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  • McConnell’s Last Stand: He Wants Medicare, Social Security Cuts to Raise Debt Limit

    10/13/2015 1:23:20 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 49 replies
    The Fiscal Times via Yahoo Mews ^ | October 13, 2015 | Rob Garver
    In case anyone thought things couldn’t get more chaotic on Capitol Hill, Senate Majority Mitch McConnell appears ready to set them straight. McConnell, according to a report first published by CNN, plans to make several major demands of the White House, including changes to Medicare, Social Security, and EPA regulations as his price for raising the nation’s debt limit. Related Stories The report from CNN’s Manu Raju complicates the already fraught debate over whether and how to increase the Treasury Department’s ability to borrow the money it needs to pay the nation’s debts. Failure to allow additional borrowing would, at...
  • GOP Representative: Mitch McConnell ‘Next Guy in the Crosshairs’

    09/25/2015 1:06:12 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | September 25, 2015 | JOEL GEHRKE
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) will be the next target of conservatives frustrated with party leadership, according to one of the conservative representatives who pressured House speaker John Boehner in the weeks leading up to his resignation. “Next guy in the crosshairs will probably be McConnell,” Representative Matt Salmon (R., Ariz.) said in a text message to Senator Mike Lee (R., Utah), ... That fits a theory of Boehner’s struggles that is common among the outgoing speaker’s friends and foes alike — that his unpopularity among the grassroots stems more from McConnell’s failure to take advantage of the...
  • Mitch McConnell: Defunding PP Is 'An Exercise in Futility'

    09/12/2015 3:12:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 116 replies ^ | 11 Sep 2015 | Cathy Burke
    Linking the defunding of Planned Parenthood to a government funding bill is "an exercise in futility," according to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The Kentucky Republican lawmaker, in an interview with Politico Friday, says he'll support instead a plan to fund the government into December with no conditions. "It's an exercise in futility," McConnell says of the Planned Parenthood defunding effort. "I'm anxious to defund Planned Parenthood" but "the honest answer of that is that's not going to happen until you have a president who has a similar view." "It's better to be honest with the American people and say,...
  • Obama: Tougher on Congress than on Khamenei

    08/11/2015 4:24:31 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/11/2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The speech was mean-spirited and dishonest -- and may have been counterproductive. President Obama’s speech last week advocating congressional approval of the Iran deal was mostly made-up history mixed with invective. Indeed, he talked far more roughly about his congressional partners than he did about our Iranian enemies, who have worked so hard to kill Americans over the last 35 years. Obama assured us that in the past a “nonproliferation treaty . . . prohibited nations from acquiring nuclear weapons.” One wonders, then, how India, China, North Korea, and Pakistan ever obtained them, given they were all forbidden to do...
  • Mitch McConnell presses forward with vote to defund Planned Parenthood

    07/28/2015 11:30:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies ^ | 7/28/15 | Anna Palmer and John Bresnahan
    The controversy surrounding Planned Parenthood is escalating on Capitol Hill as Senate Republicans vowed Tuesday to vote to cut off federal funds for the organization as early as next week and keep campaigning on the issue this fall. After anti-abortion activists on Tuesday released a new video showing representatives from Planned Parenthood talking about fetal tissue sales, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) assigned a trio of senators to come up with a plan to defund the abortion rights group. Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), James Lankford (R-Okla.) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) are trying to hash out a deal about how...
  • Rand Paul defies McConnell to defund Planned Parenthood

    07/25/2015 11:11:47 AM PDT · by markomalley · 43 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/25/15 | Barbara Boland
    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., announced late Friday that he will "use every Senate rule" to force his Senate colleagues on the record after fellow Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., blocked his amendment to defund Planned Parenthood. If Paul gets enough senators to sign his petition, he can go around McConnell and force a vote. "I'm prepared to use every Senate rule at my disposal to force my colleagues on record whether they like it or not," Paul wrote Friday night. "Under Senate rules, if enough Senators are willing to stand with me and sign a petition demanding a vote,...
  • Export-Import Bank could be revived via highway funding bill

    07/18/2015 5:06:59 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    LA TImes ^ | 7-17-15 | Jim Puzzanghera
    ouse Republican leaders succeeded last month in their quest to shut down a federal agency that helps U.S. companies sell their goods overseas, but a majority in Congress may soon have the last word.. A path to reviving the Export-Import Bank has emerged in Congress, and the agency, which has the strong backing of business groups, could be providing assistance again within weeks. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said he would allow bank advocates to include a five-year reauthorization of the agency on a highway funding bill that must pass by the end of the month. And there's enough...
  • [2013] Rand Paul says he supports Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander's re-election

    04/11/2015 5:20:53 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 43 replies
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | Jul 29, 2013 | Richard Locker
    A week after about 150 tea party activists rallied in opposition to U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander's re-election next year, tea party favorite Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky said here Monday that he hopes Alexander doesn't get an opponent and wins re-election. Alexander, R-Tenn., has aroused tea party ire for his votes for the immigration reform bill and other measures opposed by the hard right.
  • MFP’s Sarcastic Top 12 Ways Rand Paul Defeated the Washington Machine

    04/11/2015 5:08:05 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 9 replies
    1 Rand Paul defeated the Washington machine by comparing opponents of amnesty to Nazis… (SNIP) 2 Then he defeated the Washington machine by sucking up to psychotic liberal Kirsten Gillibrand… (SNIP) 5 Then he defeated the Washington machine by endorsing Mitch McConnell even after McConnell pledged to “crush” conservatives… (SNIP) 6 Then he defeated the Washington machine by ditching Steve King… (SNIP) 8 Then he defeated the Washington Machine by telling conservatives to “get over” Thad Cochran election fraud… (SNIP) 12 Then he defeated the Washington machine by sucking up to black supremacist Al Sharpton…
  • Beware of counterfeit conservatives groups

    03/11/2015 7:42:41 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 18 replies
    Beaufort Observer ^ | 3-11-15 | Steve Rader
    The recent cave in by Speaker Boehner in funding Obama's amnesty executive order has brought attention to a PAC that calls itself the ''American Action Network'' and claims to be ''center right''. The PAC is headed by moderate liberal former GOP establishment US Senator Norm Coleman and run by a board consisting of close allies of John Boehner and Mitch McConnell. It had been involved in the GOP primary in NC's 7th Congressional District last year, where it ran some particularly nasty and dishonest attack ads against the more conservative primary candidate, former State Senator Woody White. With Boehner's cave...
  • Dear Mitch

    02/26/2015 6:22:08 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 33 replies ^ | 2/26/2015 | Derek Hunter
    Dear Senator McConnell, I mean this with all due respect – you’re worthless. Actually, you’re worse than worthless; you’re the problem. You were better as minority leader. Your steering the Senate is worth than Harry Reid’s corruption. It’s almost enough to make me wish you could switch back places. What happened to all the tough talk when you were running for re-election last year about standing up for conservative principles? It seems like you lost something after November – like your pants fit a little looser, and it’s easier for you to ride a bike. You’re the majority leader of...
  • Da winnas & da loozas (Clancy DuBos says Mary's loss kills brother Mitch)

    12/07/2014 1:05:58 PM PST · by abb · 23 replies
    Gambing ^ | December 7, 2014 | Clancy DuBos
    snip DA WINNAS 1. The Louisiana GOP — The Republican Party has been steadily building strength in Louisiana since Dave Treen won the governor’s race in 1979 and Ronald Reagan won the White House a year later. It wasn’t always easy, but this year the GOP made electoral politics look easy with Congressman Bill Cassidy’s simple strategy of hanging President Barack Obama around incumbent U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu’s neck like a millstone. Landrieu was on the defensive from Day One and was never able to score a clean hit on Cassidy, though she certainly tried. The tide of anti-Obama sentiment...
  • Rand Paul promised to help Mitch McConnell pass amnesty

    11/05/2014 7:39:56 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 40 replies
    Rand Paul giveth and he taketh away… Rand Paul has already told Mitch McConnell– I know this, because Rand Paul told me this. … Rand Paul wants Mitch McConnell to try to do a deal on immigration. He’s gonna try to push and help and protect the [right] flank of Mitch McConnell, if he can, on immigration. Howard Fineman is a liberal, but he is not known to fabricate conversations. MFP has obtained a copy of the McConnell-Paul plan to sell amnesty… The Distract Conservatives w/ Fake Border Security Plan Never you mind all that amnesty talk! Look at all...
  • Obama’s press conference shows he views the Republican tide as a mandate for him to act unilaterally

    11/05/2014 6:20:50 PM PST · by servo1969 · 22 replies ^ | 11-5-2014 | Bookworm
    Since 2007, I’ve been saying that Obama isn’t a mere narcissist but is, instead, a malignant narcissist. He worships at his own altar and is, in his own mind at least, infallible. The manifests itself most obviously in the fact that, once he’s set himself on an intellectual or behavioral path, he is incapable of change — or at least, incapable of change based upon external critique and criticism. To a narcissist, any such external input must either be ignored or twisted so that it conforms to the narcissists own immutable infallibility.Everything that I just wrote is highly abstract. If...
  • WOW! Wounded Obama LOSES IT! Lashes Out at White House Reporter (Video)

    11/05/2014 1:30:04 PM PST · by servo1969 · 165 replies ^ | 11-5-2014 | Jim Hoft
    Wow! Obama went off on National Journal reporter Major Garrett today during his press conference after the thumping he received in the midtern elections. “OK, let’s see. See, they may… OK, medical device tax… I’ve already answered, uh-uh, the question. We are going to take a look at whatever ideas… Let me take a look comprehensively at the ideas that they present. Let’s give em time to tell me… I’d rather hear it from them than from you. Major, you know, uh… conceivably I could cancel my meeting on Friday because I’ve heard everything from you. I think I’d rather...
  • McConnell: No Shutdowns, No Full Obamacare Repeal</we won, so let's surrender>

    11/05/2014 6:15:14 AM PST · by mbarker12474 · 113 replies
    Time Magazine online ^ | 5 november 2014 | Jay Newton-Small, Time Magazine
    Politics 2014 Election McConnell: No Shutdowns, No Full Obamacare Repeal Jay Newton-Small/Hazard, KY @JNSmall 8:22 AM ET Sen. Mitch McConnell was giddy... Kentuckian... TIME’s interview ... Notably, a full repeal of Obamacare was not on his mind... ... ... get America back to work ... Keystone XL pipeline ... medical device tax ... 40-hour work week ... individual mandate ... bipartisan majority in the Senate ... agree on with the President ... comprehensive tax reform and trade agreements ... international trade ... nuclear option? ...we’ll discuss that... ... ... immigration reform? We’re going to discuss... What if ... executive action...
  • Sen. Mitch McConnell wins re-election

    11/04/2014 4:51:16 PM PST · by Morgana · 86 replies
    WLKY.COM ^ | NOV. 4, 2014 | By Marissa Alter
    After months on the campaign trail and millions of dollars spent on ads, the polls on this Election Day, Sen. Mitch McConnell has defeated challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes.
  • MoveOn demands Grimes take down ‘offensive’ immigration ad

    10/15/2014 2:30:12 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | Ben Kamisar
    The liberal advocacy group is demanding that Democratic Kentucky Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes take down an ad that uses the term “illegal aliens.” “This latest TV ad from Alison Lundergan Grimes is deeply upsetting. Grimes seems to be forgetting that we are a nation of immigrants that has continually strived to honor all the hard-working people who aspire to the American Dream,” Ilya Sheyman,’s executive director, said in a statement. “It’s deeply troubling that Grimes would stoop this low in order to try to defeat [Senate Minority Leader Mitch] McConnell, and she needs to take this offensive...
  • Karl Rove accuses Alison Lundergan Grimes of supporting amnesty even though he supports amnesty

    09/18/2014 2:37:30 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    Karl Rove, writing in the WSJ in defense of the the Rubio-Schumer senate amnesty plan… "There is growing public support for providing a pathway to citizenship for those now in the country illegally…support for a pathway has grown most among Republicans." (SNIP) Aside from his personal advocacy, Rove’s various Super PACs– which he operates through a statutory labyrinth of plausible deniability– spent millions selling conservatives on Rubiocare. (SNIP) The irony here is that all three players– Karl Rove, Alison Lundergan Grimes, and Mitch McConnell– support amnesty… Mitch McConnell voted for amnesty in 1986 [RC #335, 10/17/86] Mitch McConnell co-sponsored amnesty...
  • #FAIL: HB 1224 dies. Thom The Therrible learns karma is a female dog.

    08/21/2014 10:18:36 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    Daily Haymaker ^ | Brant Clifton
    The Speaker of The House tried to ram through a bill containing a smorgasbord of odds-and-ends spending desired by the governor and various special interests. It got shot down once in the GOP caucus. It got shot down on the House floor Friday in a late-in-the-day revolt. Speaker Tillis and his allies took the hardball route this week. They loaded up the legislation with even more pork, and threatened non-compliant conservatives with a potential ouster from the GOP caucus. Once that shenanigan went public, things continued to go south for the speaker. He took some tough questions during a Monday...
  • BREAKING: Poll confirms that Mitch is in the lead

    08/13/2014 8:46:56 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 94 replies
    Team Mitch | Jesse Benton
    Friend -- BREAKING: Another poll has confirmed that Mitch is in the lead! The latest poll released today from Public Policy Polling shows Mitch ahead by 4 points. This is great news for Kentucky and devastating news for Barack Obama and his hand-picked candidate, Alison Lundergan Grimes. (SNIP) With your continued support, we're confident we can win this race. Together, we can take back the Senate and stop the radical Obama agenda. (SNIP) (SNIP) Thanks for your support, Jesse Benton Campaign Manager - Team Mitch Paid For By McConnell Senate Committee '14
  • Rand Paul’s poem about Alison Grimes: “There once was a woman from Kentucky”

    08/02/2014 8:12:41 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 41 replies
    Speaking at the 134th Annual Fancy Farm Picnic, Saturday… There once was a woman from Kentucky Who thought in politics, she’d be lucky So she flew to LA for a Hollywood bash She came home in a flash, with a bucket of cash To liberals she whispers ‘coal makes you sick’ In Kentucky she claims, ‘coal makes us tick’ (SNIP)
  • Thad Cochran's Senate Enablers

    07/03/2014 4:15:32 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 11 replies
    Here is the complete list of Republican senators who contributed to Cochran's campaign as well as to his super PAC. Please contact these senators and tell them to stop funding candidates who run on liberal issues and use race-baiting tactics to get Democrats to hijack Republican elections. GOP Senate Contributions to Cochran Senator — Amount Given — Phone Number Mitch McConnell (R-KY) — $60,000 — (202) 224-2541 Rob Portman (R-OH) — $40,000 — (202) 224-3353 Bob Corker (R-TN) — $30,000 — (202) 224-3344 Roger Wicker (R-MS) — $17,000 — (202) 224-6253 John Barrasso (R-WY) — $15,000 — (202) 224-6441 Roy...
  • How Mitch McConnell Crushed Barack Obama At The Supreme Court (Mitch the Lion)

    06/28/2014 9:57:41 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 37 replies
    yahoo finance ^ | 6/28/2014 | Brett LoGiurato
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell began plotting his counter-attack just a few days after President Barack Obama made an end-run around Senate Republicans and unilaterally moved to fill slots on the National Labor Relations Board in January 2012. One night that month, McConnell called a small group of his top advisers into his conference room, a red-painted chamber that faces the National Mall and is lined with oil paintings of famous Republican statesmen. With the smell of a wood-burning fireplace wafting in from a nearby room, McConnell and his advisers talked about how to challenge what they viewed as an...
  • Don't Blame Us

    06/22/2014 3:57:10 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 21 replies
    NRSC | Senate Republicans
    Friend, Remember how President Obama and the Democrats mocked Governor Romney’s predictions during the 2012 elections? It turns out, Mitt Romney was right. Mitt saw it coming. He warned the country about Russia, our “biggest geopolitical foe,” well before Russia began their belligerence in Ukraine. Mitt Romney also noted that the Department of Veterans Affairs desperately needed reform. His calls to action were mocked by liberals. Americans only recently learned that veterans in urgent need of medical attention were left on a waiting list; with some never receiving the treatment they were promised. That’s appalling and un-American. And there was...
  • Amnesty Lite Is Still Amnesty

    Not since a 42-to-1 underdog named Buster Douglas knocked out undefeated heavyweight champion Mike Tyson in 1990 has there been an upset like economics professor Dave Brat defeating House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the Republican primary in Virginia. (SNIP) Immigration laws are the only laws that are discussed almost entirely in terms of what can be done to help those who have broken the law. Some want to help a little and some want to help a lot. But amnesty lite is still amnesty. Some people seem to think that amnesty is not amnesty if you throw in requirements...
  • Friend, I Accept

    05/21/2014 7:08:05 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 49 replies
    Email | Mitch McConnell
    Thank you. I am humbled to once again accept your nomination to represent Kentucky in the United States Senate. I just walked off stage, and I wanted to let you know how grateful that I am for your support. You and I both understand how important it is to take back the Senate in 2014 and fix the problems created by the big government liberal policies that have run amok. Now more than ever, anything that you are able to contribute to my campaign will help us win in November. This is just the first step on the road to...
  • Glenn Beck: McConnell just as bad as Obama

    04/06/2014 6:09:43 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies ^ | 4/5/14 | Tim Devaney
    Conservative television personality Glenn Beck on Saturday offered Tea Party supporters an unsavory comparison between Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and President Obama. "Mitch McConnell is as big of a danger to our country as Barack Obama is," Beck said during FreePAC Kentucky, a conservative event that promoted two Tea Party challengers over their Republican incumbents in the Senate. McConnell, a five-term Senator, is facing a challenge in the November elections from Kentucky businessman Matt Bevin, who was also speaking at the event. Speaking to McConnell supporters, Beck offered a grave prediction: "You're guy's going out of business very...
  • 2014 Federal Budget in Pictures

    02/13/2014 9:34:00 AM PST · by 1rudeboy · 20 replies
    Federal spending and debt are out of control If America does not change course, the future will be dramatically worse. Now more than ever, it is crucial that Americans understand what our nation's spending, taxes, and debt mean for them and their families. The Heritage Foundation's Federal Budget in Pictures offers a unique tool to learn about the federal budget in a clear and compelling way.
  • McConnell: ‘I’m a big fan of the tea party movement’ [video]

    12/10/2013 11:44:58 PM PST · by servo1969 · 13 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12-11-2013 | Jamie Weinstein
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell defended himself Tuesday against a narrative that says he is opposed to the tea party movement. “I’m a big fan of the tea party movement,” McConnell told Fox News’s Neil Cavuto, when asked about his criticism of the Senate Conservatives Fund, a tea party group which is backing a Republican primary challenge against him in Kentucky. “I think it’s been extremely important in helping us regain the House and do well in the Senate in 2010. There is one particular organization that I was talking about, which I think has been counterproductive.” The Senate Conservative...
  • Mitch "White Flag" McConnell office numbers

    10/14/2013 9:36:30 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 26 replies
    Mitch McConnell Senate ^ | October 14, 2013 | steelers6
    Louisville Office -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 601 W. Broadway Room 630 Louisville, KY 40202 Phone: (502) 582-6304 Lexington Office Lexington Office -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 771 Corporate Drive Suite 108 Lexington, KY 40503 Phone: (859) 224-8286 Ft. Wright Office Fort Wright Office -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1885 Dixie Highway Suite 345 Fort Wright, KY 41011 Phone: (859) 578-0188 London Office London Office -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 300 S. Main Street Suite 310 London, KY 40741 Phone: (606) 864-2026 Bowling Green Office Bowling Green Office -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Federal Building 241 E. Main Street, Rm. 102 Bowling Green, KY 42101 Phone: (270) 781-1673 Paducah Office Paducah Office -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Professional Arts Building 2320 Broadway, Suite 100...
  • Grimes slightly sharpens her concern over harassment saga...campaign hammers on women's issues

    09/08/2013 6:57:20 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 2 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 9/8/2013 | Ryan Alessi
    Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes slightly ratcheted up her rhetoric Friday about the allegations of sexual harassment against a sitting Democratic state legislator but still declined to say whether the lawmaker should resign. ... Her comment comes as House Democratic Speaker Greg Stumbo, an ally of Grimes, announced that the five-legislator panel he convened to conduct an internal investigation into Arnold’s conduct will have its first meeting Sept. 17. That panel is charged for reviewing the allegations brought by two Democratic House staff members that Arnold inappropriately touched them and made sexual comments to them. ... Grimes has...
  • Senate Conservatives Fund Open to Backing McConnell Challenger

    07/31/2013 11:19:05 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    ALEXANDRIA, VA — The following statement was made today by Matt Hoskins, Executive Director of the Senate Conservatives Fund, regarding the Republican primary election for U.S. Senate in Kentucky. "Mitch McConnell has cut deals with President Obama to raise the debt limit, increase taxes, and fund Obamacare and we believe Republicans in Kentucky deserve a chance to elect a true conservative who will fight for their values. Kentucky Republicans would also benefit from having a more electable candidate than Mitch McConnell. He's unpopular in Kentucky and could lose the race and cost Senate Republicans the majority. "We're open to supporting...
  • Operative in Secret McConnell Recording Publicly Confesses, Compounds His Problems

    05/31/2013 8:03:21 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 16 replies
    A Progress Kentucky volunteer who was at the center of a story involving the secret recording of Senator Mitch McConnell’s campaign meeting earlier this year has publicly admitted to making the recording, and he says that his attorney has been contacted by an assistant US Attorney about the matter.Curtis Morrison, a founder and volunteer for Progress Kentucky, admitted to making the recording in a self-confession of sorts today at ABC News (via AP): A Kentucky man has admitted to secretly recording a private campaign meeting between Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and his aides earlier this year.Curtis Morrison of...
  • Daniels Era Obliterates Democrats (Indiana)

    12/27/2012 4:21:32 PM PST · by nascarnation · 16 replies
    Hendricks County Flyer ^ | December 24, 2012 | Brian Howey
    From a political perspective, the decade-long "Mitch Daniels era" has been devastating for Indiana Democrats. Gov. Daniels returned to the state from the White House in 2002 and with the help of Bob Grand, Jim Kittle Jr., and Randall Tobias, an engineered coup at the Indiana Republican Party began a political sequence that will reshape Indiana for at least the next decade.
  • Governor Mitch Daniels to be next Purdue University President

    06/21/2012 7:45:34 AM PDT · by TMA62 · 14 replies
    6/21/12 | TMA62
    Purdue University trustees officially approve nomination of Mitch Daniels as President of Purdue University. Get the latest news now at 93 WIBC or
  • Weekly Standard: Mitch Daniel's Speech Leak "Reconsidering Run For President"

    01/19/2012 11:11:20 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 124 replies · 16+ views
    This morning, the Republican leadership on the Hill announced that Indiana governor Mitch Daniels would deliver the GOP response Tuesday night to President Obama’s State of the Union Address. An hour ago, a dark lady mysteriously appeared at our offices and dropped off an envelope before vanishing down the stairwell. We can’t vouch for the authenticity of the document the envelope contained, of course. But it appears to be a draft of a section—the final section, apparently—of Daniels’s speech text. On the first page of the section is typed, in capital letters, “DO NOT CIRCULATE WITH THE REST OF THE...
  • Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels won't run for president

    05/22/2011 6:36:14 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 157 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 21,2011 | AP
    Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels said early Sunday that he won't run for president because of family considerations, narrowing the field in the race for the GOP nomination. "In the end, I was able to resolve every competing consideration but one," Daniels said, disclosing his decision in an e-mail to supporters. "The interests and wishes of my family, is the most important consideration of all. If I have disappointed you, I will always be sorry."
  • Breaking: Mitch Daniels not running for president

    05/21/2011 10:42:54 PM PDT · by conservativeforpalin · 107 replies
    Politicons- Politically Conservative ^ | May 21 | Henry D'Andrea
    The Right Scoop reports: Mitch Daniels is not running for president due to family considerations. This below was forwarded to me in an email. From: Eric Holcomb (Indiana Republican Party Chairman) The following is from Governor Mitch Daniels…. “I hope this reaches you before the public news does. If so, please respect my confidence for the short time until I can make it known to all. The counsel and encouragement I received from important citizens like you caused me to think very deeply about becoming a national candidate. In the end, I was able to resolve every competing consideration but...
  • Mitch Daniels knocked in head at gym [16 stitches on his forehead....]

    05/20/2011 1:46:37 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 64 replies · 1+ views
    Mitch Daniels knocked in head at gym By: Maggie Haberman May 20, 2011 03:44 PM EDT An accident at the gym left Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels with 16 stitches on his forehead on Friday, his office announced. Daniels, who is weighing a run for the White House, was standing near a door at the National Institute for Fitness and Sport in Indianapolis, and "the door suddenly swung open and struck the governor in the forehead," his office said in a statement. "He was treated and released and is recovering at home."
  • Ride Along with Mitch

    05/16/2011 12:45:59 AM PDT · by Hetty_Fauxvert · 10 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | June 14, 2010 | Andrew Ferguson
    When Mitch Daniels ran for governor of Indiana in 2004, a friend and videographer got the idea of filming the candidate in vidéo vérité style as he traveled around the state in his Indiana-made RV. In both his campaigns for governor—in 2004, when he won a close race, and in 2008, when he won reelection against the Obama tide in an 18-point landslide—Daniels visited each of Indiana’s 92 counties at least three times, appearing in places that hadn’t seen a statewide candidate in generations, or ever. If he wasn’t riding the RV, he came to town on his custom-built Harley...
  • Is this a sneak peek at Mitch Daniels for 2012?

    05/13/2011 6:09:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5/13/11 | Meredith Jessup
    The Indiana Republican Party just released this video and it does little to suggest Gov. Mitch Daniels won’t seek higher office in 2012. Is this Mitch Daniels’ first campaign ad?
  • Court: No right to resist illegal cop entry into home[Indiana]

    05/13/2011 6:35:22 AM PDT · by jaydubya2 · 201 replies
    nwitimes ^ | Thursday, May 12, 2011 | Dan Carden
    INDIANAPOLIS | Overturning a common law dating back to the English Magna Carta of 1215, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Hoosiers have no right to resist unlawful police entry into their homes. In a 3-2 decision, Justice Steven David writing for the court said if a police officer wants to enter a home for any reason or no reason at all, a homeowner cannot do anything to block the officer's entry. "We believe ... a right to resist an unlawful police entry into a home is against public policy and is incompatible with modern Fourth Amendment jurisprudence," David...
  • Mitch would pick Condi as veep if he runs? (DRUDGE TITLE)

    05/13/2011 1:29:43 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 105 replies ^ | May 13, 2011 | Erin McPike
    Getting to Yes for Mitch and Cheri Daniels INDIANAPOLIS -- When the Indiana Republican Party found itself in a bind this spring, unable to lock down a high-profile keynote speaker for its big annual fundraising dinner, it was Gov. Mitch Daniels himself who came up with the solution: He'd get his wife, Cheri, to do it. It was a bold move, considering that she had never given a high-profile speech before and generally has been reluctant to step onto the political stage. At the same time, her husband has been pondering a 2012 presidential bid (pondering it for the better...
  • Getting to Yes for Mitch and Cheri Daniels (If he runs, Gov. Daniels wants Condi Rice to be his VP)

    05/13/2011 11:14:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 90 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 05/13/2011 | Erin McPike
    INDIANAPOLIS -- When the Indiana Republican Party found itself in a bind this spring, unable to lock down a high-profile keynote speaker for its big annual fundraising dinner, it was Gov. Mitch Daniels himself who came up with the solution: He'd get his wife, Cheri, to do it. It was a bold move, considering that she had never given a high-profile speech before and generally has been reluctant to step onto the political stage. At the same time, her husband has been pondering a 2012 presidential bid (pondering it for the better part of 18 months, in fact) and the...
  • Five illegal immigrants arrested during protest will not face deportation

    05/10/2011 8:40:27 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 33 replies
    Fox 59 ^ | May 10, 2011 | Fox59
    Indianapolis— Five students arrested at an immigration protest at the Indiana Statehouse Monday will not face deportation. Federal authorities lifted detention orders against the illegal immigrants Tuesday evening. The detention was lifted shortly after the five declared a hunger strike Tuesday. The students say the hunger strike will last until Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels (R) vetoes the immigration bill he has previously promised to sign. The students were part of a protest that went all the way to the front door of the governor's office. Senate Bill 590 would make illegal immigrants pay much higher tuitions. The cost would be...
  • Mitch Daniels "Honored" by Notorious Jew-Hating, Supremacist Organization AAI

    05/02/2011 7:25:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 5/2/11 | Pamela Geller
    Mitch Daniels has become the new it boy of the GOP and the race for the Republican presidential nominee in 2012. I, OTOH, am not impressed by this johnny come lately, but have kept my reservations quiet until now. Once you are "honored" and "awarded" by Islamic supremacists, that should be the kibosh on any candidate. Tim Pawlenty , as Governor of Minnesota, had his Housing Finance Agency set up a Shariah-compliant lending fund. His fumble of Franken's wholesale theft of the election Senate race was bad enough; sharia finance is the death knell for a limpwristed RINO. Back to...
  • Mitch Daniels Faces Defining Decision On Abortion Bill (Now you can't have a 'social issues' truce)

    04/28/2011 12:58:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Journal ^ | 04/28/2011 | Tim Alberta
    The Indiana House of Representatives voted 66-32 on Wednesday to approve a controversial bill tightening the state's abortion restrictions and cutting off funding to Planned Parenthood, which now awaits the signature of Gov. Mitch Daniels (R), a potential presidential candidate who has yet to comment publicly on the politically sensitive legislation. Daniels has seven days to take action on the bill, and has three options once it arrives on his desk: 1) Sign the bill into law; 2) Veto the bill; 3) Do nothing, and allow the bill to become law after seven days without taking a stance. Daniels' decision...
  • Indiana votes to defund Planned Parenthood

    04/27/2011 4:35:38 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 30 replies
    Indiana votes to defund Planned Parenthood By: Sarah Kliff April 27, 2011 06:15 PM EDT The Indiana State Legislature has voted to strip Planned Parenthood of its federal funding, putting the state on a path to barring the group from receiving public dollars. The legislation now hits the desk of Gov. Mitch Daniels, putting the presidential contender who has famously called for a “truce” on social issues squarely in the middle of a contentious, national debate over Planned Parenthood’s federal funding. Daniels now has one week to veto the bill or it becomes law without his signature. The bill, which...
  • The Governor Who Cut His State Down to Size

    02/26/2011 9:02:35 AM PST · by Palmetto Patriot · 61 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | FEBRUARY 26, 2011 | Neil King Jr.
    Pundits say he's too short, at 5-foot-7, and lacks the requisite pizzazz to be elected president. Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels believes he faces a taller challenge as he ponders a White House run: Could voters warm to his message that the country is doomed unless it slashes its debt and radically revamps the popular Social Security and Medicare programs? In any other year, a campaign platform that gloomy would render a politician toxic. Today, with concerns over the nation's fiscal health on the rise, the Indiana Republican's wonkish bravado is making some think he is a good fit for the...