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  • Boehner's Lawsuit Short on Details, Supporters

    07/08/2014 11:57:28 AM PDT · by lbryce · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | July 7, 2014 | Leigh Ann Caldwell
    Man up. Afraid. Feckless. Those are terms used to describe House Speaker John Boehner and his plan to sue President Barack Obama. And those are just from from critics on the right. Since Boehner announced his intention nearly two weeks ago, reaction has been mixed -- at best. Republican anger over the President's sidestepping of a stalemated Congress to use his "pen and phone" on issues of immigration, minimum wage, LGBT rights and energy production is for real and far reaching. Boehner explains Obama lawsuit Boehner's lawsuit and the blame game John Boehner defends plan to sue Obama Boehner's attempt...
  • Grow a Pair (Or Borrow Nancy Pelosi’s)

    01/30/2014 1:17:46 PM PST · by mononymous · 5 replies
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 1/30/2014 | Mononymous1
    Again, on the amnesty issue. The previous post commented on how the Democrats wield power. The President is playing a dictator with absolutely no regard for the constitution and the case has clearly been made about their use or abuse of power. In this regard and in particularly with respect to amnesty; the dimwitted Republicans need to take a page out of Nancy Pelosi’s playbook. Their simplest approach to amnesty and indeed, on any other issue, should be WWNPD if the situation were reversed – meaning, what would the Democrats do if they were opposed to amnesty with a Republican...
  • Obama's Decision To Wait On Syria Reportedly Shocked US Forces

    09/04/2013 8:03:28 PM PDT · by lbryce · 41 replies
    Business Insider ^ | September 4, 2013 | Brian Jones
    Those tasked with executing the strike on Bashar al Assad's regime in Syria were reportedly shocked when U.S. President Barack Obama announced Saturday that he wanted to seek Congressional approval first, according to Chris Lawrence with CNN. "The tempo went from 'go-go-go' to nothing," an unnamed defense official told CNN. "We were standing multiple watches. Everyone was pretty sure it was going to happen." With U.S. destroyers and submarines moored off the coast of Syria, battle stations manned, and fingers on the trigger of hundreds of Tomahawk cruise missiles, Obama reportedly changed his mind Friday evening on executing the strike...
  • Chaplain Ordered to Remove Religious Essay From Military Website

    07/24/2013 3:35:41 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 25 replies
    Fox News & Commentary ^ | July 24, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    A chaplain at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska was ordered to remove a religious column he had written titled, “No Atheists in Foxholes: Chaplains Gave all in World War II,” because it allegedly offended atheists serving on the Air Force base.
  • GOP Acceptance of Susan Rice in Five Stages

    06/06/2013 9:10:42 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 11 replies
    The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo News ^ | 5 June 2012 | J.K. Trotter in The Atlantic Wire
    Today feels like 2012 all over again: Conservative leaders and critics are once again focusing their attention on U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice...... Stage 1: But Rice Lied About Benghazi! This stage is self-explanatory..... Stage 2: But Rice is Incompetent! In other words, there's no scandal-scandal, but she's a bad choice based on her merits (more about that here)..... Stage 3: Obama Just Wants Revenge! Since Rice's new position doesn't require Senate confirmation, of course Obama chose Rice to get back at Republicans for attacking her last fall........ Stage 4: Resignation Well, they tried......... Stage 5: Acceptance, or, Let's Change the...
  • GOP Roadmap Calls for Immigration Reform

    03/18/2013 7:53:51 AM PDT · by vmivol00 · 33 replies
    AP ^ | 3/18/2013 | AP
    The Republican National Committee will formally endorse immigration reform on Monday and outline plans for a $10 million outreach to minority groups — gay voters among them — as part of a multi-step roadmap designed to make the GOP more "welcoming and inclusive" for voters who overwhelmingly supported Democrats in 2012.
  • Radtke: GOP: the party that stands for nothing

    12/30/2012 5:01:35 PM PST · by Bratch · 17 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | December 27, 2012 | jamie Radtke
    I ran for the United States Senate this past year in a Republican primary. As I knocked on doors, attended events and spoke to thousands of people, my opening statement was the same each time: “I think both parties have made a real mess of things. We need new politicians who will stand on principle once again.” Invariably the response was the same: “I couldn’t agree with you more!” You have to look no further than the recent tea party movement to see the extreme dissatisfaction individuals have with their Republican representation. The genesis of this grass-roots movement came under...
  • The White House Is Not Enough

    06/18/2012 6:20:08 AM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 17 replies
    RedState.com ^ | June 18, 2012 | Erick Erickson
    Consider this Wall Street Journal editorial your must read of the day. It highlights why adding conservatives to the United States Senate is so important. This past week, Republican in the Senate, including Mitch McConnell’s leadership picks, sat idly by saying nothing while the Senate Democrats pushed forward the nomination of Andrew Hurwitz, who helped formulate the reasoning behind Roe v. Wade while a law clerk. Hurwitz is quite fond of that bit of his legacy. Andrew Hurwitz’s nomination could have been blocked from consideration had just one more Republican voted no. John McCain, Jon Kyl, and Lamar Alexander all...
  • Romney Campaign Rejects Using the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Against Obama

    05/17/2012 8:26:34 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 128 replies
    NYT ^ | Thursday May 17, 2012
    Mitt Romney’s campaign manager rejected efforts to use President Obama’s former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, in ads attacking the president, as reportedly planned by a “super PAC” working toward electing Mr. Romney in November. “Unlike the Obama campaign, Gov. Romney is running a campaign based on jobs and the economy, and we encourage everyone else to do the same,” the campaign manager, Matt Rhoades, said in a statement on Thursday morning. “President Obama’s team said they would ‘kill Romney,’ and, just last week, David Axelrod referred to individuals opposing the president as ‘contract killers.’ It’s clear President Obama’s team...
  • Boehner calls Limbaugh remarks "inappropriate"

    03/02/2012 9:31:17 AM PST · by John W · 190 replies · 1+ views
    msnbc.com ^ | March 2, 2012 | Frank Thorp, Luke Russert and Michael O'Brien
    House Speaker John Boehner distanced himself on Friday from Rush Limbaugh, calling the conservative radio host's words toward a women's rights advocate "inappropriate." Amid a growing media firestorm over comments Wednesday by Limbaugh toward Sandra Fluke, a Georgetown Law student who testified before a Democratic panel on the use of contraception, Washington's top Republicans said through a spokesman that Limbaugh was wrong. "The speaker obviously believes the use of those words was inappropriate, as is trying to raise money off the situation," Boehner spokesman Michael Steel said in a statement.
  • Bush Senior Backs Romney for President, Snubs Perry

    12/22/2011 11:38:12 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 93 replies
    National Journal ^ | December 22, 2011 | Staff
    Less than two weeks before Iowa Republicans make their crucial caucus choices on the night of Jan. 3, George H.W. Bush offered words of support, if not an official endorsement, to an old friend, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, according to a story today in the Houston Chronicle. “I think Romney is the best choice for us,” former President Bush told the newspaper. “I like Perry, but he doesn’t seem to be going anywhere; he’s not surging forward.” The former president’s choice is a blow to native son Rick Perry, the Texas governor who has had a long-standing feud with...
  • Just Got A Call From the RNC Wanting $$$$ (VANITY)

    07/28/2011 7:23:54 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 45 replies
    7/28/2011 | ME
    I have steam coming out of my ears!!!!! OK. Sipping a brew to calm down. ;-)
  • McConnell unveils debt limit ‘Plan B’

    07/12/2011 1:03:07 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 235 replies
    washington post ^ | 7/12 | Felicia Sonmez
    <p>Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday unveiled a “back-up plan” for raising the debt ceiling in case the ongoing negotiations between congressional leaders and the White House fail to produce a result by an Aug. 2 deadline.</p> <p>At a Capitol news conference little over an hour before the latest round of negotiations was set to begin at the White House, McConnell described a plan that would allow the debt ceiling to be raised in three separate stages through the end of next year, for a total of $2.5 trillion.</p>
  • Don't believe the Obama lies on taxes

    07/09/2011 8:05:16 PM PDT · by FreeKeys · 28 replies
    Libertarian Republican ^ | Friday, July 8, 2011 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Here's the dirty little secret. Raising taxes kills jobs, kills the economy, and deepens a recession into a Great Depression. Taxes aren't the lowest they've ever been. Obama and his friends (the FOOLS) are lying to you. Taxes are the highest in history when you add up federal income taxes, state, local, property, sales taxes, social security and medicare taxes, taxes disguised as fees, and the loss of deductions. The tax burden on small business owners has never been higher. And Obama threatens to make it far higher- perhaps an unimaginable ten times higher by taking away the home mortgage...
  • Time for Truth Telling and Common Sense

    05/23/2011 6:00:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 23, 2011 | Terry Paulsen
    Donald Trump may have left the presidential race, but his early, rapid rise in the polls should provide a lesson for the Republicans still vying to become the 2012 GOP standard-bearer. Americans have had enough and are looking for truth-tellers who aren’t afraid to rock the boat, even flip a few boats over to provide common-sense solutions to the challenges America faces! President Obama’s current deserved poll improvements as a result of the courageous military mission that killed Osama bin Laden won’t give him an advantage over any Republican candidate who would’ve surely done the same. With a weak...
  • Ariz. Senate rejects illegal immigration bills

    03/18/2011 7:25:45 AM PDT · by arderkrag · 10 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 03/18/2011 | Unknown
    PHOENIX – Arizona legislators took a timeout from illegal immigration with the Senate easily defeating five related bills, reflecting little appetite for an issue that made the state the focus of national debate and protest last year. Majority Republicans were split Thursday in their votes on the defeated bills, which included two measures intended to force a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against automatic citizenship for U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants. The other three dealt with health care, public services and everyday activities such as driving. Supporters of the measures voiced frustration and said there could be political fallout for lawmakers...
  • Is Obama Bribing the States on Eligibility?

    03/12/2011 9:54:29 PM PST · by thecodont · 83 replies
    drkatesview ^ | March 11, 2011 | drkate
    Continuing to thwart the United States Constitution and the people’s will, the Obama-Jarrett administration appears to be bribing the states considering eligibility legislation. Already Georgia* and New Hampshire’s eligibility bills will be postponed to 2013, clearly to protect Obama. And although there are signs of improvement in the language of the Arizona bill, what do you want to bet that will be postponed too? The way the bribe is being set up only reinforces our own research that Congress is engaged in the cover up of the usurpation. The goal is to reduce or threaten federal funding for key infrastructure...
  • "Birther Bill Losing Supporters"

    03/03/2011 7:19:13 PM PST · by jamese777 · 130 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 3/3/11 | April Hunt
    Some Georgia lawmakers couldn’t backpedal fast enough Thursday on a “birther” bill supported earlier this week by a majority of House members. First to block out his name with a heavy black marker on House Bill 401 was John Meadows, chairman of the powerful House Rules Committee. A steady stream of legislators followed all day. By 5 p.m., at least 23 of the original 93 backers were gone from a proposal requiring presidential and vice presidential candidates prove they were born in the United States. Among them was the bill's lone Democratic supporter, Glenn Baker of Jonesboro. Seventy sponsors is...
  • Reports: US, South Korea Cancel Naval Drill

    10/24/2010 8:50:50 PM PDT · by Errant · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Voice of America ^ | October 24th, 2010
    South Korean media reported Sunday that Seoul and Washington have called off plans to hold a major joint naval exercise in the Yellow Sea this month. Yonhap news agency quoted government sources as saying the exercise involving a U.S. nuclear-powered aircraft carrier has been postponed to avoid tensions on the Korean peninsula during the upcoming G20 summit in Seoul. There was no official confirmation of the reports. The Chinese government has fiercely opposed the deployment of the U.S. aircraft carrier George Washington in the regional waters.
  • Senior Republicans aren’t banking on Senate takeover (FILIBUSTER KAGAN FOOLS!)

    07/15/2010 10:40:54 AM PDT · by onyx · 74 replies
    THE HILL ^ | 07/15/10 06:00 AM ET | Alexander Bolton -
    Senior Senate Republicans are not optimistic about their chances of capturing the upper chamber in the midterms and have not put together a legislative strategy in case it happens. While House Republican Leader John Boehner (Ohio) has started to plan how he would run the lower chamber if he became Speaker, Senate Republicans dismiss their ascendancy to power as a long shot. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) would have his pick of chairing the Finance, Judiciary or Budget panels. But he has not given much thought to the legislative policies he would push as chairman, because he thinks the chance of...
  • GOP Lawmaker Apologizes for Apologizing

    06/17/2010 7:56:42 PM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 46 replies · 893+ views
    Yahoo/AP ^ | June 17, 2010 | Laurie Kellman
    WASHINGTON – Who's sorry now? Rep. Joe Barton, that's who. The Texas Republican, the House's top recipient of oil industry campaign contributions since 1990, apologized Thursday for apologizing to the chief of the British company that befouled the Gulf of Mexico with a massive oil spill. His double mea culpa plus a retraction, executed under pressure from fuming GOP leaders, succeeded in shifting attention from the tragedy, BP's many missteps and the stoic British oil chief at the witness table, to his own party's close connection to the oil industry. Barton started the ruckus at midmorning when he took aim...
  • Madrid gay pride march bans Israelis over Gaza flotilla raids

    06/11/2010 8:39:54 AM PDT · by Lockbar · 8 replies · 227+ views
    guardian.UK ^ | June 9, 2910 | Giles Tremlett
    A delegation of gay residents of Tel Aviv has been banned from joining a gay pride march in Madrid because authorities in the Israeli city have not condemned the recent attack on the Gaza flotilla. "After what has happened, and as human rights campaigners, it seemed barbaric to us to have them taking part," explained Antonio Poveda, of Spain's Federation of Lesbians, Gays, Transexuals and Bisexuals. "We don't just defend out own little patch."
  • Shocking...GOP Already Starting To Go Wobbly On Repealing Health Care Reform Monstrosity

    03/31/2010 8:45:06 AM PDT · by ocr1 · 32 replies · 1,352+ views
    Ace of Spades ^ | 3/31/2010 | DrewM
    10 days! The GOP can't even muster courage for two whole weeks before they start thinking that maybe, just maybe they are being too strident about the whole health care repeal thing. Somewhere, but not the offices of AEI, David Frum is smiling. Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, who chairs the committee responsible for electing GOP senators this fall, said in an interview, "The focus really should be on the misplaced priorities of the administration" and Congress' Democratic leaders. "The No. 1 concern of the public is jobs and people losing their homes," he said. "The administration has been obsessing...
  • Archbishop Dolan will not deny Communion to pro-abortion politicians

    03/10/2010 7:50:03 AM PST · by Pope Pius XII · 61 replies · 1,002+ views
    Catholic World News ^ | March 10, 2010
    Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York told an Albany television reporter on March 9 that he does not favor denying Holy Communion to Catholic politicians who support abortion and same-sex marriage. “NEWS10's John McLoughlin asked Archbishop Dolan if he favored denying the Church's Sacraments to politicians, like Governor David Paterson, who are Roman Catholic but also pro-choice and pro-gay marriage,” WTEN-TV reported. “The prelate acknowledged that some of his fellow bishops might favor such a ban, but Dolan said he does not, preferring to follow the lead of Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI, who said it was better...
  • Merry Christmas: GOP gives in on timing of health care vote

    12/22/2009 4:09:15 PM PST · by mdittmar · 208 replies · 5,893+ views
    McClatchy Newspapers ^ | December 22, 2009 | David Lightman and Margaret Talev
    WASHINGTON — It may be the only bipartisan agreement that Congress reaches this year on overhauling health care. Republicans, under pressure not to wreck Christmas for lawmakers and their staffs, agreed Tuesday that Senate passage of the Democrats' controversial bill seemed inevitable and scaled back procedural-delay mechanisms to allow a vote by the morning of Christmas Eve.Had the full debate continued, the Senate would have voted at around 9 p.m. Thursday, too late for many lawmakers and their staff members to get home in time for the holiday. Instead, the vote is set for 8 a.m. President Barack Obama had...
  • 'Good Enough' Isn't

    10/27/2009 7:00:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 679+ views
    Investors.com ^ | October 27, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    War On Terror: Sen. John Kerry, who was so wrong about Iraq, now says our commander in Afghanistan is "reaching too far, too fast" and that a "good enough" policy should suffice. It won't. Offering his advice on how to micromanage the war against the Taliban, Kerry said Gen. Stanley McChrystal, President Obama's hand-picked general to fight what he called a "war of necessity," is wrong in saying he needs 40,000 more troops to fight and win it. Speaking before the Council on Foreign Relations on Monday, Kerry advocated a "good enough" policy designed not to achieve victory in al-Qaida's...
  • 'Good Enough' Isn't (Kerry Vs. McChrystal)

    10/27/2009 5:52:35 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 13 replies · 1,290+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 27, 2009 | IBD editorial staff
    War On Terror: Sen. John Kerry, who was so wrong about Iraq, now says our commander in Afghanistan is "reaching too far, too fast" and that a "good enough" policy should suffice. It won't. Offering his advice on how to micromanage the war against the Taliban, Kerry said Gen. Stanley McChrystal, President Obama's hand-picked general to fight what he called a "war of necessity," is wrong in saying he needs 40,000 more troops to fight and win it. Speaking before the Council on Foreign Relations on Monday, Kerry advocated a "good enough" policy designed not to achieve victory in al-Qaida's...
  • LATEST:US President Obama Says He Will Not Rush "Solemn Decision" To Commit Troops To Afghanistan

    10/26/2009 1:46:58 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 113 replies · 5,418+ views
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/ ^ | October 26, 2009
    BBC LATEST: Headline Only US President Obama Says He Will Not Rush "Solemn Decision" To Commit Troops To Afghanistan
  • RNC boss hopeful religious bias past [Steele pimps Romney as "a good leader" for GOP] [barf]

    10/19/2009 12:09:09 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 54 replies · 23,462+ views
    The Deseret News, Salt Lake City, Utah ^ | 2009-10-16 | Lisa Riley Roche
    WEST VALLEY CITY — The head of the Republican National Committee said Friday he believes voters may have moved beyond the bias against Mormonism that hurt Mitt Romney in last year's presidential election. Speaking to reporters after a town hall meeting at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center, Michael Steele said comments he made earlier this year about Romney being rejected by the GOP base because of his faith were "old news." "I was speaking to an attitude or a mindset at the time that I thought was unfortunate and I said that I think (Romney) proved just how unfortunate it...
  • White House considers withdrawing from Afghanistan

    09/24/2009 4:29:33 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 400 replies · 15,203+ views
    FOXNews ^ | 09/24/2009 | FOXNews
    <p>Just announced by Jennifer Griffith in a live interview, WH has asked Pentagon for a formal assessment of a withdrawal from Afghanistan, that the Afghan Wart is no longer in our nations interest, blamed the Afghan elections.</p>
  • GOP leaders fear anti-Obama tone

    07/23/2009 10:19:33 AM PDT · by Def Conservative · 59 replies · 1,693+ views
    Senate GOP leaders worry that some of their colleagues are misplaying their hand on health care reform by suggesting that they want to kill the plan in order to hurt the president. Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) said last week that, if Republicans are able to stop Barack Obama on health care, “it will be his Waterloo, it will break him.”
  • U.S. Navy Hangs Back in Persian Gulf as Questions Mount About Defecting Iranian Revolutionary Guard

    06/23/2009 8:08:02 AM PDT · by PhiKapMom · 15 replies · 1,104+ views
    Fox News ^ | June 23, 2000 | Fox News
    Members of Iran's Revolutionary Guard are showing "discontent," according to the former crown prince of Iran, as the U.S. Navy sits back in "non-incident mode" in the Persian Gulf. The U.S. Department of Defense is "on edge" over the turmoil in Iran, and has directed U.S. naval assets in the Persian Gulf to be, in layman's terms, in "non-incident mode," military officials told FOX News Monday. Meanwhile, the former crown prince of Iran contended that members of Iran's Revolutionary Guard are showing "discontent" and some are "contemplating the contingency" of defying the regime in the wake of the Islamic Republic's...
  • Mark McKinnon: The GOP's Suicide Mission (RINO Alert)

    05/29/2009 4:56:11 PM PDT · by lewisglad · 52 replies · 1,360+ views
    Memo to my party: Blasting targets like Sonia Sotomayor is a surefire strategy to guarantee our extinction. If the GOP is ever to be resurgent, it has to pick its fights carefully. The tendency is, unfortunately, to shoot at everything that moves. Here are a couple of fights we don’t need: Colin Powell and Sonia Sotomayor. Let’s face it, Sotomayor is a political trifecta. Woman. Hispanic. Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval from George H. W. Bush. Yes, Mitch McConnell has to make his pro forma gestures about doing due diligence. And it is important to fully examine Judge Sotomayor’s judicial...
  • How the Senate voted on a national service bill [McCain votes yes]

    03/26/2009 4:17:10 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 96 replies · 2,447+ views
    AP ^ | 2009-03-26
    The 79-19 roll call by which the Senate voted Thursday to triple the size of the AmeriCorps and broadly expand incentives for students and seniors to give back to their communities. On this vote, a "yes" vote was a vote to pass the bill. Voting "yes" were 55 Democrats and 22 Republicans and 2 independents. Voting "no" were 0 Democrats and 19 Republicans.
  • Revealed: The letter Obama team hope will heal Iran rift

    01/29/2009 10:23:56 AM PST · by 444Flyer · 29 replies · 950+ views
    guardian.co.uk ^ | 1-29-09 | Robert Tait and Ewen MacAskill
    Symbolic gesture gives assurances that US does not want to topple regime. Officials of Barack Obama's have drafted a letter to Iran from the president aimed at unfreezing US-Iranian relations and opening the way to face-to-face talks
  • Anyone Else Fed UP With the GOP?

    01/27/2009 9:26:08 AM PST · by Karama · 360 replies · 4,366+ views
    I am posting this, because of recent events. I am very upset with watching our freedoms being signed away by this new "President", and seeing those who are supposed to be leaders in the GOP not even batting an eye over it. I am sick of the spineless way some of the GOP behave when they should be standing up saying, "Heck No we are Not going to let you do this." We voted for these people on the notion that they would carry out the conservative agenda that we sent them there to perform. So far we have yet...
  • Cowering GOP becomes Obama’s doormat

    01/25/2009 8:17:54 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 79 replies · 1,360+ views
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | Sunday, January 25, 2009 | SF Examiner Editorial
    Too many Senate Republicans are turning tail rather than demanding concrete answers to obvious ethical questions from three of President Obama’s most important Cabinet picks. Have these GOPers forgotten the difference between having an open mind — a good thing — and lying down like doormats? The three nominees who merited far more serious scrutiny were Hillary Clinton, Eric Holder and Timothy Geithner — for secretary of state, attorney general and Treasury secretary, respectively. Clinton was approved Wednesday after receiving kid-glove treatment from her former Senate colleagues. Holder’s confirmation seems on a glide path, thanks to Republicans cowering after Democrats...
  • Mel Martinez Supports Holder Nomination(RINO is, as RINO Does...)

    01/16/2009 11:57:35 AM PST · by gitmogrunt · 15 replies · 457+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 01/16/2009 | Inside Cover
    WASHINGTON – Republican senator Mel Martinez of Florida says he will support Attorney General-nominee Eric Holder, putting him a big step closer to confirmation. Holder met with Martinez morning Friday while the Senate Judiciary Committee held a second day of hearings on his nomination. Martinez said in a statement that he believes Holder understands the unique role of the nation's top law enforcement official and intends to vote to confirm him. The support from Martinez and the already-declared backing from Sen. Orrin Hatch, a Utah Republican, should give Holder the 60 votes necessary to avoid a filibuster, assuming all the...
  • Mitch McConell Lost His Testicles and Now Infects the Senate GOP with a Cancer.

    01/08/2009 7:16:09 PM PST · by mockingbyrd · 84 replies · 3,287+ views
    Red State ^ | Erik Ericson
    Allow me to be blunt: There are some of you who have fallen under McConnell’s spell in the same way the lefties have fallen under Obama’s spell. McConnell can do no wrong. You all wet your pants when McConnell publicly rebukes Reid and engage in private actions that might cause you to go blind behind closed doors in the bathroom to his floor statements against defunding the war. The idea that Mitch McConnell is protecting us from the Democrats is bullcrap. We should collectively rip off his jaw and shovel the crap back down his throat that he’s been serving...
  • Newt denounces Blago attacks

    12/16/2008 5:22:54 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 67 replies · 1,829+ views
    Politico ^ | 2008-12-16 | Ben Smith
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is denouncing Republican attempts to link President-elect Barack Obama and disgraced Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.
  • Shameless Pathetic Vanity! DO WE REALLY HAVE A CHANCE?

    11/03/2008 3:35:19 PM PST · by dormee · 173 replies · 3,362+ views
    11/03/08 | me
    I'm making myself sick with worry. I can't drag myself away from FR, can't get anything done and am worried beyond belief! Do you all honestly think we will pull this out? The thought of Obama winning scares the daylights out of me! I know I should ignore the polls but they are weighing me down. I will hit my knees at 9:00 p.m. and pray to our God that we don't get what we really deserve.
  • Bill the Plumber Made Pipe Bombs

    10/16/2008 7:11:14 PM PDT · by arkady_renko · 12 replies · 1,149+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Friday July 4, 2003
    At precisely five minutes before high noon on March 6, 1970, the emergent radical-fringe bombers the Weather Underground had a terrifying and lethal showdown with its own cackhandedness. In a townhouse on leafy, prosperous West 11th Street in Greenwich Village, close by houses once occupied by Poe, Melville and Whitman, there was, at 11.55am, a series of horrifying explosions; first one, then two more of equally shocking force. The detonations collapsed the three-storey house in on itself, leaving a ragged hole in the street's facade, as though a tooth had been torn from a smile.... What police found inside the...
  • INSIDE STORY: Senator McCain Punts on Acorn !

    10/10/2008 7:52:27 PM PDT · by perfect_rovian_storm · 77 replies · 1,834+ views
    Gretawire ^ | October 10th, 2008 | Greta Van Susteren
    FNC Embed Producer Mosheh just sent me this info…..scroll down to the bottom and you will see what Senator McCain says about ACORN (but he discusses other matters here as well): From: Oinounou, Mosheh To: Sent: Fri Oct 10 21:17:18 2008 Subject: URGENT: MCCAIN TRIES TO TAMP DOWN SUPPORTERS SAYING TAKE DOWN OBAMA FNC LIVE Lakeville, MN Town Hall Meeting McCain is trying to tone down the over-the-top, extremist and bigoted rhetoric coming from his supporters with a simple message “it’s got to be respectful.” It did not go over that well among some of his hardcore Republican base who...
  • G.O.P. Drops in Voting Rolls in Many States (Buh Bye, GOP)

    08/05/2008 7:55:16 AM PDT · by TADSLOS · 49 replies · 217+ views
    The New York Times ^ | August 5, 2008 | JENNIFER STEINHAUER
    Well before Senators Barack Obama and John McCain rose to the top of their parties, a partisan shift was under way at the local and state level. For more than three years starting in 2005, there has been a reduction in the number of voters who register with the Republican Party and a rise among voters who affiliate with Democrats and, almost as often, with no party at all. Jim Webb, arms crossed, at a rally in 2006, won his Senate race in Virginia with strong support from inner suburbs. While the implications of the changing landscape for Mr. Obama...
  • Arizona School District to Give Condoms on Prom Night

    04/08/2008 4:02:37 AM PDT · by KentuckianaHeadhunter · 45 replies · 361+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | April 07, 2008 | By Bob Unruh
    A school board in Arizona has decided that condoms are among the items that should be given to students attending this year's prom. The school board in the Bisbee District voted 4-1 at a recent meeting to include the condoms in a "prom bag" that will be given to prom-goers this year. A spokeswoman in the office of Supt. Paul McDonald confirmed the condoms would be handed out to the event celebrants, along with other items such as picture frames, balloons and candy. "The governing board approved [this]," she told WND. "They are to have what they call prom bags,...
  • Harry Reid Math

    01/19/2008 7:15:37 PM PST · by Fausto · 7 replies · 143+ views
    http://www.nvdemscaucus.com/ ^ | 1/19/08 | Harry Reid
    Searchlight, Nev. -- Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement in response to today’s caucuses in Nevada: “Today’s caucus was a tremendous success. Well over 100,000 Nevadans got out and made their voices heard, including 69 in my hometown of Searchlight. I congratulate the Nevada Democratic Party for doing such a great job and extend my sincere appreciation to all the staff and volunteers who made Nevada proud.”
  • Macy's Pulls Potentially Offensive T-Shirt

    07/24/2007 1:14:52 PM PDT · by JORGE6 · 28 replies · 1,806+ views
    FOX ^ | Jul 23, 2007
    Macy's Says 'No Mas' To Racial T-Shirt Some Call Shirt Offensive Monday, 23 Jul 2007, 4:59 PM CDT Macy's department store is no longer selling a T-shirt that might offend some members of the Hispanic community. According to Macy's, one of its goals is to provide an exclusive line of clothing geared toward Latina shoppers looking to express cultural identity through fashion. However, one such item might have actually offended potential Hispanic customers, so the company pulled it during the weekend. The T-shirt, which reads "Brown is the New White," is offensive, according to Hispanic marketing expert Dr. Ed Rincon....
  • Lott Will Make Leadership Bid (Seeks Minority Whip Position vs Lamar Alexander)

    11/13/2006 7:48:27 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 63 replies · 1,364+ views
    Political Wire ^ | November 13, 2006
    As rumored since last year, Political Wire has learned that Sen. Trent Lott (R-MS) will run for Senate Minority Whip. He launched a "quiet campaign" just before the midterm elections in anticipation that the previous holder of the position, Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA), would lose his re-election race. However, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) declared last week he has lined up the votes for the leadership post.
  • World Is Watching As Iraq War Tests U.S Mettle (Mark Steyn: Is America Still In It To Win Alert)

    08/20/2006 2:40:27 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 74 replies · 1,640+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 08/20/06 | Mark Steyn
    One way to measure how the world has changed in these last five years is to consider the extraordinary address to his nation by General Musharraf on Sept. 19, 2001. Pakistan was one of just three countries in the world (along with "our friends the Saudis" and the United Arab Emirates) to recognize the Taliban -- and, given that the Pakistanis had helped create and maintain them, they were pretty easy to recognize. President Bush, you'll recall, had declared that you're either with us or you're with the terrorists -- which posed a particular problem for Musharraf: He was with...
  • Protocols of the Elders of Brussels

    06/22/2006 9:35:31 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 2 replies · 488+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 20/06/2006 13:41 | Adi Schwartz
    The original sin is attributed to Charles de Gaulle. Disappointed by the loss of the French colonies in Africa and the Middle East, as well as with France's waning influence in the international arena, the president of France in the 1960's decided to create a strategic alliance with the Arab and Muslim world to compete with the dominance of the United States and the Soviet Union. This alliance became the position of the European Community (pre-European Union) during the course of the 1970s, when an extensive European-Arab dialogue developed. However, this alliance, in the context of which Europe allowed the...