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  • Cleveland Cliffhanger? Prospects of a Deadlocked GOP Convention

    02/04/2016 8:56:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/04/2016 | J. Robert Smith
    The big winner in Iowa’s Republican caucuses on Monday night might not have been Ted Cruz.  It may have been a nominating process that fails to yield a clear winner.  A clear winner being a candidate who goes to Cleveland this summer with the presidential nomination in hand.     At the end of Monday night, which count really mattered?  Delegates acquired.  As of this writing, Cruz has bagged eight delegates, Trump and Rubio, seven each, with four other delegates going to also-rans.  Raw vote totals are what most folk tend to watch and weigh.  But in 2016, it pays...
  • The Article 5 Convention efforts: Learn about those abuses: The Jacki Daily Show Compilation

    01/28/2016 2:50:26 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 4 replies
    The Jacki Daily Show ^ | 1/28/16 | The Jacki Daily Show
    The host of the Jacki Daily show has had an impressive career in energy, law, and politics. Now playing also on station KWEL in Midland-Odessa! Most recently, Jacki served as General Counsel to an engineering firm specializing in energy, national security and environmental cleanup. Previously, she served many years as legal counsel on Capitol Hill to the Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Constitution and the former Ranking Member of the Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee, advising on the oversight of federal agencies. Prior to her career in Washington, she worked as a corporate litigator, and as an Assistant...
  • The Long Game: A Guide to Counting Delegates

    01/24/2016 3:49:17 PM PST · by brothers4thID · 56 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 02-01-2016 | Jay Cost
    The conventional wisdom about Republican presidential nominations goes something like this: Either (1) a single candidate wins Iowa and New Hampshire, then sweeps the rest of the field; or (2) the winner in Iowa fails to take New Hampshire, and we wait a few weeks for South Carolina and Nevada to figure out who the nominee will be. Either way, the whole thing wraps up early, and the later contests do not matter. These scenarios have played out, though, when the top candidates have been generally acceptable to the majority of Republicans. Under those circumstances, letting Iowa, New Hampshire, South...
  • Convention of States Rhetoric Is Overly Simplistic

    01/23/2016 2:18:33 PM PST · by Alexander Reagan · 16 replies
    The Convention of States rhetoric is overly simplistic since they know that most supporters of a constitutional convention rely on the words of admired conservative leaders topped off with little time for doing their own independent research. This is unfortunate since they are being deceived. Here is some information to show the deception.
  • DNC Convention Schedule (Humor)

    01/12/2016 11:30:53 AM PST · by SgtHooper · 4 replies
    Self | today | sgthooper
    Following is a schedule for the Democratic National Convention: Saturday, 27 August 2016 11:15 AM Free lunch, medical marijuana, and bus ride to the Convention. Forms distributed for Food Stamp enrollment. 2:30 PM Group Voter Registration for Undocumented Immigrants. 4:00 PM Opening Flag Burning Ceremony (Sponsored by CNN) 4:30 PM "How to Bank $200 Million as a Public Servant and Claim to be Dead Broke" by Hillary Clinton 4:45 PM “How to have a successful career without ever having a job, and still avoid paying taxes!” A Seminar Moderated by Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson 5:30 PM Invitation-only $10,000 donation...
  • Article V Convention Used in Attempt to Change Our Constitution (1 of 2)

    A main problem many Americans have with a constitutional provision convention is that it could be a runaway convention. This is true despite item specific, general subject matter, and convention restrictive petitions as there is no Article V provision giving any such authority to the States or to Congress. Should an “amendments convention,” as the Article V Convention advocate organization Convention of States likes to call it, implying that is all it could ever be, were ever to be convened, it is inherent in this type of a 50 State convention to be a runaway convention should the properly convened...
  • Cruz: ‘We Need Quite A Few Constitutional Amendments’

    01/09/2016 8:17:09 AM PST · by Isara · 171 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01/09/2016 | Kerry Picket
    MASON CITY, Iowa–Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz wants to add a number of amendments to the U.S. Constitution. He told reporters Friday at the Praise Community Church he would like to see amendments added pertaining to a balanced budget, term limits, and restoring power to state legislatures.“We need quite quite a few constitutional amendments,”Cruz said. "I will fight hard for a balanced budget amendment including also a term limits amendment. I think a term limits amendment is absolutely critical. If you look at the abuses of power we're seeing in Washington-term limits for members of Congress and the Supreme court."He...
  • Texas Gov. Greg Abbott calls for Constitutional Convention to take back states’ rights

    01/08/2016 12:28:09 PM PST · by plewis1250 · 84 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 1/8/2016 | Brandi Grissom
    The plan lays out nine specific proposed amendments that would: Prohibit congress from regulating activity that occurs wholly within one state. Require Congress to balance its budget. Prohibit administrative agencies from creating federal law. Prohibit administrative agencies from pre-empting state law. Allow a two-thirds majority of the states to override a U.S. Supreme Court decision. Require a seven-justice super-majority vote for U.S. Supreme Court decisions that invalidate a democratically enacted law Restore the balance of power between the federal and state governments by limiting the former to the powers expressly delegated to it in the Constitution. Give state officials the...
  • Barone's buzzkill: Forget about a brokered convention … ever

    12/16/2015 7:17:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 16, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    Come on, man. It’s the holidays before the primaries. Aren’t we supposed to play out the worst possible scenarios as if they have any significant chance of coming to fruition? The estimable and seasoned analyst Michael Barone instead drops lumps of coal in bloggers’ stockings with just nine days to go before Christmas to tell us that Santa Brokered-Convention is just a myth that your grandparents told you to make you behave, or something: I have bad news for those looking forward to a deadlocked convention. It. Isn’t. Going. To. Happen.That’s because it’s impossible for party national conventions to serve...
  • Brokered conventions - very simplified (vanity)

    12/12/2015 8:34:44 PM PST · by EveningStar · 53 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | December 12, 2015
    What is a brokered convention? A candidate must secure a majority - not just a plurality - of votes prior to the convention. If a candidate has not secured a majority of votes prior to the convention, then there will be a first ballot at the convention. Delegates must vote to their pledged candidate on the first ballot. If after the first ballot, there is still no majority, then the convention becomes brokered. At this time, the delegates are released from their pledges and the deal making begins. The last GOP brokered convention was in 1948. The last Democratic brokered...
  • Team Cruz defends scheme to stop Trump at brokered convention: “It’s not cheating”

    12/12/2015 1:47:07 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 146 replies
    Shortly after Ted Cruz told GOP power brokers that Trump lacked the "judgement" to be president, Kellyanne Conway who runs Cruz's Keep the Promise I super PAC justified RNC plans to strip Trump of the nomination at a brokered convention even if he wins the most votes and plurality of delegates KC: No, it's not cheating. Chris Matthews: The candidate who gets the plurality of votes - the most votes should be the nominee? KC: No, I'd have to look at the math.
  • Trump: I wrote Ben Carson a note after talk of brokered convention

    12/11/2015 10:57:01 PM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | December 12, 2015 | By Theodore Schleifer, CNN
    Washington (CNN)After Ben Carson bashed swirling reports of Republican Party officials discussing the possibility of a brokered convention, Donald Trump wrote him a note to thank him for his "excellent" point. "I watched what Ben said. I agreed with him 100%. I even wrote him a little note. I thought it was excellent, and frankly, he may be right," Trump told CNN's Jake Tapper in Des Moines before holding a campaign rally. "I've been hearing about these closed door meetings, and I don't like that." http://edition.cnn.com/2015/12/11/politics/donald-trump-ben-carson-brokered-convention/index.html
  • Ben Carson blasts RNC, threatens to leave Republican Party

    12/11/2015 11:14:23 AM PST · by GOPAreDemProgressives · 56 replies
    politico.com ^ | 12/11/15 09:53 AM EST Updated 12/11/15 01:09 | By NOLAN D. MCCASKILL and KYLE CHENEY
    Ben Carson on Friday blasted the Republican National Committee following a Washington Post report that nearly two-dozen establishment party figures were prepping for a potential brokered convention as Donald Trump continues to lead most polls. RNC Chairman Reince Priebus held a dinner in Washington, D.C., on Monday, and, according to five people who spoke with the Post, the possibility of Trump heading into the Cleveland convention with a substantial number of delegates was a topic of discussion. Some attendees suggested the establishment lay the groundwork for a floor fight that could lead the party's mainstream wing to unite behind an...
  • GOP preparing for contested convention

    12/10/2015 1:28:12 PM PST · by Amntn · 301 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 12/10/15 | Robert Costa, Tom Hamburger
    Republican officials and leading figures in the party's establishment are now preparing for the possibility of a brokered convention as Donald Trump continues sit atop the polls and the presidential race.
  • Quotes of the day

    11/27/2015 6:30:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 27, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    The Republican establishment is nearing full-blown panic about Donald Trump… "He has a real shot at this. He is the clear front-runner," said Ron Bonjean, a consultant and former aide to GOP leaders on Capitol Hill…Robinson, who is not affiliated with any candidate, was scathing toward those GOP centrists who assert that Trump will be unable to translate his polling support into votes because of a weak ground game. "That is the wishful thinking of the establishment," he said. "That is what they tell themselves so they can sleep at night. The truth is, Trump has one of the better...
  • At GOP Confab, the Focus is Squarely on 2016 (Cruz wins TFRW Straw Poll by wide margin)

    11/08/2015 6:47:32 AM PST · by Isara · 11 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Nov. 7, 2015 | Patrick Svitek
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, meets with members of the Texas Federation of Republican Women after addressing the group Saturday in Lubbock. Cruz was the only presidential candidate to speak at the biennial convention of the organization. LUBBOCK — Ted Cruz could barely get the words out before the audience sprang to its feet and drowned him out with applause."For the first time in a long, long time, Texas is going to play a central role," the U.S. senator from Texas started to say Saturday, drawing perhaps the strongest reaction to anything else he uttered before this friendly audience. Coming at the end...
  • Donald Trump No Labels Problem Solver Convention Full Speech

    10/12/2015 12:17:12 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 15 replies
    You tube ^ | 10-12-2015 | Les Grossman NEW OFFICIAL CHANNEL
    donald trump spoke at the no labels problem solver convention where trump gave a short speech then did a question and answer with the attendees. trump answered questions from the economy to student debt to womens pay. trump got some loud cheers but also some boos when donald trump went to the no labels problem solver convention in manchester new hampshire. In an appearance at the No Labels Problem
  • Anthony Weiner out of his job at powerhouse p.r. firm

    09/16/2015 4:47:33 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 38 replies
    New York Post ^ | Sept. 16, 2015 | Emily Smith
    Disgraced ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner is out of work again after just two months on the job at the powerhouse public relations firm MWW, The Post has learned. According to an internal memo from MWW chief Michael Kempner, Weiner was a victim of the media who left on his own accord to start up his own company.
  • Black Lives Matter co-founder threatens to shut down GOP convention

    07/27/2015 9:08:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/27/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    div class="clear"> Who exactly is running things over at the top secret headquarters of the Black Lives Matter movement, assuming that such even exists? There seems to be some confusion on the messaging. You may recall that when Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors seized the stage from Martin O’Malley at Netroots Nation after the candidate was foolish enough to say that all human lives matter, she prefaced her comments as follows: “It’s not like we like shutting (expletive deleted) down, but we have to,” So they don’t like shutting **** down unless there’s no other choice. Fair enough, I...
  • The Supreme Court Goes Gay, Episcopalians Rejoice

    06/26/2015 6:38:58 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 17 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | June 26, 2015 | Michael Heidt
    "This is just the beginning. This is a declaration of war by five judges who have spat in the face of their Creator, of marriage, of biology, and freedom. Now a major proper response for Christians and others is massive civil disobedience and defiance of this homo-fascist decision."
  • Britain has no written Constitution. Meet the man who drafted one.

    06/09/2015 8:03:43 AM PDT · by SvenMagnussen · 3 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 7, 2015 | Griff Witted
    Britain is one of only three major democracies in the world that lacks a written, codifed constitution. With the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta approaching June 15, 2015 and with the country facing profound existential questions, some in Britain wonder whether it's time to change that. At the request of Parliament's Political and Constitutional Reform Committee, King's College London scholar Robert Blackburn spent four years drafting blueprints for a full-fledged constitution. The results were published last year in a parliamentary report titled "A New Magna Carta?"
  • Conservative lawmakers weigh bid to call for constitutional convention

    05/01/2015 10:57:29 PM PDT · by RC one · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 4, 2015 | Reid Wilson
    Conservative state legislators frustrated with the gridlock in Washington are increasingly turning to a plan to call a convention to consider a new amendment to the U.S. Constitution an event that would be unprecedented in American history and one that could, some opponents predict, lead to complete political chaos.Legislators in 27 states have passed applications for a convention to pass a balanced budget amendment. Proponents of a balanced budget requirement are planning to push for new applications in nine other states where Republicans control both chambers of the legislature.If those applications pass in seven of the nine targeted states,...
  • Local officials say NRA meeting puts city on new level for big events (Sarah Palin to speak)

    03/21/2015 2:20:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    WSMV-TV ^ | March 20, 2015 | Forrest Sanders
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - It's just a few short weeks until an expected 70,000 visitors hit the streets of Nashville. Local officials say the National Rifle Association's Annual Meeting is putting Nashville on a whole new level, and it could mean big things for future big events. "This one brings a lot of cachet on a national level," said Charles Starks, president and CEO of the Music City Center. "It puts our name out there and perhaps has groups think about Nashville that may not have thought about us in the past." The Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation is calling...
  • Article V and the John Birch Society: Allies Separated By A Common Goal (Vanity)

    03/14/2015 8:43:48 AM PDT · by Strawberry AZ · 85 replies
    Vanity ^ | 04-14-2015 | Michael Alexander (Vanity)
    Of the many people I've met over the last two years who are opponents of an Article V Convention of States to Propose Amendments to the Constitution, one of my greatest regrets is that there are many with whom I would most likely agree on virtually every other issue in modern-day political discourse. Many of them, however, almost proudly admit that their positions on a COS are rooted in a decades-old fear of the unknown and an inability to trust their fellow citizens, while most COS proponents put their faith in stringent, new safeguards and an optimistic view of the...
  • On the question of recusal... (Vanity)

    02/16/2015 3:37:31 PM PST · by Strawberry AZ · 1 replies
    Vanity | 02-16-2015 | MJ Alexander (Vanity)
    After two years of watching how‭ ‬one man‭ ‬presides over the‭ ‬Arizona State Senate,‭ ‬I can no longer withhold my opinion:‭ ‬Andy Biggs lacks the courage of his convictions.‭ ‬I refer specifically to his obstruction of Article V legislation that would add Arizona to the growing list of states applying to Congress for a‭ ‬convention to propose amendments to the Constitution.‭ ‬He‭ ‬claims to‭ ‬fear that state legislators‭ ‬– such as himself and‭ ‬89‭ ‬of his closest colleagues‭ ‬-‭ ‬would lose control of the agenda,‭ ‬risking a re-write of‭ ‬the‭ ‬entire Constitution,‭ ‬despite copious‭ ‬and credible‭ ‬evidence‭ ‬dispelling‭ ‬such concerns...
  • Dems pick Philly for '16 convention

    02/12/2015 7:06:53 AM PST · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Politico ^ | February 12, 2015 | Mike Allen and James Hohmann
    Philadelphia has been chosen as the host of the 2016 Democratic National Convention, party officials announced Thursday. The decision is a huge disappointment for New York City, where Mayor Bill de Blasio had made a major effort to land the convention for Brooklyn. The city had put together a rich financial package to lure the Democratic National Committee.
  • 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...
  • More states signing onto an Article V convention, and thats a good thing

    02/04/2015 6:49:07 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 102 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | 02/04/2015 | Jon E. Dougherty
    What should American conservatives to do when the leaders of their chosen party have become nearly indistinguishable from liberal Democrats? Vote? Write letters and emails? Make phone calls? Stay at home and refuse to participate? Withhold our financial support? We have tried all of those things repeatedly, over the course of the past 100 years but nothing seems to have worked. If anything, todays GOP establishment leaders are more distant from, and more hostile to, conservatives than at any time since the Republican Party was founded.
  • South Carolina Tea Party Convention Shows Growing Power Of Movement

    01/22/2015 3:51:18 AM PST · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 22, 2015 | Joe Dugan
    The 2015 South Carolina Tea Party Convention was a phenomenal success on many fronts and caught the mainstream media totally off balance. It was too big to ignore, too American to trash, too positive to criticize, and too candid to berate.
  • 10 states line up to limit federal power

    01/20/2015 8:40:59 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 40 replies
    WND ^ | 20 January 2015 | Paul Bremmer
    Ten states now have taken the first step toward limiting the power of the federal government. Officials from Arizona, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Dakota, South Carolina, Virginia and Wyoming have filed resolutions calling for a convention of states that would propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution with the express purpose of limiting the power and jurisdiction of the federal government. Article V of the Constitution gives the states the power to call such a convention. The article reads, in part: The Congress, whenever two thirds of both houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to...
  • Do Democrats hate the U.S. Navy?

    10/16/2012 2:28:57 PM PDT · by DFG · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/16/12 | Starr
    A second Democratic campaign has been caught mistaking a foreign ship for a U.S. Navy vessel in images meant to brag on the candidate's devotion to the military. A month after the Democratic National Convention featured Cold War-era Soviet ships on a giant screen as a former Navy admiral representing the Obama campaign praised American veterans, the Democrat running for Senate in Connecticut featured a foreign sub in a television ad promoting his efforts to create jobs at the state's sub-maker, General Dynamics' Electric Boat of Groton. Instead of Groton-made subs, the ad for Rep. Chris Murphy featured a Norwegian...
  • Mark Levins Liberty Amendments: Legalizing Tyranny

    12/29/2014 10:00:53 AM PST · by Ray76 · 119 replies
    Publius Huldah ^ | Apr 25, 2014 | Publius Huldah
    For 100 years, the federal government has usurped powers not delegated to it in our Constitution. What should we do about it? Should we reclaim our existing Constitution and put an end to the usurpations? Or should we modernize the Constitution by changing it so as to delegate to the federal government the powers it has usurped so as to legalize what is now unconstitutional? Mark Levin begins The Liberty Amendments by saying he doesnt believe the Constitution requires modernization through amendments. But he then proposes a series of amendments, six of which modernize our Constitution to delegate to...
  • It is time for a Convention of the States

    12/17/2014 8:35:06 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 99 replies
    Absolute Rights Blog ^ | 12/17/2014 | Posted by: Jon Dougherty
    We have some bad news for American conservatives: The leaders of our party, the once Grand Old Party, are trying to figure out a way to win elections without us, and if or when they do, they will abandon us like yesterdays trash. If you have any question about this, you need not look any further than this National Journal story from yesterday, reporting that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has announced on his Facebook page that he is actively exploring a presidential bid in 2016. Spoiler alert: Jeb Bush is not your dads conservative. Were not sure if actively...
  • Article V The Solution to Domination Without Fear

    12/15/2014 2:53:12 PM PST · by Strawberry AZ · 18 replies
    Vanity | 12/15/2014 | MJ Alexander (Vanity)
    Irrespective of our political philosophy, few among us are not concerned with the conflict between the legislative and executive branches of the federal government. Grandstanding has become the norm in an increasingly polarized environment, but events of late specifically, the unilateral de-criminalization of millions of illegal aliens under the guise of prosecutorial discretion - far exceeds the usual. Atop the list of attributes that make the structure of our republican federalism the worlds benchmark for self-governance is our constitutional system of checks and balances. For almost 2 centuries it has ensured against the disproportionate amassing of power by any...
  • G.O.P. Angst Over 2016 Led to Provision on Funding

    12/13/2014 10:55:37 AM PST · by Theoria · 13 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 13 Dec 2014 | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE
    The secret negotiations that led to one of the most significant expansions of campaign contributions in recent years began with what Republican leaders regarded as an urgent problem: How would they pay for their presidential nominating convention in Cleveland in two years? The talks ended with a bipartisan agreement between Senate Democrats, led by the majority leader, Harry Reid of Nevada, and House Republicans, led by Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio, that would allow wealthy donors to begin giving more than $1 million every election cycle to each partys national committees. The agreement drew intense criticism from both liberal...
  • Push for Constitutional Convention Gathers Steam

    11/30/2014 3:28:43 PM PST · by Up Yours Marxists · 179 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 30, 2014 23:20 GMT | Albert R Hunt (Bloomberg)
    Rising frustration with Washington and conservative electoral victories across much of the U.S. are feeding a movement in favor of something America hasn't done in 227 years: Hold a convention to rewrite the Constitution. Although it's still not likely to be successful, the effort is more serious than before: Already, more than two dozen states have called for a convention. There are two ways to change or amend the founding document. The usual method is for an adjustment to win approval from two-thirds of the Congress and then be ratified by three-quarters of the states. There have been 27 amendments...
  • Straight Talk About An Article V Convention

    10/06/2014 12:35:51 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 77 replies
    Noisy Room ^ | Oct 6, 2014 | Publius Huldah
    This speech was presented to Campaign For Liberty Memphis on March 24, 2014. It exposes some of the false claims made by those pushing for the so-called convention of states. 1 https://vimeo.com/107933176 Below are hyperlinks to the exhibits referred to in the speech. Additional resources are also included. The one page Chart which illustrates our Declaration, Constitution, and federal system is HERE. The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Report 2 cited in the speech was dated March 7, 2014. CRSs revised Report, dated April 11, 2014, is HERE. The Report exposes as false the assurances that the States would be...
  • The Craziness of a ConCon [Constitutional Convention]

    09/21/2014 4:06:15 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 134 replies
    The Market-Ticker ^ | Sept. 21, 2014 | Karl Denninger
    I keep getting asked about this and people keep advocating it, so let's talk about it. The issue is a Constitutional Convention, with the expressed intent being to return the United States to its Constitutional Roots. Sounds like a good idea, yes? Well, it quite arguably is, if you'd like to see the government return to its Constitutional boundaries. The problem is that this "remedy" isn't a remedy and if it comes to pass what you want won't happen. I know this for a fact and, if you think about it, so do you. I know what you're going to...
  • WHO still pushing to collect a global tobacco tax

    09/14/2014 8:05:45 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 13, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    The unelected and unaccountable sages at the World Health Organization (WHO) cant seem to help themselves or resist the temptation to try to regulate the behavior of everyone on the planet. This is a shame, really, because a group like that could actually do some good if they stuck to trying to get basic supplies and medical care to people in remote, poverty stricken countries. But rather than devoting themselves to such laudable goals, theyre once again pushing to get every government on the planet to jack up sin taxes on tobacco.(This is something theyve tried before, as I wrote...
  • Kasich, Portman to get spotlight at Cleveland GOP convention (Its RINO time!)

    07/14/2014 12:07:47 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 37 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | 7/14/2014 | Jack Torry & Jessica Wehrman
    WASHINGTON Regardless of whether Sen. Rob Portman or Gov. John Kasich runs for president in 2016, the Republican convention in Cleveland will give both a chance to enhance their national profile as they try to highlight what they believe is their pragmatic brand of conservatism. At a time when Republicans are hoping to temper the image of a party in the grips of social conservatives and tea party activists, analysts say Portman and Kasich can help Republicans present Americans with a more soothing alternative to former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. Portman can emphasize his...
  • James Wont Screw Up Our Convention, GOP Insists

    07/14/2014 11:40:40 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 12 replies
    "(WASHINGTON) -- The Republican Party says they anticipated LeBron James move back to Cleveland and the NBA star wont be able to block their convention plans."
  • Cleveland chosen to host 2016 Republican National Convention

    07/08/2014 9:07:07 AM PDT · by chrisser · 241 replies
    http://www.cleveland.com ^ | updated July 08, 2014 at 12:05 PM | Andrew J. Tobias
    CLEVELAND, Ohio Capping off a months-long lobbying effort, Cleveland will be the host of the 2016 Republican National Convention. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus announced Cleveland as the location on the Fox News Channel in a live, on-air interview. The interview was immediately preceded by a tweet, which has since been deleted, from a spokesman for the Republican Governors Association. "We're excited about bringing the convention to Cleveland in Ohio, and we're excited about the decision. We think it's a smart decision," Priebus said. Cleveland edged out Dallas, the other finalist, as the recommended location for the convention,...
  • Audiobook: Madison's Notes of Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787

    07/04/2014 7:27:56 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 35 replies
    Happy Independence Day everybody! I would like to introduce my largest project to date: Attempting to put together one voice per Founder in the most important debate in American History. The most important debate which nobody has ever heard. We are going to make sure people can finally hear it. You can listen to as well as download the files, here. This is still very much a work in progress. I do not believe it is enough that people can read these notes, nor think that simply making the notes easier to read is enough. Given how they are written,...
  • Ex-Grassley aide David Young is GOP's candidate in Iowa's 3rd District

    After spending much of the day at the back of the pack, David Young of Van Meter was chosen Saturday by Iowa Republicans as their candidate for Iowas 3rd District House seat. Im so humbled by your support, said Young, a former aide to U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley. But the work has just begun. At a special convention in Urbandale, GOP delegates from across the district selected Young from a field of six candidates. None of the six received the required 35 percent in the June 3 primary, so the convention was needed.
  • Mark Levin may get his evil wish to convene a Constitutional Convention

    05/13/2014 5:52:30 AM PDT · by JOHN W K · 214 replies
    5/13/14 | johnwk
    SEE: Did Michigan just trigger 'constitutional convention'? Bid gains steam In the wake of the vote, California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter pressed House Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday to determine whether the states just crossed the threshold for this kind of convention. Like Michigan lawmakers, Hunter's interest in the matter stems from a desire to push a balanced-budget amendment -- something that could potentially be done at a constitutional convention. If Duncan Hunter wants to balance the annual budget, then why does he not push for and demand the apportioned direct tax which is in our Constitution be used to...
  • Sarah Palin: Waterboarding is how wed baptize terrorists in her administration

    04/26/2014 7:47:03 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 563 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 26, 2016 | David Sherfinski
    INDIANAPOLIS Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin fired up a crowd of thousands inside Lucas Oil Stadium Saturday night to kick off the National Rifle Associations Stand and Fight Rally, saying Americans constitutional rights as envisioned by the founding fathers are under attack and policies like gun-free zones constitute stupid on steroids. They knew that if the Second Amendment goes, the rest of the constitution is not far behind, she said of the countrys founders. In her approximately 12-minute address, Mrs. Palin also derided what she argued is akin to a blame the messenger attitude on gun violence many Americans...
  • A Brief Update on Arizonas Effort to Pass Article V Legislation.

    04/25/2014 7:27:02 AM PDT · by Strawberry AZ · 23 replies
    Vanity ^ | 04-25-2014 | Vanity
    Both Article V bills, HB2305 and SCR1016, passed through all committee hurdles, and passed floor votes in the House, the latter doing so twice. But they died an inglorious procedural death in the senate because that chambers president, Andy Biggs, exercised his pocket veto power and refused to allow either bill to come to the floor for a final vote, despite considerable pressure brought by sponsors and supporters. Yesterday, the legislature adjourned for the year. So, we lost. Most are quietly licking their wounds, trying to rationalize the irrational. And some are asking some pretty hard questions. Unfortunately, right now,...
  • Alaska Senate and Florida House Pass Convention of States Application

    04/21/2014 2:46:24 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 73 replies
    Convention of States Project ^ | April 21, 2014 | Jim Kinney
    Momentum for the Convention of States Project has spread from the peach trees of Georgia to the mountains of Alaska to the beaches of Florida. The Alaska Senate passed the Convention of States application (HJR 22) on Saturday by a vote of 12-8, and the Florida House passed the Convention of States application (SM 476) today by a voice vote. Congratulations to our teams in Alaska and Florida! Theyve done a fantastic job and deserve all the credit for this important victory. Thanks to everyone who made a call or wrote an emailyour voice was heard, and were two steps...
  • 34 States Call for Constitutional Convention - and Possible Rewrite

    04/13/2014 5:05:22 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 114 replies
    Newsmax ^ | April 11, 2014 | Andrea Billups
    Even with Michigan recently becoming the 34th state to call for a Constitutional Convention, it's not at all certain that a rewrite of the nation's founding document is close at hand... Unless called to deal with a specific issue, some legal experts warn a "runaway" convention could create chaos. "Let's assume that we get Congress to call for a convention, and we are deliberating about one item. Maybe that would stick. But how can you be confident that once you open the door to a constitutional convention, even if for one narrow amendment, that it won't just become a runaway...
  • Did Michigan Just Trigger 'Constitutional Convention'? Bid Gains Steam

    04/11/2014 1:32:11 PM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 96 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/2/14 | Barnini Chakraborty
    Momentum is building behind what would be an unprecedented effort to amend the U.S. Constitution, through a little-known provision that gives states rather than Congress the power to initiate changes. At issue is what's known as a "constitutional convention," a scenario tucked into Article V of the U.S. Constitution. At its core, Article V provides two ways for amendments to be proposed. The first which has been used for all 27 amendment to date requires two-thirds of both the House and Senate to approve a resolution, before sending it to the states for ratification. The Founding Fathers, though,...