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  • Vicki Kennedy's profile high amid speculation about possible US Senate campaign

    12/03/2010 11:42:43 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 33 replies · 2+ views
    Star Tribune/AP ^ | 12/2/10 | Glen Johnson
    BOSTON - The billboard-sized photo of Vicki Kennedy beside one of the major highways entering Boston is impossible to overlook. The question is, what message is it sending? Is it merely touting, as the sign reads, the attendance of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's widow at a mayoral event on immigrants and diversity? Or is it part of a low-wattage effort to maintain Vicki Kennedy's profile for a possible 2012 campaign against the man who succeeded her husband, Republican Sen. Scott Brown? That's the hope of the roughly 1,700 members of a Facebook group "Vicki Kennedy for Senator of Massachusetts in...
  • Rich Pol urges strapped donors to give - John Kerry: Deck my halls

    11/26/2010 2:18:05 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | November 26, 2010 | Hillary Chabot
    Battle-weary Bay State Democrats are getting squeezed by U.S. Sen. John F. Kerry this Christmas, as the nation’s richest senator puts the arm on cash-strapped party donors to fill his campaign war chest — even though he’s not up for re-election for another four years. “I think people feel very tapped-out,” said Phil Johnston, former Massachusetts Democratic Party chairman, who is helping to organize Kerry’s Dec. 13 gala. Johnston, who said he is seeing steady ticket sales, still expects a full house. “It’s a measure of John Kerry’s strength among Democrats that this event should be hugely successful,” he said....
  • Matthews Badgers Senator over Palin: 'Have You Ever Been an Eyewitness to Her Actually Reading

    11/03/2010 8:54:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 11/3/10 | Jeff Poor
    Maybe it was late and a rough night for the Democratic Party that caused this strange line of questioning and it was just the best way MSNBC “Hardball” host Chris Matthews could deal with it. On MSNBC’s Election Night coverage in the midst of a Republican takeover of the U.S. House of Representatives and with several U.S. Senate races still pending, Matthews deviated from the subject matter
  • Call Me Senator (video) - from David Zucker

    10/24/2010 11:32:03 AM PDT · by callthemlikeyouseethem · 18 replies ^ | Oct 22, 2010 | David Zucker
    Director David Zucker writes and produces the hilarious but sad tale of Barbara Boxers disrespect of our Military. In the wonderful style of his great movies Airplane, Naked Gun, Naked Gun 2.5, Scary Movie 3, Scary Movie 4, An American Carol, David hits to the core of Senator Boxers famous hearing.
  • Yes, Ma'am! We're Going to Defeat America's Worst U.S. Senator - Barbara Boxer!

    10/19/2010 10:12:08 PM PDT · by Syncro · 21 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | October 19, 2010 | Staff
    As the Tea Party Express steams towards California, we are about to launch a major effort to defeat one of America's worst U.S. Senators, liberal Barbara Boxer.It's essential if we are going to take our country back that we rid Congress of failed, corrupt politicians like Barbara Boxer.  So we must defeat her.Our one big challenge is this:  California is one of the most expensive state's in the nation to campaign in.  TV ads and radio ads are expensive, and mail pieces to voters are exorbitant in their price when you consider how many millions of voters there are in...
  • Byrd's family will receive remainder of his salary (Senator Robert Byrd)

    09/29/2010 2:48:13 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | September 28, 2010 | Manu Raju
    The must-pass spending bill pending in the Senate includes a little-noticed provision that would pay the family of the late Sen. Robert C. Byrd for the salary he would have commanded in the next fiscal year. The Senate handbook says that upon the death of a senator who had been serving in office, “in the next appropriations bill, an item will be inserted for a gratuity to be paid to the widow(er) or other next- of-kin, in the amount of one-year’s compensation.” As a result, the bill calls for “equal shares” of the late senator’s $193,400 salary to be split...
  • Former State House FL Speaker Marco Rubio Wins Repub. Nomination for Senator - FL

    08/24/2010 5:13:55 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 142 replies · 1+ views
    Former state House Speaker Marco Rubio wins Republican nomination for Senate in Florida.
  • Stevens made history with tenacious style

    08/11/2010 2:48:06 AM PDT · by Species8472 · 20 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | August 11th, 2010 | SHEILA TOOMEY
    Ted Stevens died Monday the way Alaskans die, in a plane crash in the wilds of the state he devoted his life to. At 86, he was the last giant of statehood and a major architect of the Alaska that emerged from its territorial history. A U.S. senator for 40 years until his defeat in 2008, Stevens and four others were apparently killed Monday afternoon when a deHavilland Otter, owned by Alaska telecommunications company GCI, slammed into a hill north of Dillingham in bad weather. The group, which included several former Stevens aides and a GCI executive with her daughter,...
  • Senators' Bill Excludes Abortion Funding From New ObamaCare Law

    08/05/2010 3:42:55 PM PDT · by julieee ^ | August 5, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Senators' Bill Excludes Abortion Funding From New ObamaCare Law Washington, DC -- With the health care plan President Barack Obama signed into law having no protections against taxpayer funding of abortions, and with a dustup weeks ago that saw three instances of abortion funding exposed, a coalition of senators have introduced a bill to ensure no ObamaCare funds go towards abortion.
  • Dem Senator turns on the diversity shakedown

    07/23/2010 1:59:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies · 2+ views
    american thinker ^ | 7/23/10 | Clarice Feldman
    In the Wall Street Journal Democrat Senator James Webb attacks both the basis for "diversity" racial preferences and its negative impact, indicating it's time to end these programs. He's proven himself a political opportunist. Talking a conservative game to his constituents but voting lockstep with his party's far left agenda. So, it is clear that he sees himself in some political trouble and recognizes this issue resonates with many voters in his state.
  • Embattled state senator acknowledges unpaid taxes (MN)

    07/09/2010 11:12:40 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 10 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 7-9-10 | ap
    An embattled state senator owes the federal government about $250,000 in past-due income taxes, the Duluth News Tribune reported Friday. Sen. Satveer Chaudhary, DFL-Fridley, was stripped of his party's endorsement late last month because he inserted last-minute language into a major fish and game bill to improve walleye fishing on a northeastern Minnesota lake where he owns a cabin. That provision was one reason Gov. Tim Pawlenty vetoed the bill. On Friday, the newspaper reported that tax records show Chaudhary and his wife, Denise, failed to pay $100,000 in income taxes in 2007 and $151,000 in 2008.
  • Tributes and memories (of a Klan rally)

    07/03/2010 10:40:20 AM PDT · by carolinacrazy · 5 replies
    West Virginia Gazette ^ | 7/2/2010 | Phil Kabler
    Presidents and leaders of Congress on Friday paid tribute to Sen. Robert C. Byrd, whom they said revered the U.S. Constitution, cherished the U.S. Senate, but most of all, loved his home state of West Virginia.
  • Indiana's Senator Lugar backs Huntington's Mayor Updike

    06/29/2010 7:58:05 AM PDT · by mshoffner · 6 replies
    Huntington Political Examiner ^ | 06/29/2010 | Mark Shoffner
    As reported here, Huntington Indiana has the ability to open a closed fire station and bring back to work 6 laid off fire fighters. The fire fighters were laid off last year because of a major budget shortfall for the city. This closed the east end fire station, the only fire station between downtown Huntington and the town of Roanoke. Near the closed fire station are factories, a natural gas bulk plant and a petroleum bulk plant. This closed fire station was the closest line of security for these businesses.
  • Arizona Senator Kyl Confirms His State is on the Mexico Border

    06/25/2010 10:41:25 AM PDT · by Nachum · 64 replies ^ | 6/25/10 | Jon Byman
    MILWAUKEE - Arizona Senator Jon Kyl has confirmed, Arizona is, in fact, on the border with Mexico. Kyl sent Milwaukee County Supervisor Peggy West a letter in which he says, "You will be interested to learn that Arizona does indeed share a border with Mexico. I have enclosed a map for your convenience." Kyl goes on to urge West to, "actually read the Arizona law before forming an opinion about it."
  • FBI, IRS raid Mellow's home, office (PA State Senator)

    06/19/2010 6:08:51 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 7 replies · 633+ views
    Citizens Voice (Wilkes Barre PA) ^ | 6/19/2010 | Joe McDonald, David Falchek, Robert Swift and Borys Krawczeniuk
    PECKVILLE - Teams of FBI and Internal Revenue Service agents raided the Archbald home and Peckville office of retiring state Senate Democratic Leader Robert J. Mellow on Friday in an apparent widening of an ongoing public corruption investigation. The nature of the investigation is unknown, but Mellow's spokeswoman denied he has done anything wrong and said he is cooperating with the investigation. FBI agents arrived simultaneously at 9 a.m. and executed search warrants at Mellow's Main Street office and his home in the Hills of Archbald housing development, where five unmarked vehicles ringed the senator's corner property, which he recently...
  • Senator: BP criminal case is essentially proven

    06/08/2010 9:35:38 AM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies · 71+ views
    the hill ^ | 6/8/10 | Jordan Fabian
    The criminal case against oil giant BP has essentially been proven and investigators should be determining how harshly it will be penalized, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse said Tuesday. Whitehouse (D-R.I.) — a former U.S. Attorney who successfully prosecuted the North Cape oil spill in 1997 — said that BP "absolutely" broke the law for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. "It's pretty much agreed they did that. It's only a misdemeanor statute, but it provides for at least the avenue of criminal prosecution and that leads to potential criminal fines, potential criminal restitution to individual parties who...
  • I Was Right! Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) Is A Coward!

    05/28/2010 8:04:08 AM PDT · by 84rules · 6 replies · 591+ views
    84rules News & Commentary Blog ^ | May 28, 2010 | 84rules
    I Was Right! Senator Mark Warner(D-VA) Is A Coward! 84rules May 28, 2010
  • Senator: No Kagan hearings without Clinton files

    05/24/2010 1:11:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 119 replies · 5,562+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/24/10 | Julie Hirschfeld Davis - ap
    WASHINGTON – The top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee warned Monday that he would seek to slow Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan's path to confirmation unless senators get full access to her files as a Clinton administration aide. "We're heading to what could be a train wreck," Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama said. "I don't believe that this committee can go forward with an adequate hearing" without all records from Kagan's tenure as a White House counsel and then domestic policy adviser to President Bill Clinton. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., the Judiciary Committee chairman, last week set hearings to...
  • Boxer In Trouble (Campbell 44% - Boxer 43%)

    03/23/2010 5:17:52 AM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 40 replies · 753+ views
    California Catholic Daily ^ | March 23, 2010 | (Non Listed)
    Sen. Barbara Boxer, the pro-abortion, pro-same-sex marriage liberal firebrand first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1992, now finds herself in a tough reelection battle in November 2010, a recently published Field Poll reveals. The Field Poll, published March 18, shows Boxer trailing Republican challenger Tom Campbell 44% to 43%, with 13% undecided. Boxer holds a narrow 45% to 44% over Republican Carly Fiorina, and a 45% to 41% lead over Chuck Devore, also a Republican. As a consequence of the poll numbers, political observers are now calling the race a dead heat. (... read more at link)
  • Look For Heated Races (Boxer vs. Campbell, Fiorina or DeVore)

    03/18/2010 10:01:30 AM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 10 replies · 367+ views ^ | March 18, 2010 | Bill Johnson
    San Francisco, CA -- According to the non-partisan Field Poll, 57 year old Tom Campbell has a six point lead in his effort to defeat California Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer. Campbell has 28 percent of the vote as compared to 22 percent for former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina. Assemblyman Chuck DeVore has but nine percent support. At the same time 40 percent of the Republicans polled have yet to make a decision on who they will vote for November 8. On the flip-side Boxer may in for the race of her life according to the poll which shows both Campbell...