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  • Suspicion Surrounds Candidacy of Lamar Alexander's Donor 'Friend,' Dr. George Flinn

    04/08/2014 5:24:19 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/7/14 | Matthew Boyle
    “Hi, I'm Dr. George Flinn,” he says on the video, in a Superman costume. “It makes it fun for you,” Flinn, a millionaire radio mogul who became wealthy through a radiology practice, explains, “You say, ‘what is he going to do next?’ Sometimes I don’t even know what I’m going to do next!” This week, what is next for Flinn is a quixotic run for senate in Tennessee, where he entered the GOP primary against incumbent Sen. Lamar Alexander and state Rep. Joe Carr in the twilight hours leading up to the state’s filing deadline, with virtually no groundwork and...
  • Lamar Alexander Plummeting in Poll

    02/11/2014 8:04:01 PM PST · by Qbert · 15 replies
    Red State ^ | 2/11/2014 | volunteerstate
    RINO stumbling ? New polling data released today shows Lamar Alexander losing ground in Volunteer state wide polling. Ken Buck, director of the MTSU (Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro) poll , said that Alexander’s approval  level has dropped from 54% approval down to 43% among all voters.  The trend was worse among independent voters, plunging 22 points to a 36% approval , down from 58%. Republicans were 29% favoring Alexander in his primary against (largely unknown) state representative Joe Carr. Fourteen percent of Republicans favor “SOMEONE ELSE” and 8% favor Carr , a tea party favorite. Forty five percent were...
  • Senate GOP Aide Arrested on Child Porn Charges Found Dead of Suspected Suicide

    01/24/2014 11:39:14 AM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 14 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/24/14 | AP
    <p>A former aide to U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander has been found dead in Maryland, just weeks after the former staffer’s arrest on child pornography charges.</p>
  • EXCLUSIVE -- Tea Party Patriots Founder Jenny Beth Martin on Budget: This Is Why We Have Primaries

    12/13/2013 1:28:20 PM PST · by servo1969 · 16 replies
    breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 12-13-2013 | Robert Wilde
    “Tea Party Patriots oppose this budget deal and are calling on Members of the Senate to vote against it,” she said. “However, there is little doubt of the outcome. Senators who are facing a primary challenge (McConnell, Graham, Alexander and Cornyn) will vote against the budget because they know their constituents oppose it." "However, because there is a 60 vote threshold, their votes will be irrelevant and they know they are safe to vote against it so they can tell their voters they did the right thing," Martin explained. “This deal really exposes the true colors of several in the...
  • 5 Republicans Who Deserve To Lose Their Jobs Over Their Shutdown Behavior

    10/15/2013 6:35:21 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 10-15-2013 | John Hawkins
    You don't go on television during a shutdown and tell the world that your party is shutting down the government. You don't go out and take vicious shots at other Republicans for advocating the strategy your party is engaged in, especially when you don't have the cahones to go after Democrats the same way. If conservative Republicans like Justin Amash and Tim Huelskamp were punished for not being deferential enough to leadership, how is it that establishment Republicans can actively work to undermine the Republican Party during a shutdown fight and get a complete pass? If these mediocrities are so...
  • Lamar Alexander Tries to Hide Health Care Record

    08/29/2013 5:42:32 PM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 12 replies
    Senate Conservatives Fund ^ | August 29, 2013 | Matt Hoskins
    Lamar Alexander is airing a new TV ad against Obamacare in Tennessee in an attempt to hide his vote to fund Obamacare's implementation and his support for an individual mandate Alexandria, VA -- Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF) responded Thursday to the television ad released by the re-election campaign of U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), which says he stood up to President Obama on Obamacare. Alexander's TV ad includes a clip of an exchange he had with the President at the White House health care summit on February 25, 2010. However, it conveniently leaves out any mention of Alexander's vote to...
  • Lamar Alexander, Bob Corker blasted by tea party leaders as 'gutless cowards'

    08/22/2013 12:06:04 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 31 replies
    WIBR/10 | Aug 21, 2013 | By Michael Cass / The Tennessean
    Gannett link only: http://www.wbir.com/news/article/285413/2/Lamar-Alexander-Bob-Corker-blasted-by-tea-party-leaders-as-gutless-cowards
  • Lamar Alexander Has No Conservative Ideals

    08/20/2013 6:34:48 PM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 9 replies
    RedState.com ^ | August 20th, 2013 at 04:07 PM | Daniel Horowitz
    The media is finally realizing that there is a growing wave of conservative grassroots support to throw out the failed Republican leaders who currently waste conservative seats in Washington. The latest flaccid Republican who is gaining a lot of attention is Senator Lamar Alexander. Earlier today, Senator Alexander wrote a letter in the Tennessean to his constituents stating, “I stay true to my conservative ideals.” First, I’d like to give him credit for actually engaging in a dialogue with his constituents. Unlike Mitch McConnell to his north, who is not man enough to defend his record, opting instead to engage...
  • Riser’s (LA-05) Campaign Website Is Already Up

    08/08/2013 10:35:07 AM PDT · by abb
    The Hayride ^ | August 8, 2013 | Scott McKay
    In case you didn’t think the Out-With-Rodney-Alexander-And-In-With-Neil-Riser thing was a well-choreographed dance, our soon-to-be-newest Louisiana Congressman already has his campaign website up and running, just 48 hours from Alexander’s announcement he wouldn’t seek re-election and 24 hours after Alexander said he was resigning his seat in time for a special election this fall. Introducing NeilRiser.com. http://neilriser.com/ It isn’t fleshed out with positions on issues and biographies and so forth yet. What it has is a signup form and a donation button. And it has this… Conservative Leadership. Traditional Louisiana Values. Neil Riser has the backbone to fight the Washington liberals....
  • Familiarize Yourself With The Marissa Alexander Case Before The Media Misinforms You

    07/16/2013 12:58:32 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 9 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | 7-16-2013 | DrewM.
    In the wake of the Zimmerman verdict, many media outlets have erroneously focused on Florida's Stand Your Ground law, which was never invoked by the defense. In fact, Zimmerman declined the opportunity to seek a Stand Your Ground hearing earlier this year. Reason explains: The initial decision not to arrest Zimmerman, former Sanford, Florida, Police Chief Bill Lee said last week (as paraphrased by CNN), "had nothing to do with Florida's controversial 'Stand Your Ground' law" because "from an investigative standpoint, it was purely a matter of self-defense." And as The New York Times explained last month, "Florida's Stand Your...
  • Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker: House urged to pass immigration bill

    07/11/2013 7:49:19 AM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 23 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | July 11, 2013 | alexander and corker
    No Republican should vote for legislation that perpetuates amnesty for more than 11 million people illegally in our country, leaves our southern border open for even more illegal immigration and stifles economic growth. That is why we were two of the 68 senators who voted for the immigration bill that takes the most dramatic steps in history to secure our border, end perpetual amnesty and encourage job creation.
  • Lamar Alexander 2014 Campaign Donations

    07/09/2013 9:44:06 AM PDT · by TennesseeGirl · 7 replies
    Blount County (BC) Public Record ^ | 07/06/2013 | Unknown Blogger
    Here’s a long list of companies to boycott. http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/641/13020171641/13020171641.pdf
  • Lamar Alexander Fishing for Distraction from Amnesty Vote

    07/05/2013 5:20:06 PM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 27 replies
    RedState ^ | July 5th, 2013 at 05:03 PM | : Daniel Horowitz
    What happens when you bring a Lamar Alexander to a Chuck Schumer fight? He turns around and becomes a weapon for Chuck Schumer and his allies, albeit an ineffective one. In 2007, before running for a second term, Alexander rightfully noted that “to regain the public’s confidence, we ought to scale it back and fix the problem step-by-step by absolutely securing our borders first, then enforcing our laws without amnesty.” Now, after years of voting for more spending, higher taxes, more debt, expanded government healthcare, massive energy regulations and subsidies, and liberal judicial nominees, the former third ranking Senate Republican...
  • Senator Lamar Alexander – Neo-Con Trotskyite Extrordinaire

    06/28/2013 9:24:45 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 11 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | June 28, 2013 | Kelleigh Nelson
    Senator Lamar Alexander, along with the vast majority of Republicans, both those in Congress, the White House, and the governor’s mansions, are neo-con Trotskyites. So, let’s take a look at what other leftist agenda items Senator Lamar Alexander has promoted over the years. “We must raise taxes so that we can lower taxes” What kind of political double speak is that? That’s what our elected officials are saying, Senator Lamar Alexander, Bob Corker, Governor Bill Haslam, and Lt. Gov Ron Ramsey, and Speaker Beth Harwell want to raise your taxes so that they can lower your taxes. They are all...
  • The Stories They Told

    06/25/2013 9:07:44 AM PDT · by iowamark · 9 replies
    RedState ^ | 6/25/2013 | Erick Erickson
    Republicans (and red state Democrats) used to tell voters amazing things about their opposition to amnesty. Then they got elected and supported legislation that actually weakens border security and puts people on a path not just to legalization, but to citizenship, before ever securing our borders. 1. Rubio: “I would vote against anything that grants amnesty because I think it destroys your ability to enforce the existing law and I think it’s unfair to the people who are standing in line and waiting to come in legally. I would vote against anything that has amnesty in it.” 2. Corker: “We...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 June 2013

    06/23/2013 6:08:49 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 156 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 23 June 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows June 23th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Mike Lee, R-Utah; Gabriel Gomez, Republican nominee for Senate in Massachusetts.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill.; Reps. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., and Mike Rogers, R-Mich.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Jeff Sessions, R-Ala.THIS WEEK (ABC): Gen. Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency; Reps. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas; Mike Kelly, R-Pa.; and Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky.,...
  • Senators receive closed-door briefing on NSA surveillance (47 get briefed!)

    06/14/2013 4:47:38 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 32 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 13 | Ed O'Keefe
    Forty-seven U.S. senators attended a closed-door briefing with top national security officials Thursday to learn more about how telephone and Internet-tracking programs used by the National Security Agency have thwarted multiple terrorist attacks — details that lawmakers said the general public will begin learning more about by Monday. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee, said it is taking longer to release the information as top NSA officials work to ensure that any information released publicly is as accurate as possible.
  • Senator Lamar Alexander – Neo-Con Trotskyite & His Common Core Connections

    06/03/2013 7:06:35 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 18 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | June 3, 2013 | Kelleigh Nelson
    The development of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) (see “The Curriculum Reformation“) i.e., national education standards, dates back to the first Bush administration, when Secretary of Education, Lamar Alexander, called for voluntary national standards and testing. After the Clinton administration’s attempt failed in the mid-1990s, efforts to implement national standards lay dormant until the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation decided to make them a top priority. Beginning in 2007, the foundation funded the development of national English and math standards. It also supported organizations like Achieve, the National Governors Association (NGA), (basically a Rockefeller Association), the Council of Chief...
  • The Obamacare Insurance Exchange Train Is Already Coming Off The Rails

    05/27/2013 8:11:56 PM PDT · by neverdem · 51 replies
    Forbes ^ | 5/27/2013 | Sally Pipes
    Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) raised eyebrows across the country last month when he publicly fretted about an Obamacare “train wreck” as the Administration rushes to implement the many provisions of the law that take effect in 2014... --snip-- HHS is not just raiding the federal treasury to promote the exchanges. Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is now shaking down corporations and nonprofits to bankroll the Administration’s efforts. She’s solicited donations on behalf of Enroll America, a group headed by former Obama staffers that seeks to aid in the rollout of Obamacare. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) postulated that Sebelius’s fundraising may be illegal...
  • BREAKING NEWS! No Verdict For Jodi Arias [Vanity]

    05/23/2013 4:43:44 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 43 replies
    5-23-2013 | bimboeruption
    The jury hangs on the penalty phase. Another jury will be convened in July. More agony for Travis' family.
  • Senator Lamar Alexander – An Obama Waterboy

    05/20/2013 7:15:00 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 14 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | May 20, 2013 | Kelleigh Nelson
    Senator Lamar Alexander has been a thorn in Tennessee’s side since 1979. He is not a conservative Republican. In fact, truth be known, he has sided with Obama over 62% of the time. Right now he is acting as the bagman for his buddy, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, and his great desire to tax the internet and put more small businesses out-of-business. First though, let’s look at Lamar’s history. He has worked in the private sector for only short periods of time. Lamar was Born in Maryville, Tennessee, which is only 20 minutes from where I live. He is a...
  • Senators may resurrect defeated gun control after making cosmetic changes (GOA letter)

    05/09/2013 3:42:05 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 14 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | 5-9-2013 | Gun Owners of America
    "Superficial" "A source close to the Senate negotiations [says] that two senators who voted against the background check bill would vote for it after minor, superficial changes." - Lawrence O’Donnell on MSNBC, May 6, 2013ACTION: Senators who voted pro-gun last month are under intense pressure - by Senate Democrats and Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s hit ads - to switch their votes.  We need to keep applying the heat and let them know that gun owners are ready to help in any Senate campaign, no matter which state, to defeat ANY SENATOR who votes for gun control.LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FROM WASHINGTON, DC. It’s...
  • Senate Republicans quiz Labor Department on purported payments for labor unions worldwide

    04/27/2013 2:16:44 PM PDT · by haffast · 10 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 27, 2013 | FoxNews.com
    Senate Republicans say the Labor Department appears to be spending millions in taxpayer dollars to establish labor unions and promote collective bargaining in foreign countries and is asking top Obama administration officials for a full audit. The request was sent by Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, the leading Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, and Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander, the top Republican on the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. “At a time when our federal budget is deteriorating rapidly … it is troubling to us that the department appears to be spending millions of dollars of taxpayer funds to establish...
  • Israel Embassy detains 'suspicious' Iranian man in Kathmandu

    04/22/2013 4:28:18 PM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies
    THE HIMALAYAN TIMES.com (THT Online) ^ | Added At:  2013-04-21 7:58 PM Last Updated At: 2013-04-21 12:39 PM | n/a
    KATHMANDU SNIPPET: The Annapurna Post vernacular daily reported on Sunday that the arrest was made on April 13. Identified as Mohsin Khosravian, the suspect is currently in police custody.

 The security officials at the Embassy speculated that the suspect was scouting the facility with a harmful intention "for he carried a tourist map of the Lazimpat area" where the Israeli mission is located. 

He had stayed in a Thamel-based hotel. After his arrest, the suspect told police that he had ventured out to find out a shop to repair his laptop.

 According to the report, the Nepal Police's Central Bureau...
  • The Power of Being “Offended” in Order to Shut Down Political Debate

    04/21/2013 9:56:26 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 75 replies
    Townhall ^ | 4-22-13 | Rachel Alexander
    Has society really become quite thin-skinned, or is acting “offended” a new tactic that is being used to shut down legitimate political debate? Progressives are increasingly claiming to be offended whenever those on the right disagree with their left-wing positions. It doesn't matter what the issue is; the left will divert a legitimate political debate into an accusation that the right disagrees with them because they are full of hate towards them. This puts the right on the defensive, and removes the real debate from discussion. It then becomes difficult for the right to ever prevail with their position, because...
  • Charlotte-born doctor talks about time in heaven

    03/30/2013 8:04:20 PM PDT · by boatbums · 59 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 03/29/2013 | Tim Funk
    Last Friday night (March 22), March Madness was in its televised glory. And Taylor Swift was singing and strumming at Time Warner Cable Arena. Despite such competition, Christ Episcopal Church managed to draw 1,100 people. The attraction: A doctor describing his time in heaven. Not just any doctor. Sitting on stage, answering questions from the Rev. Chip Edens, the church’s rector, was Dr. Eben Alexander. He’s a Charlotte native who wrote “Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife.” His book is such a mega-seller that he has talked to Oprah – and Universal Pictures won a bidding war...
  • Animal rights activists face trial under terror law

    06/05/2005 4:20:35 AM PDT · by BallyBill · 17 replies · 747+ views
    Yahoo News & Reuters ^ | June 3, 2005 | Jon Hurdle
    PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - New Jersey is using an anti-terrorism law for the first time to try six animal rights activists charged with harassing and vandalizing a company that made use of animals to test its drugs. Prosecutors say the activists, who will stand trial next week, used threats, intimidation and cyber attacks against employees of Huntingdon Life Sciences, a British company with operations in East Millstone, New Jersey, with the intention of driving it out of business. The six, members of a group called Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC), are charged under the Animal Enterprise Protection Act, amended in 2002...
  • Meet the Animal Rights Movement’s Rich Aunt (PETA & PCRM 'sugar momma')

    10/22/2009 2:21:15 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies · 377+ views
    The deceptively named “Cancer Project” animal-rights group is at it again. This time its target isn’t hot dog makers, but grilled-chicken servers. The group, a branch of the PETA-linked Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), filed a lawsuit in Connecticut yesterday against three restaurant chains demanding warnings about a supposed link between grilled chicken and cancer. As we told the media, PCRM is nothing more than an animal rights front for pushing vegan activism, which is funded primarily by a single rich donor. Since 2003, PCRM and the Cancer Project have derived 60 percent of their budgets from a...
  • Russian Agent & 10 Other Members of Procurement Network for Russian Military & Intelligence...

    10/04/2012 12:13:15 AM PDT · by Cindy · 13 replies
    NOTE The following text is a quote: www.fbi.gov/houston/press-releases/2012/russian-agent-and-10-other-members-of-procurement-network-for-russian-military-and-intelligence-operating-in-the-u.s.-and-russia-indicted-in-new-york Russian Agent and 10 Other Members of Procurement Network for Russian Military and Intelligence Operating in the U.S. and Russia Indicted in New York Defendants Also Include Texas- and Russia-Based Corporations; 165 Persons and Companies ‘Designated’ by Commerce Department U.S. Attorney’s Office October 03, 2012 BROOKLYN, NY—An indictment was unsealed today in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York charging 11 members of a Russian military procurement network operating in the United States and Russia, as well as a Texas-based export company and a Russia-based procurement firm, with illegally...
  • Alexander the not so Great: History through Persian eyes

    07/25/2012 9:39:37 AM PDT · by Renfield · 31 replies
    BBC ^ | 7-14-2012 | Ali Ansari
    Alexander the Great is portrayed as a legendary conqueror and military leader in Greek-influenced Western history books but his legacy looks very different from a Persian perspective. Any visitor to the spectacular ruins of Persepolis - the site of the ceremonial capital of the ancient Persian Achaemenid empire, will be told three facts: it was built by Darius the Great, embellished by his son Xerxes, and destroyed by that man, Alexander. ~~~snip~~~ He razed Persepolis to the ground following a night of drunken excess at the goading of a Greek courtesan, ostensibly in revenge for the burning of the Acropolis...
  • (Video) Inhofe Declares Victory on LOST (Alexander is "no" vote 35...more "no" votes to come)

    07/16/2012 9:10:03 PM PDT · by ak267 · 16 replies
    You Tube and CSPAN ^ | 7-16-2012 | Senator Inhofe
    Senator Inhofe (OK) was on the Senate floor today to give a status update on the opposition to the Law Of the Sea Treaty (LOST). He now has 35 senators who will vote "no" if the treaty comes to a floor vote. This is enough votes to stop the treaty from passing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPS-VsEUZ08&feature=player_embedded The video is 12:46 long and has some interesting information about the treaty and why senators are objecting to it.
  • Greco Sees A Ghost

    06/11/2012 7:31:44 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 5 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | June 11, 2012, A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    The poor relative of Europe contemplates his choices, with just a little help from beyond…... Greco had had a bad year. Well, that’s not entirely true. He’d had several bad years, and they just kept getting worse. In debt up to his eyeballs with a grubber list that no amount of income could ever cover, he had turned to the biggest loan sharks on the continent: He got hundreds of billions from Madame Angela and Slick Nicky, back when Slick Nicky still had a say in the matter. Now that he’s heard of a change in management up at Mob...
  • Barack Obama, a modern day Antiochus?

    12/11/2011 10:42:12 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    coach is Right ^ | 12/11/2011 | Debbie Leininger
    During his first week in office President Barrack Obama declared America was no longer a Christian nation. During his 2011 Thanksgiving address to the American people he reflected “how truly lucky we truly are.” Instead of offering thanksgiving to the provision and guidance of the Lord God Almighty, President Obama declared the true meaning of Thanksgiving as “Americans drew strength from each other.” Recently the White House held a two-week early celebration of the Jewish Festival of Lights to “cement America’s support and commitment to the security of Israel.” However, did the President actually use this occasion to once again...
  • Alexander, Corker vote to block consumer bureau nominee

    12/08/2011 1:41:51 PM PST · by SmithL · 2 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 12/8/11 | Michael Collins
    WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker resisted pressure from the White House and joined other Republican senators today in blocking President Barack Obama's nominee to lead a new federal agency set up to stop abuses by the financial industry. GOP senators filibustered the nomination of former Ohio attorney general Richard Cordray to be director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The 53-45 vote fell short of the 60 votes needed to overcome the GOP opposition and confirm Cordray for the position. The agency was created under the Wall Street reforms Obama signed into law last year and...
  • An American Caesar

    06/24/2011 5:01:40 AM PDT · by T.O.K. · 8 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | June 24, 2011 | Mike Dorstewitz
    “The Imperial Presidency” was written in 1973 out of Arthur Schlesinger’s concern that the U.S. presidency had exceeded its constitutional limitations. If Schlesinger were merely concerned in 1973, he’d be downright terrified today. According to Trevor Loudon’s blog, New Zeal, an American Caesar has emerged on the political landscape in the form of our current commander-in-chief. New Zeal bases its premise on the Presidential Appointment and Streamlining Act (S. 279), which is stampeding through the Senate with Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., clutching at its reins. Since its introduction, seven Republicans jumped on board in support.The stated purpose of the bill is...
  • John Cornyn Over Lamar Alexander for Senate Whip

    02/15/2011 5:44:27 AM PST · by red meat conservative · 14 replies
    Red Meat Conservative ^ | 02/14/11 | Daniel
    Jon Kyl's sudden retirement announcement has set off a domino effect on the ambitions of several Senate Republicans.  When Senator Kyl retires in 2012, he will be vacating the position of Senate (Majority, most likely) Whip, in addition to his Arizona Senate seat.  Conference Chairman Lamar Alexander (RINO, TN), the 3rd ranking member in the GOP leadership, has announced that he will seek the Whip position.  Senator John Cornyn, the Chairman of the NRSC, will challenge Alexander for that key leadership role.  Also, if Alexander vacates his current position as Conference chair, there will be a race to succeed him....
  • Sen. Alexander speaks against changes to filibuster

    01/05/2011 7:58:40 AM PST · by SmithL · 19 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 1/5/11 | Michael Collins
    WASHINGTON —A radio reporter in the classic movie 'Mr. Smith Goes To Washington' dramatically tells his listeners that filibuster action in the U.S. Senate is 'democracy's finest show.' That might have been true in director Frank Capra's world. But in today's ultra-partisan Washington, the show is in danger of being canceled, or at least cut short. A group of Senate Democrats frustrated by Republicans' success in using the filibuster to thwart President Barack Obama's agenda is pushing for new rules to limit the parliamentary tool, which enables a single senator to hold up a piece of legislation by talking on...
  • TENNESSEE TRAITORS – Lamar Alexander (R) & Bob Corker (R)

    12/28/2010 6:30:16 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 24 replies · 2+ views
    NoisyRoom.net ^ | 12-28-2010 | AJ
    Backroom deals won’t do Tennessee much good if America’s national security is compromised. Tennessee Senators Lamar Alexander (R) and Bob Corker (R) must not have considered national security when they decided to vote in favor of ratifying the dangerous New START Treaty. They also failed to research Russia’s alliance with countries like Iran, China, North Korea and Venezuela. It appears the Tennessee Senators were interested in bringing home the pork at the expense of our nation’s security. Zachary Roth’s December 23rd article states: “It will likely include more than $6 billion dollars for a uranium processing facility, to be built...
  • Russian arms accord may come at a cost (Senator Earmarks?)

    12/23/2010 7:09:11 PM PST · by VRWCTexan · 14 replies
    Yahoo Newa ^ | Dec 23, 2010 | Zachary Roth
    But the modernization isn't likely to be carried out in anything like a rational, cost-effective way..... It will likely include more than $6 billion dollars for a uranium processing facility, to be built at the Y-12 weapons compound in Oak Ridge, Tennessee..... Indeed, the states' two GOP senators, Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander, both said that money for modernization -- and therefore, in all likelihood, pork for their district -- was a key condition of their support.
  • Lamar Alexander Going To Delaware For Christine O'Donnell Event

    10/28/2010 8:28:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    CQ-Roll Call ^ | 10/28/10 | Staff
    Senate Republican Conference Chairman Lamar Alexander will travel Friday to Delaware to campaign for tea party favorite Christine O'Donnell in her uphill Senate race against Democrat Chris Coons. O'Donnell "will help provide a badly needed check and balance on a runaway federal government that has given us too much spending, too many taxes, too much debt and too many Washington takeovers," the Tennessee Republican said in a statement. Alexander is scheduled to attend an event with O'Donnell in the morning, a Republican operative said, although the location and other details were unclear. Alexander and other top Republicans have been criticized...
  • German Prosecutors File Terror Charges Against 8

    10/20/2010 1:48:04 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies
    (AP) via CBS NEWS.com ^ | October 19, 2010
    SNIPPET: "Four of them - German citizens identified only as Tarek Alexander H., Daniel P., Renee Marc S. and Jonas T. - face charges of supporting al-Qaida, al-Qaida in Iraq and Ansar al-Islam, and membership in a criminal organization. Another four face those charges and additionally are accused of trying to recruit members or supporters for al-Qaida or al-Qaida in Iraq. In keeping with German privacy rules, they were identified only as Harun Can A., Salim Mohammed A. and Vivian S., all German citizens; and Emin T., a Turkish national. The key figure in the founding and organization of the...
  • (TN) Corker, Alexander among 25 wealthiest in Congress

    09/07/2010 4:10:54 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 13 replies
    ChattanoogaTimesFreePress ^ | Sept 7, 2010 | Dave Flessner
    Tennessee’s U.S. senators are among the richest of the 535-member Congress, according to newly released financial disclosures. U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., added more than $1 million to his wealth in 2009. With a worth last year of at least $18.3 million, he’s the 16th-richest member of Congress, according to an analysis by The Hill, a Washington, D.C., political newsletter. U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., reported no change last year but remained among the wealthiest senators, with a net worth of at least $12.1 million, The Hill reported. Among The Hill’s 50 wealthiest members of Congress, three were from Georgia...
  • Sen. Lamar Alexander says he'll vote against Kagan for Supreme Court seat

    07/23/2010 8:09:32 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 23 replies · 1+ views
    The Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | July 23, 2010 | Bartholomew Sullivan
    Citing her treatment of military recruiters as dean of Harvard Law School, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said this morning that he will vote against Solicitor General Elena Kagan for a spot on the U.S. Supreme Court. He joins another senator from the Mid-South, Roger F. Wicker, R-Miss., in expressing opposition to President Barack Obama’s nominee. “I voted against the president’s nomination of Elena Kagan to be Solicitor General and I will vote against her confirmation to the Supreme Court for the same reason: I remain deeply troubled by her aggressive opposition to allowing military recruiters the same access to Harvard...
  • Ombudsman: Washington Post 'Virtually Silent' on Black Panther Case

    07/18/2010 10:15:30 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 18 replies · 6+ views
    FOX News ^ | Published July 18, 2010
    The Washington Post ombudsman on Sunday chided his newspaper for ignoring the voter intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party, saying The Post remained "virtually silent" as the story developed in recent weeks. The newspaper carried a full-length news article about the case on Thursday. But ombudsman Andrew Alexander wrote that readers have been contacting him "for months" wondering what was taking so long for The Post to show interest in the controversy. "The Post didn't cover it. Indeed, until Thursday's story, The Post had written no news stories about the controversy this year," Alexander wrote. "That's prompted many...
  • The GOP: The Appropriations Party?

    05/25/2010 3:42:39 PM PDT · by radioone · 5 replies · 274+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 5-24-10 | Marc A. Thiessen
    The rise of the Tea Party movement, the defeat of Bob Bennett, the victory of Rand Paul -- all these have all been driven by a popular backlash against runaway spending in Washington. The Republican Party's hopes of retaking Congress rest on its ability to convince conservative and independent voters that the GOP will restore fiscal discipline if trusted with power this fall. Yet take a close look at the people sitting around the table at the Senate Republican leadership meetings. There are nine senators at that table -- and all but three are members of the powerful and exclusive...
  • RUSSIAN 'BIN LADEN' KILLED BY MOSCOW'S SPECIAL FORCES

    03/07/2010 4:13:41 PM PST · by Cindy · 31 replies · 245+ views
    TELEGRAPH.co.uk ^ | Published: 7:11PM GMT 07 Mar 2010 | Andrew Osborn in Moscow
    "Russian 'Bin Laden' killed by Moscow's special forces Russia exulted in the death of a terrorist dubbed "the Russian Bin Laden," yesterday claiming it has proof he was behind a deadly train bombing last November that left 28 people dead." By Andrew Osborn in Moscow Published: 7:11PM GMT 07 Mar 2010 SNIPPET: "The FSB intelligence service said a special forces operation had resulted in the death of Sheikh Said Buryatsky, an Islamist convert whose real name was Alexander Tikhomirov."
  • Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander Has It Right: “Start Over”

    02/25/2010 5:01:52 PM PST · by Biggirl · 17 replies · 372+ views
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | February 25, 2010 | annem040359
    Today’s healthcare summit at Blair House in Washington D.C. today was simply for in all honesty a COMPLETE FARCE. From start to finish, it was waste of not only the taxpayer’s money, but also of precious tv time that could be better spent on cutting taxes and reducing spending on the government level so that the private sector could begin to produce jobs again.
  • Laminated Linen Protected Alexander the Great

    01/16/2010 8:09:03 AM PST · by Palter · 36 replies · 1,503+ views
    Discovery News ^ | 11 Jan 2010 | Rossella Lorenzi
    Alexander's men wore linothorax, a highly effective type of body armor created by laminating together layers of linen, research finds. A Kevlar-like armor might have helped Alexander the Great (356–323 B.C.) conquer nearly the entirety of the known world in little more than two decades, according to new reconstructive archaeology research. Presented at the annual meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America in Anaheim, Calif., the study suggests that Alexander and his soldiers protected themselves with linothorax, a type of body armor made by laminating together layers of linen. "While we know quite a lot about ancient armor made from...
  • GOP lawmaker compares O to enemies list-making prez

    10/22/2009 3:17:53 AM PDT · by Scanian · 193+ views
    NY Post ^ | October 21, 2009 | AP
    WASHINGTON — The third-ranking Senate Republican said Wednesday the Obama administration appears to be launching a Richard Nixon-like political strategy of making an “enemies list” of people who disagree with the president. Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, who once worked in President Nixon’s administration, warned the White House that such a “street brawl” approach of attacking political opponents “can get you in a lot of trouble.” Alexander offered no evidence that Obama is developing an actual list, as Nixon famously created for his opponents. But, he said, “I have an uneasy feeling only 10 months into this new administration that...
  • SEN. LAMAR ALEXANDER COMPARES OBAMA'S WAR AGAINST FOX TO RICHARD NIXON'S "ENEMIES LIST"

    10/21/2009 8:54:46 PM PDT · by TheFreedomPoster · 5 replies · 374+ views
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | October 21, 2009 | TheCapitalist
    Sen. Lamar Alexander, (R-Tenn.), from the Senate floor today, likened President Obama's war against FOX News to former president Richard M. Nixon's infamous "Enemies List". Alexander cited numerous recent examples of groups under siege by Obama's White House, including, as left-of center Politico recently put it, attempting to "neuter" the U. S. Chamber of Commerce, similar to Nixon's tactics forty years ago. Alexander should know. He was an aid of Nixon's in the 1970's.