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  • Cruz Handily Wins NC Tea Party Constitutional Caucus Vote

    10/18/2015 12:46:02 PM PDT · by Isara · 35 replies
    Lady Liberty 1885 ^ | October 18, 2015 | A.P. Dillon
    @tedcruz is the big winner with over 50% of the NC TEA Party Constitutional Caucus vote yesterday! http://t.co/CLeLu7nyjA #TedCruz2016— A.P. Dillon – LL1885 (@LadyLiberty1885) October 18, 2015 Candidates who received votes in descending order via teacaucus.org: Cruz – 391 (50.13%)Carson – 328 (42.04%)Trump – 31 (3.97%)Paul – 18 (2.31%)Fiorina – 6 (.77%)Rubio – 4 (.51%)Jindal – 2 (.26%) There were nine who abstained from voting. No votes for Bush, Kasich, Walker, Christie, Graham, Santorum, Pataki or Gilmore.Hey, does anyone know (or care) if Jim Gilmore even still in it? I see you out there… Googling ‘Jim Gilmore’ now.No Huckabee...
  • My Exclusive Interview with Senator Ted Cruz after winning the 603 Alliance Caucus in NH

    10/18/2015 6:52:16 AM PDT · by Isara · 16 replies
    Da Tech Guy Blog ^ | October 18th, 2015 | Datechguy
    Senator Ted Cruz was kind enough to give me 10 minutes after his return to the 603 Alliance Caucus site to speak to and congratulate his campaign volunteers My Exclusive interview with Senator Ted Cruz after Winning 603 Alliance Caucus (video) There are several points to make concerning this result and what Senator Cruz said. It would have taken the cost of renting a bus for any other candidate to get 25 NH voters to the caucus to get past the first round and to steer the result in a direction they would have liked. There are a lot of...
  • How the election revolution has arrived

    10/04/2015 9:52:43 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10-4-15 | Robert Merry
    Without votes or caucuses, candidates are winnowed out A political revolution is taking place in America. The process of selecting party presidential candidates has been transformed in the last two or three election cycles. Now we have the early debates designed to drive poll numbers and tell us whos ahead and whos behind, whos gaining and whos dropping. Yet not a single vote has been taken, not a single voter has pulled a lever in a voting booth or gone to a single caucus. And yet candidates are being winnowed out. Take, for example, Scott Walker of Wisconsin. Is he...
  • Colorado Republicans Cancel Presidential Poll at Caucuses (GOPe strikes back?)

    08/26/2015 8:33:31 AM PDT · by JediJones · 41 replies
    ABC News ^ | 8/25/2015 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI
    The state party's executive committee voted Friday to eliminate the presidential preference poll held during the party's March caucuses. That means there will be no official count of who won that contest. The vote was unanimous and drew little attention until it was reported by The Denver Post on Tuesday. State GOP Chairman Steve House said the change was made in response to a new Republican National Committee rule that would have made the presidential preference poll binding. The executive committee decided that would bring too much formality to the caucuses, which have drawn criticism in the past for being...
  • Kentucky GOP OKs caucus, allows Rand Paul to seek 2 offices

    08/22/2015 2:44:21 PM PDT · by RonPaulLives · 5 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 08/22/2015 | Adam Beam
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) The Kentucky Republican Party has agreed to hold a presidential caucus The partys executive committee approved a proposal on Saturday to hold a presidential caucus on March 5. The plan would let Paul run for president and re-election to his Senate seat at the same time without violating state law that bans candidates from appearing on the ballot twice in the same election. Republicans agreed to approve the caucus on one condition: The state party had to have $250,000 in its bank account by Sept. 18 specifically reserved for caucus expenses. If the money is not...
  • Iowa Looks Like Toss Up in Presidential Ra ce; Grassley Ahead; Branstad Unpopular

    08/11/2015 10:28:23 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 7 replies
    PPP ^ | 8/11/15 | Tom Jensen
    PPP's new Presidential poll in Iowa finds a tight race in the general election for President in the state. Hillary Clinton lead s 7 of her Republican opponents while trailing 4 of them, but in none of the cases are the margins la rger than 4 points. The strongest Republican against Clinton in the state is Ben Cars on, who leads her 44/40. The other three GOP hopefuls ah ead of Clinton all lead her by just a single point- Mike Huckabee at 44/43, Scott Walker at 44/43, and Marco Rubio at 43/42.
  • Iowa Poll: Trump Takes Huge Lead Over Walker

    08/01/2015 3:36:14 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 99 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 7/31/15 | Courtney Coren
    Billionaire Donald Trump is blowing away his nearest competitor, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, 2-to-1, in a poll of Iowa Republican voters released Friday by Gravis Marketing on behalf of One American News Network. Trump has a 15-point lead over Walker in the poll taken of 227 registered Republican voters in the Hawkeye State, asked Wednesday who among the GOP candidates for president they would vote for if the caucus were held today. The results, according to the poll: Trump, 30.9 percent Walker, 15.4 percent Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, 10 percent Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, 7.2 percent Former Arkansas Gov....
  • Scott Walker expands 2016 lead in Iowa poll

    07/31/2015 2:27:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    National Sun Times ^ | July 31, 2015 | Chad Merda P
    Its one of the few polls that has some separation atop the 2016 GOP field, and it shows Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker expanding his lead. The new Iowa poll conducted by Bloomberg Politics and the Des Moines Register has Walker getting support from 17 percent of the 402 registered Iowa voters who say they are likely to attend 2016 GOP caucuses. In the previous poll, Walker came in at 15 percent. [snip] In favorability rankings, Walker also leads the pack, with 66 percent of Republicans saying they view him favorably. [snip]
  • [ Vanity ] How were American elections conducted before the two party system?

    06/13/2015 8:56:03 PM PDT · by cradle of freedom · 39 replies
    How were American elections conducted in the early days of the republic before the two party system? I have read that George Washington and other Founding Fathers were against political parties. Could we possibly find out way out of the party system that we have today and into a system that is really responsive to the citizenry?
  • Iowa Focus Group results confirm voters are idiots and the country is doomed

    06/13/2015 6:44:48 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 31 replies
    MofoPolitics ^ | May. 21, 2015
    On the 2016 field Idiot: Im a little overwhelmed. Its like, whoo! Theres lots of people. On Common Core Moron: I havent what is Common Core? I guess, I dont understand that. Idiot: Yeah! On Jeb Bushs position on immigration Idiot: Ive not heard his position on it. On Hillary Clinton taking foreign bribes in the form of speaking fees and destroying her server to cover it up Imbecile: Really, I dont care.
  • Nevada plan to dump presidential caucus falls short

    06/02/2015 6:31:07 AM PDT · by GIdget2004
    Politico ^ | 06/02/2015 | Eli Stokols
    While the outcome of Rand Pauls attempt to block renewal of PATRIOT Act remains unsettled, his presidential campaign notched a victory of sorts early Tuesday: the Nevada legislature failed to pass a bill changing the states 2016 GOP caucus to a primary election. The failure of the measure backed by the Republican National Committee and the states GOP establishment represents a big win for Paul, who stands to benefit from maintaining the status quo in the first-in-the-West state. For the past two presidential election cycles, grassroots factions aligned with his father, Ron Paul, have flexed outsized muscle in...
  • Scott Walker aide resigns over tweets disparaging Iowa caucases

    03/17/2015 10:09:14 PM PDT · by Radio Free Tuscaloosa · 58 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | March 17, 2015 | Associated Press
    DES MOINES, Iowa An aide to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's national political operation resigned late Tuesday after drawing heated criticism from the head of the Iowa Republican Party for questioning the state's early role in the presidential nominating process. Veteran Republican strategist Liz Mair told The Associated Press that she was leaving Walker's team just a day after she had been tapped to lead his online communication efforts, citing the distraction created by a series of recent Twitter posts about Iowa's presidential caucuses.
  • Netanyahu Is The Thorn In Obamas Side (Democrat Partys Jewish caucus embarrassed?)

    02/10/2015 2:16:28 AM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/09/15 | Javier Manjarres
    **SNIP** Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY), who convened the private meeting with other lawmakers, including Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, is all but saying that Netanyahu is not welcome to address Congress. I dont know whether the prime minister would consider not coming, but I think theres some considerations about whether that should be considered, Mr. Israel said. Hopefully a way will be found to defuse an unnecessarily tense situation. Democrats are worried that Netanyahus speech will show the world just how big of a rift exists between the U.S. and Israel. Talk about showing someone the back of their hand, as...
  • Obama to huddle with black caucus amid Netanyahu speech controversy (Mia Love included)

    02/09/2015 4:54:42 PM PST · by Libloather · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/09/15 | Mike Lillis
    President Obama will meet Tuesday at the White House with members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), including freshman GOP Rep. Mia Love (Utah). The meeting comes as top black leaders including CBC Chairman G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.) and Reps. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) and John Lewis (D-Ga.) are vowing to skip a March 3 speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to protest an invitation they see as a slight to the president in the midst of high-stakes nuclear talks with Iran. Love is currently the only Republican member of the CBC. Her office said Monday that she plans...
  • In Iowa, Republican field wide open as moderates stake their caucus claims

    02/09/2015 10:06:22 AM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 8, 2015 | Robert Costa
    Less than a year before Iowas first-in-the-nation caucuses, it appears that every Republican contender is making a serious play to win the state, setting up what is likely to be one of the most active, competitive campaigns here in recent memory. Political observers in Iowa say that the field is wide open and that numerous candidates have a legitimate shot to win or do well enough to come out with momentum. That is partly because moderates in the Iowa Republican Party, led by Gov. Terry Branstad, have reasserted themselves into the caucus process after watching social conservatives dominate in 2008...
  • Bill would set up run-off elections after inconclusive party primary result

    02/05/2015 3:06:22 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    Radio Iowa ^ | O. Kay Henderson
    A bill that would set up run-off elections in Iowa when none of the candidates in a partys primary election get 35 percent of the vote has cleared its first hurdle at the statehouse. Under current Iowa law, a political party holds a special nominating convention if none of its candidates reaches that 35 percent threashold in a primary election. Senator Jeff Danielson, a Democrat from Cedar Falls, says letting party insiders make the pick leads to questions about the legitimacy of the chosen candidate. I believe this bill is necessary because I would like Iowas election processes from beginning...
  • Tammy Duckworth refused proxy vote in Dem caucus

    11/14/2014 4:45:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 14, 2014 | JAZZ SHAW
    I suppose part of the not-breaking news here is that Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (D – Illinois 8th) is pregnant. She is expecting in the near future, and her doctor has advised her not to travel in the final weeks of her pregnancy. Unfortunately, that meant that she would miss some key Democrat caucus votes as they settle on their new leadership for the next term. In order to get around this problem, she asked to be allowed to vote by proxy. As National Journal notes with great umbrage, the answer was no. Rep. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, who is expecting...
  • The 2014 Democratic Freshman Class... And The Republicans

    11/07/2014 6:59:47 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    Yesterday, Limbaugh said that Republicans were elected "to stop the Democrats. Republicans were not elected to govern." Democrats, on the other hand, are elected to govern. (SNIP) A quick scan of some of the newest members of the House shows just how extreme this latest crop of Tea Party Republican members of Congress truly are. From Georgia to Maine, Virginia to Wisconsin, Illinois to Iowa, extreme Tea Party Republicans have been elected to seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. (SNIP) Meanwhile, Illinois Republican Mike Bost (IL-02) once had an outburst while serving in the Illinois House over a pension...
  • Sing with All the Saints in Glory (All Saints Day Caucus)

    10/21/2014 9:21:28 AM PDT · by xzins · 16 replies
    Hymnsite ^ | 1873 | William Irons
    Sing with All the Saints in Glory Lyrics: William Irons Music: Ludwig von Beethoven; arr. by Edward Hodges Tune: HYMN TO JOY, Meter: 87.87 D 1. Sing with all the saints in glory, sing the resurrection song! Death and sorrow, earth's dark story, to the former days belong. All around the clouds are breaking, soon the storms of time shall cease; in God's likeness we, awaking, know the everlasting peace. 2. O what glory, far exceeding all that eye has yet perceived! Holiest hearts, for ages pleading, never that full joy conceived. God has promised, Christ prepares it, there on...
  • Sen. Angus King (I-Maine): I might caucus with GOP after the midterms

    04/10/2014 8:12:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/10/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    In order to take control of the US Senate, Republicans have to win six seats in the midterm elections. Or is it five? That depends on one of the two Senators unaffiliated with either major party. Bernie Sanders, a professed socialist, may run for the Democratic Party presidential nomination in 2016, so a Sanders flip is unlikely in the extreme. But what about Maine’s Angus King? He caucuses with Democrats now, but he’s, er … mulling his options after opposing the Democratic pay-equity ploy: Sen. Angus King (I-Maine), who caucuses with the Democrats, will decide after the midterm elections whether...
  • White House to Congressional Black Caucus: Obama's judicial nominees are diverse enough

    01/31/2014 4:28:14 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/31/14 | Joel Gehrke
    Members of the Congressional Black Caucus believe that President Obama's judicial nominees represent "an appalling lack of diversity," but the top White House spokesman dismissed that accusation. "The president's commitment here and the approach he takes is fairly clear," White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters when asked during the press briefing about the CBC's objection to his latest nominations within the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. "The president has had more African-American women confirmed to the federal court than any president in history," he noted, adding that he has appointed several black judges within the 11th Circuit,...
  • CBC to go after Obama (Congressional Black Caucus picks out the racists)

    01/26/2014 3:53:46 AM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/26/14 | Mike Lillis
    Leaders of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) plan to publicly rebuke President Obama over a lack of diversity in his federal judicial picks. The lawmakers are organizing a Capitol Hill press conference as early as this week to decry what Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) called the appalling lack of African American representation among Obama's nominees, particularly in the 11th Circuit, which includes Georgia, Florida and Alabama. The Democrats also contend several of Obamas nominees have championed policies that either discriminate against minorities, or are just plain racist. We have very grave concerns [with certain nominees] given disparities that are...
  • "CAUCUS" directed by AJ Schnack [on tv Sunday]

    01/10/2014 1:12:25 AM PST · by iowamark · 3 replies
    For the past 40 years, the race for the American Presidency has begun in the state of Iowa, where Presidential hopefuls spend months traveling the state's 99 counties hoping to win its first-in-the-nation vote and prove themselves a viable candidate. In intimate, funny and sometimes emotional detail, CAUCUS tells the story of the 2011-2012 campaign in Iowa as eight Republicans fight to become their partys standard-bearer and take on Barack Obama. But to win, each must first navigate state fairs, town hall meetings in pizza halls and agitated questions from the increasingly contentious GOP base. CAUCUS is a revealing look...
  • State Legislators Article V Caucus

    12/08/2013 10:31:44 AM PST · by Baynative · 54 replies
    Article V Caucus ^ | December 2013 | Website
    As State Legislators, we have a solemn obligation to defend the rights of the people and protect the sovereign authority of our states, but the powers in Washington D.C. have made that almost impossible. Decades of out of control spending and a slow erosion of the balance of power between the states and the Federal government have all but destroyed the constitutional federalism that our founding fathers established. The drafters of our Constitution knew this could happen and so they gave us the tools to keep the genius of Federalism functioning, but we have to use those tools. The stronger...
  • Pick of the week: Rick Santorum, unlikely hero [liberal rages against conservatives]

    11/08/2013 2:10:00 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Salon ^ | November 7, 2013 | Andrew O'Hehir
    I suppose the danger of AJ Schnacks immensely entertaining documentary Caucus is that it retells all the hair-raising twists and turns of the 2012 Republican caucus in Iowa as human drama, with the things were supposed to care about the ideology, the politics stripped away. We know for sure that none of these clowns will ever be elected president, so were free to view them as flawed, interesting, crazy and sometimes even sympathetic characters in a larger narrative thats beyond their control. I would argue, in fact, that this gripping and grotesque portrait of retail politics in the...
  • Obama says Speaker Boehner cant control his caucus

    10/15/2013 9:35:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/15/13 | Steve Holland and Mark Felsenthal
    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said on Tuesday the frantic stop-and-go effort in Congress to avoid a debt default and end a government shutdown is "a mess" as a gloomy mood descended over the White House with time running out to a Thursday deadline. Obama, who is to meet Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Wednesday, and his Democratic backers stressed there is still time to avoid a historic default even as efforts to reach a deal in Congress floundered on Capitol Hill. "My expectation is that it does get solved, but we dont have a lot of time," Obama told...
  • Grijalva, Barber Condemn $40 Billion Cut To Food Stamp Program

    09/20/2013 1:29:05 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 32 replies
    tucsonweekly.com ^ | September 20, 2013
    Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) Co-Chairs Reps. Ral M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Keith Ellison (D-MN) and CPC Whip Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) voted against the Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act of 2013, H.R. 3102, a Republican bill to drastically cut nutrition programs. .... Some of my Republican colleagues want to cut food assistance for needy families instead of closing business tax loopholes as a way to save money, said Rep. Grijalva. There's a basic question of fairness and who our country looks out for here. If you think more corporate tax cuts are the answer, go ahead and say so,...
  • Congressional Black Caucus Reportedly Told to Keep Quiet Regarding Opposition to Obama on Syria

    09/05/2013 11:59:58 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 37 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9/5/2013 | Becket Adams
    The situation in Syria has grown increasingly complicated for President Barack Obama and his party, raising serious questions about the White Houses credibility on foreign affairs and forcing Democrat lawmakers to choose sides on the controversial issue. AP. And public statements made in opposition to the presidents proposal have prompted the chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) to ask that its members limit public comment on the situation until they have been briefed by White House officials, The Cable reports. A CBC aide in an interview referred to the request as eyebrow-raising, adding that it was designed to quiet...
  • President Obama to Nominate Rep. Mel Watt as FHFA Director

    05/01/2013 4:14:55 AM PDT · by haffast · 8 replies
    Politic365 ^ | 4:21am May 1, 2013 | Lauren Burke
    President Obama will nominate Rep. Mel Watt (D-NC) today to be the Director of the Federal Finance Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). Many have called for the firing of the agencys current director, Ed DeMarco. DeMarco has headed the agency since 2009 and was a Bush appointee. Watts nomination is subject to Senate confirmation. Watt played a key role in the he DoddFrank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that is now law and has been an advocte for minority lending institutions. Watt is 67 and a graduate of Yale Law School. He has served in Congress since 1993 and...
  • Congressional Black Caucus Presents Alternate Budget

    03/20/2013 2:59:21 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Washington Informer ^ | 3/20/13 | Barrington Salmon
    **SNIP** Members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) presented an alternative budget for the 2013 fiscal year that they said slashes deficits, eliminates the sequester and protects those programs which are safety nets for the most vulnerable. "Since 1981, the CBC has presented alternate budgets which lowers deficits and alleviates harm in a fiscally sound manner," said CBC Chairman Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio). "I do not believe we should sacrifice the community to balance the budget." "I'm extremely proud of this budget. I think it's the best one offered so far."
  • Right blasts RNC 'autopsy' as power grab

    03/18/2013 5:04:54 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 79 replies
    Right blasts RNC 'autopsy' as power grab By: Jonathan Martin and Maggie Haberman March 18, 2013 12:21 PM EDT The GOPs prescription to cure the ills that helped bring on yet another disastrous presidential cycle would revamp its presidential nominating rules in ways to benefit well-funded candidates and hamper insurgents - a move that quickly heated up the already smoldering feud between the Republican establishment and the tea party-inspired base. Tucked in near the end of the 97-page report, formally known as The Growth and Opportunity Project, are less than four pages that amount to a political bombshell: the five-member...
  • Push to address climate change (congressional climate change caucus)

    02/26/2013 2:15:15 AM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/26/13 | DARREN GOODE
    A bipartisan group of former U.S. foreign policy officials, military leaders and lawmakers pushed on Monday for action on addressing climate change in poor nations, arguing it represents a major national security threat. **SNIP** Reagan administration Secretary of State George Shultz signed on, as did George W. Bush Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage and former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge. Sixteen former members of Congress also signed on, many of whom took leading roles on foreign affairs and defense committees. Those on the letter include former Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Dick Lugar (R-Ind.), and former Republican Reps. Sherwood...
  • House Oversight Panel's Hearing Plan Could Signal GOP Shift On Climate

    02/24/2013 1:58:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Power-eng ^ | 2/19/13
    House oversight panel Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) has agreed to Democrats' request to hold one or more hearings on economic risks from climate change, but while the decision appears to be a significant break from House GOP leaders' opposition to climate hearings it is unclear whether it will change other committees' reluctance to hold such hearings. Given the uncertainty over the fate of climate change hearings in the Republican-controlled House this year, Democrats are launching a new Safe Climate Caucus with a strategy of daily speeches to pressure GOP leadership into addressing climate. The caucus is banding together to...
  • Signs of Light? Climate Change Caucus Forms in Senate (Can they be brought up on fraud charges?)

    12/28/2012 2:25:13 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    "I think you are going to see a lot of bills on climate change," said Senator Barbara Boxer as she took the lead in forming a climate change caucus in the Senate. That's music to our ears, along with this: "There will be a lot of different bills on climate change. I have already spoken to three colleagues that have bills in the works." Boxer (D-CA) says it's finally time to bring the discussion of climate change out of the shadows, and that superstorm Sandy "changed a lot of minds" on the topic.
  • Boehner tells Obama put deal on the table, amid growing caucus discontent

    12/05/2012 5:10:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | December 5, 2012
    House Speaker John Boehner emerged Wednesday from a meeting with fellow Republican congressional leaders and urged President Obama to meet face to face on solving the countrys looming fiscal crisis or send a deal to Congress on which both chambers can agree. We need a response from the White House, said Boehner, who sent a proposal Monday to the White House. We can't sit here and negotiate with ourselves. If the president doesn't agree with our proposal and our outline, I think he's got an obligation to send one to the Congress. The president and congressional Republicans are at...
  • J Street Caucus Bails on Israel

    05/10/2012 10:17:41 AM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 5/10/12 | Adam Kredo
    Nine members of Congress aligned with the far-left group J Street either abstained or voted against a House bill that would reinforce the U.S.s commitment to the State of Israel. The United States-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012 soared through the House on a vote of 411-2. That was without the help of 10 J Street stalwarts, one who voted against the bill and nine who originally voted present. The bi-partisan bill, which was sponsored by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, reaffirms Israels right to defend itself in the face of terror attacks and redoubles Congress support for...
  • Mass. GOPs caucus picks leave Romney slate slighted

    04/30/2012 5:23:52 AM PDT · by S.O.L. · 13 replies
    Boston Glob ^ | April 30, 2012 | Stephanie Ebbert
    . . . when Massachusetts Republicans went to their caucuses on Saturday, many didnt vote for Mitt Romneys picks. Less than half of Romneys 27 chosen delegates won, and the losers included some notable Massachusetts Republicans - including former Lieutenant Governor Kerry Healey and House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones Jr. {and Charlie Baker, failed gubernatorial candidate}
  • Police Intervene, Arrest Ron Paul Backers at Missouri Caucus

    03/18/2012 2:33:26 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | Mar 17, 2012 6:38pm | Chris Good
    Police and organizers shut down proceedings at one of Missouris largest caucuses today, as Ron Paul supporters feuded with local GOP leaders. Its like the Hatfields and the McCoys around here, St. Charles Countys former GOP chairman told ABC News, after police arrived on-scene with a helicopter and removed Paul backers. In St. Charles, an exurb of St. Louis and one of the states largest GOP counties, Paul supporters sought to elect their own chairman and adopt their own rules when proceedings opened both of which are part of standard caucus rules and procedure. But as they argued with...
  • Police Intervene, Arrest Ron Paul Backers at Missouri Caucus

    03/17/2012 6:50:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies · 2+ views
    Yahoo! News / ABC News ^ | March 17, 2012 | Chris Good
    Police and organizers shut down proceedings at one of Missouri's largest caucuses today, as Ron Paul supporters feuded with local GOP leaders. "It's like the Hatfields and the McCoys around here," St. Charles County's former GOP chairman told ABC News, after police arrived on-scene with a helicopter and removed Paul backers. In St. Charles, an exurb of St. Louis and one of the state's largest GOP counties, Paul supporters sought to elect their own chairman and adopt their own rules when proceedings opened - both of which are part of standard caucus rules and procedure. But as they argued with...
  • Confusion Wins In Missouri's 'Chaotic' Caucus Process

    03/17/2012 5:03:03 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    KCUR - NPR ^ | March 17, 2012 | Frank Morris
    Cassville, Mo., is a little town on the edge of the Ozark Mountains. During the Civil War, the Confederate state legislature convened here. Tuesday, the Republican presidential caucus was the big draw. Most of the rest of the state will hold its caucuses Saturday morning. Confusion On Caucus Night The first caucus was a messy process. More than 250 people showed up, most planning to vote directly for the candidates. But that was not to be. David Cole, the chairman of the Missouri Republican Party, told caucusgoers that they would be voting on delegates to attend district and state conventions....
  • St. Charles [Missouri] caucus ends in near riot with no delegates awarded

    03/17/2012 2:50:23 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 29 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | March 17, 2012 | Lisa Payne-Naeger
    After months of preparation, education, and activism by conservatives, all over Missouri, caucus day arrived, and in St. Charles County it came and went without awarding delegates. The Francis Howell North High School bleachers were packed and there was a standing room only crowd after the caucus was called to order, an hour and a half late. Clearly crowds exceeded expectation as checking in the overflow crowd took much longer than expected. Most in the crowd waited longer to be checked into the caucus than the caucus lasted. The beginning of the caucus started with the reading of the pre-approved...
  • Gingrich plans to campaign in Kansas

    03/02/2012 11:04:03 PM PST · by Red Steel · 10 replies
    Topeka Capital Journal ^ | March 2, 2012 - 8:46pm | Tim Carpenter
    Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich intends to make a two-day campaign swing through Kansas in conjunction with the March 10 statewide caucus. Gingrich, who has devoted much of his attention to home state Georgia, is expected to appear next Friday morning at Kansas Republican Party headquarters, 2605 S.W. 21st, in Topeka and meet over the noon hour with legislators at the Capitol. "It's confirmed," said Clay Barker, executive director of the state's Republican Party. Forty delegates from Kansas are on the line. Voting will occur at 99 caucus sites on Saturday, March 10. The vote in Kansas will be the...
  • Romney leads Alaska presidential preference poll (Wins by 420 votes)

    03/07/2012 8:58:12 AM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 36 replies
    FAIRBANKS - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney maintained a strong lead with most of the results counted in the Alaska Republican presidential preference poll held today. With 4,225 votes, the former Massachusetts Governor took 32.6 percent of the statewide vote. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum took 29 percent, Texas congressman Ron Paul took about 24 percent and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich took 14 percent. At 10:30 p.m., 95 percent of the vote had been counted. Alaska was one of 10 states to participate in the Republican nomination process today and will divvy up 24 of its delegates according to...
  • Super Tuesday Thread (First Polls Closing at 7 p.m. Eastern Time)

    03/06/2012 3:54:46 PM PST · by Vigilanteman · 1,307 replies · 1+ views
    NY Times map link ^ | 6 March 2012 | We the Freepers
    Here's tonight's schedule. Results will update at the link: Alaska: Caucuses begin at 8 PM ET Georgia: Polls close at 7 PM ET Idaho: Caucuses begin at 9 PM ET Massachusetts: Polls close at 8 PM ET North Dakota: Caucuses begin at 6:30 PM ET Ohio: Polls close at 7:30 PM ET Oklahoma: Polls close at 8 PM ET Tennessee: Polls close at 8 PM ET Vermont: Polls close at 7 PM ET Virginia: Polls close at 7 PM ET Wyoming: Caucuses begin at 7 PM ET
  • 1500 voters turned away in Washington State

    03/03/2012 4:34:00 PM PST · by entropy12 · 37 replies
    tricity herald ^ | 03-03-2012 | Michelle Dupler
    Kennewick About 1,500 people were turned away from pooled Benton County caucuses in Kennewick by event organizers after rooms at the Three Rivers Convention Center reached capacity this morning. Read more here: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2012/03/03/1849623/politics-hundreds-turned-away.html#storylink=cpy#storylink=cpy
  • Romney, Santorum and Paul to campaign in Washington in advance of caucuses (this Saturday)

    02/29/2012 7:23:36 PM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 5 replies · 3+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | February 29, 2011
    Three of the four major Republican presidential candidates will be in Washington state Thursday and Friday seeking support in advance of the Washington caucuses on Saturday. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, coming off an easy win in Arizona and a narrow victory in Michigan, has long been scheduled to hold a $1,000-per-person fundraiser in Bellevue on Thursday evening. UPDATE: The Romney campaign announced a "Meet and Greet with Mitt" at 8 a.m. Friday in Bellevue. Romney will appear at a Thursday afternoon rally in Idaho Falls. Idaho will hold its own presidential caucuses on Tuesday and Romney is expected to...
  • Attention WA State Repubs - No Primary Ballot this Year - Is Now a Caucus

    02/29/2012 8:46:27 AM PST · by bkopto · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Clark County GOP/Vanity ^ | Feb 29, 2012 | Bkopto
    As the WA state primary is this Sat, March 3, I was wondering why I hadn't received my primary ballot in the mail. After looking around on the web, it turns out that the RAT controlled legislature cancelled the mail-in ballots for the 2012 GOP primary, with a reversion to a caucus system, like Iowa. Therefore, at the provided link, there is some information about navigating through this method of choosing amongst Gingrich, Santorum, or any other stragglers for the GOP 2012 candidate. The excerpt below is from the provided link: Washington became the first U.S. state to suspend its...
  • Libtards becoming delegates at GOP conventions.

    02/25/2012 9:58:34 PM PST · by horsappl · 42 replies · 4+ views
    Today at the Republican Party of Otter Tail County convention, we had delegates disrupting the meeting. These people were democrats, posing as Republicans. They wasted hours offering amendments to our platform, then trying to become delegates. We all knew what they were, but rules and laws prevented us from showing them the door. We finally passed a motion to require photo id to make these clowns prove they lived in the township they purported to represent. They showed us college id's. The problem we were having was that not all delegates that we were to vote to the state convention...
  • Maine GOP chairman says Mitt Romney wins caucuses

    02/11/2012 5:16:11 PM PST · by BAW · 68 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | 2-11-2012 | Eric Russell
    PORTLAND, Maine Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney narrowly edged Texas Congressman Ron Paul in Maines nonbinding GOP presidential preference poll on Saturday, ending a string of defeats for the Republican front-runner. According to unofficial results announced Saturday evening by Maine Republican Party Chairman Charlie Webster, Romney took 39 percent of votes during statewide caucuses held during the last few weeks. Paul finished second at 36 percent. Its good news. Im hopeful this ends Romneys little slide, Maine House Speaker Robert Nutting said shortly after the announcement. Romney is the best candidate to beat President Obama in the fall. Peter...
  • The InSantorum Illusion

    02/09/2012 5:28:45 PM PST · by bksanders · 40 replies
    Wordpress ^ | 09 Feb 2012 | WisdomDepot
    Apart from not having the first delegate commitment, exactly what have victories in Iowa, Missouri, Colorado and Minnesota acknowledged? First, that participants in caucuses are underwhelmed to voice their solidarity with their higher ground constituents. This group think forum is void, by necessity, of critical thought. This is not to say that the caucus forum is the antithesis of the primary process. It is always much easier when espousing your heartfelt commitment to an issue to take the high road when exposed to the crowd in a non-binding farcical display. These same voters will doubtlessly rethink that stance when confronted...