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  • GOP Rep. Ryan swipes at Gingrich: 'With allies like that, who needs the left?'

    05/16/2011 8:38:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/16/2011 | Michael O'Brien
    Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) took a swipe Monday at Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich after the former House Speaker criticized hiss proposed Medicare reforms. "With allies like that, who needs the left?" Ryan told guest host Raymond Arroyo on conservative talker Laura Ingraham's radio show. Ryan, the chairman of the House Budget Committee, defended his 2012 budget proposal that includes significant reforms to Medicare. Gingrich on Sunday distanced himself from Ryan's plan, which would transform the program into a voucher-based system for Americans under the age of 55. "I don't think right-wing social engineering is any more desirable than left-wing...
  • Audacity of Nope: US prison tells inmate that Obama's books harmful to national security

    07/09/2009 5:21:44 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 10 replies · 506+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July, 9, 2009 | Matthew Barakat
    <p>MCLEAN, Virginia - The federal government's most secure prison has determined that two books written by President Barack Obama contain material "potentially detrimental to national security" and rejected an inmate's request to read them.</p> <p>Ahmed Omar Abu Ali is serving a 30-year sentence at the federal supermax prison in Florence, Colorado, for joining al-Qaida and plotting to assassinate then-President George W. Bush. Last year, Abu Ali requested two books written by Obama: "Dreams from My Father" and "The Audacity of Hope."</p>