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  • How to Renounce America and Still Be Called a Patriot

    07/17/2014 9:38:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/17/2014 | Ron Fournier
    This story is about a gilded class of people and corporations enriched by the new American economy while the rest of its citizens pay the tab. The protagonists could be any number of institutional elites, but this column happens to be about a Democratic senator from West Virginia, Joe Manchin, and his daughter, Heather Bresch, the chief executive of Mylan, a giant maker of generic drugs based outside Pittsburgh. Her company's profits come largely from Medicaid and Medicare, which means her nest is feathered by U.S. taxpayers. On Monday, Bresch announced that Mylan will renounce its United States citizenship and...
  • Senate Democrats who trumpeted Bergdahl deal go silent

    06/03/2014 6:01:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 3, 2014 | Mary Katharine Ham
    I want you to go over to The Weekly Standard for John McCormack’s and Mike Warren’s work on this, but here’s a taste: “You know, I think, um, let me hold off on that,” said Bernie Sanders of Vermont. “All I’ve heard is what I’ve read in the press,” said Vermont’s senior senator Pat Leahy. Sen. Claire McCaskill, who crowed about the deal on the Sunday shows, is now very interested in the intel briefing she’s to receive tomorrow. That’d be the briefing she should have gotten some 32 days before she went on the Sunday shows to make grand...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 4 May 2014

    05/04/2014 5:01:10 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 218 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 4 May 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows May 4th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.; Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas; Kevin Johnson, mayor of Sacramento, California; Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti; Richard Williams, father of tennis players Serena and Venus Williams.THIS WEEK (ABC): Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn.; former NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabber; former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sens. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.; Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y.
  • 60 Plus Launches Major Ad Campaign Against Senators Supporting Obamacare for Mortgages

    04/17/2014 5:55:01 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 31, 2014 | PR Newswire
    The 60 Plus Association today released TV and radio advertisements in seven states targeting Senate Banking Committee Members who are sponsoring recently introduced legislation that will allow the government to take over the mortgage industry in an action 'disturbingly similar' to Obamacare. 60 Plus targeted three Democrat and four Republican U.S. Senators supporting this government take-over, including Joe Manchin (D-WV), Mark Warner (D-VA), Kay Hagan (D-NC), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Dean Heller (R-NV), Mark Kirk (R-IL), and Jerry Moran (R-KS).
  • Joe Manchin to Harry Reid: Lay off the Koch brothers

    04/10/2014 8:09:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/10/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    This may be one reason why Republicans could woo Joe Manchin to the GOP after the midterms. Would Angus King ever go on Fox to defend Charles and David Koch from Harry Reid’s asinine demagoguery? Doubtful, but the West Virginia Democrat did just that earlier today (video via the Free Beacon):CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO “People want jobs. You don’t beat up people. I mean, I don’t agree with their politics or philosophically, but, you know, they’re Americans, they’re doing— paying their taxes,” Manchin said on Fox News’s “Fox & Friends.”“They’re not breaking the law. They’re providing jobs,” he...
  • Democrat Joe Manchin Says He Will Vote for 20-Week Abortion Ban

    04/01/2014 8:44:55 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Steven Ertelt
    UPDATE: After the announcement (below) of the ad campaign against him, Manchin has indicated he will support the legislation. As John McCormack of the Weekly Standard reports: On Tuesday afternoon, West Virginias Joe Manchin became the first Democrat in the United States Senate to support a federal bill that would ban most abortions during the final four months of pregnancy. If it comes to the floor, Im voting for it, Manchin told THE WEEKLY STANDARD following the Senate Democrats weekly luncheon. Manchin also declined to say whether or not he would take the additional step of cosponsoring the federal late-term...
  • Democrats said to push for new changes to ObamaCare amid midterm fears

    03/27/2014 3:16:41 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 126 replies
    fox news ^ | 3/27/2014 | staff
    Several Democratic senators reportedly plan to introduce as soon as Thursday a set of principles and legislation aimed at fixing parts of ObamaCare amid concerns the law could cost Democrats House seats and possibly the Senate in November. Sens. Mark Warner, D-Va.; Mark Begich, D-Alaska; Mary Landrieu, D-La.; Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D.; Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.; and Sen. Angus King, I., Maine, will introduce proposals to improve the law, The Wall Street Journal reported. Begich and Warner have called for allowing "copper" plans on the government-run health exchanges. The new insurance plans would offer lower premiums and higher out-of-pocket costs than the...
  • Sen. Manchin demands complete US ban on Bitcoin

    02/26/2014 6:19:20 PM PST · by mmichaels1970 · 38 replies
    cnet.com ^ | 2/26/2014 | Declan McCullagh
    A US senator is asking the federal government to take this remarkable step: completely ban Bitcoin. Joe Manchin, a Democratic senator representing West Virginia, sent a letter Wednesday to the Treasury Department, the Federal Reserve, and other regulators characterizing the virtual currency as encouraging "illicit activity" as well as being "highly unstable and disruptive to our economy."
  • Democrat Joe Manchin: I Will Vote Tomorrow to Repeal Obamacare

    02/21/2014 7:41:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/21/2014 | Andrew Johnson
    A first Democratic senator has indicated he thinks it might be time to scrap Obamacare. While legislators should work to fix the law in the meantime, Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia told Beckleys Register Herald that he would support getting rid of the law entirely. I will vote tomorrow to repeal [the Affordable Care Act], but I want to fix the problems in it, Manchin told an audience. He described the law as a product that the government has failed to sell. Manchin made similar comments in November when he said Obamacare was more than a rollout problem ...
  • Manchin: We Havent Been Successful in Changing Afghanistan: Time to Leave

    02/07/2014 10:44:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 7, 2014 - 5:59 AM | Susan Jones
    Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) says its time to rebuild America, not Afghanistan. He and three other senators want Congress to debate a continued U.S. military presence in that country after 12-plus years of war: If military might or money would change that part of the world, wed have changed it by now, Manchin told a news conference on Thursday. [] Manchin on Thursday joined fellow Democrat Jeff Merkeley (Ore.) and Republicans Mike Lee (Utah) and Rand Paul (Ky.) in introducing a resolution that says Congress should vote on the Obama administrations reported plan to keep 10,000 American troops in Afghanistan...
  • GOP Senator Apologizes for McCain Tantrum at Syrian Christian Leader Meeting

    02/05/2014 11:58:26 AM PST · by jazusamo · 63 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 5, 2014
    Hell-bent on arming opposition forces in Syriadespite strong evidence that theyre run by Islamic terroristsJohn McCain displayed behavior unbecoming of a United States Senator during a recent meeting with Syrian Christian leaders touring Capitol Hill. The delegation of Syrian clergy came to Washington to raise awareness among lawmakers of the growing crisis among the regions minority Christian community. Christians make up about 10% of the Syrian population and they are being targeted and ruthlessly murdered by radical elements of the rebel forces, according to the visiting church officials. They say the media and human rights groups in the west have...
  • Scorched by illegal IRS credits, Reid sits on jobless bill amendments (Kelly Ayotte!)

    01/13/2014 2:44:42 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Watchdog ^ | 1/13/14 | Kenric Ward
    WASHINGTON, D.C. Bowing to a flurry of cost-cutting amendments on a bill extending unemployment benefits, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he will allow votes on reasonable reforms. But he didnt say when. Reids shuffle comes after Republicans blasted the Nevada Democrat for unilaterally blocking amendments that could yield $70 billion in taxpayer savings. I am not surprised that Senator Reid is backtracking, said David North. The immigration-law expert praised GOP Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., for her amendment to halt IRS child tax-credit refunds going to illegal immigrants.
  • Manchin warns Obamacare could still collapse

    12/22/2013 7:45:01 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 50 replies
    Politico ^ | Dec. 22, 2013 | Ginger Gibson
    Sen. Joe Manchin warns that Obamacare could collapse under its own weight if there are continued problems, repeating his push for delaying the individual mandate. If its so much more expensive than what we anticipated and if the coverage is not as good as what we had, youve got a complete meltdown at that time, the West Virginia Democrat said in an interview that airedSunday on CNNs State of the Union. This transitional year gives you a chance to adjust the product for the market.Manchin is pushing legislationwith Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) that would delay the individual mandate for another...
  • Manchin Mocks Obama's Failure To Communicate: 'I'm Sure He's Very Busy'

    11/14/2013 8:42:40 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    A President can deal with being disliked, even despised, by his opponents. But when he becomes a laughingstock among his own supposed supporters . . . On today's Morning Joe, Dem Sen. Joe Manchin openly mocked President Obama's failure to communicate with Congress. Asked by Joe Scarborough whether the President is disconnected from the Senate and House, Manchin sardonically said "everybody has a different style." Queried as how often he talks to the prez by phone, Manchin sarcastically replied "I'm sure he's very busy." The panel had a good laugh at Pres. Obama's expense, until a mortified Mika Brzezinski couldn't...
  • Keep Your Plan bill puts Obama in bind (Democratic unity is cracking)

    11/09/2013 5:18:13 PM PST · by Libloather · 94 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/08/13 | Justin Sink
    House Republicans are pouncing on President Obamas apology for cancelled insurance plans to push him into backing legislation that would change ObamaCare. The president on Thursday said he was sorry that Americans were losing their healthcare plans despite his frequent assurances that individuals with insurance could keep them. Obama said he was seeking an administrative fix, but Republicans say they have a ready-made solution in the Keep Your Plan bill that they plan to bring up for a vote next week. A spokesman for Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said the president cant address the problems plaguing the healthcare law through...
  • Democrat Senator Joe Manchin suddenly critical of the ObamaCare law he rammed down our throats

    11/01/2013 11:11:17 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 30 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/1/13 | Doug Book
    The West Virginia senator who pretended to be a conservative in order to scam Mountaineer State voters has at last seen the light on ObamaCare. Or so he claims. Famously a pro-gun conservative in the months prior to the 2010 election, Manchin has since said I dont know anyone that needs 30 rounds in a clip to go hunting (1) Thats magazine, Joe, NOT clip. And now, after voting to impose the Affordable Care Act on the American...
  • 'Agitated' Dems vent on ObamaCare woes (Senate Dems vent frustrations in WH meeting)

    11/01/2013 7:08:11 AM PDT · by Qbert · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/31/13 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Democrats vented their frustrations over the faulty rollout of the Affordable Care Act in a meeting Thursday with White House chief of staff Denis McDonough and other senior officials. Theres a lot of frustration, everywhere, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said after the meeting. McDonough tried to assure angry senators he is personally taking charge of the disparate federal offices in charge of implementing the massive law, which has been plagued by technical errors. He gave us the impression that hes taking charge of the different elements and cracking the whip. He said to let him know if we had...
  • Sen. Joe Manchin: Obamacare can work if everyone gets on board

    10/27/2013 9:09:49 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 82 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | October 27, 2013 | Ben Wolfgang
    Sen. Joe Manchin III, a critic of the troubled Obamacare rollout, believes the program can work if everyone gets on the same page and joins Team America. .... "We can make this happen, but weve all got to be on the same team right now, and thats Team America to make this happen."
  • Sebelius the 'laughingstock of America,' says senator

    10/27/2013 8:52:37 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 36 replies
    Sebelius the 'laughingstock of America,' says senator By Elise Viebeck - 10/27/13 11:02 AM ET A Republican senator called Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius the "laughingstock of America" after she was lampooned on "Saturday Night Live." The sketch, which aired Saturday, poked fun at Sebelius's attempts to downplay serious problems with ObamaCare's enrollment website. Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) referred to the skit Sunday during an appearance on ABC's "This Week." "She's lost considerable credibility," Barrasso said of Sebelius. "She's the laughingstock of America." Sebelius has experienced a wave of scrutiny since HealthCare.gov debuted with major problems on...
  • WH: You can't delay the individual mandate <FLASHBACK>

    10/25/2013 5:30:44 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    CNN.com ^ | September 26, 2013
    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was dismissive Thursday of comments by Sen. Joe Manchin endorsing a one-year delay of the new health care law's individual mandate. "The fact is you have to make the system work," Carney told reporters during the White House press briefing. The argument, by Manchin and others, is that such a delay would be only fair to the American people after the Obama administration granted a similar delay to large businesses in their reporting requirement for providing health insurance to their employees. To that, Carney and other Obamacare supporters argue that the individual mandate is...
  • Here we go: HHS official hints at extending ObamaCare enrollment period as Joe Manchin .....

    10/23/2013 8:17:49 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 34 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 6:01 pm on October 23, 2013 | by Allahpundit
    Full Title:********************************************************************** Here we go: HHS official hints at extending ObamaCare enrollment period as Joe Manchin drafts bill to delay mandate; Update: WH wants six-week extension? The ice is starting to crack. First, Manchin: Republican Marco Rubio of Florida is working on legislation to delay the mandate indefinitely which Manchins office says the senator does not support and its entirely possible the GOP could push for a delay provision to be included as an amendment vote to the next moving vehicle, using Manchins effort as leverage inside the Dome and as political fodder outside it, from entities such...
  • Manchin Shows First Crack in Democratic Front on Debt Limit

    10/08/2013 3:16:35 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 12 replies
    Rollcall ^ | 5:55 p.m. today | Meredith Shiner
    Sen. Joe Manchin III said Tuesday that Democrats should negotiate a debt deal as part of the debt limit increase a break from Democratic leaders and President Barack Obama. The West Virginia Democrat said he personally is looking for a bigger plan to reduce the debt as part of the discussion to authorize payment of the governments bills. Manchin talked to a group of reporters before Democrats weekly luncheon Tuesday and said he supports using the debt limit debate as a vehicle to attach deficit reduction, such as the Bowles-Simpson plan Democratic leaders and the president have vowed...
  • Victory Over Obamacare: How To Embarrass The Democrats Into Funding The Government

    10/04/2013 11:03:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Forbes ^ | October 4, 2013 | Peter Ferrara
    Those of you who are supposedly outraged or indignant over the partial government shutdown, or have friends or neighbors who are outraged or indignant, I can tell you all how YOU can fix it. All you have to do is tell pollsters who call that you think Obama and the Democrats are responsible for the shutdown. As soon as that hits the papers, the shutdown will be over before the end of the day. That is because it is Obama and the Democrats who shut down the government, because they are so certain that the Republicans will be blamed for...
  • Dems Say No to Defunding the Ind. Mandate & Ending Subsidies for Fed. Employees? Crushed in 2014

    09/28/2013 9:33:25 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 6 replies
    9/28/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    A defunding of the mandate for Big Business has taken place, per Obama, yet hasn't Obama done so in defiance of "the law of the land"? The same goes for the susbsidies/exemptions that Congress, congressional staffers and all federal employess will get. The law of the land is being defied! In the spirit of bipartisanship, and so that Republicans will do the same that Obama is doing - and that which Harry Reid and Pelousy so vehemently support - we need additional defunding: defund the individual mandate! If it's "the law" (ObamaCare, that is), yet Dems support the law being...
  • Examining the "Let It Collapse" Theory

    09/26/2013 4:55:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 26, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I have received e-mails today from people who have heard about West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin. What Joe Manchin has said today is that he might break ranks from the Democrats and vote for a funding measure that delays the individual mandate. Now, the employer mandate has been delayed until 2015, but the individual mandate has not been. The employers got a one-year waiver from being required to provide insurance for their employees. But the individual citizen is still required, mandated to have insurance, or pay a fine. And Manchin has said that he is willing to...
  • Abandon ship: Senate Democrat calls for delaying ObamaCares individual mandate

    09/26/2013 11:36:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/26/2013 | AllahPundit
    Two words, my friends: “Bipartisan support.” U.S. Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia broke ranks with fellow Democrats and said he’d support a stopgap spending plan that delays the individual mandate in President Barack Obama’s health-care law.“There’s no way I could not vote for it,” Manchin said at a Bloomberg Government breakfast today. “It’s very reasonable and sensible.”…Manchin, 66, said he’d be willing to delay the individual mandate as part of the budget negotiations because the Obama administration in July gave businesses an extra year to provide their workers with health insurance.“Don’t put the mandate on the American public right...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 22 September 2013

    09/22/2013 4:51:18 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 252 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 22 September 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows September 15==22nd, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Tom Coburn, R-Okla.; Rep. Matt Salmon, R-Ariz.THIS WEEK (ABC): Reps. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., and Tom Graves, R-Ga.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
  • Joe Manchin's break on FERC nominee could sink Obamas pick

    09/19/2013 7:20:49 PM PDT · by Qbert · 4 replies
    Politico ^ | September 18, 2013 | Darius Dixon
    Sen. Joe Manchin broke ranks with the Democrats on Wednesday, saying he would vote against President Barack Obamas pick to lead the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Ron Binz, a move that could sink the nomination. The surprise decision by the coal-state Democrat is the latest twist in power struggle over the chairmanship of the agency that typically draws attention only from power sector and pipeline wonks. But the Binz nomination has recently jumped to the editorial pages of The Wall Street Journal as conservatives attacked a regulator they view as hostile to fossil fuels. Manchins move crimps the Democrats 12-10...
  • GOP co-chair invites Senator Manchin to change party.

    08/25/2013 11:50:40 AM PDT · by meatloaf · 32 replies
    Metronews ^ | 8/23/2013 | Shauna Johnson
    We already know Manachin, a Democrat, sold out West Virginia with his gun-control antics and sucking up to Obozo. Is the Republican party that stupid.
  • Mika Moved By Manchin's NRA-response Ad

    06/20/2013 5:36:44 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    To say that Mika Brzezinski was "moved" by Joe Manchin's ad, responding to one by the NRA criticizing the Dem senator from West Virginia for supporting new gun-control measures, is a decided understatement. Have a look at the ad, which Manchin debuted on Morning Joe today, then have a go at describing Mika's emotional reaction. View the video here.
  • NRA hits former ally Manchin with new ads on gun control fight

    06/13/2013 6:33:05 AM PDT · by Qbert · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/12/13 | Daniel Strauss
    The National Rifle Association is targeting Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) with new ads urging him not to help President Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I) pass new gun restrictions. The NRA is spending $100,000 on TV ads set to air for two weeks in West Virginia on local broadcasts. One of the new NRA ads begins with a clip of a 2010 Manchin Senate campaign ad where he says "as your senator I'll protect your second amendment rights." "That was Joe Manchin's commitment," a voiceover in one of the ads says. "But now, Manchin is working with President...
  • How Senator Lautenberg's Death Makes the Senate Even Less Functional (Boo-hoo!)

    06/03/2013 5:10:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Atlantic Wire ^ | June 3, 2013 | Philip Bump
    On the third-to-last day that Senator Frank Lautenberg ever voted in the Senate, he joined with 53 of his colleagues to support a compromise on new gun regulations. His vote wasn't enough. Now, Lautenberg's death makes the prospect of revisiting that issue and a number of other Democratic priorities substantially trickier. Take the gun legislation. The compromise proposal, which would have expanded background checks to include gun show and online sales, was part of a package that was postponed by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid after the failed vote. It's expected to come back before the Senate at...
  • Dems push gun control agenda in DC, but not in battleground states

    04/29/2013 5:02:58 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/29/13 | Alexander Bolton
    Democratic leaders are wooing staunchly pro-gun candidates to run in pivotal Senate races at the same time they are discussing a strategy for bringing gun control legislation back up for debate. The two-pronged effort has prompted Republicans to accuse the Senate Democratic leadership of hypocrisy, but Democrats say it is simply smart politics. The question is whether two of the Democrats most promising potential candidates in Montana and South Dakota will pay a price for the leaderships political maneuverings in Washington. Or will recruiting candidates who do not support President Obamas gun control agenda have any effect on Democratic fundraising...
  • Joe Manchin: We are absolutely going to try for another gun-control vote

    04/28/2013 4:35:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/28/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    The Senate's proposed gun-control bill crashed and burned earlier this month, and Majority Leader Harry Reid signaled that he was going to put the issue on the political shelf where it would presumably start to gather dust — but that might not be the case after all. Senator Manchin and Toomey revealed last week that they're going to keep looking for ways to strengthen Senate support for the measures, and Machin confirmed that he's optimistc that he can fix their mistakes from the last go-around and introduce a background check-centric, cleaner version of the bill:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO...
  • Manchin Keeps Tryin (Absolutely come up for another vote)

    04/28/2013 1:02:20 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 27 replies
    nro ^ | April 28, 2013 12:27 PM | Robert Costa
    His gun-control bill may have fizzled, but Senator Joe Manchin, Democrat of West Virginia, isnt giving up hope. I was with Pat [Toomey] last night, and Pats totally committed to this bill. And I believe that with all my heart, he said on Fox News Sunday. Manchin predicted that their legislation to expand background checks will absolutely come up for another vote. Were going to work this bill, he said. I truly believe that if we have time to sell the bill, it can pass, he said. In an interview last week with NR, Toomey shared Manchins perspective. If we...
  • Manchin says he is working to get another vote on background checks

    Posted from an Android. The fight is not over.
  • Obamas Worst Week Yet(Column: The second-term train wreck may be only beginning)

    04/19/2013 7:08:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 19, 2013 | Matthew Continetti
    President Barack Obama delivered an impassioned speech Thursday at the memorial service for victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. But that was to be expected. We all know Obama can give a stem-winder. What wasnt expected was that this would be by far the toughest week of the Obama presidencythe first time I can remember the president being dealt an unequivocal policy defeat. Only the shellacking of the 2010 midterm comes close, and even there a case can be made that achieving the decades-old progressive dream of universal health care was worth losing the House of Representatives and a filibuster-proof...
  • Feinstein: Show Some Guts! (w/video)

    04/17/2013 5:01:13 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 47 replies
    National Review ^ | April 17, 2013 5:51 PM | Eliana Johnson
    As the Senate debated the merits of an assault-weapons ban, an emotional Dianne Feinstein urged her colleagues to show some guts and vote in favor of the measure. I am really chagrined and concerned. If anybody cares, vote at least to prospectively ban the manufacture, the sale, the importation of military-style assault weapons, she said in remarks on the Senate floor. Feinstein is the author of the assault-weapons ban, which was defeated earlier today by a margin of 60 to 40. The compromise on background checks introduced by GOP senator Pat Toomey and Democratic senator Joe Manchin was also defeated,...
  • Reid short of votes on gun control

    04/15/2013 7:20:02 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 52 replies
    politico ^ | 4/15/2013 | JOHN BRESNAHAN and JAKE SHERMAN
    The White House and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid are shy of the 60 votes they need to move the bipartisan compromise bill on background checks for gun sales. Vice President Joe Biden has been personally calling senators to urge them to support the measure, Democratic aides say. Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) began a whip count on Monday, Democratic aides said, and Biden has been pressuring his fellow Democrats to fall in line. Bidens office did not return an email seeking comment. Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) are co-sponsoring the proposal that would expand background checks...
  • Gun Control Derangement Syndrome

    04/15/2013 3:03:08 AM PDT · by Moseley · 9 replies
    The AMERICAN THINKER ^ | April 15, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley
    Will the ATF's "No Buy" list be any more accurate than TSA's "No Fly" list? If lists are not accurate or meaningful, background checks won't succeed. Senators Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) released a gun-control bill on April 10 that leans heavily on expanding background checks. However, their proposal is only as good as the lists used for the background checks. First, what happened to patient privacy? The Toomey/Manchin proposal proudly announces that their bill "Clarifies that submissions of mental health records into the NICS system are not prohibited by federal privacy laws (HIPAA)." A retired emergency room...
  • Democrat Joe Manchin: Senate Gun Control Bill Will Not Prevent Another Newtown Massacre (Video)

    04/14/2013 8:43:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 14, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Senator Joe Manchin was on FOX News today to discuss his proposed gun control legislation. Joe Manchin admitted his bill will not prevent another Newtown massacre, This is not a universal background check. This is a criminal and mental background check at gun shows and internet sales. It does not infringe on your right as a family It protects the rights of our veterans They (families of Newtown shooting victims) even recognized that this legislation were working on, which is the background checks on criminal and mental illness would not have saved their little babies. Then why are Democrats in...
  • Manchin: Gun Control Bill Wouldn't Have Stopped Newtown

    04/14/2013 4:08:18 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 24 replies
    Breibart - Big Government ^ | 4-14-2013 | AWR Hawkins
    Appearing on CBS News' Face the Nation on April 14, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) said Newtown families have told him they know the bill he and Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) have crafted would not have prevented the heinous crime at Sandy Hook Elementary. In other words, Manchin's expanded background check "compromise" bill, being pushed in response to Newtown, does not do anything that would have stopped the Newtown tragedy from happening. Manchin said the families to whom he's spoken just keep urging him to do something in hopes that somewhere down the road new gun control legislation will "prevent one...
  • Read Toomey/Manchin Gun "Compromise" And OPPOSE IT!

    04/10/2013 7:23:07 PM PDT · by forty_years · 19 replies
    netwmd.com ^ | April 10, 2013 | netWMD Staff
    Senators Joe Manchin (R) and Pat Toomey (D) today announced a so-called "compromise" bill/amendment which they claim would increase gun safety through improving "background checks," but is in truth a flawed piece of legislation, WHICH IS WHY YOU SHOULD ACT NOW TO STOP THE MEASURE (or click here for more options). The title of their bill is Orwellian: "The Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act." It is double-speak, as their measure infringes on the Second Amendment -- it doesn't "protect" anything. It will in fact push the U.S. towards the establishment of a national gun registry, the eventual...
  • Bipartisan deal reached on gun background checks

    04/10/2013 7:39:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 98 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/10/2013 | Ed O'Keefe
    A bipartisan group of senators has struck a deal to expand gun background checks to all commercial sales whether at gun shows, via the Internet or in any circumstance involving paid advertising, according to Senate aides familiar with the talks. The proposed agreement would be more stringent than current law, which requires checks only when purchases are made through a licensed dealer, but less than originally sought by President Obama and congressional Democrats, who were seeking to expand background checks to nearly every kind of sale. The agreement should secure enough bipartisan support for the Senate to proceed to...
  • Pat Toomey: Gun Compromise Doesnt Change in Any Way Conservative Cred

    04/10/2013 11:11:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 95 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/10/2013 | Bridget Johnson
    Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) told reporters on a conference call moments ago that his compromise bill with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) on gun background checks doesnt change in any way his conservative record or views. The former Club for Growth president acknowledged he was out of his usual legislative area on the issue, but it became clear to me a bill of some sort was very likely to reach the floor that would be badly flawed, so he reached out to his friend and neighboring state senator Manchin to sit down and talk. Youre probably used to hearing me talk...
  • NRA Fires Back: Gun rights group to oppose Manchin, Toomey background check bill

    04/10/2013 10:36:37 AM PDT · by xzins · 111 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 10, 2013 | CJ Ciaramella
    The National Rifle Association will oppose the background check bill introduced by Sen. Joe Manchin (D., W.Va.) and Sen. Pat Toomey (R., Pa.) Wednesday, the pro-Second Amendment group told the Free Beacon. Manchin and Toomey held a press conference Wednesday morning announcing a bipartisan bill that would expand background checks for all commercial firearm sales, including gun shows and Internet sales. The bill is the latest effort by the Senate to introduce background check legislation, after negotiations between Sen. Tom Coburn (R., Okla.) and Democrats broke down earlier this year. Manchins office told BuzzFeed Wednesday that the senators had been...
  • Pat Toomey aide: Gun deal close at hand, appearance with Sen. Joe Manchin set for Wednesday

    04/09/2013 5:21:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    NBC Politics ^ | 04/09/2013 | Kasie Hunt, Luke Russert and Kelly O'Donnell
    Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Pat Toomey is close to a deal with Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia on background checks for gun show and Internet gun sales, his office said Tuesday night. The two are planning a joint press conference for Wednesday morning. A Toomey spokesperson on Tuesday told NBC News that the two senators have agreed on all but the final details of a compromise. Manchin told reporters Tuesday that the compromise would close the gun show loophole by mandating background checks for those transactions and also require background checks for all Internet gun sales.
  • Toomey could be key to a deal on guns [time to hit the phones, faxes and emails]

    04/06/2013 4:44:53 AM PDT · by dirtboy · 42 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 4/6/2013 | Jonathan Tamari
    WASHINGTON - Could Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey be a Republican bridge who helps secure a deal on background checks on guns? His office confirmed Friday that Toomey, a strong Second Amendment advocate, was in discussions on pending gun bills that have struggled to gain traction with Republicans and many pro-gun Democrats in the Senate. "Sen. Toomey and his staff are talking to a lot of folks - both in Pennsylvania and in the Capitol - on the issue of guns in the hopes that we get to an approach that works," his spokeswoman wrote in an e-mail. There was no...
  • Joe Manchin backpedals on gun control after constitutents confront him

    01/24/2013 10:51:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/24/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Remember the summer of 2009? Members of Congress came home to hold town-hall meetings as usual in August, part of their annual listening-tour strategy to keep incumbents in favor back in home states and districts. When voters started showing up in droves to berate these Senators and Representatives over ObamaCare, however, the town-hall meetings started getting canceled, and those that did continue made for great moments on YouTube --- especially the declaration from former US Representative Baron Hill (D-IN), who declared that no one could tape the meeting because he didn't want it to end up on YouTube [update: video...
  • "West Virginia, this means that Joe Manchin has sold you out" (my title)

    01/15/2013 8:05:37 PM PST · by NewJerseyJoe · 12 replies
    Ladies and gentlemen of the WVCDL and West Virginia. Today, around 3PM I met with Senator Manchin. In any conversation with a person of that level of power, there are two conversations that occur at once. The first is the obvious and direct meaning of what is spoken. The second conversation is the meaning between the lines. In this case, neither is good. West Virginia, in my opinion, you have been sold out. First, let's talk about the direct conversation. It's very simple. Senator Manchin supports a three-pronged approach that includes universal background checks, including private sales. He supports mental...