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  • Freshman Congressman Leads Charge Against Obama Recess Appointments

    06/18/2011 1:43:11 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 14 replies
    FoxNewsBlogs ^ | June 18, 2011 | Lacey Halpern
    Freshman Congressman Jeff Landry, R-La., says that President Obama is misusing recess appointments, and he's going to do something about it. "When the president puts up nominees, they go through the confirmation process, and the senate blocks them or doesn't confirm them, and then he waits for a recess appointment just to appoint those people. He is circumventing the Constitution," said Landry on Fox News Saturday.
  • Singing Army Wife Meets Leno Between Recording Sessions

    02/03/2010 3:30:39 PM PST · by SandRat · 312+ views
    PASADENA, Calif., Feb. 3, 2010 – Army Capt. Matt Pratt and his songstress wife, Lisa, lived the dream in southern California Feb. 1, thanks to an Army morale and recreation program that supports soldiers and their families. Joey Beebe of Army Entertainment Division supports 2009 Operation Rising Star winner Lisa Pratt while her husband, Capt. Matt Pratt, watches from outside the recording booth at DMI Music’s Firehouse Studios in Pasadena, Calif., Feb. 1, 2010. Army photo by Tim Hipps  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Lisa Pratt earned an all-expenses-paid trip to record a three-song demonstration CD at DMI Music’s...
  • DeMint Condition (South Carolina's junior senator is a rising GOP star)

    04/09/2007 1:57:06 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 12 replies · 741+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | April 9, 2007 | Whitney Blake
    Being in the minority in the Senate is not necessarily fatal. Ask Jim DeMint of South Carolina, chairman of the Senate Steering Committee, a caucus of conservative senators that includes most of the Republican Conference. DeMint has managed to wage and win a handful of battles since the Republican reverses in the midterm elections, drawing on a disarming personality and keen political acumen, and fortified by unwavering conservative convictions.It all started with his crusade against pork in the lame-duck session of Congress late last year. DeMint, along with Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, set out to eliminate 10,000 earmarks from various...
  • Steele to head GOP funding outfit, start firm [GOPAC]

    01/25/2007 11:29:08 AM PST · by Norman Bates · 18 replies · 492+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | January 25, 2007 | Tom LoBianco
    ANNAPOLIS -- Former Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele will lead a major Republican fundraising group and start a public affairs consulting firm in Maryland. Mr. Steele will be the chairman of GOPAC, the national fundraising outfit that former House Speaker Newt Gingrich elevated to national prominence in 1994, and start the Legacy Strategies public affairs firm, he told The Washington Times yesterday. "I'm really looking forward to it," Mr. Steele said. "It has been a whirlwind challenge. I just finished up four years as lieutenant governor, and I was excited to do it. We'll keep plugging along." He begins both...
  • CA: East Bay GOP 'rising star' striving for greater heights (Tom Del Beccaro)

    12/04/2006 8:15:06 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 463+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 12/4/06 | Josh Richman
    Still pursuing a lawsuit against one of California's top Democrats, an East Bay Republican leader seeks to advance his "rising star" reputation by becoming the state GOP's second-in-command. Looking at his extensive, slick Web site,, one might think Contra Costa County Republican Central Committee chairman Tom Del Beccaro seeks a publicly elected office. Instead, Del Beccaro — who sued to kick Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown off the November ballot for attorney general — is rallying support from hundreds of delegates to the party's convention this February in Sacramento. Del Beccaro, 44, who lives in Lafayette and practices law in...
  • Rising Star...?

    09/27/2005 5:51:23 PM PDT · by Seadog Bytes · 16 replies · 1,170+ views
    Strange Cosmos ^ | September 27, 2005 | SeadogBytes
  • The Gop's Star Behind The Star - Bob White Gets Things Done--Just Don't Call Him A Lobbyist

    05/20/2005 6:21:51 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 14 replies · 1,749+ views
    Monterey County Herald ^ | May. 20, 2005 | Dion Nissenbaum
    SACRAMENTO - California's capital is packed with more than 1,000 lobbyists, but when people want to make something happen in Sacramento, they often turn instead to Bob White, a genial Republican maestro who helped elect Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. White has an advantage lobbyists don't. While registered influence peddlers must reveal whom they work for, White calls himself a strategist who doesn't directly push for changes in state policy. That legal distinction allows White to conceal who his corporate clients are, even though he and members of his consulting firm, California Strategies, go to bat for them by exploiting a loophole...
  • What a Steele (Meet Maryland's Lieutenant Governor)

    01/11/2005 12:23:12 AM PST · by Angry Republican · 3 replies · 343+ views
    National Review Online ^ | August 31, 2004 | John J Miller
    The national GOP may soon discover something Maryland conservatives have known for years: Michael Steele is a terrible thing to waste. At around 9 o'clock tonight, Steele — who is lieutenant governor of Maryland — will speak to the Republican delegates gathered at Madison Square Garden. And tomorrow night, he will appear on stage once more, in his role as deputy permanent chairman, to help preside over the roll call of the states. "I'm going to talk about the history of the party and its importance to the civil-rights movement," says Steele of his speech this evening. "I'm also going...
  • GOP lawmaker (Mike Rogers-R) looking like a man on the make

    06/03/2003 10:24:51 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 9 replies · 240+ views
    Detroit Free Press ^ | 6/2/03 | Dawson Bell
    <p>With the exception of L. Brooks Patterson's deft turns as a stand-up comedian, this year's Detroit Regional Chamber conference on Mackinac Island was, as expected, dominated by Democrats.</p> <p>There was the feel-good Democrat: Gov. Jennifer Granholm, spreading fairy dust over throngs of rapt conference-goers. There was the edgy Democrat: Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, trading quips with Patterson, Oakland County's executive, and showing off the formidable political skills that got him elected (after spending the past three weeks at home, making people wonder why they allowed it to happen).</p>