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  • Rand Paul Wants Bigger GOP: ‘You Go to a Republican Event and It’s All White People’

    04/26/2014 5:50:40 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 121 replies
    mediaite ^ | April 26, 2014
    Paul, according to CNN, also talked about making the Republican party “bigger” and much more inclusive, saying that unless Republicans “broaden their message” to reach more people, winning future elections is going to be a bit of a problem. “You go to a Republican event and it’s all white people—not because we’re excluding anybody, but because we just haven’t done a good enough job encouraging people to come into our party.”
  • About Rand Paul’s Susan Collins Endorsement

    04/29/2014 1:25:30 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 43 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | April 27, 2014
    Among the liberty movement the Rand Paul debate rages on. Is he a political player or an opportunist sellout? Senator Rand Paul stunned many libertarians in 2012 when he endorsed Mitt Romney for President. This was the same Romney who deployed campaign lawyers to the Republican National Convention and rigged the future nomination process.Now Senator Paul has “wholeheartedly” endorsed Senator Susan Collins for re-election, telling the Portland Press Herald she is “doing a great job for Maine and for the country.” Enter another war between Senator Paul apologists and principle-driven libertarians.It’s unsurprising to some degree. A year ago State Senate...
  • Rand Paul to Meet Top Romney Donors in Boston

    04/18/2014 9:52:49 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 92 replies
    national review ^ | March 18, 2014
    Rand Paul will do his best to charm a group Mitt Romney’s top donors next week at an event facilitated by Romney finance director Spencer Zwick. The Friday luncheon will take place in Boston at the offices of Zwick’s private-equity firm, Solamere Capital, according to a source familiar with the event. Romney’s eldest son Tagg is also a managing partner at the firm, and Romney is the executive chairman. The event is yet another signal that Paul is preparing a for a serious presidential bid in 2016. Two years before the GOP primary, Paul is attempting to branch out beyond...
  • Barrasso Wants To Use Wyo. Gas As Weapon Against Russia

    03/29/2014 3:05:57 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 28 replies
    wyomingpublicmedia.org ^ | March 29, 2014 | Matt Laslo
    Lawmakers in Washington are debating whether to export more natural gas to combat Russian threats to cut off its gas supplies to Europe. Our D-C reporter Matt Laslo has a look at what that could mean for Wyoming’s economy – and environment… MATT LASLO: Wyoming's junior senator, John Barrasso, made waves when her first came to Washington. And while he's now in the Republican leadership team in the U-S Senate, he's starting to get brushed aside by many reporters and politicians because of his near singular focus on dismantling what he terms Obamacare. But this week lawmakers of all stripes...
  • Does Ron and Rand Paul Hate What Ronald Reagan Stood For? (Vanity)

    03/13/2014 1:30:36 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 34 replies
    New York Young Republicans Club ^ | March 13, 2014 | Din Maker
    I read the following (italicized) from the New York Young Republican Club this afternoon on another Thread here on Free Republic. Ron Paul is proud of his friendship with the late Murray Rothbard, an economist of the “Austrian” school.... Paul and Rothbard shared an affinity for sound money (i.e., gold) and a disdain for the Federal Reserve System.... Rothbard, among conservatives, is mostly known for two things: 1) His authoring of a hate piece against Ronald Reagan, entitled “Ronald Reagan: Warmonger,” published in 1983, in which he roundly criticized Reagan’s policies for fighting the Cold War in South America (specifically...
  • Gary Johnson announces libertarian Super PAC

    12/13/2013 9:34:44 AM PST · by kobald · 7 replies
    The Examiner ^ | December 12, 2013 | Karl Dickey
    2012 Libertarian Party presidential nominee and chairman of the Our America Initiative, Gary Johnson announced yesterday the formation of a 527 Super PAC called Our America PAC. The new Super PAC has the goal of supporting and ultimately getting into elective public office, principled candidates committed to smaller government, fiscal conservatism and individual liberty... Yesterday, Johnson said of the new Super PAC, “From the realities of government-run healthcare setting in to the continuing disclosures of the breadth of NSA’s domestic spying, more Americans than ever are ready to take a serious look at candidates who offer real alternatives to business-as-usual....
  • GOP Establishment Donors Target Tea Party's Justin Amash in Michigan

    11/23/2013 8:35:26 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Nov 2013, 1:52 PM PDT | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Congressman Justin Amash (R-MI) was endorsed by the conservative Club for Growth, which gives him a 100% lifetime voting scorecard rating, on October 8. However, seven Republican establishment donors who live in his western Michigan district recently endorsed his primary opponent, Brian Ellis, who claims Amash is not a "traditional conservative." First elected in 2010, Amash has ranked #1 on the fiscally conservative, pro-economic growth Club for Growth scorecards out of 435 members of the House of Representatives in both the 112th and current 113th Congress.The seven donors (J.C. Huizenga, Mark Bissel, Mike Jandernoa, Mark Murray, John Canepa, Marge Potter, and David...
  • Charley Reese Weighs in on "Crime and Trivia"

    10/27/2003 6:05:09 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 2 replies · 187+ views
    King Features Syndicate, Inc. ^ | 10-27-03 | Reese, Charley
    Crime And Trivia I haven't written about the Laci Peterson murder case or the rape case involving Kobe Bryant for two reasons. One, the only things that should be legitimately reported about any criminal trial are the testimony of the witnesses under oath and the remarks of the judge and the attorneys inside the courtroom during the trial. Everything else is hearsay and gossip. Two, an ordinary crime and subsequent criminal trial do not affect anyone except the victim, the perpetrator and their families. Therefore, it should be of no interest to anyone else. Unless you are family or friend,...
  • Chris Matthews: Rand Paul Will Be Republican Presidential Nominee in 2016

    08/08/2013 9:28:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 08/08/2013 | Noel Shepphard
    MSNBC's Chris Matthews made a bold prediction on Wednesday's Hardball. "The hard-right is going to take over the Republican Party in 2016 and the nomination is going to Rand Paul" (video follows with transcript and commentary):CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO CHRIS MATTHEWS: Let me finish tonight with this. I’ve been offering a prediction of late. Let me nail it down now. I believe the Republican Party is going to go hard-right in 2016. It’s going to run someone from the growing hard-right wing of the Party, something it hasn't done since 1980. And here's the thinking which works equally...
  • Chris Matthews: Take my word for it — Rand Paul will be the GOP nominee in 2016

    08/08/2013 2:23:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 8, 2013 | Allahpundit
    Money line: “This is what I do for a living.” Didn’t he predict a Bush/Clinton race in 2016 just nine months ago? If he believes what he says here about the parties swinging like “pendulums” from moderate nominees to ideologues and then back again, why would he have named Jeb as a strong contender last November? In fact, the roots of the counterargument are in Matthews’s own shpiel here: Most of the time, they head to the center. This is what Republicans did most successfully in 1952 – when, after twenty years of Roosevelt and Harry Truman – they wanted...
  • Why did Ron Paul's group single out Marco Rubio for voting against Rand Paul’s aid bill?

    07/31/2013 5:06:27 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 12 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 31 Jul 2013 | Chris Moody,
    The libertarian advocacy group that grew out of Ron Paul’s 2008 presidential campaign slammed Sen. Marco Rubio Wednesday after the Florida Republican voted against a bill to freeze aid to Egypt that had been introduced by Paul’s son, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul. The younger Paul’s bill, which would have halted $1.5 billion in annual aid given to Egypt, failed Wednesday by a lopsided of 86-13 vote. The Ron Paul-inspired group, Campaign for Liberty, released a statement to its national press list after the vote, singling out Rubio and calling his decision “disgraceful.” “Senator Rubio today stood with President Obama and...
  • We Can’t Even Pass Good Bills Anymore (replace Boehner, Cantor, McConnell, Cornyn, etc.)

    07/29/2013 11:52:26 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 7/29/13 | Daniel Horowitz
    Over the past few months, I’ve been advocating for a proactive strategy on immigration. It would be great for conservatives to go on offense and highlight Obama’s callous disregard for the rule of law. They should pass enforcement bills and block funding for Obama’s amnesty programs in budget bills. Unfortunately, because we are not blessed with control over the levers of power, any attempt to address this issue – even in a conservative pro-active way – will backfire. Earlier today, Politico quoted a leadership aide who summed up exactly what we believe to be leadership’s strategy on immigration: “Our members,...
  • Ted Cruz: I stand with Rand Paul against Chris Christie’s attacks

    07/29/2013 11:47:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/29/2013 | AllahPundit
    He’s light on specifics here about the pros and cons of the NSA program as he sees them, but any time three serious contenders for 2016 are in a scrum over national security and civil liberties, it’s blogworthy. More than that, it’s blogworthy because the Paul/Cruz Senate partnership is to some extent a proxy for the tea-party/libertarian partnership generally. It won’t go on forever, but it’s fascinating while it lasts. I won’t bore you with rehashing why I think Cruz is more a tea partier than a true blue libertarian; read these two posts if you care, or read Nick...
  • Cruz Defends Rand Paul in Feud with NJ Gov. Chris Christie

    07/29/2013 11:26:07 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 6 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 07/29/13 | Daniel Strauss
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is siding with Sen. Rand Paul (R) in the Kentucky lawmaker's growing feud with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) over national security policy. "I am proud to stand side by side with Rand Paul. He and I have been fighting over and over and over again in the Senate to defend our constitutional liberties," Cruz said in an interview on Fox News's online "Power Play" show. "And I'll say this, some of this tiff — Gov. Christie is entitled to his view. He's entitled to express his views. I think most Americans don't care about...
  • Rand Paul Aims Blow At Christie On Hurricane Sandy Relief

    07/29/2013 11:17:36 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 20 replies
    TPM ^ | JULY 29, 2013 | CATHERINE THOMPSON
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) took another swipe Sunday at New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) in the two Republicans' growing feud over national security, slamming the governor over spending on Hurricane Sandy relief funds. Paul told reporters outside a Nashville fundraiser that the spending priorities of Christie and Rep. Peter King (R-NY) following Hurricane Sandy diverted vital resources from national security, according to the Associated Press. "They’re precisely the same people who are unwilling to cut the spending, and their ‘Gimme, gimme, gimme — give me all my Sandy money now,” Paul said, as quoted by the AP. “Those are...
  • Aide’s resignation heightens Sen. Rand Paul’s war with neocons

    07/22/2013 5:44:27 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 22, 2013 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    DES MOINES, Iowa — Some Republicans are accusing the party’s neoconservative hawks of playing dirty pool in an attempt to smear Sen. Rand Paul as a bigot for having an aide who once expressed admiration for Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth. The aide, Jack Hunter, who quit on Monday, was eased out by Mr. Paul after a neoconservative publication revealed that, as a radio “shock jock” some years ago, Mr. Hunter advocated that the Southern states secede once again from the union. Saying he had become more libertarian and broad-minded since his days as the “Southern Avenger,” Mr. Hunter revealed...
  • Rand Paul: Obama will bail out Detroit 'over my dead body'

    07/20/2013 1:23:26 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 65 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7 19 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said he will use every resource he has at his disposal to stop President Barack Obama from bailing out newly-bankrupt Detroit because he believes the city can and must save itself and learn from its fiscal mistakes. "I basically say he [Obama] is bailing them out over my dead body because we don’t have any money in Washington.” “There’s some good things that come out of bankruptcy,” Paul said in a phone interview from Iowa. “One is you get to start over. Bankruptcy lets you be forgiven of your debt. And you do so by getting...
  • Rand Paul Blasts Dick Cheney: ‘Someone Should Have Been Removed From Office’ For Pre-9/11 Failures

    07/19/2013 11:06:57 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 80 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 18 2013 | Noah Rothman
    en. Rand Paul (R-KY) appeared on CNN’s The Situation Room on Tuesday evening where he was asked to respond to former Vice President Dick Cheney who told Fox News Channel’s Chris Wallace that the junior Kentucky senator was wrong when he criticized the NSA’s surveillance programs. Paul tore into the Bush administration’s role in the establishment of the post-9/11 security regime, noting that he thinks it is possible to catch terrorists using methods consistent with the Constitution. Cheney told the Fox News Sunday host that Paul was incorrect in his criticisms of the NSA’s communications monitoring programs. The former vice...
  • Some progressives viewed Theodore Roosevelt as a socialist, in his day

    05/09/2013 6:51:28 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 16 replies
    In Walter Lippmann's book "Public Opinion", a very interesting comment is made: (page 294) It was economic government by anybody's economic philosophy, though it was supposed to be controlled by immutable laws of political economy that must in the end produce harmony. It produced many splendid things, but enough sordid and terrible ones to start counter-currents. One of these was the trust, which established a kind of Roman peace within industry, and a Roman predatory imperialism outside. People turned to the legislature for relief. They invoked representative government, founded on the image of the township farmer, to regulate the semi-sovereign...
  • Conservatives Push Marijuana Reform in Congress

    04/18/2013 2:53:36 PM PDT · by Renfield · 62 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 4-16-2013 | Tim Dickinson
    There's a new congressional push to end the federal War on Pot in the states – and it's being spearheaded by some of the most conservative members of the Republican conference. The "Respect State Marijuana Laws Act" introduced in the House last week would immunize anyone acting legally under state marijuana laws from federal prosecution under the Controlled Substances Act. Depending on the state, the legislation would cover both medical marijuana and recreational pot, and would protect not only the users of state-legal cannabis, but also the businesses that cultivate, process, distribute and sell marijuana in these states. The legislation...
  • Ron Paul: Bradley Manning Promotes Peace More Than Obama

    04/12/2013 5:50:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    USNews.com ^ | April 12, 2013 | Steven Nelson
    Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, who is accused of providing an enormous stash of classified government documents to WikiLeaks for publication, deserves a Nobel Peace Prize more than President Barack Obama, according to former Texas Rep. Ron Paul. “While President Obama was starting and expanding unconstitutional wars overseas, Bradley Manning, whose actions have caused exactly zero deaths, was shining light on the truth behind these wars,” the former Republican presidential contender told U.S. News. “It’s clear which individual has done more to promote peace.” Manning was nominated for the award in 2011, 2012 and again earlier this year. Obama won the...
  • Rand Paul backed group attacks Republicans

    04/03/2013 5:55:58 AM PDT · by JohnPDuncan · 32 replies
    POLITICO ^ | KATE NOCERA
    Sen. Rand Paul, the tea party favorite and possible 2016 presidential candidate, is raising money for a conservative gun rights group that’s targeting fellow Republicans, including House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. And when one congressman complained, the message from Paul’s camp was: too bad. The Kentucky Republican has lent his name to fundraising pitches for the National Association for Gun Rights, a group that says the National Rifle Association is too willing to compromise on gun rights. The group has blitzed the districts of Virginia Republicans Cantor and Rep. Scott Rigell with $50,000 worth of TV and radio ads accusing...
  • Rand Paul to Howard Students: Obama Has Failed Blacks

    04/10/2013 3:44:35 PM PDT · by drewh · 19 replies
    The Washington Exmainer ^ | April 10, 2013 | 12:47 pm | Washingtion Secrets
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, the Tea Party favorite and emerging 2016 GOP presidential star, on Wednesday showed he is looking to broaden his and the Republican Party's base far beyond white males to include African-American youths. In a speech to Howard University Wednesday morning, Paul reached out to blacks, arguing that the Democrats and President Obama has failed African Americans, but admitting that the GOP has a long way to go before blacks see Republicans as their guide to success. "Some have said that I'm either brave or crazy to be here today. I've never been one to watch the...
  • Who's Afraid of the Isolationists? (Rand Paul and the Realists)

    04/07/2013 7:50:05 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 2 replies
    The National Interest ^ | March 15, 2013 | John Allen Gay
    The New York Times reports that the entry of Rand Paul, Mike Lee, and similar figures into the Republican foreign-policy debate has provoked worry in the party: Now, a new generation of Republicans like Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky is turning inward, questioning the approach that reached its fullest expression after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and signaling a willingness to pare back the military budgets that made it all possible. That holds the potential to threaten two wings of a Republican national security establishment that have been warring for decades: the internationalists who held sway under the...
  • Libertarianism goes mainstream

    04/07/2013 6:29:24 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 16 replies
    Libertarianism goes mainstream By: James Hohmann April 7, 2013 06:50 AM EDT Stereotyped for decades as pro-pot, pro-porn and pro-pacifism, libertarians are becoming mainstream. Fair or not, Ron Paul epitomized to a swath of voters the caricature of a goofy grandpa who invests in gold, stockpiles guns, sees black helicopters whirling overhead and quotes Friedrich Hayek. His ride into the sunset — combined with an evolving electorates’s move away from hot-button social issues — gives a new libertarian guard the opportunity to rebrand their governing philosophy as more reasonable, serious and compatible with the Republican Party. Led by Sen. Rand...
  • The Rebel (Time article on Rand Paul)

    04/07/2013 4:19:14 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 18 replies
    Time ^ | Alex Altman
    Riding shotgun in a red minivan, his foot propped on the dash, the Republican Party's man of the moment zips down the back roads of southern Kentucky. Rand Paul is on his way to a meeting with Christian leaders in Somerset, a conservative stronghold where locals couldn't buy alcohol until last year. It's his third event in as many hours, and he looks tired; his voice nearly gave out the day before. But social conservatives have rarely enlisted in the libertarian army, and Paul is trying to build a new coalition that can revitalize a deflated GOP. "A new Republican...
  • Paul’s Mideast tour fuels talk of 2016 White House run

    01/10/2013 11:30:07 AM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Ralph Z. Hallow
    GOLAN HEIGHTS, Israel — Sen. Rand Paul doesn’t explicitly deny his eight-day visit to the Holy Land represents the launch of a 2016 Republican presidential nomination run. “I consider it as more an effort to become part of an international stage,” the freshman Kentucky Republican said. But at least some of the 40 evangelical Protestant leaders traveling with Mr. Paul think otherwise. “This trip to meet with Israelis, Arabs and Palestinians is absolutely the first step in his 2016 White House campaign,” said David Lane, evangelical political organizer and president of the Los Angeles-based Pastors and Pews. Mr. Paul joined...
  • Pat Buchanan Oddly Thinks Israel is a Bigger Threat Than Iran

    02/22/2012 4:19:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo! News Contributor Network ^ | February 22, 2012 | Mark Whittington
    Pat Buchanan, the columnist, author, and until recently MSNBC's token right-winger, garnered a lot of sympathy when he was fired from his job at the left-leaning news network apparently because of a book he wrote. Too bad, as reported in the Daily Caller, Buchanan had to ruin things by articulating how obnoxious his views really are. In essence, he suggested that Israel with its 300 estimated nuclear weapons was a bigger threat to the United States than is Iran with its nuclear program on Russian television. Buchanan went on about how his favorite Jewish conspiracy, which he called the "neocons,"...
  • Ben Ari: Minister Meridor a Leftist Infiltrator

    11/26/2011 1:34:04 PM PST · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/11/11 | Gavriel Queenann
    MK Michael Ben-Ari (National Union) responded Saturday to Intelligence Minister Dan Meridor's threat to resign if recent judicial reform bills pass saying Meridor belonged in the radical leftist Meretz party. "We always knew Meridor belonged in Meretz along with Zahava Gal On and Nitzan Horowitz," Ben Ari said. "Meridor was a part of the legal junta alongside Dorit Benisch that enacted the antidemocratic disqualification of Rabbi Meir Kahane for the Knesset." "We have not forgotten how, all these years, he has been a lawmaker and minister with the Likud, but advocated left-wing positions," Ben Ari added. According to Ben Ari,...
  • The Long Retreat of Liberalism

    07/19/2011 8:38:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 19, 2011 | Pat Buchanan
    Though President Obama has run rings about the Republican Party in the debt-ceiling debate, that party can yet emerge victorious, if it will stick to its guns. Clearly, the Republican strategy was not thought through, when the party chose the debt ceiling as the legislative terrain on which to fight its fiscal war. The president had wanted a clean debt-ceiling increase, but he seized the GOP challenge with alacrity. He invited House Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor down to the White House and reportedly offered $3 trillion in spending cuts for $1 trillion in fresh revenue, in...
  • Farm Subsidies Become Target Amid Spending Cuts

    05/06/2011 6:26:32 PM PDT · by KantianBurke · 49 replies · 1+ views
    The New York Times ^ | May 6th, 2011 | Jennifer Steinhauer
    WASHINGTON — When it comes to spending cuts, members of Congress like to say that “everything is on the table.” Except, generally, food. But now federal farm subsidies, long decried by policy makers as wasteful and antiquated but protected by powerful political interests, appear to be in serious danger. This week, Representative Paul D. Ryan, Republican of Wisconsin and the chairman of the House Budget Committee, told reporters, “We shouldn’t be giving corporate farms, these large agribusiness companies, subsidies. I strongly believe that.” His budget proposal would take $30 billion out of the farm program over the next decade.
  • Bernanke Wrongly Calls "Bizarre" Allegations Cited by Ron Paul

    03/08/2010 4:23:31 AM PST · by IbJensen · 8 replies · 2,210+ views
    The New American ^ | 3/6/2010 | Charles Scalager
    On February 24, Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas), at a hearing held by the House Financial Services Committee, asked Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke whether he was aware of allegations that the Federal Reserve had been complicit in the Watergate cover-up and in the illegal funneling of billions of dollars in loans to Iraq’s Saddam Hussein: "It has been reported in the past that during the 1980s that the Fed actually facilitated a $5.5-billion loan to Saddam Hussein. And he then bought weapons from our military-industrial complex. And also that is when he invested in a nuclear reactor.... "Also there's been...
  • Ron Paul: “I don’t believe for a minute that the religion of Islam is our enemy.”

    As if we needed anymore proof of Ron Paul’s anti-American treachery — and no, I am not speaking of his inclusion in the Democrats’ list of favorite Republicans (though it’s also quite telling), — he’s finally waded into the Ground Zero mosque controversy where — unsurprisingly — he’s chalked it all up to yet another conspiracy theory, fomented by those war-lovin’ neo-cons: “I think it’s a big distraction, a grand distraction from the real issues… To me it should have been a grand opportunity, and you really touched on the opportunity, because it’s really a property rights issue, and who...
  • English-only ordinance approved in Lino Lakes, Minn. (Common sense legislation)

    LINO LAKES, Minn. — An English-only ordinance was adopted Monday night by the Lino Lakes City Council in a decision that will bar the Twins Cities suburb from using city money to provide translated copies of many city documents. Council members voted 4-1 in favor of the ordinance during a meeting that attracted about 50 people. Councilwoman Kathi Gallup cast the lone no vote. City Councilman Dave Roeser, the chief proponent, has said the measure was motivated by economics. But no one has ever sought translated documents, and opponents have called it anti-immigrant grandstanding. ..... The measure requires all city...
  • Pat Buchanan Urges Michael Steele to Run as the Anti-War Candidate in 2012

    07/12/2010 9:57:32 PM PDT · by John R. Guardiano · 25 replies
    NewsReal Blog ^ | John R. Guardiano
    Pat Buchanan’s attempt to defend Republican National Committee Chairman (RNC) Michael Steele fails. Miserably. Steele, of course, recently insisted that Afghanistan is “Obama’s war,” which cannot be won and should never have been waged. Pat defends Steele on free-speech grounds. “A majority of Americans oppose the Afghan war,” Pat cries. And the point made by Steele about the futility of fighting in Afghanistan has been made by columnists George Will and Tony Blankley, ex-Rep. Joe Scarborough, Ron Paul and antiwar conservatives and moderates. When exactly did supporting Obama’s war policy become a litmus test for loyal Republicans? Pat misstates the...
  • Bob Barr to put Georgia, North Carolina in play for Obama?

    06/05/2008 4:53:18 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 86 replies · 101+ views
    HotAir ^ | June 4, 2008 | Allahpundit
    All part of his daring master plan to make his name as widely reviled among the right as Ralph Nader’s is among the left. Polls in Georgia and North Carolina over the last two weeks show Mr. Barr winning 8 percent and 6 percent respectively of the presidential vote, and in both cases helping keep likely Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama within striking distance of Mr. McCain in those states — which, taken together, account for more electoral votes than Florida, Pennsylvania or Ohio… [InsiderAdvantage pollster Matt] Towery said North Carolina and Georgia are exactly the places that Mr....
  • Swedish bishops say yes to gay church weddings

    03/17/2007 4:43:06 PM PDT · by crazedsocialist · 26 replies · 682+ views
    The Local ^ | 16th March 2007 | TT/The Local
    The Church of Sweden's leaders have said that they are willing to allow gay people to marry in church on the same basis as heterosexual couples, although bishops are unsure whether to call the unions marriage. "We are prepared to carry out partnerships for homosexuals that have the force of law," said Bishop Claes-Bertil Ytterberg of the church's Västerĺs diocese. Ytterberg said the decision will make the church the first major denomination in the world to allow full gay church marriage in practice. However, the United Church of Canada, the second largest Canadian denomination, already carries out gay marriages. An...
  • Sexually Suggestive Sermons From Michigan Pastor Leave Some Hot and Bothered (Pure Sex Sermon)

    02/26/2007 2:27:31 PM PST · by Between the Lines · 41 replies · 1,500+ views
    Fox News ^ | February 26, 2007
    ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich., - A no-holds- barred series on sex is one of the ways that Epic Church wants to talk about an often ignored topic in churches, as well as within people's homes. It may cause mixed reactions from men, women, teenagers, or anyone else that hears the word "sex," but Epic has no plans of leaving anything off the table. With the continuous rise in couples that are frustrated in their relationships, as well as all the confused parents who don't know how to talk to their kids, Epic Church has prepared a six week series to tackle...