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  • Trey Gowdy leaving politics, returning to justice system

    01/31/2018 9:24:51 AM PST · by wheresmyusa · 78 replies
    Twitter ^ | 1/31/18 | @TGowdySC
    "There is a time to come and a time to go. This is the right time,for me, to leave politics and return to the justice system."
  • Obama Avoided Syria Action to Help Iran Negotiations

    09/08/2015 10:36:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 9/8/15 | Lee Smith
    Over the weekend, the Washington Post’s editorial page editor Fred Hiatt argued that Syria may be “the most surprising of President Obama’s foreign-policy legacies: not just that he presided over a humanitarian and cultural disaster of epochal proportions, but that he soothed the American people into feeling no responsibility for the tragedy.” Hiatt contends that Obama managed to convince the American public that doing nothing was “the smart and moral policy.” The way Obama sees it, the United States causes more problems than it solves, and besides there wasn’t much we could do anyway by backing a bunch of rag-tag...
  • Chelsea Clinton explains why the US needs a female president NOW (Elle: She's "Innately Regal")

    04/23/2015 2:12:29 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 66 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11 April 2015 | Chris Spargo
    Chelsea Clinton is opening up about life in the public eye, being a new mother and whether or not she would like to see her own mother become president in a new interview. Clinton, whose mother Hillary is expected to formally announce her presidential campaign this Sunday, said it is time the United States had a female leader. 'One of our core values in this country is that we are the land of equal opportunity, but when equal hasn't yet included gender, there is a fundamental challenge there that, I believe, having our first woman president—whenever that is—will help resolve,'...
  • Do Nothing Faculty Lounge Lizards

    08/30/2014 8:08:52 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | August 30, 2014 | Jim Emerson
    During difficult times the community organizer does what he does best. Retreat to the faculty lounge and hide. The White House is no longer the resident to the head of the executive branch but a faculty lounge. The only thing the “do nothing” community organizer does when an enemy attacks America or its allies is to run and hide. The only time he shows his face, is when he has to, somewhat like an adjunct professor passing out assignments to the staff and quickly retreat to the faculty lounge. The isolated pretentious intellectual’s only friend is the teleprompter. Consider his...
  • Pennsylvania Republicans Looking to Push Out Their Governor

    07/18/2013 7:22:13 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 27 replies
    National Journal ^ | 17 July 2013 | Alex Roarty
    Tom Corbett is one of the most unpopular politicians in the country. Now his own party is turning on him. The biggest question in Pennsylvania politics right now isn't whether Gov. Tom Corbett will win reelection. It's whether he'll even get the chance. Beset by legislative failures and bleak poll numbers, the Republican looks like the country's most vulnerable governor heading into the 2014 election. And Republicans are questioning whether they should let Corbett face a near-certain defeat when they could find a ready replacement with a much better chance of winning. Already, speculation among GOP operatives has shifted to...
  • Boehner: Obama’s Goal Is To 'Annihilate' The Republican Party (reaction to inaugural address)

    01/23/2013 3:53:04 PM PST · by drewh · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/23/13 02:48 PM ET | By Jonathan Easley
    Speaker John Boehner said he believes the primary goal of President Obama’s second term is to “annihilate the Republican Party.” “Given what we heard yesterday about the president’s vision for his second term, it’s pretty clear to me that he knows he can’t do any of that as long as the House is controlled by Republicans,” Boehner said in a speech Tuesday to The Ripon Society. “So we’re expecting over the next 22 months to be the focus of this administration as they attempt to annihilate the Republican Party. “And let me just tell you, I do believe that is...
  • Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) rejects idea that “government has to do something”

    10/05/2010 12:28:41 AM PDT · by pissant · 20 replies
    Climate ^ | 10/4/10 | staff
    If the Tea-Party-led Republicans take over one or both houses of Congress this November, we won’t just see the end of any possible action on climate change or clean energy. They may well force a government shutdown, which will close our national parks, prevent food from being inspected, and stop any government oversight of coal mines or offshore drilling — or clean air and clean water, for that matter. Think Progress has two video interviews with the Senate’s leading government basher. Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) sealed his status as the right’s standard-bearer when he brought the Senate to a virtual...
  • The Know-Nothings are in Charge

    01/18/2009 6:16:13 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 19 replies · 1,012+ views ^ | Sunday, January 18, 2009 | By Alan Caruba
    ... It seems to me and a lot of other folks that we might label the current bunch of bozos in Congress the Know-Nothing Party because, Democrat or Republican, they have reached a point at which they can be stampeded into voting for the expenditure of huge amounts of money without a clue why or to whom. Now it appears they are getting ready to “stimulate the economy” with a giant, political grab-bag in excess of a trillion dollars. Much like earlier efforts, it is likely to fail while at the same time plunging the nation into deeper and deeper...
  • Mr. Obama, Take My Senator, Please!

    11/21/2008 7:34:26 PM PST · by EagleUSA · 32 replies · 744+ views
    Fox News ^ | 11/21/2008 | EagleUSA
    Like some current and former U.S. Senators (Obama, Biden & Daschle), Hillary Clinton appears to be in line for a promotion. New Yorkers should rejoice, because it means she will no longer be the steward of the Upstate New York economy. Obama Cabinet When Senator Clinton ran for Senate in 2000, she promised economic revitalization for New Yorkers living north of New York City and its suburbs. She even went so far as to promise 200,000 new jobs for the region. New Yorkers believed her and gave her a chance. Obviously, she did not fulfill her pledge to New Yorkers....
  • Republican National Committee: Obama's Afghan Audacity

    07/14/2008 6:06:18 PM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies · 141+ views
    Obama's Afghan Audacity Illinois Senator's Record Of Inaction Leaves Him DiscreditedAs Chairman Of The Subcommittee With NATO Oversight, Obama Has Failed To Hold Any Hearings On Afghanistan: Obama Has Served As Chairman Of The Subcommittee On European Affairs From 2007 - 2008. (U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Website,, Accessed 7/10/08)The Subcommittee On European Affairs Has Jurisdiction Over The Countries Of Europe As Well As NATO Activities. "Jurisdiction: The subcommittee deals with all matters concerning U.S. relations with the countries on the continent of Europe...and with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the European Union and the Organization for Security and...
  • Mr. President, Tear Down That Fence!

    06/19/2007 3:49:10 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 20 replies · 852+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 19 June 2007 | Janet Folger
    Mr. President, tear down that fence! Posted: June 19, 2007 1:00 a.m. Eastern Mr. President, tear down that fence! I'm not talking about the fence around our borders; they never got around to finishing that. I'm talking about the fence around the White House. Hey, if you're going to lead us to vulnerability, at least lead by example. And those sharpshooters on the roof? They're fine. They look all official and everything, but the new immigration-like policy is: They're not allowed to shoot anyone. And if one of those men in black happen to interfere with someone committing criminal trespass...

    09/26/2006 11:12:11 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 40 replies · 1,736+ views
    NY Post ^ | 27 September 2006 | John Podhoretz
    LOOK out, Hillary - Bill is off the leash. The gobsmacking interview with Bill Clinton on "Fox News Sunday" is the first episode of reality television starring a former president of the United States. It's why God invented YouTube. Liberals love it, especially the Fox News Channel-bashing. Conservatives think it proves every insulting theory they've ever devised to encompass this gargantuan American personality. In truth, the whole performance defies reason. It was especially odd to hear Clinton complain that "Bush's neocons" faulted him for being "too obsessed with bin Laden." Really? All I ever heard from Bush's neocons - most...
  • Clinton adviser blasts Pataki's national foray

    08/06/2006 6:12:08 AM PDT · by NYpeanut · 15 replies · 337+ views
    buffalo news, ap ^ | 8.6.06 | marc humbert
    ALBANY - While Republican Gov. George E. Pataki is off on his latest national political foray, a top adviser to a potential White House rival has blasted the New York governor for becoming "a full-time presidential candidate." "He's clearly running for president," Howard Wolfson, a key adviser to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and other New York Democrats, told the Associated Press. "You cannot run for president as the failed governor of the state," the Clinton adviser said. "He couldn't get re-elected governor, how can he possibly think he could get elected president? What record is he going to run on?"...
  • Vail Resorts to Switch to Wind Power

    08/02/2006 8:03:03 AM PDT · by Uncledave · 25 replies · 564+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 8/1/2006 | Kim Nguyen
    Vail Resorts to Switch to Wind Power By KIM NGUYEN Associated Press Writer © 2006 The Associated Press DENVER — Vail Resorts said Tuesday it will buy enough wind-generated electricity to replace all the power used by its five ski areas and more than 135 other stores, lodges and offices. Vail said it would purchase nearly 152,000 megawatt-hours of wind-generated electricity a year, making it the second-largest corporate purchaser of wind power in the country. It did not immediately disclose the cost. In January, Austin, Texas-based natural food grocer Whole Foods Market Inc. said it would buy 458,000 megawatts of...
  • Bordering on Disaster [Bush + GOP]

    05/17/2006 7:42:17 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 63 replies · 1,451+ views ^ | Wdnesday May 17, 2006 | Terence Jeffrey
    The bottom-line question about President Bush's speech Monday night is whether or not it demonstrated he is finally serious about securing the U.S.-Mexico border. The answer is a resounding and exasperated no! The illegal immigration crisis now threatens to mark George Bush's legacy the way the Iran hostage crisis marked Jimmy Carter's. The question is how long America will be held hostage. Back in 1980, voters could retaliate against Carter for his feeble response to the hostage crisis by throwing him out of office. Voters cannot throw Bush out for his feeble response to illegal immigration, but they can throw...
  • Immigration Reform: Mas More Inaction, Gracias!

    04/15/2006 10:52:55 AM PDT · by OnRightOnLeftCoast · 248+ views
    American Digest ^ | April 8, 2006 | Vanderleun
    IT WAS A DANGEROUS WEEK IN WASHINGTON, something almost got done. At least I think something almost got done. Like many citizens I was trying to tune to the Immigration Reform broadcast, but there was so much interference coming in from a pirate broadcast of yet another episode of The Vagina Monologues I had to switch off the receiver and get my reports third hand. From these I understand that, although nothing got done again in Congress this week, it was "the nearest run thing you ever saw in your life" . As the week that wasn't rolled along in...
  • ZOT!!! Uncivil troll posts personal info. Best to avoid his site.

    01/18/2005 6:28:29 AM PST · by Unaffiliated · 140 replies · 2,730+ views
    <p>After years of being associated with one party I decided that a better way of politics must be possible and changed to Unaffiliated.</p> <p>Unaffiliated Voters make up a large percentage of the voting public yet until now we have not had our own party. Join the Unaffiliated Party of America. The first party to be totally created by the internet. Visit Thanks.</p>
  • America's detractors: biting the hand...

    01/03/2005 10:31:13 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 2 replies · 194+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Jan. 3, 2004 | Bob Weir
    For some people, and some countries, the US can do no right. In the wake of the tsunami and earthquakes in South Asia, critics wasted no time in referring to US aid as "stingy" and "delayed." Even though the US began with an initial aid package of about $35 million, while still trying to assess the need and organize for a much greater commitment, the UN Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Jan Egeland suggested that the United States and other Western nations were being "stingy" with relief funds, saying there would be more available if taxes were raised.
  • And when the great wave fell back, the UN stood revealed, Notably Useless

    01/02/2005 4:26:03 PM PST · by saquin · 30 replies · 1,916+ views
    The Times (UK) ^ | 1/3/05 | Tim Hames
    ADLAI STEVENSON once argued that a politician is a statesman who “approaches every question with an open mouth”. If the performance of Jan Egeland, of the UN’s Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs, is an indication, the same is true of those paid by the United Nations. A week ago, despite just one day having passed since the Asian tsunami, with the reported death toll one tenth of what it is now believed to be, and ignoring the fact that public holidays are never the easiest times to start organising an aid effort, Mr Egeland saw fit to dismiss...
  • Greenspan for Reformer in Chief

    12/01/2004 9:59:21 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 8 replies · 465+ views
    The White House used the front page of Monday's Washington Post to cashier a Cabinet member. A story headlined "Bush to Change Economic Team" said: "One senior administration official said Treasury Secretary John W. Snow can stay as long as he wants, provided it is not very long." Obviously the office will need filling before "very long." The president should fill it with Alan Greenspan. He has headed the Federal Reserve System under four presidents — since August 1987. Now he is needed elsewhere. Having been in Washington most of the 30 years since he became chairman of President Gerald...