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  • 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...
  • OK got a question for all of you...

    05/13/2011 8:23:25 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 52 replies
    13 May 2011 | US Navy Vet
    Can the US Congress "arrest" and "detain" members of the other 3 branches of US Government? Also Is there a detainment facility w/in the US Capitol Bldg Complex for this?
  • RESEARCH: "Palestinians" = Arab immigrants' children / Desolate land pre increased Jewish return

    02/09/2011 5:47:13 AM PST · by PRePublic · 16 replies · 1+ views
    The Truth about "Palestinian" Arabs A.K.A. Arab immigrants' children, grand children & the vastly vacant desolate land prior to the rise of Jewish returnINTRODUCTIONOrigins and immigration Foreign Arab and foreign Muslim immigration:Over 100,000 or at least 150,000 (to some estimates, such as the testimony given in the U.S. Congress in 1939) have immigrated during the British Mandate alone, or during a 17 Years old period.At least 50,000 or more have immigrated from Hauran, Syria alone.Immigrants include: Arab - Egyptians (mainly in the early 1800s), Syrian, Algerian, Sudanese, S. Arabians. Other Muslims from: Bosnia during the 1800s and fascist Nazi Slavic-Muslims...
  • Tea Party: Defense Spending Not Exempt From Cuts

    01/23/2011 11:59:13 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 40 replies
    CBS News ^ | 1/24/2011 | CBS News
    Back home, supporters of the conservative tea party movement clamoring for the debt-ridden federal government to slash spending say nothing should be off limits. Tea party-backed lawmakers echo that argument, and they are not exempting the military's multibillion-dollar budget in a time of war. That demand is creating hard choices for the newest members of Congress, especially Republicans who owe their elections and solid House majority to the influential grass-roots movement. Cutting defense and canceling weapons could mean deep spending reductions and high marks from tea partiers as the U.S. wrestles with a $1.3 trillion deficit. Yet it also could...
  • Why Congress Should Consider Bankruptcy for States

    01/23/2011 10:33:37 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 20 replies
    CNBC Finances ^ | 1/21/2011 | Jonathan Henes
    In 1975, New York City was on the brink of bankruptcy. The city lacked the cash to make municipal bond payments while continuing to pay for vital services and public retiree and healthcare benefits. The city was on the verge of defaulting on its municipal bonds. The city pursued three options: seeking aid from the federal government, negotiating a deal with its public unions or filing for bankruptcy. The federal government rebuffed the city’s request for a bailout. Faced with the option of a municipal bankruptcy, the unions agreed to invest $2.5 billion of their pension funds in municipal bonds,...
  • Did Barney Frank Conceal Evidence in Ethics Investigation?

    12/03/2010 7:50:31 PM PST · by NanMan · 35 replies
    Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) is frustrated that her ethics investigation has been suspended – shortly before she was supposed to face an investigative hearing to look at the charges against her. The pause came abruptly in October, when investigators of the House Ethics Committee discovered a critical piece of information – an E-mail from Waters’s Chief of Staff – that had not been turned over to committee investigators. Now – according to the Washington Post – investigators are trying to determine why the E-mail was not discovered until after the formal investigation had concluded
  • GOP control of House could revive the F-22 fight

    11/13/2010 5:47:29 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 43 replies
    AJC/Political Insider ^ | 11/13/2010 | Jim Galloway
    The takeover of the U.S. House by Republicans could prompt a revival of the fight for additional funding for the Marietta-built F-22 stealth fighter, U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey said Friday. U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey, a Republican from Marietta. AJC file “This isn’t just for the sake of home-cooking, but also for the sake of the country,” Gingrey said in a telephone interview. But Gingrey conceded that concerns over spending and the federal deficit could make the funding battle a difficult one. The planes have a price tag of $120 million each. “We would have to look at it with a...
  • Republicans set to challenge Obama on US foreign policy

    11/03/2010 8:45:54 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 6 replies · 1+ views
    AFP Via Space War ^ | 11/03/2010 | AFP Via Space War
    After a big victory in legislative elections, Republicans will likely challenge President Barack Obama on a range of foreign policy issues, questioning his approach to the Middle East, China, Afghanistan and nuclear arms control. With voters focused on the country's troubled economy, international crises and the nine-year-old war in Afghanistan were largely ignored in the election campaign. But armed with a majority in the House of Representatives, Republicans are expected to use their new platform to portray Obama as weak on national security, soft on China and ambivalent about Israel, experts said. "Congress sets the temperature for a lot of...
  • Congress Stops Funding Commercial Airline Defense Tech

    10/21/2010 11:31:51 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 10 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | 10/18/2010 | By Roxana Tiron
    In the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States, the federal government was ready to investigate solutions to nearly every terrorist threat to civilian aviation. Nearly 10 years later, there has been a subtle shift away from some high-tech solutions to real but low-probability threats. In the case of shoulder-launched missiles aimed at commercial airliners, the government has changed tactics from gadgetry to policy; the White House and Congress this year quietly stopped funding laser-jamming equipment that could scramble missiles as they track the heat of aircraft.
  • Tom Garcia, America’s Most Needed Man in Congress

    08/04/2010 9:36:29 PM PDT · by Yomin Postelnik · 8 replies
    American Daily Review ^ | 08/05/10 | Yomin Postelnik
    Florida is set to deliver a number of true conservatives to Congress and to take back two, three or even more seats from the Democrats. If Republicans regain the House, as we are poised to do, Florida will have a key role in that effort. But of all our great candidates, not only in Florida, but anywhere in the nation, Tom Garcia in the crucial FL-24 race stands out above the crowd. Commander Tom Garcia is a rare mix of character, integrity, brashness and common sense. His election stands to improve America’s national security and economic wellbeing more than any...
  • ZOT!! Conservatives Leading in Most Races Around the Country

    06/21/2010 2:08:18 PM PDT · by Welshman007 · 116 replies
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 6/21/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    <p>2010 is shaping up to be an excellent year for conservatives, who are leading in most of the races around the country for the November midterm elections.</p> <p>A brief panoramic view of the various campaigns will reveal that voters are clearly intent on making significant changes to Congress this year.</p>
  • VIDEO--Rahm 'Dead Fish' Emanuel Says Republican Takeover Dangerous

    06/20/2010 3:06:19 PM PDT · by Welshman007 · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 6/20/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    White House Chief of Staff Rahm 'Dead Fish' Emanuel is at it again with an outrageous claim that for Republicans to take back Congress in November would be 'dangerous.' The Obama Administration and the Democrats in Congress must be getting very worried about the upcoming November midterm elections. Every poll shows Democrats trailing Republicans in support, and most citizens give very low marks to the Democrat-controlled Congress. The fact that Congress controls the purse-strings of the federal budget and that Democrats have had complete control over both houses since 2006 indicates a dire scenario is coming for the majority Party....
  • Scientists--Carbon Dioxide is Not Causing Climate Change

    06/19/2010 9:03:21 PM PDT · by Welshman007 · 19 replies · 465+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 6/20/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    In a major announcement that flies in the face of the erroneous mantra of the world's political elite, a team of scientists has declared that carbon dioxide is NOT causing climate change. Left (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)--Al Gore continues to push debunked notion of man-made global warming. The team, sponsored by the International Climate Science Coalition, issued the following declaration: We, the undersigned, having assessed the relevant scientific evidence, do not find convincing support for the hypothesis that human emissions of carbon dioxide are causing, or will in the foreseeable future cause, dangerous global warming. In the short time since issuing...
  • Video--Big Hypocrites: Congress Has No Moral Authority to Rip BP

    06/17/2010 5:20:45 PM PDT · by Welshman007 · 7 replies · 179+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 6/17/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    In a display that was indicative of political opportunism at best and hypocrisy at worst, members of the House committee on energy ripped into BP as if Congress is the shining example of honesty and integrity. Time for a serious fact-check. Congress has no moral authority to rip BP if they do not include themselves in the blame-game. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon). BP CEO Tony Hayward with Rep. Henry Waxman, D-California, one of the worst of the extremist environmentalists in Congress. Some of the very ones on the committee who did the most moralistic sermonizing to BP CEO Tony Hayward are...
  • False Reassurances--Obama Lied or He is Terribly Misinformed

    06/16/2010 10:28:36 AM PDT · by Welshman007 · 9 replies · 405+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 6/16/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    Apart from the fact that last night's address from the Oval Office was nothing more than a PR campaign for the cap-and-trade energy tax scheme, Barack Obama's false reassurances to the residents of the Gulf coast show that either he lied or he is terribly misinformed. At this point in the disaster it is way too early to provide reassurances to anyone, anywhere. The reason is clear and dire. The Gulf oil disaster is much worse than anyone will admit, and the repercussions for human life could be potentially catastrophic. Obama repeatedly asserted that the disaster will not destroy the...
  • Congress threatens to slash F-35 procurement

    05/20/2010 11:20:18 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 16 replies · 502+ views
    Flightglobal ^ | 5/20/2010 | Stephen Trimble
    The US Congress has opened debate on the fiscal year 2011 defence budget by sending a clear and unprecedented warning to the Lockheed Martin F-35 programme. For the first time, a major legislative committee approved a bill that would slash F-35 funding if the programme fails to achieve a reduced set of cost and schedule goals this year. HR 5136, a bill to authorise defence spending, threatens to reduce the F-35's development budget by 25% and slash overall FY2011 procurement from 43 to 31 aircraft, if Lockheed fails to achieve certain goals, such as completing 394 test flights in FY2010....
  • Bloom takes 199th [FReeper wins intense primary in Pennsylvania]

    05/20/2010 9:24:03 AM PDT · by LikeLight · 90 replies · 1,371+ views
    The Sentinel ^ | 5/19/2010 | Jason Scott
    For much of the evening Tuesday, any one of four candidates were in line to win the Republican nomination for the 199th Legislative District seat. North Middleton Township resident and local attorney Stephen Bloom appears to have emerged victorious in the seven-way Republican primary to earn the nomination. As of Wednesday morning, all absentee ballots have been included in the results. Bloom won the 199th race by 284 votes, unofficially, with 2,163 votes. Denny Lebo had 1,879. The county board of elections will meet at 9 a.m. May 25 to certify ballot results. They will then be sent to the...
  • Update Alert--House Votes for Puerto Rico Statehood, and Media Smears Militias

    04/29/2010 9:43:29 PM PDT · by Welshman007 · 15 replies · 680+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 4/30/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    Two breaking updates on major stories at Conservative Examiner this week merit this special alert. First, the U.S. House of Representatives, as expected, voted Thursday to 'allow Puerto Rico to decide on statehood,' although they already have such a right and have exercised it three times to turn down becoming the 51st state. (From left, Puerto Rico Senate President Thomas Rivera Chatz, Gov. Luis Fortuno and Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi, take part in a news conference on Capitol Hill where they spoke in support of the Puerto Rico Democracy Act. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)). What the representatives actually did was to...
  • Puerto Rican Statehood--Stealth Method to Steal Elections for 60 Years?

    04/29/2010 9:33:51 AM PDT · by Welshman007 · 5 replies · 382+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 4/29/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    Puerto Rico has decided on three separate occasions, by a majority vote of its citizens, that it does not desire to become the 51st state of the United States of America. The last such vote was taken in 1998. So why is Congress voting on a bill today that would supposedly 'grant Puerto Rico the ability to decide if they want statehood'? They already have that right, and they have exercised it three times. And they have overwhelmingly said no. It is safe to say that if this Congress in particular introduces legislation that purports to give a U.S. territory...
  • Massive government corruption hidden by focus on Goldman-Sachs

    04/21/2010 9:33:47 AM PDT · by Welshman007 · 14 replies · 500+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 4/21/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    As the country's attention is directed to the Goldman-Sachs scandal, a much greater story lurks beneath the surface involving massive government corruption that makes Wall Street firms pale in comparison. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak). Sen. Chris Dodd, D-CT. The current government of the United States of America under the leadership of Barack Obama and the Democrat-controlled Congress is the single most corrupt entity in the nation, worse than all of the private sector scandals combined. One would be hard-pressed to find an era of U.S history when government was any more corrupt than it is at present. The manner in which...
  • Malady in Washington D.C. diagnosed as Pelositis

    04/09/2010 7:55:31 AM PDT · by usalady · 6 replies · 270+ views
    examiner.com ^ | Apirl 9, 2010 | Martha
    It has recently been determined that the malady that has infected the Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate is a form of Pelositis.
  • ObamaCare Hits Snags Right at the Starting Gate

    03/22/2010 9:42:08 PM PDT · by Welshman007 · 54 replies · 1,774+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 3/23/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    The purely partisan ObamaCare bill, approved by Democrats in Congress with no support at all from Republicans, is hitting snags right at the starting gate. It almost goes without saying that the very first snag is overwhelming public disapproval. As soon as the votes were cast, both Gallup and Rasmussen reported that public approval for Congress plummeted to the lowest point ever recorded. Not only that, but the two major players in this Constitutional fiasco, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, also suffered in the surveys taken just after the vote. CBS News, normally a bastion of slanted, leftwing polling data...
  • Health Care: Tea Party Protest Candlelight Vigil

    03/21/2010 9:32:27 PM PDT · by timestax · 87 replies · 1,256+ views
    March 22,2010 | timestax
    Cincinnati Tea Party meets downtown Cincinnati, to hold candlelight vigil and send a massage to U.S.Rep.Steve Driehaus-DWest Price Hill,to vote no on the Obama Insurance Bill. My final headcount was nearly 400, counting teenagers and children too.
  • The Real Reason Obama, Dems Desperately Push Healthcare Bill

    02/20/2010 12:47:38 PM PST · by Welshman007 · 18 replies · 1,130+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 2/20/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    In the frenzied push to pass a massive healthcare bill that will change the U.S. healthcare system from top to bottom, Americans were told that such a plan was needed to address untold suffering on the part of the uninsured and to reign in the skyrocketing costs of medical care. Even the Democrats and Barack Obama, however, could not manage to approve a bill in spite of the fact that they held a super-majority in both the Senate and the House, and thus, could basically do whatever they pleased. In the meantime, after an entire year of the constant rehashing...
  • Budget by Executive Order?

    02/19/2010 11:21:54 AM PST · by Welshman007 · 3 replies · 280+ views
    YouTube ^ | 2/19/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    This is The Liberty Sphere Report by Anthony G. Martin: Obama has created a bipartisan panel to deal with the budget deficit and national debt, which is the job of Congress, according to the Constitution. WARNING! Danger ahead.
  • Congress is battleground over carrier move to Mayport

    02/15/2010 12:19:48 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 8 replies · 585+ views
    Virginia Pilot ^ | 1/15/2010 | Bill Bartel
    Now that the Department of Defense has made clear its intent to move a Norfolk-based aircraft carrier to Mayport, Fla., the battle between Florida and Virginia shifts to Congress. Members of the Hampton Roads congressional delegation have pledged to fight tooth and nail to block any more money for the project. They’re taking on Florida’s congressional delegation, who outnumber the Virginians by more than two to one and are already claiming victory. Hampton Roads representatives said they are not ready to talk about what might happen if the carrier battle is lost. “We have to continue to have a united...
  • Laser Shoot Down Forces U.S. Congress to Challenge Obama Missile Defense Budget

    02/15/2010 12:02:10 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 21 replies · 931+ views
    Defense Professionals ^ | 2/15/2010 | Defense Professionals
    Riki Ellison, Chairman and Founder of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance (MDAA), released a statement today regarding the revolutionary airborne laser intercept test at Point Mugu, California last night. His comments and observations are the following. Ellison is one of the top lay experts in the field of missile defense in the world. "Late last night, the Airborne Laser (ABL) now called the Airborne Laser Test Bed (ALTB), a Boeing-747 modified to carry a chemical based mega watt laser weapon system, successfully intercepted and destroyed two short-range ballistic missiles, one liquid fueled Scud like missile and one solid fueled U.S....
  • Fallout from Brown Victory Begins in Congress

    01/21/2010 12:36:29 PM PST · by Welshman007 · 6 replies · 628+ views
    Columbia Conservative Examiner ^ | 1/21/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    The fallout from Scott Brown's stunning upset victory in the Massachusetts Senate race has already begun in the Congress. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stated today that she now doesn't have the votes to pass the Senate healthcare bill. According to sources in the House, a closed-door meeting was held today with the House leadership during which some strong--and sobering--language was used to describe the status of healthcare and a number of other Obama initiatives in light of the pounding Democrats took in Massachusetts.
  • Vulnerability Grows As Democrats Dig in Their Heels

    01/07/2010 11:08:50 AM PST · by Welshman007 · 2 replies · 375+ views
    Columbia Conservative Examiner ^ | 1/7/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    In the face of mounting odds against maintaining control of Congress in 2010, the vulnerability of Democrats grows by the day as they dig in their heels on persisting with the current course. News came yesterday that during the 2008 campaign Barack Obama promised at least 8 times that all negotiations on healthcare reform would be done in the open, on C-Span. So far every single deal has been cut behind closed doors, not only to the public but to their Republican colleagues. Today, under an avalanche of criticism, Obama agreed to C-Span coverage...for one hour only.
  • Poll Asks: Is It Time For Term Limits For The U.S. Congress?

    01/06/2010 7:17:29 AM PST · by writer33 · 47 replies · 1,019+ views
    Elective Decisions ^ | 01/06/10 | Chris Davis
    Considering the state of the U.S. Congress today, is it time for term limits for the U.S. Congress? When voting, consider every state in the Union, and the outcome of those elections year in and year out. Is It Time For Term Limits For The U.S. Congress?
  • US Congress Plays Video Games While Denying The Wishes Of WE THE PEOPLE

    11/24/2009 1:43:39 PM PST · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 6 replies · 494+ views
    RFFM.org ^ | Nov. 24, 2009 | LYLE J. RAPACKI, Ph.D.
    The disrespect, the contempt, the arrogance, the sense of entitlement and elitism by the preponderant majority of those in the U.S. Congress and Senate has become unquestionable. The real question is: Will WE THE PEOPLE exercise our right to "vote the bums out!" Something else DOES need to be said; a message the Congress/Senate WILL hear since they couldn't hear the message of the Town halls, the two rallies in Washington, D.C., the wishes of the people to vote down the healthcare legislation is this: WE THE PEOPLE are coming after your jobs...
  • Congressional Research Agency Confirms Illegal Aliens Will Get Health Benefits Under House Bill

    10/07/2009 1:10:31 AM PDT · by RC one · 12 replies · 1,240+ views
    Last Tuesday, the Congressional Research Service (CRS), which is the non-partisan "research arm" of the United States Congress, issued a report that concludes that illegal aliens will be able to receive benefits under the House health care bill (H.R. 3200) through two major loopholes. (See CRS Report and FAIR Press Release, August 26, 2009). According to its own website, CRS is a legislative branch agency that provides Congress with "policy and legal analysis" that is authoritative, objective and accurate. (CRS website). The latest CRS report validates what FAIR has been saying for the past month and a half — that...
  • Congress’s Secret Plan to Pass Obamacare

    09/29/2009 8:19:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies · 3,160+ views
    Human Events ^ | September 29, 2009 | Brian Darling
    President Obama and liberals in Congress seem intent on passing comprehensive health care reform, even though polls suggest it is unpopular with the American people. And despite the potential political risks to moderate Democrats, the President and left-wing leadership in Congress are determined to pass the measure using a rare parliamentary procedure. The Senate plans to attach Obamacare to a House-passed non-healthcare bill. Ironically, nobody knows what that legislation looks like, because it has not yet been written. Yet many members plan to rubber-stamp Obamacare without reading or understanding the bill. The Senate Finance Committee worked furiously last week to...