Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $28,010
Woo hoo!! And the first 31% is in!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: panderbear

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • White House Holds Meeting With Muslims And Sikhs

    12/14/2015 8:30:40 PM PST · by Steelfish · 53 replies
    NBCNews ^ | December 14, 2015
    White House Holds Meeting With Muslims And Sikhs by KRISTIN DONNELLY, CHRIS JANSING and CORKY SIEMASZKO President Obama's top advisers held a series of meetings Monday with Muslim and Sikh religious leaders to discuss the fallout their communities are facing in the wake of the deadly San Bernardino shootings. Senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, Domestic Policy Council director Cecilia Munoz, and Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes took part in the White House sit-downs — a dozen days after a radicalized Muslim couple fatally shot 14 people and wounded 21 more in California. The Chicago-born Syed Farood and his wife Tashfeen...
  • Can Scott Walker halt Donald Trump's rise?

    07/14/2015 9:11:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 14, 2015 | W. James Antle III, managing editor, The Daily Caller
    Scott Walker entered the 2016 presidential race as a conservative who fights and wins. Assuming his announcement isn't totally overshadowed by the Iran deal, the first thing he will have to fight is Donald Trump's hijacking of the GOP nominating contest. Can he win? The Wisconsin governor is well suited to put an end to the Trumpnado. He offers a blue-collar, can-do conservatism. He appeals to various wings of the party. And most importantly, he can take away immigration as Trump's signature issue. Walker's tentative embrace of a populist immigration position isn't without political risks. But right now he is...
  • Rand Paul: Confederate Flag “Inescapably A Symbol Of Human Bondage And Slavery”

    06/23/2015 8:52:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    Buzzfeed News ^ | June 23, 2015 | Andrew Kaczynski, news reporter
    “… I think to every African-American in the country it’s a symbolism of slavery to them and now it’s a symbol of murder for this young man and so I think it’s times to put it in a museum.” Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul says he believes the Confederate battle flag is “inescapably a symbol of human bondage and slavery” and needs to go. “No, I agree, I think the flag is inescapably a symbol of human bondage and slavery, and particularly when people use it obviously for murder and to justify hated so vicious that you would kill somebody I...
  • The Clintons break bread and build ties with Julian Castro, stoking talk of a 2016 ticket

    08/14/2014 10:12:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 14, 2014 | Ed O'Keefe and Philip Rucker
    As she expands her political network in advance of an expected presidential run, Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband have been cultivating an important ally who some believe could become her vice presidential running mate. Former president Bill Clinton invited Julian Castro, a former San Antonio mayor and incoming Obama Cabinet secretary, to the Clintons’ home in Washington last week for a private dinner that friends described as a chance for Democratic leaders from different generations to become better acquainted. Castro, 39, who is scheduled to be sworn in Monday as secretary of housing and urban development, traveled to New...
  • Romney seeks evangelical votes; opposes gay marriage

    05/12/2012 12:52:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat May 12, 2012 2:54pm EDT | Sam Youngman
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney sought on Saturday to calm fears that his Mormon faith would be an obstacle to evangelical Christian voters, stressing shared conservative values while acknowledging religious differences. In a speech at conservative Christian Liberty University—where it is taught that Mormonism is a cult—Romney stressed their common goal of service to God and declared his opposition to gay marriage, a position essential for winning the majority of evangelicals in November. "People of different faiths like yours and mine, sometimes wonder where we can meet in common purpose, when there are so many differences in creed and theology,"...
  • Rubio hopes to pass DREAM Act alternative by end of summer

    05/07/2012 11:15:27 AM PDT · by Theoria · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07 May 2012 | Daniel Strauss
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) aims to have his alternative to the DREAM Act proposal on paper in the next few weeks and passed by the end of the summer. "Our goal is to pass something this summer in time for kids who plan to go to school this fall," Rubio press secretary Alex Conant said Monday. Rubio's proposal would provide non-immigrant visas to illegal immigrants' children who attend college or serve in the military. "So just like lots of people come to the United States on work visas or on student visas or tourism visas or whatever, this would be...
  • Perry sticks to his guns in first town hall

    10/01/2011 1:40:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 185 replies · 1+ views
    Concord Monitor ^ | October 1, 2011 | Karen Langley
    Voters encountered a confident and combative Rick Perry last night at the first New Hampshire town-hall meeting of the Texas governor's presidential campaign. After uneven debate performances, Perry didn't hesitate as he took questions from voters about job creation, Social Security and global warming at the Adams Memorial Opera House in Derry. Throughout, he pitched himself as the Republican candidate who presents the clearest contrast to President Obama. "We need a nominee for the Republican Party that is a clear contrast with Barack Obama," Perry said. "Ronald Reagan said it pretty good when he said 'Now is the time for...
  • Perry Repeats Socialist Charge Against Obama Policies

    09/15/2011 8:29:54 PM PDT · by Borough Park · 39 replies
    In an interview with Time magazine, Gov. Rick Perry showed that he had no intention of softening the cactus-thorned rhetoric he developed during his decades in Texas politics, notably repeating his characterization of President Obama’s policies as “socialist.” “Look, when all the answers emanate from Washington, D.C., one size fits all, whether it’s education policy or whether it’s health care policy, that is, on its face, socialism,” Mr. Perry told Time’s Richard Stengel and Mark Halperin. In 2009, Mr. Perry told a Republican group in Texas that the Obama administration is “hell bent on taking America towards a socialist country.”...
  • Rick Perry Wades Into Foreign Policy with Speech to Veterans

    08/29/2011 9:32:21 AM PDT · by CA Conservative · 129 replies ^ | 8/29/11 | Arlette Saenz
    Texas Governor Rick Perry delved into foreign policy this morning as he addressed the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in San Antonio, warning that the United States “cannot concede the moral authority of our nation to multi-lateral debating societies.” “I do not believe that America should fall subject to a foreign policy of military adventurism. We should only risk shedding American blood and spending American treasure when our vital interests are threatened and we should always look to build coalitions among the nations to protect the mutual interests of freedom loving people,” Perry told thousands of veterans today. “It’s not...
  • McCain at The Race conference: Capitulation complete

    07/16/2008 6:04:52 AM PDT · by Oyarsa · 17 replies · 184+ views ^ | 7/15/2008 | Michelle Malkin
    McCain at The Race conference: Capitulation complete; Update: Juan Hernandez to broker meeting with Morones? By Michelle Malkin • July 15, 2008 08:32 AM As expected, John McCain’s appearance at the annual convention of La Raza/The Race yielded no Hermana Souljah moments. Ed Morrissey points to McCain’s mild, almost apologetic rejoinder to open-borders zealot Enrique Morones and compares it to Barack Obama’s embrace of the radical activist. That’s a relief. But it’s the very least we could expect of a Republican candidate. And when you watch the clip Ed posted, you’ll notice that in response to Morones blasting our Border...
  • McCain: Maybe we don’t need Yucca

    05/27/2008 2:10:58 PM PDT · by pissant · 42 replies · 51+ views
    LV Sun ^ | 5/27/08 | Lisa Mascaro
    WASHINGTON — Yucca Mountain dropped back into the presidential race today when Sen. John McCain suggested the planned nuclear waste dump outside of Las Vegas may not be needed after all. Among the remaining presidential contenders, McCain has been the lone supporter of Yucca Mountain, making him the odd candidate out among Nevadans who overwhelmingly oppose the repository. Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama have both assured Nevada they would oppose the dump. But in a talk on nuclear security at the University of Denver, McCain offered another approach as part of global efforts to watchdog civilian nuclear power:...
  • McCain says he would have responded differently to hurricane

    04/24/2008 11:14:50 AM PDT · by CarmichaelPatriot · 185 replies · 176+ views ^ | 4/24/2008 | AP
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - John McCain toured still hurricane-damaged areas of New Orleans and declared that if the disaster had happened on his watch, he would have immediately landed his plane at the nearest Air Force base. The Republican presidential candidate is campaigning this week in what he calls forgotten areas of the country. He offered a pledge Thursday to New Orleans residents that their situation will not be forgotten and that such a botched disaster response will never happen again. McCain was unsparing in his criticism of the Bush administration. He said Congress must share some of the blame,...
  • McCain AP Photo [no captions necessary]

    01/08/2008 9:41:30 AM PST · by ElkGroveDan · 136 replies · 412+ views
    AP Photos via Yahoo ^ | Mon Jan 7, 7:28 PM ET | Charles Dharapak
  • The Huckabee (Immigration) Plan

    12/08/2007 4:20:43 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies · 1,392+ views
    PoliPundit ^ | December 08th, 2007
    Mike Huckabee’s just-announced plan to stop illegal immigration is about as tough as Fred Thompson’s. It includes the border fence and the employer verification measures that are important to pro-borders voters like me. NumbersUSA now gives Huckabee’s promises scores that are almost as good as the ones it gives Thompson’s. It’s heartening to see Huckabee move so far on this issue; as a governor, he was much more sympathetic to illegal aliens, even supporting special scholarships for them that were not available to US citizens. With Republican presidential candidates endorsing strong pro-borders measures, our prospects of getting the SAVE Act...
  • Huckabee: Abortion Not States' Call

    11/19/2007 5:32:58 AM PST · by the tongue · 159 replies · 326+ views
    Newsmax ^ | Nov. 18, 2007
    Huckabee: Abortion Not States' Call Sunday, November 18, 2007 3:01 PM Article Font Size WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee rejects letting states decide whether to allow abortions, claiming the right to life is a moral issue not subject to multiple interpretations. "It's the logic of the Civil War," Huckabee said Sunday, comparing abortion rights to slavery. "If morality is the point here, and if it's right or wrong, not just a political question, then you can't have 50 different versions of what's right and what's wrong." "For those of us for whom this is a moral question, you...

    11/10/2007 7:02:01 AM PST · by Liz · 84 replies · 536+ views
    NY POST ^ | November 10, 2007 | GEOFF EARLE, Post Correspondent
    DES MOINES.....a Grinnell College student, Muriel Gallo-Chasanoff, said a Clinton aide told her to ask Hillary a scripted question about global warming at a bio-diesel plant event.... "They were canned," according to The Scarlet & Black student newspaper. Before the event, Clinton's staff member got Gallo-Chasanoff to ask the after Clinton's speech. "One of the senior staffers told me what [to ask]," she said. When Gallo-Chasanoff asked about global-warming, Clinton replied that young people often ask her that question.
  • Clinton Dons a 1960s-Era Anti-War Cloak

    11/03/2007 2:57:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies · 136+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | November 2, 2007 | Seth Gitell
    WELLESLEY, Mass. — Senator Clinton is describing her opposition to the war in Iraq as an extension of Eugene McCarthy's position in the 1960s movement against the war in Vietnam. Mrs. Clinton's comments came at an energy-charged rally yesterday at her alma mater, Wellesley College. Her visit, the ostensible purpose of which was to announce a new Web site aimed at younger voters,, created palpable excitement on campus. Hundreds of students lined up amid Wellesley's autumnal splendor for a chance to hear the speech of the 1969 graduate and then moved and bopped to the strands of Smash Mouth's...
  • Giuliani: I Pray to Jesus for Guidance

    09/30/2007 9:01:42 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 15 replies · 156+ views
    Christian Post ^ | Sep. 29 2007 | Lawrence Jones
    NEW YORK – Republican presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani says God is a very important part of his life. "I believe in God. I pray to God, and I pray to Jesus for guidance, help,” Giuliani said in an interview with Christian Broadcasting Network. “I have very, very strong views on religion that come about from having wanted to be a priest when I was younger, having studied theology for four years in college.” The former New York mayor said he feels God’s help when “in crisis and under pressure like Sept. 11, when I was dealing with prostate cancer, or...
  • Giuliani says NATO should admit Israel, Japan

    09/20/2007 3:26:32 AM PDT · by tellw · 44 replies · 99+ views
    Reuters ^ | Wed Sep 19, 2007 6:32pm EDT | By Adrian Croft
    Print | Close this window Giuliani says NATO should admit Israel, Japan LONDON (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani urged NATO to admit Australia, India, Israel, Japan and Singapore on Wednesday as part of proposals to combat Islamic extremism. Speaking to a U.S.-British conservative group in London, Giuliani said Britain and the United States must stand side-by-side in tackling Islamic terrorism. "This is no time for defeatism and appeasement," he said. He also ruled out a "pre-determined timetable" for a U.S. pullout from Iraq and said British Prime Minister Gordon Brown was right to reject such a timetable for...
  • The Edwards' YouTube Interview (Right vs. Privilege)

    06/10/2007 3:08:46 PM PDT · by finnman69 · 6 replies · 743+ views
    real clear politics ^ | 6/8/07 | BLAKE DVORAK
    This is about a week old now, but if you haven't seen it, watch until the very end when Edwards answers the question "right or privilege?" Here's the full transcript of the "Right or Privilege" portion: Question: A college education? Edwards: Right. Q: Health care? E: Right. Q: A livable wage? E: Right. Q: Owning a handgun? E: Privilege. Q: American citizenship for someone not born here but has worked here for one year? E: Working for one year? That's a hard one, because I think people have to earn citizenship. I think I would have a period be longer...
  • Mitt’s Commie phrase sparks rage

    03/19/2007 10:28:03 PM PDT · by JohnSheppard · 86 replies · 1,630+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | 03/20/2007 | Dave Wedge
    Cubans in Miami are steaming mad at former Gov. Mitt Romney for shooting his mouth off in stumbling Spanish, mispronouncing names and erroneously associating a notorious Fidel Castro-spewed Communist catch phrase with freedom fighters. Politicians in South Florida have lashed out at the former Massachusetts governor and 2008 presidential hopeful for describing the socialist saying “Patria o muerte, venceremos” as “inspiring” and for claimingthe phrase was swiped from liberty-seeking Cubans by leftist admirers of Castro. The phrase, which means “Fatherland or death, we shall overcome,” was bellowed as a political speech sign-off by the dictator for decades. At another point...
  • Flag amendment apparently stalls in Senate [Democrats put forth an alternate - Durbin]

    06/27/2006 3:21:49 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 112 replies · 1,778+ views
    Flag amendment apparently stalls in Senate By LAURIE KELLMAN, Associated Press Writer 11 minutes ago A constitutional amendment to ban flag desecration went to a vote in the Senate Tuesday, apparently heading for an outcome just short of the two-thirds needed to send it on to the states for ratification. Republicans scheduled the vote exactly one week before Independence Day and a little more than four months before voters go to the polls to elect a new Congress. Democrats put forth an alternate that also was getting a vote. Sponsored by their party's assistant leader in the Senate, Dick Durbin...
  • Senate opens flag-burning debate

    06/26/2006 6:09:02 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 32 replies · 686+ views ^ | 27 June 2006
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Senate began debate Monday on a proposed constitutional amendment that would prohibit the desecration of the American flag, the latest in a series of election-year votes pushed by the chamber's Republican leaders. Observers give the flag amendment a better chance of passing than the one to ban same-sex marriages that was defeated earlier this month. That was another vote aimed at mobilizing the GOP's conservative base before November's midterm elections. A vote is expected this week, before the Fourth of July congressional recess. Sen. Arlen Specter, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, compared the measure to...
  • Most Oppose Gay Marriage; Fewer Back an Amendment

    06/05/2006 9:54:35 PM PDT · by Sunsong · 41 replies · 812+ views
    ABC News ^ | June 6, 2006 | GARY LANGER
    An ABC News poll finds that most Americans oppose gay marriage but markedly fewer — especially those outside George W. Bush's core supporters — would amend the U.S. Constitution to ban it. Opponents, however, are far more likely to call it a make-or-break issue in their vote for Congress — a finding that explains Bush's renewed push for a gay marriage ban. Among all Americans, 58 percent say gay marriage should be illegal, but fewer, 42 percent, say it rises to the level of amending the U.S. Constitution. Among conservative Republicans and evangelical white Protestants, though, opposition to gay marriage...
  • Coulter Won't Buy Into Lauer's Liberal Logic

    06/06/2006 5:13:56 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 356 replies · 10,783+ views
    Today Show/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein June 6, 2006 While considerable attention focuses on Ann Coulter's more superficial charms, from a conservative perspective Ann's real beauty is her absolute refusal to buy into liberal logic, no matter how pervasive. That independence of mind was on display this morning during her interview with Matt Lauer. Ann was on to tout her new book, Godless: The Church of Liberalism, released today on . . . 6/6/6 - sign of the devil and all that. The first example came in the the context of President Bush's current push for a constitutional amendment that would prohibit gay...
  • Leave the Constitution out of this (gay marriage ban)

    06/06/2006 7:32:07 AM PDT · by AZRepublican · 117 replies · 1,479+ views
    Rocklin & Roseville Today ^ | 6/6/06 | Dale McFeatters
    In a year it is wrestling with an out-of-control budget, a war going badly, and one impasse on immigration and another on its own ethics, the Senate is taking time out to debate altering the U.S. Constitution by adding the Marriage Protection Amendment. The amendment is widely predicted to fall short of the needed votes to amend the Constitution for only the 23rd time in its 217-year history _ 13th if you omit the original 10, the Bill of Rights _ and well it should. At its gravest level, the amendment would make a significant incursion into federalism and state's...
  • Senator Clinton, in Pander Mode

    12/07/2005 8:32:56 PM PST · by neverdem · 18 replies · 780+ views
    NY Times ^ | December 7, 2005 | NY Times Editorial Board
    Hillary Clinton is co-sponsoring a bill to criminalize the burning of the American flag. Her supporters would characterize this as an attempt to find a middle way between those who believe that flag-burning is constitutionally protected free speech and those who want to ban it, even if it takes a constitutional amendment. Unfortunately, it looks to us more like a simple attempt to have it both ways. Senator Clinton says she opposes a constitutional amendment to outlaw flag-burning. In 1989, the Supreme Court ruled that flag-burning was protected by the First Amendment. But her bill, which is sponsored by Senator...
  • California: Gay activist: Davis agrees to sign partners bill

    08/16/2003 6:45:09 PM PDT · by John Jorsett · 23 replies · 153+ views
    Dan Weintraub weblog ^ | AUgust 16, 2003 | Dan Weintraub
    <p>Gov. Gray Davis has promised to sign landmark legislation granting marriage-style rights, benefits and responsibilities to gay and lesbian domestic partners, according to a gay rights activist who participated in a conference call with a top aide to the governor on Saturday.</p>
  • CA: Davis favors car-tax rollback

    08/13/2003 8:01:30 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 43 replies · 235+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 8/13/03 | Alexa H. Bluth
    <p>Gov. Gray Davis on Tuesday said he supports an effort by Assembly Democrats to raise personal income taxes and undo the vehicle license fee increase.</p> <p>Lawmakers are crafting legislation that would wipe out the tripling of the car fee that is to go into effect Oct. 1. Instead, the bill would add two new top income tax brackets and bump up taxes on cigarettes.</p>