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  • U.S. senators stranded by weather join Maine Troop Greeters

    11/07/2010 7:29:24 PM PST · by NonValueAdded · 16 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | Nov 7, 2010 | Meg Haskell, BDN Staff
    BANGOR, Maine — Guess who’s coming to dinner? Waylaid in Bangor by bad weather farther to the north and east, a political who’s who of high-profile travelers greeted troops at Bangor International Airport on Friday night and livened up the local downtown scene before flying out early Saturday. [snip] [Sen Collins said "Rebecca Hupp (airport mgr)] told us they were expecting two planeloads of troops shortly after 5 p.m.,” she said. “She asked if we would be willing to wait at the airport and greet them.” Collins filled her guests in on the city’s storied troop greeters program. [snip] The...
  • Senators demand explanation for Hillary Clinton’s remarks (on oil pipeline)

    10/21/2010 6:49:00 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Senators demand explanation for Clinton’s remarksBy The Canadian Press Published: October 21, 2010 2:33 PM CALGARY — Two U.S. senators are demanding an explanation from U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who last week suggested she was “inclined to” approve the controversial Keystone XL crude oil pipeline. At a speaking engagement in San Francisco last Friday, Clinton was challenged on the State Department’s decision to approve Enbridge Inc.’s (TSX:ENB) Alberta Clipper pipeline, which ships oilsands crude to Wisconsin. Construction wrapped up on Alberta Clipper this spring. Clinton responded by saying a decision had yet to be made on another pipeline,...
  • Living History: Lee and Granato have ties to Mountain Meadows Massacre [LDS - Open]

    10/16/2010 4:36:58 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 9 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Oct. 15, 2010 | Pat Bagley
    What do U.S. Senate candidates Mike Lee and Sam Granato have to do with the murder of 120 emigrants passing through Utah territory in 1857? Mike Lee’s connection to the Mountain Meadows Massacre is pretty straightforward. His great-great-grandfather, John D. Lee, was made a scapegoat for this darkest episode in Utah history. The facts of the tragedy are known — a wagon train was ambushed and massacred by Iron County Mormons and their Indian allies. The Fancher party out of Arkansas had the ill fortune to be passing through when Mormons were gripped by hysteria —fears that an approaching federal...
  • Tea Party Wants to Ambush More GOP Senators in 2012

    10/07/2010 2:11:59 PM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 36 replies · 1+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | October 7, 2010 | Janet Hook
    Tea-party activists, keen to build on their success toppling GOP incumbents in primaries this year, are already targeting more Republican veterans in the 2012 election. GOP senators like Bob Corker, above, have drawn criticism from tea-party activists for some of the positions they have taken over the years. Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine, one of the most liberal Republicans in Congress, already has a conservative GOP primary opponent. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R., Utah), Sen. Bob Corker (R., Tenn.) and Sen. Richard Lugar (R., Indiana) have all drawn fire from the right wing of their party. Tea-party activists have put these...
  • How Your Senators Voted

    09/28/2010 9:03:52 AM PDT · by econjack · 22 replies
    unknown | Spt. 27, 2010 | unknown
    For those who voted to allow illegal immigrants to have social security benefits, my questions is: Other than to buy votes from illegals, why would you dilute my contributions and benefits from the Social Security program? As you might expect, the vote is mostly Democrats with a liberal sprinkling of RINO's. WHO VOTED "NO" TO MAKE ENGLISH OUR OFFICIAL LANGUAGE? WHO VOTED AND HOW THEY VOTED... It will soon be payback time for these traitors - forward this list to everyone you know...... Don't forget. November 2 is Take out the trash day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The following senators voted against making English...
  • "30 State Project" to get 60 conservative senators [vanity]

    09/12/2010 5:50:19 PM PDT · by Uncledave · 13 replies
    Forgive the vanity, but wanted to put a goal/slogan out there. Here's 30 states who have the political base to elect 60 conservative senators, and form a firewall against RINOs and liberals. 1) MT 2) ID 3) NV 4) UT 5) WY 6) CO 7) NM 8) TX 9) OK 10) TN 11) KS 12) NB 13) SD 14) ND 15) AZ 16) MO 17) AR 18) MS 19) LA 20) AL 21) GA 22) SC 23) NC 24) VA 25) WV 26) KY 27) OH 28) IN 29) FL 30) AK This cycle looks excellent for purging libs and...
  • Idaho Governor Getting It Wrong on the 17th

    09/16/2010 12:43:28 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 1 replies · 2+ views
    Repeal the 17th Amendment ^ | September 16, 2010 | Brian
    Otter shifts stand on 17th Amendment repeal; The Spokesman-Review Idaho Gov. Butch Otter declared during a political debate today that he doesn’t favor repeal of the 17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution - though he’s been sharply critical of the amendment for the past year, including in his keynote speech at a Tea Party rally in Spokane in April. The amendment shifted selection of U.S. senators from state Legislatures to a vote of the people, and repealing it is a plank in Idaho’s Republican Party platform. The governor’s comments came as he and Democratic challenger Keith Allred sparred over everything...
  • Police probe death hoaxes (Leahy, Lautenberg, Feinstein)

    07/07/2010 9:33:39 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | July 7, 2010 | Jonathan Allen & Jake Sherman
    At least three Democratic senators have been subjects of false reports of their deaths in the past two days, prompting the U.S. Capitol Police to open an investigation into the matter. Several news outlets received a hoax e-mail news release, announcing the death of Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) on Tuesday. Leahy, 70, who participated in July 4 events, is alive and well, according to spokesman David Carle. “It was spoofed to look as if it had come from the office,” Carle said. A copy of the e-mail, posted on the Web site of Washington’s WTOP radio, said Leahy had died...
  • Repealing the Seventeenth Amendment

    07/01/2010 9:14:54 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Capital Gains and Games ^ | June 3, 2010 | Bruce Bartlett
    The New York Times recently published two back-to-back articles (here and here) mocking members of the Tea Party Movement for supporting repeal of the 17th Amendment to the Constitution—the one that changed the election of US Senators from state legislatures to the popular vote system we have today. Having endorsed this idea myself on occasion, I am compelled to say that just because some crazy people endorse an idea doesn’t necessarily make the idea crazy. Following are links to some serious commentaries supporting a return to the original system of electing senators established by the Constitution.   George Mason Law...
  • Ted Kennedy's KGB Correspondence (Aiding the enemy as the enemy)

    06/22/2010 8:46:33 PM PDT · by This Just In · 47 replies · 1+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | June 22, 2010 | Kevin Mooney
    Ted Kennedy's KGB Correspondence By Kevin Mooney on 6.22.10 @ 6:08AM Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's self-serving, secret correspondence with Soviet agents during the height of the Cold War included proposals for collaborative efforts designed to undermine official U.S. policy set by Democratic and Republican administrations, KGB documents show. With the media now reporting on the late senator's just released Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) file, now is an opportune time for a more expansive investigation into Kennedy's KGB contacts. The agency took a keen interest in a 1961 "fact-finding" trip the Massachusetts Democrat took to Mexico and other parts of...
  • Senators Challenge Obama on Executive Order for Mass Amnesty

    06/22/2010 1:57:31 PM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 64 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | June 22, 2010 | Maggie M. Thornton
    Eight Republican senators are asking Barack Obama to validate rumors that he is considering "deferred action or parole" to millions of illegal aliens in the United States
  • Tell Your Senators No Abortions at Tax-Funded US Military Bases

    06/11/2010 8:30:15 AM PDT · by julieee · 1 replies · 120+ views ^ | June 11, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Tell Your Senators No Abortions at Tax-Funded US Military Bases Washington, DC -- The battle is continuing over whether Congress should support an amendment that would open up taxpayer-funded U.S. military base hospitals to doing abortions. A ban has been in place for years that prevents such abortions and the last time it was lifted, military doctors refused to do abortions.
  • Senators press for National Guard troops on border

    05/20/2010 9:45:43 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 617+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/20/10 | Lolita C. Baldor - ap
    WASHINGTON – Homeland Security and Pentagon officials are at loggerheads over a plan to send National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border, even as President Barack Obama is pledging to bolster security there. The Guard stalemate has festered for nearly a year, and frustrated lawmakers are demanding action to stem the spread of violence and drug trafficking that has spilled across the border into their states. The inaction raises questions about whether the White House is convinced the federally funded deployment is necessary, or whether border states will be forced to bear the costs of dispatching the Guard troops on...
  • Thanks to 3 Senators, China Entrenched in Iraqi Oil for 20 Years

    05/19/2010 8:02:03 PM PDT · by Falcon28 · 22 replies · 1,723+ views ^ | May 19 2010 | Steve Schippert
    This story might slip right past you. It’s understandable, considering most Americans have no idea of the context or how it happened that the state-owned China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) is now set for 20 years in Iraq, thanks to a deal just inked between the Iraqi government and Communist China. The Iraqis originally selected America’s Exxon-Mobil. I’ll wager you probably didn’t know that. You’ll want to read on. But brace yourself. It’s the classic American political tale of self-loathing crafted by the usual suspects. With its government firm and its security at its post-surge best, the Iraqi government...
  • Breaking: Senate Democrats Gather In The Rules Committee To Eliminate The Filibuster

    04/22/2010 2:31:27 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 168 replies · 7,949+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 04/22/10 | Jim Hoft
    The radicals in Washington are giving the Marxists in Venezuela a run for their money. Senate Democrats have gathered in the Rules Committee to eliminate the filibuster. Republican.Senate.Gov reported: THEN-SEN. BARACK OBAMA (D-IL): “What [The American People] Do Not Expect Is For One Party, Be It Republican Or Democrat, To Change The Rules In The Middle Of The Game So They Can Make All The Decisions While The Other Party Is Told To Sit Down And Keep Quiet.” “What they do not expect is for one party, be it Republican or Democrat, to change the rules in the middle of...
  • US senators: 3,000 more troops needed on US-Mexico border

    04/19/2010 2:28:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 59 replies · 872+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 4/19/10 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – Two Republican senators proposed Monday sending 3,000 more US National Guard soldiers to quell violence spilling over the border between their home state of Arizona and Mexico. In a 10-point plan for beefing up security in the area, Senators John McCain and John Kyl also called for permanently adding 3,000 US Custom and Border Protection Agents to the Arizona/Mexico border by 2015. They also called for completing construction of 700 miles of fencing along the border and beefing up unmanned aerial vehicle patrols so that they could be run 24 hours a day. "Violence has dramatically increased...
  • Senators Accuse Obama Administration of Stonewalling Ft. Hood Probe

    04/16/2010 8:59:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies · 719+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 4/16/10 | Mark Hosenball
    Leaders of the Senate’s principal oversight committee are accusing the Obama administration of stonewalling an investigation they have been conducting into the background to the deadly shootings at the Ft. Hood military base last Nov. 5, for which Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Hasan was arrested and charged. Sen. Joseph Lieberman, the independent Democrat from Connecticut who chairs the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and the panel’s ranking Republican, Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, are expected on Thursday to release correspondence with the administration requesting documents and witnesses who have information about how Defense and law- enforcement agencies, including the...
  • FBI investigating "final call to Islam" emails sent to Kansas legislators by Dallas-area Muslim

    03/26/2010 3:50:37 AM PDT · by Cindy · 23 replies · 926+ views
    The Jawa Report - blog ^ | March 26, 2010 12:24 AM | Posted By Barbarossa
    SNIPPET: "Kamal explicitly states that this was his "final call": This is perhaps my last email to Senators, House of Representatives/Delegates/Assembly and Staff Members of United States of America unless compelled by any people. A former FBI counter-terrorism agent who was asked to analyze Kamal's emails stated: This is a significant danger because of the requirement in Islam to invite ("Dawah" in Islam) non-Muslims to Islam prior to an attack ("Jihad" in Islam). It is my professional opinion that this direct Dawah to the entire Kansas legislature and the emphasis that Monday's email is Javid Kamal's "final" email inviting them...
  • GOP senators urge Obama not to name union lawyer to labor board during Easter recess

    03/25/2010 6:05:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies · 362+ views
    washington examiner ^ | 3/25/10 | SAM HANANEL
    WASHINGTON — Republican senators and business groups urged President Barack Obama against using the Easter recess to name a union lawyer to the National Labor Relations Board. Opponents portray the lawyer, Craig Becker, as a radical who would push an aggressively pro-union agenda. Democrats say Becker is eminently qualified to serve on the board, which certifies union elections. He has been a top lawyer for the Service Employees International Union and the AFL-CIO. All 41 GOP senators wrote Obama Thursday urging him not to appoint Becker when Congress takes a break next week.
  • Amendment to require Congress & President to enroll in new government-run health care. Vote for

    03/11/2010 11:17:34 PM PST · by Exton1 · 11 replies · 1,405+ views
    Congressman John Fleming ^ | March 2010 | Congressman John Fleming
    On Tuesday, the Senate health committee voted 12-11 in favor of a two-page amendment that would require all Members and their staffs to enroll in any new government-run health plan. It took me less than a minute to sign up to require our president, congressmen and senators to drink at the same trough!Three cheers for Congressman John Fleming of Louisiana ! Congressman John Fleming ( Louisiana physician) has proposed an amendment that would require Obama,congressmen and senators to take the same healthcare plan they force on us (underproposed legislation they are curiously exempt). Congressman Fleming is encouraging people to go...
  • President to meet with key senators on immigration (Chuckie and Lindsey)

    03/05/2010 6:44:38 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 608+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/5/10 | Suzanne Gamboa - ap
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama plans to focus attention on immigration next week by meeting at the White House with two senators crafting a bill on the issue. White House spokesman Nicholas Shapiro said Obama will meet with Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York and Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina on Monday. The president is "looking forward to hearing more about their efforts toward producing a bipartisan bill," Shapiro said Friday. The meeting will be the first Obama has had with Schumer and Graham on the proposal they are developing since they began focusing on it last...
  • No Climate Bill In 2010, Key Senators Say

    02/25/2010 1:32:17 PM PST · by Slyscribe · 17 replies · 529+ views
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 2/25/2010 | Ed Carson
    President Obama’s other big domestic agenda item, climate change legislation, won’t happen this year, according to a Reuters poll of 12 key senators. While the Obama administration and a bipartisan core of senators still hope there is life in a climate change bill that would put a price on carbon emissions and help reinvigorate ailing international talks, the senators interviewed by Reuters this week were much more pessimistic.
  • Retiring senators: Why are so many calling it quits?

    02/23/2010 2:39:47 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 970+ views
    CSM on Yahoo ^ | 2/23/10 | Gail Russell Chaddock
    Washington – "I do not love Congress." Call it the shot heard round the Capitol. With a $13 million war chest and a lead in the polls, Sen. Evan Bayh (D) of Indiana appeared on track to reelection – until he decided that he'd had enough of what the Senate had become. "I am not motivated by strident partisanship or ideology," he said at a Feb. 15 press conference. ... To date, 12 senators have announced retirements - the second-highest number of Senate retirees in 75 years. The high-water mark was 13 departures in 1996. As in years past, some...
  • Lawmaker believes Legislature should select U.S. senators

    02/10/2010 12:10:30 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 59 replies · 1,434+ views
    The Verde Independent ^ | February 9, 2010 | Howard Fischer
    PHOENIX -- A freshman Southern Arizona lawmaker is leading the effort to strip Arizona voters of the right to nominate U.S. senators. The proposal by Rep. David Stevens, R-Sierra Vista, would give that right to the elected legislators from each party. Only after that process is complete would voters get a say, in the general election, who they actually want to send to Washington. Stevens said his measure, if approved by Arizona voters in November, would be a partial return to the way things were before the 17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was adopted. Until then, each state legislature...
  • Senators seek sulfur dioxide pollution cuts

    02/04/2010 3:15:59 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 299+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 2/4/10 | Richard Cowan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Thursday introduced legislation aimed at slashing emissions of sulfur dioxide, mercury and nitrogen oxide from smokestacks including coal-fired power plants. The measure, which has stalled in Congress in years past, also would set up nationwide trading systems for sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide pollution permits, its sponsors said. But it does not tackle the much larger and controversial question of how to reduce carbon dioxide emissions blamed for climate change. Separate negotiations are underway on a greenhouse gas emissions bill. Democratic Senator Thomas Carper, a main sponsor of the legislation...
  • Senators try to raise climate bill from ashes (dropping cap-and-trade system being considered)

    01/28/2010 3:16:14 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 476+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 1 | Richard Cowan and Timothy Gardner
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senators are examining ways to fashion a climate control bill to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, which might not include a cap-and-trade system, key senators said on Thursday. President Barack Obama called for a "comprehensive" bill during Wednesday's State of the Union address. In his speech, Obama did not specifically mention the need for a market-based emissions cap. Some interpreted the omission as signaling that he would not actively pursue wide-ranging climate control legislation this year. "Comprehensive climate change (legislation) means pricing carbon and setting a target for reduction," Senator John Kerry, a Democrat and one of three...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: IMPUTABILITY, 01-18-10

    01/18/2010 9:59:35 AM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies · 222+ views ^ | 01-18-10 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):IMPUTABILITY The moral responsibility for one's human actions. A person is accountable to God only for his or her deliberate actions. They are acts performed with knowledge of what one is doing and with the consent of the will. In order to gauge the accountability of a particular action, one must consider the degree of deliberateness involved. If a person's knowledge of the nature of the act or his or her consent is diminished, the imputability will be lessened. Catholic moral theology recognizes six chief hindrances to full imputability: ignorance, fear, passion, habits, violence, and mental...
  • U.S. senators defend Pakistan drone attacks

    01/08/2010 3:02:40 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 245+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 1/8/10 | Michael Georgy
    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – U.S. senators on Friday defended American drone aircraft strikes in ally Pakistan, an issue likely to become more volatile if Washington intensifies the attacks to hunt down enemies after the bombing of CIA agents in Afghanistan. Pakistan officially objects to the attacks on suspected al Qaeda and Taliban militants along its border with Afghanistan, saying they violate its sovereignty. And Islamabad has pushed Washington to provide it with the drones to allow it to carry out its own attacks on Taliban insurgents, a move that could ease widespread anti-American sentiment in Pakistan. "We don't agree on every...
  • Symbolic Recall of Obamacare Supporters

    01/07/2010 2:23:47 AM PST · by kathsua · 2 replies · 229+ views
    Town Hall ^ | 01/06/10 | reasonmclucus
    The U.S. Citizens Association is attempting to do the impossible by petitioning to recall Senators who voted for Obamacare. Although recalling those members of Congress who want to wreck the health care system might be desirable, it isn't authorized by the Constitution. The best voters can do is to sign symbolic petitions that would authorize recall of Senators or Representatives if such a option were available. States have the authority to authorize the recall of state officials because state constitutions determine the method of removing those holding offices defined by state constitutions. However, the U.S. Constitution defines the selection procedures...
  • Senators Challenge Health Care Section Making Death Panels Permanent

    12/22/2009 3:03:39 PM PST · by julieee · 7 replies · 678+ views ^ | December 22, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Senators Challenge Health Care Section Making Death Panels Permanent Washington, DC -- Two pro-life senators plan to raise a constitutional challenge to a section of the Senate health care bill that makes the infamous "death panels" permanent. They say it is unconstitutional to pass a law that prevents Congress from overturning the law at a later point.
  • Bowling for Terrorism ... and Other Game Shows

    12/13/2009 10:19:22 AM PST · by martinaricejr · 270+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | December 12, 2009 | Martin A. Rice, Jr.
    Early in life, I decided that I would try to be a relatively honest person, so I never went to law school. I opted, instead, for early retirement and became a college professor. But, now, I'm not so sure I made the right choice. You see, I just saw the opportunity of a life time for even a midling grade defense attorney--taking on the defense of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed ... and any other captured 9/ll terrorist. In fact, anyone who has just watched enough episodes of Law and Order could probably make out like a terr... err ... I mean...
  • Bowling for Terrorism ... and Other Game Shows

    12/13/2009 10:19:07 AM PST · by martinaricejr · 1 replies · 253+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | December 12, 2009 | Martin A. Rice, Jr.
    Early in life, I decided that I would try to be a relatively honest person, so I never went to law school. I opted, instead, for early retirement and became a college professor. But, now, I'm not so sure I made the right choice. You see, I just saw the opportunity of a life time for even a midling grade defense attorney--taking on the defense of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed ... and any other captured 9/ll terrorist. In fact, anyone who has just watched enough episodes of Law and Order could probably make out like a terr... err ... I mean...
  • 3 senators join forces to rescue climate bill (Who? You don't want to know.)

    11/04/2009 4:32:56 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 1,006+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/4/09 | Dina Cappiello - ap
    WASHINGTON – A trio of senators with differing political views is working behind-the-scenes to rescue troubled climate legislation. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., together with Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., said Wednesday they would work in conjunction with the White House to patch together a bill that could pass the U.S. Senate. The three senators met individually with Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Carol Browner, the president's assistant for energy and climate change. "Our effort is to try to reach out to broaden the base of support ... ," Kerry said at an...
  • Senators spar on health bill's effect on seniors

    09/23/2009 6:10:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 630+ views
    breitbart ^ | 9/23/09 | ap
    Sweeping health care legislation cleared its first hurdles in the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday as Democrats turned back a series of proposed changes by Republicans who attacked it as a threat to Medicare. Yet even as they prevailed on politically charged votes, majority Democrats also tacitly conceded one point—that despite a pledge by President Barack Obama, some seniors who receive coverage from private insurers could lose some of the optional benefits they enjoy.
  • Democratic Senators Summoned to White House

    09/10/2009 11:46:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 67 replies · 2,661+ views
    ABC ^ | 9/10/09 | Jake Tapper
    ABC News has learned that President Obama will be meeting with 16 Democratic senators (and one "Independent Democrat") this afternoon at the White House. They are: Senators Mark Pryor and Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas, Mark Warner of Virginia, Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, Evan Bayh of Indiana, Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Tom Carper of Delaware, Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, Mark Begich of Alaska, Mark Udall and Michael Bennet of Colorado, Ben Nelson of Nebraska, Bill Nelson of Florida, Kay Hagan of North Carolina, Herb Kohl of Wisconsin, and Independent Democrat Joe Lieberman of Connecticut.
  • DHS: Senators wrongly took credit for money

    08/28/2009 4:28:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 331+ views
    breitbart ^ | 8/28/09 | EILEEN SULLIVAN and MATT APUZZO
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration said Friday that two Democratic senators falsely took credit for steering millions of dollars to projects in their home state, even as officials acknowledged that the Homeland Security secretary met with the lawmakers and discussed financing the projects. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano denies politics played any role in distributing stimulus money. The Associated Press reported this week that her department did not follow its own priority list when selecting projects. Montana Sens. Max Baucus and Jon Tester have taken credit for helping secure $77 million in stimulus money for repairs at border stations...
  • An Open Letter to Republican Senators

    08/27/2009 8:18:15 AM PDT · by Lecie · 10 replies · 835+ views
    August 27, 2009 | Mary Lynn Bailey
    August 27, 2009 Senators Grassley, Enzi and Snowe, I am writing this letter to you because I understand that you are working to save Obamacare from defeat. I have to ask you why you would do such a thing. It is apparent that you are working against the will of the American people. What is in it for you to destroy the freedom that has been lighthouse to refugees all over the world? Is it because Ted Kennedy died and you want to pay him tribute? You can send a card, buy a wreath, or attend the funeral. You could...
  • Ohio Senator: GOP "Taken Over by Southerners"

    07/30/2009 4:06:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 81 replies · 1,622+ views
    CBS News ^ | July 28, 2009 | Prerana Swami
    Ohio Senator George Voinovich says that the GOP is "being taken over by southerners," the Columbus Dispatch reports. In an interview with with the paper, Voinovich said shrinking demographics and southern senators are alienating his conservative constituents. He cites Republican Senators Jim DeMint and Tom Coburn as the GOP's biggest problem. "We got too many Jim DeMints (R-S.C.) and Tom Coburns (R-Ok.). It's the southerners. They get on TV and go 'errrr, errrrr.' People hear them and say, 'These people, they're southerners. The party's being taken over by southerners. What they hell they got to do with Ohio?'," Voinovich said....
  • Senators question U.S. role in hostage deal

    07/03/2009 8:33:25 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies · 353+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 7/3/09 | Sara A. Carter and Eli Lake
    Two senior Republican senators sent a letter to President Obama on Wednesday expressing concern over reports that the administration negotiated "directly or indirectly" with terrorists for the release of British hostages in Iraq. In a letter made available to The Washington Times, Jeff Sessions of Alabama and Jon Kyl of Arizona said that the U.S. release last month of Laith al-Khazali, a member of a militant Shi'ite group called Asaib al-Haq, may have been part of a deal to gain freedom for three British hostages held since 2007. On June 21, the group sent the bodies of two British hostages...
  • Senators question U.S. role in hostage deal

    07/03/2009 8:33:25 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies · 422+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 7/3/09 | Sara A. Carter and Eli Lake
    Two senior Republican senators sent a letter to President Obama on Wednesday expressing concern over reports that the administration negotiated "directly or indirectly" with terrorists for the release of British hostages in Iraq. In a letter made available to The Washington Times, Jeff Sessions of Alabama and Jon Kyl of Arizona said that the U.S. release last month of Laith al-Khazali, a member of a militant Shi'ite group called Asaib al-Haq, may have been part of a deal to gain freedom for three British hostages held since 2007. On June 21, the group sent the bodies of two British hostages...
  • House bypasses governor’s veto to claim Oklahoma’s sovereignty

    05/06/2009 7:39:50 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 55 replies · 2,675+ views ^ | May 5, 2009 | MICHAEL MCNUTT
    Although Gov. Brad Henry vetoed similar legislation 10 days earlier, House members Monday again approved a resolution claiming Oklahoma’s sovereignty. Unlike House Joint Resolution 1003, House Concurrent Resolution 1028 does not need the governor’s approval. The House passed the measure 73-22. It now goes to the Senate. "We’re going to get it done one way or the other,” said the resolutions’ author, Rep. Charles Key, R-Oklahoma City. "I think our governor is out of step.” House Democrats objected, saying the issue already had been taken up and had been vetoed, but House Speaker Pro Tempore Kris Steele, R-Shawnee, ruled the...
  • The States Can Do It. They can restore the Constitution

    05/06/2009 2:28:07 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 70 replies · 2,486+ views
    Sterling H. Saunders | May 5, 2009 | Sterling H. Saunders
    The States still have the power and the means to bring the Federal Government into compliance with the intent of the Founders, but to do so they must be willing to kill the Sacred Cow of American politics - democracy. Mostly unheralded and unknown, the Founding Fathers feared and rejected it. Examination of Farrand's Records, (The minutes and journal of the 1787 convention) clearly reveals the Founders' intent. For instance: Gerry, "The evils we experience (in the confederation) flow from an excess of democracy." Madison describing Randolph: "the General Object (of the Convention) was to find a cure for the...
  • A Magic Bullet Will Be Needed to Kill the 17th Amendment.

    05/01/2009 9:16:40 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies · 1,090+ views
    Paul MySpace Blog ^ | October 14, 2007 | Paul Hanson
    The U.S Constitution "originally" laid out the separation of powers between the federal government and the State governments in the first paragraph of article 1 section 3. How this paragraph accomplished that goal will become clear later in this article. This paragraph states: "The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each state, chosen by the LEGISLATURE thereof, for six years; and each Senator shall have one vote." Then in Article I, section 4 we also find this: "The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each...
  • What's the use?

    04/20/2009 6:07:56 PM PDT · by NTHockey · 14 replies · 870+ views
    Letter from Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) | 04/20/2009 | NTHockey
    Is there really any use in talking to our elected representavives? I received the following today: April 20, 2009 Dear Mr. XXXXX: Thank you very much for contacting me to express your opposition to the nomination of Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius as the Secretary of Health and Human Services. I appreciate hearing your thoughts on this important matter. As the leader of our nation's health and wellness initiatives, the Secretary of Health and Human Services should be knowledgeable with respect to health policy, adept at managing a very large agency, and adept at finding common ground among groups whose views...
  • Smarter Than Any Democrat

    03/06/2009 8:55:12 PM PST · by Sake Mike · 4 replies · 521+ views
    For My Kountry ^ | Jim Pontillo
    For those of us in our forties who have enjoyed Rush Limbaugh commentaries for nearly half of our lives, the smears and disingenuous assaults from Harry Reid and the iniquitous Senator Tom Harkin, against the lovable little fuzz ball, engender anger these senators readily discount to their peril. With an approval rating somewhere around fifteen percent, making the President’s insipid thirty look stellar, you might think idiot congressional leaders would tread lightly in denigrating the most popular radio host in the country. To hear leading Democrat’s tell it, Rush Limbaugh is polluting the air waves with hate speech and vitriol...
  • 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...

    02/13/2009 3:41:07 PM PST · by Corazon · 65 replies · 3,267+ views
    Cspan ^ | 021309 | Corazon
  • CONGRESS $HOPPING CARTS (Millions For Green Golf Carts)

    02/11/2009 9:20:45 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 9 replies · 785+ views
    New YorkPost ^ | 2/11/09 | GEOFF EARLE
    WASHINGTON - "Fore!" The federal government is preparing to spend millions to purchase a fleet of small electric vehicles that critics compare to golf carts. The $838 billion economic stimulus bill that passed the Senate yesterday contains $300 million for the government to purchase a fleet of "green" cars. But the money won't just go to buy fuel-efficient hybrids such as the Ford Escape or Chevy Volt. The cash also can be used to purchase "neighborhood electric vehicles." The NEVs, which resemble streamlined golf carts, scoot at up to 25 mph, operate on battery power and can be plugged into...
  • All 21 Phone Numbers for Senators Spector, Collins and Snowe

    02/07/2009 9:50:03 PM PST · by cookcounty · 17 replies · 1,864+ views
    Senate phone directory ^ | Feb 7, 2009 | Self
    Call ALL the Offices of Spector,Collins and Snowe. Here are all 21 numbers.
  • Republicans Confront Weak Republican Senators

    02/07/2009 5:30:10 PM PST · by Crimson Politics · 15 replies · 1,066+ views
    Crimson Politics ^ | 2/7/09 | Brian Kane
    The Republican party is in danger of having a weak response to the economic stimulus package which includes a lot of useless funding for worthless projects that will not help the economy. Republicans are taking action by calling and writing letters to their senators. The pork-barrel involved in this bill will probably weaken support by not just Republicans but even Democrats for the bill. Even liberals agree there is too much spending going on. Didn't Obama just campaign about too much debt being bad?