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  • Need Input - Draft of Eligibility Bill

    11/30/2010 10:33:49 AM PST · by butterdezillion · 33 replies · 1+ views
    With SCOTUS AWOL, we need to find our own way to mitigate the vulnerabilities in our system. This isn't my forte so bear with me. I offer it as a starting point for discussion: A PROPOSAL FOR A STATE BILL REGARDING PRESIDENTIAL ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION Whereas the US Constitution states the requirements for Presidential eligibility and gives the federal judiciary the responsibility of interpreting and applying the Constitution but gives the individual states the responsibility of choosing Presidential electors resulting in a Constitutionally eligible President; Whereas the President is the Commander-in-Chief of US military personnel, some of which swear to obey...
  • Call your Senator re. 'Paycheck Fairness Act'

    11/16/2010 3:32:42 PM PST · by Ron C. · 14 replies
    Eagle Forum (email) ^ | 11/16/10 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Keep the Calls Coming! Tell your Senators to vote NO on the so-called Paycheck Fairness Act! Take Action!   November 16, 2010Vote is expected tomorrow, please call your Senators today and tomorrow!On Election Day, Americans spoke out against the radical liberal agenda in Washington, D.C. Voters demanded a Congress that will strengthen the economy and create more jobs. But, the liberal left is still pandering to feminists and trial attorneys at the expense of American jobs by bringing the so-called “Paycheck Fairness Act” to a vote during the Lame Duck Session that begins Monday, November 15th.The “Paycheck Fairness Act” would stifle...
  • Sides line up in renewed battle over health care legislation (friend-of-the-court briefs gone wild)

    11/15/2010 6:08:36 PM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    AJC ^ | 11/15/10 | Bob Keefe
    Sides line up in renewed battle over health care legislationThe Atlanta Journal-Constitution By Bob Keefe 6:13 p.m. Monday, November 15, 2010 WASHINGTON -- If you thought the fight over federal health care legislation was even close to being over, think again. In Washington, nearly 100 newly elected and emboldened lawmakers -- most of them Republicans -- converged on Capitol Hill for orientation on Monday, many of them reiterating campaign pledges to take up the fight to overturn the legislation championed by President Barack Obama and other Democratic leaders. Separately Monday, more than 50 members of the conservative Republican Study Committee,...
  • DeMint: Over 90% of Bills Passed Secretly With No Debate, No Vote

    11/08/2010 10:45:36 AM PST · by Lorianne · 26 replies · 1+ views
    You Tube ^ | 26 May 2010 | Sen Jim DeMint
    video 10:38
  • Murkowski on cusp of win; how will she legislate?

    11/08/2010 5:14:03 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 54 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | November 8, 2010 | Becky Bohrer (Associated Press)
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski is on the cusp of vindication after waging a high stakes - and long shot - write-in campaign to keep her job. Initial returns show write-in ballots holding a 13,439-vote edge over GOP nominee Joe Miller, and though it's not clear how many of those are for her or will be counted as valid, she's confident enough in her winning to tell supporters that they'd "made history." The write-in count starts Wednesday in Juneau.
  • 'I have ‘100% voting record’ on legislation backed by AIP' (anti-Israel)

    11/01/2010 8:23:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies ^ | 11/1/10 | HILARY LEILA KRIEGER
    Pennsylvania Democratic Senate candidate Joe Sestak defends signing letter pushed by J Street calling for easing Gaza blockade. LOWER MERION TOWNSHIP – One day, months before the race to represent Pennsylvania in the US Senate entered the homestretch, Democratic candidate Joe Sestak arrived at his campaign office to find it practically empty. “Where is everybody?” Sestak told The Jerusalem Post he had asked at the time, only to be told it was Pessah. That’s how he found out that nearly half his staff was Jewish. But on Monday, the day before Americans finally head to the polls, Sestak’s headquarters in...
  • McConnell: 'GOP Leadership United to Repeal Obamacare'

    10/21/2010 7:35:26 AM PDT · by kristinn · 51 replies
    Human Events ^ | Thursday, October 21, 2010 | Connie Hair
    Much back and forth has gone on this week over whether Republicans are committed to the repeal of the government takeover of health care known as Obamacare. The so-called mainstream media has gotten into the act in an effort to suppress Republican voter turnout. Having a great deal invested in the Obama façade they created, the media is once again in full protect mode trying to help Democrats avoid an out-and-out slaughter on Nov. 2. The only way to suppress GOP turnout is if disheartened voters believe their efforts to expel Democrats won’t make a difference in policy. And the...
  • State lawmakers preparing citizenship legislation (no citizenship to children of illegals)

    10/19/2010 12:30:31 PM PDT · by Justaham · 53 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 10-20-10 | PAUL DAVENPORT and AMANDA LEE MYERS
    Lawmakers in at least 14 states are collaborating on proposed legislation to deny U.S. citizenship to children of illegal immigrants, according to lawmakers, including the sponsor of Arizona's 2010 law targeting illegal immigration. "We're taking a leadership role on things that need to be fixed in America. We can't get Congress to do it," Republican state Sen. Russell Pearce, of Mesa, said Tuesday. "It's a national work group so that we have model legislation that we know will be successful, that meets the constitutional criteria." The efforts by the state legislators come amid calls to change the U.S. Constitution's 14th...
  • United Healthcare Drops Medicare Drug Coverage with AARP

    09/30/2010 5:10:24 PM PDT · by EagleUSA · 71 replies · 1+ views
    AARP Notification | 9/30/2010 | EagleUSA
    Well, folks, here it comes. AARP's huge Medicare Part D insurance provider, and provider to others, has sent notice to policy holders that they are dropping their policies as of year end. The horrific atrocity that is dubbed Obamacare, is now taking its toll and this is just the start. We knew that the elderly would be hit hard in this egregious debacle to pay for the redistribution of healthcare to worthy people such as illegal aliens. Could not find any news on this yet but just received notice from AARP and United Healthcare about it. All you good folks...
  • Not such a bright idea.

    09/29/2010 5:25:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 45 replies
    Fresh Ink (GOPUSA) ^ | September 29, 2010 | Kay Daly
    When the government regulates how much water a toilet can flush, or what kind of lightbulbs you can put in your table lamps at home, the Constitution looks pretty small in the rear view mirror. Exactly where in the Constitution does it say that it is the government's business how much water my toilet is flushing or what kind of lightbulb illuminates my household? But the busybodies in the environmental movement have folks convinced of a lot of things that just aren't so. Remember the campaign that passed the lightbulb bill? The holier-than-thou greenies told us that if we only...
  • Democrats to stuff 20 bills into post-election lame-duck session

    09/28/2010 6:27:39 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/28/10 | Alexander Bolton
    <p>Democrats are considering cramming as many as 20 pieces of legislation into the lame-duck session they plan to hold after the Nov. 2 election.</p> <p>The array of bills competing for floor time shows the sense of urgency among Democratic lawmakers to act before the start of the 112th Congress, when Republicans are expected to control more seats in the Senate and House.</p>
  • Senate passes bill to make school lunches healthy

    08/05/2010 5:59:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 58 replies
    google ^ | 8/5/10 | MARY CLARE JALONICK
    WASHINGTON — Pizzas and hamburgers in the school lunch line would be healthier under child nutrition legislation passed by the Senate Thursday, a key part of first lady Michelle Obama's campaign to end childhood obesity. The $4.5 billion legislation passed by voice vote would create new standards for all foods in schools, including vending machine items, to give students healthier meal options. It would also expand the number of low-income children eligible for free or reduced cost meals. The legislation had stalled since Senate committee passage in March, but it gained new attention as the White House became involved this...
  • Sen. Pat Leahy: I didn’t bother reading bill that I demanded pass into law

    08/02/2010 1:15:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies · 9+ views
    Hotair ^ | 08/02/2010 | Ed Morrissey
    Greta van Susteren publishes Senator Pat Leahy’s admission that he had no clue what was in the financial regulation bill before pushing it into law with an appropriate headline, so be sure to check it out. Leahy pledges to fix the law that he supported in order to fix what he never bothered to read: Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee, On FOIA Exemptions For The Securities And Exchange Commission August 2, 2010“The Freedom of Information Act is our nation’s premier open government law, and a powerful guardian of the public’s right to know. The Wall...
  • Could a pick-up artist be charged with 'rape by deception'?

    07/27/2010 6:17:50 PM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 52 replies
    msnbc ^ | 7/27/2010 | Ryan McCartney
    In wake of Jerusalem conviction, U.S. legal experts weigh-in NEW YORK — If you get a girl to sleep with you by claiming you run a billion dollar hedge fund and drive a Maserati, when you're really more of a used Ford Escort kind of guy, can you be prosecuted for rape? Last week, an Arab Israeli man was sentenced to prison for telling a woman in Jerusalem he was a Jewish bachelor in order to get her to sleep with him. He was convicted on a charge of “rape by deception.” Could a similar prosecution take place here in...
  • Illinois Republican Party: 13 Bills GOP Candidates Should Promise To Pass

    07/18/2010 5:39:30 PM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 5 replies ^ | July 18, 2010 | Phil Collins
    EDITOR'S NOTE: Phil Collins has a B.A. in political science. Collins was a full-time employee for the U.S. Senate campaigns of John Cox and John Borling. Collins is the executive director of the Illinois Center Right Coalition, and he founded the Republican Assembly of Northern Cook County. In 2008, Collins ran for delegate to the Republican National Convention, for Mike Huckabee, and he received almost 4,000 votes. That was more votes than a State Rep. (Suzie Bassi) and Lake County Clerk (Willard Helander), combined. Collins volunteered at Republican National Conventions in 1988, 1996, 2000 and 2008. Collins was in the...
  • DOCTORS ORDERS - 8 more in Congress sign on for Obamacare repeal

    07/17/2010 8:33:46 PM PDT · by Freedom Frayed · 9 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | July 17, 2010 | Bob Unruh
    They are U.S. Reps. Jo Ann Emerson of Missouri, Frank Wolf of Virginia, George Radanovich of California, Steve Austria of Ohio, Greg Walden of Oregon, Frank D. Lucas of Oklahoma, Adrian Smith of Nebraska and Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska, and they are the latest members of Congress to sign on to a plan to repeal Obamacare. Its goal is to "pull out by the roots" the legislation that, among other things, will require citizens to provide their "Body Mass Index" rating to the government and purchase "government-approved" health insurance whether they want it or not. Summer sizzle: Obamacare could be...
  • After November

    07/01/2010 3:02:29 AM PDT · by Scanian · 7 replies · 1+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | July 01, 2010 | Jed Skillman
    Why kid ourselves? There is something seriously wrong with our government. Some of us may choose to ignore it, others may wish it would go away, but we all, at least on some subconscious level, see it in dozens of ways: persistent high unemployment, government spending through the roof, a health care system made worse by "reform", two thousand miles of southern border left wide open, taxes set to explode next January 1, vote buying at the highest levels of the Administration, terrorist states building nuclear weapons, and an oil leak that has been a Charley-Foxtrot of mismanagement from Day...
  • Obama, activists to push on immigration reform

    06/29/2010 9:25:15 PM PDT · by Freedom Frayed · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 28, 2010 | Erica Werner
    President Barack Obama is enlisting activists and labor leaders in a push for comprehensive immigration legislation that will showcase Republican opposition and include a speech by the president. The strategy was discussed during a meeting Monday by a range of prominent labor leaders and activist groups. Participants said Obama reiterated his support for immigration legislation but noted the political realities that have stalled it in Congress.
  • Top Down Failure from Right to Left

    06/11/2010 8:12:16 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 4 replies · 145+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 11, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Top Down Failure from Right to Left Malcolm A. Kline, June 11, 2010 Whether attempted by nominally conservative Republicans or genuinely liberal Democrats, efforts to reform public schools from the top down seem to have a higher failure rate than most inner city public schools. We’ve catalogued the rise and fall of No Child Left Behind in scores of stories on this website. Now the pet projects of the Bush Administration’s successors seem to be heading down the same path, although the dollar amounts spent on them are considerably greater than the scale on which NCLB was funded. “The stimulus...
  • Wine Notes: House legislation may affect industry

    06/04/2010 3:17:44 PM PDT · by Eepsy · 41 replies · 617+ views
    The Tribune ^ | Friday, Jun. 04, 2010 | By Janis Switzer
    Living with perils such as invasive moths, extreme temperatures and fluctuating grape prices, winemakers always have plenty to worry about. But this year they’re concerned about something that could be far more destructive to their business: HR 5034. House Resolution 5034 is a bill working its way through the House Judiciary Committee. Written and promoted by the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA), with support from the Wine and Spirit Wholesalers Associations (WSWA), the bill was introduced in April by four congressmen from states with few wine growers or wineries. Disingenuously named the CARE Act, the Comprehensive Alcohol Regulatory Effectiveness Act...