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  • ...Forget the House. It’s the battle for the Senate that could provide the most drama...

    09/09/2018 3:41:24 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 50 replies
    MSN/ Washington Post ^ | September 8, 2018
    For months now, the focus of Campaign 2018, rightly, has been on control of the House. All the metrics continue to point to a midterm election in which Democrats could seize control of that chamber. But for sheer drama and unpredictability, the contest for control of the Senate could be the place to look. The House is no slam-dunk for the Democrats, but most Republicans following the campaigns are genuinely worried and probably right to be that way. The overall environment is difficult for the GOP because of President Trump and because of the location of the competitive races; suburban...
  • Boondoggle Train

    11/05/2015 10:55:03 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 8 replies
    City Journal ^ | November 4, 2015 | By Chris Reed
    In November 2008, California voters narrowly approved Proposition 1A, which provided $9.95 billion in government money for a statewide bullet-train network. The initiative passed, even though the California High-Speed Rail Authority had been legally required to release a detailed, updated business plan by October 1 of that year, so that voters would have time to learn exactly how the state planned to finance what was then billed as a $43 billion project—and no updated plan was in view. Rail officials failed even to release a preliminary report before the election, claiming that state legislators’ long delay in passing the fiscal...
  • White House lights up rainbow colors to celebrate SCOTUS ruling

    06/26/2015 5:47:38 PM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 144 replies
    The White House on Friday night is splashed with rainbow-colored lights to celebrate a Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage around the country. The light display capped a day of jubilation over the decision at the executive mansion.
  • Michael Sam: I should've been drafted in the first three rounds

    05/11/2014 7:19:37 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 161 replies
    cbs sportsline ^ | 5-11-14 | John Breech
    Former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam became the first openly gay player in NFL history to be drafted when the Rams took him with the 249th pick on Saturday, but Sam almost didn't make history because he almost fell out of the draft. Sam was taken with the eighth-to-last pick, meaning he almost wasn't drafted at all, something he found rather shocking. The NFL's first openly gay player said he should've been picked higher. "From last season alone, I should've been in the first three rounds -- SEC Defensive player of the year, All-American," Sam said, listing off his 2013...
  • Give up meat, coal, oil, economic growth and national sovereignty - orders new IPCC climate report

    04/14/2014 2:28:59 AM PDT · by markomalley · 43 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 4/14/2014 | James Delingpole
    The United Nations (UN) has delivered its latest verdict on the measures necessary to save the world from global warming and the news is as grim as it is predictable and wearisomely familiar: More regulation from "experts", technocrats and bureaucrats at supranational organisations, such as the one whose initials begin with U and end with N.More taxpayer subsidies for expensive, inefficient renewable energy.More nuclear power (with shale gas used as a transitional fuel to replace coal). The abandonment of fossil fuels. Less meat consumption.A single, globally-regulated price for carbon dioxide. More local-government-enforced walking, cycling and public transportation. More back-door wealth...
  • Obama Green-Tech Program That Backed Solyndra Struggles To Create Jobs

    06/08/2012 1:25:23 PM PDT · by Windflier · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 14, 2011 | Carol D. Leonnig and Steven Mufson
    Obama green-tech program that backed Solyndra struggles to create jobs A $38.6 billion loan guarantee program that the Obama administration promised would create or save 65,000 jobs has created just a few thousand jobs two years after it began, government records show. The program — designed to jump-start the nation’s clean technology industry by giving energy companies access to low-cost, government-backed loans — has directly created 3,545 new, permanent jobs after giving out almost half the allocated amount, according to Energy Department tallies. President Obama has made “green jobs” a showcase of his recovery plan, vowing to foster new jobs,...
  • Obama's empty jobs vow: Castles in the sand (pie in the sky, unicorns & rainbows)

    08/07/2011 7:12:16 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Obama's empty jobs vow: Castles in the sandSunday, August 7, 2011 Fresh from signing a debt-ceiling increase that provides no shelter from the storm ahead, President Barack Obama stepped before the cameras in the Rose Garden last week and vowed to renew his focus on jobs and the economy. And where will these jobs come from? Supposedly, from key government "investments." In other words, from the same failed government policies that have stifled economic growth and threaten more damage. "Obama does not have much presidential persuasion left. He is running out of capital," says James Thurber of American University's Center...
  • NY Legislature legalizes gay marriage

    06/24/2011 8:06:12 PM PDT · by PROCON · 596 replies · 2+ views
    AP ^ | June 24, 2011 | MICHAEL GORMLEY
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Gay marriage will become legal in New York state after the Republican-led state Senate voted to approve it. Advocates are calling it a historic step as New York stands to become the sixth but by far the largest state to legalize same-sex marriage. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo lobbied hard for the bill and has promised to sign it. The Senate vote is viewed as a major gain in an effort to allow gay marriage nationally.
  • "Raise a Banner of Bold Colors, Not Pale Pastels!"

    12/18/2010 7:54:36 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 16 replies · 14+ views ^ | March 1, 1975 | Ronald Reagan
    Reagan's Words are Relevant Today On March 1, 1975, in the wake of the disastrous post-Watergate election, Ronald Reagan stood before a disheartened Conservative Political Action Conference and proclaimed, "A political party cannot be all things to all people. It must represent certain fundamental beliefs which must not be compromised to political expediency, or simply to swell its numbers." Then, as now, there was a din of voices from the media and from "moderate" Republicans calling on the Party to abandon its conservative principles. Reagan's Message Here is what Ronald Reagan told the assembled delegates of CPAC that day: "I...
  • White House Unveils Free Preventative Services (No, really, it's FREE - for EVERYONE!)

    07/14/2010 11:27:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 44 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 7/15/10 | JANET ADAMY
    White House Unveils Free Preventative ServicesBY JANET ADAMY JULY 15, 2010 WASHINGTON—Treatments for the prevention of alcohol abuse, depression and obesity are among the services that will be free to consumers with new insurance plans starting in September. As part of the new health law, the Obama administration on Wednesday released rules specifying which preventive health services insurers must provide to consumers at no additional cost. Democrats hope the change will be one of the most popular early pieces of the sweeping legislation. "Services like these will go a long way in preventing chronic illness," First Lady Michelle Obama said...
  • New Military marching??

    What might happen if Obama cancels Don't ask, don't tell ?!!! This is from a old Funny Monty Python's Military Fairy sketch.
  • Lefty Losers On the Rampage

    06/09/2008 7:16:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies · 388+ views
    Environmental Republican ^ | June 9, 2008 | Scott Welsh
    <p>So this summer,there will be another confrontation. BillO lives on Long Island. I plan on chartering at least one bus - hopefully more - from New York City. We'll visit Bill with vets and Jews and African-Americans and peacefully set forth our grievances. We'll ask for an apology and suggest ways in which BillO might improve his behavior in the future.</p>
  • A Few of FR's Finest...Every Day...03-23-06....Rainbows

    03/22/2006 11:29:14 PM PST · by DollyCali · 248 replies · 1,736+ views
    DollyCali | March 23, 2006 | DollyCali
    A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   Over 100,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic, and the forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world. A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day was introduced on June 24, 2002. It's only a small room in JimRob's house where we can get to know one another a little better; salute and support our military and our leaders; pray for those in...
  • (Rainbow) Flag stirs flap at Howell High

    12/23/2004 12:27:36 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 91 replies · 3,028+ views
    Ann Arbor News ^ | 12-23-04 | STEPHENIE KOEHN
    Flag stirs flap at Howell High Controversy centered over meaning of Diversity Club message Thursday, December 23, 2004 BY STEPHENIE KOEHN News Staff Reporter What is the meaning of a rainbow? For many who see one during or after a rainstorm, it's a harbinger of good luck or at least a warm and fuzzy feeling. In the form of a flag hanging at Howell High School, however, it has created a controversy between those who see it as an expression of diversity and those who see it as supporting homosexuality. Confusion over the meaning of the flag, said Howell High...
  • Rainbows Over Baghdad

    11/03/2004 3:37:15 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 5 replies · 197+ views
    AFP ^ | Tue Nov 2, 3:11 PM ET | AFP
    Rainbows in Baghdad : A double rainbow is seen over the city of Baghdad after the first rains of winter fell, breaking months of dry weather. (AFP/Marwan Naamani)