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  • Mitchell Bemoans Defeat Of Disability Treaty: 'Everything That's Wrong With Capitol Hill'

    12/05/2012 12:09:05 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    What are the odds that Andrea Mitchell has thoroughly read the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, let alone a systematic, serious critique of it, as this one appearing at The Daily Caller? But that didn't prevent Mitchell from bemoaning the defeat of the ratification of the treaty in the Senate yesterday thanks to Republican opposition,. Introducing a segment in which she and sponsor John Kerry engaged in a spate of mutual handwringing, Mitchell kvetched that the defeat "seemed to underscore everything that is wrong with Capitol Hill." View the video here.
  • THE HILL: NO GOP OPPOSITION TO BOEHNER'S TAX HIKE FLIP-FLOP

    12/05/2012 12:04:44 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Wednesday December 5, 2012
    In a report on the GOP's half of the Fiscal Cliff debate, The Hill claimed there was no opposition to Republican House Speaker John Boehner's sudden caving in to President Obama's demand that tax hikes accompany any solutions to the budget mess. The Hill reported on December 4 that the GOP was "moving reluctantly toward a debt deal that would increase revenues" and that Speaker Boehner had offered some $800 billion in new taxes in his most recent fiscal cliff proposal. How could Boehner achieve this flip flopping away from the Party's presumptive principles? The Hill says it's because there...
  • How the Republicans Can Shut-down the Senate (after Reid ends filibuster)

    12/05/2012 12:00:42 PM PST · by pabianice · 36 replies
    WaPo ^ | 11/27/12 | Plumer
    ...Alternatively, the GOP could threaten to shut down the Senate entirely. This is technically doable. ”Keep in mind that a lot of what Senate leaders do day to day is done by unanimous consent,” explains Binder. If a single senator started objecting to every little motion and maneuver, it would become impossible to conduct any legislative business at all. Some examples: – A 500-page amendment is brought to the floor, and the bill manager wants to dispense with the reading of the amendment? All a senator has to say is, “I object,” and it’s time to start reading all 500...
  • Gingrich: The smart legislative strategy for Obama’s second term

    12/05/2012 12:00:01 PM PST · by GVnana · 23 replies
    Human Events ^ | 12/5/2012 | Newt Gingrich
    >-snip-<The news media and Washington elite solution is simple: surrender, cave in, give up your principles, do what the President demands. Those are the daily suggestions and expectations of the elite media and much if the national establishment, which takes its talking points from the consensus media of the left. It would be a triple disaster for House Republicans to follow this defeatist advice. First, it would be a betrayal of the very principles for which they campaigned and the voters who elected them. Second, it would deeply and bitterly split the House Republican Conference between hard core conservatives and...
  • Left-Center Party Leaders Call Each Other Liars, Thieves

    12/05/2012 11:56:34 AM PST · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/12/12 | David Lev
    The disintegration of Israel's left and left of center parties continued apace Wednesday, as Tzipi Livni, head of the new “Hatnu'a” (“the Movement”) party accused Labor Party officials of lying to the public about the reasons for Labor's failure to finalize its Knesset list, one day before the deadline to file lists. Labor officials have been quoted in the media in recent days as saying that Labor is in serious negotiations with Livni to join the two parties, and it is for that reason that the Labor list has not been finalized. But sources close to Livni said Wednesday that...
  • Mark Levin goes NUCLEAR: “Who the hell does Boehner think he is?”

    12/05/2012 11:50:43 AM PST · by Fred · 15 replies
    RightScoop ^ | 120512 | Mark Levin
    Mark Levin has had enough, saying that Huelskamp was elected by American citizens in his district who sent him there to vote the way he pledged to them he’d vote, and now Huelskamp is being treated like crap from Speaker Boehner because he’s not falling in line? Levin asks “who the hell does Speaker Boehner think he is?” Listen below:
  • A Suggestion as to Voter ID (Vanity)

    12/05/2012 11:37:12 AM PST · by NJ_Tom · 16 replies
    05Dec2012 | NJ_Tom
    As we all know, the left has continuously litigated against voter photo ID laws, often successfully, on the grounds that the poor, disadvantaged Democrat voter is unlikely to possess such a rare document. It came to me that a solution to the need for election security, while "pulling the teeth" of this argument might be found if we reversed the whole process.What if the voter were given 2 choices at the poll: 1) they could present a state-issued photo ID before voting, or 2) they would be photographed before voting and a photo ID would be generated and mailed to...
  • Dame Elisabeth Murdoch dies at 103

    12/05/2012 11:31:26 AM PST · by Borges · 2 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/5/12
    Dame Elisabeth Murdoch died Wednesday surrounded by her family at her home at Cruden Farm in Australia. She was 103 years old. Dame Elisabeth, with her husband Sir Keith Murdoch, was a mother to four children, including Rupert Murdoch, Anne Kantor and Janet Calvert-Jones. Her eldest daughter, Helen Handbury, died in 2004. Additionally, Dame Elisabeth is survived by 77 direct descendants, including 50 great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.
  • Gun Rights Leader: 470 Murders in Chicago, Rahm Emanuel ‘Has Some Blood on His Hands’(IL)

    12/05/2012 11:30:41 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 4 December, 2012 | Christopher Goins
    (CNSNews.com) – A gun-rights group says that Chicago’s Democratic Mayor Rahm Emanuel bears some responsibility for the murder rate in the Windy City, which now totals 470 homicides this year, because of the strict gun-control laws there. “Rahm Emanuel has some blood on his hands,” said Alan Gottlieb, chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, in a statement. “He and the city council have done everything possible to prevent law-abiding Chicago residents from exercising their restored Second Amendment rights in the two years since the Supreme Court’s landmark McDonald ruling.” In June 2010, the...
  • Partialize or Perish: The Bigger They Are, The Harder They Fall

    12/05/2012 11:29:45 AM PST · by arthurus · 1 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 05 December 2012 | Sam Sewell
    Exodus 18:21 Select capable men from all the people--men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain--and appoint them as officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens. The United States of America is teetering on the edge of a perilous precipice, overlooking the bone yard of history. A forensic study of the bone yard of nations, empires, and cultures reveals a common cause of death; they all collapsed under their own weight. Death_of_AmericaIt is also true that the bigger they are, the more likely they are to fall. It often happens quickly, when a paradigm shift that has been...
  • Why Dick Armey resigned from his tea party organization

    12/05/2012 11:29:10 AM PST · by servo1969 · 40 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12-5-2012 | Alex Pappas
    WASHINGTON — Dick Armey’s resignation as chairman of FreedomWorks follows months of turmoil, accusations of unethical behavior, top officials being put on administrative leave and a wave of staff departures inside the tea party-affiliated organization. Multiple sources inside FreedomWorks told The Daily Caller that Armey’s resignation — made public this week but in the works for months – came about after the former House Majority Leader became angry with how FreedomWorks CEO and president Matt Kibbe was operating the organization. “We had serious differences of opinion about the process of how you do business and I wanted to move on,”...
  • '2016' Oscar Snub Has Filmmakers Claiming Political Bias

    12/05/2012 11:14:02 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 30 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 12-4-2012 | Paul Bond
    December 4, 2012 '2016' Oscar Snub Has Filmmakers Claiming Political Bias Paul Bond Gerald Molen, who produced the Academy Award-winning 'Schindler's List,' said the box-office success of the anti-Obama documentary proves the film was a hit: "The action confirms my opinion that the bias against anything from a conservative point of view is dead on arrival in Hollywood." ..Gerald Molen, the Oscar-winning producer of Schindler’s List, is claiming political bias because a documentary movie he produced this year isn't up for an Oscar, even though that film, 2016: Obama’s America, made more money at the box office than the combined...
  • Obama Plays Chicken [Thomas Sowell]

    12/05/2012 11:09:32 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/5/2012 | Thomas Sowell
    His priority is to increase government, and he’ll sacrifice the economy for it.One of the big advantages that President Obama has, as he plays “chicken” with congressional Republicans along the “fiscal cliff,” is that he is a master of the plausible lie, which will never be exposed by the mainstream media — nor, apparently, by the Republicans. A key lie that has been repeated over and over, largely unanswered, is that President Bush’s “tax cuts for the rich” cost the government so much tax revenue that this added to the budget deficit — so that the government cannot afford to...
  • States, Estate Taxes and the Fiscal Cliff (Where a rich man can die without worrying about taxes)

    12/05/2012 11:04:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Governing ^ | 12/05/2012 | Penelope Lemov
    Not so long ago, states were plugged into a money gusher: They could charge estate taxes without costing their taxpayers a dime -- the money came straight out of the federal treasury. The set up made states billions of dollars -- at least until 2001 when Congress passed the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act (EGTRRA), which put an end to one of the sweetest deals Washington ever gave state governments. That deal, struck in 1926, worked like this: Every dollar (up to a point) that someone paid in state estate taxes would be a dollar they didn't have...
  • Fiscal Cliff — the Christmas strategy

    12/05/2012 11:03:50 AM PST · by Perdogg · 4 replies
    legal insurrection ^ | Posted by William A. Jacobson Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 12:10pm
    So many headlines, so little news. Boehner: Obama must make the next move on ‘fiscal cliff’ “If the president doesn’t agree with our proposal and our outline, I think he’s got an obligation to send one to the Congress and a plan that can pass both chambers of Congress,” Boehner said, adding that the plan Obama offered in recent days “couldn’t pass either house of the Congress.” Meanwhile, during a meeting with a business lobbying group, the president rejected any notion that he would allow Republicans to use the debt limit to force tax and spending concessions on Democrats. “We’re...
  • Court casts doubt on Obama’s recess appointments

    12/05/2012 10:58:26 AM PST · by Cheerio · 5 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 5, 2012 | By Stephen Dinan
    A federal appeals court on Wednesday questioned not only President Obama’s controversial January recess appointments but the entire system of such appointments, using oral arguments in a case to cast doubt on whether presidential powers can ever be exercised unless Congress has adjourned for good. ...snip... Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, the lead plaintiff from Senate Republicans, attended the oral argument.
  • My Daughter's Job Interview (Teaching)

    12/05/2012 10:53:12 AM PST · by ColoCdn · 78 replies
    colocdn's daughter | May 8, 2012 | Vanity (colocdn's daughter)
    The clock ticked a little impatiently, waiting for an answer. My answer. The interviewer’s question stuck in my mind, “Have you worked with diverse students before?” Looking past her wide set eyes, I focused on the picture of MLK behind her head. He stared down at me with knowing eyes. Brooding. Silent. Without reserve. I paused, finding the answer to her question. “Yes. I have worked with diverse students. I mean, I’ve been an English Language Development teacher for the past two years and all of my students have been Hispanic.” “I wouldn’t call that diverse.” She caught me with...
  • McConnell: Reid filibuster rule change would do ‘irreparable damage’ (Failed RINO alert)

    12/05/2012 10:52:27 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/5/12 | Ramsey Cox
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday blasted Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) proposed rule changes, saying they would do “irreparable damage” to the chamber. “Such a rules change won’t do them any good in the short term ... but it will do the institution irreparable damage in the long term,” McConnell said on the Senate floor. “We should work together instead to resolve our differences.”
  • Conservatives Declare War on Karl Rove

    12/05/2012 10:50:34 AM PST · by katiedidit1 · 67 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/5/2012 | Grace Wyler
    Grassroots Republican operatives and Movement conservatives are quickly turning against the GOP Establishment in the wake of the party's expensive defeat this election cycle. Republicans we spoke to this week voiced a near-universal disgust with the national Republican Party leaders and Washington political class, who are seen as having put personal financial interest above winning the election. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/karl-rove-gop-money-civil-war-republicans-2012-11#ixzz2ECkUPpGG
  • Harry Reid: Filibuster Changes Will Take Place In January

    12/05/2012 10:37:25 AM PST · by pabianice · 75 replies
    Hannity.com ^ | 12/4/12 | Hannity
    WASHINGTON -- Keeping with his post-election pledge to reform the filibuster, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Tuesday proffered that changes to the rules of the upper chamber will be made, leaving it up to Republicans if they would like to participate. "There are discussions going on now [over filibuster reform], but I want to tell everybody here. I'm happy I've had a number of Republicans come to me, a few Democrats,” Reid told reporters Tuesday at his weekly press availability. “We're going to change the rules. We cannot continue in this way. I hope we can get something...