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  • Rubio says he will seek Senate re-election, reversing course

    06/22/2016 8:14:52 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 96 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 22,2016
    Former Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio reversed course Wednesday and said he will seek re-election to the Senate, telling Fox News: “I changed my mind.” The decision, widely expected among his Florida Republican colleagues, follows repeated claims during the GOP presidential primary race that he would not run again for Senate. Rubio for months had spoken about his frustrations with the Senate, in explaining his original decision to run for the presidency only – and defending himself against criticism for missed votes. But he told Fox News’ Chris Wallace on Wednesday while he’s “frustrated” with the Senate, it is “also...
  • What will Marco Rubio do?

    06/03/2016 3:39:59 AM PDT · by onyx · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 03, 2016, 06:00 am | By Jordain Carney
    Sen. Marco Rubio is coming under heavy pressure inside and outside the Beltway to change his mind and run for reelection to the Senate.For Senate GOP leaders, the move is a political no-brainer. ADVERTISEMENT Rubio is a known quantity and an able fundraiser, and they believe he represents their best shot at keeping Florida’s Senate seat in the Republican column.For Rubio the question is tougher.Running for the Senate would amount to a significant political u-turn. He’s repeatedly railed against the ineffectiveness of the upper chamber and brushed aside questions about his lax attendance record.He could also be risking his...
  • [Rep. Jeff] Miller to Announce Bid for Rubio’s Senate Seat

    06/25/2015 7:40:44 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 13 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 06/25/2015 | Emily Cahn
    Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., will run for the Sunshine State’s open Senate seat, according to a source with knowledge of Miller’s plans. A second source said the announcement could come next week. Miller will be the third Republican to officially enter the contest to replace Sen. Marco Rubio, who is vacating the competitive seat to run for president. Miller will be the third member of Congress in the race. Florida’s Senate race is a top Democratic target as the party looks to net the five seats necessary to ensure Senate control. President Barack Obama carried the state twice. On the...
  • Pelosi: We're totally winning the war against ISIS. Y'know. On Twitter & stuff

    05/26/2015 12:02:35 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/26/15 | Robert Laurie
    That'll show 'em. MSNBC has a new show! It’s hosted by former Pennsylvania Representative Patrick Murphy (D-of course). It’s called “Taking the Hill” and this weekend it featured an appearance by everyone’s favorite former Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi. Murphy asked Pelosi about Obama’s failing battle against ISIS, but Pelosi wasn’t interested in admitting that things aren’t going so well. Instead, she decided to highlight one of the areas where we are, apparently, making some truly “impressive advances” against our barbaric opponents. Are we bombing them back into the stone age? Not really. Are we killing them at a...
  • Rubio presidential run will begin scramble to fill his seat

    04/11/2015 6:41:23 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 26 replies
    Bay News 9 ^ | 04/11/2015 | AP
    If Marco Rubio fulfills expectations and announces Monday that he is running for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination and not re-election to the Senate, Florida's chief financial officer and a Democratic congressman will become the leading candidates to replace him. Republican CFO Jeff Atwater would be the immediate favorite to replace Rubio after dominant wins in two statewide campaigns. Democratic U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy is not nearly as well-known. But he is seen as a moderate who can win crossover votes after defeating incumbent Republican Rep. Allen West in 2012 despite West's massive fundraising and national tea party support. The...
  • Step into Congress and strike it rich

    08/24/2014 8:59:45 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/24/14 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    As soft television advertisements now hypocritically portray US House of Representatives Democrat incumbent Patrick Murphy as the best friend a Treasure Coast family ever had, an outstanding analysis of the young single man presents an appalling revelation of who and what he really is. A staggering statistic shows that after taking office, Murphy’s yearly net worth jumped from $205,682 to $3,185,011, an unbelievable increase of 1,449% while in comparison, the American citizen’s median yearly income features a net worth decline of MINUS-0.94%. According to outstanding research and source work done by, Murphy now ranks as the “102nd wealthiest representative...
  • Republican Candidate Carl Domino fights to take U.S. House seat in Florida

    07/30/2014 8:56:09 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/30/14 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Jobs and National Security are the two most crucial issues facing America says 18th Florida District, GOP US House candidate Carl Domino. He’s the Republican front runner going into the August GOP primary. Should he win he’ll face Pelosi/Obama clone Patrick Murphy in November. “Wages are stagnant, grocery prices too high,” says Domino. “Get rid of Obamacare, build the Keystone Pipeline,” and ease up on all of Obama’s big government regulations. These are initiatives the Jupiter, Florida businessman favors. He told campaign supporters at a fundraiser held recently at a popular Mexican themed restaurant that America is governed by the...
  • Florida Dems could lose more than lawsuits for gerrymandering

    05/31/2014 10:11:27 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/31/14 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Oh, how sweet it is, karma, that is. Will the Florida Democrats lose congressional seats they fought bitterly to win? Will another round in another Florida courtroom be yet another Democrat demise in a fight they may wish they never started? Will their darling, National Democratic Chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-Weston) (W-S) and their Pelosi pup, Patrick Murphy, the youngest guy in Congress, be tossed under wheels of a bus that may go bust? There is a courtroom battle brewing that could be the mother-in-law of all Florida political battles as Circuit Court Judge Terry Lewis prepares to hear the Democrat...
  • Republican frontrunner in Florida District 18 may be his own worst enemy

    05/11/2014 8:30:16 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/11/14 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Parents of murdered Special Operations Chief Aaron Vaughn, Navy SEAL, SEAL Team VI, are expressing chagrin at the political ploy being used by GOP front runner Carl Domino in the highly contested race to represent Florida’s Treasure Coast, District 18, in the US House of Representatives. “Americans have come to detest this level of arrogance…an ideology so sadly pervasive in politics today,” say Billy and Karen Vaughn, to Candidate Domino who posted an attack on his opponent, minority candidate Calvin Turnquest, on Facebook, on April 26. According to the Vaughns, Domino said of his opponent: “Unfortunately Calvin chose not to...
  • Democratic Congressman Meets With GOP Leadership To Discuss Defecting

    07/15/2013 2:13:48 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 73 replies
    According to a source very close to the Republican Congressional leadership, Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner granted Patrick Murphy’s request to a private meeting to discuss Murphy’s possible defecting to the Republican Party.
  • MSNBC's Sharpton Falsely Claims Cheney 'Said That Saddam Hussein Had a Role in 9/11'

    06/18/2013 6:10:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | June 18, 2013 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Monday's PoliticsNation show on MSNBC, host Al Sharpton bristled at former Vice President Cheney recently attacking President Obama's "credibility" as the MSNBC host repeated discredited assertions that Cheney had claimed Saddam Hussein was involved in the 9/11 attacks. Sharpton and MSNBC contributor Patrick Murphy, formerly a Democratic Congressman from Pennsylvania, rehashed liberal charges that the former Vice President lied about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. After a soundbite of Cheney, Sharpton responded: Really, Dick Cheney. He thinks the President is not credible. Oh, the irony. The same Dick Cheney who told us that Iraq had WMDs, who said...
  • Congressman Joe Garcia’s chief of staff implicated in phantom absentee-ballot requests scheme

    06/01/2013 2:46:01 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | May 31, 2013 | Patricia Mazze
    Congressman Joe Garcia’s chief of staff abruptly resigned Friday after being implicated in a sophisticated scheme to manipulate last year’s primary elections by submitting hundreds of fraudulent absentee-ballot requests. Friday afternoon, Garcia said he had asked Jeffrey Garcia, no relation, for his resignation after the chief of staff — also the congressman’s top political strategist — took responsibility for the plot. Hours earlier, law enforcement investigators raided the homes of another of Joe Garcia’s employees and a former campaign aide in connection with an ongoing criminal investigation into the matter. “I’m shocked and disappointed about this,” Garcia, who said he...
  • True the Vote Files Lawsuit Against Supervisor of Elections Over Mishandling of Allen West Recount

    02/04/2013 7:26:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | February 4, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    Voter integrity group True the Vote (TTV) filed a federal lawsuit Monday against St. Lucie County Florida Supervisor of Elections Gertrude Walker for failing to uphold election law and for failing to enforce record inspection rights under the National Voter Registration Act and the Florida Constitution. The lawsuit has been filed in light of the gross mishandling of the recount between Rep. Allen West and now Rep. Patrick Murphy by St. Lucie County election officials. "True the Vote's lawsuit will provide information kept from the public. It will allow for a public debate on exactly what happened, why it happened,...
  • County board grants Rep. Allen West’s recount request

    11/17/2012 5:12:04 AM PST · by mgist · 40 replies
    Wa Po ^ | 11/16/12 | Alan Blake
    County board grants Rep. Allen West’s recount request The St. Lucie County Canvassing Board has ordered a recount of all early votes in that county, beginning Saturday morning. The ruling is a victory for West, but overcoming his current 1,900-vote deficit will still be difficult. A Florida judge on Friday denied Rep. Allen West’s (R-Fla.) request to recount early votes in St. Lucie County, dealing another setback to the congressman’s effort to overcome an apparent defeat in last Tuesday’s election. West had requested the recounting of 37,000 ballots from early voting, suggesting that they may have been miscounted. The judge...
  • Recount early votes in Patrick Murphy-Allen West race

    11/16/2012 5:57:31 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 62 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | November 16, 2012 | Andrew Marra
    “I’m not perfect,” St. Lucie County Elections Supervisor Gertrude Walker said Tuesday. “Neither is my staff.” Given the events of the past week, it’s hard to disagree. Because of her office’s flawed handling of last week’s election, uncertainty hangs needlessly over Patrick Murphy’s stunning defeat of Rep. Allen West. Ms. Walker was stating the obvious when she admitted fallibility at a news conference, as reported by But when you’re overseeing a congressional election whose margin of victory is less than 1 percent, there isn’t much room for error.
  • Murphy wins; West supporters skeptical

    11/10/2012 1:20:19 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 75 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 | Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
    At 4:45 a.m. today, after 21-hours of non-stop ballot copying and counting, Democratic candidate Patrick Murphy defeated Republican U.S. Rep. Allen West for the District 18 congressional seat. The final tally — still considered unofficial — put Murphy ahead of West by 2,429 votes. Overall, Murphy captured 166,799 votes to West’s 164,370 in District 18, which spans portions of Martin, St. Lucie and Palm Beach counties. An automatic recount is triggered by a margin of 0.5 percent. Murphy’s lead gives him a .7 percent advantage. All ballots in Martin and St. Lucie counties have been counted.
  • Murphy Above Recount Range; No West Concession("We Will Absolutely Take Legal Action")

    11/10/2012 10:54:58 AM PST · by Red Steel · 22 replies
    wftv ^ | 1:34 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 | MATT SEDENSKY
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.(AP) — Firebrand GOP Rep. Allen West, whose made-for-TV rhetoric made him a prized voice of extreme conservatives, has been ousted by political newcomer Patrick Murphy, according to the state's vote count Saturday, but the incumbent was not planning to concede. In complete but unofficial numbers, Murphy held a 2,442-vote lead in the District 18 race. His 50.4 percent of the vote was above the threshold for a recount, but West's campaign said they would press forward. "We're simply not going to just walk away from the race until we see that the numbers add up," West...
  • BREAKING: Massive Voter Fraud in St. Lucie County, Florida

    11/10/2012 11:13:13 AM PST · by cruise_missile · 94 replies
    Townhall ^ | November 10, 2012 | Heather Ginsberf
    On Tuesday only one precinct had less than 113% turnout. “The Unofficial vote count is 175,554 registered voters 247,713 vote cards cast (141.10% ). The National SEAL Museum, a St. Lucie county polling place, had 158.85% voter turn out, the highest in the county.” The Supervisor of Elections, Gertrude Walker, had this to say concerning the 141% voter turnout: “They may have had something like that in Palm Beach County, but we’ve never seen that here.” So maybe Allen West wasn’t crazy to ask for a lock-down on the ballot boxes and machines in this county. According to the report...
  • Allen West's new ad: The most brutal clip of 2012?

    09/28/2012 9:53:56 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 51 replies
    .Allen West's new ad: The most brutal clip of 2012? The video: The campaign season has seen its share of vicious attack ads, but freshman Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) has just released what might be the most brutal campaign commercial of the year. (Take a look at the 30-second video below.) The spot begins with a montage spotlighting the controversial, blunt-spoken Tea Party favorite's military career, saying that on Feb. 16, 2003, West, then an Army colonel, was at Fort Hood, Texas, where he had just received deployment orders, and was preparing his men to go to war. Then it...
  • What a powerful new ad by Allen West!

    Patrick Murphy is running a nasty, negative campaign against Allen West.......West responds with a punch 'in the face'.
  • Allen West Faces "neo-eco-friendly-socialist-marxist" Patrick Murphy in November

    08/14/2012 8:00:01 PM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 7 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 8-14-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    Congressman Allen West has "easily" won his Florida primary today for District 18 over fellow Republican Robert Crowder. In the November General Election, West will face Democrat Patrick Murphy who has launched the website "dedicated to collecting outrageous comments made by the Tea Party freshman [Allen West]." What you will NOT see is West's most famous quote while a U.S. Army Colonel: I will walk through hell with a gas can for my men." Nope. Won't see that one on Murphy's site. Photo: Allen West Family, daughters Aubrey (L) and Austen, and wife Angela Congressman West opened up large...
  • Rep. West decries 'classless' ad that depicts him punching women

    08/09/2012 9:05:21 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 46 replies ^ | August 09, 2012 | unattributed
    *** The punches land as the narrator lists the groups of people West has supposedly wronged. *** West said the ad reflects a "sad state of politics" in the country. "The ad being run against me by my opponent's family depicting violence against women and senior citizens is reprehensible," West said. "It plays on stereotypes and fear to divide Americans, and it cheapens the very real and tragic occurrences of violence against women and seniors. The American people are suffering from crushing debt, horrific tax and regulatory policies, and epic unemployment. This classless ad shows a lack of regard for...
  • Patrick Murphy follows Allen West to 'safer' district, still offers no apology

    02/08/2012 10:29:38 AM PST · by T.O.K. · 5 replies ^ | February 8, 2012 | Michele Kirk
    Democratic congressional candidate Patrick Murphy announced today that he will follow Allen West to the newly proposed District 18 to continue his campaign against him. The move comes after publically calling West a coward for leaving the district to run in a more favorable one. It seems that Murphy will be doing exactly that, with the blessing of popular Democratic leaders. He has yet to apologize to West for his remark.
  • Patrick Murphy follows Allen West to 'safer' district, still offers no apology

    02/08/2012 10:29:25 AM PST · by T.O.K. · 2 replies ^ | February 8, 2012 | Michele Kirk
    Democratic congressional candidate Patrick Murphy announced today that he will follow Allen West to the newly proposed District 18 to continue his campaign against him. The move comes after publically calling West a coward for leaving the district to run in a more favorable one. It seems that Murphy will be doing exactly that, with the blessing of popular Democratic leaders. He has yet to apologize to West for his remark.
  • Pencil-pushing weasel Patrick Murphy calls Allen West a ‘coward’

    02/01/2012 12:58:44 PM PST · by Jacvin · 59 replies ^ | 2/1/2012 | Jack Furnari
    Today, Patrick Murphy, the underdog in the Democratic primary for Congressional District 22, called incumbent U.S. Rep. Allen West -- a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, and a combat veteran, mind you -- "a coward." Responding to West’s decision to run in a newly drawn district further north, Murphy posted the following statement on his website: Allen West went from talking tough this weekend and telling progressives to "get the hell out of this country" to abandoning the people who elected him. There is no other way to interpret this: Allen West is a coward. The truth is...
  • Rep. West gets Democratic challenger

    03/15/2011 12:25:56 PM PDT · by Scanian · 80 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 03/15/11 | Jordan Fabian
    Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) has another Democratic challenger: a 28-year-old accountant who is making his first run for public office. Patrick Murphy started a campaign site this week and put out a video welcome message, outlining his case for election. "I love my country. I love South Florida, and I'm not going to stand by while right-wing extremists like Allen West continue to divide us," he said. Murphy is considered a dark-horse candidate in the race. A handful of other Democrats are considering getting into the race against West — one of two black Republican members of Congress elected in...
  • POLITICO: Pa. rematch could end in court (Fraudulent Absentee Ballots In Philly Burb!)

    11/01/2010 11:48:47 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 22 replies · 2+ views
    Politico ^ | DAN HIRSCHHORN
    MORRISVILLE, Pa.-Allegations of absentee ballot fraud are marring the final days of a competitive congressional rematch here, raising the possibility that the outcome in this suburban Philadelphia seat might be decided in a courtroom after Election Day. The accusations coming from both Democrats and Republicans in Pennsylvania's 8th District have come to define the closing days of the contest between Democratic Rep. Patrick Murphy and former congressman he defeated in 2006, Republican Mike Fizpatrick. Both camps say the other is guilty of wrongdoing tantamount to stealing an election. For the moment, 8,000 absentee ballots have been sequestered in a Bucks...
  • Patrick Murphy-linked Absentee Voter Controversy Unfolds

    10/27/2010 4:32:44 PM PDT · by mojito · 43 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 10/27/2010 | Thomas Shakely
    Earlier today, Battle ‘10 reported on the continuing absentee ballot scandal in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, home to the 8th district congressional race. The race is widely seen as a bellwether, with Rep. Patrick Murphy a member of the appropriations committee. New reports are emerging that could spell trouble for Patrick Murphy’s campaign after it was revealed that his campaign manager controlled a post office box where voters were being instructed to send their absentee ballots. The ballots were then re-mailed to the county Board of Elections. A letter from a fictitious agency, the “Pennsylvania Voter Assistance Office,” was sent to...
  • GEORGE WILL: Bucks County Rematch

    09/22/2010 12:26:04 PM PDT · by The Pack Knight · 30 replies
    The Florida Times-Union ^ | 22 September 2010 | George F. Will
    LANGHORNE, Pa. -- From the 1930s through the 1950s, Bucks County northeast of Philadelphia acquired a glamorous reputation as a retreat for Manhattan celebrities, including Oscar Hammerstein, who, according to local legend, was inspired by the view from his Doylestown front porch to write “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’,” the opening song of “Oklahoma!” Today the county, which is 93 percent of Pennsylvania’s 8th Congressional District, figures in Republicans’ plans to sing that song on the morning of Nov. 3. The district has about 209,000 Democrats, 189,000 Republicans and 66,000 independents. The seat is held by a Democrat, Patrick Murphy,...
  • Ex-interns aid third-party bid [Democrat Operatives Pushing "Conservative" Ringers]

    08/11/2010 2:23:43 PM PDT · by The Pack Knight · 7 replies
    The Intelligencer via ^ | 6 August 2010 | Gary Weckselblatt
    The conventional wisdom is Tom Lingenfelter will pull votes from Republican Mike Fitzpatrick. Two former interns for Congressman Patrick Murphy, now working for the state Democratic Party, have turned in nominating petitions to get a third-party candidate on the ballot. The interns - Brian Caplan of Northampton and Jessica Milinichik of Bristol Township - submitted 148 signatures on the notarized papers for Tom Lingenfelter, a Doylestown historian. The addition of Lingenfelter to the 8th District ballot is significant as his presence in a rematch between Murphy, a Democrat, and former Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick, a Republican, could tilt the outcome. Back...
  • Democrat Rep. Patrick Murphy Faces Angry Constituents Asking for a”Real Town Hall Meeting”

    05/25/2010 7:27:59 PM PDT · by randita · 20 replies · 1,077+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | 5/25/10 | Freedom's Lighthouse
    Another Democrat coward exposed for hiding from constituents. Patrick Murphy confronted by his constituents AND Mike Fitzpatrick
  • Out-of-state Contributions Power Incumbent's Campaigns (PA)

    04/26/2010 5:21:35 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 8 replies · 295+ views
    Pennsylvania Independent ^ | 4/23/2010 | ERIC BOEHM
    According to a map of congressional districts, Paul Kanjorski (D), the 13-term Congressional incumbent, officially represents the people of northeast Pennsylvania's 11th congressional district. But Mr. Kanjorski's campaign wallet tells a different story, with 57 percent of personal contributions toward his re-election campaign coming from outside the state. Though Mr. Kanjorski's high percentage of donations from beyond state lines is not typical, he is hardly the only incumbent representative in the state with a large slice of campaign cash from non-Pennsylvanians during this election cycle. And it's not only long-time incumbents who are benefitting. Patrick Murphy - who was first...
  • Carney disappointed by committee vote ("Blue Dog" who vote for Obamacare)

    04/11/2010 1:17:35 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 13 replies · 871+ views
    Times Leader (Wilkes-Barre PA) ^ | 4/11/2010 | Bill O'Boyle
    U.S. Rep. Chris Carney wants to know why fellow Democrat U.S. Rep. Paul Kanjorski didn’t support his quest to sit on the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee. “I would really like to understand Mr. Kanjorski’s vote,” Carney said. “I was surprised that the delegation didn’t honor the regional diversity that they are supposed to have on the committee by having two Philadelphia area Congressmen on the committee.” Carney won’t say much more. He just doesn’t understand why the Congressman for a neighboring district — a 13-term Congressman at that and the “dean” of the Pennsylvania Delegation — would not...
  • My Blue Dog Democrat voting for Healthcare!!

    03/11/2010 10:50:31 AM PST · by Granny Rudd · 24 replies · 1,119+ views
    3/11/2010 | Me
    I just called my Congressman's office and found out that this Blue Dog Democrat is voting for the healthcare bill. Patrick Murphy of PA district 8 is going along with the White House. His office says that Murphy believes we need healthcare and we need it now. I told her that if he votes for this he will see the door in Nov. I told her I will work night and day to make sure he is removed and I am not the only one who feels that way. I hope he gets defeated in Nov.
  • Twenty-Eight Blue Dogs Vote For Pelosi's $1.3 Trillion Health Bill

    11/09/2009 12:27:46 PM PST · by rhema · 23 replies · 1,443+ views
    Human Events ^ | 11/09/2009 | Connie Hair
    House Democrats passed the 2,032-page Pelosicare bill on a near party-line vote Saturday night 220-215 (roll call here). The only Republican voting in favor of the measure was New Orleans-based Joseph Cao who has long ago proven to be a tax and spend (and spend and spend) liberal. After a week of intense arm twisting, threats and promises from party leaders, more than half of the 52 so-called conservative Blue Dog Democrats voted in favor of the over $1.3 trillion measure. These are the 28 Blue Dogs voting in favor of Pelosicare (who apparently fear the wrath of House Speaker...
  • Rep. Murphy attempts to repeal military ban on gays

    07/08/2009 9:59:01 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies · 636+ views
    The Hill ^ | July 8, 2009 | Reid Wilson
    Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-Pa.) has taken up the mantle as the chief opponent of "Don't ask, don't tell" in Congress, and he's confident the policy banning gays from serving openly in the military will get its first full committee hearing in a decade and a half this session. Murphy, a second-term Democrat, will be lead sponsor of the Military Readiness Enhancement Act, which would repeal "Don't ask, don't tell" — a policy first passed by Congress and signed into law under President Bill Clinton. "It's our job," Murphy said of a repeal. "This was an act of Congress in 1993...
  • Obama pushes gay rights, but not without criticism from activists

    10/10/2009 12:57:21 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 13 replies · 715+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | October 10, 1009 | Brad Knickerbocker
    In last year’s presidential election, Barack Obama won 70 percent of the gay vote, John McCain just 27 percent. Does that kind of clearly dominant constituency — one that’s more politically-attuned than the rest of the electorate — come with any political obligation regarding gay rights? You bet it does, and this weekend Obama is acknowledging the debt. On the eve of Sunday’s National Equality March, expected to draw thousands to Washington, he’s addressing the Human Rights Campaign, a national gay rights group. ...Marriage and the US military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on gay men and women in uniform...
  • Congressional Recess Rallies, NJ & PA Saturday August 22

    08/20/2009 9:16:51 AM PDT · by TAdams8591 · 16 replies · 520+ views
    (1)Congressional Recess Rally @ Congressman Patrick Murphy’s Office PennAction is rallying FOR Obamacare at Murphy’s (PA-8) Doylestown Office. Let’s surpise them with a counter rally! When: Saturday, August 22, 11:30 AM – 1 PM Where: 72 North Main Street, Doylestown, PA Contact: Teri @ (2)Congressional Recess Rally @ Congressman John Adler’s Office Adler’s staff say he’s uncommitted. Will he show-up and talk to his constituents? When: Saturday, August 22, 11:30 AM – 1 PM Where: 247 Main Street, Toms Rivers, NJ (I will then put you in touch with the NJ rally leader) (3)There appears to be two...
  • Murphy hears it from both sides of issue ("not a town hall meeting")

    08/03/2009 8:43:13 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 22 replies · 1,350+ views
    Bucks County Courier Times ^ | 8/2/09 | ANDY VINEBERG
    At two public events on Saturday, the hot topic was health care reform. The plan was for Congressman Patrick Murphy to discuss health care reform and other hot-button topics with his constituents on a one-on-one basis. The plan didn't last long. Minutes into the first of two scheduled "Congressman on Your Corner" sessions Saturday afternoon at the jam-packed Concerto Fusion restaurant in Morrisville, shouts from an impatient, frustrated crowd forced Murphy and his staff to reconsider the format of the event. "You're concerned about the format. We've changed the format," Larry Glick, Murphy's director of outreach, told the crowd. "The...
  • Courier-Times Visits “Phone Bank” For Murphy Speech Reaction | Bucks Right

    08/28/2008 8:15:50 AM PDT · by franklog · 2 replies · 106+ views
    Bucks Right ^ | August 28, 2008 | Bucks Right
    If you were looking for a fair and unbiased reaction to Patrick Murphy’s speech at the Democrat Convention that genuinely reflected the pulse of the community at large, where would you go? Would you head to a local bar? Perhaps a community center? Would you talk to people in the street? If you were a writer for Calkins Media’s Bucks County Courier-Times, you would head straight for a partisan “Patrick Murphy Watch Party and Phone Bank” organized through Barack Obama’s official web site at the home of a “Proud, Loud, and Excited Volunteer” for the Obama campaign. Then you’d obscure...
  • Blog Against; Back the Attack!

    10/26/2006 1:40:25 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 4 replies · 352+ views
    Anyone who wants to help kick's backside this election can help by blogging about how knowingly and willfully welcomed anti-Semitic, racist, and anti-Catholic hate speech at its Action Forum until the widening scandal forced the scandal to shut down on September 24. Please circulate this information as widely as possible, especially in states like Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Connecticut where is backing candidates. Here is a list of candidates: Ned Lamont (D-CT) Patrick Murphy for U.S. Congress (D-PA-08) Diane Farrell for U.S. Congress (D-CT-04) Robert Byrd for U.S. Senate (KKK-WV) Bob Casey for U.S. Senate (D-PA) Nick...
  • knowingly and willfully welcomed anti-Semitic hate speech since April 2004

    10/08/2006 4:31:28 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 4 replies · 576+ views
    IsraPundit, NetWMD ^ | 10/8/06 | Bill Levinson
    The E-mail records prove that has, for the past two years, knowingly and willfully allowed its Action Forum to be used as a gathering place for vicious anti-Semites and other bigots.
  • Punishment phase of escapee's trial begins - Texas Seven cop killer faces death penalty

    11/17/2003 2:43:28 PM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 3 replies · 316+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | November 17, 2003 | By ROBERT THARP / The Dallas Morning News
    Punishment phase of escapee's trial begins04:11 PM CST on Monday, November 17, 2003By ROBERT THARP / The Dallas Morning News Prosecutors presented graphic testimony about Patrick Murphy Jr.’s role in a violent prison escape as well as details of his 1984 sexual assault conviction on the first day of the punishment phase of his capital murder trial. Already convicted of capital murder, Mr. Murphy faces life in prison or the death penalty for his role in the death of Irving police Officer Aubrey Hawkins, who was fatally shot during a botched Christmas Eve 2000 robbery. Defense attorneys chose not to...
  • Escapee Patrick Murphy found guilty of murder (Texas Seven escapee/cop killer)

    11/13/2003 2:12:08 PM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 2 replies · 186+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | November 13, 2003 | By DAVE LEVINTHAL / The Dallas Morning News
    Escapee Patrick Murphy found guilty of murder01:46 PM CST on Thursday, November 13, 2003By DAVE LEVINTHAL / The Dallas Morning News A Dallas County jury found Patrick Murphy Jr. guilty of capital murder Thursday in the death of an Irving police officer. It took the jury about an hour and 10 minutes to reach the verdict. The punishment phase of the trial is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. Monday. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. "The evidence could not be more damning for Patrick Murphy," prosecutor Bill H. Wirskye told jurors during his closing argument. He pointed at Mr....