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  • G.O.P. Angst Over 2016 Led to Provision on Funding

    12/13/2014 10:55:37 AM PST · by Theoria · 13 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 13 Dec 2014 | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE
    The secret negotiations that led to one of the most significant expansions of campaign contributions in recent years began with what Republican leaders regarded as an urgent problem: How would they pay for their presidential nominating convention in Cleveland in two years? The talks ended with a bipartisan agreement between Senate Democrats, led by the majority leader, Harry Reid of Nevada, and House Republicans, led by Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio, that would allow wealthy donors to begin giving more than $1 million every election cycle to each party’s national committees. The agreement drew intense criticism from both liberal...
  • House Budget Bill’s Funding Nightmare

    12/11/2014 7:41:26 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    What is going on in the House right now betrays every American citizen who voted for a change in irresponsible governing The 2014 Midterm Election was a historical rejection of President Barack Obama, and the policies of the Democrat Party. The strategies of the Republican Party always seems to be to vote away any leverage they may have in future debates, by giving in to too many of the liberal left Democrat Party’s demands, and voting for bills or resolutions that are a longer term than they should be in regards to their best interests, while trying to give us...
  • Former Miss America, Actress Mary Ann Mobley Dies at 75

    12/09/2014 8:17:31 PM PST · by massmike · 34 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | 12/09/2014 | n/a
    Actress, philanthropist and former Miss America Mary Ann Mobley died Tuesday morning in Beverly Hills, Calif., after a second battle with breast cancer, one of her daughters has announced in a statement to NBC News. She was 75. Born in Biloxi, Mississippi, Mobley, was crowned Miss America in 1959 and became one of the few Miss Americas to launch a successful TV and movie career. She graduated from "Ole Miss" in 1958 and was the university's first Carrier Scholar and the first woman voted into the Alumni Hall of Fame. In 1962, Mobley made her successful Broadway debut in the...
  • 1.1 Trillion Omnibus GOP Bill Includes Giant Political Earmark For Establishment GOP

    12/10/2014 10:19:16 AM PST · by INVAR · 69 replies
    Senate Conservatives Action ^ | 12-10-14 | Ken Cuccinelli II
    The text of the 1,603-page, $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill was released yesterday after House and Senate leaders wrote it behind closed doors. Instead of fighting for a provision that defunds the president's unlawful amnesty, Republican leaders fought for other riders. For example, they airdropped a political earmark into the bill that increases the amount the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) can collect from individual donors from $32,400 per year to $324,000 – a tenfold increase. Since the NRSC takes sides in primaries, the new donation limit will help the DC establishment do more to support liberal incumbents. RINOIt's an...
  • BOEHNER LIEUTENANT PETE SESSIONS SET TO ENABLE 1,603 PAGE OMNIBUS SPENDING BILL

    12/10/2014 10:05:40 AM PST · by gwgn02 · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/10/2014 | Mathew Boyle
    The only person left who can stop the 1,603-page, $1.1 trillion Speaker John Boehner omnibus spending bill from getting to the floor for a vote is House Rules Committee chairman Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX). If Sessions doesn't kill the bill in the Rules Committee on Wednesday, the bill just may pass the House of Representatives. For Sessions to do that, however, he’d need to very publicly and aggressively cross Boehner and House Appropriations Committee chairman Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY)—something that would be largely unorthodox and very difficult to do, politically. Don’t expect Sessions to kill it, though: He’s a Boehner...
  • G.O.P. Donors Seek to Narrow Field of Presidential Candidates to One

    12/08/2014 10:54:30 AM PST · by Theoria · 52 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 08 Dec 2014 | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE
    Dozens of the Republican Party’s leading presidential donors and fund-raisers have begun privately discussing how to clear the field for a single establishment candidate to carry the party’s banner in 2016, fearing that a prolonged primary would bolster Hillary Rodham Clinton, the likely Democratic candidate. The conversations, described in interviews with a variety of the Republican Party’s most sought-after donors, are centered on the three potential candidates who have the largest existing base of major contributors and overlapping ties to the top tier of those who are uncommitted: Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida...
  • EXCLUSIVE:HOUSE GOP LEADERS TRICK 216 HOUSE REPUBLICANS INTO ACCIDENTALLY SUPPORTING OBAMA'S EXECUTI

    12/07/2014 4:45:15 PM PST · by gwgn02 · 136 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 7 December 2014 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    In a lengthy interview on Friday afternoon, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) exposed how House Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Majority Whip Steve Scalise strengthened President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty with procedural trickery former Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber would envy—and they did it all in the name of pushing a bill that they told Republicans would block Obama’s executive amnesty. What’s more is that a series of interviews and recent developments indicate that Boehner’s gambit here is placing several of his top lieutenants—including at least two committee chairmen—at political risk of serious primary challenges...
  • Jeff Sessions 2016? Why isn't he being recruited?

    12/06/2014 11:21:05 AM PST · by thetallguy24 · 52 replies
    Vanity ^ | 12/07/2014 | thetallguy24
    Is it me, or is Sessions the guy we've been missing in the White House? I know he's older and been in Washington awhile, but he seems to be the one guy who really wants the truth out, wants limited government and border security, and stands up to the establishment. We need someone of unquestionable integrity. Shouldn't he be the guy?
  • 'Flamboyant Republican conservative' who Lena Dunham claims raped her in college doesnt exist

    12/04/2014 1:38:02 PM PST · by vis a vis · 101 replies
    Mail on Line ^ | 4 December 2014 | Joel Christie
    A media investigation into the allegations of rape featured in Lena Dunham's recently-released memoir has refuted the claims of sexual assault made by the Girls creator. The writer, actor and director dedicates a chapter of her book, Not That Kind Of Girl - for which she received a reported $3.7 million advance - to a boy she met at Oberlin College in Ohio identified as 'Barry', who she alleges raped her one night after a party.
  • (Coldsoregate?) Landrieu, Cassidy get testy in final Senate debate

    12/04/2014 7:11:40 AM PST · by thetallguy24 · 19 replies
    Yahoo! News (AP) ^ | 12/01/14 | MELINDA DESLATTE
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Embattled Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu largely dumped her message of seniority and clout Monday in favor of direct attacks against Republican challenger Bill Cassidy, as she sought to use the last Senate race debate to overcome her long odds to winning a fourth term. Landrieu accused the GOP congressman of bilking taxpayers in his medical teaching work at the LSU hospital system, suggesting Cassidy collected a $20,000, taxpayer-funded annual salary for little or no work. "If he gets elected, which I doubt, he will be fighting subpoenas, because this is going to be under investigation,"...
  • TREY GOWDY: OBAMA IS WRONG ON IMMIGRATION BUT CONGRESS SHOULDN’T TAKE THE BAIT

    12/03/2014 8:46:58 AM PST · by gwgn02 · 123 replies
    FOX NEWS VIDEO ON THE RIGHT SCOOP ^ | POSTED ON DECEMBER 3, 2014 | FOX NEWS
    Trey Gowdy argues that Obama is completely wrong on immigration and that he is definitely abusing the idea of prosecutorial discretion. But when it comes to doing something about it, he says that the president wants the ratings of Congress to be as low as his and that they shouldn’t take the bait and shut the government down.
  • Poll: Americans Predict More Gridlock in Full GOP Control of Congress

    12/01/2014 4:36:42 AM PST · by Up Yours Marxists · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | December 1, 2014 08:59 GMT | Alexandra Jaffe
    Washington (CNN) -- Half of Americans believe Republican control of both chambers of Congress will be bad for the country, and a majority say it will in fact cause more gridlock in Washington, according to a new CNN/ORC nationwide poll. But the poll also shows the Republican Party's brand has improved over the past year, and they now are only slightly less popular than the Democratic Party. Democratic Party approval levels, meanwhile, have remained static. According to the survey, 50 percent of Americans believe the GOP taking control of the House and the Senate next year will be bad for...
  • Patriotism: GOP vs. Democrats…

    11/24/2014 4:07:26 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 11-24-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Say what we will, about the GOP, nobody questions what team they're on (most of them anyway)...
  • USA Freedom Act for NSA reform is voted down in the Senate

    11/18/2014 6:18:56 PM PST · by thetallguy24 · 21 replies
    The Verge ^ | 11/18/2014 | Adi Robertson & Nathan Ingraham
    The US Senate has just voted down the USA Freedom Act by a vote of 58-42, leaving it just two votes shy of the 60 it needed. The bill would have ended the controversial phone record metadata collection by the NSA, but the Senate was not in favor of rolling back any of the NSA's broad surveillance powers. While telephone companies would have still collected the data in question, the records would have stayed in the hands of the phone companies and a new type of court order would have been needed by the government to access these records. Additionally,...
  • Barbara Boxer Creates Phony Dirty Sky In Opposition to Keystone Pipeline

    11/18/2014 3:03:25 PM PST · by thetallguy24 · 66 replies
    Hardhatters ^ | 11/18/2014 | Hal Hawkins
    There’s a debate raging on the Senate Floor right now over the Keystone XL Pipeline, and Sen. Barbara Boxer (D – CA) is lamenting how dirty the air is where the pipeline will end, Port Arthur, TX. Specifically, she is using a photo of a playground in the Texas city located near oil refineries showing dark plumes of smoke pouring into the sky and an entirely overcast sky. She claims the air will become even worse if the pipeline is approved. I’ve done graphic design for many years now and can tell when something is most likely Photoshopped. This is...
  • Why It Will Be Elizabeth Warren (Not Hillary Clinton) And A Castro For The Democrats In 2016

    11/17/2014 2:37:16 PM PST · by thetallguy24 · 48 replies
    Hardhatters ^ | 11/17/2014 | Hal Hawkins
    In just two years, Americans will be voting for our next president. Many, many potential Republican contenders are already positioning themselves to run. On the other hand, it appears that Hillary Clinton is the presumptive nominee for the Democrats. If you really try to understand how the Democrat Party works, this won’t be the case. Democrats Don’t Like To Play Next In LineRepublicans for many election cycles have used this method in selecting their non-incumbent candidate, and it has always been someone who was a heavy weight and usually came in second in the previous primary or election. Nixon in...
  • Response to “You Americans have no idea just how good you have it with Obama”

    11/16/2014 7:09:35 PM PST · by scchapma1 · 16 replies
    Wordpress ^ | November 14, 2014 | Scott Chapman
    Response to “You Americans have no idea just how good you have it with Obama” This planet will not be the same in generations to follow the Obama administration. Let’s address some of the blatant falsehoods in the article, then address some of the glaring omissions from the record. First, the most egregious claim would be that the unemployment rate has decreased. I think the most important part of this is to lay out how the unemployment rate is calculated, and it will be clear why simply referring to that number (5.8%) and saying everything is okay is so misleading....
  • Mixed Bag for Abbott in Rio Grande Valley

    11/12/2014 1:10:11 PM PST · by thetallguy24 · 17 replies
    Hardhatters ^ | 11/12/14 | Jordan Long
    Greg Abbott made a very public play for Hispanic voters in his successful quest for the governor’s mansion. He frequently reminded people that his wife would be the first Latina First Lady of Texas, made economic opportunity and education reform important parts of his campaign message, and invested significant financial and volunteer resources in the heavily-Hispanic Rio Grande Valley. How did these efforts pay off?Statewide, the campaign did quite well. Abbott captured 44% of Hispanics who cast ballots, and actually outright won Hispanic men, 49%-48%. By almost any measure, this is a significant victory for a Republican candidate. What about...
  • What New Republican Majority Should Do [Why did American Thinker Refuse to Print this?]

    11/12/2014 5:20:59 AM PST · by Moseley · 22 replies
    Fairfax Free Citizen ^ | November 12, 2014 | Jonathon Moseley
    1.Restore Obamacare cuts to Medicare. Democrats cut an estimated $716 billion from Medicare to finance the subsidies in Obamacare. Republicans should reverse these Medicare cuts and restore the Medicare Advantage program. When low-information voters believe liberal lies, Democrats win elections. Sadly, it doesn’t matter what is true, only what the voters believe. In the Delaware U.S. Senate race, freshman Democrat Chris Coons ran ads of voters praising Coons for stopping the tea party from cutting Medicare. That ad also praised Coons as someone who tells the truth. Of course the tea party never wanted to cut Medicare. President Obama and...
  • Texas Rep Capriglione Angers Tea Party Group After Expressing Support for Speaker Straus

    11/11/2014 7:14:31 PM PST · by thetallguy24 · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/11/14 | Merrill Hope
    DALLAS, Texas -- A Texas State Representative, Giovanni Capriglione (R-Southlake), shocked Tea Party activists in Fort Worth Monday night, November 10, when he declared he would be supporting the current Speaker of the Texas House, Joe Straus, instead of the Tea Party favorite son, State Representative Scott Turner (R-Rockwall). The announcement came during the NE Tarrant Tea Party final meeting of 2014 as a pre-84th Texas legislative session panel discussion on the upcoming race for the Speakership in the Texas House. Many conservatives and Tea Party leaders across Texas are rallying around Turner. However, in front of over 200 Tarrant...
  • GOP’s gay outreach plan fails as both homosexual candidates for House are defeated

    11/10/2014 2:41:40 PM PST · by NYer · 65 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 10, 2014 | Kirsten Andersen
    After five days of ballot counting, it’s official – neither of the two openly homosexual Republican candidates for U.S. House won their races last Tuesday. They lost despite strong public backing from Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-OH, and other high-profile GOP leaders, who aggressively promoted the two men as part of their “Young Guns” recruitment program after concluding in a post-2012 election report that the party’s position against same-sex “marriage” was hurting them with millennial voters. In Massachusetts, former state senator Richard Tisei was defeated by 14 percentage points by Democrat Seth Moulton, a former Marine and combat...
  • Pa. House GOP says new margin is largest since '58

    11/08/2014 7:10:45 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 7 replies
    AP, via WTAE.com ^ | November 5, 2014 | MARK SCOLFORO
    Pennsylvania Republicans said Wednesday their majority in the state House will be the largest in more than half a century after a sweeping Election Day victory. The party gained at least eight seats and a western Pennsylvania race in which the incumbent Democrat was holding a narrow lead was considered too close to call.
  • Catch a wave and you’re sitting on top of the world

    11/07/2014 10:59:47 AM PST · by Starman417 · 4 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-06-14 | DrJohn
    The GOP absolutely smashed democrats on Tuesday. Although some persist in denying it, it's a wave. Come with me and let's ride the wave. Surf's up, dude! The epiphaniesChris Matthews: Obama lives in his own world: MSNBC host Chris Matthews expressed dismay over President Obama’s post-election press conference on Wednesday, calling him entirely deaf to the millions of Americans who voted against his plan to grant executive amnesty for as many as 6 million illegal immigrants. “The people, if you look at the polling, their problem is illegal immigration,” he said. “He says, ‘I’m going to fix the problem.’ He...
  • GOP Leaders to Tea Party: The Infighting Stops Now

    11/06/2014 12:56:30 PM PST · by thetallguy24 · 117 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11/06/2014 | Melanie Batley
    Just days after their historic midterm victories, the Republican congressional leadership is sending out signals to the caucus that infighting and gridlock will not be tolerated. According to Politico, incoming Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has suggested he will not go along with conservative calls to use the debt ceiling as leverage for spending cuts, an insistence by tea party members which triggered the government shutdown last year. "Emboldened by sweeping midterm election victories, Republican leaders are vowing not to repeat the errors of past years, when messy fiscal fights eroded public confidence in Washington and became the hallmark of the...
  • Texans Turn Deep Red For Abbott

    11/06/2014 7:56:05 AM PST · by thetallguy24 · 24 replies
    Hardhatters ^ | 11/06/2014 | Jordan Long
    Republicans won major victories nationally on Tuesday, reclaiming control of the United States Senate and picking up approximately a dozen seats in the House of Representatives. As well as the GOP did in the broader country, they absolutely ran wild in Texas. It has now been twenty years since a Democrat has won election to a statewide office. None of their candidates for any of those spots managed to crack 40% of the vote. Wendy Davis garnered a great deal of attention and money in her quest for the governor's mansion. Aided by the resource-rich organizers at Battleground Texas, she...
  • MSNBC: 'Old white people who vote Republican will die someday'

    11/05/2014 10:03:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/5/2014 | Rick Moran
    This may be the best comment about the election from a liberal heard all night. Washington Free Beacon: Liberal MSNBC contributor Jimmy Williams said the “old white people” in the South who vote Republican are “going to die someday” and hopefully usher in a new era of Democratic rule in the region. Host Krystal Ball, a former failed Democratic congressional candidate, asked Williams whether white Southerners should just be written off by the party, but Williams said never, saying that since they are “for people” and Republicans aren’t, they would eventually win the day. “Mitt Romney only won South Carolina with 53...
  • Historic Victory for Republicans as America says "NO!" to Liberalism

    11/05/2014 5:46:22 AM PST · by Arcy · 16 replies
    Last night, American's in large numbers poured into their local election houses and polling places to send a message that they have had enough! 6-years into an 8-year presidency the promises of prosperity continued, but as families have continued to suffer under these failed draconian policies of an amateur president and a clueless but arrogant liberal Senate, American's decided to send a [mandate] to stop the madness before it's too late! The road of liberalism has only resulted in economic and social disaster and America was tired of the lies. They said, "Enough! We cannot sustain the unsustainable. It's time...
  • SELF-Republicans Gain Majority Control of the U.S. Senate!

    11/04/2014 8:27:08 PM PST · by Gigantor · 16 replies
    ABC News | SELF
    Republican Ernst wins Iowa US Senate seat -- take majority control of US Senate
  • Capito becomes first female Senator, first Republican in 56 years for West Virginia

    11/04/2014 8:18:37 PM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    WBOY.COM ^ | Nov 04, 2014 | Mandi Cardosi
    U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito will be the first female Senator representing the Mountain State, and first Republican in 56 years. Just minutes after the polls closed, the Associated Press called the race. Typically, two candidates running for a spot in the U.S. Senate to represent a state don't share so much in common. That was not necessarily the case in the race for retiring U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va.'s, spot in Washington. Capito and opponent, Secretary of State Natalie Tennant, ran campaigns on pro-coal, pro-guns and pro-jobs; just some of the platforms each candidate shared. However, West Virginians showed...
  • Juan Williams."This Is Not A Republican Wave". Huh?

    11/04/2014 8:12:31 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 41 replies
    He can't be serious! Did any of you see him try to defend the rats again on FOX? The others hosts there looked at him as if he had to be joking. GOP picks up at least 10 House Seats, and cleaning house all over the map. And a little while ago Juan denies it's a Republican wave. He should be fired for acting like Debbie Wasserman and Joe Biden!
  • Republicans pick up 2 more Senate seats in Montana, Colorado, Fox News projects [GOT MAJORITY!]

    11/04/2014 7:15:38 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11-4-2014 | Unknown to me
    Fox News projects that Republicans are making another two pick-ups in the battle for the Senate. This brings their total so far to five, with just six needed to take control of the Senate. In Montana, Republican Steve Daines is projected to defeat Democrat Amanda Curtis, flipping control of the seat to the Republican Party for the first time since 1913. In Colorado, GOP Rep. Cory Gardner is projected to oust first-term Democratic Sen. Mark Udall, one of the most closely watched contests in this election cycle Republicans have picked up three Senate seats, Fox News projects, bringing them halfway...
  • Man Tries to Vote for Republican Candidate on Voting Machine, But This Happened

    11/04/2014 12:53:24 PM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Life News ^ | 11/4/14 | Steven Ertelt
    While polling data makes it appear pro-life Republicans will take over the Senate from pro-abortion Democrats, whether votes cast on Election Day line up with those polls in another question. And one of the worries some pro-life voters have is whether illegal voting will prevent pro-life candidates from winning. virginiaIn Virginia, early reports are showing that some voters may be having problems getting votes registered properly for the candidates they support. One news report indicates voters have experienced voting errors — including voters who say votes for a Republican candidate have been registered for his Democrat opponent. According to a...
  • Election Day

    11/04/2014 6:11:28 AM PST · by Dr. Sivana · 10 replies
    steynonline.com ^ | 11/4/2014 | Mark Steyn
    one of the last of this season's election flyers arrived at my Post Office from the GOP. : SCOTT BROWN HAS A STRONG RECORD OF FIGHTING FOR WHAT IS RIGHT. SCOTT IS PRO-CHOICE & SUPPORTS ISSUES IMPORTANT TO WOMEN. But this flyer came from the NH Republican State Committee. "The official position of the State Committee is that it is opposed to abortion. We believe that life is sacred, from conception to natural death and that we cannot diminish the value of one category of human life without diminishing the value of all human life." Now maybe that's all squaresville,...
  • Mia Love Tries to Be the First Black Republican Woman in Congress

    11/03/2014 8:32:19 PM PST · by Ripliancum · 48 replies
    newsweek.com ^ | October 29, 2014 | Winston Ross
    White, white, white. In nearly every room Love enters as she stumps her way across Utah’s 4th District on a quest to become the first black female Republican in Congress, she is not just the only black person there. She’s the only person of any color, unless you count farmer tans. This 39-year-old, Brooklyn-born daughter of Haitian immigrants and former mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah, seems completely at home in a crowd of mostly old white dudes. What’s more, she gets a warmer reception here than when she made a speech at the University of Chicago Law School in 2013....
  • Joe Soucheray: Rich Democrats want us to abhor rich Republicans

    11/03/2014 3:41:15 AM PST · by rhema · 11 replies
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 11/1/14 | Joe Soucheray
    Money certainly has been the villainous elephant in the room during another midterm bombardment of horrifically childish political advertising. Democrats have used every trick in the book to paint their Republican opponents as blue blazer-wearing Chatsworth Osborne Juniors, with the Rick Nolan campaign, for example, smugly referring to Stewart Mills as Stewart Mills the Third, apparently because thirds, in a "Great Gatsby" kind of way, have all the dough. Nolan might be running the dumbest campaign in the history of campaigns. He is trying to tell the people of northern Minnesota, who might very well be employed at a Mills...
  • Republican Rodney Frelinghuysen campaigning for 11th term in Congress(donates to Planned Parenthood)

    10/31/2014 8:02:13 PM PDT · by Coleus · 37 replies
    The Record ^ | 10.25.14 | MINJAE PARK
    Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, who is seeking an 11th term in Congress in the Nov. 4 election, struck a moderate note on social issues in a meeting with The Record editorial board, even as he criticized President Obama on many issues. In a wide-ranging interview on Thursday, Frelinghuysen, R-Harding Township, said he favors exploring alternatives to a regional water authority’s plan to drain three Garret Mountain reservoirs — two of them in Woodland Park, at the eastern edge of his 11th District – and replace them with concrete tank farms. He called the scenic New Street and Great Notch reservoirs in...
  • Six North Carolina judges quit after gay ‘marriage’ legalized

    10/31/2014 4:33:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 35 replies
    Life Site News ^ | October 31, 2014 | Kirsten Andersen
    In the wake of a federal court decision legalizing same-sex “marriage” in North Carolina, at least six judges in the state have resigned rather than be forced to officiate such unions. All stepped down, since October 10, because they believe marriage is a union between one man and one woman. They are: John Kallam Jr. (Rockingham County), Gilbert Breedlove (Swain County), Bill Stevenson (Gaston County), Tommy Holland (Graham County), Gayle Myrick (Union County) and Jeff Powell (Jackson County). The decision wasn’t easy for Stevenson, whose family depends on his $50,000 per year salary as their primary income. "I prayed about...
  • Candidate in Washington state lampooned for his Catholic faith

    10/31/2014 3:54:18 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    cna ^ | October 31, 2014 | Adelaide Mena
    This image on an anti-Mark Miloscia website has since been taken down. Seattle, Wash., Oct 31, 2014 / 01:18 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Mark Miloscia, a candidate for Washington's state senate, has been attacked for his Catholic faith and adherence to Church teaching on a website belittling his faith as incompatible with representing his district. “'Mississippi Mark' has always worn his church on his sleeve. Rather than represent the people of Federal Way, he has best represented the people of The Vatican,” read an image which was posted on markmiloscia.info, a website erected by critics of Miloscia, the Republican senate candidate...
  • AGAIN: Voting Machines Swap Votes For Republicans to Votes for Democrats ( Illinois, Maryland .. )

    10/31/2014 11:48:13 AM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    Townhall ^ | Oct 29, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    In the past week we've see votes cast on machines in Illinois' Cook County and in Maryland switch from Republican to Democrat due to "calibration errors." Watchdog.org has done phenomenal work in documenting changed votes. Now, a new report from The Weekly Standard shows that votes cast in Illinois for Republicans are being changed yet again in favor of Democrats. ... So what do we do about this? If machines in different states repeatedly changed votes from Democrat to Republican, Eric Holder would have launched a federal investigation under suspicions of fraud and I doubt "calibration error" would be accepted...
  • Scion prepares to return Bush name to Texas politics

    10/31/2014 9:21:41 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 15 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 10/30/2014 | Brian M. Rosenthal
    AUSTIN - With the formalities of a lightly contested election almost out of the way, the stage is all but set for the arrival of the most anticipated political newcomer in recent Texas history. The George P. Bush era appears ready to begin. About a quarter-century after first speaking at the Republican National Convention, and two years after filing paperwork to run for a then-unspecified state position, the 38-year-old grandson and nephew of presidents is expected to easily be elected land commissioner Tuesday. And while he has maintained a relatively low profile this year, holding few public events and focusing...
  • Mark Levin Feud With Michael Savage?

    10/30/2014 8:06:21 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 46 replies
    thetallguy24 ^ | 10/30/2014 | Vanity
    Can someone explain to me who Mark Levin is always taking pot shots at at the beginning of his show? Is it Michael Savage? If so, what's the deal between the two? I rarely ever get to listen to Savage at work.
  • George P. Bush: 'I'm Not A Scientist' When It Comes To Climate Change

    10/30/2014 6:53:33 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 31 replies
    Fair.org ^ | 10/27/2014 | Peter Hart
    Yesterday ABC's This Week (10/26/14) profiled George P. Bush, a Texas land commissioner candidate who is a grandson and nephew of the more famous George Bushes.  It was part of This Week's "Closer Look" series, which seems to be intended as a place for upbeat profiles of political heavyweights. But a brief exchange about climate change showed the limits of this kind of journalism. Given its impact on land issues, correspondent Jonathan Karl had good reason to ask Bush about climate change. KARL: As land commissioner, he'll oversee millions of acres of oil and natural gas reserves. But he also...
  • Texas Spending Faster Than The Federal Leviathan

    10/27/2014 1:06:46 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 24 replies
    Hardhatters ^ | 10/27/2014 | Hal Hawkins
    Conservatism is supposed to mean less government, especially in terms of spending. In Texas, nearly every Republican candidate takes a hard turn to the right to prove just how conservative they have been. This marketing strategy has proved quite successful, considering that Republicans are expected to again dominate our state executive and legislative branches. How has the record matched with the rhetoric over the years? Last year, a massive debate swirled about how much the state was increasing its budget. The Wall Street Journal and conservative/libertarian groups like the Texas Public Policy Foundation claimed the 2014-15 budget was increasing by...
  • Republican versus Democrat Truck

    10/24/2014 6:34:47 AM PDT · by pikachu · 15 replies
    AARP ^ | 8-24-2014 | AARP
    I stopped by the Chevrolet Dealership yesterday for a look at the new Silverado 1500 pickup. Just for fun, I took it out for a test drive. I wanted to sense that new "feel" before they become extinct. The salesman (a black man wearing an Obama "change" lapel pin) sat in the passenger seat describing the truck and all its "wonderful" options. The seats were of particular interest. He explained that the seats directed warm air to your bottom in the winter and directed cool air to your bottom in the summer heat. Feeling like messing with him, I mentioned...
  • Lifelong Black Democrat Votes Republican Because Obama "Is Destroying This Country"

    10/22/2014 3:57:29 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 56 replies
    The Political Insider ^ | October 22, 2014 | Rachel Mullen
    Joyce, an 82 year old lifelong black Democrat called C-Span to express her dismay with her party and announce that she voted straight Republican this year. She is dismayed with the Democrats stance on religion, abortion, and the poor effects of Obama’s policies on the black community and the country. “I have noticed in years what the Democratic party has done to my people. Unemployment is higher in the black community….than anywhere else. I cannot say, there’s no way I can continue to say that I was a Christian and stay in the Democrat party. They advocate the killing of...
  • Why Republicans Don't Get It

    10/22/2014 2:21:52 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 10-22-2014 | Ben Shapiro
    The Republican Party simply doesn't get it. A new poll this week shows 2012 presidential nominee and 2008 primary candidate Mitt Romney leading the field of potential 2016 Republican candidates. According to ABC News/Washington Post, 21 percent of Republican voters would vote for Romney in the primaries; Jeb Bush and Mike Huckabee tie at 10 percent, followed by Rand Paul, Chris Christie and Paul Ryan. Altogether, some 44 percent of Republican primary voters want an "establishment" candidate -- by which we mean a candidate for whom social issues are secondary, immigration reform is primary and economics dominates. The establishment donors...
  • 2014 Voter’s Guide For The Texas Constitutional Amendment, Proposition 1

    10/18/2014 5:47:16 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 26 replies
    Hardhatters ^ | 10/17/2014 | Hardhatter's Team
    On November 4th, 2014 (early voting starts October 20), Texans will have the opportunity to vote on one proposed amendment to the state’s constitution. Hardhatters offers our views on Proposition 1. Prop 1 (HJR 1)Ballot: "The constitutional amendment providing for the use and dedication of certain money transferred to the state highway fund to assist in the completion of transportation construction, maintenance, and rehabilitation projects, not to include toll roads."Summary: Proposition 1 will require the Texas Comptroller to transfer 50% of oil and gas tax revenues away from the economic stabilization fund (Rainy Day Fund) to the State Highway Fund....
  • Milwaukee election chief bans 78-year-old grandmother from observing at polls

    10/18/2014 6:59:57 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    Wisconsin Election Watch ^ | 10-16-14 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. – Leave it to the Dem-heavy City of Milwaukee Election Commission to ban a 78-year-old poll observer for doing her job, a draconian punishment one election official described as nothing short of partisan “intimidation” in the remaining days before Wisconsin’s tightly contested gubernatorial election. Now, the commission’s executive director has turned in Marguerite Ingold to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s office, the same agency that has spent the past four years drag-netting conservatives in secret, politically charged John Doe investigations. The reason, according to Ingold: The election director believed this Muskego great-grandmother could have become “violent and stormed...
  • Can Scott Walker make the case for conservatism?

    10/17/2014 2:21:23 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | 10/17/14 | Stephanie Condon
    During his first term in office, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker gained a nationwide reputation for his often polarizing yet unapologetically conservative agenda. He feuded with public employees over their collective bargaining rights and was subject to a recall vote because of it. He enacted income tax reductions and oversaw property tax reductions. He signed a controversial law requiring women to get an ultrasound before getting an abortion, and he enacted a controversial voter ID law now tied up in court. Now, Wisconsin voters must decide whether they're up for four more years of the Walker agenda. If they are, political...
  • Looking Past The Party, The Texas House Is Blue

    10/16/2014 2:50:21 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 15 replies
    Hardhatters ^ | 10/16/2014 | Hal Hawkins
    Elections are only a few weeks away, and most polls show that Texas Republicans again will control all statewide offices and large majorities in both houses of the Legislature. On the surface, Republicans should be pretty happy with the results. By just looking at a map of the party makeup of the Texas House, Republicans appear to control vast swaths of the Lone Star State. The devil is in the details; however, as we've provided you numerous scorecards from various organizations showing the voting records of House members in the 2013 Legislative session. Creating a map using these scores (Empower...