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  • You Know the Koch Brothers: Now Meet the 'Koch Sisters'

    10/17/2014 8:18:31 AM PDT · by God'sgrrl · 13 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 6, 2014 | Erin Dooley
    Joyce and Karen Koch aren’t related to each other. But that’s not important; they’re sisters “in spirit.” Besides, what they really want you to know is that they’re not related to the Koch brothers, the billionaire conservatives funding political candidates and causes nationwide. more...
  • The Koch's vs Robert Kennedy Jr.

    The Koch Brothers are the 2 headed devil the left and the lame stream media so often targets. I'd challenge them to read this article, I seriously doubt it’ll do anything to influence their misguided opinion but you never know.
  • News Guide: New Koch super PAC reports donors

    10/15/2014 7:45:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 15, 2014 7:43 PM EDT | Philip Elliott
    Some of the most powerful political committees faced a Wednesday deadline to reveal how much cash they raised and spent during July, August and September. It was likely to be one the last times before Nov. 4’s elections that voters could see how millions of dollars were flowing into outside campaign groups. Only groups that report their money in three-month windows were filing Wednesday. …
  • How Democrats expertly apply the five key principles of the Koch Brothers’ business

    10/09/2014 9:29:00 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 6 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2014-10-09 | Benjamin Weingarten
    In 2007, Charles Koch, CEO of Koch Industries, Inc., published a book titled “The Science of Success: How Market-Based Management Built the World’s Largest Private Company,” laying out five principles that comprise his market-based management philosophy, to which he attributes the exponential growth of Koch Industries. As political observers are likely aware, the success of Koch Industries has enabled the Kochs to spend millions of dollars funding libertarian ideological initiatives and Republican political campaigns, something Democrats are not enamored of. Sen. Harry Reid most famously has attacked the Kochs — using them as a caricature for the villainous one percent...
  • Should Nationalizing Elections With Either The Koch Brothers Or Obama Be Eschewed?

    10/08/2014 7:13:33 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 31 replies
    10/8/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Should election campaigns and the candidates themselves - be it in Iowa with Bruce Braley (D) saying his rival Joni Ernst (R) is tied to the hip of the Koch Brothers or be it Tom Cotton in Arkansas (R) saying his rival Mark Pryor (D) is tied to the hip of Obama - eschew such tactics? In summation... Should both sides (be it the candidates and PACs on the Republican and Democrat side) eschew this political tactic, or should both sides continue to employ this tactic - and how is the MSM figuring into the dissemination of this political tactic?
  • IS ANOTHER OBAMA ADMINISTRATION SCANDAL ABOUT TO EXPLODE? [Taxpayer info used for politics]

    10/06/2014 8:08:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Powerline ^ | 10/06/2014 | John Hinderaker
    While strong cases can be made for both Benghazi and Fast and Furious, most voters consider Barack Obama’s misuse of the IRS to be his administration’s worst scandal so far. But, as we wrote last year, targeting of conservative non-profits for harassment is not the only dimension of the IRS scandal. In addition, there is strong reason to believe that one or more White House political appointees have illegally accessed private taxpayer information and used it for political gain.Austan Goolsbee directed Obama’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board and later chaired his Council of Economic Advisers. In August 2010, Goolsbee conducted...
  • Inside the Koch Brothers' Toxic Empire [Rolling Stone Magazine Hit Piece]

    10/04/2014 7:47:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 10/04/2014 | Tim Dickinson
    Together, Charles and David Koch control one of the world's largest fortunes, which they are using to buy up our political system. But what they don't want you to know is how they made all that money. The enormity of the Koch fortune is no mystery. Brothers Charles and David are each worth more than $40 billion. The electoral influence of the Koch brothers is similarly well-chronicled. The Kochs are our homegrown oligarchs; they've cornered the market on Republican politics and are nakedly attempting to buy Congress and the White House. Their political network helped finance the Tea Party and...
  • Koch v. Kennedy: Philanthropist Versus Narcissist

    10/03/2014 9:04:00 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 7 replies
    Radix News ^ | October 3, 2014 | Larry Kudlow
    A couple of weeks ago at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, several hundred people went to their feet to applaud a speech delivered by David H. Koch. The occasion was the opening of the Met’s new facade on Fifth Avenue. ... Mr. Koch contributed the entire $65 million cost of the project, which took years to complete. The Left demonizes David Koch and his brother Charles for their free-market views, their political donations, and the fact that they run a substantial energy company. Harry Reid has made a new career of it, calling them “un-American.” But on the platform...
  • White House Can't Hide Look Into Koch Tax Data Misuse

    10/03/2014 3:40:34 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 19 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 3, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: A court tells the White House to ac knowledge the existence of a probe into whether one of its advisers used private tax records for political gain. Transparency is being forced on an administration that's anything but. In 2010, an attorney for industrialists and libertarian political donors Charles and David Koch told the Weekly Standard of a senior Obama aide telling reporters on background that the Kochs "do not pay corporate income tax" through their company, Koch Industries. How, the attorney justifiably wondered, did the White House get his clients' private information from the IRS? The anonymous official has...
  • Bill Gates Tops Forbes’ Richest Americans List For 21st Straight Year

    09/29/2014 8:14:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Headlines and Global News ^ | 09/29/2014 | Emily Morgan
    An American worth less than $1.55 billion could not land on this year's "The Forbes 400," the annual ranking for the richest people in America. The cut-off increase from last year's $1.3 billion disqualified 113 poor billionaires for this year's list. Bill Gates once again lorded over his fellow wealthy Americans for the 21st consecutive year with a healthy $81 billion, up $9 billion from 2013. He outpaced Warren Buffet ($67 billion), Larry Ellison ($50 billion) and the Koch brothers' Charles and David (each worth $42 billion) to round out the top five. Michael Bloomberg ($35 billion) managed to slide...
  • Video Mashup: 134 Times Harry Reid's Railed Against the Koch Brothers

    09/29/2014 7:28:00 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 8 replies
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  • Koch Foundation to College: We’ll Give You Millions—if You Teach Our Libertarian Ideology

    09/29/2014 11:33:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 09/29/2014 | Dave Levinthal
    In 2007, when the Charles Koch Foundation considered giving millions of dollars to Florida State University’s economics department, the offer came with strings attached. First, the curriculum it funded must align with the libertarian, deregulatory economic philosophy of Charles Koch, the billionaire industrialist and Republican political bankroller. Second, the Charles Koch Foundation would at least partially control which faculty members Florida State University hired. And third, Bruce Benson, a prominent libertarian economic theorist and Florida State University economics department chairman, must stay on another three years as department chairman—even though he told his wife he’d step down in 2009 after...
  • Robert Kennedy Jr., Aspiring Tyrant

    09/23/2014 5:51:04 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 46 replies
    National Review ^ | 9-22-14 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    Blissfully unaware of how hot the irony burned, Robert Kennedy Jr. yesterday took to a public protest to rail avidly in favor of censorship. The United States government, Kennedy lamented in an interview with Climate Depot, is not permitted by law to “punish” or to imprison those who disagree with him — and this, he proposed, is a problem of existential proportions. Were he to have his way, Kennedy admitted, he would cheer the prosecution of a host of “treasonous” figures — among them a number of unspecified “politicians”; those bętes noires of the global Left, Kansas’s own Koch Brothers;...
  • Senate Dems in doomed push to limit campaign funds

    09/08/2014 4:29:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 8, 2014 6:52 PM EDT | Alan Fram
    Senate Democrats started their campaign-season drive Monday for a constitutional amendment aimed at curbing special interests’ financial clout in elections, a doomed effort the party hopes will help them make a populist appeal to voters. The measure would allow Congress and the states to limit the money raised and spent in election campaigns by outside groups, candidates and others, curbs that the Supreme Court has weakened in recent years. It has no chance of winning the two-thirds majority needed to clear the Senate, let alone even being considered by the Republican-run House. Democrats brought the measure to the Senate floor...
  • AFL-CIO goes after Koch brothers in ad campaign

    09/04/2014 6:48:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 4, 2014 9:08 AM EDT | Philip Elliott
    The nation’s largest labor federation took aim Tuesday at the conservative Koch brothers in ads designed to highlight the billionaire industrialists’ political clout and to gin up liberal voters. […] “For years, the Koch brothers have epitomized how corporations and the super-rich have tried to systematically destroy our democracy,” president of the 12 million-member AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said. “Today, they’re finally meeting their match.” …
  • McCaul, Streusand finally square off (Texas CD 10)

    03/24/2004 11:11:02 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 114 replies · 551+ views
    AMERICAN-STATESMAN ^ | March 24, 2004 | Ken Herman
    Candidates for new congressional district focus on their Republican credentials. HOUSTON -- Face to face for the first time since the primary, GOP congressional candidates Ben Streusand and Michael McCaul stayed in tune with a runoff campaign that has devolved into an issue-free contest based on questioning each other's Republican credentials. After several previously scheduled debates fell through when Streusand didn't show up, and after some last-minute negotiations needed to get McCaul to show up Tuesday, the two candidates sparred at an evening event organized by several Houston-area Republican clubs. Streusand and McCaul will face off in an April 13...
  • 9/11: George W. Bush Stands Tall

    09/12/2011 2:44:07 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 40 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 9/12/11 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: George Bush yesterday, the 9/11 memorials. You know, a friend of mine observed this. What did Obama do? Obama went to a soup kitchen, 9/11, a day of service, as though we've got something to apologize for, for what happened on 9/11. A friend of mine observes Obama and Bloomberg both acted like it was a natural disaster. Bush, George W. Bush, who, by the way, stands tall in retrospect. Ten years, not one attack. Great statesmanship. If somebody told me today they wanted to put Bush's face on Mount Rushmore, I'd be in there supporting it. I saw...
  • The "True Identity" Of Van Jones

    09/10/2009 4:11:43 PM PDT · by pissant · 33 replies · 1,077+ views
    Right Side News ^ | 9/10/09 | Cliff Kincaid
    Some people are wondering who is next after Van Jones. But the Van Jones story is not over. And we still don't know who hired this "obscure" official, as some on the left are now trying to refer to him. Some of these controversies are currently being investigated by the new media. Blogger Trevor Loudon, who broke the story about Jones' communist background, thinks White House official Valerie Jarrett needs to be seriously scrutinized. She appears to have had a family connection to Barack Obama's childhood mentor, Communist Party member Frank Marshall Davis. For the record, this "obscure" official technically...
  • ObamaCare Vote Kickback Scheme

    03/19/2010 4:45:39 AM PDT · by clifcrds · 32 replies · 2,092+ views
    Bismarck Tribune ^ | March 19 2010 | ALAN FRAM and DAVID ESPO
    WASHINGTON — Bye bye, Cornhusker Kickback. Hello, special treatment for Tennessee and North Dakota. Democrats unveiling revisions Thursday to their health care overhaul bill decided to kill the extra $100 million in Medicaid funds for Nebraska that has become a symbol of backdoor deal making. But the 153 pages of changes to the massive health care package include extra money for hospitals in Tennessee that serve large numbers of low-income patients. And though the bill would revamp the nation’s student loan system to make the government the only lender, one bank — the state-owned Bank of North Dakota — would...
  • Bill Henck: Inside the IRS (corruption alert)

    02/06/2014 6:19:09 AM PST · by amnestynone · 8 replies
    power line blog ^ | February 6, 2014 | Bill Henck
    As noted at the top, William Henck has worked inside the IRS Office of the General Counsel as an attorney for over 26 years. Although it goes over some old ground, we submit the following personal account by Mr. Henck for the consideration of readers in the context of current controversies without further comment. He writes: I have been an attorney in the IRS Office of Chief Counsel for over 26 years. Over a number of years, I have attempted, largely unsuccessfully, to alert the public to abuse within the IRS. One of my kids suggested that I contact a...
  • America Held Hostage- the Obama Files...

    11/08/2008 3:06:12 AM PST · by backhoe · 3,015 replies · 204,972+ views
    various links ^ | 11-8-08 | The Heavy Equipment Guy
    America Held Hostage- the Obama Files... With a hattip to Rush ( His idea during the Clinton plague upon America ) I am starting a file on “The One,” mostly starting from the election date. Older stuff- links, quotes, quips, and sometimes pointed graphics can be found by scrolling back from these two posts: -Hillary Clinton- archives, comments, and opposition research---Sarah Palin- links, from the beginning--There is some good material in those posts that raises a lot of uncomfortable questions that everyone ought to be asking, and probably will once the “new” wears off, and we are stuck with four...
  • THREAT MATRIX 2011 #1

    03/30/2011 7:12:26 AM PDT · by MestaMachine · 1,017 replies
    TN Crew
  • THREAT MATRIX 2010 #3

    05/02/2010 4:49:06 PM PDT · by MestaMachine · 640 replies · 7,207+ views
    Free Republic Threat Matrix | May 2, 2010 | TM Crew
    There is no war as far as our president is concerned. There are no Islamic Terrorists, only a few rogue extremists. There is no REAL Jihad. Jihad is simply a "spiritual journey" to Allah, the most merciful. So he says. Islam, to his mind, has contributed so much to the world, after all, since Mohammed's slaughter of the Jews at Medina. Judging by Obama's actions in the recent weeks and months, he no doubt would have agreed the Jews deserved what they got from the "religion of peace." He continues the onslaught in the name of "social justice" and...
  • DUBOB 11- more tales from the Dark UnderBelly Of the Beast...

    01/31/2003 5:07:21 PM PST · by backhoe · 12,500 replies · 455,024+ views
    various links and websites | 01-31-03 | The Heavy Equipment Guy
    At the request of members, I am restarting those "Tales from the Dark UnderBelly Of the Beast"-- the stories and issues that the press and media either ignore, won't even talk about, or will mention once and forevermore claim "it's old news..."Naturally, some will be stories which interest me, or things I think we all need to be aware of.I am experimenting with a minor change in presentation- when I can, I will cut to -GoogleNewsBeta-- with a keyword or two and see what kind of links to "mainstream" stories I can find in contrast to what we see here...
  • Organizations Funded Directly by George Soros and his Open Society Institute

    11/11/2010 4:21:14 PM PST · by bronxville · 24 replies
    Organizations Funded Directly by George Soros and his Open Society Institute By Discover The Networks Organizations that, in recent years, have received direct funding and assistance from George Soros and his Open Society Institute (OSI) include the following. (Comprehensive profiles of each are available in the "Groups" section of DiscoverTheNetworks.org): Air America Radio: Now defunct, this was a self-identified "liberal" radio network. Alliance for Justice: Best known for its activism vis a vis the appointment of federal judges, this group consistently depicts Republican judicial nominees as "extremists." America Coming Together: Soros played a major role in creating this group, whose...
  • In NJ, Obama calls 'Cousin Pookie' key

    11/01/2009 2:23:50 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 50 replies · 1,744+ views
    politico.com ^ | Nov. 1, 2009
    Obama, with Gov. Jon Corzine at the Susquehanna Bank Center in downtown Camden, rallied a crowd of 5,500 to turn out to reelected the Democratic governor on Tuesday in a race with Republican Chris Christie that polls show is neck-and-neck, and where turnout is expected to be key. "I know these are challenging times. Jon knows these are challenging times," POTUS said. "This is why he got into public service. He didn't do it for a pay check. He did it because he knew we can do better." Obama, who spoke for 24 minutes, called Corzine, who stood next to...
  • In Memoriam: Andrew Breitbart (1969-2012)

    03/01/2012 6:00:33 AM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 814 replies · 95+ views
    Breibart.com ^ | 3/1/12 | Larry Solov
    Andrew passed away unexpectedly from natural causes shortly after midnight this morning in Los Angeles. We have lost a husband, a father, a son, a brother, a dear friend, a patriot and a happy warrior. Andrew lived boldly, so that we more timid souls would dare to live freely and fully, and fight for the fragile liberty he showed us how to love. Andrew recently wrote a new conclusion to his book, Righteous Indignation: I love my job. I love fighting for what I believe in. I love having fun while doing it. I love reporting stories that the Complex...
  • IRS Stonewalling FOIA Request Surrounding Correspondence With Democratic Members of Congress

    05/16/2014 7:21:26 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 25 replies
    Town Hall ^ | May 16, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    On May 21, 2013 the National Republican Senatorial Committee sent the IRS a Freedom of Information Act request asking for "any and all documents or records, including but not limited to electronic documents, e-mails, paper documents, photographs (electronic or hard copy), or audio files," related to correspondence from January 1, 2009 and May 21, 2013 between thirteen different Democrat members of Congress and top IRS officials. Those officials include former IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman, former Commissioner Steven Miller, senior IRS official Joseph Grant and former head of tax exempt groups Lois Lerner. Members of Congress named in the request include...
  • Marco Rubio Tries To Convince Conservatives He Hasn't Been Duped

    04/30/2013 8:12:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    NPR ^ | 04/30/2013 | Greg Allen
    In the current debate over revamping the nation's immigration laws, there may be no elected official with more on the line than Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. Rubio, a Republican and Cuban-American from Miami, was elected to the Senate with strong support from the Tea Party and other conservatives. Rubio's challenge is to convince conservative skeptics that by supporting an immigration overhaul, he hasn't betrayed them. Among other things, the Senate immigration bill tightens security on the borders and creates a pathway for immigrants who came to the country illegally to become citizens. Eight senators — four Democrats and four Republicans...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 25 May 2014

    05/25/2014 4:18:24 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 133 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 25 May 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows May25th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.; Derek Bennett, chief of staff, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Pre-empted by Formula One auto racing.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sens. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and John Thune, R-S.D.; Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill.; Steven Silverman, lawyer representing a group of retired NFL players who accuse the league of supplying them with powerful painkillers and other drugs that kept them in the game but have led to serious complications later in life.THIS WEEK (ABC): Gen....
  • Capitol Hill falls silent as Libya war rages

    03/22/2011 10:52:34 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 54 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Stephen Dinan
    The world is at war, but Washington is eerily empty, devoid of all the power players who normally foster a soul-searching debate when the country goes on the attack. President Obama made the decision to bomb Libya from Brazil, the top congressional leadership is all out of town as Congress takes a 10-day vacation, and Vice President Joseph R. Biden spent the weekend in Wilmington, Del. Even Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates was traveling in Russia on Monday. That left rank-and-file lawmakers in both parties with a list of unanswered questions about the Libya operation’s cost, its duration and the...
  • True the Vote president calls Cummings damning emails ‘the tip of a very ugly iceberg’

    04/12/2014 8:04:39 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 55 replies
    BIZPAC Review ^ | 4-12-2014 | Michael Dorstewitz
    April 12, 2014 True the Vote president calls Cummings damning emails ‘the tip of a very ugly iceberg’ by Michael Dorstewitz The explosive discovery by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that its ranking Democratic member coordinated with the IRS to target True the Vote came as no surprise to its founder and president. She called it “the tip of a very ugly iceberg.”Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., the committee’s chairman, released emails earlier this week strongly suggesting that Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., was in direct communication with disgraced IRS supervisor Lois Lerner in an effort to target True the...
  • MSNBC’s Alex Wagner: The IRS Is The REAL Victim Here

    04/11/2014 6:09:25 AM PDT · by absentee · 28 replies
    RedState ^ | 4/11/2014 | Caleb Howe
    On MSNBC last night, host Alex Wagner continued her ongoing “leave the IRS alone” theme with a defense of the organization and its key players that tread into the territory of virtuosity in the art of reversing the spin. Not only, Wagner would have you believe, is the IRS not guilty of anything, not only were conservative groups not harmed or hampered in any way, but in fact it is the IRS who is truly the victim of unjust targeting. They are not the aggressor but the innocent victim, the simple, plainspoken agency that gosh darnit just wants to do...
  • New Emails: Democratic Senator Pressured IRS To Target Groups

    05/14/2014 1:39:50 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 48 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 05/14/2014 | Patrick Howley
    The IRS’ Washington, D.C. headquarters targeted conservative groups in part due to pressure from Democratic Sen. Carl Levin, according to emails obtained by the watchdog group Judicial Watch and reviewed by The Daily Caller. Levin, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs’ permanent subcommittee on investigations, wrote a March 30, 2012 letter to then-IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman discussing the “urgency” of the issue of possible political activity by nonprofit applicants. Levin asked if the IRS was sending out additional information requests to applicant groups and citing an IRS rejection letter to a conservative group as an example of...
  • Angry white men

    10/28/2013 6:22:42 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 34 replies
    Maclean's ^ | October 25, 2013 | Jonathon Gatehouse
    You can’t put a price on happiness, but the cost of outrage is easy enough to tally. The Republican Party’s 16-day temper tantrum over Obamacare shuttered large parts of the U.S. government and left 800,000 civil servants sitting at home without pay. In the Washington area alone, that translated to $217 million a day in lost wages. More than $3 billion of direct government spending on services went by the wayside. Analysts predict the knock-on effects will shave about 0.5 per cent off the country’s fourth-quarter GDP growth—a total hit in the $20-billion to $24-billion range. And Republicans are now...
  • WHAT? Renee Ellmers Claims She Has ‘Same Immigration Stance as Cruz, Paul, Lee’ (Loses Straw Poll)

    03/22/2014 4:53:34 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 30 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 21, 2014 | David Steinberg
    Last Saturday, Renee Ellmers (R-NC02) — a 2010 Tea Party favorite who has since lost the support of conservatives — gave a brief speech to the Moore County, North Carolina GOP Convention. During the speech, she claimed to hold the same views on immigration as Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Rand Paul, and even Dr. Ben Carson. This statement came a few days after Ellmers’ tendentious appearance with Laura Ingraham last week — an interview that might have progressed smoothly had Ellmers actually expressed the same views on immigration as those four. Ellmers’ brief speech in Moore County offered no specification backing her...
  • True the Vote Witness Who Testified on IRS Scandal Pens Blazing Letter to Grandstanding Democrat

    04/13/2014 6:37:15 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 53 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 4-13-14 | Kyle Becker
    Catherine Engelbrecht became the face of the IRS scandal with her riveting testimony before Congress on how her group True the Vote was targeted by the IRS for selective persecution and harassment. Recently, it was discovered that Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings had a hand in the IRS targeting True the Vote. You might remember Cummings as the grandstanding Democrat who railed against Darrell Issa’s investigation of the scandal after a Congressional hearing with IRS official Lois Lerner had closed (and then implied that Issa was racist): Further making the situation ironic and unsightly for justice-avoiding Democrats is that emails show...
  • Patty Murray and Harry Reid Attack the Victims of Obamacare

    02/28/2014 6:02:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 28, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Patty Murray, senator from Washington, on the Senate floor yesterday urged people to stop listening to me 'cause I am, along with Fox News, part of the cabal spreading lies about all these people who are suffering after Obamacare. She says like Harry Reid, it's all lies. There are no problems. Nobody's having a problem. Nobody's been cancelled. Nobody. Harry Reid's actually out there and said that: It's all lies. Here grab the sound bite. This is Patty Murray on the Senate floor speaking about Obamacare yesterday. MURRAY: I hope that everybody can turn off the Fox...
  • John Galt Calling: Had Enough?

    11/10/2012 7:19:10 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 23 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Nov 8, 2012 | Doug Patton
    Barack Obama has already done great damage to this country. He will do much more damage over the next four years John Galt Calling: Had Enough? By Doug Patton Thursday, November 8, 2012 “They believe in free stuff. We believe in free people.” - U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, 2012 vice presidential nominee When I heard Congressman Ryan utter those words during his speech to the Republican National Convention in Tampa last summer, I thought they would define the 2012 race for the White House. No statement so clearly describes the deep division between the earners and the takers in...
  • Labor supporters call for Walker’s recall on anniversary of anti-union bill

    03/12/2012 12:26:10 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    JS Online ^ | 3-10-12 | Bill Glauber
    ...One year after the Republican-controlled Legislature curtailed collective bargaining for most public-sector workers, thousands of pro-labor demonstrators converged Saturday on the Capitol in a "Reclaim Wisconsin March." They sang songs, listened to speeches and chanted, "This is what democracy looks like," an echo of the demonstrations that clogged the Capitol during the height of last year's protests ... Saturday's crowd wasn't as large as the throngs that showed up a year ago, but on a bright, sunny, springlike afternoon, enthusiasm was high during an event that amounted to a kickoff for an expected season of recall elections. "It's more of...
  • ‘Absolutely Un-American’: Dem Rep. Explodes During IRS Investigation Hearing; Issa Walks Out

    03/05/2014 7:56:55 AM PST · by Nachum · 73 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 3/5/14 | Noah Rothman
    During a hearing of the House Oversight Committee into allegations that the Internal Revenue Service scrutinized conservative groups’ tax-exempt status filings unduly, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) exploded at Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (D-CA). Cummings charged that the way in which the proceedings were being conducted were “Un-American.” In apparent protest, Issa then walked out of the committee hearing. While making a statement before the committee, Issa stood up and asked Cummings to yield. “If you will sit down and allow me to ask a question,” Cummings insisted. “I am a member of a Congress of the United States of...
  • Obama's campaign no-fly zone

    08/30/2014 5:15:53 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/29/14
    In an election that Republicans want to make all about President Barack Obama, the White House is determined to make him all but disappear in the battleground states that matter. The White House is putting the finishing touches on a post-Labor Day schedule that will send the president to states where he’s still popular, such as: Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Illinois and California, Obama officials and Democratic operatives said this week.
  • Conservative Media Push Anti-Gore Documentary

    10/14/2009 2:31:55 PM PDT · by Delacon · 12 replies · 1,391+ views
    The Washington Independent ^ | 10/14/09 | David Weigel
    'Not Evil Just Wrong' Puts Human Face on 'Disastrous' Effects of Green Policies By David Weigel 10/14/09 6:00 AM noteviljustwrong.com On October 7, Phelim McAleer joined the Society of Environmental Journalists. Three days later, he took advantage of his new membership to attend former Vice President Al Gore’s speech to the group in Madison, Wis., and to rush up to the microphone afterward to ask a question. Reading from a small scrap of paper, an assistant filming the whole thing, McAleer asked Gore about a court case brought by British parents who challenged the veracity of nine facts in Gore’s...
  • Elijah Cummings accuses Darrell Issa of 'scuttling' chance to have Lois Lerner testify

    04/11/2014 2:30:59 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 33 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 4-11-2014 | Joel Gehrke
    April 11, 2014 Elijah Cummings accuses Darrell Issa of 'scuttling' chance to have Lois Lerner testify Joel Gehrke Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., accused House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., of "scuttling" an opportunity to have former IRS official Lois Lerner testify about the targeting of conservative groups, a charge Issa's team attributes to dishonest statements from Lerner's attorney.Cummings told Issa that Lerner would have testified if the hearing had been delayed one week, from March 5 to March 12, so she would have more time to prepare. But her attorney pulled her out of the hearing...
  • This is What Budget Cuts Have Done to Detroit ... And It's Freaking Awesome

    05/28/2013 9:51:48 AM PDT · by Arkansas Toothpick · 36 replies
    PolicyMic ^ | May 27, 2013 | Robert Taylor
    The language of budget cuts, austerity, and sequestration seem to dominate the media's landscape these days, instilling fear into Americans of vital government services being cut and chaos ensuing if governments aren't allowed to spend and borrow infinitely. Conservatives decry supposed cuts to the military-industrial-complex, and liberals bemoan that without government welfare transfer programs, there would be social Darwinism. ... Leaving aside the details on whether the U.S. budget is actually shrinking, one needs to look no further than the city of Detroit to find the spontaneous order, civic cooperation, and peaceful market forces that take over when government simply...
  • Will Wisconsin’s own ‘Miserable’ inspector jail conservative activist?

    11/18/2013 2:07:30 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 11-18-13 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. – Political activist Eric O’Keefe told the Wall Street Journal he’d been subpoenaed in a Democrat-led John Doe investigation of Wisconsin conservatives. That simple act of speech could land O’Keefe, director of conservative advocacy group Wisconsin Club for Growth, in jail. Under Wisconsin law, individuals who violate the state’s John Doe secrecy oath may be held in contempt of court. A legal expert familiar with the investigation says chances are good Bruce Landgraf, the Milwaukee County assistant district attorney who launched the investigation, will go after O’Keefe. “(The prosecutor) wants to conduct his program without any interference. I...
  • Enabling an IRS witch-hunt

    04/13/2014 7:10:11 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | 4-13-2014 | Post Editorial Board
    Enabling an IRS witch-hunt By Post Editorial Board April 13, 2014 | 9:25pm Elijah Cummings was his characteristically restrained self last week when he accused Republicans who voted to hold former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of putting themselves “on the same page of history books with [Joe] McCarthy.” From the start of the investigations into the IRS targeting of conservative organizations, Cummings has accused Republicans of a witch-hunt. But recently unearthed e-mails highlight his own involvement with the IRS, contradicting his earlier denials. During hearings back in February, Cummings objected to testimony from the founder and lawyer for...
  • Colbeck ( MI ) offers patient-centered solution in place of Medicaid Expansion

    07/17/2013 4:08:32 PM PDT · by taildragger · 24 replies
    Sen. Patrick Colbeck's Homepage ^ | Wednesday, July 17, 2013 | Colbeck Staff
    LANSING, Mich. – Today Sen. Patrick Colbeck, R-Canton, introduced the first of two bills to enact a patient-centered healthcare plan to provide a free market alternative that expands access to quality care without expanding government. SB 459 provides the regulatory infrastructure that would enable a low cost, high quality care, free market environment within the confines of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The second bill, which will be introduced shortly, would convert current Medicaid enrollees to low cost, high quality Qualified Health Plans featuring Direct Primary Care Services and High Deductible Health Plans wrapped within a Health Savings Account. The...
  • Speech Given at Lubbock Tea Party

    05/01/2009 8:18:41 AM PDT · by conservativegirl · 7 replies · 6,922+ views
    my sister-in-law in Texas | 4/15/2009 | Dr. Donald May
    At the T E A PARTY, a black man, Dr. Donald May delivered this message from the courthouse steps in Lubbock. He electrified the audience like I haven't seen in a long time. His delivery was masterful. I am sorry you could not see him in action. Anyway, I thought you might enjoy his words. The news media was there, but not one word of this mans appearance ever appeared on TV or in print, even though he completely dominated the scene. Ralph McLaughlin This is A Time For Courage April 15, 2009 – 11:49 pm -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ladies and gentlemen,...
  • Blowing Smoke - With a politically incorrect puff, Mark Block lights up the presidential race.

    10/28/2011 5:48:34 PM PDT · by neverdem · 80 replies · 2+ views
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | October 28, 2011 | Robert Costa
    Blowing SmokeWith a politically incorrect puff, Mark Block lights up the presidential race. As I strolled up First Street, I spotted him immediately. Mark Block, as he likes to say, was “being Block.”He was smoking.To be exact, he was puffing a Marlboro Light. And like most in Washington, he was doing it outside on a Wednesday afternoon, banished from the indoors.As Block paced, a drizzle began. Others took cover. Block lit up another cigarette, gripping an iPhone to his ear as he circled his campaign papers, which were piled in binders on the pavement.When the drops fell harder, he picked...