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  • Rep. Marsha Blackburn to Newsmax: Illegal Minors Pawns in Obama's 'Game'

    07/15/2014 1:32:25 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 7 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | July 9, 2014 | Todd Beamon
    Thousands of illegal immigrant children who have been arrested for crossing the U.S. border are merely pawns "in a political game" by President Barack Obama, Rep. Marsha Blackburn charged to Newsmax on Saturday. "I find it just horrific that these children would be used for a political point," the Tennessee Republican said after touring a detention center at Fort Sill Army Base in Oklahoma. .... Blackburn spent about two hours at the Fort Sill center with Oklahoma Rep. Jim Bridenstine, who appeared on Newsmax TV on July 3 to tell "MidPoint" host Ed Berliner how he was denied access when...
  • Wow: Rep. Blackburn Shows Ultrasound Pic of Her Grandson To Testify Against Abortion Bill

    07/15/2014 9:17:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 15, 2014 | Courtney O'Brien
    Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) brought a picture of her grandson to Capitol Hill today. No, she didn’t simply show it to her colleagues to beam about her newest family member – she brought the picture straight to the Senate floor to testify against the pro-abortion S. 1696, or “Women’s Health Protection Act.” S. 1696, which has 25 Senate cosponsors (all Democrats), would override nearly all federal and state laws limiting abortion, including third-trimester bans on abortion, limits on abortion after 5 months of pregnancy, and laws against sex-selection abortion, according to the pro-life organization SBA List, which sent out an...
  • Cruz: Senate Democrats ‘Demanded Kathleen Sebelius’ Head’

    04/14/2014 8:31:16 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 35 replies
    CBS ^ | http://washington.cbslocal.com/2014/04/14/cruz-senate-democrats-demanded-kathleen-sebelius-head/
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — Sen. Ted Cruz believes Senate Democrats are the ones who forced Kathleen Sebelius to step down as health and human services secretary.Cruz told NBC News that Democrats are worried that Republicans will take back the Senate because of Obamacare.“Kathleen Sebelius’ resignation is the latest indication of just what a disaster Obamacare is. Obamacare is the most disastrous, the most damaging piece of legislation in modern times,” Cruz told NBC News. “And I believe she resigned because Senate Democrats are scared.”Cruz told Fox News that Senate Democrats “demanded Kathleen Sebelius’ head.”“They are running scared because every one of...
  • CBS’s Bob Schieffer Interviews Dem. Elijah Cummings, Ignores His Relationship With Lois Lerner

    04/13/2014 4:09:20 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 39 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 13, 2014 | By Jeffrey Meyer
    ... Instead of asking Congressman Cummings about this damaging new report surrounding the IRS scandal, Schieffer ignored the entire issue, and focused on ObamaCare and equal pay for women for the entirety of the interview. The CBS host even falsely claimed that the GOP did not support equal pay for women: “Marsha Blackburn says Republicans are actually for equal pay for women. But yet, it was blocked in the Senate by Republicans…What is going on here?” Given that Schieffer had the opportunity to interview the ranking Democrat on the committee leading the IRS investigation, it would have made sense to...
  • Marsha Blackburn To "Test The Waters" For 2016 Presidential Bid

    04/11/2014 7:22:35 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 91 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | April 11, 2014 | SCOTT CONROY
    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. -- Tennessee Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn will consider running for president in 2016 -- if she sees an opportunity to do so, an aide to the 7th District Republican told RealClearPolitics. Blackburn is scheduled to be one of the speakers at a New Hampshire Republican rally this weekend but was not previously known to be mulling a White House bid. "If there's a door to kick down, she's willing to kick it down," the aide, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said. "These are the kinds of events you go to -- test the waters, and see what...
  • Obamacare Enrollment Numbers? 'They Are Lying to Us,' Rep. Blackburn Says

    03/28/2014 10:42:26 PM PDT · by kingattax · 18 replies
    CNS News ^ | March 28, 2014 | Susan Jones
    The Obama administration now says more than 6 million people have signed up for Obamacare, but critical information is missing, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) told Fox News on Friday. "I think that they are lying to us about who has paid, who has not paid, who is getting subsidies...They don't want to give us the numbers," she said. "The way they are surveying this (web)site -- you know they are trying to cover things up."
  • Blackburn 'Welcomes' Obama to Tenn.: 'Free People Will Always Be More Successful'

    01/25/2014 3:36:52 PM PST · by markomalley · 14 replies
    CNS News ^ | 1/25/2014 | Craig Bannister
    "Take a look around, because this is what a thriving economy looks like," Rep. Marsha Blackburn says in her "welcome" message to Pres. Obama, who will be visiting her state on Thursday.Responding to the news that the president will be coming to Nashville, Rep. Marsha Blackburn suggested Obama alter his "failed policies" and learn from Tennessee's successful economic model:"Welcome to Tennessee. While you're here take a look around because this is what a thriving economy looks like. Despite what your teleprompter may tell you, our success is not a result of your failed policies. It's rooted in what's always made...
  • Sebelius the 'laughingstock of America,' says senator

    10/27/2013 8:52:37 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 36 replies
    Sebelius the 'laughingstock of America,' says senator By Elise Viebeck - 10/27/13 11:02 AM ET A Republican senator called Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius the "laughingstock of America" after she was lampooned on "Saturday Night Live." The sketch, which aired Saturday, poked fun at Sebelius's attempts to downplay serious problems with ObamaCare's enrollment website. Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) referred to the skit Sunday during an appearance on ABC's "This Week." "She's lost considerable credibility," Barrasso said of Sebelius. "She's the laughingstock of America." Sebelius has experienced a wave of scrutiny since HealthCare.gov debuted with major problems on...
  • MSNBC Anchor to Congresswoman: When did You Stop Loving America?

    10/16/2013 8:15:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 16, 2013 | Michael Schaus
    Apparently the qualifications for becoming an MSNBC anchor consist primarily of being able to ask Republicans the intellectual equivalent of “when did you stop beating your wife?” Which explains how Thomas Roberts got the gig. While interviewing Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) Roberts posed the following question: MSNBC Anchor To GOP Congresswomen: Do You Hate Obamacare More Than You Love Your Country? Understandably Blackburn seemed at an initial loss with her answer to the audacious and ideological insult, which Roberts had so cleverly disguised as an inappropriate question. Then again, he does work for MSNBC. He may seriously believe that...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 8 September 2013

    09/08/2013 5:11:33 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 119 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 8 September 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows September 7th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): White House chief of staff Denis McDonough; Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): McDonough; Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M.; Reps. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, Peter King, R-N.Y., and Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif.FACE THE NATION (CBS): McDonough; Reps. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., Justin Amash, R-Mich., and Elijah Cummings, D-Md.THIS WEEK (ABC): McDonough; Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas; Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): McDonough; Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del.; Reps. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., Jim McGovern, D-Mass., Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Calif., Barbara Lee, D-Calif.,...
  • Meet the fired Republican staffer who's taking on Hollywood over internet freedom

    03/20/2013 8:41:58 AM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 21 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 10, 2013 | Mytheos Holt
    Back in November of last year, Republican staffer Derek Khanna faced a dilemma that, unlike the problems faced by many of his peers in the GOP, had nothing to do with the election. Specifically, Khanna had authored a memo on copyright reform for his then-employers, the Republican Study Committee (RSC) that shot down three “myths of copyright” – that is, that “the purpose of copyright is to compensate the creator of the content,” that “copyright is the free market at work,” and that “the current copyright legal regime leads to the greatest innovation and productivity.” Khanna’s memo was meant to...
  • Barney Frank Loses It on Sunday Show (WATCH)

    05/14/2012 7:42:05 AM PDT · by JesseWatters · 51 replies
    FoxNation.com ^ | May 13 | Staff
    On this weekend’s broadcast of ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” outgoing Democratic Rep. Barney Frank locked horns with Tennessee Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn, who wanted to focus on economic issues instead of gay marriage. Frank, an openly gay member of Congress, claimed that Blackburn was relying too heavily on talking points. Blackburn objected to Frank’s assertion, but then Frank lashed out at Blackburn and host George Stephanopoulos.
  • House Republican Introduces Bill to Block FCC’s ‘Internet Grab’

    01/06/2011 4:06:35 PM PST · by PROCON · 66 replies
    biggovernment.com ^ | Jan. 6, 2011 | Capitol Confidential
    Rep. Marsha Blackburn introduced legislation Wednesday to deny the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulatory oversight over the Internet, which the Tennessee Republican insisted was the “sole prerogative of Congress” to administer. “I agree that the Internet faces a number of challenge, ” Blackburn said in a release. “Only Congress can address those challenges without compounding them. Until we do, the FCC and other federal bureaucracies should keep their hands off the ‘net.”
  • Blackburn to introduce anti-net neutrality bill

    12/06/2010 5:47:00 AM PST · by kingattax · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/05/10 | Sara Jerome
    Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) plans to introduce a bill to prevent the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from enforcing net-neutrality rules. She said on an episode of CSPAN's "The Communicators" on Friday that she will reintroduce her legislation to halt the FCC. "What you're going to see happen is this," she said. "If the FCC moves forward on Dec 21…then come January you are going to see some aggressive work making certain the FCC keeps its hands off the the Internet." "I will refile my legislation…to prohibit the FCC from enacting net-neutrality regulations," she said. Blackburn, a member of the House...
  • Cap-And-Trade: Al Gore's Cash Cow (FLASHBACK: 04/30/09)

    04/28/2010 1:46:19 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 7 replies · 340+ views
    Investors.com ^ | April 30, 2009 | INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Global Warming: At the cap-and-trade hearings, it was revealed that not everyone will suffer from this growth-killing energy tax. A congresswoman wanted to know why sea levels aren't rising but Gore's bank account is. When Gore left office in January 2001, he was said to have a net worth in the neighborhood of $2 million. A mere eight years later, estimates are that he is now worth about $100 million. It seems it's easy being green, at least for some. Gore has his lectures and speeches, his books, a hit movie and Oscar, and a Nobel Prize. But Rep. Marsha...
  • Marsha Blackburn Reacts Gregory MTP Question, "What Did Freedom Get the American People?" - Video

    04/20/2010 9:48:47 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 3 replies · 471+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | April 20, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of GOP Rep. Marsha Blackburn reacting on "The Steve Malzberg Show" to a question she received from David Gregory of "Meet the Press." Blackburn was asked by Gregory (30 second mark of the video), "What did freedom get the American People that led to the financial collapse? Is that not a fair question about the limits of the free capitalist system?" Blackburn said her first reaction was (1:07 mark of the video): "It's one of those things that you think, 'My goodness, where in the world did this come from?'" What did freedom get us? How could...
  • Reps. Bachmann, Blackburn Pull Out of Speaking Slots at Tea Party Convention

    01/28/2010 10:26:38 AM PST · by kristinn · 59 replies · 1,529+ views
    The Hill ^ | Thursday, January 28, 2010 | Eric Zimmermann and Tony Romm
    Reps. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) have withdrawn from their speaking slots at the National Tea Party Convention after controversy mounted about how proceeds would be used. The convention is "for-profit," and the lawmakers worry that their participation might violate last week's Supreme Court decision in Citizens United vs. FEC. (For background on the ethics issue, see here.) "Due to conflicting advice on whether Rep. Bachmann’s participation in the upcoming Tea Party Nation Convention would be in line with the Committee on Standards, Congresswoman Bachmann has decided not to participate in the event," said spokeswoman Debbee Keller. Keller...
  • Republicans Plan to Form Counter-Delegation at Climate Conference

    12/09/2009 9:59:15 PM PST · by FromLori · 46 replies · 2,675+ views
    Fox ^ | 12/9/09
    A GOP counter-delegation is forming to undermine the Obama administration's work on an international climate change agreement in Copenhagen, warning that the president is poised to make commitments he can't keep and drawing heightened attention to controversial leaked e-mails. A GOP counter-delegation is forming to undermine the Obama administration's work on an international climate change agreement in Copenhagen, warning that the president is poised to make commitments he can't keep and drawing heightened attention to controversial leaked e-mails. At least a half-dozen Republican senators and representatives are planning to head to Denmark next week, as part of the overall U.S....
  • Gore's Profits Of Doom

    11/03/2009 5:59:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies · 1,176+ views
    Investors.com ^ | November 3, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Junk Science: The oracle of climate disaster has a new book out on global warming that should be on the fiction list. He asks us to commit economic suicide while he rakes in millions from his green investments. 'Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis," Al Gore's sequel to his 2006 tome "An Inconvenient Truth," came out Tuesday. Printed on recycled paper using low-VOC (volatile organic compound) ink, it will undoubtedly be a best-seller and on the desk of every attendee at next month's climate change conference in Copenhagen. In a press release announcing the book, the Oscar-...
  • Steel Magnolia Marsha Blackburn Grounds and Pounds Al Gore

    04/26/2009 12:46:16 PM PDT · by McBuff · 23 replies · 1,830+ views
    C-SPAN ^ | April 24, 2009 | C-SPAN
    I'm thinking this lady would have no problem with Katie Couric. . .Blackburn for President!
  • One Conservative's No (Marsha Blackburn Tells NR Why She Voted Against The Bailout Alert)

    09/29/2008 6:04:34 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 58 replies · 1,420+ views
    National Review ^ | 9/29/2008 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    Tennessee Republican Marsha Blackburn was among the conservative Republicans who bucked both parties’ leaders to kill the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 on Monday. She explained her reasoning to National Review Online editor Kathryn Lopez. Kathryn Jean Lopez: Monday morning on Bill Bennett’s radio show, you said you were leaning “no.” What solidified that no? Marsha Blackburn: Hearing from my constituents in the district solidified the “no” vote. We had phone calls and e-mails by the thousands. They did not want a bill that would favor Wall Street over the taxpayer. Lopez: Are you concerned by your vote you...
  • McCain Veepstakes Predictions: Marsha Blackburn?

    07/26/2008 6:06:23 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 93 replies · 788+ views
    Red Jersey ^ | 7/26/08
    1. Marsha Blackburn (TN-7) Marsha Blackburn has been a member of Congress since 2003. She attractive and a very strong conservative. I hate to play the gender card, but I believe that McCain needs a female vice president on the ticket. She would be appealing to disenfranchised conservatives and to women at the same time.
  • Fallen Soldier Shuster Used for 'Gotcha' Game With GOP Rep. Blackburn Did Not Live in Her District

    09/26/2007 12:08:31 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 77 replies · 235+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    A couple days ago, describing here the way MSNBC's David Shuster used a fallen soldier to play a tasteless "gotcha" game with Rep. Marsha Blackburn, (R-Tenn.), I surmised that things couldn't "get much lower." I was wrong. They just did.As it turns out, Pvt. Jeremy Bohannon -- the soldier whose name Shuster attacked Blackburn for not knowing -- had not, contrary to the MSNBC reporter's claim, lived in her district. By way of background for those who hadn't read the earlier item, Blackburn had been invited onto "Tucker" ostensibly to discuss MoveOn.org's "General Betray Us" ad. But Shuster, serving as...
  • Shuster: F--- Bush 'Great,' But Students Should Also Demonstrate

    09/24/2007 5:29:14 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies · 216+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Note: read about Shuster's grotesque game of "gotcha" at foot.When Tucker's away, David will play . . . Not that David Shuster exactly hides his liberal light under a barrel when making his "news" reports on "Hardball" and "Tucker," but with Carlson off today and Shuster sitting in as host, the MSNBC reporter really let it all hang out. Chatting with Newsweek's Richard Wolffe and MSNBC analyst Craig Crawford, talk turned to the controversy surrounding the editorial in the Colorado State student newspaper headlined "Taser This: F--- Bush" [f-word spelled out in headline].Wolffe went first, and was patently delighted by...
  • Gregory on Gas: Surprising Voice of Reason?

    04/24/2006 5:05:31 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 28 replies · 943+ views
    Hardball/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein April 24, 2006 Much as this column is quick to point out the prevalent liberal bias of the MSM, fairness compels us to acknowledge those occasions, rare as they might be, when the MSM plays it down the middle. NBC's handling of the recent spike in gasoline prices could be shaping up to be one of those flying-pig moments of 'fair & balanced' coverage. At the very least, there are indications that the conventional wisdom within NBC News is that the Bush administration is not to blame for the high prices, and/or that there is little government...
  • (US Rep) Blackburn Cash Goes To Son-In-Law (another ethically challenged Memphian)

    02/19/2006 11:33:30 AM PST · by mcg2000 · 8 replies · 515+ views
    The Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | February 19, 2006 | Bartholomew Sullivan
    Paid company more than $123,000 since 2002; practice not uncommon, finance experts say WASHINGTON -- Since she was elected in 2002, U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn's congressional campaign committee and a political action committee she controls have given more than $123,000 to a company run by her lobbyist son-in-law. The company, Political Concepts LLC, was founded by Paul J. Ketchel III and operates from his and Blackburn's daughter's home in suburban Nashville. It received $46,935 for campaign work leading up to Blackburn's 2004 victory, in which she didn't have an opponent in the primary or general elections. It has so far...
  • (Rep. Marsha) Blackburn says she will not seek (TN) Senate seat in 2006

    02/11/2005 2:10:19 PM PST · by fieldmarshaldj · 32 replies · 842+ views
    wkrn-tv ^ | 2-11-2005 | n/a
    WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., announced Friday that she will not seek the 2006 Republican nomination for the Senate seat Majority Leader Bill Frist is expected to vacate. Blackburn, who was elected to the House in 2002, said she wanted to focus on her work in the House. "I now have a unique opportunity to leave an indelible print on how government will look and work in the 21st century," she said in a statement. Frist has said he does not plan to seek a third term in 2006. The Tennessee Republican has been mentioned as a...
  • Blackburn to announce Senate intentions next week

    02/05/2005 3:19:45 PM PST · by ChuckK · 7 replies · 400+ views
    WATE.com ^ | February 4, 2005
    NASHVILLE (AP) -- Tennessee Congressman Marsha Blackburn will announce next week whether she will seek the 2006 Republican nomination for U.S. Senate. Blackburn staffers in her Washington office wouldn't say if their boss has made a decision yet. Spokesman Ryan Loskarn says Blackburn will make her announcement in her home district, probably late in the week. The representative's district includes her home county of Williamson. She would be seeking the seat now held by Senate Majority Leader Bill First, who has long said he'll serve only two terms. He's already been re-elected. If Blackburn declares, she would be a second...
  • GOP slams Bush policies at retreat

    02/06/2004 1:27:31 AM PST · by ovrtaxt · 1,118 replies · 478+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 2/6/04 | By Ralph Z. Hallow and James G. Lakely
    <p>Growing frustration over President Bush's immigration plan and lack of fiscal discipline came to a head behind closed doors at last weekend's Republican retreat in Philadelphia.</p> <p>House lawmakers, stunned by the intensity of their constituents' displeasure at some of Mr. Bush's key domestic policies, gave his political strategist Karl Rove an earful behind closed doors.</p>
  • US Congresswomen Champion Women's Issues in Iraq

    10/27/2003 5:24:35 AM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 19 replies · 368+ views
    CNS News ^ | October 27, 2003 | Lawrence Morahan
    US Congresswomen Champion Women's Issues in IraqBy Lawrence MorahanCNSNews.com Senior Staff WriterOctober 27, 2003 (CNSNews.com) - Iraqi women are fed up with being treated as second-class citizens and are ready to play a more vital role in post-Saddam Hussein Iraq, a congresswoman who took part in a recent fact-finding tour of the country told CNSNews.com. Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.) said an all-women bipartisan congressional group conducted a tour of Iraq this week to examine, among other issues, the plight of women in Iraq. "Some people will call it women's issues," McCarthy said in a teleconference call from Kuwait. "I...
  • TN (7th district seat) Marsha Blackburn's (R) anti-tax message still rings with voters

    10/26/2002 5:17:20 AM PDT · by GailA · 3 replies · 258+ views
    The Knox News Sentinel ^ | 10/26/02 | John Gerome
    Blackburn's anti-tax message still rings with voters By JOHN GEROME Associated Press Writer October 25, 2002 FRANKLIN, Tenn.- Marsha Blackburn, a state senator best known for railing against the income tax, seems a shoo-in to win the 7th District Congressional seat. She's the Republican nominee in a Republican district and faces a political novice in Shelby County Democrat Tim Barron. "This election is pretty much a foregone conclusion," says Ed Cromer, editor of the Tennessee Journal, a weekly newsletter on state politics. "The district is heavily Republican and Marsha is much better known." Still, Blackburn says she isn't taking anything...