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  • Kansas Attorney General Opinion - localities cannot ban open carry!

    03/16/2011 1:13:06 PM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    OpenCarry.org ^ | 11 March, 2011 | DEREK SCHMIDT
    March 11, 2011 Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt issued an opinion that concealed carry permit holders can legally open carry a firearm with state preemption of local city ordinances and county resolutions. In addition to preemption, cities and counties cannot make open carry laws that require firearms to be unloaded while carrying and those municipalities may only regulate unlicensed open carry not licensed permit holders on property open to the public. A grass roots organization, Open Carry Kansas, requested the opinion through Kansas Legislator, Representative Lana Gordon, District 52 of Topeka. Open Carry Kansas appreciates the support of the Kansas...
  • Going against God

    03/13/2011 7:44:02 PM PDT · by kathsua · 2 replies
    Hutchinson News ^ | 3/13/11 | DOUG GAYER
    President Obama's decision to subvert the law and usurp the prerogatives of the Federal Judiciary by declaring the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) to be unconstitutional should be cause for great concern for Bible-believing Americans. The president announced that the Department of Justice would no longer defend DOMA. By deeming the Defense of Marriage Act to be indefensible and unconstitutional, President Obama has once again exposed his willingness to subvert the checks and balances at the heart of our Constitution. This, in spite of the fact that DOMA has been in federal law since 1996 - and has withstood many...
  • Republicans face another Obama roadblock on health care

    03/12/2011 12:34:05 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 12, 2011 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, AP
    President Barack Obama once promised that negotiations over his health care overhaul would be carried out openly, in front of TV cameras and microphones. Tell that to the White House now. Republican congressional investigators got the brush-off this past week after pressing for details of meetings between White House officials and interest groups, including drug companies and hospitals that provided critical backing for Obama's health insurance expansion. Complying with the records request from the House Energy and Commerce Committee "would constitute a vast and expensive undertaking" and could "implicate longstanding executive branch confidentiality interests," White House lawyer Robert Bauer wrote...
  • Montana, Arizona and Tennessee Take the Lead on Broad-Based Nullification

    02/28/2011 5:34:22 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Post & Email ^ | February 24, 2011 | JB Williams
    (Feb. 24, 2011) — As the battle for states’ rights heat up across the country, Montana and Arizona have leaped out into the lead by introducing the first broad-based State Nullification Reaffirmation Act designed to return the power to the people and their states and rein in federal government abuses of misinterpreted power. The Model Legislation was researched and created by the Constitutional Justice Division of Wyoming-based United States Patriots Union. This model legislation aims to reaffirm and reassert broad-based sovereign state’s rights under the Ninth and Tenth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution by providing both the constitutional grounds and...
  • Herman Cain To CPAC: 'Stupid People Are Ruining America' (VIDEO)

    02/12/2011 10:12:38 AM PST · by pissant · 24 replies
    TPM ^ | 2/12/11 | Jill Rayfield
    Former pizza chain CEO, tea partier and potential 2012 Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain closed out CPAC on day two, declaring that "the American Dream is under attack," and that "stupid people are ruining America." Cain said that the American Dream is being attacked by what he calls "the -ations" -- legislation, regulation, and taxation. He continued that Republicans need to repeal and replace health care reform, and also "throw out" the "messed up tax code" and replace it with a new system. The "objective of the liberals is to destroy America," he Cain continued, but "if you can get...
  • Helpful website for tracking bills in VA General Assembly

    01/26/2011 5:56:28 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 4 replies
    I have found this to be a very usesful website each Jan - Mar when the Virginia General Assembly is in session. See http://leg1.state.va.us/ Here, you can look up VA bills by bill number, by delegate/senator, by date submitted and by subject. Also, it lists all emails for members and lists the committees.
  • Delay! Delay! Delay!

    01/09/2011 4:51:38 PM PST · by BobNative · 13 replies
    Various Sources | January 9, 2010 | BobNative
    The Tucson events of yesterday are tragic and despicable...
  • Five New Years Resolutions for the New Congress

    12/30/2010 9:05:51 PM PST · by MikeMerritt · 2 replies · 3+ views
    Right Across the Atlantic ^ | 12/30/2010 | Michael Merritt
    A New Year approaches. Along with it comes a brand new Congress. There are many things Congress needs to do next year. However, I believe there are five that are of the utmost importance; things that the new Congress should make New Years Resolutions.
  • Florida Senate To Introduce Statutory Legislation Against Federal Healthcare Mandate

    12/28/2010 7:51:05 AM PST · by SterlingSilver · 8 replies · 3+ views
    Orlando Political Press ^ | December 28, 2010 | Tom Tillison
    Today, Carey Baker, recently acquired aid/consultant to Senator Haridopolos (President of the Florida Senate), announced through a FaceBook post that state FL State Sen. Rene Garcia will be filing a statutory version of SJR-2 Health Care Freedom Act. (similar to the Virginia legislation) This announcement is a clear victory for the tea party movement in the state, which is now being recognized as one of the most active, well organized in the nation. It also indicates a strong show of respect toward the movement by state lawmakers.
  • Congressional Republicans Sink to ‘New Low’

    12/18/2010 10:46:39 AM PST · by John Semmens · 34 replies · 1+ views
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 18 December 2010 | John Semmens
    Both the White House and Congressional Democrats are upset about Republican plans to require that bills be read before being voted on. Press Secretary Robert Gibbs called the read-before-passing strategy “a new low in this nation’s history. What they’re doing with the START Treaty, foe example, is both unconscionable and unconstitutional. Anyone familiar with the Constitution knows that the President is granted the power to make treaties. The Senate’s role is to ‘advise and consent.’ There is no need for them to read the treaty. There is no Constitutional authorization for them to hold a treaty hostage with this kind...
  • Critical Pedestrian Safety Legislation Moves to White House for President's Signature

    12/16/2010 1:12:01 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 12/16/10 | American Council of the Blind
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed S. 841, The Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act, legislation that will provide blind, visually impaired, and other pedestrians greater security when traveling in close proximity to hybrid or electric vehicles. "The passage of this legislation is momentous and marks over two years of vigorous advocacy by ACB membership that has resulted in consensus by the blind community, auto industry, and Congress," stated Mitch Pomerantz, President of the American Council of the Blind. "The silent nature of hybrid and electric vehicles, coupled with their growing popularity, presents a dilemma....
  • One nation, under too many laws (I never read a better OpEd.)

    12/12/2010 11:50:05 AM PST · by neverdem · 69 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 12, 2010 | Philip K. Howard
    America is choking on laws of our own making. Once a law is in place in the United States, it's almost impossible to dislodge. Our political class assumes that, after a law is forged in the crucible of democracy, it should be honored as if it's one of the Ten Commandments - except it's more like one of 10 million... --snip-- Sunset laws have been proposed from time to time, and they were a domestic priority for President Jimmy Carter. "Too many Federal programs have been allowed to continue indefinitely," he wrote to Congress in 1979, "without examining whether they...
  • Need Input - Draft of Eligibility Bill

    11/30/2010 10:33:49 AM PST · by butterdezillion · 33 replies · 1+ views
    butterdezillion
    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
    jpost.com ^ | 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
    RFFM.org ^ | 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...
  • Tougher laws keep sex offenders behind bars

    05/19/2010 1:19:49 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 191+ views
    Deseret News ^ | May 18, 2010 | Paul Koepp
    SALT LAKE CITY — In 1983, when Sen. Lyle Hillyard, R-Logan, then a state representative, pushed through a bill imposing tougher sex-offender laws, it was a different era. "I was convinced at the time that society had not really looked at sexual abuse," Hillyard said. "There were things going on, even within families, that nobody dared talk about." And while 1996 legislation, also proposed by Hillyard, eliminated mandatory minimum sentences and widened options for prosecutors and judges, Utah still has one of the country's toughest stances on sex crime — with the prison population to show for it. That's why...
  • Hillsdale Event: "Is Congress Broken? Constitutional Deliberation and the Administrative State"

    05/06/2010 9:33:16 AM PDT · by hillsdale1 · 2 replies · 273+ views
    Hillsdale College ^ | 5/6/10 | Hillsdale College
    Great lecture tomorrow at Hillsdale College's First Principles on First Fridays event in Washington, D.C. with University of Nevada-Reno's Prof. John Marini. With public approval ratings of Congress at an all-time low, many people wonder if the institution is broken. Focus on the Senate filibuster or other procedural matters, however, obscures the legislative branch's systemic problems, which are tied less to procedure or party than to profligate disregard for constitutional restraint that is the heart of the administrative state. With attention to the real reasons why Congress is broken, then, this lecture will also outline what first steps can be...
  • LAPD lobbying to end gun rights

    05/06/2010 5:45:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies · 708+ views
    LA History Examiner ^ | 5 May, 2010 | Charles Nichols
    Two years ago this June the United States Supreme Court said the 2nd Amendment to the Bill of Rights was an individual right to own guns unconnected with service in a militia. Today, in Washington D.C., Los Angeles Policed Department spokeswoman Sandy Jo MacArthur testified before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs in support of legislation that would take away an individual's right to buy a firearm and allow the Attorney General to deny anyone the right to buy a gun by merely claiming that he or she might be a potential terrorist or appears on some watch...
  • Sheriff, Lawmaker Urge Ohio To Pass Law Like Arizona's

    04/28/2010 10:04:41 AM PDT · by SvenMagnussen · 21 replies · 394+ views
    WLWt ^ | April 27, 2010 | Staff
    HAMILTON, Ohio --An area lawmaker and law enforcement official known for their tough stances on illegal immigration have asked Ohio officials for legislation similar to a controversial Arizona law. Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones and state Rep. Courtney Combs sent letters Tuesday to Gov. Ted Strickland, Senate President Bill Harris and Speaker of the House Armond Budish urging them to develop and pass a law that mirrors Arizona's Senate Bill 1070.
  • Hawaii Legislature OKs measure re: Obama's birth certificate

    04/28/2010 9:07:34 AM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 39 replies · 1,220+ views
    LA Times ^ | April 28, 2010 | Andrew Malcolm
    A brand-new chapter dawns in the birther controversy over President Obama's hidden birth certificate. The Hawaii legislature has now officially passed a measure that would allow state officials to legally ignore each month's dozens of repeated requests by persons or organizations seeking to see the infant Obama's actual birth certificate.
  • U.S. signs on for global bank regulation

    04/27/2010 4:34:31 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 11 replies · 662+ views
    ObamaWatchNews ^ | 4-26-2010 | The One in Economy
    Apparently not satisfied with Congress’ attempts at financial reform, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner is pressing for more international law — and fast. The US is preparing to pivot from domestic regulatory reform to a push for a tough new international capital regime after the weekend’s G20 and International Monetary Fund meetings glossed over differences between leading economies. Tim Geithner, US Treasury secretary, met Mario Draghi, chairman of the Financial Stability Board, on Sunday to discuss the contours of a system that would decide the safety and profitability of banks for decades to come and could eclipse the arguments over bank...
  • Hillsdale College Prof. Kevin Portteus @ Big Gov't: "Our Dysfunctional Congress"

    04/19/2010 9:48:10 AM PDT · by hillsdale1 · 324+ views
    BigGovernment.com ^ | 4/17/10 | Prof. Kevin Portteus
    When Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN) announced that he would not seek re-election this fall, he contended that “Congress is not operating as it should.” He lamented that partisanship and ideology have so pervaded Congress that “the people’s business is not being done.” Bayh cited the recent scuttling of a proposal to create a commission on federal spending, and the handling of a jobs bill. In short, Congress is no longer a properly functioning legislative institution. Woodrow Wilson’s 1885 book Congressional Government is cited by virtually every scholar as seminal study of that institution. In it Wilson contends that the problem...
  • 5288 bill(s) matched your search for National Civilian Security Force. Showing bills 1 through 30.

    04/15/2010 12:14:07 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 15 replies · 1,179+ views
    http://www.govtrack.us/ ^ | 4-15-2010 | Congress
    Of the 8970 bills from the 111th Congress, 5288 of them relate in some way to the "National Civilian Security Force" H.R. 1437: Southern Border Security Task Force Act of 2009 Introduced Mar 11, 2009 S. 915: Port Authority of New York/New Jersey Port Security Task Force Implementation Act of 2009 Introduced Apr 28, 2009 H.R. 1800: National Security Letters Reform Act of 2009 Introduced Mar 30, 2009 H.R. 340: Camp Security National Historic Site Study Act Introduced Jan 8, 2009 H.R. 3008: National Strategic Gasoline Reserve for Purposes of National Security Act of 2009 Introduced Jun 23, 2009 H.R....
  • EPA may try to use Clean Water Act to regulate carbon dioxide

    04/04/2010 4:17:50 AM PDT · by Scanian · 44 replies · 769+ views
    McClatchy Newspapers ^ | April 4, 2010 | Les Blumenthal
    WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency is exploring whether to use the Clean Water Act to control greenhouse gas emissions, which are turning the oceans acidic at a rate that's alarmed some scientists. With climate change legislation stalled in Congress, the Clean Water Act would serve as a second front, as the Obama administration has sought to use the Clean Air Act to rein in emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases administratively. Since the dawn of the industrial age, acid levels in the oceans have increased 30 percent. Currently, the oceans are absorbing 22 million tons of carbon...
  • Eisner Legislative Alert (Summary of Healthcare Legislation)

    03/31/2010 8:46:19 AM PDT · by bigbob · 7 replies · 571+ views
    Eisner Accountants and Advisors ^ | 3/30/2010 | Eisner LLP
    President Obama has signed into law additional historic health care reform legislation, H.R. 4872, the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act; this legislation was passed by the Senate and House on March 25, 2010. Previously the President signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which incorporated H.R. 3590 passed by the Senate on December 24, 2009 and by the House on March 21, 2010 (see Eisner Legislative Alert dated March 25, 2010). The new legislation reconciles the earlier legislation with most of the health care changes desired by the House and also ends governmental subsidies to banks in connection...
  • Do we have choices? (Vanity)

    03/27/2010 12:41:15 AM PDT · by TCH · 6 replies · 381+ views
    TCH | March 27, 2010 | TCH
    I am confounded over the wisdom to make any statement at all. However some things must be stated in plain English. Do we have choices? Let us examine some recent history: ‘We the people’ play by the rules of the system, a representative republic (NOT a democracy) that any casual disinterested observer, using informed reason, will note is not functioning as originally intended by those who designed it, and left us not only the official blueprint, but also more than sufficient precursory writings to discover and understand exactly what their intentions were and were not. The letters, faxes, e-mails, and...
  • Pelosi: Health Reform "Model" For Future Reform Efforts (Video)

    03/24/2010 10:05:08 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 8 replies · 305+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 3/24/2010 | PBS
    Here we go again (video) ...
  • Will the Real Robert Byrd Please Stand Up?

    03/18/2010 5:52:12 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 10 replies · 329+ views
    The Cypress Times ^ | 3/18/10 | Kevin Price
    Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV) is the Liberal Lion of the US Senate. The longest serving member of that institution, he has been a champion of big government and spending programs for years. He is also a philosophical ally of President Obama, an ally who has been at odds with that President.
  • Gun Bills On The Move In Springfield Illinois

    03/17/2010 6:42:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies · 243+ views
    ammoland.com ^ | 16 March, 2010 | ISRA
    Springfield, Illinois --(AmmoLand.com)- Even with thousands of supporters of firearm rights expressing their opinion at IGOLD last Wednesday, anti-gun legislators continue to push for laws that would have little to no effect on actual criminals and only restrict the law-abiding gun owners of Illinois. Thankfully, not all of the legislators have fallen for the myths of the gun control lobby. Many of them support the Second Amendment rights and have filed bills in support of your rights. Please contact your state representative this week regarding the bills below. You can find contact info for your representative here. If you’re not...
  • New McCain Bill: American Citizens May Be Held Without Charge During Hostilities

    03/10/2010 8:49:16 AM PST · by AuntB · 43 replies · 1,387+ views
    PoliGazette ^ | Mar. 10, 2010 | Michael Merritt
    So, I thought for sure that this had to be misinterpretation by liberals at best, or a downright lie at worst. They lied about the removal of the writ of habeus corpus for detainees, after all, claiming that it applied to all Americans. So, before even reading the bill, I knew that the reports of McCain writing a bill that would call for the indefinite detention of American citizens who are labeled unlawful enemy combatants were incorrect. It was just the liberals hyperventilating yet again. Right? Well, now I’m not sure. While it still may be nothing to blink at...
  • Tax Extenders Act, Keeping All Students Safe Act, Jobs for Main Street Act

    03/07/2010 9:40:12 AM PST · by ConservativeHideout · 1 replies · 97+ views
    Conservative Hideout ^ | 3-7-10 | Jackie Durkee
    There are 3 bills coming up for a vote in the near future. In the Senate: The Tax Extenders Act of 2009 (h.r.4213) The Ways and Means Committee says “this bill would provide individuals and businesses with approximately $31 billion in tax relief in 2009 by extending for one year (through 2010) more than forty provisions that are scheduled to expire at the end of 2009. This $31 billion in tax relief includes more than $5 billion in individual tax relief and more than $17 billion in business tax relief. The Tax Extenders Act of 2009 also extends more than...
  • GOP Strategy: Bleed Reconciliation Fix To Death With Byrd Rule

    03/06/2010 7:48:42 AM PST · by La Lydia · 34 replies · 1,489+ views
    Who Runs Gov ^ | March 5, 2010 | Greg Sargent
    Senate GOP leadership aides have settled on a new strategy that, they hope, will stall or kill the Dem health reform push: They are going to use the arcane “Byrd rule” to try to bleed the reconciliation fix to death and ensure that it never passes. Senior GOP aides have been studying the rule book in recent days, and they think they have a game plan. Here’s how they hope it will work. At risk of oversimplification, the Byrd rule is designed to ensure that reconciliation is used to only make budgetary fixes, not policy ones, to existing legislation. Presuming...
  • Pop Quiz: Which D.C. Politician Wants to Takeover Your Vitamins?

    03/04/2010 2:04:51 PM PST · by SharpRightTurn · 43 replies · 767+ views
    J. D. Hayworth for Senate E-mail ^ | March 4, 2010 | Campaign E-mail
    Pop Quiz: Which D.C. Politician Wants to Takeover Your Vitamins? A. Barack Obama (D) B. Nancy Pelosi (D) C. John McCain (R?) If you answered C. John McCain, you are sadly correct. Dear Fellow Conservative, Unfortunately, thanks to John McCain, we have to fight the battle to keep the Governments Hands Off Our Healthcare on two fronts. Tell John McCain Hands Off Our Vitamins Click Here to Send $5, $10, $25, $100, or the Max Gift to JD For Senate jdforsenate.com/ctt?cttid=11&redirect=contribute John McCain, my opponent in the Republican Primary this year, has introduced legislation that would allow the FDA to...