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  • GOP-Leadership-Backed CR Funds Reg Forcing Christians to Act Against Faith

    10/17/2013 5:42:42 PM PDT · by rhema · 14 replies
    CNS News ^ | October 17, 2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The continuing resolution Congress approved last night with the help of the Republican leaders in both the House and Senate funds and permits implementation of an Obamacare regulation that forces Christians to act against their faith by forcing them to buy and/or provide insurance coverage for abortion-inducing drugs and devices. An earlier version of the CR that the Republican-controlled House passed on Sept. 29 had included language that would have at least “delayed” the regulation’s impact on religious liberty until Jan. 1, 2015. That language said that until then the administration could not force employers, insurers or individuals to buy...
  • Romney names former Utah gov. to lead potential transition [Polygamy rearing ugly head]

    06/04/2012 8:06:33 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 181 replies
    CNN ^ | June 4, 2012
    Mitt Romney has named former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt to lead his presidential transition team should he win November's general election, the Republican presidential candidate's campaign confirmed Monday.-SNIP-Leavitt, Romney's pick to lead a potential transition, was elected governor of Utah in 1992, and went on to hold the office for ten years. He was governor of the state when Romney headed the Salt Lake City Olympic Organizing Committee in 2002.In 2003 Leavitt was nominated by President George W. Bush to serve as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. He later became Bush's Secretary of Health and Human Services.
  • Romney hires openly gay spokeman

    04/24/2012 8:24:10 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 462 replies
    American Vision News ^ | April 23, 2012 | Joel McDurmon
    Provided courtesy of DefendtheNaturalFamily.com americanvisionnews.comJoel McDurmonMetroWeekly.com is exposing the whole truth that Washington Post would not reveal: Mitt Romney’s campaign tonight announced that it has hired Richard Grenell, an out gay former George W. Bush administration official, to serve as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee’s “national security and foreign policy spokesman,” according to a report from The Washington Post that did not mention Grenell’s sexual orientation. Grenell served through September 2008 in the Bush administration as a spokesman to the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations — and told The Advocate‘s Kerry Eleveld as he left the administration that it was his hope that New York...
  • Marriott promoting discounts to gay couples

    04/21/2012 2:35:40 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 90 replies
    times247.com ^ | Billy Hallowell
    The Marriott hotel chain is known for its comfortable rooms and amenities. But in addition to a plethora of appeasing services, the popular company also offers value packages to individuals who are gay. Curiously, numerous hotels within the Marriott chain offer what they call “OUT” packages. At the Renaissance Washington Marriott in Washington, D.C., for instance, the deal includes chocolate covered strawberries, sparking wine upon arrival and a copy of NaviGaytour Magazine, among other benefits. ... The main thrust of the deals seem to be predicated upon an urge to attract a gay customer base, while distinguishing the company as...
  • Gov. Mitt Romney and same-sex “marriage” in Massachusetts - here's what happened

    03/28/2012 1:07:46 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 8 replies
    MassResistance.com ^ | June 15, 2008
    Same-sex "marriage" is still NOT legal in Massachusetts, and was NOT created by the Supreme Judicial Court's Goodridge ruling. Timeline documents Mitt Romney's role in creating same-sex "marriages." In fact, it was Governor Mitt Romney who was ultimately responsible for same-sex "marriages" taking place. The Supreme Judicial Court only issued an opinion and advised the Legislature to act (which it never did). Even the Court acknowledged that it had no power to change the law. Governor Romney created these "marriages" through an unconstitutional and illegal directive to his Department of Public Health (to print new "marriage" licenses), and through his...
  • Romney Record Is ‘Flexible’ on Global Warming

    03/10/2012 1:41:25 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 4 replies
    NewsMax.com ^ | Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012 06:23 PM | Deroy Murdock
    Willard Mitt Romney these days could not be more explicit about abandoning President Barack Obama's carbon-dioxide restrictions. "Irresponsibly," Romney wrote in an Aug. 28 op-ed for Foster's Daily Democrat in New Hampshire, the Environmental Protection Agency "declared carbon dioxide, the same carbon dioxide that humans exhale, to be a 'pollutant' that poses risks to human health." He also observed: "Congress had the good sense not to compound our economic challenges by imposing cap-and-trade's extraordinary costs on the American people." Romney's website offers this carbon-friendly promise: "Mitt Romney will eliminate the regulations promulgated in pursuit of the Obama administration's costly and...
  • Maryland becomes eighth state to legalize gay marriage (Another domino falls)

    02/24/2012 6:18:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 02/24/2012 | AllahPundit
    It passed the House last week and the Senate tonight, and the governor’s signature is a fait accompli: The final vote by the state Senate ended a yearlong drama in Annapolis over the legislation, and marked the first time an East Coast state south of the Mason-Dixon line has supported gay nuptials…Despite one of the largest Democratic majorities in any state legislature, backers of gay marriage in Maryland had to overcome fierce opposition from blocks of African American lawmakers and those with strong Catholic and evangelical views to cobble together coalitions big enough to pass both chambers. The bill didn’t...
  • Romney Struggling To Attract White Working Class [This Demographic: Trails Santorum 36%-23%]

    02/16/2012 10:19:04 PM PST · by Steelfish · 8 replies
    Romney Struggling To Attract White Working Class By ALAN FRAM Republican Mitt Romney is faltering with white working-class voters crucial to his party's drive to capture the White House, even as he tries to fend off a rising GOP challenger, Rick Santorum, who wields strong blue-collar appeal. The wealthy former Bain Capital chief has led his rivals by comfortable margins among white college graduates, according to combined polls of voters in the first five states that held presidential nominating contests. But the exit and entry surveys showed only a modest Romney advantage among whites who lack college degrees, the yardstick...
  • An uninspiring Mitt Romney will impale the GOP and give Barack Obama 4 more years…

    02/07/2012 8:39:36 AM PST · by Starman417 · 40 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-07-12 | Vince
    What is Mitt Romney doing in the Republican Party? (Although a better question might by why has the Republican Party strayed so far to the left that a guy like Mitt Romney could be its standard bearer…) Everyone knows the story of Mitt Romney. He ran Bain Capital and financed a number of new businesses and helped rescue others. True, he and Bain failed a few times, but Bain Capital did what it was supposed to do, which is make money for its shareholders. At the end of the day Bain Capital was a net plus in that it actually...
  • New Poll Finds The More People Learn About Romney, The More They Dislike Him

    02/06/2012 2:12:12 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 58 replies · 1+ views
    By a more than two to one margin, Americans say that the more they learn about Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney, the more they dislike him, per a new Washington Post / ABC poll: Overall, 55 percent of those who are closely following the campaign say they disapprove of what the GOP candidates have been saying. By better than 2 to 1, Americans say the more they learn about Romney, the less they like him. Even among Republicans, as many offer negative as positive assessments of him on this question. Judgments about former House speaker Newt Gingrich, who denounced Romney...
  • GOP debate: Romney: Healthcare ‘not worth getting angry about’

    01/27/2012 3:44:21 AM PST · by w4women · 46 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | January 26, 2012 | Joshua Altman
    Under attack for his healthcare plan in Massachusetts, Mitt Romney tried to downplay the issue. Responding to attacks over his healthcare plan in Massachusetts, former Gov. Mitt Romney said the plan is “not worth getting angry about” in Thursday’s Republican debate. Former Sen. Rick Santorum (Penn.) hit Romney over a plan that has many similarities to President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, often refered to by Republicans as "Obamacare." RELATED ARTICLES Santorum hits Romney on healthcare
  • Romney Super PAC ad treads familiar (and false) ground

    01/27/2012 1:51:47 AM PST · by OPS4 · 4 replies
    The Hill Blog ^ | 1/24/12 | Christian Heinze
    Romney has absolved himself of having anything to do with the December Restore our Future ad, but if you don't think his campaign's fingerprints are all over it, just check out this screencap I grabbed recently.
  • A New Book Examines 'The Real Romney'

    01/20/2012 7:59:31 AM PST · by Colofornian · 56 replies
    NPR Fresh Air/WHYY ^ | Jan. 19, 2012 | WHYY
    In a new biography, two...Boston Globe reporters write about...Mitt Romney... On their hunt for The Real Romney, Scott Helman and Michael Kranish traced Romney's life... SNIP He...became a leader in the Mormon lay clergy...and eventually became the leader of more than a dozen congregations in eastern Massachusetts. SNIP Peggie HayesHelman: "One of the things the Mormon church does not look kindly upon is single parenthood. There was a woman named Peggie Hayes who had known Romney when she was in his ward. She had come from a family which had had some struggles, had looked to Mormonism to anchor them....
  • Mitt Romney Pressured Single Mother To Give Up Baby, Book Says

    01/17/2012 10:08:09 PM PST · by ynotjjr · 56 replies
    Little green footballs ^ | Jan 11, 2012 | Researchok
    As Mitt Romney spends the next leg of his campaign courting evangelical voters in South Carolina, his Mormon faith is expected to re-emerge as a subject of serious scrutiny. But concerns won’t belong exclusively to theologically suspicious Baptists: a newly revealed episode from the candidate’s time as a lay leader in the LDS church could raise eyebrows among women’s advocates. While serving as bishop of a Mormon congregation near Boston in the early 80’s, Romney once threatened to excommunicate a young single mother if she did not give her soon-to-be-born son up for adoption, according to a passage from a...
  • Why the Doctor Won’t See You

    01/07/2012 5:34:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 7, 2012 | John C. Goodman
    Are you having difficulty finding a doctor who will see you? If you are, brace yourself. Things are about to get a whole lot worse. Right now, the biggest problems are in Massachusetts. If you live in Boston and are trying to see a new family doctor, get prepared to wait more than two months before you ever get a foot in the door. For the state as a whole, the average wait to see a new family doctor is one month. More than half of all family doctors and more than half of all internists are not accepting new...
  • Gingrich plans ad to hit Romney on abortion

    01/06/2012 5:01:42 PM PST · by TBBT · 21 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 1/6/2012 | Byron York
    NASHUA, NH -- Newt Gingrich plans to open up what could be a bitter new front in his fight with Mitt Romney with an ad accusing Romney of allowing taxpayer dollars to fund abortion in Massachusetts. The new ad will run in South Carolina "soon," according the Gingrich campaign. The topic of abortion has emerged as a particularly contentious issue between the Gingrich and Romney campaigns. Gingrich's accusation is that Romney's universal health care plan in Massachusetts explicitly provides for taxpayer funding of abortions. Romney responds by arguing that a longstanding Massachusetts supreme court decision, which as governor he had...
  • Romney makes appeal to middle class voters (opposes "tax cuts for the rich" & big spending cuts)

    12/18/2011 8:36:35 PM PST · by TitansAFC · 25 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 12-18-2011 | Matt Viser
    Mitt Romney, making a direct appeal to middle class voters, said this morning that he would be a president who would protect average Americans – a statement that is sure to be challenged by Democrats and will become a major theme in the general election if Romney wins the nomination. “The people who have been hurt in the Obama economy are not the wealthy, the wealthy are doing just fine,” Romney said this morning on Fox News Sunday. “The people that have been hurt are people in the middle class.” In a wide-ranging interview with Chris Wallace – his first...
  • Mitt Romney still faces a trust deficit with GOP voters

    11/24/2011 10:05:44 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 34 replies · 1+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 2011-11-24 | Maeve Reston
    Southfield, Mich. — As other Republican candidates have stumbled their way toward the presidential primaries, Mitt Romney has put together what would seem to be all the elements of a winning campaign: an effective staff, a robust treasury and smooth, knowledgeable performances both in debates and on the trail. But for months, the threshold of support for the former Massachusetts governor hasn't inched above a quarter of Republican voters in national polls. For many GOP voters in early primary states, hesitation about Romney comes back to one thing: their perception that he has routinely molded his views to suit the...
  • Romney bets he can win Iowa without support from social conservatives

    11/23/2011 6:24:48 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 24 replies
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2011-11-23 | Niall Stanage
    After months of uncertainty, Mitt Romney has decided to roll the dice and go for a win in the Iowa caucus. But the former governor is betting that he can triumph in the state without any significant support from social conservatives — normally a vital voting bloc — and is making no real effort to win them over.
  • Romney under fire for immigration remarks (Flip Romney loves illegals too)

    11/23/2011 11:48:17 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 71 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2011-11-23 | Sam Youngman & Lily Kuo
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was accused on Wednesday of flip-flopping for comments he made in 2007 indicating he was open to a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants. Romney's remarks, made on NBC's "Meet the Press" when he was a candidate for president, were circulated by rival Newt Gingrich's campaign the day after the former Speaker of the House of Representatives came under similar fire for suggesting during a debate Tuesday night that he was in favor of such a pathway for immigrants. Opponents of a pathway, a large swath of the early-voting Republican electorate, have...