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  • Learning compromise from Chief Justice Roberts and Aung San Suu Kyi

    07/02/2012 9:29:45 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/1/12 | Fred Hiatt Editorial Page Editor
    Chief Justice John Roberts last week did something that, in polarized Washington, may turn out to be more important than saving Obamacare. He showed that compromise can be consistent with principle. More than that: He showed that compromise, for someone who respects and knows how to use the democratic process, can be the best way to advance principle.
  • Romney and Santorum Aim for Early May Meeting

    04/24/2012 5:05:33 PM PDT · by Mangia E Statti Zitto · 31 replies
    CNN Political Ticker ^ | 4/24/2012 | Gloria Borger and Kevin Bohn
    Washington (CNN) - Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney are likely to meet in early May to discuss a Santorum endorsement, his role as a Romney surrogate and conservative policy issues, CNN has learned. John Brabender, a senior strategist for the Santorum campaign, told CNN that Santorum's goal is to have a policy-oriented session in which he tries to find a "comfort level" about the role "social conservatives, tea party activists and blue collar Republicans will play in the campaign and in the Romney administration." Even so, he said, "we are not walking in there with a litmus test. This is...
  • Obama Administration Protected Black Panther Who Advocates Killing White Babies (video)

    07/07/2010 6:58:55 AM PDT · by · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Eyeblast TV / The Blast ^ | 7/7/2010 | Joe Schoffstall
    Naked Emperor News uncovered a video of the black panther who was caught on video intimidated voters outside of a polling location in Philadelphia, PA with a baseball bat– this time around he’s advocating “killing white babies” while spewing his utter contempt towards white people. The Department of Justice initially took up the case, won, and was about to issue a sentence. Suddenly, under the new leadership of Eric Holder, the U.S. Attorney General and former senior legal advisor to Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, the charges were dropped.
  • Specter Warms Up to Potential Deal on Major Labor Bill

    05/14/2009 11:04:22 AM PDT · by Joiseydude · 24 replies · 1,016+ views
    FoxNews ^ | Thursday, May 14, 2009
    Sen. Arlen Specter says the "prospects are pretty good" for a compromise on legislation making it easier for workers to form unions. Specter had come out against the bill in March, disappointing labor leaders. They had hoped he would be the crucial 60th vote needed to overcome an expected GOP filibuster of the Employee Free Choice Act.
  • Giuliani's Golden Ticket? [California Polls]

    02/21/2007 11:03:00 AM PST · by BunnySlippers · 230 replies · 2,741+ views
    Claremont Institute ^ | 02/21/07 | Michael Brandon McClellan
    In a move to increase its relevance in the presidential selection process, the Golden State is set to jump up its primary from June of 2008 to February 5th, less than a year away. This may benefit New York's presidential aspirants, and especially its Republican one. Last week I noted Giuliani's electric support at the California Republican Party convention. A recent poll has resoundingly brought forth the same message. This morning, the Wall Street Journal's John Fund notes the following numbers: With California moving its presidential primary to Feb. 5 of next year, what Golden State voters think about White...
  • Do Vanity Candidates Really Have a Chance? (Michael Medved)

    02/10/2007 2:16:42 PM PST · by EveningStar · 314 replies · 3,593+ views
    Michael Medved's Townhall Blog ^ | February 8, 2007 | Michael Medved
    Two days ago, in blogging about the abortion records of the serious GOP Presidential prospects (McCain, Giuliani, Romney), I provoked a great deal of anger by writing off the other current contenders (Huckabee, Brownback, Tancredo, Ron Paul, Gilmore, Thompson, Duncan Hunter) as "lesser" candidates who stand no realistic chance of winning primaries or grabbing the nomination. No matter how much you may admire these people, their candidacies are irrelevant – more a bid for attention, or a preparation for future races, than a realistic bid for power... When, in the last 60 years of Presidential politics, did any obscure underdog...
  • Romney’s Position on Abortion Challenged(Bill Sammon)

    02/07/2007 7:34:00 AM PST · by kellynla · 48 replies · 612+ views
    The Examiner ^ | Bill Sammon
    WASHINGTON - Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee expressed skepticism Tuesday over rival Mitt Romney’s assertion that prior to 2004, he “hadn’t given a lot of thought to when life began.” “I’m not going to say whether I believe it or not,” Huckabee told The Examiner. “I would find it very difficult to think that any person who’s been in elected politics on either the Democratic or Republican side had not sat down and thought through that issue very, very carefully, because it’s one that is a defining issue for so many of us, particularly in the Republican Party — more...
  • Mayor to U.N.: $tay Here

    09/23/2006 3:12:33 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 56 replies · 1,109+ views
    New York Post ^ | 23 September 2006 | DAVID SEIFMAN
    <p>September 23, 2006 -- World leaders can rant all they want at the United Nations - as long as its diplomats continue to spend big bucks here, Mayor Bloomberg said yesterday.</p> <p>"If the U.N. left, from an economic point of view, it would be a disaster," he said on his weekly WABC radio show. "Tens of thousands of people would lose their jobs. The trickle-down effect - stores, restaurants, builders, real-estate prices - would be devastating for this city."</p>
  • Seeing Through Kerry (Purple Heart Incidents Funny If They Weren't Pathetic Alert)

    08/03/2004 11:13:08 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 26 replies · 1,880+ views ^ | 08/04/04 | Joseph Farah
    Seeing through Kerry Joseph Farah It is obvious from John Kerry's acceptance speech last week at the Democratic National Convention that he considers his "service" in Vietnam to be a major issue in his bid for the presidency. I'm glad he made it so. Now he can't complain when critics attack his military record for what it is – fraudulent, disgraceful and dishonorable. Though, knowing Kerry, I'm sure he will squeal like a pig when we do. Kerry deviated from the text of his prepared speech only once, when he began with what he no doubt considered a poignant line:...
  • Schwarzenegger shifts toward center [Triangulation Alert]

    09/19/2003 1:59:54 AM PDT · by ambrose · 3 replies · 179+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 9-17 | Contra Costa Times
    Posted on Wed, Sep. 17, 2003 Schwarzenegger shifts toward centerLOS ANGELES TIMES Title: "Principles"Producer: Don SippleThe script: Schwarzenegger is pictured in the same cafeteria setting used in his last three TV commercials. Addressing what the campaign says are Schwarzenegger volunteers sitting around a lunch table, Schwarzenegger says: "My principles of leadership: progress over politics, bipartisanship always, and the will of the people is paramount. I will do the people's work, and I will take responsibility and be accountable to you." [Snip] Analysis: The ad would seem to represent an attempt to move back to the political center after a...
  • Ed Gillespie the RNC chairman has said Republicans aren't still for limited government...

    09/02/2003 10:20:18 AM PDT · by The UnVeiled Lady · 73 replies · 296+ views
    Rrush Limbaugh | 9/2/2003 | the Unveiled Lady
    Rush was just talking about the RNC Chairman who was interviewed in the Baltimore paper and he has said that the Republican party is no longer for limited government. Now the party will take a poll of what the people want and then will throw money at that special interest. Let's give this guy a poll!!!
  • Time to Leave?

    09/02/2003 9:47:47 AM PDT · by TBP · 58 replies · 552+ views
    Manchester Union Leader ^ | August 31, 2003 | The Union Leader
    GOP, MIA: Taking the road most traveled HAD THERE been any doubts about the direction the Republican Party is headed, they vanished last week when Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie visited New Hampshire. During a cheerful and pleasant meeting (that’s the kind of guy Gillespie is) at The Union Leader offices, the party’s new chairman, energetic and full of vigor, said in no uncertain terms that the days of Reaganesque Republican railings against the expansion of federal government are over. No longer does the Republican Party stand for shrinking the federal government, for scaling back its encroachment into the...
  • Whatever It Is, They’re Against It

    05/13/2003 1:58:06 PM PDT · by TBP · 11 replies · 887+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Wednesday, May 14, 2003 | David C. Stolinsky, M.D.
    Whatever It Is, They’re Against It David C. Stolinsky, M.D. Wednesday, May 14, 2003 I don't know what they have to say, It makes no difference anyway. Whatever it is, I'm against it. – Groucho Marx in “Horse Feathers” Total negativism is an appropriate attitude for Groucho’s zany version of a college president. His ridiculous dance in an academic robe still makes us laugh. But negativism is not an appropriate attitude for citizens of a republic. It is still less appropriate for leaders of a great nation. And it’s not at all amusing. When a small child learns he can...