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  • Feingold to leave State Department post, report says (Senate run?)

    02/20/2015 8:40:37 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | February 20, 2015 | Nick Gass
    Russ Feingold will deliver his last speech as special envoy at the State Department next week, as he departs Foggy Bottom amid growing speculation over a potential campaign to return to the Senate, according to the Huffington Post. Should he decide to run, the Wisconsin Democrat, who served in the Senate from 1993 to 2011, would go up against Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), who defeated him for re-election during the tea party wave of 2010. Story Continued Below Though the former senator has not taken definitive steps to join the race, National Republicans have already begun setting their sights on...
  • Pres. Bush was just on LIVE - he's mad (vanity)

    12/17/2005 7:26:12 AM PST · by STARWISE · 759 replies · 23,536+ views
    He's mad .. and rightfully so. Without any notice, his Sat. radio address was televised live. He's putting Congress and the press on notice that he's got the authority to do what he's done to protect US .. that Congress was notified at least a dozen times about these NSA oversights .. and that the press leaks and any such security leaks are illegal and are aiding and abetting the enemy. Whoo .. fireworks to come, and go get 'em W!
  • The 65 people who might run for president in 2016

    08/21/2014 8:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Bob Cusack, Vivian Hughbanks and Tomas Navia
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There are 65 prominent people who might run for president in 2016. The Democratic and Republican fields contrast sharply. Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner, while there is no front-runner on the Republican side. Twenty-three Democrats have been mentioned as a candidate or are eyeing a bid, according to an analysis by The Hill. The GOP side has 42. Most of the people on this list won’t run, and some have adamantly claimed that they’re not interested. But many politicians have changed their minds on seeking the White House. Before mounting his 2008 bid, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said he...
  • Glenn Grothman slams Leibham over accepting money from a trade union (WI6)

    08/02/2014 9:25:24 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    Wisconsin Electon Watchdog ^ | 8-1-14 | Kyle Maichle
    CAMPBELLSPORT – On Friday, 6th District Congressional candidate Glenn Grothman (R-Campbellsport) slammed Joe Leibham (R-Sheboygan) for accepting a maximum limit contribution from a progressive trade union. More: Stroebel, Leibham Trade Barbs Over Voter ID According to records from the Federal Elections Commission, Leibham accepted $5,000 from the Laborers Union International North America (LIUNA) PAC on July 15, 2014. The LIUNA was very evident during the 2011 protests against Governor Scott Walker over Act 10 which was upheld by the Wisconsin State Supreme Court and the federal Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. The LIUNA has 500,000 members that are represented in...
  • Get Thee Behind Me, Satan -- But First, Write a Check

    04/06/2014 11:21:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | April 6, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    After the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision Wednesday that threw out a cap on the total amount wealthy donors can give to federal candidates in an election season, Democrats and self-proclaimed do-gooders cried foul at the prospect of more big money's tainting Washington politics. Federal law continues to cap individual contributions to congressional candidates at $5,200, but the McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission decision eliminated the $48,600 cap on the total individuals can contribute to candidates and the $74,600 cap on donations to political committees. An online New York Times story announced, "The ruling, issued near the start...
  • Democrats bash SCOTUS ruling on campaign contributions (Harry Reid bashes Koch Brothers again)

    04/02/2014 12:22:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/02/2014 | By SEUNG MIN KIM
    Democratic lawmakers and campaign finance reform advocates quickly bashed Wednesday’s Supreme Court decision to strike down total limits on individual campaign contributions, warning of future corruption in elections. Meanwhile, Republicans largely cheered the ruling from the narrowly divided court, which found it unconstitutional to impose caps on the aggregate amounts that one person can donate to campaigns, parties and political action committees. Calling himself “all for freedom,” Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Wednesday commended the ruling, saying “donors ought to have the freedom to give what they want to give.” And Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who had filed...
  • Feingold rips Pelosi for willingness to consider entitlement cuts

    05/04/2012 2:52:09 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/03/12 | Russell Berman
    Feingold rips Pelosi for willingness to consider entitlement cutsBy Russell Berman - 05/03/12 04:24 PM ET A liberal stalwart is making a surprise attack on Nancy Pelosi, accusing the House minority leader of signaling “a disturbing potential willingness” to slash entitlement programs that Democrats consider sacred. Former Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) on Thursday sent out an email through his Progressives United advocacy group criticizing Pelosi for saying she would support the Simpson-Bowles deficit plan, which called for using cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security to close the nation’s budget gap. “Recently, Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has signaled a...
  • A Nobody With No Audience Gets Noticed by Mitch McConnell

    04/26/2012 4:34:39 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 12 replies
    Red State ^ | 4/26/2012 | Erick Erickson
    Yesterday on Laura IngrahamÂ’s radio show, she asked Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell about a recent Roll Call article that framed me as one of the loud leaders of conservatives opposed to Mitch McConnell. The Senator from Kentucky responded that he had never heard of me and I did not have an audience. That sounds a bit like the child, when asked if he ate the cookie, replying that he had not and besides it did not taste good. If heÂ’d never heard of me, how can he comment on my audience? If he states plainly I have no audience,...
  • Feingold will join MU law faculty (Rusty the Red gets a job)

    01/05/2011 8:35:48 AM PST · by milwguy · 8 replies
    jsonline ^ | 1/5/2011 | Don Walker
    Russ Feingold is going back to law school. The former U.S. senator, defeated by incoming senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) in his bid for a fourth term, plans to join the Marquette University Law School faculty as a visiting professor or law. Feingold will join the faculty beginning with the spring semester, the school announced Wednesday. "Senator Feingold joins Marquette Law School with a substantial academic, legal and legislative background," said Joseph D. Kearney, Marquette's dean. "He will draw on all of this in working with students in their analysis of some of the most complex legal issues facing our nation...
  • Huge Senate majority votes to advance $858B tax package ( 5 R's Vote NO)

    12/13/2010 11:40:41 PM PST · by onyx · 84 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/13/10 07:10 PM ET | Alexander Bolton
    _resident Obama's $858 billion tax package won a huge bipartisan majority in the Senate Monday evening, setting it up for a contentious debate in the House. In a 83-15 vote, the Senate quashed a filibuster by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Va.). Fifteen lawmakers voted against it, including five Republicans: Sens. Tom Coburn (Okla.), Jim DeMint (S.C.), Jeff Sessions (Ala.), John Ensign (Nev.) and George Voinovich (Ohio). Nine Democrats and one independent voted against the bill: Sens. Jeff Bingaman (N.M.), Sherrod Brown (Ohio), Russ Feingold (Wis.), Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), Kay Hagan (N.C.), Frank Lautenberg (N.J.), Pat Leahy (Vt.), Carl Levin (Mich.), Mark...
  • John McCain: Senate ‘poorer’ without Russ Feingold

    11/30/2010 1:14:07 PM PST · by speciallybland · 44 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 11/30/2010 | Jennifer Epstein
    John McCain said a reluctant goodbye to his longtime Senate colleague and “true friend” Russ Feingold on Tuesday. “I have to confess I think the Senate will be a much poorer place without Russ Feingold in it,” McCain said in a floor speech.
  • President Screw-Up

    11/14/2010 2:40:33 AM PST · by canuck_conservative · 57 replies
    Sunday, November 14, 2010 | cc
    This guy has the lead touch. Next time your liberal friends tell you what a great leader Obama is, just point to what happened in Asia last week. One of the main purposes of the Asia trip was to sign a free-trade agreement with South Korea. The deal had already been fully negotiated (under Bush), was all set to go, it just needed the President's signature. So what does Know-It-All do? He tries to renegotiate the terms to be more friendly to his union buddies back home. End result? Talks collapse, no trade deal. Obama heads home empty-handed - again....
  • Russ Feingold's last stand

    10/31/2010 8:18:26 AM PDT · by speciallybland · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/31/2010 | Ben Smith
    Russ Feingold has spent 18 years on the fringes of the Senate Democratic Caucus and one very hard year here in his home state, running the opposite of this year’s standard-issue Democratic campaign. But Feingold appears on the brink of going down in a national tide that’s blind to distinction. Infuriatingly to the Wisconsin Democrat, he’s been painted not as a leftist but as, of all things, a Washington insider. He’s been forced to defend a claim to independence that he feels is self-evident – “A guy did his doctorate at Princeton on this,” he says indignantly – against an...
  • National Football League Backs Reid Over Angle; Invests $340,000 to Save Incumbent Congress

    10/28/2010 6:27:35 PM PDT · by Justaham · 149 replies ^ | 10-28-10 | Matt Cover
    The National Football League’s political action committee—Gridiron PAC—has weighed in on the hotly contested U.S. Senate election in Nevada that pits conservative Republican challenger Sharron Angle against Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid. The PAC has given $10,000 to Reid—the maximum it can give in a single election cycle—and no money to Angle, according to Federal Election Commission data compiled by The NFL’s PAC also contributed to other incumbent Democratic senators facing viable challengers this year, giving $5,000 to Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas; $5,000 to Russ Feingold of Wisconsin; $5,000 to Barbara Boxer of California; $5,000 to Michael Bennet of...
  • Franken: 2010 Senate races could be as close as mine in 2008

    10/22/2010 1:15:05 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | Oct. 22, 2010 | Michael O'Brien
    Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) on Friday asked Democrats to provide more donations to his colleagues, warning that several of his fellow Democratic senators could end up reprising the months-long recount that kept him from taking his Senate seat. Franken wrote in a fundraising e-mail for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) that some of his colleagues — like Sens. Barbara Boxer (Calif.), Russ Feingold (Wis.) or Patty Murray (Wash.) — could end up in races that are determined by just a few votes. "Barbara Boxer, Russ Feingold, Patty Murray: Any of these great Democrats could end up in a race...
  • CNN/Time Poll: Feingold trails in re-election bid

    10/13/2010 2:40:45 PM PDT · by speciallybland · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/13/2010 | CNN Political Unit
    A new poll suggests that Sen. Russ Feingold of Wisconsin is fighting for his political life. A CNN/Time/Opinion Research Corporation poll released Wednesday indicates that the three-term Democratic senator trails businessman Ron Johnson, the Republican nominee Senate nominee, 52 to 44 percent among likely voters in Wisconsin. Johnson's eight point lead is up from a five point advantage in mid September.
  • The Battle for America 2010: De-Railing Russ Feingold

    10/06/2010 9:59:27 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 14, 2010 | Gary Wickert
    The Wisconsin Senate race between incumbent Democrat Russ Feingold and Republican challenger Ron Johnson may be, in part, a referendum on the future of high-speed rail in America. The battle over a proposed high-speed rail line that would connect a scant 70 miles between Wisconsin’s two largest cities and be funded by $810 million in federal stimulus money has become symbolic of the political cage match for one of Wisconsin’s Senate seats this November...the fevered debate over high-speed rail in Wisconsin could well determine the outcome of Wisconsin’s Senate battle, which could in turn determine the fate of high-speed rail...
  • Russ Feingold’s Hail Mary Pass

    10/05/2010 1:48:32 PM PDT · by Slyscribe · 21 replies
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 10/5/2010 | Sean Higgins
    Down in the polls in his bid for a fourth term, Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., has decided he is going to hit Republican opponent Ron Johnson where it hurts: calling into question his support for Wisconsin’s own Green Bay Packers. In a new 30-second ad, Feingold’s campaign shows images of pro football endzone celebrations, including one where then-Minnesota Vikings’ Randy Moss is dancing and pretending to moon the audience to boos from the crowd.
  • Democrat Feingold runs ad touting health care vote

    10/04/2010 1:53:32 PM PDT · by freespirited · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/04/10 | Scott Bauer
    Sen. Russ Feingold of Wisconsin boldly embraces and defends his vote for the health care reform law in his latest campaign television ad, even as other Democrats avoid the topic and Republicans rail against it. Feingold’s Republican opponent, Ron Johnson, has his own ad taking Feingold to task for the March vote, saying Feingold went against the wishes of Wisconsin residents. While other candidates have defended aspects of the health care law, most Democrats have shied away from it on the campaign trail as polls reflect voter concern about the scope and expense of the reforms. President Barack Obama, with...
  • New PPP Out Tomorrow Has Russ Feingold Down Double Digits

    09/20/2010 2:01:10 PM PDT · by speciallybland · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Twitter ^ | 09/20/2010
    New PPP results for dkos, will post tomorrow -- Feingold down by double digits, MASSIVE intensity gap. W/o gap, it'd be tied race.
  • 2010: Wisconsin Senate (Ras): Johnson (R) 51%, Feingold (D) 44% (Surging Johnson)

    09/17/2010 6:26:21 AM PDT · by Ravi · 177 replies
    ras ^ | 9/17/10 | rasmussen
    After a decisive win in Tuesday’s Republican Primary, businessman Ron Johnson now holds a seven-point lead over incumbent Democrat Russ Feingold in Wisconsin’s U.S. Senate race. The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Johnson picking up 51% support, while Feingold earns the vote from 44%. One percent (1%) of voters prefer some other candidate, and four percent (4%) remain undecided.
  • Feingold On His Tough Re-Election Race: I Blame George Bush!

    09/02/2010 6:16:39 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 30 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    A recurring rubric at James Taranto's Best of the Web Today column at the Wall Street Journal online, is "We Blame George W. Bush," for tongue-in-cheek examples of the former prez being blamed for things palpably beyond his purview. Let's add another one to the list. Dem senator Russ Feingold has blamed his tough re-election race on, yes, W. Let's think about that. If Bush were such a bad president. If his policies were so disastrous for the country. Wouldn't that boost the chances of an incumbent Dem senator who, like Feingold, had voted against Bush policies every step along...
  • Wisconsin GOP Senate Challenger Calls Russ Feingold a “Career Politician” in New Ad – Video

    08/03/2010 2:15:44 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 2 replies · 8+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 3, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of a great new ad for GOP Wisconsin U.S. Senate Candidate – Ron Johnson, who is opposing incumbent Democrat Sen. Russ Feingold. It is clear Johnson has decided on the perfect theme for Feingold to draw the stark contrast with himself. In the ad, Johnson calls Feingold a “career politician” who believes government creates jobs and knows best. By way of contrast, Johnson points out that he spent 30 years building a business and creating jobs. It closes on a hopeful note, with Johnson saying “we can bring America back.” Outstanding ad!
  • Sen. Russ Feingold Seeks to Stop Return to the Moon

    05/19/2010 12:45:09 PM PDT · by Marcus · 10 replies · 464+ views
    Associated Content ^ | May 19th, 2010 | Mark R. Whittington
    Sen. Russ Feingold is trying to sneak into legislation that would expand the definition of "children" under a program called CHAMPVA from people age 23 or below to age 26 and below a ban on spending money to return astronauts to the Moon. The text of the legislation can be found in S. 3356, which has been referred to the Committee on Veterans Affairs and has no cosponsors as of this moment:
  • Johnson Announces Run for U.S. Senate (Watchout Feingold)

    05/17/2010 8:14:30 AM PDT · by Indy Pendance · 15 replies · 1,040+ views
    Today's TMJ4 ^ | 5-17-10 | Jodi Becker
    MILWAUKEE - Oshkosh-based businessman Ron Johnson is announcing his bid for U.S. Senate in Milwaukee. "After three terms, after 18 years, it's time for (incumbent Democrat) Russ Feingold to retire," Johnson said on 620WTMJ's "Midday with Charlie Sykes." The Republican candidate gained a lot of good will and attention from party members while speaking at a series of recent Tea Party rallies. Johnson was also set to make stops in Green Bay and Wausau on Monday.
  • Thompson encouraged by polls, not ruling out Feingold challenge

    02/20/2010 10:20:37 PM PST · by Crichton · 17 replies · 712+ views
    The Hill ^ | 2/21/2010 | Sean J. Miller
    Former Gov. Tommy Thompson (R-Wis.) is encouraged by polls showing him leading Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) in a hypothetical matchup. He hasn’t announced a 2010 Senate run but admits he’s spoken to the head of National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) and several other senators about the possibility. “It’s a good year for me,” Thompson told The Hill. “The polls are good in Wisconsin and I haven’t even indicated” an intention to run.
  • Video: The Single Payer Bunch

    10/28/2009 2:50:41 PM PDT · by careyb · 1 replies · 292+ views
    Verum Serum ^ | 10/28/09 | Verum Serum
    The lies exposed.
  • Democrats Wield The Patriot Ax

    10/05/2009 5:03:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies · 2,152+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 5, 2009 | INVESTORS BUISNESS DAILY Staff
    Homeland Security: Provisions of the law that spared New York another 9/11 are set to expire Dec. 31. So why do Democrats want to gut this law and remove the immunity telecom companies have for helping protect America? To borrow a British expression from World War II, it was a very near thing. The capture, arrest and indictment of 24-year-old Afghan immigrant Najubullah Zazi before he could set off bombs made from store-bought chemicals prevented a tragedy of potentially devastating proportions. It wouldn't have happened if the critics of Patriot Act had their way. The capture of Zazi was made...
  • Proof Positive the Public Option Will Lead to Single Payer ( VIDEO )

    10/05/2009 5:40:29 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 6 replies · 482+ views
    You tube 1 minute 58 seconds ^ | 2008, 2009 | Verum Serum
    Some of these I haven't yet seen, and I've seen a lot of these clips. Words from: Russ Feingold Kathleen Sebelius Paul Krugman Barney Frank Ezra Klein Rahm Emanuel and Jan Schakowsky
  • Town Hall Attendees Given George Washington's Rules of Civility

    08/26/2009 7:04:13 AM PDT · by 2nd amendment mama · 7 replies · 939+ views ^ | 8/26/2009 | Connie Hair
    Just how badly has Obama’s political capital shrunk? Bad enough for one of the most liberal pols on the planet -- Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wisc.) to bail on the prez. As reported yesterdat in the Lakeland Times, in a townhall meeting this week the hyperliberal Feingold not only touted his opposition to the “cap and trade” national energy tax but made a point to tell the crowd, “There’s a survey that shows that I am the Democrat who has least voted with President Obama.” Feingold has a 100% voter rating from the ACLU.  The uber-liberal Americans for Democratic Action rates...
  • Feingold: No health care bill before Christmas (Feingold adds: maybe not ever!)

    08/25/2009 9:26:17 AM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 17 replies · 1,554+ views
    The Lakeland Times ^ | August 25, 2009 | Richard Moore
    U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold told a large crowd gathered for a listening session in Iron County last week there would likely be no health care bill before the end of the year - and perhaps not at all. It was an assessment Feingold said he didn't like, but the prospect of no health care legislation brought a burst of applause from a packed house of nearly 150 citizens at the Mercer Community Center. "Nobody is going to bring a bill before Christmas, and maybe not even then, if this ever happens," Feingold said. "The divisions are so deep. I never...
  • Sen. Feingold's Constitution

    02/22/2009 7:11:41 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 55 replies · 1,442+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | February 22, 2009 | George F. Will
    A simple apology would have sufficed. Instead, Sen. Russ Feingold has decided to follow his McCain-Feingold evisceration of the First Amendment with Feingold-McCain, more vandalism against the Constitution. The Wisconsin Democrat, who is steeped in his state's progressive tradition, says, as would-be amenders of the Constitution often do, that he is reluctant to tamper with the document but tamper he must because the threat to the public weal is immense: Some governors have recently behaved badly in appointing people to fill U.S. Senate vacancies. Feingold's solution, of which John McCain is a co-sponsor, is to amend the 17th Amendment. It...
  • RUSS FEINGOLD's Blueprint for enacting the "FAIRNESS DOCTRINE" ...back in 2003!

    02/16/2009 1:44:45 PM PST · by Media Splatters · 2 replies · 386+ views
    Media Splatters ^ | 4/15/09 | Newzworth
    Dem. Russ Feingold's speech below telegraphs his proposed methodology in how he intends to sell the entertainment industry and concert promoters on the merits and value of the Fairness Doctrine. Feingold says, "My legislation prohibits those who own radio stations and concert promotion services or venues from leveraging their cross-ownership to hinder competition in the industry. For example, if an owner of a radio station and a promotion service hinders access to the airwaves of a rival promoter or artist, then the owner would be subject to penalties. My legislation will also help to curb the concentration that leads to...
  • The Case Against McCain

    01/13/2008 10:14:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies · 425+ views
    Right Wing News ^ | January 12, 2008 | John Stephenson
    Update: (Audio) Rick Santorum makes his own case against McCain I'm swiping the bullet points of this from Mark Levin: All I can say is that McCain is basically a Democrat on every issue except foreign policy and the war. I'll also add that he should have went through with his attempt to change parties. It is no secret that John McCain has alienated true Conservatives in this country. As Mark Levin reminds us... McCain-Feingold — the most brazen frontal assault on political speech since Buckley v. Valeo. McCain-Kennedy — the most far-reaching amnesty program in American history. McCain-Lieberman —...
  • Why Rush Limbaugh Loves Cindy Sheehan

    07/27/2007 7:57:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies · 3,786+ views
    The New York Observer ^ | July 24, 2007 | Niall Stanage
    Having provoked Rush Limbaugh to come to the defense of antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan last week, I’m now thinking that perhaps I should ask Condoleezza Rice to appoint me her Middle East envoy. If Mr. Limbaugh and Ms. Sheehan can be brought together, after all, delivering peace to the world’s most bitterly divided region would surely be a cinch. Last Wednesday, a column I had written was posted on the Web site of the London Guardian. In it, I criticized Ms. Sheehan for what I considered her ardor for self-promotion, her presumptuous and callous disparagement of other bereaved parents who...
  • Senator Feingold I got your censure right here!

    07/23/2007 6:39:25 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 3 replies · 198+ views
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 7-23-07 | Alaphiah
    [A]s if we don’t know that what this tactic really amounts to is Democrats once again showing disdain for anything that they don’t like.
  • Alito Calls Free-Speech Limits 'Dangerous' as Court Considers Cases (McCain/Feingold overturned?)

    06/15/2007 3:22:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies · 1,411+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | June 14, 2007 | Robert Barnes
    Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. made it clear as he began taking questions at yesterday's National Italian American Foundation luncheon that he couldn't reveal any of the Supreme Court's forthcoming opinions. But did he at least give a hint? Two of the court's biggest remaining cases focus on the First Amendment, and while Alito didn't mention either, he did make it clear that any restrictions on speech face a high hurdle with him. "I'm a very strong believer in the First Amendment and the right of people to speak and to write," Alito said in response to a question of...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 05-23-07 ("A Collapse for Democrats" ---Russ Feingold)

    05/23/2007 5:09:07 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 111 replies · 1,831+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | May 23, 2007 | Russ Feingold, KOmmies, and PJ-Comix
    There is an old saying that states, be careful of what you wish for. The left wished desperately for the Democrats to win Congress last November and it happened. Problem is it is now turning into a nightmare for the left. The Democrats have now apparently pulled the rug from under the leftwing NUtroots by backing down on insisting on a pullout date for the Iraq troop funding bill. Senator Russ Feingold expresses the feeling of leftwing disappointment by the very TITLE of his Daily Kos THREAD, "A Collapse for Democrats." This follows on the heels of the DUmmies...
  • Why John McCain is disqualified (Dennis Prager)

    05/22/2007 11:04:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 1,067+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | May 22, 2007 | Dennis Prager
    Few political or social positions in and of themselves should disqualify a person from being a candidate for president. Just about every candidate will differ with any of us even on something we consider important. That is why I admire pro-life Republicans, such as former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who argue that a pro-choice position should not automatically disqualify a Republican from pro-life Republicans' support. A big tent is necessary in politics, or one ends up with a small tent and no power. Thus, I could support politicians with whom I differ on taxation (I support a consumption tax), on...
  • Feingold Versus the Law (Russ Feingold fights the death penalty)

    05/14/2007 11:27:18 AM PDT · by Princip. Conservative · 8 replies · 621+ views
    So Senator Feingold of Wisconsin, a foe of the federal death penalty, is stalling the elevation of the United States attorney for the Eastern District of New York, Roslynn Mauskopf, to the federal bench. The senator from the Badger State, our Joseph Goldstein reports, has been badgering the Brooklyn prosecutor about how often she requested the death penalty. Mr. Goldstein reports that she brought death penalty charges in 12 cases out of more than 100 in which the law provided that she had the option to do so. Mr. Feingold has plenty of ways to pursue his campaign against the...
  • Barack Obama called on to renounce hate organization

    03/15/2007 11:38:54 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 2 replies · 298+ views, Please Move On! ^ | 3/15/07 |, Please Move On!
    This is what Ronald Reagan said and did when, in 1980, the Ku Klux Klan offered him its endorsement. [Picture of Reagan, words denouncing the Ku Klux Klan added] "I said that I have no tolerance for what the Klan represents, and would have nothing to do with any groups of that type. ...I firmly believe that there is no room for partisanship on this question. Democrats and Republicans alike must be resolute in disassociating ourselves from any group or individual whose political philosophy consists only of racial or religious intolerance, whose arguments are supported only by intimidation or threats...
  • ABC'S Weir: Why Don't Dems Fight President, End War?

    02/17/2007 5:53:23 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 23 replies · 1,104+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Interviewing anti-war Senator Russ Feingold this morning, Good Morning America weekend co-host Bill Weir offered his interpretation of the mid-term election results and virtually taunted Democrats for being insufficiently aggressive in confronting President Bush: "Do you hold your party responsible, not only for the authorization, but for the seeming inability to muster a unified front to fight the president on this, to get what you want, and apparently what the American people wanted with the mid-term elections, and end the war?"View video here.Feingold, in full pass-the-buck mode: "This is George Bush's war without a doubt."He continued: "Those Democrats who...
  • What Senators Want

    02/03/2007 8:00:35 AM PST · by Valin · 12 replies · 524+ views
    Townhall ^ | 2/3/07 | Dean Barnett
    You have to give Russ Feingold credit - he’s a man of his convictions. It’s true that those convictions are misguided and borderline insane, but at least he has the courage to follow them. In his latest outing as the Democrats’ Lone Ranger, Feingold has audaciously proposed legislation that will use Congress’ power of the purse to compel an immediate redeployment from Iraq. It’s an idea so radical, it actually makes Ted Kennedy fidget. Given that the physical act of fidgeting likely taxes Ted Kennedy’s aerobic capacity, you can be pretty sure that Feingold’s proposed legislation is way outside the...
  • On Your Hands (A.K.A. Axis of Idiots)

    09/04/2006 1:19:59 PM PDT · by JDPendry · 16 replies · 1,335+ views
    J. D. Pendry ^ | 06/24/2006 | J. D. Pendry
    What follows is a reposting of a mailing I sent to my private email list on June 24, 2006.  I don’t feel a need to explain myself, but I wrote this right after someone sent me pictures of the mutilated bodies of two young American Soldiers.  Since the original posting, this letter has made a few laps around the net and been posted in many different places.  I can’t even tell you where else because, except for a few Freepers, no one ever asked me if they could repost it.  Other than to my private email list, I originally...
  • Americans must confront their axis of idiots and the media

    09/04/2006 9:01:59 AM PDT · by Brian Allen · 72 replies · 4,002+ views ^ | Monday September 4 2006 | Sgt. Major J.D. Pendry (Ret)
    Jimmy Carter, you’re the father of the Islamic Nazi movement. You threw the Shah under the bus, welcomed the Ayatollah home and then lacked the spine to confront the terrorists when they took our embassy and our people hostage. You’re the Runner-in-Chief. Bill Clinton, you played “ring around the Lewinsky” while the terrorists were at war with us. You got us into a fight with them in Somalia, and then you ran from it. Your weak-willed responses embolden the killers. Each time you failed to respond adequately they grew bolder, until 9/11. John Kerry, dishonesty is your most prominent attribute....
  • The Shadow Party: FrontPage Interviews Co-Author Richard Poe

    08/29/2006 3:12:51 PM PDT · by Richard Poe · 189 replies · 4,379+ views ^ | August 29, 2006 | Jamie Glazov
    A new book by David Horowitz and Richard Poe has enraged the Left and alarmed many conservatives. It exposes the machinations of a radical clique working at the highest levels of government and finance to undermine American power. That book is The Shadow Party: How George Soros, Hillary Clinton and Sixties Radicals Seized Control of the Democratic Party. It hit the New York Times bestseller list in its first week in print. Here to tell us about The Shadow Partyis co-author Richard Poe, our esteemed colleague at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, where he serves as director of research. Mr....
  • Hillary? Who?....Make way for Feingold (Is it possible Karl Rove has insurgents at the DNC ?)

    08/24/2006 4:27:19 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 25 replies · 1,115+ views
    NRO ^ | August 23, 2006 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    Move over, Hillary: Russ Feingold is going to be the Democratic nominee for president in 2008. For far too long the assumption has been that the former First Lady would be the Dems’ obvious pick. The storyline had dynastic flair, plus the sexy-milestone first-woman-president aspect. It had the wronged-woman-coming-out-on-top Style-section and glossy headline opportunities. The idea launched many a Clinton-hater (hey, nothing wrong with that, I’m a card-carrier) book. It was scary while it lasted. But the moment’s gone. Enter Sen. Russell Feingold, three-term Democrat from Wisconsin. He’s positioned himself as the antiwar alternative. He’s got the advantage of being...
  • DNA Test to determine Soupy Sales/Russ Feingold tie

    06/26/2006 5:26:37 AM PDT · by Jack Bull · 14 replies · 579+ views ^ | 6/26/06 | Rusty Humphries
    After comparing pictures and reviewing tape of both Soupy Sales and Russ Feingold, people are beginning to wonder if there is more here than meets the eye. Soupy Sales became famous as a goof-ball pie-thrower and Feingold may be walking in his (relative's?) footsteps. Feingold is essentially throwing verbal pies in the collective faces of our troops every time he says they can't win the war they are winning in Iraq. Further, his laughable censure idea for a Commander-in-Chief during a time of war is, again, nothing more than a pie in the face stunt. Is Russ Soupy, Jr.? You...
  • Weekend Talk Show *Preview* for 6/24 and 6/25/06 (not the live thread)

    06/23/2006 7:42:56 PM PDT · by Phsstpok · 34 replies · 944+ views
    Network and Cable News Networks | 6/23/06 | Network and Cable News
    Weekend Talk Show *Preview* for 6/24 and 6/25/06 (not the live thread)The main message is the Sunday Shows.  Message 1 will be the Saturday Shows and message 2 will be the show guest links post.  Then I'll post the ping list.Sunday Shows for 6-25-06 ABC This Week (George Stephanopoulos) Meme: What is wrong with these Democrats?  We hand them the election on a silver platter and they just screw it up!Bush has had two good weeks - it's time to bring out the big guns and knock that fool down a peg Topics: Iraq Withdrawal?: In a pair of exclusive...
  • Possible White House Hopefuls Unite on Iraq

    06/20/2006 6:54:18 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 28 replies · 775+ views ^ | 21 June 2006 | LIZ SIDOTI
    WASHINGTON — Two potential 2008 presidential candidates appealed Tuesday for the Senate to support their call to withdraw U.S. combat troops from Iraq"by a hard and fast deadline,"a position putting them at odds with most of their fellow Democrats. "Our country desperately needs a new vision for strengthening our national security, and it starts by redeploying U.S. forces out of Iraq,"Sens. John Kerry of Massachusetts and Russ Feingold of Wisconsin wrote in an e-mail sent to 3 million people nationwide. "It's time for every member of the Senate to send an important message that we must change course,"the senators wrote,...