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  • Toyota recalls 6.5 MILLION cars because airbags may fail, steering columns might break

    04/09/2014 2:20:50 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/09/14
    Toyota is recalling more than 6.5milllion cars -including 35,000 in the UK - after it discovered a number of faults. The car manufacturer found in some models airbags can deactivate, seats may move and steering columns could break, the company said today. The models involved are the RAV4, Hilux, Yaris and the Urban Cruiser.
  • Minding the Minders of G.M.

    04/05/2014 11:15:15 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 5, 2014 | Jackie Calmes
    There is a truism in Washington that was confirmed last week in Congress: Even less popular than government regulation is a regulator suspected of not doing its job. Not for the first time, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration — or N.H.T.S.A. (pronounced NITZ-ah) — was forced to answer for failing to protect consumers. In this case, the failure involved a defective General Motors ignition switch implicated in 13 deaths. While G.M.’s new chief executive, Mary T. Barra, took most of the heat in two days of House and Senate hearings last week, she shared the grill with the safety...
  • GM Attempted Ludicrous 'Fix' for Defective Ignitions in 2005

    04/03/2014 10:28:00 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    NLPC ^ | April 3, 2014 | Mark Modica
    General Motors' CEO, Mary Barra, testified this week at government hearings on the deadly recall delay that contributed to at least 13 deaths of motorists driving GM vehicles with defective ignition switches. During that testimony Ms. Barra discussed one of GM's ridiculous early "solutions" for problems with ignitions turning to the off position as vehicles were being driven. GM engineers designed an insert to be placed in the keys' holes in an attempt to limit how much key chains dangled. This "fix" saved the company a few dollars in labor costs that would have been charged if they recalled...
  • LeDuff: Don't just blame GM, blame the politicians too

    04/02/2014 8:50:14 AM PDT · by RckyRaCoCo · 7 replies
    myfoxdetroit ^ | 04/01/2014 | Charlie LeDuff
    Government Motors. Remember that one? That's a huge, overlooked detail in this whole GM recall crisis - the federal government's oversight of a company they bought out of bankruptcy four years ago and, under their nose, that same company is hiding its deadly, dirty laundry. Charlie LeDuff caught up with California Democrat Henry Waxman, who was head of the United States House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform at the time of that purchase.
  • Power Steering Recall Could Cost GM Over $1.5 Billion

    04/01/2014 9:39:04 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    NLPC ^ | April 1, 2014 | Mark Modica/Peter Flaherty
    Almost two weeks after NLPC first requested that General Motors recall vehicles with defective power steering components , the company has agreed to the recall and finally remove the dangerous vehicles from the roads. Over 1.3 million Saturn Ions and related vehicles are included in the recall, bringing the total amount of GM vehicles recalled over the past month or so to over 6 million. The total cost to GM for the recalls will be in the billions of dollars with the latest recall probably accounting for over $1.5 billion on its own. The costs to GM's reputation are...
  • Congress Must Ask Barra Why GM Hasn’t Recalled Saturn Ions with Power Steering Loss

    03/31/2014 8:32:12 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    NLPC ^ | March 31, 2014 | Mark Modica
    On Friday, General Motors expanded its recall of vehicles with an ignition switch defect, but Saturn Ions with a dangerous steering loss problem remain unrecalled, even though Chevy Cobalts and other models with the exact same defect were previously recalled. The two Congressional Committees holding hearings this week must directly ask GM CEO Mary Barra why these dangerous vehicles remain on the road. It has now been almost two weeks since we requested that Barra immediately order a recall of Saturn Ions (MY 2004 to 2007) with defective electric power steering systems. GM had previously recalled Chevy Cobalts and Pontiac...
  • An Engineer’s Eureka Moment With a G.M. Flaw

    03/30/2014 1:19:58 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 28, 2014 | Bill Vlasic
    DETROIT — Somewhere inside the two-inch ignition switch from the 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt was the clue that Mark Hood was seeking. Mr. Hood, an engineer in Florida, had photographed, X-rayed and disassembled the device in the fall of 2012, focusing on the tiny plastic and metal switch that controlled the ignition. But even after hours of testing, Mr. Hood was at a loss to explain why the engine in Brooke Melton’s Cobalt had suddenly shut off, causing her fatal accident in 2010 in Georgia. It was no small matter to her family, which had hired Mr. Hood for their lawsuit...
  • General Motors recalls Chevrolet Cruzes, trucks and SUVs

    03/29/2014 11:04:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 29, 2014
    (Reuters) - General Motors Co is recalling certain Chevrolet Cruze models for possible axle fractures, and more than 490,000 trucks and SUVs for potential transmission cooler line issues, the company said in a statement late on Friday. These latest recalls come as the head of the country's biggest automaker, Chief Executive Mary Barra, faces Congress next week regarding who is to blame for faulty ignition switches linked to crashes and at least 12 deaths. The GM Cruze recall targets the 2013 and 2014 1.4L turbo gasoline powered model to replace a right front axle half shaft that can fracture without...
  • GM Response to Recall Delay Victims Anything BUT Compassionate

    03/25/2014 9:05:55 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    NLPC ^ | March 25, 2014 | Mark Modica defines compassion as, "a feeling of wanting to help someone who is sick, hungry, in trouble, etc." A Google search teaming the name Mary Barra with "compassionate" pulls up a host of articles fawning over General Motors' new CEO's handling of the company's botched recalls which seem to have cost at least 12 American lives. Contrary to the media's belief that GM is a compassionate entity working in the best interests of accident victims, the facts show that the response to defects in GM vehicles and subsequent recall delays has been anything BUT compassionate. The NY Times continued its...
  • GM Asked to Recall 382,000 Vehicles With Steering Loss Defect

    03/19/2014 11:09:16 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    NLPC ^ | March 19, 2014 | Peter Flaherty
    This letter is being sent today to GM CEO Mary Barra: We ask that General Motors (the Company) recall Saturn Ions for the model years 2004 through 2007 without further delay. These automobiles endanger the lives and safety of their drivers and passengers due to a loss of power steering, a serious problem of which the Company has been aware for several years. According to a summary of an ongoing investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA): ...GM indicated that the EPS (electric power steering) system used in the subject vehicles was the same as that used...
  • Questions Upton Committee MUST Ask GM About Recall Delay

    03/17/2014 1:00:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo
    NLPC ^ | March 16, 2014 | Peter Flaherty
    The following letter was sent today to Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee: As your committee prepares for the upcoming House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on the recent GM recall, I urge you to use every opportunity to examine what, if any, influence the U.S. government's ownership of GM has had on this troubling failure to address the dangerously flawed vehicles. In addition, we urge your committee to consider posing the following questions to panelists at your hearing: 1. In late 2009, GM sued supplier JTEKT North America for $30 million over faulty...
  • Fiat recalling more than 18,000 2014 Fiat 500Ls

    03/15/2014 1:04:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 15, 2014 11:40 AM EDT
    Chrysler Group is recalling 18,092 Fiat 500L cars in the U.S. because the transmission shifter can be delayed or stop working. […] According to documents posted Saturday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, cold temperatures can affect signals sent between the car’s main computer and the gear shifter. If that happens, the shifter may not shift out of park or the response may be delayed, increasing the risk of a crash. …
  • GM Recall Death Toll to Rise?; What Did Mary Barra Know and When Did She Know it?

    03/13/2014 10:35:45 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 57 replies
    NLPC ^ | March 13, 2014 | Marl Modica
    The New York Times hinted that the 11 year death toll for victims who drove defective General Motors' vehicles (that are just now being recalled) may rise from the current 12 confirmed fatalities. The Times reports, "Since 2003, GM has reported at least 78 deaths and 1,581 injuries involving the now-recalled cars, according to a review of agency records." It is not clear how many of the accidents involving one of the 1.6 million now-recalled vehicles were caused by the defect. The article does state that "the records mention potentially defective components" and "regulators appear to have overlooked disturbing...
  • G.M. Said to Face Criminal Inquiry on Safety Problems

    03/11/2014 4:35:29 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    NYT ^ | 3-11-14 | BILL VLASIC and BEN PROTESS
    The Justice Department has begun a criminal investigation into the decade-long failure by General Motors to address deadly safety problems in its some of its cars before announcing a massive recall last month, according to a person briefed on the matter. The preliminary inquiry by federal prosecutors in New York is expected to center on whether G.M., the nation’s largest automaker, failed to comply with laws requiring timely disclosure of vehicle defects. The probe is the latest in a widening series of investigations of G.M.'s handling of faulty ignition switches in its Chevrolet Cobalt sedan and other cars that the...
  • Former NHTSA Head Criticizes GM for Deadly Recall Delay

    03/04/2014 9:32:30 AM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    NLPC ^ | March 3, 2014 | Mark Modica
    Former head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Joan Claybrook, has weighed in on the deadly delay by General Motors on a recall for a defect that is alleged to have resulted in 13 deaths and 33 accidents. Ms. Claybrook appeared on the Cavuto Show on Fox Business where she blasted both GM and NHTSA for waiting 10 years to recall the defective models and went as far as saying that there should be criminal charges brought against GM by the Justice Department. Congress was questioned for its response (or lack thereof) as Cavuto started the segment by...
  • In General Motors Recalls, Inaction and Trail of Fatal Crashes

    03/03/2014 9:47:51 AM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 2, 2014 | Christopher Jensen
    For Laura Christian, July 29, 2005, was the worst kind of anniversary. One year earlier, Ms. Christian had been reunited with Amber Marie Rose, the daughter she gave up for adoption at birth. But Ms. Christian did not get to call her daughter a year later. In the predawn hours that day, Amber, 16, died after her 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt crashed and the air bag failed to deploy. Now, nearly nine years later, Ms. Christian knows that the air bag’s failure was the result of a defective car part. General Motors has recalled nearly 1.4 million cars in the United...
  • Did NHTSA Drag Its Feet on GM's Deadly Recall Delay?

    02/27/2014 10:16:33 AM PST · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    NLPC ^ | February 27, 2014 | Mark Modica
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is opening an investigation into General Motors' response to an ignition-switch defect that has been linked to 13 deaths, prompting a recall of 1.6 million vehicles. As I have previously reported, the ignition-switch problem has been known for years. What took NHTSA so long? NHTSA is an executive branch agency, part of the Transportation Department. According to its website, NHTSA "is dedicated to achieving the highest standards of excellence in motor vehicle and highway safety. It works daily [emphasis added] to help prevent crashes and their attendant costs, both human and financial." Five...
  • General Motors expands “igniton recall,” cites 13 deaths

    02/25/2014 9:03:11 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    fox ^ | updated on: 08:06pm, February 25, 2014
    The recall now affects 1.37 million vehicles built between 2003 and 2007. In addition to 778,000 Chevrolet Cobalts and Pontiac G5 cars recalled earlier this month, GM is also recalling Saturn Ions, Chevrolet HHRs, Pontiac Solstices and Saturn Sky models for the same issue. GM says the ignition on the vehicles recalled can accidentally switch out of the “Run” position while the car is being driven. When that happens, the car’s engine shuts off, rendering power brakes, power steering and airbags not operational. Originally, GM said there had been six fatalities among front-seat passengers as a result of this problem....
  • Evidence Mounts that GM Delayed Recall with Deadly Results

    02/21/2014 2:58:14 PM PST · by jazusamo · 51 replies
    NLPC ^ | February 21, 2014 | Mark Modica
    New evidence is surfacing that General Motors has known for years about the deadly defects in its vehicles ( as I suggested here last week) that are just now being recalled. The defects have led to the deaths of at least six people and are the basis of an ongoing lawsuit against GM. The deadly recall delay by GM has garnered the attention of Mainstream Media as usually GM-friendly sources like USA Today, The New York Times, CNN Money and even CBS Evening News have rightfully decided that the accusations of deplorable behavior by GM deserve to be shared...
  • Hot Pockets recalled on meat 'unfit' for humans

    02/19/2014 6:14:32 PM PST · by bgill · 58 replies
    cnbc via yahoo ^ | Feb. 19, 2014 | Katie Little
    Nestlé (Swiss Exchange: NESN-CH) announced Tuesday that it was voluntarily recalling two of the snack products following a widespread meat recall. The move affects its Philly Steak and Cheese Hot Pockets in three sizes and its Croissant Crust Philly Steak and Cheese flavor in the two-pack box. In total, about 238,000 cases of Hot Pockets were recalled, NBC News reported.
  • Did GM Delay Recall With Deadly Results? Problems Reported Years Ago

    02/14/2014 9:10:08 AM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    NLPC ^ | February 14, 2014 | Mark Modica
    General Motors recently recalled close to a million vehicles for a deadly problem that resulted in six deaths. The models involved were Chevy Cobalts and Pontiac G5s from the 2005 through 2007 model years. The question is, why did NHTSA and GM wait so long to recall vehicles with a dangerous defect when the problems surfaced years ago? Scouring the internet reveals many reported stalling incidents for the models in question. My particular Google search went back to 2009 and unearthed disturbing evidence that GM did not properly address issues with faulty vehicles. While the vehicles were manufactured by...
  • RI:Exeter recall election opponents far outspent gun-rights supporters

    02/14/2014 6:07:23 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 3 February, 2014 | JOHN HILL
    A month and a half after the unsuccessful effort to oust four Exeter Town Council members, financial reports filed by both sides show that in the weeks leading up to the recall vote, the firearms-rights supporters who mounted the effort were badly outgunned in terms of campaign cash. According to contribution and spending reports filed by We The People/Rhode Island Firearms League, the Exeter Democratic Town Committee and Save Exeter, the council members’ own political action committee, the anti-recall forces were able to outspend We the People by a better than 2-to-1 ratio in the 10 weeks leading up to...
  • Some Unions Collapse in Historic Wisconsin Vote

    12/19/2013 5:01:04 PM PST · by george76 · 47 replies
    media trackers ^ | December 19, 2013 | Brian Sikma
    Numbers of public sector unions in Wisconsin collapsed in the wake of an historic vote that ended on Thursday. The unions are acutely feeling the impact of Act 10, Governor Scott Walker’s controversy-generating collective bargaining reforms of 2011. The reforms require public sector unions to hold annual recertification votes. In order to be certified as unions by the state, the labor groups must get the approval of over 50% of their members. For several weeks now the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission has been holding an open and ongoing vote for over 400 unions, mostly made up of public school teachers...
  • Exeter, RI Votes to Recall Anti-Gun Council Members Today

    12/14/2013 7:21:50 AM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies
    TTAG ^ | 14 December, 2013 | Dan Zimmerman
     “I didn’t realize that so many people here in our corner of Rhode Island were so passionate about guns,” a nonplussed Calvin Ellis told the Wall Street Journal. Bless his heart. It’s safe to say, though, that he his three fellow Exeter town council members have now been thoroughly educated on that matter. That’s because, as RF relayed, 80% of the town council – Ellis included – stand to lose their jobs in a recall election today because they voted to transfer their shall-issue concealed carry licensing authority to the state’s may-issue attorney general. As resident Letitia Davis told, ”Our rights are...
  • Majority of 18-24 Year Olds Support Recall of Obama from Office

    12/04/2013 10:40:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 12/04/2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    These are bad numbers. Really, really bad.What is interesting about the Harvard University’s Institute of Politics millennial poll is that it subdivides older millennials (25-29) from younger millenials (18-24). And it’s the latter group that is more predictive and its verdict is wholly negative.There’s more support among 18-24 year olds for recalling Obama from office, than for recalling their member of Congress or even all members of Congress– at a time when Congressional approval ratings have hit record lows. Obama’s approval rating among young Americans is just 41 percent, down 11 points from a year ago, and now tracking...
  • Colorado Democrat Resigns to Avoid Recall Fight

    11/30/2013 7:21:40 AM PST · by neverdem · 22 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 27, 2013 | Jim Geraghty
    Remember that third recall effort out in Colorado, targeting two-term Democrat Evie Hudak? It is now moot. State Sen. Evie Hudak has decided to resign rather than risk facing a recall election that, should she lose, would flip control of the senate to Republicans, FOX31 Denver was first to report Wednesday. Later Wednesday morning, Hudak made her resignation letter public. “In the interest of preserving the progress made over the last year, I am resigning as State Senator for District 19, effective immediately,” Hudak wrote. By resigning before the signatures are turned in, she assures that a Democratic vacancy committee...
  • Avoiding Recall: Colorado's "You Don't Need a Gun to Prevent Rape" Evie Hudak Resigns

    11/27/2013 11:29:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 70 replies ^ | November 27, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    After seeing two of her Colorado colleagues recalled over anti-gun votes, Democratic State Senator Evie Hudak, will submit her resignation. Hudak will hold a news conference Wednesday morning at the Arvada Library. "By resigning I am protecting these important new laws for the good of Colorado and ensuring that we can continue looking forward," Hudak wrote in her resignation letter in regard to her gun votes, which led to the recall effort. Proponents of the recall have until early next week to submit about 18,900 valid signatures to the secretary of state's office. If enough signatures are valid, Hudak would...
  • Democratic Colorado state senator resigns to avoid recall over gun law

    11/27/2013 9:15:06 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 27, 2013 |
    A Democratic Colorado state senator resigned Wednesday to avoid a possible recall election over a controversial gun control law that led to the ouster of two of her colleagues earlier this year. Sen. Evie Hudak, who has represented a district that includes Denver’s western suburbs since 2008, announced her resignation less than a week before opponents planned to submit petitions to recall her. Calling the decision “difficult,” Hudak said she decided to resign to protect the new gun control legislation and to ensure her constituents would not have to pay for a special election.
  • Colorado Dem Senator resigns to avoid recall

    11/27/2013 3:53:52 PM PST · by SpeakerToAnimals · 21 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | November 27 2013 | Mandy Nagy
    It looks like the dems want the Hickenlooper to appoint a dem so We the People don't elect a Republican.
  • GOOD RIDDANCE, EVIE: Senator Hudak Resigns To Avoid Recall

    11/27/2013 7:49:27 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 33 replies
    ColoradoPeakPolitics ^ | November 27, 2013 | ColoradoPeakPolitics
    UPDATE: The rape survivors who testified against a bill that would ban concealed carry on college campuses and who were disrespected by Hudak in the process reacted to the news that Hudak had resigned: “I am pleased that the people of Senate District 19 put enough pressure on Senator Hudak to cause her to resign her Senate seat. Her treatment of me and other women in March demonstrated Senator Hudak’s belief that she knows better than the women of Colorado how they should best defend themselves. My sincere hope is that the Democrats consider, in their replacement choice, that the...
  • Tales of the Red Tape #42: Peeling Back Nonsense in Vehicle Regulation

    11/25/2013 4:53:54 PM PST · by DBCJR · 4 replies
    The Foundry ^ | November 22, 2013 at 4:56 pm | Diane Katz
    General Motors Corp. (GM) is recalling 18,941 Chevy Camaros (model years 2013 and 2014) for violating Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 208—Occupant Crash Protection. Defective seat belts? Air bag malfunction? Brake failure? Nope. GM is recalling 18,941 Chevy Camaros because the air bag warning label on the sun visor may peel.
  • Hudak Agrees To Resign If Recall Goes Forward, Allegedly Demands Johnston Get Blacklisted In Return

    11/22/2013 4:43:17 PM PST · by Red Steel · 20 replies
    ColoradoPeakPolitics ^ | November 22, 2013
    Democratic State Senator Evie Hudak is facing a second round of recall after voting for Mayor Bloomberg’s gun control bills, but sources tell us she has agreed to resign if the organizers seeking her recall get enough signatures. The scuttlebutt around the Capitol is that Hudak has agreed to resign her seat if enough signatures get verified to force a recall election, but we’ve been told a secret agreement allegedly made with Senate President Morgan Carroll comes with a few strings attached. If Hudak lost her recall election, it would hand power of the State Senate to Republicans. To stop...
  • Wisconsin Political Speech Raid

    11/16/2013 11:23:20 AM PST · by Jean S · 63 replies
    Subpoenas hit allies of Scott Walker as his re-election campaign looms. Americans learned in the IRS political targeting scandal that government enforcement power can be used to stifle political speech. Something similar may be unfolding in Wisconsin, where a special prosecutor is targeting conservative groups that participated in the battle over Governor Scott Walker's union reforms. In recent weeks, special prosecutor Francis Schmitz has hit dozens of conservative groups with subpoenas demanding documents related to the 2011 and 2012 campaigns to recall Governor Walker and state legislative leaders. Copies of two subpoenas we've seen demand "all memoranda, email . ....
  • Gun control supporter threatens to kill Colorado recall activists

    11/15/2013 10:10:20 PM PST · by george76 · 71 replies
    The Capitol City Project. ^ | November 15, 2013 | Stephen Gutowski
    A supporter of Colorado State Senator, and gun control champion, Evie Hudak was captured on video threatening to “go home and get a gun and come back and kill” recall activists as they tried to gather signatures for a new recall effort against Ms. Hudak. ... The Recall Hudak Too organizers are hoping to follow up successful recalls of two other anti-gun Colorado State Senators earlier this year. Both State Senate President John Morse and State Senator Angela Giron were thrown out of office by voters over their support for controversial gun control measures. Hudak supported the same measures. Ms....
  • GM to recall nearly 60,000 Chevy Malibus

    11/15/2013 7:52:55 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 15, 2013 10:42 AM EST
    General Motors is recalling nearly 60,000 Chevy Malibu midsize cars to fix window defrosters that may not work and power seat wiring that can catch fire. … GM dealers will reprogram the computer at no cost to customers. The company says it doesn’t know of any crashes or injuries from the problem. …
  • John McCain Has Earned The Right to be RECALLED

    "...Please Arizona, Quit Working Against Us. You can do Better than this. John McCain is serving a six year term that doesn’t end until 2016. His career in which he has earned the title of “maverick” was built by betraying the fundamental principles upon which the Republican Party was founded and his name adjoins legislation sponsored and co-authored by the most odious of leftist Democrat legislators. John McCain has earned the right to retire as a recalled US Senator. Not all states enable their voters to do this but ... continued (couldn't post all material here due to charts, video...
  • Recall: Governor Hickenlooper (Colorado)

    11/13/2013 12:41:23 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 12 replies
    Tancredo for Governor ^ | 11/13/13 | Tancredo for Governor
    I received this in my inbox (email) and I don't know if it is possible to actually recall this governor, or if this is just campaign solicitation BUT if possible surely you all can try to recall your horrible Gov? (Disclaimer: I don't live in Colorado, but have family there)!~
  • Recall politicians that voted for Obamacare

    11/04/2013 6:20:56 AM PST · by jdsteel · 15 replies
    11/4/2013 | jdsteel
    Colorado did it successfully. I'm looking for someone that may have started a recall of Senator Casey in Pennsylvania. I can't imagine that there is not an effort to do so.
  • CO Democrats Signing Petition to Recall State Senator Who Backed Gun Control

    10/16/2013 7:57:57 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 16 Oct 2013 | AWR Hawkins
    With organizers working to collect the necessary 18,900 signatures to get the recall of Colorado state Senator Evie Hudak (D-Dist. 19) on the ballot, Breitbart News spoke with Mike McAlpine, the man behind the recall effort. When asked how the collection of signatures was going, he said "very, very strong." Moreover, he said 15 percent of the signatories at this point have been Democrats, which "is very encouraging." McAlpine and his fellow volunteers have a 60-day window in which to collect all the needed signatures, which began on October 4 and ends on December 3 at 5 PM. He also...
  • New recall effort targets Democratic Colorado Senator Evie Hudak for her support of gun-control laws

    10/07/2013 7:28:42 PM PDT · by Kip Russell · 44 replies ^ | Oct 7, 2013 | Staff
    A renewed and spirited effort is underway to recall Sen. Evie Hudak, a Democrat from Westminster, less than six months after an initial effort faltered. Organizers from within Senate District 19 were certified by the secretary of state late Friday to begin gathering signatures to have a recall placed on the ballot. The group, "Recall Hudak, too," must gather about 18,900 valid signatures within 60 days, and on its website the group even has a running ticker that counts down to the deadline. "She has infringed upon our constitutional right to keep and bear arms. She has voted to make...
  • Gun rights advocates plan another Colorado recall

    10/07/2013 11:16:18 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 7, 2013 | Reid Wilson
    <p>Colorado gun rights advocates, coming off two successful efforts to recall Democratic state senators over votes to strengthen gun control laws, began collecting signatures in a third district over the weekend in hopes of booting another incumbent out of office.</p>
  • START RECALL ELECTIONS NOW.. Put them on notice!

    10/06/2013 8:57:31 AM PDT · by carlo3b · 33 replies
    CookingWithChefCarlo ^ | Oct. 6 2013 | Carlo3b
    Isn't this about time to START RECALL ELECTIONS?In all elected offices, national, state, local, where Dems, and Rinos open their mouths, or have a national voice..
  • Recall effort begins against state Sen. Evie Hudak (Colorado)

    10/05/2013 5:50:42 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 64 replies
    Fox 31 Denver ^ | October 4, 2013 | David Mitchell
    DENVER — After two successful recall elections in Colorado, there is a new effort under way. This one is to recall state Senator Evie Hudak because of her support for gun control during the last legislative session. Her district includes Westminster and Arvada in northwest metro Denver. Hudak issued a statement Friday night about the recall effort against her. “The approval of a recall petition will not change my focus on the 2014 legislative session, during which I will advocate for women and seniors, and for the best education we can provide our children – just as I have always...
  • McCain in the middle: Can Senate's GOP elders solve shutdown mess?

    10/04/2013 5:20:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 4, 2013 | By Tom Curry
    Arizona Sen. John McCain and other like-minded Republican senators could end up reprising roles as key deal-makers as the party seeks a final negotiated solution to the government shutdown. With a core group of House Republicans sticking together in their chamber, and Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell taking a low public profile in the fight, that leaves McCain and similar-thinking GOP senators to look for a deal. McCain has argued over and over again that this is one battle that the Republicans simply cannot win. And most Republican senators seem to agree with him, but there is little evidence that...
  • Chrysler recalling 142,000 pickups, SUVs

    10/01/2013 1:21:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 1, 2013 2:15 PM EDT
    Chrysler is recalling more than 142,000 pickup trucks and SUVs worldwide because of software glitches that could affect instrument cluster lighting and braking systems. Around 132,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs and 10,800 Ram pickup trucks from the 2014 model year are affected. …
  • AZ Voters Taking Action: McCain-Flake Recall

    09/29/2013 3:52:23 PM PDT · by blueyon · 91 replies
    The Free Patriot ^ | 9/29/2012 | Arctic Conservative
    Arizona voters are angry. They are not alone in their anger, for it seems betrayal on the vote to defund ObamaCare is not isolated to Arizona. However, Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit and John Hawkins at Right Wing News are on board with the recall, and I certainly feel their pain! I live in Alaska, not Arizona, but I certainly know what it is like to feel betrayal from a Senator! The difference is that I know mine are not Republican; yet McCain and Flake seem to think they are!
  • McCain Hires Controversial Syria Analyst Elizabeth O'Bagy

    09/27/2013 12:55:41 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 126 replies
    The Cable ^ | 9/27/13 | Shane Harris
    Sen. John McCain has hired Elizabeth O'Bagy, the Syria analyst in Washington who was fired for padding her credentials, The Cable has learned. She begins work Monday as a legislative assistant in McCain's office. O'Bagy was a young but well-respected adviser at the Institute for the Study of War and had emerged quickly as an important voice among those arguing in favor of intervention in Syria. McCain and others had cited her work publicly before her nascent reputation collapsed when it was discovered that her claims to having a combined masters/PhD were false and that in fact she had not...
  • McCain: Russia deserves better than Putin as president (And America deserves better than McAmnesty)

    09/20/2013 5:04:21 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 12 replies ^ | September 19, 2013
    Russians deserve better than President Vladimir Putin, who doesn't respect human dignity or the authority of the governed, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said. Putin "doesn't believe that human nature at liberty can rise above its weaknesses and build just, peaceful, prosperous societies," McCain wrote in a commentary published by Pravda Thursday. "Or, at least, he doesn't believe Russians can. So he rules by using those weaknesses, by corruption, repression and violence. He rules for himself, not you." McCain said he isn't "anti-Russian" as he has been portrayed in Russian media.
  • Connecticut judge declares ‘No one should have guns’

    09/19/2013 4:08:31 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 30 replies
    examiner ^ | September 18, 2013
    A Superior Court judge in Bristol “expressed his contempt for the right to keep and bear arms’ in a closed door meeting in his chambers, the state gun rights group Connecticut Carry reported last Thursday in a media advisory. Judge Robert C. Brunetti “exposed his bigotry for fundamental civil rights in front of at least three defense attorneys,” the group explained. “No one in this country should have guns,” the judge reportedly stated, adding “I never return guns.”
  • Colorado Gun-Grabber Angela Giron Confirms Why She Was Recalled

    09/19/2013 8:52:59 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 14 replies ^ | 9-19-2013 | Mara Zebest
    Two videos are posted at Twitchy and GSL in which Angela Giron continues to reinforce why she was recalled in a recent Colorado effort. In an interview clip below, Giron blames the NRA for the Navy Yard shooting. Giron feels the NRA keeps trying to convince people—out of greed—that “more guns equals safety. And in this case in particular, we can look at, it was a Navy Yard. You couldn’t have any more armed people than in that case right there.” Apparently Giron is unaware that the Navy Yard was a gun-free zone thanks to Bill Clinton. Additionally, GatewayPundit reported...