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  • 'Touching women' sparked arrest of Derrick Shelby, cops say; Dolphins suspend him

    10/06/2014 8:10:22 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | October 6, 2014 | Omar Kelly and Brett Clarkson
    Miami Dolphins' defensive end Derrick Shelby was arrested at a Fort Lauderdale nightclub after an incident that began with touching women without their permission, according to an incident report released on Monday. Also on Monday, the Dolphins suspended Shelby indefinitely for conduct detrimental to the team
  • Stingy Republican Lawmakers

    09/26/2014 7:08:31 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    WSJ ^ | Allysia Finley
    One perk of sitting on the Senate Banking Committee, as Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby has for three decades, is that its regulated industries provide a deep-pocketed donor base. But to adapt scripture, to whom much is given, much should be required. Mr. Shelby has amassed $17.8 million in his war chest, according to his campaign committee's second-quarter filing with the Federal Election Commission. His committee has spent about $179,000 this cycle, which includes $4,400 at the Senate Gift Shop and $1,000 at Chick-fil-A. That's a lot of cole slaw and chicken nuggets. The Senate baron has also rung up $10,400...
  • Here’s how Alabama’s senators became major players in the GOP’s efforts to retake the senate

    09/25/2014 3:14:18 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    All eyes are on the 35 U.S. Senate seats up for grabs this year. Republicans need to pick up 6 seats to regain the majority and the election map is tilted in their favor. 21 of the 35 seats in play are currently held by Democrats; 7 of the seats held by Democrats are in states that Romney won in 2012; and history shows that the minority Party normally gains 6 or more seats in a midterm election of a president’s second term. (SNIP) Sen. Shelby is a fundraising juggernaut. For decades he has been one of the top fundraisers...
  • Republican Cochran wins with Dems, should Alabama close its primary to avoid it happening here?

    06/28/2014 3:51:32 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 37 replies
    YellowHammer News ^ | Cliff Sims
    Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) overcame tea party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel in a runoff Tuesday night after finishing second behind him in the primary three weeks ago. Although he now faces a Democrat in November, Cochran’s runoff victory likely secures him a whopping seventh term in the U.S. Senate. Alabamians were paying unusually close attention to the out-of-state race because of its potential impact on the committee assignments of one of our own U.S. senators, Richard Shelby. (SNIP) With all of the action in Republican primaries now, the teachers’ union and liberal activists launched a coordinated effort to get traditionally Democratic...
  • Judge strikes down Utah's same-sex marriage ban as unconstitutional

    12/20/2013 4:51:55 PM PST · by Innovative · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec 20, 2013 | AP
    Just hours earlier, U.S. District Judge Robert J. Shelby issued a 53-page ruling saying Utah's law passed by voters in 2004 violates gay and lesbian couples' rights to due process and equal protection under the 14th Amendment. Shelby said the state failed to show that allowing same-sex marriages would affect opposite-sex marriages in any way. "In the absence of such evidence, the State's unsupported fears and speculations are insufficient to justify the State's refusal to dignify the family relationships of its gay and lesbian citizens," Shelby wrote.
  • Democrats courting Shelby for 2014 congressional run

    07/26/2013 5:05:29 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 3 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 7-26-13 | doug belden
    Former TV news anchor Don Shelby said Thursday he has been approached by national Democratic campaign officials to run against Republican U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen but hasn't made up his mind. He said he was flattered by the interest but added, "I've absolutely made no decision" about a campaign for the seat in Minnesota's 3rd Congressional District. The former WCCO journalist said he has been approached over the years by three different parties to run for various offices, "so this didn't seem unusual to me that I was approached now that I'm retired."
  • Man arrested for driving around with mounted World War II machine gun in Metro Detroit

    07/05/2013 8:26:11 AM PDT · by DarkSavant · 76 replies
    MLive ^ | July 05, 2013 | The Associated Press
    <p>SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A man was arrested in Macomb County by police responding to reports of a vehicle with a mounted machine gun driving around late at night.</p> <p>The armor-plated military-type vehicle featured a modified World War II .50-caliber machine gun.</p>
  • Bernanke: “I think we have belts, suspenders — two pairs of suspenders”

    02/26/2013 6:55:17 PM PST · by whitedog57 · 4 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 02/26/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testified in the US Senate today and here is an excerpt of his testimony and Q&A. SHELBY: Mr. Chairman… The portfolio or the balance sheet of the Fed, you said it’s $3 trillion, more or less… BERNANKE: I didn’t say, but yes, that’s about right? SHELBY: Is that about right? BERNANKE: Yes, sir. SHELBY: But you said it then, didn’t you? It’s about $3 trillion. BERNANKE: Yes, sir. SHELBY: Is — you studied the Fed a long time before you ever came to the Fed. Has there ever been that type of balance sheet close...
  • Alabama GOP Demands that Shelby Retract Support from Hagel

    02/25/2013 4:58:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 2/25/13 | Quin Hillyer
    The Steering Committee of the Alabama Republican Party has taken the rare step of officially demanding that one of the state’s two GOP U.S. Senators change a publicly announced position in a high-profile Washington battle. Specifically, the state party leaders have passed a resolution demanding that Sen. Richard Shelby “reconsider and reverse his decision to support Senator [Chuck] Hagel to be Secretary of Defense.” The resolution, passed early this afternoon, blasts Hagel for statements “favorable toward” countries “that we believe to be enemies of the United States of America,” and also criticizes him for “not being a supporter of Israel,...
  • One-off 2013 Shelby GT500 Cobra debuts as Tribute to Carrol

    08/18/2012 4:15:43 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 25 replies
    Autoblog ^ | 8/17/12 | Anon
    The Monterey Peninsula is celebrating all things Shelby this week as part of the company's 50th anniversary celebration. The Cobra in particular will be a part of many events including the Pebble Beach Concours and the Monterey Motorsports Reunion happening at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The Shelby celebration is also especially meaningful since founder Carroll Shelby passed away back in May. As a tribute to the legendary racer and car builder, Shelby American, Ford Motor Company and Ford Racing have teamed up to build a very special tribute Mustang. Called the 2013 Shelby GT500 Cobra, the car features a custom...
  • Carroll Shelby, legendary car builder and racing champion, dies at age 89

    05/11/2012 3:04:56 PM PDT · by shove_it · 26 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11 May 2012 | Justin Hyde
    Carroll Shelby, an international automotive icon who rose from a bed-ridden childhood in Texas to build one of the most iconic sports cars ever and become a world-champion racer died Thursday at the age of 89 after a lengthy illness. His cars will live forever. A winner at Le Mans in 1959, a driver in everything from Formula 1 to the Bonneville Salt Flats, Shelby's lasting impact will be the cars he built, namely the Shelby Cobra 427 that beat Ferrari in Europe and his variations of the Ford Mustang that he was involved with from the 1960s through...
  • Ford Mustang legend Carroll Shelby dies

    05/11/2012 1:18:15 PM PDT · by b4its2late · 61 replies ^ | 5/11/2012 |
    If you haven’t caught it yet on social media outlets, we’re here to share some sad news in the Ford Mustang world, everyone. As the headline states, we’ve lost Carroll Shelby from this land and he’s no doubt headed to the 1320′ strip in the clouds for the hereafter. Shelby passed away at age 89 yesterday, at Baylor Hospital in Dallas. As of this point, we know he was not doing well health-wise, but the official terminal cause has not been released. The automotive magnate of all things Mustang, and other Detroit muscle, will be sorely missed as one of...
  • Senator Shelby slams CFTC over MF Global

    12/06/2011 9:10:09 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/6/11 | Dave Clarke and Sarah N. Lynch - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top Republican on the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday criticized the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's handling of MF Global's meltdown and said its chief is "evading" questions about his role in overseeing the company. Senator Richard Shelby said MF Global customers are waiting for their money to be returned while a "bewildered" CFTC searches for the funds. "The victims of MF Global, I believe, deserve better," Shelby said. Shelby made his comments at a Senate Banking Committee hearing on the implementation of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial oversight law. CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler is testifying at the...
  • Ford Unleashes a 200 MPH Mustang

    11/16/2011 8:20:50 PM PST · by FreeReign · 63 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 15, 201 | Staff
    When Chevrolet unveiled the 580 hp 2012 Camaro ZL1 and its high-tech magnetically-adjustable suspension, ostensibly claiming the title of king of the pony cars, the folks from Ford were oddly unfazed. “Don’t worry,” they said, “wait until you see what we have in the works.” They weren’t kidding. The 2013 Shelby GT500 will come packing a 650 hp supercharged engine that Ford says is the most powerful production V8 in the world. The 5.8-liter mill sends its 600 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels via a carbon fiber driveshaft.
  • Say Hello to the 275 MPH Tuatara

    07/18/2011 7:59:15 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 49 replies ^ | July 18,2011 | By Viknesh Vijayenthiran
    Right now the fastest production car in the world is the hyper exclusive--and hyper expensive--Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, which is capable of a top speed of 268 mph. The previous record holder was the less refined, yet still very capable, Ultimate Aero from America’s own Shelby SuperCars (SSC), which itself stole the record from the original Veyron. Now SSC is set to reclaim the manufacturer of the world’s fastest production title from Bugatti with a brand new supercar, a supercar that will go by the name Tuatara (pronounced twu-tar-ah). Yes, SSC has taken a page out of Pagani’s book and...
  • Obama picks ex-Ohio AG to lead consumer agency

    07/17/2011 2:29:24 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sunday, July 17, 2011 4:18 PM EDT | JIM KUHNHENN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama intends to nominate former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray to lead a new consumer financial protection bureau that was a central feature of a law that overhauled banking regulations. Obama plans to announce the nomination formally on Monday, the White House said in a statement Sunday. Republicans immediately threatened to block his Senate confirmation. In choosing Cordray, Obama bypassed Elizabeth Warren, a favorite of consumer groups, who has been assembling the agency as a special adviser to the White House and to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. The agency will officially begin its oversight and...
  • (Democrat Controlled) Senate rejects GOP oil drilling plan

    05/18/2011 6:05:39 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 29 replies
    cnn ^ | 5/18/2011 | cnn
    The Senate rejected a Republican measure Wednesday to expand offshore oil and gas drilling in U.S. coastal waters, signaling a continued partisan stalemate over energy policy and, more specifically, how to respond to rising gas prices. The bill was defeated in a 42-57 vote. Sixty votes were required for passage. Five Republicans -- Alabama's Richard Shelby, Louisiana's David Vitter, Maine's Olympia Snowe, South Carolina's Jim DeMint, and Utah's Mike Lee -- voted against the bill.

    05/09/2011 6:57:48 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 17 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 9, 2011
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Within hours of the stunning announcement that Osama bin Laden had been killed by U.S. commandos, a lobbying firm representing Pakistan’s government began contacting members of Congress and their staffs to counter claims Islamabad protected the al-Qaida chief for nearly six years. The push by Locke Lord Strategies to turn the tide against criticism of Pakistan — and preserve the country’s billions of dollars in U.S. aid — illustrates one of Washington’s enduring realities: No matter the issue or the crisis, lobbyists are working behind the scenes to shape opinions on Capitol Hill. At stake is the...
  • Rare Shelby Mustang found while cleaning storage unit

    04/07/2011 3:00:43 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 24 replies
    KSNW-TV ^ | 4-7-11 | KSNW
    LECOMPTON, Kansas — Imagine cleaning out a garage and finding something so amazing that it was like winning the lottery. It happened to a Lecompton businessman. Working as an auctioneer for the last 40 years, Bill Fair said he has come across some weird stuff. "A skull, body parts," he said. But Fair said even he wasn't prepared for what he found recently. What Fair found was a classic 66 Shelby Mustang one of only 1,100 made, and sold from Carroll Shelby's personal car lot.
  • U.S. Long Underestimated Qaeda's Scope, Officials Say

    06/08/2002 1:38:38 PM PDT · by sarcasm · 33 replies · 5,277+ views
    The New York Times ^ | June 9, 2002 | JUDITH MILLER and DON VAN NATTA Jr.
    ASHINGTON, June 7— A re-examination of years of terrorist plots and attacks around the world, including the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, suggests that American intelligence agencies profoundly underestimated Al Qaeda's reach and aspirations for more than a decade as it grew from obscurity into a global terrorist threat, lawmakers and investigators said this week.As Congressional investigators look back far beyond the series of signals missed before the Sept. 11 attacks, they are seeking answers to many questions about Al Qaeda that law enforcement and intelligence agencies still cannot answer themselves, officials said.In particular, they said, Congressional investigators are trying...
  • House Passes Financial Services Bill; Mandates Racial Favoritism

    07/02/2010 4:49:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | July 2, 2010 | Carl Horowitz
      Supporters call it "financial services reform." Yet one has to wonder what the Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010 is reforming or stabilizing. The House on Wednesday by a 237-192 margin passed the 2,300-plus-page conference bill designed to protect American households from predatory practices by banks, subprime lenders, brokerage houses and other intermediaries. But evidence suggests that if it becomes law, the bill instead will lay the groundwork for another major federal bailout. During House-Senate conference sessions, affirmative action zealots inserted a host of mandates to promote credit allocation by race. Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., and Rep. Barney Frank,...
  • Gulf State Senator Slams BP Chief's Attendance at UK Yacht Race (RINO Shelby gives Obama cover)

    06/19/2010 12:27:23 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 42 replies · 710+ views
    FOX News ^ | 06/19/10 | Staff
    A Gulf state senator ripped BP chief executive Tony Hayward for taking time off Saturday to attend a glitzy yacht race around England's Isle of Wight as oil spewing into the Gulf continues to wreak havoc on the environment and wildlife. "That's the height of arrogance," Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., told Fox News on Saturday.
  • Surprise, Surprise: 16 Financial Lobbyists Formerly Worked For Dodd And Shelby

    06/11/2010 2:08:21 PM PDT · by blam · 2 replies · 185+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 6-11-2010 | Talking Points Memo
    Surprise, Surprise: 16 Financial Lobbyists Formerly Worked For Dodd And Shelby Talking Points Memo Jun. 11, 2010, 4:07 PM Dozens of financial industry lobbyists have ties to lawmakers serving on the conference committee negotiating financial reform legislation, according to data reported by Public Citizen. Among them are seven former chiefs of staff and a total of 16 former employees of Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd (D-CT) and Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL). In addition to the lobbyists with direct ties to the conference committee members, Public Citizen's investigation found 59 lobbyists who have previously worked on either the Senate or...
  • Shelby’s Lesson For Tea Parties

    06/02/2010 1:05:53 PM PDT · by Slyscribe · 4 replies · 456+ views
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 6/2/2010 | David Hogberg
    On paper, GOP Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama should have been a great target for a Tea Party challenge. He’s a notorious porker, has a lifetime rating from the American Conservative Union of 75 (lower than Utah Sen. Bob Bennett’s 83), and switched parties from the Democrats to Republicans, although it was back in 1994. Shelby did attract a Tea Party challenger in the GOP primary, Clint Moser. Yet Moser played Bambi to Shelby’s Godzilla,
  • Vanity - Just Voted in the Alabama Republican Primary

    06/01/2010 12:54:59 PM PDT · by Onelifetogive · 79 replies · 799+ views
    Vanity | 6/1/10 | Onelifetogive
    I just voted in my local GOP primary. I voted against my Senator and my Representative (Richard Shelby and Spenser Bachus). Both are reasonably solid Conservatives, and both will win their primaries easily.I voted against them to encourage others to run against them in the future. By my calculation, every vote against an encumbent is a vote to encourage potential candidates in the future.Thoughts?
  • Reform bill should include Fannie, Freddie: Shelby

    05/08/2010 10:12:55 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 270+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 5/8/10 | Roberta Rampton
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Financial reform legislation being debated by the Senate needs to overhaul government involvement in U.S. mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Senator Richard Shelby, the lead Republican on the Senate Banking Committee, said on Saturday. As the Senate moves toward a final vote on the bill in the coming weeks, Shelby said it must include reforms for Fannie and Freddie to address the root cause of the recent financial crisis. "For decades, these multi-trillion dollar institutions leveraged the implicit backing of the American taxpayer to encourage mortgage lending to people who could not afford to...
  • Dodd Says "Immigration Reform" on Front Burner for Democrats; Must Have "National Answer" - Video

    04/25/2010 2:28:02 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 22 replies · 574+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | April 25, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video from "Meet the Press" today where Democrat Sen. Chris Dodd said the new Arizona anti-Illegal Immigration Law shows that a "national answer" is needed on Immigration Reform. Dodd said the issue will now be on the front burner for Democrats. GOP Sen. Richard Shelby agreed that a patchwork of laws in various states is not good, but said the first thing that should be done is that the Federal Government ought to "enforce our borders," and then deal with "the rest." It certainly looks like Democrats are going to make a push on Immigration, if for no...
  • Shelby American Gears Up Production of 2011 GT350, Super Snake and Performance Parts Business

    04/21/2010 7:26:01 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 37 replies · 943+ views
    marketwatch ^ | Apr 20, 2010
    The board of Carroll Shelby International, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: CSBI) has announced today that production is ramping up for the first shipment of Ford Mustang GTs, which are in transit to be transformed into Shelby GT350s at its Shelby American subsidiary in Las Vegas. In addition, the company continues to grow its Shelby Performance Parts division with products for the 2005-2011 Ford Mustang, GT500 and Shelby GT. "I still show up 50 years later, guiding and directing this great Shelby American team in Las Vegas that you've grown to know and trust," said Carroll Shelby, founder of Shelby American. "I've brought...
  • AFSCME Receives Profanity-Laden Call Over Tax Ad (MN goonyan rats)

    04/15/2010 10:57:55 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 8 replies · 477+ views
    WCCO(WDFL) ^ | 4-15-10 | HEATHER BROWNshirt
    One of the state's largest unions has reached out to police after getting what it considers threatening voicemails at its main office Tuesday night. The public service employees' union says it doesn't get too many phone calls from the public until it starts airing television ads. It says its latest "Tax the Rich" ad has prompted more than 1,000 phone calls. For every 10 supportive ones, AFSCME says one is negative. They also say one caller crossed the line.
  • NASCAR Sprint Cup: The Shelby American at Las Vegas Motor Speedway ~ Sunday 2/28/2010 3pm/ET ~ FOX

    02/23/2010 3:31:15 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 644 replies · 5,170+ views
    NASCAR ^ | 2/23/10
    Join us for 267 laps or 401 miles at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.. or watch the Olympics.. or sumthin' .. 8-) We'll be here and there too .. Thank Goodness for Pic in Pic.
  • Senator Shelby ends holds on Obama nominees

    02/09/2010 1:24:03 PM PST · by Justaham · 9 replies · 949+ views
    Sen. Richard C. Shelby, Alabama Republican, will stop blocking Senate confirmation of about 70 government appointees nominated by President Obama, his office said. Mr. Shelby had placed "holds" on most of Mr. Obama's nominees, delaying the Senate from acting on them, in a dispute over federal spending involving his state. "The purpose of placing numerous holds was to get the White House's attention on two issues that are critical to our national security -- the Air Force's aerial refueling tanker acquisition and the FBI's Terrorist Device Analytical Center," Shelby spokesman Jonathan Graffeo said in a statement Monday night.
  • Sen. Shelby puts hold on all Obama nominees

    02/05/2010 8:22:51 AM PST · by RummyChick · 81 replies · 2,495+ views
    the hill ^ | 2/4 | jordan fabian
    Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) on Thursday placed a blanket hold on all of President Barack Obama's nominees before the Senate, according to the office of Majority Leader Harry Reid. Shelby's holds mean that the Senate cannot vote on a nominee unless the hold is broken using a cloture vote that requires 60 senators or if the senator lifts the hold.
  • US Senator blocks all Obama nominees amid tanker feud

    02/05/2010 10:47:01 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 7 replies · 722+ views
    AFP ^ | 2/5/2010 | Breitbart
    A US Senator has taken the extraordinary step of blocking more than 70 of US President Barack Obama's nominees amid a dispute over a lucrative US Air Force tanker deal, senate aides said Friday. Senator Richard Shelby, the top Republican on the Senate Banking Committee, placed a blanket "hold" in part because of the feud pitting Airbus parent EADS and its partner Northrop Grumman against Boeing, his office said. "Senator Shelby is holding all of the president's nominees pending on the Executive Calendar," a total of "70-plus" people, said a spokeswoman for Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Regan Lachapelle....
  • (Sen) Shelby (R-AL) places blanket hold on Obama nominees (For Pork)

    02/05/2010 9:24:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies · 1,033+ views
    Hot Air ^ | February 5, 2010 | Ed Morrissey
    Senator Richard Shelby has placed a rare “blanket hold” on all nominations from Barack Obama, according to reports from both The Hill and Talking Points Memo. Until he lifts the hold, none of these nominations can proceed to a floor vote for confirmation. While some may initially believe this to be a good strategy for fighting what have appeared to be selections of hard-Left appointments, a spokesman for Shelby makes clear that the Senator is most interested in protecting pork
  • FBI investigating 8 threatening letters with white powder at federal offices around Alabama

    01/04/2010 12:16:04 PM PST · by JustPiper · 49 replies · 3,138+ views ^ | 1-4-10 | Breaking News
    Federal agents are now investigating reports of possibly eight threatening letters with a white substance in at least four Alabama cities this morning, an FBI official confirmed. Angela Tobon, media spokesperson for the Mobile FBI, said the letters were all mailed to federal offices and "are all the same ...white powder with threatening letters," she said.
  • Win TWO Shelby Mustangs and Support our Wounded Heroes (Sunday Repost)

    11/08/2009 7:52:50 AM PST · by frankenMonkey · 6 replies · 1,211+ views
    Healing Heroes Network ^ | 11/8/2009 | frankenMonkey
    This duo is being raffled off to raise funds for the Healing Heroes Network, a charity that benefits injured Veterans. Grand Prize is BOTH cars! A ticket is only $3.00, and is a chance to win these fantastic Shelbys and support a very worthy cause. The 1967 example is a verified Shelby original, number 3139 in the Shelby Registry. The 2010 GT is a one-of-a-kind special edition done up in the same Wimbledon White with Guardsman Blue stripes as the old-timer. It has been dubbed the Patriot Edition and features a host of aftermarket changes that make it more...
  • Shelby Calls for ACORN Investigation

    09/15/2009 8:28:22 AM PDT · by elizabethgrace · 49 replies · 2,790+ views
    Press Room News Release ^ | September 15, 2009 | Senator Richard Shelby
    September 15, 2009 Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL), ranking Republican on the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, today wrote to committee Chairman Christopher Dodd (D-CT) and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Inspector General, Kenneth Donohue, calling for an immediate and thorough investigation into the activities of the Association for Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN). Shelby’s call for an investigation follows recent news reports surrounding the arrest of individuals in Florida for falsifying voter applications while employed by ACORN leading up to the 2008 elections, as well as video of employees in...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 16 August 2009

    08/16/2009 5:03:02 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 454 replies · 12,520+ views
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 16 August 2009 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sunday, August 16th, 2009 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., and Richard Shelby, R-Ala.; J. James Rohack, president of the American Medical Association; John Rother, executive vice president for policy and strategy at AARP.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): FreedomWorks chairman and former Rep. Dick Armey, R-Texas; Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla.; former Sen. Tom Daschle, D-S.D.; R. Bruce Josten, executive vice president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y.; Gov. Bill Ritter, D-Colo.FACE THE NATION (CBS): White House press secretary Robert Gibbs; former...
  • Shelby: Obama will destroy 'best health care system the world has ever known'

    06/07/2009 9:45:48 AM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 112 replies · 5,411+ views ^ | 6/7/2009
    Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) told Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday" that President Barack Obama's proposed health care plan is the "first step in destroying the best health care system the world has ever known." "When the government is involved more and more in the details," Shelby said, "and you start the one-pay deal and you got the government competing with private enterprise with all the incentives the government has and the power, they can destroy the marketplace for health care and it will be a mistake and the American people better be careful in what they want."
  • Top GOP senator losing confidence in Geithner (Sen. Richard Shelby)

    03/22/2009 5:11:01 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 23 replies · 1,574+ views
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Shaky ground. That's what Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner (GYT'-nur) is on these days with Congress and many in the country, according to the Senate Banking Committee's top Republican. Sen. Richard Shelby doesn't think Geithner will last long unless he starts doing a better job. Shelby says he has less confidence in Geithner each day—over the AIG bonus mess, solving the nation's financial troubles and helping turn around the economy. Shelby said Sunday on "Fox News Sunday" that Geithner will have to do a "180-degree turnaround" to be a successful treasury secretary. But President Barack Obama has faith...
  • VIDEO:Sen. Shelby On Geithner “if he keeps going down this road, I think that he won’t last long."

    Sen. Shelby joins Sen. Jim Bunning, Rep. Connie Mack, Rep. Darrell Issa and The ConservativeXpress in calling for Geithner to step aside. POLITICO reports: Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) told Wallace “a lot of people question” whether Geithner “is the man for the job.” Citing Treasury’s role in recommending the removal of a provision to block bonus payouts by TARP recipients, Shelby said “there’s a lot of questions to be asked. I’m not feeling real good about Treasury’s role or the specific role of Tim Geithner at the moment.” Shelby, who voted to confirm Geithner, said “if he keeps going down...
  • Video: Sen. Shelby Says No More Bailouts

    03/09/2009 2:56:22 PM PDT · by careyb · 4 replies · 293+ views
    Your World ^ | 3/9/09 | Richard Shelby
    Could use a few more like this.
  • Some banks should be allowed to fail, say two top Republicans [McCain, Shelby] [Citigroup]

    03/08/2009 1:27:14 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 18 replies · 874+ views
    WASHINGTON (CNN) — Two top enate Republicans said Sunday that banks shouldn't be able to count on any more bailout money — and that the federal government should let some of them fail rather than distribute further funds to keep them afloat. . . . . . Former GOP presidential candidate John McCain told Fox News Sunday that he did not think President Obama "made the hard decision, and that is to let these banks fail." He did not call for nationalization of troubled financial institutions, which many Republicans oppose, but said their assets should be sold. "Unfortunately, the shareholders...
  • Shelby says he has no doubts on Obama citizenship

    02/26/2009 5:22:42 AM PST · by AJMCQ · 33 replies · 1,661+ views
    Politico ^ | February 25, 2009 | Ben Smith
    Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) said today that he has no doubts about President Obama’s citizenship and that a news account from a town hall meeting last weekend that suggested he did was erroneous. Shelby, in a brief interview with POLITICO after he appeared at the White House, dismissed a report in the Cullman (Ala.) Times in which he was captured as indulging a constituent’s question about whether the president was born on American soil, a widely debunked rumor held over from the presidential campaign. “Someone asked me that in a meeting and basically what I did is paraphrase, you know...
  • Senator Questions Obama Eligibility

    02/22/2009 5:02:19 PM PST · by patriotgal1787 · 412 replies · 13,132+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | Feb. 22, 2009 | World Net Daily
    WASHINGTON – A U.S. senator has weighed in on the continuing controversy over Barack Obama's eligibility for office by saying he has never seen proof the new president was actually born in Hawaii. "Well, his father was Kenyan and they said he was born in Hawaii, but I haven't seen any birth certificate," Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., told constituents in Cullman County. "You have to be born in America to be president."
  • Shelby discusses stimulus bill, other issues (Questions Obama's Citizenship* (Uh-Oh))

    02/22/2009 12:25:31 PM PST · by Cyropaedia · 137 replies · 3,847+ views
    The Cullman Times ^ | February 21, 2009 | Patrick McCreless
    "Another local resident asked Shelby if there was any truth to a rumor that appeared during the presidential campaign concerning Obama’s U.S. citizenship, or lack thereof. “Well his father was Kenyan and they said he was born in Hawaii, but I haven’t seen any birth certificate,” Shelby said. “You have to be born in America to be president.”
  • Richard Shelby wants Senate to filibuster stimulus bill

    02/02/2009 8:50:55 AM PST · by Pokey78 · 40 replies · 1,495+ views
    Dothan Eagle (AL) ^ | 02/02/2009 | Lance Griffin
    U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Tuscaloosa, said he is prepared to filibuster the proposed economic stimulus bill, but fears enough Republicans will side with Senate Democrats to override any attempt to block the bill’s passage. Shelby’s remarks came during a county meeting Monday morning at the Wiregrass Rehabilitation Center in Dothan. The Senate is expected to debate a proposed $900 billion stimulus bill this week. A similar measure passed the House last week. Shelby said the plan will not provide the quick boost the economy needs. “Are we prepared to filibuster? Hope so,” Shelby said. “But I’m afraid we may have...
  • World's fastest production car to gain electric twin

    01/23/2009 11:13:13 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 10 replies · 350+ views
    The Register ^ | 23 January 2009 | Alun Taylor
    'Leccy Tech Shelby Super Cars has announced details of the Ultimate Aero EV, the 'leccy brother to its $620,000, 1287bhp, 257mph production car world speed record holder. SSC reckons the Aero EV will be the fastest electric car ever when it hits the road later this year. The Aero will be driven by SSC's electric powertrain package called AESP - All-Electric Scalable Powertrain – which SCC claims is unique due to its “scalable horsepower, light weight, compact size, quick recharge time and liquid cooling”. The AESP is “scalable” from 200bhp for economy and mid-size cars – though we aren't sure...
  • Will Senators Recall Bill Richardson's Scandalous Cabinet Record?

    12/17/2008 9:42:37 AM PST · by george76 · 13 replies · 793+ views
    HUMAN EVENTS ^ | 12/17/2008 | Timothy P. Carney
    New Mexico Democratic Gov. Bill Richardson will go before the U.S. Senate in coming weeks as Barack Obama’s nominee for secretary of Commerce. Will Democrats in that chamber remember his performance in 1999 and 2000 as Energy secretary, when secrets disappeared from nuclear laboratories, and one Democratic senator promised to oppose Richardson for any future nomination? In the January of 1999, the U.S. House Select Committee on Intelligence published ... the “Cox Report” -- which found that China had stolen and still was stealing nuclear weapons secrets from the U.S. The committee reported that “the primary focus of this long-term,...
  • UAW Gave $1 Million+ to Pro-Bailout Congressmen

    12/15/2008 12:08:41 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 3 replies · 661+ views ^ | December 15, 2008 | Jeff Poor
    The proposed automaker bailout has a big stamp on it that says “union-built,” but the news media hasn’t noticed. Over the past month, accusations have been flying against several Southern senators who oppose a $14 billion bailout for the beleaguered big three automakers and support the the alternative of Chapter 11 bankruptcy. These senators, critics say, are representing the interests of foreign automakers that donate heavily to their campaigns. But what has been largely ignored is the other side of the equation – the influence of the United Auto Workers (UAW) on the members of Congress that voted for the...