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  • Megyn Kelly: 74% of Americans support pathway to citizenship [2013]

    08/08/2015 4:28:37 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 57 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jun 20, 2013 | Senator Mike Lee
    "The polls do show that the American public right now favor a path to citizinship 74% to 23%"
  • Cruz: 'McConnell led effort to keep Planned Parenthood funding'

    07/27/2015 3:42:09 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 62 replies
    WND ^ | 07/27/2015 | GARTH KANT
    WASHINGTON – Just days after publicly calling the majority leader a liar on the Senate floor, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has upped the stakes in his war on GOP brass by accusing Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., of spearheading the effort to keep taxpayer funds going to Planned Parenthood.In a statement that mentioned “gruesome videos of senior officials of Planned Parenthood discussing the selling of body parts of unborn children,” Cruz blasted McConnell for blocking an amendment by Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, to defund the abortion provider.“These videos are horrifying, and yet it saddens me greatly that the Republican leader...
  • Mike Lee aides email rankles Mitch McConnell

    07/27/2015 6:44:22 PM PDT · by VinL · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/27/15 | Manu Raju
    With tensions rising within his conference, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell summoned Republicans for a closed-door meeting Monday night for what was expected to be a fraught session. The meeting is expected to focus, in part, on a private email an aide to Sen. Mike Lee sent to conservative activists saying that a complicated Obamacare repeal procedural vote should be scored against any senator who opposes it. That means that it would be a counted as a mark against them among conservatives in their next election. Lee wants to invoke a rare Senate procedure in order to pass a repeal...
  • Dothan man charged after spiked formula sends baby to ICU

    07/25/2015 6:49:10 PM PDT · by boycott · 36 replies
    al.com ^ | 7-25-15 | Melissa Brown
    A 10-month-old baby is in intensive care after her uncle allegedly mixed her formula with alcohol, Dothan police said Friday. Dothan police charged Dontavian Lee McCree, 19, with felony torture child abuse after hospital staff discovered the baby had ingested alcohol. The Dothan Eagle reports the baby was admitted around 1:30 p.m. Thursday but her condition had improved by Friday. Police said McCree's sister left her daughter in his care while she went to work, but she noticed the baby was acting oddly when she returned. The baby was taken to the emergency room, where hospital staff called police. "There...
  • How Bad is the Highway Bill (Sen. Mike Lee)?

    07/21/2015 4:41:42 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 16 replies
    Senator Mike Lee's Facebook Page ^ | July 21, 2015 | Senator Mike Lee
    If I don't have time to read legislation before voting on it, my default vote is no. We received the highway bill today at 3:06 p.m., and it is over 1,000 pages long. Our first vote on this legislation is scheduled for 4:00 p.m.
  • PSan Francisco Mayors statement on death of Kathryn Steinle and Sanctuary City Policy

    07/06/2015 2:19:56 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 45 replies
    KRON4.com ^ | 7/6/2015 | Mario Sevilla
    "Even after repeated attempts by President Obama and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi to reform our immigration laws, Republicans in Congress have blocked those efforts, unfortunately, leaving cities and local municipalities to act upon immigration issues that affect its residents. I will continue to work with the Obama Administration on Comprehensive Immigration Reform to ensure cities arent forced to make and enforce immigration law."
  • Cruz, Lee Move to Defend Marriage and Religious Liberty

    06/26/2015 7:43:21 AM PDT · by MN_Mike · 31 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | June 8, 2015 | Daniel Horowitz
    This will necessarily preclude everyone, including religious institutions, from upholding their beliefs about marriage on their private property.
  • New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu calls for removal of Lee Circle statue

    06/24/2015 12:39:41 PM PDT · by Pelham · 95 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | 6/24/2015 | Robert McClendon
    Now is the time to talk about replacing the statue of Robert E. Lee, as iconic as it is controversial, from its perch at the center of Lee Circle, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced Wednesday (June 24) during a gathering held to highlight his racial reconciliation initiative. "Symbols really do matter," he said. "Symbols should reflect who we really are as a people. "We have never been a culture, in essence, that revered war rather than peace, division rather than unity." The slaying last week of nine black people in a historic Charleston, S.C., church at the hands of Dylann Roof,...
  • Spike Lee Comes to Film Chiraq, Unsettling Some Chicagoans

    05/31/2015 6:41:28 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    New York Times ^ | MAY 31, 2015 | JULIE BOSMAN
    A reference to the gun violence that has left parts of Chicago feeling like a war zone to many residents, the word is believed to have been coined by local rappers years ago. But it is taking on another life as the working title of a new Spike Lee movie that is expected to be filmed here this summer. Local politicians have lined up against the title. Mr. Lee has been confronted by Chicagos mayor, Rahm Emanuel, who told him in a meeting last month that he was not happy about the name.
  • 10 members of Congress took trip secretly funded by foreign government

    05/13/2015 11:32:22 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 28 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 29 minutes ago | Scott Higham, Steven Rich and Alice Crites
    Washington The state-owned oil company of Azerbaijan secretly funded an all-expenses-paid trip to a conference at Baku on the Caspian Sea in 2013 for 10 members of Congress and 32 staff members, according to a confidential ethics report obtained by The Washington Post. Three former top aides to President Barack Obama appeared as speakers at the conference. Lawmakers and their staff members received hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of travel expenses, silk scarves, crystal tea sets and Azerbaijani rugs valued at $2,500 to $10,000, according to the ethics report. Airfare for the lawmakers and some of their spouses...
  • Rahm Emanuel unhappy Spike Lee titled new film 'Chiraq'

    04/15/2015 7:32:12 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    ABC7Chicago.com ^ | 2015-04-15
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he told film director Spike Lee that he's not happy the working title of Lee's upcoming motion picture is "Chiraq." The word suggests the city is as dangerous as the war zone in Iraq. "We had an honest, frank conversation," Emanuel said. Emanuel said he suggested the name would be offensive to the many good people who live in the Englewood neighborhood where the film takes place. The mayor says he thinks that the subject Lee told him his film would deal with - black-on-black violence - is an important topic that...
  • Civil War: 150th Anniversary of Lee Surrender at Appomattox

    04/09/2015 10:03:31 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 39 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | APRIL 9, 2015 | STEVE SZKOTAK
    The surrender of Confederate Robert E. Lee to Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant 150 years ago Thursday was the definitive milestone of the end of the Civil War.
  • GOP Estab Courting Jon Huntsman to Challenge Mike Lee

    02/16/2015 6:21:34 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 24 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/15/15 | Tony Lee
    Establishment Republicans are reportedly trying to convince former Utah Governor and failed 2012 presidential candidate Jon Huntsman to oust Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) in 2016. CNNs John King said on Inside Politics that national establishment leaders in the business community will join state establishment leaders to try to convince President Barack Obamas former Ambassador to China to challenge Lee. King noted that Huntsmans deep-pocketed dad (Huntsman Sr., though, did pony up funds to his sons campaign down the stretchperhaps because he saw the writing on the wall.) does not like Lee (Huntsman Sr. is reportedly upset his cancer institute did...
  • 5 Provocative Proposals From the Reformicons

    02/04/2015 3:35:28 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    WSJ ^ | Bob Davis
    Reform conservatives or reformicons, as they are sometimes knownlike to think they are thinking outside the box. Some of their proposals seem archly conservative, like cutting the minimum wage, and some seem fairly left wing, like cutting corporate subsidies, as related in a WSJ story today. Their ideas are mainly marked by energy and youth and are getting a hearing among those considering presidential runs. Here are five provocative proposals: Help low-wage workers by slashing the minimum wage. While President Obama and the organized labor push to increase the minimum wage to at least $10.10 an hour from $7.25...
  • Harper Lee to publish Mockingbird 'sequel'

    02/03/2015 8:03:19 AM PST · by NowApproachingMidnight · 43 replies
    BBC ^ | 2/2/15
    An unpublished novel by Harper Lee is to finally see the light of day, 60 years after the US author put it aside to write To Kill a Mockingbird. Go Set a Watchman, which features the character of Scout as an adult, will be released on 14 July. Lee wrote it in the mid-1950s but put it aside on the advice of her editor. "I thought it a pretty decent effort." said Lee in a statement. "I am humbled and amazed that this will now be published after all these years."
  • Sen. Mike Lee: Stop Fed Internet Takeover; FCC Votes Feb 26

    01/28/2015 8:11:43 AM PST · by cornelis · 14 replies
    Dear Friends, Obamacare, the VA scandal, the IRS scandal--these are just a few examples of what happens when we give government huge power without oversight. It's about to happen again--the Obama Administration is fighting for a government takeover of the Internet and the Federal Communications Commission is going to vote on it February 26th. That's why I am writing you today--I need your help to stop this.President Obama came out a few weeks ago urging the FCC to vote to regulate the Internet the same way that it regulates public utilities under Title II. What this means is that, for...
  • Spike Lee On Islam: "The U.S. Is Always Going To Need A Boogie Man"

    01/20/2015 4:27:20 AM PST · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 20, 2015 | Daniel Nussbaum
    In a lengthy interview with the Daily Beasts Marlow Stern, filmmaker Spike Lee spoke out on Americas relationship with the Islamic world, his new film Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, and the on-court woes of the New York Knicks.
  • GOP Scrooges Hit Lee and Cruz

    12/23/2014 5:55:21 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    conservativereview.com ^ | 12/23/14 | Jeffrey Lord
    Well. What a coincidence. As Americans depart for the Christmas holiday, the horrifying news of what the New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton correctly calls the assassination of two New York police officers, the Scrooges in the GOP Establishment have busied themselves attacking Ted Cruz and Mike Lee. Not once. Not twice. But three times in three different places. Up there in the Boston Globe, former New Hampshire Republican Senator John Sununu (not to be confused with his ex-governor father) has launched an attack on Texas Senator Cruz. Out in Utah, former Utah Republican Senator Robert Bennett is in print...
  • Lee: Weekend Session For Immigration Vote 'Worth It'

    12/16/2014 9:13:25 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Dec 2014 | Caroline May
    Sen. Mike Lee is defending the weekend's acrimony-inducing Senate session, explaining that it was important to get a vote on the constitutionality of President Obamas executive amnesty.Its always worth it when you stand behind the American people, who want to make sure these that things are being voted on, Lee said during an appearance Monday on Fox News. When we have a president who engages in acts of lawlessness and behaves as if he were a government of one. Its always worth it to stand up for the American people and get a vote on whether or not the president...
  • Senate Spending Bill Thwarted by Late-Night Cruz Challeng

    12/13/2014 2:22:29 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 32 replies
    Bloomberg | December 13, 2014 | By Heidi Przybyla and Kathleen Hunter
    Bloomberg is title and link only: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-12-13/senate-push-on-final-spending-bill-thwarted-by-disputes.html
  • Struggles Continue as Senate Attempts to Pass Funding Bill

    12/13/2014 2:16:28 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 25 replies
    NBC News ^ | December 13, 2014 | BY ANDREW RAFFERTY AND FRANK THORP V
    Congress gave itself until Wednesday to pass a government funding bill after the two Republican senators whose efforts led to a government shutdown in 2013 disrupted legislation that would avert a shutdown. Unable to pass a massive spending bill that would keep the government funded for a year, the Senate on Saturday approved a stopgap measure to prevent a shutdown at midnight. The maneuver came during a rare Saturday session after GOP Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee demanded a vote Friday to defund President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration, thwarting Senate leadership's hopes to pass a $1.1 trillion...
  • CRUZ, LEE WIN WAR WITH HARRY REID, FORCE VOTE AGAINST EXECUTIVE AMNESTY

    12/13/2014 1:16:21 PM PST · by gwgn02 · 144 replies
    Breitart ^ | 12/13/2014 | Mathew Boyle
    enate Majority Leader Harry Reid is keeping senators in Washington for a rare Saturday sessionand risking a government shutdownafter he went to extraordinary lengths to block Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) from forcing a vote to block President Barack Obamas executive amnesty.
  • Growing divide among Senate Republicans on spending bill?

    12/13/2014 10:27:19 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 75 replies
    FOX News ^ | December 13, 2014
    WASHINGTON Republican arent mincing words about some in their own party as the political divide grows and the deadline to pass a spending bill nears. Heading into a rare Saturday session, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told Fox News he was surprised that GOP Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah went over his head Friday night and help up a vote on the $1.1 trillion spending bill. A senior GOP source lashed out at Cruz and Lee, calling the move hamfisted and amateurish. Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid told reporters that he was surprised by...
  • Defund executive amnesty in the Cromnibus. Contact the Senate here.

    12/13/2014 7:43:00 AM PST · by RedMDer · 20 replies
    12-13-2014 | Self
    Support Cruz, Sessions and LeeDefund executive amnesty in the Cromnibus
  • BREAKING: Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Jeff Sessions Pushing for Defund Amnesty Vote

    12/12/2014 11:21:05 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/12/2014 | Patrick Howley
    WASHINGTON Republican Sens. Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and Jeff Sessions are pushing for a vote to defund President Obamas executive amnesty in the Cromnibus spending bill Friday night, The Daily Caller has learned. The trio of conservative senators is hoping to get the defund vote onto the Senate floor as a point of order, which would force a procedural vote on the issue without Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid having to introduce it. The senators are pushing hard on Capitol Hill for the measure as of early Friday afternoon. If successful, the vote would take place late Friday...
  • Senator: Obamas Amnesty Gives Illegals A Fast-Track To Voting Booth

    12/11/2014 1:58:07 PM PST · by servo1969 · 59 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 12-11-2014 | NEIL MUNRO
    President Barack Obamas Nov. 21 amnesty puts millions of illegals on a fast-track to citizenship, Utah Sen. Mike Lee announced Thursday. Obama and his administration have cleared the pathway to citizenship for millions of people who have crossed out borders illegally, Lee said in a Thursday speech on the Senate floor. They know what they have done, and it is illegal, he added. Obamas amnesty allows illegals with U.S.-born children to briefly leave the country, perhaps for a business meeting in Canada, and then be given advanced parole by border officials that lets them legally return to the United States....
  • Cruz, Lee want to hold off on AG confirmation

    11/08/2014 12:27:36 PM PST · by jazusamo · 86 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 8, 2014 | Mario Trujillo
    A pair of Republican senators reiterated their call for President Obama's new nominee for attorney general, Loretta Lynch, to be taken up in the next Congress, rather than the lame-duck session. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) have previously said they will oppose non-emergency business taken up when lawmakers return following Tuesday's election. "President Obamas Attorney General nominee deserves fair and full consideration of the United States Senate, which is precisely why she should not be confirmed in the lame duck session of Congress by senators who just lost their seats and are no longer accountable to the...
  • GOP Leaders Shouldn't Forget That They Won Because Obama Sucks, Not Because They're Great

    11/08/2014 4:08:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 8, 2014 | John Hawkins
    For the American people, voting in the 2014 election was like choosing whether they'd rather get Democrat Ebola or the Republican flu. Just because they chose the flu doesn't mean that Republicans should start assuming that people love them. They don't. Hell, I'm a conservative and even I don't love the Republican Party. Our leadership teams in the House and Senate are comprised of inarticulate country club Republicans who are to politics what the Waffle House is to fine dining. Many of the Capitol Hill staffers and consultants are out-of-touch lickspittles who hold flyover country conservatives in contempt because theyve...
  • Tea partys Frei finally joins Team Terry

    11/02/2014 1:22:14 AM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    Its definitely late. Is it too little? During the GOP primary Frei, who lost to Lee Terry 53-47, accused Terry of dirty politics. In the final hours of his toughest and at times strangest Capitol Hill campaign in 16 years, Republican Congressman Lee Terry is scrambling to shore up his GOP basethousands of potential voters who refused to back him in the May primary election. Early today Team Terry launched a 60 second radio ad which finds Dan Frei,Terrys tea party opponent from that rough and tumble, six-point primaryasking his friends to vote for Terry on Tuesday.
  • Doug Ducey wins Republican primary for governor in Arizona (Tea Party victory)

    08/27/2014 5:03:44 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 10 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 27 at 12:21 AM | Sean Sullivan
    Ducey, a former Cold Stone Creamery chief executive, was backed by numerous national tea party leaders including Sarah Palin and Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah).
  • Confirmed: Obama Bundler Caught Working with al Qaeda Linked Group

    01/10/2014 11:41:38 AM PST · by kristinn · 30 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Friday, January 10, 2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    Obama bundler Jodie Evans, far left, protests in Yemen with al Qaeda tied group al Karama, June 17, 2013. Photo via al Karama. Obama bundler Jodie Evans and Code Pink, the leftist group she co-leads, have been found to be working with a group whose leaders have recently been declared terrorists and al Qaeda supporters by the Treasury Department. This is not the first time the Democratic Party allied group has been caught in bed with terrorists. As this writer has reported over the years, Code Pink works with terrorists, state sponsors of terrorists, the Democratic Party and President Barack...
  • Sheila Jackson Lee: Obama Pushed to Amnesty by GOP 'Sprinkling Water on a Bleeding Sore'

    07/31/2014 8:22:12 AM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Jul 2014 | Pam Key
    Tuesday on MSNBC's "NewsNation with Tamron Hall," Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) said President Barack Obama should go ahead with his reported plans to give amnesty to 5 to 6 million illegal immigrants because the House Republicans won't pass the Senate's version of comprehensive immigration reform. The Texas Democrat said, "I would applaud the president because all we're doing is taking a sore, bleeding sore and watching it bleed, continue to be infected, and sprinkling water on top of it. That's what the Republicans are doing."
  • Washington and Lee University to remove Confederate flags following protests

    07/09/2014 12:56:01 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 32 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 8, 2014 | T. Rees Shapiro
    Washington and Lee University expressed regret Tuesday for the schools past ownership of slaves and promised to remove Confederate flags from the main chamber of its Lee Chapel after a group of black students protested that the historic Virginia school was unwelcoming to minorities. President Kenneth P. Ruscios announcement was a surprising move for the small, private liberal arts college in Lexington, which has long celebrated its Southern heritage. Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee served as the universitys president after the Civil War, his crypt is beneath the chapel, and the school has gingerly addressed its ties to the Confederacy...
  • Ashford: GOPs Terry has Cantor lesson all wrong

    One day after the GOPs Lee Terry opened the door to closing off compromises on Capitol Hill, Democrat Brad Ashford tells Nebraska Watchdog that Terrys talk is ridiculous, its disappointing. Following Eric Cantors tea party ambush on Tuesday, Terry, an 8-term incumbent, told CNN, Do we compromise? How do we work together? All of this is now in question. Ashford says the Cantor lesson is just the opposite. You cant find solutions without working together, says Ashford. Terry, of course, is coming off his own Cantor-like primaryjust last month Terry survived a threat from his right wing, defeating Republican Dan...
  • Gun Owners of America Endorses Lee Bright for Senate

    06/09/2014 5:12:33 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 8 replies
    goapvf.org ^ | 6-9-2014 | GOA
    Dear Friend of the Second Amendment: Just hours ago, I made an important decision. But that doesnt mean it was a hard one. Today, Im happy to announce Gun Owners of America Political Victory Fund is endorsing Lee Bright for the United States Senate in South Carolina. Of course, incumbent Republican Senator Lindsey Grahams betrayal of our Second Amendment rights is likely no surprise to you. But the incredible record Lee Bright has racked up as a State Senator in South Carolina may be. Senator Bright is the lead bill sponsor of Constitutional Carry and has long been the go-to...
  • Lee Terry wont get GOP rivals blessing

    05/15/2014 4:40:34 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 14 replies
    Nebraska Watchdog ^ | Joe Jordan
    When it comes to Congressman Lee Terrys re-election push, Dan Frei is pushing back. Only hours after his badly underfunded bid to unseat Terry in Tuesdays Republican primary came up just short on votes but long on attaboys, Frei tells Nebraska Watchdog hes keeping his distance. I do not have an endorsement for Congressman Terry, says Frei who was also a no-show at the GOPs post-election unity breakfast in Lincoln. Despite ponying up $900,000 to Freis $40,000, Terry, an 8-term incumbent, managed a meager six-point win.
  • May 12th, 1864, General Hancock attacks the Muleshoe at Spotsylvania

    05/12/2014 6:39:29 AM PDT · by abishai · 1 replies
    civilwar.org ^ | Curtis Crockett
    On May 12, General Grant ordered II Corps commander Maj. Gen. Winfield S. Hancock to lead the attack on the Muleshoe, this time from the north, near its tip, where in theory it should have been most vulnerable... ..During the night Confederate pickets heard a rumbling that sounded like troops moving, and Maj. Gen. Edward Johnson alerted his brigade commanders... Within the works Rebels got the order to fire, but in the damp morning air many powder charges failed to ignite. The Yankees poured over the Confederate works by the hundreds, fighting hand-to-hand with bayonets and clubbed muskets. The Federals...
  • EXCLUSIVE -- MIKE LEE: CONSERVATIVES MOMENT TO STAND AGAINST CRONYISM

    04/30/2014 11:33:50 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 30, 2014 | Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)
    Most Americans know that our revolutionary history began when a handful of brave patriots tossed crates of tea into Boston Harbor to protest unfair taxation. But what they might assume incorrectly is that our forefathers did so in response to increased taxes. In fact, the Tea Act of 1773 actually lowered taxes on imports. What truly offended the colonists was that it only lowered them for one corporation, the politically connected East India Company, giving it an unfair, artificial advantage over smaller, local American competitors. Thus, not only was the American idea hatched in protest to a government that was...
  • Spike Lee Slams Donald Sterling: "The Mentality of a Slave Master"

    04/29/2014 12:00:12 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 72 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 29, 2014 | Kimberly Nordyke
    Spike Lee is likening Donald Sterling's racist and inflammatory remarks to those of a slave owner. Lee, speaking to CNN's Anderson Cooper, said that he believes the owner of the L.A. Clippers should be removed from his position within the NBA.
  • Captains Uncourageous

    04/21/2014 5:14:13 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4-21-2014 | Daren Jonescu
    If we are unable or unwilling to see and confront the extreme lack of character -- the dishonor -- in Captain Lee's behavior, on the grounds that "we weren't in his shoes," then we are only increasing the chances that our own response, should we ever find ourselves in similar shoes, will be as weak as his. If we rationalize his action, we are implicitly rationalizing our own. That, in fact, is likely the main reason we excuse shameful actions so easily today: we are hoping to excuse ourselves from scrutiny (including and especially self-scrutiny) regarding our own failures of...
  • Ted Cruz Makes Endorsement in Oklahoma Special GOP Senate Primary

    04/17/2014 5:29:32 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 25 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 4/17/14 | Elliot Jager
    Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz threw his support behind T.W. Shannon in Oklahoma's GOP senate primary, The Hill reported. Shannon is a former state House Speaker. This was the first primary endorsement made by Cruz, who has a strong following among tea party-aligned Republicans. The endorsement allows him to honor his pledge not to back insurgents in primaries involving Senate GOP colleagues, The Washington Post reported. Shannon is in an open primary. A special election in November will fill the seat being vacated by Republican Sen. Tom Coburn two years before his term ends in 2016. Cruz plans to attend...
  • Ted Cruz endorses T.W. Shannon in Oklahoma

    04/16/2014 6:34:51 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | BURGESS EVERETT
    Ted Cruz waded into a contested open-seat primary in Oklahoma on Wednesday, endorsing former Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon over Rep. James Lankford. Though Cruz has shied away from endorsing Republican Senate incumbents locked in contested primaries, the Texas Republican had no qualms backing Shannon, who is increasingly drawing support from the Republican Partys right flank in his bid to take the seat of retiring Sen. Tom Coburn.
  • Eager Republicans rush for the grassroots

    04/10/2014 7:54:25 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Jennifer Harper
    The timing is impeccable: A dozen famed conservatives with liberty, tradition and smaller government on their minds gather a mere 72 hours before Tax Day dawns. That would be the Freedom Summit on Saturday, a daylong showcase organized by Americans for Prosperity and Citizens United, staged in Manchester, the most bustling town in New Hampshire.
  • Republican Senator: "GOP First Must End Cronyism in Our Own Ranks"

    04/07/2014 7:56:28 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | April 7, 2014 | Daniel Halper
    Republican senator Mike Lee has an op-ed decrying cronyism. But first, he says, the Republicans must purge the unseemly activity from within its "own ranks." "[T]o fix whats broken in Washington and our economy," Lee writes in National Review Online, "a still-distrusted GOP first must end cronyism in our own ranks. The GOP has to close its branch of the Beltway Favor Bank and truly embrace a free-enterprise economy of, by, and for the people."
  • CA Sen. Yee Indicted For Arms Trafficking (Linked to Muslim Brotherhood)

    03/27/2014 6:41:48 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 26 replies
    agenda21radio.com ^ | 3/26/14 | Paul Preston
    Yee discussed helping the agent get weapons worth $500,000 to $2.5 million, including shoulder fired automatic weapons and missiles, and took him through the entire process of acquiring them from a Muslim separatist group in the Philippines to bringing them to the United States
  • EXCLUSIVE: FBI blocked in corruption probe involving Sens. Reid, Lee

    03/14/2014 6:49:44 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 14 mar 2014
    FBI agents working alongside Utah state prosecutors in a wide-ranging corruption investigation have uncovered accusations of wrongdoing by two of the U.S. Senates most prominent figures Majority Leader Harry Reid and rising Republican Sen. Mike Lee but the Justice Department has thwarted their bid to launch a full federal investigation. PHOTOS: Assault rifles: The best and the baddest The probe, conducted by one Republican and one Democratic state prosecutor in Utah, has received accusations from an indicted businessman and political donor, interviewed other witnesses and gathered preliminary evidence such as financial records, Congressional Record statements and photographs that...
  • EXCLUSIVE: FBI blocked in corruption probe involving Sens. Reid, Lee

    03/14/2014 5:38:09 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 29 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 14, 2014 | John Solomon
    FBI agents working alongside Utah state prosecutors in a wide-ranging corruption investigation have uncovered accusations of wrongdoing by two of the U.S. Senates most prominent figures Majority Leader Harry Reid and rising Republican Sen. Mike Lee but the Justice Department has thwarted their bid to launch a full federal investigation.
  • FBI blocked in corruption probe involving Sens. Reid, Lee (Long piece, DOJ involved)

    03/13/2014 6:30:04 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 13, 2014 | John Solomon
    Agents quietly working with Utah prosecutors to make case in DOJ absenceFBI agents working alongside Utah state prosecutors in a wide-ranging corruption investigation have uncovered accusations of wrongdoing by two of the U.S. Senates most prominent figures Majority Leader Harry Reid and rising Republican Sen. Mike Lee but the Justice Department has thwarted their bid to launch a full federal investigation. The probe, conducted by one Republican and one Democratic state prosecutor in Utah, has received accusations from an indicted businessman and political donor, interviewed other witnesses and gathered preliminary evidence such as financial records, Congressional Record statements...
  • Sheila Jackson Lee rewrites Schoolhouse Rock on how bills become law

    02/13/2014 6:10:22 AM PST · by bestintxas · 18 replies
    wash times ^ | 2/13/14
    The words to Schoolhouse Rock might need an update if Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is right. The campy animated shorts from the 1970s, among other things, helped children learn how laws are made. In Im just a bill, an anthropomorphic piece of legislation named Bill sang a catchy tune about how things used to be done. Well, now Im stuck in committee, the song went, and I sit here and wait, while a few key congressmen discuss and debate, whether they should let me be a law. How I hope and pray that they will, but today, Im still just...
  • Dem Congresswoman Promises to 'Give' Obama Executive Orders to Sign

    02/06/2014 8:14:21 AM PST · by Cheerio · 35 replies
    Vision To America ^ | February 6, 2014 | unknown
    Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) said that she will give President Obama a number of executive orders he can sign through the new Congressional Full Employment Caucus. She said signing executive orders should be our number one agenda.