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  • Trump's Running a General Election Campaign He's Been Planning for Years

    03/02/2016 3:23:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Rush ^ | March 2, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Last night and Trump's press conference. Once again he comes up with Planned Parenthood. He gets a question about Planned Parenthood, and he's not wavering from this. And people are misunderstanding what's happening. In the South Carolina debate I was taken aback when I saw Trump go on and on about Planned Parenthood. That was the debate where he accused Bush of knowing in advance of 9/11, knowing that there were no weapons of mass destruction, I mean, all this stuff that left-wingers say, the radical left wingers say, Trump's out there saying it, and then I...
  • Carly Fiorina: ‘Inappropriate’ for Kentucky Clerk to Refuse to Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

    09/02/2015 8:30:34 AM PDT · by xzins · 223 replies
    CNS ^ | September 2, 2015 | Melanie Hunter
    GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina told the Hugh Hewitt show on Tuesday that it was “inappropriate” for a Kentucky clerk to refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. “Given the role that she’s playing, given the fact that the government is paying her salary, I think that is not appropriate. Now that’s my personal opinion,” said Fiorina. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, an elected official, vowed not to resign Tuesday under threat of fines and jail time after deciding not to issue marriage licenses to any couples - straight or gay - rather than be forced to comply with...
  • McConnell: Defunding Planned Parenthood must wait for new president

    09/01/2015 11:48:19 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 93 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 1, 2015 | Peter Sullivan
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says that defunding Planned Parenthood will have to wait for a new commander in chief in 2017. “The president’s made it very clear he’s not going to sign any bill that includes defunding of Planned Parenthood, so that’s another issue that awaits a new president, hopefully with a different point of view about Planned Parenthood,” McConnell said Monday on the Kentucky station WYMT’s “Issues and Answers.” Defunding Planned Parenthood has become a leading cause among some Republicans in the wake of controversial undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the price of fetal tissue...
  • Republicans Lack Votes To Defund Planned Parenthood: McConnell

    09/01/2015 7:58:07 AM PDT · by Jane Long · 104 replies
    OANN ^ | September 2, 2015 | Susan Heavey
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell undercut threats by fellow Republicans to hold the budget process hostage in an effort to defund Planned Parenthood, saying conservatives do not have enough support in Congress to cut off the group now under fire from abortion opponents. Instead, the Senate’s top Republican said he is focused on funding the federal government when U.S. lawmakers return next week and will work with President Barack Obama to avert a shutdown, which last paralyzed the government in 2013. On the possibility of tying measures that kill funding of the women’s health group to federal...
  • Christie Finally Figures Out the Confederate Flag is 'Divisive' (Many other GOP contenders agree

    06/24/2015 4:16:37 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 19 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 6/23/2015 | Olivia Nuzzi
    On Tuesday, after the entire Republican primary field - including Donald Trump and George Pataki - had taken a position on the Confederate flag, and after the Republican governor of South Carolina, Nikki Haley, had asked for its removal from the state capitol grounds, Chris Christie seemed to calculate that it was politically safe to do the same. The New Jersey governor said in a statement that Haley had "demonstrated what it means to be a leader" and that he commended her decision. ... Every Republican presidential candidate, including the not-yet announced ones, had said something, even if it was,...
  • Bush says he's 'evolved' on unwed motherhood

    06/12/2015 7:16:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    AP ^ | June 11, 2015 | Thomas Beaumont
    Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush says his views toward single mothers "have evolved" since he suggested 20 years ago that they were becoming too accepted by society. In a 1996 book, Bush and co-author Brian Yablonski expressed concern about changing cultural mores and wrote, regarding unwed motherhood, that there was "no longer a stigma attached to this behavior." This was in a chapter titled "The Restoration of Shame."
  • Does anyone know if Indiana or Arkansas have Gubernatorial recall options?

    04/03/2015 9:50:02 AM PDT · by TitansAFC · 8 replies
    Vanity | 4-3-15 | TitansAFC
    Does anyone know if Indiana or Arkansas have Gubernatorial recall options?
  • 'Kidnap Obama' UKIP candidate Jeremy Zeid replaced

    03/31/2015 3:39:57 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    BBC News ^ | March 31, 2015
    A UKIP parliamentary candidate who said in a Facebook post that Israel should "kidnap" US President Barack Obama has been replaced by his party. Jeremy Zeid, who was standing in Hendon, said President Obama should be "locked up" by the Israelis for "leaking state secrets". He was referring to the declassifying of documents on Israel's secret nuclear programme. Mr Zeid also said Israel should "do an Eichmann" on President Obama.
  • Scott Walker’s spineless silence

    02/21/2015 1:27:31 PM PST · by EveningStar · 102 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 20, 2015 | Editorial Board
    ... At a private dinner Wednesday for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a likely candidate for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani said: “I do not believe that the president loves America. He doesn’t love you. And he doesn’t love me. He wasn’t brought up the way you were brought up and I was brought up, through love of this country.” Mr. Giuliani has dived off the deep end before, so there was nothing all that surprising in his latest poison. But as Post columnist Dana Milbank points out, his remarks presented an early test of...

    01/09/2015 11:13:50 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 214 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 9, 2015 | By JAVIER MANJARRES
    After 25 Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives embarrassed Speaker John Boehner by voting against his re-election bid, the newly re-elected Boehner has begun to exact his revenge on those that opposed him. According to a Politico source, conservative House members Daniel Webster and Rich Nugent, both from Florida, will lose their spots on the highly coveted House Rules Committee.
  • Boehner Vows to Fight ‘Tooth and Nail’ Against Executive Amnesty He Funded

    01/08/2015 12:04:45 PM PST · by jazusamo · 269 replies
    CNSNews ^ | January 8, 2015 | Ali Meyer
    48 second Video at link. ( - House Speaker John Boehner (R.-Ohio) vowed today to fight “tooth and nail” against President Obama’s unilateral amnesty of up to five million illegal aliens—an amnesty the administration has been able to move forward with because Boehner’s House permitted funding of it. The 1,603-page omnibus spending bill that Boehner pushed through a lame-duck Republican-controlled House last month put no prohibition on Obama using government funds to implement the amnesty. That omnibus funded almost all the government through the end of this fiscal year on Sept. 30 and the Department of Homeland Security through Feb....
  • U.S. Speaker Boehner says doesn't like being called 'spineless'

    01/08/2015 3:27:56 PM PST · by mandaladon · 61 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8 Jan 2015
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday he doesn't like being called "spineless" or a "squish" by critics, and he vowed to prove his mettle to lawmakers who bopposed his re-election earlier this week. Boehner was re-elected Speaker of the House on Tuesday even as 25 members of his own Republican party declined to support him, the biggest such intra-party rebellion against a speaker candidate since 1859. His detractors, many of them on the right wing of his party, say Boehner is too prone to compromise with Democrats. Boehner said that portrayal is false....
  • Unsolicited Advice to Republicans: Grow a Pair (Or Borrow Nancy Pelosi's)

    11/19/2014 4:38:20 PM PST · by mononymous · 7 replies
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 11/19/2014 | Mononymous1
    This was originally posted on 1/30/2014 but a re-post was thought necessary on the eve of “Executive Amnesty.” Let’s see, on the one hand we have elected Democrats and indirectly, Gruber’s “stupid people” who support them, egging on the President to “go big” with his theft of power and disregard for his constitutional duties and the constitution itself and on the other hand, we have the rest of the American people who recently voted to stop all of this and yet, the RINOS are wavering. But, let’s see how this plays out. From 1/30/2014: Again, on the amnesty issue. The...
  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...