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  • GOP bill would allow states to defund Planned Parenthood

    02/16/2017 3:51:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 16, 2017 5:03 PM EST | Matthew Daly
    The House voted Thursday to make it easier for states to deny federal family-planning funds to groups such as Planned Parenthood that also perform abortions. A rule imposed by the Obama administration says that states cannot deny funding to clinics for reasons unrelated to their ability to provide basic family planning services. Federal dollars cannot be used to pay for abortions, except in restricted circumstances. Tennessee Rep. Diane Black and other Republicans said the rule, finalized in December, unfairly restricts how states can spend federal family-planning funds. Ö
  • White House: Trump executive order will 'defund' sanctuary cities

    01/25/2017 11:33:39 AM PST · by markomalley · 76 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/25/17 | Sarah Westwood
    President Trump will direct his secretary of homeland security to examine ways the administration can suspend grants to so-called "sanctuary cities," or areas where law enforcement agents do not enforce immigration laws, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Wednesday. "What the executive order does is, it directs the secretary to ... look at funding streams that are going to these cities ... and figure out how we can defund those streams," Spicer said of an executive action Trump was expected to sign later in the day. Spicer dismissed suggestions that Trump would seek to deport children who were brought...
  • Trump Didnít Just Re-enact the Old Ban on Funding International Planned Parenthood Ė He Made It Vast

    01/25/2017 11:09:55 AM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 39 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | January 25, 2017 | Peter LaBarbera
    Full Title:¬†¬†Trump Didn¬ít Just Re-enact the Old Ban on Funding International Planned Parenthood ¬Ė He Made It Vastly Stronger WASHINGTON, D.C., January 25, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) ‚Äď President Trump‚Äôs newly reinstated ban on funding to foreign pro-abortion groups is not just a repeat of old Republican policy it turns out. In fact, it is vastly stronger. The ‚ÄúMexico City Policy‚ÄĚ has been enacted by Republican presidents since Reagan, and subsequently overturned by Democratic presidents. It bars U.S. taxpayer funding to organizations abroad that perform or promote abortions. But Trump‚Äôs version of the executive order goes even further. Not only does it...
  • PBS/NPR In Panic: Trump Administration To Defund/Privatize

    01/24/2017 5:49:11 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 171 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 24,2017 | Lucian Wintrich
    Currently, a half-billion dollars in taxpayer money is given to National Public Radio (NPR) and Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) each year. Trump plans to do away with that. The Hill has reported: ďThe Trump Administration needs to reform and cut spending dramatically, and targeting waste like the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities would be a good first step in showing that the Trump Administration is serious about radically reforming the federal budget,Ē said Brian Darling, a former aide to Paul and a former staffer at the Heritage Foundation. The Regan Administration attempted something similar...
  • Pres Trump Will Sign Executive Order Sunday to Defund International Planned Parenthood

    01/22/2017 12:17:29 PM PST · by NYer · 64 replies
    Life News ^ | January 20, 2017 | STEVEN ERTELT
    FULL TITLE: President Donald Trump Will Sign Executive Order Sunday to Defund International Planned Parenthood A new report out today indicates President Donald Trump will sign an executive order to defund International Planned Parenthood. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Most pro-life Americans are anxiously awaiting Congress to pass a bill to defund the Planned Parenthood abortion business. While that defunding legislation concerns the domestic-based Planned Parenthood abortion corporation, president Trump has the ability to put in place an executive order that would revoke funding for its International affiliate.When pro-abortion former President Barack Obama took office, Obama overturned a policy that prevented funding of...
  • Planned Parenthood on the ropes as Republicans move in for knockout punch

    01/09/2017 3:53:17 PM PST · by mdittmar · 49 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 9, 2017 | Bradford Richardson
    A unified Republican government is poised to slash hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars from Planned Parenthoodís annual budget ó the culmination of a public relations nightmare 18 months in the making that has left the nationís largest abortion provider more vulnerable than ever to pro-life advances.
  • NARAL President: Repealing Obamacare ĎIs About Disempowering Womení

    01/06/2017 6:02:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 5, 2017 | 6:06 PM EST | Lauretta Brown
    A Republican initiative aimed at repealing the Affordable Care Act ďis about denying women healthcareĒ and ďdisempowering women,Ē NARAL Pro-Choice America president Ilyse Hogue said on Capitol Hill Thursday. Speaking at a press conference held by House Democratic leaders to protest GOP plans to repeal the ACA and defund Planned Parenthood, Hogue said President-elect Donald Trump, Speaker Paul Ryan and the GOP-controlled Senate have ďno mandate to take away our healthcare.Ē ďMore Americans voted for Democratic leadership in the White House and the Senate than voted for the Republicans,Ē she said. Hogue also cited ďreportsĒ saying ďthat Trump voters are...
  • Senate GOP drops push to 'defund Obamacare'

    06/07/2016 8:46:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 7, 2016 10:40 AM EDT | Andrew Taylor
    Republicans controlling the Senate are abandoning an effort to use their power over the federal purse strings to block implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The more pragmatic approach with a huge $164 billion spending measure reflects a hope by top Republicans like Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to remove veto bait from must-pass spending bills in hopes of advancing them more easily. Ö
  • Regarding Speaker Ryan's advance surrender on defunding Planned Parenthood

    11/01/2015 3:07:05 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 66 replies
    "This is what I mean when I say being an effective opposition party. I think being an effective opposition party means being honest with people upfront about what it is we can and cannot achieve." - Speaker Paul "Squish" Ryan Where would we be if our forebears had Ryan's fighting spirit? Great "Ryan" moments in history: "Give me Liberty, or give me whatever you want!" - Patrick "Ryan" Henry "It's too cold here and the outcome is doubtful anyway, so we should all just go home and cozy up to the fire. To hell with the revolution." - General George...
  • Rev. Graham: If Obama Vetoes Defund of PP, 'The Blood' of 'Butchered' Children 'Will Be On His...

    09/21/2015 3:59:24 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    CNS News ^ | 9/21/15 | Michael W. Chapman
    Commenting on the passage of a bill in the House of Representatives to defund Planned Parenthood, Reverend Franklin Graham said it was "a great step" that he hopes will also pass in the Senate, adding that although President Barack Obama has said he will veto such legislation, if he does "it will be at his own peril," and the blood of the children "butchered at Planned Parenthood will be on his hands." "After much heated and emotional debate, on Friday the House passed the Defund Planned Parenthood Act," said Rev. Graham in a Sept. 20 post on Facebook. "This is...
  • Cruz, Bush and Kasich Back De-Funding Planned Parenthood During GOP Debate [KASICH BS ALERT]

    09/17/2015 1:52:23 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 9 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 9-17-2015 | Steven Ertelt
    Three of the Republican presidential candidates said during last nightís debate that they want to see the Planned Parenthood abortion business de-funded. The debate came on the same week that the Center for Medical Progress released itís 10th video in a series exposing the abortion corporation selling aborted babies and their body parts for research. Senator Ted Cruz has been leading the charge to force Democrats to shut down the federal government if Planned Parenthood is not de-funded. ďWe shouldnít be sending $500 million of taxpayer money to funding an ongoing criminal enterprise, and Iíll tell you, the fact that...
  • Planned Parenthood Hearing re-airing on CSPAN right now

    09/12/2015 10:50:48 AM PDT · by georgiegirl · 3 replies
    CSPAN
    Just found the Planned Parenthood hearings on CSPAN if you missed them on Wednesday.
  • Ted Cruz Vows To Defund Planned Parenthood, Prosecute Criminal Violations

    08/27/2015 4:12:34 PM PDT · by Isara · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Aug 2015 | Dr. Susan Berry
    ... Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) says he plans to launch a grassroots campaign that will defund Planned Parenthood in all 50 states and prosecute all criminal violations by the nation¬ís largest abortion provider.Cruz invited thousands of evangelical pastors from across the country to participate in a conference call Tuesday night, and let them know he would do his best to ensure the government is not funded if funding includes taxpayer monies for Planned Parenthood.---‚ÄúWe can expect President Obama and many of the congressional Democrats to cry loudly that if Congress uses its authority, Congress will be quote ‚Äėshutting down the...
  • Congressional Republicans To Keep Organ Harvesting Alive and Babies Dead

    08/26/2015 12:46:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    redstate.com ^ | August 25th, 2015 | Erick Erickson (Diary)
    Congressional Republicans are coming up with every excuse imaginable to avoid having to defund Planned Parenthood. Right now theyíre going with the ďletís investigateĒ card. They think that if they just probe deeply enough theyíll have enough ammunition to attack the Democrats. Yes, that would be the exact same Democrats who have seen the same videos everyone else has seen and decided it is no big deal. Conservatives in Congress are gearing up for a fight on this issue against their own leadership. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) 58% in the Senate is convinced that a government shutdown by President Obama...
  • Cruz calls on pastors to help defund Planned Parenthood

    08/25/2015 6:37:23 AM PDT · by Isara · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/23/15 | Sarah Westwood
    Sen. Ted Cruz will hold a telephone town hall with church leaders Tuesday to discuss his plan for defunding Planned Parenthood. "Recently, all of us have seen the videos of the behind-the-scenes dealings at the Planned Parenthood facilities, activities that all of us find horribly offensive," Cruz said in a video invitation to the national conference call. "But even more appalling is that we as taxpayers are funding these activities." Cruz has been an outspoken critic of Planned Parenthood subsidies since a series of undercover videos shed light on the organization's policy of donating fetal tissue to researchers. "Only our...
  • Ted Cruz Leads Campaign to Get 100,000 Pastors to Demand De-Funding Planned Parenthood

    08/25/2015 6:21:04 AM PDT · by Isara · 4 replies
    Life News ^ | Aug 24, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, the Texas Senator, has launched a new campaign to get Christian pastors to speak out in favor of de-funding the Planned Parenthood abortion business. Americans nationwide have called for de-funding Planned Parenthood after the massive scandal at Planned Parenthood, where its staff and officials have been caught selling aborted babies and their body parts.To take that message further, Cruz has sent letters to pastors across the country to get involved. LifeNews.com received a copy of the Dear Pastor letter the Cruz campaign is sending.SIGN THE PETITION! Congress Must De-Fund Planned Parenthood Immediately“Recently we have all...
  • 5 states defund and 13 states investigate Planned Parenthood

    08/20/2015 5:36:29 AM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Aug 19, 2015 | Danny Burton
    Since the release of the first incriminating Planned Parenthood video from the Center for Medical Progress, a flurry of investigations have ensued. These videos at least show evidence indicating a strong likelihood of illegal activity, and at worst show despicable, callous disregard for the law, human life, and women. Here are the ongoing official investigations and government actions taken against Planned Parenthood. As of Wednesday, five states have made moves to defund Planned Parenthood, or end participation in the funneling of federal money to the unscrupulous organization. These states are New Hampshire, Utah, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Alabama. Thirteen states have...
  • Tissue Company Cuts Ties With Planned Parenthood After Videos

    08/14/2015 2:47:47 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/14/2015 | Jennifer HaberKorn
    StemExpress, one of the tissue companies that works with Planned Parenthood, is cutting its ties with the womenís health organization after a series of sting videos that have prompted congressional inquiries, sources tell POLITICO. The small biomedical tissue procurement company is distancing itself from Planned Parenthood after finding itself tangentially linked to what abortion opponents allege is Planned Parenthoodís illegal trafficking of fetal tissue and organs. . . Both StemExpress and Planned Parenthood have denied doing anything illegal or improper. They say that they only facilitated the donation of tissue for medical research with a patientís consent. StemExpress, a five-year-old...
  • Trump Trolls Critics Again: While PP Does Abortions, No Tax Dollars Should Go Their Way

    08/11/2015 8:54:22 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 82 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/11/2015 | Matthew Boyle
    The hits keep on coming for the Donald. In response to several folks seemingly misunderstanding what the 2016 GOP frontrunner said on CNN on Tuesday morning about Planned Parenthood funding, Donald Trump has issued a statement to Breitbart News exclusively that makes it crystal clear where he stands: While the organization conducts abortions, they should receive no taxpayer dollars. That means Trump supports one of two pathways forward for Planned Parenthood: Either they stop conducting abortions, or they lose all their taxpayer subsidies. Trump said in his exclusive statement to Breitbart News on Tuesday evening
  • Trump and Cruz Partner To Strip Planned Parenthood's Funding

    08/04/2015 1:05:33 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 90 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/4/2015 | Dr. Susan Berry
    GOP 2016 contenders Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)96%. are joining forces in a confrontational intervention that intends to defund Planned Parenthood. As Breitbart TV previously reported, Trump announced he would support a government shutdown to defund Planned Parenthood following the release of a series of investigative videos allegedly showing the organizationís top medical personnel engaged in the sale of aborted baby body parts. ďAnd I was also in support ó if the Republicans stuck together, you could have done it with Obamacare also,Ē Trump said on Mondayís Hugh Hewitt Show. ďBut the Republicans decided not to stick together.Ē...
  • Inspections Catch Florida Planned Parenthood Clinics Illegally Doing 2nd Trimester Abortions

    08/05/2015 5:12:34 PM PDT · by blueyon · 10 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 8/05/15 | Steven Ertelt
    The state of Florida launched an investigation into the Planned Parenthood abortion business after multiple exposeí videos have caught the abortion business selling the body parts of aborted babies. Now, state health department inspectors are reporting their results and they found Planned Parenthood abortion clinics are illegally doing 2nd-trimester abortions. Those are the kinds of abortions that allow Planned Parenthood to gather the body parts of aborted babies for sale. Last month, Florida became the 11th state to launch a investigation into Planned Parenthood after the abortion company was exposed selling the body parts of aborted babies. Florida Governor Rick...
  • There is absolutely no business in the congress more important than defunding the U.S. Abortion Mill

    08/04/2015 1:19:57 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 95 replies
    Aug 4, 2015 | Jim Robinson
    There is absolutely no business currently before the U.S. Congress that is more important than defunding the U.S. Abortion Mill, ie, taxpayer funding of the PlannedParenthood baby grinder. None!! This is the American Holocaust and we the people are being forced to pay for it through our taxes!! Why is Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell allowing any other business to come before the U.S. Senate? Why is he not pounding on his fellow Republican senators 24/7 to end this evil nightmare? Today?!! Why is Republican Speaker John Boehner allowing any other business to come before the U.S. House? Why is...
  • 10 Reasons to Defund Planned Parenthood

    08/03/2015 8:18:16 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 7-29-15 | Julie Roys
    As I have talked to friends, both conservative and moderate, I have found a general disgust about Planned Parenthood's participation in what amounts to a human black market. Yet, a poll released yesterday showed that 63% of registered voters oppose cutting off federal funds to the group. Why is that? I'm sure part of the explanation is that the poll was conducted by a Democratic firm. But, I think the greater reason is that only a fraction of Americans have actually watched the three videos. And, an even smaller fraction knows the facts about this morally-compromised organization. So, I'm offering...
  • Senate to vote Monday on defunding Planned Parenthood, first step in renewed battle

    08/03/2015 9:41:39 AM PDT · by blueyon · 24 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 8/3/15 | Fox News
    The Republican-controlled Senate is set to vote Monday on halting federal aid to Planned Parenthood, a fast response to the series of unsettling videos exposing the group's little-noticed practice of providing fetal tissue to researchers. The measure is not expected to pass because Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the other 53 Republican senators will need support from several Democrats to reach the 60-vote threshold, with some moderates on both sides still apparently undecided. However, the effort appears to be another step in the effort by pro-life groups and others to restrict abortions and undermine Planned Parenthood, which provides health...
  • These 7 Senators Will Decide if the Senate Totally De-Funds Planned...(VOTE IS TODAY- PLEASE CALL)

    08/03/2015 7:29:24 AM PDT · by blueyon · 70 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 7/02/15 | Steven Ertelt
    "These Seven Senators Will Decide if the Senate Totally De-Funds Planned Parenthood" The Senate will vote early Monday evening on a new bill has been introduced that will totally de-fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business. The legislation follows four shocking videos that have caught Planned Parenthood doctors discussing and arranging the sale of body parts of aborted babies. Following pro-life Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellís announcement of a working group, Senator Joni Ernst and Senators Rand Paul and James Lankford, along with 21 cosponsors, introduced legislation to protect womenís health and defund Planned Parenthood, S.1881.
  • Congress to vote on bill S-1881 to Defund Planned Parenthood today. Please Call you Senator!

    08/03/2015 4:17:52 AM PDT · by blueyon · 20 replies
    www.congress.gov ^ | 8/03/15 | Blueyon
    Bill S-1881 "To prohibit Federal funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America...." Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. Findings. Congress finds as follows:
  • Defunding Planned Parenthood is ďgoing to take actual guts.Ē Its latest scandal has plenty of those.

    07/30/2015 2:33:12 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Jul 30, 2015 | Adam Peters
    Conservative commentator Dustin Siggins recently said that for Republicans to defund Planned Parenthood, ďitís going to take actual guts.Ē Well, the abortion chainís latest scandal has plenty of those. It also features hearts, lungs, kidneys, and ďas many intact livers as possible.Ē That came to light a few weeks ago when the Center for Medical Progress released a video of Dr. Deborah Nucatola. Nucatola is Planned Parenthoodís senior director of medical services, and sheís shown having lunch with individuals she believed were from a fetal tissue procurement company. Over the course of the meeting, Nucatola says that Planned Parenthood affiliates...
  • Senate To Vote on Defunding Planned Parenthood

    07/29/2015 8:17:28 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 7/29/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Newly minted Republican Senator Joni Ernst introduced legislation late yesterday to defund Planned Parenthood after a series of undercover videos by the Center for Medical Progress revealed the abortion giant selling baby parts and haggling over prices. (In case you missed the videos, Cortney has you covered here). The legislation is co-sponsored by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, GOP presidential candidate Rand Paul and five other Republicans. "A bill to prohibit Federal funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America," the legislation states. "IN GENERAL.óNotwithstanding any other provision of law, no Federal funds may be made available to Planned Parenthood Federation of...
  • Which symbol killed 90,000 black babies last year? Planned Parenthood, not the Confederate flag!

    07/28/2015 10:51:26 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 22 replies
    Found on the internet: Planned Parenthood /blacklivesmatter
  • RNC: Knock off the name calling

    07/26/2015 1:01:31 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 143 replies
    WMUR.com ^ | 07/26/2015 | Brian Stelter CNN
    (CNN) óThe Republican National Committee has a message for candidates like Donald Trump: No more name-calling. That's what the party's chief strategist and communications director Sean Spicer said on CNN's "Reliable Sources" on Sunday. "I understand it's going to be the nature of any primary for folks to discuss the differences between themselves on policy issues, and I think that's fine," Spicer said. "The name calling, however, needs to stop." Spicer added: "We have got to remember what Ronald Reagan taught us, his 11th commandment, 'Thou shall not speak ill of another Republican.'" Spicer didn't point his comments directly at...
  • McConnell to fast-track bill to defund Planned Parenthood

    07/24/2015 7:36:14 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 98 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/24/15 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell started a fast-track process Friday on legislation to strip Planned Parenthood of federal funding in the wake of two controversial videos showing officials discussing delivery of fetal parts. The Republican leader began "Rule 14," which will let the legislation skip the committee process and be placed on the Senate calendar so it can be brought up for a floor vote. The move comes after Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) slammed McConnell during a blistering floor speech earlier Friday, suggesting the Kentucky Republican wanted to dodge a vote on defunding Planned Parenthood. "There are a host of...
  • New Video: Planned Parenthood Abattoir offers ďless crunchy techniqueĒ to better harvest...

    07/21/2015 6:00:12 AM PDT · by blueyon · 30 replies
    blazaingcatfur ^ | 7/20/15 | ???
    "New Video: Planned Parenthood Abattoir offers ďless crunchy techniqueĒ to better harvest murdered baby parts" Shock Video Catches Another Top Planned Parenthood Doctor Selling Body Parts of Aborted Babies Gatter discusses the pricing of aborted baby body parts ó telling the biotech company officials that the prices for such things as a babyís liver, head or heart are negotiable. She also tells the officials that she could talk with the Planned Parenthood abortion practitioners to potentially alter the abortion procedure to kill the baby in a way that would best preserve those body parts after the unborn child is killed...
  • Time to Defund Planned Parenthood's Body Shop

    07/17/2015 6:01:25 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7/17/15 | Daniel John Sobieski
    If Kermit Gosnell and Margaret Sanger had a love child, it might be Dr. Deborah Nucatola, Planned Parenthoodís Senior Director of Medical Services, who, in an undercover video released Tuesday, appears to be calmly brokering the sale of body parts as if she were negotiating over lawn furniture at a garage sale. In one disturbing video and its appalling transcript, made by the non-profit group Center for Medical Progress, which describes itself as ďdedicated to monitoring and reporting on medical ethics and advancesĒ, it is made clear that the alleged noble crusade against unwanted children is a fraud, and that...
  • Shock Video Catches Planned Parenthoodís Top Doctor Selling Body Parts of Aborted Babies

    07/14/2015 7:56:05 AM PDT · by Carpe Cerevisi · 133 replies
    Lifenews.com ^ | July 14, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    New undercover footage shows Planned Parenthood Federation of Americaís Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, describing how Planned Parenthood sells the body parts of aborted unborn children and admitting she uses partial-birth abortions to supply intact body parts. In the video, Nucatola is at a business lunch with actors posing as buyers from a human biologics company. As head of PPFAís Medical Services department, Nucatola has overseen medical practice at all Planned Parenthood locations since 2009. She also trains new Planned Parenthood abortion doctors and performs abortions herself at Planned Parenthood Los Angeles up to 24 weeks. Nucatola...
  • American Crossroads facing challenges to its political power

    05/24/2015 6:54:23 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    staradvertiser.com ^ | 5/21/15 | Eric Lichtblau and Maggie Haberman
    WASHINGTON >> For three election cycles, American Crossroads, the brainchild of Karl Rove and other leading Republican strategists, has been among the most powerful forces in national politics, a shadow party that has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on advertising, data and opposition research to help elect candidates. But in the early days of the 2016 presidential campaign, Crossroads ó among the first outside groups to fully exploit the Supreme Courtís Citizens United decision unleashing wealthy donors and corporations ó has been buffeted by a rapidly changing political landscape that is testing its pre-eminence, and potentially its survival. The...
  • Karl Roveís Crossroads PAC Is No Longer G.O.P.ís ĎBig Dogí

    05/22/2015 1:31:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | 05/22/2015 | ERIC LICHTBLAU and MAGGIE HABERMAN
    For three election cycles, American Crossroads, the brainchild of Karl Rove and other leading Republican strategists, has been among the most powerful forces in national politics, a shadow party that has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on advertising, data and opposition research to help elect candidates. But in the early days of the 2016 presidential campaign, Crossroads ó among the first outside groups to fully exploit the Supreme Courtís Citizens United decision unleashing wealthy donors and corporations ó has been buffeted by a rapidly changing political landscape that is testing its pre-eminence, and potentially its survival. The nonprofit arm...
  • DEFUNDING OBAMA'S AMNESTY: Litmus test for Republicans - true conservatives standing on principle?

    02/25/2015 11:52:07 AM PST · by forty_years · 12 replies
    The Midnight Ride ^ | 2/25/2015 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    Republican leadership seems on the verge of caving in, breaking their November 4, 2014 election promises, and funding President Obama's blatantly unconstitutional executive directives to grant amnesty to approximately 5 million illegal immigrants. Did Republicans get the message voters sent in the November 4 election? Republicans took the Senate, strengthened their hold on the House, took a good number of state houses, and won an amazing number of governorships, but voters weren't solely endorsing the GOP -- not by a long-shot. Voters were more concentrated on repudiating President Obama's policies and those of his out-of-control "liberal" establishment. But, before dissecting...
  • Some Republican governors back Homeland Security showdown

    02/21/2015 2:57:23 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    WTOP ^ | 02/21/2015 | STEVE PEOPLES and JILL COLVIN
    <p>National Governors Association Chairman, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, left, accompanied by Vice Chair, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, conduct the opening news conference of the National Governors Winter Meeting in Washington, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. (AP...</p> <p>WASHINGTON (AP) ó Several Republican governors are urging GOP congressional leaders to stand firm next week in opposing legislation funding the Department of Homeland Security if it doesnít also overturn President Barack Obamaís executive action on immigration.</p>
  • Republicans to deny funding for Obama immigration agenda

    01/09/2015 11:49:18 AM PST · by South40 · 49 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9 JAN 2015 | David Lawder
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the House of Representatives will try to block President Barack Obama's immigration initiatives next week by denying funding for them in a security budget bill, lawmakers said on Friday. The decision by House Speaker John Boehner to initiate an immigration showdown with the White House appeared to placate some conservatives just three days after they tried to oust Boehner in the most contentious leadership election in decades.
  • Slashing the Leviathan: Your Input Sought! (VANITY)

    12/11/2014 7:07:52 PM PST · by dagogo redux · 10 replies
    12/11/14 | dagogo redux
    Iím interested in the current Federal funding bill. Below is a list of Federal Departments, starting with the original four enumerated in the Constitution. For each Department, what percentage of their current budget do you think should be granted in this budget? Are there any departments that should be eliminated entirely from Federal funding and purview? After this list there are links that further flesh out the extent of the Federal leviathan, with further ďgovernment agencies and corporationsĒ that could perhaps have their budgets cut or entirely eliminated. Enjoy! Departments of: (with my recommended funding levels) 1. Defense: 150% 2....
  • Trey Gowdy Wants to Defund Obamaís Vacations, And Heís 100% Right

    07/21/2014 7:38:12 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 59 replies
    t seems like just about every week Trey Gowdy is in the news as he fights the good fight against Obama and the liberals. Heís been relentless going after the administration on Benghazi and other scandals, and calling out Democrats like Nancy Pelosi on their ďmind-numbingĒ stupidity. Gowdy has also announced support for a lawsuit against Obama for failing to do his basic executive duties. Heís now got another suggestion to rein in this reckless administration: Defund Obamaís vacations as a punishment for executive overreach. Awesome.
  • Lois Lerner's pension defunded and a whole lot more

    07/20/2014 7:05:46 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 38 replies
    The Rancher-Woodlands, Texas ^ | 7-20-2014 | Rick Manning - Opinion
    Lois Lerner's pension defunded and a whole lot more Saturday, July 19, 2014 9:15 pm | Updated: 1:29 am, Sun Jul 20, 2014.By Rick ManningLois Lerner was apparently patient zero of deadly computer viruses within the United States government as it has been learned that some of her former colleagues at the Federal Election Commission also mysteriously lost their computer hard drives. Of course, they had to be destroyed as well.The evidence must be pretty damning to have involved what appears pretty clearly to be an interdepartmental cover up. Two separate federal courts are now involved demanding an explanation from...
  • NSA boss Keith Alexander's next target is the 1st Amendment.

    10/27/2013 4:41:38 AM PDT · by JerseyHighlander · 60 replies
    techdirt.com ^ | Fri, Oct 25th 2013 | Mike Masnick
    Apparently not satisfied with just setting fire to the 4th Amendment, NSA boss Keith Alexander's next target is the 1st Amendment. In an interview with the Defense Department's "Armed With Science" blog , it appears that Alexander felt he'd have a friendly audience, so he let loose with some insane claims, including suggesting that the government needs to find a way to "stop" journalists from reporting on the Snowden leaks . As noted by Politco, General Alexander isn't a fan of journalists doing anything about these documents: "I think itís wrong that that newspaper reporters have all these documents,...
  • #StopWatchingUS rally against mass surveillance: Live Updates

    10/26/2013 11:57:37 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 19 replies
    Hundreds are marching on the National Mall in Washington, DC to protest covert NSA surveillance operations on the anniversary of the Patriot Act. The organizers are planning to present Congress with a petition which has acquired over 570,000 signatures. Stop Watching Us is a collective of 100 public advocacy groups, among them the American Civil Liberties Union, Freedom Works, as well as individuals like Chinese artist/activist Ai Weiwei and Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who worked with Edward Snowden to expose many of the NSA’s surveillance procedures. The rally is scheduled to begin at 11:30 am local time on October...
  • Sen. Graham to Republicans: 'Face Reality That ObamaCare Cannot Be Stopped'

    10/13/2013 4:32:59 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 146 replies
    FOX News ^ | Oct 13, 2013 | FOX News Insider
    Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has called President Obama a ďpathetic leaderĒ for his lack of involvement in negotiations to end the government shutdown. He slammed the presidentís unwillingness to compromise with Republicans as ďimmature.Ē Today on Americaís News HQ, Graham told anchor Doug McKelway, ďFor [Republicans] to suggest to the American people that we could defund ObamaCare or delay it for a year by shutting down the government, I think was unrealistic.Ē With the debt limit just four days away, Sen. Graham said, ďIím not going to vote for any deal coming out of the Senate that doesnít have a...
  • One less SWAT team

    10/13/2013 11:42:43 AM PDT · by Zuben Elgenubi · 35 replies
    The MetroWest Daily News ^ | Oct 13, 2013 | Rick Holmes/Opinion editor
    The idea that every town must have a police SWAT team is relatively new. While just a handful of big cities had SWAT teams 30 years ago, now 80 percent of towns with populations between 25,000 and 50,000 have them. Now there is one fewer. Quietly and with no public debate, Framinghamís SWAT team has been disbanded.† Chief Steven Carl gave the order as he and the SWAT commander left the department for other jobs. Carl told me the disbanding of the SWAT team wasnít just something he did on the way out the door. Two years ago he told...
  • Defund chants at high profile events?

    10/05/2013 4:46:52 AM PDT · by CTyank · 9 replies
    10/5/13 | CTyank
    I was watching the Sox continue on the road to their next World Series rings, and it struck me that a large crowds of fans chanting "Defund Obamacare!"(or something more humorous and snarky), would be quite impossible for the media to ignore. The chanting would have to occur while the game was in progress, not during a pause in the action that would allow the network to cut away. Imagine this occurring at every baseball playoff, college and pro-football game. Anyone here got any juice on twitter or other social networking venues? Imagine this going viral....
  • Just called my House Rep to support the non-funding of obamacare

    10/02/2013 12:19:52 PM PDT · by foundedonpurpose · 11 replies
    Self | 10-02-13 | Self
    I just took the time to call Blaine Luetkemeyer, my House Rep, to thank him (and his cohorts) for having a spine, and to continue to offer funding options devoid of obamacare. They can stop it by not funding it. Make the perpetual cry baby in the white house not get his way.
  • The Path Forward

    10/01/2013 8:32:46 AM PDT · by JSDude1 · 4 replies
    REDSTATE ^ | 10/1/2013 | Erick Erickson
    Republicans have spent the past few days leading up to the overly-hyped October 1 deadline negotiating with themselves. The House moved from full defunding of Obamacare to delay for one-year, in conjunction with repeal of the medical device tax. Then they passed another CR merely delaying the individual mandate along with eliminating the congressional exclusion. Then they passed a resolution attempting to go to conference with the Senate. Harry Reid has rejected all of those proposals, even those supported by many of the Democrats in his conference. Typically, it is the side that is constantly watering down their offer that...
  • Congressman Bridenstine votes to delay Obamacare

    09/29/2013 2:09:42 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 27 replies
    KRMG.com ^ | Sept 29, 2013 | By Camie Hayes
    Late Saturday evening, Oklahoma Congressman Jim Bridenstine, along with the U.S. House of Representatives once again passed a Continuing Resolution (CR) that accomplishes two objectives: fund the federal government and protect Americans from the harmful effects of ObamaCare. In a press release sent out late Saturday night, Congressman Bridenstine said, ďNow the Senate will decide if they are willing to accept the bill as amended in the House or if they are going to shut down the government. ďJames Madison explained in Federalist No. 58 that the purpose of Article I of the Constitution is to put the Ďpower of...