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  • Ted Cruz Makes Endorsement in Oklahoma Special GOP Senate Primary

    04/17/2014 5:29:32 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 25 replies ^ | 4/17/14 | Elliot Jager
    Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz threw his support behind T.W. Shannon in Oklahoma's GOP senate primary, The Hill reported. Shannon is a former state House Speaker. This was the first primary endorsement made by Cruz, who has a strong following among tea party-aligned Republicans. The endorsement allows him to honor his pledge not to back insurgents in primaries involving Senate GOP colleagues, The Washington Post reported. Shannon is in an open primary. A special election in November will fill the seat being vacated by Republican Sen. Tom Coburn two years before his term ends in 2016. Cruz plans to attend...
  • My Little Pony - The Movie

    04/05/2014 4:33:13 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies
    youtube ^ | Mar 15, 2014 | Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom·
    Movie for Saturday morning.
  • Sniper takes out 6 Taliban militants in Afghanistan — with one bullet

    04/01/2014 5:54:31 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 19 replies
    wash times ^ | 4/1/14 | c chumley
    <p>A sniper with a highly accurate eye has shot and killed six Taliban militants in Afghanistan — with a single bullet — various media reported.</p> <p>The unnamed star shooter is a 20-year-old lance corporal in the Coldstream Guards in Britain, The Telegraph reported.</p>
  • AWESOME: Dana Loesch Tears Harry Reid A New Series Of Tubes

    03/30/2014 9:43:55 AM PDT · by Kevin in California · 20 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 03-30-2014 | Caleb Howe
    Senator Harry Reid is aware of all internet traditions. So an epic flame should be old hat for this old hand. Watch as Dana takes Harry to internets school.
  • Ted Cruz makes surprise appearance, gives speech at Supreme Court in solidarity with Hobby Lobby

    03/25/2014 2:38:53 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 50 replies ^ | March 25, 2014 | The Right Scoop
    Ted Cruz gave a great speech today in a surprise appearance at the Supreme Court, supporting the cause of Hobby Lobby and reminding people of the importance of our God-given right of religious freedom and why it is protected in our Constitution. He also predicted that the Supreme Court would strike down the contraceptive mandate and rule in favor of Hobby Lobby. Watch the full speech below:
  • Trash hauling co. exec wins Pa. Senate seat (Tea Party beats establishment in a write-in!)

    03/19/2014 10:03:36 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies ^ | 3/18/14
    <p>YORK, Pa. (AP) — After a bruising and expensive campaign, voters in a York County state Senate district on Tuesday backed a conservative trash company executive's maverick write-in bid over the Republican party's hand-picked candidate, a veteran state representative.</p> <p>Penn Waste Inc. President Scott Wagner claimed victory in a special election to finish the term of retired Sen. Mike Waugh, who resigned in January and was named executive director of the state Farm Show Complex and Expo Center.</p>
  • • Sarah Palin • CPAC • 2014 • [Keynote address to end CPAC 2014]

    03/08/2014 5:19:46 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 104 replies
    CSPAN/You Tube ^ | 3/8/2014 | Sarah Palin CSPAN
    In true fashion, Sarah Palin brought the house down in her keynote address to end #CPAC2014 and you can watch the full speech below:

    03/05/2014 5:02:13 PM PST · by onyx · 37 replies
    Breitbart - One Voice Silenced, Millions Awakened ^ | March 5, 2014 | Breitbart - One Voice Silenced, Millions Awakened
    Truthtellers can usually be identified as the lone voices walking in the opposite direction of the maddening crowd. They are ridiculed, vilified, falsely accused, and hated by those who hate Truth. They seek to silence the Truthteller with a complicit, and lying media that trumpets their rhetorical garbage. Most they do silence. The few who refuse to be silenced out of their deep conviction for Truth, are those history records as being the Bravehearts of their Generations. Sarah Palin will be remembered thus. Lies may endure for a season, but Truth endures eternity.
  • Sarah Palin: People look at Putin as one who wrestles bears, Obama as one who wears mom jeans

    03/03/2014 8:01:02 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 30 replies ^ | March 3, 2014 |
    Sarah Palin was on Hannity tonight to explain why all it took was common sense to know that Putin wanted to regrow the old Soviet empire and that retaking Ukraine was on his agenda. She said he’s gonna continue, especially under this president, because people see Obama as wearing mom jeans while people see Putin as one who wrestles bears: People are looking at Putin as one who wrestles bears and drills for oil. They look at our president as one who wears mom jeans and equivocates and bloviates. We are not exercising that peace through strength that can only...
  • Ted Cruz angers GOP colleagues - again

    02/27/2014 11:31:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    CNN ^ | 02/27/2014 | Ted Barrett and Dana Bash
    Several Republican senators said Wednesday they were surprised and angered after a news report revealed that their GOP colleague, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, made a recent fundraising appeal for a tea party group that is trying to defeat GOP incumbents it doesn't believe are conservative enough. The senators said Cruz's efforts appeared to violate his own pledge to no longer target sitting Republican senators in favor of tea party-backed candidates in the hard-fought 2014 campaign in which Republicans believe they have a chance to win back control of the Senate. In addition, the fundraising appears at odds with Cruz's...
  • Cruz angers GOP colleagues - again (Susan Collins is very upset!)

    02/28/2014 6:43:26 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 34 replies ^ | 2/26/14 | Ted Barrett and Dana Bash
    <p>Several Republican senators said Wednesday they were surprised and angered after a news report revealed that their GOP colleague, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, made a recent fundraising appeal for a tea party group that is trying to defeat GOP incumbents it doesn't believe are conservative enough.</p>
  • Rick Santelli: Tea Party Are Those Who 'Carry the Water'

    02/24/2014 6:33:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | February 23, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Five years after his "rant heard around the world" spawned what is now known as the Tea Party movement, CNBC's Rick Santelli appeared on Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125 and said the energy from 2009 has created a powerful political movement that has already achieved many tangible results while changing the political landscape. Speaking to host and Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon, Santelli said the Tea Party movement is a big-tent movement that attracts Americans from all walks of life. He said what is appealing about the movement to him is its emphasis on...
  • Cruz to get hero's welcome in Iowa, NH

    02/23/2014 1:06:23 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/15/14 06:00 AM EST | Alexander Bolton
    Conservatives in Iowa and New Hampshire are preparing a hero’s welcome for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) after he showed up Senate Republican leaders during a crucial vote on the debt limit. Cruz infuriated his Senate Republican colleagues this week when he filibustered a clean bill to raise the debt limit. His objection forced Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and 11 other Republicans to vote with Democrats to advance the legislation.But in Iowa and New Hampshire, two important presidential primary states, conservative activists are cheering Cruz’s stand and buzzing about a possible presidential run in 2016.Activists in the two states said...
  • Ted Cruz, hated by Senate Republicans, is winning

    02/18/2014 6:03:07 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 22 replies
    Examiner ^ | February 17, 2014 | Mark Whittington
    The current media narrative about Sen. Ted Cruz in the wake of the debt ceiling vote was captured neatly by a February 16, 2014 story in The Blaze in which ABC News’ Jonathon Karl was quoted as saying that Cruz is so hated by his fellow Republican senators that he will need a food taster at GOP Senate lunches.That might be a slight exaggeration, but it is clear that the establishment wing of the GOP regards Cruz as a problem. And, if David Harsanyi, writing in The Federalist, is correct, some of Cruz’s fellow senators are right to hate him,...
  • Ted Cruz Is Winning: Like it or not, it's his party now

    02/15/2014 8:38:41 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 126 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 14, 2014 | David Harsanyi, senior editor
    These days, it’s popular to claim that Senator Ted Cruz is only looking out for himself. And this is undoubtedly true. Much in the same way John McCain is only looking out for himself and Chuck Schumer is only looking out for himself, and every millionaire Senator looking to hold on to his or her seat in perpetuity is looking out for #1. Cruz just happens to be better at it. Take the kerfuffle over the debt-ceiling vote. When Mitch McConnell met with Senate Republicans colleagues this week, he proposed that they allow a vote on the House debt limit...
  • Happy Valentine's! Jim's FReepin Obama in Fresno! Updates Here Afterward (FReepathon Thread XXVII)

    02/14/2014 11:59:15 AM PST · by onyx · 356 replies
    Free Republic | February 14, 2014 | onyx
    Click here to pledge your support via secure server ^ Free Republic is Your Voice and Your Forum!We Really Need and Appreciate Your Loyal Support! PLEASE Make Your Donation Today, Monthly, if You POSSIBLY & RELIABLY can! Dearest Wonderful, Fabulous, Awesome FReeper-Patriots, HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! Like I mentioned, Jim and our Fresno/Central Valley Chapter are going to FReep the cowardly Marxist today, when he steps off Air Force One in Fresno, CA! WOO-HOO!!! PLEASE allow for a little time lapse for the posting of your wonderful, generous donations, because Jim will be operating from his tablet, but PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE,...
  • House Republicans: Ted Cruz killed our amnesty

    02/13/2014 4:51:45 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 127 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/13/2014 | AllahPundit
    There’s no man or woman in red-state America these days with more power than Cruz to set a new conservative litmus test. But c’mon: How many of you need to be formally warned at this point by your favorite Republican that the House is looking to sell out border hawks on immigration reform? It’s like blaming Rand Paul for turning libertarians against the NSA. He plays a useful role in bringing attention to the issue, but those people turned on their own initiative ages ago. Same here.Cruz won’t mind being blamed for this one, though. House Republicans who supported the...
  • What I learned on the Highway of Death in Iraq - Allen West

    01/17/2014 8:15:25 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 18 replies
    Steadfast anbd Loyal Blog ^ | January 17, 2014 | Allen West
    Today is the 23rd anniversary of the start of the First Persian Gulf War also known as Operation Desert Storm. I was a 29-year-old Captain in the First Infantry Division, “The Big Red One” at Ft. Riley in Kansas. Angela and I just celebrated our first wedding anniversary in December 1990 and now I was deploying into combat — something she had seen her own dad do twice to Vietnam. I was the Fire Support Officer for Task Force 2-16 Infantry (call sign Ranger 14) in the 2nd Brigade (Dagger). Our mission was to be the lead task force of...
  • I saw an amazing sight this morning.

    12/22/2013 12:10:02 PM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 81 replies
    12/22/'13 | Self
    On the way back from the store this morning, I saw a fully grown, wild bald eagle sitting in the middle of a field near where I used to live. This is absolutely the very first wild bald eagle I have ever seen in my life (I saw a captive one at school once). Unfortunately I didn't have a camera, but . . . wow! You know, sometimes when everything is going to pot and I'm tempted to just give up, something like this happens. It's a reminder that however totalitarian the left becomes, they can't control or social-engineer nature....
  • Recycle your WIN Button! (For Obamacare!)

    10/01/2013 8:51:56 PM PDT · by JennysCool · 13 replies
    Go ahead, dig that little piece of tin out of the boxes stacked six-deep in the basement! Obamacare's another program on the incredible scale (and with the electorate's incredible enthusiasm!) as Gerald Ford's legendary Whip Inflation Now! Those who were there remember how WIN completely GALVANIZED the nation -- just like Obamacare is doing right NOW! Dig it out from under the old aquariums, stacks of ancient magazines, and pet rocks! It's time to WIN again!
  • Obama: 'Korea was a win'

    07/27/2013 10:15:24 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies
    Obama: 'Korea was a win' By Peter Schroeder - 07/27/13 11:19 AM ET President Obama hailed veterans of the Korean War Saturday, saying their sacrifices ensured that millions of Koreans could live safely in a democracy. Speaking on the 60th anniversary of the Korean War's armistice, he noted that some had expressed their dissatisfaction with the war's resolution, which resulted in the establishment of a demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea and did not end with a definitive truce. He noted that many dismissed the conclusion with the phrase "die for a tie." But he argued that, decades later,...
  • Newt Gingrich: Republicans Today Would Be ‘Incapable of Competing’ Against Hillary Clinton in 2016

    12/09/2012 1:01:03 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 109 replies
    The Blaze/NBC Repost ^ | 12/9/2012 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Former House Speaker and Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said the current GOP would be “incapable of competing” against Hillary Clinton should she run in 2016. Gingrich on NBC’s “Meet the Press” called Clinton a “very formidable” person who is married to “the most popular Democrat in the country.” “If [the Republicans'] competitor in ’16 is going to be Hillary Clinton, supported by Bill Clinton and presumably, a still relatively popular President Barack Obama, trying to win that will be truly the Super Bowl. And the Republican Party today is incapable of competing at that level,” Gingrich said.
  • Liberal Stealth Groups Paved Obama Win

    More than 4 million people who voted for Barack Obama in 2008 did not vote this year. But by applying new voter science, Obama nudged enough replacements in key states — many who were rare or first-time voters — to give him his margin of victory (leveraged even larger by the Electoral College). Years of stealthy multimillion-dollar efforts paid off forAmerica’s left in the 2008 and 2012 victories by President Barack Obama. Using new voter science to get rare and first-time voters to go to the polls, the races have changedAmerica’s electorate — those who make the country’s decisions by...
  • Voters in Arizona's 2nd pick Barber over McSally

    11/17/2012 9:16:09 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 26 replies ^ | Nov 17, 2012 | Bob Christie
    Voters in Arizona's 2nd pick Barber over McSally BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press Updated 11:50 a.m., Saturday, November 17, 2012 PHOENIX (AP) — Democrat Ron Barber has won a full term representing Arizona's 2nd Congressional District, squeaking out a win over Republican Martha McSally and giving Democrats a sweep of the state's three competitive races for U.S. House seats. Voters decisively picked Barber to fill out the remainder of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords term in a special election in June, but last week's election was for a full term and was so tight it took until Saturday before a winner was...
  • Obama wins Fla., topping Romney in final tally

    11/10/2012 10:27:33 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 144 replies
    AP ^ | 11-10-2012 | TAMARA LUSH
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- President Barack Obama was declared the winner of Florida's 29 electoral votes Saturday, ending a four-day count with a razor-thin margin that narrowly avoided an automatic recount that would have brought back memories of 2000. No matter the outcome, Obama had already clinched re-election and now has 332 electoral votes to Romney's 206. The Florida Secretary of State's Office said that with almost 100 percent of the vote counted, Obama led Republican challenger Mitt Romney 50 percent to 49.1 percent, a difference of about 74,000 votes. That was over the half-percent margin where a computer...
  • Newt: I think we’ll carry Pennsylvania and Ohio

    11/05/2012 7:47:31 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 45 replies
    The Right Scoop via CNN ^ | November 5th, 2012 | Piers Morgan
    Newt was on with Piers Morgan tonight and said that he believe Romney will carry both Pennsylvania and Ohio. First on Pennsylvania, he said people tend to forget that the state has a Republican governor, a Republican senator, a Republican House majority, a Republican state House and Senate and it’s coal country where they are not happy with Obama. He also says regarding Ohio that in coal country there will be quite a few Democrat votes cast for Mitt Romney, so it can’t be taken for granted that just because it’s a Democrat vote it is an Obama vote. He...
  • Beyond Giving Every Kid A Trophy... Playing to Lose! (Vanity)

    09/21/2012 3:01:27 AM PDT · by MacMattico · 39 replies
    I feel really bad for my niece. Last year, she made her school's competitive Varsity Volleyball team as a Freshman, plays club, and has already been looked at by college scouts. A sports scholarship would really help her family out. Here's the thing: she's stuck at this school and they've recently changed their "focus in sports" to one of where everybody gets to play. My niece was an excellent OH (outside hitter), but other kids want to play outside hitter, so she doesn't play that position much anymore. She's very tall and can play middle well, but that's not always...
  • Analysis of election factors points to Romney win... (been correct 8/8 times)

    09/20/2012 10:34:23 AM PDT · by Signalman · 17 replies
    UnivofCol ^ | 8/22/2012 | Social Sciences
    Full Title: "Analysis of election factors points to Romney win, University of Colorado study says" A University of Colorado analysis of state-by-state factors leading to the Electoral College selection of every U.S. president since 1980 forecasts that the 2012 winner will be Mitt Romney. The key is the economy, say political science professors Kenneth Bickers of CU-Boulder and Michael Berry of CU Denver. Their prediction model stresses economic data from the 50 states and the District of Columbia, including both state and national unemployment figures as well as changes in real per capita income, among other factors. “Based on our...
  • Official: Scrabble Player Ejected For Cheating At National Tourney

    08/15/2012 1:28:59 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 30 replies
    Miami CBS4 ^ | August 14, 2012 | CBS4/AP
    C-H-E-A-T-E-R? Organizers say that word spelled the fate of one of the top young Scrabble players in the country Tuesday. The player, who has not been named because of his young age, was kicked out of the game’s national championship tournament in Florida after he was reportedly caught hiding blank letter tiles. John D. Williams, Jr., executive director of the National Scrabble Association, said that a male player was ejected from the 350-player event in Round 24 of the 28-round event.
  • Tea Party Wins Big in Texas; Incumbents Pushed Out

    08/02/2012 2:35:19 PM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 14 replies ^ | 8/1/12
    Michael Quinn Sullivan, leader of the conservative activist group Empower Texans, agreed that Texas voters were pushing out Republican moderates, like state Sen. Jeff Wentworth, who lost to tea party leader Donna Campbell. He said lawmakers allied with [RINO] Texas House Speaker Joe Straus continued to lose key races."It's a very bad night for Joe Straus, losing two big committee chairs (Miller and Hopson)," he said, adding that five Straus chairs have now lost in the GOP primary. "The state Senate has become a lot more conservative after this cycle, and especially with this runoff." Gov. Rick Perry tried to...
  • How Liberals Win (Peer into the abyss)

    07/01/2012 10:07:48 AM PDT · by Dysart · 20 replies
    NYT ^ | 6-30-12 | BILL SCHER
    PRESIDENT OBAMA has endured much criticism of his legislative skills from his fellow progressives. His conciliatory approach has been compared unfavorably with Franklin D. Roosevelt’s gleeful pugnacity and Lyndon B. Johnson’s relentless arm-twisting. His willingness to strike deals with corporations has been tagged “business as usual.” Many progressives, frustrated over the past three years, have concluded that the political system is fundamentally broken because corporate power has been allowed to suffocate popular liberal policies. But the Supreme Court’s upholding of Mr. Obama’s health care law reminds us that the president’s approach has achieved significant results. If his liberal critics paused...
  • New Media Win: Occupy 'Drum Scum' Arrested

    05/03/2012 11:47:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    breitbart ^ | 5/3/12 | John Sexton
    Early Wednesday morning Breitbart News posted a video of an Occupy protester in LA smashing a drum into the head of a female LAPD officer. At the time the video had fewer than 25 views. Within hours the video began to spread around the web on blogs and social media sites. Just over 24 hours later it has been viewed more than 200,000 times. Yesterday afternoon, KTLA reported that a suspect in the attack had been detained and was being questioned. This morning, the LAPD announced the arrest of Brian Mendoza age 23. Sources say Mendoza is "6 feet tall...
  • A Big, Big Win for Santorum . . . Errr . . . CPAC

    Mitt Romney had a horrible, horrible night. Early yesterday, Mitt Romney’s campaign called Missouri a “beauty contest” and said to focus on Colorado. We did. Wow. I’ve said since Sunday that yesterday would be the first day of voting that Mitt Romney’s “poor” comment to Soledad O’Brien would have an impact. It typically takes a week for comments like that to be digested by voters. Six days after Romney opened his mouth, Rick Santorum swept the night. From Missouri to Minnesota to Colorado the Republican electorate sent a very clear signal — they want conviction over electability. They do not...
  • South Carolina Primary Goes to Newt Gingrich (Video)

    South Carolina Saturday, January 21, 2012 Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has won the South Carolina primary. In remarks at his SC headquarters, Gingrich said "thanks to everyone in South Carolina who were with us to change Washington." He also stated that it was "very humbling and very sobering to see so many people who want to get their country back on the right track." Updated: Saturday at 10:07pm (ET)
  • Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett Continues to Clean up Ed Rendell's Mess

    10/28/2011 8:09:54 AM PDT · by 92nina · 8 replies
    ATR ^ | 2011-10-27 | Patrick Gleason
    ...According to today’s Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Costa told House Republican lawmakers that officials examined cases over a three-month period and found thousands of Medicaid cases that should have been closed under existing state laws. He contended that previous administrators failed to consistently monitor eligibility and enforce regulations. It is believed that the Dept. of Public Welfare can save over a hundred million by cleaning up Medicaid rolls when it is all said and done. It’s both refreshing and good news for Pennsylvania taxpayers that the folks in Gov. Corbett’s administration are rolling up their sleeves, cracking open the books, and cleaning...
  • Why Herman Cain Has The Potential To...Win

    10/24/2011 5:25:56 PM PDT · by TexasFreeper2009 · 27 replies
    forbes ^ | 10/24/11 | Richard Miniter
    Forget the eye-rolling. Let’s look at the numbers. Herman Cain is ahead of Romney in virtually all of the polls conducted in the past two weeks. In both Iowa and nation-wide Cain leads Romney by 30% to 22%,according to Public Policy Polling, a respected pollster. Meanwhile the latest NBC-Marist poll puts Cain ahead of Romney in South Carolina by 30%-26%, and shows Cain and Romney neck-and-neck in Florida. Cain leads in Ohio by 15%, and in Hawaii by 12%. Only in New Hampshire does Romney stubbornly hold a solid double-digit lead (15%).
  • A Victory for Free Speech as the FCC Kills Remaining Fairness Doctrine Rules

    08/25/2011 1:06:19 PM PDT · by 92nina · 4 replies
    Digital Liberty ^ | 2011-08-25 | [Staff]
    ...What made the Fairness Doctrine so abhorrent was that it granted the FCC to determine what broadcasts were “fair and balanced” and mandate broadcasters give equal weight to opposing points of view. While it was deemed unconstitutional in 1987 and subsequently unenforced, some Democrats have brought up the idea of once again implementing the Fairness Doctrine in the past couple of years. On the elimination of the Fairness Doctrine, Rep. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) stated: “The federal government should not be in the business of regulating speech. By permanently eliminating the so-called Fairness Doctrine, we’ll ensure that markets, not the government,...

    Florida has decided to finally protect the 2nd Amendment at the state level and eliminate onerous restrictions that many municipalities and communities have enacted against gun rights.
  • Silent Majority Prevails Over Big Labor in Wisconsin

    08/10/2011 10:55:28 AM PDT · by 92nina · 7 replies
    ATR ^ | 2011-08-10 | Joshua Culling
    Organized labor and the professional left didn't do a very good job of controlling expectations leading into last night's recall elections in Wisconsin. The conventional wisdom held that Democrats would pick off at least three of the six Republican incumbents eligible for recall, enough to flip control of the upper chamber. This would deal a severe blow to Gov. Scott Walker and the labor reform movement across the country. That didn't happen. Republicans successfully defended four seats, including all three toss-ups. In the end, Democrats were only able to recall Sen. Dan Kapanke, who represented a very blue district, and...
  • Michigan Doesn’t Want to Fund a Lifestyle

    07/18/2011 11:27:49 AM PDT · by 92nina · 20 replies
    ATR ^ | 2011-07-15 | Nathan Lichtman
    Michigan is currently in a lonely group of two states (with Vermont) that dole out unlimited lifetime welfare. That means welfare recipients can receive welfare their whole life and never go off these payments. Thankfully, this will no longer be the case. The Legislature passed a bill that would limit the ability to receive state welfare to 48-months. Governor Rick Snyder (R) has said he supports this legislation and will sign it as soon as it hits his desk. The bill is expected to save taxpayers $77 million. Michigan has long been one of the biggest welfare states in the...
  • Want to win a baby? Head to Britain

    07/11/2011 6:01:41 PM PDT · by gitmo · 15 replies
    Smart Planet ^ | July 8, 2011 | Stacy Lipson
    For women that are struggling to get pregnant, the choice to undergo therapy or treatment is an agonizing process. There are no words to describe the pain and emotional anguish that these women are forced to face. And no matter what choice is decided, the decision to make any choice at all is a silent battle. According to Sky News, an IVF lottery by a U.K charity called To Hatch is offering a lottery for anyone that wishes to be a prospective parent. Sky News reported: The Gambling Commission has granted a licence to charity To Hatch, tickets for the...
  • ATR Applauds the Expiration of “Temporary” Tax Introduced in 1976

    07/06/2011 11:54:09 AM PDT · by 92nina · 8 replies
    ATR ^ | 2011-07-01 | James Paul
    Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich) announced yesterday that House Republicans will not be extending a harmful tax on jobs, known as the FUTA surtax: “The time was October 1976. KC and the Sunshine Band encouraged Americans to 'Shake Your Booty' and the Bee Gees proclaimed that 'You Should Be Dancing.' And Congress created a supposedly 'temporary' Federal unemployment tax on jobs, sometimes called the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) 'surtax.' Today, after 35 years and eight separate extensions of this provision, the surtax will expire as House Republicans, led by Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) have refused to...
  • Debt Limit Negotiations: What Winning Looks Like

    07/01/2011 8:12:41 AM PDT · by 92nina · 10 replies
    ATR ^ | 2011-06-30 | Mattie Corrao
    Reports are surfacing today that suggest Democrats are conceding their demand for tax hikes is a non sequitor in the debt limit negotations. After the President's laughable attempt yesterday to blame the government's spending problem on tax treatment of corporate jets (policy he has previously supported) it is clear any discussion involving taxes represents a non-serious approach to the debt limit debate. The Hill reports today that in an effort to save face on the negotiations, Democrats are hoping to net Republican support for defense spending cuts. As we pointed out in the fall, conservatives should have no problem supporting...
  • House Conservatives Recommend "Cut, Cap and Balance" [Progress Needn't Always Be Lefty]

    05/23/2011 10:47:11 AM PDT · by 92nina · 7 replies
    Center for Fiscal Accountability ^ | 2011-05-19 | [Staff]
    Rep. Jim Jordan, Chairman of the House Republican Committee, is calling for a three-pronged approach for confronting the government's overspending problem ahead of the debt limit debate. Recognizing that Washington's spending addiction is both a short and long-term problem, Chairman Jordan is circulating a letter amongst his colleagues requesting three proposals form the basis for Republican bargaining on the debt ceiling. They are: "Cut" - cut the deficit in half next year"Cap" - establish statutory spending caps that bring federal spending from 25 percent of GDP today to 18 percent"Balance" - institute a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution with...
  • "Respect. Empower. Include. Win" is motto at Obama campaign

    05/12/2011 9:28:37 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/12/11 | Eric Johnson - Reuters
    CHICAGO (Reuters) – The sign at the entrance to President Barack Obama's new 2012 campaign headquarters says: "Respect. Empower. Include. Win." A swarm of reporters got a sneak peak at the Obama's headquarters on Thursday at a downtown Chicago office building. The 50,000 square-foot space occupying a full floor of the building, is mostly open except for rows of tables sparsely populated by roughly 50 staffers and volunteers. The number of campaign operatives will be increased during Obama's re-election bid and Campaign Manager Jim Messina and other operatives said the space's organization reflects Obama's grassroots campaign style, which is open...
  • Michigan House Passes Tax Cut Reform Package [Lower Taxes Even More.]

    04/29/2011 2:33:10 PM PDT · by 92nina · 6 replies
    ATR ^ | 2011-04-28 | Kelly William Cobb
    ...The tax reform package, which will pave the way for the forthcoming budget, builds off Gov. Snyder’s tax reform proposal. The reforms eliminate the Michigan Business Tax and replace it with a 6 percent flat corporate rate, while eliminating credits and deductions. Eighteen members of the Michigan House have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, promising their constituents to “oppose and vote against any and all efforts to increase taxes.” Since the reform package amounts to a $712 million net tax cut, it is consistent with the Pledge... Read more:
  • Syrian deaths soar as tanks, snipers, commandos mow down civilians

    04/25/2011 9:39:19 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 56 replies
    Debkafile ^ | 4/25/11
    Bashar Assad has launched all-out war on his people. Tanks firing artillery, APCs, infantry units, commandoes and snipers were deployed for the first time at daybreak Monday, April 25 in cities across Syria for the most brutal assault on any Arab anti-government protest in the four-month uprising. In the first few hours, hundreds are estimated to have been massacred (over and above the 350 shot dead in the last three days) and thousands injured. Denied medical attention, they are left in the streets to die. The military offensive to break the back of the uprising is led by his younger...
  • Oklahoma Scales Back Collective Bargaining [O What a Beautiful Less-Union Morning]

    04/21/2011 12:12:24 PM PDT · by 92nina
    ATR ^ | 2011-04-20 | Brendan Cole
    The Oklahoma Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would repeal a 2004 law requiring cities with more than 35,000 people to grant collective bargaining rights to non-uniformed city employees. The bill, HB 1593, passed 29-19 in the Senate after already passing the House and now heads to Republican Governor Mary Fallin’s desk where she is expected to sign the bill into law. The bill only applies to non-uniformed personnel in 12 Oklahoma municipalities. The law would not apply to teachers, police and firefighters. Four of those cities - Muskogee, Norman, Oklahoma City and Tulsa - had collective bargaining agreements in...
  • Vote canvassing results show Prosser won Supreme Court race

    04/15/2011 1:01:26 PM PDT · by ThinkingBuddha · 79 replies
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | 04.15/2011 | Associated Press
    Results from Wisconsin counties show a conservative state Supreme Court justice has won re-election in a race seen as a referendum on Republican Gov. Scott Walker's divisive union rights law. County tallies show Justice David Prosser defeated JoAnne Kloppenburg by 7,316 votes. State election officials must review those numbers before declaring an official winner. They say they won't start that process until Kloppenburg has a chance to request a recount. She has until Wednesday. Kloppenburg, a little-known state attorney, got a boost after supporters worked to turn anger over the union law against Prosser. The race was too close to...
  • Dems too crazy to win

    04/08/2011 10:43:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/07/11 | Cheri Jacobus
    Dems too crazy to winBy Cheri Jacobus - 04/07/11 06:29 PM ET Fiscal sanity versus the ruination of America. That seems to be where the budget debate lies. The Republican budget proposal to eliminate some $6 trillion in federal spending over the next decade and eliminate the deficit in 30 years is shocking — but only in the sense that the situation has become so out of hand, so insanely ridiculous, it will take at least that much and that long to right the wrongs of Washington. The insanity of fiscal policy that promotes an unsustainable chasm between spending and...