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  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 22 May 2016

    05/22/2016 3:54:48 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 234 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 22 May 2016 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows May 22nd, 2016 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas; Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.THIS WEEK (ABC): Sanders; Reps. Ed Royce, R-Calif., and Adam Schiff, D-Calif. STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sanders; Reps. Peter King, R-N.Y., Xavier Becerra, D-Calif., and Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.
  • FTC rejects congressional request to investigate Clinton Foundation

    05/19/2016 11:40:56 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 13 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 5/19/16 11:59 AM SHARE | RUDY TAKALA
    The federal agency responsible for consumer protection is refusing a request from members of Congress to investigate the nonprofit Clinton Foundation. "When the Federal Trade Commission can establish that an entity claiming to be a charity is in fact operating to profit itself or its members, i.e., is a 'sham charity,' the Commission can bring an enforcement action against the entity for making deceptive representations to donors," Commission Chair Edith Ramirez wrote in a Thursday letter to House members. Ramirez suggested the FTC had insufficient evidence to take action. Tennessee Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn, who led a group of 21...
  • CPAC: Marsha Blackburn would consider being Trump’s VP

    03/04/2016 1:14:48 PM PST · by LibFreeUSA · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, March 4, 2016 | Kelly Riddell
    U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn said Friday she’d be open to becoming GOP front-runner Donald Trump’s vice president if he wins the nomination, and she believes the party is prepared to rally around him come November. “You have some who say, ‘Oh we have different nominees,’ but look at it like this — it’s an outsider year. We’re going to have an outsider candidate who gets the nomination who becomes the next president of the United States,” said Ms. Blackburn during an interview at the Conservative Political Action Conference at National Harbor, Maryland. .... more

    10/11/2015 3:42:52 PM PDT · by SE Mom · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Matthew Boyle
    ..Marsha has heard from a lot of people who are encouraging her to run,” Blackburn spokesman Mike Reynard told Breitbart News on Friday. “Right now she is listening and having conversations with her colleagues about what is the best way to unite our conference moving forward.” ...Blackburn, who would if elected be the first female GOP Speaker of the House ever, will be joining Breitbart News Sunday on SiriusXM Patriot Ch. 125 on Sunday evening to discuss this topic in greater depth... ...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 30 August 2015

    08/30/2015 4:51:41 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 155 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 30 August 2015 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    p>The Talk Shows August 30th, 2015 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Republican presidential candidate Bobby Jindal; Mayor Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans.THIS WEEK (ABC): Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders; Jindal; Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sanders; Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.
  • Watch: Livestream of Iowa Freedom Summit

    01/24/2015 6:50:22 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 225 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/24/2015
    Starting Saturday at 10 a.m. ET, the Iowa Freedom Summit will be livestreamed in its entirety. Speakers include: Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT), former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR), former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA), Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Steve King (R-IA), real estate mogul Donald Trump, former Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina and many others.
  • “Pro-Life” Lawmakers Sabotage Vote on Bill to Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks

    01/22/2015 6:38:19 AM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies ^ | 1/22/15 | Steven Ertelt
    A handful of “pro-life” lawmakers have sabotaged a vote House Republican leaders planned for today to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy based on scientific evidence showing unborn babies feel pain in abortions. As LifeNews reported yesterday, Rep. Renee Ellmers of North Carolina along with Reps. Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania and Jackie Walorski of Indiana — each of whom have pro-life voting records — objected to a vote on the bill on the grounds that the language in the bill did not do enough to allow women who have been victimized by rape to have abortions. Together, they reportedly...
  • Meet the ridiculous new pro-abortion argument

    01/03/2015 12:33:01 PM PST · by Morgana · 21 replies
    Live Action News ^ | January 3, 2015 | Rebecca Downs
    You may remember “can’t say it? don’t legislate it.” For those who need a refresher, abortion advocates made a fuss by falsely claiming that Michigan state Rep. Lisa Brown was censured simply for using the word “vagina.” In reality she was censured for violating House decorum and comparing support for pro-life legislation to rape. It is the abortion industry that is obsessed with a woman’s reproductive organs. While a baby does come out of her mother, this is not the only aspect of pregnancy, childbirth, and abortion. Another human being’s life is always at stake, and that life deserves just...
  • FIRE John Boehner : Free Republic's "National Rallies" : Saturday (2015-01-03) : RALLY LOCATIONS

    12/31/2014 5:54:26 AM PST · by Patton@Bastogne · 5 replies
    STOP Obama Amnesty -- FIRE John Boehner ! ^ | 2014-12-31 | Patton@Bastogne
    . This thread is reserved for Coordination of Local Rallies Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) to replace John Boehner. .
  • Marsha Blackburn for House speaker to replace John Boehner

    12/30/2014 6:34:18 PM PST · by xzins · 56 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 18, 2014 | Judson Phillips
    The final recount from November’s election had not even been finished when current House Speaker John Boehner blew the mandate. How did Mr. Boehner treat the American people who just gave the Republicans a mandate? He gave the American people and the conservative base of the GOP the middle finger. The “CRomnibus” spending bill ...was Mr. Boehner’s way of sticking it to conservatives On Jan. 3, a new Congress begins and one of the first orders of business in the House of Representatives is to pick a new speaker. Mr. Boehner has repeatedly shown he is not the man to...
  • Marsha Blackburn for House speaker to replace John Boehner

    12/19/2014 5:08:12 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 42 replies ^ | 12/18/14 | Judson Phillips
    The final recount from November’s election had not even been finished when current House Speaker John Boehner blew the mandate. Voters gave the Republican Party a majority in the House of Representatives they had not seen in 80 years. Voters kicked Democrats to the curb in the Senate as the GOP had a nine-vote swing. snip On Jan. 3, a new Congress begins and one of the first orders of business in the House of Representatives is to pick a new speaker. The conventional wisdom is Mr. Boehner will be re-elected speaker. That may well happen and if it does...
  • Rep. Blackburn: Nothing Fair or Legal About Executive Amnesty (Blackburn for Speaker!)

    12/19/2014 8:37:49 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 14 replies ^ | 12/18/14 | Melissa Clyne
    There is nothing “fair” about President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration, Rep. Marsha Blackburn, a Tennessee Republican, said Thursday on Newsmax TV's “America’s Forum.” Blackburn offered a couple of examples of how the executive order is hurting some of her constituents, including a woman who legally emigrated from Kurdistan who has been waiting to get her permanent resident’s card. When the thousands of people being hired under Obama begin to process the wave of immigrants legalized by his order, the Kurdish woman will be behind those who entered the U.S. illegally. “They left unlawful rule in Iraq and came...
  • Steve King plans pre-caucus event with GOP hopefuls in January

    11/18/2014 11:03:50 AM PST · by iowamark · 16 replies
    Waterloo Courier ^ | 11/18/2014 | James Lynch
    U.S. Rep. Steve King is planning a caucus 2016 kick-off featuring at least three potential Republican presidential candidates in January. King, who earlier this month was re-elected to a seventh term, will team with Citizens United to host the inaugural “Iowa Freedom Summit” in Des Moines Jan. 24. Among the confirmed speakers are Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. Also in the line-up are Utah Sen. Mike Lee; Tennessee U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn; former Ambassador John Bolton and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina. Additional speakers are expected to be announced in...
  • The 65 people who might run for president in 2016

    08/21/2014 8:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Bob Cusack, Vivian Hughbanks and Tomas Navia
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There are 65 prominent people who might run for president in 2016. The Democratic and Republican fields contrast sharply. Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner, while there is no front-runner on the Republican side. Twenty-three Democrats have been mentioned as a candidate or are eyeing a bid, according to an analysis by The Hill. The GOP side has 42. Most of the people on this list won’t run, and some have adamantly claimed that they’re not interested. But many politicians have changed their minds on seeking the White House. Before mounting his 2008 bid, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said he...
  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ |
    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 ^ | 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 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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'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 ^ | 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
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    10/26/2002 5:17:20 AM PDT · by GailA · 3 replies · 258+ views
    The Knox News Sentinel ^ | 10/26/02 | John Gerome
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