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  • Nadler: ‘The State Ought to Have a Monopoly on Legitimate Violence’

    12/27/2012 4:01:18 AM PST · by IbJensen · 59 replies
    CNS News ^ | 12/21/2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    (CNSNews.com) – Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said only the federal government should have “high-capacity” gun magazines and that the “state ought to have a monopoly on legitimate violence.” At a Capitol Hill press conference on Wednesday, Nadler gathered with other House Democrats to push for stricter gun control in the wake of last week’s massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., which left 26 dead, including 20 children. The lawmaker told CNSNews.com that he not only supports prohibiting the future sale of 10-round gun magazines, but he would like to confiscate high-capacity clips already legally possessed by American...
  • Obama Administration to Honor ‘Green’ Schools That Teach ‘Environmental Literacy’

    05/17/2011 1:53:11 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 11 replies
    CNS News ^ | 5/17/2011 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – Next year on Earth Day, the Obama administration plans to announce which U.S. schools have been selected as “Green Ribbon Schools,” a designation that will “honor” schools for “creating healthy and sustainable learning environments” and for “teaching environmental literacy.” The Green Ribbon Schools program was announced in late April, but details on how schools will be picked or what the honor entails have not been released. Jo Ann Webb, spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Education, told CNSNews.com that the program is still under development. “The criteria have not been developed yet,” Webb said. “The plan is for...
  • Harry Reid: ‘We Need The People Of America To Rise Up’ in Favor of Amnesty for Illegal Aliens

    05/13/2011 4:44:51 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 31 replies
    CNS News ^ | May 11, 2011 | Eric Scheiner
    (CNSNews.com) - Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is calling on Americans to ‘rise up’ and express how important the DREAM Act is to them. Reid made the comments at a conference on Wednesday in support of the measure that would allow qualifying illegal aliens obtain legal residence status. “As was said yesterday in El Paso by the president, we need the people of America to rise up and indicate to each of us how important this legislation is,” Reid said. “I believe that the people in America need to understand that these young men and women who want to be educated,...
  • Democrat: Non-Energy-Producing States Shouldn’t Complain About High Gas Prices

    05/13/2011 4:31:29 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 28 replies
    CNS News ^ | 5/12/2011 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - A U.S. senator -- a Democrat – is taking a strong stand against a bill introduced by a fellow Democrat that would end energy subsidies for big oil companies. In a speech on the Senate floor Wednesday, Sen. Mary Landrieu, from the oil-producing state of Louisiana, said the bill introduced by Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) targets an industry that supports 9.2 million jobs and contributes more than 7.7 percent to U.S. gross domestic product. Ending energy subsidies for oil and gas companies, she said, will not reduce gas prices, but it will eliminate jobs. Landrieu also took a...
  • Why did Ted Kennedy Flood America with 100 Million Poor? .

    05/06/2011 4:53:52 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 18 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 4 May 2011 | F Woodbridge
    In this continuing series, Roy Beck, director of www.NumbersUSA.org , asks the question as to why the late U.S. Senator Teddy Kennedy pushed the 1965 Immigration Reform Act through Congress without any debate? What was the purpose for flooding America with 100 million more people in the last 40 years and another 100 million within 30 years by 2035? Please give us some background Mr. Beck: “I was dining in downtown Boston with a long-time acquaintance of Teddy Kennedy at the very time he died,” said Beck. “We had discussed what had caused Kennedy to pursueimmigration policies that so fundamentally...
  • Democrats Harass Black Woman Legislator for Voting Pro-Life

    05/04/2011 12:56:04 PM PDT · by izzatzo · 30 replies
    LifeNews ^ | 05/03/2011 | Steven Ertelt
    After debating in favor of a bill that would require ultrasounds before abortions, Democrat leaders openly harassed, threatened and belittled Democratic Rep. Daphnee Campbell. Freshman State House of Representatives member, Daphne Campbell from Miami was in her first legislative session last week when her own party viciously turned on her after she debated for and voted in favor of the pro-life bill allowing ultrasounds before abortions. Campbell is a wife and mother of five children who works as a nurse. As she rose in passionate support for the pro-life bill, Rep. Scott Randolph a Democrat from Orlando, whose assigned seat...
  • Obama, Osama, and What’s Next In Pakistan (What's in a name?)

    05/04/2011 5:49:54 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 5 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 5/3/2011 | N M Guariglia
    In the wake of Osama bin Laden’s death, I am reminded of that great Navy SEAL commercial where there’s no words or music — just footprints on a beach being washed away by the waves. It recalls George Orwell’s observation that we sleep peaceably in our beds at night “because rough men stand ready to do violence on our behalf.” U.S. Special Forces are the best in the business, and the bin Laden operation shows the persistent lethality and reach of the U.S. military. As for President Obama — good for him. This is the first time he’s coming across...
  • Obama’s Recovery Is Built On ‘McJobs’

    05/02/2011 4:57:25 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 5 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 4/29/2011 | Staff
    McDonald's announced that it received a million applications across the country for what amounted to 62,000 low-skill jobs. What does that say about the state of job creation in this country? For 62,000 Americans, the heavy weight of unemployment has been lifted by much-maligned McDonald's, the fast-food giant whose employment opportunities were once belittled by the left during the Reagan era as "McJobs." As for the 938,000 others, the intolerable world of life without work remains. So let's get one thing straight: There is no such thing as undignified work. A million people have clearly shown that by standing in...
  • As Price of Gas Hits Record, EPA Blocks Oil Drilling in Alaska

    04/26/2011 7:16:36 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 46 replies · 1+ views
    Right Side News ^ | 4/26/2011 | Mike Brownfield
    EPA Blocks Oil Drilling in Alaska There are an estimated 27 billion barrels of oil waiting to be tapped in the Arctic Ocean, off the coast of Alaska. But after spending five years and nearly $4 billion, Shell Oil Company has been forced to abandon its efforts to drill for oil in the region. (Related: 3 Inch Lizard May Shut Down Texas and New Mexico Oil and Gas Operations) With gas at $4 per gallon and higher, one might think that more oil would be a good thing. So what’s the road block? The Environmental Protection Agency. Fox News reports...
  • Barack Obama’s Re-Election Campaign Theme Won’t Be Hope and Change, Just Scorched Earth and Fear

    04/24/2011 4:54:28 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 29 replies
    Red States ^ | 4/21/2011 | Erick Ericson
    Gas prices have more than doubled since Barack Obama took office. His deficit spending makes George Bush look like a rank amateur. 78% of Americans recognize inflation is on the rise. One dollar bill buys less and less. We’re a little bit more pregnant in Libya, but just barely. Our foreign policy is rudderless and often against our best interests. Today comes news that for the first time since the Great Depression, more Americans get government money than give the government money. Americans are dependent on Washington for the livelihoods. Also out late yesterday, CNS News reports that we will...
  • Another Obama Administration Cover-up?

    04/23/2011 3:49:02 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 8 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 4/23/2011 | Tom Fitton
    There’s something fishy going on over there at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). And we’re trying to get to the bottom of it. On April 14, we filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against DHS to obtain records detailing its investigation of Carlos Martinelly-Montano. This is the illegal alien who is charged with striking and killing a Virginia Benedictine nun in a drunk driving accident on August 1, 2010. Now, as you may recall, Judicial Watch obtained an internal DHS report on the Martinelly-Montano investigation in response to a previous lawsuit. But now we want to get...
  • US Is Broke, Failing, But Show Goes On .

    04/18/2011 3:29:26 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 13 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 4/16/2011 | Staff
    Obama seeks $4 trillion cut to deficit, higher taxes for rich ... Backs benefit programs, draws battle lines with GOP ... President Obama pledged to pare the projected deficit by $4 trillion in the next 12 years, vowing to protect the nation's most vulnerable while pushing again for higher taxes for its richest citizens. In a 43-minute speech that mixed appeals for a united sense of purpose with sharply partisan jabs, the president laid out his vision of a country strengthened both by fewer debts and a greater diligence to solving the problems of Medicaid and Medicare. In promising to...
  • Dems Re-Introduce Bill to Let U.S. Citizens Sponsor Their Same-Sex Partners For Legal Residency

    04/16/2011 1:38:10 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 15 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4/15/2011 | Edwin Mora
    Washington (CNSNews.com) - Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), joined by several other House Democrats, re-introduced on Thursday the Uniting American Families Act, which would permit homosexual and lesbian American citizens to sponsor their partners for legal residency in the United States, saying the status-quo is “humanly cruel.” The New York congressman, who is leading the push for passing the legislation, said there are more than 100 Democrat co-sponsors of the bill, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). He also said that a similar bill is being introduced in the Senate by Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.). The prospects of...
  • Rep. Scott: Taxing Those At $100,000 And Up at 100% Will Not Get Us Out Of This Year’s Deficit

    04/16/2011 1:18:06 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 7 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4/14/2011 | Eric Scheiner
    “The President tries to tax, to tax our way out of debt -- placing the burden on those earning more than $100,000,“ Rep. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) said on the House floor Thursday morning. “The problem, sir, is a simple one -- that if we were to tax these individuals 100 percent of their income, we still could not cover our deficit this year alone. As a matter of fact, to tax our way out of debt we would need to increase taxes across the board on every man, on every woman and every business by 60 percent. You simply cannot...
  • Shut the People Down (Obama planned to make shutdown worse than it had to be!)

    04/11/2011 10:59:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | April 11, 2011 | The Prowler
    STANDOFF CYNICISM No one can say that President Barack Obama and his administration weren't thinking of the American people during the budget standoff with Republicans. Their inconvenience was very much on his mind. According to White House sources, in the weeks leading up to last week's push for a budget deal, the President approved plans that had the White House and federal agencies looking at every federal government resource that entailed public interaction, and whether it could be shut down during a closure of the government -- even if under normal government closures those resources would have or could have...
  • Is Obama Really a Shoo-in?

    04/11/2011 10:05:37 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 21 replies
    The Patriot Post ^ | 4/7/2011 | Burt Prelutsky
    In an article for the NY Post, my friend, historian Ronald Radosh, informed the world that NYU was hosting a six-hour conference devoted to "Academic Freedom in the 1960s." On the face of it, it sounds like the sort of boring event where most of us are relieved not to know any of the participants, thus freeing us of any obligation to attend. But, according to Radosh, all of the speakers are leftists. Among them are historian Ellen Schrecker, who has argued that while many of those accused of spying for the Soviet Union during the Cold War were guilty,...
  • ‘Make No Mistake: I Oppose This Negotiated Deal,’ Says Michele Bachmann

    04/11/2011 9:22:37 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 32 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4/9/2011 | Terence P Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - Rep. Michele Bachmann (R.-Minn.), who leads the Tea Party Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives and who is considering running for president in 2012, expressed adamant opposition to the spending deal agreed to late Friday night by House Speaker John Boehner (R.-Ohio), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D.-Nev.) and President Barack Obama. “Make no mistake: I oppose this negotiated deal,” Bachmann said in a Twitter message sent out at about 11:00 am on Saturday. “It does not: Cut enough spending, stop funding Planned Parenthood, or defund Obamacare.” Bachmann also expressed her opposition to the deal in a...
  • Statement on Incoming DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz .

    04/09/2011 6:36:30 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 25 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 4/8/2011 | Andrea Lafferty
    Washington D.C.-- The following is a statement from Traditional Values Coalition president Andrea Lafferty on the selection of Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) to lead the Democratic Party as DNC Chair, after the departure of former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine to run for U.S. Senate: "Way to go DNC. You found the candidate who best fit your profile for DNC Chairman: a junkyard dog who is mean, nasty, shrill, able to screech at a moment's notice, aggressive, and of course able to manipulate the facts and always uncompromising. "If there is anyone out there unaware of just how out-of-touch the...
  • Planned Parenthood Republicans: A Decades-Long History

    03/16/2011 9:50:29 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 17 replies
    New American ^ | 3/16/2011 | Michael O'Connor
    Trends within politics rarely occur in a vacuum. Instead, they develop within a broader ideological and historical context, which accounts for individual elected officials’ political motivations to this very day. Planned Parenthood, for instance, has always enjoyed the support of a notable component of the Republican Party, especially its moderate or Rockefeller wing, comprised of influential Establishment elitists, internationalists, and environmentalists. The seven Republicans who voted in favor of retaining federal funding for Planned Parenthood, in addition to Senators Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins, and Olympia Snowe, all hail from this tradition. Beyond their obvious support for pro-choice causes, these individuals...
  • James Taylor Hopes Americans Recognize Obama as ‘Remarkable Leader’

    03/04/2011 4:47:35 AM PST · by IbJensen · 68 replies
    CNS News ^ | 3/2/2011 | Fred Lucas
    Washington (CNSNews.com) – James Taylor, recognized at the White House on Wednesday for his musical achievement, told reporters that President Barack Obama has been too modest about his accomplishments. In a White House ceremony, Obama presented Taylor and other artists, authors, poets and entertainers with the 2010 National Medal of Arts. The announcer of the ceremonies said, “His distinctive voice and masterful guitar playing are among the most recognized in popular music and his expansive catalog of songs has had a profound influence on songwriters and music lovers from all walks of life.” Taylor said he supported Obama in the...
  • Does America Need a "Civility Institute"?

    02/28/2011 4:36:42 AM PST · by IbJensen · 24 replies
    New American ^ | 2/25/2011 | Bruce Walker
    Fred DuVal, a friend of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and a member of the Arizona Board of Regents, has proposed a “Civility Institute” to promote compromise among opposing political parties and views. He believes the best way to start is by attempting to define “best practices and corrosive practices” in public discourse. DuVal puts it this way: “How do we nurture robustness on one hand and not in any way chill speech, and keep it in bounds that are not destructive to democracy? Will it change the nature of dialogue? That will be a tall order.” Fox News host Greta Van...
  • Lautenberg to Pro-Life Republicans: 'Don’t Go Near My Daughters'

    02/09/2011 6:11:16 AM PST · by IbJensen · 54 replies
    CNS News ^ | February 08, 2011 | Nicholas Ballasy
    “If they want to make a choice, that’s up to them and it’s with the advice of a doctor and loving parents and a loving family.”(CNSNews.com) - In expressing opposition to the House Republicans' "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act," Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) said politicians should not interfere with his family’s health and well-being. He also had a message for the GOP, saying, “I won’t attempt to voice my views on your family and let my family alone. Don’t go near my daughters.” “I’m experienced. I’m the proud father of three daughters, two more that my wife brought to...
  • Can Our Nation Be Saved?

    01/27/2011 6:45:11 AM PST · by IbJensen · 36 replies
    CNS News ^ | 27 January 2011 | Walter Williams
    The national debt is over $14 trillion, the federal budget deficit is $1.4 trillion and, depending on whose estimates are used, the unfunded liability or indebtedness of the federal government (mostly in the form of obligations for Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and prescription drugs) is estimated to be between $60 and $100 trillion. Those entitlements along with others account for nearly 60 percent of federal spending. They are what Congress calls mandatory or non-discretionary spending. Then there's discretionary spending, half of which is for national defense. Each year, non-discretionary spending consumes a higher and higher percent of the federal budget....
  • Anglophobia or Islamophobia - What's the Real Problem?

    01/24/2011 6:54:41 AM PST · by IbJensen · 9 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 1/24/2011 | Daniel Greenfield
    In the UK, Baroness Warsi, better known as PM Cameron's pet Muslim, delivered a speech lambasting Britons as racists for in any way associating terrorism with Islam. If you have been guilty of trying to distinguish between moderate and radical Muslims, that too is now forbidden. According to Baroness Sayeeda Hussein Warsi, trying to distinguish between head-chopping and non-head-chopping Muslims only helps "fuel intolerance and misunderstanding". Which may or may not be better than Mohammed Asha and Bilal Abdulla, a British doctor and engineer, who filled up their Jeep Cherokee full of fuel canisters and tried to drive it into...
  • The President Said Nothing (What president?)

    01/22/2011 8:01:27 AM PST · by IbJensen · 8 replies
    Right Side News ^ | January 21, 2011 | Marie Jon
    The culture wars continue between the moral and immoral., between truth and deception, between the eternal reality and fleeting vapors of smoke.......we will all have a day of reckoning From the moment the good citizens of this country heard what took place in Arizona, President Barack Obama said nothing to admonish the media or the investigating sheriff for openly defaming innocent people who had nothing to do with the deaths and life-threatening injuries perpetrated by a lone gunman. Obama, who has repeatedly ignored the will of the people for two years now, looked the other way as his cohorts blamed...
  • Ten More Good Reasons to Fight Against Abortion - 2011

    01/22/2011 4:45:01 AM PST · by IbJensen
    TFP ^ | 17 January 2011 | TFP Staff
    As we gather for the 38th annual March for Life, the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) joins countless Americans nationwide in giving a voice to the unborn. This year, we stand on the crest of the great national wave of reaction against intrusive government. Last November, American citizens united in this backlash said no to the idea that government should decide matters that belong to private citizens. In the middle of this fierce debate could be found the compassionate voices of America’s anti-abortion majority who protest the most horrific intrusion permitted by the State:...
  • The Martyrdom of Baghdad's Christians: The Seed of Crusaders?

    01/07/2011 4:52:58 AM PST · by IbJensen · 8 replies
    Tradition , Family and Property ^ | 1/4/2011 | Luiz Sérgio Solimeo
    Help us Recover Combativeness in Defense of the Faith“Enough! Enough!” shouted a three-year old toddler as he chased one of the Islamic terrorists gunning down the faithful at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help that evening of October 31, 2010. In response, the Mujahidin turned his gun on the valiant boy and riddled him with bullets. “Christian dogs” About 200 Catholics were fulfilling their Sunday obligation at the cathedral of the Syriac Catholic rite (an Eastern Catholic rite under the Pope) in central Baghdad. They knew they were at risk because one of the priests in the cathedral,...
  • What The State Wants To Hide

    12/29/2010 5:40:13 AM PST · by IbJensen · 7 replies · 4+ views
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | December 29, 2010 | Bob Livingston
    A pilot with a major United States airline was confronted at his home in early December by four Federal air marshals and two sheriff’s deputies who were there to confiscate his Federally-issued firearm and his state-issued permit to carry a concealed firearm. His crime? He posted a series of videos to YouTube that showed flaws in the Transportation Security Administration’s screening procedures. The videos — since removed from YouTube — demonstrate how the flight crews are subjected to intensive pre-flight TSA screenings while the ground crews that service the aircraft are able to access secure areas by swiping a card,...
  • Death Panels? What Death Panels?

    12/28/2010 6:44:03 AM PST · by IbJensen · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Right Side Newa ^ | Tuesday, 28 December 2010 | J.D. Longstreet
    More lies from the Obama Regime are surfacing. Just as the putrid corpse of a drowning victim will rise after a short period, the stench of the sub-surface lies of ObamaCare is coming to the surface—one at a time. Remember US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s statement that the Congress would have to pass the ObamaCare law for the citizens of the USto learn what is in it? Of course, you do! That’s why she will be the “FORMER” Speaker of the House is a few days! Well, they passed it – and now we are learning, just as...
  • Woman Silenced at New Jersey Senate Hearing Shares Her Story

    12/10/2010 7:02:04 AM PST · by IbJensen · 16 replies
    Right Side News ^ | December 10, 2010 | Staff
    Abortion is the UnChoice "I Was Pushed, Silenced and Coerced Before Abortion ... Now I Am Being Pushed, Silenced and Coerced Into Shutting Up Again" A woman testifying at a New Jersey Senate hearing about undergoing a coerced abortion was stopped from speaking after being told that she couldn’t talk about her experience with Planned Parenthood. Now she is sharing the story that she wasn't allowed to tell at the hearing. Darlene Dunn was testifying at a budget hearing about a bill to provide government funds to Planned Parenthood and other “family planning” centers. She said she wanted to share...
  • Obama Signs Bill Settling Black Farmers’ Discrimination Claims Amid Calls for Congressional Probe

    12/09/2010 5:52:32 AM PST · by IbJensen · 9 replies
    CNS News ^ | December 9, 2010 | Fred Lucas
    (CNSNews.com) - President Barack Obama on Wednesday signed the Claims Settlement Act of 2010, a bill awarding $1.15 billion to African American farmers to settle claims that the U.S. Agriculture Department discriminated against them. This is on top of earlier legislation awarding black farmers $100 million. The Pigford II legislation also includes $3.4 billion to settle a 14-year lawsuit alleging mismanagement of tribal trust funds by the U.S. Interior Department. Some members of Congress have called for an investigation of potential fraud in the government’s previous payout to the black farmers, and they have expressed doubt that this second settlement...
  • DREAM ACT IS A NIGHTMARE

    12/09/2010 5:14:56 AM PST · by shortstop · 24 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 12/09/10 | Bob Lonsberry
    The Dream Act is a nightmare. It's one more attack on what is good and right in this country. You've heard of it, right? It's a plan from the Democrats and the light-in-the-loafer Republicans that would give illegal aliens who came here as minors a green card if they go to college or enlist in the military. Of course, with the green card they could apply for citizenship and when they got that they would be authorized by law to give their parents, siblings, children and spouses green cards, too. So sneak your kid across the border, sign him up...
  • Tea Party May Target Major Companies That Back Obama Agenda, Poll Shows

    11/26/2010 7:56:59 AM PST · by IbJensen · 26 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/24/2010 | Christopher Neefus
    (CNSNews.com) – According to a new poll, Tea Party activists and conservatives are willing to put their money where their mouths are and stop purchasing products from companies that promote President Barack Obama’s agenda. The results of the survey led the pollster to conclude that Tea Partiers could “realistically” lead a boycott of such companies. The poll was commissioned by the National Center for Public Policy Research and FreedomWorks, the latter a conservative organization whose chairman, Dick Armey, is often closely associated with the Tea Party movement. The pollsters asked 800 conservatives and Tea Party supporters about their view of...
  • Justice Department Vendetta Against Republican Gov. Chris Christie?

    11/09/2010 9:18:27 AM PST · by IbJensen · 50 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/9/2010 | Pete Yost
    Inspector-general’s report criticizes Christie's travel as U.S. attorney Washington (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who is raising his national political profile as a government cost-cutter, engaged in a pattern of abuse when he was U.S. attorney by billing taxpayers to stay at luxury hotels, the Justice Department's inspector general said . The inspector general found that the Republican governor, who recently killed the construction of a new rail line to New York under the Hudson River, did not comply with federal travel regulations or provide acceptable justification for lodging costs that exceeded the government rate. Christie was one...
  • Change of course unlikely

    11/08/2010 5:52:17 AM PST · by IbJensen · 1 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 11-8-2010 | George Will
    <p>When Alexander Pope was on his deathbed, his doctor assured him that his breathing, pulse and other vital signs were improving. ``Here I am,'' Pope said to a friend, ``dying of a hundred good symptoms.''</p> <p>Some Democrats read the election returns as symptoms of health because things could have been worse: ``Happily, we have leprosy, not cholera.'' But embracing the fallacy of false alternatives is not a step toward recuperation. Neither is continuing the attitude Democrats adopted when passing Obamacare and that foretold this election: ``No compromise with the voters!''</p>
  • Senate GOP Leader McConnell Pledges Guerrilla Warfare to ‘Eliminate’ ObamaCare

    11/05/2010 6:37:13 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 26 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/4/2010 | Matt Cover
    (CNSNews.com) - Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) pledged that Republicans will do everything they can to roll back and “eliminate” the unpopular health care reform legislation that President Barack Obama signed into law in March, including taking it apart piece-by-piece if necessary. McConnell, speaking at the conservative Heritage Foundation on Thursday, said that Republicans in both chambers of Congress would attempt to repeal the bill in its entirety. Should that effort fail, Republicans will then turn to guerrilla tactics to stop the unpopular legislation. “On health care, that means we can, and should, propose and vote on straight repeal,...
  • Harrah’s Bosses Put Squeeze on Employees to Vote in Pro-Reid Effort

    11/04/2010 6:35:44 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/2/2010 | Elizabeth Crum
    Executives at the casino giant Harrah’s pushed company employees to vote early in an all-out effort to help the Harry Reid campaign, according to internal emails obtained by Battle ‘10. -snip- The staffer told Jones, senior vice president of communications and government relations, that the Reid campaign had “connected with Culinary” and that the problem was with mid-level supervisors. -snip- The Reid staffer then indicated that the culinary union had money available for more busses to take Harrah’s employees to the polls. The Reid staffer suggests that Harrah’s execs “put a headlock on your supervisors to get them to follow...
  • How Harry Reid Won Re-Election

    11/04/2010 6:07:46 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 68 replies
    CNS News ^ | Michael R Blood
    Las Vegas (AP) - Republicans said for months that if the Nevada Senate race was a referendum on Harry Reid, the unpopular Majority Leader would lose. Reid didn't let that happen. He adeptly painted opponent Sharron Angle as an extremist immediately after she won her primary -- and proceeded to make the contest as much about her awkward and unconventional statements as Reid's own troubles. Then he deployed his secret weapon: a powerful turnout machine that brought Democratic and Hispanic voters out to the polls in droves. Reid's relentless TV ad assault against Angle and his powerful get-out-the-vote effort were...
  • Bauer: Voters put 'restraining order' on Obama

    11/03/2010 12:50:23 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 4 replies
    One News Now ^ | Chad Groening
    A conservative activist and former presidential candidate says Tuesday night's election results have put a "restraining order" on President Barack Obama's radical agenda. Gary Bauer, chairman of American Values, thinks the landscape in Washington will be quite different in January, now that Republicans have control of the House of Representatives. But though the GOP narrowed the gap in the Senate, it fell short of its needed ten seats to get the majority. Meanwhile, the party scored big in gubernatorial races across the country. "The bottom line is this whole evening [Tuesday] has been a restraining order against President Obama. The...
  • A Merciful But Dopey End

    11/01/2010 5:45:51 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 10 replies · 1+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 11/1/2010 | Larry Thornberry
    TAMPA -- Heading into the weekend before the election, Floridians thought the three-way race for a U.S. Senate seat here could not become stranger without one of the candidates checking into a hospital before Tuesday for a sex-change operation, or another dropping out to attend seminary. Wrong. On Thursday evening, bulletins started coming out of Washington, beginning with a report in Politico that former President Billy Bob Clinton had tried to talk Democratic Congressman Kendrick Meek, who trails Republican Marco Rubio and free-agent Charlie Crist badly, into dropping out of the race in order to give the liberal Crist a...
  • Stumping for Democrats, Obama Uses Three Words to Describe America: ‘Big, Messy Democracy’

    10/27/2010 4:39:07 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 26 replies · 1+ views
    CNS News ^ | 10/27/2010 | Penny Star
    (CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama repeatedly has called the United States a “big, messy Democracy" in his many campaign stops around the country in recent weeks. “I know that a lot of times people wonder, gosh, you know, why did it take -- why did health care take so long [to pass]?” Obama said at a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) fundraiser in a private home in Providence, R.I on Monday. “Well, this is not a monarchy we live in. This is a democracy. And it’s a big, messy democracy. “And there’s supposed to be debate, and there’s supposed to...
  • Obama Plays Psychiatrist-in-Chief on Campaign Trail

    10/27/2010 4:33:46 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 14 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10/27/2010 | Erica Warner
    Washington (AP) - According to President Barack Obama, Americans are angry, frustrated, scared, anxious, uncertain, nervous, discouraged and shaken up. They're also confused and not thinking clearly. Heading into critical midterm elections, Obama has been freely sharing this gloomy diagnosis on the campaign trail, at times sounding more like a psychiatrist than a politician. He usually couples it with a reminder that the country's been through tough times before and is resilient enough to bounce back, and an appeal to voters to "choose hope over fear." -snip- Americans would be more supportive of his policies, the president suggests, if they...
  • Debt Has Increased $5 Trillion Since Speaker Pelosi Vowed, ‘No New Deficit Spending’

    10/25/2010 5:50:45 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 17 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10/25/2010 | Terance P Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - When Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) gave her inaugural address as speaker of the House in 2007, she vowed there would be “no new deficit spending.” Since that day, the national debt has increased by $5 trillion, according to the U.S. Treasury Department. "After years of historic deficits, this 110th Congress will commit itself to a higher standard: Pay as you go, no new deficit spending,” Pelosi said in her speech from the speaker’s podium. “Our new America will provide unlimited opportunity for future generations, not burden them with mountains of debt." Pelosi has served as speaker in...
  • When a President Hates Being Commander in Chie

    09/23/2010 6:54:10 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 21 replies
    The American ^ | September 22, 2010 | Tom Donnelly
    Among the tidbits and outrages revealed in the trailer for Bob Woodward’s forthcoming book, Obama’s Wars, two patterns stood out. First, the president really hates being commander in chief in a time of war. Second, and perhaps related, the fight the White House most wants to win is the battle over who gets blamed for a defeat in Afghanistan. Obama’s annoyance, amounting to anger, at the demands of wartime leadership are everywhere palpable in the piece. The strategy in Afghanistan is to get out: “There cannot be any wiggle room,” says the president. “I am not doing long-term nation-building. I...
  • Still No Good News for ObamaCare (And there never will be)

    09/23/2010 6:50:38 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 4 replies
    The American ^ | September 22, 2010 | Joseph Antos
    ObamaCare addresses every healthcare problem, with every solution further centralizing power and decision making in Washington. The promises do not come cheap. A just-released Census Bureau study confirms what most people feared: the number of uninsured has hit an all-time high, thanks in large part to a persistent and deep recession that has cost millions of jobs. According to a survey taken last March, more than 50 million people—one in every six Americans—reported that they did not have health insurance at any time during 2009. That’s an increase of 4.3 million people in just one year—the largest single increase in...
  • Planned Parenthood: The Biggest Pig at the Trough

    08/24/2010 4:44:25 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 3 replies
    CNS ^ | 8/23/2010 | Judie Brown
    Planned Parenthood—an organization that kills preborn babies, destroys the lives of mothers and, through its brand of sex education, helps form a twisted sense of sexuality among teens—has reached its long arm into our communities for far too many years. Aided by a government that supports it by giving it millions in tax dollars, Planned Parenthood will stop at nothing to pervert the lives of America’s youth. Many years ago, one man had a vision of how to stop Planned Parenthood’s encroachment of our society. When Stop Planned Parenthood International (STOPP) started in 1985, the man who had the brilliant...
  • Rangel Says He's Ready to Clear His Name (But First Clear Your Throat)

    07/26/2010 4:28:26 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 18 replies · 2+ views
    CNS News ^ | 7/23/2010 | Verena Dobnik
    New York (AP) - Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel said Friday he looked forward to clearing his name next week at a meeting of the House ethics committee, which has indicated the 40-year congressional veteran will be charged with serious violations. Speaking briefly at his Harlem office, Rangel, 80, called the two-year ethics investigation hurtful and harmful. But he said he was relieved that the matter was coming to a close and that the complaints against him would be aired publicly for the first time. "I apologize for not being able to go further, but I hope you do get some...
  • Hey, Democrats: It's simple - you raise taxes, you further paralyze the economy

    07/23/2010 3:51:26 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 7 replies · 1+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 7/22/2010 | Andrea Tantaros
    Though few are talking about it, the most important political fight to hit Washington is on deck to occupy the next six months of debate: Whether or not to extend the Bush tax cuts, which are set to expire at the end of the year. While it doesn't sound sexy, the ramifications of the decision will be a crucial pivot point for the national economy. Although the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts were passed with bipartisan support, you can expect class warfare this time around. Liberal Democrats will push to keep the cuts in place only for the middle class,...
  • Census Officials in New York Instructed Workers to Falsify Questionnaires, Says Inspector General

    07/20/2010 11:46:15 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 12 replies · 1+ views
    CNS News ^ | 7/20/2010 | Edwin Mora
    (CNSNews.com) - The Commerce Department’s Inspector General (IG) has confirmed whistleblower allegations that management at a local Census office in Brooklyn, N.Y., “directed employees to falsify Census questionnaires during” the decennial count’s largest and most expensive operation known as Non-response Follow-Up. Furthermore, the IG noted that during the Census Bureau’s efforts to re-count the fabricated questionnaires, employees charged with that task “were inferring the number of household residents through improper means.” “The complaints specifically alleged that the [Brooklyn Northeast local Census office] manager and assistant manager for field operations had directed employees to falsify enumeration questionnaires using information from an...
  • Democrats Jump Into Six-Point Lead on Generic Ballot

    07/20/2010 11:34:27 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Gallup.Com ^ | 7/20/2010
    PRINCETON, NJ -- In the same week the U.S. Senate passed a major financial reform bill touted as reining in Wall Street, Democrats pulled ahead of Republicans, 49% to 43%, in voters' generic ballot preferences for the 2010 congressional elections. March-July 2010 Trend: Candidate Preferences in 2010 Congressional Elections, Among Registered Voters The Democrats' six-point advantage in Gallup Daily interviewing from July 12-18 represents the first statistically significant lead for that party's candidates since Gallup began weekly tracking of this measure in March. "The 51% of Republicans saying they are "very enthusiastic" about voting this fall is up from 40%...