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  • Senator Jay Rockefeller Gave Syria Advance Warning Of Iraq War Intentions! (FNS Transcript)

    11/14/2005 11:13:59 AM PST · by Stultis · 367 replies · 20,071+ views
    WALLACE: ...in October of 2002 in which you authorized the use of force, you went further than the president ever did. Let's watch:(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)ROCKEFELLER: I do believe that Iraq poses an imminent threat, but I also believe that after September 11th that question is increasingly outdated.(END VIDEO CLIP)WALLACE: Now, the president never said that Saddam Hussein was an imminent threat. As you saw, you did say that. If anyone hyped the intelligence, isn't it Jay Rockefeller?ROCKEFELLER: No. I mean, this question is asked a thousand times and I'll be happy to answer it a thousand times. I took a...
  • Inaugural Party in Johns Creek, GA! GA Sixth District U.S. Congressional candidates to be present.

    01/18/2017 8:13:59 AM PST · by Wiz-Nerd · 16 replies
    1/18/2017 | Wiznerd
    Calling all GA Deplorable's! Rivermont Golf Club is hosting an Inaugural Party to celebrate our great Country's tradition of the peaceful exchange of power! Here is the info: Friday, the blessed day of January 20th, 2017 6:00 - 10:00 PM Rivermont GC 3130 Rivermont Parkway Johns Creek , Georgia 30022 RSVP (770)-993-2124 As y'all know, today our GA 6th District U.S. Congressional representative, Tom Price, is beginning confirmation hearings for the Dept. of HHS. Should he be confirmed the 6th District seat will be up for grabs. Several of the possible candidates to run will be at the event including...
  • Bill to Reject Israel Discrimination Opposed by Shmendriks In Jewish

    03/28/2016 11:21:27 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/28/16 | Katy Grimes
    It would appear the Jewish Caucus supports the BDS movement California businesses are increasingly being pushed to participate in economic boycotts of anything to do with Israel. The insidious, growing “boycott, divestment and sanctions” movement absurdly claims that Israel practices apartheid. Followers of the BDS movement paint Israel as vicious and evil, and say it should be discarded from American investments. The BDS movement even calls for universities to divest from companies associated with Israel, and has perpetuated the growing anti-Semitism movement lurking on California college campuses. Attacking the State of Israel has become a convenient pretext for the expression...
  • Keeping Hillary Clinton’s testimony private is a strategy sure to fail

    04/05/2015 9:12:49 PM PDT · by PROCON · 9 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | April 5, 2015 | Jed Babbin
    After Whitewater, Travelgate, Filegate, Sandy “the burglar” Berger stealing documents from the National Archives and Bill’s dalliance with Monica Lewinsky, political reporters got a bit lazy because they had to sit back and wait for the next scandal to break. The cascading Clintons always served one up. Some reporters I know openly yearn for a return to the Clinton days. They miss remarks like what then-Sen. Fritz Hollings of South Carolina said when Bill’s poll numbers were falling. There was no reason to worry, Mr. Hollings said, because, “If they reach 60 percent, then he can start dating again.” The...
  • Israeli election chief puts curbs on Netanyahu's speech to U.S. Congress

    02/16/2015 7:53:35 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/16/15
    The head of Israel's election commission acted on Monday to limit any pre-election boost Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may get from a March 3 speech to the U.S. Congress in which he will warn of the threat from Iran's nuclear program. The speech has caused controversy in Israel and the United States, where the Democrats and the White House are angry that the Republican speaker, John Boehner, invited Netanyahu to speak at a sensitive time in the nuclear negotiations between Iran and six big powers including Washington, and only two weeks before Israel's closely fought March 17 election.
  • Obama: Fund My Amnesty Or I’ll Shut Down The Government

    12/01/2014 1:33:48 PM PST · by PROCON · 80 replies
    dailycaller ^ | Dec. 1, 2014 | Neil Munro
    White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Monday that President Barack Obama will block a government budget bill if the GOP denies him the funds needed to provide amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants. “Yes,” Earnest said when asked by ABC News reporter Jonathan Karl if Obama would veto a government-wide budget that defunded the amnesty program. If Obama blocks the budget to help the illegals, large sections of the federal government would shut down on Dec. 12. But Earnest equivocated when he was asked if Obama would shut down the government if the GOP denies amnesty just for the immigration...
  • How 'RINO-friendly' will the new GOP Congress be?

    12/01/2014 10:53:37 AM PST · by PROCON · 11 replies
    americanthinker ^ | Dec. 1, 2014 | Rick Moran
    Call it the "Rise of Swing-District Republicans." A sizable group of Republicans who won races in districts carried by President Obama in 2012, or won by Mitt Romney by 55% or less, means that strong conservatives in the House will find the road ahead difficult. Politico: The new Republican Conference will include 26 members from districts that Obama won in 2012, and 47 lawmakers from districts that Mitt Romney won by less than 10 percentage points. In the previous Congress, just 17 Republican incumbents were in districts that Obama won and 44 in seats Romney won by less than 10...
  • Conservatives to new leadership: Don't get too comfortable

    06/15/2014 6:45:34 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 15, 2014 | Russell Berman
    No matter what happens next week, the full slate of leaders will face another vote in November or early December after the midterms. Conservative challengers who passed on this rapid race now have more than five months to prepare anew and build up their base of support within the conference. In his Thursday statement announcing his decision not to run, Hensarling said he had concluded that this was “not the right race at the right time” – a signal he is keeping his options open and could challenge McCarthy or Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) in the fall. Even before Cantor’s...
  • Will a future Congress eliminate the extra-constitutional power of the Supreme Court?

    09/06/2013 8:51:32 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/6/13 | Doug Book
    “To consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions [is] a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy.” Thomas Jefferson For 200 years the Supreme Court has enjoyed virtually limitless authority to determine the constitutionality of both state and federal legislation. Known as “Judicial Review,” this power to “…invalidate [an executive or legislative] act if it is contrary to constitutional principles,” has made what the Founders believed the weakest of the federal branches into arguably the most powerful. (1) There is no mention of judicial review in the...
  • Patrick Buchanan: Congress Should Veto Obama’s War – OpEd

    08/27/2013 5:17:03 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 16 replies
    Eurasia Review ^ | August 27, 2013 | Patrick J Buchanan
    “Congress doesn’t have a whole lot of core responsibilities,” said Barack Obama last week in an astonishing remark. For in the Constitution, Congress appears as the first branch of government. And among its enumerated powers are the power to tax, coin money, create courts, provide for the common defense, raise and support an army, maintain a navy and declare war. But, then, perhaps Obama’s contempt is justified. For consider Congress’ broad assent to news that Obama has decided to attack Syria, a nation that has not attacked us and against which Congress has never authorized a war. Why is Obama...
  • New Iran leader sharpens Obama-Congress conflict

    07/29/2013 4:55:43 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo
    SF Gate ^ | July 27, 2013 | Tribune Co.
    The election of a more moderate president in Iran has sharpened the conflict between the White House and Congress over Tehran's disputed nuclear development program. The Obama administration, which hopes to meet incoming President Hassan Rouhani's team in September to renew efforts aimed at curtailing Iran's nuclear activities, last week announced an easing of sanctions on medical supplies, farm products and humanitarian aid. Meanwhile, the House appears close to passing a tough new sanctions measure aimed at further cutting Iran's oil exports
  • Nevada jury deliberating in case of developer

    05/28/2013 4:26:28 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 5 replies
    Times-Standard ^ | 5/28/2013 | SCOTT SONNER Associated Press
    RENO, Nev.—A jury began deliberations on Tuesday in the case of a former Nevada developer and political powerbroker who was called a greedy "ultimate insider" by prosecutors accusing him of illegally funneling nearly $150,000 in campaign money to U.S. Sen. Harry Reid Harvey Whittemore, 59, a former lobbyist and head of a billion-dollar real estate company, faces four felony counts tied to claims that he gave money to family members and employees to make contributions he had promised to Reid without revealing himself as the source. "He kept his promise and he broke the law to do it," Assistant U.S....
  • WAKE UP! (Dr Copper - Congress Re-approves Insider Trading For Themselves)

    04/17/2013 7:37:49 AM PDT · by blam · 11 replies
    The Market Ticker ^ | 4-17-2013 | Karl Denninger
    WAKE UP!Karl DenningerApril 17, 2013 I've been warning people that all is not well in the world. This morning I'm standing on the red button. We are, right here and now, sitting on key support for copper. If it fails, and given the pattern I believe it will, we're going under $3 and could see an all-on crash in copper prices. Why is this important? Because it's a measure of industrial demand -- that is, industrial production on a global basis. Europe is a damned basket case. That their markets haven't collapsed are testament to the litany of lies promulgated...
  • Online Poll: US Congress SC-01 (Tim Scott's Seat) Who do you support? Mark Sanford or someone else?

    01/30/2013 10:31:08 AM PST · by daniel885 · 11 replies
    RLCSC ^ | 1/27/2013 | RLCSC
    Are you a Mark Sanford supporter? Would you like to see him in Congress or would you like someone else? My favorites... Mark Sanford & John Kuhn -- Both fiscal hawks. Kuhn has a record of fighting against GOP against big-spending in the state Senate. Larry Grooms -- State Senator with a good voting record. A good "well-rounded" candidate. Curtis Bostic -- Social conservative but strong fiscal conservative reputation too Ray Nash -- A former Sheriff who is very conservative. Chip Limehouse -- A state representative with a lot of establishment ties and big money backing. Not such a hot...
  • The World's Greatest Deliberative Body (Commentary)

    12/19/2012 9:19:36 AM PST · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 19, 2012 | Kent Ramsay
    The U.S. Congress. The House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. Combined, they make up the greatest deliberative body in the world. Where our elected representatives meet and debate in the open to determine the laws of the land in the greatest representative democracy the world has ever seen. Committees are formed consisting of members of each party in our two-party system. These committees in both bodies use public hearings to debate and gather input on the important public matters of the day, such as tax policy, budgets, appropriations, etc. It is designed to be an open process that produces...
  • Stopping ObamaCare by essentially doing nothing

    07/12/2012 10:01:06 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/12/2012 | Derrick Hollenbeck
    Stopping Obamacare by essentially doing nothing is worth considering. It makes the Left chase a constantly moving target which will make rallying their troops very difficult. What do they protest when the process could so easily be manipulated to actually stop the implementation of the bill without a vote or a debate? While it is difficult to determine exactly what is in Obamacare, there are a few sections that are settled. One thing for sure is the federal government has to build “health insurance exchanges” for states that can’t or won’t make them for themselves. Since twenty seven states joined...
  • Obama warns Congress, "Don't threaten my power!"

    07/10/2012 10:03:25 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 20 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/10/2012 | Doug Book
    The National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 (NDAA) is making its way through Congress and if it is in any way different from last year’s unconstitutional onslaught against the American public, it is only for the worse. Last year, Congress overwhelmingly passed and Barack Hussein Obama signed into law the most egregious assault on due process rights in the nation’s history. The NDAA of 2012 gave Obama unlimited authority to have members of the U.S. military detain any American citizen he suspected of posing a potential threat to the United States. According to the Act, such citizens face an indefinite...
  • Cowardly congress won't investigate Manchurian Candidate Obama

    03/25/2012 10:03:30 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 26 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/25/2012 | George Spelvin
    No hearings into Barack Hussein Obama’s eligibility to hold the office of President of the United States will be held nor or any even scheduled, a spokeswoman for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said on Wednesday, March 21, at 1:04 p.m. “NO,” she answered in curt reply to the question, “Do You Have Any Hearings Scheduled?” even though Obama does not pass an E-verify check and the Arpaio investigation by seasoned law enforcement and legal personnel turned up very credible evidence of “fraud and forgery” in birth certificate and selective service documents on file for the sitting president! Democrat attorney...
  • Judicial Watch Statement on Court Ruling in Sexual Harassment Lawsuit against Rep...

    02/16/2012 1:21:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 16, 2012
    Complete title: Judicial Watch Statement on Court Ruling in Sexual Harassment Lawsuit against Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL) (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton today issued a statement in response to a ruling by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in Judicial Watch’s sexual harassment lawsuit filed on behalf of Winsome Packer, a female federal employee who alleges that she was repeatedly subjected to “unwelcome sexual advances,” “unwelcome touching” and retaliation from Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL) ( Packer v. US Comm. On Security & Cooperation in Europe, and Hastings and Turner (CV No. 11-00485)). On February...
  • Stop Insider Trading Dead In Its Tracks

    01/06/2012 2:23:13 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    Red State ^ | January 5, 2012 | Rick Perry
    Earlier this week, the Chicago Tribune ran a little noted editorial on the insider trading scandal plaguing Congress, calling out phony efforts to reform the rules and demanding that we finally put a stop to this outrageous and unethical behavior. If you haven’t read the editorial yet, I recommend you do because while the professional political punditry class is more interested in superfluous items like the political horse race and candidate attire, the reality is that members of both parties in Washington, D.C., are abusing their positions and ordinary Americans have had enough. As the editorial notes, “’60 Minutes’ reported...