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  • Poll: Tom Cotton Takes Lead in Arkansas

    Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor is trailing Republican challenger Rep. Tom Cotton in the Arkansas Senate race according to a poll released Monday. Forty-eight percent of respondents support Cotton compared to 41 percent behind the incumbent Pryor, according to the poll. The poll shows that the race has taken a turn due to Pryor’s support for Obamacare, according to Politico. The last published numbers from this marquee match-up came in the midst of October’s government shutdown and before the national focus turned to the disastrous rollout of Obamacare, which Pryor voted for. Four polls taken that month showed the race within...
  • Mark Pryor Turns to the Bible in New Campaign Ad

    12/04/2013 6:45:21 AM PST · by don-o · 28 replies
    KATV TV ^ | December 4, 2013 | Elicia Dover
    KATV) Sen. Mark Pryor is out with a new TV ad offering a Biblical solution to the already heated 2014 Senate race in Arkansas. Pryor's campaign said the ad will begin airing on Wednesday. In the 30 second ad, Pryor speaks directly to the camera about his faith in the Bible. The ad is a substantial purchase for the campaign and will run statewide. "I'm not ashamed to say that I believe in God, and I believe in His word. The Bible teaches us no one has all the answers. Only God does. And neither political party is always right,"...
  • Embattled Pryor Invokes God, Bible in New Ad

    12/04/2013 5:28:09 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 38 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 12/4/2013 | Michael Warren
    Mark Pryor, the incumbent Democratic senator from Arkansas up for reelection next year, is releasing a new TV ad Wednesday in which he invokes his belief in God. The ad first aired on the news broadcast on ABC affiliate KATV in Little Rock Tuesday evening. "I'm not ashamed to say that I believe in God and I believe in His word," says a bespectacled Pryor, who is holding an open Bible. "The Bible teaches us no one has all the answers--only God does. And neither political party's always right." Watch the ad and news report on it below:video at link...
  • Watch Out, Red-State Democrats (exempt RATS Landrieu, Begich, Pryor & Hagan)

    11/19/2013 3:58:30 PM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    National Journal ^ | 11/19/13 | Alex Roarty
    Red-state Democrats always knew Obamacare would be a problem during next year's midterm election. But a new poll released Tuesday shows just how daunting a threat it is. **SNIP** Those numbers draw a bull's-eye on the back of the four red-state Democratic incumbents who voted for the health care reform in 2010 and are up for reelection in 2014: Mary Landrieu in Louisiana, Mark Begich in Alaska, Mark Pryor in Arkansas, and Kay Hagan in North Carolina. Each already faces a slim path to victory in their respective conservative-leaning states, one narrowed further by the law's increasing unpopularity. There's little...
  • Udall proposal would let people keep current healthcare plans for two years ( Colorado )

    11/14/2013 6:31:08 AM PST · by george76 · 22 replies
    FOX31 Denver ^ | November 13, 2013 | Eli Stokols
    As Democrats on Capitol Hill are growing increasingly angry with the White House over problems with Obamacare — and increasingly uneasy about their individual fortunes heading into 2014 — Colorado Sen. Mark Udall Wednesday became the latest Democratic lawmaker to introduce legislation to change the beleaguered Affordable Care Act... With support building for a plan introduced by Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-Louisiana, that would allow people mislead by the president”s promise to keep their plans to actually do so indefinitely, Udall has come up with a scaled down version that would allow policyholders to keep their current plans, being cancelled under...
  • Arkansas Voters Still Blame President Obama for Government Shutdown

    10/23/2013 11:47:20 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 8 replies
    http://www.nationalreview.com ^ | October 23, 2013 5:48 PM | By Patrick Brennan
    Senator Mark Pryor has tried to tar his likely opponent in next fall’s Senate election, Tom Cotton, as part of an intransigent group of Republican party that shut the federal government down and nearly forced the nation into default. Meanwhile, Arkansas voters disapprove of Senator Pryor more strongly than they ever did Democrat Blanche Lincoln, whom they voted out of the world’s greatest deliberative body in 2010. Cotton has avoided taking a strong stand on the issue, but regardless, the strategy doesn’t look like it will work for Pryor anyway: 39 percent of Arkansas likely voters, according to a new...
  • Why Is Obama Obsessed With Keeping Autocratic Control Over ObamaCare?

    10/03/2013 8:48:05 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 25 replies
    10/3/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    So Obama can delay at will - at whim even - the Big Business mandate and other parts of ObamaCare, and then either he or Sen. Harry Reid (D-DEM-e) can follow that up (when people cry foul) by saying "It's the law." So others, in due course, namely Republicans, can push for a delay in the individual mandate, as well as an end to subsidies for federal employee fat-cats, and then here comes Obama and Reid in all of their regal splendor saying basically "No, you can do this...you cannot delay this..." and "It's the law!" It now appears that...
  • Syria chemical weapons attack not ordered by Assad, says German press

    09/08/2013 8:10:52 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 14 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9/8/2013 | Simon Tisdall and Josie Le Blond
    ... President Bashar al-Assad did not personally order last month's chemical weapons attack near Damascus that has triggered calls for US military intervention, and blocked numerous requests from his military commanders against opponents in recent months, a German newspaper has reported, citing unidentified, high-level national security sources. ...
  • Democratic Gun Politics In Arkansas Senate Race Are Already Confusing

    08/10/2013 1:15:26 PM PDT · by neverdem · 32 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | August 8, 2013 | Evan McMorris-Santoro
    Sen. Mark Pryor gets an assist from Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand to save him from Bloomberg’s money, then cuts the ribbon at an ammunition factory. Gun control advocates are fine with the factory thing, but not Gillibrand’s money. Welcome to Arkansas 2014. WASHINGTON — Sen. Mark Pryor broke ground at an expanded Remington ammunition factory in his home state of Arkansas Thursday — a gun-friendly move by a gun-friendly Democrat. That’s not normally something that would make much news: Even ardent Democrats in Arkansas are firmly supportive of gun rights. But with pro-gun control Democrats coming to his aid, Pryor’s 2014...
  • Vanity: Arkansas Ping List

    06/28/2013 5:49:02 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 20 replies
    Hey guys and gals, I've just recently moved to Arkansas within the past 2 years from Oklahoma. So, being from Oklahoma, I'm VERY used to having my voice heard when I call my Senator or Congressman. I'm definitely not used to seeing a Senator or Congressman vote for something as awful as Obamacare or Immigration. With the election coming up, Senator Mark Pryor is the most vulnerable Democrat candidate in the entire United States. For all intents and purposes this guy has already lost his job BUT it never hurts to put a group of like minded people together to...
  • Vanity: Senator Pryor Votes FOR Amnesty

    06/25/2013 11:23:52 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 70 replies
    Haven't heard much mentioned about this. Senator Mark Pryor from Arkansas is in what is considered a fairly Conservative state. Not near as solid as Oklahoma to the west, but still a fairly decent state. He is VERY vulnerable. He just voted FOR the first part of the amnesty bill. I called his office and chewed them good!! They will ask for your zip code to make sure you are from Arkansas. But I think if enough people called we could make this guy REAL nervous about his job! Washington, D.C. Office 255 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg Washington, D.C. 20510...
  • Rubio Down In Poll: Rassmussen Has Him Down 15 Since Feb., 10 From May. Next Stop PrimaryVille?

    06/24/2013 12:27:01 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 22 replies
    6/24/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    PrimaryVille, or so severely weakened that his actions could elicit a Democratic challenger? Rubio is going down in the polls among Republicans, according to Rasmussen. He now sits at 58%, but is down 15 points from February and 10 from May. Palin has now ripped into Rubio, and he isn't gaining any friends fast that will help him stave off a primary challenge. He may be joining McConnell and Graham in in primary fight, and certainly could be dashing any chances at a presidential run. Senators Grahamnesty and McConnell are ripe for being primaried (as is Democrat Mark Pryor from...
  • Are Rubio, Graham, Boehner & McConnell Dumb Enough to Believe CBO's Scoring of the Immigration Bill?

    06/20/2013 2:18:32 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 25 replies
    6/20/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    And dumb enough to support this immigration bill given the Senate's 54-43 rejection of the Cornyn plan for a border security 'trigger'? The CBO dynamically "scored" (with numbers supplied to it by Dems) the immigration bill (S. 744) and found that it - low & behold - will DECREASE federal deficits over the next 20 years. Hmmm. How are those CBO-scored ObamaCare numbers working out for ya? They were only $2 TRILLION DOLLARS off when predicting the cost of ObamaCare. But no way they could botch this....right? I wonder what the odds are of these 4 getting primaried, given that...
  • Schadenfreude, wingnuts: Anti-gun purge of the Democratic Party?

    04/24/2013 7:41:09 PM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 7 replies
    ConservativeIntel.com ^ | 4/24/13 | David Freddoso
    Mayors Against Illegal guns — a group of nearly 1,000 mayors, the vast majority of whom are Democrats — lacks any obvious Republican target to lash out at over last week’s gun control defeat in the Senate. So the group is now mulling over how to express its rage, and the likely victim appears to be two-term U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark. President Obama’s post-campaign campaign just scared Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., into retirement after his “no” vote last week. The mayors’ group now wants Pryor’s scalp on their wall — even if there’s no other Democrat in line to...
  • Dem senator says impostor asking Arkansas families about their guns

    03/23/2013 5:23:59 PM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 23 March, 2013 | NA
    A Democratic senator claims impostors pretending to work for his office are calling people in his state to ask how many guns they own. Sen. Mark Pryor, of Arkansas, took to Twitter Friday to clarify that he is not the one behind those calls.
  • Conservative group sees Pryor as top 2014 target

    03/03/2013 3:47:26 PM PST · by Red Steel · 11 replies
    Washington Times ^ | February 27, 2013, 11:08AM | Seth McLaughlin
    The Senate Conservatives Fund announced Wednesday that it has made defeating Sen. Mark L. Pryor, Arkansas Democrat, its No. 1 priority in the 2014 election. “Mark Pryor pretends to be a moderate in Arkansas but votes like a liberal in Washington,” said Matt Hoskins, the executive director of the group -snip- Mr. Obama lost Arkansas by a 23.7 percentage point margin to GOP rival Mitt Romney in the 2012 election.
  • Democrats may stand in Obama's way on gun measures

    01/26/2013 12:26:39 PM PST · by Red Steel · 26 replies
    DaIly News Miner ^ | Saturday, January 26, 2013 10:14 am
    WASHINGTON — As the Senate prepares to begin debating new gun control measures, some of President Barack Obama's fellow Democrats are poised to frustrate his efforts to enact the most sweeping limits on weapons in decades. These Democrats from largely rural states with strong gun cultures view Obama's proposals warily and have not committed to supporting them. The lawmakers' concerns could stand in the way of strong legislation before a single Republican gets a chance to vote "no." There's a core group of Democratic senators, most but not all from the West, who represent states with a higher-than-average rate of...
  • Senate Democrats balk at ending Bush-era tax rates for wealthy (reelection problems)

    06/19/2012 2:52:23 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/19/12 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Democrats balk at ending Bush-era tax rates for wealthyBy Alexander Bolton - 06/19/12 05:00 AM ET A growing number of Senate Democrats are signaling they are not prepared to raise taxes on anyone in the weak economy unless Congress approves a grand bargain to reduce the deficit. At least seven Democratic senators have declined to rule out supporting a temporary extension of the Bush-era income tax rates, breaking with party leaders who have called for letting the rates expire for people earning more than $1 million per year. That gives Senate Republicans a chance to push a temporary extension...
  • Arkansas Senator Mark Pryor Will Not Actively Campaign For Obama

    04/10/2012 6:36:05 AM PDT · by Kevin C · 15 replies
    The City Wire ^ | 4/9/12 | The City Wire Staff
    U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., said he will not actively campaign in Arkansas for President Barack Obama during the 2012 general election cycle. Pryor noted his unwillingness to support the Obama, the titular head of the Democratic Party, during the second edition of the The City Wire show, presented by 5News. “Not very active,” Pryor said when asked about his level of support for Obama. “As much as I may love all of our presidents, ... I just don’t really get involved in those races. My view is, Democrat, Republican, it doesn’t matter, my view is I’m in Washington to...
  • Sitting Bucks: Pryor, 3 OSU starters docked first five games of 2011

    12/23/2010 11:27:07 AM PST · by edpc · 48 replies · 4+ views
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 23 Dec 2010 | Matt Hinton
    Wednesday's news that Ohio State players were under investigation for exchanging autographs for free tattoos was good for a laugh, and for Vegas to nix the gambling lines on the Buckeyes' upcoming Sugar Bowl date with Arkansas. But tattoos and point spreads are the least of OSU's concerns today. Five players – four of them starters, including mega-hyped 2008 classmates Terrelle Pryor, Mike Adams and DeVier Posey – will miss the first five games of next season for selling jerseys, rings and other memorabilia, putting them on ice for almost half the schedule and potentially sinking another run at the...
  • 38 DEFENDANTS INDICTED IN MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR FRAUD

    07/11/2010 2:43:05 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 3+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.justice.gov/usao/mow/news2010/harrison.ind.htm JULY 9, 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BLACK MARKET TRAVEL AGENTS 38 DEFENDANTS INDICTED IN MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR FRAUD LOCAL INVESTIGATION EXPOSES NATIONWIDE NETWORK THAT USED STOLEN IDENTITIES, CREDIT CARDS TO PURCHASE AIRLINE TICKETS KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that 38 defendants from across the United States have been charged in a series of indictments that allege an extensive network of black market travel agents who used the stolen identities of thousands of victims as part of a multi-million dollar fraud scheme...
  • A Case of Selective Outrage

    05/03/2010 6:22:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies · 414+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | May 3, 2010 | Paul Greenberg
    Arkansas' junior senator, Mark Pryor, never seems so junior, or so transparent, as when he when he goes after his GOP colleagues for -- gasp! -- playing politics with judicial nominations. This time Republican senators are holding up the confirmation of a perfectly good, indeed outstanding, Arkansas judge for the federal bench: Denzil Price Marshall. Among some 80 other nominations to the federal bench. But two months after the judge's nomination sailed through the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously, it still languishes. How come? Low partisan politics, says Sen. Pryor. With indignation. As if it were something novel and shocking to...
  • Pryor: "I Like the Opt-Out Provision"

    10/28/2009 1:18:25 PM PDT · by Dysart · 22 replies · 649+ views
    Sen. Mark Pryor told reporters Wednesday morning that he is not "philosophically opposed to a public option." In a conference call, Pryor said he is waiting to see the full text of Sen. Harry Reid's bill. Pryor said he is inclined to get the bill to the floor, but says he will wait before making a decision on a vote. "I like the opt out provision.
  • Mark Pryor tosses staff under bus/makes up story on gun flip-flop

    07/28/2009 6:27:38 AM PDT · by KRyanJames · 2 replies · 333+ views
    The K. Ryan James Blog ^ | 28 July 2009 | Kenneth Ryan James
    John Anderson at the Arkansas Concealed Carry blog has an interesting explanation as to Mark Pryor's opposition-turned-support of the concealed carry amendment to the defense appropriations bill. He blames the staff: Call returned from Senator Pryor's office. Micheal Teague, his Comunications Director tells me the "no" vote was because they initially saw this as a "states rights" issue and blamed a lot of the confusion over his changed vote on a lapse in initial understanding of the amendment and his staffs recent developments in their understanding of the bill. According to him Pryor was not getting some important updates, after...
  • Gun-Shy

    07/24/2009 7:02:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies · 1,942+ views
    Washington Post ^ | July 23, 2009 | Dana Milbank
    How do you outgun the NRA? Very, very carefully. Mark Pryor knows all about that. The Democratic senator from pro-gun Arkansas was nowhere to be seen on the Senate floor during Wednesday's showdown over a proposal, championed by the National Rifle Association, that would have gutted state gun-control laws across the nation. Toward the end of the vote, Pryor entered the chamber through the back door, took a few steps inside, flashed a thumbs-down to the clerk, and retreated as fast and furtively as somebody dodging gunfire. Several minutes later, the Democrats had racked up more than enough votes to...
  • Arkansas’s Pryor votes against concealed carry before voting for it

    07/22/2009 9:51:24 AM PDT · by KRyanJames · 3 replies · 552+ views
    The K. Ryan James Blog ^ | 22 Jul 2009 | Kenneth Ryan James
    Just minutes ago, the Senate held a roll call vote on the concealed carry amendment to the 2010 defense funding bill. Arkansas two Democrat Senators, Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor, split their vote with Lincoln - up for re-election in 2010 - casting an "aye" vote. But, right before the president pro temp announced the result, Mr. Pryor went back to the clerk and changed off "no" to "aye". The Thune amendment ended up with 58 votes for and 39 opposed, meaning it failed. Failed with 58 votes? Yes. How?
  • Former lightweight champion, Managua mayor Alexis Arguello found dead at his home

    07/01/2009 7:12:44 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies · 1,486+ views
    MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Former boxing champion Alexis Arguello, considered one of the best lightweights to step in the ring, has been found dead. Presidential spokeswoman Rosario Murillo confirmed Arguello's death early Wednesday.
  • Great: Mark Pryor to run unopposed for Senate after Republicans fail to field challenger

    03/10/2008 7:42:12 PM PDT · by jdm · 29 replies · 1,020+ views
    Hot Air ^ | March 10, 2008 | Allahpundit
    That would be Mark Pryor, first-term Democratic incumbent, running in a reliably red state. [T]he Republicans’ inability to field any Senate candidate in a Southern state that twice favored Republican George W. Bush for president this decade is yet another blow for a party that lost six seats and its Senate majority in 2006, and is mainly playing defense against further Democratic gains this year.Having missed the filing deadline, any Republican who might belatedly decide to run against Pryor would have to do so as a write-in candidate…Pryor becomes the first senator to draw no opponent from the other major...
  • Democrat Proposes Making Withdrawal Date Secret

    03/27/2007 9:22:53 AM PDT · by bnelson44 · 79 replies · 1,298+ views
    WP ^ | March 27, 2007
    In one of the more unusual proposals to emerge in the Senate debate on Iraq withdrawal, Sen. Mark Pryor wants to keep any plans for bringing troops home a secret. The Arkansas Democrat is a key holdout on his party's proposal to approve $122 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan while setting a goal of March 31, 2008, for winding up military operations in Iraq. Unlike the plan's Republican opponents, Pryor wants a withdrawal deadline of some kind. He just doesn't want anyone outside the White House, Congress and the Iraqi government to know what it is. "My...
  • Bush's CIA Critic Claim Exposed as Untrue

    09/13/2006 7:52:05 AM PDT · by harpu · 51 replies · 2,316+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | 9/13/06 | Ron Kessler (Washington Wire)
    WASHINGTON — In a "60 Minutes" interview on April 23, Tyler Drumheller, a former chief of the CIA's Europe division, made a sensational charge. He claimed that President Bush and his White House ignored intelligence before the invasion of Iraq indicating that Saddam Hussein had no had weapons of mass destruction. On the CBS-TV show, and in subsequent media interviews that appeared throughout the world, Drumheller said that the White House was excited about the fact that the CIA was getting information straight from Naji Sabri, the then Iraqi foreign minister. But when the White House found out this source...
  • Pryor says president isn't keeping us safe

    08/13/2006 3:31:05 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 37 replies · 889+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | August 13, 2006 | Ripley Watson
    President George W. Bush isn't doing enough at home and abroad to protect citizens from terrorist attacks because funding is falling short and U.S. troops are over-extended, Arkansas Democratic Senator Mark Pryor said. "My fellow Democrats and I believe our government must do more to protect Americans at home and around the world," Pryor, 43, said in the weekly Democratic radio address Saturday. "Five years after 9/11, our country is not as safe as it needs to be, or should be. Americans deserve real security, not just leaders who talk tough but fail to deliver." Pryor's comments came two days...
  • gay days at Disney World is happening right now and no one is outraged(except russ feingold).

    06/01/2006 2:16:05 PM PDT · by Dane · 23 replies · 1,475+ views
    Well I gotcha you all with the title of this thread, but the point is that "gay days" at Disney World has become basically moot. Most people now know the militant fags at all political costs have their "holiday"(really an in your face political movement) at a certain time at Disney World and adjust their schedules accordingly to avoid them. Such as Judge David Pryor who had to endure the simpleton political wrath of russ feingold, over homosexual Issues. The decision by one of President Bush's conservative judicial nominees not to take his children to the Walt Disney World Resort...
  • PRYOR WILL VOTE NO ON ALITO

    01/27/2006 1:29:36 PM PST · by areafiftyone · 43 replies · 1,864+ views
    Friday, January 27, 2006 - 1:19:30 PMBREAKING: Pryor will vote 'no' on Alito   U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor will vote against the confirmation of Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court. Pryor said he was satisfied that Alito was qualified and possessed the proper judicial temperament. But there’s a third criterion, he said. “Can he be fair and impartial if he’s on the United States Supreme Court? And would he be an activist, would he legislate from the bench, would he come with an agenda? I spent a lot of time looking at that. I must say when it comes to...
  • Epithet stung, even for Pryor (Derrick Jackson of the Boston Globe actually writes a good column)

    12/14/2005 9:51:29 AM PST · by inquest · 5 replies · 1,206+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 12-14-05 | Derrick Z. Jackson
    [snip] Amazingly, Pryor matured on this issue, making me sing hallelujah. In 1979, he flew to Kenya. It was a trip recommended to him by his psychiatrist after his wife Jennifer hauled him out of a house full of hookers and drugs. After touring Kenya's national museum, Pryor sat in a hotel lobby full of what he described as ''gorgeous black people, like everyplace else we'd been. The only people you saw were black. At the hotel, on television, in stores, on the street, in the newspapers, at restaurants, running the government, on advertisements. Everywhere." That caused Pryor to say:...
  • For Today, Iraq Elections Mainly about Withdrawal; Couric Calls Pryor, Clark 'Controversial'

    12/12/2005 5:11:53 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 33 replies · 947+ views
    Today Show/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein December 12, 2005 - 08:06 "Allies Establish Beachhead in Normandy: Could Troops be Home Sooner?" Somehow, I doubt that was the headline in the wake of D-Day. Yet this morning, the Today show viewed the impending Iraqi elections largely through the prism of bringing US troops home. The graphic read "Iraq Votes: What Elections Mean to America", and Matt Lauer set the tone, introducing reporter Richard Engel in Baghdad by asking "what does [the election] mean for the future of US troops there?" Engel picked up theme: "Sunni participation in this election could reduce violence over time,...
  • Comedian Richard Pryor dies at 65

    12/10/2005 3:24:07 PM PST · by summer · 299 replies · 6,228+ views
    CNN Politics - The Situation Report ^ | Dec. 10, 2005 | AP via CNN
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Richard Pryor, the caustic yet perceptive actor-comedian who lived dangerously close to the edge both on stage and off, has died, his ex-wife said Saturday. He was 65. Pryor died of a heart attack at his home in the San Fernando Valley sometime late Friday or early Saturday, Flyn Pryor said. He had been ill for years with multiple sclerosis, a degenerative disease of the nervous system. The comedian was regarded early in his career as one of the most foul-mouthed comics in the business, but he gained a wide following for his expletive-filled but universal...
  • Richard Pryor Dead

    12/10/2005 12:59:22 PM PST · by Salo · 256 replies · 9,376+ views
    Richard Pryor.com ^ | 12/10/05 | unknown
    Iconic comic genius, Richard Pryor is dead today at 8:35 after a 19 year battle with multiple sclerosis. Born Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor, on December 1, 1940 the multi-talented star was pronounced dead of a cardiac arrest at 8:00 am at a hospital near his home. He is survived by his wife Jennifer Lee Pryor and his six children; Richard Junior, Elizabeth Storder, Rain Kindlin, Kelsey, Steven and Franklin Mason, and his three grandchildren. Funeral services will be private with a memorial service by invitation
  • CONFIRMATION POLITICS - Robert Novak

    11/12/2005 9:38:45 PM PST · by STARWISE · 11 replies · 715+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 11/12/05 | Robert Novak
    CONFIRMATION POLITICS Although freshman Democratic Sen. Ken Salazar has removed his hold on the nomination, former White House Counsel C. Boyden Gray is still being blocked by Democrats for confirmation as U.S. ambassador to the European Union. The unidentified senator now imposing the hold is believed to be Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin, who did not return this column's call. The objection to Gray is a 2-year-old television ad by Gray's Committee for Justice accusing senators of blocking the confirmation of Judge William Pryor because he is Catholic. A footnote: Director of National Intelligence (DNI) John Negroponte last Tuesday wrote...
  • How Some Senators Plan to Vote on Roberts

    09/22/2005 3:38:33 PM PDT · by SmithL · 12 replies · 784+ views
    AP ^ | 9/22/5
    All 55 Senate Republicans are expected to vote for John Roberts' confirmation as Supreme Court chief justice next week. The 44 Democrats are less unified. Democrats who have announced their support for Roberts (8): Bill Nelson of Florida, Ben Nelson of Nebraska, Mark Pryor of Arkansas, Tim Johnson of South Dakota, Max Baucus of Montana, Robert Byrd of West Virginia, Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico, Kent Conrad of North Dakota. Democrats who voted for Roberts on the Judiciary Committee (3): Patrick Leahy of Vermont, Russ Feingold of Wisconsin, Herb Kohl of Wisconsin.
  • NYP: ROBERTS CRITICS' AGENDA OF HATE -- JFK won despite anti-Catholic bias.

    08/02/2005 5:33:44 AM PDT · by OESY · 74 replies · 1,655+ views
    New York Post ^ | August 2, 2005 | GEORGE J. MARLIN
    For most of our nation's history, anti-Catholicism has been an acceptable prejudice.... The reaction to President Bush's nomination of John Roberts... suggests that not so much has changed.... Many political analysts have concluded that this intolerance began to subside after JFK's election. Catholics, they argue, have been assimilated into American society and are now accepted into middle- and upper-class enclaves, corporate board rooms and the public square. Yet, while many Catholics have advanced economically since 1960, a deep-rooted animus remains against Catholics in public life who practice their faith. ...Schumer ignored the Constitution's Article 6 ("no religious Test shall ever...
  • Bush Judicial Appointee Calls Abortion "Evil" (MSM-cry baby moment)

    06/25/2005 5:27:03 PM PDT · by mowkeka · 2 replies · 408+ views
    Fulton County Daily Report ^ | June 24 | Eliott C. McLaughlin and Jonathan Ringel
    Federal appeals Judge William H. Pryor Jr., whose fierce opposition to abortion prompted a two-year fight over his Senate confirmation, said Wednesday that "it'd certainly be wrong for a Catholic lawyer or judge to do something to advance a grave evil like abortion."
  • CST: Crafty Dodd performs a charade - Smiling Dudd Sinks Bolton

    06/20/2005 6:04:49 AM PDT · by OESY · 17 replies · 1,152+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | June 20, 2005 | ROBERT NOVAK
    'We are not on some fishing expedition here at all to derail the Bolton nomination," Sen. Christopher Dodd, with his customary half-smile in place, told the Senate on Thursday. But that is exactly what the crafty Democrat is doing -- with success so far. He has maneuvered John R. Bolton's confirmation to be U.S. ambassador into desperate straits. Dodd's unreported speech to an empty Senate before it adjourned for another long weekend was classic senatorial misdirection. He held out the prospect of ending the filibuster against Bolton and quickly confirming him, if only more information were given Democratic senators. Yet,...
  • Senate deal is done: Three judges are confirmed (William Pryor, David McKeague, Richard Griffin)

    06/10/2005 7:14:16 PM PDT · by Libloather · 89 replies · 3,316+ views
    Senate deal is done: Three judges are confirmed The Associated Press June 10, 2005 6:01AM WASHINGTON - The GOP-controlled Senate approved former Alabama Attorney General William Pryor and Michigan nominees David McKeague and Richard Griffin Thursday for seats on the U.S. Appeals Court, completing an unprecedented run of long-delayed judicial confirmations. With a vote of 53-45, Pryor was approved for 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the Atlanta-based court that handles federal appeals from Alabama, Georgia and Florida. Griffin was confirmed 95-0 and McKeague 96-0, both for seats on the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati. ''These three nominees...
  • No Reason for Giddiness over These Judges (Rush is Right!)

    06/09/2005 7:29:00 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 47 replies · 1,966+ views
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 06/09/05 | Rush Limbaugh
    Rush 24/7 is a helluva good site. I don't want to deprive Rush of income, so I am going to redact (edit) some of his commentary and still get the idea across. For those of you wondering if you should do it, spend $6.95 for one month and see if you agree. I think this is worth hearing, because it fits my opinion pretty accurately. Rush says: "All right, folks, I want to start off here with the judge deal. I'm starting to see some giddiness out there from people on our side that these judges are being confirmed this...
  • Senate OKs Brown, ends Pryor filibuster

    06/08/2005 3:20:02 PM PDT · by SmithL · 50 replies · 2,716+ views
    AP ^ | 6/8/5 | JESSE J. HOLLAND
    WASHINGTON - The Senate on Wednesday confirmed California judge Janice Rogers Brown for the federal appeals court, ending a two-year battle filled with accusations of racism and sexism and shadowed by a dispute over Democratic blocking tactics. Senators quickly followed by ending another long-term filibuster, clearing the way for a vote Thursday on former Alabama Attorney General William Pryor as outlined in an agreement last month that averted a showdown that could have brought Senate action to a halt.After giving Pryor a final vote and confirming two Michigan nominees to other appeals court posts, senators plan to leave President Bush's...
  • CONGRATULATIONS TO JUDGE BILL PRYOR (11th CIR)!!

    05/24/2005 6:09:54 AM PDT · by CWW · 13 replies · 653+ views
    Vanity ^ | 05-24-05 | cww
    A year ago things looked bleak for the confirmation of former Alabama Attorney General Bill Pryor. He had given up a new term as the popular Attorney General of Alabama when the President offered him a recess appointment. Democrats and pro-abortion and gay rights groups vehemently opposed his nomination, attempting (albeit unsuccessfully) to smear his good name and reputation. Ted Kennedy, et al. challenged his appointment all the way to the Supreme Court. With the filibuster in place, Judge Pryor was one of the least likely nominees to be confirmed because of his principled pro-life stand. Who can forget Judge...
  • Senate Judiciary Committee approves William Pryor

    05/12/2005 10:13:36 AM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 47 replies · 2,317+ views
    AP ^ | May 12, 2005 | Staff
    CAPITOL HILL The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved the last of four hotly disputed judicial nominees on a party line vote. The ten-to-eight vote sends acting appeals court Judge William Pryor's nomination to the Senate. Democrats blocked his nomination in President Bush's last term. But Bush gave him a temporary seat on the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta with a recess appointment. They've vowed to filibuster Pryor and three other Bush nominees this time around, too. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist has threatened to disallow future filibusters and force a vote on Pryor and the others. Democrats say...
  • Why Judicial Appointments Do NOT Matter (Schiavo)

    03/26/2005 11:56:14 AM PST · by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide · 101 replies · 2,237+ views
    2005-03-26 | UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide
    One more reason in a long history that judicial appointments will not solve the problem of leftist judges and judicial tyranny was seen on Mar. 23, 2005, in the request for emergency rehearing of the 11th Circuit en banc of the case of Schiavo v. Schiavo when George W. Bush recess appointment William H. Pryor, Jr., voted AGAINST rehearing. Rather than joining in the cogent and spirited dissent of Judge Tjoflat or associating himself with the dissent of Judge Wilson (a Clinton appointee) in the original three-judge panel, he voted with the majority in the 10-2 denial of rehearing. Judge...
  • Pryor Won't Face Senate Judiciary Inquiry

    03/07/2005 2:03:11 PM PST · by hinterlander · 29 replies · 2,806+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | March 7, 2005 | Robert Bluey
    Senate Judiciary Chairman Arlen Specter (R.-Pa.) plans to usher judicial nominee William H. Pryor, Jr. through his committee without a new hearing, a committee aide told HUMAN EVENTS Monday. Senate Democrats blocked Pryor in two filibusters in July and November 2003. In an effort to circumvent the Democrats' opposition, President Bush gave Pryor a recess appointment to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Feb. 20, 2004. The appointment expires at the end of 2005 when Congress adjourns. Since taking his seat on the 11th Circuit, Pryor has authored "progressive" and "moderate" opinions, Specter said at a February 24...
  • Pryor Impressions

    03/03/2005 7:49:32 AM PST · by votelife · 4 replies · 361+ views
    Mobile Register ^ | 3/3/05 | QUIN HILLYER
    Pryor Impressions Alabamans want to know why Bill Pryor is being filibustered in the Senate. BY QUIN HILLYER Thursday, March 3, 2005 12:01 a.m. EST MOBILE, Ala.--If judicial nominations represent the spear-point of all of the partisan battles in Washington, former Alabama Attorney General Bill Pryor is the poison on the spear. Judge Pryor, whose renomination to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals could get a Senate hearing as early as March 9, has become a folk hero to conservatives nationwide while drawing fierce denunciations from liberal editorial pages. Come to Alabama, though, and the cognoscenti from all shades of...