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  • Sen. Rubio: "Save The Whole House Or It Will All Burn Down"

    07/31/2011 5:53:56 AM PDT · by MontaniSemperLiberi · 31 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 30th, 2001 | RCP Transcipt & Video
    “I would love nothing more than compromise. But I would say to you that compromise that's not a solution is a waste of time. “If my house was on fire, I can't compromise about which part of the house I'm going to save. You save the whole house or it will all burn down. “We either save this country or we do not. “And to save it, we must seek solutions.”
  • 'Swift Boat' Veteran Who Defended Kerry Stripped of Silver Star By Judson Berger

    07/27/2011 10:12:56 PM PDT · by Mach9 · 15 replies ^ | July 27, 2011 | Judson Berger
    A Vietnam veteran who defended Sen. John Kerry against "Swift Boat" attacks in the 2004 presidential race has been stripped of his Silver Star by the Navy -- more than a year after he was sentenced to prison on a child pornography charge. But the Silver Star wasn't stripped from Wade Sanders because of the child porn conviction, per se.
  • Kerry spokesman stripped of Silver Star

    07/26/2011 12:16:41 PM PDT · by Interesting Times · 115 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 26, 2011 | Thomas Lifson
    <p>John F. Kerry almost became president running on the basis of his alleged heroism in Vietnam. Thanks to the efforts of a group of truth-tellers, the Swiftboat Veterans for Truth, the serious holes in the fantasy narrative propounded by the Kerry campaign came to the attention of enough Americans that John Kerry was not the first faux-Irish President of the United States.</p>
  • Mabus revokes imprisoned veteran's Silver Star (Kerry supporter jailed for child porn)

    07/24/2011 3:32:16 PM PDT · by pabianice · 42 replies
    Swiftvets ^ | 7/24/11 | Fuentes
    San Diego- In a highly unusual move, the Navy secretary has stripped a Silver Star awarded to a retired captain and Vietnam swift boat veteran who is serving a federal prison sentence after admitting to child pornography. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus revoked the Silver Star, the nation's third-highest valor award, which was awarded nearly 20 years ago to retired Capt. Wade Sanders of San Diego. A spokeswoman for Mabus confirmed the secretary's decision, which he made in August 2010 following a review and recommendation by the Navy Department Board of Medals and Decorations. "Mabus signed a memorandum in which he...
  • Bank plan would help build bridges, boost jobs

    07/07/2011 5:49:14 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 8 replies
    pmsNBC ^ | 7-6-11 | Anika Anand
    The idea of such a bank has been around since the 1990s but has never gained significant attention until now. In March a bipartisan bill was introduced in the Senate that gained the support of the US Chamber of Commerce, America’s leading business lobby, and the AFL-CIO, the country’s largest labor federation — two groups on opposite sides of most debates. The BUILD Act, proposed by Sens. John Kerry, D-Mass., Kay Hutchinson, R-Texas, and Mark Warner, D-Va., would create a national infrastructure bank that would provide loans and loan guarantees to encourage private investment in upgrading America’s infrastructure. There are...
  • Senator Blames Voters for Current Mess in Government

    07/02/2011 10:41:53 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 39 replies
    Former presidential candidate Senator John Kerry (D-Mass) laid the blame for the nation’s current troubles at the feet of the American electorate. “Look, if voters had elected me instead of Bush we wouldn’t be in the mess we’re in right now,” Kerry maintained. “The obvious benefit, of course, is that Bush would’ve been sent to early retirement. But let’s not overlook the likelihood that we’d now be in the midst of my second term instead of suffering under the incompetent ministrations of the current Administration. At worst, Barack Obama would now be a junior senator from Illinois. That’d have to...
  • High speed rail design, construction plans for Western Massachusetts approved

    07/01/2011 6:51:46 PM PDT · by matt04 · 26 replies
    State officials say final design and construction plans have been approved for high-speed rail in western Massachusetts. U.S. Reps. John Olver and Richard Neal and Sen. John F. Kerry and federal and state transportation officials said Friday that the U.S. Department of Transportation signed a nearly $73 million grant agreement. Funding is available from federal stimulus money. Officials say the project, which is expected to cost $75.6 million, will rehabilitate the Connecticut River rail line. Amtrak’s Vermonter service will be rerouted to the line, providing a more direct route to Northampton and Greenfield.
  • Kerry, McCain Allied in Expanding U.S. Role in Middle East (by redistributing your $$$ to Islamists)

    06/30/2011 5:09:24 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 13 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 2011-06-30
    Senators John Kerry (D-Mass.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) are working together to expand the U.S.' role in the Arab Spring, according to The Washington Post. Kerry and McCain traveled to Egypt last weekend with eight Fortune 500 executives to explore how the U.S. can expand economic investment in that country after the fall of Hosni Mubarak. They envision similar plans across the Middle East in the aftermath of the Middle East revolts that would be similar to the U.S.' “Marshall Plan,” in which the U.S. invested billions of dollars in war-torn European nations after World War II.
  • John Kerry: "I Would Have Been A Good President, Maybe Even A Great One"

    06/30/2011 12:30:33 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 46 replies · 3+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 30 June 2011 | Anon
    Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) tells Don Imus this morning he thought ht would have been a "good President." In fact, he added, "a great President." Transcript below: DON IMUS: "I think you would have been a much better President than the guy we have now, don't you agree with that?" SEN. JOHN KERRY: "You've asked me that before. Every time I come on you try to get me to --" IMUS: "-- I'm not trying to get you to do anything. I'm trying to get you to be honest." KERRY: "I'm always honest." IMUS: "Well, you would've been a much...
  • John Kerry: "I Would Have Been A Good President, Maybe Even A Great One"

    06/29/2011 3:01:00 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 97 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 6/29/2011 | Video Link
    Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) tells Don Imus this morning he thought ht would have been a "good President." In fact, he added, "a great President."
  • Libya mission brings John McCain and John Kerry together again (EPIC BARF ALERT)

    06/28/2011 7:57:36 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2011-06-28 | Paul Kane
    For 25 years, war has fortified — and nearly destroyed — the ties binding John McCain and John F. Kerry. (snip) Concerned about what they see as an isolationist and fearful drift in both of their parties, Kerry (D-Mass.) and McCain (R-Ariz.) are advocating an even more forceful role for America in the world. (snip) Kerry and McCain are leading the fight in Congress to shore up support for U.S. action in Libya... (snip) The elder statesmen are also hoping to forge something resembling a Marshall Plan for the Middle East... (snip) But the Kerry-McCain partnership was derailed when Kerry...
  • Sen. Kerry sees progress on his bill for an infrastructure bank (Lindsey Graham Alert)

    06/08/2011 7:40:01 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 15 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill, Washington DC ^ | 2011-06-08 | Erik Wasson
    Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) is hopeful that his bill to create a National Infrastructure Bank will move through the Senate this year. The bill could be the best shot for those seeking to boost transportation, energy and water infrastructure investment in a Congress focused on “rapacious” spending cuts, Kerry said. The Kerry bill, co-sponsored by Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.), Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), would create an independent, nonprofit bank that would leverage private investment into infrastructure projects. The bill was introduced in March.
  • Breaking: Former Presidential Candidate John Edwards Indicted by Federal Grand Jury

    06/03/2011 7:17:47 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 149 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03 JUNE 11
    <p>Breaking: Federal Grand Jury Indicts Former Presidential Candidate John Edwards.</p>
  • Obama should give Congress a full report on Libya mission

    05/17/2011 8:54:00 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 12 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | Globe Editorial
    May 17, 2011 ON FRIDAY, under provisions of the War Powers Act, the 60-day authorization that went into effect when the United States committed forces to the mission in Libya will expire. Despite the longstanding disagreement between Congress and the executive branch over the legality of the law, both sides would do well to comply: The American public deserves the fullest possible explanation of the American role in Libya.
  • Kerry heads for Pakistan to soothe fury over bin Laden raid

    05/11/2011 8:40:24 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 34 replies
    Yahoo! News, via Reuters ^ | May 11, 2011 | Reuters
    Senator John Kerry will travel to Pakistan in coming days to put relations "on the right track" after the killing of Osama bin Laden in a surprise Navy SEALs raid, but he is likely to face fury from the army over what it sees as a breach of trust. Kerry, a Democrat who is close to the Obama administration, said he expected to see "all the main players" in Pakistan to discuss strains in bilateral ties following the May 2 operation that killed the al Qaeda leader in his Pakistani hideout. "A number of people suggested it would be good...
  • Hundreds of Millions of Gallons of Jet Fuel Used in Support of U.S. Ops in Afghanistan

    05/10/2011 5:07:10 PM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 8 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | May 10, 2011 | Steve Peacock
    Calls to speed up the withdrawal of U.S. troops from and Central Asia have increased since Osama bin Laden’s death, but decision-makers have made clear that such a drawdown of troops is not happening any time soon. As the White House, Congress, and media pundits ponder and expound upon what, if any, changes should be made to U.S. policy on the issue, one thing is certain: U.S. military jets will continue to fly into, out of, and around Afghanistan. But how much will this cost U.S. taxpayers? A review of contracting documents obtained via federal database research sheds light on...
  • Not ready to board Obama's Kool Aid Train

    05/05/2011 11:56:38 AM PDT · by campfollower · 9 replies
    The Marietta Daily Journal ^ | May 3, 2011 | Laura Armstrong
    The president went on TV Sunday night to tell us the news that Osama was taken out by U.S. Navy SEALS. Young Americans partied in the streets, and the mainstream media tells us we’re indebted to Obama for this victory. It is, of course, a moral victory for all Americans in the War on Terror, not limited to those of us who supported the efforts from the beginning, but even for those who’ve criticized America’s war efforts and condoned or sup-ported the character assassination of our military, especially generals like David Petraeus. Yes, if you believe the president, it’s a...
  • Botox May Deaden Ability to Empathize, New Study Says

    04/24/2011 4:47:56 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 64 replies
    Forbes ^ | April 23, 2011 | Marc E. Babej
    According to a study published in the journal Social Psychology and Personality Science, Botox may not only numb facial muscles, but also – and for the same reason – numb users’ perception of other people’s emptions.
  • Kerry, McCain offer bill to protect Web users’ privacy rights

    04/12/2011 7:00:51 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 17 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2011-04-12 | Cecilia Kang
    Senate lawmakers on Tuesday introduced an Internet privacy bill that would create first-time rules for Facebook, Google and other Web firms that thrive by collecting information about users. Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said their measure aims to protect Internet users by forcing companies to explain how they collect information and what they do with it. The bill would also make it harder for Web sites to target individuals through personally identifiable information and create profiles about them.
  • Lawmakers condemn burning of Koran

    04/03/2011 10:22:37 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 83 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 3, 2011 | David Eldridge
    Congressional leaders Sunday denounced the recent Koran burning in Florida that is being blamed for days of deadly anti-American riots across Afghanistan and hinted at possible congressional condemnation or hearings. The book burning, done by Florida pastor Terry Jones with little publicity at the time almost two weeks ago, is being blamed for attacks that led to the deaths of seven U.N. workers on Friday. Protests continued during the weekend, with 10 people killed in rioting in Kandahar on Saturday and Sunday. Hundreds of demonstrators burned an effigy of President Obama on Sunday in Jalalabad while stomping on a U.S....