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  • Establishment Republicans secretly support Hillary over Rand Paul

    05/02/2014 11:44:36 PM PDT · by Flame Retardant · 29 replies
    Rare ^ | 4-28-14 | Matt Naham
    It's no secret that establishment Republicans are out to get Rand Paul, but the "darkest secret" on Wall Street, reports Politico, is that they'll happily vote Hillary in 2016 to do it. The Monday piece reveals that Wall Street Republicans won't think twice about voting for Hillary Clinton in a world where Jeb Bush and Chris Christie aren't running for president and Rand Paul holds the GOP nomination. "The bulk of the big money guys are either Big Boy [Christie] or Jeb," said a top GOP donor. "Rand Paul still is a grass-roots phenom and a boardroom horror show." The...
  • PROMINENT PRO-AMNESTY GOP SUPER PAC RAISES NO MONEY IN FIRST QUARTER

    04/17/2014 2:21:27 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 17, 2014 | By Tony Lee
    A prominent super PAC of key allies of President George W. Bush and failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney, formed to give Republicans who support amnesty legislation air cover, failed to raise any money during the first quarter of this year. Carlos Gutierrez, the former Bush Commerce Secretary, and Charlie Spies, the co-founder of Restore Our Future, which was the biggest pro-Romney super PAC, formed the Republicans For Immigration Reform super PAC "to provide political support for Republican candidates" backing comprehensive immigration reform. According to its Federal Election Commission report, which was filed on April 15 and covers the period from...
  • Tea Party Groups Plan Protest at Tropical Confab Held by GOP Establishment

    04/10/2014 12:14:58 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 13 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/10/14 | Kerry Pickett
    Tea party groups are organizing this weekend to protest the “betrayal” by GOP House leadership and twenty-five other members at a tropical summit organized by a group working to undermine the Tea Party. “Come to Amelia Island for our rally, and if you have time and resources, stay for a weekend of RINO hunting!” a local Florida tea party announcement touted. The summit, sponsored by a sub group PAC of the Republican Main Street Partnership, is taking place at the Ritz Carlton in Amelia Island, Florida. Tea party protesters are expected to begin rallying Thursday evening and throughout the weekend...
  • HOUSE GOP MODERATES: EARMARKS ARE AWESOME, OBAMACARE HERE TO STAY

    04/08/2014 6:28:27 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 8, 2014 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    Two House GOP moderates—Reps. David Joyce (R-OH) and Mike Simpson (R-ID)—made comments this week that are sure to infuriate the House GOP conference. In an interview published on YouTube as part of a series called “Solon Speaks” in Solon, Ohio, hosted by Terry Dean, Joyce said Obamacare is the law of the land—and here to stay: "The Affordable Care Act, like it or not, is the law of the land. The Supreme Court passed it. Now we’re struggling to implement what is the law of the land. In the last Congress, they put up 23 odd bills that tried to...
  • Schumer: We'll Have Amnesty in 2014 Thanks to Liberal Republicans

    04/08/2014 11:59:58 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/8/14 | Matthew Boyle
    Ever the happy warrior of the left, Sen. Chuck Schumer is not giving up on his pipe dream: amnesty for illegal aliens in 2014. Appearing on MSNBC on Monday, Schumer said he thinks it still can happen this year thanks to a group of liberal Republicans—what he thinks is the majority of Republicans—who will stand by silently, letting amnesty pass while voting against it in the end. He called it the “vote-no, pray-yes caucus,” meaning that certain Republicans would publicly claim they are against amnesty, vote against it in the end, but behind the scenes either fight for its passage...
  • ‘Incredible night’ as Obama meets Cuban dissidents in Miami [Cubans Flock to Commie BO]

    11/09/2013 4:41:10 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 11/8/13 | JUAN O. TAMAYO
    ... Obama told two of Cuba’s leading dissidents in South Florida Friday that he admires their sacrifices, a rare White House recognition of the peaceful opposition on the communist-ruled island. “The most important thing here was the recognition by the president of the United States, the most powerful democracy in the world,” dissident Guillermo Farinas said minutes after the meeting. Farinas, spokesman for the Cuban Patriotic Union of Cuba, and Ladies in White leader Berta Soler met with Obama during a fund-raiser at the Pinecrest home of Jorge Mas Santos, chairman of the Cuban American National Foundation (CANF).
  • Can we please get rid of Miley Cyrus, Kim Kardashian, Lindsey Lohan, and the GOP .....

    10/16/2013 1:27:40 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 30 replies
    10/16/13 | Vanity
    The title encompasses all the things that have been irritating me this year. Miley Cyrus -- Freak-a-zoid satan worshiping pop singer with the talent of a 11 year old and body of a unemployed truck driver. Kim Kardashian -- Please tell me why she is famous? Her natural non photoshopped image is that of an upside down lightbulb with boobs. Lindsey Lohan -- Another fake Celebrity living off the tail end of her child hood successes. GOP -- Some fake shadow organization created by the Democrats to mislead us into believing we have a two party system.
  • Rubio joins GOP colleagues for Obama dinner at White House

    04/10/2013 4:17:58 PM PDT · by JohnPDuncan · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | Daniel Strauss
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) joined President Obama for his second closed-door dinner with Senate Republicans on Wednesday. Rubio had been invited but had not committed for most of the day of the dinner. The Florida Republican's office said immigration meetings might get in the way of him going to the dinner, but later said he would attend. Besides Rubio, Sens. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), John Boozman (Ark.), Susan Collins (Maine), Mike Crapo (Idaho), Mike Enzi (Wyo.), Deb Fisher (Neb.), Orrin Hatch (Utah), Johnny Isackson (Ga.), Pat Roberts (Kan.), John Thune (S.D.) Roger Wicker (Miss.) dined with Obama. Obama's first meeting with...
  • Amnesty Plan Equals 'Unlimited Future Illegal Immigration'

    01/28/2013 12:47:51 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 23 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Jan 28, 2013 | David Yonkman
    An agreement over sweeping overhaul of immigration law reached by a bipartisan group of leading senators has quickly drawn its critics. The outline of the plan covers border security, guest workers and employer verification, as well as a path to citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants already in this country. The deal, expected to be announced later this afternoon, has a long wayto go before the thorny details are worked out. But the development heralds the start of what could be the most significant effort in years toward overhauling the nation's inefficient patchwork of immigration laws. It is already...
  • 20 Republicans set to uphold controversial UN treaty

    07/11/2012 6:24:39 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 44 replies
    Examiner ^ | 7/9/2012 | July 9, 2012
    Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are pushing two controversial UN treaties that the U.S. Senate will consider this month. Upon the advice of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, President Obama has confirmed his intention to sign two controversial U.N. treaties -- the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST) and the so called "small arms" treaty. Although many citizens and elected representatives are sounding the alarm about the small arms treaty, such as this entry Sunday at the Daily Paul, some political observers note that the treaty is unlikely to pass the Senate. But a very different scenario is developing for...
  • White House operative heading 'birther' smear campaign?

    07/19/2011 7:10:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 77 replies
    WND ^ | 7/19/11 | Jerome R. Corsi
    White House operative heading 'birther' smear campaign? Former Fannie Mae chief allegedly manages 100-strong attack team from Pennsylvania Ave NEW YORK – A top Democrat, apparently operating with the full approval and cooperation of the president, has been directing a team of up to 100 who are paid to publish disinformation on a wide variety of websites to discredit "birthers," according to anti-Obama researchers. The radical supporters of the president, known as Obama robots, or "OBOTs" for short, have confirmed their White House-appointed ring leader is Democratic Party operative James A. Johnson, the former chairman of Fannie Mae. Initially, the...
  • Is the GOP's anti-tax wrath a mere wraith?

    03/01/2011 6:21:01 PM PST · by fifedom
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 02/26/2011 | Steven Harmon
    Conservative(s)... are keeping the heat on Republicans who may be considering taxes. They're relying on a well-worn axiom: that the wrath of GOP voters will fall on any Republican who breaks from the party ranks. But the experience of the six California Republicans who voted to hike taxes in 2009 suggests that the accepted wisdom is more like an urban legend.
  • Six Republicans Sign Letter Demanding Ethanol Subsidy Extension

    12/02/2010 5:55:44 AM PST · by red meat conservative · 30 replies
    Red Meat Conservative ^ | 12/02/10 | Daniel
    The ethanol mandates are one of the most regressive socialist interventions into the free market that have been peddled by the progressives. [Here is our editorial on the costs of ethanol]  Unfortunately, many Republicans, red state ones at that, are signing onto the extension of these backdoor taxes on food and fuel.  6 Republicans joined seven Democrats in penning a letter to Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell demanding that the subsidies be renewed before the end of this congress.  Here is a list of the Republicans who signed the letter together with their socialist compatriots. Chuck Grassley Kit Bond Sam...
  • Delaware Republican Web Site Has "Mike Castle" Listed as "Our 2010 Candidate"

    09/16/2010 6:40:03 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 52 replies
    Delaware GOP Site ^ | 09/16/10 | SFF
    Our 2010 Candidates More Mike Castle
  • Attacks kill 8 purported CIA employees, 5 Canadians in Afghanistan

    12/30/2009 6:21:12 PM PST · by 82ndABNOfficer · 20 replies · 1,983+ views
    CNN ^ | Dec 30 2009 | Alta Abawi
    Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- A senior U.S. official tells CNN that the attack at a military base in eastern Afghanistan by a suicide bomber Wednesday killed eight Americans believed to be CIA employees.
  • Laura Bush praises Obama, bemoans excessive partisanship

    09/09/2009 12:16:27 PM PDT · by Route797 · 145 replies · 3,778+ views
    CNN ^ | 9-08-2009 | Zain Verjee
    PARIS, France (CNN) -- Former first lady Laura Bush praised the performance of her husband's successor Monday, breaking with many Republicans in telling CNN that she thinks President Obama is doing a good job under tough circumstances.
  • Caption Lindsey Graham and Mel Martinez [Graham wants to help Obama pass amnesty for illegals]

    08/09/2009 1:20:03 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 36 replies · 1,485+ views
    Wes Hickman, a spokesman for Mr. Graham, said in a statement that "Senator Graham is ready and willing to play a key role in immigration reform. He intends to work with many of his colleagues on both sides of the aisle."
  • Inconvenient Truths About the Infamous Eight

    06/27/2009 7:52:39 PM PDT · by ThePanFromJapan · 18 replies · 1,353+ views
    Red County ^ | 6/27/2009 | Matt Mitchell
    Well, the ugly cap and tax bill narrowly passed the House yesterday. And perhaps most aggravating of all is the fact that if two more Republicans showed up to vote NO (one of those being fiscal conservative darling Jeff Flake of Arizona) and just three of the eight GOP members who vote AYE changed their minds, then it would have been DOA. As irksome as this fact rightfully is to many conservatives, including many readers in this space, I unfortunately will offer a healthy dose of parade-raining by giving a look into just who of those eight members could really...
  • Letter: Call him Benedict Arlen [justice is served]

    05/14/2009 9:11:57 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 12 replies · 897+ views
    How appropriate that U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter finds himself at the back of the Democratic Party bus. Did he really expect a hero's welcome and continuance in chairman positions after renouncing his own party at a time of crisis? History shows that nobody trusts or respects a turncoat and a traitor. Arlen should have learned that from the treatment Benedict Arnold received from the British after changing sides in the midst of a fight. Arnold joined with the British but was never accepted or respected by his peers, many officers despised him and his military career was relegated to the...
  • Sam Brownback Seals his place as the latest GOP Traitor

    04/30/2009 6:32:35 PM PDT · by publius321 · 43 replies · 1,685+ views
    I would like to personally welcome Kansas Senator Sam Brownback as the latest inductee to the GOP Enema Hall of Shame. www.GOPenema.com is a grassroots movement to cleanse the bowels of the GOP and once again make it the party of conservative principles it once was.... Senator Brownback (R-Kansas) joined home-state colleague Pat Roberts and seven other Republicans Tuesday to help Kathleen Sebelius win approval (65-31) to serve as HHS secretary...
  • CNN BREAKING- Tenative Deal Reached For $780B PORKULUS-Susan Collins folded!!!

    02/06/2009 2:45:31 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 566 replies · 27,282+ views
    2-6-09 | TCRLAF
    more as it becomes available...
  • Collins, Snowe to meet with Obama on economic stimulus

    02/03/2009 4:13:15 PM PST · by cp124 · 29 replies · 741+ views
    Portland Press Herald ^ | February 03, 2009 | Dieter H. Bradbury
    U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe will meet with President Obama at the White House on Wednesday as senators struggle to fashion a bipartisan economic stimulus package. Collins said she shares Obama's desire to pass a measure that will stimulate the economy, but she has serious concerns about the $819 billion package that passed the House last week. She said she was been working with colleagues, particularly U.S. Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., on a smaller, compromise bill that would win broad support. "In addition to infrastructure investments, I believe the stimulus should include funding to help states avoid cuts...
  • Dems RINO Hunting in the Senate

    01/30/2009 7:53:40 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 18 replies · 1,106+ views
    Human Events ^ | 2009-01-30 | Connie Hair
    The Democrat-led Senate Finance Committee is going through the pretense of a markup on their version of the $1.1 trillion sham stimulus bill passed by the House on Wednesday evening. Props to every single House Republican who -- to the last man and woman -- stood against socialism in voting against the mother of all spending bills. Now the bill’s fate rests in the hands of the RINO-infested Senate, where hopes of Republican unity in defense of the country from this socialist onslaught is a lot less likely. The usual suspects include Senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins, the RINO...
  • THE WEASEL LIST [of Republicans trashing Palin]

    11/06/2008 9:28:08 AM PST · by Antoninus · 245 replies · 11,587+ views
    FR Exclusive | 11/6/08 | Antoninus
    How's that big tent looking for the GOP today, eh? With the Republican left out in force sliming Sarah Palin today, we desperately need to keep a record of these treacherous, back-biting vipers who are right now trying to destroy the one good thing to emerge for conservatives during this election cycle. With any luck, this list can serve as an archive of the traitors in our midst who should NEVER get any support from Conservatives again. With these folks in our ranks, the conservative movement will never make any progress. The purge should begin right now.
  • GOP Embraces McCain, Discards Bush

    06/15/2008 1:28:36 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 64 replies · 75+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 15, 2008
    John McCain has cursed and bullied fellow Senate Republicans on a host of issues over the years. Yet McCain's colleagues are setting aside any hard feelings to embrace his White House bid -- for their own good. In doing so, many are also distancing themselves from Republican President George W. Bush, widely derided for the unpopular Iraq war, ailing economy and soaring gas prices. "We are going from rallying around one of the most disliked guys in the world, to a guy who is very well liked in America, but not so popular in the Senate," a Senate Republican leadership...
  • Conservatives Urged to Vote for Their Favorite RINO

    08/14/2007 7:49:34 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 28 replies · 797+ views
    Conservatives Urged to Vote for Their Favorite RINO By Susan Jones CNSNews.com Senior Editor August 14, 2007 (CNSNews.com) - Conservatives across the country are invited to cast votes for Republican politicians most deserving of a "RINO" (Republican In Name Only) award. "After losing Congress in the 2006 election, and with the Party possibly facing the loss of the White House in 2008, conservatives are less than enthusiastic about their representatives and potential presidential candidates in the upcoming elections," said Daniel Gilbert, a North Carolina businessman who is inviting conservatives to cast votes on his "We the People Gilbert for President"...
  • A Big Problem For Democrats (Joseph Farah On Democrats' Defeatism Alert)

    08/05/2007 10:17:24 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 25 replies · 1,255+ views
    Worldnetdaily.com ^ | 08/06/2007 | Joseph Farah
    I don't know if this is a precipice from which there is any return for the party of Pelosi and Reid. These are turncoats in the truest form of the word. These are people who are secretly – and, now, not so secretly – praying for, hoping for and acting in the best interests of victory for Osama bin Laden and his cohorts who would chop off their heads just as fast as they would chop off yours and mine. Imagine political power meaning so much to you that you would sell out your own country – perhaps even the...
  • Anger over immigration plan surprises GOP senators

    05/30/2007 6:41:07 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 365 replies · 8,448+ views
    CNN.Com - Politics ^ | POSTED: 7:34 p.m. EDT, May 29, 2007 | CNN
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- In his speech Tuesday on immigration reform, President Bush was trying to provide political cover for members of Congress to support the legislation. That could be tough. Republicans are getting an earful on immigration. "I have learned some new words from some of my constituents," Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Arizona, said. The angry response comes as a shock. "The level of intensity and volume is, I think, surprising,'' CNN contributor and radio talk show host Bill Bennett said. "We've talked to a number of Republican senators, and they confessed to being surprised by the reaction." There's a big...
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham booed at S.C. Republican Convention over "emotional topic" of immigration

    05/20/2007 9:37:03 AM PDT · by BornInASmallTown · 97 replies · 3,377+ views
    The crowd booed South Carolina U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, a key ally of McCain in both his 2000 and 2008 presidential bids, when he said he had worked with U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., on the immigration legislation. "It's the best bill I think we can get to President Bush," Graham said as some in the crowd shouted "No!" Graham was cheered earlier in his speech when he talked about the war in Iraq. After the speech, Graham said he was booed on immigration because "it's an emotional topic. People are mad." South Carolina's other U.S. senator, Jim DeMint, is...
  • Wartime 'Agitation' ('Civil War' vs. WoT 'copperheads')

    02/27/2007 12:23:29 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies · 808+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 22, 2007 | Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.
    I began this column last week with a quote attributed to Abraham Lincoln in which harsh treatment was deemed warranted for congressmen who willfully take actions during wartime that damage morale and undermine the military. It turns out to have been a paraphrase of our 16th president's attitude toward those who engage in such behavior, rather than a direct quote. I regret the error and should, instead, have used the following, verbatim excerpt from a letter President Lincoln wrote in June 1863, as Robert E. Lee's army was on the march north to the fateful battle of Gettysburg. Mr. Lincoln...
  • List of GOP Senators NOT supporting POTUS, preferring to stand with the democrats

    01/10/2007 7:09:18 PM PST · by onyx · 500 replies · 9,247+ views
    1-10-07 | onyx
    <p>It is reported that Senator Lott has a list of 10 names of GOP senators who have elected to stand with the democrats, instead of supporting our own WAR TIME, GOP POTUS.</p>
  • SAN FRANCISCO: Troops opposed to Iraq war get show of support (Turncoat Barfer)

    12/10/2006 11:47:05 AM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies · 623+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12-10-06 | Cecilia M. Vega
    On the night before Darrell Anderson was supposed to return to Iraq for his second tour of duty, he got in a car and drove to Canada. The Army specialist decided he could not go back to the place where he had shot at Iraqi civilians, been wounded by a roadside bomb, and watched other soldiers die. So he went absent without leave. "I'd spend three years in prison rather than go back to Iraq," Anderson, 24, said Saturday. Instead he spent nearly two years in Canada before returning home to Kentucky and turning himself in to the military, where...
  • Embittered Insiders Turn Against Bush

    11/19/2006 8:34:17 AM PST · by TheTruthAintPretty · 68 replies · 2,177+ views
    Washington Post ^ | November 19, 2006 | Peter Baker
    The weekend after the statue of Saddam Hussein fell, Kenneth Adelman and a couple of other promoters of the Iraq war gathered at Vice President Cheney's residence to celebrate. The invasion had been the "cakewalk" Adelman predicted. Cheney and his guests raised their glasses, toasting President Bush and victory. "It was a euphoric moment," Adelman recalled. Forty-three months later, the cakewalk looks more like a death march, and Adelman has broken with the Bush team. He had an angry falling-out with Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld this fall. He and Cheney are no longer on speaking terms. And he believes...
  • MILLER BEER FINANCING ILLEGAL ALIEN MARCHES

    09/02/2006 4:54:53 PM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 13 replies · 554+ views
    Numbers USA ^ | 2 Sep 2006 A.D. | Roy Beck
    This is the content of an email I received this afternoon from NUMBERS USA : Immediately phone one of the Miller Beer phone numbers below if you have a chance. We have to stop giant corporations from thinking they can fund the street marches of the illegal aliens. I frankly am amazed to find out today that Miller is paying for pro-illegal-alien marchers to protest at the offices of U.S. Speaker of the House Hastert because he has blocked the Senate's amnesty all summer. If you are spending a few minutes on your computer over this holiday weekend, please go...
  • Spy Case May Offer Clues How Chinese Missile Ended Up in Hezbollah's Arsenal

    07/31/2006 10:23:43 AM PDT · by Paul Ross · 19 replies · 1,625+ views
    Human Events ^ | July 26, 2006 | Ed Timperlake
    Spy Case May Offer Clues How Chinese Missile Ended Up in Hezbollah's Arsenal by Ed TimperlakePosted Jul 26, 2006In February 1999, Dr. Ronald N. Montaperto was identified by PBS’ News Hour during a segment on “human rights in China” as “a senior fellow at the Institute for National Strategic Studies at National Defense University.” He was also said to be “advising the Pentagon on Chinese military issues.” At the same time he was preening for PBS, however, he was an espionage agent for the People’s Republic of China. A joint Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) and FBI investigation nailed Montaperto’s...
  • U.S. ALERTING MEXICO TO MINUTEMAN PATROLS

    05/09/2006 5:18:15 PM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 108 replies · 2,539+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 09 May A.D.2006 | Editors
    INVASION USAU.S. alerting Mexico to Minuteman patrols'Unbelievable that our own government....is sending intelligence to another country' Posted: May 9, 2006 11:37 a.m. Eastern © 2006 WorldNetDaily.com The U.S. Border Patrol is tipping off Mexican authorities on the positions of members of the Minuteman civilian patrols. U.S. officials have agreed to the notification process to reassure the Mexican government that the illegal immigrants' rights are being observed, the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin of Ontario, Calif., reports. When the Minuteman and other civilian border patrol groups help apprehend illegal immigrants, the Mexican government must be notified, according to three documents on the...
  • IBM to hire 14,000 in India

    06/24/2005 9:54:36 AM PDT · by phoenix_004 · 77 replies · 1,274+ views
    Sify ^ | 24 June , 2005,
    US tech giant IBM plans to increase its payroll in India this year by 14,000 workers, even as it cuts 13,000 jobs in Europe and the United States, a labor group said on Friday. The shift, first reported by The New York Times, highlights the transfer of some skilled jobs to low-wage countries such as India by a number of companies including IBM, the world's largest information technology company. The moves in India were indicated in what was claimed to be an internal company document posted on the website of the Washington Alliance of Technology Workers, of Washtech, which seeks...
  • THE INSIGNIFICANT SEVEN

    05/24/2005 9:58:17 PM PDT · by ForGod'sSake · 83 replies · 2,059+ views
    Senate RINOS | 5/24/05 | FGS
  • Lindsey Graham interviewed on Mike Gallagher

    05/24/2005 11:18:01 AM PDT · by AFPhys · 83 replies · 3,628+ views
    In the last hour of the show, Lindsey Graham was on the Mike Gallagher show. Here is a synopsis of what he said - I pretty much leave out the other side of the conversation since it is usually pretty clear what Mike said: - It's tough to disagree with your friends... - I'd like to give you my reasoning here... [interrupted by Mike with clip played of Reid crowing: sent a message to Pres & Radical R's] - He's just playing that to his base. The bottom line is that Reid and the D's lose the battle over these...
  • Ted pushes 3-year visas for illegals

    05/10/2005 3:42:01 AM PDT · by ProudVet77 · 27 replies · 644+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | May 10, 2005 | Andrew Miga
    WASHINGTON - Some of the millions of illegal immigrants living in the United States would be able to apply for renewable three-year visas under a plan being pushed by U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. Kennedy is teaming up with GOP maverick Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) to launch the massive immigration reform bill this week. Conservative critics are expected to consider such a plan tantamount to amnesty for illegal aliens - setting the stage for acrimonious debate on Capitol Hill over immigration. ``These reforms will make our immigration policies more realistic and enforceable,'' said Kennedy (D-Mass.) The Kennedy-McCain plan is expected...
  • McCloskey, other GOP elders seeking opponent for DeLay

    05/02/2005 5:24:18 AM PDT · by bgsugar · 39 replies · 842+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | May 1, 2005 | By RICHARD STEWART
    Former U.S. Rep. Pete McCloskey, in Houston Sunday for a conference on Palestinian issues, said he and other Republican elders are looking for a candidate to oppose U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay, R-Sugar Land. "Tom DeLay is an embarrassment to the Republican Party," said McCloskey, who represented Northern California from 1967 to 1983. He met Sunday with Michael Fjetland, who was defeated by DeLay in Republican primaries in 2000 and 2002 and as an independent in the 2004 general election. McCloskey is one of nine former congressmen who have formed an informal group he called the "revolt of the elders," to...
  • Former GOP congressman (who supported Kerry) leads effort to oust DeLay

    04/16/2005 12:29:52 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies · 1,005+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | April 16, 2005 | GEBE MARTINEZ
    WASHINGTON - A former Republican congressman who was a moderate ally of former President Bush is leading an effort to find a 2006 Republican primary election opponent for House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. Former Rep. Pete McCloskey, whose eight terms in Congress ended before DeLay arrived in 1984, said Friday that he will meet in Houston this month with perennial DeLay opponent Michael Fjetland and "any Republican who is willing to challenge Mr. DeLay." "It takes guts to challenge him," said McCloskey, who was known as a party maverick and endorsed Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry in 2004. But, he...
  • Reid calls on "Responsible Republicans" to break Filibuster

    04/14/2005 3:39:01 PM PDT · by jagrmeister · 11 replies · 424+ views
    Minority Retort ^ | 4/13/05 | Bob Chandra
    The arithmetic is fairly straightforward. Frist says he needs 51 votes to change the filibuster rule, and there are 55 Republicans in the Senate. One of those votes can come from the vice president, who as president of the Senate can vote to break a tie. That means to win the fight, Frist may be able to change the rules if he loses five senators; Democrats can win if he loses six. Two Republicans — John McCain of Arizona and Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island — have said they will vote with the Democrats against the rules change. Four other...
  • Three Shelby officials leave Democratic Party for GOP (KY)

    12/20/2004 1:36:21 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 18 replies · 1,216+ views
    The Courier-Journal | 12/18/04 | Elisabeth J. Beardsley
    Link Dang copyright laws.
  • Vietnam Veterans for Kerry Hold Rally

    10/31/2004 9:46:18 AM PST · by sdkhaki · 17 replies · 865+ views
    RightMinds Forum ^ | 31 Oct 04
    Big rally of Lurch's brothers in arms and idealogy.
  • Gay group refuses to endorse Bush

    09/08/2004 3:56:08 PM PDT · by granite · 80 replies · 1,090+ views
    The AGE - (New York Times) ^ | 9/9/04 | David Kirkpatrick
    The board of the Log Cabin Republicans, the largest group for gay men and lesbians in the party, has voted overwhelmingly against endorsing President George Bush for re-election because of his support for a proposed constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. The decision ends six months of soul-searching as the group, which endorsed Mr Bush in 2000 and Bob Dole in 1996, has wrestled with its divided loyalties. Although the group was immediately critical when the President announced his support for the amendment in February, it refrained from ruling out an endorsement. Its effort to balance loyalty to the party with...
  • "Out Now" say Iraq War Veterans (or, 2 budding young Kerrys)

    09/06/2004 9:50:50 PM PDT · by eric_da_grate · 31 replies · 956+ views
    The Nation | 9/4/04 | Marc Cooper
    This is Marc Cooper reporting for Radio Nation.One of the more interesting groups that emerged in the protests around last week's Republican National Convention was the "Iraq Veterans Against the War". This is now just a small group, maybe 35 or 40 people, being helped and formed indeed by the "Vietnam Veterans Against the War", the group formed in the 1960's that John Kerry had a hand in. But these mostly young men, recently returned from Iraq, are having quite an impact on people's conscience with the stories that they tell.During the Republican Convention at one of the auxillery events,...
  • U.S. Jew Denied Entry Into Israel

    07/11/2004 7:47:59 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 67 replies · 1,515+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Sunday, July 11, 2004 | DAN WALDMAN
    JERUSALEM -- A Jewish American was denied entry to Israel because she belongs to a pro-Palestinian group, her lawyer said Sunday -- a rare case of a Jew banned from the Jewish state. Jamie Spector, 32, a social worker from San Francisco, arrived in Israel on Saturday to protest the West Bank separation barrier Israel is constructing. She has been held in detention since defying the order to leave, said her lawyer, Yael Berda. The separation barrier was ruled illegal in an advisory opinion on Friday by the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands. Israel dismissed the nonbinding...
  • Action Alert: ACCENTURE is awarded U.S. CONTRACT FOR BORDERS (Foreign Corporation!)

    06/02/2004 5:19:18 PM PDT · by ETERNAL WARMING · 99 replies · 668+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 2, 2004 | Eric Lichtblau & John Markoff
    NEW YORK TIMES, June 2, 2004 Accenture Is Awarded U.S. Contract for Borders By ERIC LICHTBLAU and JOHN MARKOFF WASHINGTON, June 1 - The Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday named Accenture as the prime contractor for a multibillion-dollar project aimed at creating a "virtual border" around the country to head off would-be terrorists entering the United States. Asa Hutchinson, the under secretary in charge of border security, said the project, called U.S.-Visit was "a significant milestone in the history of the department" and in the bolstering of border security since the Sept. 11 attacks. "I really don't think you...
  • Gitmo GIs Converting To Islam?

    09/25/2003 4:32:26 PM PDT · by joesnuffy · 12 replies · 358+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | September 25, 2003 | WND
    UNDER GUARD AT GUANTANAMO Gitmo GIs converting to Islam? Algerian lawmaker claims prisoners influencing U.S. security personnel Posted: September 25, 2003 5:00 p.m. Eastern © 2003 WorldNetDaily.com In the wake of the arrest of two U.S. Muslim troops at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp on espionage charges, an Algerian lawmaker is claiming the terror-related detainees at the facility have convinced several of their guards to convert to Islam. Hassan Aribi says eight Algerian arrestees whose freedom he negotiated told him of the development, reports Islam Online. "They told me that the American guards were very sympathetic with them to the...