  • Gun Control Advocates in Hysterics over Fading Chances of Legislation

    05/04/2013 8:38:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 4, 2013 | AWR Hawkins
    Gun control advocates are in hysterics, using frenzied, emotional attacks against Senators who opposed gun control last month in hopes of changing the momentum. This explains why Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) has been targeted in New Hampshire, and it's why Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly have been targeting Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in Kentucky. Staunch gun control supporters saw Sandy Hook Elementary as their opportunity to secure more gun laws, but now they see that opportunity fading away....
  • Lindsey Graham: ‘Enemy combatant’ (In Spades!!!)

    04/20/2013 12:55:08 PM PDT · by yoe · 361 replies
    Politico ^ | April 20, 2013 | KATIE GLUECK
    Several Republican lawmakers are calling for the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings to be tried as an enemy combatant, rather than as an ordinary criminal. “It is clear the events we have seen over the past few days in Boston were an attempt to kill American citizens and terrorize a major American city,” read a Saturday statement from Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), John McCain (R-Ariz.), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) and Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.). “The accused perpetrators of these acts were not common criminals attempting to profit from a criminal enterprise, but terrorists trying to injure, maim, and kill...
  • Senators Approve Resolution to Assist Israel in Iran Strike

    04/17/2013 4:43:02 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/17/2013 | Elad Benari
    The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee adopts a resolution which stipulates that the U.S. will assist Israel in an attack against Iran. The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee adopted on Tuesday a resolution which stipulates that the U.S. will assist Israel if it is forced to take action against Iran. The resolution, Senate Resolution 65, was introduced last month by Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and was co-sponsored by 15 Senators, including Robert Menendez (D-New Jersey), Marco Rubio (R-Florida), Kelly Ayotte (R-New Hampshire), John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Chuck Schumer (D-New York)...
  • 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
    Mediaite.com ^ | 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....
  • "Not A Moment To Be Lost": Ayotte, Cruz, Kyl and Capito Show The Way

    11/29/2012 8:05:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 29, 2012 | Hugh Hewitt
    The only thing worse than losing in politics is quitting after a loss since the vast and great American sport of politics never stops, and increasingly doesn't even pause for the holidays. Which is why I am grateful for Kelly Ayotte, Ted Cruz, Jon Kyl and Shelley Moore Capito. In the weeks since the election, New Hampshire Senator Ayotte could have gone to ground as most of her colleagues have done, adopting a wait-and-see attitude that minimized political risk and profile. Instead she teamed with Senate veterans John McCain and Lindsey Graham to insist that Ambassador Susan Rice, presumptive nominee...
  • Victim Card Pulled: "Picking On" Susan Rice is Sexist

    11/16/2012 2:37:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    The victim card was officially pulled out by President Obama at a press conference earlier this week when he told reporters that Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham (he left female Senator Kelly Ayotte out of the list despite Ayotte being a strong critic of Susan Rice) shouldn't be going after U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice for her comments about Libya. Earlier this week McCain, Graham and Ayotte requested a select committee to look into what happened in Benghazi and all three suggested a Rice nomination for Secretary of State should be blocked. “If Senator McCain and Senator Graham want to...
  • Senators demand White House declassify Libya video

    10/26/2012 6:19:27 PM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 30 replies
    AP via Drudge ^ | 10/26/12 | Kimberly Dozier (AP Intelligence Writer)
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican senators are demanding that the Obama administration make public the surveillance video taken during last month's deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya, which killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans. Sens. John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Kelly Ayotte wrote to President Barack Obama's defense secretary, CIA director and attorney general demanding that the video be declassified. In the run-up to the presidential election, Republicans have accused the Obama administration of distorting the account of the attack on Sept. 11 that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. Officials first blamed it on...
  • Afghan helicopter deal to be ended if Russia continues to arm Assad's Syria

    03/13/2012 9:53:07 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    Avio News ^ | 03/13/2012
    Afghan helicopter deal to be ended if Russia continues to arm Assad's Syria Washington, USA - Senators against this purchase due to Moscow's ambiguous policy (WAPA) - Despite Russia sent humanitarian aids to Syria its role in the tragic situation the Country is living is still ambiguous. In fact, 17 US' senators have sent a statement to Pentagon declaring the US' Department of Defense should drop a 900 million dollars contract to supply a Russian Mi-17 helicopter fleet to Afghanistan, since Moscow seems to be arming the regular Syrian Army, led by president Bashar al-Assad. John Cornyn, US senator, also...
  • Senators push Pentagon to cut ties with Russian arms firm over Syria

    03/12/2012 4:00:50 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/12/2 | Jeremy Herb
    “U.S. taxpayers should not be put in a position where they are indirectly subsidizing the mass murder of Syrian civilians,” wrote the senators, led by Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.). "We urge you to use all available leverage to press Russia and Russian entities to end their support of the Assad regime, and that includes ending all DoD business dealings with Rosoboronexport, which is within your authority as Secretary of Defense,” they wrote. “Continuing this robust business relationship with Rosoboronexport would undermine U.S. policy on Syria and undermine U.S. efforts to...
  • Egypt risks 'disastrous' rupture in ties: US senators

    02/07/2012 6:14:12 PM PST · by ColdOne · 18 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 2/7/12 | AFP
    A trio of leading US senators on Tuesday warned Egypt that the risk of a "disastrous" rupture in ties had "rarely been greater" amid an escalating row over the planned trial of US pro-democracy activists. Republican senators John McCain and Kelly Ayotte, joined by independent Joe Lieberman, also warned that US congressional "support for Egypt -- including continued financial assistance -- is in jeopardy." "The current crisis with the Egyptian government has escalated to such a level that it now threatens our long-standing partnership," the three senators wrote in a joint statement. "There are committed opponents of the United States...
  • Senate majority rejects GOP bid to block EPA (with the help of 6 RINOs)

    11/11/2011 4:48:48 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | November 11, 2011 | Dina Cappiello (AP)
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Democrat-controlled Senate on Thursday rejected a Republican attempt to block a regulation intended to curb power plant pollution that blows downwind into other states. By a 56-41 vote, senators defeated a resolution by Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, who said the step was needed to rein in what he called the Obama administration's overzealous job-killing approach to environmental protection. "We are simply asking that the clean air regulations already on the books stay in place and we do not make the regulations so onerous that they put utility plants out of business and we have an...
  • Sarah Palin meets with Kelly Ayotte in N.H.

    06/03/2011 5:14:01 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 6/3/11 | KASIE HUNT
    Palin meets with Ayotte in N.H. By: Kasie Hunt June 3, 2011 07:15 AM EDT PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Sarah Palin breakfasted with Sen. Kelly Ayotte early Friday morning in an unexpected stop on Day 6 of her One Nation bus tour. Palin endorsed Ayotte in a contested primary election in 2010, choosing the former state attorney general over conservative favorite Ovide Lamontange in a race Ayotte won by less than a percentage point. Palin dined at the Golden Egg, where staff was given no advance warning of her visit. She sat at a table with Ayotte, Ayotte’s husband, and...
  • Palin records robocall for Ayotte in New Hampshire

    09/12/2010 4:29:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 12, 2010 | Shane D'Aprile
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) has recorded a last-minute robocall for Kelly Ayotte's Senate campaign in New Hampshire. "Kelly is one tough 'Granite Grizzly' who has broken barriers, fought off and locked up criminals, and stood up for New Hampshire families," Palin said in the automated message that will go out to GOP voters ahead of Tuesday's primary. Palin calls Ayotte "the true conservative running for the U.S. Senate in New Hampshire," in the call. "She will cut spending, eliminate earmarks, protect your 2nd Amendment rights and bring some much-needed Granite State common sense to the Senate." Unlike in...
  • NH libertarians aim to derail Fed annointee

    09/01/2010 9:31:59 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271
    Youtube ^ | August 31, 2010 | RidleyReport
    A couple notes and thoughts regarding this new PAC. Traditionally, Free Staters seem to have regarded New Hampshire's Federal races as beyond their ability to influence. This PAC seems to be the first significant break from that approach I know other than the Paul campaign. Other NH liberty news: A 25-year veteran of the Keene police department has gone on the air to call for speech controls against New Hampshire's burgeoning pro-liberty media. He also expresses concerns that New Hampshire law enforcement is now more tolerant of dissidents than it was in the past. And he basically calls FTL co-host...
  • Video ad: Kelly Ayotte on why she's a conservative (NH U.S. Senate candidate)

    08/17/2010 3:19:23 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | 08/17/10 | Kelly Ayotte
    Pretty effective ad from leading GOP candidate Kelly Ayotte - who is now getting hammered by negative ads from faux conservative Bill Binnie. (video at excerpt link)
  • Joseph W. McQuaid: Palin's new pal (Kelly Ayotte)

    08/01/2010 8:49:37 AM PDT · by Hal Appleton · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Manchester Union Leader ^ | July 21, 2010 | JOSEPH W. MCQUAID
    SARAH PALIN'S endorsement of Kelly Ayotte for U.S. Senate should neither surprise nor upset the other campaigns. The race will be won by the candidate who impresses New Hampshire voters, and New Hampshire voters are rarely impressed by what outsiders have to say.
  • Palin Power: Latest Poll Kelly Ayotte Huge Lead In New Hampshire

    07/28/2010 3:17:47 PM PDT · by MaxCUA · 11 replies
    In a year when one establishment Republican Senate candidate after another has fallen victim to an insurgent Tea Party challenger, New Hampshire front runner Kelly Ayotte has found the solution: become the Tea Party candidate herself. Ayotte holds an overwhelming 47-14 lead over her closest challenger, Bill Binnie, thanks in part to a 55-12 lead with the primary voters who consider themselves to be a member of the Tea Party. Ayotte's lead over the GOP field is pretty thorough. She's been able to unite the various factions of the party around her. She's up 48-12 with people who think the...
  • TAKING ON "SHOCKINGLY LIBERAL" BILL BINNIE (NH GOP U.S. Senate candidate posing as a conservative)

    07/22/2010 7:42:34 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Union Leader ^ | 7/21/10 | JOHN DISTASO
    Bill Binnie was getting a free ride in the Senate primary until Sarah Palin slapped him in her Facebook post backing Ayotte (more on that endorsement below). Now comes a bigger hit from the pro-traditional family, fiscally conservative Cornerstone Action PAC, the political arm of Cornerstone Policy Research. Director Kevin Smith says that today, Cornerstone will begin a "substantial" statewide radio ad buy calling Binnie "shockingly liberal." In the ad, a woman tells her husband that Binnie's "flashy ads are actually hiding his shockingly liberal positions on almost every issue." She says Binnie has said he "might have voted for"...
  • Palin Edorsement of New Hampshire Hopeful Draws Ire of Conservative Paper

    07/21/2010 3:47:17 PM PDT · by neverdem · 165 replies · 3+ views
    Politics Daily ^ | July 21, 2010 | Tom Diemer
    Sarah Palin got some push-back Wednesday, but not from one of her liberal critics in the "mainstream" media. No, it was a conservative -- and influential -- New Hampshire newspaper that tartly dismissed the former Alaska governor's recent endorsement of U.S. Senate candidate Kelly Ayotte. In a front-page editorial, New Hampshire Union Leader Publisher Joseph W. McQuaid wrote that Palin's endorsement should "neither surprise nor upset the other campaigns" since voters in the state are "rarely impressed by what outsiders have to say." Better pay attention: in a state that traditionally hosts the first presidential primary -- and will again...
  • Sarah Palin: Kelly Ayotte for New Hampshire

    07/19/2010 2:17:37 PM PDT · by Josh Painter · 45 replies · 3+ views
    Facebook ^ | July 19, 2010 | Sarah Palin
    Todd, Willow, and I are headed out to Kodiak and Afognak to meet with logging families on the forested islands. As we work and sightsee on America’s largest island we’ll get to view more majestic bears, so now is a good time to draw attention to the political equivalent of the species. It’s my honor to endorse a Granite State “mama grizzly” who has broken barriers, fought off and locked up criminals, and battled all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court to protect the rights of New Hampshire parents – and won! New Hampshire is lucky to have Kelly...
  • The Next Sarah Palin?

    08/19/2009 8:05:45 AM PDT · by Lou Budvis · 48 replies · 2,791+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | August 19, 2009 | Liz Goodwin
    Kelly Ayotte, New Hampshire’s GOP rising star, is a folksy, gun-loving mother of two who has her eyes on a Senate seat. And, you betcha, she married a dude who puts Todd to shame.