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  • Susan Collins to Remain in Senate, Skip Governor Run

    10/13/2017 6:47:48 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | October 13, 2017 | by FRANK THORP
    ROCKPORT, Maine — Ending months of speculation, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, announced Friday she will forgo a run for governor to stay in the Senate, where she has become a crucial swing vote in Republicans’ narrow two-seat majority. “I want to continue to play a key role in advancing policies,” Collins said at a Chamber of Commerce breakfast at a golf resort here. “I have concluded that the best way that I can contribute to these priorities is to remain a member of the United States Senate."
  • Veteran Republican senator: Marriage equality ‘is the new conservative position’

    03/27/2013 10:42:22 AM PDT · by redreno · 49 replies ^ | Wednesday, March 27, 2013 8:58 EDT | By Stephen C. Webster
    Former Sen. Larry Pressler (R-SD), a Vietnam veteran who served in Congress for more than two decades, said Tuesday on Current TV that the movement for marriage equality is much like the movement for racial equality, and confidently declared that the Republican Party is now in the process of making the right to marry “the new conservative position.” “The main thing that caused me to change my mind was my work with veterans groups,” he told “Viewpoint” host John Fugelsang, explaining that he’s worked with a gay couple who want to marry and have a family. “It’s something like in...
  • Karl Rove, Progressive Republican

    10/20/2010 6:50:35 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 22 replies
    Riehl World View ^ | 20 Oct 2010 | "Dan"
    Karl Rove seems to be taking some heat for his saying the Tea Party is less sophisticated than the Reagan Revolution - enough heat to tug on Tucker Carlson's chain for a slight walk-back, anyway. That's some leash. I guess it extends to Texas after all. Heh! But pay attention to the bit from Rove in bold below. What he calls progress, we call progressivism of the Republican sort. And that's just the sort of big government Republicanism I would link to Karl Rove. SPIEGEL: But is he so different from other Democratic presidents? Take Lyndon B. Johnson. He introduced...
  • Scott Brown's Shrewd Vote

    02/25/2010 5:03:48 AM PST · by rhema · 28 replies · 1,066+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 2/25/10 | Andrew Cline
    . . . He also kept two important campaign promises: 1) that he will be independent of his party, and 2) that he would vote for legislation to create jobs. Now, policy wonks know that this jobs bill is ill-suited to job creation and better alternatives exist. But listen to Brown's explanation: "I supported this measure because it does contain some tax relief that will help Massachusetts businesses put people back to work." Brown has signaled to his constituents that he voted for tax cuts, just as he promised in the campaign. He is from Massachusetts. That's huge. He also...
  • Still Right Cup Of Tea (Scott Brown Is NO Sell Out)

    02/25/2010 5:01:50 AM PST · by suspects · 25 replies · 593+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | February 25, 2010 | Michael Graham
    A question for my fellow right-wing nuts angry at “Sellout” Scott Brown: What part of “independent” don’t you understand? U.S. Sen. Scott Brown, like state Sen. Scott Brown, is not a conservative Republican and, as far as I know, never claimed to be. During his brilliant campaign for U.S. Senate the only ads that mentioned the word “Republican” were run by Martha Coakley. You remember: [cue ominous music] Republican Scott Brown - so Republican that when he goes out for a beer, he doesn’t go to bars, but to pubs. As in Re-“pub”-lican. Those kinds of ads, like most of...
  • Powell: It's Time to Lay Off of Obama

    02/21/2010 7:25:58 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 133 replies · 2,669+ views ^ | Feb. 21, 2010 | Polly Davis Doig
    (Newser) – It's time to get past the incessant partisan potshots being taken at President Obama and forge some progress, Colin Powell told Face the Nation today. "I don’t think the country will be well served if the next three years are attempts to bring him down and destroy him as a political figure," said the Republican, who added that "Americans will want to see some progress" and said he doesn't regret voting for Obama in 2008. Powell also dismissed Dick Cheney's suggestions that the country was less safe under Obama as bunk: "To suggest that somehow we’ve become much...
  • What Is Up With Free Republic Dissing Mitt Romney??

    11/27/2009 8:30:40 PM PST · by Noob1999 · 285 replies · 6,490+ views
    Free REpublic | 11/27/2009 | Vanity
    Why is every single thread that I log onto this day after Thanksgiving, have a picture of Mitt Romney, that then trashes him?? Does JimRob and this website condone the Palin trashers, and try to create a Mitt backlash, to trash him? Does this website wish to promote a Republican/Conservative candidate who has no real business experience, like our current loser-in-chief, Zer0? Mitt has problems, as do each and every Pubbie, Conservative, or RAT potential to lead this once great US! Back off on the hits to Romney, (or maybe do you see him as a threat, much like the...
  • Snowe Vote Looms in the Health Battle [$774B Price Tag!]

    10/02/2009 7:00:25 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 23 replies · 1,208+ views
    Wall St. Journal ^ | October 02nd 2009
    OCTOBER 3, 2009 Snowe Vote Looms in the Health Battle JANET ADAMY and GREG HITT WASHINGTON -- The final hours of the Senate Finance Committee's marathon health debate focused on making its bill affordable for the middle class. Now, the question is whether Democrats did enough to win over Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe, and whether they stayed within the budget limits set by President Barack Obama. The committee wrapped up its debate just after 2 a.m. EDT Friday. Its vote, set for next week, could be a milestone in Mr. Obama's drive for a health-care bill this year that would...
  • Rudy: 'Good chance' I'll run

    02/05/2007 5:39:13 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 101 replies · 1,623+ views
    Inching ever-closer to declaring a White House bid, former Mayor Rudy Giuliani said yesterday "there's a real good chance" he's running for the 2008 GOP presidential nomination. Giuliani was in South Carolina - a key presidential battleground - meeting with local Republicans when he was asked whether he planned to finish exploring a possible run and official declare. "There's a real good chance," said Giuliani, who has stepped up his campaign and fund-raising stops in recent weeks. Giuliani's comments were his most succinct to date on his presidential aspirations and came as his new strategy director, Brent Seaborn, sent a...
  • Conservative Case Against Rudy Giuliani

    08/30/2006 9:09:02 AM PDT · by Reagan Man · 483 replies · 4,898+ views
    Human Events ^ | August 30 2006 | John Hawkins
    Rudy Giuliani, a contender for the presidency in 2008, is receiving an inordinate amount of positive attention. That's quite understandable since Rudy is charismatic, did a great job on the campaign trail for President Bush in 2004, and his phenomenal performance after 9/11 was much appreciated. However, likeable or not, having Rudy as the GOP's candidate in 2008 would be a big mistake. Here's a short, but sweet primer on some of Rudy's many flaws. Rudy's Strong Pro-Abortion Stance As these comments from a 1989 conversation with Phil Donahue show, Rudy Giuliani is staunchly in favor of abortion: "I've said...
  • Novak: Giuliani Definitely Running in 2008

    07/09/2006 10:47:24 AM PDT · by kddid · 446 replies · 4,934+ views ^ | July 9, 2006 |
    There's no doubt about it, writes columnist Robert Novak: Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is running for the GOP presidential nomination in 2008. Novak made this declaration in his July 8 nationally syndicated column, reporting that friends of Giuliani confided he has told them of his intention to run for the White House. Giuliani - dubbed "America's Mayor" for his cool courage and spectacular leadership during his city's 9/11 emergency - leads at least one national poll, beating runner-up Senator John McCain, R-Ariz., by a healthy five points, Novak reports, citing last month's national Gallup poll that measured...
  • Ashamed To Be a "Republican" ("Republican" phony outed as a Democrat)

    09/25/2005 9:31:33 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 54 replies · 1,896+ views
    Conservative Underground ^ | 9/25/05 | crockspot
    "Republican and Ashamed" photo (Fraud, debunked by crockspot)-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Kadie (1000+ posts) Sat Sep-24-05 11:27 PM Original message "Republican and Ashamed" photo Jeb Eddy joins thousands of demonstrators to protest the war in Iraq on Saturday. Associated Press photo by Noah Berger more photos at... The DUmmies are ------ all over themselves over this picture, so just for ---- and giggles, I Googled "Jeb Eddy", and lookie what pops up on the third hit: link isn't coming up, but google cache has it) NEWSMEAT - JEB EDDY's federal campaign contributions Eddy, Jeb Palo Alto, CA 94301 self/Software Author...