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  • Union Workers Protest Obama's EPA Regs: 'Don’t Even Mention His Name'

    10/09/2014 10:36:06 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    CNSNews ^ | October 9, 2014 | Ali Meyer & Craig Millward
    (CNSNews.com) - The United Mine Workers of America held a rally Tuesday in Washington, D.C., to protest Environmental Protection Agency regulations that they claim would destroy the nation’s coal industry and coal-related jobs while doing nothing to address climate change. On Tuesday, current and retired workers convened at Freedom Plaza, then marched to EPA offices to protest EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan, part of President Obama’s larger climate-change agenda, which aims to cut carbon pollution by imposing state-by-state emissions standards and fines for failure to meet those standards. CNSNews.com asked protesters, “If you could tell President Obama anything about these...
  • Steve Scalise Is Your New House Majority Whip. Here’s Why He Can Rule Forever.

    10/01/2014 1:53:52 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    Slate ^ | June 19, 2014 | David Weigel
    What's the opposite of a "political earthquake"? If the primary defeat of Rep. Eric Cantor drained D.C.'s supply of dramatic analogies, the snap leadership election surprised almost no one. Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the party's occasionally competent whip, easily took Cantor's old job after a furtive conservative challenge from Rep. Raul Labrador. And Rep. Steve Scalise, a Louisiana conservative who had been leading the Republican Study Committee, nabbed McCarthy's job in one ballot. (SNIP) Why? Simple: There are three states where party primaries have been replaced by jungle primaries, followed by runoffs between the top two finishers. After John Boehner, the...
  • Streetlight McCarthy: Concealed Carry Same As Drunken Driving (Chicago)

    08/07/2014 5:20:10 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    Wednesday, August 6, 2014 Streetlight McCarthy: Concealed Carry Same As Drunken Driving The expert in carrying a firearm while intoxicated speaks: “This is what I said from Day One: More guns is not the solution to gun violence. That’s akin to saying everybody should drive drunk to stop drunken driving. It doesn’t work that way.” So what's giving Chicago Police Supt. McCarthy flashbacks? Something he thinks will be an excuse to restrict Concealed Carry in Illinois. After Wednesday’s meeting at Kennedy-King, McCarthy also disclosed that one of the men shot this week at a North Side nightclub had one of...
  • Senate Hopeful Wants EPA Administrator to Visit Montana Coal Town

    07/26/2014 10:33:39 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 25, 2014 | Rod Kackley
    Rep. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) invites — no, Daines demands — Gina McCarthy, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency visit the town of Colstrip, Mont., to see for herself the impact of her agency’s Clean Power Plan on that community. So far, he has not received her RSVP. This time next year, he could have a lot more pull with the EPA. Daines could be forgiven if he is doing some early packing. He can’t be too worried about winning the November Senate election. Rasmussen Reports gives him an 18-point lead among Montana voters in his bid to replace Sen....
  • EPA chief McCarthy, critics spar at Senate hearing over new rules

    07/23/2014 10:56:08 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 23, 2014
    EPA chief Gina McCarthy issued a strong defense of controversial proposed new curbs on carbon emissions from power plants, telling a packed Senate hearing Wednesday the agency talked to all sides in the debate before issuing its draft recommendations. “This is the most respectful rule at the federal level that I have ever been involved in,” the Environmental Protection Agency administrator told the Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works, citing what she said was the flexibility given to the states to design their own plans to reduce carbon emissions 30 percent by 2030. But Republicans and many in...
  • Illegals crisis brings surprise 'patrol' to border

    06/16/2014 8:33:10 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 9 replies
    WND ^ | Jun 16, 2014 | Jerome Corsi
    On the leadership race in the House to find a replacement for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who lost his primary election last week, King stressed a pledge he made that he would not vote for any member of Congress who supports amnesty. King accused House Speaker John Boehner of attempting to engineer the leadership vote to replace Cantor in favor of House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, an establishment GOP leader in Washington that King identified as part of the problem, not the solution. “Boehner gave McCarthy a full day to organize before the rest of us in the GOP...
  • Ex-EPA official goes off the grid, dodges lawmakers' inquiry into Alaska mine project

    06/12/2014 2:52:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 12, 2014 | Barnini Chakraborty
    A former EPA official tied to a controversy over allegations of federal overreach at an Alaska mine project has mysteriously gone off the grid, sources tell FoxNews.com, complicating lawmakers' efforts to question him. Emails from Phillip North, a now-retired Environmental Protection Agency employee, recently surfaced that seem to show the Alaska-based biologist tried to get the Pebble Mine project killed as far back as 2008. Those emails -- and memos indicating government officials worked early on with tribal leaders and environmental groups to oppose the venture -- raised questions about the agency's claims that when it ultimately vetoed the gold-and-copper...
  • Hensarling opts out of GOP race

    06/12/2014 8:53:58 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/12/2014 | Peter Schroeder
    House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) will not run to replace House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.). The conservative favorite said in a statement Thursday he was not going to challenge Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) or Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas) for the No. 2 spot in House GOP leadership.
  • How Kevin McCarthy Lost GOP Seats in CA

    We are always told by the establishment that conservatives are causing them to lose seats in Congress. The reality is that the ineptitude of GOP leaders is what’s causing us to lose seats. There is a little noticed pattern that has emerged from redistricting. Almost every state that had a “nonpartisan” commission draw the new district lines eliminated Republican seats. The worst example was in California where Republican activists warned leaders that the commission’s map would cost us 4 seats. It happens to be that Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy is ostensibly the leader of the CA GOP delegation. It turns...
  • The Obama Impeachment Bible

    06/10/2014 8:36:11 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 29 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 6-10-14 | Jeffrey Lord
    Bergdahl furor gives new mo to Andrew McCarthy’s book. “Be careful how you make those statements, gentleman.” Barack Hussein Obama had been president of the United States for all of two months. He was lecturing the titans of American finance who were struggling to explain to him, a man with no meaningful business experience, how high salaries are necessary if American companies are to compete for talent in a global market. “The public isn’t buying that,” scoffed the president. He wasn’t talking about the public, though. “My administration,” he warned, “is the only thing between you and the pitchforks.” The...
  • EPA Chief Promises To Go After Republicans Who Question Agency Science

    04/29/2014 7:39:39 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 79 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4-28-2014 | Michael Bastasch
    Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy has issued a warning to Republicans who continue to question the integrity of the agency’s scientific data: we’re coming for you. McCarthy told an audience at the National Academy of Sciences on Monday morning the agency will go after a “small but vocal group of critics” who are arguing the EPA is using “secret science” to push costly clean air regulations. “Those critics conjure up claims of EPA secret science — but it’s not really about EPA science or secrets. It’s about challenging the credibility of world renowned scientists and institutions like Harvard University...
  • Harry Reid: A McCarthy for Our Time

    04/24/2014 7:04:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/24/2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>We should ask Senate majority leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) the same question once posed to Senator Joseph McCarthy by U.S. Army head-counsel Robert N. Welch: “Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?”</p>
  • Sharyl Attkisson Claims CBS Moved On From ´Fast and Furious´ as She´d ´Barely Begun

    04/10/2014 11:18:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 4/10/14 | Matt Hadro
    Appearing on Thursday´s O´Reilly Factor, former CBS investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson claimed that CBS "had barely begun to scratch the surface" of the "Fast and Furious" scandal before the network moved on from the story. She noted that the network showed similar reluctance for its coverage of Benghazi and the ObamaCare rollout. Before her resignation last month, Attkisson covered Obama administration controversies like "Fast and Furious" and Benghazi and her reporting helped the CBS Evening News win the Edward R. Murrow award in 2012. Yet she told O´Reilly that higher-ups at the network moved on from the
  • Exclusive: House Republicans' Secret Immigration Ploy

    04/02/2014 7:44:48 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Apr 2, 2014 | Matthew Boyle & Jonathan Strong
    House Republicans are quietly working to insert immigration legislation into the text of the Department of Defense authorization bill that would allow so-called DREAMers to obtain permanent legal residency by joining the military, Breitbart News has learned.
  • House GOP Will Attend a Secret Island Meeting on How to Crush Conservatives

    03/27/2014 8:37:29 AM PDT · by drypowder · 48 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | March 27, 2014 | Sara Noble
    Erick Erickson reported that Republicans John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Kevin McCarthy and 25 other Congress members will fly to Amelia Island next weekend to meet with a group dedicated to defeating conservatives in Congress. “Main Street Advocacy” is hosting the event at the Ritz Carlton – only the best for these sorts. Steve LaTourette, liberal Republican and former congressman, is the face of the group and a good friend of Boehner’s.
  • Geek Bumper Stickers [Shameless Vanity]

    03/22/2014 11:20:11 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 62 replies
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  • Third-ranking House Republican backs legal status for immigrants

    01/22/2014 12:38:16 PM PST · by AJFavish · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 22, 2014 | Russell Berman
    The third-ranking House Republican, Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), said he backs granting legal status, but not a new pathway to citizenship, to millions of immigrants in the U.S. illegally. McCarthy stated his personal view on the contentious issue in an interview with KBAK/KBFX Eyewitness News in his hometown of Bakersfield, Calif. He signaled that the call for a provisional legal status would be included in the immigration reform principles House Republican leaders are soon to release.
  • Third-ranking House Republican backs legal status for immigrants

    01/22/2014 8:41:46 AM PST · by maggief · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 22, 2014 | Russell Berman
    The third-ranking House Republican, Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), said he backs granting legal status — but not a new pathway to citizenship — to millions of immigrants in the U.S. illegally. McCarthy stated his personal view on the contentious issue in an interview with KBAK/KBFX Eyewitness News in his hometown of Bakersfield, Calif. He signaled that the call for a provisional legal status would be included in the immigration reform principles that House Republican leaders are soon to release. "The principles aren't written yet, but in my personal belief I think it'll go with legal status that will allow...
  • Carolyn McCarthy, Mike McIntyre to retire

    01/08/2014 12:09:46 PM PST · by amnestynone · 25 replies
    politico ^ | 01/08/20174 | John Bresnahan
    North Carolina Rep. Mike McIntyre and New York Rep. Carolyn McCarthy will not seek reelection this year, according to multiple Democratic sources familiar with their plans – marking a blow to Democratic efforts to win control of the House. The 57-year-old McIntyre, who was elected in 1996 to the Wilmington-area congressional seat, narrowly defeated Republican state Sen. David Rouzer in 2012 and was poised to face him in a 2014 rematch. His retirement from the heavily Republican district will further thin the ranks of Blue Dog Democrats. It comes less than a month after another Blue Dog, Utah Rep. Jim...
  • Crooked Labs, Agencies and Prosecutors

    12/27/2013 2:16:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 27, 2013 | Paul Driessen
    Former Durham, NC district attorney Mike Nifong was disbarred for withholding evidence from the defense and lying to the court in the trumped-up Duke lacrosse team rape case. Ex-Boston crime lab technician Annie Dookhan was prosecuted for faking test results and contaminating drug samples, to get accused dealers convicted. In both cases, charges against their victims were dismissed or are under review. So how should we handle federal officials who’ve become unethical researchers and prosecutors – determined to get convictions, basing their cases on esoteric circumstantial evidence, allowing tainted and fraudulent evidence, hiding exculpatory information, rewriting the law, and...
  • Setting the Record on Joe McCarthy Straight

    12/04/2013 7:55:57 PM PST · by the scotsman · 19 replies
    Frontpage.com ^ | 4th December 2013 | Harvey Klehr
    'I am tempted to start my talk by saying: “I have here in my hands a list of names.” That, of course, was the phrase made famous by Senator Joseph McCarthy, who built his political career in the early 1950s, the history books tell us, on exaggerating the extent of Communist subversion of American life. He also gave his name to a phenomenon that has become a term of opprobrium in American political life. To accuse someone of McCarthyism or to label a person a McCarthyite is not to issue a compliment. The implication is that a person so named...
  • The Kennedys and McCarthyism

    11/23/2013 7:48:54 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 10 replies
    The Kennedy Assassination ^ | 1995 | John McAdams
    Joseph Kennedy had befriended McCarthy because he found him to be a likable fellow Irish-Catholic who had all the right ideas on the domestic communist menace. These warm feelings were quickly transferred to the entire Kennedy family. JFK liked the fact that McCarthy went after the "elites" in the State Department whom JFK regarded with contempt. (13) Even before McCarthy made accusations against the State Department of subversion, JFK had already aligned himself with the militant anti-communists who blamed the Truman State Department for the "loss" of China. So JFK declared on the House floor in January 1949. "The responsibility...
  • The Lawlessness of the ‘Fix’ by Andrew C. McCarthy

    11/16/2013 8:01:43 AM PST · by Innovative · 35 replies
    National Review ^ | Nov 16, 2013 | Andrew C McCarthy
    Insurance companies would be insane to offer plans that failed to comply with the ACA. No, the purpose is to highlight how insouciantly lawless and transparently political the president’s latest Obamacare “fix” is. I refer, of course, to Obama’s magnanimous proclamation that he now deigns to permit insurers to issue policies made illegal by the Obamacare statute — at least until the Democrats can get through the 2014 elections. This was frivolous to the point of malfeasance. Let’s start with the basics. The president has no power to rewrite statutes — he is bereft of dictatorial power to legitimize what...
  • The Man Oswald First Tried to Kill Before JFK

    10/04/2013 4:22:39 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 10-3-13 | Bill Minutaglio, Steven L. Davis
    On February 27, General Walker boards a specially equipped tour bus owned by his close friend, the anti-​communist televangelist Billy James Hargis. The two men are departing on a speaking tour to twenty-​nine cities, mostly in the South: “To alert the public to the enemy within and without.” Taking their inspiration from Paul Revere, they are calling their tour Operation Midnight Ride. Hargis is a thirty-​seven-​year-​old, three-​hundred-​pound Texas-​born leader of the Christian Crusade, a fervent group of a hundred thousand paid followers based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He has an unusually boyish and doughy face, prefers tailored suits, and decorates his...
  • Obama's War on Coal

    09/23/2013 2:34:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 24, 2013 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Campaigning for the 2008 Democratic nomination for president in Oregon (a must-win state in the Democratic primaries), Barack Obama toadied to environmentally conscious voters. He said on May 17, 2008, "We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times — and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK." In one of those "other countries," Australia, a political earthquake has just ended the six-year reign of the leftist Labor party, which had imposed a steep "carbon tax" on electricity bills. In September, Australians elected...
  • Chicago Police Chief Calls for Nationwide Assault Weapon and High-Capacity Magazine Ban

    09/21/2013 8:14:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    Townhall ^ | September 21, 2013 | Christine Rousselle
    On Thursday, 13 people were shot and injured in a park in Chicago. The shootings were carried out by an “assault style rifle” with a high-capacity magazine, both of which are already banned in the city of Chicago. Nevertheless, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry F. McCarthy has called for a nationwide ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. “Illegal guns drive violence. Military-type weapons, like the one we believe to have been used in this shooting, belong on a battlefield, not on a street or in a corner or in a park.” Chicago was named the murder capital of the United...
  • EPA coal rules tighter than expected, will fuel backlash in Congress

    09/20/2013 10:40:10 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 60 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 20, 2013 | Ben Wolfgang
    The Environmental Protection Agency’s dramatic new power plant emissions standards already have touched off a firestorm within the coal industry and on Capitol Hill, with top Republicans promising to fight tooth-and-nail against President Obama’s climate-change agenda. The EPA, the leading actor in the White House’s ambitious global-warming initiative, released the limits on Friday. Hopes that they’d be much less stringent than previous proposals proved to be misplaced. Coal-state lawmakers from both parties are promising to push back. “The president is leading a war on coal and what that really means for Kentucky families is a war on jobs. And the...
  • What Conservative Foreign Policy Looks Like (Andrew McCarthy)

    09/14/2013 6:13:21 AM PDT · by Innovative · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | Sept 14, 2013 | Andrew C McCarthy
    In the Syrian rubble of Barack Obama’s foreign policy lies a moment of opportunity for conservatives. It is a moment for building a muscular foreign policy based on a recognition of good and evil; on an unapologetic conviction that the United States stands firmly on the right side of that ledger because it stands for the liberty and equal dignity of every human being; and, therefore, on an unwavering commitment to have our interventions guided solely by American national interests. It is a Ronald Reagan moment. Now, all we need is a Ronald Reagan. For now, we have only pretenders,...
  • McCarthy: McCain did more for Syria non-intervention with idiotic ‘Allahu Ackbar’ remark than

    09/03/2013 9:49:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 9/3/13 | Mark Levin
    Andrew McCarthy told Mark Levin that ‘Allahu Ackbar’ doesn’t even mean ‘Thank God’ at all. Rather it’s a war cry that means ‘god is greater’ and Muslims believe that when they go into battle they will win because their ‘god’ is greater, thus they keep chanting it. And it comes from Muhammad who first used it when he waged war against Khaybar where he brutally eradicated the Jews from Arabia. So yeah McCarthy said McCain did more for non-intervention into Syria with that idiotic remark than the actual non-interventionists.
  • Egypt’s One Chance for Democracy

    08/18/2013 6:53:29 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/17/2013 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Only capable armed forces can check the violent proclivities of Islamic supremacism. As Egypt began to implode, yet again, John Kerry inadvertently stumbled into something a lot closer to the truth than the delusional “Arab Spring” narrative that has guided Obama-administration policy. The secretary of state, tied in knots by congressional foolishness that mandates terminating U.S. aid when a foreign government is ousted by a coup d’état, rationalized that, quite contrary to a coup, the Egyptian military’s ejection of President Mohamed Morsi was an exercise in “restoring democracy.” None of this was quite right, although that is to be expected....
  • On climate change, Obama, EPA plan action without Congress

    08/15/2013 12:31:08 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 45 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Aug 14, 2013 | By Valerie Richardson
    BOULDER, Colo. | EPA chief Gina McCarthy said Wednesday that the Obama administration is finished waiting for Congress to act on climate change and plans to bypass the legislative branch in developing a federal response. Ms. McCarthy, who was confirmed last month as Environmental Protection Agency administrator, cited President Obama’s June 25 speech at Georgetown University, in which he unveiled his Climate Action Plan and vowed to make combatting climate change a priority of his second term. Mr. Obama gave “what I really think is a most remarkable speech by a president of the United States,” said Ms. McCarthy in...
  • Media Exaggerate Bakersfield Immigration Rally; SEIU Inflates Numbers by Factor of 20

    08/15/2013 7:09:15 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    Breitbart Big Journalism ^ | 8-15-13 | Joel Pollack
    Thousands of activists for immigration reform have gone missing after only four hundred turned up at Wednesday's rally in Bakersfield, CA outside the office of Republican Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy. Though the SEIU reported that "more than 5,000 people" had boarded buses to the rally, only a few hundred actually emerged in Bakersfield--potentially one of the greatest human tragedies in American history. The Associated Press offered a figure of 1,500 attendees, citing estimates from Bakersfield police. Those estimates are clearly erroneous, based perhaps on expected rather than actual turnout. A local CBS affiliate reported from Los Angeles on the morning...
  • Odds That EPA Is Not Destroying Gina McCarthy Text Messages: 1 in 7.9 Sextillion

    07/31/2013 10:50:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    CEI ^ | 7/31/13 | CEI Staff
    WASHINGTON, D.C., July 31, 2013 — Documents obtained by the Competitive Enterprise Institute after it filed suit against the Environmental Protection Agency prove Gina McCarthy, EPA’s recently confirmed Administrator, was a frequent user of text messaging on her agency-funded phone while serving as Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation. What makes this discovery something of a statistical miracle is EPA’s insistence that it has no text message records for McCarthy on the 18 dates when McCarthy testified before Congress. Following up on a tip that McCarthy’s superiors cautioned her about her use of text messages, specifically what...
  • Whipping Post: Kevin McCarthy tries mightily to keep the House GOP united.

    07/18/2013 3:09:18 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 6 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 17, 2013 | Robert Costa
    Inside the House, the era of pork, Tom DeLay–style intimidation, and backroom deals is over — in fact, it’s been dead for years. Republicans have sworn off earmarks, and they recoil at anything that’s comprehensive. This makes the job of whipping votes exceedingly difficult, and the leadership often has only a smile and handshake to offer wary members. But amid these circumstances, Kevin McCarthy of California, the House GOP’s whip, has emerged as a calming force. His bargaining powers are limited, but he has a light touch that helps keep the conference from imploding. The recent farm-bill drama was a...
  • EPA tries hard to keep nominee Gina McCarthy 'clean' before confirmation hearings

    05/09/2013 4:41:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Fox ^ | 5/8/13 | Brian McNicoll
    It's as brazen a defiance of the law as Washington has seen, and the perpetrators are going to get away with it unless things change quickly. The Environmental Protection Agency has bobbed and weaved, defied court orders, made a mockery of the FOIA process and spent barrels of ink redacting its clearly public records ... all to keep Gina McCarthy clean until she can be confirmed in the Senate to become the agency's next administrator. The Environment and Public Works Committee will vote this week on McCarthy's nomination. Senators should not act on her nomination until she orders the veil...
  • Boston And The Future Of Islam In America

    04/22/2013 5:15:34 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 22, 2013 | Reihan Salam
    One of the central questions surrounding the Boston Marathon bombings is whether they portend a larger wave of terror attacks by homegrown Islamic radicals. The culprits, two brothers of Chechen origin, one of whom was a naturalized U.S. citizen, had both lived in the country for more than a decade.
  • House GOP Leaders: We Can Pass Gun Control, Immigration, Without Republican Support

    03/11/2013 5:46:17 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 77 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | March 10, 2013 | Ben Shapiro
    With more and more conservatives in the House rebelling against John Boehner’s increasingly questionable Speakership, Republican House leadership is now moving to quash in-house concerns by reaching across the aisle for support. Leadership is moving in the wake of a surprising move by 16 House Republicans to vote against a Republican leadership-crafted closed rule on a government funding bill. The rule was designed to limit amendments to the government funding bill, but some House conservatives, concerned over the Boehner team’s refusal to consider a floor vote on an amendment to defund Obamacare implementation, bucked Boehner on the rule. After undergoing...
  • House GOP Leaders: We Can Pass Gun Control, Immigration, Without Republican Support

    03/10/2013 2:39:04 PM PDT · by Bratch · 47 replies
    Big Government ^ | March 10, 2013 | Ben Shapiro
    With more and more conservatives in the House rebelling against John Boehner’s increasingly questionable Speakership, Republican House leadership is now moving to quash in-house concerns by reaching across the aisle for support. [...] This is a declaration of war within the Republican ranks. And it should be deeply troubling to Republicans across the country, watching as the recently and controversially reminted House leadership continues to pursue the same political philosophy that led to a mini-rebellion in the House in January.
  • Dispatch International: "Joe McCarthy Was Right All Along"

    02/24/2013 9:28:42 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 126 replies
    Diana West ^ | 1/25/2013
    I cannot overestimate the fearless excellence of M. Stanton Evans' work as a historian, and, I am fortunate to say, mentor. His 2007 book Blacklisted by History is not only a shattering revision of half a century of lies about Joseph McCarthy and "McCarthyism" -- and, by extension, obfuscation about the successful penetration and subversion of the US government -- it is also an exercise in courage, in confronting a false and crippling consensus with an unshakeable dedication to fact and logic. On a personal note, the book served me as a rosetta stone by which I was able to...
  • Chicago Police Chief says firearms owners are corrupt and endanger public safety

    02/17/2013 1:14:56 PM PST · by Illinois Review · 30 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | 2/17/13 | Illinois Review
    The Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA), thinks Chicago's embattled police superintendent dug himself deeper into a pit of controversy today by claiming that lawful firearm owners are agents of political corruption. Appearing on a Chicago Sunday morning talk show, superintendent Garry McCarthy expressed his conviction that firearm owners who lobby their elected representatives or who donate money to political campaigns are engaged in corruption that endangers public safety. McCarthy went on to express his belief that judges and legislators should rely on public opinion polls when interpreting our Constitution. After totally dismissing the citizen's right to redress grievances, McCarthy trained...
  • Are We Still At War?

    02/17/2013 6:48:45 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/16/2013 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Congress should update its military-force authorization. We remain a nation at peril, but are we still a nation at war? In his State of the Union speech, President Obama signaled, yet again, that the war in Afghanistan is effectively over. Soon, in fact, it will be over by any honest measure: The presence of American troops will be halved to 34,000 in the coming months, and erased entirely by December 31, 2014. On this arbitrarily chosen date, the president claims, we will “achieve our core objective of defeating the core of al-Qaeda.” This was just rhetorical fluff. The core of...
  • Top Gun Grabbers In The House Of Representatives Exposed

    01/07/2013 6:37:45 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    freedoms outpost ^ | 1-7-13 | Leon Puissegur
    We as a people seem to now be wondering if our Congress will ever do anything right. We saw the article posted by Tim Brown entitled, “Ten New Gun Bills Introduced On First Day of Congress”. We then began reading, only to see names that looked funny doing this, so we looked up to find out just who these people are that have placed such bills on the floor of the House. Strange to say, the first one by Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) is purely due to what happened to her life. Her husband was shot back in 1993 and...
  • McCarthy: I will embarrass Obama on gun control

    12/14/2012 2:47:20 PM PST · by ColdOne · 158 replies
    politico44 ^ | 12/14/12 | REID J. EPSTEIN
    In the wake of the deadly Connecticut school shooting, Rep. Carolyn McCarthy said she has warned the White House “the gloves are off” if President Obama fails to act on the issue. McCarthy (D-N.Y.), the foremost gun control advocate in Congress, said she spoke with White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew before Election Day and told him she will exert pressure on the White House to push for gun control legislation. “I said, ‘Jack, I know the president is going through an election and I’m telling you after the election I’m coming out full force,’” McCarthy told POLITICO Friday....
  • California Republicans say McCarthy endorsed gerrymandering that lost them 4 seats

    11/20/2012 7:46:18 AM PST · by old school · 43 replies
    Human Events ^ | 11/19/2012 | John Gizzi
    “Kevin McCarthy was a staunch defender of these new lines, reassuring everyone that Republicans would fare just fine under them,” said Jon Fleischman of the Flash Report, the much-read online newsletter on California politics. “Clearly, this turned out not to be the case– although he was easily re-elected to the safe seat drawn for him. Had he drawn a competitive district, I wonder if he would have been so enthusiastic about the lines he helped stopped others from trying to stop.”
  • The Real Foreign-Policy Failure

    10/28/2012 6:36:01 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/27/2012 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Last week, Doug Feith and Seth Cropsey co-authored a very interesting and important op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, “A Foreign Policy Failure to Acknowledge the Obvious.” It is about President Obama’s denial of the Islamist threat. In it, they zero in on two “strategic misjudgments” the administration has made: First is the refusal to accept that the terrorism threat is part of a larger problem of Islamist extremism. And second is the belief that terrorism is spawned not by religious fanaticism but by grievances about social, economic, and other problems for which America bears fault. This is largely right....
  • Sharia and Freedom [McCarthy]

    10/21/2012 6:52:57 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/20/2012 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Multi-religious prayer almost inevitably leads to false interpretations, to indifference as to the content of what is believed or not believed, and thus to the dissolution of real faith.” So wrote Joseph Ratzinger in 1986. Even then, the man who would later become Pope Benedict XVI was renowned as a singularly deep thinker on the finer points of religious belief systems — to say nothing of the sweeping themes. As head of the Vatican’s doctrinal office, Cardinal Ratzinger was ruminating on the World Prayer Day for Peace, forged by his legendary papal predecessor, John Paul II. Though he was among...
  • Road to Moscow: Bill Clinton’s Early Activism from Fulbright to Moscow

    08/22/2007 1:26:32 PM PDT · by Fedora · 59 replies · 5,574+ views
    Original FReeper research | 08/22/2007 | Fedora
    Road to MoscowBill Clinton’s Early Activism from Fulbright to Moscow By Fedora SummaryDuring the 1992 campaign, Bill Clinton’s student protests and Moscow trip generated much controversy, but few answers. While Clinton’s government files from that era seemingly remain unavailable even today, there is at least more information available than in 1992. The public record reveals that Clinton’s social network and views on Vietnam were influenced by a pattern of contact between Communist agents and sympathizers and Clinton’s academic and political associates. This pattern is documented here through an analysis of Clinton’s antiwar activity up through the time he left Oxford...
  • A Duplicitous Administration

    09/23/2012 5:32:25 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/22/2012 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    If they lie, you can’t trust them. That’s a fairly straightforward rule. It is certainly the one that trial lawyers bank on. It is not a hard and fast rule. A person may shade the truth for various reasons: vanity, personal allegiances, financial incentives, etc. Usually, once you figure out the relevant motivation, you can sort out on what matters he is probably credible and what he is prone to lie about. Sometimes, though, the story is so unbelievable, so insulting to the intelligence, that a rational juror knows it is best to discount all of the testimony — or,...
  • Double-Minded Republicans

    09/08/2012 9:03:35 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 40 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/8/2012 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    They won’t get very far with “We’re not as bad as they say we are.” After a first term that has been historically abysmal, President Obama stands a good chance of being reelected. How can that be? Here is the blunt explanation: We have lost a third of the country and, as if that weren’t bad enough, Republicans act as if it were two-thirds. The lost third cannot be recovered overnight. For now, it is gone. You cannot cede the campus and the culture to the progressive, post-American Left for two generations and expect a different outcome. So even if...
  • CAIR: Censor or Free-Speech Champion?

    09/01/2012 5:05:42 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/1/2012 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    The group opposes a law curtailing Jew hatred.Breaking news: CAIR, perennial agitator for language purges and “hate speech” regulation, is suddenly the champion of First Amendment free expression. It proves, once again, that Islamists and leftists are just like defense lawyers. A defense lawyer who has a good case can be very persuasive. If the defendant really is innocent, or if the prosecution’s case really is flawed, defense counsel can take one main line of defense and pound away at it relentlessly. That is how doubt is sown, which is the defense lawyer’s objective. A credible story that the prosecutor...