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  • Police, race emerge as signature focus for AG nominee (Barf)

    02/08/2015 12:10:58 PM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 8, 2015 | Tim Devaney
    Greg Nash As the nation’s top cop, Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch appears likely to make cooling the simmering tensions between police and the black community a signature issue. Lynch, now in the midst of her conformation process, is widely expected to become the first African American woman to lead the Justice Department. Her ascension to the high-profile Cabinet post would come amid public uproar over the recent police killings of unarmed black men in New York and Missouri. Lawmakers and advocates are already looking to Lynch to take a leading role in repairing the damage wrought by the...
  • Hillary Clinton keeps proving she is not qualified to be president

    01/31/2015 9:21:25 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 22 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | 01/31/2015 | Jon E. Dougherty
    Now that Barack Obama is beginning the fourth quarter of his presidency, Democrats are increasingly dropping what they have insisted has been a facade all along – their lockstep devotion to him as the end-all, be-all of their party. As this Politico piece noted yesterday, they don’t really think he’s all that and a bag of cookies, but they have been going along with him all these years not because they belong to a party that has evolved into something resembling Europe’s socialist entities, but because he happened to be the current Democrat in the Executive Branch. Whether that’s true...
  • 'Stonewalled' author Attkisson to testify on Obama’s AG nominee

    01/26/2015 9:47:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/26/15 | Julian Hattem
    A former CBS investigative reporter who has filed a $35 million lawsuit against the Obama administration for hacking will be among the witnesses at a hearing on President Obama's attorney general nominee. Sharyl Attkisson has accused the Obama administration of breaking into her computer and phone after she reported stories that were critical of the administration, such as the events surrounding the 2012 attack on an American compound in Benghazi, Libya, and the failed “Fast and Furious” operation. She told her story in the book "Stonewalled." She will testify during this week’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for Loretta Lynch, Obama’s...
  • Obama’s nominee for Pentagon post implicated in alleged theft of CIA documents

    12/24/2014 7:01:50 AM PST · by maggief · 20 replies
    FOX News ^ | December 24, 2014 | Jake Gibson, James Rosen
    The Obama administration's nominee for a senior legal position at the Pentagon is one of the congressional staffers accused by Republicans and intelligence officials of stealing classified documents from the Central Intelligence Agency, Fox News has learned -- and the controversy could imperil her shot at a major career promotion. Sources on Capitol Hill and in the intelligence community say Alissa Starzak, a majority staffer on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) who has been nominated for the position of general counsel to the U.S. Army, is one of two SSCI employees accused by the panel's Republicans, and by...
  • Stacking the Deck (2016 GOP Nominee Hopefuls)

    01/18/2015 9:40:45 AM PST · by parksstp · 15 replies
    Green Papers ^ | 01-18-2015 | parksstp
    If you're not familiar with the following website, you need to. These guys have systematically all of the data concerning the delegates and nomination process for the parties and how delegates are selected, what counts, and what doesn't count. I've reviewed the list and am currently working on an IA projection map of the caucus and potential vote but waiting until the straw poll when I can start filling in candidates. Yet, when I review the total states, I find it difficult to see how the Establishment loses if they are unopposed by other Establishment candidates. Red States for the...
  • AG Nominee Loretta Lynch Had Mixed Reaction to Duke Lacrosse Rape Case

    12/04/2014 12:20:33 PM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    NLPC ^ | December 4, 2014 | Peter Flaherty
    Loretta Lynch, who has been nominated by President Obama to replace Eric Holder as Attorney General, took part in a 2007 panel discussion at Duke Law School prompted by the Duke lacrosse rape case. Lynch's comments provide insight into her mindset and raise unsettling questions about her commitment to equal justice and the rights of the accused. The event took place on September 28, 2007. The wounds were still raw for members of the Duke lacrosse team, their families, and in a sense, the entire nation. That same month, Michael Nifong, the former District Attorney who had knowingly pursued...
  • Odds on U.S Republican Nominee -- for the punter's.

    11/25/2014 6:40:18 AM PST · by Usagi_yo · 25 replies
    Easy Odds ^ | 2014 | Easy Odds
    Odds on U.S GOP 2016 nominee. Date: Uncertain Highlights ======= Jeb Bush 3-1 Rand Paul 5-1 Scott Walker 10-1 Ted Cruz 16-1 Mike Huckabee 28-1 Sarah Palin 33-1
  • Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch is Soft on Political Corruption

    11/17/2014 11:29:42 AM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    NLPC ^ | November 17, 2014 | NLPC Staff
    Loretta Lynch, President Obama's choice to replace Eric Holder as Attorney General, has an especially weak record of investigating and prosecuting political corruption. Moreover, her longstanding ties to the New York political machine have limited her independence as a prosecutor. Lynch, who currently serves as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, has watched as Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the neighboring Southern District of New York, has prosecuted case after case. And Bharara would not have acted except for a slew of newspaper headlines about political corruption generated by the National Legal and Policy Center....
  • Questions for the Nominee

    11/13/2014 4:41:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2014 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    Within hours of realizing that his party lost control of the U.S. Senate last week, President Obama nominated Loretta Lynch, the chief federal prosecutor in Brooklyn, N.Y., and an outstanding and apolitical professional, to be the next attorney general. The current attorney general, Eric Holder, resigned last month. Lynch is sure to be confirmed by either the present Democratic-controlled Senate this fall or by the newly constituted Republican-controlled Senate early next year -- and she should be. But the process of confirming her should capture the interest of all Americans concerned about the loss of personal freedoms in our present-day...
  • GOP blocks key Obama court nominee in Senate vote

    11/12/2013 6:00:56 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2013 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans blocked another of President Barack Obama's picks for one of the nation's top courts on Tuesday, the latest skirmish in a nominations battle that has intensified partisan tensions in the chamber. The vote derailed Obama's selection of Georgetown University law professor Cornelia Pillard to fill one of three vacancies on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. The roll call was 56-41 in favor of ending GOP procedural delays that have blocked Pillard from winning confirmation — four short of the 60 votes Democrats needed.
  • Gen. Boykin: U.N. Ambassador-Nominee Samantha Power a Threat to America’s Sovereignty

    07/03/2013 3:58:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    CNSNews ^ | July 3, 2013 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – Joining other conservatives who oppose President Barack Obama’s nomination of Samantha Power as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Retired Lt. Gen. William G. “Jerry” Boykin said Power’s “track record” shows that she would like to “cede our sovereignty” to that globalist institution. “Samantha Power’s attitude that we need to cede our sovereignty to the United Nations is very misguided and very dangerous as far as I’m concerned,” Boykin said at the National Press Club on Wednesday Boykin said the U.N. is not concerned with the individual rights and liberties of Americans as enshrined in the Declaration of...
  • Whistle-blower: Special forces could have saved Americans in Benghazi

    05/06/2013 6:41:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/6/2013 | Julian Pecquet
    U.S. special operations forces in Libya could have saved Americans killed in the attack last Sept. 11 on the consulate in Benghazi but were told to stand down, a State Department whistle-blower has told congressional investigators. The testimony by Gregory Hicks, who will appear before a House panel on Wednesday, contradicts previous testimony by administration officials who have said all U.S. forces in Libya were deployed the night of the attack. Hicks was in Tripoli during the attack and became the top U.S. diplomat in Libya when Ambassador Christopher Stevens was killed. He said the special operations team was ready...
  • Obama’s Former DHS Nominee: Boston Bombers Are Murderers Not Terrorists (Video)

    04/22/2013 10:04:05 AM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/22/13 | Jim Hoft
    Good grief. Another Obama-linked nutcase. Obama’s former DHS nominee, Philip Mudd, told Chris Wallace yesterday on Fox News Sunday are more like murderers and not terrorists. “I would charge these guys as murders not terrorists,.”
  • Obama’s Energy nominee: We need carbon tax to double or triple energy cost

    03/25/2013 2:34:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Examiner ^ | 3/25/13 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama’s Energy secretary nominee regards a carbon tax as one of the simplest ways to move the energy industry towards clean technologies, though he notes that government would have to come up with a plan to mitigate the burden this tax places on poor people, who would pay the most. “Ultimately, it has to be cheaper to capture and store it than to release it and pay a price,” MIT professor and Energy nominee Ernest Moniz told the Switch Energy Project in an interview last year. “If we start really squeezing down on carbon dioxide over the next few...
  • Sen. Paul holds floor for hours in filibuster of CIA nominee, over drone concerns

    03/06/2013 11:21:56 AM PST · by Nachum · 38 replies
    FOX ^ | 3/6/13 | FOX
    Sen. Rand Paul launched into an old-fashioned filibuster on the Senate floor Wednesday as he tried to hold up the nomination of John Brennan for CIA director over concerns about the president’s authority to kill Americans with drones. Paul, R-Ky., is one of several lawmakers – on both sides of the aisle – who has raised concerns about the legal justification for launching drone strikes against Americans overseas. But Paul took to the floor after receiving a statement from Attorney General Eric Holder that creaked open the door to the possibility of using a drone to kill an American inside...
  • Young Pakistani Activist Nominated for Nobel Prize

    02/09/2013 2:56:28 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/2/13
    Malala Yousufzai, the 15-year-old Pakistani activist who was the target of an assassination attempt by the Taliban in 2012 has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize by three members of the Norwegian parliament from the ruling Labor Party. Yousufzai is a vocal advocate for women's education and rights. She was shot in the head by Taliban terrorists but survived...
  • Orthodox Jews Angered by Obama Nominee

    05/14/2012 8:11:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    BBreitbart ^ | 5/14/12 | Jeffrey Scott Shapiro
    A former U.S. Attorney appointed by President Obama who previously came under scrutiny by the Jewish Orthodox community may soon be confirmed by the U.S. Senate for a federal judgeship, after she received a majority vote from the Senate Judiciary Committee. Stephanie Rose, 39, was recently nominated for a lifetime appointment by President Obama in the Southern District of Iowa. Rose’s appointment is controversial within the Orthodox Jewish community because of her previous involvement in the prosecution of Sholom Rubashkin, the former CEO of a now-bankrupt, Iowa-based Kosher meatpacking company that was accused of employing hundreds of illegal immigrants and...
  • I am voting pro-Constitution (and Ron Paul) [Vanity]

    05/03/2012 5:00:51 PM PDT · by bravedog · 47 replies
    Well, I am voting for Ron Paul in the Texas primaries. He is the only way to stop Romney. Hear me out before you zot me. I really think that this is the correct call. First and foremost, we need to remove Obama from his throne. I think this should be our number one priority, and believe it or not, Ron Paul polls several points higher than Romney against Obama. I have been checking the polls, and it looks like youth and independents are flocking to Paul. Obama must go. Second, Ron Paul is 100% pro-life. This is a very...
  • Constitution Party President Nominee Former 6 Term Congressman Virgil Goode's Speech

    04/23/2012 10:08:12 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 7 replies
    C Span/Constitution Party Convention ^ | April 23, 2012 | Steelers6
    The CSPAN video of his acceptance speech from Nashville on Saturday.
  • What if California decides the GOP nominee?

    02/24/2012 1:57:09 PM PST · by landsbaum · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Here’s a bit of not too-far-fetched musing: What if the Party That Can’t Pick A King, aka Republicans, still hasn’t given any one candidate enough delegates to win the nomination by June 5? Then California could pick the Republican nominee for president. All by itself. Now, imagine that California Republicans make themselves king makers. What will that mean? ...
  • GOP, What’s Your Hurry? - Obama wants GOP to give him an opponent as quickly as possible

    01/10/2012 3:02:31 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 64 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 10, 2012 | Jordon Gehrke
    Republicans do not need to nominate a candidate anytime soon. On the contrary, if they want to beat President Obama, they should take their time before settling on a nominee. In January of 2010, Harry Reid looked like a “dead man walking” politically. Fourteen percent of Nevadans were unemployed, and he was having a hard time getting above 43 percent in most polls. There was only one way he could win: destroy his Republican opponent before he or she ever got out of the blocks. [snip] Ending the primary season early simply allows Team Obama more time to focus their...
  • Rick Santorum Can Win Iowa Caucuses

    01/03/2012 8:43:09 AM PST · by NoRedTape · 58 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | January 3, 2012 | Andrew Romano
    "..........And this, as much as anything else, is why Rick Santorum—a man who was stuck at 4 percent in the local polls as recently as one month ago, and is still stuck at 4 percent nationally—is going to win the Iowa caucuses on Tuesday........
  • 2012 Iowa Caucus Live Thread

    01/03/2012 8:08:24 AM PST · by Free Vulcan · 2,135 replies · 2+ views
    Iowa GOP ^ | 1.3.12 | Free Vulcan
    Live thread to cover today's GOP caucus. News, predictions, opinions, totals, and the like. Will be heading out about 4 pm or so to get our site ready and do a final review with the precinct chairs. I expect it to be bigger than 2008 with very heavy turnout and we are preparing for that. We are also ready for disruptions. They simply won't be tolerated. The state party sent us a memo saying if there's any trouble call the cops immediately. Anyone trying to cause problems is going to get a rude awakening. My predictions of the outcome are...
  • Newsmax/InsiderAdvantage Poll: Romney in Free Fall

    12/13/2011 4:37:49 PM PST · by TBBT · 29 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 12/13/2011 | David A. Patten
    GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney’s decision to campaign negatively in Iowa appears to have backfired, with a new Newsmax-InsiderAdvantage poll showing the former Massachusetts governor plummeting to fourth place in the Hawkeye State -- a swift decline that pollster Matt Towery describes as “imploding.” Romney’s lead in New Hampshire is evaporating as well, Towery adds. The InsiderAdvantage survey of 517 registered likely Iowa caucus-goers shows former House Speaker Newt Gingrich the leading choice of 27 percent of Iowa Republicans. He is followed by Texas Rep. Ron Paul at 17 percent, Texas Gov. Rick Perry at 13 percent, Romney at 12...
  • Gingrich Will Be the GOP Nominee

    12/05/2011 8:18:11 AM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 81 replies
    open salon ^ | 12/5/11 | staff
    Newt Gingrich will be the Republican nominee for president. Why? Because Mitt Romney is a Mormon, and the GOP primary/caucus schedule favors a non-Mormon candidate. White Evangelical Christians are perhaps the strongest, most loyal constituency of the Republican Party. That is Romney’s greatest obstacle to the nomination. In a Pew poll conducted just before Thanksgiving, two-thirds of Evangelical Christians expressed the belief that Mormonism is not a Christian religion. In other polls, a significant majority of Evangelicals consistently express doubts that they would vote for a non-Christian for president. Romney = Mormon = non-Christian That same Pew poll, conducted shortly...
  • TNR: Yes, Newt’s Up in the Polls. No, You Shouldn’t Take His Candidacy Seriously.

    12/02/2011 1:31:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies · 1+ views
    The New Republic ^ | 12/02/2011 | Jonathan Bernstein
    Newt Gingrich is having an impressive national polling surge. His chances of grabbing the GOP presidential nomination have spiked up to over 30 percent at Intrade this week, and the media is full of stories about whether it’s time to start taking him seriously. Here’s my advice: don’t. None of the recent polling means he’s going to win the Republican nomination, nor does it even mean that he’s going to have a serious shot at it. Newt is still the same wildly unelectable candidate he was five minutes ago, and the polls that say otherwise are no better indicator of...
  • How Conservative is Newt's Actual Voting Record?

    12/02/2011 1:50:20 PM PST · by libertarian neocon · 167 replies
    The folks at Club for Growth has white papers on all the GOP candidates summarizing their public records and does a pretty objective job. Looking at Newt's I really was struck by how conservative Newt's actual voting record was (which of course was mischaracterized by Jennifer Rubin, who I think must have been offered a post in a Romney administration. How else do you explain her going full spittle in support of Romney and anti-Newt?)., with most of the worrisome aspects of his record coming from speeches AFTER he left public office. This is pretty much the exact opposite of...
  • Coup de Newt

    12/02/2011 11:47:37 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 95 replies
    National Review Online ^ | December 2, 2011 | Brian Bolduc
    ...Since Gingrich had taken control in January 1995, Republicans in the House had held together. Focused on fulfilling the Contract with America, they passed a flurry of legislation, which kept them occupied — and their divisions concealed — for the first two years. By July 1997, however, the contract was finished, and conservatives, particularly those elected in the Revolution of ’94, were growing frustrated with Gingrich’s leadership. The speaker was disorganized. “He knew nothing about running meetings and nothing about driving an agenda,” DeLay writes in his memoir, No Retreat, No Surrender. He was erratic. “On Monday, we would say...
  • Luntz on Fox News This Morning : Romney is the Nominee ...

    11/29/2011 7:44:30 AM PST · by Scythian · 79 replies
    Fox and Friends had Luntz on this morning (the supposed "finger on the pulse of America" guru) and he was reviewing two commericals, one from the GOP and one from MoveOn.org when he stated without pause that "Since Romney is the Nominee" and then he quickly corrected himself saying the "Presumptive Nominee". What I found interesting was how matter-of-fact he said it, as if he knows, and has been told that Romney is already chosen and it will be so. I found it very disturbing honestly because I don't think it was a mistake, it was a slip of the...
  • Poll: Two-thirds of Republicans say minds are not made up

    10/17/2011 11:00:38 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 172 replies
    Fox59 ^ | October 17, 2011 | CNN Political Unit
    Las Vegas, Nevada— One day before a CNN Western Republican presidential debate, a new national survey indicates that Mitt Romney and Herman Cain are essentially tied for the lead in the race for the GOP nomination, with Rick Perry dropping to a distant third. .....According to the poll [CNN/ORC International Poll], only one third of Republicans and independents who lean towards the GOP say they will definitely support the candidate they are currently backing, with two thirds saying they may change their minds. "With only 33% of all Republicans saying that their minds are made up, it's far too early...
  • Commerce nominee appears to endorse world government in video, Republicans say

    06/07/2011 7:02:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/7/11 | John Rossomando
    Does John Bryson, Barack Obama’s nominee for commerce secretary, want a world government? Critics say a newly uncovered video of the nominee suggests that he does. In the video – given to The Daily Caller by sources on Capitol Hill – Bryson refers to the 2009 United Nations climate negotiations in Copenhagen as “the closest thing we have to a world governance organization,” implying it provided the best model for imposing climate regulations on countries around the globe. Bryson also boasts about his role as an adviser to the U.N. secretary general on climate change in the video.
  • Obama's Commerce Nominee Wants to Limit Energy Consumption and Redistribute Wealth

    06/06/2011 4:59:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    american thinker ^ | 6/6/11 | Chuck Roger
    The wise man smiled and proclaimed that government should use "regulatory steps" as well as market forces to intervene in the power generation sector. The man also told his UC Berkeley audience that government should set higher targets for non-fossil-fuel-based energy production and penalize producers that don't comply. The issuer of these decrees was John Bryson, who at the time just happened to be CEO of Edison International, a company whose fortunes would increase under alternative energy mandates. Bryson now happens to be President Obama's nominee to head the Commerce Department. Just another day in Barack Obama's crony capitalist paradise....
  • Obama Commerce Nominee: U.S. Has 'Obligation to Lead' on Climate Change Legislation

    06/01/2011 7:37:39 AM PDT · by CNSNews · 22 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 5/31/11 | Matt Cover
    (CNSNews.com) – John Bryson, President Barack Obama's nominee to be secretary of commerce, said it was “incredibly important” that the United States pass cap and trade legislation and that America needed to be a global leader in combating man-made global warming. “I regard it as incredibly important that the United States comes forth in this year with federal climate change legislation as a foundation for moving ahead,” Bryson told the U.N. International Energy Conference in late August 2009. “I think we in the U.S. have an obligation to assist in significant ways in providing leadership in this community of nations...
  • VIDEO: Obama Commerce Nominee Calls for Implementation of Cali. Energy Regulations Nationwide

    06/01/2011 10:25:22 AM PDT · by blog.Eyeblast.tv · 8 replies
    MRC TV (Media Research Center TV) ^ | 6/1/2011 | Joe Schoffstall
    On May 31, President Obama said he would nominate John E. Bryson for the position of United States Commerce Secretary. Bryson, who was the former Chairman and CEO of Edison International, spoke in front of the UN on September 1, 2009 at the International Energy Conference and praised California's regulatory system on energy, and called for the same to be applied to the United States as a whole. However, he didn't stop there. He went on to say they should place the same regulations globally: "The academic debate around this has often been should we send price signals, or should...
  • Obama Commerce Nominee in 2009: U.S. Must Pass Cap and Trade Now

    05/31/2011 5:32:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    CNS News ^ | 5/31/11 | Matt Cover
    John Bryson, nominated by President Barack Obama today to head the Department of Commerce, once said it was “incredibly important” that the United States pass cap and trade legislation and that America needed to become a global leader in combating man-made global warming. “I regard it as incredibly important that the United States comes forth in this year with federal climate change legislation as a foundation for moving ahead,” Bryson told the U.N. International Energy Conference in late August 2009. “I think we in the U.S. have an obligation to assist
  • GOP On Track To Block Obama Judicial Nominee For First Time

    05/19/2011 8:06:07 AM PDT · by yoe · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 19, 2011 | Trish Turner |
    Republican opposition is steadily growing against controversial University of California-Berkley law professor Goodwin Liu, President Obama's nominee for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, potentially imperiling a judicial appointment for the first time in his presidency. Senior Republicans launched an all-out push to quash the nomination, urging their conference colleagues to support a GOP-led filibuster. "(Liu's) record reflects a carefully honed and calculated philosophy that he developed and advanced over the course of his brief career in the ivory towers of academia and which threatens the American tradition of limited constitutional government," Sens. Charles Grassley of Iowa, top Republican on...
  • CORNYN: No gavel for Obama’s pay-for-play appointee (McConnell)

    05/03/2011 7:43:53 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 3, 2011 | Sen. John Cornyn
    Senate can’t be rubber stamp for judicial nominees who mislead CongressThe Constitution clearly delineates the power of “advice and consent” on judicial nominations to the U.S. Senate alone. Moreover, “advice and consent” means more than a rubber-stamp of the president’s nominees. It means we, as senators, have a constitutional responsibility to ensure that the nation gets the very best candidates for these appointments. Typically, those nominated are of the highest caliber, practitioners and scholars characterized by distinguished careers marked with unmistakable professional integrity. Unfortunately, Jack McConnell does not fit this bill. Nominated to the U.S. District Court in Rhode Island,...
  • Obama’s OMB nominee admits proposed 2012 budget does not pay down deficit

    03/17/2011 8:36:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/17/11 | Amanda Carey
    President Obama’s nominee for deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) tried, but failed to defend the proposed budget for fiscal year 2012 in a Senate Budget Committee hearing Thursday afternoon. Obama’s nominee, Heather Higginbottom, crumbled under questioning from Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, ranking member of the committee, about the accuracy of statements the president and OMB Director Jacob Lew have made that the proposed budget will not add to the national debt.(Snip) Sessions goes on to ask Higginbottom if she knows the last three years of the president’s ten-year budget proposal all have rising

    02/14/2011 7:13:59 AM PST · by epow · 1 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 2/13/11 | NA
    CPAC Video interview.
  • EDITORIAL: Detain this judicial nominee--Halligan’s Senate testimony looks fudged

    02/09/2011 6:37:37 PM PST · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 9, 2011 | Editorial
    There are disturbing discrepancies in Senate testimony by D.C. federal appellate-court nominee Caitlin Halligan. If majority Democrats won’t allow a full investigation, a Republican senator should put an indefinite hold on the nomination. The controversy is over a 2004 New York City bar association report on enemy combatants, which concluded that indefinite detention during wartime is unconstitutional. Ms. Halligan was listed as a signatory on the document but told Sen. Jon Kyl, Arizona Republican, that she first “became aware of the existence of the report” last summer. Now that the report is controversial, she claims its conclusion was “incorrect,” that...
  • Does Obama’s nominee for head of Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives oppose

    12/03/2010 1:32:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/3/10 | Amanda Carey
    Things had been looking up for gun-rights activists. In 2008, the Supreme Court ruled in D.C. v. Heller that Washington’s handgun laws were unconstitutional. In the summer of 2010, in McDonald v Chicago, the court expanded that ruling to apply to handgun laws in all 50 states. Even President Obama seemed relatively open to Second Amendment rights, saying on the campaign trail: “I believe there is a Second Amendment right. I think it is an individual right. I think people have the right to lawfully bear arms.” Now, it seems that when it comes to Obama and guns, he was...
  • Obama's Nominee for UN Reform Job Left Senate Race After Specter Joined Dems

    11/21/2010 8:25:54 AM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/21/10 | Staff
    President Obama's nominee for a high-level United Nations reform position dropped out of the U.S. Senate race in Pennsylvania last year shortly after Sen. Arlen Specter switched parties and won an endorsement from the White House. Joe Torsella, chairman of the Pennsylvania State Board of Education, was nominated this week for U.S. ambassador for the U.N. Management and Reform, a post that has been vacant since Obama took office. A spokesman for Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, who appointed Torsella to the chairmanship, told the Philadelphia Daily News that he was not aware of the U.N. job but has "recommended Joe...
  • Obama Finally Names Nominee forU.N. Reform Post, But He Has No U.N. or Diplomatic Experience

    11/17/2010 8:37:14 AM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    cns news ^ | 11/17/10 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – Twenty-two months into his administration and almost a year since a previous effort failed, President Obama has nominated an envoy to the United Nations with a mandate focusing on reform. The delay in putting in place a U.S. permanent representative for U.N. management and reform has drawn fire over the past year. Critics said the delay suggested the administration does not prioritize reform of the organization that gets more than one-fifth of its operating budget from the U.S.
  • Caruba's Crystal Ball: The 2012 GOP Presidential Nominee

    11/09/2010 3:12:32 AM PST · by Ronbo1948 · 17 replies
    Warning Signs ^ | November 9, 2010 | By Alan Caruba
    If the Republican Party nominates a RINO (Republican in Name Only) like John McCain in 2012 it will lose and, assuming the Democratic Party clings to its suicide pact with Barack Hussein Obama, he will win. It is doubtful that Obama will not be re-nominated for the 2012 race. As the Wall Street Journal’s Kimberley A. Strassel pointed out, “History doesn’t inspire optimism. Over the past 100 years, every time a president two years into his first term lost Congress, he went on to be re-elected: Truman in ’48, Eisenhower in ’56, Clinton in ’96.” What we do know is...
  • Obama Nominees: Funny Math, a Disinterested Left, and the Task Ahead for Post-Election Republicans

    10/13/2010 11:35:00 AM PDT · by T Christopher · 3 replies
    REPUBLICAN REDEFINED ^ | T Christopher
    With Congress on recess until after the November elections, much of news in the political world has focused on campaigning, margin of error polling, controversial stump statements, off-the-record / now on-the-record statements, and run-of-the-mill election run-up commentary.  Noticeably absent from the chatter of election season with Congress on adjournment is talk of "recess appointments" - those made when the Senate is adjourned for more than three days - that usually rule the news-day during times such as these. In a last-minute deal brokered by Senate Leaders before adjournment, Majority Leader Reid agreed to convene the Senate in pro forma session Tuesdays and Fridays...
  • Obama nominee heralded despite 'honorary' titles

    07/06/2010 9:13:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    washington times ^ | 7/6/10 | Jim McElhatton
    When the White House announced Dr. Donald Berwick as President Obama's choice to lead the $800 billion Medicare and Medicaid agency in April, officials hailed his long list of credentials, including current roles as a professor at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health. "He is also a pediatrician, adjunct staff in the Department of Medicine at Boston's Children's Hospital ..." the White House announcement of the nomination of Dr. Berwick to lead the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) states. But Dr. Berwick hasn't seen a patient in years. And the two Harvard professor positions...
  • Nominee Kagan is no justice tabula rasa

    06/30/2010 7:45:37 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 18 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | June 30, 2010 | Examiner Editorial
    Wisconsin Democratic Sen. Herb Kohl was only half right in an observation he offered during opening statements in the confirmation hearing of President Barack Obama’s nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court. Said Kohl: “We have less evidence about what sort of judge you will be than on any nominee in recent memory. Your judicial philosophy is almost invisible to us.” There is indeed less concrete evidence on the document side of the ledger, for the simple reason she’s never been a judge and has little experience as a practicing attorney. But contrary to the Wisconsin senator’s...
  • Kagan The Horrible

    06/07/2010 3:50:09 PM PDT · by scottfactor · 31 replies · 61+ views
    scottfactor.com ^ | 06/07/2010 | Gina Miller
    It’s taken me a little while to get to Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Elena Kagan, but here it is. What’s with these hideous women that Obama keeps nominating to the high court? Of course, we know that liberals will appoint liberals, and Obama has certainly knocked this one out of the park. Kagan is not just liberal. She’s a radical socialist. I’m sure you’ve read and heard quite a bit about her by now, and there will be more to come. The demoncats in Washington are now wanting to fast-track her hearings to this month. They’re desperate to get her...
  • Confirmation-Lite: Clinton Library May Not Turn Over Documents For Kagan Confirmation Hearings

    05/21/2010 12:56:36 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 14 replies · 534+ views
    jonathanturley.org ^ | 05/21/2010 | Jonathan Turley
    Some of us have long complained that confirmation hearings have become a rather bad joke (here) — carefully choreographed events devoid of substance. While many of us thought it could not positively become more content-free, it has. The director of the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum has announced that the library cannot possibly turn over the prior writings of nominee Elena Kagan from her prior government service in time for the June 28, 2010 hearings. Rather than move the date, the Senate Judiciary Committee and White House appear intent on holding a hearing without the burden of knowledge...
  • SCOTUS Nominee Kagan for ‘Redistribution of Speech (Diversity Czar Lloyd Must be Thrilled)

    05/12/2010 9:00:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies · 538+ views
    newsbusters ^ | 5/12/10 | Seton Motley
    Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan wrote in a 1996 article entitled "Private Speech, Public Purpose: The Role of Governmental Motive in First Amendment Doctrine" that "redistribution of speech" is not "itself an illegitimate end" for government. As first reported by Matt Cover at the Media Research Center's news wing CNSNews.com, Kagan offers up this gem: "If there is an ‘overabundance' of an idea in the absence of direct governmental action -- which there well might be when compared with some ideal state of public debate -- then action disfavoring that idea might ‘un-skew,' rather than skew, public discourse."