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  • Reindeer farmer saves 'cromnibus' with yes vote (Kerry Bentivolio, R-Mich.)

    12/11/2014 10:58:19 AM PST · by maggief · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 11, 2014 | Cristina Marcos
    The cromnibus had an unlikely savior Thursday afternoon in the form of a lame-duck lawmaker who used to raise reindeer. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-Mich.), who lost his primary earlier this year, was originally among the conservative Republicans who voted against the rule. Without the help of Democrats, Republicans could only lose 17 of their own to pass the rule, which sets up floor debate for the underlying "cromnibus" spending bill. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) intervened once there were 18 Republican defectors — and not a single Democrat voting "yes." Many Democrats will vote against the government spending measure because they...
  • Rep. Paul Broun: VA Scandal Shows Obama's 'Disdain' for Military

    05/16/2014 4:34:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 5/16/14 | staff
    The mushrooming Veterans Affairs scandal is indicative of the Obama administration's "disdain" for the military, U.S. Rep. Paul Broun of Georgia believes. "This administration seems to have a disdain, maybe even a hatred for the military, as well as our veterans," Broun told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newmax TV. "Just from the military perspective, I was talking … to a three-star Army general. He didn't have enough rounds of ammunition for his troops to go out to the rifle range and just requalify with their rifles." "I've talked to pilots who don't have enough fuel for their helicopters, their...
  • Cruz Hosts Secret Meeting for House Conservatives (Updated)

    04/30/2014 4:23:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Roll Call's 218 ^ | April 30, 2014 | Matt Fuller and Steven T. Dennis
    Updated 6:37 p.m. | Sen. Ted Cruz gathered a group of House conservatives in his office Tuesday night, talking about immigration and House GOP leadership elections slated for after the midterm elections. As CQ Roll Call first reported last October, Cruz held a secret meeting with members at Tortilla Coast during the height of the government shutdown drama. Many of these same Republicans are the agitators who aren’t happy with Speaker John A. Boehner. The Texas Republican gathered roughly 10 members of the GOP Conference at 8 p.m. Tuesday for a 90-minute session that included candy bars, crackers and soda....
  • The Editor's Desk: A tale of two political ads

    04/06/2014 6:38:33 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 9 replies
    Athens Banner-Herald ^ | Jim Thompson
    Late last month, a SurveyUSA poll for an Atlanta television station put establishment Republican congressman Jack Kingston in front of fringe tea-party favorite Republican congressman Paul Broun by eight percentage points in the race for Georgia’s open U.S. Senate seat. On Friday, though, Kingston stood to lose that ground, as both he and Broun released campaign commercials featuring fake telephone calls.
  • Poll shows Broun comfortably at front of GOP Senate field

    03/13/2014 10:56:47 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies ^ | 3/12/14 | Jim Thompson
    Georgia Republican Congressman Paul Broun, whose 10th District seat includes much of the Athens area, has a considerable lead in the crowded GOP field seeking their party’s nomination to run for the U.S. Senate, according to a recent survey by left-leaning Public Policy Polling. The survey, commissioned by progressive advocacy group Better Georgia, also shows Broun in a dead heat with Michelle Nunn, Democratic frontrunner for her party’s nomination to seek the Senate seat in the November general election. Broun’s numbers in that matchup are better than the rest of the GOP field. With primary balloting a little more than...
  • The Senate 7: The Races That Will Determine 2014 Control

    03/01/2014 6:21:39 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 17 replies
    USNEWS.COM ^ | Feb. 28, 2014 | Lauren Fox, David Catanese
    The familiar Washington narrative on the scrum for the U.S. Senate has been rinsed, recycled and delivered once again: Republicans are primed to pick up the six seats necessary to capture control of the upper chamber. The midterm atmosphere sure looks ripe, the polling appears favorable but, as it did in 2010 and 2012, the most competitive batch of races will likely come down to candidate quality. It’s the key component that stifled GOP chances before, and could very well again. .... .... A closer look at the most competitive contests demonstrates why a Senate majority in 2014 is again...
  • The Christian right’s 5 most dangerous candidates for Congress

    02/05/2014 7:56:43 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 33 replies ^ | 2/5/14 | CJ Werleman
    Not all that long ago, the establishment wing of the Republican Party had the power to demand obedience from its Christian Right flank, but thanks to Internet fundraising and changes to campaign finance laws, the 2014 elections could be a case of the tail wagging the dog. The GOP establishment has always had a monopoly on money, thanks to its unfettered access to the Wall Street donor class. As a result of this power differential, the Christian Right, while energized and mobilized, would be forced to sit when told to sit by the party’s big wigs. But those days are...
  • Rep. Paul Broun Would Back Obama Impeachment

    02/03/2014 6:30:01 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 21 replies ^ | 2/3/14 | Abby Phillip
    Impeachment talk is all the rage-again. Rep. Paul Broun, a GOP candidate for U.S. Senate in Georgia, indicated during a tea party-sponsored candidate forum this weekend that he would support the impeachment of President Obama. Candidates at the Gilmer County GOP forum, including Broun, were asked by a questioner: "Clinton was impeached for perjury. Obama has perjured himself on multiple occasions. Would you support impeachment if presented for a vote?" Broun, along with two other candidates, Derrick Grayson and Eugene Yu raised their hands, according to video of the event obtained by ABC News (watch video above). Neither Rep. Phil...
  • Five Senate races to watch

    12/29/2013 1:15:41 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 28, 2013 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Democrats and Republicans are amassing enormous war chests for a midterm battle that will decide who controls the Senate for the remainder of President Obama’s term. Republicans need a net gain of six seats to reclaim the Senate majority, and are gunning for Democratic incumbents in conservative-leaning states like Arkansas, Alaska, North Carolina, West Virginia and Louisiana. Democrats are mostly playing defense, but see a few opportunities to peel away seats from the GOP column. Here are the five Senate races to watch in 2014. KENTUCKY The reelection bid of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is the marquee race...
  • AFL-CIO lashes GOP on immigration

    11/06/2013 8:21:32 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 22 replies ^ | November 06, 2013 | Kevin Bogardus
    The AFL-CIO launched a major television ad campaign on Wednesday, taking House Republicans to task for the stalled work on immigration reform. The ads will target GOP members who live in districts with large Hispanic populations and is part of a broader effort by the labor movement to push the House into taking action. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Tuesday said Republicans would pay a price at the ballot box if immigration reform runs aground in the House. “If they block immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship and strong workers’ protections, House Republicans are risking their political future....
  • Many Existing and Would-Be GOP Leaders Opposed Budget Deal

    10/18/2013 1:51:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    Roll Call ^ | October 17, 2013 | David Hawkings
    All of the congressional Republicans with viable 2016 presidential ambitions voted against the bill enacted overnight to reopen the government and increase federal borrowing. So did two members of the Senate GOP leadership and three members of the party’s House leadership. The opponents also included a majority of the Republicans who are chairmen of House committees and most of the members of the House GOP caucus who aspire to election to the Senate next year. While the Democrats were unified in their support for the legislation, a review of Wednesday night’s back-to-back roll calls in Congress reveals just how divided...
  • Citizens United endorses Rep. Broun in Georgia Senate race

    10/09/2013 10:41:38 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 8 2013 | Cameron Joseph
    Citizens United is endorsing Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.) in the crowded Georgia Senate primary. The nod from the conservative group will give the Tea Party favorite a boost — and establishment Republicans new reason to be concerned about the race. Establishment Republicans have publicly fretted about Broun winning the primary, fearing he might not be the party's best candidate in a general election. The congressman regularly refers to President Obama as a socialist and communist, and has said evolution and the big bang theories are lies "from the pit of hell."
  • [Rand] Paul Hosts Secret Anti-War Meeting

    09/10/2013 6:04:52 AM PDT · by markomalley · 56 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/10/2013
    In a secret meeting on Tuesday morning, Senator Rand Paul (R., Ky.) hosted a bipartisan group of senators and House members in the Capitol’s basement. According to several participants, the lawmakers plotted ways to stop the use of U.S. military force in Syria. Since the diplomatic situation is fluid, there was no final consensus on how best to combat the administration, but potential legislative maneuvers, press appearances, and letters were discussed. Several undecided members asked questions. Aides say Paul planned the gathering over a week ago, and the list of attendees grew by the day. He is pleased, especially, by...
  • Steve Stockman Accepts Ted Cruz’s Challenge To Defund Obamacare In The House Of Representatives

    08/08/2013 6:13:02 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 17 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | Aug 8, 2013 | Tim Brown
    Steve Stockman (Texas, 36th District) has responded to Ted Cruz’ challenge to House Republicans by filing a 19 point resolution to defund ObamaCare. Mr. Steve Stockman is not afraid of a fight. “I applaud the dozen Republican Senators who sent a letter to Majority Leader Reid explaining they will not vote for any continuing resolution that funds ObamaCare. But as Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee have said, ‘The House must refuse to fund Obamacare’ because every appropriations bill originates in the House and the House is the only chamber that Republicans control. My resolution includes 19 whereas statements that...
  • In Closed-Door Meeting, Cantor Warned of ‘Civil War’

    02/27/2013 5:07:53 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 59 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 2-27-2012 | Katrina Trinko
    House majority leader Eric Cantor is increasingly frustrated with a group of House Republicans who are working against the leadership, and he’s not afraid of voicing his dismay. In a closed-door conference meeting on Wednesday, Cantor told one GOP member that if they blocked the Senate-passed Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) from coming to the floor, they’d cause “civil war” in the ranks. Cantor’s comment irked some Republican aides, who told National Review Online that such strong language is inappropriate. In recent days, some conservatives have been upset about the Senate’s version of VAWA, saying that parts of the bill...
  • Will Rep. Paul Broun be Karl Rove's first 'unelectable' target?

    02/06/2013 6:17:26 PM PST · by Hoodat · 32 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | February 6, 2013 | Liz Marlantes
    Karl Rove may be trying to quell conservative concerns that his new political group is really an effort to crush the tea party. But actions will speak louder than words – and already, Mr. Rove's group may have a test case on its hands. Rove's Conservative Victory Project has a stated goal of making sure only electable candidates emerge victorious from GOP primaries. But he told Fox News Tuesday: "This is not tea party versus the establishment." So what is it? The campaign of Rep. Paul Broun (R) of Georgia, who on Wednesday filed paperwork to run for the seat...
  • The no votes: 22 GOPers who balked Boehner

    07/29/2011 4:32:13 PM PDT · by americanophile · 105 replies
    Politico ^ | July 29, 2011 | Politico
    Speaker John Boehner pushed his debt-ceiling bill through the House Friday night with the support of 218 Republicans. Here are the 22 no votes: Justin Amash (Mich.) Michele Bachmann (Minn.) Chip Cravaack (Minn.) Jason Chaffetz (Utah) Scott Desjarlais (Tenn.) Tom Graves (Ga.) Tim Huelskamp (Kans.) Steve King (Iowa) Tim Johnson (Ill.) Tom McClintock (Calif.) Mick Mulvaney (S.C.) Ron Paul (Texas) Connie Mack (Fla.) Jim Jordan (Ohio) Tim Scott (S.C.) Paul Broun (Ga.) Tom Latham (Iowa) Jeff Duncan (S.C.) Trey Gowdy (S.C.) Steve Southerland (Fla.) Joe Walsh (Ill.) Joe Wilson (S.C.) CORRECTED: Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) voted YES on the Boehner...
  • The 22 Patriots who voted against the Boehner Reed Trap

    07/29/2011 4:47:03 PM PDT · by Brices Crossroads · 71 replies
    07/29/2011 | Brices Crossroads
    The following twenty-two House members stood firm and opposed the Boehner bill, which is nothing more than a vehicle which will be sent to the Senate, reworked by Harry Reid into something even worse than it already is, and then returned to the House. Boehner will dutifully bring it up and the Tea Partiers who voted for it will then vote against it, but it will not matter. Boehner and Reid will pass the Bill in the House with Democrat votes and Obama will sign it. The votes today cast by conservatives, many of whom are good people, are very...
  • Thinking Outside the Box: Let’s LOWER the DEBT CEILING

    07/26/2011 2:32:29 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 15 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 6, 2011 | Paul Broun
    Thinking Outside the Box: Let’s Lower the Debt Ceiling By Paul Broun, July 6, 2011 7:00 P.M. In the midst of our economic emergency, which is beginning to resemble a full-on Greece-style meltdown, every politician in America has taken to the soap box to say the exact same thing: We need to reduce our national debt and cut spending to get America back on track. Unfortunately, Congress has produced all talk — and very, very little action. You hear folks say “talk is cheap,” but in this case, Washington’s endless rhetoric is incredibly expensive. The inaction on spending cuts has...
  • Georgia Lawmaker Is Asked: When Will Someone Shoot Obama?

    02/25/2011 12:46:18 PM PST · by Baladas · 39 replies
    Politics Daily ^ | Feb. 25, 2011 | Tom Diemer
    Talk about lack of civility. Georgia Rep. Paul Broun couldn't have expected this question as he opened the floor for discussion at a recent town hall meeting in the college town of Athens. One unidentified man in the crowd reportedly asked him: "Who's going to shoot Obama?" The Republican lawmaker said Friday he was "stunned" by the remark and chose "not to dignify it with a response." He said the culprit was an elderly man in the audience. An Athens Banner-Herald reporter covering the event Tuesday couldn't make out the precise wording in the crowded Oglethorpe Couty Commission chamber, but...
  • Rep. Broun to Obama: 'You believe in socialism'

    01/25/2011 9:29:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 25, 2011 | Jordan Fabian
    GOP Rep. Paul Broun (Ga.) rebuked President Obama using perhaps the sharpest language among his Republican colleagues following the State of the Union address Tuesday night. Broun took to Twitter during the address, accusing the president of believing in socialism. Obama touched on several economic themes during his address, emphasizing the need for the U.S. to be competitive in the global marketplace. "Mr. President, you don't believe in the Constitution. You believe in socialism," the tweet reads. Remarks like Broun's have come under the microscope recently due to the increased emphasis on civility following the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords...
  • Advocates carry handguns, rifles at Va. rally

    04/19/2010 2:55:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies · 1,721+ views
    KSRO 1350 AM Radio / The Associated Press ^ | April 19, 2010 | Matthew Barakat and Nafeesa Syeed, Ass. Press Writers
    Carrying loaded pistols and unloaded rifles, dozens of gun-rights activists got as close as they could Monday to the nation's capital while still bearing arms and delivered what they said was a simple message: Don't tread on me. Hundreds of like-minded but unarmed counterparts carried out a separate rally in the nation's capital. The gun-carrying protesters in Virginia rallied on national park land, which is legal thanks to a new law signed by President Barack Obama that allows guns in national parks. Organizers said it's the first armed rally in a national park since the law passed.(continued)
  • Rep. Broun wonders if Obama 'citizen'

    03/08/2010 12:39:28 PM PST · by rxsid · 41 replies · 226+ views
    WND ^ | 3/7/2010 | WND
    Rep. Broun wonders if Obama 'citizen' 'I don't know,' is his response to radio host's question Another member of Congress, U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, R-Ga., says he doesn't know if President Obama is a "citizen." Broun's comments came this week in an interview with host Pete Dominick on Sirius XM radio: He responded, "I'm not going to get involved in that," at first when he was asked if he thinks the president is an "American citizen and a Christian." But he responded, "I don't know," when pressed over whether he thinks Obama is a citizen. "Is he a Christian?"...
  • Lawmakers to 'make public a national security threat on Capitol Hill'

    10/14/2009 11:20:07 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 18 replies · 1,832+ views ^ | October 14, 2009 | Bob Cusack and Jordy Yager
    Three House Republicans are scheduled to hold a press conference on Wednesday morning to "make public a national security threat on Capitol Hill." Reps. Sue Myrick (R-N.C.), John Shadegg (R-Ariz.) and Paul Broun (R-Ga.) will hold a 10 a.m. press conference in the Capitol on the homeland security issue. The congressional daybook schedule does not provide further details. According to a source familiar with the issue, the press conference will focus on a non-profit group that has "known terrorist ties."
  • Georgia Congressman Concerned About Obama Moves toward "Authoritarian Government" - Video 9/8/09

    09/09/2009 6:06:45 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 1 replies · 607+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 9, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is audio / video of Glenn Beck on radio talking to Georgia GOP Rep. Paul Broun. Broun said he is concerned that President Obama an the Democrats are moving toward an "Authoritarian Type of Government." Broun mentioned Obama having said he wants to develop a "Civilian National Security Force" just as powerful as our military. Here is video of Obama saying that during last year's campaign . . . (VIDEOS)
  • GA Congressman: Obama Could Use Pandemic To Declare Martial Law

    08/13/2009 11:34:12 AM PDT · by ebiskit · 33 replies · 2,452+ views ^ | August 13, 2009 11:59 | By DefendUSx
    Georgia Congressman Paul Broun warned attendees of a town hall event Tuesday that the Obama administration was planning to use a pandemic or a natural disaster to implement martial law in the United States. Speaking at the North Georgia Technical College auditorium, Broun said that the “socialistic elite,” as well as Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, were planning to exploit a crisis to create a favorable climate for their stalling political agenda. “They’re trying to develop an environment where they can take over,” he said. “We’ve seen that historically.” Broun’s warning arrives on the back of...
  • Rep. Broun Aims at Gay Marriage: Wants Constitutional Amendment to Ban (state and federal)

    05/08/2009 1:22:18 PM PDT · by lewisglad · 15 replies · 700+ views
    Athens Online ^ | Story updated at 11:55 pm on 5/7/2009 | By BLAKE AUED
    S. Rep. Paul Broun will re-introduce a Constitutional amendment banning gay marriage in the wake of recent votes and court decisions legalizing the practice in at least five states. The amendment is a sign that battles over whether to allow same-sex marriage will continue to rage, even as state courts and legislatures overturn bans. The D.C. City Council voted Tuesday to recognize same-sex marriages from states that allow them. The Iowa Supreme Court ruled in April that gay marriage is constitutional in that heartland state. Massachusetts and Connecticut also allow same-sex marriage; Vermont and Maine will allow it beginning in...
  • Brit Hume Falls Into "Broun Apologizes" Trap (Hume punked by AJC)

    11/13/2008 4:11:22 PM PST · by AmericanGirlRising · 33 replies · 1,356+ views
    FNC - Special Report ^ | 11/13/08 | - Brit Hume's Broadcast -
    Yesterday, a false report was posted with an "apology" from GA Rep. Paul Broun. Broun is the Congressman who called Obama a "Marxist" and warned of Hitler-like "dictatorship." Hume reported the false apology story which was also picked up in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, then they corrected by posting Broun's remarks DENYING any apology or recant of the "Marxist" charges. Hume has been caught not keeping up with Broun's official comments and broadcasting misinformation. Original thread on apology: Correction in Athens Banner-Herald: False AJC story cited by Hume: AJC's "retraction" of apology story by posting new story that...
  • Broun's back on Obama - Stands by remarks

    11/11/2008 10:49:24 PM PST · by pissant · 24 replies · 331+ views
    Athens Banner Herald ^ | 11/11/08 | Blake Aued
    U.S. Rep. Paul Broun's fear that President-elect Barack Obama might take Americans' guns and use a new national security force to declare himself dictator, as Hitler did in Nazi Germany, is a legitimate concern, the Athens Republican said Tuesday. A day after raising the possibility that Obama could be the next Hitler or a Soviet-style Marxist leader, Broun stood by his remarks and defended them as appropriate for a congressman. "I firmly believe that we must not fall victim to the 'it can't happen here' mentality," Broun said in a news release Tuesday. "I adhere to the adage 'eternal vigilance...
  • Georgia Democrats Attack Georgia Congressman (Broun) over Obama Comments (Marxistgate)

    11/11/2008 4:46:40 PM PST · by pissant · 32 replies · 332+ views
    WDEF ^ | 11/11/08 | staff
    Georgia Democrats attack the comments made by Congressman Paul Broun of Athens. Broun has been calling the President-elect a Marxist... and warned he would form a domestic security force like Hitler did. A Democratic party spokesman calls the comments ridiculous and undignified. He says Broun is proving to be part of an extremist political fringe. Of course, that's what Republicans said about Rep. Cynthia McKinney a few years back. She generated national headlines when she claimed that President Bush may have been in on the 9-11 attacks. Rep. Broun raised eyebrows with his comments at a civic luncheon. And he...
  • U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, R-Crazy (MSM does not like anyone calling messiah a marxist)

    11/11/2008 12:03:50 PM PST · by pissant · 68 replies · 489+ views
    AJC ^ | 11/11/08 | Jay "kneepads" Bookman
    A Georgia congressman, Paul Broun of Athens, has accused Barack Obama of being a Marxist with secret plans to take over the country, abolish all rights and rule as dictator just as Hitler did. That’s a U.S. congressman, yes. From Georgia. Broun might as well have claimed that he had been abducted by aliens and appointed queen of their planet Bogusia. It’s a claim with just as much basis in fact as what he actually said, and it probably wouldn’t have done more damage to what remained of Broun’s credibility. I don’t doubt for a moment that Broun feels threatened...
  • Paul Broun

    11/11/2008 5:36:07 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 20 replies · 524+ views
    His positions. FAIRTAX America desperately needs tax reform. The current income tax code is so complex that even the IRS does not understand it. Our so-called progressive income tax punishes individual success. NATIONALSECURITY As a young man, I had a strong desire to serve in the military. The day that I became a U.S. Marine was one of the proudest days of my life. Later, I also served as a Navy medical officer. As a Marine, I took an oath to defend the United States. Keeping that oath is a sacred obligation.
  • Rep. calls Obama Marxist, warns of dictatorship

    11/10/2008 1:56:26 PM PST · by pissant · 744 replies · 9,062+ views
    Examiner ^ | 11/10/08 | staff
    WASHINGTON (Map, News) - A Republican congressman from Georgia is calling President-elect Obama a Marxist and warning that he might be planning to form a Gestapo-like security force so he can rule as a dictator. Two-term Rep. Paul Broun of Athens cited a July speech that has circulated on the Internet in which Obama called for a civilian force to take some of the national security burden off the military.
  • Dr. Broun Goes Back to Washington

    07/17/2008 2:15:16 AM PDT · by Baron OBeef Dip · 14 replies · 156+ views
    Last July, Paul Broun shocked Georgia pundits when the poorly funded physician narrowly defeated a longtime legislative leader in a GOP primary for a special election in an overwhelmingly Republican U.S. House seat. Party grandees were convinced Dr. Broun's victory was a fluke and this year backed a challenge from state Rep. Barry Fleming, who hails from the district's population center of Augusta. Mr. Fleming promptly raised nearly $1 million and proceeded to throw the kitchen sink at Dr. Broun, including mailers chiding him for failing to bring home earmarks for the district. Well, Dr. Broun will be going back...
  • Congressman Broun To Introduce Constitutional Amendment To Ban Same-Sex Marriages

    05/21/2008 9:43:42 AM PDT · by pissant · 86 replies · 177+ views
    NBC ^ | 5/20/08 | Rich Rogers
    Georgia Congressman Paul Broun announced Tuesday that he will be introducing a constitutional amendment to prevent same-sex marriage in response to a recent decision by the California Supreme Court that recognizes same-sex marriages. The recent 4-3 decision by the California Supreme Court redefines marriage to include legal unions. Some conservative legal scholars view the recent decision as activist in which the policy preferences of four justices overturned the democratically expressed will of California’s voters. “Marriage as an institution exists solely between one man and one woman. Americans have traditionally recognized this definition as being the most beneficial arrangement for the...
  • Congressman Paul Broun has big lead

    03/18/2008 8:04:37 PM PDT · by Engine82 · 2 replies · 581+ views
    Peach Pundit ^ | March 17, 2008 | Buzz Brockway
    Broun has big lead March 17th, 2008 by Buzz Brockway The Tarrance Group conducted a poll that shows Paul Broun with a commanding lead: “Of course, I am very pleased with the results of the poll,” Broun declared, “It really confirms what we have been confident of internally for some time. The people are happy with the job that I have been doing to represent them. They know that I have kept my promises, that I am working hard for positive change in Washington, and that I am providing leadership on issues like illegal immigration and cutting government spending.” Congressman...
  • Red State Endorces Paul Broun

    03/18/2008 8:01:17 PM PDT · by Engine82 · 4 replies · 332+ views
    Conservatives Must Rally to Hold This Seat: We Endorse Paul Broun (GA-10) By The Directors Posted in Endorsements — Comments (19) / Email this page » / Leave a comment » ImageIf you can only give money to one candidate or cause this election year, we have just the candidate and cause for you, the re-election of Congressman Paul Broun (GA-10). This is a bit of a deviation from your standard cause. In addition to being a re-election campaign, it is also a Republican primary fight. In the battle between left v. right, squishes v. conservatives, status quo vs. trench...
  • Congressman Broun Cosponsors “FairTax Act of 2007"(73rd Fair Tax Cosponsor)

    02/08/2008 5:02:11 PM PST · by Man50D · 151 replies · 624+ views
    Washington D.C.- Congressman Paul Broun today announced his co-sponsorship of H.R. 25, the “FairTax Act of 2007.” This bi-partisan legislation, which was introduced by Rep. John Linder (R-GA) and Rep. Dan Boren (D-OK), repeals all corporate and individual income taxes, payroll taxes, self-employment taxes, capital gains taxes, and gift taxes in favor of the simpler, consumption-based FairTax. The FairTax would be collected at the point of sale, and its adoption would allow for the elimination of the excessively bureaucratic and needlessly intrusive Internal Revenue Service. He becomes the 73rd member of Congress to cosponsor The Fair Tax. “Adopting the FairTax...
  • Schaefer says she may jump into (GA) 10th District race

    03/01/2008 7:31:58 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 8 replies · 580+ views
    U.S. Rep. Paul Broun may be picking up another opponent in the Republican primary this July. State Sen. Nancy Schaefer (R-Turnerville) just told us that she’ll decide “in the next few days” whether to enter the race. This is important because it would force a three-way geographic split in the 10th District congressional contest. Broun hails from Athens. House Majority Whip Barry Fleming, who announced last summer, draws his support from Augusta. Schaefer currently represents northeast Georgia, which provided Broun with much of his surprise margin of victory in last year’s special election to replace the late Charlie Norwood. Schaefer...
  • Slapping Down "The Entire GOP Establishment" [RP-related]

    07/24/2007 5:20:08 AM PDT · by George W. Bush · 83 replies · 1,897+ views (The Nation) ^ | 7/18/2007 | John Nichols
    Wed Jul 18, 11:45 AM ET The Nation -- There is no question that Americans are frustrated with the current Congress. Polls suggest that approval ratings for the U.S. House and Senate are even more dismal than those for President Bush -- although not quite so bad as for Vice President Cheney. But are Americans merely frustrated with the current Democratic leadership of the House and Senate, or are they disenchanted, as well, with the leaders of the Republican caucuses? An indication of the indignation with Republican leaders came from a unique Georgia special election Tuesday, in which two...
  • How Jim Whitehead Lost His Sure Thing in GA-10

    07/18/2007 7:48:13 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 79 replies · 2,935+ views
    Red State ^ | July 18, 2007
    RedState endorsed Jim Whitehead went down in flames in Georgia last night. His opponent, Dr. Paul Broun, will head to Washington. Whitehead was heavily backed by the establishment Republicans and Dr. Paul Broun, to put it mildly, is the Kossacks' worst nightmare - military pro-gun, fundamentalist evangelical, hard core states rights, and anti-budget. He said he'd carry a pocket Constitution with him and use the Bible to measure matters on which he'd vote. Going into the runoff, Whitehead had such a strong lead, in historic Georgia terms, he had over an 88% chance of winning the runoff. The congressional district...