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  • Washington and Lee University to remove Confederate flags following protests

    07/09/2014 12:56:01 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 32 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 8, 2014 | T. Rees Shapiro
    Washington and Lee University expressed regret Tuesday for the school’s past ownership of slaves and promised to remove Confederate flags from the main chamber of its Lee Chapel after a group of black students protested that the historic Virginia school was unwelcoming to minorities. President Kenneth P. Ruscio’s announcement was a surprising move for the small, private liberal arts college in Lexington, which has long celebrated its Southern heritage. Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee served as the university’s president after the Civil War, his crypt is beneath the chapel, and the school has gingerly addressed its ties to the Confederacy...
  • Ashford: GOP’s Terry has ‘Cantor lesson’ all wrong

    One day after the GOP’s Lee Terry opened the door to closing off compromises on Capitol Hill, Democrat Brad Ashford tells Nebraska Watchdog that Terry’s talk is “ridiculous, it’s disappointing.” Following Eric Cantor’s tea party ambush on Tuesday, Terry, an 8-term incumbent, told CNN, “Do we compromise? How do we work together? All of this is now in question.” Ashford says the “Cantor lesson” is just the opposite. “You can’t find solutions without working together,” says Ashford. Terry, of course, is coming off his own Cantor-like primary—just last month Terry survived a threat from his right wing, defeating Republican Dan...
  • Gun Owners of America Endorses Lee Bright for Senate

    06/09/2014 5:12:33 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 8 replies
    goapvf.org ^ | 6-9-2014 | GOA
    Dear Friend of the Second Amendment: Just hours ago, I made an important decision. But that doesn’t mean it was a hard one. Today, I’m happy to announce Gun Owners of America Political Victory Fund is endorsing Lee Bright for the United States Senate in South Carolina. Of course, incumbent Republican Senator Lindsey Graham’s betrayal of our Second Amendment rights is likely no surprise to you. But the incredible record Lee Bright has racked up as a State Senator in South Carolina may be. Senator Bright is the lead bill sponsor of Constitutional Carry and has long been the “go-to”...
  • Lee Terry won’t get GOP rival’s blessing

    05/15/2014 4:40:34 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 14 replies
    Nebraska Watchdog ^ | Joe Jordan
    When it comes to Congressman Lee Terry’s re-election push, Dan Frei is pushing back. Only hours after his badly underfunded bid to unseat Terry in Tuesday’s Republican primary came up just short on votes but long on attaboys, Frei tells Nebraska Watchdog he’s keeping his distance. “I do not have an endorsement for Congressman Terry,” says Frei who was also a no-show at the GOP’s post-election unity breakfast in Lincoln. Despite ponying up $900,000 to Frei’s $40,000, Terry, an 8-term incumbent, managed a meager six-point win.
  • May 12th, 1864, General Hancock attacks the Muleshoe at Spotsylvania

    05/12/2014 6:39:29 AM PDT · by abishai · 1 replies
    civilwar.org ^ | Curtis Crockett
    On May 12, General Grant ordered II Corps commander Maj. Gen. Winfield S. Hancock to lead the attack on the Muleshoe, this time from the north, near its tip, where in theory it should have been most vulnerable... ..During the night Confederate pickets heard a rumbling that sounded like troops moving, and Maj. Gen. Edward Johnson alerted his brigade commanders... Within the works Rebels got the order to fire, but in the damp morning air many powder charges failed to ignite. The Yankees poured over the Confederate works by the hundreds, fighting hand-to-hand with bayonets and clubbed muskets. The Federals...
  • EXCLUSIVE -- MIKE LEE: CONSERVATIVES’ MOMENT TO STAND AGAINST CRONYISM

    04/30/2014 11:33:50 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 30, 2014 | Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)
    Most Americans know that our revolutionary history began when a handful of brave patriots tossed crates of tea into Boston Harbor to protest unfair taxation. But what they might assume incorrectly is that our forefathers did so in response to increased taxes. In fact, the Tea Act of 1773 actually lowered taxes on imports. What truly offended the colonists was that it only lowered them for one corporation, the politically connected East India Company, giving it an unfair, artificial advantage over smaller, local American competitors. Thus, not only was the American idea hatched in protest to a government that was...
  • Spike Lee Slams Donald Sterling: "The Mentality of a Slave Master"

    04/29/2014 12:00:12 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 72 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 29, 2014 | Kimberly Nordyke
    Spike Lee is likening Donald Sterling's racist and inflammatory remarks to those of a slave owner. Lee, speaking to CNN's Anderson Cooper, said that he believes the owner of the L.A. Clippers should be removed from his position within the NBA.
  • Captains Uncourageous

    04/21/2014 5:14:13 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4-21-2014 | Daren Jonescu
    If we are unable or unwilling to see and confront the extreme lack of character -- the dishonor -- in Captain Lee's behavior, on the grounds that "we weren't in his shoes," then we are only increasing the chances that our own response, should we ever find ourselves in similar shoes, will be as weak as his. If we rationalize his action, we are implicitly rationalizing our own. That, in fact, is likely the main reason we excuse shameful actions so easily today: we are hoping to excuse ourselves from scrutiny (including and especially self-scrutiny) regarding our own failures of...
  • Ted Cruz Makes Endorsement in Oklahoma Special GOP Senate Primary

    04/17/2014 5:29:32 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 25 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 4/17/14 | Elliot Jager
    Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz threw his support behind T.W. Shannon in Oklahoma's GOP senate primary, The Hill reported. Shannon is a former state House Speaker. This was the first primary endorsement made by Cruz, who has a strong following among tea party-aligned Republicans. The endorsement allows him to honor his pledge not to back insurgents in primaries involving Senate GOP colleagues, The Washington Post reported. Shannon is in an open primary. A special election in November will fill the seat being vacated by Republican Sen. Tom Coburn two years before his term ends in 2016. Cruz plans to attend...
  • Ted Cruz endorses T.W. Shannon in Oklahoma

    04/16/2014 6:34:51 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | BURGESS EVERETT
    Ted Cruz waded into a contested open-seat primary in Oklahoma on Wednesday, endorsing former Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon over Rep. James Lankford. Though Cruz has shied away from endorsing Republican Senate incumbents locked in contested primaries, the Texas Republican had no qualms backing Shannon, who is increasingly drawing support from the Republican Party’s right flank in his bid to take the seat of retiring Sen. Tom Coburn.
  • 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.
  • Republican Senator: "GOP First Must End Cronyism in Our Own Ranks"

    04/07/2014 7:56:28 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | April 7, 2014 | Daniel Halper
    Republican senator Mike Lee has an op-ed decrying cronyism. But first, he says, the Republicans must purge the unseemly activity from within its "own ranks." "[T]o fix what’s broken in Washington and our economy," Lee writes in National Review Online, "a still-distrusted GOP first must end cronyism in our own ranks. The GOP has to close its branch of the Beltway Favor Bank and truly embrace a free-enterprise economy of, by, and for the people."
  • CA Sen. Yee Indicted For Arms Trafficking (Linked to Muslim Brotherhood)

    03/27/2014 6:41:48 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 26 replies
    agenda21radio.com ^ | 3/26/14 | Paul Preston
    Yee discussed helping the agent get weapons worth $500,000 to $2.5 million, including shoulder fired automatic weapons and missiles, and took him through the entire process of acquiring them from a Muslim separatist group in the Philippines to bringing them to the United States
  • EXCLUSIVE: FBI blocked in corruption probe involving Sens. Reid, Lee

    03/14/2014 6:49:44 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 14 mar 2014
    FBI agents working alongside Utah state prosecutors in a wide-ranging corruption investigation have uncovered accusations of wrongdoing by two of the U.S. Senate’s most prominent figures — Majority Leader Harry Reid and rising Republican Sen. Mike Lee — but the Justice Department has thwarted their bid to launch a full federal investigation. PHOTOS: Assault rifles: The best and the baddest The probe, conducted by one Republican and one Democratic state prosecutor in Utah, has received accusations from an indicted businessman and political donor, interviewed other witnesses and gathered preliminary evidence such as financial records, Congressional Record statements and photographs that...
  • EXCLUSIVE: FBI blocked in corruption probe involving Sens. Reid, Lee

    03/14/2014 5:38:09 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 29 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 14, 2014 | John Solomon
    FBI agents working alongside Utah state prosecutors in a wide-ranging corruption investigation have uncovered accusations of wrongdoing by two of the U.S. Senate’s most prominent figures — Majority Leader Harry Reid and rising Republican Sen. Mike Lee — but the Justice Department has thwarted their bid to launch a full federal investigation.
  • FBI blocked in corruption probe involving Sens. Reid, Lee (Long piece, DOJ involved)

    03/13/2014 6:30:04 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 13, 2014 | John Solomon
    Agents quietly working with Utah prosecutors to make case in DOJ absenceFBI agents working alongside Utah state prosecutors in a wide-ranging corruption investigation have uncovered accusations of wrongdoing by two of the U.S. Senate’s most prominent figures — Majority Leader Harry Reid and rising Republican Sen. Mike Lee — but the Justice Department has thwarted their bid to launch a full federal investigation. The probe, conducted by one Republican and one Democratic state prosecutor in Utah, has received accusations from an indicted businessman and political donor, interviewed other witnesses and gathered preliminary evidence such as financial records, Congressional Record statements...
  • Sheila Jackson Lee rewrites ‘Schoolhouse Rock’ on how bills become law

    02/13/2014 6:10:22 AM PST · by bestintxas · 18 replies
    wash times ^ | 2/13/14
    The words to “Schoolhouse Rock” might need an update if Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is right. The campy animated shorts from the 1970s, among other things, helped children learn how laws are made. In “I’m just a bill,” an anthropomorphic piece of legislation named Bill sang a catchy tune about how things used to be done. “Well, now I’m stuck in committee,” the song went, “and I sit here and wait, while a few key congressmen discuss and debate, whether they should let me be a law. How I hope and pray that they will, but today, I’m still just...
  • Dem Congresswoman Promises to 'Give' Obama Executive Orders to Sign

    02/06/2014 8:14:21 AM PST · by Cheerio · 35 replies
    Vision To America ^ | February 6, 2014 | unknown
    Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) said that she will “give President Obama a number of executive orders he can sign” through the new Congressional Full Employment Caucus. She said signing executive orders “should be our number one agenda.”
  • Rep. Jackson Lee: ‘We’ll Give President Obama a Number of Executive Orders

    02/04/2014 5:55:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    cns news ^ | 2/4/14 | Eric Scheiner
    (CNSNews.com) - Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) says that the newly launched Congressional Full Employment Caucus will “give President Obama a number of executive orders that he can sign.” Jackson Lee made the statement while gathered with Democrats on January 29th to announce the establishment of the Full Employment Caucus. “We will be answering the call of all of America because people need work and we’re not doing right by them by creating work,” Jackson Lee said. “I believe this caucus will put us on the right path and we’ll give President Obama a number of executive orders that he...
  • Still More on the SOTU: Gumdrops, Lollipops, Rainbows and Sugar daddies

    01/31/2014 8:55:51 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-31-2014 | MOTUS
    Good grief! It was days ago, and people are still talking about the SOTU:For example, Mike Lee: Protesting against dysfunctional government is a great American tradition, going back to the original tea party in Boston, about 240 years ago. Americans have a natural instinct to stand up and speak out when they know something is wrong. “This inequality crisis presents itself in three principal forms: immobility among the poor, who are being trapped in poverty by big-government programs; insecurity in the middle class, where families are struggling just to get by and can’t seem to get ahead; and cronyist privilege...
  • Sen. Mike Lee to deliver tea party response to State of the Union

    01/22/2014 2:09:52 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 14 replies
    The Deseret News ^ | January 21, 2014 | Jackie Hicken
    The Tea Party Express has announced that Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, will deliver the official tea party response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address following the Republican response. The Tea Party Express, a political action committee, has hosted a response since 2011 when Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., gave the response. Former presidential candidate Herman Cain gave the response in 2012 and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., gave the response in 2013.
  • Sen. Mike Lee: Churches Should Not Be Forced to Perform Gay Marriage

    12/28/2013 10:48:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 12/28/2013 | Audrey Hudson
    Sen. Mike Lee says a bill he introduced would prevent the Internal Revenue Service from denying tax-exempt status to any person or group that refuses to perform gay marriages. "What we're talking about here is the freedom of religious belief, the freedom of a church, for example, to adhere to its own religious doctrine so that it cannot be discriminated against by the government," the Utah Republican said in an interview with Newsmax. Lee said the federal government's failure to protect religious liberty — citing Obamacare mandates for contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs — was a key motivation for him to...
  • ... How Far Rush Limbaugh Thinks the ‘Republican Establishment’ May Go to ‘Get Rid of the Tea Party’

    12/17/2013 5:53:14 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 93 replies
    www.theBlaze.com ^ | Dec. 16, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    THIS IS HOW FAR RUSH LIMBAUGH THINKSTHE ‘REPUBLICAN ESTABLISHMENT’ MAY GO TO‘GET RID IF THE TEA PARTY’ Dec. 16, 2013 11:00pm, Jason Howerton Rush Limbaugh on Monday speculated that the“Republican establishment may in fact be so desirous of getting rid of the Tea Party as its base,they may be willing to lose some elections in order to get rid of their baseand put up a new base.” The conservative radio host also referenced a story on the Drudge Report indicating thatHouse Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is claimingthat House Majority Leader John Boehner told herto wait next year for immigration...
  • Dem Congresswoman Calls for Unemployment Benefits for ‘Working Men and Women’

    12/13/2013 2:59:37 AM PST · by Libloather · 51 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 12/12/13
    Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D., Texas) took to the House floor on Thursday to call for a vote on legislation that would, she said, give unemployment benefits to people with jobs. “Let us vote to provide for unemployment insurance for working men and women,” Jackson-Lee pleaded. So we can’t be only about our self in this holiday season, particularly as we recognize that the Pope being made man of the year has spoken to the world eloquently about this whole issue of the vulnerable. And so I ask this, Mr. Woodall, and the Rules Committee, let’s put the Van Hollen-Lee-Levin amendment...
  • EXCLUSIVE–TEA PARTY TO MITCH MCCONNELL: 'YOU CANNOT WIN WITHOUT US'

    11/22/2013 10:23:36 PM PST · by onyx · 46 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 22 Nov 2013, 4:27 PM PDT | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    A major GOP donor who told Breitbart News Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell made disparaging remarks about the Tea Party movement and about Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT) continues to stand by his original story after claims that the reports were not accurate. This individual reported that on the Oct. 30 fundraising call American Crossroads’ Karl Rove and Steven J. Law held with McConnell, “McConnell specifically talked about Mike Lee by name, specifically talked about Ted Cruz by name, and he specifically talked about the Tea Party by name,” the donor told Breitbart News in response...
  • One month after the shutdown ended, Lee and Cruz are sitting pretty

    11/16/2013 7:11:46 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 16, 2013 | Christopher Bedford
    It’s Nov. 16, 2013, and the partial government shutdown ended one month ago today. In those four weeks, and the two prior, everything conservatives said would happen has happened. What’s more, the Democrats’ united stand against them has turned into a retreat — and is primed to become a rout — as they amend Obamacare’s disastrous rollout, President Barack Obama apologizes for his failures, and electorally vulnerable Democrats break ranks and flee. Hell, even the polls that D.C.’s Republican pundits shrieked, wept and clawed over show the Grand Old Party has bounced back while the Democrats have fallen behind. Because,...
  • It's out after 170 years, the secret of Worcestershire Sauce... found in a skip

    11/08/2013 3:59:43 PM PST · by servo1969 · 84 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 11-3-2013 | Fay Schlesinger
    It is the secret ingredient of many a homemade meal. But the precise contents of this tangy relish itself have remained a mystery. Until now. After more than 170 years, the original recipe for Lea and Perrins Worcestershire Sauce has been revealed. It was found in notes dating from the mid-1800s that were dumped in a skip by the sauce factory. Brian Keogh, a former Lea and Perrins accountant, discovered the notes, which were neatly written in sepia ink in two leather-bound folios, and rescued them. Today, the label on bottles of the sauce lists vinegar, molasses, sugar, salt, anchovies,...
  • Cruz, Lee, Gettysburg and Wet Cement

    10/22/2013 9:24:18 AM PDT · by WhyNotFreedom? · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 18, 2013 | Colin Hanna, Ken Hagerty
    Cruz, Lee, Gettysburg and Wet Cement by Colin Hanna and Ken Hagerty In July 1863 two armies converged around the little town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Neither army foresaw a major battle on that ground, let alone the turning point of the entire Civil War. The Confederates were simply searching for a supply of shoes rumored to be in the town. When they stumbled across some Union cavalry, both sides called-in reinforcements, and then more, and before long a full-scale battle stood up. At no point on that first day in Gettysburg could either side have explained what the “end game”...
  • Last Night Mike Huckabee Talked About Primarying "Republicans." Feeding LMSM Trolls...

    10/21/2013 6:45:36 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 40 replies
    10/21/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Stop feeding the LMSM trolls! Keep things PRIVATE. Thou shalt not speak ill of thy fellow Republicans! (Reagan). Once again, out in public, but this time not McCain or Ayotte or Graham or Peter King, or... you name it.. we have someone giving their PUBLIC two-cents worth on Republicans primarying Republicans, some having so-called Pharisaical attitudes and so forth. When will they (and now Jeb Bush talking about Ted Cruz) get it through their heads, that they aren't helping the Republican Party by going out in public and feeding the LMSM trolls. If they have a beef with Tea Partiers,...
  • An Unauthorized Peek At Recent Entries In Obama's: Sad Brat’s Diary

    10/18/2013 7:24:52 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-18-2013 | MOTUS
    October 18, 2013 Dear Diary, Well, it’s over - the great Tea Party Anarchist Government Shutdown of 2013. Someone has removed all the barrycades. All the non-essential employees have returned to their non-essential posts. The roar of leaf blowers are back, assuring the squirrels that I will once again be able to provide them with free peanuts; the Panda-cam is back up and running. Clearly, I WON - again. It bores me now. Dear Diary, I thought vanquishing my enemies would be much more fun. Don’t misunderstand; I’ve enjoyed humiliated them; I relished giving them a public shaming. It’s not...
  • KUHNER: The Tea Party’s coming vindication

    10/18/2013 2:52:04 AM PDT · by rhema · 39 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/18/13 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    The debt deal simply hastens the day of reckoning The conventional wisdom is wrong. The mainstream media — and their parrots in the Republican establishment — are claiming that President Obama decisively won the government shutdown battle. In fact, the narrative being peddled is that the GOP brand has been badly damaged, paving the way for a possible Democratic Party takeover of the House of Representatives in the 2014 elections. This is puerile nonsense. Tea Party Republicans, led by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, may have lost the battle, but they are poised for a major victory in the larger Obamacare...
  • On Hannity's Show Cruz & Lee: Enough With McCain, Ayotte, Etc, Publicly Bashing Conservatives

    10/17/2013 6:53:27 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 54 replies
    10/17/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    This public bashing needs to stop. Yesterday, I saw on television Ayotte still going at it talking about how this shutdown doesn't need to happen again. Maybe so, but enough of McCain, Graham, Ayotte, Corker, Peter King, etc, airing things out in public. Cruz, last night talked in part abvout McCain dive-bombing House Republicans, how this disunified Republicans, and how non-unity in the House/Senate torpedoed any chance of delaying or altering parts of ObamaCare - and Hannity brought up other individuals. But enough is enough. If they have a problem with someone or something take it to them in private...
  • Greta interviews Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz, and Mike Lee at WWII Memorial…

    10/14/2013 5:00:57 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 26 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 10-13-2013 | Fox News
    Greta interviewed Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz, and Mike Lee yesterday at the WWII Memorial:
  • BEDFORD: How Cruz, Lee and Paul shut down Obama’s agenda

    10/14/2013 7:25:37 AM PDT · by libstripper · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Oct. 14, 20113 | Chrisopher Bedford
    After Republicans drifted for years without a pilot, Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee have taken the helm of the GOP, steering their party and its grassroots into a much-needed, head-on battle with the Democrats. On the campaign trail on the way to his win in November 2012, President Barack Obama promised to finish the work he’d gone to Washington to do: “fundamentally transforming the United States.” Things look tough for the right in Washington today, but the reality is these three conservative Republicans, aided by friends in the Senate
  • Veterans toss aside memorial barricades, march on White House

    10/13/2013 1:50:40 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10-13-2013 | Katie McHugh
    (image courtesy of dailycaller.com) Veterans from all over the country gathered at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. Sunday morning to protest the closure of the memorials during the partial government shutdown, throwing barricades placed in front of the memorials aside in heaps. Organized by Brats for Veterans Advocacy, the Million Vet March on the Memorials drew in a crowd of vocal veterans fed up with the federal government’s shutdown decisions waving enormous American and “Don’t Treat On Me” flags and signs. “I’m totally, thoroughly disgusted in our government’s decision to close these monuments,” said retired Army...
  • Media Pushing Bogus Polls To Force GOP Cave

    10/13/2013 1:50:53 AM PDT · by Viennacon · 16 replies
    10/13/2013 | Me
    Heads up, Freepers. Phony news organizations are pushing a brand new narrative, hot off the press from OFA no doubt. They are pushing bogus push polls conducted in Utah and Texas to give the impression that Cruz and Lee are losing support in their home states, and that Texans and Utahns want their senators to 'compromise more'. This is evidently BS, and is an attempt to give a leg up to Karl Rove and his lackeys who want Obamacare forever, and want to discourage Republicans from standing with Ted and Mike. I would encourage everyone, regardless of which state they...
  • Best Talking Points for Shutdown/Obamacare

    10/06/2013 5:43:21 PM PDT · by Joachim · 26 replies
    Self | 10/6/2013 | Joachim
    OK, what are the best shutdown/Obamacare talking points out there? Seems like it would be good to make a list. Feel free to post or link to your favorites, as appropriate.
  • Mike Lee: He and Ted Cruz faced ‘demeaning’ and ‘all-out attack’ from GOP colleagues [AUDIO]

    10/05/2013 10:08:01 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 13 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10-5-2013 | Jeff Poor
    Senate Republicans furiously attacked Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Utah Sen. Mike Lee behind closed doors and leaked details of an off-record meeting to the media to harm the two senators, according to Lee. Lee divulged some of the details of a closed-door meeting on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show on Friday, since he said much of it had been leaked to the media by his own colleagues. “[N]ormally, I don’t comment at all on closed-door meetings between Republican senators,” Lee said. “It’s a pretty strict rule we follow. But one exception I’ll make is circumstances like this, where contents of...
  • Shelia Jackson Lee Suggests Govt Shutdown Drove "Poor" Capital Hill Shooter To Kill(Or Something)

    10/03/2013 7:29:58 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 64 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10-3-2013 | Greg Hengler
    Shelia Jackson Lee Suggests Govt Shutdown Drove "Poor" Capital Hill Shooter To Kill Greg Hengler | Oct 03, 2013 Yes, the Hair Tiara went there. VIDEO LINK
  • 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...
  • Sen. Mike Lee sounds off on what happens next

    09/26/2013 6:34:42 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 27 replies
    Glenn Beck via Blaze tv ^ | 9/25/2013 | Glenn Beck
    In the wake of Senator Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) marathon 20+ hour anti-Obamacare speech, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) joined Glenn on tonight’s Glenn Beck Program to talk about what comes next. Glenn spoke to Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) this morning on radio and was troubled by Sen. Paul’s insistence that Republicans are united in the fight to stop Obamacare, despite the fact that many in the GOP have come out against Sen. Cruz and others who are leading the charge to defund the Affordable Care Act. Time is, quite frankly, running out, but Sen. Lee shed light on what the next...
  • Let's Give Sen Ted Cruz A Standing O

    09/25/2013 8:41:19 AM PDT · by dps.inspect · 33 replies
    me | 09/25/13 | Me
    Can we coordinate a nation wide standing ovation for Ted Cruz and supporters? Given a specific time, can we, wherever we happen to be, stop and stand and clap for ten-fifteen seconds... make a statement to the public at large.
  • MUSLIM TROPHY IN SYRIA: LIFELESS BODY OF DECAPITATED CHRISTIAN CHILD

    09/22/2013 7:22:31 AM PDT · by FR_addict · 150 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | Sept. 18,2013 | LiveLeak
    A young Christian girl beheaded in Syria. The sign of extremism and fanatics, the long beards, is present in each and everyone of these subhuman Muslims who killed this small child, in their jihad to Allah – inspired by the Quran. This is Obama, Britain, France, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Turkey funded and supported handiwork. Don’t put your support behind any of these people, whether for military action in Syria, asylum, immigration, another hate preaching mosque. This is what is moving into your town, your country, your society, your neighborhood: video... This video is written with false propaganda claiming...
  • Strategy by Sens. Cruz, Lee to starve ‘Obamacare’ of money infuriates some fellow Republicans [lefti

    09/21/2013 11:44:50 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 94 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Sept 20, 2013 | AP
    WASHINGTON — Ted Cruz and Mike Lee stand as the Senate’s dynamic duo for conservatives, crusading against President Barack Obama’s health care law while infuriating many congressional Republicans with a tactic they consider futile, self-serving and detrimental to the party’s political hopes in 2014. Cruz, the Texan who’s been anything but a wait-your-turn freshman, and Lee, the tea party-backed giant slayer from Utah’s 2010 election, spent months this summer pressuring Republicans to link any stopgap spending bill to keep the government running with permanently starving President Barack Obama’s health overhaul of money. The two former Supreme Court clerks are determined...
  • Cruz, Lee Plan on 'Obamacare' Unnerves Some in GOP

    09/21/2013 6:58:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 61 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 21, 2013 | By DONNA CASSATA Associated Press
    Ted Cruz and Mike Lee stand as the Senate's dynamic duo for conservatives, crusading against President Barack Obama's health care law while infuriating many congressional Republicans with a tactic they consider futile, self-serving and detrimental to the party's political hopes in 2014.
  • Pew, CNN & Rasmussen Polls All Show That Americans Don't Like ObamaCare

    09/20/2013 7:31:21 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 13 replies
    9/20/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    The recent Pew poll found that 53% of Americans were opposed to ObamaCare, while only 41% supported it. The recent CNN poll: 57% polled were opposed to ObamaCare, while only 39% support it. The even more recent Rasmussen poll: 52% of Americans are opposed to ObamaCare, while only 41& support it.
  • Mike Lee and I (Ted Cruz) are gonnna fight with every breath in our body to stop Obamacare

    09/19/2013 6:49:43 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 18, 2013 | Debra Heine
    Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT) were on Hannity Wednesday night to discuss the ObamaCare fight now that they have gotten what they wanted and the onus is on the Senate to pass the continuing resolution defunding it. Cruz declared, "Mike Lee and I are gonna fight with with every breath in our body. As Churchill said, we will fight on the beaches, we will fight on the streets, we will fight at every step to stop the biggest job killer in America." Lee made the point that once the CR passes the House, "the only people who...
  • Half of Syrian rebels are hardline Islamists: British study

    09/15/2013 9:58:45 PM PDT · by DTA · 10 replies
    France24 ^ | 2013-09-16 | AFP
    Half of Syrian rebels are hardline Islamists: British study AFP - Jihadists and members of hardline Islamist groups make up almost half of forces fighting against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, according to extracts from a British defence study published in Monday's Daily Telegraph. The analysis by defence consultancy IHS Jane's, due to be published in full later this week, puts the number of rebel forces at around 100,000, the Telegraph reported. But these fighters have split into as many as 1,000 bands since violence flared two years ago, the study concluded. Of the rebel forces, IHS Jane's estimates that around...
  • Newlywed accused of pushing husband off cliff released pending trial

    09/13/2013 9:02:19 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 43 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 9/13/2013 | FoxNews.com
    MISSOULA, Mont. – A federal judge has ordered a Montana newlywed to be released from jail on her own recognizance while awaiting a murder trial in the death of her husband in Glacier National Park. U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah Lynch said Thursday that Jordan Linn Graham, 22, of Kalispell did not pose a flight risk because of her strong community ties and did not appear to be a danger to others. Graham allegedly pushed Cody Lee Johnson, 25, face-first off a cliff to his death in the national park on July 7 after the two argued. Earlier that day, prosecutors...
  • Syrian Rebels Attack Chinese Diplomats, Embassy

    09/12/2013 8:33:15 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 29 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | 9/13/13 | Staff
    Chinese diplomats in Syria as well as Beijing's embassy are under regular threat from rebel attacks, China's ambassador to Syria has confided to local media outlets. In an interview with the Global Times [ link at site], Zhang Xun, China's ambassador to Syria said that Beijing's embassy has increasingly been caught in the cross-hairs of fighting between rebel and government forces in recent months... Zhang said that in another attack last month, Syrian rebels fired mortar shells at President Bashar al-Assad's motorcade. They missed the Syrian leader but hit a building that was located just 10 meters from the Chinese...