Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $26,270
30%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 30% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: king

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • "Man Caused Disaster" On the Southern Border

    07/26/2014 4:51:08 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    The clarion call has sounded from President Obama and the pundits residing in Washington D.C. that Congress should "do something." Lost in this theory of governing by crisis, is that President Obama's actions created this historic calamity on the border. This is a "man caused disaster" and the man who caused it is Barack Obama. Waiting for President Obama to enforce the law is akin to waiting for Godot. President Obama is as likely to secure the border as he is to build the Keystone XL Pipeline. We are looking at two and a half long years of watching hundreds...
  • Immigration solution?

    07/24/2014 4:14:47 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jennifer Rubin
    Immigration reform won’t happen this year, but ironically the border debacle may make immigration reform more likely in the near to mid-future. Even if the House wanted to, there is little time (a couple weeks now and a few in September) to get any major legislation done. Moreover, with the monkey off their back and the Democrats under fire for the border mess, Republicans will see less urgency to move forward. (SNIP) It’s no longer politically untenable to argue we should first do border security, then evaluate and then address legalization issues. In fact that seems to be the default...
  • Rep. Bentivolio Strikes Out (US Chamber Vanity)

    07/23/2014 10:55:57 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 29 replies
    US Chamber of Commerce ^ | Sean Hackbarth
    Desperate candidates who are way behind in the polls take big swings hoping to hit political home runs. Take Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, trying to hold onto his Congressional seat in Michigan’s 11th District. Being down 22 points against David Trott, he desperately needs to rally his troops by the August 5th primary. So his campaign e-mailed a fundraising pitch pushing the myth that the U.S. Chamber supports amnesty. Rep. Bentivolio whiffed big time. The U.S. Chamber doesn’t support amnesty and never has. Here is what the U.S. Chamber’ immigration reform priorities are: Strengthening border security. Improving E-Verify system and employment...
  • Iowa rep will file lawsuit over immigration announcement

    06/30/2014 3:32:06 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | June 15, 2012
    Firebrand Republican Rep. Steve King announced his intention Friday to file a lawsuit against President Barack Obama, calling unconstitutional the administration's plan to stop deporting some young, illegal immigrants who entered the U.S. as children. "This is no longer a debate about immigration policy. The debate is now about the Constitution and the Rule of Law," the Iowa congressman said in a statement. "I am preparing to bring suit against the President and ask for a court to enjoin him from implementing his unconstitutional and unlawful policy."
  • Schumer: Scared Republicans Can Pass Immigration Reform, Tea Party Has ‘Peaked’

    06/27/2014 6:57:27 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 41 replies
    At a Democratic leaders press conference on Thursday, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said that House Republicans are too “afraid of the Tea Party” to pass immigration reform, adding that the reality is that the Tea Party’s power has already “peaked.” The New York Democrat and longtime immigration reform supporter said that House Republicans are led by false anti-amnesty rhetoric from Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, and conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh. Schumer noted that recently ousted House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is the only member of Congress that the “minority” Tea Party voters were able to remove from office.
  • Rep. Steve King: Border patrol agents ‘doing jobs that Americans won’t do’

    06/26/2014 8:13:50 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    Twitchy ^ | Twitchy Staff
    "Aren't Border Patrol agents who do food prep, laundry, shower runs, diapers & warm bottles for illegal kids "doing work Americans won't do?" Iowa Rep. Steve King isn’t alone in wondering why the Border Patrol seems to be doing everything but patrolling the border to keep it secure.
  • King Reacts to Crisis on the Border

    06/26/2014 12:01:59 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | Steve King
    Congressman Steve King released the following video excerpts from his questioning of the witnesses in the Full House Judiciary Committee on “An Administration Made Disaster: The South Texas Border Surge of Unaccompanied Alien Minors.”
  • John Feehery: Pete King’s GOP

    06/23/2014 10:21:52 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | John Feehery
    Congressman Pete King (R-N.Y.), a familiar pugilist on cable television, took his message of a robust American foreign policy to New Hampshire for the sixth time over the weekend. This was after a week of jousting with GOP Sens. Ted Cruz (Texas) and Rand Paul (Ky.) about the direction of the Republican Party. He called Cruz a nihilist and Paul an isolationist. (SNIP) King’s pretty good at math, or at least he understands the basics of demographic change, and as son of Irish immigrants, he has a reflexive distaste of xenophobic latter-day know-nothings. Now, King probably wouldn’t have been invited...
  • GOP Rep. Calls Obama ‘Kim Jong POTUS’ over Redskins Ruling

    06/19/2014 6:56:39 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 31 replies
    Mediaite ^ | Evan McMurry
    Rep. Steve King (R-IA), the Washington Football Team, and Twitter. What could go wrong? "Obama raids Redskins by weaponizing USPTO. Cancels Redskins logo! Free people will not tolerate a Kim Jong POTUS."
  • Does DCCC Chair Steve Israel Seem A Little Too Cozy With The NRCC? There's A Reason

    06/18/2014 4:08:37 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    Down With Tyranny ^ | November 22, 2013
    No doubt, if you read DWT with any regularity, you've noticed that we keep an eye on the DCCC. We rarely have much to say about the NRCC, not because they're any better than the DCCC or less corrupt or incompetent, but,… who cares what they do? Unlike the DCCC, the worse the NRCC are, the better for normal Americans. (SNIP) The only congressional district in the country with a PVI of zero that isn't being fought over by the NRCC or the DCCC is NY-03. Steve Israel's Long Island district. A Republican could easily beat him if the NRCC...
  • LETTER: Steve King for House majority leader

    06/17/2014 6:59:13 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    With the departure of Eric Cantor as majority leader, it's time to replace him with someone with strong conservative values. My choice is Steve King of Iowa. Steve is not looking for votes, but is looking for solutions to problems.
  • Steve King headed to Cantor’s backyard for ‘Stop Amnesty’ rally

    06/12/2014 5:34:30 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 12, 2013 | Molly K. Hooper
    Conservative Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) is headed to Cantor’s (R-Va.) hometown of Richmond for a special town-hall meeting on immigration reform. While the event is actually taking place in the district of Democratic Rep. Bobby Scott, NumbersUSA Virginia noted in an alert to activists that Richmond “neighbors the district of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who will play a major role in the fate of any amnesty bill in the House." King was chastised by Cantor and other Republican leaders last month for controversial comments about young illegal immigrants.
  • Stunning tea party win encourages Bentivolio as Trott gets major endorsement

    Virginia voters on Tuesday chose congressional candidate David Brat, an underfunded, tea party-supported economics professor, over House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a stunning Republican primary election. And U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-Milford) sees that as a good sign in his race against Republican fundraising juggernaut David Trott.
  • Wanted: Applicants for Majority Leader in US House who have a record opposing amnesty.

    Wanted: Applicants for Majority Leader in US House who have a record opposing amnesty. Come see me. https://twitter.com/SteveKingIA/status/476576416461766656 Earthshaking primary results in Virginia tonight. Resounding rejection of #Amnesty and support for Rule of Law. Personal regrets to Eric.
  • Steve King hits back at Schumer on immigration

    U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., has recently been calling out U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, for blocking immigration reform. In a Friday release, King said it was time for he and Schumer to have a debate on the topic. (SNIP) King's response was that he and Schumer needed to debate. “Senator Schumer is continuing his attempt to taunt Speaker Boehner and leadership into bringing his Senate Gang of Eight’s amnesty agenda to the floor of the House. This is the third time Schumer has read from a script on the Senate Floor giving me the credit for leading on immigration...
  • Steve King gets 43,018 votes as only candidate & Boehner got 46,948

    06/05/2014 3:54:38 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    U.S. Rep. Dist. 4 - Rep Steve King Republican Party 43,018 99.1% Write-in 376 0.9% http://electionresults.sos.iowa.gov/Views/TabularData.aspx?TabView=StateRaces^Federal%20/%20Statewide%20Races^83&ElectionID=83# Winner J. Boehner (i) 68.7% 46,948 J. Winteregg 21.8% 14,928 E. Gurr 5.5% 3,782 M. Ashworth 3.9% 2,673 http://www.politico.com/2014-election/results/map/house/ohio/#.U5D0rXZ9LLI
  • Republicans Against Immigration Enforcement

    05/30/2014 6:25:49 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    NRO ^ | Mark Krikorian
    The House adopted two amendments related to immigration yesterday that are so elementary they should have been no-brainers for any Republican. And yet, a handful of GOP members voted no. The first amendment requires an investigation into the reasons for the alarming criminal alien releases revealed by my colleague Jessica Vaughan. The vote was largely along party lines. It’s understandable, if lamentable, that most Democrats would vote no — they’re protecting an increasingly feckless and incompetent administration that is, alas, from their own party. Likewise, you can see why five Democrats would vote yes — they’re in tight reelection contests....
  • Two Immigration Amendments Approved by House

    05/30/2014 6:02:03 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    On Thursday, the House of Representatives approved two immigration enforcement amendments offered by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) to the Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Act. The bill includes funding for the Justice Department, and Rep. King's amendments addressed the recent report of more than 36,000 criminal illegal aliens being released from custody and sanctuary cities. SNIP Nine Republicans voted against the amendment, including pro-amnesty supporters Mario Diaz-Balart, Peter King, David Valadao, and Jeff Denham.
  • Rep. Steve King says Maxine Waters wins election to Congress with fewer votes

    05/30/2014 5:09:42 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    Politifact ^ | Truth-O-Meter
    Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, is one of the most outspoken opponents of illegal immigration in Congress. On May 22, 2014, during a speech on the House floor, he argued that proposals to overhaul immigration laws are a Trojan horse for Republicans, since allowing illegal immigrants a path to citizenship will boost the number of Democratic voters and eventually doom the GOP. This is not the first time King has made this argument. Just over a year ago, King said that Ronald Reagan was wrong to have signed an "amnesty" law in 1986 that "gave Barack Obama about 15 million additional...
  • House Vote 266 - On Agreeing to the Amendment ( King of Iowa Amendment)

    05/30/2014 3:53:00 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    Barton (TX), Coffman, Denham, Valadao, Diaz-Barlart, Farenthold, Heck(NV), Reichert and Herrera Beutler voted no.
  • Secretary Johnson Agrees to Comply with King Amendment Which Passed in the House Today

    05/29/2014 6:30:18 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 9 replies
    National Journal ^ | Steve King
    Washington, DC - Congressman Steve King released the following statement after his amendment to H.R. 4660, the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations (CJS) Act of 2015 was adopted. Also today, in a Full House Judiciary Committee Hearing, King questioned the witness, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Secretary Jeh Johnson, on the failure of the Obama Administration's immigration enforcement priorities. During this questioning, Secretary Johnson agreed that he would comply with the King amendment when passed. "I am pleased to see my amendment adopted to the CJS Appropriations Act in the House today," said King. "My amendment directs...
  • Eric Cantor is stopping the Reid Obama Plan to give illegal aliens amnesty.(Mailer)

    05/26/2014 10:52:23 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    Harry Reid and Barack Obama are pushing an amnesty bill. This liberal plan would give six million illegal aliens citizenship.
  • Steve King hits back at immigration critics

    05/22/2014 5:55:03 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | Cristina Marcos
    Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) on Thursday defended himself against Senate Democratic attempts to paint him as the face of obstruction on immigration reform. King read aloud several quotes from Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and countered each of them on the House floor. "This is what I get from Senator Chuck Schumer," King said. "He decided he would target me and blame me for the things he believes are failures of the entire House of Representatives."
  • The Day Immigration Reform Died

    05/22/2014 3:21:34 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 2 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Lou Barletta
    The recent revelation that the Obama administration had released more than 36,000 illegal immigrants who had been convicted of other crimes should be the brightest red flag yet for those who claim to want to improve the laws that supposedly protect our borders. That the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency freed the prisoners is further proof of a move toward backdoor amnesty for illegal immigrants. The occasion of the publication of that information could well come to be known as the day immigration reform died. President Barack Obama is notoriously impatient with the constraints placed on his powers by the...
  • Reid Remarks Marking 321 Days Of House Republicans Blocking A Bipartisan Immigration Reform Bill

    05/15/2014 5:58:27 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 14 replies
    Senate ^ | Senator Harry Reid
    Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor to mark 321 days since the Senate passed a bipartisan immigration reform bill and call on House Republicans to do their part in mending the nations broken immigration system. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: This morning marks 321 days since the Senate passed a bipartisan, commonsense immigration reform bill. For 321 days, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives has done absolutely nothing to address our nation’s broken immigration system. And to the extremists in the House, the time went by just like that. So to House Republicans, 321 days...
  • Eric Cantor and John Boehner Don’t Really Want to Repeal Obamacare

    05/12/2014 7:12:16 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 21 replies
    RedState ^ | June 30th, 2010 | Erick Erickson
    Well, it is official. Eric Cantor and John Boehner — particularly Eric Cantor — have decided they don’t need or want conservatives and, more troubling, do not have any intention of trying to win at the polls by forcing Democrat hands on Obamacare. Our leadership is behaving badly. Last week and on Monday I mentioned Rep. Steve King’s effort to repeal Obamacare and start over. He’s filed a discharge petition. If he gets 218 signatures, Nancy Pelosi must hold a vote
  • 'Vox King' Ezra Klein Visited White House 27 Times

    05/09/2014 1:30:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Charlie Spiering
    Liberal blogger Ezra Klein loves to visit the White House, and the White House appears more than willing to open the door. Since 2009, Klein’s name appears in the White House visitor logs 27 times, according to a search of the records. The latest visit recorded in the records was December 12, 2013 -- while Klein was creating a brand new explanatory news and policy website which would become Vox Media. According to the visitor logs, Klein has traveled to the White House eight times to meet President Obama and has met with a myriad of other White House officials....
  • Kobach endorses Osborn in Nebraska US Senate race

    05/08/2014 3:10:02 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    The Kansas man who helped draft Fremont's contentious immigration ordinance and several similar ones around the country has endorsed Shane Osborn for Nebraska's open U.S. Senate seat. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach issued the endorsement for Osborn Thursday, saying it's "absolutely essential that we have U.S. senators who will vote against amnesty for illegal aliens."
  • Washington Watch - January 2014 Edition

    05/02/2014 12:02:55 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal
    Youtube ^ | Jan 8, 2014 | Congressman Walter B. Jones
    In this episode of Washington Watch, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) is joined by Congressman Steve King (IA-4) to discuss immigration policy and Obamacare, among other issues
  • Steve King understands the "cynical and un-American" motives of Democrats on amnesty

    04/25/2014 11:11:54 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    Steve King interviewed by KIMT 3 News on Zuckerberg wanting cheap labor and uniting with the amnesty lobby. Steve talked about his father, Mayor Emmett King found an illegal in Goodell, Iowa in the 1950s and the illegal was simply processed and deported.
  • Raul Labrador: ‘Disappointed’ in John Boehner

    04/25/2014 8:48:14 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | SEUNG MIN KIM
    Rep. Raul Labrador isn’t amused by Speaker John Boehner’s ribbing of fellow Republicans for dragging their feet on immigration reform this year. Labrador (R-Idaho) said in a statement Friday that he was “disappointed” in Boehner’s remarks conveyed back home in Ohio, in which he appeared to theatrically mimic House Republicans and their refusal to take up an immigration overhaul.
  • Rep. Peter King Calls President Obama's Immigration Policy Amnesty (2009) regardless of disguise

    04/25/2014 4:00:39 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | Apr 13, 2009
    One Congressman who opposes Obama's Immigration push is Congressman Peter King. "No matter how he tries to disguise it, he is giving amnesty to illegal aliens. They can call it Comprehensive reform. The reality is the he is going people who entered the country illegally, to stay here legally."
  • Peter King urges immigration reform

    04/24/2014 9:20:23 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 30 replies
    Politico ^ | SEUNG MIN KIM
    A House GOP lawmaker is urging Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to bring up immigration reform, saying it would benefit the nation and the Republican Party to undertake an overhaul that includes a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. The letter from Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) adds to a quiet but growing chorus of comments from House Republicans during the current congressional recess speaking in favor of immigration reform this year – which remains a steep uphill battle, with the House GOP fundamentally divided on the hot-button issue.
  • Beau McCoy calls Pete Ricketts a 'convenient conservative' for immigration stance

    04/24/2014 4:48:44 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal
    Omaha World-Herald ^ | Robynn Tysver
    Beau McCoy came ready to tangle over illegal immigration. McCoy, one of six Republican candidates for Nebraska governor, aggressively questioned frontrunner Pete Ricketts' stance on immigration during a debate Wednesday at the Johnny Carson Theater. McCoy accused Ricketts of being a “convenient conservative” — saying Ricketts supported amnesty for illegal immigrants during his failed U.S. Senate bid in 2006. Ricketts denied the charge, calling it “typical politician speak.”
  • Sources: White House deliberately leaked photo of ill Saudi King with breathing tube

    04/20/2014 1:53:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    World Tribune ^ | 4/20/14 | Staff
    WASHINGTON — The United States is said to have disclosed that Saudi King Abdullah was dying. (Snip) The sources said the photograph was taken by White House personnel during Obama’s meeting with the Saudi king outside Riyad on March 28.“The Saudis specifically did not want any photograph that showed Abdullah with the tube,” a source said. “But there was a White House photographer that took the picture for what he said was history.” The photograph was said to have been relayed to members of the White House press corps. Within a day, an image of the Saudi king with the...
  • House Committee Votes to Admit More STEM Workers than the Supply of Them

    04/18/2014 6:00:34 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 15 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | July 1, 2013 | David North
    The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee voted last week to admit more high-tech foreign workers in some categories than the annual supply of them. In its eagerness to meet the wishes of the high tech industry — and steal jobs from qualified American workers — the Republican majority on the committee, with the single, commendable exception of Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), voted to allow as many as 55,000 green cards to be issued annually to aliens with advanced science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) degrees from American universities.
  • GOP Congressman Says Mark Zuckerberg Wants To Reward Law Breakers

    04/18/2014 5:34:14 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Hunter Walker
    Republican Iowa Congressman Steve King responded after an organization backed by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg launched an advertising blitz against him Friday. King issued a statement saying the commercials, which were paid for by Zuckerberg's pro-immigration reform group FWD.us, show the Facebook chairman and CEO wants to "reward people for breaking our laws" in order to bring in talent for his company. "I am under attack by billionaire Mark Zuckerberg because I am one of the few who will stand up and tell the truth about amnesty," King said in his statement.
  • Ads attacking Ricketts, Bruning pose negative campaigning

    04/14/2014 8:47:39 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    KETV ^ | Adrian Whitsett
    Six Republican candidates are seeking support for their run for Nebraska governor, but two hopefuls are seeing negative words used against them With the primary just a month away, there has been a war of words with Pete Ricketts and Jon Bruning on television screens. “Fact is Ricketts supported amnesty for people here illegally, even said so 17 times,” an advertisement says. “I've never been for amnesty, never will be for amnesty,” Ricketts said. “Bruning claims he wants lower taxes, but he supported a higher sales tax,” another advertisement says.
  • Eager Republicans rush for the grassroots

    04/10/2014 7:54:25 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Jennifer Harper
    The timing is impeccable: A dozen famed conservatives with liberty, tradition and smaller government on their minds gather a mere 72 hours before Tax Day dawns. That would be the Freedom Summit on Saturday, a daylong showcase organized by Americans for Prosperity and Citizens United, staged in Manchester, the most bustling town in New Hampshire.
  • 2010: Steve King Schools Colbert and Democrats on American Workers

    04/10/2014 5:20:55 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    Youtube ^ | Sep 25, 2010 | Stand With Arizona
    Steve King: "Maybe we should be spending less time watching Comedy Central and more time considering all the real jobs that are out there, ones that require real hard labor and don't involve sitting behind a desk. If we did, we'd realize that every day, American workers perform the dirtiest, most difficult, most dangerous jobs that can be thrown at them. From crab fishermen who venture out into some of the roughest and most dangerous waters in the world, to the Joe the Plumbers of the world who many days would prefer the aroma of fresh dirt to that of...
  • Steve King: The result of immigration reform will be more dead Americans

    04/08/2014 3:05:20 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | Roll Call
    Rep. Steve King has been known to make, from time to time, some controversial remarks about immigration — and his floor speech on Friday was no exception. Speaking to a nearly empty chamber, the Iowa Republican said the result of an immigration overhaul would be more dead Americans.
  • When do Iowa Democrats talk like Steve King?

    04/06/2014 11:01:15 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    http://www.bleedingheartland.com/diary/6855/q-when-do-iowa-democrats-talk-like-steve-king | desmoinesdem
    Yesterday the Iowa House approved House Resolution 123, which requests "that all necessary and immediate action be taken by the State of California, the United States Congress, the United State Attorney General, state legislatures, state governors, and state attorneys general to effectuate the repeal of California legislation enacted as AB 1437 that unconstitutionally infringes upon the Commerce Clause of the Constitution of the United States to the detriment of this nation's consumers and farmers." U.S. Representative Steve King has been on the warpath against the supposedly "unconstitutional" California law for some time.
  • The Newer, Softer Iteration of American Crossroads

    04/06/2014 6:33:30 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    National Journal ^ | Alex Roarty
    One year ago, the Karl Rove-backed super PAC American Crossroads announced the creation of the Conservative Victory Project, an initiative it promised would torpedo Senate candidates who were too flawed to win a general election. The days of Todd Akins and Sharron Angles costing the party winnable Senate seats were over, so its backers said. But as activists ridiculed CVP as doomed to fail, it didn't raise any money from donors last year, and most activists forgot the once-ballyhooed project even existed
  • Lawmaker: George Washington could not tell ‘lie’ that ObamaCare is ‘affordable’

    04/05/2014 3:52:24 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | Pete Kasperowicz
    Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) argued Thursday that the higher insurance premiums being created by ObamaCare would make it impossible for George Washington — known in part for the apocryphal saying he could not tell a lie — to call ObamaCare the "affordable" care act. "Calling the Affordable Care Act the Affordable Care Act is not true," King said on the House floor. "George Washington could not utter these words.
  • Denham: Amnesty opponents have never served our country

    04/04/2014 7:49:36 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 18 replies
    NRO ^ | Mark Krikorian
    Following on my posts and a Breitbart story, the House Republican leadership plan to embed an amnesty (for illegals who join the military) in the defense authorization bill has fallen apart. Jeff Duncan of South Carolina, who’d co-sponsored one of the free-standing bills that would likely have been attached to the defense measure, withdrew his name from the bill and wrote that “I will not allow Washington to pull their sneaky tricks on the public.”
  • Shepherds & Kings

    04/04/2014 4:41:44 PM PDT · by matthewrobertolson · 5 replies
    Answering Protestants ^ | 4 April 2014 | Matthew Olson
    Shepherds & Kings: A Look at the Papacy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnNo2LgnnyI(Music used available for purchase here: http://www.amazon.com/Cantiones-sacrae-II-Exsurge-Domine/dp/B00B9E18Y8) There is to be one Shepherd here. It was first King David (Ezekiel 34:23), then Jesus (John 10:11), and now is the Pope (John 21:17). This role is tied to the role of King. As David was King (2 Samuel 5:12) and Christ is King (Matthew 27:11), so the Pope is (as the Vicar of Christ) "father of princes and kings". Historically, the Pope has been the unifier of everyone: emperors, artists, the religious, and so on. Whenever emperors would abandon the Faith, they would...
  • Who Will Replace Rogers at House Intel Committee?

    04/02/2014 6:02:48 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 5 replies
    Defense One ^ | 3/30/2014 | Sara Sorcher
    One of the loudest backers of the government’s spy operations is taking his voice from Congress to the radio waves. And already ambitious colleagues are vying to replace him. Mike Rogers’s surprise announcement early Friday morning that he was not seeking reelection in November—and instead starting a new career as a talk-radio host—left congressional aides scrambling to figure out who might succeed him at the helm of the House Intelligence Committee. The unexpected vacancy already has attracted the attention of at least two other Republicans who may soon jockey for the top slot. All eyes Friday were on Rep. Mac...
  • NRA Board Member Tom King Laments Rhetoric At Pro-Gun Rallies

    04/01/2014 7:35:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    captainsjournal.com ^ | 3/31/14 | Herschel Smith
    NY Daily News: In my “Albany Insider” column today, I wrote how Tom King, the head of the state Rifle & Pistol Association, was critical of the increasingly angry and inflammatory rhetoric at pro-gun rallies. King said he fears that the ugliness that has popped up at the rallies is actually hurting the pro-gun cause. He also said it’s time to stop the rallies, arguing that they won’t result in a repeal of the SAFE Act. He wants to instead focus on trying to get the law struck down in the court … I won’t post his silly letter, but...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 30 March 2014

    03/30/2014 3:27:47 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 153 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 30 March 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows March 30th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Angus King, I-Maine; John Barrasso, R-Wyo.; Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.; Michael Leiter, former White House adviser on counterterrorism.FACE THE NATION (CBS): NCAA President Mark Emmert; Michael Hayden, former head of the CIA and the National Security Agency; Michael Morrell, former deputy CIA director and member of NSA Surveillance Review Group; Cmdr. William J. Marks, U.S. Navy 7th Fleet, which is involved in the search for the missing Malaysian Airlines jet.THIS WEEK...
  • Obama imposes sanctions on Russian officials, ousted Ukrainian president

    03/17/2014 9:02:48 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 105 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 17, 2014
    KIEV, Ukraine— Obama on Monday imposed sanctions on 11 Russian and Ukrainian officials blamed for Russia's military incursion into Crimea, including two top aides to Russian President Vladimir Putin. The sanctions were the most visible sign of U.S. anger at Russia's attempt to absorb the Crimea region of southern Ukraine, reflecting the deepest plunge in U.S.-Russian relations since the Cold War. The sanctions came in an executive order signed by Obama a day after a Crimea referendum on Sunday aimed at allowing Russia to annex the autonomous region, a vote that the United States says was illegal and would never...