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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...
  • DeMint will fight the reconciliation

    02/25/2010 1:35:15 PM PST · by Babsig · 67 replies · 2,161+ views
    Facebook ^ | 2/25/10 | DeMint
    Jim DeMint "It looks like President Obama is on board with the reconciliation. Otherwise, he’d put an end to the talk of using the nuclear option for government to take over one-sixth of the economy without bothering to get single Republican vote. If President Obama and Democrats insist on ramming through this government takeove...r of health care that Americans have rejected over and over, then I’ll use every tool available to me in the Senate to stop it."
  • John McCain needs to as Meghan to Stop Helping [vanity]

    02/09/2010 6:58:36 PM PST · by Commonsensecommonman · 50 replies · 1,055+ views
    Vanity | 2/9/10 | commonsensecommonman
    John McCain should tell his daughter to shut up if he doesn’t want to be completely outed as the RINO that he is. At least Meghan speaks the truth while her dad goes on lying to the good people in Arizona trying to convince them that they simply misunderstand his voting record. This is just like Jimmy Carter’s problem with Billy. Just like Meghan, Billy told the truth about what Jimma really thought. I guess McRino still thinks he can win elections by allowing his Bimbo daughter to do interviews on the View. I hope the people of Arizona have...
  • EDGE OF DARKNESS (Mel Gibson's new movie)

    01/30/2010 2:10:29 PM PST · by PatriotCJC · 16 replies · 1,258+ views
    None | Me
    Has anyone seen the new Gibson movie "Edge of Darkness"? It appeared that the Senator character in the movie was a likeness of Senator Kerry.
  • Utah's newest senator - he's LDS, liberal and rising rapidly

    01/25/2010 7:14:00 PM PST · by Colofornian · 19 replies · 952+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Jan. 23, 2010 | Derek P. Jensen
    To say he simply is a rising Democratic star might be a perversion of astronomy. Ben McAdams is an internationally seasoned securities lawyer with Wall Street cred. He has orchestrated the advance team's global itinerary for two U.S. presidents as well as for Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. He moonlights as a university professor but maneuvers daily as Salt Lake City's most effective - maybe ever - legislative lobbyist. And the former University of Utah student body president has just taken his oath as a state senator... As such, the devout Mormon -- with his unapologetic progressive politics --...
  • Who was the young boy with the Browns last night?

    01/20/2010 3:17:04 PM PST · by chaosagent · 32 replies · 1,708+ views
    Who was the young boy standing in front of Mrs. Brown during Scott Brown's speech last night? Inquiring minds, and all that!
  • Exit polls - At least a glimpse of the Senate race in Mass.

    01/19/2010 12:41:17 PM PST · by jcsjcm · 20 replies · 2,832+ views
    Since they will not be showing exit polls very well in Massachusetts, take a look at 2010 senate results at link provided. On the right column you will see Pollwatcher and under that it states this: poll reports from readers. Click on that link. Now pick a city/town to view reader results. I checked my town and every town around me and the overwhelming majority is for Brown. I was very excited to see this! Pick a town and give results if you want. Should be interesting to see what is really happening by voters!
  • Republicans call on Senator Reid to quit post

    01/10/2010 11:08:31 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 1,006+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 1/10/10 | Will Dunham
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Republican Party chief called on Senator Harry Reid on Sunday to step down as Senate majority leader over racial comments about President Barack Obama, while Democrats tried to put the issue behind them. Reid, a key figure in pushing Obama's agenda through Congress, apologized to the president on Saturday over remarks published in a new book calling Obama a "light-skinned" black man "with no Negro dialect unless he wanted to have one." Both Obama and Reid are Democrats. Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele said Reid should step aside as Senate majority leader, saying if a...
  • IL US Senate Republican candidate Kathleen Thomas answers gun rights questionnaire

    01/06/2010 7:07:40 PM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies · 538+ views
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 4 January, 2010 | David Codrea
    Here are the responses from Kathleen Thomas: 1. Do you believe that the Constitution is the "supreme law of the land" and that the Bill of Rights acknowledges our birthrights? Yes, I believe the government should be strong enough to protect us and our rights and restrained enough not to do more than that. We inherently have rights and the government was created to protect them. 2. If so, should these rights be proactively protected from infringement by all levels of government, including city, county and state? Yes 3. Please give some examples of gun laws you consider constitutional. While...
  • Oh my! Rasmussen Poll Has Ben Nelson Down 30 Points to Heineman After Health-Care Reversal

    12/29/2009 10:59:18 AM PST · by Askwhy5times · 27 replies · 1,228+ views
    Bluegrass Pundit ^ | Tuesday, December 29, 2009 | Bluegrass Pundit
    A new Rasmussen poll has Senator Ben Nelson down 30 points in a theoretical race against current Republican Governor Heineman. Nelson's health care vote seems to be the reason. Sixty-four percent (64%) of Nebraska voters oppose the health care legislation Ben Nelson voted for, including fifty-three percent (53%) who are strongly opposed. Only 17% of Nebraska voters approve of the deal Senator Ben Nelson made to sell his vote for a special Medicaid deal. An April 2006 poll by Survey USA found him to be the Senator with the highest popularity rating, 73%, among his own constituents.
  • Senator gets new gun against death threats (Philippines)

    12/28/2009 4:06:14 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies · 438+ views
    The Philippine Inquirer ^ | 27 December, 2009 | Christine Avendaño
    MANILA, Philippines -- Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago said on Sunday her husband has given her a submachine gun to protect herself from those threatening to kill her. But she said she had to go back to practice shooting because she was not familiar with the handgun given to her. ``I also have to recalibrate my brain, so I could always be psychologically ready to be attacked,'' she told dzBB on Sunday Santiago said had received a death threat from a Cabinet member whom she did not name and who she believed could also be behind a petition to the Commission on...
  • Ill. Senate hopefuls bite bullet on gun control(IL)

    12/25/2009 7:24:43 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies · 734+ views
    AP ^ | 24 December, 2009 | John O'Connor
    U.S. Senate candidates in Illinois walk carefully when discussing gun control, with most stressing support for the right to bear arms even if they favor some restrictions. Gun ownership has been an ongoing issue in federal elections in Illinois, with officials trying to reduce violence in Chicago - where handguns are banned - on one side, and downstate hunters and sportsmen who oppose restrictions on the other. Five Democrats and six Republicans, along with a Green Party candidate, are vying for their party's nomination Feb. 2 to run for the Senate seat once held by President Obama. Some of the...
  • Send "30 nickles" to Senator Nelson (Vanity)

    12/19/2009 9:07:30 AM PST · by ak267 · 19 replies · 784+ views
    ak267 | 12-19-2009 | ak267
    To display your displeasure, simply mail 30 nickles to his office... Ben will pocket them for his retirement fund.
  • Report: Baucus' Girlfriend Worked on His Divorce While on His Staff

    12/11/2009 11:50:05 AM PST · by OldDeckHand · 53 replies · 1,956+ views ^ | 12/11/09 | Staff
    Melodee Hanes, Baucus' former state director and now his live-in girlfriend, reportedly met at least twice with the Montana Democrat's divorce attorney to talk about the Baucuses' divorce eight months before the senator and his wife separated. The last person to know that Sen. Max Baucus wanted a divorce may have been his wife of 25 years. It appears that Wanda Baucus was in the dark even as a member of Baucus' staff -- Melodee Hanes, the woman who is now his live-in girlfriend -- was plotting out the senator's life without a wife. Hanes, Baucus' former state director, reportedly...

    12/10/2009 3:16:21 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 40 replies · 1,725+ views
    National Enquirer ^ | 12/10/09 | Staff
    When Rielle Hunter, the mother of John Edwards' love child,demanded more money in child support from the disgraced two-time Presidential loser, he tossed her and their daughter out on the street, sources tell the ENQUIRER exclusively! Top secret documents obtained exclusively by The ENQUIRER provide undeniable proof that John Edwards is the father of his mistress' love child - and show that she's asking for nearly $18,000 a month in support!
  • Gov. Daniels asks for help from Sen. Bahy and Sen. Lugar on healthcare reform bill

    12/06/2009 9:00:37 AM PST · by mshoffner · 6 replies · 592+ views
    Huntington Political Examiner ^ | 12/06/2009 | Mark Shoffner
    With all of the national debate of the US Senate's proposed Healthcare plan, another voice is added to the opposition. Indiana Governor, Mitch Daniels, has voiced his displeasure with part of the bill. Part of the bill increases the availability of Medicaid to those of lower income that need healthcare insurance. In letters to Indiana Senators Evan Bayh and Richard Lugar, Gov. Daniels has said, the new bill will increase Indiana's spending for the program at an estimate of 2.3 billion over the next 10 years. The estimate was given by Milliman, an Indianapolis actuarial firm. Gov. Daniels had privatized...

    12/05/2009 7:57:15 PM PST · by TheFreedomPoster · 6 replies · 529+ views
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | December 5, 2009 | Matthew Burke
    I hadn't given much hope that any Senator would have the intestinal fortitude to ask Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke any tough questions during his confirmation hearings before the Senate Banking Committee. Bernanke, who succeeded Alan Greenspan, was originally appointed by George W. Bush, and was recently reappointed to a second term by President Barack Obama. I'm happy to see that Senator Jim DeMint courageously carved Bernanke up while still being a perfect Southern gentleman (see video below from hearings).
  • Corker's Daughter Carjacked (in DC area)

    12/03/2009 1:54:47 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 29 replies · 1,492+ views ^ | 12/03/09 | ERIKA LOVLEy
    Julia Corker, the oldest daughter Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), was dragged out of her SUV near the Penn Quarter area Wednesday night and carjacked, according to Corker’s chief of staff, Todd Womack. Two suspects were arrested by Prince George’s County officers after OnStar tracked down the 2005 Chevy Tahoe in Suitland. Three police officers apprehended two suspects in the Addison Plaza Shopping Center around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night. The two men were parked in front of a Taco Bell. They were arrested without incident, according to Sgt. Leroy Patterson of the Seat Pleasant Police Department in Prince George’s County. Corker...
  • How to Recall a U.S. Senator (Or Congressman)

    11/21/2009 7:42:58 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 25 replies · 2,315+ views
    E-How ^ | 11-21-2009 | By eHow Contributing Writer
    Senators have to find a balance between voting their conscience and voting as their constituents would like. If senators vote their conscience too heavily, constituents tend to get angry. When this happens, constituents may ask for a recall of their U.S. Senator. (The 5 steps are listed in detail) -- The 18 states allowing for recall are as follows: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Washington and Wisconsin.
  • Post your health care letters to your Senators here!

    11/20/2009 6:30:41 AM PST · by trackman · 16 replies · 585+ views
    November 20, 2009 | Self
    November 20, 2009 Dear Senator Bayh, I tried to call your Washington and Indianapolis offices, but the voice mail boxes were full. I am writing this email to you to plead with you not to vote to bring this health care bill up for senate vote. NOTE: A vote for it now IS a vote to allow it to eventually pass because, as you know, it is quite possible you can vote against its final version knowing full-well that there will be enough votes for it's final passage because the vote requirements are fewer. There are many reasons why you...
  • I Have Been Invited to a Townhall Conference Call with Senator Hatch today.

    11/04/2009 10:37:35 AM PST · by benhoganfan · 22 replies · 716+ views
    This afternoon I am invited to participate in a townhall meeting conference call. Wanted to solicit ideas from my Freerepublic friends and what I should ask the Senator.
  • Your Concerns [Leahy Hate Crimes Legislation]

    10/20/2009 4:29:52 PM PDT · by Forgiven_Sinner · 2 replies · 236+ views
    Roland Burris email | 10/20/2009 | Roland W. Burris
    Your Concerns From: Senator Roland Burris Dear [Forgiven Sinner]: Thank you for contacting me regarding the Senator Leahy Amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (S. 1390) regarding hate crime legislation. Current law defines hate crime as any crime against either person or property in which the offender intentionally selects the victim because of the victim's actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, gender, or disability. Currently, hate crimes are not distinct offenses under federal law; rather, they are crimes that are committed by individuals who are motivated by one or more biases that are considered to be...
  • Listen to Candidates Bucking For United States Senator Harry Reid Seat in 2010 Part 4

    10/20/2009 1:10:01 PM PDT · by SteveWsanson · 184+ views
    Veterans In Politics ^ | October 21, 2009 | Steve Sanson
    Listen to Candidates Bucking For United States Senator Harry Reid Seat in 2010 Part 4 We have had candidates that have been campaigning for US Nevada Senator Harry Reid Seat in 2010. On October 17, 2009 we have had Doctor Robin Titus Republican Candidate for US Senate on the Veterans In Politics Talk Show on All Talk Radio. Listen to what they have to say and do your homework be an educated voter. We will have more candidates as the filing dates come closer. If you are thinking about being a candidate for US Senator representing Nevada in 2010; Or...
  • Santorum: The Triumph of Socialism in U.S. Requires Destruction of Family and Church

    10/20/2009 7:25:35 AM PDT · by Pope Pius XII · 13 replies · 626+ views
    Lifesitenews ^ | October 16, 2009 | Peter J. Smith
    Both the family and the Church stand in the way of socialism's triumph, former US Senator Rick Santorum told Christians gathered for the 17th International Week of Prayer and Fasting last week. The pro-life champion warned attendees, however, that both institutions are under heavy attack from Obama-administration policies. "We are under a great assault with this President and this Congress on the issue of life. We are under a great assault, maybe even greater assault, on the foundational issue of the family," Santorum told those gathered for the October 11 dinner at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. Santorum said that the...
  • Department of Justice could take Sen. John Ensign case

    10/14/2009 11:15:23 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 14 replies · 862+ views
    Politico ^ | 10/14/09 | JOHN BRESNAHAN & MANU RAJU
    Sen. John Ensign has admitted to having an affair with a staffer, admitted that he helped find a job for the staffer’s husband and admitted that his parents paid the staffer’s family nearly $100,000. But the worst may still be to come. The Justice Department is expected to decide within weeks whether to pursue a criminal probe into the relationship between Ensign (R-Nev.) and the staffer’s husband, and two prominent Washington defense attorneys say prosecutors are likely to find Ensign’s case irresistible. “I don’t see how they cannot look at this case,” Stan Brand, a Washington attorney who specializes in...
  • 74-year-old N.C. state senator shoots, wounds intruder at his home....I thought he was Anti-2A?

    10/02/2009 1:21:40 PM PDT · by mikelets456 · 22 replies · 1,491+ views
    Richmond Times ^ | 10/2/2009 | Richmond Times
    ublished: August 24, 2009 TABOR CITY, N.C. — A sheriff says a North Carolina state senator shot one of two intruders at his home and hospital officials say the man is in fair condition. Multiple media outlets reported that Columbus County Sheriff Chris Batten said that 74-year-old Sen. R.C. Soles of Tabor City shot Kyle Blackburn late Sunday afternoon. A spokeswoman at Loris Community Hospital in South Carolina said Monday that Blackburn was in fair condition. Batten says the shooting occurred when two men went to the senator’s house and tried to kick in his front door. No charges have...
  • Kerry making calls to push Kennedy bill on Beacon Hill

    09/14/2009 12:46:00 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 30 replies · 1,650+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 09/14/09 | Hillary Chabot
    U.S. Sen. John Kerry is making personal calls to on-the-fence lawmakers today asking them to support an interim U.S. Senator as national Democrats ramp up pressure for the measure. State Rep. Martin Walsh (D-Dorchester) spoke to Kerry on his cell phone this morning. “He made some good points. He talked about how constituent services would be hurt,” Walsh said. “I’m still uncommitted.” Many state legislators are leery of the bill, which would allow Gov. Deval Patrick to appoint a temporary senator, because they voted to strip the governor of appointing powers in 2004 to prevent Gov. Mitt Romney from appointing...
  • Dear Senator Enzi, Democracy’s Achilles Heel Dear Senator Enzi, Democracy’s Achilles Heel

    09/11/2009 3:03:56 PM PDT · by Daryl L.Hunter · 3 replies · 215+ views
    Daryl L. Hunter - Perspective ^ | 9-11-09 | Daryl L. Hunter
    Dear Senator Enzi, Democracy’s Achilles Heel As a member of the gang of six Senators that are trying to reach a compromise on the health care issue I would like to share with you my thoughts on compromise and what I consider Democracy’s Achilles Heel. A liberal’s nature supports government safety net programs and the role of big government’s as nanny state and exercises a general faith of government solutions to societal problems emphasizing the general welfare of the populace (Democrats and big government). Conservative’s nature on the other hand believes that America’s safety net has become a hammock and...
  • Senator Inhofe blasts Obama at Town Hall: "He has disavowed America"

    09/05/2009 1:48:52 AM PDT · by MaxCUA · 12 replies · 1,026+ views
    GROVE — Right-thinking Americans can only hope the country will survive the next 16 months of the Obama administration until Republicans can regain control of Congress, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe said Wednesday. “I never dreamed I would see an administration try to disavow all the things that have made this country different from all others,” Inhofe told more than 300 people at a town hall meeting in the Grove Community Center. “I have never seen so many things happening at one time so disheartening to America.” Inhofe found a highly receptive audience. Many wore T-shirts of a local organization called...
  • Future of Kennedy's Senate Seat in the Hands of Mass. Legislature

    08/31/2009 2:22:41 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 22 replies · 1,103+ views ^ | 08/31/09 | Quinn Bowman
    As speculation swirls about which politicians will vie for the first open Massachusetts Senate seat in 25 years, the process of determining a successor for the late Sen. Edward Kennedy will hinge on the actions of the state Legislature. Current law provides for a special election to fill an open seat five months after a vacancy, a provision enacted by Democrats in 2004 during the presidential election, when Sen. John Kerry was running for president. The law would have prevented then-Gov. Mitt Romney, a Republican, from appointing a successor to the seat. Just days before his death, Kennedy sent a...
  • Filling A Void For Massachusetts

    08/30/2009 9:52:21 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 5 replies · 651+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 8/29/2009 | Editorial Staff
    IN 2004, FEARING that Republican Gov. Mitt Romney would appoint a fellow Republican to replace Sen. John F. Kerry should he become president, the Democratic-controlled Massachusetts legislature changed the law, mandating a special election. Now, fearing that the push for health-care reform could be weakened by the absence of a 60th Democratic senator, that same legislature wants to change the law again, allowing the governor -- now a Democrat -- to make a quick appointment. With all due respect to the wishes of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, this isn't how lawmaking is supposed to work. It smacks of political expediency...