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  • Who Will Replace Rogers at House Intel Committee?

    04/02/2014 6:02:48 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 5 replies
    Defense One ^ | 3/30/2014 | Sara Sorcher
    One of the loudest backers of the government’s spy operations is taking his voice from Congress to the radio waves. And already ambitious colleagues are vying to replace him. Mike Rogers’s surprise announcement early Friday morning that he was not seeking reelection in November—and instead starting a new career as a talk-radio host—left congressional aides scrambling to figure out who might succeed him at the helm of the House Intelligence Committee. The unexpected vacancy already has attracted the attention of at least two other Republicans who may soon jockey for the top slot. All eyes Friday were on Rep. Mac...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 30 March 2014

    03/30/2014 3:27:47 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 153 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 30 March 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows March 30th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Angus King, I-Maine; John Barrasso, R-Wyo.; Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.; Michael Leiter, former White House adviser on counterterrorism.FACE THE NATION (CBS): NCAA President Mark Emmert; Michael Hayden, former head of the CIA and the National Security Agency; Michael Morrell, former deputy CIA director and member of NSA Surveillance Review Group; Cmdr. William J. Marks, U.S. Navy 7th Fleet, which is involved in the search for the missing Malaysian Airlines jet.THIS WEEK...
  • US Rep. Mike Rogers Of Michigan Won’t Seek Re-Election

    03/28/2014 4:23:33 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 81 replies
    CBS Detroit ^ | March 28, 2014 | CBSdetroit
    DETROIT (WWJ/AP) - U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers of Michigan, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee who has been a prominent voice as President Barack Obama attempts to overhaul U.S. surveillance, said Friday that he won’t seek re-election after his term ends this year.
  • Petulant Judge Returns Guns, Destroys Ammunition

    02/21/2014 9:25:10 PM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 February, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    This "old"  ammunition is safe and reliable In a well publicized case in Florida, former Marine John Rogers shot and killed a drinking buddy.  He said that he had been attacked after he asked the man to leave.  He retrieved a rifle, and said the man, James DeWitt, then charged him, giving him no choice but to fire.  The case gained some notoriety because Rogers is legally blind.  Rogers spent 22 Months in jail awaiting trail on a first degree murder charge.   Half way through the trial, the judge dismissed the charges under Florida's Stand Your Ground law....
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 29 December 2013

    12/29/2013 5:00:35 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 119 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 29 December 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows December 29th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Reps. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., and Adam Schiff, D-Calif.; Democratic former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Reps. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Joaquin Castro, D-Texas.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Gen. Michael Hayden, Former National Security Agency Director; NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake.THIS WEEK (ABC): A look at game changers in 2013 (I can’t help thinking it’s Auburn running back Chris Davis).STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Secretary of State John Kerry. STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Neera Tanden, president and CEO of...
  • 'Different Republican' seeking Braley's seat (pro-choice, pro-Obamacare, etc)

    12/10/2013 2:07:08 PM PST · by xjcsa · 21 replies
    Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier ^ | December 9, 2013 | Pat Kinney
    WATERLOO | Gail Boliver is a Republican who doesn't go to tea parties. But he wants to go to Washington as northeastern Iowa's next member of Congress. He's the latest of a host of individuals, nine in all, seeking to succeed U.S. 1st Dist. Rep. Bruce Braley, who's running for the Senate. Boliver, a Marshalltown attorney, wants the federal government to get its financial house in order, let business create jobs and stay out of people's bedrooms. "As a Republican I stand for government that's not intrusive in business or in my personal life. Or in anyone's personal life," he...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 8 September 2013

    09/08/2013 5:11:33 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 119 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 8 September 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows September 7th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): White House chief of staff Denis McDonough; Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): McDonough; Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M.; Reps. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, Peter King, R-N.Y., and Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif.FACE THE NATION (CBS): McDonough; Reps. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., Justin Amash, R-Mich., and Elijah Cummings, D-Md.THIS WEEK (ABC): McDonough; Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas; Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): McDonough; Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del.; Reps. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., Jim McGovern, D-Mass., Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Calif., Barbara Lee, D-Calif.,...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 June 2013

    06/23/2013 6:08:49 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 156 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 23 June 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows June 23th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Mike Lee, R-Utah; Gabriel Gomez, Republican nominee for Senate in Massachusetts.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill.; Reps. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., and Mike Rogers, R-Mich.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Jeff Sessions, R-Ala.THIS WEEK (ABC): Gen. Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency; Reps. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas; Mike Kelly, R-Pa.; and Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky.,...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 16 June 2013

    06/16/2013 4:50:41 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 157 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 16 June 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows June 16th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Former Vice President Dick Cheney. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., Mark Udall, D-Colo., and Lindsey Graham R-S.C.; Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va.; Michael Hayden, a former director of the CIA and the National Security Agency.FACE THE NATION (CBS): White House chief of staff Denis McDonough; Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.THIS WEEK (ABC): Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.; Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill.; former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Rogers; Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J.
  • NSA Whistleblower Details How The NSA Has Spied On US Citizens Since 9/11

    06/11/2013 6:59:21 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 21 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | Aug. 24, 2012 | Michael Kelley
    National Security Agency whistleblower William Binney explains how the secretive agency runs its pervasive domestic spying apparatus in a new piece by Laura Poitras in The New York Times. Binney—one of the best mathematicians and code breakers in NSA history—worked for the Defense Department's foreign signals intelligence agency for 32 years before resigning in late 2001 because he "could not stay after the NSA began purposefully violating the Constitution." In a short video called "The Program," Binney explains how the agency took part of one of the programs he built and started using it to spy on virtually every U.S....
  • Robbie Rogers signs with LA Galaxy, becomes first openly gay player in MLS

    05/25/2013 8:06:41 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | May 24, 2013 | Brooks Peck
    Three months after coming out as gay and stepping away from the game, midfielder Robbie Rogers has signed with the LA Galaxy according to multiple reports. MLS rights to Rogers, who previously played in the league for Columbus Crew from 2007 to 2011, were owned by the Chicago Fire, but Rogers didn't want to play for them. So after casually training with the Galaxy over the last several weeks, a trade was finally worked out, sending midfielder Mike Magee to Chicago in exchange for Rogers, who is now the first openly gay player in MLS. And according to ESPN, he...
  • The critical need for a Select Committee on Benghazi *Action Item*

    05/15/2013 6:51:53 AM PDT · by jenk · 8 replies
    jenkuznicki.com ^ | 5/15/13 | Jen Kuznicki
    I don't know about you, but I kind of resent that I have to repeatedly beg a few men in a far off city to do the right thing. Representative Frank Wolf has 146 Co-Sponsors to House Resolution 36, which calls for a Select Committee to investigate the attack on Benghazi. According to The Hill, while many of the members of the committees that oversee this issue have signed on to HR 36, the chairmen of those committees and Speaker Boehner stand against a select committee. The Chairmen in question are: Chairman of the Intelligence Committee: Mike Rogers R-MI Chairman...
  • U.S. Soccer Player Opens Up About Being Gay

    02/16/2013 6:44:14 PM PST · by HonkyTonkMan · 53 replies
    Slimes ^ | February 15, 2013 | Borden
    <p>Robbie Rogers, a former midfielder for the United States national team who most recently played in England, had revealed in a blog post that he was gay, too.</p> <p>Robbie Rogers, a midfielder for the Columbus Crew from 2007-2011, revealed Friday that he is gay. He wrote: “My secret is gone, I am a free man, I can move on and live my life as my creator intended.”</p>
  • Republicans are 'not giving up' on Benghazi

    12/15/2012 5:20:09 PM PST · by Libloather · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/15/12 | Julian Pecquet
    Republicans are 'not giving up' on BenghaziBy Julian Pecquet - 12/15/12 03:24 PM ET Republican lawmakers are vowing to keep pressing the administration on Benghazi despite Susan Rice’s decision to drop her bid to become secretary of State. “We'll continue to seek answers,” a Republican Senate aide told The Hill. “We're not giving up on it.” Rice’s decision to step aside averted a contentious confirmation fight with Republican senators that might have pointed to an end to the political battle over the U.S. consulate attack. The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations had become the flash-point for criticism since describing...
  • Rosa Brooks, Special Coordinator for Rule of Law and Humanitarian Policy

    08/08/2011 3:29:49 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 21 replies
    JessDuntno | Today | Various Sources
    Rosa Brooks serves as Counselor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Michele Flournoy. In May 2010 she also became Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense and then Special Coordinator for Rule of Law and Humanitarian Policy. She is running a new Pentagon office dedicated to those issues. She is on leave from her job as a law professor at the Georgetown University Law Center. Brooks is known as a columnist (most recently with the LA Times) and at the Pentagon her portfolio has included both human rights issues and global engagement and strategic communication. Her mother, Barbara Ehrenreich, is...
  • What if O.J. didn’t do it? Film suggests serial killer—not Simpson—murdered Brown, Goldman

    11/19/2012 3:36:12 PM PST · by bgill · 47 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | Nov. 19, 2012 | Dylan Stableford
    In the film "My Brother the Serial Killer," set to air Wednesday on the Investigation Discovery network, Clay Rogers, the brother of convicted serial killer Glen Rogers, claims Glen murdered Simpson's ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and Ron Goldman—the pair Simpson was accused—and controversially acquitted—of slaying in 1995.
  • Will Rogers on Taxes

    11/16/2012 11:07:35 AM PST · by Parmy
    Will Rogers Quotes | 1920's 1930's | Will Rogers
    Quotes By Will Rogers Return to the Quotes Index Will Rogers on Taxes Income Tax Sales Tax Inheritance Tax (DT = Daily Telegram; WA= Weekly Article) "The income tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf has." WA #17, April 8, 1923 (also WA #99, Nov. 2, 1924) "There is some talk of lowering (the income tax), and they will have to. People are not making enough to pay it." WA #17, April 8, 1923 "Our financial ills will never be settled till you fix it so every man will pay an income tax on what...
  • Jim Rogers: Market turmoil ahead

    11/10/2012 7:27:01 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | 11-10-2012 | Anjani Trivedi
    Investor Jim Rogers tells CNN to expect choppy investment waters in the years to come. "I would be very careful. The next couple years we're going to have turmoil and problems in most financial markets," Rogers told CNN's Andrew Stevens. "Don't invest in anything unless you, yourself know about it. Don't listen to some guy you see on TV -- even if it's me," added Rogers, who co-founded the Quantum Fund with George Soros. "You only stay with what you know and if all you know is money in the bank, put the money in the bank." With worried investors...
  • NRA-Backed Rogers Unseats Maggart

    08/02/2012 10:34:21 PM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies
    A four-term member of the state House has been unseated by political newcomer Courtney Rogers who enjoyed the backing of the National Rifle Association. Incumbent Debra Maggart lost the seat after an outside campaign to defeat her. Maggart became a target after she went along with Republican leadership and helped scuttle a bill allowing gun owners to store weapons in their car while at work. The NRA and the Tennessee Firearms Association spent a combined $100,000 on ads attacking Maggart. They were ultimately effective, at least on Hendersonville voter Peggy Shoaf. “You know I want to have my gun in...
  • Happy 101st Ginger Rogers Birthday!

    07/16/2012 5:51:51 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 13 replies
    Happy 101st Ginger Rogers Birthday to all. Miss Rogers was born 101 years ago today in Independence, Missouri. She would later move to Texas and won a Charleston contest(hence the clip I picked) in 1925 and her career took off from there. The late actress was not only an accomplished dancer and an Academy Award-winner but also something you'd rarely find in Hollywood today: a staunch conservative Republican. She worked hard throughout her career and was strongly patriotic and anti-communist. She was also a member of the Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motion_Picture_Alliance_for_the_Preservation_of_American_Ideals
  • North Carolina teacher who berated student over Obama criticism to keep job

    06/20/2012 6:29:43 AM PDT · by DFG · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/20/12 | Staff
    The North Carolina high school teacher whose rant against a student who questioned President Obama went viral will keep her job. The Salisbury Post reports that Tanya Dixon-Neely was suspended without pay, but that she will return to school next year. As a condition of her return, she reportedly will be required to start what was described as a "monitored growth plan." Superintendent Judy Grissom said in a statement that the teacher fell short of the school system's standards, but expressed a desire to move on from the incident. "While I remain deeply concerned about the performance documented in the...
  • Congressional Intelligence Leaders Say Taliban Has Grown In Strength Since 2010 Troop Surge

    05/06/2012 9:18:48 PM PDT · by Son House · 6 replies
    Daily Reporter ^ | May 06, 2012 | ANNE FLAHERTY
    The leaders of the congressional committees said Sunday they believed that the Taliban had grown stronger since President Barack Obama sent 33,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan in 2010. The pessimistic report by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., challenges Obama's own assessment last week in his visit to Kabul that the "tide had turned" and that "we broke the Taliban's momentum." Feinstein and Rogers told CNN's "State of the Union" they aren't so sure. The two recently returned from a fact-finding trip to the region where they met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai. "President Karzai believes...
  • Rogers rips EPA chief over coal permits

    02/29/2012 5:19:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/29/12 | Erik Wasson
    The powerful Republican head of the House Appropriations Committee got rough with President Obama’s environmental chief over the Environmental Protection Agency's coal mine permitting process on Wednesday. The wood-paneled committee hearing room suddenly seemed like a small-town courtroom as Chairman Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) turned prosecutorial on EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson. At one point, after Jackson fumbled when trying to name any Appalachian mines she had permitted during her tenure, Rogers declared “I rest my case!” At issue is an October Federal Court ruling in the case of National Mining Association vs. Jackson. Rogers said that the ruling makes clear that...
  • Why Wasn't Ankeny v Daniels Appealed To The Supreme Court?

    As the election for the presidency starts to heat up, the discussion if Barack Obama is a natural born citizen is also heating up. The Supreme Court case Minor v Happersett is being used as the main case to declare Obama not natural born in growing state ballot challenges to his candidacy. What I have noticed in the heated arguments on many political forum boards lately is that Obama supporters are countering Minor v Happersett with the Indiana case Ankeny v Daniels. That case declares this: "Based upon the language of Article II, Section 1, Clause 4 and the guidance...
  • Bay Area to get 1st Latina federal judge (has been active in La Raza and other Latino groups)

    11/19/2011 6:48:46 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 11/16/11 | Bob Egelko
    Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, an Alameda County judge since 2008, was confirmed by the Senate on Tuesday for the U.S. District Court in Oakland, where she will become the first Latina federal judge in the Bay Area. The Senate voted 89-6 to approve President Obama's nomination of Gonzalez Rogers to fill the vacancy created by U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker's retirement in February. There was no debate, and the opponents, all Republicans, did not say why they voted against the nominee, who had not drawn any opposition in her committee hearing. Gonzalez Rogers, 46, a Texas native and Princeton honors graduate,...
  • Intel Chair Open to U.S. Forces in Iran

    10/16/2011 10:39:53 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 10/16/11 | staff
    Mike Rogers, the chair of the House intelligence committee, will not rule out the use of military force in Iran after authorities foiled a D.C. terror plot that allegedly had roots in Tehran. “I don’t think you should take it off the table,” Rogers, a Republican, said on ABC’s This Week. Other options, Rogers said, would include gathering a coalition of other nations to condemn Iran or striking against Iranians operating in Iraq. Iran’s government has denied any link to the plot, which aimed to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in Washington, D.C.
  • Sports anchor fired after backing true marriage

    05/13/2011 5:54:45 AM PDT · by ZGuy · 58 replies
    Life Site News ^ | May 12, 2011 | Patrick B. Craine
    One of Canada’s leading TV sports broadcasters fired one of its anchors Wednesday after he voiced support for true marriage on Twitter. Damian Goddard, the now-former host of “Connected” on Rogers Sportsnet, had tweeted his support of Burlington hockey agent Todd Reynolds, who created a stir this week when he criticized New York Rangers hockey star Sean Avery for shooting a TV ad backing gay “marriage.” “I completely and wholeheartedly support Todd Reynolds and his support for the traditional and TRUE meaning of marriage,” wrote Goddard on May 10th. He also voiced support for U.S. Olympic gold medalist Peter Vidmar,...
  • Jim Rogers/Asian Financial Forum (World Commodities fundamenals enhanced)

    01/24/2009 7:38:14 PM PST · by sickoflibs · 51 replies · 1,617+ views
    youtube/JimRogers Channel ^ | 1/21/09 | sickoflibs/Jim Rogers
    “If you go back in history whenever we have had periods of forced liquidation like we are having now, periods that only have happened nine or ten times every 100 or 150 years, people have had to sell everything without regards to the fundamentals. The way you make money historically in times like this is you find the fundamentals that are unimpaired and that’s what you buy.” “The fundamentals of General Motors are impaired. The fundamentals of City Bank are impaired by what is happening. The fundamentals of most industries of the world are very impaired. The only thing I...
  • Boehner to introduce one-week stopgap to stave off shutdown (Pelosi had more of a pair)

    04/04/2011 8:17:40 PM PDT · by hatfieldmccoy · 188 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/04/11 | Molly K. Hooper and Russell Berman
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is set to introduce a bill Monday night to fund the military through September and fund government operations for one more week, Republican sources tell The Hill. Boehner's move is intended to prevent a government shutdown that would start after Friday without another measure to fund the government. House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) said the GOP was trying to prevent a government shutdown "at all costs." “We’re serious about trying to prevent a government shutdown. We’re also serious about cutting spending," he told reporters after a meeting of the GOP conference on Monday evening....
  • The Waiver Charade

    03/24/2011 6:16:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 24, 2011 | Mike Rogers
    During the debate over his health care law, President Obama repeatedly promised that “if you like your plan, you can keep it,” but for millions of Americans that promise has already been broken. In a shocking admission, Obama’s administration has granted more than 1,000 waivers to the health law to prevent 2.6 million workers from losing their coverage. Millions more weren’t lucky enough to get a waiver, and have already been forced to switch plans. Most waivers have been distributed to Fortune 500 corporations like Pepsi and McDonald’s, unions, Las Vegas casinos and in one case an entire state. If...
  • Inside the White House-Congress Meeting on Libya (Obama Spox: U.S. involvement "days not weeks")

    03/18/2011 6:46:21 PM PDT · by kristinn · 49 replies
    The Cable, Foreign Policy ^ | Friday, March 18, 2011 | Josh Rogin
    SNIP The other lawmakers in attendance (beside Sen. Richard Lugar R-IN) were Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-TX), Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD), Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Sen. John Kyl (R-AZ), Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA), Rep. Buck McKeon (R-NY), Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), and Rep. Howard Berman (D-CA). Deputy National Security Advisor Denis McDonough held a conference call with...
  • Congressman Mike Rogers of Michigan on the false choice on Health Care (Outstanding Video)

    02/13/2011 6:04:42 PM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 16 replies
    Youtube ^ | Feb 2010 | Mike Rogers
    Congressman Rogers attacks the false choice on Obamacare - devastating video.
  • How to profit during monetary crises, according to Jim Rogers

    02/09/2011 7:28:33 AM PST · by dennisw · 20 replies
    investmentpostcards ^ | 2 7 2001 | Jim Rogers
    In this video clip, investor Jim Rogers sits down with Judge Andrew Napolitano to discuss profit strategies during monetary crises.Rogers said: “… what you have to do is you have to find things that will protect your assets real assets silver rice natural gas something that will hold its value in an inflationary time … I do it two ways: I own gold and silver coins in my hand in my house in my box; I also own gold and silver futures that’s another way to do it.”He also commented Fed as follows: “Bernanke, he does not understand finance, economics...
  • House GOP Steering(Committee hits ditch, picks Rogers, Upton (Updated with Boehner's rationale)

    12/08/2010 11:38:12 AM PST · by SharpRightTurn · 21 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 12/07/10 | Mark Tapscott
    A Hill source tells us it looks like the House Republican Steering Committee has selected Rep. Hal Rogers of Kentucky as chairman of the Appropriations Committee and Rep. Fred Upton of Michigan as chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee. These are the two worst picks House Speaker-to-be John Boehner could make as Rogers is an earmark-happy Old Bull and Upton is an moderate liberal - aka RINO. It appears House GOP leaders still have not learned that talking the talk but not walking it stopped working in 2006. The steering committee's recommendations must be approved by the full House...
  • Lock your doors, Mister Rogers - there's a thief in the neighborhood!

    10/25/2010 7:36:39 PM PDT · by xjcsa · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Caffeinated Thoughts ^ | October 25, 2010
    Cedar Falls, IA – The latest ad from Doris Kelley makes a number of ridiculous accusations, but it’s the use of a song from the classic television show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood that puts it over the top. The Walt Rogers campaign has learned that Family Communications, Inc., the nonprofit corporation that administers copyrights related to the show, did not grant permission for Kelley to use the song in her attack ad; in fact, the organization never permits political use of its copyrights, according to Chief Operating Officer Kevin Morrison. The group will be issuing a “Cease and Desist” letter to...
  • House GOP candidate invokes Reagan in latest ad (Iowa State House)

    09/13/2010 8:37:08 PM PDT · by xjcsa · 1 replies
    YouTube via TheBeanWalker.com ^ | September 13, 2010
    This is a new TV spot from Walt Rogers, the Republican candidate for Iowa House District 20 in Black Hawk County. Linked to from The Bean Walker - Iowa's version of the Drudge Report.
  • Congressman Calls for Death Sentence for WikiLeaks Leaker (Audio)

    08/03/2010 1:46:50 PM PDT · by Superstu321 · 36 replies · 12+ views
    Three Fingers of Politics ^ | August 3, 2010 | JDubb
    Is the “WikiLeaks” leak a crime worthy of the death penalty? It might not sound like it at face value, but Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., the ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee, makes the case. In an interview aired on WHMI 93.5 in Livingston, Mich., Rogers makes the case for capital punishment to be applied in the case of Private Bradley Manning, who according to Rogers looks to be guilty of treason in time of war and that is a capital crime worthy of a death sentence. Rogers explained the root of the problem – there’s exists’ a desire...
  • Alexi Giannoulias subpoenaed for Blagojevich trial: the Valerie Jarrett backstory

    06/27/2010 2:23:14 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 29 replies
    Sun Times ^ | 6-27-10 | Lynn Sweet
    Illinois Democratic Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias said Sunday he was subpoenaed by former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's defense lawyers to testify at his corruption trial. Giannoulias name surfaced last week during the trial, where prosecutors were focusing on the charges dealing with Blagojevich trying to sell the Senate seat Barack Obama was vacating after winning the presidential election. The jury heard a lot about Blagojevich mapping strategy to see what he could get in return for appointing Valerie Jarrett to the Senate. Blagojevich learned, the jury heard on wiretaps, that all Blagojevich would get is "appreciation." Jarrett is now a...
  • Desiree Rogers Heads to Ebony, Jet

    06/08/2010 2:56:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies · 58+ views
    wsj ^ | 6/8/10 | Amy Chozick
    Former White House social secretary Desiree Rogers, known for her flare for fashion and party planning, has accepted a job with Johnson Publishing Co., the Chicago media company that publishes Ebony and Jet magazines. Rogers, who left her White House job in February after a dustup over a security breach at President Barack Obama’s first state dinner, will serve as a consultant at the largest African-American publishing company in the U.S. helping with corporate strategy and revamping its two most popular magazines.
  • Limbaugh to Wed Longtime Girlfriend

    05/28/2010 9:47:18 AM PDT · by Ancient Drive · 482 replies · 19,245+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Thursday, 27 May 2010 05:08 PM | © Newsmax. All rights reserved.
    Radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh is set to marry his longtime girlfriend, Kathryn Rogers, next week in an intimate ceremony at his beachfront home in Palm Beach, Fla. Limbaugh, 59, met 33-year-old Rogers, a direct descendant of Founding Father John Adams, in 2004 when she ran a golf tournament/charity fundraiser and Limbaugh was a celebrity guest, Jose Lambiet reports in his column in the Palm Beach Post. At the time, Limbaugh was getting divorced from third wife Marta. That split was finalized later that year, and Limbaugh and Rogers were an item by the summer of 2007.
  • New Health Microsite Launched

    05/24/2010 4:03:43 PM PDT · by magslinger · 4 replies · 206+ views
    Mike Rogers ^ | 5/24/2010 | Congressman Mike Rogers
    New Health Microsite Launched How will the new health care law affect me, my family, my job, my business, my country? How much will it cost? How will we pay for it? Could we really lose the health care coverage we have now? Americans deserve answers to these questions about how the massive health care overhaul will impact our country. But they aren't getting these answers from Washington, D.C. That is why I have launched a comprehensive online source of information, "Fix My Health Care Now," with facts, figures, and unknown or unreported details of how this new law will...
  • Uncovered Video: Key Obama Ally Joel Rogers Explains Why American Capitalism Is &#8216;Monstrous&#82

    05/05/2010 5:28:09 PM PDT · by Pacothecat · 10 replies · 615+ views
    Uncovered Video: Key Obama Ally Joel Rogers Explains Why American Capitalism Is ‘Monstrous’ http://www.breitbart.tv/uncovered-video-key-obama-ally-joel-rogers-explains-why-american-capitalism-is-monstrous/
  • Obama File 102 America's Little Lenin? Joel Rogers and the Obama Movement.

    05/03/2010 7:54:56 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies · 551+ views
    New Zeal ^ | 5/3/10 | Trevor Louden
    Obama File 102 America’s Little Lenin? Joel Rogers and the Obama Movement Obama file 101 hereIt is becoming increasingly clear that Barack Obama did not create a movement. A movement created Barack Obama. One of the key leaders of that movement is a Madison, Wisconsin, law professor and sociologist - Joel Rogers. While not widely known outside "progressive" circles, few people have exercised more influence in more strands of the movement that selected and elected Barack Obama, than has Joel Rogers. Obama's former "Green Jobs" Czar, the Marxist-Leninist Van Jones has been part of Rogers' network for some years. Rogers...
  • Glenn Beck vs. Joel Rogers, King of the Progressives

    04/30/2010 9:10:14 AM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 96 replies · 2,580+ views
    Right Pundits ^ | April 29th, 2010 | Andrew Zarowny
    Glenn Beck vs. Joel Rogers, King of the Progressives If Fox News commentator, Glenn Beck is right, Joel Rogers may be the man behind Obama and the entire Progressive Movement. Not a far stretch as Progressives got their start in Wisconsin, where Joel teaches law, political science and sociology at the University of Wisconsin. Thursday morning, Joel was a featured speaker at an Earth Day conference in Chicago on public transportation. Needless to say, he’s all for it! But Beck has connected the dots on his magic blackboards (He needs about three or four now, at least!) as he ties...
  • New White House social secretary is prodigious Obama fund-raiser

    02/28/2010 4:39:52 PM PST · by opentalk · 21 replies · 686+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 28 Feb 2010 | Toby Harnden
    The finance director of President Barack Obama's 2008 election campaign and a long-time Washington rainmaker has been appointed the new White House social secretary. Julianna Smoot, professional fund-raiser who helped Mr Obama raise more money than any other presidential candidate in history, will take over from Desiree Rogers, who resigned last week because it was "a good time for me to explore opportunities in corporate world". The White House denied that Ms Rogers was forced out as a result of the debacle in November when gatecrashers managed to get into Mr Obama's first State Dinner. By naming Ms Smoot as...
  • Jim Rogers: Brace Yourself For Food Shortages, Thanks To The Banks Hoarding Cash

    01/15/2010 9:21:42 AM PST · by FromLori · 71 replies · 3,189+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 1/15/10 | Vincent Fernando
    Jim Rogers is sounding the alarm -- buy agricultural commodities ahead of the riots. The financial crisis has cut off investment in agriculture, with many farmers unable to get loans for fertilizer according to Mr. Rogers. Of course, this means agricultural commodities will make a killing: CNBC: "Sometimes in the next few years we're going to have very serious shortages of food everywhere in the world and prices are going to go through the roof." Cotton and coffee are good buys because they are very distressed, while sugar, despite the fact that it has gone up a lot, is still...
  • What is White House Covering Up in “GateCrashers” Scandal? - Special Report

    12/11/2009 2:28:46 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 19 replies · 1,297+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | 12/08/2009 | Roger Aronoff
    The evidence clearly shows that the congressional investigation of the White House Gatecrashers is being controlled and limited. Homeland Security Committee chairman Bennie Thompson (D-MS), now the subject of an Ethics Committee investigation, has made it clear that he wants to limit the investigation. Is he trying to protect White House officials with something to hide? Ignoring evidence of White House connections to the alleged gatecrashers, Tareq and Michaele Salahi, Thompson will not subpoena Desirée Rogers, the White House social secretary who is a very close friend of Barack and Michelle Obama. As a result of the stonewalling and cover-up,...
  • Jesus Nearly Banned at White House Inn

    12/10/2009 11:30:30 AM PST · by rhema · 11 replies · 828+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | December 07, 2009 | Eric Metaxas
    Is the Obama administration so afraid to offend people of other beliefs that they will seriously consider obliterating basic American traditions? I can see the headlines now: "Gate-crashers Enter White House; Jesus Kept Out!" Except it almost happened. Really. I was reading the New York Times Sunday Styles section yesterday (yep, I'm straight) when I came across an article about embattled White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers -- she's the one who broke with previous White House tradition by inviting herself to the state dinner when she should have been at the door keeping out the loopy riff-raff. But in...
  • Party crashers will plead fifth if subpoenad

    12/08/2009 2:00:14 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 18 replies · 810+ views
    Party crashers will plead fifth if subpoenad By Eric Zimmermann - 12/08/09 04:27 PM ET The White House "party crashers" will plead the fifth if they're called before the House Homeland Security Committee, First Read reports. A lawyer for the couple reportedly indicated to chairman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) that his clients would invoke their right against self-incrimination if asked about how they got into a state dinner without being invited. The committee will vote tomorrow on whether to subpoena the couple, who turned down a non-binding request to testify.
  • The Lady and the Tiger

    12/06/2009 9:47:06 AM PST · by dano1 · 12 replies · 1,135+ views
    The New York Times ^ | December 5, 2009 | MAUREEN DOWD
    "They were both elegant and entitled swans, insulated in guarded enclaves, obsessed with protecting and promoting the Brand. Then trouble trespassed into their privileged worlds and both responded the same foolish way." "They presumptuously put themselves beyond authority and, despite all the public relations support on earth, broke the first rule of scandal: Don’t stonewall. Admit your mistake before others piece together the embarrassing facts. Reflexive clampdowns don’t work in an era when privacy is passé and when some media outlets are out there giving cash incentives for true confessions and fake reality." (snip) "Even if Desiree thought Congress was...