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  • Senate returns more pessimistic than ever on healthcare

    06/05/2017 12:00:01 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 57 replies
    TheHill.com ^ | 5 Jun 17 | Alexander Bolton
    Senators went into a recess skeptical over whether they could agree to legislation repealing and replacing ObamaCare. They will return on Monday more doubtful than ever. Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), one of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) most loyal allies, said Thursday that it’s “unlikely” the GOP will get a healthcare deal. “I don’t see a comprehensive healthcare plan this year,” he told a local news station. Senate Republicans hoped to have a draft bill this week, but it now looks like there will at best be an outline.
  • U.S. House approves highway bill that revives EXIM bank (conservatives screwed again)

    12/03/2015 1:55:17 PM PST · by fifedom · 46 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/3/2015 | David Morgan
    The U.S. House on Thursday passed a five-year transportation bill that also revive(s) the charter of the U.S. Export-Import Bank, which had been allowed to expire in the face of conservative opposition. the House of Representatives voted 359 to 65. All 65 "no" votes came from Republicans, including lawmakers opposed to the EXIM bank measure. "It proves to the American people that we can get things done," said House Transportation Committee Chairman Bill Shuster, a Pennsylvania Republican.
  • Egyptian Spokesmen: Put Peace Treaty to a Referendum

    04/23/2014 8:44:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 4/24/2014, 6:13 AM | Elad Benari
    Spokesmen for the two Egyptian presidential candidates recently advocated for putting the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel to a vote in a referendum. […] “Our enmity with the Zionist enemy goes to our very existence. It’s either us or them. No peace is possible,” said Tamer Hindawi, (Hamdeen) Sabahi’s spokesman, during the debate. He further claimed that “The Zionist enemy is clearly the head of colonialism in the region. In our view, the Camp David Accords are responsible for many of our crises, and might even be the main reason for Egypt’s subjugation to America, and for the decline...
  • Russian Federal Drug Control Service: Russia and US to continue anti-drug cooperation

    03/26/2014 8:01:47 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 8 replies
    Itar-Tass ^ | 03/26/2014 | Itar-Tass
    MOSCOW, March 26. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian and US anti-drug agencies will continue their usual cooperation, the head of the Russian Federal Drug Control Service (FSKN) Viktor Ivanov said. “This is the first meeting that I’ve chaired under the sanctions regime,” he said on Wednesday. At the same time, he said, “We are not planning to curtail cooperation. Our US colleagues share our view.” “I hope that these are temporary problems,” Ivanov said.
  • LAT: Debt ceiling deal accomplishes little (Business as usual, no entitlement reform, no hope)

    08/02/2011 9:33:21 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    LA Times ^ | 8/2/11 | David Lauter
    High-stakes negotiations force people to reveal what they really care about, and in the 11th-hour deal to stave off a federal financial default, President Obama and congressional Democrats and Republicans each made clear their top priorities. For Republicans, it was preventing any tax increase to upper-income families. For Democrats, it was ensuring no cuts to Social Security, Medicaid and a handful of other programs that aid the elderly and the poor. And for Obama, it was getting a deal that would end the threat of an economy-shaking default until after the 2012 presidential election. None of the key players was...
  • Déjà Vu, All Over Again?

    12/04/2010 1:57:38 AM PST · by Scanian · 19 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | December 04, 2010 | David Coughlin
    I don't know about you, but I voted in November to send a message to stop run-away spending, stop government expansion, and defend our country from our enemies. I voted against incumbents, both Republican and Democrats, who voted against my wishes. Yes, I celebrated with my compatriots across the country who voted the same way I did. Unfortunately I am sensing that this new class of politicians may disappoint just like the last one! Already I am getting a sinking feeling in my gut that this new crop of politicians may fall prey to the same inside the beltway disease....
  • (UPDATED) Fagan pulled from the air after urging mass write-in campaign

    10/29/2010 9:00:48 PM PDT · by warm n fuzzy · 21 replies
    ADN.com ^ | 29 Oct 2010 | Kyle Hopkins
    ... John Tracy, president of public advertising and public relations firm that makes commercials for the Murkowski campaign, said he called Bookey upset about Fagan’s show early in the day. Tracy said he first called someone at the Murkowski campaign – he wouldn’t say who – to tell them he was making the complaint. The campaign person didn’t object, he said. “I told Dennis that I felt a suspension was in order. That I felt that what Dan had done was serious enough," Tracy said. Tracy is the chief executive for Anchorage-based Bradley Reid. The company is working for Murkowski...
  • Obama And Campaign Financing (Victor Davis Hanson On Obama's Hypocrisy Alert)

    01/25/2010 7:43:32 PM PST · by goldstategop · 7 replies · 859+ views
    National Review ^ | 11/25/2009 | Victor Davis Hanson
    It was rather incredible for Barack Obama to express outrage over the Supreme Court's pruning of McCain-Feingold's regulation of public financing and corporate campaign donations, since in June 2008 Obama became the first presidential candidate to forgo public financing in the general election, expecting that by doing so he could raise several millions more, much of it from the Wall Street and big-money interests that he now serially demonizes. The problem with Obama's hypocrisy is not just that, like most politicians, he does not do what he says, but that he fudges so vehemently and loudly and, to be candid,...
  • AP, Reuters Go Full Tilt in Spinning Latest Writing of Pope

    07/07/2009 6:12:03 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 66 replies · 2,087+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 7/7/2009 | Matthew Balan
    Two major wire services- AP and Reuters- cherry picked excerpts from Pope Benedict XVI’s latest encyclical (a teaching document of the Catholic Church) on Tuesday to support left-wing economic and political positions, and all but ignored the pontiff’s traditional stances on the family, bioethics, and the environment. The AP also went so far to bring up “the state of the Vatican’s own [financial] books.” Both Philip Pullella, who regularly writes about the Pope and the Vatican for Reuters, and the AP’s Nicole Winfield zeroed in on paragraph 67 of the encyclical, which is titled “Caritas in Veritate,” or “Charity in...
  • Anger rules the mean streets that set Barack Obama on road to power

    01/15/2009 9:52:11 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 20 replies · 1,063+ views
    The Times ^ | 1/16/2008 | Tom Baldwin in Chicago
    On the far south side of Chicago, separated by more than 20 miles and a vast chasm in wealth from the city's soaring skyline, is a collection of squat brick buildings where Barack Obama says he found his calling. The President-elect has said that he learnt more from the locals when working in the Chicago projects than they learnt from him. Those who remember him say that he made little impact The Altgeld Gardens public housing project reeks of decay, fear and despair. At the only shop serving its 2,000 homes, water pours in from the roof on to sodden...
  • Democratic Party Scandal: How High Will It Go?

    12/10/2008 6:22:48 AM PST · by vietvet67 · 25 replies · 1,348+ views
    American Thinker ^ | December 10, 2008 | Rick Moran
    Those of us who have followed Illinois politics for any length of time are tempted to give the Rod Blagojevich arrest and pending indictment a quick shrug, a knowing smile, and a cynical sigh of know-it-all arrogance. "We've seen this before in Illinois, nothing new here, just move along" is the condescending response to questions from out-of-staters that usually suffice when some Illinois politico is caught with his fingers in the taxpayer's cookie jar. But the Blagojevich True Crime Drama is not criminality as usual in Illinois politics. The malfeasance of Governor Rod Blagojevich is so outrageous, so brazen, so...
  • The liberal media is biased

    10/28/2008 10:36:22 PM PDT · by Kukai · 24 replies · 621+ views
    The Daily Evergreen ^ | October 29, 2008 | Jessica Lack
    One of the most cherished freedoms enumerated in the First Amendment is the freedom of the press. Beholden to no one, American journalists, reporters, news anchors and editors are free to investigate controversies and “speak truth to power.” Individual citizens do not have resources to ask prominent officials questions, verify claims or research important issues – but the media do. We rely on the press to deliver news and often assume the reporting is objective. The mainstream media have failed us. In the past, the press had the courage to report the facts no matter whose reputation was at stake....
  • McCain Will Support Earmark-Stuff "Crap Sandwich": Obama Me Too! (Out Of Touch Bipartisan Elite)

    10/01/2008 8:49:31 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 115 replies · 1,965+ views
    Michelle Malkin.com ^ | 10/01/2008 | Michelle Malkin
    I’ve been listening to his economic speech in Independence, Missouri. He has basically echoed Nancy Pelosi’s line that opposing the bailout is unpatriotic. Here’s what he said: We are square in the greatest financial crisis of our lifetimes. And I am pleased to report that today, I will be returning to the floor of the Senate to vote on a bill that marks a decisive step in the right direction. The original proposal was flawed. I urged additions of taxpayer protections, stronger oversight, limitations on executive compensation and more protections for people’s bank accounts. I am pleased that these are...
  • Where's Biden's money come from to live his life style?

    08/23/2008 8:25:28 AM PDT · by airedale · 140 replies · 614+ views
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    Since Joe Biden has been a US Senator since he was 29 and a local politician before that where the heck does his wealth come from? His dad was a car salesman which while you can do well if your good at it doesn't usually lead to great wealth. Looking at his family compound and the houses on them you have to have a lot of wealth to afford them. His wife is an English professor at Delaware Technical Community College which while it probably pays well isn't like being a partner in a major law firm or anything.
  • Microsoft Foresaw Vista Problems

    02/28/2008 10:57:49 PM PST · by militem · 111 replies · 1,749+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 02/28/08 | ROBERT A. GUTH
    A Microsoft Corp. executive last year said the software company made a mistake by lowering the minimum technical requirements needed to run Windows Vista, a decision he said was made to help Intel Corp. meet its quarterly earnings, according to internal emails disclosed this week. The emails provide a glimpse into how Microsoft executives and hardware partners grappled with technical glitches and other problems as they prepared the long-awaited Windows Vista software for market. The emails were released as part of a federal class-action suit alleging that Microsoft's marketing program for Windows Vista misled consumers. In several of the emails,...
  • Dan Walters: Democrats leveraged budget, too

    08/24/2007 8:07:10 AM PDT · by SmithL · 1 replies · 202+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 8/24/7 | Dan Walters
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Democratic legislators and the media roasted Republican senators for holding up passage of the state budget on issues that had nothing to do with the budget, such as their demands to restrict lawsuits over greenhouse gas emissions. "A whole lot of stuff was brought up at the end that was never brought up before," Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata complained at one point. It's a valid point, even though Republicans countered that they had to use the budget on other issues because the Democrats otherwise ignored them. But Republicans weren't the only ones leveraging the budget...
  • D.C. Madame to Sell 10,000 Phone Records of High-End Washington Clients

    03/01/2007 10:32:45 PM PST · by khnyny · 39 replies · 1,453+ views
    D.C. Madame to Sell 10,000 Phone Records of High-End Washington Clients Deborah J. Palfrey is unhappy. And, if you know who Deborah J. Palfrey is—and especially if you know her by Jeane—you probably don’t want her unhappy. From 1993 until this past summer, Palfrey ran Pamela Martin and Associates, a “high-end adult fantasy firm which offered legal sexual and erotic services across the spectrum of adult sexual behavior,” according to a statement she put out today hoping to raise funds for her legal defense. The way she plans to raise those funds could reverberate through Washington’s power corridors. She is...
  • AP Enterprise: Schwarzenegger hands former staffers plum jobs

    11/17/2006 11:17:01 AM PST · by calcowgirl · 10 replies · 282+ views
    Press-Enterprise (AP) ^ | November 17, 2006 | AARON C. DAVIS
    SACRAMENTO--Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger doled out high-paying and prestigious state jobs this year to dozens of outgoing members of his administration, including six-figure salaries for posts he once said were a waste of taxpayer money and should be eliminated. An Associated Press investigation of Schwarzenegger's staffing purge since last year's special election revealed that he has appointed or transferred 40 former staffers elsewhere in state government. At least half of those saw their taxpayer-funded salaries increase after they left Schwarzenegger's office, some by more than $30,000 a year. Schwarzenegger also gave six former staffers jobs with state boards and commissions he...
  • LANDRIEU AMONG DEMS WHO TOOK ABRAMOFF MONEY

    01/09/2006 11:14:01 AM PST · by caryatid · 43 replies · 1,803+ views
    The Dead Pelican ^ | January 09, 2006
    [ Headline only at this point ... Stay Tuned for More Details ... the link takes you to an article already posted on Free Republic about politicians, other than Landrieu, who have benefitted from Abramoff's largesse] LANDRIEU AMONG DEMS WHO TOOK ABRAMOFF MONEY
  • Barely, a Sign of Recovery

    09/21/2005 5:55:38 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 8 replies · 579+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | Sept 21, 2005 | Scott Gold
    NEW ORLEANS — By the wee hours of the morning Tuesday, if you looked past the rotting mounds of garbage on the sidewalk and the fact that most of the customers were carrying firearms, the city — right or wrong — looked a bit familiar again. For a while, it was just another night at a Bourbon Street strip joint, a little exhilarating and a little depressing at the same time. Up on stage was Britni Carrubba, who fled Hurricane Katrina with nothing but the clothes on her back. For three weeks she had waded through hell, shuffling from shelter...