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  • DREAM supporters seek a holiday miracle in D.C.

    12/14/2010 7:16:29 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 36 replies · 1+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Dec. 14, 2010 | Gary Martin SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS
    WASHINGTON — Texas clergy from San Antonio, Houston and Dallas joined a Tuesday march on Capitol Hill to press senators to approve an immigration bill that would provide citizenship for foreign-born children. More than 100 leaders from 10 states took part in a march around U.S. Senate office buildings as lawmakers scrambled to finish their legislative work in a lame-duck session and adjourn for the holidays. "We are hoping for a Christmas miracle," said the Rev. Harry Knox with Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church in Houston. The Rev. Lorenza Andrade Smith, a San Antonio Methodist minister, and Maria Antonietta Berriozabal, a...
  • For House Democrats, fight over tax cuts is now about saving face

    12/14/2010 7:25:02 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 14, 2010 | Russell Berman
    House Democratic efforts to block President Obama’s tax bill have dwindled into a battle to save face as they come to the realization they will have little opportunity to rework the bipartisan compromise. Party leaders were debating on Tuesday whether to bring up amendments to the bill for a vote even as Democrats acknowledged the overwhelming Senate support for the tax deal created an “urgency” to get legislation to the president’s desk. “The vote in the Senate indicates an urgency that is felt by a broad spectrum that middle-income taxes not be increased come Jan. 1,” House Majority Leader Steny...
  • DeMint wants to have the omnibus read

    12/15/2010 5:08:25 AM PST · by Perdogg · 33 replies · 1+ views
    examiner ^ | 12.15.10
    If you thought Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., went on interminably last week, just wait until you see what Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., has planned. Democrats, having passed none of this fiscal year's appropriations, want to ram through the lame duck Senate a 2,000-page spending bill that no one had a chance to read. DeMint released the following statement yesterday.
  • Dems dump 2,000 page omnibus spending bill on Congress10 days before Christmas

    12/15/2010 3:55:18 AM PST · by Scanian · 14 replies · 1+ views
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | December 15, 2010 | Rick Moran
    Election? What election? "The twelve bills included in this package fulfill the Congress' most basic responsibility, to exercise the power of the purse," he said in a statement. "This measure reflects a year's worth of work by members of both parties. Together, we have closely scrutinized the president's budget request, held hundreds of hearings, thousands of meetings, and asked literally tens of thousands of questions to each and every federal department and agency seeking justification for how taxpayer dollars are being spent." Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, responded in a statement, saying that after neglecting to pass a budget, "today we...
  • The Dems' Lame-Duck Land Grab

    12/15/2010 3:51:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies · 1+ views ^ | December 15, 2010 | Michelle Malkin
    Environmentalists hate sprawl -- except when it comes to the size of their expansive pet legislation on Capitol Hill. In a last-ditch lame duck push, eco-lobbyists have been furiously pressuring Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., to pass a monstrous 327-page omnibus government lands bill crammed with more than 120 separate measures to lock up vast swaths of wilderness areas. Despite the time crunch, Senate Democrats in search of 60 votes are working behind the scenes to buy off green Republicans. House Democrats would then need a two-thirds majority to fast-track the bill to the White House before the GOP...
  • George W. Bush: Stop Calling Them "Bush Tax Cuts"

    12/14/2010 10:00:01 AM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    CBS News ^ | 12/14/10 | Mary Dooe
    George W. Bush: Stop Calling Them "Bush Tax Cuts"Posted by Mary Dooe December 14, 2010 10:59 AM George W. Bush suggested in a radio interview on Monday that the debate over extending tax cuts in Washington might be made easier by using a phrase other than "Bush tax cuts." In the interview, conservative talk radio host Scott Hennen said that three of the most used words in politics in the last few months have been "Bush tax cuts." That's because of the debate raging over whether and how to extend the cuts, which were established in 2001 and 2003 and...
  • 2 new bills to Homosexualize our military [Dec. 14, 2010]

    12/14/2010 9:29:59 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 11 replies ^ | Dec. 14, 2010
    Pray in Jesus Name Project 2 new bills to Homosexualize our military....Call Sens. Brown and Murkowski today Majority Leader Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) is expected today to file a Rule 14 motion waiving our troops right to have any committee review the new fast-tracked bill S.4022 that bypasses debate or hearings, and repeals the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law.  The new bill forces open homosexual aggression on our troops against the will of 91% of our troops, using the same language that failed a cloture vote last week by 40-57 (thank God) in the Pentagon budget, but now rears its head again...
  • Tax bill clears key hurdle in Senate (The 4:20 pm ET Vote 64 - 8)

    12/13/2010 1:38:15 PM PST · by Red Steel · 45 replies · 1+ views
    msnbc ^ | December 13, 2010
    Domenico Montanaro writes: *** UPDATE *** NBC's Ken Strickland reports based on preliminary vote tally the Senate has cleared the 60-vote threshold to advance the tax bill. The vote is still open. These are preliminary numbers The Senate is voting on a key procedural vote on the tax cuts compromise bill; 60 was needed for passage.
  • OMG!!! "Barak Obama Republicans"! (Vanity)

    12/10/2010 4:49:08 AM PST · by Little Pharma · 22 replies
    Little Pharma Vanity | December 10, 2010 | Little Pharma
    My first post, is a vanity but I'm blowing steam out of my ears!!! Watching "Morning Joe" to see an interview with newly elected Pat Toomey (Conservative Senator from Pennsylvania) when Scarborough did the damnedest thing. He was talking about how the GOP should support the Obama Tax compromnise and began to refer to "Obama Republicans" and the rest of the cast jumped right in and pushed the idea. Obama republicans like Reagan Democrats!!! I was floored. In a matter of 3 or 4 days, we have been saddled with Obama. In the media view, it is now the Dem...
  • (Christine) O'Donnell calls extending jobless benefits a 'tragedy' ("like Pearl Harbor")

    12/08/2010 6:41:02 AM PST · by earlJam · 135 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 12/8/10
    By Shane D'Aprile - 12/07/10 10:22 PM ET Christine O'Donnell on Tuesday compared the "tragedy" of extending unemployment benefits to Pearl Harbor and the death of Elizabeth Edwards. "Today marks a lot of tragedy," O'Donnell, the Tea Party-backed GOP Senate candidate from Delaware, said Tuesday night during an appearance in Virginia. "Tragedy comes in threes," O'Donnell said. "Pearl Harbor, Elizabeth Edwards's passing and Barack Obama's announcement of extending the tax cuts, which is good, but also extending the unemployment benefits." O'Donnell continued: "The reason I say this is a tragedy is because his announcement of economic recovery was more of...
  • Dems Lame Duck Session Antics; Ruining Christmas

    12/10/2010 5:10:57 AM PST · by central_va · 13 replies
    12/10/10 | Self
    I am trying to get into the holiday mood, but thanks to the gang of three, I can't. I am on edge all the time and have to constantly listen to the news. This roller coaster has to stop. The Lamers are trying to destroy the country by hook or by crook. Clearly this is the nadir of socialism in the US
  • Lieberman, Collins, and Reid will introduce a free standing bill today to repeal DADT.

    12/09/2010 2:05:37 PM PST · by Red Steel · 105 replies
    Twitter ^ | December 09, 2010 | Joe Lieberman
    "@SenatorCollins and I and others are introducing a free standing bill to repeal #DADT today."
  • Breaking: House Passes "Dream Act"

    12/08/2010 6:22:20 PM PST · by Skeez · 291 replies
    House passes immigration bill known as "Dream Act" 216 to 198
  • Why Republican Demands To Debate DADT Repeal For Two Weeks Are Bogus (Waaah)

    12/08/2010 9:30:45 PM PST · by Red Steel · 11 replies
    tpm ^ | December 6, 2010, 10:08AM | Brian Beutler
    Senate Republicans have been playing a neat trick to squeeze Don't Ask, Don't Tell repeal off the Senate calendar. On the one hand, as the year comes to an end, they're eating up the last days of floor time and refusing to debate any issues until the tax cut fight is resolved and the federal government is funded into next year. On the other hand, they're laying out arbitrary -- and totally new -- benchmarks for how long it should take to debate the Defense Authorization bill (the vehicle for DADT repeal) to argue that there isn't enough time to...
  • House Democrats push through massive budget bill

    12/08/2010 5:08:53 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 39 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/8/10 | Andrew Taylor - ap
    <p>WASHINGTON – Democrats controlling the House muscled through legislation Wednesday night that would freeze the budgets of most Cabinet departments and fund the war in Afghanistan for another year.</p> <p>The bill would cap the agencies' annual operating budgets at the $1.2 trillion approved for the recently finished budget year — a $46 billion cut of more than 3 percent from President Barack Obama's request.</p>
  • Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) Delivers Weekly GOP Address On Preventing Tax Hikes

    12/04/2010 3:47:29 PM PST · by humblegunner · 33 replies
    Publius Forum ^ | December 4, 2010 | Warner Todd Huston
    In the Weekly Republican Address, newly-elected Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois says, “Last month, the American people sent a clear message to Washington: spend less, borrow less and tax less to put America back to work.” Sen. Kirk expresses his disappointment that leaders in Congress have not heeded this message. “The current leaders of Congress should not move forward with plans that were just rejected by the American people. These leaders should not raise taxes and risk another recession. Instead, Congress should reduce spending and prevent another tax hike on American taxpayers.” Sen. Kirk emphasizes, “Congress should set its highest...
  • Collins says 'Don't ask, don't tell' repeal must wait for tax cuts

    12/03/2010 1:45:08 PM PST · by Red Steel · 79 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 12/03/10 04:02 PM ET | Michael O'Brien
    Democrats hoping to move forward with legislation other than tax cuts shouldn't look to centrist Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) to break the logjam. Collins said again on Friday that, while she would vote with Democrats to end the military's "Don't ask, don't tell" policy, she wouldn't do so until a debate over tax cuts has been resolved. "Once the tax issue is resolved, I have made it clear that if the Majority Leader brings the Defense Authorization bill to the floor with sufficient time allowed for debate and amendments, I would vote to proceed to the bill," she said in...
  • Ron Paul Defends WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange

    12/04/2010 7:07:52 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 196 replies · 46+ views
    Third Age ^ | December 3, 2010
    Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) is defending WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's release of thousands of classified diplomatic cables. In an interview with Fox Business Thursday, Paul went against the opinions of many of his Republican colleagues, asserting that Assange should be given the same protections as the media. "In a free society we're supposed to know the truth," Paul said. "In a society where truth becomes treason, then we're in big trouble. And now, people who are revealing the truth are getting into trouble for it." “This whole notion that Assange, who's an Australian, that we want to prosecute him for...
  • Senate Republicans Reject Obama's Plan to Extend Tax Cuts for Middle Class Only

    12/04/2010 9:24:38 AM PST · by PapaBear3625 · 175 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4 December 2010
    Senate Republicans on Saturday voted against extending the Bush tax cuts to only the middle class in a pair of votes Democrats are seizing to paint the GOP as guardians of the rich. The Senate voted 53-36 to extend all expiring tax cuts on individuals with incomes of less than $200,000 a year and married couples making less than $250,000 -- seven shy of the required 60 to advance. The other proposal, which drew opposition from White House officials, would have renewed them for all tax filers with incomes of $1 million or less. That also failed in a 53-36...
  • Rep. [Jim] Moran Walks a Libelous Line (Ecumenical)

    12/04/2010 12:46:16 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 22 replies
    Catholic League ^ | 12/2/2010 | n/a
    Rep. Jim Moran, Democrat of Virginia, is angry at Catholic League president Bill Donohue for protesting the anti-Christian video that was removed from the Smithsonian Institution; it was part of a larger art exhibit. What he said about Donohue, as quoted in the Washington Post, went beyond mere criticism. Moran said Donohue "implicitly condoned all the pedophilia that was going on in the church." Donohue responds today: Congressman Moran has been accused of being an anti-Semite by his own Jewish colleagues in the House of Representatives, and he has a track record of bashing the Catholic Church. So it is...
  • A Lame-Duck Congress Stuck on Stupid

    12/02/2010 8:49:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | December 2, 2010 | Ross Mackenzie
    In his marvelous book "Decision Points," former President George W. Bush cites the comment of a general during a review of flagging American policy in Iraq. Bush quotes the general as saying, "Don't get stuck on stupid." U.S. strategy there, he said, needed changing to something different and more successful. The Democratic Congress is now embarked on a lame-duck session that ought to be history's last. This is the same Congress that gave the nation a program of socialized medicine it doesn't want and various "stimulus" measures that haven't worked -- spending measures that hardly have nudged the needle on...
  • ACTION ALERT…ALIPAC William Gheen on FOX World News Explains Downfalls of Dream Act If Passed!!

    11/30/2010 10:09:48 AM PST · by RandysRight · 8 replies · 1+ views
    FOX World News ^ | Today | Randy's Right
    Step 1: Click on this link to watch and consider the video from this morning at 6:15am on Fox and Friends…. VIDEO Teddy Bear & Grenade: Dream Act Amnesty to Displace and Replace Americans Step 2: If you have a Youtube account, make a supportive comment beneath the video, then click on the ‘thumbs up’ symbol, then click on “Add to +” and add it to your Favorites. This will help the video reach more online viewers on Youtube. Step 3: Forward a copy of this email or just the video title and link to all of your e-mail...
  • Top Republican: Designate Wikileaks as a terrorist org

    A top incoming House GOP chairman asked Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Sunday evening to review whether Wikileaks can be declared a foreign terrorist organization (FTO). Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), the incoming chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, called for U.S. officials to get aggressive against Wikileaks after the website published highly-sensitive, classified diplomatic cables that reveal frank assessments of foreign leaders and the war on terror. "I am calling on the attorney general and supporting his efforts to fully prosecute Wikileaks and its founder for violating the Espionage Act. And I'm also calling on Secretary of State...
  • DREAM Act scorecard: The GOP Senate fence-sitters

    Yesterday, I published a target phone list of GOP Senators for the upcoming stand-alone vote on the DREAM Act/Illegal Alien Student Bailout. I’ve polled Republican Senate offices and you should know that many open-borders squishes remain on the fence about this Obama/Reid down payment on blanket illegal alien amnesty. That’s right. The following GOP Senators haven’t made up their mind on whether they should oppose a bill that amounts to a 2.1 million future Democrat voter recruitment drive. Know your fence-sitters:
  • (And So It Begins) McCaskill: How I'm not like Obama

    11/28/2010 5:53:48 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | NOVEMBER 28, 2010 | Bridget Johnson
    Facing a tough re-election campaign in 2012, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) tried to set herself apart from President Obama on Sunday. Appearing on "Fox News Sunday," McCaskill said that she'd voted against the president on cap-and-trade, the second round of cash-for-clunkers, comprehensive immigration reform and every omnibus bill. McCaskill said she'd also sometimes disagreed with Obama when he was a senator. "My record of independence, frankly, stretches back for a long period of time," she said. When asked to name an issue where Obama had fallen short, the senator said his move into healthcare legislation at a time when he...
  • ALERT VOTE MONDAY: SB 510 and your right to grow your own food

    11/28/2010 1:21:58 PM PST · by GailA · 44 replies · 2+ views ^ | N/A | Rachel Johnson
    Food Safety Modernization Act of 2010 Senate Bill 510, that is set to come up for a vote this weekend is being called by some as the most dangerous bill in the history of the US. Essentially it is to our food what the bailouts were to the economy, the only difference being we can live without money. “If accepted [S 510] would preclude the public’s right to grow, own, trade, transport, share, feed and eat each and every food that nature makes. It will become the most offensive authority against the cultivation, trade and consumption of food and agricultural...
  • Congressional Ethics: Wrangling With Rangel

    11/26/2010 10:55:01 AM PST · by jazusamo · 3 replies
    The Ledger ^ | November 26, 2010 | Editorial
    Americans hate Congress, but love their congressmen. Sadly, the people with the power to take strong action against errant congressmen continue to let them give the institution a bad name. There was "clear and convincing evidence" gathered by the U.S. House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct that Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., violated the U.S. Code, the Code of Ethics for Government Service, the congressional franking regulations and official House rules and codes.During the two-year investigation that led to the committee's findings, Rangel labeled his unethical actions as benign bookkeeping errors, accounting mistakes, misunderstandings and misrepresentations. In the case...
  • Monsanto’s Food Safety Bill S-510 Set for Vote Today

    11/17/2010 12:09:29 PM PST · by Mortrey · 68 replies · 5+ views
    Constitution Party ^ | 11/16/2010 | Darrell Castle
    # Preclude the public’s right to grow, own, trade, transport, share, feed and eat each and every food that nature makes. # It will more than likely make Michael Taylor (mentioned above) the Food Czar. # End U.S. sovereignty over its own food supply by forcing compliance with WTO guidelines.
  • (D-WV) Manchin casts first vote with Democrats

    11/17/2010 11:19:16 AM PST · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/17/2010 | Susan Ferrichio
    He may have shot a bullet through the Democratic agenda on the campaign trail, but newly elected Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., has so far been faithful to his party.In the first vote called during in the lame duck session, Manchin, who was sworn in Monday, decided to support the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill that aims to ensure pay equity in the workplace.Democrats backed the bill along party lines, with 58 voting in favor of it. But it failed to get the 60 votes needed to bring it to the Senate floor for consideration.It’s no surprise that Manchin backed the...
  • Rangel's final farce?

    11/16/2010 1:56:29 AM PST · by Scanian · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 16, 2010 | Editorial
    The House ethics trial against Rep. Charlie Rangel began and ended in a flash yesterday, skipping oral argument and any semblance of a defense; the 40-year incumbent now awaits a verdict. Shed no tears for Charlie: He's a sad old man, but he brought it on himself. Rangel walked out of the proceedings after just 30 minutes, demanding a delay because he had no lawyer -- and "I don't have the opportunity to have a legal defense fund set up." (The panel -- rightly -- said no dice.) But as The Post's Isabel Vincent and Melissa Klein reported Sunday, for...
  • McConnell agrees to ban earmarks

    11/15/2010 10:35:41 PM PST · by FredJake · 26 replies ^ | Nov. 15, 2010 | Joe Newby
    On Monday, Republican Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY), agreed to a ban on earmarks. Originally, he had resisted such a ban, arguing that it would put the president in charge of state spending, but noted that most Americans were upset over abuses in the system. According to an article at Fox News, McConnell said: "As the leader of my party in the Senate, I have to lead first by example," McConnell, R-Ky., said from the floor of the Senate on the first day of its lame-duck session. "Nearly every day that the Senate’s been in session for the past two years,...
  • Devious Lame-Duck Dems: This is Why Companies Don't Allow Fired Employees Stay Another Month...

    11/15/2010 9:55:05 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 23 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | November 15, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    ... to Pilfer and Sabotage Operative word for conservatives: VIGILANCE The so-called progressives aren't done with their date-rape of this country just yet... As legislators return to the Hill today, don't let the reported "slow start" to the congressional lame duck session lull you into complacency... rather expect the worst and keep your guard up for a sharp left-hook at anytime over the coming weeks. From it's deathbed, the fading Obama-Reid-Pelosi triumvirate is apt to ram-through anything they can get the votes for: it's not like they'll be restrained by any scruples- and you already know what they think of...
  • Soros Group Wants Obama to Rule by Executive Order

    11/09/2010 3:03:52 PM PST · by GiovannaNicoletta · 205 replies · 2+ views ^ | November 8, 2010 | Aaron Klein
    snip The article recommends that President Obama govern from executive order to push through a progressive agenda. snip Demonstrating the close relationship between the DSA and the Progressive Caucus, two weeks ago WND reported the Democratic chairman of the powerful House Judiciary Committee was caught on tape meeting with DSA leaders to discuss how the group can cooperate to strengthen President Obama and advance their "one-world" plans.
  • Two House Democrats call on Pelosi to leave leadership

    11/05/2010 1:05:18 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/5/2010 | Paul Kane
    A pair of House Democrats publicly called on Speaker Nancy Pelosi to step down from the leadership Thursday and others suggested the same privately, as the California Democrat hunkered down in the Capitol to mull over her future. Pelosi made no public appearances as speculation swirled as to whether she would run for minority leader following the largest midterm rout in more than 70 years.
  • Darrell Issa: My Job is to Make the President a Success

    11/03/2010 9:46:37 AM PDT · by eeevil conservative · 54 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 10/3/10 | Doug Powers
    “I want to prove the pundits wrong. My job is not to bring down the president. My job is to make the president a success,” Issa said
  • Three Powerful Democratic Chairmen Toppled

    11/03/2010 9:29:27 AM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies · 1+ views
    CQ Roll Call ^ | Nov. 3, 2010 | Christina Bellantoni
    Three longtime House Democrats holding gavels of power were defeated Tuesday night, with Republicans ousting Members with 98 years of combined experience who served as top lieutenants to Speaker Nancy Pelosi . Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman James Oberstar (Minn.), Armed Services Chairman Ike Skelton (Mo.) and Budget Chairman John Spratt (S.C.) all lost as Republicans regained control of the chamber in a wave that has ousted at least 60 Democrats.
  • Voters foreclose on Democratic House

    11/03/2010 3:54:57 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 6 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Nov. 3, 2010 | Stephen Dinan
    SNIP The results from Indiana, Ohio and Virginia, where Democrats lost at least nine House seats, were particularly brutal for Mr. Obama, who even made a personal campaign stop last a futile bid to rescue Rep. Tom Perriello. Mr. Obama won the White House in 2008 in part because he was able to sway voters in those states. Among those ousted were two committee chairmen, Rep. John M. Spratt of South Carolina and Rep. Ike Skelton of Missouri, who between them had 64 years of experience in the House. Republicans also picked up Senate seats in North Dakota, Indiana,...
  • Let me be the first to say, "BYE-BYE BOTOX NANCY

    11/02/2010 6:30:14 PM PDT · by Trueblackman · 38 replies
    self | November 2 2010 | Trueblackman
    The American People take back their gavel!!!
  • Republicans May Be Poised to End Pelosi's Historic Reign

    11/02/2010 5:41:15 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 36 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov 2 2010 | DEVIN DWYER
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected numerous polls predicting a Republican landslide among House candidates and defiantly predicted tonight that Democrats will retain control of the House of Representatives.
  • None Dare Call Harry on It

    11/01/2010 1:06:27 AM PDT · by Scanian · 28 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 01, 2010 | Ronald Wieck
    Harry Reid tried very hard to cause his own country to lose a war, bending all the powers of his high office to that ignoble end. And it is not an issue that can be raised in his reelection campaign. Harry Reid wanted America to be defeated in Iraq to embarrass a president who belonged to the other party and to gain seats in Congress for his party, thereby enhancing his own prestige. And he is quite comfortable putting party ahead of country. The charge carries insinuations of treason, so it is necessary to make the appropriate distinctions. Back in...
  • Stewart’s “Moderate” Fans Holding Up Cantor as Hitler Signs

    10/30/2010 12:53:47 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 86 replies · 1+ views
    Federal Review ^ | 10/30/10
    MSNBC, of all places, has the pictures: I don't know about you, but nothing says "restoring sanity" to me like depicting a Jewish person as a Nazi.
  • Breaking: Senator Boxer Calls for a Constitutional Amendment Separating Speaking and Thinking.

    10/28/2010 9:11:27 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 22 replies
    Face Book ^ | Oct 27, 2010 | by Bob Schneider
    In a move which has arm-chair Constitutional Scholars scrambling, Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), called for a new Amendment to the US Constitution which would finally put up a wall between thinking and speaking. "All this thinking then speaking Conservatives do, is destroying the very fabric of America. I feel it;" Boxer said from a West Hollywood Ashram. "The Constitution I had read to me by The Late Jim Henson, while in the character of Oscar, made it very clear: feel instead of think, and speak from feelings. This speaking from thinking is just inhumane, and I am going to...
  • Mike Pence may leave GOP leadership (To run for IN Governor - already touring state)

    10/26/2010 7:00:49 PM PDT · by TitansAFC · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 10-26-10 | John Bresnahan
    House Republican Conference Chairman Mike Pence of Indiana is considering stepping down from his post in the GOP leadership in preparation for a possible bid for president or governor in 2012. Pence, a darling of the conservative movement, would leave the leadership job with a blunt explanation to colleagues that he can’t commit to a two-year term in House leadership, a source familiar with his deliberations told POLITICO Tuesday. Michael McDaniel, a former chairman of the Indiana Republican Party, said Pence’s motivations in the state have long been obvious, as he’s made the rounds at Lincoln Day dinners all over...
  • Rep. Rangel likely to represent himself at November ethics trial

    10/26/2010 3:04:58 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 26, 2010 | Susan Crabtree
    Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) will likely represent himself at his mid-November ethics trial, setting up a potential spectacle less than two weeks after what’s expected to be a disappointing — if not devastating — election for Democrats. Rangel and his attorney, Leslie Berger Kiernan, and her legal team parted ways earlier this month, according to sources, leaving little time before the Nov. 15 trial for another lawyer to take the case and prepare. It is unclear whether Rangel or Kiernan severed the attorney-client relationship, though Rangel had complained publicly about how much he was spending on legal bills. Neither Rangel’s...
  • Three Words To Describe The Pelosi Congress? (Globe Spins for Dems)

    10/26/2010 4:19:43 AM PDT · by suspects · 10 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 26, 2010 | Michael Graham
    If I asked you to describe the performance of the Pelosi Congress in three words - three family-friendly words, that is - what would they be? “Corrupt and incompetent?” “Arrogant and inept?” Maybe “dazed and confused?” The Boston Globe-Democrat’s three words? “Record of Accomplishment.” And here’s the scary part: I think they mean it. Knowing the Globe, I wasn’t surprised that they endorsed every Democrat for Congress. After all, they haven’t endorsed a single Republican in a congressional general election this century. But if you want to see how lost the left has gotten in its own fantasies, the Globe-Democrat’s...
  • Dem Candidate to Veteran: Military Service Isn't Public Service

    10/25/2010 5:44:07 PM PDT · by khnyny · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 22, 2010 | Amanda Marshall
    Twenty-four years in the military doesn't count as public service, at least according to Virginia Democratic Congressman Jim Moran. In a video that's gone viral online, Moran is heard telling a Democratic gathering earlier this month that his opponent, Republican Patrick Murray, is just another unqualified GOP candidate. "What [Republicans] do is find candidates, usually stealth candidates, that haven't been in office, haven't served or performed in any kind of public service," Moran said. "My opponent is typical, frankly." The trouble is, Murray is a retired Army colonel with 24 years of service--including combat in Iraq. The idea that such...
  • Charlie Cook: Dems' House Losses Likely Enormous, but Senate Hard to Read

    10/25/2010 5:31:49 PM PDT · by neverdem · 43 replies · 1+ views
    National Journal ^ | October 25, 2010 | Charlie Cook
    There is no clear narrative in the Senate, just bizarre ups and downs. It’s easy to look at what appears to be a gigantic Republican 2010 midterm election wave in the House and feel a little slack-jawed, but not so much surprised. There were plenty signs well over a year ago that Democrats were facing grave danger, but even when expecting an onslaught, one can still be shocked at its size and unrelenting force. It would be a surprise if this wave doesn’t match the 52-seat gain on Election Night in 1994, and it could be substantially more. On the...
  • Hearing Date set for the Obamacare Class Action

    10/21/2010 7:31:53 PM PDT · by ForGod'sSake · 24 replies
    Email | Oct. 20, 2010 | Van Irion
    Good news! A Federal court has ruled that most Americans have standing to challenge the Constitutionality of Obamacare. The District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan recently ruled that Americans who “reorganize their affairs,” and “forego certain spending today, so they will have the funds to pay for health insurance when the individual mandate takes effect in 2014,” have standing. This is most Americans. The Obama administration filed a notice in our lawsuit last week acknowledging the Michigan court’s ruling and its relevance to our case. However, their notice reemphasized their assertion that Congress has authority to enact...
  • McConnell: 'GOP Leadership United to Repeal Obamacare'

    10/21/2010 7:35:26 AM PDT · by kristinn · 51 replies
    Human Events ^ | Thursday, October 21, 2010 | Connie Hair
    Much back and forth has gone on this week over whether Republicans are committed to the repeal of the government takeover of health care known as Obamacare. The so-called mainstream media has gotten into the act in an effort to suppress Republican voter turnout. Having a great deal invested in the Obama façade they created, the media is once again in full protect mode trying to help Democrats avoid an out-and-out slaughter on Nov. 2. The only way to suppress GOP turnout is if disheartened voters believe their efforts to expel Democrats won’t make a difference in policy. And the...
  • Boeing to cut back on health care thanks to Obamacare

    10/19/2010 1:35:33 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 14 replies ^ | 10/19/10 | Joe Newby
    Boeing announced that the new health care law Patty Murray helped write will impact some 90,000 nonunion workers who are being asked to pay significantly more for their coverage. Boeing offers its employees a very generous plan, but the new law causes concern over taxes on so-called "cadillac" plans.  Even though the tax does not kick in until 2018, the company is worried that out of control costs and high taxes will impact the companys' bottom line.Rick Stephens, Boeing's senior vice president for human resources wrote: "The newly enacted health care reform legislation, while intended to expand access to care...