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  • Michigan Action needed to stop Exchange out of committee.

    11/28/2012 8:48:58 AM PST · by jenk · 5 replies
    email | 11/28/12 | Tony
    ObamaCare exchanges could pass as early as Thursday, we need to get the word out immediately to have folks call their State Reps and demand a no vote! Now for the specifics: The House Health Policy Committee has held hearings on the version of the ObamaCare Exchanges that the Senate passed earlier in the year. We are told that this version would not pass but another version is being worked on. We are told that Gail Haines is one of those working on the "substitute bill". This is why I have her marked as a solid Yes below. Our inside...
  • Obama expresses urgency on budget deal (Mr. TRansparency: "we don't have time for games" )

    04/05/2011 1:31:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 4/5/11 | Michael A. Memoli and Lisa Mascaro
    Declaring "we don't have time for games," President Obama said Tuesday that it would be "inexcusable" for lawmakers to let politics stand in the way of a budget compromise that is well within reach. In an unannounced appearance in the White House press briefing room after an Oval Office meeting with congressional leaders, Obama said Democrats have already agreed to cuts well beyond the GOP's initial proposal, but that he was nonetheless committed to further negotiations to reach a final deal to fund government operations through the end of the fiscal year. "Nobody gets 100% of what they want, and...
  • The Fierce Moral Urgency of WTF

    02/26/2011 11:33:36 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2/27/11 | Clarice Feldman
    Sick of carving up my hands as I wrestled with those ubiquitous clamshell packages, I bought a super duper package opening tool which promises to make this chore easier, but I nicked my skin on the clamshell packaging as I struggled to get to it. In that minor sense, my experience mirrored Obama's week, where everything domestic and international that he touched upon only further wounded him. The Gallup and Rasmussen polls reflect only a continuing well-deserved slide in his and his party's standing among voters who have taken good measure of his consistently rotten performance. Over There As the...
  • The Election Doomsday Scenario

    10/07/2010 10:26:49 AM PDT · by JSDude1 · 42 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | on 10.7.10 @ 6:09AM | Quin Hillyer
    Let's posit that conservatives have every reason for optimism in the coming elections. The Tea Parties are enthusiastic and powerful. Middle America is fed up with big government. The left is dispirited. The polls looks great. It therefore would take a real wet blanket to warn that the momentum could fizzle and the triumph be less than grand. Sorry, but this blanket is wet indeed. Before we go any farther, please understand: This is not a prediction; it's a warning.
  • 'Fierce urgency' for jobs, not health care (Priorities, Priorities !)

    10/23/2009 8:13:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies · 595+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/23/2009 | Byron York
    How many times have you heard Barack Obama talk about "the fierce urgency of now"? The president has used the quote, from Martin Luther King Jr., to call for quick action on the war in Iraq, on global warming, on homelessness, on education -- you name it. Now, Obama and his fellow Democrats are trying to convince the nation of the fiercely urgent need to enact national health care reform this very instant. "We have been waiting for health reform since the days of Teddy Roosevelt," Obama told the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation in September. "We cannot wait any longer....
  • Financial Crisis Puts New Urgency on Security, Chairman Says

    04/02/2009 4:09:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 250+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 2, 2009 – The global financial crisis is adding a layer of uncertainty that could exacerbate problems in many parts of the world, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said on NBC-TV’s “Today Show” this morning. “This global financial crisis in the months ahead could have a significant effect on security around the world,” Navy Adm. Mike Mullen told host Matt Lauer during the interview. “That creates an additional sense of urgency [for leaders] in resolving that as fast as we can.” The chairman did not speculate as to where problems might crop up. Some obvious...
  • Cheney Notes ‘Greater Sense of Urgency’ Among Iraqi Leaders

    05/09/2007 5:51:32 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 673+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | John D. Banusiewicz
    WASHINGTON, May 9, 2007 – After meeting with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and other Iraqi leaders in Baghdad today, Vice President Richard B. Cheney said he noticed “a greater sense of urgency now than I’d seen previously” on the part of those leaders to meet their obligations toward continuing the country’s progress. Cheney stopped in Baghdad for a previously unannounced visit to kick off a weeklong tour of the Middle East that will also include stops in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Jordan. In his meetings with Iraqi leaders, Cheney emphasized the importance of making progress...
  • House: More urgency needed in intelligence

    07/27/2006 10:46:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 377+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/27/06 | Lara Jakes Jordan - ap
    WASHINGTON - Sweeping reforms to the nation's intelligence system after the 9/11 attacks have done little to improve information-sharing or generate a greater sense of urgency among U.S. intelligence agencies, a House report concluded Thursday. The report by the House Select Intelligence Committee also gave National Intelligence Director John Negroponte a tepid review after 15 months on the job, noting he "is trying to do a little of everything, which slows down improvements in key areas." In their 41-page review of how the nation's 16 intelligence agencies have adjusted since Congress overhauled the system in December 2004, lawmakers found a...
  • This Might Not Be A World War, But It Still Needs A Sense Of Urgency

    07/23/2006 5:29:30 PM PDT · by blam · 24 replies · 618+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-23-2006 | Niall Ferguson
    This might not be a world war, but it still needs a sense of urgency By Niall Ferguson (Filed: 23/07/2006) This is not the first time that world leaders have had their summers ruined by "a quarrel in a far-away country between people of whom we know nothing". In the summer of 1938, the quarrel between Germans and Czechs over the Sudetenland - which inspired Neville Chamberlain's notorious phrase - brought Europe to the brink of war. Chamberlain's shuttle diplomacy, which saw him fly three times to see Hitler in Germany, was inspired by memories of an earlier quarrel over...
  • Rumsfeld Pushes New Sense of Urgency

    10/24/2003 8:42:56 AM PDT · by Coop · 19 replies · 166+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 10/24/03 | Bill Gertz
    <p>The United States needs to communicate its messages more effectively and a new agency would help fight a "war of ideas" against international terrorism, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said yesterday in an interview with The Washington Times.</p> <p>Commenting on a memorandum sent to top Pentagon officials, Mr. Rumsfeld also said the Defense Department and U.S. government could be reorganized to deal more effectively with 20th-century threats.</p>