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  • Union Drops Attempt to Stop Vote on Decertification

    02/16/2015 5:58:53 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/14/2015 | Anne Schieber
    The Michigan Education Association has dropped an unfair labor practices complaint against Grand Rapids Community College, and also dropped its request for suspension of an election to “decertify” a union local which represents college secretaries. The decertification vote was authorized when one-third of the nearly 100 members of the Grand Rapids Community College Education Support Professionals signed a petition requesting it. The MEA filed its complaint and request a few weeks later. Supporters of the election say time was of the essence because the local bargaining unit’s contract expires June 30 and contract negotiations are set to begin April 1....
  • Democrats Are Getting Destroyed In Key Senate States

    03/04/2014 12:38:10 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 37 replies ^ | 3/4/14 | Brett LoGiurato
    Republicans have a large, 8-point advantage among voters in states with Senate races, according to a new Washington Post/ABC News poll released Tuesday. Democrats hold a slight edge in the overall generic congressional ballot. But in the key battle for the Senate, Republicans lead the generic ballot by a 50-42 margin in states with a 2014 Senate race. Republicans need to pick up six seats in November to retake control of the Senate, something that could instantly make President Barack Obama a lame duck president of sorts in his last two years. Overall, 36 Senate seats are up in 2014:...
  • Cop Allegedly Sexually Assaulting Woman In Courtroom Then Arrested Her While Judge Ignores Her Plea

    06/11/2013 9:34:08 PM PDT · by Altariel · 43 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 11, 2013 | ABC 8
    VIDEO [Original] -- This Is Sick: Cop Allegedly Sexually Assaulting Woman In Courtroom Then Arrested Her While Judge Ignores Her Plea As Young Child Watches!
  • Political newcomers face high costs and difficult odds

    01/22/2012 12:29:37 PM PST · by iceskater · 4 replies
    CNN ^ | updated 12:02 PM EST, Sun January 22, 2012 | Athena Jones
    Political newcomer Ken Vaughn is betting big on his own run for Congress. The first-time candidate believes so strongly in the need for a new brand of leaders in Washington that, after careful consideration with his wife, he's cashed in a large chunk of his 401(k) in order to invest $100,000 in his campaign. "It's not nearly enough to win, but it's enough to get started," he said. "It takes a lot of money to run for office, but that's what it takes and like any businessman or whatever, you have to do what the job takes." A traffic engineer...
  • Ok it's the day after Election Day 2012...

    04/13/2011 12:16:04 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 103 replies
    13 April 2011 | US Navy Vet
    ...What will the headlines in the Washington Post be?
  • Seventy-Five Seats! Do I Hear 80?

    10/12/2010 8:13:49 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 66 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 10/12/2010 | Jennifer Rubin
    So much for the storyline that the Democrats have turned the corner in the midterm races. The New York Times tells us: Republicans are expanding the battle for the House into districts that Democrats had once considered relatively safe, while Democrats began a strategy of triage
  • Go, Ruth, go: Rocket scientist giving open-borders Dems a scare

    10/11/2010 8:17:31 PM PDT · by Lakeshark · 42 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 10/11/2010 | Michelle Malkin
    On Sept. 27, I asked you to spread the word and support GOP upstart Ruth McClung in Arizona’s 7th Congressional District. The young, energetic conservative Republican with a physics degree and grass-roots momentum has been working non-stop on the campaign trail to defeat open-borders zealot Raul Grijalva
  • (Juan) McCain stakes out a harder line on illegal immigration (FLIP FLOPPIN' RINO BUM ALERT!)

    07/30/2010 6:41:07 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 34 replies · 2+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 2010-07-30 | Todd J. Gillman
    GLENDALE, Ariz. – Sen. John McCain hasn't always talked tough on immigration. That haunted his presidential ambitions, and now his political survival hinges on whether he can show that his conversion is genuine. It hasn't been easy. Boycotts, vigils and a legal fight over the state's attempted crackdown on illegal immigrants have kept voters attuned to each nuance in his run for re-election. "Since 2007, I've said we have to secure the border first. I said it in 2008 and 2009 and 2010," McCain told 120 people at a town hall meeting in suburban Phoenix. Leaning against the back wall...
  • {GOLDEN STATE} Despite budget deadlock, lawmakers eye monthlong recess

    06/28/2010 6:45:06 PM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 6/28/10 | Jim Sanders
    With no budget agreement in sight, California is set to begin a new fiscal year Thursday with a looming $19.1 billion deficit -- and with lawmakers set to leave Sacramento the following day for a monthlong summer recess.
  • FReep a Poll:Are you going to vote for the incumbent in your House district?

    06/14/2010 6:12:42 PM PDT · by AZ .44 MAG · 65 replies · 834+ views ^ | 6-14-2010 |
    Are you going to vote for the incumbent in your House district? Yes, my representative has done a great job. No, throw the bum out, time for fresh blood. Don't know, the candidates have to make their case to me
  • Glenn Beck Daily Radio Thread

    03/23/2010 5:47:17 AM PDT · by eeevil conservative · 51 replies · 570+ views
    Glenn Beck ^ | 3/23/10
    GLENN BECK, the most listened to Talk Show Host among White House Peeps (4 out of 5 Marxists agree)! Welcome Sick Twisted Freaks! It’s a morning thread, so bring your coffee and doughnuts! FRink Phrases: "Cloward and Piven" “Blow your mind” “Fatty fat fatso” “Having an ADD moment” “That’s FANTASTIC!” And of course anytime Pat does his Arlen Specter voice is cause to FRink! Feel free to FReepmail any suggestions to add to the list! ENJOY!
  • 63% Say Better for Country If Most of Congress Not Reelected

    02/10/2010 6:23:59 AM PST · by SmokingJoe · 41 replies · 797+ views
    Rasmussen ^ | Tuesday, February 09, 2010 | Rasmussen
    Most voters think the country would be better off if the majority of the current Congress wasn’t reelected this November, and their confidence in their own congressman continues to fall. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 63% of likely voters believe, generally speaking, that it would be better for the country if most incumbents in Congress were defeated this November. Just 19% disagree and say it would be better if most congressional incumbents were reelected. Another 18% aren’t sure. The Political Class strongly rejects these views, however. While 78% of Mainstream voters say it would be better...
  • Democrats running scared for 2010 elections

    12/19/2009 8:41:56 AM PST · by GonzoII · 78 replies · 2,649+ views
    Examiner.Com ^ | December 19 2009 | Dwight L. Schwab Jr.
    It’s hard to believe that just 11 short months ago, the Republican Party was all but declared a non-entity for the next 50 years in American politics. Now it seems by all poll indications, the Republicans are back and they may make the 1994 off-year elections look tame compared to what may be in store in 2010. The early scent of a future landslide defeat usually begins with the party’s own starting to withdraw as candidates. Early reports show Reps. Dennis Moore of Kansas, John Tanner and Bart Gordon of Tennessee, Brian Baird of Washington and Neil Abercrombie of Hawaii...
  • EPA: Greenhouse gases endanger human health

    12/07/2009 7:27:59 AM PST · by janetjanet998 · 131 replies · 4,117+ views
    WASHINGTON – Officials tell The Associated Press that the Environmental Protection Agency has concluded greenhouse gases are endangering people's health and must be regulated. The EPA will announced its findings at a news conference Monday. The announcement is timed to boost the Obama administration's arguments at an international climate conference — beginning this week — that the United States is taking actions to combat global warming, even though Congress has yet to act on climate legislation. Under a Supreme Court ruling, the so-called endangerment finding is needed before the EPA can regulate carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases released...
  • Obama, Clinton Connected to Blago Scheme

    10/23/2009 1:33:22 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 17 replies · 1,824+ views
    NBC5 Chicago ^ | 10-16-09 | Andrew Greiner
    *snip* Turns out that when the former governor instituted a state-hiring freeze back in 2003, it was just a ruse so that he could do favors for a bunch of politically connected buddies. He ended up hiring just over 2,500 people during the so-called freeze. But these weren’t ordinary applicants; politicians, including then-state-senator Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton, pushed all the job seekers on Blago. None of the politicians in the report are accused of doing anything wrong -- leaning on clout is the status quo in Springfield -- but the report does illustrate the insider game that occurs...
  • Without A Shot Being Fired, A Dictator Has Taken Over the United States

    10/18/2009 3:11:34 AM PDT · by bogusname · 84 replies · 4,559+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | October 17, 2009 | Jerry McConnell
    Aided and abetted by imposters posing as authentic American citizens the United States of America has been taken over by an authentic dictator. How could so many millions of U. S. citizens just gently cede their heritage and birthright so easily; without more than a whimper? Assisted by genuine anti-American leaders Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, actually elected by unknowing and uninformed lemmings, Barack Hussein Obama has surely seized the ultimate power of dictatorship and is making decisions not within the established authority of the office of President, which are opposed only by vocal chants from a gaggle of conservatives...
  • Congress Fears Voters; Meetings in Home Districts Cancelled

    07/31/2009 12:15:44 PM PDT · by Welshman007 · 94 replies · 3,842+ views
    Columbia Conservative Examiner ^ | July 31, 2009 | Anthony G. Martin
    We got 'em where we want 'em. Reports are coming in today that Congressmen and Senators on Capitol Hill are so afraid of the ire of their constituents back home that they are canceling town hall meetings right and left:
  • We The People Stimulus Package.... (Buy a gun, you will need it !)

    06/10/2009 7:45:13 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 26 replies · 3,731+ views
    You Tube ^ | Bob Basso
    Subject: Have you seen this ?? This guy's video on youtube has been so popular that Obama called him personally. He said that he was very disturbed with the video and invited him to the White House.. Obama also said he wanted the White House to handle the Press and not to talk about the video or the White House visit. That's interesting. Watch it now. This may be the best six minutes invested in your future You may have to turn your Sound Control up some.
  • $3.55 Trillion Budget Passes; Hate Crime Bill Slides through House

    04/30/2009 3:05:59 PM PDT · by 2nd amendment mama · 12 replies · 980+ views ^ | 4/30/2009 | Connie Hair
    The $3.55 trillion Obama budget -- Senate Conference Resolution 13 -- passed both the House and the Senate yesterday without one Republican vote in either chamber. Some Democrats joined Republicans in opposition but not in strong enough numbers to defeat the massive Democrat-concocted spending orgy. “While families across the country are tightening their belts and carefully watching every dollar, Congress is on a trillion-dollar spending spree,” said Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the Senate minority leader. “Massive spending and crushing debt are not the answers to a recession, and neither are tax hikes on working families and job creators.” Reconciliation language...
  • Will tea parties 'throw bums out' in 2010? [no more RINOs] [85% of Americans agree with Tea Parties]

    04/25/2009 3:39:35 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 35 replies · 1,945+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 2009-04-25
    Polls show bailout madness serious threat to GOP incumbents. BY DREW ZAHN Crowds have long protested Congress with rally cries of "Throw the bums out," and if recent polls tabulating tea party furor over government spending translate to votes in 2010, angry Americans may make good on their mantra. Polls released by Rasmussen Reports this week demonstrate that – at least within the Republican Party – sitting incumbents who vote for increased government, taxes and federal bailouts risk voter backlash in the next election. Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., for example, is one of only three Republicans in Congress to vote...
  • Americans are Stupid!

    10/15/2008 1:51:47 PM PDT · by nels96 · 21 replies · 868+ views ^ | 10-15-08 | Nelson Lee Walker
    AMERICANS ARE STUPID! (text) I’m coming around to the idea that the bulk of the American people are basically stupid, stupid, stupid! Why? How else can we explain how Congress, which has a 9% approval rating, gets reelected about 95% of the time? Do we ever “throw the bums out”? Listen to these stats:Senate: As of 2008, of 100 Senators, 39 (39%) reelected for 18 yrs or more, 4 over 40 years! House: As of 2008, of 435 members, 143 (33%) reelected for 14 yrs or more, 5 over 36 years! And the longer these guys are in office, the...
  • Congress, Bush team OK bailout terms; Stocks sink

    09/22/2008 3:22:38 PM PDT · by politicket · 139 replies · 281+ views
    AP ^ | 9/22/1008 | Julie Hirschfeld Davis
    ...other additions the Democrats are asking to the administration package, according to a draft of the plan ... -- Judges could rewrite mortgages to lower bankrupt homeowners' monthly payments.
  • Immigration/RINOs

    06/28/2007 9:05:23 AM PDT · by bmweezer · 141 replies · 3,175+ views
    The ^ | June 28, 2007 | The
    FINAL ROLL CALL: 46-53. RINOS: Graham (R-SC), Gregg (R-NH), Hagel (R-NE), Kyl (R-AZ), Lott (R-MS), Lugar (R-IN), Martinez (R-FL),McCain (R-AZ), Snowe (R-ME), and Specter (R-PA). Hats off to the Dems who voted agains this crap: Bayh (D-IN), Bingaman (D-NM), Brown (D-OH), Byrd (D-WV), Dorgan (D-ND), Harkin (D-IA), Landrieu (D-LA), McCaskill (D-MO), Nelson (D-NE), Pryor (D-AR), Rockefeller (D-WV), Sanders (I-VT), Stabenow (D-MI), Tester (D-MT) and Webb (D-VA). It should be noted that the following Republicans switched their vote for “Yea” to “Na” from the bill earlier in the week. They include: Bennett (R-UT), Bond (R-MO), Brownback (R-KS), Burr (R-NC), Coleman (R-MN),...
  • Those Against Illegal Immigration Are Not Racists (Must Read!)

    06/03/2007 12:01:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies · 1,890+ views
    NewsMax ^ | May 31, 2007 | Dr's. Michael Arnold Glueck & Robert J. Cihak
    The issue of illegal immigration has been a red-hot topic in my hometown community of Newport Beach/Costa Mesa, Orange County, Southern California. Sincere and heart-felt arguments have been made on both sides of the issue. However, many of those who write letters to the local paper in support of illegal immigration make it sound like Costa Mesa is the only place in the nation whose people favor the enforcement of our immigration laws. They suggest that those elected officials supporting these laws are just a small local band guilty of meanness, bigotry, and racism. Nothing could be further from the...
  • Tea, Chocolate Chemical May Boost Memory

    05/31/2007 3:40:24 PM PDT · by anonsquared · 10 replies · 484+ views
    WebMD ^ | May 30, 2007 | Miranda Hitti
    May 30, 2007 -- It may be possible to boost memory with a plant compound called epicatechin, which is found in foods and drinks including blueberries, grapes, tea, and cocoa. That's according to a study published in The Journal of Neuroscience. The researchers included Fred Gage, PhD, of the genetics lab at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, Calif. In a series of lab tests, Gage's team studied epicatechin, which is a type of antioxidant called a flavonol, in female mice. Some of the mice drank or ate water or chow laced with epicatechin and ran on...
  • Searching the Congressman's Office

    05/25/2006 9:59:41 AM PDT · by mafree · 34 replies · 1,150+ views
    New York Times ^ | 5/25/06 | Editors
    The court-authorized search of the Congressional office of Representative William Jefferson by federal agents was as unprecedented in the 217-year history of Congress as it was alarming to lawmakers of both parties. Critics instantly suggested that Congressman Jefferson, the Louisiana Democrat suspected of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes, should have been spared the raid under some broad interpretation of the Constitution's separation of executive and legislative powers. Fuming lawmakers claim that the Constitution's Speech and Debate Clause — which protects a lawmaker from politically motivated criminal harassment in the course of official business — should extend to...
  • 'Earthquake in Pennsylvania'

    05/17/2006 6:13:00 AM PDT · by NorthEasterner · 82 replies · 2,964+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | May 17, 2006 | brad bumsted & Deb Erdley
    'Earthquake in Pennsylvania' By Brad Bumsted and Debra Erdley TRIBUNE-REVIEW Wednesday, May 17, 2006 Angry taxpayers on Tuesday tossed out the two Republican Senate leaders who helped engineer last year's legislative pay raise, an issue that apparently cost 13 House members their jobs, too.
  • Glenn Reynolds: Warning shot for GOP - The Canadian example (Signal GOP defeat?)

    01/24/2006 6:06:18 PM PST · by NZerFromHK · 4 replies · 244+ views
    GlennReynolds.Com ^ | January 24, 2006 | Glenn Reynolds
    Not long ago, Canada's Conservative Party looked to be irretrievably on the ropes. Today, the Conservative Leader, Stephen Harper, will become the country's next Prime Minister. How did this happen? Basically, Canadian voters got tired of the corruption, pork-barreling, and smugness of the entrenched Liberal Party. Meanwhile, here in the United States, it's the entrenched Republicans, who control all three branches of government, who are facing these problems. Corruption? We've got the Abramoff scandal. It may not amount to as much as Democrats hope, but it's not good, and there are probably more scandals waiting in the wings. (There always...
  • Canadian General Election, Live Thread (UPDATE: Conservatives Win!)

    01/23/2006 8:03:44 AM PST · by GreenLanternCorps · 1,988 replies · 99,220+ views
    If JimRob, etc. approve this is the Live Thread for the Canadian General Election, on January 23rd, 2005. We have a while to go before the returns start coming in, but I thought the thread needed to get up and running.
  • House GOP Drop Artic Drilling From Budget Bill

    11/09/2005 7:10:25 PM PST · by sonsofliberty2000 · 375 replies · 11,661+ views
    Yahoo breaking News
    House GOP leaders have decided to drop an Arctic oil drilling proposal from a budget bill.
  • Senate shuns attempt to add(Border Patrol)agents

    07/15/2005 4:17:14 PM PDT · by Conservative Firster · 69 replies · 1,267+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | July 15, 2005 | By Stephen Dinan
    The Senate voted yesterday against fulfilling its pledge from last year to hire 2,000 more Border Patrol agents and fund 8,000 new detention beds for illegal aliens in fiscal 2006, as some potential presidential candidates weighed in on border security and illegal immigration. [snip] Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat, who had made a splash recently with comments about cracking down on illegal immigration, voted against both amendments, as did Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts, the 2004 Democratic nominee, and Democratic Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. of Delaware, who has said he plans to run. Mrs. Clinton's office didn't...
  • Texas Freeper Alert: State Senate Debating Pay Roll Tax

    05/10/2005 8:06:01 AM PDT · by ArmyBratproud · 128 replies · 2,245+ views
    e-mail | May 10,2005
    Texas Freepers, It looks like we have one last chance to stop the payroll tax issue. It is time for a Texas Tax Revolt!!!! (Make a phone call. E-Mails will just fall by the wayside) As you have already heard in the news, the State Senate's version has a payroll tax in it. And unlike the House version, which makes the payroll tax "optional (we all know that just opens the door to make is full time), the Senate version looks to be mandated. The following e-mail was sent to me, and it reminded me of something that every Texan...
  • Lott "I don't have to work with them (GOP) anymore, they threw me overboard!" (202) 224-6253

    05/10/2005 9:13:36 AM PDT · by watsonfellow · 184 replies · 5,260+ views
    Tony Snow show
    Tony Snow just finished an interview with Trent Lott. Senator Lott wanted to respond to an article in Roll Call to the effect that he had crafted a deal to dump certain judges to guarantee others an up-or-down vote on the Senate floor. According to an account (I didn't hear the interview), Lott called the report "exaggerated," adding that he has worked with Ben Nelson "from time to time" on a deal, but that the proposed deal "isn't much of a deal at all." Lott also stated that he won't accept criticism from Republicans for working with Democratic senators because...
  • Arnold Vs Gerry (The Governator Takes On The Ultimate Incumbent Protection Scheme Alert)

    02/06/2005 9:44:27 PM PST · by goldstategop · 29 replies · 600+ views ^ | 02/06/05 | John Fund
    "What kind of democracy is that?" Mr. Schwarzenegger asked in his State of the State address. He noted that the current system allows special interests to dominate low-turnout party primaries, which thus favor rigidly ideological candidates in both parties. He vowed to repair this "rigged" system even though many incumbents in his own party don't want to put their own seats at risk. ... In tackling redistricting, Mr. Schwarzenegger faces a daunting political challenge. Five times in the past, voters have rejected redistricting reform, including similar commissions. Former Assembly Speaker Willie Brown boasted in the 1980s about his ability to...
  • GOP senators denounce snooping staffers

    02/12/2004 9:33:14 PM PST · by kattracks · 20 replies · 198+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 2/13/04 | Charles Hurt
    <p>Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee fiercely denounced staffers in their own party yesterday for secretly accessing computer files of their Democratic colleagues.</p> <p>Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican and member of the Judiciary Committee, said that acquiring the Democratic memos was "an unethical or illegal wrong."</p>
  • Hispanics take to California streets in protest, boycott

    12/12/2003 1:09:46 PM PST · by MikalM · 78 replies · 298+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/12/03 | ROBERT JABLON
    <p>Hundreds of people angered by the repeal of a law allowing undocumented immigrants to apply for driver's licenses took to the streets of cities around the state Friday to kick off a daylong boycott.</p> <p>The protest came in response to the Legislature's action last week and as part of an effort to highlight the economic contribution of California's Hispanic community, the nation's largest. The protest was planned to coincide with the feast of the Virgin of Guadalupe.</p>