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  • Ten Congressional Democrats Want Lenient Treatment For Young Terrorists Who Murder Israelis

    11/24/2017 7:09:17 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 29 replies
    fox ^ | 24 November 2017 | Alan Dershowitz
    Palestinian leaders use teenagers to commit acts of terror, knowing the Israeli legal system treats children more leniently than adults. Now 10 Congressional Progressive Caucus Democrats are trying to give terrorist leaders another reason for using children to murder more Israeli civilians. Rep. Betty McCollum, D-Minn., introduced legislation co-sponsored by nine other Democrats to “prevent US tax dollars from supporting the Israeli military’s detention and mistreatment of Palestinian children.” “This legislation highlights Israel’s system of military detention of Palestinian children and ensures that no American assistance to Israel supports human rights violations …. Congress must not turn a blind eye...
  • Did Two Florida State Representatives (Precourt and Plakon) Quietly Ignite the ObamaCare Take-down?

    03/30/2012 9:23:20 AM PDT · by flfreedom · 11 replies
    RedState ^ | 3/30/2012 | FLFreedom
    Back in late 2009, conservatives watched with alarm as ObamaCare headed for a vote. Two Florida State Representatives, Scott Plakon and Steve Precourt, were especially concerned about the constitutional infringements of the individual mandate and the disparate impact that the bill’s Medicare changes would have on Florida taxpayers. Representatives Plakon and Precourt were among the key legislators who consulted with McCollum as his office debated the merits of filing a complaint against ObamaCare and analyzed the potential causes of action that could be alleged. In late December 2009, Plakon and Precourt sent a letter to McCollum’s office urging him to...
  • Can Gingrich Repeat in Florida? (video)

    01/27/2012 11:02:04 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 7 replies
    January 27, 2012 Can Gingrich repeat in Florida? State campaign chair on status of race
  • Bill McCollum To Co-chair Newt Gingrich Florida Campaign

    Former Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum, who lost to Rick Scott in the bitter Republican gubernatorial primary, is helping out his former pal, Newt Gingrich, with whom he served in Congress. McCollum is scheduled to open Gingrich's Orlando headquarters on Jan. 13, McCollum's endorsement doesn't mean much (few do, so it's not a knock on McCollum). Consider this story from News 13 in Orlando, which gives McCollum the same billing as former Orange County Mayor Rich Crotty, who's to co-chair the campaign. McCollum has a good work ethic, an ability to raise money and his knowledge of Florida and its...
  • Dems Ditch NASCAR

    02/22/2011 2:51:27 PM PST · by rhema · 51 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/22/11 | John Fund
    Democrats have apparently given up on the NASCAR vote. Several of the party's House members are backing an amendment to the fiscal 2011 budget that would block any Pentagon money from going towards the sponsorship of stock-car racing as part of the military's marketing efforts. It wasn't so long ago that Democrats actively courted NASCAR fans. They became all the rage after Democrat Mark Warner won the Virginia governorship in 2001 partly on the basis of his assiduous attendance at NASCAR races. In the 2004 presidential election, Democrats were hunting down "NASCAR dads" (mostly Southern white males) for votes the...
  • McCollum: Supreme Court Will End Obamacare

    02/01/2011 3:05:20 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 49 replies
    Newsmax ^ | January 31, 2011 | David A. Patten
    The former Florida attorney general whose lawsuit laid the basis for a devastating ruling Monday calling the national healthcare law unconstitutional agreed with other conservative experts that the Supreme Court will ultimately strike it down. “My gut tells me that the Court will declare the whole law unconstitutional, and Congress will have to start over,” former Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum told Newsmax.TV in an exclusive interview. “They may in fact be starting over now. I’m sure that the Obama administration is going to look at this ruling and try to get something in the next two years, before their...
  • 20-State Health Care Challenge in Judge's Hands

    Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum gives the inside story on key hearing today in multistate case against national health care reform law
  • A Friend of States-Led 'Obamacare' Lawsuit

    11/20/2010 6:44:13 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather
    Fox News ^ | November 19, 2010 | Greta Van Susteren
    Sen. Orrin Hatch explains role in legal challenge to national health care reform as Fla. attorney general reaches out to other states
  • Congresswoman Accuses Teaparty Of Inciting Hate for Exposing Her "Under God" Omission From Pledge

    10/29/2010 12:55:58 PM PDT · by Tom Hawks · 22 replies
    ChicoER ^ | 10/28/10 | Chuck Wolk
    Congresswoman Betty McCollum is claiming that conservatives like me are inciting hate, racism, and intolerance by showing the world that she has no respect for our pledge. In the article that had the video attached to it, I also stated that she is a hypocritical Christian because she runs around using her Catholic faith as a reason she should be re-elected.  So she is also claiming that I am attacking her faith. It all began on Sunday when I posted a video of the Congresswoman from Minnesota's 4th District leading the Pledge of Allegiance on the floor of the...
  • Betty McCollum Omits "Under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance

    10/28/2010 9:52:10 AM PDT · by Sopater · 12 replies
    Video at link shows Betty McCollum leading congress in the pledge of allegiance and intentionally omitting "under God" from the pledge.
  • Video: Dem Rep claims al-Qaeda no longer a threat to the US

    And you thought Betty McCollum couldn’t do any worse than deliberately leaving out “under God” while leading the Pledge of Allegiance in the House in April 2002. No, my friends, this is Minnesota we’re talking about here. We’ve put Jesse Ventura in charge of the state and sent Al Franken to Washington. As Jack Nicholson once said in As Good As It Gets, “Sell crazy someplace else — we’re all stocked up here.” The Representative from MN-04 declared during her midterm election debate with Teresa Collett that al-Qaeda no longer poses a threat to the United States. No … seriously:
  • Congresswoman Omits "Under God", While Leading Pledge of Allegiance in The Peoples House

    10/25/2010 6:49:09 PM PDT · by Tina Grazier · 25 replies · 1+ views
    ChicoER Gate ^ | 10/25/10 | ???
    Check out the video that FOX news was referring to about the Congresswoman and the Pledge of Allegiance where she omitted the, "under God", phrase. Her staffers said she was just breathing and it looked like she left it out, but this video proves she is a liar. She doesn't even have the idea that she might be atheist to fall back on because she has been using her Catholic faith as a campaign point in her re-election bid. I agree with the conservative radio host who said she omitted the phrase on purpose. I Even heard a FOX news...
  • 'Obamacare' Lawsuit Gets Clean Bill of Health

    10/14/2010 10:51:33 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 6 replies ^ | October 14, 2010 | Greta VanSusteren
    October 14, 2010 'Obamacare' Lawsuit Gets Clean Bill of Health Fla. Attorney General McCollum reacts to judge's decision to allow states' health care reform case to proceed
  • Bill McCollum comes to Alex Sink's defense

    09/29/2010 7:23:05 AM PDT · by Mojave · 29 replies
    TALLAHASSEE - Alex Sink's attempt to rebut campaign allegations by Republican gubernatorial opponent Rick Scott that she fiddled while Florida's investment portfolio burned was bolstered by an unlikely ally Tuesday: Florida Attorney General and former Scott foe Bill McCollum. Days after Scott unleashed allegations that Sink was at fault for an investment freefall, Scott's former Republican rival McCollum appeared to go out of his way Tuesday to steer the state's top investment official to provide cover for the State Board of Administration's investment oversight during the tumultuous years following the 2007 market crash. In a series of questions, McCollum led...
  • Health Care Exec Captures Fla. GOP Gubernatorial Nomination

    08/24/2010 8:32:27 PM PDT · by Robbin · 72 replies · 1+ views
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  • Rick Scott Campaigns in Miami

    08/20/2010 9:46:07 PM PDT · by StilettoRaksha · 24 replies
    Yahoo ^ | August 20, 2010 | AP
    A group of supporters rally in front of the Cuban cafe where Rick Scott will make a campaign stop in Miami, Friday, Aug. 20, 2010. Florida governor hopefuls Bill McCollum and Rick Scott entered the final frenzied days of the their tight Republican primary race Friday hoping to sway the sizable chunk of voters that polls suggest are still teetering on the fence.
  • Once again, Republican candidate Rick Scott no show at joint appearance with Bill McCollum

    08/20/2010 2:28:35 PM PDT · by JulieRNR21 · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Sun Sentinel (Political Blog) ^ | 8-19-2010 | Anthony Man
    Four days before the primary, hundreds of Republicans gathered Thursday evening for a chance to compare and contrast the two candidates in the bitterly fought contest for the party’s nomination for governor. They ended up with just one candidate with their chicken piccata. Governor candidate Rick Scott ducked the joint appearance with primary rival Bill McCollum, bailing out just two hours before the event, surprising organizers and many of the 400 attendees. Scott sent his mother instead. Avoiding forums at which Republican primary voters can examine him side by side with McCollum has become a pattern for Scott. At the...
  • Quinnipiac Poll: McCollum Leads Scott by 9 Points

    08/18/2010 2:38:30 PM PDT · by JulieRNR21 · 55 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 8/18/10 | Jim Meyers
    A new Quinnipiac University poll shows that Bill McCollum has opened up a 9-percentage-point lead over Rick Scott in the race for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in Florida. In the poll results released Wednesday, Attorney General McCollum leads businessman Scott by a margin of 44 percent to 35 percent among likely primary voters, with 19 percent undecided. That reverses a Quinnipiac poll released on July 29 that had Scott leading by 11 points, 43 to 32 percent. The new Quinnipiac survey is the fourth recent poll that shows McCollum pulling ahead of Scott as the Aug. 24 primary approaches. A...
  • Don't Tread On Florida

    08/16/2010 5:21:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 70 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 16, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    The Border: The Sunshine State's attorney general not only supports Arizona in court but has proposed a law tweaking the objections and going even further. Punishing criminals and protecting citizens sounds good to us. Florida attorney general and gubernatorial candidate Bill McCollum isn't waiting for the final word on Arizona's court-challenged SB1070. He's sponsoring a Florida version that deals with the legal objections while ending the concept of sanctuary cities and providing for enhanced penalties when illegal aliens commit crimes. McCollum will no doubt be accused of political motives and opportunism. He will be accused of being racist. But if...
  • Rick Scott leads Bill McCollum by 10 points in new Times/Herald/Bay News 9 poll

    08/13/2010 8:33:41 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 27 replies ^ | August 14, 2010 | By Steve Bousquet and Marc Caputo,
    TALLAHASSEE — Rick Scott leads the Republican primary for governor in a new statewide poll thanks to his massive TV ad buys and the old maxim: It's the economy, stupid. Despite lingering questions about his business record and a Medicare fraud scandal in his background, the former health care executive has a 10 percentage-point lead over rival Bill McCollum ahead of the Aug. 24 primary in part because voters see Scott as the candidate who can best pull the economy out of the doldrums. "Whoever's better on the economy is going to win this thing," Ipsos pollster Julia Clark said....