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  • How Republicans Could Overcome Filibusters by Senate Democrats

    11/12/2016 12:24:14 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 45 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 10, 2016 | Melissa Quinn
    As Democrats strategize on how to stop conservative legislation from making its way to Donald Trump’s desk in the White House, Republicans have a little-known rule in their toolbox that would allow them to pass legislation, including a repeal of Obamacare, with a simple majority. Democrats were able to keep 48 seats in the Senate after Tuesday’s election, giving the party the power to filibuster legislation and effectively prevent conservative policies from being enacted. But Republicans can turn to a seldom-used Senate rule that would allow them to pass legislation by a simple majority vote—legislation that has a greater chance...
  • Paul Ryan embarks on whirlwind tour to protect House and Senate majority

    10/03/2016 6:08:34 AM PDT · by tekrat
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/3/2016 | Paul Kane
    Daan Roosegaarde reached into the pocket of his suit jacket, pulled out a plastic bag filled with black powder, and waved it around. “This is Beijing smog,” Roosegaarde said, before gesturing to the seven-metre tall, gently humming metal tower we are stood next to in the Chinese capital’s art district, 798. “We collected it from the tower yesterday. Incredibly disgusting.” Dutch designer Roosegaarde’s smog souvenir may be disgusting, but it’s the byproduct of an invention that he has touted as a potential alleviator of China’s pollution problems. His “smog-free tower” sucks air, filters it with ion technology, with Roosegaarde having...
  • What's the Point of Having a Majority If GOP Doesn't Use It?

    09/19/2016 11:41:54 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/19/16 | Michael Shannon
    We define victory by winning Last week, during an aside in his speech at the Values Voters Summit, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) shared an insight into the timid appeasers comprising GOP congressional leadership. When he first entered the House in 2006 the talk was of the big things the Republican majority was going to accomplish. Then he attended a GOP House conference meeting and found leadership worried. They explained that yes, the plan was to do big things. But there was “a small chance” Republicans might lose the majority. So to play it safe, the leadership wants to do small...
  • Majority Disapproves of Decision Not to Charge Clinton on Emails (POLL)

    07/11/2016 4:55:34 AM PDT · by McGruff · 39 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 11, 2016 | GREGORY HOLYK
    A majority of Americans disapproves of the FBI's recommendation not to charge Hillary Clinton with a crime over her handling of email while secretary of state, and a similar number in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll say the issue leaves them worried about how she'd handle her responsibilities as president if elected. Most also say the email controversy won't affect their vote choice in the presidential election. But more say it leaves them less rather than more likely to support Clinton, 28 percent vs. 10 percent.
  • Poll: Overwhelming majority of Palestinians support terror

    04/26/2016 5:09:04 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/4/16
    The overwhelming majority of young Palestinians believe the Israeli-Palestinian conflict cannot be resolved through negotiations. A poll of Palestinian youth, defined as ages 16-30, published Monday by the Jerusalem Media and Communications Center depicts a community that is socially conservative, supports violence against Israel, is skeptical about its leadership and opposes the Islamic State. It also shows significantly greater support for violence among Palestinians in the Gaza Strip than among those in Judea and Samaria While 47.4 percent of youths in Judea and Samaria oppose stabbing attacks, 78.6 percent of Gaza youths support them, according to the poll. In addition,...
  • John Fund: Trump Has No Right to Change the Rules

    03/20/2016 6:56:30 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 121 replies
    National Review ^ | March 18, 2016 | John Fund
    Donald Trump and his backers want to redefine mathematics, and have the GOP nomination handed to him with a plurality of delegates, rather than a majority, being sufficient... The Republican party has held 39 national conventions since its first in 1856. At each and every one, a majority of delegates was needed for someone to get the nomination...
  • The Vast Majority of Military Women Don’t Want to be Fully Integrated into Combat

    12/25/2015 7:00:57 AM PST · by Nachum · 109 replies
    Vision to America ^ | 12/25/15 | V2A
    Don’t confuse most military women with the tiny feminist cabal comprised of a few officers and a lot of political groups who’ve been pushing for complete integration of the combat arms. There is a vindictive refrain accompanying Ashton Carter’s recent dictat that the combat arms be opened to women without exception. “You women asked for this,” some seem to be saying, “now suck it up.” No, most military women did not ask for it, but the few times they’ve been asked, their voices have been ignored in favor of a teeny tiny group dishonestly claiming, “This is equality.” Some 92.5%...
  • Venezuela opposition wins parliamentary majority

    12/06/2015 10:21:43 PM PST · by Nextrush · 40 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12/7/2015 | BBC
    The opposition in Venezuela has won a majority of seats in the National Assembly, overturning nearly two decades of dominance by the Socialists of President Nicolas Maduro. Five hours after polling ended, the National Electoral Council announced the opposition had won 99 seats. The Socialists have gained 46 seats, with another 22 yet to be declared. President Maduro has admitted defeat, saying his party recognized 'these adverse results'. The opposition alliance, made up of centre and conservative parties, is confident of ultimately taking 112 seats after 17 years of socialist rule. According to senior figures in the movement, that would...
  • McAuliffe’s hopes for state Senate majority dealt a blow

    11/03/2015 6:40:32 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 66 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3 Nov 2015 | By Jenna Portno
    Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s prospects of retaking control of the Virginia Senate dimmed Tuesday night as Republicans won a Richmond district that Democrats called key to their plan for flipping the upper chamber. With 99 percent of precincts reporting, Glen Sturtevant, a Richmond school board member, defeated Democrat Dan Gecker, a Chesterfield County supervisor in the race to replace Sen. John C. Watkins (Powhatan), who is retiring. “Well it’s a shame. We did the best we could,” Senate Minority Leader Richard L. Saslaw (D-Fairfax) said. Tuesday’s election results will ultimately determine McAuliffe (D) has any legislative leverage or political momentum heading...
  • The majority of Americans support a "criminal investigation" of Hillary emails

    08/14/2015 4:02:31 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 14, 2015 | Jennifer Harper
    A one-two punch? The news coverage of Hillary Rodham Clinton is very telling at the moment as the Democratic presidential forerunner faces inquiries about her private email system while she was secretary of state, amid some unstable favorability numbers. “Even though most voters feel Clinton’s intentions may have been acceptable, a majority (52 percent) say that her emails should be subject to a criminal investigation for the potential release of classified material.
  • Hurrah for the Fourth of July!

    07/08/2015 11:57:01 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    Wisconsin Club for Growth ^ | 7-8-15 | Editorial
    Nobody should be more grateful than Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature for the recent holiday weekend, and not just because they needed a break from the stress of budget-writing—though it’s apparent they did. Things closing last Friday for the Saturday holiday gave the other 5.7 million Wisconsinites a chance to miss the Joint Finance Committee’s extraordinarily ill-advised effort to exempt most communications involving state lawmakers from coverage by open records law. This ham-fisted insult to government transparency was walked back before the weekend was half over, in hopes of minimizing the damage. Which is a good thing, but it leaves...
  • Poll: Majority Want to Keep Confederate Generals Honored on Sites

    06/30/2015 7:52:59 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    News Max ^ | 06/29/15 | Cathy Burke
    IMPORTANT: Don't make a Terrible Mistake in 2016... Home | America Tags: confederate | generals | honor | forts | leadership Poll: Majority Want to Keep Confederate Generals Honored on Sites By Cathy Burke | Monday, 29 Jun 2015 08:53 PM Short URL| Email Article| Comment| Contact| Print| A A Copy Shortlink An overwhelming majority of Americans say they don't want the Army to rename facilities honoring Confederate generals, a new online survey shows. According to Stars and Stripes, 88 percent of 21,504 online responses voted in favor of keeping the names. The question elicited more than 1,300 comments, Stars...
  • Hastert, Illinois Republicans to Call for Immigration Overhaul

    05/28/2015 3:49:22 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 16 replies
    Roll Call ^ | April 21, 2014 | Matt Fuller
    An immigration overhaul may not have enough GOP support to pass the House, but the idea has found some Republican support in Illinois. Former Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., is slated to join a number of prominent Illinois Republicans and CEOs on Tuesday to call on GOP leaders to pass a national immigration overhaul. Republican Reps. Aaron Schock and Adam Kinzinger are also scheduled to give video testimonials on the subject.
  • British Prime Minister Cameron's Conservatives on track for absolute majority (Landslide)

    05/08/2015 4:27:23 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 43 replies
    FOX News ^ | May 8, 2015
    David Cameron's second term as British Prime Minister was confirmed Friday after his Conservative Party won enough seats to form a working majority in the 650-member House of Commons. Shortly before noon Friday, London time, the Conservatives, or Tories, had won 324 seats to 229 It would be the first time the Conservatives had won a parliamentary majority since 1992. Cameron is the first Conservative Prime Minister to win re-election since Margaret Thatcher.
  • Two Democrats Blame Rep. Pelosi For Past Electoral Losses; Want Her Out Of Party’s Leadership

    04/08/2015 4:05:38 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 24 replies
    CBS SF Bay Area ^ | 04/08/2015 | CBS SF
    WASHINGTON D.C. (CBS SF)– Two Democratic stalwarts from Massachusetts are suggesting that Rep. Nancy Pelosi should leave the party’s leadership team in Congress after big electoral loses last year and in 2010. Reps. Michael Capuano and Stephen Lynch made the statements on WGBH’s “Greater Boston,” with Lynch predicting outright that “Nancy Pelosi will not lead us back into the majority.” Asked by host Jim Braude if the answer to the question whether Pelosi “should go?” is “yes,” Lynch said, “Right.” Capuano was also asked if the 75-year-old Pelosi should quit leadership ranks. He said: “That, or she should change, one...
  • If Priority #1 is Electing Ted Cruz, #2 Has GOT to Be Keeping Schumer's Evil Paws Off the Senate...

    04/07/2015 5:21:12 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 24 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 07 April 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Republican operatives were wringing their hands with concern re the 2016 Senate races  before 2014's congressional victory was even secured- Senate Republicans will have to work hard to retain their recently won majority as they face a tough 2016 electoral map. They have 24 seats up compared to Democrats' 10, including seven in states President Obama carried twice. Democrats won't have any red-state senators facing reelection and could be buoyed by a favorable presidential-year electorate. Republicans do have some margin for error after their sweeping 2014 win netted them nine seats for a 54-seat Senate majority. Democrats won't have it easy...
  • Senate Democratic campaign chairman: Majority or bust in 2016

    02/06/2015 2:36:07 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/05/15 | Cameron Joseph
    New Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairman Jon Tester (Mont.) has one goal for 2016: win back Senate control. “I can tell you that I will not be successful in this job unless we take the majority back,” Tester told The Hill in an interview in his new office at the DSCC’s Capitol Hill headquarters. “I'm not in this to pick up a seat. I'm in this to win the majority.” The garrulous Montana farmer has a much easier task than his predecessor. After a cycle in which Democrats lost nine seats and control of the Senate, the tables are now...
  • Pillars of a Renewed Majority

    11/09/2014 8:24:06 AM PST · by MV=PY · 20 replies
    Speaker of the House site ^ | 11/9/2014 | John A. Boehner
    Over the last four years, the House has served as an outpost in Washington for the people’s priorities. With a renewed majority, we renew that mission, and pledge to focus on good-paying jobs and an economy strong enough to help keep the American Dream alive and well. To do this, we need a plan, and in conversations with people in my district and around the country, I have identified five things we need to do to harness America’s energy boom and reset the foundation of our economy: Fix our tax code so that we can bring jobs home and families...
  • Harry Reid Sells House And Literal Gold Mine To Move To Las Vegas

    06/10/2014 8:50:00 AM PDT · by GilGil · 14 replies
    KITCO.COM ^ | 6/9/14 | upi
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is selling his Nevada estate and its mining claims to move closer to his family in Las Vegas. Located in Reid's hometown of Searchlight , the 110 acre property and its eight mining claims were sold to Nevada Milling and Mining for $1.7 million to build a gold-mining operation.
  • US oligarchy study: Eye-opening study reveals disturbing facts about the US

    04/16/2014 5:54:13 AM PDT · by knittnmom · 31 replies
    Jacksonville Top News Examiner ^ | April 15, 2014 | Christian Savoy
    A first of its kind US oligarchy study yielded a rather troubling discovery and the results of the study are definitely cause for concern for most Americans. The US oligarchy study was conducted by researchers from Princeton and Northwestern Universities and the study showed that the United States is not a republic in substance, but rather an oligarchy where the rich rule and the majority of Americans have virtually no impact on policy decisions, today's report from FDL explained.
  • Abbott to govern with 30-seat majority (official - conservative victory in Australian election)

    09/07/2013 5:24:25 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 62 replies ^ | 7th September 2013 | Paul Osborne
    THE federal Liberal-National coalition is likely to govern with a majority of at least 30 seats after a swing of just over three per cent against Labor. The ALP has become the first two-term federal government to be thrown out of office since Gough Whitlam's regime in 1975. Tony Abbott's coalition is on track to pick up 90 seats, with Labor holding 57, in the 150-seat parliament, but it won't have a majority in the Senate.
  • Russell Moore: From Moral Majority to 'Prophetic Minority'

    08/18/2013 1:13:13 PM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 16, 2013 | NAOMI SCHAEFER RILEY
    'The Bible Belt is collapsing," says Russell Moore. Oddly, the incoming president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission doesn't seem upset. In a recent visit to The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Moore explains that he thinks the Bible Belt's decline may be "bad for America, but it's good for the church." Why? Because "we are no longer the moral majority. We are a prophetic minority." The phrase is arresting coming from such a prominent religious leader—akin to a general who says the Army has shrunk to the point it can no longer fight two wars. A...
  • Andy Vidack for Senate California 16th District (I need help from Freepers)

    05/19/2013 1:31:44 PM PDT · by Vendome · 11 replies
    Vanity ^ | 5/19/2013 | Vendome
    <p>I just ran into a young man who is very active in politics and even ran for mayor of his hometown.</p> <p>I'll spare his name but, he and his family are very prominent in the 16th district and BIG TIME Republicans/Conservative.</p>
  • Group of female politicians rally around Greuel (@ the Feminist Majority Foundation's HQ)

    04/07/2013 5:15:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    LA Times ^ | 4/04/13 | Kate Linthicum, Seema Mehta
    **SNIP** "She's operational, she gets the job done," Pelosi (D-San Francisco) said during a round table meeting at the Feminist Majority Foundation's headquarters in Beverly Hills. "She's going to be focused on what she is doing here, but her election will lift up people across our country." Pelosi appeared with Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), U.S. Rep. Judy Chu (D-Monterey Park), U.S. Rep. Janice Hahn (D-San Pedro) and legendary Democratic party activist Roz Wyman, who in 1953 became the youngest person to win a Los Angeles City Council seat. Speaking in front of vintage pictures of suffragettes, the women all returned...
  • The Democratic Majority Is Doomed: The entitlement mentality can't survive a weak economy.

    03/01/2013 6:00:05 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 03/01/2013 | Pete Du Pont
    Many argue the coalition that elected and re-elected Barack Obama represents a long-term shift in the electorate that will determine elections and public policies for generations. Some of commentators think conservatives have lost their relevance, and the Republicans are about to go the way of the Whigs. It's an interesting theory, but of course it's wrong. Politics, like much in life, tends to move like a pendulum, shifting back and forth around equilibrium. While the liberal Democratic coalition is ascendant now, a few decades ago people were speaking about the decline of the Democrats. More recently, leftists took to calling...
  • Vanity: Exactly who is the "Republican Majority Campaign"?

    02/18/2013 7:12:54 AM PST · by Raven6 · 26 replies
    self | 02-18-2013 | Raven6
    I apologize if this has been discussed before... I searched and found nothing.We've been getting a lot of phone calls as of late from a group called "Republican Majority Campaign" soliciting contributions. Knowing nothing about them, I've tried to politely decline. The representatives with whom I've spoken have been more than a little bit pushy. I've asked them to send me information via the mail but they are not willing to do so without a small contribution. That doesn't cut it for me...I know that Carl Rove's group is called "American Crossroads". I personally wouldn't send them a dime, as...
  • Russia Today Accuses Israel of Using 'Hitler Methods

    02/04/2013 2:41:51 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/2/13 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Russia Today correspondent Abby Martin accused Israel on Saturday of using “Hitler’s methods” against the Palestinian population in order to maintain a “Jewish majority” in the country. Martin, a vehemently anti-Israel correspondent for the Russian state-funded channel, alleged that "Israel is the only country in the world that was paved for a specific group of people that experienced such horrific discrimination and genocide, and for that same group of people to now use Hitler's methods against another minority to maintain a Jewish majority, is insane." The Israeli government's "word just doesn't cut it," she said, asserting the part that "irks"...
  • Gallup: Conservatives Outnumber Liberals in 47 Out of 50 States and DC

    02/02/2013 10:03:05 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 1, 2013 | Patrick Burke
    The percentage of individuals who identify as conservative in 2012 outnumber those who identify as liberal in 47 out of the 50 states, in addition to the District of Columbia (D.C.) according to a Gallup poll released on Feb. 1. Nationally, the amount of self-identified conservatives (38 percent) still outnumbers liberals (23 percent). The disparity between conservatives and liberals has remained consistent since Gallup began its tracking in 2008. …
  • The Conversion business

    12/02/2012 7:44:47 AM PST · by Thad Lost · 12 replies
    Tea Party Nation ^ | 12/2/12 | Judson Phillips
    How do we conservatives win in 2014? It is a question that we must ask and answer now. We must have a plan now. In our current electoral system, we are in a perpetual campaign. This is especially true for Congress since they only have two-year terms. Is there a plan we can use to win in 2014? Yes there is. It is a simple, grass roots plan. What is it? A friend of mine likes to say, we are in the conversion business. This is so true. I know of almost no one who moves from conservatism to liberalism....
  • Gingrich: House Republicans should stop negotiating with President Obama

    11/29/2012 9:19:06 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 100 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/29/2012 | Alexis Levinson
    Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich said Wednesday that House Republicans should stop negotiating with President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats on the fiscal cliff, saying that by doing so, they give Obama all of the leverage in the talks. “One of the things I would say to House Republicans is to get a grip,” Gingrich said in a speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif. “They are the majority. They’re not the minority,” he said, enunciating the words as if explaining the concept to someone who did not understand it. “They don’t need to...
  • Vanity: No need for a majority. We CAN get America back!

    11/07/2012 2:44:57 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 43 replies
    If we want this country back we CAN get it back. People say "The demographics have tipped against us". That may be so. But let's figure out WHY. Sure there is a huge welfare state and it is only getting bigger. BUT. Let me ask you this question. How many states passed Gay Marriage laws yesterday? Maryland, Maine and Washington. With many more to come in future elections right? How much of the US Population do gays make up? Last I heard it was like 3 to 4 percent. 3 to 4 percent of the population and they're well on...
  • Dayan Refutes Peres: Clear Jewish Majority

    07/11/2012 1:55:48 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/7/12
    Danny Dayan, head of the Yesha (Judea and Samaria) Council, spoke to IDF Radio on Wednesday morning and refuted statements made by President Shimon Peres the night before. “There is a solid Jewish majority west of the Jordan that is not dropping despite all the negative prophecies,” he said, responding to Peres’s claim that Jewish settlement in Judea and Samaria endangers Israel’s Jewish majority. Population counts aside, “whether Israel will continue to be Jewish or not is not a matter of counting heads,” Dayan said. “What will keep us Jewish is the connection to Jewish tradition, to history and to...
  • Hill Poll: Majority feel Obama has changed country for worse (1-in-5 RATS agree)

    07/09/2012 2:51:22 AM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/09/12 | Sheldon Alberts
    Hill Poll: Majority feel Obama has changed country for worseBy Sheldon Alberts - 07/09/12 05:00 AM ET Two-thirds of likely voters say President Obama has kept his 2008 campaign promise to change America — but it’s changed for the worse, according to a sizable majority. A new poll for The Hill found 56 percent of likely voters believe Obama’s first term has transformed the nation in a negative way, compared to 35 percent who believe the country has changed for the better under his leadership. The results signal broad voter unease with the direction the nation has taken under Obama’s...
  • Money dump: WI’s Senate District 23 very much in play

    05/27/2012 10:39:17 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 5-25-12 | Kirsten Adshead & M. D. Kittle
    MADISON — Someone, it appears, thinks Terry Moulton might lose, or at least is willing to commit $227,000 toward making that happen. The buzz for a while has been that Democrats’ best chance of winning one of the four Senate seats up for recall on June 5 is in Senate District 21, where Sen. Van Wanggaard, R-Racine, is trying to fend off a challenge from his Democratic predecessor, John Lehman. But spending this month — from liberals and conservatives alike — indicates they aren’t quite certain that Moulton, facing former Democratic Rep. Kristen Dexter, can hold onto the District 23...
  • Whites Are Minority in Texas: Texas officially a 'Majority-Minority' State

    05/25/2012 7:44:17 AM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 61 replies
    Houston News/Michael Berry Show ^ | May 25, 2012 | KTRH staff
    With more than half the population being a non-white 55.2 percent, Texas joins New Mexico, California, Hawaii, and Washington D.C. with a "majority-minority" status, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Majority-minority is a legal term used to describe a U.S. state that has a racial composition of less than 50 percent white. The Census Bureau defines individuals who are considered 'white' as non-Hispanics who have family origins in Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.
  • Democrats' uphill struggle in state Senate recalls (WI)

    04/22/2012 2:42:34 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    JS Online ^ | 4-18-12 | Craig Gilbert
    New polls showing Republicans with healthy leads in three of the four state Senate recall fights are sobering for Democrats for a few reasons. One, they're a reminder that these races are being fought on Republican-leaning turf, as were last year’s Senate recalls. Two, the Democratic pollster who did the surveys argues that a small portion of voters unhappy with GOP Gov. Scott Walker don’t approve of the recalls, creating an extra hurdle for Democrats to overcome in flipping these Senate seats. Three, Walker leads in his own recall fight in these particular districts, according to the polls. Here’s a...
  • White House: On Second Thought, Obamacare Passed With a Mere “Majority”…

    04/04/2012 6:10:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    weasel zippers ^ | 4/4/12 | zip
    Obama overheard grumbling about those “damn facts” always screwing him over. Via Washington Examiner: Pressed about President Obama’s claim that “a strong majority” passed Obamacare, his spokesman retreated. “A majority passed [the health care law], Ed,” said visibly-frustrated White House Press Secretary Jay Carney. Fox News’ Ed Henry was grilling Carney after the press secretary said “no,” the Ryan budget — which passed the House with nine more votes than Obamacare received — did not have “a strong majority” of support.
  • Investigative Reports: Newt Gingrich and the Republican Revolution (1995)

    02/18/2012 5:28:55 AM PST · by Marguerite · 16 replies
    Investigative Reports ^ | February 5, 2012 | Bill Kurtis
    Synopsis of Investigative Reports: Newt Gingrich & the Republican Revolution This documentary, part of the Investigative Reports cable television series on the A&E network, examines the condition of the Congress beginning in 1994 when Republicans took control of the House of Representatives and the Senate. Newt Gingrich, the Speaker of the House after the Republican majority, became a controversial American politician. This episode, narrated by Investigative Reports host and producer Bill Kurtis, takes a behind-the-scenes look at these years of Republican control and suggests that some of the junior congressmen and congresswomen were not yet ready for their congressional appointments....
  • Battle for U S "House Outlook: Cross-Currents" Difficulty Dems face to 218

    02/10/2012 11:53:52 AM PST · by SMGFan · 5 replies
    Cook Political ^ | February 10, 2012 | David Wasserman
    House Editor David Wasserman writes: At the outset of Congressional primary season, the battle for the House is at cross-currents. Atmospheric indicators are suddenly looking surprisingly favorable for Democrats: a National Journal poll showed Democrats leading the generic Congressional ballot 48 percent to 37 percent, and a recent Washington Post poll put President Obama ahead of Mitt Romney, 52 percent to 43 percent. But as Democratic Rep. Heath Shuler's retirement reminds us, the structural impediments to a Democratic majority continue to pile higher, and for every seat on the minus side of Democrats' ledger, the stronger the wave they will...
  • Recalls could shape 2013 Legislature (WI)

    02/06/2012 9:54:49 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    JS ONLINE ^ | 2-5-12 | Lee Bergquist and Patrick Marley
    Democrats see summer elections as best hope to gain Senate majority Madison - Recalling Republican senators in the coming months would give Democrats their best hope of controlling the Senate next year - a task that would be all but impossible if Democrats focused only on the regular November elections. Senate Republicans have the advantage in the November elections because of new legislative maps favoring them and because of the seats that are up for re-election. But if Democrats can take the majority in the recall elections, they have a good shot at keeping it through the fall so they...
  • Islamists Win Large Majority in Egypt

    01/21/2012 2:25:35 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/1/12 | Gil Ronen
    Islamist parties won a large majority of the votes in Egypt's election to parliament, held Saturday. The Head of the Election Committee said that the Freedom and Justice party, which represents the Muslim Brothers in Egypt, received 47% of the total vote, and Al Nour, a hard-line Salafist party, has another 25%. The Muslim Brotherhood is expected to receive 235 seats out of the 498 seats in Parliament. Al Nour will receive 121 seats. Muhammad Badi', leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, announced Saturday that his movement would not endorse any of the Islamist candidates for the presidency, "so as not...
  • Pelosi says Democrats can reclaim House majority in 2012 election

    11/03/2011 9:06:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 32 replies
    Pelosi says Democrats can reclaim House majority in 2012 electionBy Associated Press Updated: Thursday, November 3, 1:05 PM WASHINGTON — Democrats have a chance of reclaiming control of the House in next year’s election, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday. The California Democrat told reporters that the Republican-controlled House has not created any new jobs in the weak economy. She also says Democrats have raised more money than GOP candidates so far this year. “We have definitely put the House in play,” she said.
  • Tiny Iowa election has huge national ramifications

    09/27/2011 9:00:33 PM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9.27.11 | Andrea Billups
    It’s a little election with some potentially momentous consequences... Voters in the Hawkeye State’s Senate District 18 will head to the polls Nov. 8 for a special election that the Democrats must win to hang onto their last vestige of political power in state government. They hold just a slim 25-24 Senate majority and the District 18 seat is up for grabs after Republican Gov. Terry E. Branstad, in a move that he denies was politically motivated, nominated Democratic state Sen. Swati Dandekar from Marion earlier this month to a $137,000-a-year post on the Iowa Utilities Board.
  • Unemployment rates rose in majority of US states

    07/22/2011 9:51:04 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies ^ | 7/22/11 | Derek Kravitz - AP
    Unemployment rates rose in more than half of U.S. states in June, evidence that slower hiring is affecting many parts of the country. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates in 28 states and Washington, D.C., increased last month. Rates declined in eight states and were flat in 14. That's a change from May, when 24 states reported falling unemployment rates. Twenty-six states reported a net gain in jobs in June, while 24 states lost jobs.
  • 'Majority of US Jews worried about Obama Israel policies'

    07/13/2011 7:43:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies ^ | 7/13/11 | GIL HOFFMAN
    Among those polled, 65 percent voted for Obama, 24% for John McCain, and 5% did not vote, or voted for someone else. American Jews still have a favorable opinion of Obama, but are concerned about his policies regarding Israel’s future, a comprehensive bipartisan poll of 600 likely American- Jewish voters indicated. The poll, sponsored by SecureAmericaNow, was taken by Republican pollsters McLaughlin & Associates and Democrat Pat Caddell. Among those polled, 65 percent voted for Obama, 24% for John McCain, and 5% did not vote, or voted for someone else. Sixtyfour percent had a favorable opinion of Obama and approved...
  • House GOP abandons pledge to force agency-by-agency budgeting

    05/12/2011 2:01:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/12/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Last December, I wrote hopefully about a pledge made by Speaker John Boehner on reforming the budget process in the House after winning control in the midterms. Boehner said he would end the use of collating budgets into a dozen aggregated bills, headed by so-called “cardinals” in the lower chamber and promulgated by, er, “professional appropriators.” Instead, the new Republican majority would write spending bills agency by agency, forcing each to justify their spending and making specific cuts in outlays more likely.Five months later, that reform has apparently been abandoned, at least for now: House Republicans have abandoned a campaign...
  • Harper wins majority, CBC projects

    05/02/2011 8:18:53 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 112 replies · 2+ views
    Canadian Broadcast Corporation News ^ | May 2, 2011 10:55 PM ET | CBC Staff
    Canadian voters have delivered Conservative Leader Stephen Harper his first majority government after five years of governing in a minority situation, CBC News projects. Meanwhile NDP Leader Jack Layton was set to become Official Opposition leader. The NDP, according to projections, made a major breakthrough and appeared to have nearly tripled their seat count, while the Liberals — often touted as Canada's "natural governing party" — were poised to suffer a stunning historic electoral loss and place third. As of 10:49 p.m. EST, the Conservatives were elected or leading in 164 seats, followed by the NDP with 103, Liberals with...
  • Past House GOP Tactic Proves Useless to Democrats

    04/25/2011 5:05:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | JIM ABRAMS Associated Press
    ....Now that Republicans are running the House, Democrats have tried to stymie the GOP agenda by relying on the tactic, known as the motion to recommit. But they've failed on every one of their 23 attempts this year. ...the maneuver is aimed at forcing members of the majority into an untenable choice between opposing their party's position or casting a vote that opponents could use against them in election campaigns. For a recommit motion to work, the minority party must pick off at least some members of the majority. Thus Democrats would need at least a few dozen of the...
  • Senate Democratic majority becoming more fragile (Feel-good story of the day?)

    02/18/2011 6:02:06 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/18/11 | Bob Cusack
    Senate Democratic majority becoming more fragileBy Bob Cusack - 02/18/11 02:33 PM ET Democrats' Senate majority has become more fragile since the November elections, and Republicans appear more confident they can retake the upper chamber next year. Sen. Jeff Bingaman's (D-N.M.) decision to retire, announced Friday, is the latest blow to the Democratic majority. Democrats enjoy a 53-47 advantage over the GOP, but are defending 23 seats next year to Republicans’ 10. There are now four senators in the Democratic caucus who will not run for reelection in 2012. Retirements always pose a threat to congressional majorities. Before he took...
  • Republicans hit the House 'sweet spot'

    11/11/2010 3:35:48 AM PST · by Scanian · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 10, 2010 | MICHAEL BARONE
    When John Boehner is elected House speaker early in January, there will be more Republicans -- some 240-plus -- than in any House since the one elected in 1946, before Boehner and most other members were born. For a speaker, having a majority in the 240s or (as Nancy Pelosi has in the outgoing Congress) 250s is a sweet spot. If you have 235 or fewer, as GOP Speakers Newt Gingrich and Denny Hastert did, it's hard to hold everyone in line on partisan roll calls. Some members will have districts or convictions that require them to dissent. If you...