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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...