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  • The House Just Did Something Sneaky to Pass the 'Doc Fix'

    03/28/2014 9:50:59 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 47 replies ^ | March 27, 2014 | Elahe Izadi and Billy House
    House GOP leaders on Thursday used a voice vote to pass a temporary health care fix, surprising members. Maneuvering around last-second snags with some backroom intrigue, House GOP leaders used a voice vote Thursday to pass another temporary patch to prevent a massive cut to doctors' Medicare payments. The decision by Republican leaders to circumvent the planned roll-call vote caught many of their own members by surprise. "They voiced it? Oh, my God," exclaimed Budget Chairman Paul Ryan as he walked onto the House floor. Democrats could have opposed the process and demanded a roll-call vote be taken, but...
  • Huckabee Promotes GOP-E, Demeans Conservatives

    12/29/2013 5:41:11 AM PST · by xzins · 41 replies
    Vanity | 29 Dec 13 | Xzins
    I've noticed for a while now that Huckabee has picked up the meme of the GOP-E that conservatives are injuring the Republican Party. That was the point of liberal Scot Brown on his show this week...normalizing a liberal. I've also noticed a few articles saying the Hucklebug is again interested in running for office. This probably means that Huck knows where the moneyed cronies are and has to curry favor with them. I've watched, and I always come away with the impression that the huckleberry points the finger at conservatives, at those who would primary the GOP establishment turncoats, and...
  • Watch Your Guns Around Obamacare

    10/21/2013 6:57:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 55 replies ^ | 10/21/2013 | Rachel Alexander
    What does gun control have to do with health care? As odd as it seems, Obamacare contains provisions that jeopardize gun ownership, especially for veterans. Anti-gun provisions were added to initial drafts of Obamacare legislation under the pretext of prohibiting people with mental illness – which can include PTSD - from owning guns. Fortunately, the NRA stepped in and got some of the worst language revised last December. Senate amendment 3276, Sec. 2716, part c. prohibits the creation of a firearms database and stops doctors from disclosing or collecting information relating to a patient’s firearms. Ironically, this provision was probably...
  • Obama’s sneaky treaties

    02/08/2012 9:42:48 AM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/8/12 | Dick Morris
    President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are entering negotiations over — or seeking ratification of — five treaties that could radically limit our national sovereignty and the reach of our democratic institutions. Particularly scary is that the treaties, once signed and ratified, have the same status as constitutional law and cannot be altered or eclipsed by Congress or state legislatures. And their provisions must be enforced by U.S. courts. Those who wish to preserve our sovereignty and democratic control over our future must rally to block these treaties, either by pressing Obama and
  • List of House Republicans Who Voted to Continue Funding Non-War in Libya

    06/24/2011 6:13:33 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 32 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 6/24/11 | Aurelius
    Today there were two important votes in the House of Representatives regarding Libya. In the first, a super-majority in the House rejected a measure to continue the US role in Libya. Yet when it came to crunch time, a bill to defund President Obama's military action in Libya failed. The vote was specifically to "limit the use of funds appropriated to the Department of Defense for United States Armed Forces in support of North Atlantic Treaty Organization Operation Unified Protector with respect to Libya, unless otherwise specifically authorized by law." 89 Republicans voted no (along with 149 Democrats). They voted...
  • Pakistan breaches trust, names local CIA boss

    05/07/2011 8:58:20 PM PDT · by AnotherUnixGeek · 26 replies
    The Times Of India ^ | May 8, 2011 | Chidanand Rajghatta
    Amid bitter, recriminatory exchanges between the United States and Pakistan over the Osama bin Laden extermination, planned bilateral visits of President Asif Ali Zardari to Washington DC and a return trip of President Barack Obama to Islamabad are both in jeopardy. Ties between the two sides are expected to slide further following Pakistan's "outing" of the CIA station chief in Islamabad on Saturday. In a sign of how bad ties are between the two countries, Pakistani media on Saturday once again publicly named the CIA station chief in Islamabad, a breach of both protocol and trust, that is bound to...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Which of The Seven Dwarfs Are You? ~

    03/01/2011 6:04:53 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 281 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ Freeper Canteen ~ Canteen Mission StatementShowing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. Today We Want To Know.... Which of The Seven Dwarfs Are You? Click here and take the quiz! To share your results, click "Get HTML", then copy and paste the code into a "Reply" box. Have fun! Please remember that The Canteen is here to support and entertain our troops and veterans and their families, and is family friendly.
  • New Tax on Gold Is Hidden in Obamacare (Gold is being taxed!)

    07/26/2010 8:16:14 PM PDT · by nmh · 30 replies · 7+ views
    Money News ^ | Wednesday, 21 Jul 2010 03:34 PM | Julie Crawshaw
    President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform legislation reportedly contains an added provision that would tax gold coin and bullion transactions. The tax comes in an obscure section of the tax code that deals with purchases by self-employed people and small businesses, ABC News reports. Starting Jan. 1, 2012, small businesses and self-employed people will have to issue 1099 forms, which are used to track and report the miscellaneous income associated with services rendered by independent contractors or self-employed individuals, for every vendor with whom they do more than $600 business in a calendar year. The new regulation is designed to gain...
  • White House vows to play nice with Fox News

    10/18/2009 3:45:39 PM PDT · by Marty62 · 220 replies · 9,492+ views
    ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | Oct. 18, 2009, 4:47PM | By ANN SANNER
    WASHINGTON — White House advisers pledged on Sunday to book administration officials on Fox News despite claims by the president's inner circle that the cable network is a GOP mouthpiece whose programming “is geared toward making money.” Last week, White House communications director Anita Dunn said Fox News operates “almost as either the research arm or the communications arm of the Republican Party.” On Sunday, Rahm Emanuel, President Barack Obama's chief of staff, said, “It is not a news organization so much as it has a perspective.” In response to the criticism, Fox News executive Michael Clemente on Sunday accused...
  • Security Alert: Flash Cookies Track Even Privacy-conscious Surfers, Study Finds

    08/17/2009 3:19:07 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 17 replies · 1,296+ views
    PC World ^ | 8/17/09 | Erik Larkin
    Flash cookies placed by many of the most popular Web sites are being used to track site visitors, even going so far as to re-create http tracking cookies after they're deleted by privacy-conscious surfers. A new study released by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, and other universites found that the Flash cookies, or local shared objects, are used on 54 of the top 100 Web sites, as ranked by Quantcast. The Flash cookies are stored in a different location than regular http cookies, and are not removed if you delete cookies from within your browser. Per the report,...
  • Challenge may be death blow for Murtha rival

    02/21/2008 9:28:38 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 43 replies · 180+ views
    Johnstown Tribune-Democrat ^ | 2-22-08 | Mike Faher
    Challenge may be death blow for Murtha rival BY MIKE FAHER The Tribune-Democrat February 22, 2008 — William Russell’s campaign to unseat U.S. Rep. John Murtha could meet an untimely end. A challenge filed in the state’s Commonwealth Court claims that Russell, a Johnstown Republican, does not have enough valid petition signatures to get his name on the April 22 primary ballot. If Russell were deemed ineligible, that would leave Murtha – a Democrat who has served 34 years in the House – with no opposition in this year’s elections. “Certainly, I intend to fight this,” Russell said Thursday. A...
  • "MacGyverism" Project Clips and Competition

    08/29/2006 12:10:40 PM PDT · by Sneakyuser · 752+ views ^ | 8/27/2006 | Sneakyuser
    I've made available nine free "MacGyverism" science project videos online and am sponsoring an Energy-saving competition.
  • How Low Can Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez Go?

    02/14/2006 12:17:44 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 312+ views
    La Queen Sucia ^ | Feb. 1, 2006 | Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
    Monday, February 13, 2006 You know your city is too small when... (The back of Heather Wilson's head, on the left, with the top of the computer screen I'm hiding behind visible as I take the photo as quietly as I can...) go to Starbucks to write and the evil Congressman (yes, man) Heather Wilson walks in, dressed in a manly blazer and manlier pants. Just call her W's mini-me. I don't know what the hell she's doing here. She is sitting here in front of me as I write. I just happened to have my digital camera and...
  • 12 Ways of Christmas Reuses

    12/04/2005 7:18:14 AM PST · by Sneakyuser · 14 replies · 641+ views ^ | 12/04/2005 | Sneakyuser
    12 Ways of Christmas Toy Reuses Science author reveals ways to turn broken or discarded toys into innovative devices LOS ANGELES, CA -- Science writer Cy Tymony reveals simple methods to reuse damaged or discarded Christmas toys. After Christmas tons of damaged toys and packaging materials inevitably find their way into our already overflowing waste dumps. It's tempting to discard seemingly useless items but if you do, you'll miss out on some great adaptation opportunities, as well as a chance to help the environment. How? Convert them into other useful items in a "sneaky" way. Cy Tymony, author of "Sneakier...
  • Your government is hiding this from you!

    09/04/2005 2:00:15 PM PDT · by pageonetoo · 23 replies · 533+ views
    various | 09/05/2005 | vanity
    The headlines read: Iraq Body Count: Macabre Democratic Entertainment; NY Times Calls Army Corps of Engineers $2.7 Billion Flood Control A "Boondoggle"; Bush Faces Rising Complaints About Handling of Disaster; etc. The question on my mind is how many have died in this catastrophe, so far? Why can't our elected officials tell us how bad it really is? I hear newsfolks talk about bodies in the streets, in the water, inside attics, and nobody says how many. They either have no idea how bad it is, or they are deliberately keeping us from the truth. Why?
  • No Name Calling Week?

    01/14/2005 7:31:37 AM PST · by EdReform · 99 replies · 4,038+ views
    Concerned Women for America ^ | 1/12/2005 | Warren Throckmorton, Ph.D.
    No Name Calling Week?     1/12/2005By Warren Throckmorton, Ph.D.Yes, name-calling is wrong. But this event’s sponsors reveal the agenda behind banning it. “There is a special place in hell for people like you!” These words were directed at me by a teacher during this past summer’s National Education Association (NEA) convention in Washington, D.C. This delegate to the NEA convention made his prediction in response to my presence at the NEA’s Ex-Gay Educators’ Caucus booth in the convention exhibit hall. His cheery salutation caught me off-guard given the message of tolerance and acceptance I had been hearing around the exhibit hall....
  • Venezuelan covert op against LA Times

    12/21/2004 8:01:08 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 2 replies · 200+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Dec. 21, 2004 | A.M. Mora y Leon
    If the U.S. embassy in Caracas began a campaign to flood a local Venezuelan newspaper critical of the USA with negative mail - openly using Venezuelans themselves as their agents - we'd never hear the end of it as a CIA 'covert' operation. And the deceptive concept is as distasteful as it is unthinkable. But that's what the activist hand of Hugo Chavez in the United States is doing now. The Venezuelan Information Office, which is financed by the government of Venezuela, yesterday announced the targeting of the Los Angeles Times because of its honest, eloquent "A Little Fidel In...
  • Spain's Ambassador to Venezuela

    12/18/2004 8:33:00 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 298+ views ^ | Dec. 18, 2004 | Senator Anasagasti Olabeaga, translated by Aleksander Boyd
    17.12.04 | The following question, written by Senator Iñaki Mirena Anasagasti Olabeaga, has been presented to Spain's Senate. I, IÑAKI MIRENA ANASAGASTI OLABEAGA, Senator for Bizkaia and member of the Parliamentary Group of Basque Nationalist Senators, under the rights established in the current Regulation of the Senate, present the following QUESTION for its written answer by the Government. In the Venezuelan press the following information has aired these days with respect to the ambassador of Spain to Venezuela, D. Raul Morodo: "Just arrived in Caracas as Ambassador of the Kingdom of Spain, Raul Morodo Leoncio, gathered the personnel of the...
  • S-47, the DeConcini gun bill passes the senate judiciary committee

    11/10/2004 11:25:20 PM PST · by Catholic and Conservative · 3 replies · 570+ views
    Shooting Industry ^ | Sept, 1989 | Jim Schneider
    [note: old news - 1989 - shows Specter character] S-747, The DeConcini Gun Bill Passes The Senate Judiciary Committee Are you getting the feeling these days that in the future you may have fewer types of firearms to sell? Recent events in Washington seem to indicate you are correct--and that the number of guns on the prohibited list may continue to grow. On July 7, the Bush Administration ordered that the temporary import suspension on 50 semiautomatic firearms be made permanent on 43 of the guns. Then 13 days later, the Senate Judiciary Committee surprised even most of its members...
  • Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear & Selling the American Empire (Not rated)

    10/23/2004 2:00:54 AM PDT · by AnimalLover · 11 replies · 478+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | October 22, 2004 | Roger Ebert
    Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear & Selling the American Empire Outspoken 'Hijacking' calmly takes aim at Bush Release Date: 2004 Ebert Rating: Roger Ebert / Oct 14, 2004 I have here a commentary by John Eisenhower, son of the late president, who states in the Manchester Union-Leader that for the first time in 50 years he plans to vote for the Democratic candidate for president. "The fact is that today's 'Republican' Party is one with which I am totally unfamiliar," he writes, citing its $440 billion budget deficit and unilateral foreign policy. The current administration, he says, "has confused confident leadership...
  • V A N I T Y - Bush Strategery

    08/25/2004 8:48:42 AM PDT · by Trident/Delta · 10 replies · 585+ views
    The unused portion of my pea-sized brain | 08/25/2004 | The effervescent Trident/delta
    Well, the GOP convention looms on the horizon. The sKerry campaign has been focused on the Bush/Cheney ticket. This is the way it is supposed to be, One ticket looking at the other. Even now, the "opposition research" machine is churning out data that sKerry (the Scambodian) can use in his rather futile attempt to win the White House.All of this research is eating up his campaign $$. Good investigators aren't cheap. The reality is that until W stands up and accepts the nomination he really isn't the candidate. But, it is a given that Bush/Cheney is going to be...
  • "Assault" Weapons Ban: Feinstein alert!

    06/08/2004 8:14:14 AM PDT · by petro45acp · 68 replies · 388+ views ^ | June 7, 2004 |
    6/7/04: AWB renewal now on Senate calendar. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) has once again introduced legislation to renew the so-called "assault weapons" ban. S.2498 was introduced last week, and, by using a "nuclear option" referred to as Rule XIV, has gotten the bill placed on the Senate calendar. As a Senate educational article on the subject puts it, "Most bills are routinely referred to the committee with appropriate jurisdiction as soon as they are introduced. But if a Senator plans to introduce a bill and believes that the committee to which it would be referred will be unsympathetic, Rule XIV...
  • Charges considered against Nuwaubians who were in Christmas parade

    12/08/2003 12:39:25 PM PST · by CFW · 9 replies · 207+ views
    AccessNorthGA ^ | 12/8/03 | staff
    Charges considered against Nuwaubians who were in Christmas parade The Associated Press - BRUNSWICK, Ga. Members of a religious sect who asked residents for opinions about their jailed leaders molestation case while marching in a city Christmas parade could face charges for lying on an application to participate in the event, a prosecutor says. United Nuwaubian Nation of Moors members who marched in Saturdays parade told the event organizer when they applied to participate that they were a Masons group, officials said. Authorities are considering whether to charge the group members with submitting false information to a government agency, which...
  • Sneaky presidential trips have precedent

    11/29/2003 2:24:24 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 250+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/29/03 | Siobhan McDonough - AP
    WASHINGTON - President Franklin D. Roosevelt used a body double to sneak away for a meeting with his British counterpart during World War II. President Johnson on the hush paid a visit to U.S. troops at Cam Ranh Bay in Vietnam. AP Photo   President Bush (news - web sites)'s covert trip to Iraq (news - web sites) on Thanksgiving, when Americans were told he was at his ranch eating turkey and watching football, caught many off guard — that prime mission, accomplished. Historically, the White House often has kept details close to the vest on risky travel by presidents...
  • Bill on Hil: It's a maybe - His hint she may run in '04 shocks Dems

    09/18/2003 1:33:23 AM PDT · by kattracks · 65 replies · 395+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 9/18/03 | MICHAEL R. BLOOD
    Sen. Hillary Clinton talks to Queen Rania of Jordan. Clinton loyalists were startled yesterday to hear former President Bill Clinton suggest that his wife hasn't made up her mind yet about running for the White House. Asked in Monterey, Calif., on Tuesday about chatter that Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) might join the crowded Democratic field, the former President hinted that it remained an open question. "That's really a decision for her to make," he said, according to The Californian newspaper. Clinton said his wife was being urged to run by supporters in spite of her commitment to serve out...
  • STADIUM BILL: Senate OKs measure in revote, reviving Oregon hopes for a major league team

    08/24/2003 2:15:50 PM PDT · by B Knotts · 20 replies · 231+ views
    Oregonian/ ^ | 08/24/03 | John Hunt
    SALEM -- In a stunning ninth-inning rally, the Oregon Senate passed an amended version of the stadium financing bill Saturday night, renewing hope that major league baseball will come to Portland. "The ball's in the air, and it's about to clear the fence," Gov. Ted Kulongoski said after Senate Bill 5 passed by a 16-11 vote, a day after it appeared to have been killed in the same chamber. The bill goes Monday for a third vote in the House, where it has passed comfortably, and would then head to Kulongoski's desk for a signature -- one he again promised...
  • Goldberg's Chorus Keeps Voters in Pain( CA "Progressives")

    07/27/2003 3:43:54 PM PDT · by Mark · 15 replies · 198+ views
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | July 27, 2003 | Kimit Muston
    Goldberg's chorus keeps voters in pain - I almost missed the news about the recent fire in Gov. Gray Davis' office. Not to worry, the sprinklers put it out quickly, but you might not have heard about it because our old friend Jackie Goldberg released a new recording last week. You remember Jackie. She is the ex-president of the Los Angeles Unified School District board and ex-city councilwoman -- two organizations that inspire confidence -- who was elected to the state Assembly in 2000 on a platform of, and I quote from her Web site, "consensus-building, pragmatism and foresight." Now...
  • Wounded troops say Iraqis fought in disguise

    03/27/2003 9:54:47 PM PST · by Reagan is King · 4 replies · 250+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | Friday, March 28, 2003 | Mark Landler
    LANDSTUHL, Germany When combat finally came for three American soldiers wounded in southern Iraq, it erupted with bewildering swiftness and it wore a civilian's guise. The soldiers, a Marine corporal and two army sergeants, told harrowing stories of their experiences Thursday at a military hospital here, where they are being treated for bullet and shrapnel wounds. They are among 24 soldiers who have been flown here from field hospitals in and near Iraq. These men were injured during two ambushes last weekend by...

    09/04/2002 1:50:44 PM PDT · by PhiKapMom · 49 replies · 352+ views
    Various sources of articles which are linked below | 4 September 2002 | Various Freepers and Others
    THE DONKEY IS OUT OF THE BARN The Democrats Hint At Secret Plan To Raise Taxes After The Election. No Budget Means Senate Democrats Can Spend Without Limits And Dream Of Higher Taxes!________________________________________________________________ DNC CHAIRMAN MCAULIFFE ALLUDED TO THE SECRET TAX HIKE PLAN ON CBS' "FACE THE NATION" HOST JOHN ROBERTS: "[I]f you're so critical of the President and his handling of the economy . . . why is there no great hue and cry among Democrats in Congress to repeal the tax cut?" DNC CHAIRMAN TERRY MCAULIFFE: "[W]hy do the Democrats want to get into the debate when the...
  • Paycheck Withholding: A Con on Taxpayers

    08/29/2002 7:43:41 AM PDT · by WaterDragon · 47 replies · 644+ views
    Fox News ^ | August 29, 2002 | Radley Balko
    <p>About a month ago, I wrote a column criticizing politicians for giving the government more power over the accounting practices of private industry.</p> <p>That's because when it comes to "cooking the books," as they say, our elected leaders are regular Bobby Flays.</p>

    07/02/2002 11:03:37 AM PDT · by FresnoDA · 56 replies · 753+ views
    KFMB-CBS ^ | July 2, 2002 | KFMB-CBS
    A LOOK BACK AT THE PROSECUTION'S CASE(07-02-2002) - The prosecution began its case with emotional testimony from Brenda and Damon van Dam. "I asked that the room not be cleaned. So we put one of the dog gates up and put a 'do not enter' sign on the door," said Damon van Dam as he talked about Danielle's room. "Do you need a moment, or are you able to continue?" asked prosecutor Jeff Dusek on the second day of the trial. "I'll try. I'll try," replied Damon van Dam as he began to get choked up. Brenda van Dam then...