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  • GOP Governors Hold Emergency Conference Call to Discuss Trump

    03/01/2016 12:19:32 PM PST · by drewh · 105 replies
    Political Wire ^ | By Taegan Goddard
    Top Republicans — including governors who convened an emergency conference call on Monday on which Trump was Topic A — expect the real estate mogul to carry as many as 10 states on Tuesday night, an outcome that would deal a body blow to Sen. Ted Cruz, who has staked his campaign heavily on the Southern states holding nominating contests, and to Sen. Marco Rubio, who has yet to win a primary and isn’t expected to do so on Tuesday.” “Trump’s march to the nomination has set off a wave of anxiety across the Republican Party establishment as top officials...
  • Rosa Brooks, Special Coordinator for Rule of Law and Humanitarian Policy

    08/08/2011 3:29:49 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 21 replies
    JessDuntno | Today | Various Sources
    Rosa Brooks serves as Counselor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Michele Flournoy. In May 2010 she also became Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense and then Special Coordinator for Rule of Law and Humanitarian Policy. She is running a new Pentagon office dedicated to those issues. She is on leave from her job as a law professor at the Georgetown University Law Center. Brooks is known as a columnist (most recently with the LA Times) and at the Pentagon her portfolio has included both human rights issues and global engagement and strategic communication. Her mother, Barbara Ehrenreich, is...
  • NBC Omits “Under God”, “One Nation’ & “Indivisible” From Pledge Before US Open

    06/19/2011 6:35:49 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 21 replies
    Iconic Surrealism ^ | June 20th | Jay Busbee
    Listen to the pledge of allegiance that runs alongside the patriotic images, and later to the one that overlays video of previous U.S. Open winners: (VIDEO)
  • N.C. billboards debate Pledge of Allegiance

    07/10/2010 5:18:14 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 5 replies
    WRAL ^ | July 8th
    Asheville, N.C. — God and country are the theme of battling billboards sprouting up across North Carolina. The Asheville Citizen-Times reported that billboards with the message "one nation, under God" are going up across the state. They're a response to billboards placed in six North Carolina cities by the North Carolina Secular Association. Those signs with the message "one nation indivisible" drop the words "under God," which were added to the Pledge of Allegiance in 1954. The group says it wanted to show that nonbelievers are patriotic. A coalition called We Still Pray has bought space on six electronic billboards...
  • Pledge of Confusion? Schools Wrestle With Flag Policy in Classroom

    09/14/2009 1:53:53 PM PDT · by Rodamala · 10 replies · 888+ views
    Fox News ^ | Monday, September 14, 2009 | Allison Pataki
    It's a new school year, but an old fight is brewing in American classrooms. Teachers and administrators around the country are scratching their heads once again over the Pledge of Allegiance. The courts have consistently ruled that students have the right not to recite the pledge in public schools. But now some First Amendment advocates are taking it one step further, arguing that the law compels educators to inform kids at the beginning of school that the decision is entirely up to them. They're advocating a "Miranda warning" for the Pledge... See the rest of article posted at,2933,550063,00.html.
  • Cult of Environmentalism Takes Over Catholic Elementary School (VIDEO)

    09/07/2009 6:15:40 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 16 replies · 727+ views
    The cult of enviornmentalism is being preached at St. Mary’s Resurrection Elementary School in New Jersey. In this Fox Report below, you’ll see Catholic school children start their day by pledging “allegiance to the earth and all Her sacred hearts”, an allusion to the Sacred Heart of Mary and Jesus. You’ll also hear them sing their song, “Whose the greatest mom of all? Earth Mama!” It’s hard to believe that a Catholic teaches children to replace Mother Mary with Mother Earth as the “greatest mom of all”, because actually, Catholic educators, Mary isn’t just the greatest mom of all, she’s...
  • I pledge allegiance to the earth

    09/07/2009 2:40:51 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 3 replies · 615+ views
  • “I pledge to be of service to Barack Obama”

    09/02/2009 3:54:09 PM PDT · by thouworm · 334 replies · 16,063+ views
    Drudge; Michelle Malkin ^ | 9/2/09 | Michelle Malkin
    What more can be said
  • Patriotism or prejudice? Teen suspended for criticizing Muslim student

    08/31/2009 10:32:39 AM PDT · by Sammy67 · 27 replies · 2,920+ views
    ABCActionNews ^ | 8/31/09 | Elizabeth Dinh
    SPRING HILL, FL -- While showing off her JROTC uniform, 16-year-old Heather Lawrence told us joining the Army is her next big goal, to follow in the footsteps of her father and grandfather. "Our flag represents everything that our country is," she said. The teen says an issue over the American flag is why she was written up and handed a five-day suspension from Springstead High School this week for criticizing a Muslim student. Heather says the other girl was sitting down during the Pledge of Allegiance. "You know, I made a not-so-kind remark, and I do sincerely apologize for...
  • Why Is Obama Hiding Behind His Staff?

    07/06/2009 4:48:57 AM PDT · by nateriver · 12 replies · 667+ views
    Obama’s Tax Promise: A Timeline of Conflicting Statements David Axelrod refused three times to affirm President Barack Obama’s central campaign promise not to raise taxes on families making less than $250,000 per year, WH spokesman Robert Gibbs did the same.
  • Obama volunteers: "We're not looking for a fight. That will come later, when we have an army."

    03/22/2009 4:42:50 PM PDT · by Jim Hill · 832 replies · 36,819+ views
    The Birmingham News ^ | March 22, 2009 | ANNA VELASCO
    "We're looking for supporters," said DeHaven of Hoover, one of the event's organizers. "We're not looking for a fight. That will come later, when we have an army."
  • Take The Pledge

    01/24/2007 6:31:19 PM PST · by sono · 6 replies · 485+ views
    Hugh Hewitt ^ | 1/24/2007 | Hugh Hewitt
    Take the Pledge. After you have taken the pledge, please call Senator McConnell's office and urge a filibuster of Senator Biden's and Senator Warner's resolutions. Senator McConnell's office number is (202) 224-2541. The capitol switchboard is 202-225-3121. Senator McConnell's e-mail is here. Yesterday General Petraeus testified that the Biden/Warner resolutions and those like them encourage the enemy. What does it mean, "to encourage the enemy?" It means that the enemy gathers will and strength from the prospect of a collapsing political will to seek victory in Iraq and stability in the region. With that additional strength and will the enemy...
  • Warner to Oppose Vote on Own Resolution

    02/03/2007 8:58:13 AM PST · by Valin · 13 replies · 558+ views
    Powerline ^ | 2/3/07
    Senator John Warner will join what appears to be a unanimous Senate Republican caucus in opposing a Senate vote on his anti-Bush administration resolution, unless competing resolutions are also voted on: "Senator Warner supports the Senate Republican leadership's effort to establish a free and open debate on Iraq on the Senate floor, including possible amendments," a spokesman for the Virginia Republican said yesterday afternoon. Earlier in the day, Mr. Warner told colleagues during a closed-door strategy meeting at the Library of Congress that he opposes the manner in which Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, is conducting debate on...
  • Senator McConnell: The NRSC Will Support Senators Who Vote for Levin-Warner

    02/02/2007 8:49:13 PM PST · by Valin · 18 replies · 731+ views
    Hugh Hewitt Show ^ | 2/2/07 | Mitch McConnell / Hugh Hewitt
    Senator McConnell: The NRSC Will Support Senators Who Vote for Levin-Warner Posted by Hugh Hewitt | 6:41 PM Which means that 32,000 pledge takers won't be supporting the NRSC (or those senators who vote for Levin-Warner.) There is still some hope, however, that a unified GOP caucus will kill Warner-Levin quietly by refusing to allow a vote on it at all. Transcript of my conversation with Senator McConnell. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell updates on the Iraq resolutions to come next week. HH: Joined now by the leader of the Republicans in the United States Senate, Mitch McConnell. Senator McConnell,...
  • Memo From Ben Franklin To Senators Collins, Hagel, and Warner

    02/02/2007 8:02:41 AM PST · by Valin · 3 replies · 385+ views
    Townhall ^ | 2/2/07 | Hugh Hewitt
    Republican senators are gathering at the Library of Congress today. From RollCall Senators will meet at the Library of Congress on Friday to brainstorm over legislative priorities and agree on the makings of a GOP agenda they hope will serve as a strong alternative to the Democrats. Republicans believe that one reason they lost so handily in 2006 is because they lost sight of their defining party principles and didn’t effectively lay out their vision to the electorate. Republican Conference Chairman Jon Kyl (Ariz.) is coordinating the session, which is set to include broad discussions of party principles such as...
  • A Political Gettysburg –Without A Joshua Chamberlain

    02/01/2007 8:04:47 AM PST · by Valin · 10 replies · 616+ views
    Townhall ^ | 2/1/07 | Hugh Hewitt
    Much sooner than anyone had anticipated, the Congressional democrats forced upon their Republican counterparts a decisive action over the future of the Iraq war. Perhaps sensing the almost complete lack of energy in the GOP caucus in Senate and House, or perhaps because they feared that the president was simply not going to misread the losses of November as a repudiation of purposefulness in the war, Democrats got out their long knives and went after the president’s promise to send reinforcements and fresh leadership to Iraq. Slow Joe Biden lept into action and, taking a break from commenting on Barak...
  • Townhall Leads Campaign Against Senate Resolution

    01/31/2007 2:13:11 PM PST · by bnelson44 · 5 replies · 397+ views
    Iraq Slogger ^ | 1/31/07 | CHRISTINA DAVIDSON
    Hugh Hewitt, a blogger over at, has started a blogospheric campaign against any Republican Senator who votes against President Bush's escalation. As he writes: If the United States Senate passes a resolution, non-binding or otherwise, that criticizes the commitment of additional troops to Iraq that General Petraeus has asked for and that the president has pledged, and if the Senate does so after the testimony of General Petraeus on January 23 that such a resolution will be an encouragement to the enemy, I will not contribute to any Republican senator who voted for the resolution. The NRSC pledge, so...
  • "What Does The Enemy Think?"

    01/30/2007 7:52:54 AM PST · by Valin · 25 replies · 703+ views
    Townhalll ^ | 1/30/07 | Hugh Hewitt / Dean Barnett
    "What Does The Enemy Think?" Posted by Hugh Hewitt | 8:20 AM My conversation with House Republican Leader John Boehner is posted here. The audio is here. The interview triggered a flood of angry e-mail as the impression grows that Republican leaders are not only not supporting the war, but pretending to do so even as they offer resolutions in both chambers that can only be seen as votes of no confidence in President Bush, Secretary of Defense Gates, General Petraeus and the troops. One exchange with Congressman Boehner: HH: What do you think the enemy thinks about your benchmark...
  • The Pledge

    01/26/2007 11:43:27 PM PST · by Valin · 12 replies · 481+ views
    Townhall ^ | Tarzana Joe
    The Pledge By Tarzana Joe There’s 100 seats Where the Senate meets To deliberate our fate And the derrieres That sit on those chairs Should be good and wise and great They should lead the land With a steady hand And be humble at the chore For they hold the power At this crucial hour When we find ourselves at war Will they lead the way With a naïveté That a sane man would condemn Could it be thus? They’ll stop bombing us If we just stop fighting them!? No, it’s time to rise And to tell those guys Not...
  • Memo To: The Hill

    01/26/2007 7:25:11 AM PST · by Valin · 8 replies · 668+ views
    Townhall ^ | 1/26/07 | Hugh Hewitt
    It's not "nearly 10,000" signatures. It's 16,000+ signatures. And while your reporter couldn't get a comment from the NRSC, the NRSC's Chairman John Ensign was interviewed at length, by me, on yesterday's program and the transcript posted on the web. In fact, over the past 40 hours, I have conducted five interviews with Republican senators on the absurd dance of the resolutions underway in the Senate: Norm Coleman, John Cornyn, John Ensign, Jon Kyl and John Thune. All the transcripts are posted. Together they provide the most comprehensive coverage of the Republican internal debate over how the war will supported...