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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…”