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  • House Will Kill Obamacare's Medicare Rationing Panel This Week

    03/19/2012 12:53:59 PM PDT · by 92nina · 10 replies · 1+ views
    ATR ^ | 2012-03-16 | Ryan Ellis
    The U.S. House of Representatives this week will be voting on H.R. 452, the “Medicare Decisions Accountability Act of 2011.” This bill would repeal the Medicare rationing board known as “IPAB,” and is part of a full repeal of the jobs-killing Obamacare law. The harmful Obamacare law created a new and unelected government panel known as “IPAB.” The basic role of IPAB would be to institute price controls and rationing within the Medicare system. This is the same type of wrong-headed price controls attempted in socialized medicine systems throughout the world. It doesn’t work anywhere else, and it won’t work...
  • Sessions says Reid dodging budget debate to avoid tough votes

    03/19/2012 2:43:18 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 3/18/12 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Sessions says Reid dodging budget debate to avoid tough votesBy Pete Kasperowicz - 03/18/12 01:54 PM ET Senate Budget Committee Ranking Member Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) on Sunday afternoon accused Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) of avoiding debate on a Senate budget resolution in order to protect Democrats from making tough choices on how to trim spending at a time of fiscal crisis. "When Senator Reid said it's foolish to bring up a budget, what he really is doing is avoiding having his members have to confront — and in public, not in secret meetings, but in public, with votes —...
  • Read an excerpt from Grover G. Norquist and John R. Lott Jr.'s new book -- 'Debacle'

    03/18/2012 8:15:49 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 15, 2012 | John R. Lott Jr. and Grover G. Norquist Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/03/15/read-e
    Editor's note: FoxNews.com is pleased to present an excerpt from "Debacle: Obama's War on Jobs and Growth and What We Can Do Now to Regain Our Future " the new book by Grover G. Norquist and FoxNews.com contributor John R. Lott Jr. Chapter 3: The Stimulus Made Things Worse What Was Promised Matt Lauer: At some point will you say, “Wait a minute, we’ve spent this amount of money. We’re not seeing the results. We’ve got to change course dramatically?” . . . President Obama: Look, I’m at the start of my administration . . . And . . ....
  • 'Only' 20 million may lose health insurance coverage (ObamaCare)

    03/18/2012 1:11:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 17, 2012 | The Editors
    For many months after the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act -- aka Obamacare -- became law, it was mainly the measure's conservative opponents who ruefully contemplated then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's remark that "we have to pass the health care bill so you can see what's in it." Opponents anxiously wondered if people might actually like what they found in the law once it was on the books. If that occurred, odds were good Obamacare would never be repealed. And there would be no stopping government takeovers of other major sectors of the economy. More recently, as revelations have accumulated...
  • Democratic Senators Issue Strong Warning About Use of the Patriot Act

    03/17/2012 6:10:25 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 33 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 16,2012 | Charlie Savage
    For more than two years, a handful of Democrats on the Senate intelligence committee have warned that the government is secretly interpreting its surveillance powers under the Patriot Act in a way that would be alarming if the public — or even others in Congress — knew about it.
  • Santorum: "I Was Basically Pro-Choice All My Life, Until I Ran for Congress" (1995)

    03/17/2012 11:01:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 232 replies
    Philadelphia Magazine ^ | December 1995 | Eric Konigsberg
    IN THE SUMMER OF 1989, Rick Santorum and a fellow associate at the Pittsburgh law firm of Kirkpatrick and Lockhart left work to drive to Three Rivers Stadium for the firm's annual softball game. Sitting behind the wheel, Santorum popped in a tape, and on came the reedy voice of a man lecturing as if to a classroom. “Listen,” Santorum said. “Newt Gingrich.” “Who the hell is Newt Gingrich?” the co-worker asked. Santorum explained that Gingrich was a congressman from Georgia, and that he was the guy to listen to if you were considering a future in politics. “At the...
  • High Treason: Obama and Pentagon Declare Congress Invalid 2012 (Flying under the Radar ALERT!)

    03/17/2012 12:41:05 PM PDT · by yoe · 26 replies
    You Tube ^ | March 8, 2012
    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's testimony asserting that the United Nations and NATO have supreme authority over the actions of the United States military, words which effectively declare Congress a ceremonial relic, have prompted Congressman Walter Jones to introduce a resolution that re-affirms such behavior as an "impeachable high crime and misdemeanor" under the Constitution.snip] In June last year, President Obama arrogantly expressed his hostility to the rule of law when he dismissed the need to get congressional authorization to commit the United States to a military intervention in Libya, churlishly dismissing criticism and remarking, "I don't even have to get...
  • Republicans Join Democrats Supporting Colossal Tax Increase

    03/15/2012 4:16:34 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 38 replies
    PatriotPost.US ^ | March 15, 2012 | Mark Alexander
    Lamar Alexander and Dick Durbin, the Tax Tag Team"Invention is continually exercised, to furnish new pretenses for revenues and taxation. It watches prosperity as its prey and permits none to escape without tribute." --Thomas Paine (Rights of Man, 1791) "Fairness"? Under cover of the Republican Presidential Primary debates about how to defeat Barack Hussein Obama's socialist agenda and his plan to fund the final chapter of that agenda with enormous tax increases, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN, no relation!) and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) have teamed up to promote one of the largest tax increases in U.S. history -- a heavy...
  • ACT NOW: Support the Scott Gardner Act (H.R. 3808 - Mandatory Deportation for DUI Illegals)

    03/15/2012 7:44:06 AM PDT · by montag813 · 15 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 03-15-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona America has witnessed an stunning rise in drunk driving fatalities committed by illegal aliens - many of whom had previous criminal records and even prior DUIs - yet remained free in this country to drink, drive and kill Americans. This has always been a problem - with both Federal officials and local law enforcement dropping the ball. But thanks to new, relaxed deportation guidelines of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the numbers have increased to record levels in the past two years. Above: A life of service destroyed in an instant: Sister Denise Mosier and...
  • High Treason: Obama and Pentagon Declare Congress Invalid 2012

    03/15/2012 8:21:17 AM PDT · by yoe · 18 replies
    You Tube ^ | March 2012
    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's testimony asserting that the United Nations and NATO have supreme authority over the actions of the United States military, words which effectively declare Congress a ceremonial relic, have prompted Congressman Walter Jones to introduce a resolution that re-affirms such behavior as an "impeachable high crime and misdemeanor" under the Constitution. During a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing yesterday, Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey brazenly admitted that their authority comes not from the U.S. Constitution, but that the United States is subservient to and takes its marching orders from the United Nations...
  • Senate leaders Reid, McConnell strike deal on judicial nominees

    03/14/2012 4:00:19 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/14/12 | Josiah Ryan
    Senate leaders on Wednesday reached an agreement on a group of President Obama’s judicial nominees, avoiding a showdown that could have brought the chamber to standstill. Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) cancelled cloture votes on 17 of Obama's nominees set to begin on Wednesday afternoon after reaching the deal with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). Under the agreement, the Senate will put 14 of the 17 judicial nominees up for a vote by May 7th at a pace of two per week, according to a Senate Democratic aide. "Which is great because we've been averaging one nomination a week,"...
  • Republican (candidate) speaks at wrong convention (IA-2)

    03/14/2012 1:24:44 PM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 24 replies
    UPI ^ | 3.14.12 | Staff
    MUSCATINE, Iowa, March 14 (UPI) -- An Iowa Republican running for Congress said he arrived early for an event and accidentally ended up addressing a group of Democrats. Dan Dolan of Muscatine said he and a staffer arrived early Saturday for the Republican convention at the Monroe County Courthouse in Albia, The Quad City Times reported Wednesday. "My staffer runs up and says, 'Hey, Dan Dolan is here. Can he speak?' So they stopped everything, and I get up there and give my speech," Dolan said. "I get done, a guy raises his hand and says, 'I think you want...
  • Gingrich Denies Splitting GOP Votes

    03/13/2012 9:03:29 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 141 replies · 1+ views
    Obama's SuperPac ABC News ^ | March 13th, 2012 | Newt Video
    Newt Gingrich says, "Between us, Santorum and I are stopping Romney."
  • Jobs or Judges? Debate on Judicial Nominees Boils Over in Senate

    03/13/2012 11:46:57 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 18 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 03/13/12 | Joe Palazzolo
    Today marked the first day of a major standoff in the judicial nomination war, as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) tried to break loose 17 judicial nominees tied up by Republicans. On the floor of the Senate, he offered to bring a quick vote on the JOBS Act, a Republican-led jobs bill that passed the House with overwhelming bipartisan support, in return for Republicans dropping their opposition to the nominees.
  • Highway bill is worth billions to companies owned by Soros, Pickens, Douglas

    03/13/2012 10:19:07 AM PDT · by mgist · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Human Events ^ | 03/13/2012 | by S. E. Robinson
    George Soros, T. Boone Pickens, Kevin G. Douglas and companies under their control stand to reap the rewards of billions of taxpayer dollars in subsidies contained in a Democratic-sponsored measure set for a vote this week. The legislation, authored by Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), would amend the much-ballyhooed highway bill to include the New Alternative Transportation to Give Americans Solutions act, or NATGAS act. The act would provide subsidies for individuals, corporations and public entities that purchase natural gas vehicles or build natural gas distribution facilities. The act would subsidize three different enterprises controlled by Soros, Pickens and Douglas, who...
  • Energy expert Dr. Daniel Fine takes on the "opposition" to Shale Gas in North Carolina

    03/12/2012 8:28:19 PM PDT · by greenwill · 10 replies · 1+ views
    The John Locke Foundation ^ | 02/27/12 | Dr. Daniel Fine
    Daniel Fine discusses North Carolina's approach to shale gas and hydraulic fracturing (two minutes)---> http://youtu.be/4Lbn9diK1PA
  • Obama Turns Keystone Pipe Dream To Nightmare

    03/12/2012 11:18:08 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 17 replies
    Investor;s Business Daily ^ | March 12, 2012 | IBD editorials
    Energy Policy: After presidential lobbying, the Senate fell four votes short of taking a giant step toward energy independence as gas prices and unemployment rise. In the White House, everything is going according to plan. The 56-42 vote defeated a proposal by Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., that would have granted approval of the pipeline without any further environmental reviews by the State Department. It came after President Obama personally called lawmakers to lobby for the Hoeven amendment's defeat. Sixty votes were needed for passage to avoid a filibuster. As we've said, you have to watch what Obama does, not what...
  • Obama impeachment bill now in Congress "crime, misdemeanor"

    03/12/2012 9:01:37 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 15 replies
    wnd ^ | 3/11/12 | d. zahn
    Let the president be duly warned. Rep. Walter B. Jones Jr., R-N.C., has introduced a resolution declaring that should the president use offensive military force without authorization of an act of Congress, “it is the sense of Congress” that such an act would be “an impeachable high crime and misdemeanor.” Ads by GoogleLow Cost Health Insurance Blue Cross, Aetna, Kaiser, CIGNA & More! Compare Plans & View Rates. www.GoHealthInsurance.comHow to Buy Gold Physical Gold Shipped to Your Door Free Investor Kit. Since 1960. Goldline.com/Buy-GoldSpecifically, Article I, Section 8, of the Constitution reserves for Congress alone the power to declare war,...
  • Obama impeachment bill now in Congress

    03/12/2012 8:11:30 AM PDT · by Sudetenland · 19 replies
    World News Daily ^ | 3/11/2012 | Drew Zahn
    Obama impeachment bill now in Congress Declares president's use of military without approval 'high crime, misdemeanor' Let the president be duly warned. Rep. Walter B. Jones Jr., R-N.C., has introduced a resolution declaring that should the president use offensive military force without authorization of an act of Congress, “it is the sense of Congress” that such an act would be “an impeachable high crime and misdemeanor.” Specifically, Article I, Section 8, of the Constitution reserves for Congress alone the power to declare war, a restriction that has been sorely tested in recent years, including Obama’s authorization of military force in...
  • CNN Presses Reid on Whether Congress’ Low Approval Rating is Really All the GOP’s Fault

    03/11/2012 4:04:02 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 18 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3/11/2012 | Erica Ritz
    I think Congress looks bad; I think the obstructionism we’ve had…has turned the American people. What the Republicans have done, stopping us from doing the most simple things…”
  • Boehner: Some of America’s ‘dumbest’ and ‘raunchiest’ serve in Congress

    03/11/2012 8:37:45 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 28 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | March 11, 2012 | By Sam Baker
    Congress includes some of the “dumbest” and “raunchiest” people in the country — but also some of the smartest — House Speaker John Boehner said in a report published this weekend. Boehner (R-Ohio) told the Wall Street Journal's Peggy Noonan that it can be difficult to wrangle misbehaving members of Congress, while arguing that the chamber is not uniquely corrupt or scandal-prone.
  • Priest(ess) Who Calls Abortion a ‘Blessing’ Tells Congress She'd Break Law to Help Minors

    03/10/2012 2:24:45 PM PST · by NYer · 34 replies
    CNS News ^ | March 8, 2012 | Penny Star
    Dr. Katherine Hancock Ragsdale, president and dean of the Episcopal Divinity Church, testified at a House hearing on March 8, 2012 against a bill that would make it a federal crime to transport minor girls without parental consent across state lines to get an abortion. (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr) (CNSNews.com) – Were Congress to outlaw the transporting of a minor without her parents’ permission across state lines to get an abortion, an abortion- and gay-rights activist testifying on Capitol Hill Thursday she would break the law to continue to help girls end their pregnancies.Appearing as a Democratic Party witness at a...
  • The Obamacare Shellacking

    03/09/2012 5:05:16 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 9, 2012 | Andrew Stiles
    Democratic support for President Obama’s controversial health care overhaul may have single-handedly caused the party’s historic “shellacking” in the 2010 mid-term elections, a new study finds. The study was conducted by a group of political science professors and published this week by American Politics Research. It found that, had it not been for the health care law, House Democrats likely would have held at least 25 seats and maintained their majority.
  • Senate Keystone vote expected to be close; Obama lobbying Democrats (Go on the record Rats!)

    03/08/2012 10:03:11 AM PST · by tobyhill · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/8/2012 | Ted Barrett and Dana Bash
    A razor close vote is expected in the Senate Thursday on a Republican amendment to bypass the Obama administration's objections and approve the Keystone XL pipeline, Senate aides from both parties told CNN. Democratic aides, however, expressed some optimism the provision would be defeated. President Obama lobbied wavering Democrats by phone to shore up Democratic support for his position, a senior Democratic source told CNN. It could be embarrassing for the White House if a large number of Democrats voted to overturn the administration's Keystone policy, which has been hotly debated as gas prices continue to rise during this election...
  • Obama Making Personal Phone Calls To Senate Dems Begging Them To Vote Against Keystone Pipeline…

    03/08/2012 10:24:44 AM PST · by opentalk · 21 replies
    Weasel Zippers/Politico ^ | March 8, 2012 | Weasel Zippers
    Via PoliticoPresident Barack Obama is intervening in a Senate fight over the Keystone XL oil pipeline and personally lobbying Democrats to reject an amendment calling for its construction, according to several sources familiar with the talks.The White House lobbying effort, including phone calls from the president to Democrats, signals that the vote could be close when it heads to the floor Thursday. ..
  • Panetta: ‘International Permission’ Trumps Congressional Permission For Military Actions (video)

    03/08/2012 9:36:52 AM PST · by Signalman · 18 replies
    conservativebyte.com ^ | 3/8/2012 | Conservative Byte
    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta appeared at a Senate Armed Services Committee congressional hearing, where he said “legal basis” was needed to initiate a no-fly zone over Syria. (video at link)
  • House Expected Today to Pass Bipartisan JOBS Act

    03/08/2012 6:12:50 AM PST · by bizlawnews · 6 replies
    WASHINGTON, March 8 (LID) – The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday is expected Thursday to take up the bipartisan-supported Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act. The legislation — outlined in H.R. 3606 — is aimed at helping fledgling companies to more easily raise capital, proponents said.
  • Your doctor could be Obama (She was right)

    03/07/2012 11:29:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Dickinson Press ^ | March 8, 2012 | Nat Hentoff
    Ever since Sarah Palin’s end-of-life counseling “death panel” remarks exploded into national consciousness in 2009, I have researched the real power ObamaCare will have to overrule your doctor’s decisions about what’s best for your health care. Forget death panels. Starting in July 2014, if Barack Obama is still president, a 15-member board that he selects with Senate confirmation — the Independent Payment Advisory Board — will be in charge of deciding when to reduce government spending per capita (for each person) on health care. Opponents such as Congressman Phil Gingrey, R-Ga., who is also a doctor and the co-chairman of...
  • New York State Congressional Lines : The Special Master's Redistricting Plan

    03/06/2012 12:16:38 PM PST · by SMGFan · 32 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | March 6, 2012 | BY CELESTE KATZ
    Update: One observer notes to me, "[Rep. Bob] Turner and [Rep. Maurice] Hinchey are gone. [Rep. Gary] Ackerman doesn't really have a district either, but there are seats he could run for." (Don't say we didn't warn you about a possible consolidation of the regions represented by Ackerman and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy. Also, we've known since January that Hinchey's hanging it up after this Congress.) It also looks to me like the Rangel seat (NY-15) is majority Hispanic, but looks nothing like the highly calibrated Washington Heights/Bronx/Queens map advocated by those who signed on to this letter. And by the...
  • Reminder: Bob Kerrey Cast the Deciding Vote for the Clinton Tax Hike

    03/06/2012 11:44:35 AM PST · by 92nina · 4 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-03-02 | Kristie Shu
    Bob Kerrey looks to be a challenging replacement for Ben Nelson in the Nebraska 2012 senate race, so constituents need to be reminded of his left-leaning track record. Most prominent was his August 1993 deciding vote in favor of Clinton’s 1993 tax hike, which he himself declared as the “biggest tax increase in the history of the country.” “Kerrey helped lead the fight to unravel Ronald Reagan’s bipartisan Tax Reform Act of 1986 when Kerrey supported first George H.W. Bush’s 1990 tax increases and then Bill Clinton’s 1993 tax increases,” stated Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform. “Both...
  • MittvMitt: The story of two men trapped in one body (DNC attack on UNELECTABLE Mitt is Devastating)

    03/06/2012 8:24:17 AM PST · by xzins · 88 replies
    http://www.mittvmitt.com http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=K9njHHyRI7g (half a million hits and climbing)
  • Rep. Donald Payne Dies

    03/06/2012 7:13:20 AM PST · by nuconvert · 32 replies
    Rep. Donald Payne, a New Jersey Democrat first elected to Congress in 1988, has died after a battle with colon cancer. He was 77. Payne just went public with his illness last month. At the time, he vowed to fight the disease, saying his doctors “expect my full recovery, as do I.” But as his condition deteriorated, he was flown from Washington to New Jersey in early March on a medical transport. He passed away on Tuesday, according to news reports confirmed by a congressional aide.
  • The Commodity Empire

    03/05/2012 11:38:48 AM PST · by Razzz42
    Armstrong Economics ^ | March 4th, 2012 | Martin Armstrong
    Most people do not realize but there is a Commodity Empire that is run by New York’s biggest banks/Investment Banks that are in a continued struggle with the Federal Reserve over the right to retain the power of their commodity trading empires. They control the storage warehouses, storage tanks, and silos constituting hard assets worth multi-billions of dollars. But it also gives them inside information regarding inventories and the ability to manipulate the prices by moving inventory back and forth to unreported warehouses or to London. ----------------------- Page 2----------------------- At the center of this power struggle has been the issue...
  • Florida congressman sleeps in office to 'cut back' on expenses

    03/05/2012 10:31:53 AM PST · by ruralvoter · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/5/12 | Geneva Sands-Sadowitz
    Rep. Rich Nugent (R-Fla.) said his decision to use his congressional House office for the duel purpose of a bedroom was a "financial decision." "We wanted to cut back our expenses. Living up here in D.C. I'm only up here typically three nights a week and then we're off quite a bit, too, back in the district, so it was a financial decision," said Nugent in an interview with The Shark Tank, a news organization that covers Florida politics, which was uploaded to YouTube Sunday. Nugent, the former Hernando County sheriff, said that sleeping in his office was a "personal...
  • The Dagger at Defense

    03/05/2012 12:01:26 AM PST · by Innovative · 1 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | March 5, 2012 | Robert Samuelson
    It turns out that "budget sequestration," portrayed as an evenhanded way to spur bipartisan negotiations over budget deficits, is actually a dagger aimed at defense spending. So: the sequestration now scheduled for next January means about another $500 billion in military cuts over the decade. These are in addition to the $487 billion in defense reductions already in the BCA and billions of earlier cuts ordered by former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who ended some major programs including the F-22 stealth fighter. Nor do these cuts count the automatic reductions occurring from withdrawals from Iraq and Afghanistan. Even without sequester,...
  • Obama: Tell Congress to stop $4B 'giveaway' to oil companies (Solyndra not mentioned)

    03/04/2012 1:35:57 AM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/03/12 | Amie Parnes
    Obama: Tell Congress to stop $4B 'giveaway' to oil companiesBy Amie Parnes - 03/03/12 06:23 AM ET President Obama called on Congress Saturday to stop using federal dollars to subsidize the oil industry and put an end to a so-called "taxpayer giveaway." Saying that every year $4 billion in taxpayer money goes to subsidizing the oil industry, Obama urged lawmakers to put an end to corporate welfare. "I don't think oil companies need more corporate welfare," Obama said in his weekly address. "Congress should end this taxpayer giveaway." He asked Americans to "email, call or tweet" their representatives to tell...
  • 18-term Rep. Norm Dicks says he will not seek re-election

    03/02/2012 3:41:01 PM PST · by Baynative · 42 replies
    KOMOnews ^ | 3/2/12 | Twitter staff (whatever that is)
    WASHINGTON - Democratic Rep. Norm Dicks, a former UW football player who cast a giant presence over state and national politics for decades, announced Friday he'll retire at the end of the year after 18 terms in the U.S. House of Representatives.
  • Obama lied on START treaty – suckered congress

    03/02/2012 2:29:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    us action news ^ | 3/2/12 | Michaela Bendikova at Heritage Foundation
    According to Rebeccah Heinrichs, an adjunct fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, President Obama’s fiscal year 2013 budget request reveals that “that the president has utterly failed to make good on his promises” on nuclear modernization and missile defense. During the ratification debate on the New Strategic Arms Reductions Treaty (New START), President Obama promised to modernize the U.S. nuclear infrastructure, claiming that such investment is “essential to facilitating reductions while sustaining deterrence under New START and beyond.” However, the Administration failed to include in its budget the additional $4.1 billion that was promised for the nuclear weapons...
  • ObamaCare survival could depend on Roosevelt "New Deal" Supreme Court

    02/29/2012 9:29:41 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/29/2012 | Doug Book
    In 1942, one of Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal Supreme Courts ruled that an Ohio farmer named Filburn was NOT permitted to raise the amount of wheat he wished on his own farm, for the purpose of feeding his own family. And for 70 years this and a handful of similar, overreaching decisions by the Court have resulted in the wholesale abuse of a power granted Congress in Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution, namely the “Commerce Clause.” (1) In the Wickard v Filburn case, the Court opened to Congress the nearly unlimited power to exercise legislative authority relating to...
  • Trashing Tricare...Obama to cut healthcare benefits for active duty and retired US military

    02/27/2012 1:42:26 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 37 replies · 10+ views
    Free Beacon ^ | 2/27/2012 | Bill Gertz
    The Obama administration’s proposed defense budget calls for military families and retirees to pay sharply more for their healthcare, while leaving unionized civilian defense workers’ benefits untouched. The proposal is causing a major rift within the Pentagon, according to U.S. officials. Several congressional aides suggested the move is designed to increase the enrollment in Obamacare’s state-run insurance exchanges. The disparity in treatment between civilian and uniformed personnel is causing a backlash within the military that could undermine recruitment and retention. The proposed increases in health care payments by service members, which must be approved by Congress, are part of the...
  • Times Square bomb hero to run for Congress ( NY challenge R Nan Hayworth)

    02/27/2012 2:16:19 AM PST · by SMGFan · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal online ^ | February 26, 2012 | AP
    NEW YORK — A Times Square vendor who alerted police to an attempted car bombing in 2010 is announcing his candidacy for Congress. Duane Jackson said his brush with terrorism and celebrity taught him that it made sense to get involved. The 59-year-old Navy veteran plans to announce his candidacy Monday morning in Buchanan, in Westchester County north of New York City. The Democrat hopes to unseat freshman Republican Nan Hayworth in New York's 19th Congressional District. On May 1, 2010, Jackson noticed a suspicious SUV abandoned by his cart, strapped with explosives that were smoking but never detonated. He...
  • Inhofe writes book on 'hoax' of global warming

    02/25/2012 8:06:48 PM PST · by Innovative · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Tulsa World ^ | Feb 25, 2012 | Jim Myers
    U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe years ago declared man-made global warming a hoax and more recently declared victory over his opponents in that long-running debate. Still, the Oklahoma Republican believes his work is not done. Next week, the senator said his plans for the book's introduction include interviews with several broadcast personalities known for being on the other side of the debate. Published by WND Books, which described it as a coup de grace to the global-warming movement, the book is titled "The Greatest Hoax," with the subtitle "How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future." Next week, the senator said,...
  • Attempt to block MetroRail funding fails

    02/24/2012 11:27:32 AM PST · by The Pack Knight · 3 replies
    Houston Chronicle @ chron.com ^ | February 8, 2012 | Stewart M. Powell
    WASHINGTON - The committee chairman described it as a "food fight," an after-midnight bout as Republican Congressman Blake Farenthold tried to jimmy legislation to block federal money for Metro to build or extend the University and Uptown light rail lines. In the end, his effort failed. But the wrangling in the wee hours last week spotlighted the countless little-noticed struggles that take place across Capitol Hill as lawmakers try to steer taxpayers' dollars toward projects they favor – and away from projects they oppose. In this case, the stakes were potentially the future of Houston's light rail system and the...
  • Bad Week For Freedom

    02/24/2012 1:02:04 AM PST · by Shane · 3 replies
    The Burning Platform ^ | February 14, 2012 | Jim Quinn
    With each passing week it seems this country spirals further into the depths of a frightening dystopian fantasy reminiscent of Huxley and Orwell’s dark world of isolation, fear and government brutality portrayed in their masterpieces Brave New World and 1984. I keep speculating whether it’s me that’s crazy and not the things I’m witnessing on a daily basis. The President signs the National Defense Authorization Act, passed by an overwhelming majority of Congress, which allows the government to imprison American citizens indefinitely without charge. And there is barely a squeak from the docile masses as they are soothed by Obama...
  • Obama Signs Payroll Tax Cut and Unemployment Benefits Extension

    02/23/2012 3:30:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Accounting Today ^ | February 23, 2012 | Michael Cohn
    President Obama has signed into law an extension through the end of the year of the payroll tax cut, unemployment benefits, and the so-called “doc fix” to prevent Medicare physician reimbursement rates from plunging. Obama had pushed for the extension, arguing that it would provide the average taxpayer with an extra $40 in a typical two-week paycheck. The payroll tax cut was in effect last year, cutting Social Security and Medicare withholding taxes 2 percentage points, from 6.2 to 4.2 percent. However, Congress was only able to agree last December on how to extend the tax cut for another two...
  • Kelo Needs Congressional Correction

    02/23/2012 12:17:51 PM PST · by 92nina · 3 replies
    Property Rights Alliance ^ | 2012-02-22 | Paul Petrick
    Last month, the House Judiciary Committee passed the Private Property Rights Protection Act of 2011, H.R. 1433. This bill would suspend federal economic development funds for two years to any state or municipality that expropriates private property via eminent domain for a private purpose. H.R. 1433 enjoys the bipartisan support of Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) and Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) as well as more than two dozen other co-sponsors. If enacted, this legislation would strike at the heart of the 2005 Supreme Court decision Kelo v. City of New London. This ruling allowed government entities to expropriate private property at...
  • Should Threats Against Legislators Have Stricter Penalites?

    02/23/2012 8:03:26 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/19/2012 | Jack Spencer
    A bill introduced in the Michigan Legislature would outlaw death threats against public officials or their immediate family members. But even before it was formally introduced, questions arose: Why just public officials? Why not everyone? Public officials are defined in Senate Bill 943 as the governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general, directors of state executive branch principal departments, members of the state Legislature, and justices and judges of the state judiciary. People elected or appointed to these posts but not yet serving are included as well. Sen. Darwin Booher, R-Evart, the bill sponsor, defends limiting the scope of...
  • Will Generation 'Gimme' Work for the American Dream? Eye-opening insight into America's youth

    02/21/2012 10:34:12 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 22 replies · 1+ views
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  • House Committee Misses Chance to Question Sec. Napolitano on Immigration Enforcement

    02/20/2012 11:11:28 AM PST · by OddLane · 5 replies
    Numbers USA ^ | February 20, 2012 | Jonathan Osbourne
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  • Voice of 'Black' Reason

    02/20/2012 3:20:39 AM PST · by BeauGalt · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | Kevin Jackson
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