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  • Cuomo trumps Weiner on Twitter

    02/14/2015 2:17:34 AM PST · by Mr_Moonlight · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 13 2015 | Carl Campanile
    Anthony Weiner can’t stop getting himself into trouble on social media. The disgraced ex-congressman ignited a juvenile Twitter war with Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday when Weiner poked fun at the governor’s decision last month to shut down the transit system Jan. 26 in preparation for the “blizzard” that wasn’t. “Sunday’s gonna be cold. Governor Cuomo will soon be closing the subway,” tweeted Weiner, who in 2011 resigned in disgrace over a sext­ing scandal. The governor’s staffers weren’t going to let Weiner’s crack pass, and fired back. “Yes, it is going to be cold. A good reason to keep your...
  • Chuck Schumer showing the way for Democrats: democrats jumping ship on Obamacare

    11/28/2014 6:12:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/28/2014 | Silvio Canto Jr.
    Politicians have learned that ObamaCare is extremely unpopular.  It may be the most unpopular piece of legislation in recent memory.  Go to a political cemetery and count the tombstones of Democrats who voted for ObamaCare and are out of office.  The losses are historic! So what do Democrats do about ObamaCare?  How do they remove this burden from their backs? Enter Senator Schumer of New York: Speaking at the National Press Club, the influential Senate leader identified the decline of middle-class incomes as the defining challenge of the age. Democrats can only win elections, Mr. Schumer said, as “the pro-government party” – and ObamaCare...
  • Top Democrat (Schumer) sets off intraparty fury after saying Obamacare passage was a ‘mistake’

    11/26/2014 4:14:13 PM PST · by shove_it · 46 replies
    Fusion ^ | 26 Nov 2014 | BRETT LOGIURATO
    Sen. Chuck Schumer’s (D-New York) comments on Wednesday about Democrats’ misguided focus on health care in President Barack Obama’s first term prompted backlash from top Democrats and left-leaning groups, who accused him of being politically craven. At a speech before the National Press Club in Washington on Tuesday, Schumer said Democrats made a mistake by entering into a fight over health care after they passed the 2009 economic stimulus. His reasoning: Democrats were targeting the uninsured, a population that he said makes up only about 5 percent of registered voters. Only about one-third of the uninsured, he said, are registered...
  • Tensions flare between Senate Democrats, White House

    11/27/2014 12:28:27 AM PST · by shove_it · 45 replies
    Reuters ^ | 26 Nov 2014 | ROBERTA RAMPTON
    (Reuters) - Criticism of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law by a top Senate Democrat this week laid bare post-election tensions that could pose challenges for the party in upcoming fights with Republicans over taxes, energy and immigration. In a high-profile speech on Tuesday dissecting Democrats' losses in this month's midterm elections, Charles Schumer, the No. 3 Senate Democrat, listed "a cascade of issues" botched by the White House, starting with Obama's push for healthcare reforms soon after he took office in 2009. Later on Tuesday, the White House took the unusual step of publicly pledging to veto a deal...
  • Democratic candidate John Bohlinger says Harry Reid wants him out

    11/12/2013 1:48:39 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 42 replies
    politico.com ^ | 11/12/13 | Emily Schultheis and Elizabeth Titus
    Former Montana Lt. Gov. John Bohlinger just jumped in the Montana Senate race last week – but he says national Democrats are already trying to push him out. Foremost among them, according to the Democratic candidate? Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.). “[Reid] said, you know, ‘John, you know, you’re a nice guy, but we’ve chosen Walsh. We’d like you to drop out. We don’t want to have a primary,’” Bohlinger said, according to local news reports. Bohlinger was referring to current Lt. Gov. John Walsh, the preferred choice of the party to run for the seat of retiring Democratic...
  • NASA top climate scientist James Hansen to retire from Goddard Institute, sue gov’t

    04/02/2013 3:12:49 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 2, 2013
    Talk about biting the hand that feeds you! NASA’s James Hansen, director of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies and a controversial and highly vocal voice of alarm about the planet’s changing climate, will retire as the director of the space institute, NASA announced Tuesday -- and plans to immediately sue his former employer. Hansen will step down from his $180,000 a year position to join a number of lawsuits challenging the federal and state governments for their failure to police industry over man’s effect on the climate, the New York Times reported. Hansen was clearly aware of the irony....
  • That Bus Is Rolling . . .Hillary's Headed Under? (damaging details to trickle out)

    10/14/2012 8:31:54 PM PDT · by Be Careful · 70 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 10/14/12 | Carol Platt Liebau
    As Eliana Johnson points out over at NRO, this morning, David Axelrod continued to throw Hillary Clinton and the State Department under the bus.......So expect more details damaging to Obama and Biden slowly to trickle out.
  • California House race with veteran Democrats turns physical during debate

    10/12/2012 9:23:14 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 7 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | October 12, 2012 | unattributed
    A bitter Los Angeles-area congressional race between two veteran House Democrats took a strange turn Thursday night when the two candidates nearly got into a physical altercation during a public debate. Democratic Reps. Brad Sherman and Howard Berman are vying to win control of the same district due to California's new primary system, which sends the top two finishers to the runoff regardless of party affiliation. The Los Angeles Times reports 57-year-old Sherman seized the shoulder of 71-year-old Berman during the debate at a local college, yanked him toward his chest and shouted, "You want to get into this?" Berman,...
  • Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) accounts 'nearly wiped out'

    09/10/2011 9:48:46 AM PDT · by chrisinoc · 40 replies
    OC Register ^ | Sept. 9, 2011 | BRIAN JOSEPH AND TONY SAAVEDRA
    A week after her campaign treasurer was arrested by the FBI, U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez’s office says the congresswoman’s campaign account “has been nearly wiped out.” Adrienne Elrod, Sanchez’s chief of staff, declined to say how much is gone, but confirmed that the account managed by Kinde Durkee is nearly empty. According to Federal Election Commission records, Sanchez had $378,928.50 in the bank at the end of June.
  • Kinde Durkee 'Nearly Wiped Out' Loretta Sanchez's Campaign Fund(Stole MILLIONS From Dems)

    09/10/2011 9:52:36 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 56 replies
    TPM ^ | 9-9-11 | Ryan J. Reilly
    Veteran California campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee "nearly wiped out" the $379,000 in Rep. Loretta Sanchez's campaign war chest, Politico's Jonathan Allen and John Bresnahan report. "What we've learned this week is that unfortunately, the amount in our reelect account is substantially less than the amount we've raised this year, as well as the amount reflected in the records sent to us by Durkee & Associates," Sanchez chief of staff Adrienne Elrod told Politico. "In fact, our account has been nearly wiped out." Durkee was arrested by the FBI on Friday on mail fraud charges. The feds said she used campaign...
  • Steinberg to halt confirmation of Brown's appointees

    06/17/2011 11:17:03 AM PDT · by Borough Park · 10 replies
    Hours after Gov. Jerry Brown roiled majority Democrats with his budget veto, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg made public his plans to halt consideration of the governor's appointees "for an indefinite period of time." Members of the Senate Rules Committee were informed via email yesterday that gubernatorial appointees requiring Senate confirmation will not be considered by the committee or put up for a floor vote until further notice. "The Rules Committee will not be meeting to consider any Governor's appointments for an indefinite period of time per the Pro Tem. In addition, no action will be taken on appointees...
  • CA: Brown vetoes budget, Dem legislators 'dismayed'

    06/16/2011 3:09:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 1+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 6/16/11 | Wyatt Buchanan
    Los Angeles -- Gov. Jerry Brown's veto today of the state budget adopted by Democratic legislators on Wednesday marks the first time in state history a governor has rejected a spending plan. The governor made his announcement this morning in an online video, then spoke to reporters at a news conference in Los Angeles this afternoon, where he said he vetoed the budget "because it doesn't meet the needs of the state." "Whatever happens, we will get a better budget than we have today," he added. Democratic leaders of the Senate and Assembly held a news conference at the Capitol...
  • Jerry Brown vetoes Democratic budget plan

    06/16/2011 11:29:23 AM PDT · by Smogger · 30 replies · 1+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | June 16, 2011 | 10:35am | Anthony York
    Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed the budget package passed Wednesday by Democratic legislators, sources say, which creates a potential rift within his own party. The sources said an announcement was expected soon. [Updated at 10:42 a.m., June 16: Brown announced the veto in a press release Thursday. "Unfortunately, the budget I have received is not a balanced solution," his statement said. "It continues big deficits for years to come and adds billions of dollars of new debt. It also contains legally questionable maneuvers, costly borrowing and unrealistic savings. Finally, it is not financeable and therefore will not allow us to...
  • ‘F*** the Rich’: Cape Cod Arsonist Targets Homes of the Wealthy

    12/13/2010 7:15:11 AM PST · by combat_boots · 80 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 13 Dec 2010 | M. Jessup
    Upscale towns in Massachusetts are on alert as police and fire officials are investigating another fire in which an arsonist scawled a “f*** the rich” graffiti message at the scene. The latest incident in Sandwich follows another suspicious incident in Barnstable. On Dec. 2, the local news reports that “incendiary devices” were found in the charred ruins of a home in Marstons Mills, along with the spray-painted expletive left spray-painted on a fence. In a phone interview Saturday, Joe Vaughn, who owned the Trotter’s Lane house for 22 years but moved about 10 years ago to Sandwich, said he talked...
  • Nico Pitney v. Dana Milbank showdown (VIDEO at Link)

    06/28/2009 5:59:05 PM PDT · by paltz · 9 replies · 1,071+ views
    Washington Times - Water Cooler ^ | 6/28/09 | Kerry Picket
    Last week, Huffington Post's Nico Pitney was accused by Washington Post's Dana Mibank for being a "planted questioner"during a President Obama press conference. The two confronted one another today on CNN's Reliable Sources in front of Howard Kurtz and Washington Times reporter Amanda Carpenter. The showdown begins to get heated when Mr. Pitney called Mr. Milbank's past reporting on Obama's swimming trunks "pathetic." According to Mr. Pitney, when the segment ended Mr. Mibank looked over at Pitney and said, “You’re such a d***.” Check out the video below.
  • Democrats face summer of bitter infighting

    03/30/2008 6:12:09 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 35 replies · 928+ views
    Reuters ^ | Mar 30, 2008 | Reuters
    "I believe that the Democrats will be unified as soon as this nomination is settled. We will be unified because we understand that we do not want to be clinging to the policies of the past. We are the party of the future," Obama said. College students have been some of Obama's most active supporters and in Pennsylvania he must score big among them if he is to do well against Clinton. "You will have a president who has taught the constitution and believes in the constitution and will obey the constitution of the United States of America," Obama told...
  • Tempers Flare as Contests Heat Up

    03/05/2008 5:30:02 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 11 replies · 165+ views
    Washinton Post ^ | 5 March 08 | Matthew Mosk and Paul Kane
    Tempers flared at several Texas voting precincts, and the campaigns of Sens. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) and Barack Obama (D-Ill.) traded accusations of rule-breaking yesterday during the hours leading up to evening caucuses where one-third of the state's delegates were to be awarded. In Ohio, elections officials held some polls open for an additional 90 minutes because of winter weather and ballot shortages. The extended voting caused a delay of several hours before the state could ultimately be called for Clinton, largely because of late voting in the Cleveland area, an expected Obama stronghold. In Texas, the two-step process of a...
  • Obama the target of dangerous code words (AND THE RATFIGHT FLARES ANEW !!!)

    01/14/2008 10:13:06 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 89 replies · 144+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | January 14, 2008 | LAURA WASHINGTON
    American politics has never been more uplifting than in 2008. The Democrats are running a rainbow race of their best and brightest. Sen. Barack Obama is battling to become America's first black president. Sen. Hillary Clinton yearns to be the first woman in the White House. Both are viable and electable -- the first of their kind. Campaigns are about words. I am hearing some words that are tapping into the most dangerous part of the American psyche. This nation was built on racism. Its economy blossomed from human cargo shuttled across the sea and sold into slavery. Our black...
  • Obama Pressured on "Gay Cure" Preacher ['Rats Chowing Down on One of Their Own -- DELICIOUS!]

    10/24/2007 12:11:48 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 27 replies · 198+ views
    TheHill.com ^ | 10/24/2007 | Alexander Bolton
    The nation’s biggest gay rights group is trying to force Sen. Barrack Obama (D-Ill.) to cancel presidential campaign event with a controversial preacher who claims he was homosexual but has been cured. The Human Rights Campaign has expressed its strong reservations to Obama over his campaign-sponsored tour that features gospel singer Donnie McClurkin. The influential organization, representing a powerful Democratic constituency, let Obama’s campaign know that it would issue a public demand if Obama did not immediately cancel the event, said a person who had been briefed on the exchange. Obama will not be present on the so-called Embrace the...
  • Daley revs up (AL SHARPTON COMES TO CHICAGO TO TAKE ON DA MARE)

    08/01/2007 4:02:36 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 8 replies · 642+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | August 1, 2007 | FRAN SPIELMAN City Hall Reporter
    Without mentioning the Rev. Al Sharpton by name, Mayor Daley on Tuesday ridiculed the New York civil rights leader's suggestion that Daley is "getting a pass" on the issue of police abuse. Sharpton is setting up shop in Chicago this week -- opening a local chapter of his National Action Network, a New York-based civil rights organization -- because he thinks police abuse is a chronic problem here and local leaders have failed to hold the mayor's feet to the fire. Daley considers the suggestion ludicrous -- especially after enduring years of negative headlines tied to the Hired Truck, city...
  • Pelosi Splits Democrats With Push For Murtha - Speaker-to-Be Accused Of Strong-Arm Tactics

    11/15/2006 10:52:16 PM PST · by Omega Man II · 32 replies · 1,144+ views
    Pelosi Splits Democrats With Push For Murtha Speaker-to-Be Accused Of Strong-Arm Tactics By Jonathan Weisman and Lois Romano Washington Post Staff Writers Thursday, November 16, 2006; A01 A showdown over the House majority leader's post today has Democrats bitterly divided only a week after their party took control of Congress and has prompted numerous complaints that Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) and her allies are using strong-arm tactics and threats to try to elect Rep. John P. Murtha (Pa.) to the job. Murtha, 74, a former Marine who was among the first on Capitol Hill to call for a U.S. troop...